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Rep. Murphy gave keynote address at Delaware County Democratic Committee dinner

By Julia Green
The top of the mountain held a distinctly blue hue on Saturday evening, when the Delaware County Democratic Committee held its annual dinner at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club. On hand to speak were Margaretville native Max Finberg, who serves as director of the USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Congressman Scott Murphy, who represents New York’s 20th Congressional District.


MARK honoring board member Dennis Metnick

Margaretville — Whether you’ve known him for a moment or forever and a day, the MARK Project Board of Directors invites you to join them as they roast and toast MARK’s own voice of reason and rhyme, Dennis Metnick.


John Biruk appointed Middletown highway chief

John Biruk of Halcottsville was appointed Middletown superintendent of highways by the town board at its June meeting. Biruk succeeds Bill Russell, who retired May 21 after nearly 19 years as superintendent of highways.


Pathos Players reading Sunday at DCHA

Delhi — Join the Delaware County Historical Society (DCHA) on Sunday, June 20 for the first of four dramatic readings in 2010 presented by The Pathos Players. This month’s reading, in the Frisbee House tavern, will focus on the legacy of the railroads in Delaware County.


MCS students earn recognition at annual academic banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 13th annual Excellence in Academics Banquet on Monday night to recognize the academic achievements of students in grades seven through 12. In addition to honoring the students who appeared on the honor roll, high honor roll and principal’s list, a number of scholarships and awards were presented.


Cordero to rock RAG June 26

Roxbury — Cordero, a hot bilingual indie-rock band that switches easily between atmospheric Southwestern ballads, guitar-and-drum driven numbers, and Ani Cordero’s moody vocals to re-imagine the notion of Spanish rock, will be raising the temperature at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.


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.


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