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CCCD lauds defeat of state land tax plan

Arkville — After months of grassroots organizing and negotiations, Catskill Moun-tain communities located on State Forest Preserve lands can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to state property tax payments on state lands.


CWC annual meeting is April 28

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its 12th Annual Meeting of member towns on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
Results of the election of representatives from Schoharie and Ulster counties to the CWC Board of Directors will be announced. A slide show of CWC achievements over the past year will be shown, and the floor will then be open for questions and comments from representatives of member towns and villages.


Uncle Rocks rolls into Andes Library

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Andes — The taxes are done. The kids don’t have school all week. And we’re taking care of dinner. Do you need more of an excuse to get out and have a rollickin’ good time with the family? We didn’t think so. That’s why the Andes Library invites you to a free “Rock Out with Uncle Rock” pizza party on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Uncle Rock, aka Robert Burke Warren, has been dazzling audiences of all ages with his inspiring music that seamlessly bridges the gap between adult and children’s music.


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.


Negligence lawsuit dismissed in Brinkerhoff shooting case

By Brian Sweeney
A judge has dismissed a $100 million negligence lawsuit filed by the widow of a New York State trooper killed in a 2007 shootout in Margaretville.


DEP still open to alternative sewer plan to serve residents in Phoenicia hamlet

By Jay Braman Jr.
At a meeting Monday night, Shandaken Supervisor Peter DiSclafani told those attending that he had just received that day the long-awaited response from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on the latest wastewater plan. The new plan uses vegetated sand beds instead of the conventional concrete and chemical version that Phoenicia voters turned down two years ago.


Burroughs celebration enjoyed in Roxbury

Roxbury — An eclectic group of area residents presented a spirited reading Saturday to celebrate the 172nd birthday of John Burroughs in his hometown of Roxbury.
The event, co-sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. and Writers in the Mountains, served to launch a campaign to establish a Friends group in support of Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs’ beloved Roxbury retreat.


Belleayre closes out season with Hall of Fame inductions

By Jay Braman Jr.
It wasn’t as well attended as Belleayre’s premier social event, known as the Snowball, but Saturday’s dinner honoring inductees to the ski center’s Hall of Fame was a good time had by all.
With cold temperatures outside, and hot Dixieland jazz inside, inductees Carl Lumbaca, Judy Shiner and Bill Hornbeck basked in the warmth of the region’s social set on the last weekend of the ski season.


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.


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.


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