should have breakfast at Sweet Sue’s!” said
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “I have a cousin in Shokan
and I go there all the time!” The senator was in Boiceville
April 8 for a streamside press conference calling for $15 million
in funding to protect the Esopus and other waterways from invasive
algae. Pictured with Schumer are town supervisor Berndt Leifeld,
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, NYS Department of Environmental
Conservations Region 4 Director Willie Janeway and Trout Unlimited’s
The Request Is In But Governor’s Deputy Says No
Go While Review’s On
The snow’s all melted and the budget’s been
passed but still the calls for expanding Belleayre NOW
First, there was a new press release from the Coalition
to Save Belleayre, and then a letter from the chairman
of the Ulster County Legislature urging Governor David
Paterson to allocate some of the state’s federal
stimulus money for the expansion of state-owned Belleayre
Mountain Ski Center.
Trout Unlimited’s Epochal History...
By Paul Smart
The length of lifetime that the national environmental
organization Trout Unlimited is celebrating this year
may not seem like much from some perspectives. Such as
the 30 years local Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter
President Chet Karwatowski has spent with the organization.
Or, more importantly, when looking over the vast number
of projects that have been accomplished by TU locally
and nationally over the years, the giant reach of its
reputation built in that relatively short time.
Town Planners Review Farmstand Law,
Setting Things Up For Eventual Passage
4/23/2009 By Phoenicia Times Staff
procedures involved in establishing
a new zoning law governing the growing
new incidence of farm-stands hoped for
the region took precedence over the
high drama of recent public hearings
involving supporters of a roadside store
that has dominated the past two weeks.
Two is the name of an exhibit of
new works by 10 contemporary artists looking
back to the 1909 Hudson-Fulton celebration
at the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery.
Call 339-0720 or visit www.fohk.org for information.
Truly Natural Uproar
Food Safety Modernization Act Bill
Draws National, & Much Local
By Gary Alexander
The uproar is unprecedented, according to Jeff
Lieberson, an aide in Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s
"There is more attention for the introduction
of this bill than I’ve ever seen before,"
Lieberson said on Monday, his tone struggling
between worry and perplexity. The bill in question
is the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
now awaiting reports from the House Agriculture
Committee and the House Energy and Commerce
Committee which are currently studying it as
"HR 875." Congressman Hinchey is among
the bill’s 41 co-sponsors, a number which
suggests that there may be some substance to
claims that HR 875 is being "fast-tracked"
through the process. Other co-sponsors from
New York include Representatives John Hall,
Eliot Engel, Timothy Bishop, Jerrold Nadler,
Nita Lowey and Louise Slaughter.