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Relay for Life this weekend in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Relay For Life will kick off on April 30 with a special Survivors’ Lap, an experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join to walk the opening lap as the rest of the event’s participants surround the track in support.


"Alternating Current" in the air at Longyear

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Alternating Current” featuring the paintings of Bovina artist Corneel Verlaan. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, May 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.


Arbor Day observed at Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — A heritage apple tree will be planted in observance of Arbor Day on Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road in Roxbury.
The tree, an Esopus Spitzenberg from Catskill Native Nursery, is the gift of the Catskill Community Garden Club which will present it to Woodchuck Lodge, Inc., along with a classic shadblow, whose blossoms are a welcome herald of spring.


Margaretville School Board votes down proposed athletic merger with Andes

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education voted four to one Monday night at its monthly board meeting to reject Andes Central School’s request for an athletic merger for the coming academic year.
Board president Barbara Funck represented the lone yea vote, while board members Robbie Martin, Randy Moore, Joe Moskowitz and Al Tanzer voted against the measure, which would have allowed male Andes student-athletes to compete on Margaretville Central School athletic teams.


New co-pastor will be installed Sunday

Halcottsville — The Reverend Linda L. Wilson, FCR will be installed as Co-Pastor of Holy Innocents Cathedral Church in Halcottsville in a ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 2. The public is invited to attend.


Writers in the Mountains offers diverse spring, summer menu

Writers in The Mountains offers a diverse menu of classes this spring and summer. Classes are limited to eight to 10 participants.


Wounded Marine gets hero's welcome in Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
When Grand Gorge native Joshua Williamson was 10 years old, he wanted to be a Marine.
When he was 14, a 15-year-old neighbor lied about his age to join the service and was shipped to Korea, but was soon sent back to the United States when they learned his age. Three years later, that same neighbor re-enlisted – a determination that made an impression on Williamson, who was struck by the fact that a young man would enlist twice during wartime.


Delaware supervisors vow Crossroads support

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a unanimous resolution last Wednesday in support of the $400 million Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, a development proposal slated to occupy land in both Delaware and Ulster counties.


Gitter denies Post claim of blocked land purchase

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Big Indian businessman Dean Gitter, the man behind the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, refuted recent claims by Albany media star Fred Dicker who said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has blocked the sale of 1,200 acres of land by Gitter to New York State.


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.


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