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THINK GLOBALLY. ACT LOCALLY! A group of advocates for the planet gathered on Main Street, Margaretville on Friday, Sept. 20 to share their concerns and commitment about climate change. Multiple signs urged action by everyone from individuals to government agencies. Similar protests took place all over the world. Photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer.

County Attorney Merklen takes stand in Day 4 of Scuderi-Hunter hearing

Delaware County Attorney Amy Merklen, the central figure in the charges against Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter, was the only witness to take the stand on the fourth day of disciplinary hearings last Tuesday, Sept. 24. Merklen was questioned by Frank Miller of the prosecution for 4.5 hours, and then by defense attorney Ronald Dunn for another […]


DUCKY EVENING – Raeann Bond, left and her mom Raelene Bond from Catskill Candies and Confections helped to create a successful dinner/auction event in Margaretville last Saturday, Sept. 28. Ducks large and small which had adorned the community’s Main Street all summer, were auctioned to keep community beautification programs going. Photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer

Hinkley, Davie seek to lead Roxbury

Two men, who on paper look about as much alike as twins, demonstrated different temperaments and sets of beliefs Monday evening, Sept. 30, in a Catskill Mountain News/WIOX Candidates’ Forum in Roxbury. Allen Hinkley and Ken “Macker” Davie who both seek to replace Tom Hynes as Supervisor, faced off in a live question and answer format meeting with more than […]


ROCKIN’ THE RAILS – The DURR hosted a dinner fundraiser last Thursday, Sept. 26 with Spillian’s Leigh Melander, left and Christian VanEtten providing much of the food and local real estate professional Amy Rosen, on board to enjoy it. Photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer.


MAKE WAY FOR THE DUCKS – Ducks that have adorned Margaretville’s Main Street throughout the summer will be auctioned on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the MTC Community Center on Academy St. Bidders will enjoy a special dinner with a “tasting menu” from Binnekill Tavern with salads and sides provided by local business owners. A cash bar will be featured at […]

Margaretville holds Public Hearing on Local Law 1 to address short-term rentals

A fter a very brief Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Margaretville Village Board held a public meeting the following night to hear and answer questions regarding Local Law 1 that addresses short-term rentals (STR). Local Law 1 was devised by the Margaretville Planning Board and modeled on a law that was designed for the Town of Milford […]


KING CAULIFLOWER — Visitors flocked to Margaretville on Saturday to attend the annual Cauliflower Festival, among the most popular of summer activities. Livia Fronckowiak joined King Cauliflower after having her face painted. Photo by Eddie Donoghue.

Charges against Social Service Commissioner still secret after three days of hearings

I t was only minutes into the hearing of suspended Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter when it became clear that legal proceedings in Delaware County are nothing like those you see on television. After three days of testimony at the Public Safety Complex in Delhi, the public still does not know anything specific about the seven charges […]


GOLDEN DAY — Catskill Center for Conservation & Development Executive Director Jeff Senterman was joined on Saturday by NYS DEC Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner Kelly Turturro to celebrate the 50th. anniversary of the Arkville based non-profit. Photo by Eddie Donoghue.

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