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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.


Large tax hikes or layoffs faced in Onetora District

By Jay Braman Jr.
Up to 38 teaching and staff jobs could be lost if the Onteora Central School District in a worst case budget scenario. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford announced that budget issues are going from bad to worse.


Women's wellness focus at Frost Valley

Claryville — Visitors to Frost Valley YMCA’s Women’s Wellness Weekend from March 26-28 will enjoy an opportunity for relaxation and renewal.
The theme is this year’s Women’s Wellness Weekend is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit.’


Alexis Molnar is FCCLA rep

Margaretville Central School student Alexis Molnar will be representing MCS at the NY State FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Conference in Otego, N.Y., from March 24 to 27. Molnar is a state-level FCCLA Junior Leader.


Maple sugar weekends planned at Frost Valley

Claryville — Free Maple Sugar Weekends are planned for March 20-21 and March 27-28 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Frost Valley’s Maple Weekends provide the opportunity for families to experience firsthand the wonders of Maple Sugar production.


County history, wreathmaking featured at Art in Common

The Delaware County Historical Association will be on hand to present numerous aspects of the county’s history on Saturday, March 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.


Sixteen-foot snowman standing tall in Roxbury

By Dick Sanford
When life deals you lemons, you make lemonade. So what do you do when Mother Nature dumps four feet of snow in your front yard on Main Street in Roxbury? If you’re Frank Jankowski, Debbie Bauer and Frank’s seven-year-old daughter Catherine, you take that four feet of snow and make it into a 16-foot-tall snowman, that’s what!


Kolb and Horowitz perform Thursday at OCS

Onteora — Onteora Central School District has announced a rescheduled performance by pianist, Justin Kolb, with guest appearance by Mikhail Horowitz, on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, Boiceville.


Irish Comedy Night Saturday at Andes Hotel

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Andes — NYC Comics return by popular demand on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. to The Andes Hotel performing stand-up comedy. Joanne Genelle returns as MC with a show featuring two fabulous comics, Nanci Richards and Mary Dimino, performing their witty content with some Irish jokes mixed in.


Local officials pledge help to bolster area's economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The economic summit held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Tuesday got out the message that local governments want to help the little guy fight to survive the current recession.
And while officials from both Ulster and Delaware county were on hand with similar messages, it was noted that Ulster is outspending Delaware when it comes to tourism promotion, something that at least one official would like to see change.


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