Mountaintop Gallery in Windham to close

The recession has squeezed the 30-year-old gallery from both ends: their building's owners can no longer afford to give them a break on rent, and the state budget crisis has eliminated much of their funding.

Stamer said that does not mean she nor her Board of Directors — who would have the decision-making power — are not interested in hearing from prospective landlords who might have an empty facility they would be interested in leasing to the arts group at a reduced rate — Windham or elsewhere.

“There is always hope,” Stamer said. “We are not closing our doors to any viable suggestions.”

From the Catskill Daily Mail.