IN THE CLASSROOM recently released
trout fry into the creek across from the Phoenicia School, an
annual event that’s become a perennial favorite. Seen
here are organizers and mentors Ritchie Augustine and Hank Rope
with teachers Veronica Roew and Melissa Johnson
Gitter Offers Reward While Announcing Plans To Move Emerson Enterprises
Talk of incendiary language, and the offer of a $50,000 reward
for information regarding the April 25 fire that destroyed Emerson
Inn, has cast a pall over Shandaken in recent weeks.
Angry Neighbors Sweep Board Elections, Forcing A Second Vote On
Olive’s anger over the Large Parcel issue blistered the
Onteora school district May 17, bringing down the administration’s
first budget under a 5 percent rise since 1998, and bringing in
a slate of three Olive candidates as two incumbents popular throughout
the rest of the district faced defeat.
Major Assessment Hike Targets Private Shandaken Landholdings of
In a move that could accelerate the purchase of private land by
city and state and intensify development pressure, most of the
larger parcels of private property in Shandaken have been reassessed,
with the result reflecting, in many cases, tax hikes up to 50%
A little-known fact about New York is that it is the only state
in the US which requires by law that every city, village, town,
borough, and county have an officially appointed historian.
Each of these Public Historians takes an Oath of Office and
works diligently to preserve and promote the history of the
state. Shandaken is fortunate to have someone who cares passionately
about the Catskills region to fill the role of Town Historian
- Maureen Nagy of Pine Hill.