February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

DEP will make the last call on brewery plans

Phoenicia project awaiting approval

The Shandaken Planning Board’s hands were tied last Wednesday when it came to issuing approval for a planned microbrewery project in Phoenicia. More...

Walk This Way

CLEANING UP — Tom Rieder spends a good part of each winter keeping sidewalks clean in the Village of Margaretville. More...

CMN Service Awards contest had 140 winners

Nearly 140 winners in 50 different categories were announced as Best Service Award winners after the Catskill Mountain News annual reader votes were tallied this month.  More...

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Sports

Vajtay is Section IV ski champ; RCS and MCS strong in sectionals

Events were held at Bristol Mountain

Two local skiers will head to Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua on February 27 and 28 to participate in the state ski championships against other New York State high school skiers thanks to top notch performance on the slopes through the entire winter More...

Ball In The Family

BASKETBALL LEGEND — A Catskill Mountain snowstorm last week was not enough to keep Michelle Fernandez and her children from making the trek to Glens Falls to see one of their own, Tay “Fi More...

Hunters in NYS took 1,539 black bears during 2016 big game hunting seasons

Albany — Bear hunters in New York State took 1,539 black bears during the 2016 hunting seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday.  More...

Events

That's Entertainment

Saturday, Feb. 18 More...

RAG preparing for ‘The Space Between’ show

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) has announced a solo exhibition of new works by painter Chelsea Gibson in the Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center, located at 5025 Vega Mountain Road.  More...

Andes’ Wayne Bank organizes ‘Artisans for Ava’ benefit

Andes – The staff at the Andes Community Office of Wayne Bank will host an event called “Artisans for Ava” on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 until 5 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Delhi.  More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2017 9:52 AM

Governor announces funding for Belleayre Mt.  Free Access 

$8 million to be added to upcoming budget

Local community leaders reacted with glee today when Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will invest $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center. More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2017 11:50 AM

Shandaken ZBA says resort is permitted  Free Access 

Unanimous ruling paves way for Crossroads Ventures to move forward

Against a backdrop of loud applause from supporters of the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park plan, the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals calmly made a unanimous decision Wednesday night that paves the way clear for the beleaguered project. More...

Winter Wonders

Young members of the Belleayre Mt. Ski Center race team took to the slopes last weekend enjoying some of the best ski conditions in the last two years. More...

Trains not leaving Phoenicia, Catskill Mtn. RR officials say

Train supporters, some residents spar over storage

The Catskill Mountain Railroad doesn’t need a permit to keep trains on its property in Phoenicia and those trains will stay there for an indefinite amount of time.  More...

News

Local authors serve up popular reading with Grilled Cheese & Beer cookbook

Favorite foods, combined with beer & humor a perfect blend

What began as a running joke about fake sandwich names between friends Kevin VanBlarcum and James Edward Davis has turned into the fast-selling cookbook Grilled Cheese and Beer – Recipes for the Finer Things in Life. More...

Tax supported services play key roles in local communities

Nothing is certain but death and taxes and most readers are quick to complain that we don’t get much of a return on our investment in the mandatory payments. More...

Readers rate the Catskill Mountain News for coverage services

Readers had a lot to say recently when the News sent out a survey to see what people thought about the services we provide. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lewis Peck

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 Phoenicia community. Peck, 40, of Route 28, Phoenicia died Monday, Feb. More...

Helen Myers

Helen Moran Myers, 92, formerly of the Halcott Road, Fleischmanns, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. More...

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