Home repair funding offered in Delaware Co.

Stamford — The Town of Stamford has announced that the Office of Community Renewal has awarded the Town Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a Mobile Home Replacement Program.  More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

MRCC earns Top Leadership Award for ‘Excellence Beyond the 5-Star Rating’

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center, operated by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), was honored recently with the American College of Health Care Administ More...

Posted 5/16/2017 09:30 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

Two names were inadvertently omitted from the Roxbury Central School honor rolls that were published in the May 3 edition of the News.  Among eighth-grade students listed on the honor roll should have been Matthew Vajtay and among the ninth-grad More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

Introducing “Kicking The Bucket List” column

In recent years (thanks largely to a movie that got mixed reviews), the term “bucket list” has come to mean a list of items we want to accomplish before we die. More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

Professional painters save time and money for big projects

Spring time means home improvement and whether it’s a primary residence or second home, the choices made in what to do and how to do it can have major financial implications. More...

Posted 5/2/2017 10:14 PM

CWC video and website debut

Margaretville – A new video about the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) work in the New York City Watershed west of the Hudson River is an exciting element of the CWC’s newly redesigned website, www.cwconline.org.  More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

DEP offers boater safety training May 6

Shavertown — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that it will host a boater safety workshop at Pepacton Reservoir on May 6. The safety workshop will be run by the DEP Police Division from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Applications welcome for tourism funding

Delhi — The Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board is accepting applications for funding under the newly created Tourism Promotion & Development Grant program. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Trooper To Be Honored

SOLEMN SCENE —Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff will be honored and remembered on Tuesday, April 25, the 10th. anniversary of his line-of-duty death in Margaretville. Troopers and residents will gather at the Middletown Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Phoenicia Local members have goal of assisting others

Neighbors helping neighbors is focus of informal group

It was a cold fall night, and a group of women gathered around a bonfire and began talking about life and living in the Town of Shandaken and specifically in Phoenicia. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Stream cleaning supplies offered to the community

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) supports groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from streambanks in the Catskill- Delaware Watershed and dispose of it properly.  More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

MARK launches Brown Bag series

Arkville — After two full days of lively conversations and intense presentations at the 2017 Main Street Boot Camp, one particular action item floated to the top, the need for a series of brown bag workshops. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Arkville Fire Dept. lists report; held election annual of officers

Arkville — The Arkville Fire Department responded to 64 calls last year, according to the organization’s 2016 Annual Report. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

New staffers to enhance News offerings

Additional pages, features & social media planned

Three new staffers joined the News team last week and, as the busy summer months approach, their efforts will help improve the look of the print product and expand the paper’s digital footprint. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

Historic Pine Hills Arms to close doors on March 31

Farewell to Arms The Pine Hill Arms Hotel and Restaurant has seen many changes since opening for business way back in 1882 and it’s about to see more. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:27 PM

“Bill” Piervincenzi was community leader

When the Andes Roundtable begins its new season tonight, Wednesday, it will be missing the voice of William “Bill” Piervincenzi, a stalwart participant who knew how to heat up a conversation. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

Christian Center passes Silver Anniversary

More than quarter century of service to the community

Robert Engelhardt believes that action can speak louder than words. “Serve the Lord with our hearts, serve our neighbors with our hands,” he says. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

‘We Are One Community’ celebration set March 26

“We Are One Community” an interfaith celebration of numerous religious traditions, will take place Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Roxbury. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

Ready, set: EAT! Restaurant Week is almost here!

The Catskill Mountain News will hold its second annual Restaurant Week from April 9 through April 14 and all restaurants between Boiceville and Delhi, Downsville and Margaretville and Roxbuy, Stamford, Grand Gorge and Prattsville are invited to parti More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

On The Cover

Mark Loete, an avid angler, a trusted guide and an incredibly skilled photographer, put his focus on flies last year and the result was Catskill Fly Tying: The Art of Artifice, an exhibit and presentation at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery i More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Cultivating trout is family affair

They sold their first trout in 1963 and a family business was transformed. At least that’s how Sherry Shaver, the fourth generation of her family to lead the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery & Fishing Preserve tells the tale. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Clean streams linked to economic prosperity

Today’s angler has a lot to think about when it comes to natural resource conservation, according to Jeff Skelding, executive director of Friends of the Upper Delaware River, a community based watershed protection organization located in Hancoc More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

We All Benefit

WE ALL BENEFIT — Healthy streams are important not just for fish but for people too. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Cast a fly fishing spell

Catskill Mountain waters are said to contain therapeutic and restorative powers. The pristine waters are no doubt owed to the stewardship of property owners, environmental regulators, and visitors to the area. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Delaware County Food Distribution planned May 26

Hamden - Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, May 26t from 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed.  More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

Outdoor recreation focus of new byway driving tour

Arkville — A new, one-hour driving guide focusing on outdoor recreation opportunities of the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway (NYS Route 28) has been released. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

CWC funds flood mitigation projects

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors voted May 2 to fund two initiatives under the Flood Mitigation Implementation Program.  More...

Posted 5/16/2017 09:30 PM

Fleischmanns Classical pianist Justin Kolb accepts assignment in Budapest, Hungary

Will give lecture about Franz Liszt at piano academy

Some people in the region retire young and take it easy. Others, not so much. Justin Kolb is one of the others. More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Get ready for summer with this home checklist

Getting ready for summer means getting through the spring home improvement season. In yet another year of weird weather, insect infestations and unpredictable economy, knowing which projects to do and which to hold off has never been more important. More...

Posted 5/2/2017 10:14 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

In a story about artist Elaine Grandy that appeared last week a mention was made of Elaine’s second husband Edmund Millar, a stonemason who died last year. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Community needs among topics at Middletown Town Board session

Presentations on local issues occupied recent Town of Middletown board meetings and alerted officials and local residents to both needs in the community and resources for meeting those needs.  More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Business loan, stormwater funds and trail design OKed by CWC

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on April 4 awarded a business loan to a Bovina caterer, approved construction funding for a school stormwater plan, and authorized an agreement with a firm to design re More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Calendar Briefs

The Upper Catskills Larger Parish of the United Methodist Church has five member churches in this area. Sunday morning worship times are as follows: Andes UMC: 9:00 a.m. Fleischmanns Community Church: 10:30 a.m. Halcott Center UMC: 9:00 a.m. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Margaretville Hospital marks Donate Life Month

Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is joining healthcare providers across the country in recognizing National Donate Life Month during April.  More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Feeling Blue

WELCOME SIGN — One of the first birds to return north each spring, the lovely eastern bluebird was designated the official state bird of New York in 1970. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Health Foundation purchases stretcher for EMS

The Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Service has a new powered stretcher, made possible by the generosity of the Central Catskills community and the Margaretville Health Foundation. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Evening meals set at senior centers

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities will begin providing evening meals in place of the noon meal one day each month from April through October. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Grant help available for home repairs; Funds offered for manufactured housing

Delhi — Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation recently announced that Delaware Opportunities has been awarded two grants under the NYS HOME Local Program. The grant awards total $1,050,000.  More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

Gearing Up For Trout Season

DOING IT ALL — The Emerson Resort in Mt. Tremper is offering packages for lodging and fly fishing. Information on the packages was presented at Saturday's Trout Tales event at Spillian. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:26 PM

Former Margaretville mayor, board member steps down

John Van Benschoten has served the village for more than a decade

Margaretville Village Board Trustee John Van Benschoten was honored by his colleagues Monday evening for more than a decade of service to the community as a Village Trustee and as Mayor. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

A Catskill Portrait

John Tucker, our “Catskill Portrait” columnist, has recently experienced substantial hearing loss and is scheduled to receive a cochlear implant this spring. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

CWC Annual Meeting April 4

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its annual meeting of member towns on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, 576 West Hubbell Hill Rd., Margaretville. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

‘Unto These Hills’ celebrates spiritual pursuits

Today, the News introduces yet another new page to our publication, “Unto these Hills.” The page will appear monthly the fourth Wednesday of each month and will allow us to celebrate the many different spiritual pursuits of residents and More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

Upcoming spiritual events scheduled

April 1, the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church will hold its annual Pork Roast Dinner in the church. People can eat in the community room downstairs or pick up take outs. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:09 AM

Trout Tales:

Where lore meets lure

What is there to say about a famous American past time that opens its season on April Fools’ Day? More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Trout in the Classroom program uses trout as teachers

Hands-on learning provides different educational hook

Flashing iridescent in the sunlight, the rainbow trout is a thing of beauty. Its cousin, the brook trout, traced to its native haunts in the hidden headwaters of a Catskill stream, is a messenger from an ancient world. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Fishing tales of pools and riffles

The legendary sport has its own language

A beginning angler could be forgiven for needing a dictionary before entering a stream. Fly fishing has its very own, wonderfully expressive, but sometimes confusing language. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Catch and Release: The Conservationminded angler

A major attraction to this region of the state is its world-class, coldwater fishery. There are many different organizations, individuals and government regulators who contribute to the fisheries stewardship. Among those stewards are anglers. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Fickle weather alters streams

The porous boundaries of the Delaware River and its tributaries are governed by variables that at times feel like a throw of the dice in a craps game. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Hendrickson fly a true sign of the season

Opening day of trout fishing season is April 1 and anglers will be scrambling to “match the hatch” throughout the season. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM