By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
Oorah, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that runs summer camps for Jewish children in the Schoharie County towns of Jefferson and Gilboa, has won a major victory in a longstanding legal battle with the town of Jefferson over whether Oorah was entitled to an... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Dear Editor, This is my response to Andes Town Supervisor Martin Donnelly's letter in last weeks Catskill Mountain News ("Andes pool problem explained," July 17, 2014), regarding the ongoing problems with the opening of the Andes Town Pool. I would like... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
For the federal wildlife biologists tasked with keeping New York State boar-free, rounding up Zybysek Trunirz's escaped wild Eurasian boars has become something of a regular occurrence.  A few weeks ago, it happened again: A group of boars escaped from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 2:47 pm
An ongoing investigation into heroin and other illegal drug sales in Delaware County has led to the recent arrests of two local people on sealed grand jury indictments, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.  Arrested on Thursday, July 17... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
A Pennsylvania man who allegedly fled the scene of a home invasion robbery in Gardiner three months ago has been arrested and will face felony charges, police say.  On April 3, 2014, two men broke into a home in Gardiner, and fled before police could... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 12:02 pm
A 31-year-old Monticello man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's pit bull to death after the dog bit him during a domestic dispute is facing animal cruelty and harassment charges, police say.  The incident was reported to police on Saturday, July 12 by... Read more
By Janel Bladow on Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm
“I just stared and said ‘Oh, that’s my restaurant.’ This is my dream,” said Paula Douralas, proprietor and chef of Petra Estiatorio, the Greek restaurant that opened at Shephard Hills Golf Club over the Fourth of July weekend. Last winter, Douralas... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 2:22 pm
    Post by Schoharie Co. Fire Wire & News. Above: Photo from the scene of an accident on Route 30 posted to Schoharie Fire Wire and News. For more photos from the scene, see their Facebook page. A collision between an SUV and a truck hauling a... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Friday, Jul. 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Charles “Sonny” Somelofski of Catskill Outdoor Adventures in Margaretville (, remembers when the licensing process to become an outdoor guide in New York state was a simple paper questionnaire with a $2 fee that asked whether... Read more
By Janel Bladow on Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm
For a few days in July, the legendary Borscht Belt musical comedian and Ziegfeld Follies superstar Fanny Brice returns to the Catskills -- at least in spirit. Actress and singer Patricia Dell stars in the upcoming one-woman show “One Night With Fanny... Read more


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