Claus and a newly hired elf? Almost...
Woodland Valley’s Doris Morehouse held down the fort at
the Empire State Railway Museum last Sunday where record crowds
came out for the Santa train, including one-year old Milo David
Like A Deal...
Builders Sweeten Sewer Project With
Guarantee To Hold Operating Costs
Phoenicia Times Staff
After several months of complete standoff between opponents of
a proposed sewer system for Phoenicia and Shandaken’s Town
Board, a compromise plan appeared from nowhere at a special meeting
December 14... just in time for the February 3 date set for a
refendum on the system.
As a result the system’s builder, Delaware Engineering,
confirmed on Monday that it will contractually guarantee the system’s
operating costs for five years, effectively insuring a cost cap
that local business owners had requested.
Pine Hill Community
Center Launches Broadband Radio Station Via Volunteers
Will the Internet rescue radio? With corporadoes like Rupert Murdoch
controlling most of commercial radio and TV, and even public stations
being snapped up by such conglomerates as Clear Channel, the airwaves
have grown increasingly slick and homogenized. But grassroots
media keep rooting out their own avenues of expression, such as
public access cable TV. Now the Internet is offering a venue for
community radio, and the little hamlet of Pine Hill has accepted
the offer, creating Catskill Community Radio, accessible through
on your computer.
OCS Super Named
Californian Leslie Ford Gets 5-1 Board Nod Despite Some Staff
By Lisa Childers
The Onteora school board, in a five-to-one vote at its December
12 meeting, approved Dr. Leslie Goldring Ford of California as
the district’s new superintendent and has offered her a
Board trustee Mary-Jane Bernholz was the only no vote. Trustee
Dave Patterson was absent, but supportive of Ford’s appointment
according to school board president Marino D’Orazio.
Onteora Orchestra At Lincoln Center
By Violet Snow
Depending on the rules of the Orchestra Cup competition,
the Onteora High School orchestra may rock Lincoln Center
this coming March with its rendition of the Jimi Hendrix
classic “Purple Haze”. Orchestra conductor
and music teacher Wini Paetow is even hoping the rules
will allow Juma Sultan, former drummer for the Jimi
Hendrix Experience and Hendrix’s roommate when
they both lived in Boiceville, to sit in on the Manhattan
gig, as he did at last Wednesday’s winter concert
at the high school.
Deputy Commissioner issues a ruling on the Belleayre
Resort - 6 Issues to be adjudicated Download