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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.


Famed Canadian folk outfit offers RAG workshop, concert

Roxbury — LeVent du Nord, one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world will give a concert and a workshop on Saturday, June 12 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


YMCA marks Father's Day with High Falls Hike

Claryville – Frost Valley YMCA will mark the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day with a free hike to High Falls on Sunday, June 20 starting at 1 p.m. High Falls is the most impressive natural landmark at Frost Valley and staff members felt it was the perfect hiking destination to celebrate Father’s Day.


YMCA, hospital get funds for sand and salt storage

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved two grants of $50,000 each to help an Ulster County camp and educational facility, and a Delaware County hospital construct buildings to store road-de-icing materials.


Erratic weather leaves bare spots up on the mountain

By Ryan Trapani
Last week a member of the Catskill Forest Association called my office wanting to know what was wrong with a sugar maple near their house. Many of the tree’s leaves had either wilted, turned brown or fallen off. Since their property was nearby in Highmount, I took a ride over to see the tree. The tree had dead leaves equally throughout its crown. There seemed to be no other strong indicators of insect or disease damage either. Still, something had killed the leaves.


New camp experience offered for children with heart ailments

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA, in partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, is introducing Hearts in the Valley camp, a summer camp experience for children who have chronic heart disease or heart transplants.


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