SEASON! Belleayre Mountain opened for business on Saturday,
November 19. The die-hards lined up at the ticket window early
to get their first turns on the slopes. Expect new trails and
be sure and take advantage of the ski center's numerous early
season specials. Call 800-942-6904...
Coalition Proceeds With Wissler Appeal Despite Cross’ Questioned
According to all its members, the public turnout at the November
21 monthly meeting of the Coalition of Watershed Towns executive
board was heavier than anything they’d seen since the organization’s
halcyon days fighting New York City over its proposed watershed
regulations in the mid-1990s.
Now The Water?
Esopus Creek Stream Management Plan Gets Popular Via Public Meetings,
“We are located in the watershed that supplies the largest
unfiltered water supply in the world,” said Jeremy Magliaro
of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, introducing
the first public presentation of the Esopus Creek Stream Management
Plan Project, undertaken by Cornell in partnership with the New
York City Department of Environmental Preservation (DEP). About
twenty-five people gathered at the Shandaken Town Hall on Monday,
November 11, to hear the talk and pose some often challenging
questions about how the plan could help preserve flood-threatened
properties in the town.
Married My Sister...
Over The Transom Comes A Great Story
My sister and her boyfriend of eleven years have decided to get
married. They each have grown children, have been living together
for quite a while.
“Why?” I ask. Leslie and I have been together eight
years, and even if we could marry in New York State, we prefer
not to. The church, the state: Why is it their business?
Gets A New Life
Planning Board, City Say “OK”
Phoenicia Times Staff
Approvals from the Ulster County Planning Board and the New
York City Department of Environmental Protection pave way for
easy local approval It looks like Emerson Place developer Dean
Gitter’s plans for a new lodging, spa, conference and
shopping facility in Mt. Tremper will go ahead unchallenged.
counts in the town board race still showed
GOP candidate Rob Stanley with a 4-vote lead over Democrat
Doris Bartlett, 745 to 741, as we went to press, although
five votes remained to be counted that were being challenged
by the town's Republican Party. Arguments supporting
the allowance or disallowance of these ballots will
be held on the morning of December 1st before the New
York State Supreme Court in Kingston. At least one of
the 5 town residents whose ballot is is being challanged
has indicated that they are considering filing suit
against town and county GOP officials, claiming the
ballot challange is part of a pattern of resident voter
intimidation based on religious discrimination. On Nov.
16, seen here, 18 people crowded around Board of Elections
offices in Kingston for a full recount and final vote
tally. The then-final count on the Supervisor’s
race: Cross over DiModica by 29 votes out of 1,501 cast.
Law Judge Richard R. Wissler Calls for Adjudication
of 12 Resort-Related Issues