Guest Editorial: Resort project brings hope

By Lewis E. Kolar
Retired Banker, M-ARK Project, Campaign Treasurer Margaretville Memorial Hospital, Chairman Andes Alliance, a Founding Member of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Chairman Partners for Progress

Guest Editorial: Resort key to turnaround

By Dennis Metnick

Guest Editorial: Make your voice heard

By Tom White, Chairman
Coalition to Save Belleayre

Guest Editorial:Utilize the investment

By Peg Ellsworth, Executive Director
MARK Project

The MARK Project, a regional economic and community development organization, fully supports The Belleayre Resort Project and the expansion of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, and views these projects as an obvious economic benefit to the region. That being said, it is now time to work together with the developers, ORDA, and New York State to interweave the investments on the mountain with our communities to ensure the outcome is mutually beneficial.

Guest Editorial: Nine million tourists just two hours away

By Dave Riordan, Executive Director
Catskill Revitalization Corp, Inc.

Guest Editorial: Elected officials back resort

By Olive Supervisor Bert Leinfeldt, Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller, Halcott Supervisor Innes Kasanof, Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly, Roxbury Supervisor Tom Hynes, Fleischmanns Mayor Todd Pascarella, Margaretville Mayor Diana Cope

Guest Editorial: Belleayre offers balanced solution

By Glen Faulkner, General Manager  
Margaretville Telephone Company

The downsized Belleayre Resort Project, as currently presented, offers the investment and economic growth opportunities crucial to the sustainability of our community.

Guest Editorial: Project needed for area turnaround

By Todd Pascarella,
Mayor of Fleischmanns

The “Project.” It’s practically a four-letter word when uttered in the Catskills these days. Fifteen years after first being proposed, the Belleayre Resort saga has become the embodiment of everything that is wrong and right with modern society.

Wrong because it is another wedge issue among what seems to be an ever growing list of political wedge issues polarizing us.

Guest editorial: Say Yes to resort

By Marjorie Miller, Supervisor
Town of Middletown

Guest editorial: Time to build the darn thing

By Bill Birns
Personally, I wasn’t much of a fan of the Belleayre Resort when it was first proposed – how many years ago? The project itself seemed too big (two golf courses!) and some of the property was right down on the Esopus flat, and folks around here seemed to be doing all right without some big new change, right here in our beloved Catskills. Besides, the old Highmount Ski Center is right out Gayla-and-my living room window, and I like our view of the mountain, turning a gorgeous subtle red this time of year. Do I want to be looking at a hotel, a spa, for gosh sakes?

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