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Building project, testing, Pre-K issues raise concerns at MCS Board meeting

Frustrations arise between board and administration

Regents’ scores, pre-Kindergarten, high school English classes, and a plan to address educational deficiencies were among thorny issues tackled by the Margaretville Central School Board of Education at its monthly meeting last Wednesday.  More...

Ulster County removes Esopus Creek flood threat

Debris was removed from stream banks in flood prep project

Using the philosophy of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, workers from the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District went into the Esopus Creek floodway recently and removed tons of debris that was expected to wash downstream More...

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Annual Catskills Cup gets underway Friday

Sold out tourney features players of every age

With a full field in every division, the 2016 Catskills Cup Tennis Tournament this weekend promises to be the biggest yet in the history of the event. More...

Branching Out

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23,000 & Counting

HISTORIC MILESTONE — Evan Shaul, 10, from Middleburgh, became the Headwaters Soccer Club's 23,000th soccer player in the club's 27 year history. More...

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Festival of Voice opens with a bang  Free Access 

Many events daily through Sunday

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice got off with a  bang Thursday night when Hudson Valley musicians with the Paul Green Rock Academy doing "Rock the Beatles" slammed hits from the psyhedelic era out of the park. More...

One That Didn’t Get Away

PEPACTON RESERVOIR LUNKER — The Pepacton Reservoir continues to be a destination for fishermen seeking large brown trout. More...

Unexpected $2.5 million in Shandaken town budget

New town hall, highway garage being considered

The new town hall that Shandaken officials have long hoped for may happen yet.  At the town board meeting Monday evening it was announced that, due to FEMA’s decision to unexpectedly pay for some bridge replacement projects, there should b More...

News

Lake Street, Fleischmanns bridge replacement approved by county

The Lake Street pedestrian bridge over Vly Creek in the Village of Fleischmanns was approved for replacement last Wednesday by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors at their regular monthly meeting.  More...

Phoenicia Library tax increase on Shandaken’s November ballot

The Phoenicia Library Association is asking Shandaken taxpayers for a 72-percent increase in the amount they give the library to support its budget.  More...

Building Relationships

ON THE TRAIL — John Faso, left, once the Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly, met with Jason Wadler, right and other constituents on Saturday as he pursues a race for the NY-19 Congr More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George Ballantine

George Herbert Ballantine, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home on his beloved mountaintop in Andes.  More...

Events

Digital photography is focus of St. James class

Lake Delaware — Andes and New York City based photographer Joe Damone will be offering a four-week course in digital photography at the Our Place Adult Enrichment Center at Saint James Church Lake Delaware. More...

That's Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 3 Circus Arts Workshop: Juggling for Beginners, Stilt- Walking, Unicycling, Mime, Performing a circus gag with Circus Arts Teaching Artist. Program is at 10:30 a.m. More...

Andes Community Days will be a two-day festival

Events planned for August 13-14 throughout hamlet

Andes — During the long hours of last winter as some were planning their seasonal crops and gardens, members of the newly found Andes Business Committee (ABC) along with some very committed residents, gathered to discuss how best to promote the uniqu More...

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