The alarm has been sounded. Is anyone listening?

In July, officials from Delaware County Emergency Services described a bleak picture of the overall condition of the county’s emergency medical services. Director of Emergency Services Steve Hood said “This situation with EMS and the county is rapidly approaching crisis stage I would say at this point.” Let us translate that statement into what could be the new reality. You […]


Chloe Bartow and Kenneth Brandt

Chloe Bartow and Kenneth Brandt were two of the Andes children who got into the spirit, dressing up in old timey clothing in celebration of the Andes Bicentennial. Additionally, a parade, vendors, BBQ, and plenty of live music rounded out the landmark anniversary. Photo by Taylor Day.

Fraud case recoveries save taxpayer dollars

DELHI — Sheryl Arduini, 49, of Delhi, made payment of $137,521 to the Delaware County Department of Social Services to settle a welfare fraud case, bringing the total recovered by District Attorney John Hubbard’s office to more than $500,000 since January, 2018. The DA made the announcement of the settlement recently, noting the recovery is the result of a lengthy […]

Delaware County Democrats to host barbecue

The Delaware County Democratic Committee will welcome Congressman Antonio Delgado, State Senator Jen Metzger and many local candidates to its annual Fred Cubera Community Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hamden Town Pavilion. Open to the public, the event features delicious barbecued chicken cooked to perfection by the Schermerhorn family, homemade sides and […]

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“Rhumba Therapy” provides diverse Latin American music and deep cultural appreciation

With more than 30 years in radio journalism and more than 20 years in education teaching Communication and Latin American Studies, Mario Murillo brings a deep and varied skill set to WIOX listeners. Since January of 2018, Murillo has hosted “Rhumba Therapy” on alternate Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. The DJ described the show as “A musical journey through […]


ALL ABOARD — Day Out With Thomas at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad was a huge success this past weekend, with more than 1,000 guests turning out. Families enjoyed the 25-minute ride on the Thomas the Tank Engine, having an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Thomas the Tank will return this weekend from August […]


At the News we take great pride in the fact that we reward people when they tell us about errors in the paper and that we correct the errors when we find them. But we take no pride in the fact that last week was a tough one, with three errors and one needed clarification identified by our readers. So […]


Pete Charnetsky

Pete Charnetsky was will be one of five candidates running for three seats on the New York Supreme Court when residents go to the polls on November 5. Charnetsky has served for nine years as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and his experience includes presiding over divorces, foreclosures and the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. The candidate attended the Middletown Democratic […]

CWC awards 33 Watershed Education Grants

The Catskill Watershed Corporation has announced grants totaling nearly $200,000 were recently awarded to schools and non-profit organizations planning Watershed education projects and programs. Thirty-three grants will bring lessons in water quality, the New York City Water System and the Watershed to more than 16,000 students and teachers, as well as 2,400 people who will participate in programs and projects […]

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