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Writers in the Mountains offers diverse spring, summer menu

Writers in The Mountains offers a diverse menu of classes this spring and summer. Classes are limited to eight to 10 participants.


Wounded Marine gets hero's welcome in Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
When Grand Gorge native Joshua Williamson was 10 years old, he wanted to be a Marine.
When he was 14, a 15-year-old neighbor lied about his age to join the service and was shipped to Korea, but was soon sent back to the United States when they learned his age. Three years later, that same neighbor re-enlisted – a determination that made an impression on Williamson, who was struck by the fact that a young man would enlist twice during wartime.


Nominations sought for BOCES Awards

Grand Gorge — The Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is seeking nominees from any resident of the BOCES area for their fifth annual ONC BOCES Career and Technical Alumni Hall of Fame Award.


Delaware supervisors vow Crossroads support

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a unanimous resolution last Wednesday in support of the $400 million Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, a development proposal slated to occupy land in both Delaware and Ulster counties.


Gitter denies Post claim of blocked land purchase

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Big Indian businessman Dean Gitter, the man behind the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, refuted recent claims by Albany media star Fred Dicker who said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has blocked the sale of 1,200 acres of land by Gitter to New York State.


Arkville Water District loan to be repaid early

Staff report
A long-term loan for the Arkville Water District will be paid off seven years early through utilization of a fund balance.

The Middletown Town Board, which oversees the district, voted last week to apply district funds to pay $55,000 remaining on a long-term loan.


Park cleanup will be Sunday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The Conference of Methodist Churches has been asked to participate in a community service project in their local parish.  Members of the Margaretville United Methodist Church will do a village park cleanup on Sunday, April 25. 


Country, rock, Broadway, jazz in the mix at Belleayre Festival

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Highmount — Bluegrass master Ricky Skaggs, Broadway superstar Patti LuPone, country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band and ’70s hit-makers America are among the 2010 Belleayre Music Festival headliners.

Tickets for Belleayre shows will be on sale beginning April 15.


‘Fruit Frenzy’ growing at Margaretville School

By Julia Green
Healthy eating in schools – it’s a topic that has received a lot of play lately, particularly in light of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” the prime-time series currently making waves Friday nights on ABC.


Energy-saving light bulbs offered to vistors at Alta

Halcottsville – Alta Log Homes is offering a free energy-saver light bulb to anyone visiting its models in Halcottsville and Kingston on Earth Day, April 22.

Alta, which is recognized as a leader in “green” building, is trying to enhance environmental awareness with the light bulb promotion. Each visiting family will receive one light bulb.


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