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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.


Making progress difficult

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To The Editor:
I read Denny Herzberg’s letter to the editor with some amusement.  Trying to equate the building of Gitter’s monstrosity with “progress” is laughable enough, but then sweepingly tying the opposition to the resort by the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA) to presuming that “this same group does not want to see our hard hit communities rebuild,” and then pillorying the group because of it is laughable.  


Bridging the gap on Dry Brook

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Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Delaware County DPW Commissioner Wayne Reynolds. The author asked that it be printed here as a letter to the editor.

Commissioner Reynolds;


I'm for Belleayre Resort progress

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To The Editor:
I refer to your December 21 article titled “Governor’s Commission says ORDA should take over Belleayre operations.” It is of the utmost timing for Belleayre Mountain to get a new directive, rather than keeping it in limbo, which has been very detrimental.  Under the DEC, we have witnessed massive layoffs, restrains of marketing, which now will adversely affect many of the local citizens, merchants and restaurants, while Windham and Hunter can market their income from skiers as they wish.


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