did we really need proof that there was a lot of rain of late'
Not really... but we wanted to alert everyone
that new studies from Trout Unlimited are showing an alarming
increase in the incidence of Acid Rain conditions in the region,
something we'll start investigating for future reporting...
Hush... A Meeting!
Pataki's Office Gathers Most Parties To Discuss
The Resort Project's Options
By Paul Smart
The information is about as sketchy as possible. And as possible,
given that all parties to it had agreed to a unanimous gag order
on spreading anything more.
'There will be a meeting Tuesday in NYC convened by Gov. Pataki's
office. Attending will be representatives from the CPC, DEP, A.G.
and Crossroads,' went the Monday, November 13th e-mail to a few
people in the area entitled simply 'meetings.' 'The topic will
be to discover if there is any thing to discuss or are the parties
too far apart.'
Onteora's New Supervisor Candidate Makes The Full Community Rounds
By Lisa Childers
Beginning at 8am last Friday, November 17, Onteora superintendent
candidate Leslie Goldring Ford met with town supervisors, ending
after 9 pm with a public meeting during which the public at large
got to meet the California resident. In between, Ford also met
with administrators, local PTAs, teachers, students and members
of the school board.
The Arts Industry
A Countywide Push To Create New
Cultural Zones Touches On Incentives
There's something happening in the arts throughout Ulster County.
In a series of three decently-attended 'informational meetings'
enticingly-entitled 'The Future of Arts in Ulster County,' arts
professionals came out to talk about their needs and wishes. And,
more importantly, to hear a sales pitch from two busy-as-beavers
arts administrators seeking to reshape the long-sidelined Ulster
County Arts Council into a better-needed and funded centralizing
Circus Among Us
Whoopsie Daisy's Clowning For Kids
By Phoenicia Times Staff
By Violet Snow
For kids who are thinking of running away to join
the circus, there's now another option: stay home
and join the circus. Mt. Tremper resident Melody Newcombe,
who performs professionally as Whoopsy Daisy the clown,
is forming a Circus Arts Youth Troupe, open to teens
aged 12 to 17. Newcombe is training kids in juggling,
balloon twisting, face painting, magic, circus skits,
and business skills, all for free.
Back The Varsity
Onteora Junior Flag Football Serves
As A Building Block On Several Local Fronts
y Paul Smart
It’s 6 pm on Thursday night, November 9, and
the kids have piled onto Olive’s Grant Avery
field for an evening of Onteora Junior Flag Football.
Under bright night lights, the chilling air lends
substance to everyone’s breath – and
piles of sweaters and winter coats onto various’
moms’ and sisters’ torsos. And cars
of league supporters, to the eventual tune of several
hundred fans, keep streaming up from Route 28 and
Bostock Road to add to the fun.