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Applications sought for Artists-in-Residence program

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Develo-pment is seeking applicants for its Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Program. Since the beginning of the American Landscape movement, epitomized by the Hudson River School in the early 1800s, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists.


MFD elects officers for 2010

Margaretville — The Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2010 at its December meeting.
Those officers are: Gene Rosa, chief; Alan Gavette, first assistant chief; Jason Coffin, second assistant chief; Bob Vining, chief of fire police; Charlie Bush, captain; Tony Maggio, first lieutenant; Ryan George, second lieutenant; Mike Hill, third lieutenant; Mike Porter, president; Dave Budin, vice president; Sarah Scully, secretary and Nelson Delameter, treasurer.


Frost Valley, Central Hudson teaming up for power project

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. have completed a venture that provides backup power for the YMCA and neighboring residents.


Communitywide "Go Red for Women" day set for Feb. 10

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is encouraging everyone to circle February 10 in red on the calendar. That is the day the Committee is organizing a Wear Red Day in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s national event.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Fifteen colorful and evocative landscapes by Delhi artist Carol A. Steene are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through March 26.


Bonacic calls on city to buy "mineral rights"

By Matthew J. Perry
State Senator John J. Bonacic on Monday called for New York City to “purchase” the mineral rights of landowners in the city’s watershed who may be forbidden to lease their land to natural gas companies. In the same press release he accused downstate powers of employing “back door” methods: achieving strict watershed regulations by putting pressure on state agencies.


"Artists at Work" featured at Margaretville Commons

Margaretville — The Longyear Gallery joins the Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild to present its first “Artists at Work” event on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 3-6 p.m. at The Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.


Six students, teacher injured in OCS laboratory explosion

By Jay Braman Jr.
An explosion occurred in a chemistry lab at Onteora High School at 11 a.m. on Tuesday that broke windows in the room and sent six students and their teacher to the hospital. District officials have refused to release the names of the injured students or their teacher.


Stream protection is topic of Trout Unlimited program

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes noted conservationist Wally John on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. for an evening exploring ways to protect streams in the Catskills and enhance their use.


DEP offers help to streamside landowners

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a $3.6 million program to help stop erosion along stream banks on private property in the vast New York City Watershed. Those interested in participating had better act quickly however, as applications are due no later than Feb. 1.


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