HE COMES... Set aside Sunday, December 14 for the annual
Shandaken Theatrical Socity Holiday Performance at their Church
Street, Phoenicia theater at noon, and then an afternoon-long
party, with train rides and a visit from you-know-who, at the
Empire State Railroad Museum.
Worries Hit The Town Level
By Phoenicia Times Staff
Echoing other municipalities around the state and nation, and
saying that money was tight right now for the town, Shandaken
Supervisor Peter DiSclafani tried his best at the town’s
monthly meeting on Monday, December 5 to deflect yet another attack
on his administrative approach.
Truly Watery Decision
ZBA Working To Fine Tune Definitions In Ongoing Poncic
Woodland Valley Case
Shandaken Process Discussion Sets First Parameters For
Next Year’s Board Races
By Phoenicia Times Staff
businessman who has tried unsuccessfully for almost a
decade to get permission to develop a water harvesting
system in Woodland Valley is trying again. Andrew Poncic,
who last year had his permit voided by the Appellate Division
of the New York State Supreme Court, is now seeking an
interpretation of town of Shandaken zoning laws by the
Zoning Board of Appeals.
In The Limelight
Gitter Makes Rare Appearance Before
A Neighboring Municipality’s Board
by Phoenicia Times Staff
After a long hiatus, local Developer Dean Gitter made
an unexpected public appearance this week to pitch his
project, the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, to the
Board of trustees in the Village of Fleischmanns.
Gitter gave the trustees the same presentation that his
team of lawyers, architects and engineers have been giving
since September 2007, when he announced a new plan for
his project, which has been under review for almost a
Onteora Board To Fix HS Water Problem
And Begins Eying Coming Budget Cuts
by Lisa Childers
The Onteora District School Board unanimously
approved $118,000 for the purchase of
a greensand water filtration system at
its Boiceville campus, which includes
the Middle/High School and Bennett elementary.
got to lend a hand to Steve Heller... the
fabulous woodworker/sculptor/eternal kid’s
got one of his contraptions, a 1998 Mercury Grand
Marquis with a fantasia of DeSoto, Cadillac and
Lincoln elements welded to it, among the 30 contestants
for the New York Times’ 2008 Collectible Car
of the Year Award. Go to:
and give our boy a thumbs up vote!
Family & Other Social Organizations
Start Feeling The Pinch, Expanding Their
Let’s play ‘Pretend.”
We can do that better than anybody.
Let’s pretend this is real wealth
getting sliced &diced by banker’s
software; real contributing wealth like
the production centers our business leaders
have deported along with the domestic income
employment attached to production, like
the paychecks of Hershey workers before
they moved their operations to India and
changed the taste of their chocolates..
Let’s pretend that we can pay off
this national credit card before we max
it out. Let’s pretend these folks
in the limelight are political leaders,
running the affairs of the nation in the
public interest rather than just talking
props in a stage play written by a committee
of thieves. Let’s pretend the actions
being taken now are for the good of everybody...
Better yet, let’s pretend this isn’t
really happening. Let’s pretend everything
Okay, enough pretending.