The Changing Face of Main Street: June 2021

New Signage Added to Two Buildings
by John Conway
HURLEYVILLE, June 2021—The hamlet’s Main Street—due for some major changes in upcoming months with the opening of the Main Street Mews and the Collaborative College High School—continues to evolve in smaller ways, as well.
Last week, new signs went up on two buildings, one of which foreshadows the arrival of a new occupant. An attractive green and blue sign with the Catskill Mountainkeeper logo was erected on the front of 220 Main Street, which will become the new Catskill Climate and Education Center this summer, when CMK returns to Hurleyville. The non-profit environmental group, headquartered in Livingston Manor, operated an office in the Sullivan Dairy building a few years ago.
The new Mountainkeeper education center will open in September in conjunction with the opening of the High School, which will be located at 202 Main Street under the auspices of the Homestead School of Glen Spey.
The second new sign erected last week went on the front of 227 Main Street, the home of Fiber on Main and The Hurleyville Sentinel. The building, owned by The Center for Discovery, has been christened the Bob Wright Family Building in honor of Bob Wright, former CEO of G.E. Capital and NBC and a co-founder (along with his late wife, Suzanne) and former Chairman of the non-profit group, Autism Speaks, which funds research into the causes, prevention, treatment and a cure for autism.
No plans have been announced for any changes in use to the building at 227 Main Street.