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Reflections

Wanda Vassallo shares this story with us: More...

Posted 1/22/2019 09:25 PM

Sister Sparrow/ Kincheloe releases Gold

Sister Sparrow, known better to locals as More...

Posted 1/22/2019 09:25 PM

Lucky hikers need 13 Forest Rangers for Slide Mountain rescue

Four hikers, three of whom required immediate rescue due to onset of hypothermia and one with a hip injury were rescued from Slide Mountain in the Town of Shandaken by 13 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers over the More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Gary Mead publishes second children’s book

Looking up is nothing new for Gary Mead.  More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

A Catskill Portrait

Andersen Morse returns to ancestral home ground in the Catskills to contribute his skills as a butcher.

One of the privileges of living in the Catskills is that we often meet, and do business with, people who are practicing trades as ancient as civilization itself. More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Fleischmanns inks contract for code enforcement officer

Fleischmanns Mayor More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Ticket to Work Employment Network

On Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM, the Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers. More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Middletown and Roxbury hold organizational meetings to begin year

Both the Middletown and Roxbury Town  Boards met for yearly organizational meetings on January 2 and each seem poised to deal with the year’s challenges going forward.  Board welcomes Dabrtiz   More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Olive Fire Department to get new home

Margaretville - The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on January 3 approved funding for the Olive Fire Department to purchase a parcel of land to move its Boiceville fire house out of the flood plain.  More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Grant applications sought for “bed” tax revenues

Delhi - The Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board is now accepting applications for grant funding under the Tourism Promotion & Development Grant program. More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

No one was injured in Christmas Eve mishap

No one was injured but an Arville apartment sustained damage at about 4:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 when a vehicle reportedly driven by Marion R. Van Loan, 78 of Fleischmanns hit an apartment building at Mountain Laurel Gardens in Arkville. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Photo

LIDDLES DONATE - Jenny Liddle, right delivered local farm beef raised by her family to Glenna Herz at the community food pantry to make the holidays brighter for area families. Contributed photo.   More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Remembering when...

Holiday photos and greeting cards were carefully staged in the 1950s before digital cameras made it less costly to produce and print the greetings. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Ulster County Sheriff’s Department to get body-cams

Albany - Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced that her office has awarded over $1 million to 13 local law enforcement agencies across New York State to create and expand body-worn camera programs. More...

Posted 12/26/2018 12:29 PM

Holiday news from our yellowed pages in the 1960's

To celebrate this holiday season the News team went back to the 1960's to find the ads and the stories that appear here.  More...

Posted 12/26/2018 12:29 PM

CWC Board meeting date changed

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will hold its next monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.  Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. The public is most welcome. More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:57 PM

Catskill Portraits

After a far-roaming life, Deb Crute finds her calling caring for homeless animals in Delaware County.

In this column, I have often sought to bring to light individuals who are making tangible contributions to less fortunate members of our Catskill community.  More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:58 PM

Community worship services scheduled for Christmas

St. Francis De Sales Catholic Rev. Raphael Iannone 109 Main Street, Phoenicia 845.688.5617 rjiannone@juno.com   More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:58 PM

Scammers claim NYSE & G ties

New York State Police at Troop C are warning residents of a phone scam where the caller claims to be with NYSEG. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

Vincent Snyder identified as Good Samaratin

New York State Police report that on Tuesday, Dec. 4, shortly after 3:00 p.m., a vehicle traveling in a northwesterly direction on Dimmick Mountain Rd in the Town of Middletown failed to maintain its lane and traveled to opposite side shoulder. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

Brook Road resident appears to win fight vs wedding venue

Ongoing concerns about a wedding venue were temporarily resolved when the Roxbury Town Board met on December 10. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

Water Discovery Center on the move

Since a groundbreaking ceremony in Arkville at the end of September, construction on the new Catskill Watershed Corporation/New York City DEP office building has been moving at a remarkable pace. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

CWC Watershed Education Grant Applications Available

Margaretville - The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) is now accepting Watershed Education Grant proposals from schools and non-profit organizations serving students and teachers in the New York City Catskill-Delaware (West-of-Hudson, or WOH) Wate More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

Author is library stalwart

Holly George-Warren is the author of 16 books and has co-authored at least 25 more, yet she can still be found volunteering her time around Phoenicia to help sustain the community institutions she loves.  More...

Posted 12/4/2018 08:18 PM

Margaretville updates mitigation plan; questions numbers

The Village Board of Margaretville discussed updating its All Hazard Mitigation Plan, New York Rising projects and setting up a repair reserve fund when it last convened.  More...

Posted 11/27/2018 08:59 PM

Giving Tuesday: Great day to help others

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday giving season is here and with it, a reminder of the need to help others who are less fortunate. As the News goes to press this week, Giving Tuesday is a trending topic on all social media. More...

Posted 11/27/2018 08:59 PM

Newsmakers

Mead to seek re-election

MEETING MIKE - Iris Mead, a trustee with the Village of Margaretville, as among the community leaders who met with ORDA President/CEO Mike Pratt at the Boiceville Inn recently. More...

Posted 1/22/2019 09:25 PM

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Posted 1/22/2019 09:25 PM

Best Service Awards contest extended additional week to get ballots in

The News “Best Service More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Farmers’ income tax school scheduled

Hamden - Farmers seeking assistance with income tax filings need look no further than The Farmers’ Income Tax School, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. This year’s class will be held on Thursday, Jan. More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Delaware County makes its case against land acquisition, for sustainability

Delaware County officials made an impassioned stand against what they deem is an unfair partnership when three committee members tasked with reviewing and evaluating the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) watershed protection program v More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Historical Society seeks info, photos on schools, Grange and 1969

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is searching for photographs, historical information and personal stories to add to its archives and to use in upcoming programs and exhibits. More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Rabid cat reported by Delaware County Public Health Department

A stray cat found in Delaware County has tested for positive for rabies. The cat, found in Kortright, did come into contact with an unvaccinated cat, but had no exposure to a human. More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Investigation underway after credit card skimmers found at two local gas stations

Kingston – Ulster County Executive Mike Hein urges residents to be vigilant after an investigation by the Ulster County Department of Weights and Measures discovered two electronic credit card skimming devices at two local Citgo gas stations. More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Catskill Mountain Bees host third annual MLK Jr. Day celebration

The   Catskill Mountain  Bees will host its third annual Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration on January 12, and all are welcome to attend.  More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Downsville has charging station

Delhi – According to the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Colchester now has an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the parking lot of the Downsville Diner, thanks to town officials and diner owners Maureen and Ed Pedersen More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:39 PM

Thrift Shop achieved goals; increased support of community health efforts

Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop was expected to top its 2018 fundraising goal last week by taking in more than $100,000 for the year. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Grant funding announced for home repair and mobile home replacement

Stamford - Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Deer take numbers for 2018

New York State whitetailed deer hunters have been reporting more success in 2018 than last year through the end of the regular big game season, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last week.  More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Bovina library on the move

Officials of the Bovina Public Library thanked friends and patrons last week with an announcement that the library will move to temporary quarters as a historic renovation project on the home of the library gets under way. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:40 PM

Post Christmas Church services

St. Francis De Sales Catholic Rev. Raphael Iannone 109 Main Street, Phoenicia 845.688.5617 rjiannone@juno.com More...

Posted 12/26/2018 12:29 PM

Help make holiday season brighter for others

‘Tis the season for giving, no doubt about it. As every reader knows, non-profit organizations need support more than ever before. If you’ve already given, consider another donation. Here are a few worthy causes. More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:57 PM

Making A Difference Dennis Metnick

By Eddie Donoghue   A lover of theater, law, and his community, newly retired Dennis Metnick has offered his passion and expertise to an array of projects that have improved the quality of life for his friends and neighbors.  More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:57 PM

Disconnected youth and addiction is summit topic

Community leaders in disciplines from health care, law enforcement, education, religion and social services are working to address addiction in the population at large and in younger people in particular. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

La Escuelita offers new language and connections

Jeanne Ellsworth has been helping Spanish speakers to learn the English language for 10 years, and two women’s groups, one called La Escuelita and one called Cafecito are the happy byproducts of efforts that have given many Spanishspeaking wome More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

United Methodist Church helps foster children; starts Sunday School

Exterior changes on the Margaretville United Methodist Church are obvious to anyone who passes by. But the Church Street institution is also experiencing internal changes as well. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

Child care information

Hamden - Experts in family matters say that “choosing child care is one of the most important decisions families make; children benefit when the care provided is safe, healthy, thoughtful, organized and most importantly led by a welltrained, at More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

'Grandparent Scam' defrauds Senior Citizens

State Police are warning citizens of a scam that preys on grandparents after several senior citizens recently lost over $56,000 in what is known as the “Grandparent Scam” or “Family Emergency Scam”.  More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

David Scarpino to Retire From HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

David Scarpino will retire December 31 as President and CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Scarpino has been President and CEO of HealthAlliance since 2013. More...

Posted 12/4/2018 08:18 PM

Cornell expertise helps deliver clean, safe water to NYC

Ithaca - At a wood fired pizzeria in Brooklyn, a worker washes her hands before preparing a thin crust pie; a mechanic living in a fifth floor East Harlem walkup boils fresh string beans to feed his family; and a first-grader in Manhattan stops for a More...

Posted 12/4/2018 08:18 PM