By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 - 8:55 am
Above photo from the New York State Police. On Monday, three young Margaretville residents were stopped in the town of Middletown as they were driving a U-Haul truck, which, according to a State Police press release, turned out to be loaded with 60... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 - 12:16 pm
Above: Video of the aftermath of the Margaretville shooting, April 25, 2007.  Four years ago this week, Travis D. Trim, a 23-year-old parole violator, died in a shootout in a farmhouse on the edge of Margaretville that also killed State Trooper David C.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 - 3:18 pm
Photo of a man wearing buckskins by Robert Lawton, via Wikimedia Commons. Have a few deer hides lying around? The Catskill Forest Association is hosting a two-day workshop on how to turn a raw deer hide into buckskin, a kind of soft leather akin to suede... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 15, 2011 - 4:40 pm
This weekend is the last time you'll be able to catch Walter Putrycz, flanked by fidders above, playing John Burroughs, the famous naturalist, at the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. "Pepacton," the theater's multimedia tribute to one of Roxbury's most... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 - 10:07 pm
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese announced yesterday that they have removed former Margaretville priest Robert Purcell from ministry, and placed three Capital-region retired priests on administrative leave, in the wake of recent sexual abuse accusations... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 - 12:16 pm
This just in from Ben Fenton, village trustee in Fleischmanns, about this morning's electoral recount for the position of village mayor. Fenton reports that incumbent mayor Dave Morrell still wins the election, but only by a razor-thin two votes: 37 to 35... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 - 9:13 am
Ben Fenton, a village trustee in Fleischmanns, emailed yesterday to report that yesterday's mayoral election in Fleischmanns isn't quite over. Apparently Fred Woller, the village trustee who challenged incumbent mayor Dave Morrell and lost, had demanded a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 3:53 pm
Election day in Fleischmanns. Photo contributed by Ben Fenton. The results are in from most of the region's village elections. Here's a roundup: In Fleischmanns, the newly-reelected (and unopposed) village trustee Ben Fenton emailed us yesterday about... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 - 12:25 pm
Today's the day for village elections, and while many races across the Catskills have candidates for various village boards and mayors who are running unopposed, there are a few real contests out there. Here's a list of the heated challenges: Sullivan... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Mar. 13, 2011 - 12:47 pm
The SUNY Delhi ice sculpting team, with coach Thomas Recinella on the left. Photo by Julia Reischel. Margaretville's Main Street was transformed into a festive frozen gallery yesterday, thanks to the talents of the SUNY Delhi ice sculpting team. Ice swans... Read more


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