Fairbairn, Nolan win races after absentee ballot tallies

Town of Hardenburgh Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn retained his position when the Ulster County Board of Elections counted absentee ballots on November 16.  More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:02 PM

Community Heroes

HEROIC WORK — Six Delaware County business organizations were honored for contributions to their communities in a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Taste for Commerce event at the Andes Hotel More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

Catskills Rising: Samuel the Shepherd

It was a sleepy fall morning when I trudged through chilly weather and damp grass to hide myself in a warm car. As I started the engine, I couldn’t help but feel a tingle of excitement in the air. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

“In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Help wanted

DELAWARE COUNTY TITLE COMPANY is seeking a full-time Title Examiner/Administrator 35 - 40 hours per week. Title-reading skills preferred, training available. Computer and phone skills and a high level of organization required. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

O’Connor offer youth grant funds

Hobart - The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Inc. of Hobart has announced a special grant program for 2018 focused on impacting youth in Delaware County. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Roxbury Arts Group welcomes two new staffers

Roxbury - Karen Fairbairn of Arkville and Solveig Comer of South Kortright have joined the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) staff as Program Director, and Grants & Community Coordinator respectively, rounding out the management team lead by Executive Dir More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

DEP completes Shandaken sewer extension

Shandaken - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the completion of work on a $2.2 million sewer line extension project in the Town of Shandaken to provide centralized wastewater collection and treatment to addi More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

Marathon Man

ON THE RUN — Local resident Franz Edlinger completed the New York City Marathon last week, running the entire race except when he had to slow down to a walk to take video shots. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Roxbury Arts Group will host a Treehouse Shakers production of Olive & Pearl on Saturday afternoon. The visually stimulating performance features puppetry, dance and an original musical score that explores the notions of home and family. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE

The run for the Ulster County Legislature from District 22 (Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken) has shaped up to be a tough contest after sleepy primaries earlier this year. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

SHANDAKEN

Look for Town of Shandaken candidate profiles on the catskillmountainnews.com website on Wednesday, Nov. 1.   More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

CAR CARE

Plan ahead for winter driving to avoid disaster

Snow, ice, slush, and hail are coming. Sooner rather than later. They come every year and we can’t get away from it. Great for the ski slopes but not for the cars. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Catskill Region wedding venues deliver for Texas couple

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast in August, Shellie Schoellkopf and her fiancé, Robert Callaway, were planning their wedding. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Pastor Lee Stowe fills void at Memorial UN Church in Shandaken

Church went 1.5 years without pastor in place

Pastor Lee Stowe began serving as pastor for The Memorial United Methodist Church in Shandaken this past July and the community is grateful and welcoming. Previous to Stowe’s arrival, the church went 1.5 years without a pastor.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Farm Feast supports Bovina Library

Bovina — As fall reaches its peak and growing season gradually ends, Bovinians will once again gather to celebrate their farms, their community and their library.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

New trail near Woodchuck Lodge

A new trail will open on the property of Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury with an unveiling event on Sunday, Oct. 29. The new trail is a segment of a partially restored footpath that was developed by Dr. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ARENA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ARENA FIRE DEPT. was formed in 1892 as “Hubbell Hose Co,No.1” and later changed to “Arena Fire Dept.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT began in 1877 in an old firehouse beside the Andes Hotel. Now it’s located at what once was Bromley’s Truck Garage on County Rd 1. They moved to their current location in the 1980s.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

BIG INDIAN/ OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE BIG INDIAN OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT is a family affair. John Rossitz has been a member for 57 years. Jane Rossitz, his wife, was the first woman member of the department. Jody Rossitz, their son, is the Chief of the BIOFD. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY

THE GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY was formed on August 5. 1899 with 18 charter members. Their first piece of fire-fighting equipment was a handdrawn hose cart that was donated to the company by George Decker of T. W. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBER ROSTERLou Agustinello, Don Bramley, Charlie Bush, Nelson Delameter, Brian Faulkner, Tommy Filupeit, Kristie Gavette, Dee Hardy, John Hubbell, Terry Johnson, John Mathiesen, Chris Rosa, Laura Seltz, Bob Vining More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

PHOENICIA/ MT. TREMPER/ SHANDAKEN FIRE DEPARTMENTS

PHOENICIA FIRE DEPARTMENT Phoenicia Fire Department averages 100 to 150 calls per year, not including out of area calls. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT   More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Delaware County Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21

Delhi — Delaware County residents can gather up old paints, thinners and pesticides and dispose of them safely on Saturday, Oct. 21 during Clean Sweep 2017. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

News to close office for holiday weekend

This week, the News will give thanks for the readers and advertisers we serve each week. It is a pleasure to be part of your lives.  More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:02 PM

Catskills Rising

Catskills Rising to provide younger viewpoints

The News is happy to debut Catskills Rising, a new column by Claire Burnett this week. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

Fleischmanns seeks pool contractors

Fleischmanns Village trustees grappled with a host of issues from long-needed pool repairs to New York City property buyouts when they held their monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

New online source profiles Middletown Civil War soldiers

Margaretville – The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) is pleased to make available a new online collection detailing the lives and service records of 242 Civil War veterans from Middletown.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

DEP project restores Pepacton Cemetery

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was joined on November 9 by elected officials from Delaware County, local historians and veterans to mark the completed restoration of Pepacton Cemetery. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

CWC Board approves funding for Delhi sweeper, vacuum truck

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC)  Board of Directors has approved a grant of $220,174 to the Village of Delhi to buy a new street sweeper and vacuum truck.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Thanksgiving dinner for seniors scheduled around Delaware Cty.

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities will serve a full Thanksgiving Dinner at all dining centers on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Fight-related charges dropped vs. Fleischmanns man

On October 26, charges against Charles Palka, 41 of Fleischmanns, that arose from an altercation in that Village in August were dismissed “without prejudice” by the Honorable John R. Fairbarn II in Town of Middletown Justice Court.  More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

MARK Project awarded $290,000 to help families afford safe housing

Arkville — More than a quarter million dollars — $290,000 — has just been awarded to The MARK Project to rehabilitate local homes and make them affordable for local, full-time income-eligible individuals and families. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

Karate life-changing sport for Jim Gohlke

Karate was the last thing on long-term Margaretville resident, Jim Gohlke’s mind two years ago. It was a time when cancer was beating him down and his wife, Lisa, of 30 years succumbed to Lupus. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

Shandaken man sentenced to prison

Danny Griffin, 32, of Creek Side Drive, Shandaken was sentenced to a term of 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison in Ulster County Court following a conviction of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree.  More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Candidates

ANDES Four people are running to fill two seats on the Andes Town Board. First-time candidates John Ciccone will appear on the Democratic and Independent lines and William Duke is running on the Main Street Party line. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Volunteers to it all   Penny socials. Bake sales. Fundraisers. Newsletters. Years-of-membership pins.  More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Liddle Farm a labor of love for Halcottsville family

Couple receiving cow as wedding gift was start of farm life

It seems only natural that, when you receive a cow for a wedding gift, you start a farming operation.  That’s probably not the formula used to establish most farms, but it was for Halcottsville residents Jenny and Dick Liddle. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Gould Church minister reflects on changes in area and religion

Rev. Richard Dykstra examines differences over past 30+ years

The Rev. Richard Dykstra, minister at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury since 1981, is one of the one area’s longest serving clergy. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Volunteers needed for holiday feast

Volunteers are needed for the annual Community Thanksgiving Meal that serves about 100 people in the Margaretville area on Thanksgiving Day  The organizing committee has lost several volunteers who usually assist on meal day and now the group is More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Much like rural fire companies, libraries in our small towns and villages are vital, provide important services unavailable elsewhere. Sponsoring art exhibits, classes, and lectures, they serve an unofficial role as walk-in community centers. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

B’nai Israel congregation season ends

Fleischmanns — As B’nai Israel in Fleischmanns prepares for its centennial year next year, the High Holidays were truly inspiring for those who participated this year. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT had its simple beginnings early in the 1890s. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ARKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Arkville Fire Department was formed in 1875 and has provided service to Arkville and the surrounding area continually for 142 years.  The present day department is made up of approximately 25 members, of whom 20 are active firefighters.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT is 100% volunteer. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

HALCOTTSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE HALCOTTSVLLE FIRE DEPARTMENT receives approximately 30+ calls per year.  The Halcottsville Fire Department covers over 200 full-time and seasonal residents. They receive several Echo Fire Calls to assist as they do not have an EMS.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Olive Fire Department Staff includes: Line Officers Chief Chris Winnie and Deputy Chief Steven Fuller. COMPANY #1: OLIVEBRIDGE Assistant Chief Terry Elmendorf, First Lieutenant Tim Dupree Jr, 1st Lieuten More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Three fall traditions intersected this week leading us naturally, some would say organically, to our Volunteer of the Week. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 07:10 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

If this column makes it seem that all volunteers are in their “golden” years, this week’s nominee dispels that notion. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM