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Planned well location denied in Andes; move to school grounds likely

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

The Andes Town Board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, where Supervisor Bud Gladstone gave updates on the town’s search for a location suitable for a well and on the town’s ongoing library reconstruction project. During Gladstone’s monthly update he said he received an email from Tom Suozzo of Cedarwood Engineering that relayed New York State Department of […]

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By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

COLORFUL WEEKEND DRAWS — Warm weather, gorgeous leaves and a long holiday weekend combined last week to bring thousands of visitors to the region. Locals and visitors packed restaurants and stores, and enjoyed festivals at Belleayre Mt., the DURR, Roxbury Arts Center, Plattekill and more. Pumpkin painting was popular at Plattekills Family Fall Festival and Plattepalooza, shown here. Contributed photo.

Middletown sets date for public hearing to review 2020 budget

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

The Middletown Town Board voted to review and adopt its 2020 Tentative Budget as the Preliminary Budget and schedule a public hearing for November 6 when it met on Wednesday, Oct 9. Supervisor Pat Davis reported a strong budget for Middletown saying, “The tax cap for 2020 is 2.529 percent. The budget increase is 2.518 percent. We stayed underneath it.” […]

Defense witnesses implicate former DSS Commissioner Moon in effort to oust Scuderi-Hunter

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

Two more days of testimony in the hearings to oust Delaware County Social Service Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter completed the prosecution case and advanced defense arguments being made on the Commissioner’s behalf last week. Day five, Tuesday, Oct. 8, was partially reported in last week’s edition of the News and picked up where day four left off, with County Attorney Amy […]

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By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

SHANDAKEN PARTIES — Shandaken Town Clerk, Joyce Grant and Town Supervisor Rob Stanley both enjoyed the Pine Hill Block party on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13. Grant, a Democrat, is running unopposed for re-election and like Highway Superintendent Eric Hofmeister and Assessor Janet Klugiewicz, will appear on both Republican and Democrat lines on the fall ballot. Stanley, running on the Republican […]

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By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

WATER DISCOVERY — Catskill Watershed Corporation leader Alan Rosa, was among many local dignitaries on hand last Thursday night when board members from the Water Discovery Center updated the community on the status of the center and sought support from potential funders. The event, which featured a toast with water instead of the traditional champagne, was held at Union Grove […]

We can do better

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

To the Editor: There are specific methods to resolve conflicts. Major corporations spend millions on conflict resolution methods. Unions give seminars. Partnerships have classes and counselors. Every time there is a breakdown in this system or a refusal to properly utilize it, our society suffers. Whether it’s a defective a part that isn’t replaced, a method of operation or practice […]

The Bovina Farmer

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

Still children of Adam

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

Whenever texts are translated, literary nuances in the original necessarily get lost. Genesis 1, for an example, makes a fun little wordplay with the Hebrew adamah, meaning “ground,” or “dirt,” and the word adam, which means “man” (i.e.: “human being”). In the ancient Hebrew mind, the human person was characterized by a direct intimacy and connection with the land, and […]

Corrections

By marketing@catskillmountainnews.com | October 16, 2019

All papers make errors. Good papers correct them. At the News we reward people when they tell us about errors in the paper and correct the errors when we find them. Last week, Mame Johnston let us know we were not correctly spelling Myah Johnston’s name in our soccer stories about the Roxbury Rockets. The News regrets the error. We […]