By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 - 9:42 pm
Vito D’Erasmo, 85, of Delhi passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Nyack, NY from an automobile accident.   Born on November 3, 1931 in the Bronx, Vito was the son of the late Dominick and Mary (Allocco) D’Erasmo. Vito proudly served with... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Woodstock town supervisor Jeremy Wilber died at home on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer, the Daily Freeman reports. He was 66. Wilber had been in hospice care for several months, though he continued working on town business until shortly before his... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 - 4:56 pm
Ann Marie McCanless Harris, 90, was born in New York City to Anna Marie Driscoll and Frederick J. McCanless on January 31, 1926. Ann, a prolific songwriter, actress, dancer, playwright and mother of six, passed peacefully in Kingston, NY on September 10,... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Sunday, Jun. 5, 2016 - 9:36 pm
Above: Peggy O'Connell appeared on the back cover of “Oceans between Us,” a 1978 album by the Allen Harris Band, released by Tappan Zee Records/Columbia Records. Standing left to right are: Kim Wroble (bass) Mike Kimmel (guitar/vocals), Peggy O'Connell (... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 - 12:28 pm
Above: Edward Callahan, left, with Joanne Callahan, his wife and co-owner of Callahan Catskill Real Esate, in a 2013 publicity photo for their business. Photo by Joe Damone.  Edward “Eddie” P. Callahan, a beloved figure in the Delaware County town of... Read more
By Paula Ann Mitchell on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 - 4:26 pm
It was sometime in the late 1980s when one of Martin Millman’s longtime customers called to say that he was on his way to the Phoenicia Pharmacy to pick up his EpiPen prescription. The man had just gotten stung by a bee, and every second counted. “The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015 - 4:15 pm
Above: Hilt and Stella Kelly at the 2014 Fiddlers! Festival in Roxbury. Photograph by Jill Ribich of Catskill Images.  Hilton Kelly, the legendary Catskills fiddler and square dance caller, died on Tuesday, March 3 in Mountainside Residential Care Center... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 9:00 am
Above: Pete Seeger performing at the Yorktown Heights High School in Yorktown, N.Y. on Feb. 2, 1967. Photo by the New York World-Telegram & Sun's James Kavallines; donated to the Library of Congress and placed in the public domain. Pete Seeger,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 1:14 pm
Bob Ackershoek on the air at WIOX 91.3FM in 2010, when the radio station launched. Photo by Julia Reischel. Bob Ackershoek, the host of the long-running "This is the Rock" radio show on WIOX 91.3FM and the co-owner of Cassie's Cafe in Roxbury, died on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 - 11:06 am
Michael Jacobs, mayor of the Delaware County village of Stamford and a prominent local lawyer with the firm of Jacobs & Jacobs, died suddenly on Saturday. The Daily Star reports that the cause of Jacobs' death was a heart attack, according to family... Read more


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