Administrative Coordinator Position Open

Department: MH Administration

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: M-W-F Days (18 hour week) Weekends of Events (OT)

Union: No

Position Summary: The Margaretville Health Foundation Administrative Development Coordinator provides administrative, program, and mission support under the guidance of the Board of Directors. Including, but is not limited to, oversight of gift processing and donor acknowledgement, planning and coordination of major gift solicitations, oversight of donor stewardship and gift fulfillment, and assist in planning and coordination of special events.

Essential Job Qualifications: Education: Associates degree and/or 3 years working experience in related development, administrative, and management for a Not-for-Profit organization.

Other: Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Highly organized, excellent grammar and communication skills.

Catskills election night reporting 2015

The polls are closed across the Catskills, and we're following the returns as they come in using our Storify widget, below.

You can stalk your own results right along with us. Raw election results are being posted on the board of election websites for Delaware CountyGreene CountySchoharie CountySullivan County and Ulster County.  Read more

How to spend Halloween in the Catskills

Above: One of the many creepy scenes at Night Terrors Haunted Farm in Schoharie. 

Halloween is this Saturday, Oct. 31, and the Catskills are celebrating with costume bashes, trick-or-treat events, zombies, witches and more. Here’s our five county guide to the best spooky events of the weekend.


In Andes, the annual Harvest Moon Ball is a Halloween tradition featuring a potluck, costume-contest and kid-friendly dance party that takes over the back room of the Andes Hotel every year. Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

O’Neill’s Shire Pub in Delhi is hosting its Spook-Tacular Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. They’ll have DJ Pat hosting a costume contest with prizes for scariest, sexiest, best Couple, and funniest costumes.  Read more

Cuomo mounts a motorcycle to announce $5 million Catskills tourism campaign

Above: Gov. Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle through the Catskills. Photo via the governor's press office, via Flickr.

Riding on a motorcycle in a leather jacket through the peak of the Catskills fall colors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a procession of bikers around the Ashokan Reservoir to a private luncheon at the Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount Tremper on Friday, Oct. 23. 

Earlier today, Cuomo announced that he was launching a $5 million I LOVE NY marketing plan for the Catskills region, a 2016 "Catskills Challenge" and a "Ride the Catskills" tourism website.

The new website, which contains motorcycling and biking itineraries for Catskills visitors, is a sub-section of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's website.  Read more

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Halloween Costume Party at Roscoe Brewery

October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

Halloween is always a fun holiday, so we can’t let the opportunity pass to celebrate with our Trout Town Fans! So pick out your costume and mark the calendar because you don’t want to miss this!

We will have prizes for the best dressed, live music, and Hors D’oeuvres. The night will also help benefit the local food pantry, so bring a non-perishable food item and get your first drink half off!

Somerville will be kicking the night off at 6 and be rocking the place until 9pm so bring your dancing shoes and be ready for a good time! A $5 fee will be collected at the door, which will include light food!

Andes goat farm receives permit for creamery in center of town

Above: Cyndi Wright, the owner of Dirty Girl Farm, with plans for a creamery that she hopes to open at 114 Delaware Ave. in Andes. Photos by Julia Reischel.

Despite some initial opposition, a dairy goat farm has received a permit to operate a microcreamery and retail store in a long-vacant barn in the center of the Delaware County town of Andes. 

Cyndi Wright, the owner of Dirty Girl Farm, received approval for a special use permit from the town of Andes Planning Board after a crowd of supporters packed the Andes Town Hall during a public hearing on the issue on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Wright and her husband, Lester Bourke, hope to purchase a long-vacant 37-acre dairy farm property located at 114 Delaware Ave., next door to the Andes Central School, from John Gregg.

Above: The property at 114 Delaware Ave. (Marked with red X.) Source: Delaware County Community Online Mapping Information Tool.   Read more

Homicide in Swan Lake

The New York State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide in the Sullivan County hamlet of Swan Lake, located in the town of Liberty, according to media reports. 

Police found the body of Michael Northcote on Monday, Oct. 12 in a single family home at 177 Cohen and Cohen Road around 9:30 p.m., according to the Times Herald-Record. Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty tells the newspaper that police are investigating, and that there is no danger to the public at this time. 

This is the second possible murder in the rural Catskills in a month. On Sept. 24, a 60-year-old man shot and killed a 43-year-old man in the Schoharie County town of Jefferson. Jack S. Macaluso was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dale C. McGregor, but few details about the crime have been released.

How to spend Columbus Day weekend in the Catskills

Above: Sugar maples. Photo by DeirdreLovesTrees, submitted to the Watershed Post Flickr pool.

This is it: The peak of fall. Columbus Day Weekend is the biggest weekend of the year in the Catskills, the time when the leaves peak in glorious colors and the fullness of harvest sets in. Come out and paint a pumpkin, crunch a crisp apple and savor the last live outdoor music of 2015. Here’s our guide to what’s up where from Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12. 


It’ll be a farm-fresh feast at Sunday’s Octoberfest Pig Roast at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow. If you’ve never tasted an Ossabaw Island heritage breed pig, you have no idea what roast pork can taste like; they’ll be roasting a whole one and serving it up with authentic German-style sides like spaetzli and sweet and sour red cabbage. Plus, you can meet a newborn alpaca. Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 


Harvest Moon Ball honoree Chairperson of Foundation

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will again present the Harvest Moon Ball. An annual tradition which honors the Keene Roadman Volunteer of the Year will take place at Hanah Resort and Country Club on Saturday, August 17th. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm and Dinner seating at 7pm. Musical entertainment by the Blues Manuever. For further information please contact Karen Kolar at 845-676-4844 or email at [email protected]. Proceeds will be used to upgrade the hospital’s Hematology Analyzer.

Job Posting: Procurement Analyst

Job ID: 213964
Title Code No: 12158
Level: 01
Job Category: Finance, Accounting, & Procurement
Career Level: Entry-Level
Proposed Salary Range: $ 36,499.00 - $ 61,908.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 7870 State Rd 42 Grahamsville
Division/Work Unit: Del Div Office Delaware Upst
Hours/Shift: 35 Hours per week/Day shift

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.3 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.  Read more

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