A slew of local 4Hers, including
our own On The Farm columnist Jen Holz and her crew, recently
competed at the Ulster County Fair... and took home a host of
prizes. More pics and stories inside on pages 11 and 28.
Up, Signal Stalled
Masterpage Cellular Gummed Up In Lawsuits As Shandaken Waits,
By Olive Press Staff
Despite an ugly legal battle in Olive and a lack of, well, anything
in Shandaken, Hurley-based Masterpage reports that everything
is moving along swimmingly in both communities, where the company
plans to build cell towers.
Manipulates EPA Appointee To Divert Resort’s Failing
By Paul Smart
After months of quiet on all fronts, it turns out that local
developer Dean Gitter, whose massive Belleayre Resort proposal
for the Central Catskills has been mired down in the state’s
adjudication process for over a year, has been busier than
anyone expected. And not just busy on new plans, but working
the ropes where it seems to matter most these days: via the
federal Environmental Protection Agency and its last-say control
over New York City’s drinking water system.
Ag Council forester Tom Pavlisich leads an educational hike
during the recent teachers retreats in the area.
Onteora Staff Among Prized Spots In City/Fed-Sponsored Environmental
Ten local teachers and ten teachers from the New York City
area gathered at the Menla Mountain Retreat in Woodland Valley
from August 6 to 11 for a Watershed Forestry Institute. Run
by the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD)
and sponsored by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) and the U.S. Forestry Service, the program is designed
to help teachers educate students about the ways land use
affects water quality in the NYC watershed.
Jar Of Olives...
Parcel Hearing At OCS
Draws Little But Olive Opponents
crowd that turned out for the annual
Onteora School Board public hearing
on whether it should implement the
state’s Large Parcel Legislation
equation for assessing its taxes on
Thursday, August 10 was less than
previous years, but its message largely
Field Of Dreams
Dining in an air-conditioned restaurant or
taking out a prepared dinner would be a good
plan in this heat wave. May I suggest an Olive
Pizza? It is a cheese pie sprinkled liberally
with green and/or black olives. If you crave
color, add the pimiento. Jack Reynolds, the
former head of the Ulster County Tax Map Department,
used to refer to our former assessor, Jack
Molloy, as the Pimiento from Olive.