By Jay Braman Jr.
According to Jeff Baker, the attorney for the Coalition of Watershed Towns, a settlement agreement is near in the ongoing fight over conditions within the City of New York’s water supply permit, a new document that will become part of the city’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) and give the city authority to purchase an additional 96,000 acres of land in the Watershed over the next 15 years.
Arkville — The Water Discovery Center (WDC), in its efforts to reach out to international experts concerned with water resources, will send a member of its National Advisory Board to the annual session of World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden September 5 through 11.
Roxbury —After a month of teamwork and planning, the Re-Store Design Challenge is coming to Roxbury this weekend. Three intrepid design teams have only two days to install their creative retail ventures in time to open at noon on August 21.
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.
Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Here, There and Everywhere” featuring the recent work of artists Ellen Wong of Roxbury and Sharon Suess of Halcottsville. The artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 21 from 3-6 p.m., accompanied by a violin recital from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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.
Town of Stamford Retreat
Mr. and Mrs. Albanese have purchased a 10-acre plus retreat in the Town of Stamford from Marie Decker. This property was listed by Chris DiCorato, associate broker for Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties and sold by John Simek, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.