By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 2:47 pm
Calling all seniors at Andes, Margaretville, Onteora and Roxbury schools: You could win $300 bucks by waxing poetical about growing up here in the Catskills. The deadline for the annual Catskill Heritage Alliance essay competition is this Friday, and all... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 - 8:55 am
Above photo from the New York State Police. On Monday, three young Margaretville residents were stopped in the town of Middletown as they were driving a U-Haul truck, which, according to a State Police press release, turned out to be loaded with 60... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 - 12:16 pm
Above: Video of the aftermath of the Margaretville shooting, April 25, 2007.  Four years ago this week, Travis D. Trim, a 23-year-old parole violator, died in a shootout in a farmhouse on the edge of Margaretville that also killed State Trooper David C.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 15, 2011 - 4:40 pm
This weekend is the last time you'll be able to catch Walter Putrycz, flanked by fidders above, playing John Burroughs, the famous naturalist, at the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. "Pepacton," the theater's multimedia tribute to one of Roxbury's most... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 - 10:07 pm
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese announced yesterday that they have removed former Margaretville priest Robert Purcell from ministry, and placed three Capital-region retired priests on administrative leave, in the wake of recent sexual abuse accusations... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Mar. 13, 2011 - 12:47 pm
The SUNY Delhi ice sculpting team, with coach Thomas Recinella on the left. Photo by Julia Reischel. Margaretville's Main Street was transformed into a festive frozen gallery yesterday, thanks to the talents of the SUNY Delhi ice sculpting team. Ice swans... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 - 4:29 pm
Jon and Tiffany Kalupa in their new Margaretville store, Reprise. Photos by Julia Reischel. A dingy storefront that has stood empty on Main Street in Margaretville for over a year has been transformed into a men's clothing boutique that wouldn't look out... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 - 5:06 pm
Saturday's meeting of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Photo and videos by Julia Reischel. Taking advantage of a “Halley's comet” moment of influence, the Coalition of Watershed Towns has negotiated a new agreement with the New York City Department of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 - 5:24 pm
Wonder of wonders, there is some long-awaited news in the Daily Freeman this afternoon. Correspondent Jay Braman reports that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the upstate Coalition of Watershed Towns, which have been sparring... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 - 1:57 pm
Tonight at 7pm in the town hall on Rte. 28, anyone interested in the Delaware County town of Middletown will have a chance to weigh in on its 112-page draft comprehensive plan. The plan attempts to outline how Middletown, which contains the villages of... Read more


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