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 06:56 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 11:23 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 11:23 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

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

Posted 10/31/2017 11:23 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 11:23 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 11:04 PM

Volunteers needed for holiday feast

Volunteers are needed for the annual Community Thanksgiving Meal that serves about 100 people in the Margaretville area on Thanksgiving Day  The organizing committee has lost several volunteers who usually assist on meal day and now the group is More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Much like rural fire companies, libraries in our small towns and villages are vital, provide important services unavailable elsewhere. Sponsoring art exhibits, classes, and lectures, they serve an unofficial role as walk-in community centers. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

B’nai Israel congregation season ends

Fleischmanns — As B’nai Israel in Fleischmanns prepares for its centennial year next year, the High Holidays were truly inspiring for those who participated this year. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT had its simple beginnings early in the 1890s. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

ARKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Arkville Fire Department was formed in 1875 and has provided service to Arkville and the surrounding area continually for 142 years.  The present day department is made up of approximately 25 members, of whom 20 are active firefighters.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT is 100% volunteer. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

HALCOTTSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE HALCOTTSVLLE FIRE DEPARTMENT receives approximately 30+ calls per year.  The Halcottsville Fire Department covers over 200 full-time and seasonal residents. They receive several Echo Fire Calls to assist as they do not have an EMS.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Olive Fire Department Staff includes: Line Officers Chief Chris Winnie and Deputy Chief Steven Fuller. COMPANY #1: OLIVEBRIDGE Assistant Chief Terry Elmendorf, First Lieutenant Tim Dupree Jr, 1st Lieuten More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Three fall traditions intersected this week leading us naturally, some would say organically, to our Volunteer of the Week. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 08:10 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

If this column makes it seem that all volunteers are in their “golden” years, this week’s nominee dispels that notion. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 08:43 PM

Board of Elections Calendar

As election season heats up, News readers should know about deadlines for voter registration and for securing absentee ballots. A check with the Board of Elections shows the following: General Election Voter Registration Deadlines: More...

Posted 10/3/2017 08:28 PM

Dickerson named to staff of Western Catskills group

Stamford – Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) announced the appointment of James Dickerson to the staff of the long-established rural preservation company.  More...

Posted 9/26/2017 09:06 PM

MARK Project has submitted applications for Middletown, Roxbury home repair funds

Arkville — The MARK Project, a community revitalization organization that focuses on economic development and housing needs for our local towns and villages, recently submitted two Community Development Block Grant applications on behalf of Mid More...

Posted 9/26/2017 09:06 PM

Volunteer Voices

Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center are much in the news at this busy time of year. A community health forum scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 09:06 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Bovina Farm Day, though one of the newer events in the region, has grown quickly into a major event that draws thousands of people eager to soak up the farm to table foods, get hands-on with animals, have some fun with scare-crows and listen to some More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

Book Focuses on the Anti-Rent Movement

Delhi — The latest publication from the Delaware County Historical Association has just been published. Free- men Awake! More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

DEP suspending voluntary releases from the Delaware system reservoirs

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has announced that it will suspend voluntary releases of additional water from its Delaware System reservoirs and ramp down to minimum rates of release that are outlin More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

Anatomy of a Deal: The major players in the county business purchase

As Delaware County officials struggle with solutions for the Public Works department, it’s been smooth sailing for a major change in the Office for the Aging. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 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 06:56 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 06:56 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 11:23 PM

SHANDAKEN

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

Posted 10/31/2017 11:23 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 11:23 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 11:04 PM

Pastor Lee Stowe fills void at Memorial UN Church in Shandaken

Church went 1.5 years without pastor in place

Pastor Lee Stowe began serving as pastor for The Memorial United Methodist Church in Shandaken this past July and the community is grateful and welcoming. Previous to Stowe’s arrival, the church went 1.5 years without a pastor.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

Farm Feast supports Bovina Library

Bovina — As fall reaches its peak and growing season gradually ends, Bovinians will once again gather to celebrate their farms, their community and their library.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

New trail near Woodchuck Lodge

A new trail will open on the property of Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury with an unveiling event on Sunday, Oct. 29. The new trail is a segment of a partially restored footpath that was developed by Dr. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

ARENA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ARENA FIRE DEPT. was formed in 1892 as “Hubbell Hose Co,No.1” and later changed to “Arena Fire Dept.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT began in 1877 in an old firehouse beside the Andes Hotel. Now it’s located at what once was Bromley’s Truck Garage on County Rd 1. They moved to their current location in the 1980s.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

BIG INDIAN/ OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE BIG INDIAN OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT is a family affair. John Rossitz has been a member for 57 years. Jane Rossitz, his wife, was the first woman member of the department. Jody Rossitz, their son, is the Chief of the BIOFD. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY

THE GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY was formed on August 5. 1899 with 18 charter members. Their first piece of fire-fighting equipment was a handdrawn hose cart that was donated to the company by George Decker of T. W. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBER ROSTERLou Agustinello, Don Bramley, Charlie Bush, Nelson Delameter, Brian Faulkner, Tommy Filupeit, Kristie Gavette, Dee Hardy, John Hubbell, Terry Johnson, John Mathiesen, Chris Rosa, Laura Seltz, Bob Vining More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

PHOENICIA/ MT. TREMPER/ SHANDAKEN FIRE DEPARTMENTS

PHOENICIA FIRE DEPARTMENT Phoenicia Fire Department averages 100 to 150 calls per year, not including out of area calls. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT   More...

Posted 10/24/2017 11:04 PM

Delaware County Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21

Delhi — Delaware County residents can gather up old paints, thinners and pesticides and dispose of them safely on Saturday, Oct. 21 during Clean Sweep 2017. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 08:43 PM

Stray cat tests positive for rabies in Franklin

Delhi – A stray cat from the Town of Franklin that attacked one person and a dog on September 20 tested positive for rabies on September 27. The cat was caught and sent for testing to Wadsworth lab on September 25.   More...

Posted 10/10/2017 08:43 PM

Catskill Mountain News alerts readers to scam ad

The Catskill Mountain News learned this week that it, and its readers were the victim of an advertising scam that could be detrimental to senior citizens and those who care for them.  More...

Posted 10/3/2017 08:27 PM

Volunteer Voices

On October 25, the News will publish a special section as a Salute to Volunteer Firefighters. If there is a more capable and dedicated group of community volunteers out there, we can’t imagine who they are. More...

Posted 10/3/2017 08:28 PM

Top 5 ways to prepare your home for the fall

The fall season has made its grand entrance this year. The leaves on the trees are in the early stages of falling and changing color. Halloween decorations are out and pumpkins are back in season. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 09:06 PM

Custom wheelchair buggy lets local boy feel the waves

In a day and age when accessibility for all is commonly held community value, the reality of how to make that happen is still not fully aligned with the goal. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

CWC funds stormwater runoff and flood mitigation projects

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors took steps at its most recent meeting to address common, everyday storm- water runoff, as well as to anticipate the next big flood.  The CWC Board authorized fundi More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

Food Distribution Planned

Hamden – Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. until food is distributed.  More...

Posted 9/19/2017 11:39 PM

District 19 Candidates Forum hosted by Delaware Democrats

For the first time locally, eight candidates vying for the chance to take on John Faso in the next election, spoke at a Q&A hosted and live streamed by The Electoral Action Working Group of Delaware County Solidarity at United Ministry of Delhi S More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM

RealtyUSA now Howard Hanna RE Services

Syracuse/Binghamton — Long time real estate agencies in throughout the region have been impacted by a major announcement in the industry. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 09:58 PM