Bullets found in Hancock school

An alert employee at Hancock Central School alerted officials Monday morning, April 2, at 10:20 a.m., when five, live .22 caliber bullet rounds were found in the middle/high school boys locker room near a pair of pants on the floor. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Utility crews had massive task to bring back power after storm

Area residents grumbled this week when another winter snowstorm caused more bad roads and more school closings at the end of what is euphemistically called “Spring” vacation. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Volunteer Voices

Nearly every community in this area of the Catskills is blessed with a public library. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Chaplain Welcomed

NEW CHAPLAIN — County Sheriff Craig DuMond, right appointed Pastor Larry Light of the New Hope Church in Walton as a Chaplain with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Voter registration deadlines for special election announced

Delhi – The Delaware County Board of Elections reminds all residents of a special election to be held April 24 to for the office of Member of Assembly, 102nd Assembly District. More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

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Mountainside Residential Care Center

The Mountainside Residential Care Center, on Route 28 in Margaretville is among the best long-term care facilities in the region. More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

Middletown sets up EV charging station

The Town of Middletown is in the final testing stage before activating an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station for public use.  More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

New pastoral leaders join our community

Roxbury - The faith community of Holy Innocent Cathedral in Halcottsville, welcomed additional clergy to its pastoral team.  More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

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The Andes Library

The Andes Library is an anchor in its community and a center for activity that goes way above and beyond books and reading. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

AG Council seeks contractors

Walton - The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) is inviting interested contractors to an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss the expansion of the Agricultural Program project implementation. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

3RD ANNUAL SEED SWAP

Phoenicia - The Phoenicia Library and Shandaken Community Gardens will be holding their third annual seed swap on Saturday March 17 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The event will be held at the Phoenicia Public Library, Main St. Phoenicia, NY. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Fleischmanns First announces 2018 Maple Bake Off plans

Fleischmanns - Maple syrup is a new power food. It not only tastes great but researchers have found that the process of turning sap into syrup positively alters its molecular structure and it becomes an anti-carcinogen, a cancer fighting food. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Triplets born in Andes

The Liddle Farm in Andes on County Hwy 1 had a very rare and exciting addition to their herd last month.  More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Volunteer Voices

American Legion

The American Legion has a long and storied history and this country, starting in 1919 when it was chartered and incorporated by Congress “as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.” The group is known for p More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Ulster County Legislator comments on Catskill Rail Corridor petition

The Catskill Mountain Railroad continued its monitoring of Ulster County’s railroad activity with an announcement this week that the county has asked for a delay until March 7 on a required response to a petition from the U&D Railway Revitalizati More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:08 PM

Highmount’s Muriel Stone a model of fitness

For some, the term “active senior” is more aspiration than actualization. For Muriel Stone, it’s the key to a long and happy life. More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

Dem candidates to meet public on Sunday, Feb. 25 in Arkville

Arkville — Aidan O’Connor Jr. will join NY19 Candidates Brian Flynn and David Clegg for a voter Meet-and-Greet on Sunday, February 25 starting at 10 a.m. at the Catskill Center.  More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

Correction

Last week’s story about the Catskill Mountain News Service Awards listed Kurt Flachs as “specializing in electric appliances, broken pipes and security lighting.” Kurt Flachs specializes in plumbing and heating and has never handled More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Everybody has a Story

Everybody has a story. No two of us have had the exact same experiences in life, and no two of us respond exactly the same way to similar experiences. More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Snowmakers play key roles in keeping slopes prepped for skiers, boarders

Unsung heroes keep mountains in peak shape

They go to work when everyone else is sitting down to dinner. And for 12 straight hours, they brave the dark of night, the harshest winds and the coldest conceivable temperatures to cover dozens of ski trails with practically perfect snow.  More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Tannerite explosions cause uproar in Delaware County

Legal product a key ingredient used by terrorists in many attacks

On Saturday Jan. 27, several Delaware County residents posted Facebook complaints about hearing explosions that in some cases rocked their homes and “freaked out” their pets. Postings started coming in just before 2 p.m. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Ulster Employment and Training office sets workshops for SSI and SSDI consumers

Kingston — The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, February 15 at 2 p.m.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Mural unveiled as tribute to Delaware County Fair

4-H leader inspired to support artwork project in Walton

The Delaware County Fair is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events each year. Collections of animals and art, exhibits and concerts, competitions, food, and of course, the midway, still attract thousands of visitors every year. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Competition top-notch for 20th annual CMN Service Awards

Twenty years. For 20 years the Catskill Mountain News has asked its readers to tell us who offers the best service in the region. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

Shandaken judge faces DWI charge; Miranda off bench pending outcome

Shandaken — A Town of Shandaken Justice is facing multiple changes, including driving while intoxicated, following a March 19 accident in the township.  More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Seven earn new posts in Sheriff’s Department

Delhi - Six members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department earned promotions and a member of the Civil Enforcement Division received promotions in March according to Sheriff Craig DuMond. More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Merrill elected to CWC Board

Art Merrill was announced as the newest member of the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Board of Directors at their annual meeting on April 3.  The Colchester supervisor was one of several supervisors vying for the open seat vacated b More...

Posted 4/3/2018 07:21 PM

Villages post election results

Fleischmanns residents will have a fully engaged Village Board for the coming year thanks to the 11 people who cast ballots in village elections last week. More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Hospital mental health services are available to the community

Ability to pay is not a factor

As attention to the nation’s crisis in opioid addiction and mental health issues continues to occupy front pages across the country, Margaretville Hospital is leading the way in diagnosis and treatment with services that tackle the most underse More...

Posted 3/27/2018 05:22 PM

Middletown building permits rose in 2017; Most work was for additions & alterations

Four new homes constructed in town during the past year

Building activity in the Town of Middletown saw a big spike in 2017, according to the annual report from the town’s code enforcement officer.  CEO Chris Plante presented the Building and Zoning Department Annual Report to the town board at More...

Posted 3/20/2018 08:23 PM

Ticket to Work Employment Network helps expand employment options

Kingston - The Ulster County Career Center will hold a workshop for SSI and SSDI consumers on how to return to the workforce on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m,. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:33 PM

Riverwalk gets scrutiny by Delaware supervisors

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation advocating for the Delhi Riverwalk Project which looks to make multiple improvements in the village. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:33 PM

St. James Church traces a proud heritage

Lake Delaware. Only longtime locals really have a sense of where it is. But clearly it’s most important landmark is the St. James Church. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Writer, fly fisherman Nick Lyons a true Renaissance man

‘Father Emeritus’ of the modern fly fishing movement

Publisher, writer and fly fisherman, Nick Lyons is a Renaissance man of the highest caliber. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Weaver spins ad search into ‘Pot of Gold’

Ellen Weaver of Andes is the lucky winner of last week’s Pot of Gold contest and took home a $25 gift certificate for dinner at the Andes Hotel. More...

Posted 3/13/2018 07:34 PM

Correction

The Central Catskills Trail Association fireworks mentioned last week were at BobCat Ski Center not the Andes Hotel as indicated. We regret the error in the photo caption.   More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Congratulations to Elaine O’Mara Hulbert!

She won last week’s Pot of Gold contest and will enjoy a $25 gift certificate to the  Bull and Garland restaurant in Hobart.  To enter this week’s contest, see page 5 A   More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

DIRTY GIRL GETS IT WRIGHT

DIRTY GIRL GETS IT WRIGHT - After a long, long wait, Cyndi Wright moved her Dirty Girl Goat Farm to its new home in Andes. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

BLOWING IN THE WIND

BLOWING IN THE WIND - Doug McLaurine, owner of Roxbury General Store mans the snow blower as he begins the process of snow removal after the biggest storm of the winter dumped on the region. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 10:49 PM

Correction

In our story last week about the Fleischmanns Planning Board, the News stated that the board approved a site plan for applicant Ari Mendlovic prior to having a public hearing. That did not occur. More...

Posted 2/27/2018 10:54 PM

Area pair arrested on charges of child sexual exploitation

Albany – Joshua Carey, age 37, of Stamford and Ariel Machia, age 27, of Middleburgh were arrested on February 22 and charged with sexual exploitation of a one-year-old, whom they used to produce child pornography.  More...

Posted 2/27/2018 10:54 PM

GOP to host Assembly candidate March 3

Margaretville — A ‘Meet and Welcome’ will be held for Assembly candidate Chris Tague at the Margaretville American Legion Hall on Saturday, March 3.  More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:08 PM

Little excitement in village elections

Village elections in March appear to be sleepy affairs this year with two incumbents running unopposed in Margaretville and just a single candidate running for two available seats in Fleischmans. More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Bonnie Walker

Roxbury Arts Group More...

Posted 2/20/2018 08:09 PM

CWC approves Shokan wastewater project deal with Dept. of Environmental Protection

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on February 7 approved an agreement between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the CWC to develop a wastewater management project for the hamlet o More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Mountainside Residential Care Center   The Mountainside Residential Care Center, on Rt. 28 in Margaretville is among the area’s best long-term care facilities in the region.  More...

Posted 2/13/2018 09:10 PM

Corrections

Corrections: Last week in a feature story naming Blair Collectibles, we incorrectly added an “e” to their name, incorrectly spelling it.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

O’Connor Hospital earns Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation

Delhi – O’Connor Hospital (OCH), part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its perfor More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:46 PM

Barbara Hanselman is appointed to Farm Service Agency Committee

As local farm famlies go, few are as active as the Hanselman family and few “Farmer’s Wives” are as involved in their industry as Barbara Hanselman of Del-Rose Farm in South Kortright. Hanselman was recently appointed by U.S. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Laurie McIntosh

In a region with a long and deep agricultural history, farm to table food in schools should be a “no-brainer.” Yet jumping regulatory and financial hurdles to actually deliver local agricultural products to school cafeterias has not been More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM