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Regional spelling bee winners go to head of the class

Roxbury — Winners of in-school Cultural Arts Spelling Bees will compete in the Second Annual Delaware and Otsego counties Regional Bee at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.


Herman Gottfried was landowner ally versus NYC

By Diane Galusha
Herman Gottfried, an attorney who represented hundreds of residents and business owners dispossessed by New York City’s Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoir projects, died April 24, 2010 at the age of 99.
Gottfried, just six months shy of his 100th birthday, passed away at Huntington Hospital in Huntington.


Auxiliary's Spring Fling May 15 at Belleayre Mountain

Highmount — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary has announced the date of its annual spring dance. The Spring Fling, formerly known as the Dance-a-Thon, will be held Saturday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Overlook Lodge.


Kindergarten screening dates set at Onteora

Onteora — Kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2010-2011 school year will be held in the Onteora Central School District during the month of May.  This event will be held at all three elementary schools as follows: Bennett, May 25 and 26; Phoenicia, May 17 and 19 and Woodstock, May 24 and 27.


Helpers needed for clean-up job at cemetery site

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on county Route 38.
A workday is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m.


Blenheim Reservoir open for recreational boating

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Wednesday, April 14, to recreational boaters.
Boats and boat trailers accessing both reservoirs must be clearly marked with registration numbers and a NYPA permit.


Truck America Festival rolls into Full Moon Resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
The British version of the historic Woodstock Festival is going to invade the United States this year, starting in the Catskills. In the summer of 1969, there were three days of peace and music at what has come to be remembered by the world as the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.


Civil War is luncheon topic

Delhi — Join the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, May 15 for the first in their popular series of history luncheons scheduled for 2010. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the presentation following at approximately 1:15 p.m.


Watershed gas drilling halted by DEC ruling

By Brian Sweeney
Natural gas drilling in New York City’s watershed will be virtually impossible because of a stringent review process announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a release Friday stating that because of the unique issues related to the protection of New York City’s drinking water supply, the watershed will be excluded from the pending generic environmental review process for natural gas drilling.


Habitat for Humanity service trips are rewarding summer experiences

Claryville — Teenagers have the opportunity for a uniquely rewarding experience this summer by participating in Habitat for Humanity service trips offered by Frost Valley YMCA.
The 2010 Habitat for Humanity trips include: Adirondacks from Aug. 8-20 (ages 14-17); Washington, D.C. from July 25-August 6 (ages 16-17) and two trips to Maine from June 27-July 9 and from July 11-23 (ages 14-17).


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