Business & Ag News

Auction service expands reach; brings valuable goods to local buyers

Even a popular, old fashioned, traditional local business must reinvent itself periodically and few have done it as well as McIntosh Auction Services, which will host another of its “Super Sunday” auction extravaganzas this week to open the President’s holiday week. The Sunday holiday auctions have become a staple of the business, run for more than four decades by the […]

Large turnout for 16th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference


Hundreds of farmers and agricultural enthusiasts braved the snow to attend the 16th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference held at SUNY Delhi last month. Hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council, the conference featured informative workshops where farmers and producers could hear about the latest news and trends in the fields of dairy, grazing, livestock, and […]

CDL Class for farm family needs

A Commercial Driver’s License training program this month will help prepare local residents for New York State testing later this year. The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program for farm owners, producers and their employees in cooperation with Delaware, Chenango, Madison, Otsego (DCMO) BOCES. This CDL […]

CCE goes to Albany


Roxbury’s Jeanne Darling was in Albany last month when the halls of the New York State Capitol Building in Albany were lined with red. She went to visit newly elected senator Jen Metzger on Jan. 22 with nearly 50 executive directors from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) county associations from across the state who met with senators and Assembly members from […]

Emerson Resort a trendsetter in region driven by tourism economy



Despite a late starting ski season and a dismal, rainy summer, business continued to rise at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper during 2018. Marketing and Sales Director Tamara Murray attributed the increase to the continued popularity of the Catskills, and the many and varied activities and events in the area. The property, which works closely with other […]

New Oakley’s owners add music and parking, keep the same charm By Eddie Donoghue



For anyone driving along Route 28 through Arkville, it’s clear that things at Oakley’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Grill are changing. A new patio, fence, lighting and accessories outside are but the external demonstrations of the changes taking place. The favorite local hangout of many changed hands in 2018 when George and Christina Zografakis became its new owners. The pair officially […]

Homecooked foods at Maeve’s



Maeve’s Coffee Shop is on the move! The Pine Hill shop that opened just a year ago with limited coffee and baked goods options has grown and expanded to meet the community demand. Having added another room, with more seating capacity, the entrepreneurs are now offering a full breakfast menu every weekend. Starting at 7:00 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, […]

The Dinner Plate for fine comfort food

Business Spotlight

The “year of the restaurant” is how some are describing the area’s food scene in 2018. With many new restaurants being opened and old favorites getting new owners or new menus, the dining options in the area have never been better. For fresh cooked food and a welcoming atmosphere, The Dinner Plate in Hobart is a can’t-miss pick for the […]

Burns Night at Chappie’s to become new area tradition

Special event will celebrate Scotland’s national poet in food, song and libations

A little bit of old Scotland comes to Roxbury later this month when James Chapman and his crew at Chappies Restaurant present a ribald night of celebration of the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns. Hosted at the Roxbury eatery by Hudson Valley Storyteller Jonathat Kruk, the evening will feature a three course traditional Scottish Burns Dinner along with a bagpiper, […]

Ulster Savings Bank spreads holiday cheer



Kingston – Lending a helping hand to those in need is one of the core missions of Ulster Savings Bank. As a community bank, branches spread holiday cheer by sponsoring or organizing charity drives for local families and individuals. From providing coats and toys to supporting the local SPCA, Ulster Savings Bank has made it a point to bring holiday […]


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