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Life on Regal-Hill: December 30, 2009

by Gail Hillriegel
Well, we just finished the last birthday before Christmas here at Regal-Hill. Yes, George just had his birthday. Allegra made his cake, an orange-raisin kind that his mother used to make. Then I just made an ordinary uncooked white frosting for it.


Benefit concert Jan. 10 for African service trip

There will be a benefit concert on January 10 to raise funds for area youth and adults who will be traveling to West Africa in July to help some of the neediest children of Ghana. The concert will be at p.m. in the home of Justin and Barbara Mellon Kolb outside of Fleischmanns and will feature performances by Justin Kolb, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown.


Delhi Bank Corp. announces stock split

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Delhi — Delhi Bank Corp. last week announced that its board of directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held on December 18, approved a three-for-two stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend.


DEC issues wood stove guidelines

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Albany — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commis-sioner Pete Grannis today reminded New York residents to exercise great care when using wood stoves in their homes. With the winter heating season now fully upon us, many New Yorkers have begun using wood-fired stoves to take the chill off their homes.


Phoenicia to lose health services

By Jay Braman Jr.
Maverick West Family Health expects to close its Phoenicia office early next year and relocate to larger facilities in Boiceville.


A Catskill Catalog: December 30, 2009

by Bill Birns
“Off with the old year, on with the new!” So read the headline in the Catskill Mountain News 100 years ago this week, as the second decade of the 20th Century was about to begin. That exuberant line appeared below a pen and ink drawing featuring the exciting newness of the time – Old Man 1909 driving away in one of those new-fangled automobiles, and Baby 1910 arriving in an even newer-fangled bi-plane flying machine.


Hinchey wants water quality protected from gas drilling

By Jay Braman Jr.
U.S. Representative Mau-rice Hinchey has told the state Department of Environmental Conser-vation (DEC) that he has numerous concerns about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in the Catskill Mountains and has issued comments outlining 11 steps that he believes must be taken before any drilling is allowed.


Pine Hill Center hosting census job sessions

The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting application and testing sessions for work with the U.S. Census Bureau every Wednesday morning through January at 10 a.m. sharp. These jobs are temporary and begin towards the spring of 2010. They pay quite well and also reimburse mileage.
They will take walk-ins but strongly encourage you to reserve a spot by calling 866 861-2010.


RCS grad earns honors scholarship

Jonathan Dykstra, a senior at Roxbury Central School, has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2010-11 school year.


DEP calls for watershed gas drilling prohibition

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By Brian Sweeney
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has requested a prohibition on any gas drilling in the city’s upstate watershed.
The action by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was made last week in response to its review of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement released in September by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC is the sole agency responsible for overseeing gas drilling in the state.


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