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Heroin problem hits hard in Shandaken

20-year-old’s death in hamlet of Phoenicia sparks calls for action

The death of 20-year-old Phoenicia resident Ryan Molnar prompted several residents to attend the Shandaken Town Board meeting Monday evening in search of municipal support in the fight against drug addiction. More...

$88 million grant to HealthAlliance to boost Margaretville Hospital

Local healthcare will feel benefits of HAHV expansion

The Kingston-based Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley announced an $88.8 million grant last week that will reform the way it delivers health care services and provide a new model of health care delivery not just in Ulster County but for the parts o More...

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Sports

‘Trout Tales’ sure to hook many on romance of fly fishing

Spillian will host March 26 program on special sport

Trout Tales 2016, a Fly-Fishing Celebration, where stories of, “the one that got away” will be featured, kicks off the fishing season in the Catskills on Saturday, March 26 at Spillian in Fleischmanns. More...

Dream season ends for SK Rams in state quarterfinals

Furious late rally falls short for team as season ends

Oriskany proved a bit too tough for South Kortright and stopped the Rams, 70-61, in Saturday’s quarterfinal round of the State Class D Basketball Tournament. More...

Delaware hoop, skiing All-Stars named

The Delaware League has an- nounced its all-star teams for the 2015-’16 winter sports’ season. Earning all-star recognition in boys’ basketball are: More...

Events

That's Entertainment

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Upstate New York’s ‘Worst Women’ are topic of DCHA program March 12

Delhi — Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by author Michael Keene. More...

Hiking Weekend at Frost Valley set April 15-17

A full schedule of events planned

Claryville — A hiking weekend is planned at Frost Valley YMCA from Friday-Sunday, April 15-17.  More...

Delaware bed tax off to lumpy start

Lack of preparation, enforcement issues cited as key issues

Owners of lodging establishments in Delaware County raised their voices in protest last week as the Delaware County Treasurer’s office tried to roll out enforcement efforts on the newlyestablished “bed tax.” More...

Good Morning Program

MORNING PEOPLE — Max Amendola, left and Gabriella Sines shared a table at Margaretville Central School's Morning Program last Friday. More...

Ulster mulls bed tax for Airbnb lodging

1,000+ facilities are in operation throughout county

Against of backdrop of local towns tightening the reigns on the burgeoning short-term rental industry, commonly known as Airbnb, the Ulster County Legislature is reviewing a new law that would slap a two-percent tax on such rentals.  More...

News

County Chamber’s ‘no bid’ verbal agreement for travel guide project sparks public concerns

Agency refuses to release figures for project costs

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (DCCC) has issued a no-bid, “verbal agreement” for the production and distribution of a Delaware Coun- ty Tourism Guide, raising questions this week about how Del- aware County and its contracted agencies are p More...

On the Street

What do you think about the legalization of marijuana? Opinions on marijuana legalization vary widely. Such stigma is attached to the topic that many people asked were happy to talk, but not for the record. More...

DEC seeking assistance locating black bear dens

Albany — This winter, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wildlife biologists are seeking the public’s help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Halloran

Thomas C. Halloran of Lexington, MA, formerly of Stamford, CT, died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.  Thomas was a WWII and Korea U.S. More...

Nanci Arvanete

Nanci E. Arvanete, 56, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at her residence in Denver where she had lived for the past 19 years.  She was born June 23, 1959 at Cobleskill. More...

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