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CM Railroad ridership sales topped $1 million

Revenues result from Shandaken, Kingston tourist train rides

The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) did over $1 million in sales last year operating tourist trains on tracks in Shandaken and Kingston. More...

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Sports

Mixed results in holiday hoop tourneys for teams

Roxbury boys, Blue Devil girls split contests

Deposit edged Margaretville, 55-52, in the opening round of the Downville Boys’ Holiday Tournament on December 30.  Margaretville staged a big rally in the final period, outscoring the Lumberjacks, 16-7, but fell just short of a victory.&n More...

Bowling

Margaretville Women’s12/29/16 W L More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Sara Loughran  Free Access 

Sara Ann (Cruickshank) Loughran of Shelburne, VT died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at her home at Wake Robin.  A longtime resident of Scarsdale, Bronxville, and Big Indian, she was born July 16, 1922, the daughter of Robert F. More...

Charles Pultz

Charles Junior Pultz, 91, a longtime resident of Fleisch- manns, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Margaretville Hospital. Junior was born September 12, 1925 in Fleischmanns, the son of Chester and Orpha (Krom) Pultz. More...

James Ross

James E. Ross, 75, of Binghamton passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, Roland (Doc) and Beatrice Ross; his mother-in-law, Ulrica Judson Wood and a brotherin law, Kenneth G. Wood. More...

Catskill Park coalition seeks $10M from NYS

Groups want funds for Catskill Park and Forest Preserve

A coalition of environmentalists is asking New York State for $10 million to “build a stronger Catskill Park and Forest Preserve.” More...

Holiday week snow perfectly timed for resorts

With December holidays now in the history books, Belleayre and Plattekill mountains both report continued snowmaking efforts underway as they move into regular season programming and gear up for the busy Martin Luther King holiday weekend.  More...

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

ALONG FOR THE RIDE — Snow tubing is popular with skiers and non-skiers at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury. This young enthusiast tried the tubing option, which is available from 11 a.m. More...

News

News welcomes writer Susan Kurp

The News is pleased to welcome Susan Kurp this week as its newest part-time reporter.  More...

A snapshot look back at some of 2016’s top stories

COOKIN' GOOD — The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest made its debut in Fleischmanns to rave reviews and sold-out vendors in August. More...

Like a good neighbor, beavers will help you fell that tree and dig that ditch — in record time, too!

These engineering rodents have strong family bonds and even stronger incisors

Among the myriad blessings in my life are the neighbors. In the 13 years I’ve lived at my current address they have come through with everything from a jump-start on a cold morning to a cup of sugar in the midst of pie making. More...

Events

Two local churches will host Epiphany celebrations in Jan.

The historic Saint James Lake Delaware Church on Route 28 between Andes and Delhi will host a Mass of the Epiphany, at 6 p.m. on January 5 with a dinner following the service in the Rectory Chapel.  More...

That's Entertainment

Sunday, Jan. 8   Fleischmanns First with hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. at LaCabana. In addition to routine business, there will be more discussion of visioning plans and exercises that have been taking place. All are welcome. More...

Author to read at Skene Library

Fleischmanns — John Verdon, local author of a series of internationally best-selling thrillers, will read from his latest novel, Wolf Lake at 2 p.m. at Skene Memorial Library, Main Street, Fleischmanns on Saturday, Jan. 14. More...

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