By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm
In a curt decision issued on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the Maetreum of Cybele, a monastic branch of Paganism with a headquarters in the Catskills, is entitled to a religious property tax exemption from the Greene... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - 1:23 pm
The New York Times ran a column about Palenville's pagans on Wednesday, giving the beleagered Maetreum of Cybele a chance to appeal to a national audience for help in their fight with the town of Catskill over property taxes. Out Towns columnist Peter... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 - 10:17 am
A pagan group that wants the town of Catskill to recognize it as a religious organization may lose its Palenville home before the end of the year. The Maetreum of Cybele, a pagan community that owns the former Central House hotel on Rte. 23A, has been... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, May. 8, 2010 - 5:39 pm
Cathryn Platine, the Reverend Mother of the Maetreum of Cybele.  Palenville’s loudest property tax critic is a witch. Cathryn Platine, a towering 60-year-old pagan who can trace her ancestry back to one of the witches who was hung in Salem in 1692, is the... Read more
Subscribe to witches