Making A Difference

Like many of the most giving members of the community, Kurt Boyer is as modest as he is selfless, offering his talents in sign making and graphic design to improve the community.  More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Building issues focus in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns residents were up in arms about the lack of enforcement of village laws at the August monthly meeting of the village board Monday night, August 6.  More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Funeral planning presentations to be given by Office for Aging

Delhi — The Office for the Aging has received requests from seniors regarding information about funeral arrangements, preplanning and the latest regulations and options that currently exist,including “green” funerals. Meetings scheduled More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

SUNY Delhi College provides golf course and amenities

Delhi — A carefully maintained course, spectacular Catskill Mountain views and rolling terrain make The College Golf Course at Delhi a top destination for golfers ready to play in the Catskill region. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Pro-gun rally held in Delhi

A pro-Second Amendment rally in Delhi was attended by several notable political and local figures when it was held on July 21.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Union Grove program shines light on Community Solar opportunities

Public invited to presentation Thursday, Aug. 2

For years, global warming has been an issue on the minds of communities and the residents of them. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Food Pickup

DINING OUT — Area residents are reminded not to leave bird seed, garbage or any other food lying around because they are simply inviting trouble from wildlife, particularly bears. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

State lawmakers tighten gun laws

Delhi — New York lawmakers tightened the state’s gun laws affecting victims of domestic violence.  Governor Cuomo said “New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break th More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

The Roxbury Arts Group Announces Decentralization Grant Information

Sessions Grants for Delaware County Arts Projects and Programs Voice

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Decentralization Grant Program (DEC), a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

CWC rules change increases septic upgrade eligibility

A change to the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Septic Program Rules will allow some home and small business owners in the watershed to be newly eligible for septic system related funds.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Congregation B’nai Israel summer is busy

July has been an active month at Shul. Members have enjoyed the services led by Cantor Shai Simmonson, as well as his Sunday classes. Early in the month the book club had a lively discussion on “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Amos Oz. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

BOCES seeks board members

The Otsego Northern Catskills (ONC) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is seeking Board of Education members. ONC BOCES provides 19 component school districts with a variety of quality educational and administrative services. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Making A Difference

Kathy Roberts has been synonymous with Mountainside Residential Care in Margaretville for more than 20 years; and for all she has given to her work, it has given back to her.  Roberts started as a CNA at Mountainside in 1994 where her mother, Ly More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Bovina Board members dig into backup well plans

The Bovina Town Board discussed options with engineers for a longstanding well project in addition to hearing concerns from the community about the town’s transfer station when it met on July 10.  More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Opioid-related arrests climb in Delaware Cty.

Local communities are being hard hit in national crisis

In 2016, more than 42,000 people died of opioid overdose in the United States. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

In a story about the Dirty Girl Goat Farm in last week’s paper, the News reported that Cyndi Wright also sells her products at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville. Ms. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Hay Haul

MAKIN’ HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES — While most folks were trying to stay cool over the weekend by bobbing around in the pond or their favorite swimming hole, members of the Holdridge family More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Making A Difference

Involved in countless community-minded endeavors, Glenna Herz’s heart and calendar work in tandem, one filling the other.  More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:09 PM

FASNY calls on all counties to opt-out of fireworks sales

Albany — The Fourth of July is just around the corner and along with it comes the annual tradition of fireworks shows. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

Hungerford named Dairy Princess

Morgan Hungerford was introduced as the Delaware County Dairy Princess for 2018- 2019 by Franklin Supervisor Jeffrey Taggart at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 27.  Hungerford was in attendance with her court of ambassadors, comprised o More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

County DPW announces road closings

The Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closing the Fair Street Bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River in the Village of Margaretville on Monday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m. for deck joint repairs. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

New Catskill Recreation Incentive Program offers opportunity for free membership credits

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) recently started its Recreation Incentive Program which gives locals the opportunity to earn credits for free memberships.  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

Seward delivers funding for Town of Middletown

$70,000 state grant to cover new roof for salt and sand storage shed without costing taxpayers  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

July CWC Board meeting changed

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 9 rather than July 3, in deference to the Independence Day holiday.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

Youths attended Sheriff’s Camp

Delhi — The Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond welcomed 17 Delaware County youth as they began their journey to the 2018 NYS Sheriff’s Association Institute “Sheriff’s Camp” located in Penn Yann on Sunday, June 24.&nbs More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

Deaconate ordained at Holy Innocents ceremony

Halcottsville — Victor A. Ayala, FCR, was ordained to the deaconate at Holy Innocents Church in Halcottsville with a grand ceremony following a festive celebration at the Grange Hall on Saturday, June 9.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

County needs Big Buddies

Delaware Opportunities seeks volunteers

Delhi — The Delaware Opportunities Big Buddy Program is seeking adult volunteers in Delaware and Otsego counties. Local little buddies ages 5 to 14, are looking to be matched with an adult role model who will serve as a big buddy. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Correction

A letter in last week’s News should have identified Kurt Holcherr as Chair of the Town of Middletown Republican Party. We regret that.   More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Making A Difference

There are many ways to make a difference in someone else’s life. But few people on the planet have made a difference in as many different ways or as many different lives as Justin Kolb has with his gift of music. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Holes in One at Meadows Golf Course

At Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville, owner Russel Matson reported two beautiful hole-in-one this week. On Sunday, July 29, Michael Labumbard of Margaretville aced the 155-yard par-3 fourth hole. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Delaware County couple sentenced for sexual exploitation of 17-month-old

On July 25, Justin Crandall, 30, and Jessica Crandall, 28, both of Sidney, were sentenced to serve 50 years (Justin) and 25 years (Jessica) in prison and lifetime terms of supervised release in connection with their previously entered guilty pleas to More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Dirty Work

TRAINING TIME — Delaware County Department of Public Works highway employees received initial training July 25 in the use, operation and maintenance of a new GapVax vacuum truck, funded by the More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Domestic violence prevention focus of Delaware Opp. program

Hamden - The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence program is urging all employers in the region to learn about and prepare for domestic violence in the workplace.  According to the Hamdenbased service agency, the Center for Disease Contr More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Making A Difference

Connie Jeffers didn’t move to the Catskills until she was 64, but it took her far less time to become an inseparable part of the community.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Housing applications being accepted

Prattsville — Since Hurricane Irene’s record flooding in August 2011 which decimated downstream river communities throughout the region, Prattsville has been in flux, rebuilding slowly and steadily.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Making a Difference

Sue Adams lets faith lead her life and in turn, that faith allows her to lead others to impact the community in positive ways. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Platte Clove Preserve is designated as a vista of inspiration for Hudson River School painters

Hunter — Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve has become the 18th site on the Hudson River School Art Trail. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

General Technical sets up shop for computer fixes

Area native returns to open a business after long tech career

The newest business to hit Main Street in Margaretville, General Technical, is a much welcomed and needed addition as it aims to help fulfill the technological needs of the community. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Fleischmanns contractor, Town of Colchester hit with civil penalties for state DEC violations

Illegal dumping, land disturbance lead to charges

Albany — A Fleischmanns contractor and the Town of Colchester have each received substantial fines for violations of state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations.  More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Regional guidebook updated

Woodstock — Local author Joanne Michaels has recently released the 10th edition of her popular guidebook series The Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains.  Ms. Michaels, a Woodstock resident, began publishing her series 30 years ago. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Henrikson earns Catskill Neighbors’ Service Award

Margaretville — Barbara Henrikson, RN, is the latest recipient of Catskill Neighbors’ service award for her volunteer work with seniors. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Bud Sife reflects on half-century of living in the Catskill Mountains

Fleischmanns resident have lived a full life

We see people driving up and down the mountains, in restaurants, Freshtown and all over the area and we acknowledge them as friends and acquaintances. But we don’t know where they’ve been or what happened in their lives to get them to the Catskills. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Repair Work

SHUT DOWN — The Fair Street Bridge in Margaretville was closed for repairs on Monday, July 9 so that work crews could repair a problem with a joint. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:09 PM

Workshop set at career center

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m.,  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

Making A Difference

Working in hospice care since 2001, Lucy Straut is a model example of how to do a hard job well.  Straut began working for Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care after having worked at Mountainside Residential Care and the Margaretville Hospi More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

DEC sets permit system for Blue Hole visitors

Albany — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new no-cost, day use permitting system requiring visitors to obtain a permit to access the Blue Hole, located in the Sundown Wild Fores More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

DEP proposes watershed use rule changes

MTC office site of public hearing Thursday, July 26

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its proposal to update rules that govern access and activities on more than 135,000 acres of water supply property that are open for recreation in the wat More...

Posted 7/2/2018 08:18 PM

Walton supervisor dies suddenly

Walton Supervisor Charles Gregory died suddenly Monday, June 25 leaving a family, a community and a county in mourning for a rising political star. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

Delaware & Ulster RR launches Spark Initiative to boost tourism

Arkville — Continuing its commitment to attract more visitors to Delaware County and the Western Catskills, the Delaware & Ulster Railroad has launched a major investment in infrastructure and equipment.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM

News debuts new arts section

For centuries, the central Catskills has been home to an incredible cadre of artists. From the writings of John Burroughs to the paintings of those in the Pakatakan Arts Colony, the area’s history of arts and culture goes wide and deep. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 07:47 PM