McGloughlin is offering up an oil painting,“High
Point, October Light”, as a $25 raffle item to benefit
The Olivebridge Odd Fellows Hall. Raffle Drawing is October
28. make checks payable to: Shokan Lodge # 491 and mail them
to 214 Krumville Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461. Save the Lodge!
LWV-Run Candidates’ Event Focuses On Open Government
Differences & Budget
By Olive Press Staff
small turnout at the Saturday morning candidates event run
by the League of Women Voters on October 17,all candidates
for town offices in Olive used the opportunity to talk about
the town and the issues circling this year’s full-bore
election, the town’s first in some while.
There was no overt animosity present at the session between
candidates save for one moment when Supervisor Bert Leifeld
said he took offense to challenger Vince Barringer’s
remark that he has seen constituents being talked down to
at meetings. As well as two later barbs from Leifeld, where
he said it could take a few years for him to become friends
with Barringer again, and he answered questions about supporting
a more open government by noting how on occasion he’d
speak to this publication’s editor.
Plenty Good Enough Life
Belleayre Climate Change Conference Focuses On Both Worst &
Best To Come
By Paul Smart
It started off dark and gloomy but by golly, by day’s end
most folks were smiling at the possibilities ahead of them.
Then again, by the time everyone was leaving last Thursday’s
October 15 Catskills Local Government Day, the 9th annual event
focused on the subject of “Climate Change Made Local”
this year, it was snowing up at the state-owned Belleayre Mountain
Ski Center facility.
The opening speech by Mark Lowery, head of the NYS Office of Climate
Change, quickly moved beyond discussion of what’s predicted
to what can be done.
Onteora Board & Union Reach
11th Hour Settlement, Full Details
Still To Come
By Lisa Childers
fifteen minutes before a scheduled
6 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 vote
to determine whether district
teachers would strike, the Onteora
Teachers Association (OTA),
administration and school board
settled on a new contract. The
parties had entered into negotiations
at 3 p.m. Monday, October 12,
at the New York State teachers
union (NYSUT) headquarters in
Kingston following a three hour
school board executive session.
The settlement was reached at
5:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Founding Father John Daido Loori
By Brian Powers
Many of us knew Daido,
he was - at least I think
he was - the only Zen
master who frequented
Brio’s a lot. A
tall older guy with a
shaved head, gracious,
clear eyed and quick to
laugh, he usually sat
outside when it was warm,
where he put ketchup on
his french fries and liked
the sun and kids and dogs
and running into people.
Some may have pegged him
for a hiker just down
from one of our local
trails, or maybe a guy
with a great attitude
about his chemotherapy.
The look, of course, came
with the territory, just
as it does for lots of
Jar Of Olives...
My Brother Or
By Carol La
The Shokan Oddfellows’
Lodge held its
week as belly
full house of
lead the audience
in a raucous
Much Is That
Doggie In The
Joining in the
effort to preserve
the lodge, Kate,
an artist whose
land for the
one of her prized
for a raffle.
To help out
win this painting
need only mail
a $25 check
made out to
Lodge, 214 Krumville
NY 12461. For
Malkine at 845-657-2210.