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Delaware bed tax approved by board

Controversial plan had little support from lodging owners

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted to institute a two percent tax on lodging facility revenues during their meeting last week. The decision to impose a two percent bed tax wasn’t made lightly. More...

RCS to hold reserve fund vote

Roxbury voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, Dec. 8, to determine whether or not the school district can establish a capital reserve fund in the amount of $1.5 million.  More...

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Sports

BASKETBALL

DRIVE TIME — Casey Serdiouk of Margaretville drives to the basket during Monday's 50-41 non-league win over visiting Schenevus. More...

Margaretville girls split tourney games

The Margaretville girls’ basketball team split a pair of games in the Middleburgh Thanksgiving Tournament.  The MCS team opened its season with a 42-32 win over Schoharie on Friday night. More...

Perfect 10

TEN-POINTER — Mitch Hull of Margaretville was home on his college break from SUNY ESF, Syracuse and harvested this 10-point buck on Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m. It scored a 135.5. — More...

Events

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‘Holiday Show’ opens Saturday at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is the Annual Gallery “Holiday Show” featuring the artwork of all Longyear Gallery members. An artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Artists invited to submit works for RAG’s installation exhibit

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) has announced an open call for artists to submit work for an installation exhibit. Artists have the opportunity to transform the Walt Meade Gallery; a space normally reserved for traditional gallery exhibitions. More...

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Resort Permits & Findings Statements Issued  Free Access 

Findings Statement for Belleayre UMP Released

 Developers of the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park gave thanks this week when they learned that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) had issued the findings statement and permits required to build a Highmount resor More...

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Police confiscate guns at Margaretville School  Free Access 

Weapons and ammo found in car Wednesday morning

     The Margaretville Central School community was reminded yesterday that guns and ammunition are banned from school property after a morning incident that resulted in the state police confiscating both from a car at the school and t More...

Pay rate snafu to boost Shandaken ambulance costs

Federal labor dept. orders payments for wage inequities

The Town of Shandaken has been underpaying its ambulance staff members for years and, according to the Federal Department of Labor, that practice must stop immediately. More...

News

New, expensive chapter revealed in Morton Library repair project

The Morton Memorial Library in Pine Hill got some good news two months ago when the Shandaken Town Board agreed to spend at least $8,000 on repairs to the historic building. But now it turns out that those repairs will cost more. Much more.  More...

Catskill Mountain News to publish Progress Edition in January

Area businesses will be profiled

In conjunction with its annual Best Service Awards campaign, the News will publish a special business review “Progress Edition” in January. More...

Tasha Ortloff named Pine Hill library director

There are changes afoot for Pine Hill’s Morton Memorial Library.  With the recent resignation of Director Molly Slater, the library board has chosen a new director for the position. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edmund Millar

Edmund Carrollton Millar, 62, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at his home in the Town of Andes. He was born January 15, 1953 to Jean (Farrell) Millar and Kevin G. Millar of Roxbury. More...

Ethel Johnson

Ethel L. Johnson, 85, died peacefully at her home in Arkville on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.  Her hobbies included cooking, number puzzles, and spending time with family. She was retired from SUNY Delhi where she had been employed as a cook.  More...

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