FLOOD OF INVESTIGATORS poured over
the tragic fire at the Emerson Inn on Monday, getting help from
local firemen as they checked out the possible site of ignition
A Major Conflagration
Emerson Inn A Total $7 Million Loss As Fire Closes Route 28 &
Investigations Start Up
A fast-moving fire swept through and completely destroyed the
Emerson Inn in Mt. Tremper on the morning of April 25. Although
no one was injured, a press release issued by its owners pegged
the financial loss at over $7 million for the 3-story, 26,000
square foot structure.
Bigger Really Better?
Cell Tower Hearing At Phoenicia School Raises Serious Questions
About New Law
By Brian Powers
Get ready for mountaintop towers the height of 16-story buildings.
That’s the message Supervisor Bob Cross Jr. conveyed in
indicating he’d ignore recommendations from the County,
the town’s attorney, and many in the community to lower
the proposed 180 foot height limit in the final draft of his administration’s
new Telecommunications Law.
Onteora Plans Meet The Candidates Night, Local Info Meetings As
Two new names, added in the last few weeks before the April 18
filing deadline, have brought to ten the number of candidates
vying for four places on the seven-seat Onteora Board of Education
One Way Of Surviving The Local Winters...
By Brent Robison
Like many of us, Ivan Velilla and Gustavo Sanin almost surrendered
to the stress of winter. Proprietors of a solid business -- Velsani
Fine Arts and Antiques -- and homeowners on beautiful Woodland
Valley Road in Phoenicia, they came very close to giving it all
up and heading south, back toward their origins. But an abiding
love of their Catskills home gave them the will to find a way
to stay here -- and that's what they're doing, despite the winters.