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Shandaken weighing Ulster proposal for town to start plowing county roads

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are changes coming in Shandaken.
Monday night was the first night for incoming Supervisor Robert Stanley, the Republican Councilman who defeated former Supervisor Peter DiSclafani at the polls last November. And while the new administration is already shaking things up a bit with a plan to cut back on one town employee’s salary and also make significant changes to the town planning board, it was Stanley’s announcement about the town’s highway department possibly taking over some of the snowplowing chores for Ulster County that seemed to be the biggest change for 2010.


Girl Scout Weekend set at YMCA

A Girl Scout Winter Sports Getaway will be held from Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Junior Girl Scouts will participate in the following: a class on dressing for the cold and how fabrics affect warmth, cross-country skiing equipment overview and a brief lesson, a snowshoe hike with lessons on first aid for cold weather, sledding education, making snow sculptures and trying snow painting, learning all about snow and ice cutting.


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.


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