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Roxbury Central School Olympiad Team advances to state finals

The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team has qualified for the state finals with a third-place over-all finish in a field of 13 teams at the Capital Area Regional Tournament. The team was challenged by 20 different events involving science concepts and understandings, problem solving and technical construction. All 20 events will be contested at the state finals on April 23 and 24, at the State University at New Paltz, with an additional five events added to the list.


Playwright John Dilworth Newman performs Leonard Nimoy's "Vincent"

Margaretville — John Dilworth Newman will take stage in a solo performance of “Vincent” by Leonard Nimoy on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.


Great Western Catskills offer plenty of fishing excitement

Delhi — New York State’s trout season opens April 1 and for a growing number of fishermen, the lure of the Great Western Catskills makes Delaware County the place to be for this rite of spring.
Natural area trout streams, which eventually flow to the Delaware River, provide freestone stream fishing.


New show set in Onteora "Visiting Artists' Series" April 18

Boiceville — Onteora Central School District’s “Visiting Artists’ Series” has announced a performance by internationally recognized opera singers on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, 4166 state Route 28, Boiceville.


Margaretville woman killed in head-on crash

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A local woman was killed instantly early Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden that happened while she was driving to work in Walton.

Killed in the accident was Sherry Bush, 60, of Margaretville. Mrs. Bush, a registered nurse, worked for The Arc of Delaware County and was on her way to that organization’s Walton facility at the time of the accident.


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.


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.


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.


Book signing, reception Saturday with noted author and restauranteur

Margaretville — Laura Pensiero, noted author and owner of the “Gigi Trattoria and Market” in Rhinebeck will be on hand to sign her released cookbook, Hudson Valley Mediterranean” at Home Goods of Margaretville on Saturday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Area residents mull impact of new health care reform

By Julia Green
To supporters, it’s the start of a sweeping overhaul, and the most promising legislation to come out of Washington in decades. To others, it’s a Band-Aid at best; a political strong-arm and an unaffordable expense at worst.
Major news networks broke into primetime programming Sunday night to make the announcement: that Congress had passed an historic vote, as the House of Representatives passed the original Senate reform bill, H.R. 3590, by a vote of 219-212.


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