SEWING PATRIOTISM... You’d
think SEW in Boiceville gets busier for this season but it turns
out their flag stars are always in demand. Stop by and see sometime...
Roads Closed, State Of Emergency Called, But Olive Escapes This
Olive Press Staff
Olive dodged the heavy flooding that plagued much of the Northeast,
and some of Ulster County last week, despite torrential rains
falling throughout the region. While places in Broome, Chenango
and Delaware County like Binghamton, Norwich and Walton were
badly damaged, the town had only minor damage, even in the usually
hard-hit Esopus Valley and spillway areas.
Up & Running Once
Ashokan Field Campus Sale Falls Through But Activities Re-Start
After DEP Closing
The Ashokan Field Campus (AFC) is open again, and it hasn’t
been sold to Circle of Life Camp or to the New York City Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP), although the DEP is negotiating
a long-term presence on the property. The 372-acre outdoor education
facility in Olivebridge was shut down for six months so the
DEP could build a berm on the property to protect the buildings
that lie in the river valley from possible flooding in the event
of water releases from the Ashokan Reservoir.
Olive Matters Explains What’s Wrong With
This Paper; So We Try Again...
By Paul Smart
I thought I would be reporting on a regular meeting of the local
citizen’s group, Olive Matters, when I raced around the
reservoir, past closed bridges and roads, to get to its 7 p.m.
meeting last Wednesday evening, June 21. I had been meaning
to see what the group has been up to since successfully uniting
its town’s voters to elect a slate of three candidates
to the Onteora School Board two years ago. That had led to the
defeat of the controversial Large Parcel issue that had raised
taxes in Olive by huge amounts and led to the group’s
organization in the first place. What next?
To Two Choices
Onteora Board Whittles Superintendent Candidates
To Two, Heads For Decision
By Lisa Childers
The Onteora Central School District interviewed
two candidates for Onteora school superintendent
on Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29
and were set to make some sort of decision
on the position vacated by the late Justine
Winters at a special board meeting scheduled
for Wednesday, July 5.
The district’s annual reorganization
meeting, when new member Maxanne Resnick
of Shandaken takes office, is scheduled
for Tuesday, July 11.
WARNS OF MEDIA CRISIS
When the standing room only crowd at
Ulster Community College (SUNY/Ulster?)
on June 30th overflowed the 500 seat
Quimby Auditorium to attend a "media
event" staged by a brand new citizens'
group, many people seemed surprised
at the turnout for such an under publicized
gathering. One face in the crowd that
did not seem surprised belonged to the
founder of Northeast Citizens For Responsible
Media, Andi Novick, who has maintained
that the state of American media is
not a peripheral issue but one sitting
dead center in the current field of
Jar Of Olives...
By Carol LaMonda
As a retirement gift, my good friend Doris
Thomas, softball coach Thomas to most, gave
me two beautiful planters to replace the ones
that “disappeared” over Memorial
Day weekend. What a thoughtful thing to do.