SWEET TIME OF YEAR... The sap’s
running and it’s almost time for the slow boiling process
that yiuelds maple sugar and syrup. On March 18 and 19. from
10 am to 4 pm each day, there will be an open sugarhouse at
Oliverea Schoolhouse Maple, 609 Oliverea Rd. Call 254-5296 for
Threat To Our School?
Onteora Board Starts To Mull ‘Plan C’
Paring Down Of Local Elementaries...
By Lisa Childers
At the February 14 Onteora School Board meeting, trustee Cindy
O’Connor, one of three Olive-centric members elected to
the board in a protest vote against the Large Parcel issue last
Spring, requested that the board explore the possibility of discussing
the little-discussed “Plan C” of the KSQ architects
school reconfiguration options at a future meeting.
Gitter’s Rolling Billboard Forces Miller
And The DEC To Enforce Sign Ordinances
By Phoenicia Times Staff
By the time this paper hits the newsstands the controversial sign
dominating Mount Tremper's landscape and the thoughts of many
in town might be gone.
It may be also be up for a very long time if the owner has anything
to say about it.
Then again, it could come down fast if, as seems the case, longstanding
state environmental laws regarding the Catskill Park are enforced
by the DEC, as seemed likely at press time.
Season Sans Snow
Area Slopes Decry Wierd Winter Weather And Belleayre’s
Continued Growth Spurts
By Paul Smart
“Strange,” “weird,” “unfortunate,”
and “an anomaly” are but a few of the more easily
printable terms the leading lights of the Catskills ski industry
are using to describe the weather this season… and their
ski resorts’ fated destinies after what everyone agrees
was the warmest January on record.
“It definitely hurt us,” said public relations official
Ed Koller at Ski Windham, which was recently bought by a consortium
of local buyers.
By Violet Snow
About twelve years ago, high-wire artist and magician
Philippe Petit chose a part-time residence in Shokan
because of its proximity to the Shawangunk cliffs
outside New Paltz, one of the premier rock-climbing
sites in the Northeast. He’s only made it
to the Gunks a few times, however, because he dislikes
fancy climbing equipment. Without the ropes and
chucks and carabiners, the high cliffs are “too
dangerous,” says the man who walked a high
wire between the roofs of the World Trade Center
towers in 1974, crossing eight times in forty-five
minutes, a quarter-mile above the ground.