At a weekend dance retreat and workshop hosted by Gloria McLean at her studio in Andes in October she and her dancers were supported musically by Marshall Coid, a NYC professional violinist/composer/performer who also lives in Andes.
Dr, Collins loved her many roles as Assistant Principal but wanted to move forward in her career. Jim Stewart graciously offered to retire from teaching high school so that she could cast a wide net. From the tip of Long Island, she saw that the Mountaineer school in Andes sought a new Superintendent. She applied. It was a vigorous process: three interviews by different groups including staff, Board of Education and community members. They chose her.
On October 17th I called Glen Nealis, Director of the County’s IDA, to inquire about the status of the Catskills Harvest property (once the site of the Andel Inn and many other businesses) on State Route 28. (The story of the dramatic rise and precipitous fall of that store/event space and its grifts was related in quite some detail in both The Reporter and The Mountain Eagle.) He told me that since there was no formal response over the Summer to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for use and purchase, they have decided to put the property on the market. Catskill Country Living has been given the listing, and was today taking exterior photos, with interior ones to follow. The listed price is $450,000.
The deer nibbling on the leaves reminded me that the chickens love them also. Now each time I venture up to the garden with a five gallon bucket of soiled bedding from the chicken coop to use for mulch, I fill the emptied bucket with string bean greens to bring to the hens in their yard.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR A NEW MAIN STREET COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE PROJECT ALLISON OIL REVEALS PLANS FOR A NEW SELF-CONTAINED OIL STORAGE TANK – November 2023
A Public Hearing was held for Jessica Corey’s proposal regarding mixed use of her building at the corner of Main and High Streets. She has made recent renovations and wishes to renew the commercial opportunities to the front and downstairs of the building that previously existed and revive the apartment for year-round rental or to develop an Airbnb upstairs within the second floor back portion.
GLADSTONE APPOINTS COUNCILMAN RITCHIE GABRIEL AS NEW DEPUTY SUPERVISOR COSTUMED HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING IN THE HAMLET ON 10/31 – November 2023
Public Hearing: 10% proposed property tax exemption for qualifying members of town volunteers who are Firefighters and Ambulance workers. No dissenting voices in the room. Proposal tabled to future meeting pending quorum in the room. Ritchie Gabriel is a volunteer and as he cannot vote on his own monetary exemption, he recused himself from voting on the proposal.