The New York City Department of Environmental Protection
closed roads around the Ashokan Reservoir last week to
repair damage from recent flooding and dredge flood debris from
the reservoir. A large crane was brought onto Monument Road
to load and unload debris picked up by a 35-foot twin hull catamaran
design skimmer boat with a conveyer belt in its center, the
Ibis. Among things found? Propane tanks, garbage cans...
A Major Conflagration
Emerson Inn A Total $7 Million Loss As Fire Closes Route 28
& Investigations Start Up
By Phoenicia Times Staff
A fast-moving fire swept through and completely destroyed the
Emerson Inn in Mt. Tremper on the morning of April 25. Although
no one was injured, a press release issued by its owners pegged
the financial loss at over $7 million for the 3-story, 26,000
square foot structure.
Questioning A Reval
Residents Have Lots To Ask For Town’s First Stab At New
By Paul Smart
An informational meeting on the pending townwide reval has been
scheduled for this coming Tuesday, April 19 at the Olive Meeting
Hall on Bostock Road in Shokan, with a starting time of 7 p.m.
Representatives from the company hired to do the work over the
coming months, Cole, Layer, Trumble Co., will be on hand to
The Boiceville Sewer?
Meetings Start Up On The City DEP’s Offer To Fund A Wastewater
By Gary Alexander
On May 2nd, the same day that the Olive town board is scheduled
to meet with a DEP engineer to discuss a proposed sewage treatment
plant in Boiceville, a climate scientist named Michael Oppenheimer
and a philosopher named Peter Singer will take part in a public
forum on "The Death of Environmentalism" at Princeton
One Way Of Surviving The Local Winters...
By Brent Robison
Like many of us, Ivan Velilla and Gustavo Sanin almost surrendered
to the stress of winter. Proprietors of a solid business
-- Velsani Fine Arts and Antiques -- and homeowners on beautiful
Woodland Valley Road in Phoenicia, they came very close
to giving it all up and heading south, back toward their
origins. But an abiding love of their Catskills home gave
them the will to find a way to stay here -- and that's what
they're doing, despite the winters.