Halloween itself was a bit wet for most trick-or-treaters’
tastes, the annual Phoenicia Parade a week earlier on Sunday,
October 25 proved as delightful as always, and helped get everyone
on the ball to get their costumes finished early yet again!
Now on to Thanksgiving...
Partisan Split On Other Town Positions As GOP Retakes
By By Paul Smart
got what he’s been asking for Tuesday night, and what
some say has been the former actor and councilman’s
due: a shot at running the town of Shandaken as its supervisor,
giving it a go to match his campaign rhetoric and change a
generation of stagnation in the town.
To Smaller Problems
Onteora Board Looks To Water, Electrical, And The State’s
Scary Budget Battles
By Lisa Childers
On Monday, the Onteora district school board approved up
to $2,000 to rent and run a generator that may give an indication
as to why the new water filtration system will not operate
at the Boiceville main campus. Discussion of the matter
seemed a welcome change from budget talk tied to the state’s
continuing crisis from previous meetings.
Bruce Storey’s A True Local Hero
By Violet Snow
“Everyone that knows him says he should be in the
Guiness Book of Records,” says Linda Storey of Shandaken,
whose husband, Bruce, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) at age 45.
“Usually when people are diagnosed, the prognosis
is two to five more years of life. Bruce is going on fifteen
years now. He’s seen two sons marry, and we have five
grandchildren. Our daughter is 23—she graduated from
college, and she’s going back for her masters. That’s
what keeps us going, the family.”
Battle Moves West
Ulster County & Watershed Seem Spared,
Pressure Intensifies In Delaware Basin
By Brian Powers
A looming struggle over the prospect of large-scale
natural gas drilling here in Ulster County appears
over before it began, with the surprise announcement
October 28 that the region’s largest gas
producer will not seek to drill within the NYC
watershed. While the company, Chesapeake Energy,
currently has no Ulster County leaseholdings,
it does own drilling rights to over 5,000 acres
in neighboring Delaware County.
5 PM on Saturday, Nov. 7, Mt. Tremper resident
and Onteora board member Tony Fletcher will be
celebrating the release of his new music history
with a panel discussion on the New York scen eat
the Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock featuring
Tommy Ramone, Eric Weissberg, Elda Gentile, and
Fred Smith. Be there!