A slew of local 4Hers, including
our own On The Farm columnist Jen Holz and her crew, recently
competed at the Ulster County Fair... and took home a host of
prizes. More pics and stories inside on pages 11 and 28.
EPA Gives City Its OK
Watershed Health Report Gives Regs The Nod As Long As Things
By Phoenicia Times Staff
The Environmental Protection Agencies New York City Watershed
Team, with assistance from the New York State Department of
Health Bureau of Water Supply Protection, have issued a report
that states the City has met EPA requirements in protecting
the water supply for half the states population without the
use of a filtration system.
Towards A Sewer
Towm Board Sets Itself As Lead Agency, With CWC Help, For
The Olive town board emerged from executive session at this
month’s meeting with a resolution to become lead agency
in the construction of a wastewater management plant in Boiceville.
“Based upon its review of the Preliminary Engineer’s
Report and consultation with the Town’s Special Counsel,”
the resolution reads, “the Town Board wishes to proceed
to the Pre-Construction phase of the Project...”
Jar Of Olives...
Local Outcry Deters Diocese’s
Closure Plans And A New Priest Takes
Despite a proposal by the Archdiocese
of New York to make Phoenicia’s
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
into a mission church, with one service
per week, and place it within St.
John’s Parish of Woodstock,
the local parish is apparently going
to be left intact, with its mission
churches in Allaben and Boiceville
remaining open. Parishioners are relieved
but uneasy about the failure of the
archdiocese to communicate openly
with them about the decision.
It was Olive Day, and Olive families turned
out in droves. Fifty vendors and food booths
did a brisk business as neighbors milled,
chatted and exchanged pleasantries. Even the
afternoon shower couldn’t dampen our
spirits. People huddled under tents, in cars,
and under the pavilion while the band, Ben
Rounds and Friends, played on. Instead of
beating a hasty retreat, kids, dogs and grown-ups
ventured forth into the mud puddles and partied