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Catholic Diocese denies responsibility for overseeing priest charged with sex abuse

By Julia Green
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has filed an affidavit in answer to a civil suit filed on behalf of alleged victims of sex abuse and their families, claiming the Diocese is not responsible for overseeing Father James J. McDevitt in his role as priest at the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville.


Deanna Kirk sings Saturday at free program in Commons

Margaretville — Accomplished jazz singer and song writer, Deanna Kirk, will bring her unique vocal talent to the Portfolio Café on Saturday, May 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Building, Main Street, Margaretville as the “Art in Common,” series of multi-art events comes to an end this spring in the Commons. There is no cover charge for this event.


Andes man found guilty on sex charges

A 20-year-old Andes man was found Friday of two felony charges stemming from his arrest for e-mailing a sexual image of an underage female. Clint Peterson was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child under age 17 (a class D felony) and possessing a sexual performance by a child under age 16 (a class E felony). The guilty verdicts were rendered at a jury trial in Delaware County Court in Delhi last Friday.


Arkville-produced American Airgunner" hits bull's-eye with cable TV audience

By Brian Sweeney
A new cable TV show with a steadily growing audience is being filmed near Arkville.
American Airgunner premiered on the Sportsman Channel last July. The show is designed to re-introduce the world of airguns and the airgun lifestyle to millions of hunters, target shooters and airgun enthusiasts throughout the USA.


Hands-on demonstrations Saturday for kids of all ages at the Commons

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents: “Artists at Work with Children” on Saturday, May 8 from 3-6 p.m. throughout the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.
Two fine craft artisans, Val Wells with marbling and Claire Herz with quilting will have hands-on demonstrations for children of all ages.


Jenny Nelson show opens at Chace

Andes — Opening its sixth season on Main Street, Chace-Randall Gallery presents new works by Jenny Nelson. The show will hang from May 7 to June 20. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Working in oil on canvas and linen, Nelson’s abstract renderings of line and light are widely admired and collected–from the Catskill Mountain Region to Atlanta, Ga., where she exhibits extensively.


Sager endorsed by county Democrats

Hamden — David A. Sager of Jeffersonville, a member of the Sullivan County Legislature, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for the 42nd State Senate District, now represented by Republican John J. Bonacic.


"Carousel" on stage at MCS May 7 and 8

Margaretville — The MCS Scitamard Society will present the musical “Carousel” on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 in the school auditorium. The musical, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Richard Rogers, will be seen at 7 p.m. both evenings.


Brakes applied to Route 28 repaving project

By Jay Braman Jr.
As promised, work has begun on the $8 million project to repave Route 28. But while it was previously announced that the new pavement would stretch from Route 375 all the way to the Ulster/Delaware county border at Highmount, it turns out that complete repaving will halt in Boiceville.


Regional spelling bee winners go to head of the class

Roxbury — Winners of in-school Cultural Arts Spelling Bees will compete in the Second Annual Delaware and Otsego counties Regional Bee at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.


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