By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 14, 2010 - 3:18 pm
"Fireshade": One of Drolma's masks. Photo by Andrew Hanenberg. Music writer Tony Fletcher chronicles a bonanza of new stores in Phoenicia and concludes that the Ulster County village is "phriving." The new digs include a cafe and market called Mama's Boy... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 14, 2010 - 9:03 am
The Daily Freeman talks to a Phoenicia-based fishing tackle company which has lost big time because of the oil spill: Owner Scott Greenberg said the full impact on his business, from sales to fishing in the five-state Gulf Coast region, won’t been known... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm
We must stress that it's preliminary, but what you see above is the gist of the new Catskills-specific design that will soon be perched atop road signs throughout Catskill Park. It's the result of months of brainstorming by a crack team of town... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 7, 2010 - 10:48 pm
Truck, a three-day annual music fest that's been running in Britain since 1998, touched down on American soil last weekend for the first time. The venue: The Full Moon Resort in Big Indian. Local music writer Tony Fletcher says he's "desperately hoping it... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 7, 2010 - 12:23 pm
A few weeks ago, Crossroads developer Dean Gitter was swearing up and down that state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wasn't holding up a key 2007 Belleayre land deal because of the hefty price tag, never mind what the New York Post had to say about it. Looks... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 - 11:29 am
Britain's TRUCK music festival, which describes itself as "a village fete meets Woodstock with a cutting edge musical policy sharp as your suit," is coming to the Catskills next week for a three-day American show. They promise big things, including an... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 - 10:30 am
Last night, Ulster county legislators voiced their approval of the latest plan for a resort to be built near the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center by Dean Gitter, a developer with Crossroads Ventures LLC. The Daily Freeman reports that 27 legislators voted in... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010 - 3:29 pm
The Catskill Watershed Corporation announced several funding decisions: a $255,000 loan for the Maverick Health Clinic in Phoenicia to relocate to Boiceville, and $36,493 in reimbursement for a Greene County motel's septic system. Press release below. cwc... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm
Ulster County legislator Mike Madsen reports from a recent presentation by local developer Dean Gitter on the ever-changing plans for the Belleayre Resort. After 11 years and 100 alterations to the project, you'd think the latest version would be a slam-... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 4:38 pm
Online ski magazine First Tracks ran a fantastic interview yesterday with Joe Kelly, founder and chair of the Coalition to Save Belleayre Mountain. The central Catskills region needs the ski area not only to survive, but to flourish. That’s why I became... Read more


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