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Margaretville Fire Department elects new officers for upcoming year

Members of the Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2009 at their meeting held on Monday, Dec. 1.


Belleayre group seeing red over Greene business tactics

By Jay Braman Jr.
Coalition to Save Belleayre Chairman Joe Kelly has called for an investigation of existing and proposed building projects on and near Windham and Hunter Mountain ski centers, claiming that the two facilities are continuing attacks on the state-owned Belleayre Mt. Ski Center.


Community turnout tops 300 for Andes farm documentary

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By Matthew J. Perry
More than 300 people filled the gymnasium at Andes Central School last Saturday night to view “The Dairy Farms of Andes,” a student produced, 50-minute film which first took shape in an elective cinema class two years ago.


MTC Cable plans Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville-based MTC Cable has begun the process of an expansion into the hamlet of Downsville. General Manager Glen Faulkner said that if all approvals are granted, MTC Cable will enter into a franchise agreement with the Town of Colchester and replace the current Downsville Community Antenna System.


Interest high in Gillibrand's post; Hamden man tosses hat into ring

By Matthew J. Perry
Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn in to the United States Senate as Hillary Clinton’s replacement yesterday. Back in the 20th Congressional District of New York, which includes most of Delaware County, the major political parties are hustling to find a candidate with the best chance of winning Gillibrand’s old seat in a special election.
The election will occur between 30 and 40 days after Governor Paterson calls for it.


Liyana, Afro-fusion musical group, performs Saturday in Roxbury

By Julia Green
It is a country that spent its fair share of time in the national news spotlight in recent months for many of the wrong reasons, including a disputed presidential election, a major outbreak of cholera, and an inquiry into the country’s diamond-mining process following claims that the industry was plagued by violence and other transgressions.
But the Zimbabwean “diamonds in the rough” that are coming to the Catskills at the end of January have little to do with the mining of precious stones.


Catskill authors discuss and sign books on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Commons

The Catskills – their history, science, lore and never-ending appeal – will be the topic when three regional authors visit The Commons on Main Street, Margaretville Saturday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. to discuss and sign their books, which will be available for purchase.


Artists-in-Residence Program applications are being sought

 Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Erpf Gallery have kicked off the 12th-year of their Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Program with a call for applications.


Art in Common warms up February with music, art, fine crafts, readings

Margaretville — The multi-arts series “Art in Common” brings you fun, art and enrichment every Saturday in February at the Commons building in Margaretville — performances by Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, a group show opening at Longyear Gallery, fine craft artisans demonstrating their creative work, and Catskill authors from Purple Mountain Press regaling you with discussions about our region’s landscape, history and settlement.


ACS students' farming film not a chore

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By Matthew J. Perry


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