WILL ROCK YOU... The past weekend’s major Kidstock
event up at Belleayre Mountain, put on by orriginal Woodstock
Festival promoter Michael Lang and music industry gal Mary Gormley
as a benefit for the local Friends of Snuffy pet food campaign,
drew a spirited crowd of kids of all ages to not only learn
the lessons of rock and roll, but show their own considerable
chops at moving the music, and culture, along into another generation.
Man, this is a great area we live in!
A Rail Trail
$1 Million In Cahill-Procured Funds Are Available For The
Old U&D Line... Almost
By Paul Smart
Even though the $13.25 million in allocated TARP stimulus
funds from the federal government for renovation of the old
Ulster and Delaware train line from Kingston to Phoenicia
was recently pushed back a half decade, at least, new monies
seem to be freeing up for the planning, engineering and eventual
construction of a rail trail along much of the same rail bed.
Friedel Steps Aside In GOP Shake-Up That Also Leaves Rozelle
By Gary Alexander
In last year’s national elections, “change”
was a hot button word for the Democratic ticket and this year,
in Olive, it’s on the lips of Republican office-seekers.
“I’ve done research and, personally, I think it’s
time for a change,” declares Vincent Barringer, a former
Democrat who emerged from a local GOP platform meeting on Monday
night as the surprise Republican candidate for Olive town supervisor.
“I think that the economic conditions that we’re
in today need a new look.”
Pair Of Larceny Arrests For Local OCS Secretary & USPS
By Olive Press Staff
Two crimes involving key administrators working in Olive,
and charges of grand larceny, surfaced in the last month.
First, state police have arrested an Onteora High School
employee and charged her with felony grand larceny and related
charges, alleging that she stole over $9000 that school
groups accumulated by holding fundraisers.
A Local Teen’s Passing
Pulls Us All Together
creative life of recent years,
along with the various efforts
of his parents and sister (who
is this publication’s
Kid Columnist), did as much
as anything to lend an aspect
of valor and even heroism to
our community here in the Catskills.
Jar Of Olives...
By Carol La Monda
I actually heard the peepers for
the first time last Saturday.
Each night, if the rain doesn’t
drown out their sound, these little
fellas, and lady peepers, remind
me that summer is coming to a
close. How can that be when the
heat of summer only began ten
days ago? The nighttime serenade
of peepers used to remind me to
get my summer projects done before
school began in September. Now
that I am retired, I still can’t
shake that end of summer nesting
instinct to get ready for fall.
I actually ironed today, an event
that usually takes place on an
annual basis. I come from a long
line of non-ironers. My mother
chose to throw hers into the Freeport
canal as an anchor for a boat.