is a local resident whose work writing about
the local region, and especially the reservoir, on Wikepedia
has been stellar... and much needed Bravo, Daniel!
Rec Rules Tossed
Greene County Case Seems To Suggest Possible Changes In Reservoir
By Olive Press Staff
A state Supreme Court justice in Greene County has thrown
out rules for recreational use of watershed lands that the New
York City Department of Environmental Protection enacted last
The town of Hunter had filed a lawsuit against the city agency
over the rules, claiming they were adopted without proper procedure
and that the rules themselves hurt the local economy by limiting
access to thousands of acres of city-owned watershed land. The
town argued that the rules, adopted in August 2006, violated
the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement between the city and communities
in its upstate watershed because the agreement allows for public
access to the watershed.
One Last Time To Run
After Decades, Leifeld Says This One Will Be His Last Super
definite. Olive’s supervisor Brendt Leifeld has cast his
hat into the ring for one last term of office despite a circling
shadow of doubt that has crossed his mind at times in recent
moments. When he counts up the reasons behind the decision,
the supervisor says he finds that not all of them are his own.
There are ongoing and unresolved issues in the town which need
to be addressed and a chorus of voices requesting that he stay
on just a little longer to deal with them.
Greene Ski Areas
By Gary Alexander
There were many
who first heard
the Native American
when they arrived
in the Catskill
the 19th Century.
Some of the
left their names
on the local
well, like General
who, when the
Civil War increased
demand for leather
a tannery in
what is now
in that venture,
in the region
a town that
may not be familiar
of Naples, Italy.It
took a musician
to make the
place word "Ashokan"
the world in
the 20th Century.
Jar Of Olives...
Of Assorted Stuff
To A Meandering
By Carol La Monda
What do Shirley Fischler,
Madonna, Henry David Thoreau
and Kermit the Frog have in
common? Read on to discover
that each of them has an opinion
Shirley Fischler has been
writing about her moving and
downsizing, ideally if not
actually, as she relocates.
Moving last May gave me a
similar lesson about “stuff.”
After one year in our new
house, there are still three
boxes of “stuff”
After High School
By Martin Michaels
It is a difficult and life altering transition.
Moving on from High School and the familiar
community of our rural Catskill Mountain area
can seem like an overwhelming and confusing
experience. Not only do we have the task of
finding exactly what we want to do with our
lives, but there is a whole host of larger
issues in society that we may feel an obligation
to help correct.