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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.


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.


Physician's Assistant joins Margaretville Hospital staff

Margaretville – Katherine J. Uphoff, RPA-C, has joined the staff of Margaretville Hospital as a physician’s assistant.


Humane Society annual tree raffle planned Dec. 5

Delhi — Do you love the holidays but feel like you don’t have time to decorate a tree until the holiday is almost over? If you want to catch the holiday tree spirit early, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) invites you to their annual Holiday for the Heart Celebration and Tree Raffle.


Blood Drive Dec. 3 at Mountainside

A Blood Drive will be held at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on December 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. “We really need blood donors this time of the year. If you are able to donate, please call 845 586-3714,” said chairperson Kathie Herbst.


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.


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