Crash in Andes sends two to hospital; closes Route 28 for two hours

Above: The portion of Route 28 where a head-on collision occurred on Feb. 18, 2015. Image via Google Street View. 

Two cars slammed into each other almost head-on in the Delaware County town of Andes on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Both drivers were injured, and one woman had to be extracted from her vehicle with the jaws of life, said Dale Tait, the Andes Fire Chief. 

The collision was a "driver-to-driver almost head-on" crash that jammed the door of the woman's car completely closed, Tait said. Her vehicle appeared to have spun around on impact, ending up crossways on the road, blocking traffic.

A third car that happened on the scene was forced to drive into a snowbank to avoid colliding with the other two, Tait said. There was no damage to that third vehicle or its driver. 

Both drivers were taken to various hospitals with injuries, and the woman who was extricated was eventually airlifted to a regional hospital, Tait said. The male driver of the other car appeared to have minor injuries.  Read more gets a Facelift!

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DCHA Offering Trip to Seward House and Skaneateles Lake Cruise

The Delaware County Historical Association is offering a one-day bus trip on Thursday, June 11, first to the historic Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY and then to Skaneateles. In Auburn guests can enjoy a guided tour of the home of William Seward and afterward stroll through the site’s lovely gardens. William Henry Seward was one of the foremost politicians of the nineteenth century, serving as New York Governor, US Senator and US Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson. (For more information, please visit the museum’s website at  Read more

Drawing with Susan Priest

February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm

Drawing with Susan Priest

Sat. Feb 21 1 - 4 Delhi

All drawing begins with making a mark on a piece of paper. Explore the endless possibilities, from scribbles to lines, dots to dashes. Lessons will include photos, a still life, and printed material. Class Fee: $35 Material Fee: $15

76 Main St Delhi

Felting, Part 1 with Jill Cline Margaretville

February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm


The magical process of creating wool fabrication begins with raw fleece, a little soap and water and a lot of agitation. This class will demystify the felting process. Participants can create a scarf or table runner. No prior experience necessary. More complex projects such as hats, bags or vessels can be continued / finished on 3/7 or 5/2 (register for 2 or 3 classes depending on your project).

Class Fee: $45 Material Fee: $15

785 Main Street, Margaretville

845 586 3443

Making the best of the sub-zero temperatures

Above: Brian Olenych, fresh out of the sauna, is warm enough for anything in Arkville on Saturday, Feb. 14. Photos courtesy of Marcia Olenych.

This February is in the top five of the coldest Februarys on record, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. 

It's been single-digit temperatures all month, with killer wind chills on top.  Read more

Love Bites! And the winner is...

Congratulations to the winners of the Valentine's Day dinner raffle!

First Prize winner Bruny Lynch, a frequent visitor to the Catskills, Second Prize winner Cassia Steinbruck a seasonal resident of Margaretville, and Jack McShane a resident of Andes.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the participating restaurants, Tavern 214 in Phoenicia, Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill and Crazy River Cafe in Margaretville. We are also grateful to all of you who patronized our local retailers and made possible a successful event geared to give recognition to our outstanding health care facilities, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Thank you,

MHF Board of Directors


Wednesday Night’s Show: Winter Wildlife

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM

On Wednesday night’s show (February 18th), From the Forest will be interviewing CFA’s Executive Director, Jim Water’s granddaughter – Summer. We’ll be discussing winter wildlife survival despite frigid temperatures and deep snow depths. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.

I’ll be honest, not too much for me. I don’t know about you, but I have a cold that just won’t go away, so the forest has been missing me (I hope) and I the forest. I have been shuffling firewood quite a bit into the stove. You know, no matter how much you do something every day, there is always some way it can be done better, even burning firewood: the way you stack it in, or how long you let it burn before damping down.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester  Read more

MTC Cable welcomes Watch TV Everywhere

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MTC Cable's new “Watch TV Everywhere” service is now available to our Cable Television customers! You can now access online programming from many of our cable television networks, including live streaming on your computer, smart phone, or tablet.

There’s no additional charge to use MTC Cable Watch TV Everywhere. Your service level with MTC Cable programming just needs to contain the cable TV network you want to watch.

In just a few minutes, you can have this new service completely up and running. Just register your MTC account with Watch TV and you can begin enjoying these new features right now! Follow the steps below and you’re all set to begin streaming to your PC, smart phone or tablet!  Read more

Margaretville Telephone Company

Margaretville Telephone Company was founded in 1916 and is proud to offer our "family of services" to our regional customers. We are no longer just the "phone company" and have expanded our services to keep everyone connected. High speed internet is available with our telephone and cable TV services. Customers can enjoy cable TV and unlimited direct calling in the US with our cable phone service.

At MTC we are as excited about the future as we are proud of the past. Over the years, the change in the way we do business has been nothing short of revolutionary. Consumers can make choices about communication services from options they never had before. We don't want you to choose us because we are the only alternative, we want you to choose us because we offer the best service.

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