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OUTSTANDING FIREFIGHTER — New York State Assemblymember Chris Tague was in Margaretville Monday evening to recognize Margaretville Fire Department Member Sarah Scully for her outstanding work for her department. Scully the first woman ever elected as an officer in the department was honored in October, when the Delaware County Firefighters Association gave her its Fire Officer Achievement Award. Scully, whose […]


Delaware County will receive Mobile Child Advocacy Center

Common sense won the day as the Delaware County Board of Supervisors narrowly voted to accept a Mobile Child Advocacy Center provided by New York State to better address child abuse and neglect when it met on May 8. Delaware County was one of seven counties in the State identified and awarded a Mobile Child Advocacy Center due to its […]


Seward names Ellsworth Woman of Distinction”

Roxbury resident honored in Capitol ceremony

State Senator James L. Seward (R, 51st D) honored Peg Ellsworth of Roxbury yesterday as the 2019 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction” from the 51st senate district. Ellsworth, a longtime community activist and advocate travelled to Albany to receive the award in a NYS Capitol ceremony. The Executive Director of the MARK Project since 2008, Ellsworth has devoted […]


The 150th anniversary of the Fleischmnn’s Yeast Company has been documented in a beautiful book published by AB Mauri North America to celebrate the iconic brand that revolutionized baking and remains the number one product of its kind in the nation today. CNews photo and story from 6/5/19.

“Fleischmanns wins!” Voters defeat effort to dissolve village; community will remain an independent municipality

Tension in the air was thick at the Skene Library in Fleischmanns Friday evening, December 20, as Mayor Fred Woller and Petitioner Craig Cherry watched poll workers count the paper ballot votes that would determine whether or not the historic village would retain its status as a village. When the counting was done, the yes votes for dissolution came up […]

Andes Town Board talks library, water district well, and highway department fire

Supervisor Bud Gladstone gave updates on a water district well and the ongoing Andes Library construction when the Andes Town Board met for the last time of the year on Tuesday, Dec 10. Gladstone had met earlier in the day with Tom Suozzo and Nate Whittaker from Cedarwood Engineering and Teddy Johnson from Titan Drilling to discuss possible locations for […]

Village trustees talked trucks and werewolves at Margaretville December Board meeting

Film crews could return to the region as soon as February as the Main Streets in both Margaretville and Phoenicia are being considered as locations for a new werewolf movie. Mayor John Hubbell discussed the possibility when the Margaretville Village Board met on Tuesday, Dec 17. “We were approached by (Werewolves Within). From what I understand, this is the same […]


FESTIVE FINERY — River Williams got into the holiday spirit at last Wednesday’s holiday concert. After performing, she was joined by her brother Kaden Williams who had come to see her show. CNews Photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer.


News that made headlines in 2019; January - June

1/9/19 Stamford ACE Hardware goes co-op – becomes employee owned! Stamford’s ACE Hardware Store announced an ownership change this week that will keep the store in Stamford for years to come, and will guarantee local ownership and management for the future. The long-established and well appreciated hardware store has undergone a quiet transformation over the past several months. Quiet, but […]

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