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New Kingston Post Office will be hosting Passport Day

New Kingston — The State Department announced that it is planning to raise passport fees, but customers can avoid the increase by getting their passports now. As a convenience to postal customers, New Kingston Post Office will host a passport day and accept passport applications on Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the New Kingston Post Office.


Rummage sale benefits CHS

Delhi — The Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be held Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Delhi United Ministry Church basement.
Included will be treasures, baked goodies, knickknacks and linens are standard fare among antiques, collectibles.


ARC volunteers raise funds for Salvation Army

Arkville — Folks from The Arc of Delaware County’s (Delarc) Community Living Skills Center in Arkville raised $251 from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the Salvation Army by ringing the bells.


Haiti donations topped $275,000

Walton – Final tallies are in. The National Bank of Delaware County’s (NBDC) recent participation in a drive to collect orthopedic devices for victims of the Haitian earthquake brought in over $275,000 in donations.


Easter meal planned at Senior Dining Centers

Delaware Opportunities Inc. is scheduling Easter dinner to be served at all senior dining centers on Friday, March 26 for a suggested donation of $4.


Big Indian Post Office faces closure

By Jay Braman Jr.
The United Stated Post Service has plans to shutter the Big Indian Post Office, Shandaken Town Supervisor Robert Stanley announced last week. Stanley was disappointed with the news he got from Big Indian resident Jeffrey Lasko, who owns the building the United States Postal Service (USPS) leases along Route 28.
“I don’t know,” Stanley said. “This could be the beginning of the end for the hamlet,” he said.


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.


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