new multi-generational live entertainment show and
podcast hosted by our own Route 28 corridor’s Uncle Rock
kicks off at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock Saturday ,
February 21 at noon with performances by Uncle Rock & the
Playthings, Story Laurie and Ira MacIntosh, The Woodstock Library
Reader’s Theater, the lovely Katie, and musicians from
local elementary schools. Be there!
Academic For Now
Budget & Stimulus Effects On Our Lives Creates Mad Scurrying
While We All Wait
By Paul Smart
Up and down
the Route 28 corridor, in Shandaken and Olive, two big questions
dominate: Will money from the federal stimulus package working
its way through Congress touch down here? How badly will we
be hit by all the cuts and tax shifts currently proposed in
the state budget designed to close New York’s projected
$13 billion budget gap for the coming year?
Herein, a few key observed points.
Area libraries are planning attendance at a March 10 lobbying
day in Albany to protest a proposed 18% cut to library funding
statewide, pulling together statistics that show how their traffic
increases during economic downturns.
For Our Bridges?
Questions About FInance Start Coming Up As City’s Repair
Jobs Go Before Board
By Gary Alexander
It was hardly a surprise, Monday night, February 10, when one
of the questions from Olive residents attending the NYC DEP’s
update presentation on the status of the current overhaul of
bridges and roads on Route 28A, was about the economics of the
project. The bridges alone are projected to cost $30 million
to repair or replace and the NYC-owned roads around the reservoir
another $10 million. With the ongoing financial crisis rocking
New York City’s budget, was there any chance of funding
for the project getting stalled before completion?
Jar Of Olives...
Freddy Mac & Cheese...
Looking Back At Some Past Achievements
By Carol LaMonda
Don DuBois and his wife Bessie just celebrated their
70th Wedding Anniversary. What an amazing journey that
must be to share seventy of the most exciting years
of love and history! In 1939, Don and Bessie were saying,
“I do” as Roosevelt was in his second term
as President. Times were tough then, perhaps tougher
than they are now.
At the Grammys on Feb. 8,
local winners included Cassandra
Wilson for Jazz Vocals,
Jack DeJohnette forNew Age
Album, Pete Seeger for Traditional
Folk, and Coldplay producer
Michael Brauer for Rock
Album and Song of the Year.
Coming up at the Oscars
on Feb. 22, let’s
all root for Philippe Petit
and his Best Documentary
nominee, Man on Wire, as
well as local gal Melissa
Leo for best actress!
Judy Lewis Cures Wedding
By Paul Smart
Judy Lewis, founder/owner/operator
of Morey Hill-based Hudson
Valley Weddings, says she
and her husband of 30 years,
Jon, tend to be low key
Day. Partly, that’s
because, as she puts it,
she’s one of those
types who likes, “TO
feel it’s Valentines
Day every day.” But
it’s also partly because
her business is the ultimate
goal of Valentines…
weddings, and all those
high-emotion events involve.
the phone and locking the
door,” she said of
Resnick Takes Over School Board
After Legnini Resigns, Blaming
By Lisa Childers
Onteora district School board
president Ralph Legnini resigned
from the board by providing
a one-sentence note, read by
Trustee Maxanne Resnick, at
the board’s February 3
school board meeting. It stated
that his resignation was effective
the day before. Legnini did
not attend the meeting at Bennett