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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.


Officials say Route 28 paving goes all the way to Highmount

By Jay Braman Jr.
It looks as if the Route 28 repaving project will stretch all the way to the Ulster/Delaware county border at Highmount after all.
Announced with great fanfare in the fall by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, the plan called for the use of federal stimulus money to put a brand new surface on the crumbling state highway.


Hikes on Vroman's Nose offered Saturday

Middleburgh — The Stone Fort Volunteer Militia will lead historical hikes on Vroman’s Nose on Saturday, May 15, as part of a daylong Revolutionary War encampment. The guided hikes will feature the natural history, legends, and colorful stories about the Nose from the ice age through the Revolutionary War.


Honeybee population decline linked to environmental factors

By Brian Sweeney
In recent years, scientists have noted an alarming reduction in the nation’s honeybee population. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, the loss of honeybees could have a devastating impact on our food supply.In addition to producing honey, these bees are relied upon to pollinate the fruit, nut and vegetable crops that make up a large part of the country’s food supply.


Roxbury Cubs celebrated Scouting's 100th year

Cub Scout Pack #41 celebrated the 100th year of the Cub Scouts on March 13 at the Blue and Gold Dinner. Awards were presented to each of the boys at the potluck dinner, which also featured a dessert contest.


Comptroller blocking purchase of 1,200 acres from Crossroads

By Jay Braman Jr.
Last month no one thought it was so.
The New York Post reported Friday that State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was poised to torpedo the land sale of 1,200 acres of Crossroads Ventures land in Big Indian to New York State to be converted to forever-wild status. The New York Comptroller’s office has rejected the state’s planned purchase of 1,220 acres in the Ulster County Town of Shandaken, calling the price too high.


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.


Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli to play at Roxbury May 15

Roxbury — Mark Erelli, the gritty-voiced singer songwriter from Boston brings The Roxbury Arts Group’s Singer/Songwriter series to a rousing close on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center.


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