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ALL ABOARD — Day Out With Thomas at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad was a huge success this past weekend, with more than 1,000 guests turning out. Families enjoyed the 25-minute ride on the Thomas the Tank Engine, having an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Thomas the Tank will return this weekend from August […]

Mexican restaurant Tito Bandito’s to replace Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill

What once was Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill will soon become a Mexican restaurant by the name of Tito Bandito’s thanks to Binnekill Tavern proprietors Phil Farinacci and Bryan Calvert. The two closed on the property last week and described their vision for Tito Bandito’s as a well-rounded Mexican restaurant that will be brightly decorated and feature upbeat music. This […]

Scuderi-Hunter still on paid leave; county still silent on why

Delaware County Social Services Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter has been on paid leave since July 9 and the county has yet to provide any reason why, as the cost to taxpayers continues to mount. At the Delaware County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on April 24, Scuderi- Hunter’s salary of $96,254 was unanimously approved. At the BOS meeting on May 8, […]

Roxbury Town Board hears concerns about Grand Gorge fire hydrants

The Roxbury Town Board heard concerns surrounding the fire hydrants in the hamlet of Grand Gorge and received an update about ongoing water projects throughout the town when it met on August 12. Kathy Alle, a member of the Grand Gorge Fire Department read a letter on behalf of herself and her fellow fire fighters about their shared concern regarding […]

Delgado talks breweries/distilleries, young farmers, and impeachment

Congressman Antonio Delgado (D, 19) discussed young farmers, local breweries and distilleries, and impeachment when he talked to the press on August 2 following an indistrict workweek. Delgado talked about his five town halls in five counties in six days while in New York’s District 19, including a town hall held in Sidney. Delgado also stopped by Downsville to celebrate […]


BICENTENNIAL — Jonathan Andrews and James Andrews walked down the streets of Andes greeting everyone dressed like folks used to in the days of old. Sara Sluiter took a ride in an old Bovina fire truck befitting her title of Fire Queen. Photos by Taylor Day.

Shandaken forms STR Committee;

McGowan gives update on violations

The Shandaken Town Board established a formal Short Term Rental (STR) Committee and heard updates from Building Inspector and Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer Howie McGowan when it met on Monday Aug 5. “In our continuing effort to address the emergence of short term rentals throughout the town following the compilation of survey data, the town is appointing a formal […]

Andes centennial celebration Saturday and Sunday

ANDES — Incorporated in 1819, the Town of Andes marks its bicentennial milestone with activities for all ages on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, including food, music, dancing, parade and fireworks. Saturday, Aug. 10 will be the Andes Community Day Parade on Main Street starting at 11:00 a.m. Marching bands, floats, fire trucks, clowns, and street performers bring […]


Russell’s General Store is back!

Russell’s General Store is back and if this past weekend’s reopening is any indication, it may be better than ever. Russell’s was open Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, and the store’s proprietors say it was as successful of a weekend as they could have imagined. The News spoke to Chef Deanna Karpe, who is one of three proprietors […]

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