SEASON'S START... Shandaken's
Nick Schneider (right) blocks a shot by Olive in Saturday's game
in Olivebridge. Shandaken won the day with a score of 3-1. The
teams first home game, slated for the SAYS fields just east of
Emerson Place in Mount Tremper, takes place this Saturday at 10
Backing Up On Dean's Call
County Legislature Moves Towards A Re-Vote After Developmental Pressure
By Paul Smart
The Ulster County Legislature stepped into the ongoing battle
over approvals for developer Dean Gitter's proposed Belleayre
Resort over the last two weeks by first passing a resolution supporting
"full adjudication of all issues " regarding the resort
by a 27-3 margin, and then starting the process to revoke that
resolution. The latter act of mass reconsideration started after
legislators came under pressure from resort developer Dean Gitter,
who scheduled a special presentation by his attorneys before a
Legislative committee that implied that the original county resolution
could serve to thwart development in the region.
Regina Johnson Takes The Reins
By Paul Smart
Regina Johnson, the Phoenicia Library's new director since last
month, is a quiet but reassuring presence'- just the sort to
make one feel comfortable in a library. A resident of Lanesville,
she comes to her new position after two years as librarian for
the Hunter-Tannersville School District, a position she took
after studying to become a reading specialist.
Why's The Water Bad?
Phoenicia E-Coli Scare Has Raised More Questions Than It Has
By Phoenicia Times Staff
Routine monitoring for bacteriological quality led to early
detection of elevated levels of coliform bacteria in the Phoenicia
Water supply on September 16th, leading to an immediate response
by the Town in cooperation with the Ulster County Health Department.
But although massive amounts of chlorine killed off the problem
over a four day period, during which a boil water order was
issued, officials still don't know what caused the infection,
or whether it would return, making some in the water district,
already leery of the water's quality, even more concerned.
"A precautionary boil water notice was issued immediately,"
said Supervisor Robert Cross Jr. in a prepared statement,
designed to showcase the fast actions of the town.
The Lark In The Park!
Catskill Park Celebrates Centennial With Multiple
Events Around Region
By Olive Press Staff
They loom in our imagination even when we sleep. Their distant
shimmer draws a lightening of the soul, a sense of "coming
home," to all who live in their afternoon shadow. And
this coming month, from October 2 through 11, they will
be feted with a region-wide "Lark in the Park"
celebration of their centennial as one of the nation's first
We're talking of the majestic, historic, ever-gnarly Catskills,
of course.More specifically, we're referring to the 100th
anniversary of the creation of the Catskill Park, the state-run
constitutionally-protected entity known for it's "blue
line" boundaries and quietly endearing solidity in
our local identity.
"The Lark in the Park is a wonderful way for people
to discover the wealth of history, culture, natural resources,
and recreational opportunities offered by the Catskills,"
said DEC Commissioner Erin M. Crotty of the 10-day celebration
in a flurry of recent press releases.