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Bellayre supporters want stimulus bucks

By Jay Braman Jr.
The chairman of the Ulster County Legislature has urged Governor Paterson to allocate stimulus money for the expansion of state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


Planning grants awarded by CWC board of directors

The Board of Directors of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) recently approved six community planning grants for nine municipalities in Delaware and Ulster counties.
The awards, issued under the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), totaled $200,000. They were approved at the CWC’s regular monthly board meeting April 7, when Board Secretary Charles Buck of Gilboa intoned the resolutions for the last time.


Reservoir open for boating use in North Blenheim

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Thursday, April 9, to recreational boaters.


Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 


Robert Titus lecture at Erpf to focus on Catskills Geology

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Robert Titus entitled “April 18, 382, 494, 286 BC — A Moment in Time” at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main St., Arkville, April 18 at 1 p.m.


Fleischmanns' Mexican Community is focus of new documentary film

By Julia Green
Over two decades ago, Hamden resident Jessica Vecchione left the city life and the advertising rat race behind in favor of organic farming in Orange County. At the time, she could never have known how that decision would impact her life.
Now, more than 20 years later, she is putting the finishing touches on “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film about the Hispanic immigrant population in Fleischmanns that will be screened at La Cabaña this weekend.


Delaware Nat. earns top rating from Bauer Co.

Coral Gables, Fla. — BauerFinancial, Inc. has announced that The Delaware National Bank of Delhi has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm, has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks for over 25 years.


MCS honor students named

The following students of Margaretville Central School were named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


Preservation’s underway for Bovina’s historic Russell’s Store

By Matthew J. Perry
The rumors have been circulating that the end is near for yet another of a dying breed; the rural general store.
But preservation of the store in question, Russell’s, which sits at the eastern edge of the hamlet of Bovina near the intersection of county routes 5 and 6, is the expressed intent of the Bovina Historical Society, the MARK Project of Margaretville, and any number of private citizens. Nevertheless, with interested parties moving cautiously into alignment, Russell’s indeed may be shuttered temporarily before re-emerging as a combine of general store, hub of local craftsmanship and, it is hoped, the new home of the post office.


Volunteers sought at DCHA in Delhi

Do you have a few hours to spare? Roll up your sleeves and join the fun at the Delaware County Historical Association’s (DCHA) Volunteer Work Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the museum’s site on Route 10, three miles northeast of Delhi.


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