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New manager takes over at Hanah

By Julia Green
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville is under new management as of Dec. 1. Replacing former manager Hidekazu Kiyono is new General Manager Toshiyuki Shioya, who began at the start of the month and is very clear about his priorities.


Ulster loans made easier

Kingston — The owners of small businesses in Ulster County could find it easier to get credit to keep their doors open.
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein unveiled a “Credit for Success” program designed to provide loans of between $25,000 and $150,000 to qualified small business owners.


Spring trial set for local woman in theft incidents

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville woman who is accused of stealing more than $21,000 from two people pled not guilty to the charges in a November 23 appearance in Delaware County Court.
Barbara B. Ackerley, 58, was arrested last June. She was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny. Ackerley is accused of taking the money from two elderly victims who had been in her care. Both of the theft victims reside in the Town of Middletown.


OCS ratifies teachers' deal after 17 months

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District Board of Education unanimously ratified a new four-year teachers’ contract last week, officially ending a 17-month stretch during which the teachers went without one.


"Top Chef" was cookin' in Roxbury

By Dorothy Jennings
Catskill residents experienced the first snowfall of the season Saturday evening coinciding with the inaugural “Top Chef” event to benefit the MARK Project with a contribution made to Community Christmas projects. For those hearty souls who braved the inclement weather and treacherous driving conditions, they were rewarded with a night to remember.


Belleayre officially opens for 60th season

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s official. Belleayre Ski Center is open for the season. Mother Nature finally sent the needed cold weather to the Northeast last week, along with five inches of natural snow over the weekend enabling Belleayre to open for its 60th season.


Mountain Business Services makes move to Shokan Square

Shokan — Mountain Business Services / Ulster Financial Group, Inc. has announced its relocation to the Shokan Square Plaza in Shokan.  Mountain Business Services is a division of Ulster Financial Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Ulster Savings Bank.


Belleayre Resort land sale to state deadline missed

By Jay Braman Jr.
The deadline has come and gone.
It was over two months ago when environmental groups that signed onto an agreement with the developers proposing to build the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park warned they would back out of the deal should those developers not transfer 1,200 acres of land in Big Indian to the State of New York for protection within 60 days.


First "Wellness Time" airing features Diabetes Education program

“Wellness Time,” will make its debut on MTC Cable public access Channel 10 on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and will be replayed on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. The program features information about Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center, the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside and the Auxiliary Wellness Committee.


Ulster Savings Bank makes $150,000 gift

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced a charitable gift in the amount of $150,000 as an additional endowment to the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation was created in 2001 in recognition of Ulster Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary to provide funding to organizations and communities in Ulster, Dutchess, and Greene counties in the areas of education, housing, and health and human services.


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