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Asbestos discovered in OCS auditorium

By Jay Braman Jr.
After a stall earlier this month, the $1.2 million auditorium renovation project at the Onteora High School is back on track following bid awards made by the school board last Wednesday.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that asbestos has been discovered in the auditorium.


New old lights shine in Pine Hill's library

Pine Hill — The rooms in Morton Memorial Library are newly aglow with three antique pendant lights provided by a business two doors down on Elm Street, Cloudspinners Antiques.
The existing ceiling fixtures had obsolete fittings and one was completely broken, leaving an aisle and bookshelves dark. To replace them, the trustees turned to Pete Di Modica and Chandra Lencina of Cloudspinners.


State land tax freeze dropped from budget

By Jay Braman Jr.
New York will continue to pay its fair share of local taxes on forest preserve, and other state-owned lands, under a budget deal worked out over the weekend, but the deal won’t be final until the budget is approved.
That’s according to officials with the Adirondack Mountain Club, who have been fighting a tax-cap proposal since it was announced by Governor Paterson earlier this year.


Camp Shankitunk gearing up for summer season

Delhi — The camping season at 4-H Camp Shankitunk near Delhi is fast approaching. This year the first weeklong session begins July 5.
All children age eight to 16 are eligible to attend.


Day Camp open houses scheduled at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will host Day Camp Open Houses on Sundays, April 5, May 3 and May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Children and parents will receive tours and information about Frost Valley’s renowned day camp. Lunch is included.


Andes community rallies to aid injured ACS teacher

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By Jeffrey Ashton
Kerry McCracken, an Andes Central School teacher, was in a bad automobile accident in November. As a result of the injuries sustained, her right leg had to be amputated. In the months following her accident, Kerry has undergone a tremendous amount of therapy, both physical and mental. After seven weeks of being in intensive care and undergoing an intense physical therapy regiment at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, she returned home to South Kortright to her husband Jim and three small children, Logan, age seven, Aileen, age five and Delan, age three.


Missing Middletown tax revenue found in county treasurer's office

By Matthew J. Perry
Close to $1 million in taxes due on six parcels of land, all owned by New York City, were discovered this month to have been deposited with the Delaware County treasurer’s office, solving a mystery caused by an unannounced change in the city’s payment procedures earlier this year.


NBDC earns five-star rating for 79th consecutive quarter

Walton – BauerFinancial, a national bank rating firm, notified National Bank of Delaware County President Patrick Galloway that NBDC has again been granted five-star status.
Bauer President Karen L. Dorway said that in these challenging financial times, the number of five-star banks has diminished.


Phoenicia project proceeding

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Country Store in Phoenicia should be able to reopen soon.
Closed since January, the owners, Verona Oil Inc., have suffered schedule set backs due to the discovery of underground fuel contamination at the site. Originally expected to be open within two weeks, the store remains shut down three months later.


Stanford wins 4th Emmy

Scott Stanford, son of Fleischmanns resident Arlene Stanford, won his fourth Emmy Award on Sunday, March 29 for Excellency in New York Sports Broadcasting. Stanford joined the WWOR My9 News Team in 2003 and now anchors the weekend sportscasts including a Sunday sports wrap up. He covers the sports beat as a reporter during the week.


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