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Belleayre Music Festival hosts BBQ, dance and auction May 30

Highmount — The Belleayre Music Festival is kicking off its 19th summer season with a BBQ Dinner Dance and Benefit Auction, featuring the music of Special Delivery, on Sunday, May 30. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with the silent auction viewing and a cocktail reception, wine and refreshments provided by the Board of Directors of the Belleayre Conservatory.


"Flower Alchemy" show blooms at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Flower Alchemy” featuring the photographs of Helane Levine-Keating of New Kingston. An artist’s reception will take place Saturday, May 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. The works on display include archival photographic images of various flowers, including amaryllises and orchids from Levine-Keating’s indoor winter garden in New Kingston, as well as orchids from the New York Botanical Gardens.


DEC warns public not to touch fawns

Albany — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reminded New Yorkers to keep their distance and not disturb newborn fawns, as deer are currently in the peak season for giving birth. Fawns are typically born from late May through June.


Fleischmanns hosts Street Fair, ball games and more Saturday

Fleischmanns — This Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 29, Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration and street fair, with more music and entertainment than ever before. Main Street in the village will be closed to car traffic and filled with sidewalk vendors and tag sales, with music and entertainment all day in the gazebo.


Memorial Day parades planned for Monday

Area communities will hold annual Memorial Day Parades on Monday, May 31.


Free rabies clinics in Fleischmanns, Roxbury

Delhi — The Delaware County Public Health Nursing Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Roxbury and Fleischmanns in June. The Fleischmanns clinic will be held on June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the firehall.


Phoenicia sewer decision stalled by attorney's illness

By Jay Braman Jr.
With their attorney stricken by pneumonia, it remains unclear whether the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Board of Directors will have a Phoenicia sewer resolution to consider at their next meeting, set for June 1.
Tim Cox, who is not only CWC’s chief counsel but is also a town justice in the Town of Olive, has been in the hospital undergoing treatment.


Farmers' market 19th year gets underway this Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville will open for its 19th season on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is open each Saturday through Columbus Day Weekend and admission is free. Approximately 35 to 40 vendors will be on hand each week providing a shopping smorgasbord of goods either grown or handmade in the region.


McDevitt pleads guilty to pair of charges in abuse case

By Julia Green
Father James J. McDevitt pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of forcible touching that took place during his tenure as a priest at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville.
The guilty pleas came in conjunction with a plea deal with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office that was originally offered to McDevitt as early as February.


ACS students learn from staged accident

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By Julia Green
These days when you see a teenager, he or she is likely to be utilizing some sort of electronic device. iPod earbuds in the ears, thumbs typing away madly at a cell phone or PDA keys, face illuminated by the screen of a laptop computer. Such is the culture of the generation.


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