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Unveiling of historic marker will take place Sunday in New Kingston

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) and the New Kingston Valley Association will unveil a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m.


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.


Registration open for 1,000 Books Club

Margaretville — Registration for the 1,000 Books Club is now open at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville, the Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns or the Margaretville Central School Library.
The 1,000 Books Club is an early childhood literacy program, the goal of which is to make it convenient, easy and free for parents to have access to 1,000 quality children’s books to read aloud to their children.


July 1 deadline for comments on Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Middletown Planning Board will be taking written comments regarding the town’s Draft Comprehensive Plan until July 1.


State withholding payments of promised highway funding

By Jay Braman Jr.
It remains unclear whether much paving will occur on Shandaken’s roads this year.
As paving crews blaze westward on the state-owned Route 28 this week, Shandaken Highway Superintendent Eric Hofmeister said that putting pavement on any local roads is on hold.


Farewell reception is Sunday for Methodist Pastor Joon Lee

The members of the Margaretville and Fleischmanns United Methodist Churches invite other community members to join them in saying farewell to Pastor Joon Woo Lee and his family on Sunday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m. at a picnic on the Margaretville church grounds.


DEP says drug traces don't threaten water

By Brian Sweeney
Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the New York City Watershed do not pose a threat to water quality, the Department of Environmental Protection has announced. In a press statement issued last week, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Cas Calloway said that a yearlong study has concluded that the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in New York City’s water source do not pose a public health risk.


Yoga will be focus at June 19 Wellness series program

Rob Greenberg will present a talk on “Dealing with Stress through Improving the Quality of Life - Improving the Quality of Breath,” as part of the Marian Connell Wellness Education Lecture Series on Saturday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fairview Library, Margaretville.


Sanford-Owen reunion held June 9 at Arena

By Peg Sanford
The annual Sanford-Owen Reunion was held Saturday, June 5 at the Arena Firehouse with 52 present.
Doris Owen Ramp, 84, formerly of Margaretville and now of Seneca, S.C., though still looking young, was the oldest person present.


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