Volunteers McIntyre, Nick honored

The Roxbury Arts Group honored 16 artists and arts organizations with 18 different 2019 Decentralization Grant recipients at an Awards Reception on Friday, April 26. In addition to highlighting the Decentralization Grant awardees, the Roxbury Arts Group used this opportunity to recognize the volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents to supporting the arts community in Delaware County. Two […]

Superintendent Robert Chakar talks MCS and ACS budgets

Residents throughout New York will go to the polls on May 21 to vote for or against their school budgets and the News recently spoke with Superintendent Robert Chakar who oversees both Margaretville and Andes Central Schools. The Boards of Education for both schools approved their respective prospective budgets at their April board meetings and Chakar is confident both budgets […]

Duerden to review Lewis Hine in Hobart on Sunday

HOBART — Local historian and author, Timothy J. Duerden will give a lecture on and sign copies of his latest historical publication “LEWIS HINE: Photographer and American Progressive”, on Sunday, May 5th at Liberty Rock Books, LLC located at 678 Main Street from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in “The Hobart Book Village” of Hobart. Lewis Hine (September 26, 1874 – […]

Laura Kalick is not your typical salesperson

Business Spotlight

As more and more houses begin to hit the market this time of the year, licensed real estate salesperson Laura Kalick is poised to help sellers and buyers alike meet their goals and needs. Kalick works for Weichert Realtors The Spiesman Group based out of Kingston and specializes in the western side of Ulster County and the eastern side of […]

Community Voices

John Riedl spreads wellness through and for community on WIOX

Heavily involved in personal and community wellness, agriculture and education, John Riedl was the perfect fit when WIOX was looking for someone to host a wellness program on the budding radio station. Riedl has hosted “Wellness Wednesday” since the station went live nearly a decade ago, and his show currently airs every other Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. “My topics involve […]

Delaware County best in show; will represent New York State in national competition

The Delaware County Junior Holstein Club will travel to Appleton, Wisconsin in June to represent New York State in the National Dairy Bowl after winning the state competition on January 20. The Junior Holstein Club has a junior division for ages 8-15 and a senior division for those 16-21. The club’s 72 members overall make it the second largest single […]

Free camping for first-time campers; sites assigned based on lottery

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have announced that New York will once again provide free First-Time Camper weekends this summer. Families that have never camped before will have the opportunity to enjoy the popular outdoor activity and be provided equipment, guidance, and programs at select campgrounds. “Camping is […]

Earth Day “Trash Blitz” detail

On April 22, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that in recognition of Earth Day, Delaware County Correction Officers and volunteer inmate workers, partnered with members of the New York State Department of Transportation in their statewide “Trash Blitz” detail. Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Correction Officers supervised volunteer inmate workers as they assisted NYSDOT workers as they collected and properly disposed […]


Save money, save lives!

Our favorite car care tips help do both! Taking good care of the “wheels” whether they be the family sedan or the teen “beater” car, is the best way to save money and lives. Small investments in cleaning and maintenance now can save big bucks down the road (pun intended) on repairs caused by neglect, accidents, skyrocketing insurance premiums, lawsuits […]

Local Trout Unlimited chapter raises funds to preserve fisheries

The Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) held its 31 Annual Fundraising Banquet where its schedule of community-oriented events and new board members were unveiled on April 13. The local Trout Unlimited chapter members were abuzz with enthusiasm as the annual event was held at The Catamount at the Emerson Resort and Spa for the first time. The […]

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