DCSWCD Accepting Orders for Trout

The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for its annual Trout Stocking Program. For the first time, fathead minnows are being added as an option. This year's program includes 4"- 6" rainbow trout @ $210/hundred, 4"- 6" brook trout @ $225/hundred and 1"- 2" fathead minnows @ $20/hundred. Interested pond owners may purchase trout or minnows in multiples of 10 with no maximum. All orders must be prepaid by Friday, October 7; the pickup date is Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m. sharp in the SWCD parking lot at 44 West Street in Walton. For more information, order forms or pond stocking permit applications, call 607-865-7161 or visit www.dcswcd.org.


Fire destroys two buildings on Main Street Delhi

Above: A fire on Main Street Delhi destroyed two buildings on Thursday morning. Photo via the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page. 

Area firefighters spent much of Thursday morning fighting a massive blaze in the Delaware County village of Delhi, which destroyed two buildings on Main Street, according to multiple media reports and updates posted to the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page  Read more

Millions granted for broadband infrastructure in Catskills

Above: The podium at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's August 3 announcement about $54.2 million in grants slated for broadband internet service across New York State. Photo via the governor's Flickr page.

Hundreds of miles of remote rural roads and thousands of local homes, businesses and anchor institutions will be lifted from the telecommunications Dark Ages following the announcement of new NY Broadband Program grants

Round one award winners in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to connect every New Yorker to the fiber optic 21st century were announced on August 3.

The grants were part of an intensive $500 million plan from Governor Andrew Cuomo to modernize the entire state by the end of 2018.  Read more

Farmers' Market of the Week: Pakatakan Market

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2016 growing season.

This week's market is the Pakatakan Farmers' Market, located on Route 30 in Halcottsville, NY in the Round Barn.

The Pakatakan Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from May 14 - October 8, from 9 AM - 2 PM. 

Products: Since its inception in 1991, the market has consistently been a popular shopping and socializing spot for locals residents, weekenders and even celebrities from near and far.

Among the many products featured at the market (depending on the season) are goods that are grown on local, organic and sustainable farms and crate farms. Items offered include: pasture-raised meats, trout, cheeses, breads as well as bedding plants for your garden and patio. Locally made indoor and outdoor furniture is also offered.  Read more

Vulto Creamery: Brooklyn’s celebrated cheeses, made in the Catskills

Above: Vulto Creamery cheeses in Walton. Photo by J. N. Urbanski. 

Tucked away in a businesslike industrial corner of Walton behind a nondescript office block, you'll find the Vulto Creamery, without signage and easy to miss. It's a lot less hip than the Brooklyn sidewalk basement where the Vulto cheeses once matured, but for owner Jos Vulto, it's never been about being trendy.

"I grew up eating good food, because we grew our own food," said Vulto, who was raised in Holland by parents who cultivated their own vegetables. "When I was a kid, we never went to a greengrocer; I couldn't understand why greengrocers had stores.”

Vulto, 56, started the Walton location of the creamery in 2012 after honing his craft back in Brooklyn for four years. Expanding his business meant moving up to the Catskills, closer to the source of his milk, which comes from Rolling Ridge Farm in Delhi, owned and operated by Cecil Davis.

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Foundation Donor Sponsor Event

Hot and humid but with views stretching for miles and miles the 2016 Donor and Sponsor Appreciation Event was attended and enjoyed by many. Thank you Willow Drey Farms for your generous use of this amazing Andes venue. Thank you Ate-o-Ate for outstanding fare for all to enjoy. Thank you to Mark Pohar, Executive Director of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, for addressing this group and outlining the new and innovative plans of additional services to be added in the very near future. Thank you to Heather Brighton, Foundation Chairperson, for leading the Foundation for six plus years to be a recognizable arm and organization promoting the needs of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. But most of all thank you to the supporters of the Margaretville Health Foundation for recognizing the gems of these essential critical care healthcare facilities in this rural area.

First Presbyterian Church of Delhi Seeks Organist


Organist/Choir Director for Sunday morning worship services and choir rehearsals. We are looking for someone with prior experience and enthusiastic about working with a volunteer adult church choir. Worship service has mostly traditional music, but with an expanding repertoire. Church Organist Experience also preferred.

Please respond by e-mail with resume or qualifications to [email protected] or call the church office for more information. 607 746-2155

First Presbyterian Church of Delhi

First Presbyterian Church actively exists as the living body of Christ, committed to growing in faithfulness to God, serving the whole human family and welcoming all people into God’s love.


Central Catskills Abstract Co. Is Hiring -- Part-Time Office Assistant

Part-Time Office Assistant - ~20 hours/week – for Margaretville based title insurance company: good communication and organizational skills necessary; duties include maintaining calendar, processing and handling closing documents, ordering title searches, and interfacing with attorneys and title examiner on and off line; Word, Excel, Adobe and Skype experience preferred; hourly rate commensurate with skills and experience; send resume and letter of interest to PO Box 839, Margaretville, NY 12455 or email to [email protected].

MTC Is Hiring -- Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant – Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) has an opening for a full-time accounting assistant. MTC is a proactive company, which provides telephone, cable television, broadband, and fiber optic based services in the greater Margaretville area and surrounding communities. Applicant must be highly motivated, self-starter, positive working attitude, and excellent communications skills. Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), accounts payable and other accounting functions also required. 2 or 4 year Accounting Degree preferred. Overtime hours may be required.

Please send resume to MTC Human Resources, PO Box 260, Margaretville, NY 12455 or e-mail [email protected].

MTC is an equal opportunity provider and employer and complies with a drug-free workforce

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