THE LAST WINTER... written by
Olive residents Larry Fessenden and Robert Leaver, and directed
by Fessenden, plays the Woodstock Film Festthis weekend. It was
shot in Iceland last Spring. See Inside for more...
For A Shoe...
Town On Tenderhooks Waiting On NYC Assessment Suit As CWC Drops
This month Olive residents can identify with the old cliche
about the apartment dweller who hears the upstairs neighbor
drop a shoe upon the floor while preparing for bed and then
lies aware waiting for the other shoe to drop. In hours between
the time this story is written and its appearance here, the
question of whether the county will vote to use the Large Parcel
Law to divide real property taxes for reservoir lands in Olive
and West Hurley owned by New York City amongst 21 communities
in Ulster County will have been answered.
Only Come At Night?
Onteora Students Hit Jackpot With New Feature Produced By Olive’s
By Annie Nocenti
“Welcome to Moisheville, a Kosher Community”
So reads a sign in the beam of my flashlight as I head into
the woods of Accord. A few zombies scurry about in the dark,
in felt fedoras and black coats; twirls of flapping side curls
(payos) framing ghoulish faces. A crossbow leans against a tree,
and I ask a zombie what it’s for. “Gotta shoot zombie
heart with a double bacon cheeseburger,” he deadpans,
as the glue loosens on his left payot. It drops to the dirt.
“Dairy and meat,” he says, “double non-kosher
and corporate to boot.”
A pretty zombie in a pert yellow suit, Melissa Leo, well-known
actress and Stone Ridge resident, comes out of the shadows.
Local Agencies Discuss Affordability As Todd
Leaves SHARP & Kibe Takes Over
By Paul Smart
A recent talk with the heads of two local not-for-profits
that provide for the region’s affordable housing needs
showed that, no matter the arguments rising in Woodstock around
the 63-unit Woodstock Commons proposal by Rural Ulster Preservation
Corporation (RUPCO) of Kingston, currently seeking approval
from that town’s planning board, the situation for such
projects is becoming increasingly dire and what’s offered
now may not be offered anytime in the foreseeable future if
Tragedy On Route 28
Boiceville Accident Kills Three
In Midst Of Busy Holiday Weekend
Phoenicia Times Staff
The area’s worst accident
in over a decade occurred on Route
28 just east of Boiceville on Saturday
afternoon, October 7, when three
people were killed and four others
were injured, one critically, in
a head-on in the town of Olive.
The accident occurred at approximately1:40
p.m. on a curve near the intersection
of Upper Boiceville Road in the
hamlet of Shokan, not far from where
roadwork is set to take place in
the coming months. According to
police, a car driving westbound
on Route 28 crossed into the eastbound
lane and struck an oncoming SUV.
Jar Of Olives...
A Round Tuit
Carol La Monda
I am known as an eleventh hour person. I procrastinate
until urgency persists. Usually, I am writing
this column and emailing it on deadline day.
It works for me. Adrenalin kicks in and I
am usually propelled by a burst of concentrated
This procrastination is magnified when it
applies to mundane housework. I’d rather
paint a room than dust it. I’d write
a short story rather than write that business
letter. My favorite cartoon showed a housewife
standing my a neatly made bed complaining
to her friend, “The worst thing about
making the bed is that three weeks later you
have to do it all over again!”