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.


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

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

The Wild Frontier!!! In Delhi NY

Do You Fantasize About Wearing a Raccoon Hat? Well listen up Davy Crocket there's a 6 acre parcel in Delhi NY waiting for you to blaze her trail! Totally wooded & secretly stashed this enchanted forest will mesmerize your senses drawing out the wild beast in you. Take the journey, hike up the mountain & fill your lungs with fresh ozone, pine & earth. Build your campfire, sing a few tunes or call out to the coyotes, it's all good. Build a cabin, cottage or just pitch a tent and call it home. From hiking to hunting & beyond there's plenty of exploring to be done on this mountain, you may never want to leave! Adjoining parcel MLS# 102090 also available. Go ahead expand your horizons.


The Sun Also Rises Exclusive @ $ 499,000

This is a bucolic oasis at the end of a long private drive. There is absolute privacy and seclusion with views overlooking the valley and the mountains beyond. This architectural gem is a striking 3500 square foot multilevel contemporary designed for country living. Exciting floor plan. Inglenook with fireplace, eat-in-kitchen, dining room and living room that opens to a sun drenched solarium giving a sense tree house living. There is a master suite with bath, solarium and huge walk-in closet plus two guest bedrooms with private baths.

Other fine features include ceramic tile and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and custom-built wall units. Open and covered decks to enjoy the movement of the sun and outdoor dining. There is also a one bedroom in-law suite w/kitchen & private entrance. Set on 13 +/- acres with lush lawn, terraces, perennial gardens and towering maples and pines. Separate 24' x 36' workshop/studio with electricity. Possible owner financing to qualified buyers.

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

No Guts, No Glory!

If you are looking for complete seclusion then you've come to the right property. Perhaps you are the meditative type, well, not a sound to be heard on this beyond private parcel. A challenge to find? Good things never come easy, so toughen up, put on those boots & hike up that hill to tranquility. 6 Acres is plenty of elbow room! Perhaps you like camping or want to build a cozy cabin in the woods, the choice is yours. Totally wooded and waiting for your plans be it hunting, or hiking or hibernating oh my!

BTW: Adjoining land available  Read more

After audits, Delaware supervisors tighten up procurement, vehicle policies

Above: Jim Eisel, the chairman of the Delaware County board of supervisors, at the Aug. 26 meeting of the board. Photo by Robert Cairns.

In the aftermath of two state audits that criticized Delaware County's procurement and surplus property disposal policies, the county's board of supervisors adopted an update of those policies at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

A procurement policy was adopted in 1992 and updated in 2008. A policy for the disposal of surplus property was adopted in 1995. Both are superseded by the new policy.

There was little discussion on the resolution to adopt a new policy at the meeting. It passed, unanimously.

The resolution states that “it is appropriate that from time to time the board revisit, update and clarify its policies and procedures so that county agencies may function efficiently while simultaneously providing safeguards to protect county taxpayers.”  Read more

DTC's 11th Annual Open House is a success.

DTC's Annual Open House was bigger and better than ever.  $1500 was raised for our featured charity, 4-H Camp Shankitunk.

To all of our supporters and contributors, we say Thank You!

Save the date Wednesday, August 3rd - Open House 2016.

Tonight's Show: Forest Talk with Mike Porter

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest

Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM


Wednesday’s Show: Forest Talk with Mike Porter

This Wednesday we’ll be talking to Mike Porter again about this & that. Mike Porter is a local maple producer, and quite the forest enthusiast. He’s been known to make a few rustic furniture items as well as a log cabin from trees found on his land. We’ll see what Mike has been up to most recently. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online at to learn more.


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