TIME... What better way of getting
our mothers, and all things feminine, on our minds than via
a whiff of lovely lilacs, here so shortly, gone so swift.
Down The Drain?
Phoenicia Crowd Demands Town Slows Action On DEP-Funded Wastewater
By Phoenicia Times Staff
At its most volatile session in years May 1, the Shandaken town
board suffered the wrath of a large contingent of Phoenicia residents
that came out in force to demand the board pay attention to their
concerns over the proposed sewer system for the hamlet. To make
matters for the board worse that evening, it was also announced
that drinking water rates were going to jump dramatically for
Time For A Reval?
As Grievance Day Nears , Lawsuits Loom & Neighbors Do It,
By Paul Smart
Tentative tax rolls for the coming year were posted in local town
halls over the last two weeks, allowing property owners the time
to see whether their assessed values were in line with expectations…
and what they believe their own homes, or land, is worth. They
have until Grivance Day — Tuesday, May 23, or Wednesday,
May 24 in Olive – to start preparing arguments for why they
feel they’re being overvalued, a decision handled by appointed
boards of assessment review in each municipality.
Onteora Ballot Time!
Laying It All Out: Budget, Propositions, And The Choice Between
By Lisa Childers
On May 16 from 2 to 9pm, voters will be asked to approve four
propositions and vote to fill two school board seats. Polling
places will be at local schools including West Hurley.
Three candidates are vying for two seats for the school board,
with two on the ballot and one running as a write-in candidate.
Ellenville Replacement For Winters Steps In As Permanent
By Lisa Childers
A meeting for the school community by Dr. Richard
Lerer, of Richard Lerer Educational Consulting Services
was held at Bennett Elementary School on May 2 regarding
the district’s search for a new superintendent
to replace Justine Winters, who resigned because
of illness. Although only three community members
attended, Lerer took notes on what they would like
to see regarding a new superintendent.
Originally from Minnesota, natural medicine expert
and nature-lover Kimberly Woods said, “I love
the Phoenicia area because I love being surrounded
by thousands of acres of mountains. Minnesota is beautiful
too, but here there is more alternative medicine.”
Her specialty is homeopathy, a method that is respected
and used widely in Europe but not wellknown in the