Delaware & Ulster roars back to life

Attracts more tourists, supports local businesses

When Wes Coates took the helm of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in 2017, he was high on enthusiasm and low on promises. The train buff, who worked at no salary, knew what he hoped to accomplish at the moribund operation but wasn’t sure if he’d be able to pull it off. The Bishop family, which has funded the operation […]

Homecooked foods at Maeve’s

Maeve’s Coffee Shop is on the move! The Pine Hill shop that opened just a year ago with limited coffee and baked goods options has grown and expanded to meet the community demand. Having added another room, with more seating capacity, the entrepreneurs are now offering a full breakfast menu every weekend. Starting at 7:00 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, […]

Infrastructure investments fueling progress in the region

High speed broadband internet and the lack of wide spread cell service once hampered growth and development in the region. But in recent years, investments in 21st century technology, fueled with government grants targeted at rural areas, have helped the region catch up with the rest of the world. While roads and bridges, generally the purview of municipalities and the […]

Emerson Resort a trendsetter in region driven by tourism economy

Despite a late starting ski season and a dismal, rainy summer, business continued to rise at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper during 2018. Marketing and Sales Director Tamara Murray attributed the increase to the continued popularity of the Catskills, and the many and varied activities and events in the area. The property, which works closely with other […]

Flight of young people slows as new “next genners” arrive

Anyone who has watched trends in the region for any length of time knows that the flight of young people from the area was a grave concern for community leaders. When Ken Pasternak and Dean Gitter first introduced the concept of the Belleayre Resort two decades ago, they noted young people should be given more than “a bus ticket out” […]

Inspired by math teacher, Erin Cure returns

Teaching math in the very classroom where Jenni Leaver once taught her, Erin Cure is passing the inspiration along to a new generation in both academics and on the basketball court. Cure, the daughter of Cindy and Tim Filupeit and granddaughter of Marie and Francis Fairbairn and Art and Hazel Filupeit is a lifelong Margaretville resident who graduated from Margaretville […]

Dan Gulino looks to serve the community for years to come

While he practices the trade his father first taught him, Dan Gulino has planted his own roots in Margaretville and he hopes to continue to grow those roots for many years to come. Gulino is a licensed Funeral Director and currently serves in that position for Hynes Funeral Home, where he began working in July of 2015. Helping people through […]

Keator stays for family and finds even more

Rieley Keator’s homegrown story began in Roxbury and is built upon family, passion and hard work. Like many of her peers, her life experiences span both Ulster and Delaware counties but have focused on the rural. Keator’s first years saw her move from Roxbury where she spent her pre-school years, to Pine Hill where she would attend Onteora Central School, […]

Hull turns love of the outdoors into a career

Mitchell Hull was born and raised in Margaretville and when he graduated from college in early May of 2017, he quickly returned home and began work at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) later that month. His story is a perfect example that disproves the thought that youths must leave the Catskills in order to find meaningful work. Hull graduated from […]

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