HITS... For a few moments we all think we’ve got
a big storm on our hands. Real winter. Schools close. The big
weekend’s coming. But then we remember... haven’t
we seen this already?
The Push Is On To Find New Ways To Spend Regional Smart Growth
By Olive Press Staff
Reflecting its new focus on strengthening the Catskills regional
identity and alliances, The Catskill Center for Conservation
and Development is trying to form an alliance of several communities
along the state Route 28 corridor to hash out ideas for a
$500,000 state fund earmarked for the area.
DEC Says Resort Review Blueprint Will Be Worth The Wait...
For Some, At Least
By Paul Smart
a Scoping Document for the proposed Belleayre Resort and
state-owned ski center’s expansion to be arriving
in the coming week, if not tomorrow.
According to DEC Spokesperson Yancey Roy, the blueprint
for the upcoming environmental review was delayed from its
original February 1 release date, “based on the volume
of comments,” and no specific timetable for the document’s
completion has been set.
Towards A Budget
Onteora Starts Hinting At New Spending Plan While Looking
Back At Past Faults
By Lisa Childers
the Onteora School Board’s January 29 meeting
in Woodstock, it’s last given the postponement
of this week’s Tuesday night gathering due to
impending snow, Assistant Superintendent of Business
Victoria McLaren presented a preliminary budget with
a projection of a three-year spending average as requested
by the board.
Town Board Hears From Landowners, Cuts Through A Backlogged
By Phoenicia Times Staff
the new administration now in its second month, the
town is slowly starting to tackle the myriad issues
that have been kicking around Shandaken.
As expected, the Supervisor established water committees
for the town’s two largest hamlets, Pine Hill
and Phoenicia, tackled the Senior meals matter that
has been plaguing the area’s elderly, and heard
from the Shandaken Landowners Association about the
longstanding legal battle between the group and the
Debra Romano, who’s lived and raised five
kids next to the post office in Olivebridge for
nearly 15 years, was getting ready for a busier-than-most
Valentine’s Day earlier this week. She’d
been back and forth regularly to the Rosendale
Theater daily, getting ready for what could be
called a Cupid Conspiracy set for the big day
herself, when the Hudson Valley and Catskills
was set to get its premiere of the new midnight
movie sensation sweeping the country, albeit in
an early evening screening