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Social Services Information & Access Fair set

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting a Social Services Information and Access Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The event is rescheduled from February 10 which was postponed due to weather.


Master mechanic Mike Ondish featured in film detailing restoration of a classic Shelby Mustang

Margaretville — Capturing the thrill of a high-speed chase across mountain switchbacks and the long, rough ride toward an incredible dream, a new documentary film resuming production in March focuses on the life and local exploits of one of Margaretville’s favorite sons and fearless speed demons.


Local author Kim Wickham will speak at RCS & MCS

Local author Kim Wickham will be making several stops at area schools to read excerpts from her books and talk with students.

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CWT fights DEP on gas drilling rights

By Jay Braman Jr.
Another voice in the region has been heard on the much-discussed subject of gas drilling in the New York City Watershed.This time it’s the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT), an advocacy group that, for almost 20 years, has fought for the rights of over 50 towns and villages in the Catskills that make up what is known as the West of Hudson Watershed.


DEP expands testing with electronic "snow pillows" to gather data

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced last week that it is expanding the testing of electronic “snow pillows” first installed in 2008. The snow pillow is a device that measures the amount of water in snowpack for a watershed area.


Crossroads to unveil updated resort plans

By Jay Braman Jr.
Since September 2007 the Crossroads team has been retooling their development plans for a resort/spa near Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Almost two-and-a-half-years later it appears they have something to show the public. On Thursday, Feb. 18 Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park Developer Dean Gitter will be the guest speaker at the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Kingston Holiday Inn.


Andes Food Pantry the latest in community outreach

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By Matthew J. Perry
A new food pantry located in the Presbyterian Church of Andes opened its doors for the first time yesterday. A modest operation at present, open just one day a week, its organizers are preparing to answer to greater community needs.
At present, the pantry will be open on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Free flu vaccine clinic Feb. 17 at Mountainside

A free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mountainside Residential Care, Margaretville.


Roxbury voters approve roof replacement project

By Brian Sweeney
Voters easily approved expenditure of funds for a roof replacement project at the Roxbury Central School in February 2 balloting. The referendum that allows the RCS District to spend nearly $600,000 on the repair project passed 119-7.
The project, which is expected to get underway immediately after school dismisses for the summer, will include the replacement of approximately 31,000 square feet of roof area.


Hospice appoints full-time medical director

Oneonta — Patrick N. Dwyer, MD, FACP has been appointed as Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care’s first full-time medical director.
Dr. Dwyer will also serve as the agency’s chief medical officer.


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