By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 3:53 pm
Election day in Fleischmanns. Photo contributed by Ben Fenton. The results are in from most of the region's village elections. Here's a roundup: In Fleischmanns, the newly-reelected (and unopposed) village trustee Ben Fenton emailed us yesterday about... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 - 12:25 pm
Today's the day for village elections, and while many races across the Catskills have candidates for various village boards and mayors who are running unopposed, there are a few real contests out there. Here's a list of the heated challenges: Sullivan... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 - 10:59 am
First-grader Julian Olson contemplating the 40-foot Bilbiobarn mural in South Kortright. Photo by Riikka Olson. Even for the rural Western Catskills, the Bibliobarn – a bookstore run by lifelong bibliophiles H.L. and Linda Wilson – is off the beaten path... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 - 8:49 am
The Stamford igloo. Photo by Beth Adams. George Divine in Stamford has built an enormous, ice-reinforced igloo in his backyard. It's so impressive that the Mountain Eagle has written an article about it: The four walls of the snow fort received a layer of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 - 10:47 am
The rural Catskills have never been an easy place to do business. When the rest of the country is popping champagne corks and watching the stock market boom, the good times always seem to pass us by. And when recessions hit, the already-hungry local... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 - 5:35 pm
Good news: Goldenheart Unidiversity's 'No Bees No Food' project, which we profiled earlier this year, came in first in an online voting drive to receive $5,000 in funding from the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest. Project mastermind David Turan, cofounder... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 - 2:27 pm
The Mountain Eagle had coverage today of last Thursday's Board of Education meeting in Stamford, which reportedly became an impromptu protest of a popular music teacher's firing from Stamford Central School. Pamela West-FinkleAccording to the article,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 - 2:44 pm
Goldenheart Unidiversity, a sustainable-living farm-based organization in Stamford, has made it to second place in this month's Pepsi Refresh grant competition for a $5,000 project about honeybees. The project's page on the Pepsi Refresh website features... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 - 4:18 pm
A Main Street Stamford hair salon has a new owner and an excellent new name, the Mountain Eagle reports today. Reporter Rosie Cunningham writes that the new name was inspired by proprietor Shanda Whitbeck's dicey experience with elbow surgery.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 - 8:34 am
***Update: The Daily Star is reporting that court documents filed by the Oneonta Police Department allege that Sprague was attempting to rape Ridge. An Oneonta man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Sonja Ridge, 26, in the early... Read more


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