Roxbury budget stays under tax cap

A free study to address and help prevent flooding, ongoing concerns about a wedding venue’s impact on a private road, and the preliminary budget for 2019 were all addressed when the Roxbury Town Board met for its November meeting.  More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

Vols dig E. Branch Trees for Trout planting

Neither cold nor rain, nor gloom of day stayed these brave protectors of our wild trout from completing their appointed tasks!  More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

Sheriff’s deputy is Broome Co. Police Academy grad

Delhi — Delaware County Deputy Sheriff Cody Tromblee of Delhi graduated the 2018 Session of the Broome County Police Academy on October 26, it was announced by Sheriff Craig S. DuMond.  More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

HEAP benefits available for Delaware Co. residents

Delhi — Regular benefits for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be available for lower income families in Delaware County to help supplement their home heating expenses beginning November 13.  More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

Delaware River Solar comes to Union Grove

News to co-sponsor Nov. 14 presentation

Delaware River Solar (DRS) and the Catskill Mountain News will team up Wednesday, Nov. 14 to deliver details on saving money and saving the environment at Union Grove Distillery in Arkville. More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

Making A Difference

Whether it’s dazzling audiences on stage, spreading folk music on the airwaves, or his dedication to the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Artie Martello is constantly giving back to and shaping the community he lives in.  Mart More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

Van Blarcum, Figueroa square off in Ulster Sheriff’s race

After facing off in the Democratic primary, incumbent Paul Van Blarcum will again square off against challenger Juan Figueroa for the job of Ulster County Sheriff.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Candidate profiles list top campaign priorities

Following are short biographies and a 250-word limit campaign summary from candidates who will be on the ballot in the News’ coverage area in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 midterm elections. 42nd State Senate District More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Wawaka Restoration

The Halcottsville Fire Department (HFD) and other community members are more than half way to their goal of raising enough funds to repair the historic Wawaka Hose Company firehall.  More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

The Franklin Fire Department

The Franklin Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary this year when it held a ceremony attended by more than 100 people at The Silo Restaurant in Greene on October 20. More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Rabbitt running against Metzger for 42nd Senate District seat

Winner to fill post vacated by retiring Sen. John Bonacic

The retirement of longtime Republican State Senator John Bonacic will create a void in the 42nd Senate District which includes sections of Delaware, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan counties. More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

ACS Board tackles varied topics at meeting

The Andes Central School (ACS) Board of Education heard from faculty, students, parents, and an auditor when it met last Thursday.  Suzie Little, on behalf of fellow teacher Ed McGee, proposed to start a garden club. More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Candidates offer views on key local and national issues

News presents views covering key topics

This week marks the first in a series of stories outlining local candidates’ views on important topics that are of particular importance to residents of our local communities. More...

Posted 10/16/2018 07:07 PM

Former Andes highway superintendent charges current boss with misusing funds

Allegations were refuted; cited as damage repairs

Allegations that Andes highway superintendent John Bouton misused taxpayer dollars were acknowledged and defended by the town board at its October 9 meeting.  More...

Posted 10/16/2018 07:07 PM

Voting registration deadline is Oct. 12

Delhi — Friday, Oct. More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

MARK seeks homeowners interested in Roxbury, Middletown repair program

Arkville — The MARK Project in partnership with the Town of Middletown and Town of Roxbury is developing applications for owner occupied home repair funding through the NYS Homes and Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant Program.& More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

A day in the life of a zombie

News reporter gives up close & ghoulish account of film work

I’ve been a zombie fan since I had control of my own TV and I decided to watch George Romero’s 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” Yes, it was scary, all those numb, lifeless people walking around waiting to grab my neck, po More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

Community Food Bank Harvest Builds Support for Delaware County Food Banks

Delhi — Community Food Bank Harvest invites everyone to a free, fun-filled and insightful afternoon that will highlight an important community service and recognize those who support the food bank through volunteering and sponsorships.  More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:14 PM

Hiker Rescue

ON THE SCENE — On September 14, a husband and wife from New Jersey were hiking the Huckleberry Loop Trail in Dry Brook Ridge Wild Forest when the woman fell and injured her ankle. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Fall planting tips

For those of you who are anxious to do some serious gardening in the cooler weather we are finally experiencing, there are lots of tasks that can be accomplished right now and some of this work will reduce your workload next spring. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Mobile home replacement funding sought

Stamford — Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) has announced that they are seeking funds to create a program to replace dilapidated mobile / manufactured homes in their service area. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Farmers’ Market prize drawing supports roof project

Much needed repairs to the roof of the Round Barn at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville has spurred a fundraising effort by the vendors of the area’s premiere outdoor market. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

John Drinan receives honors for Outstanding Contributions

Delhi — The staff of Delaware County Office for the Aging is pleased to announce that John Drinan of Treadwell has been selected for the “Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen” award. More...

Posted 9/18/2018 08:09 PM

Suess scores win

Congratulations to George Suess of Halcottsville the finally winner of the season in the Catskill Mountain News Golfing Contest.  Look for the Golf Page to return in the Spring!   More...

Posted 9/18/2018 08:09 PM

Correction

In our Making a Difference column last week, the News incorrectly identified the organization which should have been listed as the Catskill Mountain Club. Their website is catskillmountainclub.org. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Middletown Dems launch write-in campaign

Democratic voters in Middletown will have the opportunity to write-in the name of Chris Dabritz for town council when the democratic primary is held on Sept 13.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Final One

CLEANING UP — A crew from the Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) in Delhi was busy on the morning of November 5 in Margaretville knocking down the last of the 2011 Hurricane Irene flood-damaged houses on lower Main Street. More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

Marking A Century

HISTORIC DISPLAY — A new exhibit opened November 9 at the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) in Delhi. More...

Posted 11/13/2018 08:29 PM

Halcott farm brings home the gold from State Fair

Halcott Center — Two Stones Farm in Halcott Center was recently awarded a 2018 Gold Medal at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY for their Betta Feta cheese.  More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

Return to work program set in Kingston

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, November 15 at 2 p.m. at the Ulster Works Career Center, 521 Boices Lane, Kingston.  More...

Posted 11/6/2018 07:55 PM

Police planning checkpoints

Albany — The New York State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween. More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Catskill tri-county editorial group looking ahead

New publication makes great gift for holiday season

Gilboa — Two dozen members of the editorial staff of Catskill Tri-County Historical Views met on Saturday, Oct. More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Amedore has Strong challenge in State Senate District 46

In New York’s Senate District 46, incumbent Republican George Amedore Jr., of Rotterdam who has served since 2015, faces a challenge from Demcrat Pat Strong of Kingston.  The district includes all of Montgomery and Greene counties, and por More...

Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Fire Departments

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Posted 10/30/2018 09:03 PM

Board of Elections has extended hours

Delhi — The Delaware County Board of Elections located at 3 Gallant Avenue in Delhi is normally open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office will have extended hours for absentee voting.  More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Congressional candidates Faso, Delgado offer issue insights

Locked in tight race in sprawling district

Republican John Faso of Kinderhook, a first-term Congressman, is running for re-election as a U.S. Representative in New York’s 19th Congressional District against Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck. More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Making A Difference

Community-minded organizations such as Transition Catskills not only help many residents in the area, they also provide an avenue for some to help others and effect change.  More...

Posted 10/24/2018 11:31 AM

Community Hero Awards presented at C of C event

Hannan, Kelly, Rogers honored; Eberhard receives posthumous award

Wilma Hannan, Joseph Kelly and Bertha Rogers were presented with Community Hero Awards while John Eberhard was posthumously presented with a Leadership Excellence Award bearing his name at A Taste for Commerce on October 10.  More...

Posted 10/16/2018 07:07 PM

Middletown reviews Tentative Budget; plan keeps town under state tax cap

Budget increases kept to minimum to stay within cap More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

Double dipping: Fleischmanns pool grant increased

Seward announces additional $130.000 for pool repair work

With much enthusiasm, Mayor Kearney announced that Senator Jim Seward has doubled the grant for the village pool after considerable persuasion from Mayor Kearney, Board Member Larry Reilly, and written correspondence from local individuals.  More...

Posted 10/9/2018 06:53 PM

George Muller takes reins at Phoenicia Playhouse

George Muller has been named theater manager of the Phoenicia Playhouse Community Theater.  He brings to his post an impressive, decades-long background in theater arts and related activities, as well as long ties to local communities.  More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:13 PM

Women Who Move Mountains

Franklin Eyewear adds staff, office

Frankin — Franklin Eyewear took a major step into the future last week when business founder Johanna VanDeusen welcomed Dr. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:14 PM

Margaretville Board bids farewell to resigning member

The Margaretville Village Board heard New York Rising updates and said farewell to outgoing trustee Chris DaBritz when it met on September 18.  More...

Posted 10/2/2018 08:14 PM

Child predator arrests made in Ulster County

Kingston — Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Town of Ulster Police Department, the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team, and New York State Police arrested eight suspects rece More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Congregation Bnai Israel starts its second century

Following a joyful 100th anniversary celebratory weekend, the Congregation Bnai Israel has had a busy month.  More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

CWC Board meeting at Gilboa Oct. 2

Gilboa — The regular monthly meeting of the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 09:19 PM

Middletown heard HSM presentation

Opening September’s Town of Middletown workshop meeting on September 5 was Diane Galusha reporting on a visit by Senator Seward to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown located on Cemetery Road. More...

Posted 9/18/2018 08:08 PM

‘Sis’ Doig named Senior Citizen of the Year

Margaretville native honored for dedication

Delhi — Alfretta “Sis” Doig has been named the 44th Delaware County Senior Citizen of the Year. This award honors persons who best exemplify the positive impact that senior citizens have on their communities.  More...

Posted 9/18/2018 08:09 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

On Wednesday, September 12, the News received an e- mail from Shandaken Police indicating they had made an error in a press bulletin which we had published. More...

Posted 9/18/2018 08:09 PM

Primary voting is scheduled September 13

Delhi — There are important primaries in both state and local races scheduled for Thursday, September 13 when polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM