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Sports

MCS girls win; Eagles stop Roxbury

Host Margaretville was a 59- 42 winner over Davenport in girls’ basketball action on February 2.  The Blue Devils trailed by four points at halftime, but broke open the contest with a 36-15 run after the intermission.  More...

Margaretville boys split hoop contests

Visiting Stamford downed the Blue Devils, 74-34 in Delaware League boys’ basketball play on February 3.  The winners built a 35-18 lead at the half and then dominated the final two periods. More...

Ski mountains looking to strong holiday period

Despite some rain Monday night into Tuesday this week, local ski area operators are predicting a strong weekend coming up and a great lead in to the President’s holiday week. More...

Events

Business mixer Feb. 15 at Belleayre

Highmount — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and Belleayre Mt. Ski Center with the Belleayre Music Festival will hold a “Building Businesses – Connecting Communities” winter business mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Hospital Auxiliary will meet Feb. 27

Margaretville — All members of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center are invited to the organization’s February 27 meeting at 10 a.m. in Club Med at Mountainside. Info: 796-8478.   More...

Valentine’s shopping hours in Margaretville

Come “Shop for your Sweetie” on Main Street, Margartville on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7 p.m. during extended hours at local businesses! Everyone has their best Valentine’s Day merchandise all prepared for your shopping. More...

Belleayre Mtn. supporters blast CHA at board session

Shandaken Board votes for state funds for ski center upgrades

The Shandaken Town Board showed unanimous support Monday night for a resolution calling on New York State to begin funding the expansion of Belleayre Ski Center this year. More...

Phoenicia man was killed in wood processing accident

Victim was working with machine when tragedy took place

A lifelong Phoenicia resident was killed on Monday. Deputies and detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a Lewis E. Peck, 40, subsequent to an accident that occurred in West Hurley.  More...

Chilling Out

COOL STUFF — The Hanford Mills Museum was mobbed last Saturday for its Ice Harvest Festival. More...

News

Bittersweet farewell to a long family legacy

With the stroke of a pen, the exchange of some money, and the shedding of more than a few tears, 113 years of Sanford family ownership of this newspaper came to an end last Friday. More...

Changing of the guard at the Catskill Mtn. News

In the 1960s, four local high schools each had a weekly column of news and information appearing in the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Area residents encouraged to join fight for Belleayre

The recent announcement by Governor Cuomo of $20 million in funding for Gore and Whiteface ski centers continues to reverberate among the mountains and valleys of the region.  Area residents and business people forced to fight, once again, for s More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 2/12/2017 2:31 PM

Lewis Peck  Free Access 

Phoenicia --  An outpouring of sadness and fond remembrance filled social media outlets last week as news of the death of Lewis E. Peck spread through the  community.  Peck, 40 of Rt. More...

Robert Cruickshank Jr.

Robert (Bob) Fraser Cruickshank Jr. of Big Indian died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Margaretville Hospital. More...

Anthony Carmeli

Anthony P. Carmeli, 90, son of Salvatore and Rose Borusso, died peacefully in his sleep on December 19, 2016 at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge, NJ. A longtime resident of Roxbury, he relocated several years ago to be closer to family.  More...

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