TIME... It’s time for tapping Maples,
and the flowing of sap for the making of sweet syrup. From all
indications, it’s going to be a good year!
As usual this time of year, we’re skipping
an issue. See you again on March 27!
Phoenix For Phoenicia?
Feehan Acquires Historic Hotel Property
But Town Unlikely To Revisit Sewer Issue
By Brian Powers
The Phoenicia Hotel was purchased by local entrepreneur Declan
Feehan on February 13, fueling hopes that the charred remains
of what was once the hamlet’s key Main Street structure
will soon be brought to new life.
But hopes that its resurrection will also fuel a rethinking
of the 2007 no vote that kept the hamlet from signing on with
a New York City funded sewer system still seem dim, at least
according to the Shandaken Town Board.
By Paul Smart
So what’s with the Scoping Document the state Department
of Environmental Conservation was supposed to have released,
outlining what it wanted for its environmental review of
the Belleayre Resort and state-owned Belleayre Ski Center
expansion plans proposed by Governor Spitzer in a controversial
Agreement in Principal announced last September?
According to state sources, it’s done… and its
big. And it’s gotten caught up in attempts by the
private resort developers to change some of what’s
On Morgan Hill
Hatemonger Yankee Jim’s Brutal
Murder/Suicide Touches All In The Onteora Orbit
By Jesse J. Smith
On his blog and his weekly internet radio show "Yankee"
Jim Leshkevich railed bitterly against blacks, Jews,
Latinos and the apathetic whites who failed to heed
the call of "white nationalism." But in
the end it apparently was bitterness of a much more
personal kind that consumed him.
Making Communities Healthy Via The
By Violet Snow
“You have to have a healthy community to
have healthy people,” says Phoenicia’s
own acupuncturist, Julia Rose. “And you
have to have healthy people to have a healthy
community.” In an effort to make acupuncture
more of a community experience, while making treatments
more effective and accessible, she is starting
the Affordable Acupuncture Clinic three times
a week, based on the Chinese style of acupuncture