Phoenicia

Phoenicia sewer project to go forward

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board voted Monday to enter into an agreement with the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) that will result in the CWC paying almost $300,000 to review all plans for a Phoenicia wastewater system and endorse a preferred plan for the hamlet to proceed with. But those that have been against the project are demanding that the town must now hire a specific attorney to represent the hamlet while CWC does its work.


Phoenicia faces impending deadline on municipal sewer-system project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Of the $17.2 million that New York City allocated for the Phoenicia sewer project, only $16 million remains.

To date, lawyers, engineers and other consultants have used up $1.2 million of the fund preparing project plans, all of which have been put on the scrap heap by either the city or the leaders of the hamlet.


Rotary "Fun"raiser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Rotary will holds its popular “Funraiser” this Friday night at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia, offering ticket holders a chance to win a whopping $5,000 cash prize and other items.


Elderly Phoenicia couple killed in tractor-trailer accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
An elderly Phoenicia couple was killed Thursday on Route 28 in Boiceville when their car was hit from behind by a tractor and trailer driven by a New Kingston man.


Grand jury dismisses one abuse charge stemming from Phoenicia sexual assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
An Ulster County Grand Jury has dismissed charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree sexual abuse against a Phoenicia man but indicted another man in the same incident.
The charges against John Oakley, 45, of Phoenicia were dismissed, according to a grand jury report from District Attorney Holley Carnright’s office.


DEP issues Phoenicia sewer ultimatum

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Hamlet of Phoenicia that enough is enough after taking 13 years and $1.6 million to consider whether or not to build a municipal wastewater system.


Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia this weekend

By Jay Braman Jr.
You’ve got to hand it to Phoenicia.
There’s always something going on there to get attention. Whether it’s the hundreds of bright yellow rubber ducks thrown into the stream for a Rotary fund-raiser, or a crowd of bikers getting their pictures taken under Main Street’s most prominent feature, a giant statue of Davy Crockett. “What’s next?”


Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia this weekend

By Jay Braman Jr.
You’ve got to hand it to Phoenicia.
There’s always something going on there to get attention. Whether it’s the hundreds of bright yellow rubber ducks thrown into the stream for a Rotary fund-raiser, or a crowd of bikers getting their pictures taken under Main Street’s most prominent feature, a giant statue of Davy Crockett. “What’s next?”


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


Alleged Esopus drowning incident remains a mystery

By Jay Braman Jr.
On Saturday afternoon the Phoenicia Fire Department received a chilling call.
A teenage girl in a red swimsuit was allegedly seen playing in the water on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia one minute and the next she was gone, leaving only a life jacket stuck on a branch bobbing in the currents.


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