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NYPA completes major project overhaul

North Blenheim—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) marked the completion of a nearly four-year overhaul of its Blenheim-Gilboa (B-G) Pumped Storage Power Project at an event Thursday where NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel was joined by state and local officials in highlighting the milestone.


Dairy Princess to appear at NBDC offices

Walton — Bloomville resident Nikki Holdridge, the 2010 Delaware County Dairy Princess, will attend public receptions in the lobbies of National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC), in recognition of June is Dairy Month. Holdridge will offer dairy products to sample, as well as recipes and other information about the benefits of dairy product in the diet.


Belleayre supporters irked by Mt. Snow stimulus funds

By Jay Braman Jr.
Recent news that Mount Snow Ski Center in Vermont is getting $25 million in federal stimulus funds has opened old wounds for the Coalition to Save Belleayre. It was the winter of 2009 when the coalition wanted federal economic stimulus funds to be used at the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


Teen adventure trips feature summer fun

Claryville — Kids seeking a summer adventure will discover plenty of action on Frost Valley YMCA’s Adirondack Rambler excursions. Open to children ages 12-14, the Adirondack Rambler trips are an exciting mix of opportunities that include hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.


Four-artist show at RAG galleries

Roxbury — Four artists with widely diverse backgrounds and subject matter will exhibit works at The Roxbury Arts Group galleries from June 26 through July 23. The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Shandaken continues calling for cell phone coverage

By Jay Braman Jr.
Have you ever hit a deer at night and had to walk two miles before finding a phone to call for help?
Shandaken Town Councilman Jack Jordan has. Jordan, a Pine Hill resident and the town’s point man tasked with trying to increase cellular phone service in town, plans on making a note of the incident, and he wants others to do the same.


CWC awards 23 education grants

Margaretville — Twenty-three education grants totaling nearly $120,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors.


Burroughs Community Day is June 12

Fleischmanns —When Alf Evers was asked what Catskill book besides his own monumental history should always remain in print, he replied without hesitation, John Burroughs’ In the Catskills. Bob Steuding, author of Last of the Handmade Dams,” Rondout, and Heart of the Catskills says, “Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting and informative books, once again available, on the Catskills. It is an invaluable resource, one which no student of the Catskills should be without.”


Shandaken to hold metal collection week

Shandaken — The long held and popular tradition of an annual metal pick up by the Shandaken Highway Department is once again upon us.


Community Chorale of the Catskills presents spring performances

The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present two performances of its annual spring concert this weekend. Performances will be held Friday, June 11 at the Roxbury Central School and Saturday, June 12 at the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.


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