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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
It's a little late for a Valentine, but it looks like Belleayre Ski Center will be getting some love from New York State after all this year. In a press release Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $8 million in funding for upgrades at the ski center in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:54 pm
In a meeting on Wednesday evening, the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals voted to affirm that Belleayre Resort developers' plans for more than 200 condo-style "lodging units" do not violate the town's zoning law. The decision is the latest development in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:49 am
A 40-year-old Phoenicia man died after being injured by a firewood processing machine in West Hurley on Monday afternoon, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reports.  Deputies said Lewis Peck was operating a machine that cuts and splits wood when he... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:59 pm
Is it Snub The Catskills week in New York State? A couple of recent comments by prominent New York pols have us feeling a bit overlooked. On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an appearance in the Adirondacks announcing that his proposed budget contains a $20... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:09 pm
A Long Island man has died after a snowboarding accident that occurred at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. 25-year-old Brian Conners of Centerport, NY was snowboarding on the Wanatuska Trail when he had the accident, said... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm
Here in small-town America, never let it be said your vote doesn't count.  This year, the fate of a substantial budget hike for the Phoenicia Library lay in the hands of voters in the town of Shandaken, with a proposal on the ballot to increase the... Read more
By Catskill Watershed Corporation on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 - 6:01 pm
MARGARETVILLE, December 9, 2016 – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on December 6 approved a grant of $114,000 to the Town of Shandaken to purchase property for the proposed relocation of the town hall and highway garage. The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:47 pm
Story updated Wednesday, 12/7. A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled to toss out a lawsuit by opponents of the long-planned Belleayre Resort project. The plaintiffs, an alliance of environmental advocates and wealthy neighbors of the land on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 - 7:27 pm
Aided by the sudden arrival of wintry weather in the region, all three major Catskills ski resorts are slated to open for the season on Thanksgiving weekend.  Belleayre, Windham and Hunter are all gearing up for Opening Day on Friday, Nov. 25. Snowmaking... Read more
By Ulster County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm
11/19/2016 Homicide Investigation Members of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office report the arrest of Solane H. Verraine, 62, of Phoenicia. Ms. Verraine is charged with Murder 2nd degree, a class A-1 felony. On November 19th, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m... Read more

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