Two found dead in Delhi; overdose suspected

A man and a woman were found dead in an apartment in the Delaware County town of Delhi on Wednesday, Sept, 2, according to a press release from Delhi Police Chief Mike Mills.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher M. Bailey and 25-year-old Krista L. Hess were both found in the apartment with evidence of intravenous drug use nearby, Mills said in the press release.

The cause of death is suspected to be a drug overdose, Mills said in the press release, but a final verdict won't be issued until the Delaware County Medical Examiner's office determines the cause of death.

A co-tenant found the pair in the apartment, which was Bailey's, police say.

Labor Day events in the Catskills

Above: Throwing a rock into Cooper Lake in Woodstock. Photo by Flickr user Panda Snaps, shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. 

Labor Day is upon us in all its bittersweet glory, and the Catskills are rising to the occasion with festivities celebrating the harvest, family, baroque opera, women’s jazz, Iroquois Indians, Irish heritage, improv, toilets and more.

Yes, we said toilets. Read on to find out more in our county-by-county round-up of Labor Day events across the Catskills.

DELAWARE COUNTY

Gather the bounty of the harvest for your personal feasting pleasure at the pre-Labor Day Holiday Pop Up Farmers’ Market, taking place rain or shine at the Stamford Railroad Station on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll find a splendid selection of baked goods, preserves, meats, produce and wonderful handmade Catskills things.  Read more

"Heartlands" by Lisa Candela -- Opening Labor Day Weekend at Tay Tea

Tay Tea is proud to offer this stunning collection in our Art Barn — beautiful photographs that capture native animals in their original habitat. A portion of all sales of the Heartlands collection will go to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of September.

Please join us for the Opening: Saturday, September 5th, 6-8 pm Tay Tea Cocktails & Wayside Cider will be served!

Tay Tea Labor Day Weekend Store Hours: Friday - Monday, 10 am - 6 pm

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* Please note: We’ve simplified our menu for the remainder of the season and will be serving only tea and desserts.

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Truckloads of trash choke Catskills swimming holes

Above: Underwear left behind as trash at Peekamoose Blue Hole in August 2015. Photo by Gene Nicolato.

Peggy Brueckner lives near the Peekamoose Blue Hole, an icy Catskills pool that is recognized as one of the best swimming holes in the country. Her family has visited the hidden spot for 50 years. But this summer, due to hordes of tourists and the tons of garbage they leave behind, Brueckner has been avoiding it.

"The locals here along Watson Hollow Road and beyond are heartbroken," Brueckner said. "There is litter all over the place. There are no laws being enforced and it a total mess up there. Campers are off the designated sites, people are in the middle of the road and it is a free for all! It's not even a family friendly place any more."

Above: Peekamoose Blue Hole on a recent summer day. Photo via the NYS DEC.   Read more

Wednesday Night’s Show: Ryan’s Walk in the Woods

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Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org

Each year CFA’s Education Forester – Ryan Trapani – takes a walk in the woods for a few days or more. We’ll go into some of the things he saw up in those mountains: interesting vegetation, old growth forest, signs of wildlife, signs of humans from a long time ago, & more. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ www.wioxradio.org.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Last week during this time I was in heaven; temperatures peaked out into the 70s and slumped down into the lower 50s at night. My kind of weather. Good for hiking and good for sleeping. Now, it seems July-like weather has walked its way back into September. Oh well. What can you do? Go swimming, or just sweat a little more.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association  Read more

Watershed Ag Council eyes move to Treadwell's empty school

Above: The vacant A.L. Kellogg School in Treadwell may become the home of the Watershed Agricultural Council. Photo by Robert Cairns. 

The long-vacant A.L. Kellogg Elementary School building in the Delaware County hamlet of Treadwell could soon become the new home of the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC).

Fred Huneke, a member and former chairman of the WAC board of directors, confirmed that the WAC had entered into a 90-day option agreement to buy the building, though he cautioned that “it's far from a done deal.”

Huneke said that the WAC needs to consolidate its operations. It currently has about 60 employees split between buildings in Hamden and Walton. He said the Treadwell site is well-suited for WAC's operations.

“If it does go there, it's going to be a good deal for us,” he said.

He also said that Treadwell residents support the use of the former school.

“They're pretty excited,” he said. “We'll do our best to be good neighbors.”

But Huneke then reiterated that the move may never happen. “We have a lot of hoops to jump through,” he said.  Read more

Jeff Senterman named new director of Catskill Center

Above: Jeff Senterman accepts his new post as the executive director of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo via the Catskill Center's Instagram feed

Jeff Senterman, the former Catskills program director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, was appointed the new executive director of the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development after the departure of former director Alan White. White completed his term earlier this month.

Senterman accepted his new position at a gathering of the CCCD's members on Saturday, Aug. 29. (A Senterman is still at the helm of the NYNJTC, though -- Jeff's brother, Doug, is the new Catskill program director at the NYNTC, after getting the job earlier this year.)  Read more

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