Economic development grants announced for area businesses

Community and business leaders were thrilled last week when annual announcements of Economic Development Grant Funding delivered significant resources to the region for important preservation and economic development projects.  More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Economic development grants applications now being accepted

Delhi – The Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board is now accepting applications for funding under the newly created Tourism Promotion & Development Grant program. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM

Deadline approaching for permit renewals

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) reminded pistol permit holders that due to SAFE Act requirements you must recertify all pistol permits five years after the date your license was issued. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that has been around for more than a century, with over 2.4 million youth members and a million more adult volunteers. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:31 PM

Afghan sales boost preservation efforts

Roxbury women are coming to the rescue of Jay Gould Memorial Church. They are relying on the community to buy limited edition afghans with 12 historic Roxbury pictures woven through it. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

Elliott farm traces roots seven generations

Nestled way back in the woods of New Kingston is one of only two dairy farms still existing in Delaware County. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

WMC expands cardiology services

The Heart & Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently expanded its robust suite of heart and vascular care offerings to network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus with thre More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Pastor Dot a well-respected Methodist leader

Reverend Dottie Morris, fondly called Pastor Dot, has led the United Methodist Church of Grand Gorge, Gilboa, and Harpersfield for many years where she is well respected for her efforts and love for the people.  More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Community Chorale of the Catskills began in 1974 when Richard Tucker was asked to put together a choir of volunteers from various area church choirs to do a Christmas Concert sponsored by the Inter-Church Council, the forerunner of today’s More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Tree Topple

ON THE WATER — High winds in the region this week caused some power shortages and tree damage. This tree took a toll on the pedestrian bridge to a streamside property off Delaware County Rt. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:02 PM

News to close office for holiday weekend

This week, the News will give thanks for the readers and advertisers we serve each week. It is a pleasure to be part of your lives.  More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:02 PM

Catskills Rising

Catskills Rising to provide younger viewpoints

The News is happy to debut Catskills Rising, a new column by Claire Burnett this week. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

Fleischmanns seeks pool contractors

Fleischmanns Village trustees grappled with a host of issues from long-needed pool repairs to New York City property buyouts when they held their monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

New online source profiles Middletown Civil War soldiers

Margaretville – The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) is pleased to make available a new online collection detailing the lives and service records of 242 Civil War veterans from Middletown.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Help wanted

DELAWARE COUNTY TITLE COMPANY is seeking a full-time Title Examiner/Administrator 35 - 40 hours per week. Title-reading skills preferred, training available. Computer and phone skills and a high level of organization required. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

O’Connor offer youth grant funds

Hobart - The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Inc. of Hobart has announced a special grant program for 2018 focused on impacting youth in Delaware County. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Roxbury Arts Group welcomes two new staffers

Roxbury - Karen Fairbairn of Arkville and Solveig Comer of South Kortright have joined the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) staff as Program Director, and Grants & Community Coordinator respectively, rounding out the management team lead by Executive Dir More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

DEP completes Shandaken sewer extension

Shandaken - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the completion of work on a $2.2 million sewer line extension project in the Town of Shandaken to provide centralized wastewater collection and treatment to addi More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

Marathon Man

ON THE RUN — Local resident Franz Edlinger completed the New York City Marathon last week, running the entire race except when he had to slow down to a walk to take video shots. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

Shandaken man sentenced to prison

Danny Griffin, 32, of Creek Side Drive, Shandaken was sentenced to a term of 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison in Ulster County Court following a conviction of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree.  More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Candidates

ANDES Four people are running to fill two seats on the Andes Town Board. First-time candidates John Ciccone will appear on the Democratic and Independent lines and William Duke is running on the Main Street Party line. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Volunteers to it all   Penny socials. Bake sales. Fundraisers. Newsletters. Years-of-membership pins.  More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Liddle Farm a labor of love for Halcottsville family

Couple receiving cow as wedding gift was start of farm life

It seems only natural that, when you receive a cow for a wedding gift, you start a farming operation.  That’s probably not the formula used to establish most farms, but it was for Halcottsville residents Jenny and Dick Liddle. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Gould Church minister reflects on changes in area and religion

Rev. Richard Dykstra examines differences over past 30+ years

The Rev. Richard Dykstra, minister at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury since 1981, is one of the one area’s longest serving clergy. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Margaretville, Arkville communities are back on the map

Neighbors are on the rebound after recession

By Brian Sweeney Margaretville, as they say, is back. More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Roxbury tax levy dips in 2018 budget

The Town of Roxbury’s tax levy will decrease by approximately 1.3 percent under the spending plan passed by the town board in November.  The new budget has total appropriations (excluding special districts) of $3,037,014, a decrease of $92 More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM

NYS Labor Commissioner speaks to chamber Jan. 5

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will commence its 2018 monthly networking breakfasts on January 5 at SUNY Delhi’s Alumni Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m.  More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:30 PM

DEP opens more acres for hunting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has opened access this year to 1,038 additional acres of water supply land where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy recreation, including hunting.  More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Business Association of Margaretville (BAM) is a grassroots organization of store owners, business professionals, community organization leaders, and residents from the greater Margaretville area. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

CWC Watershed Education Grant applications available

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) is now accepting Watershed Education Grant proposals from schools and non-profit organizations serving students and teachers in the New York City West-of-Hudson (WOH) Watershed and within More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Five $25 gift certificates up for grabs

Not unlike children anticipating gifts, the News staff is thrilled to give away five $25 gift certificates to some of the premier restaurants in the Catskills for the upcoming holiday season.  More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Holidays are the perfect opportunity to support community organizations

The holidays are here and are a reminder of the importance of giving back to those in need. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Belleayre, Hunter mountains lead regional ski resort openings

Skiers, boarders looking forward to the new season

For some, the cold weather marks a time for family, holidays, and friends; but for others it simply means the beginning of ski season.  That’s the case for many, as ski centers and mountains are beginning to open around the Catskills. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Pepacton Reservoir inspections will require shutdown of releases

New York — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will shut down its release valves at Pepacton Reservoir for three days in December to facilitate an underwater inspection of infrastructure at the reservoir.  More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Wayne Bank staff earned honors

Honesdale, PA – Six local Wayne Bank staffers recently participated in a leadership development course at the bank’’s Honesdale Corporate Office on November 8. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM

Fairbairn, Nolan win races after absentee ballot tallies

Town of Hardenburgh Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn retained his position when the Ulster County Board of Elections counted absentee ballots on November 16.  More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:02 PM

Community Heroes

HEROIC WORK — Six Delaware County business organizations were honored for contributions to their communities in a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Taste for Commerce event at the Andes Hotel More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

Catskills Rising: Samuel the Shepherd

It was a sleepy fall morning when I trudged through chilly weather and damp grass to hide myself in a warm car. As I started the engine, I couldn’t help but feel a tingle of excitement in the air. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

“In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

DEP project restores Pepacton Cemetery

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was joined on November 9 by elected officials from Delaware County, local historians and veterans to mark the completed restoration of Pepacton Cemetery. More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

CWC Board approves funding for Delhi sweeper, vacuum truck

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC)  Board of Directors has approved a grant of $220,174 to the Village of Delhi to buy a new street sweeper and vacuum truck.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Thanksgiving dinner for seniors scheduled around Delaware Cty.

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities will serve a full Thanksgiving Dinner at all dining centers on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Posted 11/14/2017 07:46 PM

Fight-related charges dropped vs. Fleischmanns man

On October 26, charges against Charles Palka, 41 of Fleischmanns, that arose from an altercation in that Village in August were dismissed “without prejudice” by the Honorable John R. Fairbarn II in Town of Middletown Justice Court.  More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

MARK Project awarded $290,000 to help families afford safe housing

Arkville — More than a quarter million dollars — $290,000 — has just been awarded to The MARK Project to rehabilitate local homes and make them affordable for local, full-time income-eligible individuals and families. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:55 PM

Karate life-changing sport for Jim Gohlke

Karate was the last thing on long-term Margaretville resident, Jim Gohlke’s mind two years ago. It was a time when cancer was beating him down and his wife, Lisa, of 30 years succumbed to Lupus. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

The Roxbury Arts Group will host a Treehouse Shakers production of Olive & Pearl on Saturday afternoon. The visually stimulating performance features puppetry, dance and an original musical score that explores the notions of home and family. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE

The run for the Ulster County Legislature from District 22 (Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken) has shaped up to be a tough contest after sleepy primaries earlier this year. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

SHANDAKEN

Look for Town of Shandaken candidate profiles on the catskillmountainnews.com website on Wednesday, Nov. 1.   More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

CAR CARE

Plan ahead for winter driving to avoid disaster

Snow, ice, slush, and hail are coming. Sooner rather than later. They come every year and we can’t get away from it. Great for the ski slopes but not for the cars. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Catskill Region wedding venues deliver for Texas couple

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast in August, Shellie Schoellkopf and her fiancé, Robert Callaway, were planning their wedding. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM