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New superintendent spoke at Andes church on Sunday

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New Andes Central School (ACS) Superintendent Robert Chakar spoke to the Forum Society of the Andes Presbyterian Church on Monday. The monthly meeting was held at the home of Buffy Calvert.


Storyteller Jonathan Kruk entertains at Andes Library

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Andes — The Andes Library welcomes professional storyteller and enchanter extraordinaire, Jonathan Kruk for a free concert for kids of all ages on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.


Concrete ceramics demo at Market

Carlyle Bradford works with her hands employing one of nature’s oldest forms of ceramics — concrete — and will demonstrate her technique on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market.


Auxiliary Wellness Committee plans fall, winter programming

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee kicks off an annual series of Wellness-themed events at the seventh annual Cauliflower Festival this Saturday in the Margaretville Village Park behind Freshtown.


$865,000 awarded for Delaware work

Stamford — State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), announced that $865,512 in state aid will be made available to the Town of Stamford under the state’s RESTORE NY program.
The funding will be used for the rehabilitation of two vacant properties on main streets in the villages of Hobart and Stamford.


Middletown seeking board candidates

Margaretville — The town board of the Town of Middletown is seeking persons interested in serving on the town’s various appointed boards. The boards involved are the planning board, zoning board of appeals and board of assessment review.


Former county worker gets jail time on theft charges

By Brian Sweeney
A former Delaware County employee was sentenced to jail last week after she allegedly used her official position to steal more than $53,000 from child-support payment funds. Karen Faulkner, 50, of Trout Creek was sentenced to three months in jail and five years’ probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $53,000.


Leaf Peeper Special ready to roll

Phoenicia — With the start of the fall season, don’t miss the opportunity to view the spectacular colors of Ulster County foliage. For the ultimate experience take a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Leaf Peeper Special along the Esopus Creek.


Voting practice Oct. 9 in Andes

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Andes — A voting machine demonstration will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Andes Town Hall located at 115 Delaware Ave., Andes. The purpose of the demo is to familiarize voters with the new system they will be using this fall. Voters are encouraged to attend and cast a ballot for hands-on experience.


Annual Cauliflower Festival Saturday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The seventh annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival this Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Village Park is a celebration of food, history and rural living. The free festival, which runs rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., pays tribute to an era when cauliflower production played an important role in the region’s social and economic life.


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