THIS WINTER? Even with a bit of cold
weather expected by the time we come out, there are some in
the community who have expressed a bit of dismay at the warmer-than-usual
weather of late. Then again, others have rejoiced...
Cross Leads An Uneventful Reorg Until Issues Of Town’s Progress
Phoenicia Times Staff
The Shandaken town board almost got out the door unscathed Monday
night. It was night of the annual reorganization meeting, attendance
was healthy but not overwhelming and there were few surprises
within the thick packet of 50 resolutions the board churned through.
Briefs Are In…
It’s The DEC’s Job To Decide If Gitter’s DEIS
Is “Adequate”or “Fatally Deficient”
Reflecting a healthy boost to the regional legal sector, 545 pages
of closing briefs have now been filed summarizing positions and
testimony laid out at last summer’s Issues Conference for
the proposed Belleayre Resort.
Gov’s Big Gamble
Despite Growing Concerns, The State Moves Towards More Casino
Despite recent deals by Gov. George Pataki that seemingly authorize
five casinos in neighboring Sullivan County and which could
foment casino gambling in Ulster County, no one can say what
will emerge when the legal, financial and political dice come
to rest. But the governor’s ploy has upped the stakes
and shortened the time available to challenge decisions that
could prove irrevocable.
Evers Passes On To Legend...
The details for the life of noted Catskills historian and
author Alf Evers of Shady, who died at Kingston Hospital on
December 29 at the age of 99, don’t tell the tale of
this man’s great intellectual journey over time.