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MCS gets grant for 1,000 Books program

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School announced last week that it received a $4,000 matching grant from The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation to implement an early childhood literacy program called The 1,000 Books Program in cooperation with Fairview Public Library in Margaretville and Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns. According to MCS Head Librarian Pat Moore, the hope is to have the program up and running this spring.


Irma Mae recalled at RLA program

Roxbury —Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum attendees will hear and discuss Irma Mae Griffin History Room folk history tape recordings of the late Bertha Cammer’s reminiscences of her lifelong experiences as a resident of Roxbury and Delaware County on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.


O'Connor Foundation honored at 24th annual Snowball event

Highmount — The A. Lindsey and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation was honored for its long history of charitable work at the 24th annual Snowball held Saturday at Belleayre Mountain. Charlotte Hill, vice chair of The O’Connor Foundation, accepted the Spirit of the Catskills Award from Coalition to Save Belleayre Chairman Joe Kelly.


Sheriff Tom Mills endorsed by GOP for re-election bid

Delhi — Delaware County Sheriff Thomas E. Mills received the endorsement of the Delaware County Republican Party to seek re-election for the office of sheriff during the 2010 elections.


Verna D'Alto exhibit at hospital

Margaretville — The acrylic paintings of Halcottsville abstract artist Verna D’Alto glow with color that vibrates with intense energy, drawing the viewer to the work. Seven of her pieces, painted on canvas or paper are currently on display in the lobby of the Margaretville Hospital.


Coalition of Watershed Towns mulls more NYC land purchases

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Coalition of Watershed Towns, a regional advocacy group that is charged with protecting the rights of those who live in the region that provides the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers, is taking a close look at the City of New York’s plan to acquire more land in the area.


Charitable foundation accepting applications for scholarship program

Kingston — The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation is currently accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. There will be 15 $2,000 scholarships awarded for the 2010-2011 year, 12 general scholarships and three scholarships for those students pursuing business/finance careers.


Arkville and Fleischmanns input sought

The MARK Project is seeking input from business people and owners of mixed use buildings in Arkville and Fleischmanns for applications to the NY Main Street Program. An informational meeting is planned for Arkville business people and owners of mixed use and civic buildings on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse on Route 28.


AG's action vs. watershed businesses will be focus of special CWC meeting

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Corporation offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville. Board President Georgianna Lepke called the meeting to discuss implications of the recent pharmaceutical disposal enforcement actions brought against watershed health care institutions by the New York State Attorney General’s office.


MTC wins approval for Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) has received Public Service Commission approval for expanding services into Downsville. MTC began the process of replacing the Downsville Community Antenna System Inc., more than a year ago. The Public Service Commission issued its Certificate of Confirmation in mid-December.


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