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By Charles V. Bagli and Charles V. Bagli,New York Times News Service | February 28, 2000
MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- Gene Barbanti, a real estate broker from New Jersey, moved to the Catskills 30 years ago and bought some land cheap, thinking that the Borscht Belt had nowhere to go but up. Instead, the bungalow colonies and grand hotels where Danny Kaye, Milton Berle and Buddy Hackett once entertained vacationing New Yorkers died a lingering death over the next three decades. It left Sullivan County a depressed backwater, only 90 miles northwest of Manhattan. But with the growing possibility of a $500 million casino opening in Monticello, Barbanti has emerged in the last year as the unofficial grand marshal of the great Sullivan County land rush.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 1, 2009
Sara R. Sullivan, whose career as a Harford County educator spanned nearly 60 years, died from a stroke Tuesday at Stony Batter, her 19th-century Fallston home. She was 98. Sara Robinson, the daughter of a grist mill owner and a homemaker, was born and raised in Street. After graduating from Dublin High School in 1928, she earned a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1932. Mrs. Sullivan began her teaching career that year at Slate Ridge High School, where she taught English, French and social studies.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1997
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- It is 1963, and a naive 17-year-old girl from New York City vacations with her family at a majestic resort with a private airfield. She meets a dance instructor. They fall in love.The story is the plot line from the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing," but the setting is real. Grossinger's, the resort where the movie was filmed, was real. The boomtown feel of this Catskills hamlet was real. And the neighboring Concord Hotel was real: all 2,800 rooms, two bathrooms to a suite, with a swimming pool the size of a lake.
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By Danny Jacobs and Anica Butler and Danny Jacobs and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2005
An Owings Mills teenager was among six people killed this week in a car accident in the Catskills area of New York, where the boy was attending a summer dance camp, authorities said yesterday. Anatoliy Cheremnykh, 14, of the 300 block of Bushwood Drive was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a camp counselor crossed a double yellow line and hit a truck, according to the Sullivan County, N.Y., sheriff's office. The counselor and five youngsters from the camp were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.
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By Danny Jacobs and Anica Butler and Danny Jacobs and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2005
An Owings Mills teenager was among six people killed this week in a car accident in the Catskills area of New York, where the boy was attending a summer dance camp, authorities said yesterday. Anatoliy Cheremnykh, 14, of the 300 block of Bushwood Drive was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a camp counselor crossed a double yellow line and hit a truck, according to the Sullivan County, N.Y., sheriff's office. The counselor and five youngsters from the camp were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
Howard Community College's men's basketball team used a full-court press and awesome depth to run away from Charles County Community College in the second half last night to win, 128-83.But early in the second half of HCC's home opener, the Charles County Hawks trailed by only 50-42.After boosting their lead to 56-45, the Iron Horse Express used a 23-0 run to pull away 79-45.HCC made eight of its first nine shots in the second half; the Hawks made only three of their first 10.Kamau Street led the way for Howard with 27 points, and Randolph Edison scored 23. Deon Wingfield, in limited time off the bench, scored 16.HCC (2-1)
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By Charles V. Bagli and Charles V. Bagli,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 23, 2000
In the first major project since the bungalow colonies and hotels in New York state's borscht belt fell on hard times 30 years ago, a developer plans to demolish the legendary Concord Hotel in the Catskills and build a $500 million resort, with a hotel and conference center, golf village, spa ranch, entertainment center and wilderness area. Louis R. Cappelli, a Westchester County developer who bought the Concord property on Kiamesha Lake a year ago, said he planned to begin construction by Labor Day on property of more than 1,600 acres -- twice the size of Central Park.
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By Glenn Collins and Glenn Collins,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 23, 2000
BETHEL, N.Y. -- Screech. Slam. Ooh. Ahh. Edward F. Boyd and his family scarcely notice the noise anymore. They know the routine so well. First, there is the sudden glow of the brake lights on the vehicles heading past their 120-acre farm on a normally quiet back road in rural Sullivan County. Then comes the whine of the brakes and the thump of car doors slamming. Inevitably, a knot of curious visitors gathers at the pasture fence near the 200-year-old house. "A lot of them take out cameras," said Boyd, "because they've never seen an alpaca before."
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 1997
SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- Most people in this Catskills hamlet know little of Ruthann Aron's career as a Montgomery County developer and politician.But they do wonder about her relationship with her father, who was murdered three years ago.David Greenzweig, father of the woman who was arrested this week in Rockville on charges that she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband and a Baltimore lawyer, was a pillar of this community. For years he owned the Fallsburg Diner. After the diner burned down, he was chief steward at the Raleigh, a prominent Borscht Belt hotel.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 1, 2009
Sara R. Sullivan, whose career as a Harford County educator spanned nearly 60 years, died from a stroke Tuesday at Stony Batter, her 19th-century Fallston home. She was 98. Sara Robinson, the daughter of a grist mill owner and a homemaker, was born and raised in Street. After graduating from Dublin High School in 1928, she earned a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1932. Mrs. Sullivan began her teaching career that year at Slate Ridge High School, where she taught English, French and social studies.
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By Glenn Collins and Glenn Collins,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 23, 2000
BETHEL, N.Y. -- Screech. Slam. Ooh. Ahh. Edward F. Boyd and his family scarcely notice the noise anymore. They know the routine so well. First, there is the sudden glow of the brake lights on the vehicles heading past their 120-acre farm on a normally quiet back road in rural Sullivan County. Then comes the whine of the brakes and the thump of car doors slamming. Inevitably, a knot of curious visitors gathers at the pasture fence near the 200-year-old house. "A lot of them take out cameras," said Boyd, "because they've never seen an alpaca before."
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By Charles V. Bagli and Charles V. Bagli,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 23, 2000
In the first major project since the bungalow colonies and hotels in New York state's borscht belt fell on hard times 30 years ago, a developer plans to demolish the legendary Concord Hotel in the Catskills and build a $500 million resort, with a hotel and conference center, golf village, spa ranch, entertainment center and wilderness area. Louis R. Cappelli, a Westchester County developer who bought the Concord property on Kiamesha Lake a year ago, said he planned to begin construction by Labor Day on property of more than 1,600 acres -- twice the size of Central Park.
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By Charles V. Bagli and Charles V. Bagli,New York Times News Service | February 28, 2000
MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- Gene Barbanti, a real estate broker from New Jersey, moved to the Catskills 30 years ago and bought some land cheap, thinking that the Borscht Belt had nowhere to go but up. Instead, the bungalow colonies and grand hotels where Danny Kaye, Milton Berle and Buddy Hackett once entertained vacationing New Yorkers died a lingering death over the next three decades. It left Sullivan County a depressed backwater, only 90 miles northwest of Manhattan. But with the growing possibility of a $500 million casino opening in Monticello, Barbanti has emerged in the last year as the unofficial grand marshal of the great Sullivan County land rush.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1997
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- It is 1963, and a naive 17-year-old girl from New York City vacations with her family at a majestic resort with a private airfield. She meets a dance instructor. They fall in love.The story is the plot line from the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing," but the setting is real. Grossinger's, the resort where the movie was filmed, was real. The boomtown feel of this Catskills hamlet was real. And the neighboring Concord Hotel was real: all 2,800 rooms, two bathrooms to a suite, with a swimming pool the size of a lake.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 1997
SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- Most people in this Catskills hamlet know little of Ruthann Aron's career as a Montgomery County developer and politician.But they do wonder about her relationship with her father, who was murdered three years ago.David Greenzweig, father of the woman who was arrested this week in Rockville on charges that she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband and a Baltimore lawyer, was a pillar of this community. For years he owned the Fallsburg Diner. After the diner burned down, he was chief steward at the Raleigh, a prominent Borscht Belt hotel.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
Howard Community College's men's basketball team used a full-court press and awesome depth to run away from Charles County Community College in the second half last night to win, 128-83.But early in the second half of HCC's home opener, the Charles County Hawks trailed by only 50-42.After boosting their lead to 56-45, the Iron Horse Express used a 23-0 run to pull away 79-45.HCC made eight of its first nine shots in the second half; the Hawks made only three of their first 10.Kamau Street led the way for Howard with 27 points, and Randolph Edison scored 23. Deon Wingfield, in limited time off the bench, scored 16.HCC (2-1)
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By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library | August 18, 1996
25 years ago (week of August 15-21, 1971):Concerned about rumors of a curfew being imposed on the lakefront area at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, some of the teen-agers who liked to congregate in the area began a self-policing action. Forming a group called "The Committee to Keep the Lake Open," the young people distributed fliers asking people to behave properly. Committee members also picked up trash in the lakefront area.50 years ago (week of August 11-17, 1946):The Highland 4-H Club met at the home of Sally Sullivan.
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