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 09:08 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 09:09 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 08:47 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 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

From her radio show on WIOX to “Raining Poetry in Roxbury,” Sharon Israel-Cucinotta is a poet who engages her community in the artform she loves from a variety of angles. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Solar array seen as a small step to combat climate change impact

Business owner hopes to inspire others to follow

Martin Lerner is a firm believer in the growing amount of damage resulting from climate change — both current and for the future of the planet. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Making A Difference

By figuring out how to meld her passion for the outdoors, with her beloved community, Ann Roberti has helped shape Andes at the grassroots level.  More...

Posted 9/4/2018 09:47 PM

Walter Keller recalled as a loving taskmaster

Local restaurateur left lasting legacy

Walter Keller died last week. Readers who know his name know a piece of community history went with him. Readers who don’t know his name missed a special person and a special time in this community.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 09:13 PM

Public Service Notices

Delaware County Public Health announces free Rabies Vaccination Clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets on:  • August 22, 2018 from 5PM-7PM at the Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main St. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

DCEC plans Membership Meeting

Delhi — The annual meeting of the members of the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Delaware Academy and Central School. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Making A Difference

When it comes to local history, Ray LaFever is a veritable treasure chest of knowledge, but perhaps more impressive are the ways in which he uses that knowledge to enrich his community.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

News intern Nicole Brybag on to new adventures

Will pursue degree at SUNY Oneonta for teaching career

Over the course of the past three years, the Catskill Mountain News has been a part of Nicole Brybag’s life. She has worked behind the scenes and as a reporter, a photographer and an administrative assistant. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Mormon teens ‘trek’ Catskill Scenic Trail

The rain had passed, and the sun was shining. Voices of more than 100 people could be heard by the Catskill Scenic Trail in Bloomville. One could see cars and pickup trucks, parked near handcarts. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Tracing Gould Church history

The Reformed Church of Roxbury was organized on August 30, 1802 by the Rev. Moses Froelight from Ulster Classis under the name of “The Church of Beaverdam.” Consistorial records show 12 communicant members. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Blood donations urgently needed

Rochester — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.  More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

Making A Difference

Like many of the most giving members of the community, Kurt Boyer is as modest as he is selfless, offering his talents in sign making and graphic design to improve the community.  More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

Correction

A letter in last week’s News should have identified Kurt Holcherr as Chair of the Town of Middletown Republican Party. We regret that.   More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

Making A Difference

There are many ways to make a difference in someone else’s life. But few people on the planet have made a difference in as many different ways or as many different lives as Justin Kolb has with his gift of music. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

Holes in One at Meadows Golf Course

At Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville, owner Russel Matson reported two beautiful hole-in-one this week. On Sunday, July 29, Michael Labumbard of Margaretville aced the 155-yard par-3 fourth hole. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

Delaware County couple sentenced for sexual exploitation of 17-month-old

On July 25, Justin Crandall, 30, and Jessica Crandall, 28, both of Sidney, were sentenced to serve 50 years (Justin) and 25 years (Jessica) in prison and lifetime terms of supervised release in connection with their previously entered guilty pleas to More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Union Grove program shines light on Community Solar opportunities

Public invited to presentation Thursday, Aug. 2

For years, global warming has been an issue on the minds of communities and the residents of them. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Food Pickup

DINING OUT — Area residents are reminded not to leave bird seed, garbage or any other food lying around because they are simply inviting trouble from wildlife, particularly bears. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

State lawmakers tighten gun laws

Delhi — New York lawmakers tightened the state’s gun laws affecting victims of domestic violence.  Governor Cuomo said “New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break th More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

The Roxbury Arts Group Announces Decentralization Grant Information

Sessions Grants for Delaware County Arts Projects and Programs Voice

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Decentralization Grant Program (DEC), a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 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 09:09 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 09:09 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 09:09 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 08:47 PM

Old Yellow Church site of Sept. 16 worship service

Historic structure is unique location

All are welcome when the Gould Memorial Church and the Roxbury United Methodist Church host a special service of worship in the historic Old Yellow Church in Roxbury on Sunday, Sept. 16.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Delaware County Electric Cooperative and Kiff announce facility upgrade plans

Delhi — Delaware County Electric Cooperative (the Cooperative) and CE Kiff Inc. (Kiff) announced that both companies are planning headquarters facility upgrade projects to begin in 2019. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Antonio Delgado to meet voters locally in September

Margaretville - During the month of September, voters will have several opportunities to meet candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th congressional district, Antonio Delgado.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Hugh Reynolds offers a primary preview

Politcal writer to offer insights in News column

The News is happy to welcome the work of Hugh Reynolds to our pages this week.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Help kids kick cancer by giving blood with the Red Cross

(August 27, 2018) – During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 09:13 PM

Making A Difference

From the airwaves to the tennis courts to Main Street in Fleischmanns, Mark Birman continues to make his impact on the community in a way that is both challenging and rewarding.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 09:13 PM

Manage your risk in an agritourism business

Hamden — Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. More...

Posted 8/28/2018 09:13 PM

American Red Cross announces Blood Donation Opportunities

Hancock   8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Father Rausch Memorial Hall, 316 West Main Street  Roxbury   8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main Street, 53837 State Highway 30  Sidney   More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Bloom Fabric, Art & Retreat takes top CE fair prize

Walton — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Executive Director and Fair Committee members annually select and invite those businesses and services that align with Extension’s education mission to exhibit at the Delaware County Fair.&nb More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Chief Master Sgt. Winfield Hinkley Jr. has new leadership post

Joint Base Elmenforf- Richardson, Alaska — Chief Master Sgt. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Grant to boost Gould Church preservation work; Fund-raising campaign will launch in September

Extensive project work necessary for historic building

The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, one of the region’s most significant historic structures, will get a much-needed boost for its renovation project thanks to a $262,000 grant award.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

Congregation B’nai Israel marks century, starts next one

Fleischmanns — The last weekend in July we celebrated the first 100 years of Congregation Bnai Israel.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 09:02 PM

County initiates process for comprehensive plan

Community input sought at meeting

The third of five community meetings focused on developing the first ever comprehensive plan for Delaware County was held in Middletown August 1.  Several members of the Delaware County Planning Department were at the Middletown Town Hall, inclu More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

RUPCO offering housing assistance for Greene County

Kingston– The last time someone could apply for Greene County rental assistance through RUPCO’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Pro gram was two years ago. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

County needs Big Buddies

Delaware Opportunities seeks volunteers

Delhi — The Delaware Opportunities Big Buddy Program is seeking adult volunteers in Delaware and Otsego counties. Local little buddies ages 5 to 14, are looking to be matched with an adult role model who will serve as a big buddy. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

Building issues focus in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns residents were up in arms about the lack of enforcement of village laws at the August monthly meeting of the village board Monday night, August 6.  More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

Funeral planning presentations to be given by Office for Aging

Delhi — The Office for the Aging has received requests from seniors regarding information about funeral arrangements, preplanning and the latest regulations and options that currently exist,including “green” funerals. Meetings scheduled More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

SUNY Delhi College provides golf course and amenities

Delhi — A carefully maintained course, spectacular Catskill Mountain views and rolling terrain make The College Golf Course at Delhi a top destination for golfers ready to play in the Catskill region. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 08:27 PM

Pro-gun rally held in Delhi

A pro-Second Amendment rally in Delhi was attended by several notable political and local figures when it was held on July 21.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Dirty Work

TRAINING TIME — Delaware County Department of Public Works highway employees received initial training July 25 in the use, operation and maintenance of a new GapVax vacuum truck, funded by the More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Domestic violence prevention focus of Delaware Opp. program

Hamden - The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence program is urging all employers in the region to learn about and prepare for domestic violence in the workplace.  According to the Hamdenbased service agency, the Center for Disease Contr More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Making A Difference

Connie Jeffers didn’t move to the Catskills until she was 64, but it took her far less time to become an inseparable part of the community.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM