COLDER... Seems that the idea of that groundhog’s
predictions could be better used now than later, especially given
the climate changes...
Off The Block?
Onteora Middle School Plans Aiming At Bennett & Woodstock
For The Moment
By Lisa Childers
The Onteora School Board has again been discussing how it
plans on moving forward with its goals of shifting to a new
5-8 Middle School break-up of the district, with a new set
of committee assignments and a community forum set to begin
sometime in January. Among the key elements up for discussion
is the growing possibility of closing the Boiceville-based
Bennett School for renovation as a new Middle School campus,
and the possible eventual shifting of Woodstock students back
to the West Hurley School, which has been closed in recent
Phoenicia Market Sells The Jackpot
By Phoenicia Times Staff
The Phoenicia Supermarket, once known as Kirk’s, is
one of those places where the lottery tickets piled high
next to the cash register are as busy a seller as any foodstuffs,
newspapers, cigarettes, or drinks. It’s the kind of
place people pop into regularly for their play, just hoping
to hit the jackpot, to escape their lives of part-time jobs
and scrambling to make do.
So who’d have expected that a scratch-off New York
Lottery ticket worth $1 million should have been sold in
this spot, possibly to a Delaware County man, according
to sources, in the past week.
Take It Back!
DiSclafani Wins Supervisor , Hofmeister Highway,
Malloy & DiModica On Board...
Shandaken elections this Tuesday reflected a general
mood seen across the region: for change, no matter
where it was coming from; for straight-talkers; for
what seemed to be a return to close-knit community
values, instead of the party politics layered over
Mix-ups at the County Board of Elections also created
some confusion over who were actual victors in the
town board race, with machine totals culled in town
Tuesday night different from results posted online
at the county website Wednesday morning.
Sierra Club Joins New Coalition Aimed At Shrinking
Resort One More Time
Just when it looked like developer Dean Gitter was
ready to make his final push towards getting his was
ready to make his final push towards getting his Belleayre
Resort approved for building on lands adjacent to
the state-owned Belleayre Ski Center, opposition to
his mega-development has again raised its head. And
despite a pronouncement by state Senator John Bonacic
that any new protests wouldn’t be enough to
stop the long-stalled project, which gained the support
of Governor Elliot Spitzer and a host of national
and regional environmental organizations in a compromise
deal announced in September, it seems the new opposition
is growing stronger by the day.
Better Deal In Sight Yet
Watershed Corporation Corrects Our Version Of Judge’s
Your editorial of October 25th and your prior issue
are incorrect in reporting that Judge Coccoma’s
recent decision means Phoenicia will get a better
deal from NYCDEP for the proposed sewer plant. We
were in the Courtroom the day of the arguments and
have also carefully read the Judge’s decision.
Judge Coccoma’s decision has no effect on the
City’s obligation under the 1997 NYC Watershed
Memorandum of Agreement (Watershed MOA) to offer funding
for the Phoenicia wastewater treatment plant or any
of the other 21 communities.