Phoenicia

Walton gets stormwater grant; Phoenicia CWC loan is OK'ed

Margaretville — The Town of Walton will receive funding for three storm water improvement projects following action by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Feb. 3.
A total of $290,742 from the CWC’s Storm Water Retrofit Program will assist the town in stabilizing road banks and ditches, installing culverts, and improving drainage infrastructure on Bob Gould and Walton Mountain roads, and the Oxbow Hollow drainage basin, which includes Oxbow Hollow, Budine Hill and Crawford roads.


Fly tying workshop

Phoenicia — Once again the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.


Greener, cheaper sewer system under consideration in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
Phoenicia residents packed Shandaken Town Hall Saturday to hear more about an alternative sewer for the hamlet.
While some remain cautious about building any system at all, many at the two-and-half-hour session showed support for the latest version of a project that uses artificial wetlands and reed beds instead of the conventional concrete facility that a little more than half of Phoenicia voters voted down two years ago.


Emerson Spa again awarded Four-Star rating from Mobil

Mt. Tremper – For the fifth year in a row, The Spa at Emerson Resort & Spa has been awarded the elite accolade of a four-star rating from the Mobil Travel Guide. The Emerson Resort & Spa is one of only five spas in New York State to receive the honor.


Fly tying workshops planned

Phoenicia — The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.


Phoenicia water rate plan stirs debate

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board has delayed the adoption of new bylaws for the Phoenicia Water District following a public hearing Monday night that ran well into overtime.


Phoenicia, Boiceville sewer projects moving along slowly

By Jay Braman Jr.
A pair of sewer projects in the region is having difficulty moving forward, but supporters of both projects continue to make slow headway. Both projects benefit from funds supplied by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which has committed millions to build such systems in the watershed after local officials demanded the funds back in the 1990s.


Phoenicia has a new art gallery

By Jay Braman Jr.
This weekend a new fine art gallery joins the fabric of similar venues that blanket the Phoenicia area. Phoenicia Resident Andrea Cabane, an artist and photographer, said this week that she has always wanted to have her own gallery, and when she saw space available on Main Street she knew it would be the perfect location to fulfill that dream.


Halloween abounds in Phoenicia with scary activities this weekend

By Jay Braman Jr.
Witches and werewolves will be on the prowl all weekend long in Phoenicia, where special events will entice all souls to partake in the fun. On Friday at 7 p.m. in the STS Playhouse on Church Street will be a special showing of the humor/horror classic “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.”


Water Harvest Plan reappears

By Jay Braman Jr.
A local businessman, who has tried unsuccessfully for almost a decade to get permission to develop a water harvesting system in Phoenicia, is trying again. Andrew Poncic, who last year had his permit voided by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, is now seeking an interpretation of Town of Shandaken zoning laws by the Zoning Board of Appeals.


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