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Mettawee Theatre Company plays free show

Stamford — The Mettawee River Theatre Company returns to Stamford for the 26th year of appearing in the area through the auspices of The Roxbury Arts Group.
Presented this year by RAG 76 MAIN!, the company is coming with a brand new production, “Beyond the High Valley – a Quechua Story.” The performance will take place on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on the Cyr Center lawn in Stamford. Admission is free.


Middletown Board debates signage, appointment process

By Matthew J. Perry
Given a light docket, the Middletown Town Board spent most of its meeting time last Tuesday night debating two issues: what action, if any, can be taken against the proliferation of temporary advertising signs along highways in the township, and the proper procedure for recommending and then appointing new members to the town’s planning board.


Actors sought for 10-minute plays

Open auditions for actors and actresses of all ages will be held at The Roxbury Arts Group’s 76 MAIN! Performing Arts Center located at 76 Main Street in Stamford, on Tuesday evening, July 28 at 7 p.m.


Klezmer tunes will be featured at Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns - The sounds of Klezmer music will be heard in the Skene Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m.
The Saints of Swing, led by bandleader David Winograd, is an extraordinary collection of musicians providing an ultimate experience in classic Klezmer music. Richard Chiger, who has been singing klezmer since he was a small child, brings a fresh, warm, vibrant and authentic interpretation to this kind of music.


Margaretville priest arrested; faces 20 counts in sex case

By Brian Sweeney
The pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Margaretville was arrested Thursday on 20 counts stemming from his alleged sexual misconduct involving six males aged 11-19.
The Very Rev. James McDevitt voluntarily turned himself in at the Middletown Town Court in Margaretville on Thursday morning where he was charged with six counts of second-degree sexual abuse, seven counts of forcible touching, six counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.


Shultis retires from Coast Guard

Detroit, MI — Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher D. Shultis, son of Douglas and Marietta Shultis of Arkville, retired on July 17 with 30 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.


Luminous exhibits will open at RAG

Roxbury — Two luminous exhibits by area artists Nat Thomas and Yale Epstein will open in the galleries of The Roxbury Arts Group on July 25 and continue through August 22. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on July 25 from 2-4 p.m.


Fabric dyeing demo Saturday at PFM

Halcottsville — Nat Thomas, noted local artist and textile craftsperson, will be
demonstrating some of his fabric dyeing techniques on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville.


"Whoop-de-Doo" exhibit at Middletown Town Hall

Margaretville — The New Kingston “Whoop-de-Doo,” a celebration of local food, fun and folkways that was held annually from 1969 to 1976, is the subject of a new exhibit in the history display case at the Middletown Town Hall.


79th annual Delaware County Dairy Tour is on Friday

Hamden — The 79th annual Delaware County Dairy Tour is set for Friday, July 24.
This drive yourself tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Byebrook Farm owned by Paul and Gwen Deysenroth and family located at 7531 county Highway 18 in Bloomville.


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