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News takes four prizes in NYPA contest

The Catskill Mountain News took two prizes for advertising and two editorial prizes in the New York Press Association’s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
Advertising Manager Doris Warner took a first-place award for Best Small Space Ad and won a second-place award in the Best House Ad/Ad Campaign category.


Congressional district race remains too close to call

A race in the 20th congressional district to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand remains too close to call Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by a mere 59 votes, 77,344 to 77,285.


Grand Gorge FD hosts banquet

The Grand Gorge Hose Company No. 1 hosted its annual banquet at the firehouse on March 14. Over 60 people attended the event including members and guests from Stamford, Roxbury, Conesville and Prattsville.


Asbestos discovered in OCS auditorium

By Jay Braman Jr.
After a stall earlier this month, the $1.2 million auditorium renovation project at the Onteora High School is back on track following bid awards made by the school board last Wednesday.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that asbestos has been discovered in the auditorium.


New old lights shine in Pine Hill's library

Pine Hill — The rooms in Morton Memorial Library are newly aglow with three antique pendant lights provided by a business two doors down on Elm Street, Cloudspinners Antiques.
The existing ceiling fixtures had obsolete fittings and one was completely broken, leaving an aisle and bookshelves dark. To replace them, the trustees turned to Pete Di Modica and Chandra Lencina of Cloudspinners.


State land tax freeze dropped from budget

By Jay Braman Jr.
New York will continue to pay its fair share of local taxes on forest preserve, and other state-owned lands, under a budget deal worked out over the weekend, but the deal won’t be final until the budget is approved.
That’s according to officials with the Adirondack Mountain Club, who have been fighting a tax-cap proposal since it was announced by Governor Paterson earlier this year.


Camp Shankitunk gearing up for summer season

Delhi — The camping season at 4-H Camp Shankitunk near Delhi is fast approaching. This year the first weeklong session begins July 5.
All children age eight to 16 are eligible to attend.


Day Camp open houses scheduled at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will host Day Camp Open Houses on Sundays, April 5, May 3 and May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Children and parents will receive tours and information about Frost Valley’s renowned day camp. Lunch is included.


Andes community rallies to aid injured ACS teacher

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By Jeffrey Ashton
Kerry McCracken, an Andes Central School teacher, was in a bad automobile accident in November. As a result of the injuries sustained, her right leg had to be amputated. In the months following her accident, Kerry has undergone a tremendous amount of therapy, both physical and mental. After seven weeks of being in intensive care and undergoing an intense physical therapy regiment at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, she returned home to South Kortright to her husband Jim and three small children, Logan, age seven, Aileen, age five and Delan, age three.


Missing Middletown tax revenue found in county treasurer's office

By Matthew J. Perry
Close to $1 million in taxes due on six parcels of land, all owned by New York City, were discovered this month to have been deposited with the Delaware County treasurer’s office, solving a mystery caused by an unannounced change in the city’s payment procedures earlier this year.


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