DOGWOOD TIME... What better
way of getting our mothers, and all things feminine, on our
minds than via the sight of bridal white in the woods, here
so shortly, gone so swift.
Comes To Town
Olivebridge Dog Breeder Charged With 18 Counts Of Inhumane Treatment
Ulster County SPCA Executive Director Brian Shapiro, who also
serves as a county legislator, says he sent investigators out
to the Olivebridge home of David Delisio on charges that the
man was keeping 18 Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs in inhumane circumstances
based on a local call.
“Someone in the community alerted us,” said Shapiro
of the case that saw DeLisio, 60, arrested April 8 on 18 counts
of “overdriving, torturing and injuring animals”
under state law, ocessed and released with an appearance ticket
returnable in Town of Olive Court.
Trout Unlimited’s Epochal History...
By Paul Smart
The length of lifetime that the national environmental
organization Trout Unlimited is celebrating this year
may not seem like much from some perspectives. Such
as the 30 years local Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter
President Chet Karwatowski has spent with the organization.
Or, more importantly, when looking over the vast number
of projects that have been accomplished by TU locally
and nationally over the years, the giant reach of its
reputation built in that relatively short time.
Two is the name of an exhibit of
new works by 10 contemporary artists looking
back to the 1909 Hudson-Fulton celebration
at the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery.
Call 339-0720 or visit www.fohk.org for
A Truly Natural Uproar
Food Safety Modernization Act Bill Draws
National, & Much Local Worry
By Gary Alexander
The uproar is unprecedented, according to
Jeff Lieberson, an aide in Congressman Maurice
Hinchey’s Washington office.
"There is more attention for the introduction
of this bill than I’ve ever seen before,"
Lieberson said on Monday, his tone struggling
between worry and perplexity. The bill in
question is the Food Safety Modernization
Act of 2009 now awaiting reports from the
House Agriculture Committee and the House
Energy and Commerce Committee which are
currently studying it as "HR 875."
Congressman Hinchey is among the bill’s
41 co-sponsors, a number which suggests
that there may be some substance to claims
that HR 875 is being "fast-tracked"
through the process. Other co-sponsors from
New York include Representatives John Hall,
Eliot Engel, Timothy Bishop, Jerrold Nadler,
Nita Lowey and Louise Slaughter.
Jar Of Olives...
On A More Serious Note - How About Rooting
For The Underdog?
Every major news station and talk-show host
has replayed Susan Boyle’s audition
for UK’s Got Talent with Simon Cowell
and other judges aghast at the angelic voice
of this very unpretentious middle-aged woman
from Scotland. There was no phoniness as the
audience and judges were “God-smacked”
as this woman wowed them with her powerful
and pristine voice. I have watched it a dozen
times and am emotionally brought to glassy-eyes
as her beautiful voice transformed her plainness
into something celestial.