August 16-29, 2008 in Woodbourne, New York
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| By FRED LeBRUN
First published: Sunday, March 2, 2008
| There was some movement this past week on the decades-old plan for developer Dean Gitter’s proposed Belleayre Resort in the Catskills, and the much newer but related plans by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to renovate and enlarge the adjoining Belleayre Mountain, a publicly-owned ski center.
Whether that movement proves to be forward, sideways or backward, only time can tell. But any movement in this horrendously long and tedious process leading to development is worth pondering.
The difference betweeen casino traffic and the traffic genrated by 620 time share owners every week as they come and go – especially on the weekends when the change over from one week to the next happens is what? I am appalled at the lack of involvement that this organization has shown towards the Save the Mountain folks. Aren’t we all trying to preserve the same area?
All hail the state Legislature. Its members really know a "critical" need when they see one.
ANGLERS FLOCK TO HISTORIC CATSKILLS
April 13, 2008 — THE birthplace of fly fishing in this country is nestled in the mountains of the western Catskills, an area that offers history and tradition in the sport.
ALBANY – Almost $70,000 has been awarded to two agri-tourism projects in the Catskills. The grants were announced Thursday by state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker.
Agri-tourism provides added value to existing commodities and services, Hooker said.
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