DEC's Consultants Cite Issues With DEIS Crossroads Say Have Been
The two consulting groups hired by DEC to review the most recent
version of the Crossroads DEIS have weighed in with a new round
of comments. And in an interesting twist to the SEQRA process,
DEC withheld those comments from local officials for some 3 months,
apparently to permit the developer to submit written responses
for release to the public in conjunction with them.
The first round of comments from Clough Harbor
and Tim Miller & Associatesin 2001 cited major deficiencies
that factored heavily in requiring the developer to rework much
of it's 3,000 page document.
What's Up, What's Down
A Look At The Local Real Estate Markets For High End Properties
The Commissioner Talks
DEP's Christopher Ward spoke recently with
PT's Editor Brian Powers...
SUMMERTIME... The town's rec
program is blossoming. The tourists are ripe. And on the fringes
of everything, there's still the freedom of wild summertime fun
for the kids in all of us...
Tax Matters Moot?
Onteora Board Leans Towards Tabling;
August 4 Public Hearing On Changes Set
By Violet Snow
The Onteora School Board has until August 21 to decide whether
to apply tax code changes that will raise Olive taxes and lower
those of Woodstock, Shandaken, and Hurley. The legislation gives
school districts the option to separate large industrial or
commercial properties from the area tax base, spreading out
the tax burden more evenly among the remaining taxpayers.
While the Olive Town Board hopes to demonstrate that the measure
is not designed to apply to reservoirs, Senator John Bonacic
has said that the provisions are broad enough to include the
New York City-owned Ashokan Reservoir property, which has kept
taxes of Olive homeowners lower than those of the surrounding
How Jacobson Got To Sculpting...
By Rachel X. Weissman
"I've been interested in art since I was a kid growing
up in Providence," says Robert Jacobson, whose work you
may have seen when turning right at the four corners in Mt.
Tremper, heading toward route 28. Jacobson's front yard is a
living art gallery: in it stand a dozen or so large abstract
wooden sculptures, any of which he might be working on when
you pass by, employing a chisel, gouge, or chainsaw.