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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.


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.


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.


Rob Stanley endorsed by GOP

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Republicans unanimously endorsed councilman Rob Stanley Thursday to run for town supervisor in the November election.


Woodchuck Lodge tours Aug. 1 & 2

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the rustic Roxbury farmhouse where literary naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) spent summers during the final 10 years of his life, will be open for guided tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.


Veterans invited to tell their stories

Margaretville — Veterans in the Town of Middletown and contiguous areas who would like to share their stories of military service with posterity are invited to participate in the New York State Veteran Oral History Program.


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