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Catskill Mountain Railroad racing to meet lease terms

Brush cutting work among ongoing tasks as lease end looms

With only three months left on a 25-year-long lease, and in an attempt to get that lease of Ulster County-owned railroad rack renewed, the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) has been doing some last minute clearing on miles of the railway between High More...

Service Appreciation

WRESTLING FOR TITLE — Steve Yaekel, left, and Jeff Tichenor vowed a “fight to the finish” last week when they were tied for first place honors as the top wine and liquor store in th More...

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NYC Watershed

Upstate, downstate tension over water not a new issue

Watershed matters can be traced back more than a century

In the late 1990s, with pressures on New York City increasing to either control its watershed or filter its water, New York Governor George Pataki helped broker a Watershed Memorandum of Agreement between city, state, federal, and environmental entit More...

Sports

South Kortright boys cruise to Section IV championship

Delaware League champs romp past Stamford in finals

Unbeaten South Kortright rolled to a Section IV, Class D boys’ basketball title with 71-33 victory of Stamford in Saturday’s finals at Oneonta.  The Rams continued their rampage through the tournament and quickly put the game out of More...

Rocky Wilson earns place in Section IV Hall of Fame

MCS soccer whiz helped build school into a powerhouse

Former Margaretville Central School multi-sport star Rocky Wilson was posthumously inducted into the Section IV Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton.  Rocky, who starred at MCS from 1977-80, was one of two former More...

Season’s Over

RUNNING INTO TROUBLE —SK's Lexi DuBois drives to the basket, but meets resistance from Delhi's Karlye Heavey in action last Wednesday. More...

Events

CMN Service Awards winners enjoyed reception

Winners and runners up in the Catskill Mountain News’ Best Service Awards program packed the News office last Friday afternoon for a reception to celebrate the choices of readers in the annual contest.  More...

Maple producers participate in annual open houses

Spring means maple syrup and each year, members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invited families and friends into their “sugar houses.” This year’s maple weekend celebrations are scheduled for March 19-20 and again More...

‘Muslim Journeys’ topic at Andes programs

Adult program spans 4 weeks starting March 29

Andes — The Andes Public Library is collaborating with the New York Council for the Humanities to offer a free, open to the general public four-session adult reading and discussion series. More...

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Health Alliance system gets $88.8 million for Kingston  Free Access 

Expected impact on Margaretville Hospital to be determined

Friday, March 4, 2016  --  The Kingston based Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley (HAHV) which also owns Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville,  just announced state endorsement of an $88.8 m More...

Upstate, downstate tension over water not a new issue

Watershed matters can be traced back more than a century

In the late 1990s, with pressures on New York City increasing to either control its watershed or filter its water, New York Governor George Pataki helped broker a Watershed Memorandum of Agreement between city, state, federal, and environmental entit More...

Supervisors OK bids for slope stabilization work

Board approves pipeline co. road use

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved a long list of awards for the Department of Public Works at their meeting last Wednesday. More...

News

On the Street

Each New Year’s Day begins with the idea that we should start the year by resolutions; typically vows that would bring more light, joy, and health to flourish within our lives. More...

Phoenicia Plaza remains closed following fire

A fire that broke out in the kitchen of a recently opened restaurant in the Phoenicia Plaza last Thursday caused little to no structural damage to the building but all of the businesses within the plaza remain closed due to smoke and water damage. More...

DEP to rehab Pepacton Cemetery headstones

More than 300 gravestones will be cleaned, repaired or replaced in project

Andes — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced plans to clean and repair more than 300 headstones this spring at Pepacton Cemetery, the location of approximately 1,000 deceased who were reinterred beginning More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mark DeSilva

Mark DeSilva, 56, formerly of Oneonta and Margaretville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in Oswego following a long illness.  He was born January 29, 1960 to Gerald DeSilva and Millicent (Bryant) Becker.  More...

Carmelo Barrientos

Carmelo Barrientos, 60, of Highmount died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Albany Medical Center.  He was born February 9, 1956 in Puerto Rico, the son of Carmelo and Carmen Ildefonso Barrientos.  More...

Lois Coulter

Lois M. More...

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