FUTURE? Crossroads Ventures’ Bellayre
Resort plans now cluster in and around the mock-Mohonk fantasia
of Wildacres, close to the ski resort like a surreal city in the
Gets A Go-Ahead
Spitzer OKs Resort Proposal Agreement
Approved By Enviros, But Not By Locals
By Paul Smart
On the surface, it seemed to be all but over. The seven-year wait
was basically done with.
But then as the reality started sinking in, many started replanting
their feet to the ground, once again saying, “Not here.”
So now they’re all calling it the end of the beginning.
U&D Rail Trail At Last?
New County TransportPlan Proposes Big Infrastructure Changes
With Feds’ Help
By Paul Smart
Approximately $106 million has been programmed for countywide
transportation improvement projects to be spun out over the
next four years, with another $376 million for multi-county
projects that will also directly benefit county residents
via Thruway and rail line improvements, road signage upgrades,
and hosts of more minor repairs on all bridges and thoroughfares
throughout the region.
A New Food Tuesday
Onteora Board Makes Transportation Changes As School Year
By Lisa Childers
After a tour of the Bennett School by new principal Gabe Buono
Tuesday night, September 11 - with attendant audience in tow
- the Onteora School Board settled into what amounted to a
routine workshop meeting highlighted by discussion of the
entity’s goals and mission for the coming year. Former
boardmember and president Marino D’Orazio, voted out
of office this past spring, was given a plaque for his 10
years of service to the district. The district’s capital
reserve was again increased, from $1 million to its max amount
of $1.8 million, and much was made of new policies designed
to come down hard on student smoking around the school facilities
By Phoenicia Times Staff
After years of failed attempts to bring cellular service
to Shandaken, the town board signed a deal Monday
to build one tower and conduct a study to find locations
for others in order to blanket as much of the town
with wireless service as possible.
The deal was reached in a manner that has become typical
of the current administration, led by Robert Cross
Jr., with board members being asked to review the
details of the deal after getting them only last Friday.
For Town Clerk
Neighbors Face Off In A Race That Pits Longevity Against
For most people visiting town hall, the first person
they encounter to transact a range of town business
is often the Town Clerk, whom we’ll be electing
in November for a 4-year term. According to Laurilyn
Frasier, now in her 20th year at the post, responsibilities
include serving as the town’s tax collector, public
relations officer, records management and licensing
officer, recording secretary, election coordinator,
registrar of vital statistics and cash control officer..
plus some other roles like overseeing the loan closet,
the dog kennel, and park & facilities reservations.