Community solar shines light on alternative energy benefits

Delaware River Solar company leading the charge

Community solar is one of the newest energy efficiency innovations to come to New York in recent years, and Delaware River Solar (DRS) has been integral in leading the way from the start. More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Recreational boating on NYC reservoirs set record for usage during 2017 season

Catskills businesses rented six percent more boats last year

New York — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) calculated that a total of 1,646 boats were used in 2017 through its recreational boating program in the Catskills, including 968 canoes and kayaks that were rented from More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Jake Rosa’s life celebrated at community barbecue

More than $14,000 raised for family

Hundreds of community members turned out on Saturday for a Community Card Signing and Chicken Barbeque honoring Jake Rosa.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Margaretville board reps to hold talks on future with neighboring districts

Looking to the future of district alignments

The Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education convened last Wednesday, Jan 17 to discuss recent communications with Roxbury Central School (RCS) and to hear a presentation from the Information Technology Committee.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Polly Vos   Founded in 2000, the Pine Hill Community Center was designed to be a gathering place for people in the central Catskills, everywhere from Delhi to Phoenicia. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

DEP announces Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza announced the launch of the 32nd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:14 PM

CMN Service Award party moves to Union Grove

Entry deadline for submitting ballots Feb. 6

When the News’ 20th Annual Best Service Awards are announced in February, winners will be honored with a pre-announcement party at Union Grove Distillery according to an announcement from publisher Joan Lawrence-Bauer this week. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

More than 1,000 turned out at service for Jake Rosa

An estimated 1,000 local residents packed the Margaretville Central School last Friday night to say goodbye to Middletown Town Councilman Jake Rosa and to mourn his death in a tragic accident on January 5. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Watershed ed. grant deadline

Margaretville —The deadline for this annual funding round is February 1. Find guidelines and the application form here. Explore programs, resources and field trip opportunities here. Contact: 845-586-1400, ext. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Catskill Park Coalition seeks vols to participate in a day of advocacy

Arkville — Since 2013, the Catskill Center, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Park Coalition have annually led groups of volunteers in a day of Catskills advocacy in Albany. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

CMN county designation is official

In its annual re-organization meeting last week, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors named the Catskill Mountain News as one of its three official papers. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Paid family leave legislation was chamber breakfast topic

Low temperatures and snowcovered roads didn’t stop 40 people from attending a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce breakfast with new regulations as the topic last Friday morning at SUNY Delhi.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Financial workshop set

Stamford – Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be commemorated Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be commemorated with a special gathering held at the Margaretville Methodist Church this coming Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Child care opportunities available

Delhi — Become a day care provider. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Roxbury Reorganized

NEW BOARD — The Roxbury Town Board held its reorganizational meeting meeting last week. Joining the board after his election in November was Ken “Macker” Davie. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Protest Power

SPEAKING OUT — Halcottsville resident Sharon Suess was among many area residents who protested Rep. John Faso’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

A look back at the top stories that made News’ 2017 headlines

The following stories made Catskill Mountain News headlines during the second half of 2017. July 19 Unpaid taxes cited in Fleischmanns audit More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Gondola Welcomed

STAYING WARM – Ken Stratton, Christine Lull, and Justin Soules, from left, enjoy in the warmth and security of the new Gondola at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, away from the biting cold. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

New staff welcomed at WCCRC

Stamford — Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) announced the arrival of two new staff members at the long established 501(c) 3 not-for-profit Rural Preservation Company. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Moving The Mountain

MONUMENTAL DAY — Belleayre Mountain staff and patrons welcomed the official unveiling of the Catskill Thunder gondola during the holiday week. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Area residents journey to Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane recovery effort

Holiday times bring out the best and the worst in people. And then, there are the remarkably rare and giving people like Peg DiBenedetto, Winifred Zubin and Jed Porter, formerly of Margaretville. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:33 PM

Health insurance enrollment continuing in New York State

Despite the end of most of the nation’s Open Enrollment for health insurance, New York joins California and Washington DC in offering an extended enrollment period through January 31, 2018. More...

Posted 12/26/2017 07:29 PM

Corrections & Amplifications

In the December 6 edition of the Catskill Mountain News an outdated ad for the Delaware National Bank of Delhi appeared. The News regrets the erroneous placement of this ad.   More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Ski mountains gearing up for holiday activity

Ski season is in full swing in the Catskills and all four of the area’s major ski resorts are offering up plenty of events, activities, and deals.  More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

HealthAlliance facility designated as ‘Baby Friendly’

Kingston — The Broadway Campus of the HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now a designated “Baby- Friendly” birth facility. More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Appointments made at Delaware Co. Supervisors’ session

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled board meeting last Wednesday, announcing committee appointments and passing of 11 resolutions including the appointment of Delaware County Fire Advisory Board, a budget amendment More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Planning Board dismisses Hog Mtn. car lot application

Attorney finds road frontage is not adequate

The Middletown Planning Board made short work of a controversial application last week when it dismissed an application for a permit for a used car lot on the Hog Mountain Road in Fleischmanns.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Making Their Voices Heard

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Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Belleayre ski patrollers honored for half-century of service

Richard Parrish, Harry Tikijian join exclusive NSP company

In a sport where “inherent risk” is printed on every ticket and most participants now wear helmets, safety and first aid are critical components of the industry.  More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Fleischmanns Methodist Church pastor has strong belief in power of community

Bringing people together is focus of pastor’s work

Deborah Judisky, pastor at the Fleischmanns United Methodist Community Church, is somewhat new to the area. After seven years in Orange County she was appointed to Fleischmanns in 2016. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:14 PM

DEC to host unveiling of Belleayre Mt. Biking & Cross Country Ski Trail Plan

In a December 20 e-mail from- NYS DEC’s Bill Rudge, a public meeting/workshop to present a draft plan for Belleayre Mountain bike and cross country ski trails was announced. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

CWC funds flood hazard removal in Shandaken

Shandaken — An aging Shandaken bridge that has been closed to traffic for decades will be removed with funding from the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation program.  More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

NYC water filtration waiver continues

Margaretville — The NY State Department of Health has renewed the waiver that keeps New York City from having to build an upstate filtration system for water drawn from the city’s Catskill/Delaware supply which serves more than nine milli More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Carol Seitz   More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Kenco builds loyalty with rewards program

Big national chain stores have nothing on Kenco, one of the Catskills’ leading retail outfits, which initiated a customer loyalty/rewards program recently, the first of its kind in the region. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Blood shortage prompts urgent call for donors

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Head Start openings in Delaware Co.

Delhi — Openings are now available at the Delaware Opportunities Head Start centers in Arkville, Fishs Eddy, Franklin, Grand Gorge and Walton. Head Start is a free preschool program for children 3-4 years of age.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

CWC has approved additional septic reimbursement projects

Margaretville — Homeowners in the New York City Catskill-Delaware Watershed who repaired or replaced their septic system in the past year but, because of distance from a watercourse, were not eligible for funding through the Catskill Watershed More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Shandaken Town Board held reorganizational meeting

Kevin Van Blarcum, elected to the Shandaken Town Board in November, was joined by supervisor Rob Stanley, and town board members Gael Alba, Peter DiSclafani and Faye Storms at the town’s annual reorganizational meeting last Tuesday evening.&nbs More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development was established in 1969 and its mission is to protect and enhance the environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of the Catskills. More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Margaretville man was killed in Huckleberry Brook crash

Margaretville — A Margaretville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occured either late on January 1 or early in the morning on January 2.  Pronounced dead at the scene was Rion Gavette, age 32. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Community Service

WELCOME — Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum congratulates his son, Kevin, who was welcomed as new member of the Shandaken Town Board this week following his election in November. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

On Board

NEW YEAR — Supervisor Bud Gladstone, and board members Dale Cole, Ritchie Gabriel and Shayne Moshier (from left) are pictured at the annual Town of Andes reorganizational meeting on January 2. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary has taken on a whole new level of visibility since moving its popular thrift shop to the Bussy Building on Main Street in Margaretville. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Lost & Found

HAPPY ENDING — Billy Fiedler, left, was among hundreds of volunteers who searched for lost hiker Wayne Lamicela who was lost in the woods for four days. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:32 PM

Agricultural experts bring research, best practices, recent trends to Delhi

Delhi — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, in partnership with the Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting the fifteenth annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference on Thursday, January 11 from 10 a.m. More...

Posted 1/2/2018 08:33 PM

Auxiliary Power

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Posted 12/26/2017 07:29 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Community Christmas Project is something of a staple in the area come this time of year. More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Community wastewater projects advance in Halcottsville and West Conesville

Margaretville — Community wastewater projects in the hamlets of West Conesville in Schoharie County, and Halcottsville in Delaware County, are advancing under the guidance of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) and the coordination of Lamo More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM