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Easter Bunny available for photos at Power Authority Visitors Center

North Blenheim — Get a photo with the Easter Bunny and a chance to win a prize by finding the lucky egg! It’s all part of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Easter event on Sunday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.


Roxbury woman to get jail time in theft

By Julia Green
Roxbury resident Marie Bower will be sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation, according to Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup.
Bower, 24, pled guilty to third-degree larceny, a Class D felony, and second-degree forgery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both Class E felonies, in connection with thefts from two employers and a Delaware County business department.


Margaretville budget shows 5.5 percent tax increase

By Julia Green
The tentative budget proposed for the Village of Margaretville, which was filed with the village clerk this week and features a 5.5-percent tax levy increase from last year, will be the subject of a public hearing on Monday, April 5 at 6:45 p.m.


Village election results for Fleischmanns, Margaretville

In the local elections held Tuesday night in the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville, four incumbent trustees retained their positions despite challenges.


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.


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