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Powers to challenge Stanley for Shandaken Supervisor seat

The political scene for November elections is taking shape slowly and while Republicans in Hancock, Sidney and Stamford all have primaries, the contestants in other races are being decided by petitions and caucus meetings. Last Wednesday in Shandaken, Democrats voted to have Brian Powers lead their local ticket in a November challenge for the Town of Shandaken Supervisor. The Republican […]

Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner


WHO DONE IT – Kaitlyn and Chris Davidson of Long Island were among the guest participants in a Who Dun It Murder Mystery event on the DURR Saturday night. The couple, visiting family in Stamford, played the roles of Agatha Zar and her son Louie, who became a victim for the evening. The historic train operation in Arkville has a […]


ACROBATIC CATCH — South Kortright catcher Chris Champlin makes a nice grab of a foul popup behind the plate. Champlin later threw out runners at second and third attempting to steal. The Rams trounced McGraw to earn its first trip ever to the Final Four NYS Championship, Saturday in Binghamton. Photo by Dick Sanford.

Onteora student wins in national cooking competition; brings home $100,000 prize

Tensions ran high at Peekamoose Restaurant last week at family and friends of Che Spiotta gathered to watch the Onteora Middle Schooler be named the winner of the seventh season of MasterChef Junior earning the budding culinary star $100,000. The cooking competition for those ages 8-13 is aired nationally on FOX Network and is hosted and produced by celebrity chef […]

Internet safety critical for parents of young children; Delaware County hosts informational seminar

I nternet safety awareness is a hot topic these days as even pre-school children are exposed to everything the world has to offer during screen time on phones, computers and other devices. While it’s easy to think “it can’t happen to us,” child exploitation from stalking and voyeurism to pornography, kidnapping and human trafficking know no boundaries or borders. Last […]

County fair will forbid displayof Confederate merchandise

A ccording to members of Fair For All NY, the Delaware County Fair Board has voted to prohibit its vendors from displaying Confederate flags and related merchandise at the 2019 fair. A statement published by the group this week announced the change in policy but noted the board will not actually forbid the sale of such items. The group attributed […]


VINTAGE WHEELS — Burr Hubbell, left and Fleischmanns Mayor Fred Woller, right, rode in the Fleischmanns Founders’ Day parade in style on Saturday June 8. Photo by Eddie Donoghue.


BRIDGE IS BACK — State Senator James Seward, center, is flanked by Andes board members Kelly Kilpatrick, left, and Alice DeVita, right, as he cuts the ribbon to celebrate the restoration of the bridge in front of the Andes Central School. Retired principal Joe Greco, far left, and board member Gordon Krick, far right, joined the festivities on Monday, June […]

Russell’s General Store to be operated by Main Street Co-op

The search for new proprietors of Russell’s General Store in Bovina is over as the newly formed nonprofit Main Street Co-op consisting of Sara and Sohail Zandi along with Chef Deanna Karpe will reopen the longstanding cultural hub in the coming weeks. Russell’s General Store was left in the control of the Bovina Historical Society (BHS) by the Russell family, […]

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