Sustainability Workshop scheduled for Catskill farmers and food businesses

Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and leaders in the Catskills local-food movement will introduce sustainable business practices in a two-part workshop starting Tuesday, Nov. 19. Potent and five other specialists will guide participants to assess current adoption and integrate sustainability into business plans and day-to-day operations. During the sessions, which conclude on Tuesday, Dec. 3, participants will learn […]

CWC Board approves several Septic systems and a business loan

Margaretville — On November 5, The Catskill Watershed Corp. (CWC) Board of Directors awarded funding for replacement septic systems and additional costs to fifteen homeowners in ten towns in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie and Ulster Counties. Argos Animal Health PLLC located at 4155 Route 28 Boiceville, was also approved for a loan in the amount of $329,209 to purchase a new […]

Impeachment rally seeks Trump removal; no consensus among locals

A bout 30 demonstrators braved the snow and cold temperatures to hold an “Impeach and Remove” rally in Delhi on Friday, November 8. Holding colorful signs that had slogans such as “We the people demand justice” and “Trump abuses power!” from Noon until 1:00 p.m. the demonstrators stated their case against the president while encouraging participants to sign a petition […]

Delaware County recovers $60,821 in welfare fraud case

DELHI — Delaware County District Attorney John Hubbard today announced the recovery of Public Assistance Benefits in excess of $60,000.00. Heather Becker and her husband Fred Becker, of Sidney made payment of $61,821.21 to the Delaware County Department of Social Services and they were each further disqualified from receiving public benefits. This recovery is the result of a lengthy investigation […]

Stamford kicks off new Holiday Decorating Contest

STAMFORD — A newly formed group of Stamford business owners and residents, the Stamford Village Business Association, has announced the first annual Village of Stamford Holiday Decorating contest. The contest will be open for entries from November 4 to December 4 with the goal of further enhancing appeal of the village during the holiday season. Both residents and businesses within […]

Andes Town Board approves 2020 budget, hears update on library and well projects

A fter holding two public hearings, the Andes Town Board unanimously adopted its 2020 budget when it met on Thursday, Nov 7. The total Andes budget comes to $2,190,171 with $2,028,308 to be raised by taxes. The tax increase from 2019 to 2020 was not listed on the preliminary budget but Town Clerk Kimberly Tosi and Supervisor Bud Gladstone believed […]

Middletown holds 2020 budget public hearing and discusses Fleischmanns vote

The Middletown Town Board held a public hearing for its 2020 town budget and discussed a vote on dissolution in the Village of Fleischmanns when it met on Wednesday, Nov 6. Supervisor Pat Davis started the public hearing off by addressing a minor typo in the budget where “Two sets of numbers were put in the wrong columns.” The typo […]

Search for new RCS Superintendent down to two candidates

Roxbury Central School Superintendent Tom O’Brien is scheduled to retire in January and the search for his replacement has come down to two candidates. The two candidates for the position are Stephanie Forsyth and Jeff Bennett, both of whom were invited to participate in a community forum on Wednesday, Nov 6. The candidates were each given 30-minutes with the more […]


FUTURE VETERANS — Dean Adorno, left and Joseph Steketee Jr. both saluted local veterans during ceremonies at Margaretville Central School on Monday. The pair said they admired what the veterans had done and they thought about doing the same one day. CNews photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer.


ONE OF THEIR OWN — Ben Anderson and Emily Anderson held a newly minted banner honoring Andes native son Tom Coddington a veteran who wrote about his community for decades. Coddington’s banner will join others hung on the community’s main thoroughfares. CNews photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer.

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