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Longstanding RCS roof problems lead board to propose replacement

By Brian Sweeney
Ongoing problems with the roof installed as part of the Roxbury Central School’s 1996 expansion project have led school officials to propose a new roof for the addition. RCS District residents will vote on the expenditure of nearly $600,000 for a roof replacement project on Tuesday, Feb. 2.


CWC will fund sand and salt storage facilities for institutions

Margaretville — Applications are available for a Catskill Watershed Corporation program that provides funding to improve storage facilities for road de-icing materials at institutions in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.


Six renowned Chinese artists make stop in Catskill region

By Jay Braman Jr.
A group of six well-known Chinese artists rang in the New Year at the home of Mathew Frisch in Fleischmanns, visiting one local art gallery and an antique shop before heading off the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to begin painting copies of some of the finest oil paintings in the Museums collection.


Winter class schedule announced by Delaware County eCenter, Delhi

Delhi — It’s a new year filled with new learning opportunities at the Delaware County eCenter. The Winter 2010 schedule includes computer classes on the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), QuickBooks and more. Business courses such as Time Management and Building Customer Loyalty are among the offerings for business people.


Man claims bear attack near Andes

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State Police are investigating a reported bear attack on a 16-year-old man near in the Town of Andes on Jan. 1. Brendan Porfido, a New Jersey resident, told police that he was walking in the woods with his two dogs near Tunis Lake about 10:15 p.m. when he came across a bear.


Auditions are scheduled for theater's spring show

Margaretville — Auditions for The Open Eye Theatre’s spring production of “A Year Down Yonder,” a new play adopted from the best-selling novel, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.


Funding approved for Phase 2 of Kirkside Park barn restoration

Roxbury — The Town of Roxbury, in partnership with the MARK Project, has recently been awarded $111,000 from the NY State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for further restoration/rehabilitation to the historic barns in Kirkside Park.


Man escapes fire that destroyed Roxbury home

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury man was left homeless after his house was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.
Firefighters were called to the Ridge Road home of Harry Sparks shortly after 9 p.m. when a neighbor spotted flames coming from the residence.


NBDC earns five-star rating for 82nd consecutive year

Walton — Patrick Galloway, president of NBDC, based in Walton, has accepted the bank’s 82nd consecutive five-star rating from Bauer Financial. Bauer is an independent bank rating firm out of Coral Gables, Fla.


DEC's natural gas draft regs getting drilled by more critics

By Matthew J. Perry
The public comment period on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) draft Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) ended on the last day of 2009. But calls to reopen it, and even to scrap the dSGEIS and begin anew in 2010, are loud and getting louder.


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