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Workers concerned over ORDA

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To The Editor:
We, the employees of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center would like you to reprint the enclosed article, which initially appeared in the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Newsletter entitled, “The Workforce,” written by Therese Assalian, with her permission. Editor’s note: the article follows this letter.

Everyone seems to have the opinion that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is going to take over operation of Belleayre and “save” us but whoever knows is not saying anything and worse, is not telling us what it will mean if it does.


Having second thoughts on store?

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To The Editor:
Been wondering about this latest small amount of info that has been let out by the owners of Freshtown in the last edition of the Catskill Mountain News.

I find it either a little hard to believe in the main or mainly hard to believe. Are they really waiting for the insurance money to rebuild? If rebuilding was going to be really in their self-interest couldn’t they use other monies in the meantime? Are they having trouble getting insured going forward in light of their loss? Are they simply having second thoughts?


Letter writer was right on target

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To The Editor:
In support of Denny Herzberg’s letter to the editor in your January 4 issue, I offer the following comments. Val D’Isere Restaurant and Margo’s on Route 28 have been vacant for years. Other restaurants are in precarious positions limping along and empty storefronts in Phoenicia and Margaretville are an eye sore. If there isn’t an injection of capital for new development and potential business opportunities, our area is going to die (it is dying a slow death already.) 


Looking for Belleayre Mountain ideas

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To The Editor:
The recent scoop is that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is considering managing Belleayre, once they can digest the balance sheet for the facility then make a decision.
If you look at ORDA’s operation; managing Gore, Whiteface, Olympic facilities, museum, skating rinks, etc, quite an impressive authority but the negative affects Belleayre’s future is questionable.


Need to prove trustworthiness

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To The Editor:
At this past week’s Andes Roundtable a representative of the hydro-fracking industry and former DEC executive was the presenter. He did a fine job of explaining how the drilling is accomplished, why it is safe if all the rules are followed and how New York State’s regulations are more stringent than those of most other states where drilling has taken place.


Delhi's Sportsfield Specialties lands big contract

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A Delhi-based sporting good company has landed a large contract to manufacture products for the renowned Spalding brand.

The announcement was made last week that Sportsfield Specialties has reached an agreement to produce a variety of equipment for Spalding, everything from scoreboards to volleyball systems.
Sportsfield Specialties is one of the larger businesses in Delaware County, with about 50 employees.

The contract with Spalding will mean an expansion of the company, with the addition of about 30 new jobs over the next four years, according to President Wayne Oliver.


Appreciated community support

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To The Editor:
I would like to take a moment as the New Year is upon us to thank all of the MTC customers that I have had the privilege to serve over the past 13 years.  I am sure that some have heard that I am no longer employed by MTC.
However, I would like to assure you that I am still available to provide service to you with any troubleshooting issues or wiring needs for your home or business.

Kevin Brown,
Bovina


Weyside guest speaks out

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To The Editor:
Regarding Jay Braman’s article last week about the, at least temporary, demise of the Weyside Inn. I truly feel badly about the Malleys’ lack of success there, both for them and for their potential guests.

Unfortunately, much of that failure is attributable to their total lack of understanding of what is necessary to run an establishment like that. They completely underestimated what is involved. I feel somewhat qualified to make that statement because I stayed there for 14 years and I worked at the Funcrest Hotel in Pine Hill for many years.


Let's build the pipeline

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To The Editor:
In recent weeks President Obama has refused to give his seal of approval for the largest pipeline construction in North America. A joint venture between Canada and the United States. He claims that more environmental studies need to be conducted before he will give his approval.


Act if you care about the village

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To The Editor:
At the Margaretville Village Board meeting in November, Mayor Stanton confirmed that the board would not be seeking FEMA funding to mitigate the Binnekill bulkhead damage.


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