Custom wheelchair buggy lets local boy feel the waves

In a day and age when accessibility for all is commonly held community value, the reality of how to make that happen is still not fully aligned with the goal. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

CWC funds stormwater runoff and flood mitigation projects

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors took steps at its most recent meeting to address common, everyday storm- water runoff, as well as to anticipate the next big flood.  The CWC Board authorized fundi More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

District 19 Candidates Forum hosted by Delaware Democrats

For the first time locally, eight candidates vying for the chance to take on John Faso in the next election, spoke at a Q&A hosted and live streamed by The Electoral Action Working Group of Delaware County Solidarity at United Ministry of Delhi S More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

RealtyUSA now Howard Hanna RE Services

Syracuse/Binghamton — Long time real estate agencies in throughout the region have been impacted by a major announcement in the industry. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Iris Mead to receive Hospital Citizenship Award

Presentation at Harvest Moon Ball on October 14

MARGARETVILLE — Halcottsville native Iris Mead will receive Margaretville Hospital’s 2017 Keene Roadman Citizen of the Year Award at the hospital auxiliary’s Harvest Moon Ball at the Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club from 6 to More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Ellen Stewart will never forget journey to see the ‘Ellies’

Roxbury resident took African trip for elephants’ sake

“I did it for the elephants, not for the travel,” explained Ellen Stewart when asked about her trip to Africa.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Winfield Hinkley Jr. is Ed. Center Commandant

Chief Master Sergeant Winfield S. Hinkley Jr. is the 15th Commandant of the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Correction Notation

In last week’s story about Nazi flag intimidation in Fleischmanns, the event was attributed to two different dates. The even actually occurred on Sunday afternoon August 20. The News regrets the error and any confusion it might have generated. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 08:33 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Summer 2017 is now history, but successful events staged by area volunteers are still fresh in the memories of locals and visitors. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 08:33 PM

Lyndhurst — the tie that binds Roxbury & the Hudson

Mansion was summer home to Jay Gould

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, sits Lyndhurst Mansion, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival structures. The ties between the mansion and the hamlet of Roxbury begin with Roxbury native son and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. More...

Posted 8/29/2017 09:30 PM

Delaware Opp. food distribution planned Aug. 25

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed.  More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:43 PM

Pastor’s missteps led back to God

Donna LeRoy new leader of Methodist Church

The past few years have been less than straightforward for the Roxbury United Methodist Church, but recently appointed Pastor Donna LeRoy believes the church will endure. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:44 PM

Outlets added for News sales

The Catskill Mountain News is pleased to welcome Adam’s Fairacre Farms in Kingston, Lucky Dog Farm Store and Café, the Hamden Filling Station and Russell’s Store in Bovina Center as new outlets carrying the paper each week for their custo More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:44 PM

Andes voters to cast ballots on $3.6M building project

Entryway work, new roof among project’s goals

Voters in the Andes Central School District will cast ballots regarding a $3.6 million capital improvement project on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:52 PM

CR Route 36 to close temporarily

Delhi — The Delaware County Department of Public Works will be closing county Route 36 (the Kelly Corners road) in the Town of Middletown to through traffic on Monday, Aug. 21 at 7 a.m. for a large culvert replacement.  More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:52 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

With the second annual Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Festival just around the corner (August 26 will be here in a flash) the amount of work it takes to put on such an event is something to behold. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:53 PM

Wayne Lamicela’s wife relives her feelings during missing husband’s ordeal

She got the call a wife never wants to get at about 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 and headed for Arkville without even taking the time to pack much more than a toothbrush for the trip.  More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

With another successful Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Flea Market in the books (hat’s off to Kathy Roberts) the organization turns its attention to the annual Harvest Moon Ball, schedule for October 14. More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

Grant Program info available

Roxbury — The arts provide more to communities than most people often realize. Through the arts, communities are supporting an industry that creates jobs, generates revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism. More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:21 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary will stage its 49th annual flea market on Saturday, repeating an activity, like the firemen’s carnival in July, that has been a part of the community culture for so long people forget a time when it didn&rsq More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:21 PM

Volunteer Voices

Tennis. The sport has a long and rich history in the region. According to News archives, teachers in Andes and Delhi were setting up matches between their students as early as 1902. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 10:31 AM

Hanford Mills Museum seeks exhibitors for Antique Engine Jamboree

East Meredith — Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith will hold its 34th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 10:31 AM

Farm fashions in Bovina: New ideas from old products

A few years ago organic farmer Steve Burnett was watching his daughters salvage plastic sheeting from a field when he got an idea. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reimagine. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 10:31 AM

Circus skills focus of Skene workshop

A Circus Skills and Facepainting Workshop, including juggling, stilt-walking, unicycling, mime, performing circus skits with a Circus Arts Teaching Artist and graduate of Ringling Bros. More...

Posted 7/18/2017 10:24 PM

Catskill Mt. News presents weekly summer contests

Celebrate summer with weekly contests! Win prizes for golf, concerts and more! This week, and for the next 10 weeks, the News will celebrate summer with weekly contests to win a variety of prizes offered by our advertisers. More...

Posted 7/11/2017 10:14 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Bovina Farm Day, though one of the newer events in the region, has grown quickly into a major event that draws thousands of people eager to soak up the farm to table foods, get hands-on with animals, have some fun with scare-crows and listen to some More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

Food Distribution Planned

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

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

Book Focuses on the Anti-Rent Movement

Delhi — The latest publication from the Delaware County Historical Association has just been published. Free- men Awake! More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

DEP suspending voluntary releases from the Delaware system reservoirs

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has announced that it will suspend voluntary releases of additional water from its Delaware System reservoirs and ramp down to minimum rates of release that are outlin More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Anatomy of a Deal: The major players in the county business purchase

As Delaware County officials struggle with solutions for the Public Works department, it’s been smooth sailing for a major change in the Office for the Aging. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Guarding Catskill water supply is history talk topic

GILBOA - One hundred years ago, as New York City residents celebrated the delivery of Catskill Mountain water from the Ashokan Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct, war in Europe brought fears that it might all be lost to German saboteurs.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

As often noted in the Volunteer Voices column, most of the great events that happen in the region happen because dedicated, passionate and creative volunteers make them happen. Margaretville’s First Friday events are no exception to that rule. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Monique Pucci is now Senior Airman

United States Air Force 50th Space Wing has promoted Monique S. Pucci to the rank of Senior Airman effective August 14.  Monique is recognized for her accomplishments at the Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Bat tests positive for rabies

WALTON — A bat tested positive for rabies in the Town of Walton. This is the fourth animal in Delaware County to test positive for rabies in 2017. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 08:33 PM

ACS sets hearings on building project

Andes — Looking to the future, the Board of Education at Andes Central School approved a capital building project resolution in the amount of $3,636,000 at its July 27 Board of Education meeting.  The project will be put in front of the vo More...

Posted 8/29/2017 09:30 PM

Trailways stops pick-ups, ticket sales at Rte. 28, Margaretville Motel location

With little formality, notice or ceremony, the Trailways bus company stopped selling tickets in Margaretville this month and will no longer pick up and discharge passengers at the Margaretville Motel.  More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:43 PM

Officials, residents feeling blue over trashing of swimming hole

Similar issues are cropping up at other attractions

A steady increase in visitors to any local attraction is usually welcomed with open arms in the Catskills, but not so for the recent visitor spike at a swimming hole near the Town of Denning where a huge influx of visitors has met with a reception th More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:43 PM

MCS Senior completes Eagle Scout project

Brandon Goodell builds new benches for local cemetery

With two older brothers in the military, Brandon Goodell has some pretty big shoes to fill. On Sunday, the soon-to-be MCS senior showed family and friends he is ready to step up. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:44 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

With Summer Shortcuts VII ready to open at the Open Eye Theater this week, we were reminded of the number of people in our community who support local theater and art endeavors. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:44 PM

Low-interest loan announced to boost Roxbury water districts

The Town of Roxbury has been notified that it will receive a $1 million low-interest loan to help fund upgrades to Roxbury and Grand Gorge water systems.  The funding approval was announced last week by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporat More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:52 PM

Swimming spot cleanup planned at “Blue Hole’

Arkville — The scenic and popular Peekamoose Blue Hole has experienced an increase in trash, damage to vegetation and trees, and trail erosion over recent years and was designated as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot.  More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:52 PM

Congressional District 19 Candidates Forum set

Delhi — The Electoral Action Working Group of Delaware County Solidarity, a citizens group based in the greater Delhi area, has organized a community forum on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

Hiker’s mother relied on the power of prayer

Rose Lamicela’s family was visiting the Catskills before she was born and the matriarch of her family cannot remember a time when she didn’t call the region “home.” Now, well into her 80s and insistent that her real age not be More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

Artie Martello loves ‘Bringing the Magic to The Mountains’

Roxbury resident lives his bucket list on everyday basis

“My bucket list,” Art Martello repeated to me with a look of surprise, “This IS my bucket list, living in the Catskills in the little house that I built myself with my beautiful wife, Rain”. More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

Sayde Finkel selected for International Cultural Forum

Halcottsville and New Kingston native, Sayde Finkel, has been named one of fifty fellows worldwide selected to attend the annual Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) in Salzburg, Austria in October 2017. More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:11 PM

What happened at News last week?

That Was The Week That Was, a British TV show that crossed the pond to America in the early ’60s was an early favorite of those who enjoyed satire. More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:21 PM

Work Goes On

LIGHTS OUT – Portions of Arkville and Margaretville experienced a power outage Thursday morning when a transformer at a local NYSE&G substation malfunctioned. More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:22 PM

Big summer in local golf Junior golfers shine at Stamford Golf Club Shephard Hills hits century mark

GAME TIME — Junior Golf Clinic Coordinator Jon Barber called this year’s golfers “a great group of youg golfers who really wanted to learn and better their games. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 10:31 AM

Recycling key to landfill control

According to the Los Angeles Times, Americans generate 624,700 metric tons of garbage every day. When the first Earth Day was staged in the US in 1970, only 9.3 per cent of that waste was recycled, according to the EPA. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 10:31 AM

Weekly winners chosen in CMN summer contests

Celebrate summer with weekly contests! Win prizes for golf, concerts and more! This week, and for the next 10 weeks, the News will celebrate summer with weekly contests to win a variety of prizes offered by our advertisers. More...

Posted 7/18/2017 10:24 PM