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Belleayre officially opens for 60th season

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s official. Belleayre Ski Center is open for the season. Mother Nature finally sent the needed cold weather to the Northeast last week, along with five inches of natural snow over the weekend enabling Belleayre to open for its 60th season.


Roxbury teacher charged in arson case

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury Central School teacher was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with arson stemming from his alleged involvement in setting fire to a camping trailer that he co-owned with another RCS teacher. Mike McAfee, 44, was charged with one count of fifth-degree arson, a Class A misdemeanor.


Ulster loans made easier

Kingston — The owners of small businesses in Ulster County could find it easier to get credit to keep their doors open.
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein unveiled a “Credit for Success” program designed to provide loans of between $25,000 and $150,000 to qualified small business owners.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction on Sunday benefits Community Christmas Project

Fleischmanns — The Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, starting at 4 p.m. at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns promises a lively evening for young and old.


First "Wellness Time" airing features Diabetes Education program

“Wellness Time,” will make its debut on MTC Cable public access Channel 10 on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and will be replayed on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. The program features information about Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center, the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside and the Auxiliary Wellness Committee.


Arson suspected in Roxbury trailer fire

By Brian Sweeney
A fire of suspicious origin destroyed a large camping trailer at Slauson’s Trailer Park near Roxbury on Saturday afternoon. The Roxbury Fire Department was called to the scene about 4:40 p.m.


Blood Drive Dec. 3 at Mountainside

A Blood Drive will be held at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on December 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. “We really need blood donors this time of the year. If you are able to donate, please call 845 586-3714,” said chairperson Kathie Herbst.


Belleayre Resort land sale to state deadline missed

By Jay Braman Jr.
The deadline has come and gone.
It was over two months ago when environmental groups that signed onto an agreement with the developers proposing to build the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park warned they would back out of the deal should those developers not transfer 1,200 acres of land in Big Indian to the State of New York for protection within 60 days.


Mountain Business Services makes move to Shokan Square

Shokan — Mountain Business Services / Ulster Financial Group, Inc. has announced its relocation to the Shokan Square Plaza in Shokan.  Mountain Business Services is a division of Ulster Financial Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Ulster Savings Bank.


Cookies contest, caroling at the Commons Dec. 12

Share in some holiday cheer and have an uncommonly good time at The Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Enter our first annual Cookie Contest or just come enjoy Caroling with Patti Dell and Kent Brown.


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