On June 11, the Catskill Preservation
Coalition presented U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey with an
award for being "Steward of the Catskills" at the
OLive home of Sherret Chase...
by Hot Stuff Glass in Chichester.
The Case Of The Moving Gravestones And The Fate Of Several Duboises
6/22/2006 By Gary Alexander
They were definitely sticking into the ground. Or maybe they
were just leaning against a tree or rock. Accounts differ on
this essential point.
Paula Minow, who once lived in the house next door to the site
where the gravestones now stirring controversy in Shokan are
located, isn’t quite clear on this point herself but she
knew that they were there. Apparently, her children had told
her of the monuments, overgrown in the field outside. As a member
of the Olive Planning Board, Minow felt that an appropriate
question to ask, when plans to subdivide the three acre site
into three separate plots came before the board, was whether
a cemetery or burial plot should be shown on the plan.
Hinchey Talks Of Catskills’ Importance To National Political
By Paul Smart
Maurice Hinchey, our region’s preeminent political figure
of the last 30 years, treasures his weekly drives through the
Catskills, up 28 and even back over the Peekamoose and Big Indian
roads, from the eastern to western portions of the sprawling
U.S. Congressional district he’s been representing for
13 years now.
Gamble On Gambling
Catskills Casino Chances Slim, Excepting
Monticello, Despite Pataki’s Major
By Brian Powers
A public forum on casino gambling in the
Catskills held at the Olive Free Library
on Saturday, June 17 yielded a small crowd
of concerned citizens from throughout the
Route 28 corridor that was equal to the
current chances for the arrival of the gaming
industry in the area anytime soon.
Skinny On Caterpillars
Despite Rumors About Battling Flies, The
Scourge’s End Is Now In Sight
By Paul Smart
Over Memorial Day, some visitors to the
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development’s
Erpf Gallery opening actually screeched
when they saw the old Victorian building’s
northwest wall crawling with bugs. They
screamed louder when they notice the old
maple outside the Delaware County structure’s
main entrance was dripping caterpillars
into people’s hair, onto their clothes.
Jar Of Olives...
Moments Of Pride...
Carol La Monda
I don’t mean to accuse Mother Nature
of being bi-polar, but in one week I had a
woodstove fire going and now I am frantically
searching for summer clothes and scrambling,
while sweating, to install air conditioners.
I guess it is officially summer. I judge season
by events, not by calendar days.