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Community wellness is focus of auxiliary committee

By John Bernhardt
Three days after Congress passed historic legislation that promised to provide sweeping changes to our nation’s health care system, the topic generates continuous and contentious debate. Rampant speculation about what the bill means to the average American and the political ramifications for the legislators who passed it dominate the media.


Annual meeting April 5 at CWC

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its 13th Annual Meeting of member towns Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
Results of the election of three representatives from Delaware County to the CWC Board of Directors will be announced.


Onteora District continues cuts; tax levy hike trimmed to 3.9 percent

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School Board of Education has directed the district’s administration to go back to the drawing board and prepare a new budget plan that carries a 3.9 percent tax levy hike, but maintains programming that would be in place under last week’s plan, which had called for a 4.5 percent tax increase.


Margaretville woman killed in head-on crash

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A local woman was killed instantly early Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden that happened while she was driving to work in Walton.

Killed in the accident was Sherry Bush, 60, of Margaretville. Mrs. Bush, a registered nurse, worked for The Arc of Delaware County and was on her way to that organization’s Walton facility at the time of the accident.


Ulster lawmakers support Belleayre resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County lawmakers voted last week to help advance a multimillion-dollar resort adjoining Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
Legislators voted 27-3, with one abstention, in favor of a resolution supporting the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, promising to work with the developer and “offering any appropriate assistance to acquire permits, licenses and/or easements to assure the development” of a project that has generated controversy in the area for more than a decade.


Faith and doubt relationship will be explored at forum

The Engaging the World Forum where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life will feature a filmed interview with renowned sociologist Peter Berger exploring the complex relationship among faith, doubt, fundamentalism and secularism on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Main Street, Roxbury.


Roxbury students take the cake in fifth annual decorating contest

The enticing aroma of cake filled the hallways of Roxbury Central School last Wednesday. The school held its fifth annual Family Cake Decorating Contest as part of a month-long For the Love of Books reading celebration for the K-12 community.


Family escapes from burning Arkville home

By Brian Sweeney
A house on Erpf Road, Arkville was damaged by fire on Wednesday night.
The 911 call alerted firefighters that a bed was on fire, but when volunteers arrived, they found flames coming from four windows on the first floor.


Easter Bunny available for photos at Power Authority Visitors Center

North Blenheim — Get a photo with the Easter Bunny and a chance to win a prize by finding the lucky egg! It’s all part of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Easter event on Sunday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.


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.


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