FLAG DAY is
Tuesday, June 14 and at 10 a.m. that morning, Helen Cordo and
other local patriots will put on the annual Flag Day Ceremony
at the Phoenicia School, featuring patriotic songs, essay readings,
and Poppy King and Queen announcements, harking back to the
fine Memorial Day when this fine photo was recently shot.
Significant Changes In Latest Comp Plan Remove Most Environmental
By Brian Powers
Unconstrained by the weight of recent public input or differences
of opinion within its 4-man committee, Shandaken’s latest
Comprehensive Plan is now headed toward its final public hearing
June 17 and presumed adoption by the town board’s GOP majority.
How soon that may happen however, depends upon how quickly the
new plan is submitted to the county for its required review, and
whether what’s submitted is what the town board receives
from the committee, or whether it may choose instead to reconsider
some of its language.
Onteora Takes Its Spending Plan Out For A New, Less Angry Vote Tuesday,
By Paul Smart
This time around, even those who railed against the budget are
urging all who backed them to support it when the Onteora School
District resubmits its proposed 2005-2006 budget for voting at
area polling centers on Tuesday, June 21, between the hours of
2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
County Races Shape Up As Conventions Name Their Party’s November
By Paul Smart
For many, the great sport this coming autumn won’t be baseball,
football, or even soccer, but the political battle for the majority
of the county legislature that has Democrats salivating over a
possible win, even though they’re facing a full slate of
17 long-time majority incumbents.
Jazz In The Country...
By Brent Robison
"If you're a musician, you have to wear many hats,"
says Peggy Stern. But she doesn't mean getting a "day job"
unrelated to your creative calling, as so many artists do. All
her hats are musical ones. Peggy Stern lives a life dedicated
to music, and despite being a relative newcomer to the region,
has quickly made her mark on Ulster County.