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We're taking a little post-holiday break. Look for your next
Phoenicia Times on January 17.
Battle Lines Harden
Resort Hearings Draw Loud Opposition, Supporters Vow To Ignore
By Paul Smart
On Monday night, December 10, a crowd of approximately 150
braved icy roads to attend what had been promised as an informational
meeting on the actual build-out details of the so-called Agreement
In Principal for a Belleayre Mountain Ski Center expansion
and resort go-ahead for developer Dean Gitter, who was no
where in sight for the occasion. Expecting to be shown and
told how the giant Belleayre Resort plans would fit in with
long-awaited expansion of the ski slopes, they were instead
met with what one local resident would later summarize as
a “high school science fair sort of set up” that
made Gitter’s long-proposed development look like merely
a part of a bigger state development for making their Catskills
ski center one of the bigger winter sports draws on the East
She Decays Away
Phoenicia Hotel Gets Dismantled Nail By Nail As Its Future
Still Lingers In Limbo
By Phoenicia Times Staff
First it burned, badly, last July. Then the town condemned
the structure and ordered it torn down. Then questions were
raised about who is responsible for the demolition work,
as the property is in foreclosure and with at least two
mortgages on it. The demolition never happened, but on two
occasions the town has “ordered” piecemeal removal
of the more glaring safety infractions.
A New Foundation For Old Computers
By Brian Powers
The latest not-for-profit to set up shop on Phoenicia’s
Main Street has a fascinating mission: Reboot4U is
sort of a waystation and adoption agency for computers
that people no longer need.
‘Every day,” says Reboot’s Executive
Director Christina Edwards, “American throw
away 133,000 computers, most of them perfectly usable.
It’s a truly ridiculous waste. We pack our landfills
with them and they leach all kinds of toxic waste
into our soils and aquifers. What we do is refurbish
them and get them out to low income families and other
people that really need them but might have difficulty
affording them. We distribute everything that comes
in locally, working through community groups like
libraries, Boy Scouts, Head Start, senior residences
and residential homes. We also provide free teaching
and training in basic computer skills, and programs
through which people can obtain a new computer from
us in exchange for doing local volunteer work. And
every machine we refurbish we provide either free
or at very low cost. “
For The Handoff
New Town Board Prepares For Its Tenure Although
Peter’s Replacement Still A ?
By Phoenicia Times Staff
As the current Shandaken Town Board prepares for
it’s final meeting, the new administration
prepares for 2008.
On Wednesday, December 26th at 6:00pm the current
town board, led by Republican Supervisor Robert
Cross Jr., will hold the annual end of year meeting.
While that session is held to only pay bills that
have come in for 2007, it is still an official
town board session where the board can vote and
take official action on any number of matters.