Jobs to be cut at Belleayre Ski Center

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre Mountain Superintendent Tony Lanza had bad news to deliver to the ski center’s employees this morning. In a mid-morning telephone interview, Lanza said he had just finished addressing the staff, notifying them that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) top brass have directed him to make “substantial cuts” to Belleayre’s workforce, and to do it soon.

Middletown budget has 2.6% tax hike

The Town of Middletown has adopted a 2011 budget that reflects a 2.6 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes. The Tentative Budget included a tax increase of 8.4 percent, but the board made several large cuts that reduced that total by nearly six percent.

Big game hunting prospects look good


By Brian Sweeney
Hunters should expect good prospects for the Southern Zone Big Game Hunting Season that opens Saturday, Nov. 20 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 12. A spokesman from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that the deer harvest should be comparable to last season.

Officials divided on NYC Watershed plan


By Jay Braman Jr.
Public officials from throughout the watershed region gathered in Margaretville Saturday to hear the details of a long-awaited agreement between the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) and the City of New York.

Catskill Mountain News will shift printing to Troy


The Catskill Mountain News, which has been printed by The Daily Freeman in Kingston for the past 15 years, will use a new printer for its issue of December 1, according to News Publisher Dick Sanford.

Route 28 exhibit opens at Erpf

Arkville — “Historic Route 28, The Making of a Scenic Byway” will be on exhibit in The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville from November 20 until spring 2011.
The exhibit, presented in partnership with The Roxbury Arts Group, will open with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Zoom Gallery calling artists for theme show

Fleischmanns — The Zoom Gallery is calling for area artists to submit artwork related to “Interpretations of Animal Life in the Catskills,” to be included in a show opening on May 1, for the 2011 season.

The show will honor domestic animals as well as wildlife that contribute to the rich nature of the Catskill Region.

Curator choice show at Chace Gallery


Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 5-7 p.m.

Bronze cow sculpture moo-ves to Arkville

By Brian Sweeney
A life-size cow, created by one of the country’s foremost sculptors, now greets visitors along Route 28, Arkville thanks to the generosity of an area resident. The bronze cow, which weighs about 2,600 pounds, arrived last week at its new home on the lawn of the Erpf House.

Thanksgiving dinner at senior centers to be held Nov. 18

Delhi — Delaware Oppor-tunities Inc. is scheduling Thanksgiving Dinner to be served at all senior dining centers on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 11:45 a.m. for a suggested donation of $4.
Reservations for turkey, pumpkin pie and trimmings are appreciated by the day before.

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