A GOP Sweep!
Cross, Todd And Munster Take Board Control In High Turnout Election
By Paul Smart
Following a bruising race, and using a strong,
slate-oriented campaigning style pioneered by the Democrats they
soundly defeated Tuesday, a full slate of Republican candidates,
led by new supervisor-elect Bob Cross, Jr., barreled into office
with strong showings throughout the town’s four districts.
Captured following the announcement of his win at Al’s restaurant
Tuesday night, Cross was elated, and promised to work as hard
as he’d campaigned to bring the town back together after
what he and his fellow running mates called a divisive two years
of Democratic rule.
Speed Bump Ahead
DEP Seeks Time For Resort Review,
Including A 6 Month Comment Period
By Brian Powers
New York City's Department of Environmental
Protection has asked the State to withhold its long-expected
"Completeness Determination" of the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for Crossroads Ventures Bellayre Resort project,
pending additional review by "all involved and interested
Winner's Circle... Jane Todd
hugs supervisor-elect Bob Cross as Joan Laurence-Bower looks
on in the background at Al's Restaurant election eve, reacting
to the final vote tally that saw Shandaken GOP candidates sweep
three board seats.
Making A Life Beyond Lumber
It's not a landscape where one expects to find
a woman. Mountains of sawdust and bark chips, fields of logs,
swaths of muddy tracks made from years of heavy vehicles, fork
lifts, the conveyors and sawtooth riggings and slicers of the
mill, the sprawl of al this ending in piles of junked cars - the
Boiceville Lumber Mill speaks to the domain of men. And yet, there
she is, Valerie Fanarjian. Hopping around on machines, inspecting
and exploring the mill she ran for years. "I should drive
you around on the forklift!" she offers, scrambling down
a sawdust mountain sheís just shown me how to limp. Climbing
sawdust hills involves a certain energizer bunny on a Stairmaster
type of persistence. You just keep stepping until your feet have
packed the sawdust into little steps that eventually hold your
weight and you head up another foot.
All this maleness (prejudicial, yes, but logging and milling is
a male domain), lies in startling contrast to the interior of
Valerieís home. Paintings, drawings of womenóregal,
reclining, ruminated, -- cover the walls, both Valerieís
artwork and the work of friends, much of hers in progress, giving
the rooms the feel of a hybrid feel of an art studio and a bordello.