News

Regional ski cooperation plans starting to take shape

By Jay Braman Jr.
After months of Hatfield and McCoy style feuding, the ski centers in Ulster and Greene counties are warming to the idea of working together to attract more visitors. And along the way one ski center in Delaware County has gotten involved too.


Shandaken's settlement with NYC would raise taxes

By Jay Braman Jr.
If the Town of Shandaken agrees to a settlement on the value of the mammoth New York City owned waste treatment plant in Pine Hill, the Big Apple would save hundreds of thousands in taxes, an amount that the rest of the taxpayers in town would then have to pay.


Deer rescued after fall into lake

By Brian Sweeney
Four deer were rescued from the icy waters of Lake Wawaka in Halcottsville Sunday afternoon. The deer were spotted stranded in the lake shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday. Forest Ranger Joe Bink was among the first rescue workers on the scene.


OCS Board president resigns

By Jay Braman Jr.
The President of the Onteora School District’s Board of Trustees has resigned.
Ralph Legnini, who was elected to the board last May for a three-year term, sent a brief written statement to the rest of the trustees just hours prior to the board’s Feb. 3 meeting to announce that his resignation was effective immediately.


Ulster Press closes its doors

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Ulster County Press, a weekly newspaper that served as the official paper for the Town of Shandaken, has stopped the presses for good. Publisher Lori Childers told reporters that the paper’s Feb. 11 edition would be the last issue after four years of circulation.


Meet the Candidate

Scott Murphy, the Democratic candidate running to fill Kirsten Gillibrand's vacated U.S. House seat, will be the special guest at the next Delaware County Democratic Committee meeting on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Sanford Hall, SUNY Delhi.


Upstage Community Coffeehouse presents James Krueger and friends

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will host the Upstage New York Community Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. The show, led by Pine Hill’s own James Krueger, will feature the fine vocal work of Amy Soucy from New York City, the haunting Celtic inspired harp playing of Deborah Osherow, and the lively fiddle and banjo tunes of Kate West and Alan McKnight.


Hudson and his ship topic of slide show

Margaretville – Kipp Cronk Van Aken, chief engineer of the Half Moon, will give an illustrated talk Saturday, Feb. 28 on life aboard the 85-foot replica of the ship Henry Hudson sailed while exploring the Hudson River in 1609.


RCS Olympiad Team qualifies for state finals

The drought that has kept the RCS High School Science Olympiad Team away from the state finals since 2004 ended at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Saturday. The Rockets qualified for their ninth appearance at the state finals with their fifth place overall performance in a field of 18 teams. Only four schools from the regional will advance to the finals.


MARK gets funds to be spent in Bovina

By Matthew J. Perry
A new, unexpected source of community funding was announced last Tuesday at Bovina’s Town Board meeting.


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