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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.


"The Man Who Planted Trees" takes root at RAG March 24

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present one of the most compelling events in its history on Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when The Puppet State Theater Company of Scotland arrives for two performances of Jean Giono’s environmental classic, “The Man Who Planted Trees.”
Students from Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville central schools have been invited to attend, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is only children’s theater.


Congressional Gold Medal presented to Ruth Reynolds' family members

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) congratulated the family of Ruth Franckling Reynolds last Wednesday for receiving a Congressional Gold Medal for her service as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Her children, Peg DiBenedetto, Nancy Reynolds and Warren Reynolds, received the award on behalf of their mother at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony that took place on Capitol Hill.


Red Cross Blood Drive March 25 at MRCC

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 25 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mountainside.
We urge all who can donate to please do so.  


Phoenicia Rotary to sponsor exchange students

Phoenicia — The Phoenicia Rotary is willing to sponsor two students entering 11th grade in September with full scholarships for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference.
Qualified candidates are those high school students finishing their sophomore year who demonstrate the potential to benefit from a program designed to nurture and instill confidence in their leadership skills and abilities.


Fire damage minimal at vacant Arkville house

By Brian Sweeney
A vacant home on Dry Brook Road, Arkville sustained only minor damage from a fire last Tuesday evening. The fire at a house owned by William Pyles started on an enclosed back porch. The porch was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they were able to bring the blaze under control in about 10 minutes.


Bald eagle population soaring in New York

Albany — With an annual midwinter survey near completion, preliminary results indicate that the bald eagle population in New York State may be at an all-time high since the state began its repopulation efforts more than 30 years ago, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced last week.


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