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

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

Mailbag

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

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

Let’s talk about big issues

The Town of Middletown is facing serious issues. Among the concerns of taxpayers and voters are the following:1. Flooding. What will be done to prevent it, to prepare for it, and to respond to it? 2. Economy. More...

Posted 9/29/2015 08:51 PM

Local alphabet soup won’t feed economy

The Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mt. Tremper was opened to great fanfare last Wednesday. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:50 PM

A welcome flood

The irony of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens’ appearance in Margaretville last week to hand out $400,000 in Smart Growth grant funding to seven towns in the Catskill Region just can’t pass withou More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Editorial: MCS Superintendent should live in the community

Margaretville Central School district residents and taxpayers will have an opportunity this evening (Wednesday, March 4) to meet the candidates being considered for the post of school district superintendent. More...

Posted 3/3/2015 07:00 PM

Roxbury speaker talks about what it means to be a veteran

Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered on Monday by Roxbury resident and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Brian Perazone during a Veterans Day ceremony at Roxbury Central School. Lt. Col. More...

Posted 11/11/2014 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Coalition urges good faith

The Coalition for Belleayre applauds the NYSDEC’s staff for concluding that all environmental issues surrounding the development of the Belleayre Resort have been adequately addressed and that the adjudicatory process the project has undergone More...

Posted 10/21/2014 07:00 PM

Editorial: Governor, Make Resort Call

By Dick Sanford, Editor & Publisher The year was 1998. More...

Posted 6/24/2014 07:00 PM

Resort poses no risk

By Richard D. More...

Posted 6/4/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Resort project brings hope

By Lewis E. More...

Posted 5/28/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Nine million tourists just two hours away

By Dave Riordan, Executive Director Catskill Revitalization Corp, Inc. More...

Posted 5/21/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Make your voice heard

By Tom White, Chairman Coalition to Save Belleayre On May 22 and May 29 we will have the opportunity to review and comment on a plan that will shape our future. More...

Posted 5/21/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Project needed for area turnaround

By Todd Pascarella, Mayor of Fleischmanns The “Project.” It’s practically a four-letter word when uttered in the Catskills these days. More...

Posted 5/14/2013 07:00 PM

Heres your summons: Make YOUR Judge choice

By Trish Adams If you are still undecided in the Delaware County Judge’s race, go sit for a day in their respective courts: witness the mind-numbing tedium of hurry and wait, and the sudden high stakes drama when all you-know-what erupts. More...

Posted 10/30/2012 07:00 PM

Editorial: Time for a bridge compromise

Jim and Susan Kelly, owners of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Bed and Breakfast in Halcottsville, received a letter last week telling them that Delaware County is starting eminent domain proceedings to take possession of their historic inn. More...

Posted 8/12/2008 07:00 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

Editorial

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

An economic model that works for region

Our hats go off this week to the organizers of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice for an amazing week of events staged in this, its sixth year of operation. More...

Posted 8/4/2015 10:57 PM

Carnival visitors upset by Confederate flag displays

Requested changes by Gillette Shows regarding merchandise

The national debate over Confederate flag displays hit home this week when an area couple protested items bearing the emblem at the Margaretville Firemen’s Carnival. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:50 PM

Time to ban Tannerite

Much has been made of the fact that selling, purchasing and using small fireworks became legal in New York State on June 1, in counties that opt in to the plan.  More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Fleischmanns is rebounding

by Dick Sanford, Publisher For much of the last decade, the Village of Fleischmanns has offered a master class in civics for anyone who has taken the time to watch. As some classes can be, this one has been tough. More...

Posted 3/31/2015 07:00 PM

Support for local shopping was encouraging

Shop Local Saturday, by all measures, was a huge success in area communities. Merchants from Roxbury to Andes to Delhi all reported brisk business on Saturday and over the entire holiday weekend. More...

Posted 12/2/2014 07:00 PM

Congressman Chris Gibson deserves re-election

When Congressman Chris Gibson ran for reelection in 2012, his bid was endorsed by every major daily newspaper in the sprawling 19th Congressional District including the Albany Times Union, the Kingston Daily Freeman, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and the More...

Posted 10/28/2014 07:00 PM

Editorial: Carpe Diem

By Dick Sanford Shared services are all the rage in our public schools. Monday The Daily Star’s lead story reported on several regional school districts sharing everything from administrators to transportation routes to bus maintenance. More...

Posted 8/12/2014 07:00 PM

Excuses not factual

After sitting through several hours of comments about Belleayre proposals, I still have two questions. If not this, what? More...

Posted 6/11/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Resort key to turnaround

By Dennis Metnick We fell in love with these beautiful mountains more than 20 years ago. Like so many love affairs, it’s complicated but worth the effort. More...

Posted 5/28/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Elected officials back resort

By Olive Supervisor Bert Leinfeldt, Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller, Halcott Supervisor Innes Kasanof, Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly, Roxbury Supervisor Tom Hynes, Fleischmanns Mayor Todd Pascarella, Margaretville Mayor Diana Cope We, the elec More...

Posted 5/21/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial:Utilize the investment

By Peg Ellsworth, Executive Director MARK Project The MARK Project, a regional economic and community development organization, fully supports The Belleayre Resort Project and the expansion of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, and views these projects a More...

Posted 5/21/2013 07:00 PM

Guest editorial: Say Yes to resort

By Marjorie Miller, Supervisor Town of Middletown When I ran for office in 2011, I was openly in favor of the scaled down Belleayre Resort. More...

Posted 5/14/2013 07:00 PM

Guest Editorial: Belleayre offers balanced solution

By Glen Faulkner, General Manager   Margaretville Telephone Company The downsized Belleayre Resort Project, as currently presented, offers the investment and economic growth opportunities crucial to the sustainability of our community. More...

Posted 5/14/2013 07:00 PM

Editorial: We'd rave about newspapers if they were invented today

By Ken Paulsen, president of the Newseum and the Freedom Forum, Washington, D.C., and former editor of USA Today I can understand why newspapers are not viewed as trendy today. More...

Posted 3/2/2010 07:00 PM

Editorial: Winning the gas lottery

Once in a while I spend a dollar or two and buy a Lottery ticket. I know that I have very little chance of beating the long odds and winning. I also know that playing the Lottery is simply paying a voluntary tax to New York State. More...

Posted 8/12/2008 07:00 PM