In 2014, when the 64-year-old Phoenicia Pharmacy was put on the market, pharmacist Ed Ullman attempted to buy the building and take on the business built by Marty Millman over the course of more than three decades. Unable to obtain financing for the renovation required, Ullman opened a shop in Tannersville, Wellness Rx, which offers prescriptions, traditional medical products, and natural remedies. The Phoenicia Pharmacy closed in 2016 and later became Phoenicia Arts and Antiques.
Our towns run on volunteers. They serve on boards and commissions, arts organizations, food pantries and soup kitchens, historical societies, emergency departments, environmental organizations, and many more groups that residents rely on but can’t afford to support financially. All those volunteers must get something out it, or they wouldn’t keep serving the community.
With John Parete deciding not to run for reelection this year, Kathy Nolan, a Democrat, is on the ballot once again, along with Republican challenger and former Olive council member Peter Friedel.
The Town of Olive has only one contest on Election Day, as Mitchell Langbert, running on the Republican and Conservative lines, challenges Supervisor Jim Sofranko, a Democrat, who is seeking his second term. Democrats Victoria Read and Scott Kelder are running unopposed to keep their town board seats. Brian Burns will remain highway superintendent, Dawn Giuditta will continue as town clerk, and Timothy Cox will keep his position as town justice.
With Supervisor Rob Stanley stepping down after more than a decade in office, and with two town board seats on the ballot, Town of Shandaken voters have important decisions to make.
The town of Shandaken has two town council seats up for election in the voting that will be completed on November 2, and four candidates in the running. The Republicans are Ken Anello and Paul Beyer, and the Democrats are Elizabeth Kneissl and Robert Drake. Angel Molina is also on the ballot for the Working Families party, but he says he has officially withdrawn from the race and is throwing his support behind the Democrats.
With personnel and finances stretched thin across Ulster County, a report from ambulance chief Richard Mullerleile to the Shandaken town board’s October 4 meeting disclosed a high level of emergency calls in September.
You had the weekend all planned out, taking advantage of the crisp fall weather to enjoy cavorting outdoors among the brilliant leaf colors — but it’s raining. Don’t despair. The Hudson Valley, known for the beauties of its landscape, has indoor delights to offer as well. Many of them are related to history, art, and the printed word.
‘After a person completes active treatment, their needs do not end…It’s often a time when people are looking at how cancer has impacted their lives, how to look forward in meaningful ways…’
If you experience, or witness first-hand, an anti-Semitic act in Ulster County, you have somewhere to turn for help. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County has launched a hotline, which will be monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.