The town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will
take place Saturday, April 15 at 10AM sharp in Davis Park, West
Shokan. Bring your basket! The event issponsored by the Bushkill
Rod & Gun Club.
Onteora Budget’s In
Despite Public Outcry Over Its Deep Cuts, Board Promises To
Try Cutting Even More
By Lisa Childers
The Onteora Central School District Administration’s proposed
2006-07 budget presented at its March 28 meeting calls for total
spending of $44,899,221, an increase of 4.39 percent or an additional
$1,887,438. The proposal, which must be ratified by the trustees
on the Board of Education by April 19 and then approved by voters
in May, would represent a .57 percent difference above an austerity
budget should the voters reject the proposal.
To Negotiate Now?
Gitter Offers Compromise Stance As He Simultaneously Asks County
For Tax Help
By Paul Smart
Developer Dean Gitter is saying he’s ready to negotiate
to “significantly downsize” his proposed Belleayre
At the same time, he’s asked for and received a significant
tax abatement from the Ulster County Industrial Development
Agency on his $7 million Emerson Inn rebuilding project on Route
28 near Mt. Tremper, despite having turned down such offers
only four months ago.
Truly Painful Transition
An Anxious Regional Community of Catholics Face an Uncertain
By Brian Powers
After two years of study and as part of a sweeping reorganization
of its 409 local parishes, the Archdiocese of New York has announced
plans to permanently close 3 local churches, reassign our area’s
resident priest Father Christopher Berean, and consolidate Phoenicia-based
St. Francis de Sales Parish within the larger St. John’s
Parish based in Woodstock.