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Transfer station cutback trims Middletown budget

Staff report
The Middletown Town Board has adopted a 2010 budget that reflects a tax levy increase of 3.3 percent. Following its November budget hearing, the town board made additional cuts to the Preliminary Budget. The key budget reduction was the decision to trim hours from daily operation to six days a week at the solid waste transfer station in Kelly Corners. The savings in payroll and related expenditures totaled more than $14,000.


Ulster Savings Bank makes $150,000 gift

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced a charitable gift in the amount of $150,000 as an additional endowment to the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation was created in 2001 in recognition of Ulster Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary to provide funding to organizations and communities in Ulster, Dutchess, and Greene counties in the areas of education, housing, and health and human services.


Reading program is "for the dogs" at Fairview Library

Young readers are invited to a reading program featuring giant Leonberger dogs at the Fairview Public Library on Walnut Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Dec. 5. All are invited to meet the dogs, get to know them and read to them.


Physician's Assistant joins Margaretville Hospital staff

Margaretville – Katherine J. Uphoff, RPA-C, has joined the staff of Margaretville Hospital as a physician’s assistant.


Youth basketball signups at MCS

Margaretville Central School will hold signups for its youth basketball program on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at MCS. The first practice will immediately follow registration, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the season schedule will also be distributed.


Humane Society annual tree raffle planned Dec. 5

Delhi — Do you love the holidays but feel like you don’t have time to decorate a tree until the holiday is almost over? If you want to catch the holiday tree spirit early, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) invites you to their annual Holiday for the Heart Celebration and Tree Raffle.


Hunting Thrill

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First New York Buck — This nice 8-pointer was taken 7:30 a.m. on the regular season opener by Dottie Smolen of Margaretville and Sweetwater, NJ. The deer was harvested near Arena Heights and weighed 125 pounds, dressed. Dottie started hunting in 1995 and just turned 61.


DWI test results allowed in Andes fatal crash case

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An Andes woman who was involved in a fatal accident last December appeared in Delaware County Court last week and sought to suppress results of a blood-alcohol test and statements she made following the accident. Christine Arnao, 45, is facing misdemeanor charges of aggravated DWI and an additional DWI charge from allegedly have a blood-alcohol content in excess of .18. She pleaded innocent to the charges in June.


Roxbury Library Association's annual Holiday Bazaar planned for Dec. 5

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library.
The RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase bake sale items and quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury, and 2009, “Jean Porter Basket Quilt” raffle tickets are $1.


Bovina dedicates new town highway garage

Approximately 50 guests turned out late Thursday afternoon as Town of Bovina officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their new highway garage. The new garage was built on the Main Street location of the town’s former garage that had all but fallen down prior to being demolished in the early summer.


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