March 13, 2009, Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Federal acid-rain monitoring funds for Catskills restored

Federal acid-rain monitoring funds restored

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POSTED: March 13, 2009

Three acid rain-monitoring programs in the Adirondacks and Catskills received a federal boost Thursday, according to Rep. John McHugh, R-Pierrepont Manor, after there was some worry among environmental advocacy groups that two of the programs were in jeopardy of having their funding cut entirely.

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March 13, 2009, Press Release: Little brown jobs (LBJs) Slipping South to the Delight of Birders

LBJs Slipping South to the Delight of Birders

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http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-13-2009/0004988299&EDATE=

By

Joe Kosack , Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission

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March 12, 2009, Albany Times Union: Resorts on Signs, Complaints remain on Belleayre Ticket Deal

 

Resorts unite on signs
Complaints remain on Belleayre ticket deal
 
By ALAN WECHSLER, Staff writer
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First published: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Five ski areas in the Catskills have agreed to join forces to help woo Metro New York and New Jersey skiers away from Vermont.

The resorts have chipped in for billboards that skiers will see on their way to Vermont, including one on Route 787 that says something like "If you skied the Catskills, you’d be on the slopes by now."

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January 8, 2009, Vos Iz Neias: Kiamesha Lake, NY – KJ Developer Scales Back for Third Time Plan to Build Sullivan Homes

Kiamesha Lake, NY – KJ Developer Scales Back for Third Time Plan to Build Sullivan Homes

Published on: January 8th, 2009 at 08:04 AM
Link to complete article is here:
http://www3.vosizneias.com/25381/2009/01/08/kiamesha-lake-ny-kj-developer-scales-back-for-third-time-plan-to-build-sullivan-homes/

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in 2006 KJ Developer Simon Gelb addresses Town of Cochecton planning board.

in 2006 KJ Developer Simon Gelb addresses Town of Cochecton planning board.

Kiamesha Lake, NY – A developer has scrapped a plan to build hundreds of homes in the Town of Mamakating and is now focusing on building 175 duplexes in the Town of Thompson.

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March 10, 2009, The Buffalo News: Senecas, legislators huddle over casino for Catskills

Senecas, legislators huddle over casino for Catskills

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ALBANY — Seneca Nation negotiators met with state legislators today in their bid to develop a $1.3 billion casino in the Catskills resort area just 90 minutes from Manhattan.

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March 10, 2009: Albany Times Union Blog: Peace returns to the Catskills

Peace returns to the Catskills?

link to complete blog post is here:
http://blogs.timesunion.com/outdoors/?p=494

The lions may not be lying down with the lambs just yet, but it appears private ski resorts in the Catskills may be declaring a cease-fire after several years of complaints that Belleayre Ski Resort was undercutting their ticket prices.

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