Crossroads says Empire Zone is a good deal for Shandaken


By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of the proposed Belleayre Resort say that a tax break plan they are now pursuing is more lucrative for the Town of Shandaken than the plan they were previously considering.

Wounded troopers honored at Delaware County Shields event

By Brian Sweeney
Two New York State Troopers who were shot last April in Margaretville have been honored by the Delaware County Shields.
Troopers Matthew Gombosi and Richard Mattson received special recognition plaques last Tuesday in a ceremony at the Olde Caledonia Restaurant in Delhi. The honored troopers were cited for their work last spring during a tragic series of events that took place April 24 and 25 near Margaretville.

Delaware County 911 system easily passes review


County considering takeover of system that would increase Delaware’s budget by nearly $300,000

By Matthew J. Perry
Delaware County’s 911 and Public Safety Operations recently underwent a five-month review, and were judged to be unbroken and no threat to public safety.
But the system’s command structure and internal communications were declared problem areas in the same report.

Spring Sporting Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA April 18-20


Frost Valley YMCA will host its annual Spring Sporting Weekend from Friday-Sunday, April 18-20.
In addition to the general activities, the Sullivan County Longbeards (the county chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation) will sponsor a “Women in the Outdoors” portion of the weekend on Saturday, April 19.

Hall of Fame dinner Saturday at Belleayre

One of Belleayre’s most prestigious events is scheduled for April 5 at 7 p.m. The second annual Hall of Fame Dinner Dance will recognize and honor the efforts of a handful of legendary Belleayre Mountain contributors.

Volunteers urged to clean stream banks

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will once again support groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from stream banks in their neighborhoods.
Youth and school groups, church organizations, civic and business associations, neighborhood groups and teams of friends are encouraged to scour stream and riversides for trash and to dispose of it properly.

Margaretville voters tap Budin, Miller

By Brian Sweeney
A last-minute write-in campaign has resulted in Fred Miller and David Budin winning trustee positions on the Margaretville Village Board. The results did not become official until March 25, a week after the village election, when the ballots were recanvassed by the Delaware County Board of Elections.

MMH officials provide overview of hospital services and expansion

Hospital’s CEO, board president address seniors

By Julia Green
Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) Executive Director Ed Morache and Board President Carey Wagner were guests of the Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Tuesday where they spoke and answered questions about the future of the hospital and its services.
Following lunch, Morache started the discussion by immediately addressing rumors that the hospital was closing altogether.

Crossroads seeks Empire Zone status; 10 years of free NYS taxes could result


By Jay Braman Jr.
Crossroads Ventures LLC, the company trying to gain approval to build a $400 million resort project on the Ulster/Delaware county border next to Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, is taking steps to have the project site declared an Empire Zone.

State officials downplay costs cited for Belleayre snowmaking

By Jay Braman Jr.
Recent allegations that state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski is wasting money by making snow this late in the season are inaccurate according to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

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