Bike race could "rival Tour de France"

By Julia Green “What has 1,000 legs, rolls, and is green from start to finish? More...

Posted 6/24/2008 07:00 PM

Higher court voids water harvesting permit, back to local planning board for developer

By Jay Braman Jr. A New York State Supreme Court decision allowing a controversial water-harvesting project to proceed has been overturned in the Appellate Division, leaving the fate of the project uncertain. More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

WAC publishes new directory of wood products

Hamden — The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) recently published a new wood products directory titled Pure Catskills Wood Products: A Directory of Manufacturers & Craftspeople in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

Officials "fear the worst" for buffalo calf

By Julia Green In week three of the buffalo hunt taking place in and around Delaware County, the calf that had been making semi-regular appearances in the Bull Run Valley appears to be laying low, though there are unconfirmed rumors that she has been More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

Company sues Emerson Resort for alleged payment shortfalls

By Jay Braman Jr. The Town of Shandaken has found itself named as a co-defendant in a lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court by an electrical contractor seeking to collect $136,255 for work done at the Emerson Resort and Spa last year. More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Baby buffalo still roaming the area

Animal rights activists work to rescue calf By Julia Green The great Margaretville area buffalo hunt continued this week as local animal rights representatives and law enforcement officials attempt to corral an orphaned buffalo calf that has been ro More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Phoenicia tourist rail ride marking 25th anniversary

Time flies when you’re having fun. This year, the Catskill Mountain Railroad Company is celebrating its 25th season operating tourist trains along the Esopus Creek in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.??? More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Community Chorale plans two performances

The Community Chorale of the Catskills will be presenting their annual Spring Concert this weekend. The Chorale, under the direction of Richard Tucker, will be performing Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Central School. More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

OCS budget passes, new trustees enjoy landslide

Foes of changing district configuration score with bd. voters By Jay Braman Jr. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Mt. Tremper farm stand flap heats up with lawsuit flap

By Jay Braman Jr. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Belleayre starts construction for adaptive facility

Belleayre Mountain has started construction of a building near Overlook Lodge that will serve as the new home for the fast-growing adaptive snow sports program. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Father's Day festivities offered at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville is the perfect place to bring dad for the Father’s Day weekend. Frost Valley is an ideal setting for family getaways and Father’s Day is a great time to treat dad to a weekend in the mountains. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Phoenicia sewer proposal causing more controversy

By Jay Braman Jr. The City of New York has extended the deadline for Phoenicia to decide whether it wants to accept a $17-million sewer deal, prompting residents on both sides of the issue to spout off at a town board meeting Monday. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Phoenicia Fire District celebrates annual dinner

The Board of Fire Commissioner of the Phoenicia Fire District hosted a buffet dinner on April 30 at the Catamount Restaurant for the installation of the board of fire commissioners, the district officers and the line officers of the three companies o More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Open Eye Theater fund-raiser rolls Sunday on DURR

The Open Eye Theater invites you aboard the Memorial Day Express for an evening of motion, magic and mystery! The historic Delaware and Ulster Railroad train pulls out of the Arkville station at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Old-fashioned fun planned in Fleischmanns for holiday weekend

For those who remember the days when the arrival of warm weather meant old-fashioned fun, the Village of Fleischmanns will offer a trip down memory lane on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Actress/singer Kassie DePaiva guest entertainer at festival fund-raiser

A special appearance by actress/singer Kassie DePaiva will highlight a Celebrate the Catskills Experience fund-raiser for the Belleayre Music Festival on Sunday, May 25 starting at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Great prizes, food, music at fund-raiser

Two iPods – an 80-gigabyte Classic holding 20,000 songs plus video and a 1-gig Nano holding 1,000 songs plus video, a Hewlett-Packard all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, a finely crafted “thread art” walking stick, a framed photo of the prerenovation More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Halcottsville bridge repairs on schedule for this summer

By Julia Green A larger-than-usual crowd was present at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Middletown Town Board, where the main topic of discussion was once again the bridge replacement project in Halcottsville. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Santos works featured at Fleischmanns gallery

   A long kept secret is now a world famous work of art! For decades, artist Alfredo Santos told no one of his major artistic achievement; including the years during his residence in Fleischmanns in the 1970s. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 07:00 PM

CWC announces education grant funding

   Twenty-seven education grants totaling nearly $135,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors. The awards will go to schools and nonprofit organizations serving school age students in the Catskills and More...

Posted 5/13/2008 07:00 PM

Pakatakan Farmers' Market opening May 17 at Round Barn in Halcottsville

   The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, is gearing up for its 17th season, which opens on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Posted 5/13/2008 07:00 PM

Belleayre supporters call Greene charges "economic genocide"

Neighboring county says state funding gives advantage to Belleayre Mtn. By Jay Braman Jr. Outrage and frustration continue to mount in the Catskill Region following two major announcements impacting Belleayre Mt. Ski Center. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 07:00 PM

Delaware Dems honor Coddington

Tom Coddington of Andes will be honored as the 2008 Delaware County Democrat of the Year at the committee’s annual dinner. DCDC Chairman Cindy Lockrow said, “We are very proud to recognize Tom for this honor. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 07:00 PM

Shandaken zoning officer getting tough with violators

By Jay Braman Jr. There are a couple of extreme cases of law enforcement these days in Shandaken. Not of the police variety, but of the type that occurs when people ignore the towns zoning laws. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 07:00 PM

Heating oil prices already causing anxiety

By Matthew J. Perry Joe Moskowitz, owner of Casey Joe’s Coffee in Arkville, says that business has been steady through the week. But he notices a difference when Saturday rolls around. More...

Posted 6/24/2008 07:00 PM

Arts funding announced

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announced last week that five Delaware County arts organizations will receive state aid totaling $145,500. More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

DEC considers statewide burn ban; some residents oppose measure

By Jay Braman Jr. More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

Bovina garage plans back to drawing board after meeting

By Matthew J. Perry On the verge of committing its resources and energy to a new highway garage, the Town of Bovina has pulled the plug on its existing plans. More...

Posted 6/17/2008 07:00 PM

New Shandaken tower plan offered by Verizon officials

Company has several cell sites in town By Jay Braman Jr. First, Shandaken couldn’t get a cell tower in town if it tried. Now it appears towers might be popping up in unexpected places. More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Advisor will address economic group

The Shandaken Economic Committee will be holding a public meeting on Monday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at the town hall. Certified business advisor Sam Kandal will be the guest speaker. Kandal works at the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center. More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Sheep and goat info offered to farmers

Farm owners thinking of adding sheep and goats to their livestock base are encouraged to attend a farmer education day on June 20 in East Meredith. More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Author Stradling at Catskill Center for book signing

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville will host a lecture and book signing on Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. featuring author David Stradling.? More...

Posted 6/10/2008 07:00 PM

Reps. Hinchey, Israel among Democratic Dinner guests

Representatives Maurice Hinchey and Steve Israel will be among the special guests at the Delaware County Democratic Committee dinner on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Dry Brook Ridge hike June 7

Join The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in a celebration of National Trails Day on a hike up the Dry Brook Ridge Trail on Saturday, June 7. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Shandaken supervisor: "Potholes make Rte. 28 unsafe"

By Jay Braman Jr. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Fleischmanns gallery features art by former resident Santos

A long-kept secret is now a famous work of art! For decades, including the years during his residence in Fleischmanns in the 1970s, Alfredo Santos told no one of his major artistic achievement. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Merchants report strong holiday sales despite gas prices

By Matthew J. Perry Will $4 a gallon gas wreak havoc on tourism in the Catskills this summer? For many, it’s a premature question. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Roaming buffalo spotted throughout area; reports say many animals have been shot

By Julia Green A mother buffalo, accompanied by her calf, was one of three of the large animals that were shot over the past week after reportedly escaping in April from a farm in the Bovina/Bloomville area. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 07:00 PM

Fleischmanns tours this weekend

You can “go wild” with hikes into history this summer as five of the Catskills’ most fabled villages and hamlets offer historic walking tours starting with Fleischmanns on Memorial Day weekend, then Margaretville, New Kingston, Ande More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

DURR stokes up for new rail season

The Catskill Mountains spring back to life on Memorial Day weekend, as cars at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Water bottles available for tests

Homeowners seeking to have their water tested for coliform/E.coli bacteria at the Catskill Regional Water Testing Laboratory (CRWTL) in Delhi can now pick up free collection bottles and instructions at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) office More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Lowell Smith honored as 50-year fire vet

By Jay Braman Jr. The year was 1958. Life-long Pine Hill resident Lowell Smith was 18 years old and he couldn’t wait to get into the village’s volunteer fire company. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Phoenicia students win state contest for "green" project

By Jay Braman Jr. Students from the Phoenicia Elementary School in the Onteora School District have won first place in their division in the state senate’s 17th annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION contest. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Bovina budget hit hard by rocketing fuel costs

Highway funds are 84% expended in less than 5 months By Matthew J. Perry The Bovina Town Board received an update on the town’s finances on May 13 that included mostly positive budgetary news. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 07:00 PM

Heritage Alliance planning gathering at Joe's Coffeehouse

   Nothing goes better together than barbecue for the palate and bluegrass music for the soul, and on Saturday, May 24, local residents and Catskill visitors will have the chance to indulge in special versions of both.  More...

Posted 5/13/2008 07:00 PM

Artist-in-Residence program opens

   The opening reception for the 11th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery on Route 28 in Arkville.  More...

Posted 5/13/2008 07:00 PM

Shandaken considering new sidewalks for its portion of Smart Growth funding

By Jay Braman Jr. The Shandaken Town Board is looking for ideas on how to use their share of $88,000 in state grants. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 07:00 PM

Suspects freed in murder case

By Julia Green The four men who were arrested and charged in the assault of SUNY Delhi student Tyshawn Bierria are to be released due to a lack of evidence. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 07:00 PM

Red Cross Blood Drive at Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Margetts Lodge. Blood donors are asked to pre-register by calling 845-985-2291, ext. 225. Walk-ins will also be welcome. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 07:00 PM