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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

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

The Catskill Recreation Center is Hiring: Morning Lifeguards

5:30 to 11 AM Monday through Friday.

Candidates must hold current lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR certifications. They also should be dependable, hardworking, a team player, good at communicating, safety conscious, and a morning person. To apply please go to http://catskillrecreationcenter.org/work-with-us/. Fill out the Application and send it to Catskill Recreation Center or email it to [email protected].

Three busted for narcotics sales in Margaretville; pot plants discovered at home of one suspect, police say

Above: Christopher H. Fairbairn, Salvatore M. Esposito and Karen C. Certain. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

Three people were charged with selling narcotics in and near the Delaware County village of Margaretville on Friday, July 29, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher H. Fairbairn of Weaver Hollow Rd. was arrested for allegedly selling heroin three times in the town of Middletown in March 2016, police say. He was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Salvatore M. Esposito, a 69-year-old man who lives on Route 28 in Margaretville, was charged with allegedly selling Oxycodone and Fentanyl, both opioid prescription drugs, from his home in March, police say. He was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Karen C. Certain, a 62-year-old living on Austin St., was charged with allegedly selling hydrocodone tablets from her home on three occasions in June and July, police say. She was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Read more

And the winners are....

Golfers whether there for the fun and camaraderie or to win and bragging rights we thank you all. And the winners are: ....First Prize - NBT Team - Brad Anderson, JR Lawrence, Randy Eighmey and Justin Eighmey ....Second Prize - Farley & Associates Team - Donald Farley, Christine Dunphy, Christine Batey and Mike Batey ....Closest to the Pin - Lori Cohen and Tony Tanner ....Longest Drive - Christine Dunphy and Doug Hinkley. Congratulations to all. Fourth Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Margaretville Health Foundation brought out some past players and new faces to continue the support of our Central Catskill community healthcare facilities, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Facility. The Driving Range and the Putting Greens were utilized by all as players got their game on!

Blue Skies and Warm Breezy Weather for Foundation Golf Tournament

Thank you to all our Sponsors, Tee Sponsors and Supporters. The Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament is made possible by your generous support and participation.

Hanah Mountain Resort Is Hiring

3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

1. Individual with Marketing Experience and PC knowledge.
2. Experienced front desk person.
3. Experienced hotel maintenance person needed for busy resort.

Must be a team member, work well with others, a degree is a plus, and be available nights, weekends and holidays.

Email resume to:[email protected] or mail to:

Hanah Country Club
576 West Hubbell Hill Rd.
Margaretville, NY 12455

One Catskills newspaper closes, two more cut reporters

Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters.

The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to 1839 in Delhi, published its last issue on Friday, July 8.

The paper employed three people in its Delhi office on a part-time basis and relied on a cadre of freelance journalists, including the author of this article, to cover local news. Contributors were notified on July 8 that the paper would cease publication.

Donald Bishop, the publisher of the paper, did not return a request for comment. Cathy Roloson, who coordinated the news gathering and layout of the paper, said that a companion publication, the semiannual Kaatskill Life magazine, will continue to be published online and that she will continue to work in the Delhi office. She also indicated that the Delaware County Times may resume publishing in the future.  Read more


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