Official newspaper designation: how it works; why it matters

Government agencies are required to annually designate “general circulation newspapers” in which they will print notices of meetings, public hearings, budgets, bids and other important matters about which citizens should be informed. At the county level, the two major political parties each choose a paper to print the legal notices. The Board of Supervisors then appoints those choices as official […]

Shandaken boasts first informational tax website in UC

I n addition to the traditional business of an organizational meeting such as making appointments and reappointments, the Shandaken Town Board discussed a new town website that will help residents stay informed regarding their taxes when it met on Monday, Jan. 6. Shandaken Town Clerk Joyce Grant noted that the town and county tax bills were mailed out on December […]

Pakatakan Farmers Market to host ‘Shingle And Mingle’ Fundraiser

The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market will host its first ever, “Shingle and Mingle” fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville. Guests will be able to enjoy soups, chili, breads, cheeses and sweets prepared by market vendors while the Union Grove bar will have a wide array of tasty cocktails available. Live music will […]

Young people sought for membership on the New York State Youth Council

ALBANY — Just a couple of weeks into the New Year, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is reaching out to New York State Youth for a very important mission – serving on the New York State Youth Council. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is looking for 62 young people – one from each New York […]

Community Voices

Wilson uses vast vinyl record collection to create “A Jet Age Sound”

For those that still prefer the warm, classic sound of vinyl records to their digital counterpart, there’s no better way to close out a Saturday night than by tuning into WIOX where Isaac Wilson shares his lifelong collection of vinyl. Wilson is the host of “A Jet Age Sound” which airs every Saturday night from 10 p.m. until midnight. Wilson […]

Catskill Dream Team offers new Dream Suite to prospective buyers who want to experience the area By Eddie Donoghue

The Catskill Dream Team have again raised the bar for the local real estate industry with its introduction of the Dream Suite, where prospective buyers can better learn about and experience the area where they wish to live. Meade Camp and Peggy Bellar are the owners and brokers of the Catskill Dream Team, having entered into business together around seven […]

Catskills Addiction Coalition schedules 2020 Addiction Action Summit

People from every part of the Catskills community — Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster counties — will gather at the second annual Addiction Action Summit: Planning Our Community’s Response on January 24, 2020 in Margaretville. The Catskills region has been especially hard-hit by the national opioid overdose crisis. For years, the number of people dying here from opioid related overdoses […]

Middletown Fire District No 1 meeting

The Organizational meeting for Middletown Fire District No 1 will be held Tuesday, 1/7/2020 at 6:30 pm at Fleischmanns Fire Hall, Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 12430.

Newsmakers from 2019

New location

The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce’s informational kiosk has changed locations from Main Street in Margaretville to the front lawn of the Delaware and Ulster Rail Road in Arkville. The kiosk has a wealth of free maps and local information that is useful for tourists and locals alike. The Margaretville Village Board discussed where to move the kiosk at its […]

Shandaken Police Officer Gabrielle LaLima

Shandaken Police Officer Gabrielle LaLima was awarded the Ulster County Police Chief’s Award earlier this month for her outstanding community service over the winter. LaLima along with other members of the community helped provide 20 families with clothes, food and toys for the winter months.

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