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Fairview Public Library launches 2008 summer reading program

Join “Catch the Reading Bug!” this summer at the Fairview Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, ages four to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more.


Chace-Randall Gallery hosts Judith Lamb show

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Chace-Randall Gallery presents its midsummer solo exhibition: Judith Lamb, new still life paintings in oil, June 27 to August 10. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Senior projects cap learning experience at Andes Central School

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By John Bernhardt
“Whatever you do, keep this project going,” Bill Piervincenzi advised Andes Central School personnel after evaluating Senior Projects. Piervincenzi, a retired college professor and former ACS School Board member, spent two days last week as part of a judging panel observing and evaluating the Andes seniors’ presentations. Piervincenzi was impressed with the knowledge and confidence the students displayed in making their presentations.


Historic New Kingston to host walking tour; post office will issue limited edition postcard

The hamlet of New Kingston on Saturday, July 5 will celebrate its recent designation to the State and National Registers of Historic Places with guided walking tours, a special postal cancellation, art exhibit and reception at the Post Office, and a display of photographs and other items in the Presbyterian Church.
An exhibit of New Kingston postcards, photographs and memorabilia will also be on display at the Middletown Town Hall through the month of July, and can be seen weekdays except July 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Buffalo calf startles resort guests; yet another rescue attempt fails

By Matthew J. Perry
The orphaned buffalo calf that has toured eastern Delaware County for the better part of a month showed up Monday evening at the Blue Deer Center on county Route 6 near Margaretville. After an extended attempt at capture, it moved on and remains at large.


State audit of Margaretville Central School finds financial controls lacking

By Julia Green
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Wednesday the results of audits of a number of school districts, including Margaretville Central School.
“My office’s audits of school districts, charter schools and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”


Margaretville Field Days open Tuesday

School’s out. Vintage baseball is in season. The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market is open for business. And, as of Tuesdsay, the latest reminder that summer is in full swing will once again be upon us.
Carnival-goers can enjoy rides, games, food and fun when the Margaretville Fire Department’s Annual Field Days begin at the village park on Tuesday, when rides open at 6 p.m.


Bovina garage plans back to drawing board after meeting

By Matthew J. Perry
On the verge of committing its resources and energy to a new highway garage, the Town of Bovina has pulled the plug on its existing plans.
At a meeting of the town council on June 10, the board voted to rescind an earlier resolution that allowed the town to raise funds for a new garage through municipal bonding. Existing plans for the garage have been shelved, and the future of the project remains uncertain.


Officials "fear the worst" for buffalo calf

By Julia Green
In week three of the buffalo hunt taking place in and around Delaware County, the calf that had been making semi-regular appearances in the Bull Run Valley appears to be laying low, though there are unconfirmed rumors that she has been spotted in the New Kingston area.


ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.


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