New Hancock group eyes tourism opportunities

Hancock — A new group called the “Hancock Gateway Tourism Council” (HGTC) has been specially convened in Hancock to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic tourism plan that recognizes tourism as a critical socio-economic sect More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Halcottsville Fire Department

The Halcottsville Fire Department may not be one of the biggest firefighting units around, but like most of its peer fire companies, it is an integral part of its community. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

Adult reading & discussion program set at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association has received a Spring 2018 Adult Reading and Discussion Grant from New York Humanities.  More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

Crossroads Ventures wins another court resort victory

The Crossroads Ventures team won another court battle for the Belleayre Resort last week when the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division found that an appeal by The Catskill Heritage Alliance of an earlier court decision was without merit. More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

MARK Project exploring funding for regional child care facilities

Key service lacking in local communities

The MARK Project is in the early stages of exploring funding opportunities for the establishment of a childcare facility to serve the Margaretville- Arkville-Roxbury vicinity.  Executive Director Peg Ellsworth said her organization is working to More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Car care tips

Spring has sprung

It’s the time of the season for spring-cleaning on vehicles. Winter can take its toll on cars. Snow, salt and sand accumulation can cause rusting if not cleaned properly, which is especially common in the undercarriage area of a vehicle. More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Delaware Opportunities planning area food distribution on April 27

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, April 27th from 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed.  More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

CWC provides stream cleaning supplies

Margaretville — April 22 is Earth Day, time to shower a little love on your favorite stream.  The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) provides supplies to groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from streambanks in the Ca More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Assembly GOP candidate outlines top issues

Chris Tague running in special election for Assembly Dist.

For a time of the year when elections are usually the furthest thing from people’s minds, a special election for the New York State Assembly has rallied supporters of each major party and activated potential voters. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

Senior Community Employment Service will hold info session at Pine Hill Center

Pine Hill — The Senior Community Service Employment Program will hold an information session on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street.  More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

10-year-old Andes skiing enthusiast sets goal on Olympic team

Gavin Nichols earns reward of ski camp for race training

With the excitement of the Winter Olympics still fresh, and a winter season that seems to never end, one Olympic hopeful from Andes is on the rise.  Gavin Nichols has been skiing for eight-and-a-half years. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

SMACKED! puts local focus on opioid crisis

Area filmmaker takes closeup look at issues

With the tragic death of a 39 year-old woman in Delhi last week, public officials were once again reminded of the substance abuse crisis gripping the entire country. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:53 PM

DA and sheriff mark Crime Victims’ Week

Delhi — Delaware County District Attorney John Hubbard and Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond urged Delaware County citizens to pause and recognize the week of April 8-14 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week to honor and support all crime vict More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:53 PM

Bullets found in Hancock school

An alert employee at Hancock Central School alerted officials Monday morning, April 2, at 10:20 a.m., when five, live .22 caliber bullet rounds were found in the middle/high school boys locker room near a pair of pants on the floor. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Seven earn new posts in Sheriff’s Department

Delhi - Six members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department earned promotions and a member of the Civil Enforcement Division received promotions in March according to Sheriff Craig DuMond. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Volunteer Voices

Nearly every community in this area of the Catskills is blessed with a public library. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Chaplain Welcomed

NEW CHAPLAIN — County Sheriff Craig DuMond, right appointed Pastor Larry Light of the New Hope Church in Walton as a Chaplain with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Voter registration deadlines for special election announced

Delhi – The Delaware County Board of Elections reminds all residents of a special election to be held April 24 to for the office of Member of Assembly, 102nd Assembly District. More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Mountainside Residential Care Center

The Mountainside Residential Care Center, on Route 28 in Margaretville is among the best long-term care facilities in the region. More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

Middletown sets up EV charging station

The Town of Middletown is in the final testing stage before activating an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station for public use.  More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

New pastoral leaders join our community

Roxbury - The faith community of Holy Innocent Cathedral in Halcottsville, welcomed additional clergy to its pastoral team.  More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Andes Library

The Andes Library is an anchor in its community and a center for activity that goes way above and beyond books and reading. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

AG Council seeks contractors

Walton - The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) is inviting interested contractors to an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss the expansion of the Agricultural Program project implementation. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

3RD ANNUAL SEED SWAP

Phoenicia - The Phoenicia Library and Shandaken Community Gardens will be holding their third annual seed swap on Saturday March 17 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The event will be held at the Phoenicia Public Library, Main St. Phoenicia, NY. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Updating technology for the municipality is among top goals

Max Mann takes over duties as Fleischmanns Village Clerk   There’s a new Village Clerk in town! More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

Nick Sprague earns Marine Corps promotion

Roxbury — Nicholas William Sprague graduated from Roxbury Central School on June 24, 2017. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

Joining The Hall

HALL OF HONORS — A crowd of well-wishers rocked the house to music by Blues Maneuver on Saturday night when Bob “Z Man” Zimmerman was inducted into the Belleayre Hall of fame. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 09:15 PM

NBT promotes Keable to Vice President post

Oneonta — NBT Wealth Management Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development Brian Voss announced that Kathleen Keable has been promoted to Vice President. More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Planning board tables ‘concrete storage facility’ application

Proposed project faces questioning in Middletown

Concrete storage, crushers, temporary permits, parking areas, tri-axle trucks, and back hoes, were some of the hot topics of this month’s Town of Middletown Planning Board meeting when a formal public hearing was held to consider the siting of More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Roxbury Town Board gets updates on transfer station, water projects

Waste disposal rules are changing for municipalities

The Roxbury Town Board met on Monday April 9 to hear presentations on the town’s water projects as well as new state laws regarding transfer stations.  More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Lifeguard certification course set in Olive

Olive — The Town of Olive is hosting an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course at the Olive Town Pool in West Shokan @ Davis park on Saturdays, June 2-30 and July 7 and 14 from 1-5 p.m. More...

Posted 4/17/2018 11:00 PM

Operation Hang Up crackdown on distracted driving

Albany — The New York State Police announced a statewide crackdown on distracted driving, as part of April’s designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

Wayne Bank voted best for third year in a row

Honesdale, PA – Wayne Bank was recently presented with the 2017 Happenings Magazine Happie Award for “Best Bank”. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

Roxbury author Ellen Stewart pens Mental Health in Rural America: A Field Guide

Art therapist has been working on book eight yrs.

Ellen Greene Stewart’s newly published book, “Mental Health in Rural America: A Field Guide” is the most recent contribution to what is a growing awareness of mental health issues in Delaware County.  More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

Volunteer Voices

Margaretville Fire Department

Local fire departments are as important to our safety as they are overlooked and under recognized. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:52 PM

CAR CARE

Follow these tips for spring car care

The staff at Rick’s Tires Grand Gorge offered the following car care tips for spring. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 08:53 PM

Shandaken judge faces DWI charge; Miranda off bench pending outcome

Shandaken — A Town of Shandaken Justice is facing multiple changes, including driving while intoxicated, following a March 19 accident in the township.  More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Utility crews had massive task to bring back power after storm

Area residents grumbled this week when another winter snowstorm caused more bad roads and more school closings at the end of what is euphemistically called “Spring” vacation. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Merrill elected to CWC Board

Art Merrill was announced as the newest member of the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Board of Directors at their annual meeting on April 3.  The Colchester supervisor was one of several supervisors vying for the open seat vacated b More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Villages post election results

Fleischmanns residents will have a fully engaged Village Board for the coming year thanks to the 11 people who cast ballots in village elections last week. More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Hospital mental health services are available to the community

Ability to pay is not a factor

As attention to the nation’s crisis in opioid addiction and mental health issues continues to occupy front pages across the country, Margaretville Hospital is leading the way in diagnosis and treatment with services that tackle the most underse More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Middletown building permits rose in 2017; Most work was for additions & alterations

Four new homes constructed in town during the past year

Building activity in the Town of Middletown saw a big spike in 2017, according to the annual report from the town’s code enforcement officer.  CEO Chris Plante presented the Building and Zoning Department Annual Report to the town board at More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

Ticket to Work Employment Network helps expand employment options

Kingston - The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m,. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:33 PM

Riverwalk gets scrutiny by Delaware supervisors

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation advocating for the Delhi Riverwalk Project which looks to make multiple improvements in the village. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:33 PM

St. James Church traces a proud heritage

Lake Delaware. Only longtime locals really have a sense of where it is. But clearly it’s most important landmark is the St. James Church. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Writer, fly fisherman Nick Lyons a true Renaissance man

‘Father Emeritus’ of the modern fly fishing movement

Publisher, writer and fly fisherman, Nick Lyons is a Renaissance man of the highest caliber. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Weaver spins ad search into ‘Pot of Gold’

Ellen Weaver of Andes is the lucky winner of last week’s Pot of Gold contest and took home a $25 gift certificate for dinner at the Andes Hotel. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Correction

The Central Catskills Trail Association fireworks mentioned last week were at BobCat Ski Center not the Andes Hotel as indicated. We regret the error in the photo caption.   More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Congratulations to Elaine O’Mara Hulbert!

She won last week’s Pot of Gold contest and will enjoy a $25 gift certificate to the  Bull and Garland restaurant in Hobart.  To enter this week’s contest, see page 5 A   More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

DIRTY GIRL GETS IT WRIGHT

DIRTY GIRL GETS IT WRIGHT - After a long, long wait, Cyndi Wright moved her Dirty Girl Goat Farm to its new home in Andes. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM