The Shandaken town board voted on November 8 to accept a town budget with the tax increase reduced from the preliminary figure of 7.4 percent to a final hike of 5.45 percent, still higher than the state’s two percent tax cap.
Ten years ago, the town set out to reduce its emissions to zero. That goal has been achieved.
Both women are getting ready to return to Vieques with more lights and other supplies. They say most of the relief efforts on the island have been provided by individuals, not organizations or government agencies.
Saturday, Nov. 4: “Everyone knows about the iconic 1969 concert, but there were seven decades of creatives coming together beforehand that laid the groundwork for what Woodstock is today,” says filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss.
“Our goal is to train a million yoga teachers in Africa,” said Paige Elenson, who recently received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Global Citizen Award for her Africa Yoga Project.
The donor named it in honor of her father, “who not only enabled me to own the property, but who instilled in me his love of animals. And now visitors will enjoy it too.”
The candidates are Faye Storms, Nancy Holgate and Kevin Van Blarcum.
The district includes the towns of Shandaken, Olive, Denning, and Hardenburgh.
‘Actors are treated differently there. They’re respected. The students are so passionate and knowledgeable and driven. You could inhale their excitement.’
The new owners plan to rent the 5000-square-foot space to a combination of entrepreneurs but are starting out with an arts-and-crafts market, dubbed Phoenicia Pharmmarket, which opened Columbus Day weekend and is expected to continue on weekends through the holidays.