our native wildflowers, fruits, shrubs, trees & herbs at
the annual Wildflower Festival taking place on Saturday, May
19th from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at Catskill Native Nursery in
Samsonville. Rain or shine... and free. 607 Samsonville Rd...
626-2758 or go to www.catskillnativenursery.com.
That Call Signal?
New Player Surfaces In Region’s Search For Adequate Cell
By Gary Alexander
Another player has surfaced in Verison’s bid to build
a telecommunications tower at the Shokan landfill, acknowledges
Olive Supervisor Brendt Leifeld.
Leifeld said that Jeffery Staley, CEO of JNS Enterprises in
Tuxedo, New York, had come to Olive to consult with town officials
on the feasibility of the site Verizon has expressed an interest
in on April 30th. The supervisor said that he wasn’t certain
if JNS had come to his attention from a brochure or from a recent
discussion with Woodstock Supervisor Jeremy Wilber, whose town
has been dealing with Staley in regard to their own towering
Spare Budget, New Busses, & Two More Olive Candidates
For The OCS Board
By Lisa Childers
By Lisa Childers
Voters in the Onteora School district will go to the polls
May 15 to elect two members to the Onteora District Board
of Education for three-year terms extending from July 1,
2007, through June 30, 2010. Two propositions will be put
before district voters, the first of which is the budget
for the coming school year.
A copy of the $46,775,318 school budget is now on file at
the district’s schoolhouses from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
every day prior to May 15 except Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
The document is also available at the town libraries in
the towns of Hurley, Olive, Phoenicia, West Hurley, and
Woodstock during regular library business hours.
Voting will take place from 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday, May
15 at all four elementary school polling centers. Kindergarten-through-grade
six students will have an early dismissal at 1 p.m. A special
meeting of the board will follow at approximately 9:30pm
at the Onteora Middle-High School, Boiceville, to accept
the votes cast. The Onteora school district PTA hosted a
candidate night at the Middle/High School on May 7 that
was sparsely attended. The Mid-Hudson Chapter, League of
Women moderated the event and the audience had an opportunity
to ask questions.
Shandaken & Olive Little Leagues Join Forces To Battle
By Paul Smart
Talk about big changes… for the first time in memory,
Olive and Phoenicia kids will be playing together out of school
as part of a new Shandaken and Olive Little League, put together
to make a single league of six teams where once there were
two made up of three each.
According to Olive league organizer Keith McGlyn, who also
helped run the Onteora Jr. Flag Football League last autumn,
the idea behind the new joint league was simple.
By Paloma Kopp
When I was very
small, my mother
gave me my very
and a matching
were not very
kept me occupied.
I can recall
easily the times
when I put the
broom to use
upon the tiled
floor of our
my mother went
about her motherly
I carried on
about the solar
system and my
In that old
mother had hung
and since I
was so small,
I always saw
them from below:
glow. They cast
onto a metal
Push For Progress,
By Olive Press
The hamlet of
be getting a $10.7
over the coming
three years. As
Alan Rosa, Executive
Director of the
will be funding
the system said
at a hearing at
the Olive Meeting
Hall last week,
be easy. The streets
will get pretty
torn up. But it
should be for
benefit, as well
as that of its
Out of 148 possible
votes from within
the hamlet, 96
were cast at the
night, May 8.
Of those, 80 supported
the New York City
and only 16 were
Jar Of Olives...
Carol La Monda
I make my acting debut in
Linda Burkhardt’s production
of Thornton Wilder’s
Our Town, a play that will
benefit the Olive Free Library.
Performances are at the Library
on May 11, 12, 18 and 19 at
8:00 p.m. There will also
be a special 2:00 p.m. performance
on Mother’s Day, May
13. Tickets are $7.00 for
adults, $5.00 for youngsters
and seniors, and children
under five are free. You can
reserve seats by calling the
My debut consists of thirteen
words at the beginning of
the play, a walk-on for the
wedding scene, and a sit-in
during the cemetery scene.
I consider it an honor to
be part of this fine cast
of people that will make my
favorite play come to life.