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Arkville Water District loan to be repaid early

Staff report
A long-term loan for the Arkville Water District will be paid off seven years early through utilization of a fund balance.

The Middletown Town Board, which oversees the district, voted last week to apply district funds to pay $55,000 remaining on a long-term loan.


Park cleanup will be Sunday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The Conference of Methodist Churches has been asked to participate in a community service project in their local parish.  Members of the Margaretville United Methodist Church will do a village park cleanup on Sunday, April 25. 


Country, rock, Broadway, jazz in the mix at Belleayre Festival

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Highmount — Bluegrass master Ricky Skaggs, Broadway superstar Patti LuPone, country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band and ’70s hit-makers America are among the 2010 Belleayre Music Festival headliners.

Tickets for Belleayre shows will be on sale beginning April 15.


Energy-saving light bulbs offered to vistors at Alta

Halcottsville – Alta Log Homes is offering a free energy-saver light bulb to anyone visiting its models in Halcottsville and Kingston on Earth Day, April 22.

Alta, which is recognized as a leader in “green” building, is trying to enhance environmental awareness with the light bulb promotion. Each visiting family will receive one light bulb.


CWC approves grants at April meeting

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Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved a number of grants at its monthly meeting on April 6.


‘Fruit Frenzy’ growing at Margaretville School

By Julia Green
Healthy eating in schools – it’s a topic that has received a lot of play lately, particularly in light of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” the prime-time series currently making waves Friday nights on ABC.


Lost boy found in Andes woods

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By Brian Sweeney
An 11-year-old was found unharmed early Sunday after he became lost the previous afternoon in the Town of Andes. The boy, who police did not wish to identify, reportedly left a seasonal residence on Perch Lake Road about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. When the youngster failed to return for dinner around 6 o’clock, his father began an hour-long search.


Frost Valley YMCA hosting "Healthy Kids Day" April 17

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will host its fourth annual “Healthy Kids Day” on Saturday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Healthy Kids Day is a free event with a focus on fun! During the afternoon of play, participants will have an opportunity to learn good eating and exercise habits that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.


Former Sacred Heart priest in court; justice calls for selection of trial date

By Julia Green
Rev. James J. McDevitt, the former priest at the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville, appeared briefly in the Town of Middletown Justice Court Thursday morning. McDevitt is currently facing charges of sexual misconduct for incidents that allegedly occurred during his time at the parish. McDevitt appeared with his newly appointed attorney, Paul L. Gruner, who requested a 30-day adjournment to familiarize himself with the case.


Hunter Education Class offered this weekend

Claryville — A New York State DEC Hunter Education Course will be offered at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville on April 17 and 18. This class is free to the public and is required for first-time hunters to obtain a gun season hunting license.


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