Opioid-related arrests climb in Delaware Cty.

Local communities are being hard hit in national crisis

In 2016, more than 42,000 people died of opioid overdose in the United States. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

In a story about the Dirty Girl Goat Farm in last week’s paper, the News reported that Cyndi Wright also sells her products at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville. Ms. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Bud Sife reflects on half-century of living in the Catskill Mountains

Fleischmanns resident have lived a full life

We see people driving up and down the mountains, in restaurants, Freshtown and all over the area and we acknowledge them as friends and acquaintances. But we don’t know where they’ve been or what happened in their lives to get them to the Catskills. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Repair Work

SHUT DOWN — The Fair Street Bridge in Margaretville was closed for repairs on Monday, July 9 so that work crews could repair a problem with a joint. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:09 PM

Workshop set at career center

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m.,  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Making A Difference

Working in hospice care since 2001, Lucy Straut is a model example of how to do a hard job well.  Straut began working for Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care after having worked at Mountainside Residential Care and the Margaretville Hospi More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

DEC sets permit system for Blue Hole visitors

Albany — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new no-cost, day use permitting system requiring visitors to obtain a permit to access the Blue Hole, located in the Sundown Wild Fores More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

DEP proposes watershed use rule changes

MTC office site of public hearing Thursday, July 26

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its proposal to update rules that govern access and activities on more than 135,000 acres of water supply property that are open for recreation in the wat More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Walton supervisor dies suddenly

Walton Supervisor Charles Gregory died suddenly Monday, June 25 leaving a family, a community and a county in mourning for a rising political star. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Delaware & Ulster RR launches Spark Initiative to boost tourism

Arkville — Continuing its commitment to attract more visitors to Delaware County and the Western Catskills, the Delaware & Ulster Railroad has launched a major investment in infrastructure and equipment.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

News debuts new arts section

For centuries, the central Catskills has been home to an incredible cadre of artists. From the writings of John Burroughs to the paintings of those in the Pakatakan Arts Colony, the area’s history of arts and culture goes wide and deep. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Food distribution planned June 29

Hamden — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m. until all available food is distributed. More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Hard fought primary scheduled for Tuesday

Seven Democrats are running in a Tuesday, June 26 primary with the winner earning a ballot spot for the 19th Congressional District race on November 6. More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Broadband Initiative downloads top chamber award

Delaware County businesses honored at Annual Dinner

Delaware County Broadband Initiative (DCBI) was named Business of the Year at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Business Awards dinner held on June 14 in Andes.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

CWC Board boosts ski & railroad projects

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved funding for stormwater controls at Hunter Mountain where a major ski trail expansion is in the works.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Outdoor pavilion opened at interpretive center

Mt. Tremper — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggo officially opened of the new outdoor pavilion at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mt. Tremper last weekend.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Mike Siudy

Mike Siudy sent shockwaves through the hiking community over Memorial Day weekend when he summited all 35 Catskill Mountains over 3,500 feet in altitude in little more than 57 hours, smashing the previous record. More...

Posted 6/12/2018 09:58 PM

The Watershed Agricultural Council Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Walton — In celebration of its 25 year anniversary, the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) hosted a tour of three farms in Delaware County for local, state, and NYC officials on Tuesday, June 5. More...

Posted 6/12/2018 09:58 PM

New correction officers graduate

On May 11 families, friends, co-workers and various official personnel from across the state gathered at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office to celebrate the graduation of 16 newly trained and certified Corrections Officers from Delaware, Otse More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Vacation Bible School announced

The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury Invites Families to Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. A Vacation Bible School called Babylon will be hosted in the Carriage House from June 12 to 15. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Artifacts donated to Fleischmanns Museum

Memorabilia from the Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament, which took place from 1975 until 2008, will now be on display at the Museum of Memories.  Included in the memorabilia, which spans 34 years, is the prized Trophy Cup, two collages and a dual l More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Moo Juice Farm wins Award

Since 1964 the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has presented the “Outstanding Young Farm Family” award as a visible symbol of the vitality of the dairy industry and agriculture in Delaware County.  More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Voter registration underway

Delhi — Register to vote in the June 26 Federal Primary Election for Democratic Party: Representative in Congress of the 19th District and The Women’s Equality Party: Opportunity to Ballot for Representative in Congress of the 19th District. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:31 PM

Sheriff’s personnel had training program

Delhi — Members of both the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Otsego County Sheriff’s Office participated in a specialized in-service training program the week of May 25.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

NY Rising project tops village agenda

Margaretville Bd. grappling with flooding issues

Lively public comments as well as updates on New York Rising projects and community events dominated the Village of Margaretville’s May board meeting.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Henrikson earns Catskill Neighbors’ Service Award

Margaretville — Barbara Henrikson, RN, is the latest recipient of Catskill Neighbors’ service award for her volunteer work with seniors. More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Hay Haul

MAKIN’ HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES — While most folks were trying to stay cool over the weekend by bobbing around in the pond or their favorite swimming hole, members of the Holdridge family More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:08 PM

Making A Difference

Involved in countless community-minded endeavors, Glenna Herz’s heart and calendar work in tandem, one filling the other.  More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:09 PM

FASNY calls on all counties to opt-out of fireworks sales

Albany — The Fourth of July is just around the corner and along with it comes the annual tradition of fireworks shows. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Hungerford named Dairy Princess

Morgan Hungerford was introduced as the Delaware County Dairy Princess for 2018- 2019 by Franklin Supervisor Jeffrey Taggart at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 27.  Hungerford was in attendance with her court of ambassadors, comprised o More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

County DPW announces road closings

The Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closing the Fair Street Bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River in the Village of Margaretville on Monday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m. for deck joint repairs. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

New Catskill Recreation Incentive Program offers opportunity for free membership credits

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) recently started its Recreation Incentive Program which gives locals the opportunity to earn credits for free memberships.  More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Seward delivers funding for Town of Middletown

$70,000 state grant to cover new roof for salt and sand storage shed without costing taxpayers  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

July CWC Board meeting changed

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 9 rather than July 3, in deference to the Independence Day holiday.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Youths attended Sheriff’s Camp

Delhi — The Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond welcomed 17 Delaware County youth as they began their journey to the 2018 NYS Sheriff’s Association Institute “Sheriff’s Camp” located in Penn Yann on Sunday, June 24.&nbs More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Deaconate ordained at Holy Innocents ceremony

Halcottsville — Victor A. Ayala, FCR, was ordained to the deaconate at Holy Innocents Church in Halcottsville with a grand ceremony following a festive celebration at the Grange Hall on Saturday, June 9.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

Regardless of how busy she is, or how many projects she’s involved in, Mary Lou Stapleton’s mission to help others remains clear.  More...

Posted 6/26/2018 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

By Eddie Donoghue   Harry Jameson has been putting his stamp on the Shandaken area for more than 40 years where he has served as a business owner and a member of numerous important local committees that have helped shape the community.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Ties that Bind project takes off in Pine Hill

From small idea to full-blown art

If you have ever met Wendy Brackman, you know that she is a whirlwind of creative energy! An accomplished artist in any medium she picks up, Brackman loves to share her enthusiasm for the unusual with others.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Emergency preparation tops Middletown agenda

Zoning document also a focus topic

The Middletown Town Board, at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, was hard at work improving emergency services for town residents.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Correction

In last week’s Let’s Talk story, the News incorrectly identified RCS Superintendentas Dr. Tom O’Brien instead of Mr. Tom O’Brien. We regret the error.   More...

Posted 6/12/2018 09:58 PM

Volunteer Voices

It has been our pleasure to highlight local volunteers in this Volunteer Voice space for the last seven months. The column has highlighted both people and organizations doing great work in the community. More...

Posted 6/12/2018 09:58 PM

Correction

A photo in last week’s News incorrectly identified Jen Metzger as a candidate for the Supreme Court. She is not. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

BRING 'EM BACK

BRING ‘EM BACK - Three fish were stolen from Margaretville. BAM officials want them back! This public art project was to beautify the community, not a home or college dorm room. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Roman Catholics celebrate Friday

The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Margaretville will celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 8 with a Mass to be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Volunteer Voices

Margaretville Community Garden

One stroll down Main Street in Margaretville and the charm of the village is apparent. It is no surprise that Main Street has become home to several new businesses over the last year. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Catskill Portrait

Rod Jones Hones the Art of Forestry in the Catskills

Rod Jones is a forester who works the Catskill Mountains. He’s been walking, studying, and managing forests in this region, and beyond, for forty years. Reading a Forest More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

VonHassel-Davies wins primary

Readers have asked the News for an update on our May 9 story about former Fleischmanns resident  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:31 PM

Campaign Finance seminar being held in Ulster County

Kingston — The Ulster County Board of Elections will be hosting a Campaign Finance Seminar on Wednesday, June 13 from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

County schedules outreach sessions on Comprehensive Plan

Delhi — The Delaware County Planning Board will be holding information and outreach sessions over the summer and fall in select locations throughout the county.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM