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February 14, 2013

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Gun-control foe to speak in Oneonta

Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, will be the featured speaker Tuesday at a meeting of Citizen Voices at the Elks Club in Oneonta.

King, a board member of the National Rifle Association, is an outspoken opponent of gun control. A press release from Citizen Voices describes him as “an experienced lobbyist, political consultant and media spokesman/debater – a vigorous, no-compromise advocate for the right to keep and bear arms, defending the Second Amendment on national media outlets such as ‘Fox & Friends,’ ‘The Lehrer Report,’ National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal.”

The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested. They can be made via email at

Citizen Voices describes itself as a pro-business, pro-growth organization “bringing us all together to find common ground.”

Voters OK Delhi school project

Voters in the Delaware Academy Central School District in Delhi approved a $7.75 million capital improvement project Tuesday by a vote of 211 to 87, the superintendent said.

The project includes security enhancements, work on the middle school gym, high school roof replacements and improving energy efficiency, Superintendent Jason Thomson said previously. With state reimbursement rate of 73 percent and use of capital reserve funds, there is no impact on the tax levy, he said

Margaretville votes to add bus

Voters in the Margaretville Central School District approved a bus proposition Tuesday by a count of 63-17. The cost is not to exceed $113,000.

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