Dems have it... again. At least in Olive. At the
Boiceville Inn November 3, Bruce LaMonda, Linda Burkhardt,
Bert Leifeld, Robert Parete, Jimmy Fugel, Richard Parete,
Sylvia Rozzelle and Timothy Cox (left to right) celebrated
across-the-board victories as Helen Chase looks on.
Olive Dems Win A Full Sweep As County GOP Narrowly Retakes
By Paul Smart
Despite their largest challenge in years, Olive’s
longstanding Democratic majority held on to all positions
it was running for on Tuesday night, with strong showings
in all cases.
Bert Leifeld won another term as supervisor against his
predecessor, Vince Barringer, by a vote of 921 to 732.
To Smaller Problems
Onteora Board Looks To Water, Electrical, And The State’s
Scary Budget Battles
By Lisa Childers
On Monday, the Onteora district school board approved up to
$2,000 to rent and run a generator that may give an indication
as to why the new water filtration system will not operate at
the Boiceville main campus. Discussion of the matter seemed
a welcome change from budget talk tied to the state’s
continuing crisis from previous meetings.
Battle Moves West
Ulster County & Watershed Seem Spared, Pressure Intensifies
In Delaware Basin
By Brian Powers
A looming struggle over the prospect of large-scale natural
gas drilling here in Ulster County appears over before it began,
with the surprise announcement October 28 that the region’s
largest gas producer will not seek to drill within the NYC watershed.
While the company, Chesapeake Energy, currently has no Ulster
County leaseholdings, it does own drilling rights to over 5,000
acres in neighboring Delaware County.
5 PM on Saturday, Nov. 7, Mt.
Tremper resident and Onteora
board member Tony Fletcher will
be celebrating the release of
his new music history with a
panel discussion on the New
York scen eat the Kleinert/James
Arts Center in Woodstock featuring
Tommy Ramone, Eric Weissberg,
Elda Gentile, and Fred Smith.
Bruce Storey’s A True
By Violet Snow
knows him says he should be
in the Guiness Book of Records,”
says Linda Storey of Shandaken,
whose husband, Bruce, was diagnosed
with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s
disease) at age 45. “Usually
when people are diagnosed, the
prognosis is two to five more
years of life. Bruce is going
on fifteen years now. He’s
seen two sons marry, and we
have five grandchildren. Our
daughter is 23—she graduated
from college, and she’s
going back for her masters.
That’s what keeps us going,
Jar Of Olives
All Good Stuff
By Carol La Monda
now the roads have been cleared
of political signs and neighbors
have forgotten their political
affiliations and divisive issues.
As we turn the calendar page
to November, time seems to speed
up as we make plans for the
holidays ahead. Before we know
it, we will be stuffing turkeys
and decorating wreaths. John
and Barbara Parete hosted a
pre-election senior luncheon
last week that gave 120 seniors
a preview of their Thanksgiving
Day dinner. wreaths. John and
Barbara Parete hosted a pre-election
senior luncheon last week that
gave 120 seniors a preview of
their Thanksgiving Day dinner.