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Delgado opens office in Delhi; touts committee appointments

Freshly elected Democratic Congressman of New York’s 19 district Antonio Delgado was welcomed by a group of around 50 supporters when he visited Delhi to open an office and hold an open house on February 4. Delgado arrived at the Charles D. Cook Delaware County Office Building around 12:20 and slowly worked his way through the crowd, greeting and taking […]

Extreme skier Glen Plake hits the slopes at Plattekill

Plattekill Mountain skiers were abuzz over the weekend when US National Ski Hall of Famer Glen Plake showed up on the mountain to enjoy a weekend of skiing with his wife Kimberly. Plake interacted with owners Danielle and Laszlo Vajtay and with the skiers on the mountain, signed autographs and helped make a great ski weekend even better. According to […]

County Executive says farewell

Hein addressed Ulster County Chamber of Commerce

An appreciative breakfast crowd gave retiring county executive Mike Hein a standing ovation Thursday at the Best Western Plus in Kingston after he recounted the progress his administration had made during his ten years in office. Upon confirmation by the state senate Hein will be leaving county government after being nominated by Gov. Cuomo as commissioner of the state Office […]

Board of Supervisors reconsiders bed tax

Looming State-level changes that will heavily impact the county hung in the room as the Delaware County Board of Supervisors (BOS) received updates and considered changes in its occupancy tax when it met on January 23. Director of Economic Development Glen Nealis told the Board at its January 23 meeting that the current two-percent occupancy tax, or ‘bed tax’ as […]

Phoenicia Christmas trees up in smoke!

Phoenicia fire fighters, pictured left, gathered for a post holiday community bonfire at Parish Field last week. Members of the Phoenicia Business Association gathered discarded trees from throughout the community and collaborated with the fire department to make them disappear! Photos by Eddie Donoghue. Pictured left to right are Matt Long, Kris Craig, Samuel Cogon, Lorena Pomeroy, Matt VanLeuvan, Peter […]

Islamberg plot attack foiled by student

Delaware County made national news headlines last Tuesday, Jan. 22 when police in the Rochester suburb of Greece disrupted a plot to attack Islamberg and arrested four males. The Muslim enclave target, a hamlet located in Hancock, is home to about 200 residents, many of them women, children and the elderly. Though it has been the subject of harassment in […]


ON YOUR MARK – In snowmobile race action at Bobcat Ski Center Saturday, #28 Jake Morgan rode a SKIdoo to the starting line where he faced off against Trevor Schmiedel. More photos of the day appear inside this week’s edition. Photo by Taylor Day.    

MARK Project launches new shop local campaign

Arkville — The MARK Project has announced the launch of a shop local campaign aimed at driving commerce and awareness for retailers in the towns, villages and hamlets of Andes, Arkville, Bovina, Fleischmanns, Halcottsville, Margaretville and Roxbury. #CatskillsLove, as the campaign is known, will be a year-round promotional effort targeting tourists, weekenders and year-round residents encouraging them to patronize the […]

Bartels announces 2019 appointments

Donaldson to serve as Vice Chair

Kingston — Tracey Bartels, Chair of the Ulster County Legislature, has announced Standing Committee assignments for 2019. “This is a year of significant change which will require all committees to gain a deeper understanding of department initiatives beyond the resolutions put before them,” said Bartels in a prepared statement. “With a newly elected Sheriff and the anticipated change in leadership […]

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