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Local election results

One of the two seats up for grabs on the Middletown Town Council will be decided by the absentee voters. After votes were tallied from Tuesday's election, counts showed incumbent Michael Finberg had won one of the two seats available on the town council; Democratic candidate John Bernhardt and Republican Jacob Rosa were tied for the remaining seat.


Local businesses praying for snow

By Jay Braman Jr.
Crisp temperatures are helping maintain optimism in the region about Belleayre Ski Center’s tentative opening date of Nov. 14. With a cold front predicted for midweek it is possible that the snow guns can be fired up to begin blanketing select trails with enough snow to give early birds a shot at the slopes a full two weeks before the typical Thanksgiving weekend opening.


"Disco Inferno" burns at RCS Nov. 13 and 14

Roxbury — “Saturday Night Fever” meets “Damn Yankees” at Roxbury Central School when the RCS Drama Club presents “Disco Inferno” November 13 and 14 in the RCS Cafetorium.


Margaretville Auxiliary holiday fair is Nov. 14

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Mountainside.


Harvest Brunch Buffet and Auction set for Sunday at Open Eye

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater’s annual Harvest Brunch Buffet and Auction takes center stage on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 12 to 3 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville. What’s become a local tradition — the homemade brunch — includes irresistible custom-made pancakes with fresh butter and pure maple syrup, along with breakfast meats, baked salmon, fresh fruit, salads, breads, a variety of luscious pies and many other locally baked sweets.


DEC lists drilling requirements; Mountainkeeper wants more regs

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation recently released an 800-page report on gas drilling.


"Blithe Spirit" on stage at MCS this weekend

Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy “Blithe Spirit” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students grades 5-12 and senior citizens. Children may attend the performance free.


Chesapeake Energy won't drill for gas in NYC watershed

By Brian Sweeney
Chesapeake Energy, one of the country’s largest gas producing companies, announced last week that it would not drill for natural gas in the New York watershed. The company said it wouldn’t develop the leases it has signed with watershed residents and will not pursue additional leases in the watershed.


"Tropical Adventure" warms up Andes

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Andes — Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater Group presents the hysterically funny mystery dinner theater titled “Premier: A Tropical Adventure” at The Andes Hotel on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. You are invited to the opening night celebration of a fantastic new cinematic production.


Fine crafts showcased Saturday at "Art in Common"

Fine craft artists will be center stage demonstrating various traditional crafts on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3-5 p.m, in the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville as part of the multi-arts “Art in Common” fall events collaboration.


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