More Review Time!
Town DEIS Meeting Set For Friday 13th As DEC Grants 60 More
Days For Comment
By Olive Press Staff
Despite the early closing of schools due to the snowstorm
Tuesday, February 3, about 100 people braved the weather and
made it to Onteora High School to attend the third local public
hearing on Crossroads Ventures proposed Belleayre Resort.
That same evening, the Shandaken town board, planning board
and zoning board of appeals went on with a joint meeting to
hear presentations from consultants for the proposed Belleayre
Resort project at the same time, leaving only Crossroads'
lead counsel Dan Ruzow of Whiteman, Hanna, Osterman attending
the DEC hearing.
Shandaken town supervisor Bob Cross, Jr. has set a meeting
to discuss, and decide, whether the town seeks Full Party
status on review of the massive project for 2:30 PM this coming
Friday, February 13, at which time a growing number of other
town issues, including possibly major changes in the town
planning board, will be discussed.
A continuation of the ongoing DEC public hearings has been
set for Onteora High School starting at 4 PM on Thursday,
The final day for written comments on the massive Draft Environmental
Impact Statement was officially extended 60 days this week
to April 23.
It's Not Uncommon For The Unexpected To Invade Our Attempts
To Stay Warm
By Mave Oliver
The wide pine boards lean upright against the unfinished walls
they are meant co cover. They stand in a partial horseshoe around
the wood stove, reminding me of Stonehenge-the upright slabs
around the Alter Stone. That should have been a clue. It seems
like the boards have been in my way, about as long as Stonehenge
is old, but it's only been a year.
I can't remember just how many years ago I ordered the "rough
cut" boards from a local mill. As directed, I put strips
of wood between each board and stacked them to dry. I wanted
to duplicate pine paneling a neighbor had in his living room
by lightly sanding the boards with a belt sander, so the circular
saw, teeth marks could be clearly seen. The marks are the fingerprints
to the sawmill that cut them. They form unique patterns that
I made more pronounced by coating with a white stain. It shows
almost no whiteness when it dries on the wood, but would keep
the boards from turning the characteristic pine color-dark fawn-lovely,
but too dark for what I wanted.
For Love Of Nature
Sherret & Kenny Chase's Saga...
By Paul Smart
Sherret and Kenny Chase may be the "it couple" of
the season, what with their joint appearance at the recent public
hearings on the proposed Belleayre Resort project drawing a
The two have an ease, comfort and depth of mutual respect for
each other that is instant witness to their 60 years of marriage.
Caught on an icy evening at their homestead home on Chase Mountain,
off Chase Road in Shokan, the couple smiles as each takes a
turn speaking about their life together.
Kenny remembers first meeting Sherret when she was 12 and he
15, accompanying an aunt who happened to be a close friend of
his future bride's mother.
"I noticed her, anyhow," he says of the same moment
in time back in Washington during the 1930s.