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Aerial photo flight spots fire on couple's property

By Julia Green
Aerial photography: it’s all the rage these days. People have aerial snapshots of their homes, hometowns, alma maters, favorite vacation spots… a favorite location, shown from a bird’s eye view and framed to hang on the wall of their home.
That was undoubtedly what Eleonora and Rolf Bruderer had in mind when they drove to Sidney on July 17 to charter a small plane to fly over the Vega Valley where their house is located. And, while they didn’t end up with the experience they had imagined, they wound up with a heck of a story.


Music Festival planned Aug. 8 at Margaretville Village Pavilion

The Community Music & Arts Network will host a free, all ages, alcohol-free acoustic music festival on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 3-9 p.m. in the Margaretville Pavilion behind Freshtown.
The event will includee barbecue chicken, arts and crafts, face-painting, and other festival vendors will also be available. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group and Performance Plus of Stamford.


Official: DRBC flood regs "bad" for county

By Matthew J. Perry
Hard on the heels of an environmental impact study that outlined the withering effects of land acquisition in the Catskill Watershed, the county board of supervisors received another warning call last Wednesday concerning water regulation and its effects on the local economy and infrastructure.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo plays Belleayre

Highmount - Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the band that skyrocketed to international prominence after backing Paul Simon on his “Graceland” album, plays the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.


Young artist opera recital Tuesday at RAG

Roxbury — Eve Gigliotti, a radiant mezzo-soprano and a 2009 member of the Glimmerglass Opera’s Young Artist Program will present a recital featuring works by Purcell, Rossini, Debussy and Bolcom on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main St., Roxbury.
The performance, presented by The Roxbury Arts Group, will be followed by a reception in the gazebo of Kirkside Park.


New ACS superintendent brings diverse experience to district

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By Matthew J. Perry
Dr. Robert Chakar, 41, has nearly eight years of experience as a building principal and almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator. Still, barely three weeks into his tenure as the superintendent of Andes Central School, he freely admits he sees a learning curve ahead.
“There are a lot of similarities between the job of superintendent and principal,” he says. “In both jobs you’re really a figurehead, interacting with the community and kids. You deal with the school district’s budget. As a principal I had to build budgets... but this will be the first time I’m actually signing off on a budget.”


79th annual Delaware County Dairy Tour is on Friday

Hamden — The 79th annual Delaware County Dairy Tour is set for Friday, July 24.
This drive yourself tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Byebrook Farm owned by Paul and Gwen Deysenroth and family located at 7531 county Highway 18 in Bloomville.


Woodchuck Lodge tours Aug. 1 & 2

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the rustic Roxbury farmhouse where literary naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) spent summers during the final 10 years of his life, will be open for guided tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.


Rob Stanley endorsed by GOP

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Republicans unanimously endorsed councilman Rob Stanley Thursday to run for town supervisor in the November election.


Veterans invited to tell their stories

Margaretville — Veterans in the Town of Middletown and contiguous areas who would like to share their stories of military service with posterity are invited to participate in the New York State Veteran Oral History Program.


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