Late Haywood Buerge named Hall of Famer

By Jay Braman Jr.
For Dori Buerge, Saturday night’s Hall of Fame Dinner at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center was an event that brought both joy and sorrow.

Her husband Haywood, “Buerge” to his friends, was being honored by joining that prestigious group of inductees to the Belleayre Hall of Fame.

Only Buerge was not there to receive it.
You see, Buerge died three years ago, a victim of a vicious and rapid form of cancer. That cancer stopped his career as a snowmaker at Belleayre, a post he had held since the early 1980s.

Study show plenty of room for growth

By Jay Braman Jr.
A new study suggests that there’s plenty of room for development in the Catskills while still protecting the water and other natural resources.
Findings were released this week in a study called “Private Lands, Public Benefits,” by the Open Space Institute that identifies more than 520,000 acres of privately-owned land without physical impediments, restrictions against development or important open space resources.

Preferred growth

Margaretville gets new mayor, budget

By Pauline Liu
The old phrase, “Everything old is new again” couldn’t be more appropriate than in reference to Margaretville’s new government. In a flurry of activity on Monday night, newly elected Mayor Bill
Stanton was sworn in at the village hall.

It was a job he was very familiar with having served six years in the position before deciding not to run again two years ago. “I’d like to thank you all for holding down the fort for the last two years,” said Mayor Stanton.”

RCS Students aid Japan with Paper Crane Project

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School is pitching in to assist in Japan’s reconstruction efforts following last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

RCS students, staff and community members are doing their part to aid the devastated country by teaming up with to participate in the “Paper Crane Project.”

John Burroughs focus of Open Eye's "Pepacton"

PepactionPepactionActors, live music, historic photos and cinema will bring key segments of the life of John Burroughs of the Catskills, the celebrated personality of the early naturalist and environmental movement, to The Open Eye Theater stage in Margaretville, opening April 7 with performances through April 17.

NBDC earns 87th straight 5-star rating

Walton — National Bank of Delaware County received notice this week of its recognition as a five-star bank by BauerFinancial, a national bank rating firm. It is the 87th consecutive quarter that the Walton-based bank has been so named.

Bauer President Karen Dorway said that the rating places NBDC in an elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks,” ranking it with four percent of the nation’s banks.

“Banks like NBDC tend to know their customers, the local business community, when to grant a loan and when not to grant one,” commented Dorway.

Popular reading program goes global at RCS

By Pauline Liu

Ashley Cole is Delhi grad


Delhi — Ashley Cole of Andes graduated in the fall of 2010 from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi with a BBA degree in Travel and Tourism Management.

Radio staff to be featured at Roxbury forum

Roxbury — Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum attendees will hear a presentation at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 on the management and programming of WIOX, Roxbury’s hometown radio station, by four members of its management staff: Mike Teitelbaum, production manager; Art Martello, office manager; Jenn Schuman, operations manager and Glen Pedersen, director of development.

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following the program.

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