All papers make errors. Good papers correct them. At the News we reward people when they tell us about errors in the paper and correct the errors when we find them. Last week, Mame Johnston let us know we were not correctly spelling Myah Johnston’s name in our soccer stories about the Roxbury Rockets. The News regrets the error. We […]


Gary Gailes

WATER WATER — Board members of the Catskill Water Discovery Center (WDC) planned for the new C.W.C./D.E.P headquarters updated supporters and colleagues on progress last week. Gary Gailes, longtime head of the WDC Board, pictured, led off, and was joined in the presentation by board members Diane Munro and Aaron Bennett. Also speaking at the event to promote the “living […]

Charges against DSS Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter feature redundancy; defense disputes facts alleged and timeliness of charges

The News learned of the charges against suspended Delaware County Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter last Wednesday, Oct 9 after weeks of secrecy as to their content. Published on the News website, as breaking news, the seven official charges are: 1: “The employee has engaged in conduct unbecoming an employee of Delaware County” B. “Conflict with the […]

DEP hosts hydrologist for public lecture at Belleayre Mt.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced it will host a public lecture in the Catskills by nationally acclaimed hydrologist Dave Rosgen, Ph.D., widely recognized as one of the foremost stream-management experts in the world. The free public lecture will happen at Belleayre Mountain at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Because seating is limited, those […]

Candidate forum scheduled for Shandaken

The Catskill Mountain News and WIOX Radio will co-host the third in a series of forum events for candidates seeking office in 2019, with the final event in Shandaken next Monday, Oct. 21, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and a 6:00 p.m. event start time. Unlike earlier events in at MTC in Middletown and the Roxbury Arts Center in […]

“Trees for Trout” to be planted in Fleischmanns

DELHI — “Trees for Trout” will be planted along Vly Creek, an important native trout stream in in the Village of Fleischmanns on Sturday, Oct. 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Program staff from Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) will lead the effort and community volunteers are encouraged to join in and participate in the project. […]

Local contractors booking for 2020 and beyond

As the News semi-annual Home Improvement pages went to press this week, many contractors reported being fully booked for the winter and spring, with many noting they are close to filling next summer’s availability for projects large and small. Hot real estate sales (everyone wants a house makeover right after they buy) and the fact that about 60 percent of […]

Community Voices

Jill Ribich brings the Texas roadhouse to Roxbury every week

Jill Ribich has been intimately involved in the cultural life of Roxbury for the last 20 years including at WIOX Radio where she spreads her Texan roots through the music she loves. Ribich has hosted “Jilly’s Roadhouse” on Mondays from 4-6 p.m for close to eight years. “I play southern rock blues, mostly centered in the state of Texas, the […]

Trapani to speak on impacts of tanning industry

Delhi — Ryan Trapani, leader of Arkville’s Catskill Forest Association (CFA) will deliver the final program of 2019 for the Delhi Historical Society (DHS). Trapani, director of forest services at the CFA, will explain the impacts of the hemlock bark tanning industry on Catskills communities and forests. This presentation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at […]


ALL ABOARD — The Delaware and Ulster Railride in Arkville was among popular area destinations featuring fall festivals for the Columbus Day weekend. Visitors from in and out of the area enjoyed the entertainment along with the great weather. Pictured by the DURR caboose in Arkville are left to right, Karen Dietrich, Diane Munro, LilliAnn Van Benschoten, Kate Van Benschoten, […]

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