CWC announces project funding

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors has approved funding for six storm water projects, four fuel tank anchoring projects and materials for a much-needed parking lot for a popular state trailhead.  More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Delaware, NY, PA and New York City plan to preserve conservation releases

The states of Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and New York City have announced an agreement on a plan to continue sustainable water management for the Delaware River. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Too many lists, not enough buckets in the lifetime of Peg DiBenedetto

Margaret “Peg” DiBenedetto started her bucket list when she was five. Her parents took her to see the movie, “Hatari” and she knew she had to go to Africa to see the animals. Fifty years later she did. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Newstand price of Catskill Mtn. News increase planned

The Catskill Mountain News will be increasing its newsstand prices effective June 28. After holding the line on prices for two years despite increasing production costs, staff at the paper see a need to increase rates. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Chamber Honors

LEADING THE WAY — Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley, top left, was honored by Larry Reilly last month with the Central Catskills Leadership award for efforts of the Route 28 Leaders Group of whi More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

Evans and Evans sheep farm the right move for Andes couple

Anyone who’s been “around these parts” for long knows that the history of agriculture in the Catskills was significantly dependent on European farmers who, for one reason or another, felt compelled to make their way across “the big pond,” the Atlanti More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

County Big Buddy program gets a boost

The Delaware Opportunities Big Buddy Program got a new lease on life recently when Jaclyn Brownell took on the coordinator’s role and instituted new programs for children and their mentors.  More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

NY Health Act will be focus of Delhi meeting

Delhi — Local residents will discuss the New York Health Act at an event at Bushel on 84 Main Street on Saturday, June 10, from 4-6 p.m. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 07:47 PM

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 09:26 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 08:30 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 09:59 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 09:14 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 4/25/2017 11:03 PM

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 4/25/2017 11:03 PM

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 4/25/2017 11:03 PM

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 07:47 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 07:47 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 07:47 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 06:28 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 06:28 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 08:26 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 07:26 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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM

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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM

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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM

‘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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM

Haggerty Hardware adds U-Haul rental to company services

Delhi — U-Haul Company of New York and Vermont, Inc. has announced that Haggerty Ace Hardware has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Delhi community. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Volunteers welcome to help ducks

A group of volunteers will gather in the parking lot near the Binnekill Stream on Bridge Street in Margaretville this Thursday, June 15, to round up the ducks wandering the village and urge them back to the stream. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Gene Gormley has always been proud to call Phoenicia community his home

For all of his 75 years of life, Gene Gormley has found plenty to do in Phoenicia.  More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Kent Brown set to retire as deputy MARK director

Public invited to farewell party at Union Grove

Arkville — With eight years at the “go to” desk, Kent Brown is hanging up his hat for an easier daily routine. The MARK project staff and board of directors have invited the public to help honor Kent on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 6/13/2017 10:05 PM

Andes joins Delaware County schools serving up ‘Cow to Cafeteria’ lunches

Andes farmer Bud Gladstone recently joined students in the school’s cafeteria for lunch when Farm Catskills introduced its Cow to Cafeteria program.  More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

County Chamber to sponsor half-marathon on July 22

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Catskill Scenic Mountain Trail Half-Marathon and Relay on Saturday, July 22.  The 13.1-mile race route begins at the Bloomville entrance to the Catskill Scenic Tra More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

Stratton Falls project inches toward approval

Roxbury — Masserson Holdings took another tiny step toward implementation of a new lodging establishment when a public hearing was held by the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency at the Roxbury Town Hall.  More...

Posted 6/6/2017 11:29 PM

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 09:26 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 09:26 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 08:30 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 09:59 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 09:59 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 09:14 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 4/25/2017 11:03 PM

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 4/25/2017 11:03 PM

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 07:47 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 07:47 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 07:47 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 06:28 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 08:26 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 08:26 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 07:27 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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM

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 3/21/2017 11:09 PM