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Andes citizens spar over hiring law, historic district

Tempers flare in public exchange at board meeting

The Andes Town Hall was packed last week for a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to two local laws, both of which drew passionate responses.  More...

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Rams bury Blue Devils with 3s in Delaware Championship game

“They are a really, really good team…” said Margaretville coach John Bernhardt of South Kortright (SK) Friday night after his Blue Devil squad got buried 58-37 in the Delaware League Boys’ championship game at SUNY Delhi.&nbs More...

Roxbury tops MCS in girls’ hoop finale

The Roxbury girls’ basketball team finished its season on a high note, with a 40-31 win over visiting Margaretville in the Delaware League Mini-Tournament. The Blue Devils started quickly and and led 20-17 at the half. More...

Tis almost the season famous fishing quotes to pass the time

“In my view, the people who fish do so because it seems like magic to them, and it is hard to find things in life that seem magical.”  — Howell Raines “Fly fishing through the Midlife Crisis”   More...

Events

Phoenicia Library to host free concert

Phoenicia — Phoenicia Library presents a concert by Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.  More...

Fund-raising dinner and presentation planned at church

The Fleischmanns Community Church will be the setting for a fundraising dinner and presentation by Peg DiBenedetto, the organizer of Puerto Rican Farm Relief on Saturday, Feb. 24 with dinner starting at at 5 p.m. More...

Fleischmanns Maple Fest on tap March 24 & 25

Fleischmanns -- The 2018 maple season is well underway in the region with some producers tapping in early December of last year. More...

Planners approve site plan before holding public hearing

Cart before horse process draws ire in Fleischmanns

Despite the fact that rooms had been rented with no permit in place, the Flesichmanns Planning Board approved the site plan for a hotel complex constructed by Avi Mendlovic last Tuesday evening, Feb. 13. More...

Delaware County IDA buying former Andel Inn

Concerns aired over loss of status as taxable property

Major news broke last week when it was revealed that the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is in the process of buying the Andel Inn in Andes with plans to repurpose the building into an agricultural extension of the Ecenter in Delh More...

Local town officials blast Gov’s tax plan

Cuomo proposes changes in taxing NY State lands

Local officials are sharply critical of a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to reconfigure the method in which the state pays property taxes to local municipalities.  The governor’s plan would shift state tax payments from traditional asse More...

News

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...

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...

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donna Ramos

Donna Marie Ramos, age 55, a former resident to Margaretville area for 20 years died on February 7, 2018 in Charlotte, N.C.  Donna was born August 13, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Fravenberg) Rufrano.  More...

B. Leighton Scudder

B. Leighton Scudder, 92 of Rt. 28, Big Indian died Saturday Feb. 17, 2018 at his son’s home in Vestal, NY. He was born November 6, 1925 in Margaretville son of the late Bruce and Ola Lehtonen Scudder. More...

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