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Catskill region resorts team for discount skiing

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the operators of five ski resorts he convened for a collaboration promoting skiing in the Catskills, have decided to build upon prior success with a new, expanded promotion for the upcoming season.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


Area servicemen and women to receive sweet holiday treats

Margaretville — The Community Christmas Project is requesting the names and addresses of servicemen and women from the towns of Middletown, Halcott and Hardenburgh. Homemade cards and locally made maple candies will be sent to those whose information is received by Dec. 1.


Roxbury's Golden Seal Building will receive upgrades and facelift

Roxbury — The gateway to the hamlet of Roxbury will see major improvements next spring and summer. The historic Golden Seal Building has recently received a leg up for much-needed health and safety upgrades, weatherization, and exterior façade restoration.


Shandaken Food Pantry benefit dinner set Dec. 9

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Food Pantry will hold a benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Al’s Seafood Restaurant in Phoenicia. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.


HAHV facilities limit visitors in effort to slow spread of flu

By Jay Braman Jr.
New visitor restrictions have been imposed at Kingston, Benedictine and Margaretville hospitals in an attempt to protect patients from exposure to the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses. No more than two people will be allowed to visit a patient at one time; no visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted; and no visitors with flu-like symptoms will be allowed.


CWC provides storm water help, education grant, business loan

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Nov. 3 approved funding to assist two nonprofit organizations and a Tannersville business.
The Mountain Top Library and Learning Center, which is renovating the 8,000-square-foot former Marian Center on Main Street, Tannersville, will receive a $240,000 Storm-water Retrofit Grant to control and treat runoff from the one-acre site.


Arkville girl lands vampire movie role

By Brian Sweeney
A four-year-old Arkville girl has been selected to perform in a key scene of the vampire movie “Stake Land” that is being filmed locally. Angelique Biasutto, a student at the Arkville Head Start program, was selected for the role after a chance meeting with movie personnel.


Kirkside Retirement Home a place of distinction

Roxbury — When Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and Roxbury native son Jay Gould, first purchased Kirkside in 1896, it was a humble seven-room farmhouse with little to offer in the line of the luxury to which Miss Gould was accustomed. It wouldn’t take long before Helen transformed this vernacular rural berth into the magnificent feast of architectural styles that grace Roxbury’s Main Street today.


Holiday gala Dec. 5 in Roxbury

Roxbury — If you have ever driven down Roxbury’s Main Street, chances are you found yourself daydreaming about perusing through one of the grand-dame homes that are poised along the maple-lined passage of the hamlet’s historic district.


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