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Huge bear killed after slamming into car

By Brian Sweeney
A black bear weighing nearly 600 pounds was killed Thursday night after it ran into a car on Route 30, just south of Grand Gorge. Tom Faraci, athletic director at Roxbury Central School, was heading home to Grand Gorge around 9 p.m. in a mix of rain and snow when the bear charged from the west side of the road and crashed into his car.


Farewell reception for Scudders at library

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host a farewell reception for Barbara and David Scudder, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. The Scudders will be relocating from Roxbury to a retirement community in Goshen, Ind., on Nov. 5.


Middletown Dems host reception for board candidates on Sunday

The public is invited to a reception for Town of Middletown Democratic candidates for town board, Michael Finberg and John Bernhardt, on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Margaretville Bowl. Mr. Finberg has served 12 years on the board. He is a former schoolteacher and currently operates the Margaretville Bowl, Reliable Tent Rental and the Crossroads Building in Arkville.
Mr. Bernhardt, who retired this summer as superintendent of Andes Central School, is running for town office for the first time. He has more than 34 years experience as a teacher and school administrator.


Shandaken supervisor candidate warns foes against family attacks

By Jay Braman Jr.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the Town of Shandaken that the political atmosphere is hostile. Long known as the wild west of the Catskills, this community has a history of tumultuous election campaigns and volatile government sessions.


Syracuse University graduate added to area law firm's staff

Stamford — Michael A. Jacobs of the law firm of Jacobs & Jacobs, Esqs. has announced the addition of attorney Andrew Stammel to the firm’s legal staff.
Attorney Stammel is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University, where he graduated with honors and received the Dean’s Scholarship, Joseph Brecher Scholarship, and the Family Law and Social Policy Certificate.


STS getting ready for "The Miser"

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Theatrical Society presents Moliere’s “The Miser” on November 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22. You won’t want to miss Miles Malleson’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy in which youthful optimism and love triumph over suspicion and greed.


Auxiliary's Harvest Moon Ball is Saturday

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24 starting with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Hanah Mountain Resort in Margaretville.


Celia Clark paintings on display at Delhi gallery

Delhi — The Viviana Hansen Gallery is showing paintings by Delaware County native Celia Clark. The exhibit began on Oct. 17 and continues through Nov. 22.


Dollar General opens doors in Margaretville

By Julia Green
The much-anticipated Dollar General store officially opened its doors last Wednesday, though the official “Grand Opening” weekend will be held sometime in November. So far, however, despite a notably absent announcement of its opening, business at the new retail location, on lower Main Street next to the post office, has been steady.


New site launched by MARK organization

Margaretville — Looking to learn more about MARK’s projects and programs? Log onto www.markproject.org and take a peek. MARK staff members have been working hard to create a Web site that is as comprehensive in its presentation of information as MARK is in its program development and delivery.


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