Delhi

Fire on Main Street Delhi quickly subdued

Above: First responders at the corner of Main St. and Court St. in Delhi around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Photo by Fred Harris.

A fire in a wood-frame building located on a densely-packed block of Main Street Delhi was quickly subdued this evening by a large number of firefighters.

The fire was reported at 122 Main St., the address of the Delaware Abstract Corporation, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, according to scanner reports and the Daily Star.

By 8:15 p.m., a large number of fire trucks were at the scene and traffic on Main Street was being diverted, according to an eyewitness. The fire appeared to be completely out. 

Below: More photos from the scene by Fred Harris. 

You are cordially Invited to an Open House

For over 5 consecutive years, Mountainside Residential Care Center has received the very prestigious 5-Star rating, in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue. It has also received a 5-Star rating from Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare”, which places Mountainside in the top 10% of nursing homes nationwide!

As Philip Mehl, Mountainside Administrator notes “Residents who come to Mountainside don’t come here to wait out time, they come to celebrate their lives in an environment that is as comfortable, enriching, and personalized as we can possibly make it.”

Margaretville Health Foundation helps secure the sustainability of our beloved nursing home. Come visit with us, Philip Mehl and his dedicated staff at Mountainside on April 23rd. and see what your generosity has accomplished.

In visit to Roxbury, state officials vow faster Internet for rural NY

Above: New York State Broadband Program director David Salway, left, talks with Greg Henderson, middle, the owner of the Roxbury Motel, and Angela Liotta, right, the state's Broadband Outreach Director, on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Photo by Julia Reischel. 

In his draft budget for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an ambitious goal: high-speed internet for everyone, including in rural areas like the Catskills, by 2019. Greene County, in the Catskills, has the worst broadband access in the entire state, according to statistics released by the governor’s office.   Read more

Join Pure Catskills by March 27 to get in the Guide

Join by March 27 to be featured in the 2015- 2016 Pure Catskills Guide. Simply send a $35 payment by mail today: Make checks payable to “WAC” and mail to Watershed Agricultural Council, Attn: Pure Catskills, 44 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 OR pay online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-2016-pure-catskills-guide-online-membership-ad-sales-payments-registration-15301903405.

Questions about membership? Contact Kristan Morley, Farm to Market Manager at [email protected] (link sends e-mail) or (607) 865‐7090.

Top 10 reasons to join:  Read more

Two outdoor deaths in Delaware County in one day

Two Delaware County men were found dead on Wednesday, Feb. 25 -- one on his property where he had been cutting a tree for firewood, and the other a few blocks from his home after he was reported missing. 

Seventy-year-old Ralph Hunt was attempting to cut a tree near his home on County Road 14 in Delhi on Feb. 25 when the tree fell on him, killing him, Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond told the Daily Star. Hunt, a longtime member of the Delhi Fire Department, was declared dead at the scene, the paper reports. 

In a press release sent on Thursday, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office gave more details about Hunt's death. Hunt, who was a retired dairy farmer, had spent Wednesday morning gathering firewood on a wooded hillside on his property. He had skidded a tree down to his farmhouse in the morning. When he didn't return home for lunch, his wife became worried and called a friend to investigate.  Read more

Health and Safety - Post Week of 2/23/15

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Climate Change Exchange

March 13, 2015 - 8:00am

A Climate Change Exchange conference for educators and the general public will be held Friday, March 13 (snow date March 14) at Delaware Academy & Central School, Delhi from 8 to 2:30. The conference is free and incudes a video welcome by climate change activist Bill McKibben, featured speakers Curt Stager and Kerissa Battle, a teacher share-a-thon, resource fair, 8 workshops and a school garden lunch. Register at www.ccedelaware.org. Sponsored by Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, Manhattan Country School, Catskill Center for Conservation & Development, with funding from Catskill Watershed Corp., and the O'Connor Foundation.

607-865-6531

Polar Bear Supper Club Fund Raising Event

February 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Catskill Kettlebell’s Team Polar Bear announces a special winter themed Dinner. The Polar Bear Supper Club is a one night only event to be held at the Quarter Moon Cafe in Delhi on Saturday February 28th, to benefit over 15 local children in need! All proceeds will go to the Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump. Find out about this year’s beneficiaries at pbjump.com.
Come out of your igloos and enjoy a delicious 5 course meal.
Quarter Moon Cafe, Main Street Delhi, NY
Saturday February 28th

$40 per person without wine/beer.
$50 per person with wine/beer.
Reservations must be in by Wednesday February 25th.
It's a great cause and the money raised will make a huge difference to many local children!
Cash or checks only.
Checks payable to Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump.
Only 60 seats available! So book your seat by emailing
[email protected]
 
For more information: Contact Jenifer [email protected] or 607-746-7095

6077467095

Polar Bear Supper Club Fund Raising Event

The Catskill Kettlebell’s Team Polar Bear announces a special winter themed Dinner. The Polar Bear Supper Club is a one night only event to be held at the Quarter Moon Cafe in Delhi on Saturday February 28th, to benefit over 15 local children in need! All proceeds will go to the Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump. Find out about this year’s beneficiaries at pbjump.com.
Come out of your igloos and enjoy a delicious 5 course meal.
Quarter Moon Cafe, Main Street Delhi, NY
Saturday February 28th

$40 per person without wine/beer.
$50 per person with wine/beer.
Reservations must be in by Wednesday February 25th.
It's a great cause and the money raised will make a huge difference to many local children!
Cash or checks only.
Checks payable to Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump.
Only 60 seats available! So book your seat by emailing
[email protected]
Poster attached
 
For more information: Contact Jenifer [email protected] or 607-746-7095

This Weekend: Valentine's Day in the Catskills

Above: Snowmen in love in Roxbury promote Sunday's Hearts in the Hamlet event, via Facebook.

Just when we desperately need a celebration to take the edge off the cabin fever and the late-winter blahs, here it is Valentine’s Day. What could be lovelier? In the Catskills, love is something that’s celebrated year round, but this weekend it’s the star of the show. Come out and create and play and feast and dance. All events are happening on Valentine's Day itself -- Saturday, Feb. 14 -- unless otherwise indicated. 

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