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Sectional basketball games rescheduled due to inclement weather

Three days of heavy snowfall that has left many local areas with more than three feet of snow has wreaked havoc on the 2010 Section IV Class D basketball tournament schedule – but organizers are working to get games in around the weather.


CWC hears report on grass bioenergy

Margaretville — A pilot project funded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) to determine whether pelletized grass and hay can be used as an efficient heat source is gaining steam.
The CWC Board of Directors was recently briefed on the status of the project by Paul Cerosaletti of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Delaware County, which was contracted by CWC to conduct the study.


Belleayre Mountain layoffs earlier, heavier than usual

By Jay Braman Jr.
No fewer than 59 people lost their jobs at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Sunday, the state-owned facility at Highmount in the Ulster County Town of Shandaken. On Monday Belleayre’s Superintendent Tony Lanza attempted to downplay the layoffs, saying they happen every year late in the ski season.


Jewelry art, farm market featured Saturday at Commons

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents: “Jewelry Artists at Work” on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. throughout the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Three fine craft artisans will demonstrate a variety of jewelry techniques and Longyear gallery artist Gerda van Leeuwen will join in with her latest sculptural project. This event is part of “Art in Common,” a series of art, music, and literary events each Saturday afternoon in the Commons Building this winter and spring.


Alliance seeking DEP ban on industrial wind turbines

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) this week submitted a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requesting that the agency consider a ban on the construction of industrial wind turbines in the New York City watershed. In it, WCPA President Ronald Karam cited the ban on industrial gas drilling in the watershed requested by the DEP in December.


Auxiliary Wellness Committee hosts heart disease program

Margaretville — The Wellness Committee of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Center sponsored a program titled "Women and Heart Disease" on Feb. 18 at The Purcell Center in Margaretville.


Community members invited to MRCC volunteer open house

Margaretville — Anyone interested in enriching the lives of residents at Mountainside Residential Care Center or patients at Margaretville Hospital is invited to a Volunteer Signup Open House on Saturday, March 6 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Village elections are March 16

There is only one announced race in village elections in Margaretville and Fleischmanns that will be held on Tuesday, March 16 from noon to 9 p.m. at the respective village offices.


God and science questions to be focus of Feb. 28 forum

Roxbury — The Engaging the World Forum, where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life, will meet at the Jay Gould Memorial Church on Main Street in Roxbury on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m.


Crossroads unveils new resort plans; lodging units and profile are reduced

By Jay Braman Jr.
Dean Gitter, the mastermind behind the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, unveiled last week an architectural rendering of the latest plans for the project. This represents the most recent and perhaps last of several transformations made to the plan, first announced and under review since 1999.


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