Meet the Candidates: Andes Republican Committee

October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Town of Andes Republican Committee
invites you to Meet the Candidates on
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
at the Andes Rod and Gun Club.

Our Republican Candidates are:

Supervisor- Ritchie Gabriel

Council Members- Shayne Moshier and Edward Callahan

Highway Superintendent- Michael McAdams

Town Clerk- Kimberly Tosi

Tax Collector- Margaret Moshier

*Light refreshments will be served*

Reusable Shopping Bag Exchange at Freshtown, Margaretville

Next time you're in Freshtown, take a look by the front window in the middle of the store and you will see a plastic bin labeled Reusable Shopping Bags.  It's been there about 2 months already.  Have you noticed it?  How often have you gone in the supermarket and remembered that you forgot to bring one of the many reusable bags you carry with you in your car for that purpose?  Now, you can help yourself to a bag from the bin.  Of course, if the bin is empty, that's because not enough people are contributing surplus bags of their own.  It's a Give and Take approach.  So keep the bin stocked with some of your surplus reusable bags and when you need a bag or two, help yourself.  There's no telling from what exotic locales the bags originated, be they trade shows in far off cities or tropical island paradises.  Beats paper or plastic!

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Matt Frisch 

Friday night lights debut in Delhi

Above: Delaware Academy's football field was illuminated on Friday for the first-ever night football game at the school. Photos by Robert Cairns. 

“Friday Night Lights” have become synonymous with high school football, but home games at Delaware Academy in the Delaware County town of Delhi have always been played on Saturday afternoons.

Until last week.

For the first time, the Bulldogs played a home game under the lights on Friday, Oct. 2—a 22-6 loss to their arch-rival, the Walton Warriors.

The idea to light up Dave Kelly Field came from members of the Delhi Fire Department, according to Fire Chief Daren Evans. “A couple different people had a dream to have a night game at D.A.,” Evans said.

Evans said that Tim Murray, a fire department officer, worked with the school to set up the event and secured the donation of eight construction lighting towers. Firefighters set up the towers on Thursday night.

He said school officials “were very receptive” to the idea and “were a great help” in making it happen.  Read more

Spice Up Your Fall With Chai!

Herbal Chais -- perfect for Fall.

Hot chai is perfect for the cooler days of Autumn. Tay Tea's Raj and Tuk Tuk blends are bursting with flavor and anti-oxidants. These herbal chais will boost your immune and digestive systems, helping you weather cold season with health and vitality. Read more about the health benefits of tea in this great article in the New York Times.

Visit Tay Tea in Andes, NY over this holiday weekend and explore our Global Gift Room, where all African goods are on sale -- 20% off!

Plus, we have a special Fall Food Menu featuring delicious seasonal vegetarian & vegan soups, served with local organic bread from BreadFellows! Served at our Tay Bar.

Columbus Weekend Store Hours:
Friday - Monday, 10 am - 6 pm
Directions  Read more

How to spend Columbus Day weekend in the Catskills

Above: Sugar maples. Photo by DeirdreLovesTrees, submitted to the Watershed Post Flickr pool.

This is it: The peak of fall. Columbus Day Weekend is the biggest weekend of the year in the Catskills, the time when the leaves peak in glorious colors and the fullness of harvest sets in. Come out and paint a pumpkin, crunch a crisp apple and savor the last live outdoor music of 2015. Here’s our guide to what’s up where from Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12. 


It’ll be a farm-fresh feast at Sunday’s Octoberfest Pig Roast at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow. If you’ve never tasted an Ossabaw Island heritage breed pig, you have no idea what roast pork can taste like; they’ll be roasting a whole one and serving it up with authentic German-style sides like spaetzli and sweet and sour red cabbage. Plus, you can meet a newborn alpaca. Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 


Businesses still not sold on Delaware County bed tax

Above: Town of Stamford Supervisor Mike Triolo, chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, makes a point about the proposed bed tax to business owners who gathered on Monday. Photos by Robert Cairns.

Delaware County's board of supervisors is set to introduce legislation to impose a two-percent hotel occupancy tax.

At a public information meeting held on Monday, Oct. 5 in Delhi, Delaware County Economic Development Director Glenn Nealis said that the proposed local law will be introduced at the Oct. 14 meeting of the supervisors and that a public hearing would likely be scheduled for Oct. 28, prior to another board meeting.

At the meeting on Monday, Nealis and town of Stamford Supervisor Michael Triolo, who chairs the board's economic development committee, fielded questions and comments from about a dozen people who attended.

Nealis explained that county leaders are contemplating the “bed tax” as a means to fund tourism promotion. He explained that Delaware County currently spends $95,000 per year on such promotion, while “some of our neighbors are spending $800,000 to $950,000.”

He cited sales tax figures from 2012--the most recent year for which figures are available--which showed that $9.7 million was spent on lodging in Delaware County that year. Based on those sales, the county could expect to receive $192,000 in bed tax revenue.  Read more

Tonight’s Show: Catskill History Trivia Quiz

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

On tonight’s show we’ll be having a Catskill History Trivia Quiz to test our knowledge & historical awareness of these mountains & surrounding hills. Paul Misko will be running the quiz show. He has been on FROM THE FOREST on numerous occasions to talk about local history, hiking, & one of his favorite naturalists – John Burroughs. In fact, John Burroughs’s great granddaughter – Joan Burroughs – will be on the show too. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @  Read more

Troopers arrest "barricaded subject" in Walton after tense standoff


UPDATE: New York State Police have confirmed to Action News that a man is in custody, after a standoff situation Tuesday...

Posted by WBNG-TV Action News on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Update, 2 p.m., October 7, 2015: The New York State Police have released a mug shot and a press release about a standoff between a Walton man and state police that ended peacefully last night after nine hours of tense negotiations. 

At 11:49 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 53-year-old Arthur E. Veprovsky grabbed a "long gun" and threatened to kill his girlfriend and police officers in his home on Third Brook Road in Walton, according to the press release. The girlfriend had left the house safely by the time police arrived, police say.

Left: Arthur E. Veprovsky. Photo via New York State Police. 

Police surrounded the house and attempted to talk to Veprovsky, who reportedly refused to cooperate. New York State Police Crisis Negotiators and the state police Special Operations Response Team then arrived in Walton to set up a perimeter around Veprovsky's house, closing Third Brook Road.

Throughout the day, Veprovsky "still refused to surrender," police say. Finally, police officers sent a robot into the house and "made visual contact with Veprovsky," according to the press release. At around 9:30 p.m., tactical officers entered his home and arrested him, according to the press release.

Veprovsky was arrested and charged with misdemeanor menacing in the second degree and was arraigned in the town of Walton court. He is being held in the Delaware County Jail without bail. Police say that additional charges are pending.

Original story: A "barricaded subject" in a residence on Third Brook Road in the Delaware County town of Walton caused a tense standoff with police that ended with an arrest around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, according to WBNG and state police sources. 

The incident began in the afternoon as a domestic disturbance, according to scanner traffic, and escalated into an hours-long standoff between the male subject and New York State Police, according to State Police spokesman Nathan Riegal.

A man inside the residence on Third Brook Road refused to come out or cooperate with police, Riegal said.

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Ticket giveaway: Taste of the Catskills Festival

Above: One of Catskill Puppet Theater's giant puppets at the Taste of the Catskills Festival. From the Taste of the Catskills Festival website. 

Giant puppets, a bocce tournament, the "Farm Olympics," a horse show and live music on two stages come to Delhi this weekend during the Taste of the Catskills Festival, an annual harvest celebration held on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, sponsored by Catskill Mountainkeeper and 

The Watershed Post is giving away three pairs of free tickets to this year's Taste of the Catskills Festival. (Update: the free tickets are gone. Thanks!)  Read more

Harvest Moon Ball honoree Chairperson of Foundation

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will again present the Harvest Moon Ball. An annual tradition which honors the Keene Roadman Volunteer of the Year will take place at Hanah Resort and Country Club on Saturday, August 17th. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm and Dinner seating at 7pm. Musical entertainment by the Blues Manuever. For further information please contact Karen Kolar at 845-676-4844 or email at [email protected]. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the hospital’s Hematology Analyzer.

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