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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.


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.


Watershed planning grant applications now available

Margaretville — County, town and village governments are invited to apply for funds under the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). This is the fifth, and final, round of funding for this program.


Outgoing Auxiliary President Sue Adams recalls organization's achievements

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 10 at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. The event also marked the last official duties for Sue Adams of Arkville, who has served as auxiliary president for two years. Margaretville resident Peter Molnar will take over as president on Jan. 1.


No new ambulance for Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
When Shandaken Ambulance squad members wake up Christmas morning they won’t find a shiny new ambulance parked underneath their Christmas tree.At their December meeting the Shandaken Town Board has decided against buying one, despite the recommendation from the department to do so.


School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


Delhi Bank Corp. dividend up

Delhi — Delhi Bank Corp. announced that its board of directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held on Dec. 18, declared a fourth quarter 2009 cash dividend of $0.1367 per share. This quarterly cash dividend represents a 1.2 percent increase over the split adjusted $0.135 per share declared for the quarter ending September 2009.


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