Grand Old Time was had by all on Shandaken
Day, despite the drizzle that kept the larger crowds away. At
least no one could drown the town’s unvanquishable sense
Of Road Closings
Route 28 Closing Gets Postponed For Now While Olive Spans Get
Phoenicia Times Staff
Good news and bad news, regarding local roads.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced
this week, at short notice, that Reservoir Road in the town of
Olive, which stretches over the Dividing Weir at the New York
City-owned Ashokan Reservoir, will be closed from Wednesday, August
30 at 6:00 AM to Friday, September 1 at 6:00 PM for road resurfacing.
Developer Suggests Minor Changes As He Attempts To Shortcut Review
Local developer Crossroads Ventures announced via press release
on Monday, August 28, that it was reducing a portion of the eastern
half of its proposed Belleayre Resort, eliminating one of two
planned golf courses and cutting back its number of lodging units.
But far from signaling any move towards ending the environmental
review process that has dogged Crossroads and its general partner,
Dean Gitter, for seven years, the new proposal has spurred a wary
Votes Not To Vote
Board Splits Along Town Lines As Large Parcel Issue Roils District
One More TIme
By Lisa Childers
In what could be viewed as a protest vote, the Onteora School
board passed a resolution August 22 not to vote on the Large Parcel
Bill. The vote, by a 4-3 margin, fell along town lines with Trustees
Herb Rosenfeld of Woodstock, Maxanne Resnick of Shandaken and
Marino D’Orazio of Marbletown voting against the resolution
and Dave Patterson of Hurley and Rita Vanacore, Cindy O’Connor
and Mary Jane Berholz of Olive for it.
starts in the Onteora District the morning of Wednesday,
September 6, following a day of teacher conferencing.
To check bus routes, and bus stops, stop by local
post offices, Morra’s Market, the Phoenicia
Pharmacy, the Country Kitchen, the Nest Egg, Belleayre
Plaza, or the Boiceville Supermarket And don’t
forget to drive extra safely!
A New School Year
Our Intrepid Reporter Gets Introduced To The Middle
School... And The 8 Day Week
This past spring, my son graduated from Elementary
School. Just recently we received his Onteora Middle
School schedule in the mail along with an invitation
to a seventh grade open house on August 23. This is
where the kids can take a tour of the facilities,
get their locker number, meet the teachers and get
introduced to a variety of other activities.
Of The Decade
Gene Gormley Is It!
“I’ve been here my whole life,”
said Shandaken’s newly named and first ever
Citizen of the Decade, Gene Gormley. “To be
recognized and appreciated in your own town, that
means a lot. I was told I’d be getting some
kind of award. But I wasn’t expecting this.
I was touched. I was speechless for a moment.“