Robert Cairns


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Oct. 18, 2016
The Catskills are betting big on electric vehicles. Public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations dot the region—close enough to keep an electric car driving for a whole day of leaf-peeping—and a Delaware County designer is building a prototype for a... Read more
Jul. 20, 2016
Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters. The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to... Read more
Jul. 12, 2016
State police say that a Preston Hollow man died in a one-vehicle crash on Friday, July 8 in the Schoharie County town of Blenheim. According to Trooper Mark J. Cepiel, the public information officer at Troop G headquarters in Latham, troopers were... Read more
Jun. 27, 2016
Above: Delaware County Watershed Affairs Commissioner Dean Frazier delivers comments at a hearing on the renewal of New York City's Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) on Tuesday, June 21 in Delhi. Photo by Robert Cairns. A hearing last week on the... Read more
Jun. 10, 2016
Above: A donkey basketball game at Margaretville Central School in April 2015. Photo by Pauline Liu, via Facebook. A once-popular fundraiser will not happen at Margaretville Central School this year. Donkey basketball, which involves students and... Read more
May. 20, 2016
Above: Theodore Tiska, a former deputy in the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, is charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault for an alleged attack on his wife in April. To the left is Tiska in a Delaware County Employee of the Month photo in... Read more
May. 17, 2016
Above: The window of the Phoenicia Pharmacy. Photo by Julia Reischel. Residents of the Catskills will soon have fewer places to get prescription drugs. Two independently-owned pharmacies, Miller's Drug Store in Margaretville and the Phoenicia Pharmacy in... Read more
Apr. 18, 2016
Above: Michael Sabansky, Delaware County's director of real property tax services, gave a presentation on solar farms to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on April 13. Photo by Robert Cairns.  With the possibility of commercial solar electricity... Read more
Mar. 25, 2016
Above: Delaware County Economic Development Director Glenn Nealis, pictured here at an October county board meeting, is one of the seven members of the new Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board. Photo by Robert Cairns. The members of the Delaware County... Read more
Mar. 24, 2016
Above: The Downsville Covered Bridge, one of three such historic structures in Delaware County, was closed to traffic on Thursday. Photo by Robert Cairns. The historic Downsville Covered Bridge, built in 1854, has been closed to motor vehicle traffic. ... Read more
Mar. 22, 2016
Above: The Broadlands mansion–the former Gerry Estate–which has been listed for sale. Photo via a listing on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website.  A century-old mansion and nearly 2,000 acres of land, once part of the famous Gerry Estate, are for... Read more
Mar. 11, 2016
Above: The cover of a federal impact statement for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are cheering the news that its opening will be delayed at least into next year. Constitution Pipeline Company LLC... Read more
Mar. 3, 2016
Above: Gary Ramsey, a BOCES law enforcement instructor, pitched the advantages of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Photo by Robert Cairns. Delaware County is looking to form a... Read more
Feb. 29, 2016
Above: An instructor explains techniques for breaching a wall during an interior fire fight during a drill on Saturday at the former Delaware County Countryside Care Center. Firefighters then practiced on walls in the former nursing home. Photos by... Read more
Feb. 8, 2016
Above: Police say the body of a Walton man was found in this burned-out apartment in Walton. Photo by Robert Cairns. Police say a man died in an early morning fire on Monday, Feb. 8 at an apartment house at 22 Benton Avenue in the Delaware County village... Read more
Jan. 13, 2016
Above: Zephyr Teachout, right, a potential Democratic candidate for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat, spoke with town of Andes Supervisor Bud Gladstone on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at a gathering in Delhi. Photo by Robert Cairns.  Zephyr Teachout, the... Read more
Jan. 5, 2016
Above: Delaware County Family Court Judge Gary Rosa, pictured with his wife, Lori, took the oath of office from town of Andes Justice Joseph Grieco. Photo by Robert Cairns. The main courtroom in Delaware County's historic courthouse was packed on... Read more
Dec. 17, 2015
Above: A pair of compressors are part of a complex that is included in the proposal for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, as seen in this artist's rendering. The complex would straddle the line between the Delaware County town of Franklin and the... Read more
Dec. 2, 2015
Above: A ceremonial “re-opening” was held on Saturday at Sheila's Sunnydale Florist in Delhi. Pictured from left are Delaware County Industrial Development Agency Chairman Jim Thomson; John Faso, a Republican candidate for a seat in the U.S. House of... Read more
Nov. 30, 2015
Above: U.S. Senator Charles Schumer greeted employees of the Kraft-Heinz manufacturing plant in Walton on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Photo by Robert Cairns. U.S. Senator Charles D. Schumer visited Walton on Wednesday, Nov. 25 to celebrate a deal that will keep... Read more