Ihne, Director of YMCA Camp Seewackamano in
Shokan, winds down another high-energy day for close to 300
local kids... With summer winding down and the hint of autumn
chill entering the air, it’s as if everyone’s eeking
out the last big fun!
Only For Home Rule
Ulster Tomorrow Road Show Plays Olive As Regular Town Business
By Charlie Blumstein
A traveling picture show presented by Anthony Marmo, Dennis
Doyle, and Lance Matteson of the Ulster Tomorrow Sustainable
Economic Development Plan initiative graced the Olive Town Board
meeting of last Tues., Aug. 5th, bringing their new vision for
appropriate economic development within Ulster County to interested
residents of this part of Ulster County. When Supervisor Bert
Liefeld welcomed Mr. Marmo to Olive, Marmo quipped “I
am the dog and the ponies will be here shortly.”, thus
lending a little humor to a normally dry subject.
State Budget Crunch Worries Some That Belleayre & CIC Funds
Will Be Cut
By Paul Smart
Two weeks ago, Governor David Paterson gave a major speech in
which he recognized the fact that New York State was in a recession
and likely to lose major revenue streams in the coming years.
To close a widening deficit, he suggested a 7 percent belt-tightening
for all state agencies and departments, $600 million in cuts
from expenditures under his own Executive control, and another
$600 million in cuts to be made by the state legislature, which
he called back to session starting August 19.
Onteora Board Votes Down Large Parcel, Opens Talks On Various
By Lisa Childers
a meeting that went long after midnight, the Onteora School
Board voted on August 5 five-to-one not to enact the Large
Parcel Legislation that would apportion the taxes paid by
the Ashokan Reservoir evenly throughout the Onteora School
District. School board trustee Maxanne Resnick was the lone
dissenter among the trustees. Trustee Rick Wolff was absent.
The tax rolls have not yet been established, so specific information
about who will pay what for the 2008-2009 school year is not