The Mourning After

Commentary

Congressional shift More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

VOTE!

If ever there were a reason to vote, this election season has provided it in vivid form. More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Vote YES for Pine Hill Library

Editorial

Shandaken voters will be asked if they wish to increase the town contribution to the operating budget of the Morton Memorial (Pine Hill) Library by $19,921 to a total of $44,750 annually. The answer should be a resounding yes.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

PRAY THE WAVE

Commentary

With most of the attention focused on governor and con­gress this season, it’s easy to overlook the tightly contested race in the so­called Catskill (102nd Assembly) District be­tween Republican incumbent Chris Tague and Democrat Aidan O’ More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Reynolds will be missed

Delaware County lost another great public servant last week when Wayne Reynolds spent his last day as the Commissioner of the county’s Department of Public Works. More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

Policy on letters to the editor

As an already “hot” election season heats up even further, the News wishes to remind readers that letters to the editor appearing on our pages are the opinions of the writers. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

Real news; no bias

The News was the subject of a heated Facebook complaint last week claiming the Foodworks + story on page one contained statements that were “untrue” in an “obviously bias, mean-spirited and motivated by ‘someone/others/ politi More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Congregation serves community

Reaching the age of 100 is an incredible milestone worthy of great celebration and deep reflection. Congregation B’nai Israel did that last weekend and we congratulate them sincerely on this achievement. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Reflections

Healing Hands: Send Forth

By Pastor Lee Stowe   More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

What about us?

Last week the Catskill Watershed Corporation announced nearly $800,000 in funding for yet another expansion of Hunter Mt. and a $500,000 low interest loan to the Catskill Revitalization Corporation for the Delaware & Ulster Railroad. More...

Posted 6/19/2018 07:43 PM

Op-Ed

I write this letter as a Roxbury Central School senior, but I wish I had written it sooner. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Will Donald Trump force me to kill my wife?

Guest editorial

As The New York Times reported on Nov. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM

YOUR VOTE MATTERS

Editorial

In schools, firehouses, churches and other polling places, people in small towns will make big decisions next week. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

First Amendment always our priority

In the last week, the News has received some questions and criticism for publishing political advertising for ReclaimNew York.org. More...

Posted 2/28/2017 08:49 PM

Make your voices heard on watershed agreement

Sometime this month, the draft framework for a new Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) will be completed. More...

Posted 12/6/2016 07:55 PM

Mailbag

You can't get rid of them

To The Editor:  Justice Ginsburg’s comments on Donald Trump are a disconcerting departure of a court tradition of not getting involved in the political fray. More...

Posted 7/19/2016 08:02 PM

This is America at its worst

Guest Editorial   More...

Posted 12/8/2015 10:25 PM

Gary Rosa the best choice

Delaware County voters will decide next week which candidate to elect for the newly created position of Family Court Judge. More...

Posted 10/27/2015 08:54 PM

Let’s talk about big issues

The Town of Middletown is facing serious issues. Among the concerns of taxpayers and voters are the following:1. Flooding. What will be done to prevent it, to prepare for it, and to respond to it? 2. Economy. More...

Posted 9/29/2015 08:51 PM

Local alphabet soup won’t feed economy

The Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mt. Tremper was opened to great fanfare last Wednesday. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:50 PM

Time to ban Tannerite

Much has been made of the fact that selling, purchasing and using small fireworks became legal in New York State on June 1, in counties that opt in to the plan.  More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Fleischmanns is rebounding

by Dick Sanford, Publisher For much of the last decade, the Village of Fleischmanns has offered a master class in civics for anyone who has taken the time to watch. As some classes can be, this one has been tough. More...

Posted 3/31/2015 07:00 PM

Support for local shopping was encouraging

Shop Local Saturday, by all measures, was a huge success in area communities. Merchants from Roxbury to Andes to Delhi all reported brisk business on Saturday and over the entire holiday weekend. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Congressman Chris Gibson deserves re-election

When Congressman Chris Gibson ran for reelection in 2012, his bid was endorsed by every major daily newspaper in the sprawling 19th Congressional District including the Albany Times Union, the Kingston Daily Freeman, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and the More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Editorial: Carpe Diem

By Dick Sanford Shared services are all the rage in our public schools. Monday The Daily Star’s lead story reported on several regional school districts sharing everything from administrators to transportation routes to bus maintenance. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

Je suis Roxburians

Opinion

I am one of this small class of people: Roxburian at heart no matter where I live today. And I, like many others, am struggling to make sense of the dual tragedies that struck the town in the past 10 days.  More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

It’s Show Time!

Commentary

Ghouls, fools, goblins and ghosts, things that go bump in the night. The election is upon us and it would appear the worst fears of Democrats in the 19th Congressional District could come to roost.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Editorial reminder

As posted in an earlier edition, the News will adhere to its longstanding tradition of printing no letters to the editor with attacks on opponents in the publication immediately prior to the election. More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Commentary

By Hugh Reynolds   ON THE TRAIL – Is anybody wondering what ever happened to “the blue wave?” Seemingly inevitable in early summer, it died down, at least in media. More...

Posted 10/16/2018 07:07 PM

Save those flyers!

This is one of those binary riddles used to test would-be computer programmers.  More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

Commentary

Rap that mountain music

According to most surveys, rap music is not among the most important issues voters will consider at midterm elections in about a month. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

We’ve been complacent

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. We are not the enemy of anyone. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Kelly leaves big shoes to fill

Joe Kelly’s recent resignation from the Board of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) speaks volumes to those who rely on Belleayre Mt. Ski Center for a great ski experience or for the economic impact it has on the region. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

All Aboard!

On Saturday evening a train passed behind the Catskill Mountain News office. The whistle blew. Then the music of Blues Maneuver drifted into the window along with the familiar clack of the wheels on the rails. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Student speaks out

Citizens across the United States are scared about the recent school shootings in our nation. Sadly, these incidents have caused millions of Americans to mourn the deaths of innocent people including children. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 08:39 PM

A heartfelt apology

Editorial

As news of Jake Rosa’s death spread throughout the community last week, the News verified the information and then posted it on our Facebook page. Doing so was a mistake and we are very sorry for our action.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Hinchey truly cared about us

Congressman Maurice Hinchey left the public stage well before his death last week. But his passing serves as a sad reminder of what we’ve lost, not just in his district, but in the country. Hinchey’s career has been well documented. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Let’s make investments that count

If someone gave you $10 million dollars to invest in the Catskill Park Region, how would you invest it? Would you try to make the region a better place to live and work? If so, where would you put the money? Would you invest in hiking trails? More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

How much is too much?

As negotiations on terms and conditions for renewal of New York City’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) wind down, we feel compelled to state the obvious. New York City should end its massive Land Acquisition Program (LAP). More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Make your voice heard: Vote

Next Tuesday is Election Day. If you are not disgusted and frustrated with this year’s presidential campaign, then you probably haven’t been watching. We try to teach our kids not to bully each other. More...

Posted 11/1/2016 07:24 PM

Cause for Optimism

As 2015 comes to an end, it would be easy to be discouraged about our region. Unseasonably warm weather has been dismal for ski centers, lodging properties, restaurants, and retailers. More...

Posted 12/29/2015 07:19 PM

Editorial

Bustling holiday was great

Businesses throughout the Catskill Region were giving thanks after last week’s holiday. More...

Posted 12/1/2015 10:03 PM

Town’s woes not paper’s fault

A letter to the editor in last week’s paper requires a response. More...

Posted 10/13/2015 07:48 PM

An economic model that works for region

Our hats go off this week to the organizers of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice for an amazing week of events staged in this, its sixth year of operation. More...

Posted 8/4/2015 10:57 PM

Carnival visitors upset by Confederate flag displays

Requested changes by Gillette Shows regarding merchandise

The national debate over Confederate flag displays hit home this week when an area couple protested items bearing the emblem at the Margaretville Firemen’s Carnival. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:50 PM

A welcome flood

The irony of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens’ appearance in Margaretville last week to hand out $400,000 in Smart Growth grant funding to seven towns in the Catskill Region just can’t pass withou More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Editorial: MCS Superintendent should live in the community

Margaretville Central School district residents and taxpayers will have an opportunity this evening (Wednesday, March 4) to meet the candidates being considered for the post of school district superintendent. More...

Posted 3/3/2015 07:00 PM

Roxbury speaker talks about what it means to be a veteran

Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered on Monday by Roxbury resident and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Brian Perazone during a Veterans Day ceremony at Roxbury Central School. Lt. Col. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Coalition urges good faith

The Coalition for Belleayre applauds the NYSDEC’s staff for concluding that all environmental issues surrounding the development of the Belleayre Resort have been adequately addressed and that the adjudicatory process the project has undergone More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

Editorial: Governor, Make Resort Call

By Dick Sanford, Editor & Publisher The year was 1998. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM