By now, every
one has a story about the incident
on Sunday, February 13 when 25-year old Robert C. Bonelli Jr.
took a semi-automatic rifle he’s picked up at a TechCity
gun show and marched through the Hudson Valley Mall, firing
off between 50 and 60 rounds, luckily injuring only two. For
a while, rumors had it that there were hostages and accomplices.
later, it turned out to be a troubled man from the Saugerties
neighborhood of Glasco... and some true local heroism at work.
And a caring community pulling together for itself... What a
Cross Draws Concerns As He Proposes Changes To Gloria Braman’s
By Phoenicia Times Staff
Shandaken Supervisor Bob Cross, Jr. has started to look into ways
of changing the benefit packages for retired employees of the
town of Shandaken.
“Since this has to do with me can I come forward to refute
your statements as published in the Freeman?” asked Gloria
Braman at the beginning of the crowded and edgy February 7 meeting
where the topic came up after Cross opened the evening’s
discussion by questioning published reports about the matter in
several local newspapers.
Going With The Flow, Town Awards Sewer Plant Contract To Crossroads’
Shandaken’s Town Board voted unanimously on February 7 to
accept the recommendation of Phoenicia’s Wastewater Committee,
and awarded an $11.6 million DEP funded contract to build a new
septic treatment plant for the hamlet along Route 28.
Onteora Board Readies To Add 40
Students To Phoenicia Elementary
By Paul Smart
Redistricting and fear of continuing repercussions from the Large
Parcel issue dominated the February 15 Onteora School Board meeting.
Of key importance to Shandaken was the announcement that at least
40 new students will be coming to the Phoenicia School in the
coming year, with new lines for the elementary school stretching
into Olive and the Shady part of Woodstock.
Filling In On The School Board
By Paul Smart
The Onteora School District has named Anne-Marie Johannson of
West Shokan, a member of the Olive Planning Board and an Onteora
graduate who has sent her kids through the district, as the temporary
replacement for Tom Rosato of Shandaken, who resigned just after
the December holidays to spend more time with his ailing parents.
home of Deborah Rysinski and Kimber Krushinski
on Park Road in Chichester was completely destroyed
by a fast-moving fire early Monday morning,
which the county's chief inspector called "probably
electrical in nature." By the time the
M.F.Whitney Hose company arrived just moments
after the first 911 call, the house was fully
engulfed. The couple made it out safely, their
dogs did not. Everything they owned is gone.
donations can be sent to: Keybank, PO
Box 36 Phoenicia, NY 12464 attn. "Benefit
account for Kimber and Debbie."