2006 Phoenicia Area Garden Tour, sponsored
by the Phriends of Phoenicia and the Pine Hill Garden Club,
will be held on Sunday, June 25, from 10AM to 4PM, rain or shine.
Tubing Industry Hurt By Portal Releases While City’s Turbidity
High currents on the Esopus Creek, courtesy of the City of New
York’s Allaben Portal from the Schoharie Reservoir, are
drowning the local tubing industry this summer.
That’s the claim of Harry Jameson, owner of Town Tinker
Tube Rentals and the region’s leading summer recreation
business,am, who said this week that the Esopus is two feet higher
than it should be due to the portal being open in Shandaken.
Gamble On Gambling
Catskills Casino Chances Slim, Excepting Monticello, Despite Pataki’s
By Brian Powers
A public forum on casino gambling in the Catskills held at the
Olive Free Library on Saturday, June 17 yielded a small crowd
of concerned citizens from throughout the Route 28 corridor that
was equal to the current chances for the arrival of the gaming
industry in the area anytime soon.
Skinny On Caterpillars
Despite Rumors About Battling Flies, The Scourge’s End Is
Now In Sight
By Paul Smart
Over Memorial Day, some visitors to the Catskill Center for Conservation
and Development’s Erpf Gallery opening actually screeched
when they saw the old Victorian building’s northwest wall
crawling with bugs. They screamed louder when they notice the
old maple outside the Delaware County structure’s main entrance
was dripping caterpillars into people’s hair, onto their
Masterpage Says 2-Mile Radius Is It While Cross
Backtracks On Campaign Promises
You could see heads twitch all through the meeting
room at Shandaken Town Hall Wednesday when Kevin
Kellerhouse, the owner of Masterpage Inc. and mastermind
behind last year’s cell service sales pitch
to the community, announced that he wasn’t
going to build any more towers.
Talks Of Catskills
Maurice Hinchey, our region’s preeminent political
figure of the last 30 years, treasures his weekly
drives through the Catskills, up 28 and even back
over the Peekamoose and Big Indian roads, from the
eastern to western portions of the sprawling U.S.
Congressional district he’s been representing
for 13 years now.