Mad Enough To Sue
Pines Project Catches Opposition For Its Big New Growth Plans
resident has filed a lawsuit against the Olive Zoning Board
of Appeals over an area variance that was granted in October
to the Shandaken Area Revitalization Plan Committee, a non-profit
development agency that built Tongore Pines, a low-income senior
housing complex located in Olivebridge.
his suit, Charlie Blumstein claims the zoning board acted in
a "arbitrary, capricious, prejudicial and unlawful" manner when
it approved the SHARP Committee's request to increase the zoning
density of the 10-acre Tongore Pines site to allow for the construction
of 5 additional units.
How I Know I'm Local
Once Upon A Time,
It Was Strange To Have Come Here From Other Parts...
By Martha Frankel
When I moved to Olive
in the early '70's, my hair was short and spiky and sometimes
it was tinted orange or green. I thought micro-minis were daytime
attire. I had lived in Miami for a few years, and complained bitterly
about the arctic weather.
I wanted to fit in,
but one thing was clear to me from the beginning--- I would never
be a local. The locals knew things I would never even begin to
grasp--- gardening, snowplowing, animal husbandry (whatever the
hell that was). They drove tractors and forklifts. They drank
at the Boiceville Inn through those frigid nights. They seemed
at home where I felt awkward and unsure.
So I started drinking.
Country Inn Gets
Sold After Thirty Years
Building The Best
Bar, Larry Hangs It Up & Heads For Vieques
By Paul Smart
For the past twenty-seven
years, Larry Erenberg's Country Inn, a veritable rural hole in
the wall bar and grill located out Samsonville/Krumville ways,
was a Mecca for anyone in the Northeast who loved beer. In fact,
over the years Larry's gotten written up in all the major gourmet
and home magazines, as well as the bar industry's inside rags,
as being one of the top bars in the country.
Come the week before
Christmas, the Country Inn has changed hands. Erenberg, 71, has
retired to the second home he's kept, and dreamed about constantly
(as anyone happening on his bar must surely know by now), on the
Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Yes, the place with the naval
bombing history and controversy. He says he'll henceforth be spending
all his winters, and not just the month of January that Country
Inn fans have long been used to, in the Caribbean and then moving
in summer to a place he's bought in the Greene County hamlet of