READY... We’re all hoping that by our next issue,
Spring will have sprung and the deffodils will have started blooming.
In the meantime, the time seems right for starting bulbs and other
plants indoors. Let’s get it going!
Instead of March 12, our next Phoenicia Times issue
will be out on March 26. See you then!
Phoenicia’s Service Station Closed Down While Big Remediation
By Paul Smart
Up and down the Route 28 corridor, in Shandaken and Olive, two
big questions dominate: Will money from the federal stimulus package
working its way through Congress touch down here? How badly will
we be hit by all the cuts and tax shifts currently proposed in
the state budget designed to close New York’s projected
$13 billion budget gap for the coming year?
Herein, a few key observed points.
Area libraries are planning attendance at a March 10 lobbying
day in Albany to protest a proposed 18% cut to library funding
statewide, pulling together statistics that show how their traffic
increases during economic downturns.
CWC & Other Regional Efforts Give The 28 Corridor
A Good Chance At Funding
By Paul Smart
Although final figures are hard to determine, and much
is still reliant on the New York state budget’s
needs, whose lead agent – the Governor – is
in charge of what gets spent where, when and how, it’s
starting to look like the Route 28 corridor could do quite
well from federal stimulus funding coming down the pike
fast just now.
Four From Shandaken & Olive Vie
To Fill Out Onteora Term Until May
By Olive Press Staff
Four residents of the Onteora School
Community, including one former member
of the District’s School Board
and a student, have entered the race
for the seat on the seven member board
left vacant by Trustee Ralph Legnini
earlier this month.
All four, and perhaps even some newcomers
to the race, will be on hand at the
board’s next meeting, slated
for 6pm next Tuesday, March 3 at the
Woodstock Elementary School. Anyone
interested in the spot was asked to
submit a written statement to District
Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford by
Creek at Phoenicia is one of a series
of new pastels by Olive-based artist Robert
Selkowitz, who has a new sign outside his
Route 28 Open Studio and is open to potential
students, and visitors, as long as one calls
657-6982, or emails firstname.lastname@example.org
first. He’s also showing at the Emerson
Steve Heller Wins National Car Contest
With The Help Of Our Loyal Readers
By Gary Alexander
he didn’t realize he was looking
at the future in the rearview mirror
when he stepped on the brakes of his
truck, Steve Heller’s sudden decision
to back-up or turn around that day opened
a portal to activities in many tomorrows
For One, Ski For All?
Expansion Funding Balanced By
Regional Cooperation Efforts
By Paul Smart
After a year of budget cuts, threats of legislative
blue ribbon commission studies, rancorous
fights with neighboring privately-owned ski
areas, demands for federal stimulus bill funding,
and loads of snow, just how has Belleayre
been doing this winter?