DiModica, Ostrander & McGowan Are The Official Candidates
For Town Board
By Rachel X. Weissman
Shandaken Democrats have spoken, and the picks are: Pete Di Modica
for supervisor; and Howie McGowan and Randy Ostrander for town
council seats. This week's Democratic caucus offered no surprises,
except for the fact that Rob Stanley fared well enough in the
voting to show that the party is less than unified. Stanley's
recent public statements have reflected views substantially at
variance with the current board majority and the two candidates
Di Modica, the incumbent, faced no other nominees, so was voted
in by acclamation.
Phoenicia Hamlet Redevelopment To Include New Park, Thanks To
By Brian Powers
Phoenicia's Riverwalk and Main Street redevelopment project
has gotten bigger. Initially conceived based on the need for
public parking, restrooms, and recreational amenities on roughly
6 acres of private land between Main Street and the Esopus,
it now appears the project has jumped the creek and headed downstream,
with the inclusion of an additional 18 waterfront acres for
use as a new town park.
NIGHT WATCH... First the storm
warnings, then the strangest color of green anyone's seen in a
sky in these parts. Fortunately, the local damage was minimal
in comparison to that suffered in neighboring Greene County. Trees
went down, some power lines. All Monday night, July 21, our local
rescue squads stayed ready. We thank them for being there for
Just Call It Wendigo...
Larry Fessenden's Local Horror Show
By Annie Nocenti
It was while dangling his fantastic, handmade, seven-foot
tall half-man half-deer creature over the gravel pits behind
the Olive town buildings, shooting the climactic scene in
his movie, that filmmaker Larry Fessenden got to know the
locals. "They were very amused by my monster," he
Goddesses, Energy Fests & A Bit Of Peek-A-Boo Start Moving
In From The Fringes...
By Rachel X. Weissman
The weekend past this reporter went to a Goddess Festival
where she saw comedy, theatrical monologues, and a goddess
attempt to play an electric organ she'd found in the trash,
and saw a first-rate roots rock band play till 3 a.m. No,
not in New York City, Woodstock or Kingston, but all within
a 15-minute drive of Phoenicia.
Shandaken's fringes are coming alive and
if you're getting a little restless with the offerings in
Phoenicia and Pine Hill, there are three relatively new entertainment
spots you might want to check out.