Bank Gallery hosts Scheele show

Roxbury — Light infused landscape paintings by Oneonta artist Gerri Scheele will be on exhibit at The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gillibrand race is highlight in local voting next Tuesday

By Julia Green
It would be virtually impossible not to know that Tuesday is Election Day. Anyone who has turned on a television, perused a newspaper, listened to a radio, or driven along area roads in recent weeks has undoubtedly been assaulted with news coverage on the upcoming presidential election and advertisements pushing a candidate. Bumper stickers adorn cars, yard signs grace residences and T-shirts bear political affirmations and allegiances.
Come Wednesday morning, it will all be over, save any “hanging chad” debacle reminiscent of the 2000 presidential election.
Voters will be headed to the polls on Tuesday, where the much-anticipated 2008 presidential race will be atop the ballot.

Shandaken voters to choose board member

By Jay Braman Jr.
Voters will see many names on the ballot in Shandaken this year, where one local race takes place alongside several county- and state-level races. In the Town of Shandaken, Democrat Doris Bartlett will be faced by Woodland Valley resident Tina Rice, a Republican, to fill out the remaining year on what had been the town board seat of current supervisor Peter DiSclafani.

Shandaken Board working to reduce budget expenses

By Jay Braman Jr.
A special session to shave dollars from the Town of Shandaken’s $5 million preliminary budget yielded little results Monday night, but there are some items, including raises for staff and officials, on the chopping block.
Filled with four percent raises for all public officials and non-union employees plus a whopping 18 percent increase for the town’s ambulance squad, the preliminary plan caught attention when first revealed earlier this month, prompting one councilman to note that while this would be a hard winter for town employees it would be harder for taxpayers.

ACS Board votes support for future of ONC BOCES

By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School (ACS) Board of Education passed a resolution last Wednesday voicing support for the continuation of the Otsego Northern Catskills (ONC) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), which serves Andes as well as the schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and South Kortright.

Auxiliary planning Holiday Fair at Mountainside Nov. 8

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Mountainside.
There will be photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa and many vendors offering crafts, candy, jewelry, etc.

Officials meet for Local Government Day

Claryville – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Com-missioner Pete Grannis addressed attendees of the Eighth Annual Catskills Local Government Day October 22, held this year at Frost Valley YMCA.
The theme of the daylong conference, sponsored each year by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) and New York State Department of State (DOS), was the importance of collaboration and partnerships to the improvement of recreational opportunities in the Catskill region.

Rally for Obama Saturday, Nov. 1 in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Democratic Committee, spearheaded by members of the Town of Delhi committee, will host a rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Courthouse Square in Delhi. The event will begin at noon.

Hospital, Mountainside staff honored at annual dinner

Thirty-nine employees of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center were honored at the 36th Annual Employee Dinner held on Oct. 25 at Belleayre Ski Center.

Wilber Bank's profits fall as expansion expenses rise

Oneonta – The Wilber Corporation, parent company of Wilber National Bank, announced Monday net income of $1.383 million and earnings per share of $0.13 for the three-month period ended September 30. By comparison, the company’s net income and earnings per share for the three-month period ended September 30, 2007 were $1.991 million and $0.19, respectively. This represents a 30.5 percent decrease in net income and a 31.6 percent decrease in earnings per share.

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