Fleischmanns First announces 2018 Maple Bake Off plans

Fleischmanns - Maple syrup is a new power food. It not only tastes great but researchers have found that the process of turning sap into syrup positively alters its molecular structure and it becomes an anti-carcinogen, a cancer fighting food. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

BLOWING IN THE WIND

BLOWING IN THE WIND - Doug McLaurine, owner of Roxbury General Store mans the snow blower as he begins the process of snow removal after the biggest storm of the winter dumped on the region. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Correction

In our story last week about the Fleischmanns Planning Board, the News stated that the board approved a site plan for applicant Ari Mendlovic prior to having a public hearing. That did not occur. More...

Posted 2/27/2018 10:54 PM

Ulster County Legislator comments on Catskill Rail Corridor petition

The Catskill Mountain Railroad continued its monitoring of Ulster County’s railroad activity with an announcement this week that the county has asked for a delay until March 7 on a required response to a petition from the U&D Railway Revitalizati More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:08 PM

Highmount’s Muriel Stone a model of fitness

For some, the term “active senior” is more aspiration than actualization. For Muriel Stone, it’s the key to a long and happy life. More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

Dem candidates to meet public on Sunday, Feb. 25 in Arkville

Arkville — Aidan O’Connor Jr. will join NY19 Candidates Brian Flynn and David Clegg for a voter Meet-and-Greet on Sunday, February 25 starting at 10 a.m. at the Catskill Center.  More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

Correction

Last week’s story about the Catskill Mountain News Service Awards listed Kurt Flachs as “specializing in electric appliances, broken pipes and security lighting.” Kurt Flachs specializes in plumbing and heating and has never handled More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Everybody has a Story

Everybody has a story. No two of us have had the exact same experiences in life, and no two of us respond exactly the same way to similar experiences. More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Snowmakers play key roles in keeping slopes prepped for skiers, boarders

Unsung heroes keep mountains in peak shape

They go to work when everyone else is sitting down to dinner. And for 12 straight hours, they brave the dark of night, the harshest winds and the coldest conceivable temperatures to cover dozens of ski trails with practically perfect snow.  More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Tannerite explosions cause uproar in Delaware County

Legal product a key ingredient used by terrorists in many attacks

On Saturday Jan. 27, several Delaware County residents posted Facebook complaints about hearing explosions that in some cases rocked their homes and “freaked out” their pets. Postings started coming in just before 2 p.m. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Ulster Employment and Training office sets workshops for SSI and SSDI consumers

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, February 15 at 2 p.m.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Mural unveiled as tribute to Delaware County Fair

4-H leader inspired to support artwork project in Walton

The Delaware County Fair is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events each year. Collections of animals and art, exhibits and concerts, competitions, food, and of course, the midway, still attract thousands of visitors every year. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Competition top-notch for 20th annual CMN Service Awards

Twenty years. For 20 years the Catskill Mountain News has asked its readers to tell us who offers the best service in the region. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Winning eateries dish up great food and excellent customer service

The News is pleased to announce the winners of the Best Service Awards. Now in it’s 20th year, the voters have decided. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Andes Architecture

MODERN ART — This Andes home was completed last year by the Roxbury-based Beaverdam Builders. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Appointments made at Delaware Co. Supervisors’ session

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled board meeting last Wednesday, announcing committee appointments and passing of 11 resolutions including the appointment of Delaware County Fire Advisory Board, a budget amendment More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Planning Board dismisses Hog Mtn. car lot application

Attorney finds road frontage is not adequate

The Middletown Planning Board made short work of a controversial application last week when it dismissed an application for a permit for a used car lot on the Hog Mountain Road in Fleischmanns.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

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Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Belleayre ski patrollers honored for half-century of service

Richard Parrish, Harry Tikijian join exclusive NSP company

In a sport where “inherent risk” is printed on every ticket and most participants now wear helmets, safety and first aid are critical components of the industry.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Fleischmanns Methodist Church pastor has strong belief in power of community

Bringing people together is focus of pastor’s work

Deborah Judisky, pastor at the Fleischmanns United Methodist Community Church, is somewhat new to the area. After seven years in Orange County she was appointed to Fleischmanns in 2016. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:14 PM

DEC to host unveiling of Belleayre Mt. Biking & Cross Country Ski Trail Plan

In a December 20 e-mail from- NYS DEC’s Bill Rudge, a public meeting/workshop to present a draft plan for Belleayre Mountain bike and cross country ski trails was announced. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

CWC funds flood hazard removal in Shandaken

Shandaken — An aging Shandaken bridge that has been closed to traffic for decades will be removed with funding from the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation program.  More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

NYC water filtration waiver continues

Margaretville — The NY State Department of Health has renewed the waiver that keeps New York City from having to build an upstate filtration system for water drawn from the city’s Catskill/Delaware supply which serves more than nine milli More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Carol Seitz   More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Kenco builds loyalty with rewards program

Big national chain stores have nothing on Kenco, one of the Catskills’ leading retail outfits, which initiated a customer loyalty/rewards program recently, the first of its kind in the region. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Triplets born in Andes

The Liddle Farm in Andes on County Hwy 1 had a very rare and exciting addition to their herd last month.  More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Volunteer Voices

American Legion

The American Legion has a long and storied history and this country, starting in 1919 when it was chartered and incorporated by Congress “as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.” The group is known for p More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Area pair arrested on charges of child sexual exploitation

Albany – Joshua Carey, age 37, of Stamford and Ariel Machia, age 27, of Middleburgh were arrested on February 22 and charged with sexual exploitation of a one-year-old, whom they used to produce child pornography.  More...

Posted 2/27/2018 10:54 PM

GOP to host Assembly candidate March 3

Margaretville — A ‘Meet and Welcome’ will be held for Assembly candidate Chris Tague at the Margaretville American Legion Hall on Saturday, March 3.  More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:08 PM

Little excitement in village elections

Village elections in March appear to be sleepy affairs this year with two incumbents running unopposed in Margaretville and just a single candidate running for two available seats in Fleischmans. More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Bonnie Walker

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Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

CWC approves Shokan wastewater project deal with Dept. of Environmental Protection

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on February 7 approved an agreement between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the CWC to develop a wastewater management project for the hamlet o More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

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

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Corrections

Corrections: Last week in a feature story naming Blair Collectibles, we incorrectly added an “e” to their name, incorrectly spelling it.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

O’Connor Hospital earns Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation

Delhi – O’Connor Hospital (OCH), part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its perfor More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Barbara Hanselman is appointed to Farm Service Agency Committee

As local farm famlies go, few are as active as the Hanselman family and few “Farmer’s Wives” are as involved in their industry as Barbara Hanselman of Del-Rose Farm in South Kortright. Hanselman was recently appointed by U.S. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Laurie McIntosh

In a region with a long and deep agricultural history, farm to table food in schools should be a “no-brainer.” Yet jumping regulatory and financial hurdles to actually deliver local agricultural products to school cafeterias has not been More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Winners named in for each Catskill Mountain News Service Award category

Accountants/ Bookkeeping Services 1. Steve Tanzer 2. Richard Merkle 3. Liz McPhail 3. Gary Holgate  Art Galleries 1. Longyear 1. Roxbury Arts Group   More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Winners in contracting categories feature many familiar faces

One category that appears several times in the 20th Annual Catskill Mountain News Best Service Awards is the category for contractors that include categories such as; carpentry, electrician, landscaping, painting, plumbing, and roofing.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Community solar shines light on alternative energy benefits

Delaware River Solar company leading the charge

Community solar is one of the newest energy efficiency innovations to come to New York in recent years, and Delaware River Solar (DRS) has been integral in leading the way from the start. More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Recreational boating on NYC reservoirs set record for usage during 2017 season

Catskills businesses rented six percent more boats last year

New York — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) calculated that a total of 1,646 boats were used in 2017 through its recreational boating program in the Catskills, including 968 canoes and kayaks that were rented from More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Jake Rosa’s life celebrated at community barbecue

More than $14,000 raised for family

Hundreds of community members turned out on Saturday for a Community Card Signing and Chicken Barbeque honoring Jake Rosa.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Margaretville board reps to hold talks on future with neighboring districts

Looking to the future of district alignments

The Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education convened last Wednesday, Jan 17 to discuss recent communications with Roxbury Central School (RCS) and to hear a presentation from the Information Technology Committee.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Polly Vos   Founded in 2000, the Pine Hill Community Center was designed to be a gathering place for people in the central Catskills, everywhere from Delhi to Phoenicia. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

DEP announces Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza announced the launch of the 32nd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:14 PM

CMN Service Award party moves to Union Grove

Entry deadline for submitting ballots Feb. 6

When the News’ 20th Annual Best Service Awards are announced in February, winners will be honored with a pre-announcement party at Union Grove Distillery according to an announcement from publisher Joan Lawrence-Bauer this week. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

More than 1,000 turned out at service for Jake Rosa

An estimated 1,000 local residents packed the Margaretville Central School last Friday night to say goodbye to Middletown Town Councilman Jake Rosa and to mourn his death in a tragic accident on January 5. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Watershed ed. grant deadline

Margaretville —The deadline for this annual funding round is February 1. Find guidelines and the application form here. Explore programs, resources and field trip opportunities here. Contact: 845-586-1400, ext. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Catskill Park Coalition seeks vols to participate in a day of advocacy

Arkville — Since 2013, the Catskill Center, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Park Coalition have annually led groups of volunteers in a day of Catskills advocacy in Albany. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

CMN county designation is official

In its annual re-organization meeting last week, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors named the Catskill Mountain News as one of its three official papers. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM