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

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 […]


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

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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


MAKING WAY — Bill Walcutt, right and son Kristofer of Walcutt Construction & Excavation took advantage of beautiful fall weather to complete excavation work for a new yoga studio to be built in Roxbury. The site on Hillcrest Drive is expected to be the home of Sound Mountain Yoga Studio, to be constructed by Rich Tait of Grand Gorge. Photo […]

Trustees and Swart Street residents discuss Margaretville parking woes

While everyone in attendance fit around one table, a robust conversation was held when the Margaretville Village Board held an informational session at the Margaretville Fire Department on Wednesday, Oct 2. to discuss community parking concerns. The four residents in attendance aside from Village Board members were all residents of Swart Street, where most of the concerns, complaints, and questions […]

Vote to dissolve Fleischmanns scheduled for Dec. 20

Village of Fleischmanns voters will decide the future of the community on Friday, Dec. 20 during a public referendum between Noon and 9:00 p.m. in which they will vote for or against dissolving the village. The vote was scheduled by the Village Board of Trustees in a Special Meeting held on Monday, Oct. 7. The vote will be held at […]

Shandaken STR Committee weighs survey responses

The Shandaken Short Term Rental (STR) Committee held its second meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 where members discussed the most important takeaways from an STR survey 354 residents completed. At the last meeting on September 16, committee members agreed to study the responses from the 23-question STR survey that was completed by roughly 10 percent of the town’s residents. Each […]

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