By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 10:29 am
A notice on the Onteora Central School District's website says that a power outage has moved Phoenicia Elementary classes to the high school, but that school elections will still be held at the school this afternoon: Power is out at Phoenicia Elementary.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Tomorrow, voters across New York State turn out to decide the fate of school budgets and school boards. In the Onteora school district (which spans Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, and a sliver of Lexington), polls will be open at all four elementary... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:11 pm
Is our global economy making us miserable? Why did Americans' happiness peak in the 1950s? "The Economics of Happiness," a film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page -- all members of the International Society for Ecology and Culture --... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm
A closed-for-business sign at Sweet Sue's. Photo by Julia Reischel. Rejoice, O pancake-starved Phoenicians: Sweet Sue's, closed since March due to a flood-related septic system failure, is slated to open again by next weekend, owner Suzanne Taylor told... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, May. 7, 2011 - 12:36 pm
Photo from the family collection of Doc Searls, of his aunt Ethel Searls in the shadow of the Tremper Mountain Fire Tower. Reproduced by permission. While poking around on Flickr, we recently discovered a wonderful little cache of photos from a bygone era... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 6, 2011 - 5:39 pm
As if you needed an excuse to stuff yourself with homemade pie. (And cake, and brownies, and lemon squares, and...) The deadline for entering your prizewinning delicacies is noon, and the eating runs from 1pm til the goodies are gone. All proceeds benefit... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Friday, May. 6, 2011 - 7:54 am
Spring has sprung and with beautiful weather in store please be careful, particularly on the roads. The spring season tends to bring a higher incidence of auto accidents to the area, particularly on Route 28. Take a moment during this busy driving season... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 5, 2011 - 2:50 pm
The Woodstock Times reports today that the Onteora middle and high schools will soon be installing 50 video surveillance cameras around campus. That in itself isn't too surprising -- more and more schools have begun using video cameras to beef up security... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 3, 2011 - 7:51 pm
Brace yourself for more farmstand drama: The Shandaken Town Board has voted 3 to 2 to hold a special meeting, on May 24 at 6pm, to discuss re-zoning a stretch of Route 28 in Mt. Tremper to permit more commercial activity. [Update: The date of the meeting... Read more
By Matthew Perry on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 - 10:30 am
From the Onteora High School webpage: This community forum will provide the public with accurate, timely information about sex offenders. The forum will dispel myths about sex offenders and advise community members on how to better protect their... Read more


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