IN... Recently re-elected town justice
Tom Crucet swore in, from left to right, new Highway Superintendent
Keith Johnson, new Councilman Peter DiSclafani, incumbent Superintendent
Bob Cross, Jr. and new Councilman Rob Stanley.
Town’s Annual First-Of-Year Rites
Proceed With Intriguing New Alignments
Phoenicia Times Staff
(1/5/06) Monday’s reorg-anizational meeting in Shand-aken
contained no less than 49 resolutions and 13 town board liaison
appointments... but it was done in record time with minimal input
from board members and audience.
The swift session may have been due to the snowstorm swirling
about outside town hall, making travel unsafe, but also due to
the fact that there were no real controversies save disagreements
over the appointments of town historian and justice court clerk
and a few questions about an unusual new position for a special
prosecutor of vicious dog cases.
To A Tragic Lawsuit
Attempt To Settle Unsuccessful As Onteora Goes To Trial Over O’Connor
(1/5/06) The weather was bad enough Tuesday morning, January 3,
to close schools and suspend most traffic in the area. But for
Chris and Cindy O’Connor, parents of the late Kevin O’Connor
who lost his life in a tragic Onteora school bus accident three
and a half years ago, the icy drive out from their Samsonville
home was no trouble compared to what they had at stake that morning.
Campus To Close?
SUNY New Paltz Starts Looking Into Divesting Of Its Beloved Catskills’
(1/5/06)While negotiations are underway for the possible sale
of Ashokan Field Campus (AFC), the sale is not a done deal, contrary
to a recent Daily Freeman front-page headline, said Tim Neu, director
of the 372-acre outdoor education facility in Olivebridge. Neu
confirmed that State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY-New
Paltz) is considering selling the property to the Circle of Life
Camp for use as a camp for children with diabetes and has given
the not-for-profit organization the go-ahead to try to raise funds
for the purchase. However, the Ulster County Environmental Management
Council has reservations about the proposed sale and is considering
action to oppose it.
(1/5/06)Even in a town half-lousy with Renaissance
men, Rob Stanley’s something of a standout.
A playwright and actor who teaches skiing and
snowboarding, and a plumber who quotes Thoreau
and Emerson, he’s also a guy who loves literature
but has an impressive practical knowledge of what
makes Shandaken flow and pump and tick.
Law Judge Richard R. Wissler Calls for Adjudication
of 12 Resort-Related Issues