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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.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction on Sunday benefits Community Christmas Project

Fleischmanns — The Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, starting at 4 p.m. at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns promises a lively evening for young and old.


Hospice provider to receive group's Advocate Award

Oneonta — Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care is the recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York’s Community Advocate Award for 2009. Over the last four years Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered in many different ways including the creation of the educational DVD “Making Life Easier….Together” for those newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


Digital mammography introduced at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital is now utilizing state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment.
The new digital mammography system was placed in service on November 12, following a 10-day period for installation and staff training. The equipment has received certification from the American College of Radiology.


More credit available for Ulster County businesses

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.
“Small businesses provide the backbone of our economy and employ the vast majority of those employed in the private sector,” Hein said.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit Christmas Project scheduled for Dec. 6

Fleischmanns — Plans are underway to make this year’s Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project a fun evening for everyone. The event will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. and include both live and silent auctions and dinner and dancing at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.


Local merchants upbeat about Margaretville business

By Julia Green
During World War II, the British government designed a series of “motivational” posters with the intention of distributing them to boost public morale in anticipation of the hardship that would befall the region during the war. The first and second were distributed and used across the region but the third was never released, as it was intended to be used only if the Nazis succeeded in invading Britain.
The slogan? “Keep Calm and Carry On.”


Warm weather stalls ski season opening

By Jay Braman Jr.
The operators of the area’s ski resorts think that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter need to have a talk. Mild temperatures have set the stage for something not seen in years. A Thanksgiving weekend with no skiing in the Catskills.


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