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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.


Rockin' Louisiana Saturday Night a hit at RAG

The MARK Project hosted its annual Louisiana Saturday Night fund-raiser at The Roxbury Arts Group on February 20. A cooking contest, Cajun music and plenty of dancing were featured.


Eastern coyote will be focus of presentation

Stone Ridge —A trio of researchers who have investigated the habits and habitats of the Eastern Coyote will discuss their findings at a program to be held Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., in the Student Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge.


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.


Ski injuries keep helicopters busy

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Three medical evacuation helicopters landed in Margaretville and one in Pine Hill on Friday to pick up skiers injured at Belleayre and transport them to various hospitals for treatment.


Middletown building permits dip 10%

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By Brian Sweeney
Permit activity in the Town of Middletown Building and Zoning Department declined by about 10 percent in 2009. The town board reviewed the Annual Report from Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Patrick Davis at its February meeting.


CWC poised to take over Phoenicia’s sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
A meeting earlier this month between Town of Shandaken and Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) officials was a success. As a result, the town has prepared the necessary documents to officially get the CWC on board for planning the long suffering, controversial Phoenicia sewer project.


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