Phoenicia

Anti-flooding measure approved for Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
State and local officials have reached an agreement to expedite emergency anti-flooding measures on the Stony Clove stream in Phoenicia before the end of December.
For the second time in as many months, the Stony Clove stream flooded Main Street in the Shandaken hamlet of Phoenicia on December 1. Last week State Senator John Bonacic toured the area with local officials.


Stream again threatened Phoenicia's Main Street

By Jay Braman Jr.
For the second time in as many months, the Stony Clove stream overwhelmed a bridge on the west side of Phoenicia’s business district, sending a torrent of flood water down Main Street and through the hamlet’s business district.


Willife rehabilitator Joanne Rowley offers help to furry & feathered friends

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Phoenicia woman who retired from nursing has continued on the path of helping and healing, but now takes care of furry and feathered friends that call the Catskills their home.
Joanne Rowley lives in a small cottage at the end of quiet lane just off Phoenicia’s Main Street.

She shares that home with whatever animals that come in need of help.


Seven percent enrollment drop in Onteora

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora Central School District began the 2009-2010 school year with 1,655 students. The district began the current school year with an enrollment of 1,544, a decline of seven percent or 111 students. Like many districts in the region, Onteora’s student population is shrinking.


Residents question CWC motives in proposed Phoenicia sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Catskill Watershed Corp-oration (CWC) officials visited Shandaken Monday night to introduce themselves to the community and ended up getting an earful from Phoenicia residents who fear the agency is acting as an agent for New York City.


Baptist Church sets up new home in Phoenicia

Jay Braman Jr.
There’s a new house of worship in Phoenicia.
The organizers of the Baptist meetinghouse describe this new addition to the religious landscape as “an old fashioned, hymn singin’, independent, fundamental ministry spreading the word.”


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.


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