Treecrafter Steve Heller again wowed the crowds at the
annual Kingston Artists’ Soap Box Derby. Talk about showing
‘em all just what Olive’s all about!
The Red Books?
Anti-Predator Policy Leads Confusion Over Onteora’s Bus
By Lisa Childers
Onteora district’s new transportation director David Moraca
announced major changes to transportation just in time for the
start of the new Onteora school year this coming Wednesday,
September 5.. Those affected most will be parents who have kids
with variances to other elementary schools outside of their
neighborhood district, as well as kids needing special education
National Gets Local
Citizens Tell Hinchey To Go For More Than Just A Censure Of
Bush Et Al
By Gary Alexander
A group of individuals from Kingston, Woodstock, Saugerties,
Olive, Hurley, Stone Ridge and other points of Ulster County
met with Congressman Maurice Hinchey on Tuesday to demand
that an impeachment investigation be launched into the activities
of the George W. Bush administration.
CWT President Meehan Steps Down After Failure To Shift EPA’s
By Violet Snow
The longtime chairman of the Coalition of Watershed Towns
stepped down Monday, saying it is time for the advocacy
group to change.
Pat Meehan, supervisor of the Greene County town of Windham,
has been a member of Coalition’s Executive Committee
ever since the organization was formed in 1991. After becoming
the first, and one of the only members of the Catskill Watershed
Corporation board to resign his position in that entity’s
first years – reportedly after procedural questions
were raised about grantgiving between the organization and
businesses in his town – Meehan basically rescuscitated
the CWT and ran it as President since the late 1990s.
lushness of the season is
only matched by the bittersweet
knowledge that it won’t
be so for long. This scene caught
near the Marbletown border...
Jar Of Olives...
Save This Date, Mighty Olivites:
September 8 Is Olive Day!
By Carol La Monda
Now most towns have their own
celebration, a wonderful occasion
to get together with friends and
neighbors. Olive was one of the
first to organize one. I remember
when Olive Day began. It was 1974
when Kent Reeves, for whom the
5K run honors, said, “Let’s
have a Buffalo Throw!” “A
what?” we asked at the meeting
of a rag-tag conclave of Olive
Democrats. “You know—a
buffalo throw. A steak roast.”
It was a BYOS picnic. Participants
brought their own steaks. Kent
had a ten by ten foot patch of
red-hot coals going and provided