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Boisterous Shandaken meeting addresses Big Indian, eminent domain and STR

Absence of Supervisor and Code Enforcement Officer causes confusion

Shandaken appears to be having a moment, with its residents feeling empowered to speak out emphatically and consistently on a range of issues at Town Board meetings in a way that hasn’t been seen in recent times. It was a raucous public comment section as Big Indian residents came out for the second consecutive month to complain about several instances […]

New Kingston votes in favor of Sewer District

Voters in the Middletown hamlet of New Kingston voted heavily in favor to approve the New Kingston Sewer District with a final tally of 27 yes votes against just four no votes. The vote was held on Saturday June 29, while a public hearing on the issue was held at the May 8 Middletown Town Board meeting. The topic was […]


MOVING ON — Andes Central School grad Alexis Heannings showed the intense emotions felt by all grads throughout the region last weekend as Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury and Onteora said goodbye to the Class of 2019. See full graduation coverage on pages 6A, 7A and 8A. Photo by Taylor Day

Dr. Paul Mullin and team offer medical services at new Phoenicia office

Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley’s newest facility in Phoenicia has seen constant use in its first month, being led by local native and neurologist Dr. Paul Mullin. The office is located at 9 Ava Maria Drive and is the culmination of months of effort by the Shandaken Town Board and other officials to fill the town owned building with […]

Margaretville Fire Department Field Days start July 2

The Margaretville Fire Department’s annual Field Days start on Tuesday, July 2 and run through Sunday July 7, a sure sign that summer is here! The week will be full of rides, games, food and events, and of course, fireworks. All events will take place in the Margaretville Village Park behind Freshtown Supermarket. The carnival, as everyone informally calls it, […]

Village of Margaretville tries to find solution to parking woes

Parking concerns were atop the agenda when the Village Board of Margaretville held its monthly meeting on June 18. “We’ve received several complaints. Most of them are on Swart Street. There have been a few on Maple Street; a few in our parking lots, mostly the municipal one out back because it’s always full,” said Mayor John Hubbell. Board members […]

Fire and EMS recover body from stream

Fire, EMS and law enforcement officials turned out in force last Wednesday evening, June 19 when Fleischmanns resident John Mulloy reported a body in the Vly Creek. Mulloy spotted the body of a deceased male while mowing his lawn near by. According to State Police, they responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Investigation revealed that the deceased, identified as Thomas N. […]


UNLUCKY DAY — Gregory L. O’Hara age 74 of Forest Hills, was traveling east on State Highway 28 in Arkville at about Noon last Wednesday, June 19 when his vehicle left the road and struck two parked cars in the Delaware and Ulster Railroad Parking Lot. The crash also damaged the wooden railroad platform and railing. Police investigation revealed O’Hara […]

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