Shandaken

OCS warns families of suspicious man on bus route

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District superintendent took a daring, proactive approach to a concern about child safety last week and it appears that district parents are lauding the effort.
Last week Wednesday 22 parents and guardians received a chilling automated message from the school district.


Shandaken draft budget keeps 2011 spending down

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley said this week that spending would remain almost flat in 2011 if an early budget draft developed by the board receives approval.

“The departments have submitted their budgets and after several meetings we pared the budget down to a .9 percent increase,” he said.


Shandaken Day offered fun & recognition

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By Jay Braman Jr.
It was the perfect end to a perfect day.


Glenbrook Park hosts Shandaken Day Saturday

By Jay Braman Jr.


City challenges property assessments in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.


Shandaken Theatrical Society is hosting auditions next week

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Theatrical Society will hold auditions for its fall production, Jules Feiffer’s Little Murders, at the STS Playhouse, 10 Church St., Phoenicia, on Monday and Tuesday, August 23 and 24 at 7 p.m.


Shandaken Town Clerk charged after assaulting deputy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The longtime town clerk in the Town of Shandaken was arrested last week following an alleged scuffle between her and the deputy town clerk in the town’s offices in Allaben. Laurilyn Frasier, 59, of Phoenicia, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20 after a complaint was made to the Ulster County Sheriff’s office that Frasier had pushed her deputy, Jacqui Gugleilmetti.


Beaver attacks investigated in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The industrious beaver, that cute and usually docile furry rodent, which also happens to be the official New York State animal, took on a new persona in the Catskill Region last week after at least one of the critters attacked and bit two swimmers along the Esopus Creek in Shandaken.


Two Shandaken men charged in kidnapping/sex assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a 911 call, New York State Police in Kingston along with the Town of Shandaken Police responded to a domestic dispute at Silver Hollow Cabins on Route 214 in Phoenicia Monday morning.

Police say they were responding to a report that a 20-year-old female was reportedly assaulted in one of the cabins and forcefully dragged off into the woods. A search was conducted with K-9 units and a state police helicopter.


Shandaken art tour set for this weekend

Shandaken — It’s the new scene in Shandaken. This little town in the high peaks of the Catskills is fast becoming an alternative to the crowds of Woodstock and Hudson. 


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