ASHOKAN FALL FESTIVAL takes place from 11 to 5 this
Saturday, October 13, with a host of old-timey mountain crafts
and other fun on view, great food, old-timey games and some
petting animals, a host of the region’s best fall foliage,
and some music from perennial faves Jay and Molly. For more
information call 657-8333 or visit www.AshokanFieldCampus.org.
Endings In Sight...
American General Store’s Quandary Leads To A Community’s
By Gary Alexander
It’s a question of definition for the West Shokan American
General Store co-op rally group at this stage of the campaign;
a matter of designing the enterprise to best fit the needs of
the community. At a deeper level, it’s also another step
in a process of rediscovering a community.
League Of Women Voters Returns For 2nd Regular
Election Event October 20
By Olive Press Staff
For the second election in a row, Olive voters will be given
a chance to meet their candidates racing for town offices
in the November election. Also for the second time, the
sessions will be run by members of the Mid-Hudson League
of Women Voters, who will be providing a moderator and timekeeper
for the event scheduled for 10 AM on Saturday, October 20
at the Town Meeting Hall on Bostock Road in Shokan.
The event should run fairly briskly given that the field
of candidates for four open seats is five, with one Republican
and four incumbent Democrats.
To Middle School
Onteora Board Sets Goal For Bonding Referendum
Within The Coming Year
By Lisa Childers
school board completed its goal setting for the district
at its Tuesday October 2 meeting at the Middle/High School,
the outcomes of which will have a long-term impact with
the way the district will approach its future.
But in a last ditch effort, school board trustee Herb Rosenfeld,
asked the board to reconsider its decision to establish
a Grade 5-through-8 middle school in the district, which,
if the board follows the recommendations of its consultant,
could lead to the closing of one of the three currently
operating elementary schools.
in again soon!
unusual warm weather
has been a joy for many, especially
those still lamenting the start
of school and end of summer...
Surplus To Help ‘08
Town Board Workshops Its Budget
While Mulling Raises To Draw
By Paul Smart
The Olive Town Board will be
holding a special budget workshop
meeting at the Town Meeting
Hall on Bostock Road in Shokan
at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October
At present, tentative budget
figures being discussed by the
board show appropriations for
the town’s General Fund
rising by 6.5 percent to $1,898,315
and the town’s highway
budget going up, similarly,
by 3.9 percent to $1,551,832.
With estimated revenues and
the use of what town supervisor
Bert Leifeld is predicting to
be a doubled unexpended balance
of $350,000, the actual amount
to be raised by taxes is currently
being predicted as an overall
4.2 percent, townwide, for a
total of $2,802,401 including
Jar Of Olives...
By Carol La Monda
I am writing this early and by
the time this column appears in
The Olive Press I, my husband
and Pat Tosi, along with my brother
and sister-in-law from Long Island,
will have been to London and back.
Our visit is our reverse of “The
British Invasion.” Pat has
been there many times, and I went
once before with Barbara Parete
and Judie Rank. We are guests
of Maggie Kunkle, and we will
do all the touristy things for
the three of us who are unprepared
for the storybook wonder of England.