Margaretville

Crash on Route 6 and Margaretville Mountain Road

Above: A crash at the intersection of Route 6 and Margaretville Mountain Road on Dec. 22, 2014. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Two cars collided at the intersection of Route 6 and Margaretville Mountain Road in the Delaware County town of Middletown around 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. A first responder at the scene told the Watershed Post that one person was injured. Ambulances were on the scene and the road was closed to traffic after the crash.

The Year End Clearance Sale Has Started!

Product Protection Plans are now available at The Catalog Outlet!

                The Catalog Outlet now offers valuable product protection plans with applicable purchases.  These product protection plans offer the purchaser 60 month coverage against a variety of mishaps that can occur.  Protection plans start off as low as $29.95 for purchases under $300.  Above $300, the protection plan cost is only 10% of the product cost.

                Product protection plans coverage includes:  any stains; including food, beverage, human or pet bodily fluids, ink, bleach, and much more.  Accidental damages are covered:  Including; seam damage, cushion resiliency, broken zippers, pet damage (jaws and claws), burn or heat marks, liquid rings and marks, punctures, rips, tears, spring breakage, and glass or mirror breakage.  This plan also covers manufacturer defects including:  Mechanical  or electrical failure, warping, frame breakage or separation, cracking or peeling finish, loss of silvering on mirrors, and defects in springs or coils.  Read more

Police: Margaretville cocaine dealer arrested

Left: Rafael Figueroa, known as "Cano" in Margaretville. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

A 35-year-old Roxbury man known around the Delaware County village of Margaretville as "Cano" was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 18 for allegedly selling cocaine in the village, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Rafael Figueroa, who has a prior felony drug conviction, was also arrested in 2013 for driving into a house on Route 30 in Margaretville, causing "extensive damage," according to a police blotter report in the Catskill Mountain News.  Read more

Cuomo celebrates with anti-fracking activists

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is basking in the celebratory mood of his constituents this week. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, his administration announced that New York State will ban hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling and also gave a green light to a casino resort in the Catskills.

Cuomo has travelled the state to glad-hand with supporters of both moves. He gave a speech in Bethel on Thursday, Dec. 18 to a cheering pro-casino advocates in Sullivan County.  Read more

Bowling Alley With Prime Route 28 Location

42366 State Rt. 28
Margaretville
$279,000

  • Prime location on Rt.28 with parking
  • Eight beautiful light wood lanes & bar area
  • Two bathrooms & plenty of seating
  • Game room ready for fun and $
  • Alarm system & Brunswick A machines
  • Call Sean O'Shaughnessy for appt. 607-287-0030

Who would not just love to have a fun time bowling in the Catskills Mountains? Super and central location with plenty of parking will accommodate those who just can’t miss this spot. Bowl to your hearts content on eight beautiful light wood lanes with Brunswick A machines. The shine of the lanes will make you smile! Head to the bar, have a snack grab a stool and catch up with friends. Game room has a pool table and space for more games, there is a juke box, disco balls and a general atmosphere of FUN.

New York state bans fracking

 

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At a cabinet meeting that was open to the public today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State Department of Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens and New York Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker announced that the practice of natural gas drilling called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will be prohibited in New York State.   Read more

BAM! New Margaretville business association forms

Above: Jess Olenych (with Joey, Jess's dog) and Karen Fairbairn at the inaugural meeting of the Margaretville Business Association. Photos by Julia Reischel.

Fifteen business people and one small dog gathered to form the Business Association of Margaretville--BAM! for short--at the Molnar Financial Building (the former Margaretville e-Center) on Main Street on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Karen Fairbairn, owner of the Lazy Crazy Acres gelato company in Arkville, was elected to be president of the group, and Jess Olenych, the owner of Home Goods in Margaretville, was voted Vice President. 

Below: More photos from the meeting.  Read more

$15 million in grants go to Catskills organizations

Above: Americorps team members work on the storefront of Catskill Mountainkeeper in Livingston Manor in June 2014. Mountainkeeper received a $1.8 million grant from the state of New York on Dec. 11, 2014.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed out early Christmas presents on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the form of $709.2 million in economic and community development funding to hundreds of organizations across New York state. Several Catskills organizations, including MTC Cable, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the village of Sidney, received over a million dollars each. 

Through the program, called the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, New York State issues grants to businesses, community groups, nonprofits, and municipalities. The Catskills did well this year, picking up over $15 million overall, according to our back-of-the-envelope math.   Read more

This Weekend: Catskills holiday shopping guide

Above: A window display at Ragtime Clothing Exchange in Callicoon, which hosts its first Dickens on the Delaware event this weekend. Photo via the Dickens on the Delaware Facebook page. 

The snow is on the ground, just in time for the fourth installment of our holiday shopping guide. (Want even more things to do? Check out our ever-updating Catskills events calendar.) 

Here's what's happening over the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14: 

Delaware County

Santa comes to the town square in Delhi on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., along with horse and wagon rides and hot cocoa. The town's holiday lights contest ends the next day  Read more


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