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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 […]

Second petition to dissolve Village of Fleischmanns deemed insufficient

The second petition of the year to dissolve the Village of Fleischmanns has been deemed insufficient, according to Village Clerk Stacie Skelley. Craig Cherry filed the petition on July 23, and as noted with past petitions, the Village Clerk was responsible for reviewing the petition and determining whether or not it was valid. According to Clerk Skelley, there were some […]


The Day Out with Thomas weekends are great times for kids to get out and take a trip with Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hat himself, the weekends of Aug. 9 – 11 and 16 – 18. Contributed Photo.

Delaware County Emergency Services in dire straits

Officials from Delaware County Emergency Services described a bleak picture of the overall condition of the county’s emergency medical services when they spoke to the Board of Supervisors in Delhi on July 24. Director of Emergency Services Steve Hood talked about the challenge of maintaining the county’s emergency medical services, saying, “This situation with EMS and the county is rapidly […]


OPEN STUDIOS — The AMR Open Studio Tours took place over the weekend giving art enthusiasts an inside look at some of the area’s most interesting artists. From left to right, Susanna Clemm, Michelle Sidrane, and Oneida Hammond set up their art in the Wawaka Grange in the hamlet of Halcottsville. Photo by Eddie Donoghue.

In Memory of Jake

IN MEMORY OF JAKE— The Catskill Mountain Forest Festival was held on Saturday and the weather was perfect and people were happy. The day started with a logging truck parade in honor of the late Jake Rosa and the events all taking place in the Margaretville Village Park. There was also a Jake Rosa Demonstration Area where multiple logging demonstrations […]

BOS holds two public hearings; is silent on controversial suspension

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held two public hearings, passed several resolutions, but was silent on the controversial suspension of a department head when it met on July 24. In addition to Masonville Supervisor Mike Spaccaforno being absent due to health issues, Colchester Supervisor Art Merrill and Hamden Supervisor Wayne Marshfield were both absent. Marshfield’s absent was notable, because […]

Fleischmanns receives another petition to dissolve village

Craig Cherry became the second Fleischmanns resident to attempt to dissolve the village this year when he handed a petition for that aim to the Village Clerk on July 23. On April 8, William Hrazanek presented a petition to dissolve the village to the clerk at a village board meeting, but it was ultimately determined that the petition did not […]

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