Collaborative work rolls at bowling alley

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative is getting down to business at its upcoming meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 being held at 3 p.m. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

Grant project will benefit county youths

Hobart — The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Inc. of Hobart has announced a grant program for 2009 focused on impacting youth in Delaware County. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

Shandaken leader admits error in awarding a no-bid contract

By Jay Braman Jr. He’s done it before, but some expect that he won’t do it again. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

International scientists join WDC enter team

Arkville — Three scientists, known around the world for their work on global water issues, have agreed to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Water Discovery Center (WDC.) Dr. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Wilber Bank's profits fall as expansion expenses rise

Oneonta – The Wilber Corporation, parent company of Wilber National Bank, announced Monday net income of $1.383 million and earnings per share of $0.13 for the three-month period ended September 30. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Officials meet for Local Government Day

Claryville – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Com-missioner Pete Grannis addressed attendees of the Eighth Annual Catskills Local Government Day October 22, held this year at Frost Valley YMCA. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Shandaken voters to choose board member

By Jay Braman Jr. Voters will see many names on the ballot in Shandaken this year, where one local race takes place alongside several county- and state-level races. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Bovina farming focus of new documentary

By Matthew J. Perry The Bovina Historical Society will be showing a new documentary film, “The Past, Present and Future Of A Farming Community,” at the town’s community hall at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Middletown Comprehensive Plan in first stage of production

By Matthew J. Perry The Town of Middletown kicked off its effort on Nov. 1 to draft a new comprehensive plan with an interactive meeting at which residents and town officials discussed the needs, goals and character of the community. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Bovina residents still shocked by damage from October storm

By Matthew J. Perry Last week’s snow couldn’t melt away soon enough for Bovina residents. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Delarc gaining attention for positive approaches

By Julia Green There’s a special gem in Delaware County that you probably don’t even know about, but the secret’s about to break. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Heart of the Catskills newest Steuding book

Fleischmanns — Purple Mountain Press has announced the publication of The Heart of the Catskills by Bob Steuding, author of the popular and highly acclaimed The Last of the Handmade Dams: The Story of the Ashokan Reservoir. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Junkyard owner gets probation in insurance case

A Fleischmanns junkyard owner has pleaded guilty to charges of fifth-degree insurance fraud and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing and was fined and given a conditional discharge. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Supervisors vote "no" on watershed drill ban

By Matthew J. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

DEP position on gas drilling still vague

By Matthew J. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

German Club toasts October celebration

By Marion Hohn The Catskill Mountains, in all their fall splendor, were alive with the sound of German music Saturday when members of the German-American Club of the Northern Catskills held their ninth annual Oktoberfest at Belleayre’s Discover More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

CCC in the Catskills subject of book talks

The 75th anniversary of the New Deal and its impact on the Catskills is celebrated in a new book whose author will speak at upcoming events in Fleischmanns and Arkville. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Unique nighttime hike set at YMCA

Claryville — A unique Nighttime Hike offering a chance for star gazing and watching nocturnal animals is set at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 1 starting at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Arkville Water District residents hear proposal for system upgrade

By Julia Green Despite letters being sent to all property owners within the Arkville Water District inviting them to attend a special meeting of the Middletown Town Board regarding proposed upgrades to the water system, the turnout at Thursday’ More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

New teachers join Phoenicia faculty

By Jay Braman Jr. There are no less than six new teachers at the blackboards at Phoenicia Elementary School this fall. According to Principal Linda Sella there’s also a new lunch lady at the school. “We have four new teachers. Mr. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Lark in the Park celebrates the Catskills

The Catskill Center and the Catskill Mountain Club have announced the Fifth Annual Lark in the Park celebration to be held October 4-13 in the Catskill Park and surrounding communities. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Three-day festival over holiday period planned in Pine Hill

The Pine Hill Oktoberfest will be held from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11 through 13 in the hamlet and will feature a number of events. Things get underway on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. when Ernie Williams performs at the Colonial Inn. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Franciscan Reconciliation at Halcottsville church

The Franciscan Community of Reconciliation, a religious community in the Catholic Apostolic Church of North America, will be conducting a Chapter of Mats at Holy Innocents Church in Halcottsville from October 3 through 5. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Regional ski pass gets chilly reception from officials at Greene Cty. resorts

By Jay Braman Jr. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

$1.1 million in grant funds secured for upgrades to Arkville Water District

By Julia Green The Middletown Town Board has secured over $1.1 in grant funds and approximately $800,000 in low-interest loan money to offset the nearly $2 million price tag attached to necessary upgrades to the Arkville Water System. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Pine Hill Community Center hosting family-friendly events

The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting a series of holiday events to help raise funds for the center’s various programming, including helping them make their building more energy efficient. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

Phoenicia, Boiceville sewer projects moving along slowly

By Jay Braman Jr. A pair of sewer projects in the region is having difficulty moving forward, but supporters of both projects continue to make slow headway. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

"Historic" Dry Brook bridge question keeps family without access to home

By Julia Green Historic or not historic – that’s the question blocking reconstruction of a bridge that spans the Dry Brook stream on George Road near Arkville. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

Prospects are strong for Big Game season

By Brian Sweeney The 2008 Big Game Hunting Season in the Southern Zone, which opens Saturday, Nov. 15, is shaping up to be another strong one, according to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Posted 11/11/2008 08:00 PM

Six experts in the field lead quilting weekend

Woodstock resident Bob Silverman will be the featured presenter when Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville hosts its 12th annual Fall Quilting Weekend from Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Rally for Obama Saturday, Nov. 1 in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Democratic Committee, spearheaded by members of the Town of Delhi committee, will host a rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Courthouse Square in Delhi. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Shandaken Board working to reduce budget expenses

By Jay Braman Jr. A special session to shave dollars from the Town of Shandaken’s $5 million preliminary budget yielded little results Monday night, but there are some items, including raises for staff and officials, on the chopping block. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Gillibrand race is highlight in local voting next Tuesday

By Julia Green It would be virtually impossible not to know that Tuesday is Election Day. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Local politicians will have roles in "Our Town" STS performances

Members of the Shandaken Town Board and the two District Two Ulster County legislators (Don Gregorius and Brian Shapiro), along with Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum, will be appearing in the Shandaken Theatrical Society’s next productio More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Public hearing set on pool project

By Brian Sweeney A public hearing on the proposed Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville. Arkville resident Kingdon Gould Jr. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Court grants voter legitimacy to Bovina second homeowners

By Matthew J. More...

Posted 11/4/2008 08:00 PM

Fall Farm Day at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — All the wonders of agriculture life will be on display when Frost Valley YMCA hosts its annual Fall Farm Day on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at its working farm in Claryville. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Call for Shandaken budget oversight

By Jay Braman Jr. With the Ulster County facing challenging economic times, Big Indian resident Gary Gailes has urged the Shandaken Town Board to proceed with caution when finalizing next year’s budget. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Prescription drug discount cards pitched for Delaware Board approval

By Matthew J. Perry ProAct, Inc., a subsidiary of Kinney Drugs, pitched the Delaware County Board of Supervisors Wednesday with a plan that could realize savings on prescription drugs for thousands of uninsured and underinsured residents. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Water Harvest Plan reappears

By Jay Braman Jr. A local businessman, who has tried unsuccessfully for almost a decade to get permission to develop a water harvesting system in Phoenicia, is trying again. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Theme weekends for scouts, youths set at Frost Valley

Claryville — Special theme weekends for Girl Scouts, Brownies and Youth Groups are planned this fall in the heart of the Catskill Mountain High Peaks at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Community input sought for Middletown Comprehensive Plan

Margaretville — All residents, property owners, civic groups, businesses and government officials are invited and encouraged to participate in a special “planning and visioning” workshop to shape the future of the Town of Middletown More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Halloween abounds in Phoenicia with scary activities this weekend

By Jay Braman Jr. Witches and werewolves will be on the prowl all weekend long in Phoenicia, where special events will entice all souls to partake in the fun. On Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

DEC Commissioner says agency is well prepared for a gas rush

By Matthew J. Perry The New York Assembly Committee of Environmental Conservation held a public hearing in Albany on October 15 to investigate potential impacts of natural gas drilling. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Middletown budget shows 6.9% tax hike

By Julia Green Town of Middletown taxpayers will face a 6.9 percent property tax hike if the town’s preliminary budget is adopted following a public hearing on Nov. 5. After an Oct. More...

Posted 10/21/2008 08:00 PM

Fall Festival moves to D&URR for holiday

The 29th annual Belleayre Fall Festival has been moved to the area behind the Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville and will be held on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Oct. 11 is last chance for voter registration

Saturday, Oct. 11 is the last chance to register to vote for the November 4 General Election. Local registration will be held in the towns of Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Hancock, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney and Walton from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Central Catskills Collaborative meets Thursday

The public is invited to participate in a meeting of the Central Catskills Collaborative at the Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

CWC has gas drilling info for landowners and officials

Information on the potential for natural gas drilling in the Catskills is now available from the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC). More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM

Gillibrand explains "no" vote for financial bailout proposal

By Matthew J. Perry On Monday evening, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Congresswoman of New York’s 20th district, voted against a bill that would have approved a bailout package for the nation’s financial sector. More...

Posted 10/7/2008 08:00 PM