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Roxbury woman to get jail time in theft

By Julia Green
Roxbury resident Marie Bower will be sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation, according to Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup.
Bower, 24, pled guilty to third-degree larceny, a Class D felony, and second-degree forgery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both Class E felonies, in connection with thefts from two employers and a Delaware County business department.


Margaretville budget shows 5.5 percent tax increase

By Julia Green
The tentative budget proposed for the Village of Margaretville, which was filed with the village clerk this week and features a 5.5-percent tax levy increase from last year, will be the subject of a public hearing on Monday, April 5 at 6:45 p.m.


Book signing, reception Saturday with noted author and restauranteur

Margaretville — Laura Pensiero, noted author and owner of the “Gigi Trattoria and Market” in Rhinebeck will be on hand to sign her released cookbook, Hudson Valley Mediterranean” at Home Goods of Margaretville on Saturday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Area residents mull impact of new health care reform

By Julia Green
To supporters, it’s the start of a sweeping overhaul, and the most promising legislation to come out of Washington in decades. To others, it’s a Band-Aid at best; a political strong-arm and an unaffordable expense at worst.
Major news networks broke into primetime programming Sunday night to make the announcement: that Congress had passed an historic vote, as the House of Representatives passed the original Senate reform bill, H.R. 3590, by a vote of 219-212.


Village election results for Fleischmanns, Margaretville

In the local elections held Tuesday night in the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville, four incumbent trustees retained their positions despite challenges.


Six-year-old raises more than $7,000 for Frost Valley camp scholarships

Claryville — Most kids love the opportunity to attend summer day camp. While six-year-old Grahamsville resident Samantha Houghtaling enjoys camp, her real pleasure is helping send others to camp.


Early medicine program topic at historical society March 27

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will present living history re-enactor Stuart W. Lehman on Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Hall on Orchard St. in Margaretville.


Strain of state budget cutbacks anticipated by school officials

By Julia Green
When Margaretville Central School Superintendent Tony Albanese goes before the MCS Board of Education at 7 p.m. tonight, he will be presenting a proposed program budget and overview of budget information that has been the source of much speculation in light of the statewide budget crisis facing New York State.


CWC provides business loans, storm water help

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will assist a Lexington business in replacing a septic system and will provide a low-interest loan to allow a Phoenicia health clinic to relocate.


"The Man Who Planted Trees" takes root at RAG March 24

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present one of the most compelling events in its history on Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when The Puppet State Theater Company of Scotland arrives for two performances of Jean Giono’s environmental classic, “The Man Who Planted Trees.”
Students from Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville central schools have been invited to attend, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is only children’s theater.


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