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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.


Margaretville Board of Education hears request for athletic union

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education held a public forum last Wednesday night to hear a proposal from Andes Central School regarding the possibility of allowing Andes student-athletes to compete on Margaretville athletic teams next year.
Andes Superintendent Bob Chakar and Athletic Director Margaret Brown delivered a presentation to MCS Board of Education members and Superintendent Tony Albanese, as well as roughly 70 members of the community.


McDevitt appears in court

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 Gruner, who requested a 30-day adjournment to familiarize himself with the case.


Hinkleys saluted for volunteerism

Grand Gorge — Grand Gorge Fire Department members held their annual dinner at the Grand Gorge Firehouse on Saturday, March 27. The event began with an informal get-together where members and invited guests discussed what their departments were involved in during the 2009 year.


Molnar takes silver at conference

During the March 24-27 NYS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) annual State Leadership Conference, Alexis Molnar of Margaretville received a rating of silver for her Promote and Publicize campaign for FCCLA.


Sunday's "Séraphine" screening wraps up RAG Reel Artists film series

Roxbury — “Séraphine”will be the fourth and final film in The Roxbury Arts Group’s successful series, Reel Artists. It will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center. There is a suggested donation of $5.


School districts react to delay in state aid payments

By Julia Green
Following an announcement by Gov. David A. Paterson last week, the state has delayed $2.1 billion in school aid payments that were scheduled to be made April 1. The announcement came following a failed attempt between Paterson and the state legislature to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that began April 1.


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