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Opening reception Saturday for "Two Sisters" at Longyear

Margaretville — An opening reception for “Two Sisters,” a solo exhibition of Susan Whittenburg and a group show of the Longyear artists, will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Commons Building in Margaretville.


Denver-Vega home claimed by fire

By Brian Sweeney
An unoccupied seasonal home on Denver-Vega Road in the Town of Roxbury was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, according to Roxbury Fire Chief Jim Bouton.


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.


Roxbury Central School Olympiad Team advances to state finals

The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team has qualified for the state finals with a third-place over-all finish in a field of 13 teams at the Capital Area Regional Tournament. The team was challenged by 20 different events involving science concepts and understandings, problem solving and technical construction. All 20 events will be contested at the state finals on April 23 and 24, at the State University at New Paltz, with an additional five events added to the list.


Playwright John Dilworth Newman performs Leonard Nimoy's "Vincent"

Margaretville — John Dilworth Newman will take stage in a solo performance of “Vincent” by Leonard Nimoy on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.


Great Western Catskills offer plenty of fishing excitement

Delhi — New York State’s trout season opens April 1 and for a growing number of fishermen, the lure of the Great Western Catskills makes Delaware County the place to be for this rite of spring.
Natural area trout streams, which eventually flow to the Delaware River, provide freestone stream fishing.


New show set in Onteora "Visiting Artists' Series" April 18

Boiceville — Onteora Central School District’s “Visiting Artists’ Series” has announced a performance by internationally recognized opera singers on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, 4166 state Route 28, Boiceville.


News takes three prizes in NYPA contest

The Catskill Mountain News has received three awards in the New York Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented last week at the annual NYPA Spring Convention in Saragota Springs.


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