Maloney fights back!


“Bustin’ rocks in the hot sun. I fought the law and the law won.” Bobby Fuller Four, 1960. More...

Posted 1/22/2019 09:25 PM

Hein takes early retirement


Around noontime  Saturday - weeks earlier for insiders - the shocking news broke that county Executive Mike Hein had been nominated by Gov. Cuomo as director of the state Office of Temporary Disabilities Assistance. More...

Posted 1/8/2019 09:01 PM

Historic veto bears scrutiny

Commentary   More...

Posted 12/26/2018 12:29 PM

Happy Holidays from the News

As we put the Christmas edition of the News to bed, it seems like the perfect time to tell you, each and every reader, how much you mean to those of us who labor weekly on this paper. More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:57 PM

Scarpino was good for hospital

Anyone directly involved with the operation of Margaretville Hospital for much of the last two decades knows that Dave Scarpino, the President and CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, will be greatly missed when he retires at the end of the mo More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM

No Rap on Antonio


Recall during the congressional unpleasantness, that winning Democrat Antonio Delgado thrice (at the least) said that if elected, he would vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. More...

Posted 12/4/2018 08:18 PM

Dean’s dream


Among golfers, it’s not considered polite to discuss politics during a round. That’s why they have 19 holes. But nobody’s ever called me Mr. Manners. More...

Posted 11/27/2018 08:59 PM

The Mourning After


Congressional shift More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM


If ever there were a reason to vote, this election season has provided it in vivid form. More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Vote YES for Pine Hill Library


Shandaken voters will be asked if they wish to increase the town contribution to the operating budget of the Morton Memorial (Pine Hill) Library by $19,921 to a total of $44,750 annually. The answer should be a resounding yes.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM



With most of the attention focused on governor and con­gress this season, it’s easy to overlook the tightly contested race in the so­called Catskill (102nd Assembly) District be­tween Republican incumbent Chris Tague and Democrat Aidan O’ More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Reynolds will be missed

Delaware County lost another great public servant last week when Wayne Reynolds spent his last day as the Commissioner of the county’s Department of Public Works. More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

Policy on letters to the editor

As an already “hot” election season heats up even further, the News wishes to remind readers that letters to the editor appearing on our pages are the opinions of the writers. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

Real news; no bias

The News was the subject of a heated Facebook complaint last week claiming the Foodworks + story on page one contained statements that were “untrue” in an “obviously bias, mean-spirited and motivated by ‘someone/others/ politi More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Congregation serves community

Reaching the age of 100 is an incredible milestone worthy of great celebration and deep reflection. Congregation B’nai Israel did that last weekend and we congratulate them sincerely on this achievement. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM


Healing Hands: Send Forth

By Pastor Lee Stowe   More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

What about us?

Last week the Catskill Watershed Corporation announced nearly $800,000 in funding for yet another expansion of Hunter Mt. and a $500,000 low interest loan to the Catskill Revitalization Corporation for the Delaware & Ulster Railroad. More...

Posted 6/19/2018 07:43 PM


I write this letter as a Roxbury Central School senior, but I wish I had written it sooner. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Will Donald Trump force me to kill my wife?

Guest editorial

As The New York Times reported on Nov. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM



In schools, firehouses, churches and other polling places, people in small towns will make big decisions next week. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

First Amendment always our priority

In the last week, the News has received some questions and criticism for publishing political advertising for ReclaimNew More...

Posted 2/28/2017 08:49 PM

Make your voices heard on watershed agreement

Sometime this month, the draft framework for a new Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) will be completed. More...

Posted 12/6/2016 07:55 PM


You can't get rid of them

To The Editor:  Justice Ginsburg’s comments on Donald Trump are a disconcerting departure of a court tradition of not getting involved in the political fray. More...

Posted 7/19/2016 08:02 PM

This is America at its worst

Guest Editorial   More...

Posted 12/8/2015 10:25 PM


Bustling holiday was great

Businesses throughout the Catskill Region were giving thanks after last week’s holiday. More...

Posted 12/1/2015 10:03 PM

Town’s woes not paper’s fault

A letter to the editor in last week’s paper requires a response. More...

Posted 10/13/2015 07:48 PM

Looking forward


My preview column ordinarily appears in the first or second edition of the new year. More...

Posted 1/15/2019 09:25 PM

Looking back on '18


Historians may look on 2018 as a year of profound change. As mid-term elections go, the year just ending was historic in terms of voter turnout, almost at the level of presidential elections. More...

Posted 1/1/2019 11:39 PM

Be it resolved for 2019

Among the best parts of starting a New Year is the ideal opportunity it creates for hitting re-start on many aspects of our lives. More...

Posted 12/26/2018 12:29 PM

Christmas gifts for 2018


With apologies to Maria Carey, I don’t want a lot for Christmas. I won’t even ask for snow. I’d just like a Christmas List for all the folks I know.  More...

Posted 12/18/2018 09:57 PM

New faces enter the herd


To the surprise of almost no one, the county legislature unanimously approved county executive Mike Hein’s $329 million budget for next year last week. More...

Posted 12/11/2018 11:41 PM


The passing of Dean Gitter closes a chapter in the recent history of the mountainous region we call home. Gitter was arguably the most polarizing figure of the late 20th and early 21st century; respected by many and reviled by many as well. More...

Posted 11/27/2018 08:59 PM

The rich get...


Post-election news that Amazon will build a new facility in Queens, with $1.5 billion in government grants, “at no cost to taxpayers” has us once again at each other’s throats. More...

Posted 11/20/2018 10:48 PM

Je suis Roxburians


I am one of this small class of people: Roxburian at heart no matter where I live today. And I, like many others, am struggling to make sense of the dual tragedies that struck the town in the past 10 days.  More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

It’s Show Time!


Ghouls, fools, goblins and ghosts, things that go bump in the night. The election is upon us and it would appear the worst fears of Democrats in the 19th Congressional District could come to roost.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Editorial reminder

As posted in an earlier edition, the News will adhere to its longstanding tradition of printing no letters to the editor with attacks on opponents in the publication immediately prior to the election. More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM


By Hugh Reynolds   ON THE TRAIL – Is anybody wondering what ever happened to “the blue wave?” Seemingly inevitable in early summer, it died down, at least in media. More...

Posted 10/16/2018 07:07 PM

Save those flyers!

This is one of those binary riddles used to test would-be computer programmers.  More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM


Rap that mountain music

According to most surveys, rap music is not among the most important issues voters will consider at midterm elections in about a month. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

We’ve been complacent

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. We are not the enemy of anyone. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Kelly leaves big shoes to fill

Joe Kelly’s recent resignation from the Board of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) speaks volumes to those who rely on Belleayre Mt. Ski Center for a great ski experience or for the economic impact it has on the region. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

All Aboard!

On Saturday evening a train passed behind the Catskill Mountain News office. The whistle blew. Then the music of Blues Maneuver drifted into the window along with the familiar clack of the wheels on the rails. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 07:08 PM

Student speaks out

Citizens across the United States are scared about the recent school shootings in our nation. Sadly, these incidents have caused millions of Americans to mourn the deaths of innocent people including children. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 08:39 PM

A heartfelt apology


As news of Jake Rosa’s death spread throughout the community last week, the News verified the information and then posted it on our Facebook page. Doing so was a mistake and we are very sorry for our action.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Hinchey truly cared about us

Congressman Maurice Hinchey left the public stage well before his death last week. But his passing serves as a sad reminder of what we’ve lost, not just in his district, but in the country. Hinchey’s career has been well documented. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Let’s make investments that count

If someone gave you $10 million dollars to invest in the Catskill Park Region, how would you invest it? Would you try to make the region a better place to live and work? If so, where would you put the money? Would you invest in hiking trails? More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

How much is too much?

As negotiations on terms and conditions for renewal of New York City’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) wind down, we feel compelled to state the obvious. New York City should end its massive Land Acquisition Program (LAP). More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Make your voice heard: Vote

Next Tuesday is Election Day. If you are not disgusted and frustrated with this year’s presidential campaign, then you probably haven’t been watching. We try to teach our kids not to bully each other. More...

Posted 11/1/2016 07:24 PM

Cause for Optimism

As 2015 comes to an end, it would be easy to be discouraged about our region. Unseasonably warm weather has been dismal for ski centers, lodging properties, restaurants, and retailers. More...

Posted 12/29/2015 07:19 PM

Gary Rosa the best choice

Delaware County voters will decide next week which candidate to elect for the newly created position of Family Court Judge. More...

Posted 10/27/2015 08:54 PM