LOOKING AHEAD... The coming year hopes to be
quieter than this one. But who can say what’s in store,
given that a reval’s being completed and we still have
this reservoir in our midst?
Leifeld Takes Large Parcel Battle To
Coalition As Other Towns Get Hit
By Gary Alexander
& Paul Smart
Olive Supervisor Berndt Leifeld returned from a meeting with
town supervisors from various areas of the watershed on Monday
night with the feeling that progress is being made in the continuing
struggle against the Large Parcel Law.
City’s Need To Maximize Esopus Flow Endangers Creek Properties
So here’s the skinny... the Esopus is going to be flowing,
from the portal on down, as if it were just short of a flood
for the coming months. And if there is a flood, through rain
or thaw -- or both -- it’ll just flow that much higher.
Right, City Wrong
Leifeld & Rozelle Say That DEP’s Speed Limit Assertions
Need Spitzer Decision
By Gary Alexander
When the town received a fax from Judah Prero, an Assistant
Council for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
in New York City on Monday, Town of Olive officials read it
and decided it was time to seek elsewhere for answers to their
questions about the speed limits on Route 28A.
Jar Of Olives...
Elves Among Us
Carol La Monda
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but he lives north
and west of here. However, a few of his elves, I’
m sure, live in the Town of Olive. Yes, there are elves
among us doing the good work of sharing. Joe and Sandy Friedel
are selling fresh-cut or potted trees and donating proceeds
to the Boy Scouts. Mary and Joey Tumasian and the next generation
of Angie and Ross Singer hosted the Christmas Tree Lighting
ceremony in Shokan. Santa arrived on a fire engine and met
elf Linda Burkhardt to give out candy canes to the children
and the children at heart. The following week, an unnamed
political party hosted a breakfast with Santa at the Boiceville
Inn complete with presents, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage,
OJ and coffee. Since the real Santa was packing his sleigh,
Henry Rank donned the costume and posed with toddlers as
they shared their Christmas wish list. Last week Donna and
Ralph VanKleeck hosted the Fireman’s potluck dinner
and Santa visit. Santa arrived on the Shokan fire truck
to ask the little ones what they want for Christmas.