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 07:44 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 07:44 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 07:52 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 07:52 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 08:11 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 08:11 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 08:11 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 08:11 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 09:21 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 09:22 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 09:31 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 09:31 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 09:24 PM

CWC adds staff, considers programs

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), held its monthly Board of Directors meeting at its offices in Margaretville on July 5, at 1:00 p. m. More...

Posted 7/11/2017 09:14 PM

Volunteer Voices

Rotary International. More...

Posted 7/11/2017 09:14 PM

Morton Library in Pine Hill a novel spot to learn, relax

On a quiet street off Main in the hamlet of Pine Hill, residents and travelers alike can find a world of literature, activities, and friends. More...

Posted 7/4/2017 05:53 PM

Win two free tickets to see the Ricky Gordon Quintet at the Belleayre Music Festival Saturday, July 15.

Local favorites Blues Maneuver will be there too, celebrating the Silver anniversary of this classic summer music festival. Opening performers begin at 6:30 “on deck” where food service and cash bar are also available. More...

Posted 7/4/2017 05:53 PM

Delaware Opportunities to distribute food in Hamden

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

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Catskill Watershed Corp will meet Wed., July 5

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at the corporation’s offices at 905 Main Street.  More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Johanson joins Catskill Dream Team

Erik Johanson’s first experience in the Catskills was from a cabin on Vega Mountain Road, rented on a whim with some friends from college. Fully immersed in city life at the time, he went along for the ride as weekend respite city life. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Ticks are thriving; Lyme disease a result

The numbers are in and they are frightening. Ticks are thriving in this area, meaning more tick bites and more cases of Lyme disease. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Grants available for agri-tourism

Delhi – The Delaware County Department of Economic Development has announced a second round of funding under the Agricultural Microenterprise Program. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

A story in last week’s issue should have stated that the Arkville Fire Department Golf Tournament was won for the second straight year by a father and son team. However, there were different champions in the tournaments. More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:29 PM

County health rankings focus of Wellness group

Margaretville — The public is invited to participate in an informational session focusing on Delaware County’s health rankings on June 29 at 1 p.m. at Margaretville Hospital.  More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:29 PM

Hospital EMS marked 50th anniversary

Margaretville Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department marked its 50th anniversary at an open house on May 23.  Among those on hand for the event in the hospital lobby were current and former members of the hospital’s a More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:29 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 07:44 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 07:44 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 07:52 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 07:52 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 07:53 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 08:11 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 08:11 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 09:21 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 09:21 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 09:31 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 09:31 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 09:31 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 09:24 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 09:14 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 7/4/2017 05:52 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Belleayre Conservatory celebrates its Silver Anniversary season this year by staging a series of six jazz events that kicked off last weekend with the Black Eagle Dixieland Band and continues next weekend, July 15 with Ricky Gordon Sextet and pop More...

Posted 7/4/2017 05:53 PM

Win two free rounds of golf at the Stamford Golf Club any day this summer.

The free passes are good until October 31, 2017 and include a golf cart. To enter the contest, read the ads in this week’s paper until you have found four (4) golf balls that match this sample.  More...

Posted 7/4/2017 05:53 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 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Accident

The B&D Motors Crew prepared the vehicle to be removed from the scene of an accident on Rout 28 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

WWI centennial exhibit in Grahamsville

Grahamsville - July, 2017 is 100th anniversary of the first United States forces sent overseas to fight in World War I. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Bnai Israel welcomes new Cantor for the 2017 summer season

This year the Bnai Israel Temple in Fleischmanns welcomes Shai Simonson as the new Cantor for the summer season. More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Margaretville Fire Department (MFD) is one of more than a dozen local fire companies in the News service area, all of which rely on the dedication and commitment of volunteers to do everything from fighting fires and responding to motor vehicle a More...

Posted 6/27/2017 10:35 PM

Congressman Faso to speak in Roxbury at chamber event

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will host a visit from area congressman, John Faso on Friday, July 7 at the Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury. More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:29 PM

O’Connor grants Headwaters support

North Blenheim — The Headwaters Soccer Club, celebrating Headwaters 28 recently received funding support from The A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Inc. More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:29 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Volunteers. They weave the social fabric of a community. They provide not just a backbone, but hands and feet, heart and soul and a whole brain trust of what it takes to get things done. More...

Posted 6/20/2017 07:30 PM