& RUNNING... The big tent at Belleayre
is going up in anticipation of season’s start Saturday,
June 30, when the Belleayre Orchestra puts on an evening of Mozart
and fireworks... talk about a great summer start!
Takes A Community
Phoenicians Come Out In West Hurley To Protest Onteora Closure Talk
Dozens of parents of children who attend the Phoenicia elementary
school gathered at the Tuesday night, June 19 Onteora school board
meeting, protesting what they believe will be the closure of their
school if the school board’s proposed five-through-eight
middle school moves forward. The meeting was held at West Hurley
Elementary School, closed in 2004 because of declining enrollment.
SADD’s Annual Belleayre Bash Gains A Special Meaning This
By Paul Smart
Friday, June 22, is graduation for the Onteora Class of 2007.
As with other years in memory, there will be a bittersweet
element to the day, what with the death of a student following
a post-prom party in Woodstock, and the arraignment of another
student in that DWI death a month ago.
To help keep students safe through their celebration this
weekend, the Onteora chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive
Decisions will be holding their annual Belleayre Bash beginning
at 11pm on the evening following graduation, which starts
at 5 pm at the school.
Offer Holds... For Now
City Says It Will Keep Sewer Funds For Phoenicia With
No Deal Changes
Phoenicia Times Staff
The talking is over.
That’s according to the New York City official
in charge of the program that brings new waster treatment
systems to environmentally challenged communities
in the watershed.
In the town of Shandaken, the Hamlet of Phoenicia
is on a high priority list to get such a system, but
some in the community, while saying they want the
system, refuse to accept the terms of the deal.
Olive To Get Verizon Service As Shandaken’s
Big Gap Grows Smaller
By Phoenicia Times Staff
This month the Olive town board granted a special
permit to Verizon to install the equipment that will
provide cellular communication service for much of
the town including the Route 28 corridor.
The equipment will be placed on what is known as the
South Mountain tower. The tower was built and is owned
by Masterpage Communications Inc., and Verizon is
renting space on the tower to place a cellular antenna
at a height of 122 feet and a six foot wide microwave
dish at a height of 30 feet.
Phoenicia Times Staff
The Shandaken Deputy Supervisor, Republican Jane
Todd, has announced plans to run for the Supervisors
position in Shandaken.
While many in town believe that Todd made the
decision due to current Republican Supervisor
Robert Cross Jr.’s low popularity, Cross
said that he asked her to run.