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Town Tries To Help Community
By Gary Alexander
It’s all about ‘neighborhood’ in the vision
of those interested in keeping the American General Store functioning,
in some capacity, in West Shokan. A group of those interested
people will be meeting with Phil and Barbara Mansfield, who
have been operating a business at the location next to the post
office on Route 28A, on September 26th to discuss options for
the future of the establishment.
Much Of A Race
Dems Caucus, Pick Slate Of Incumbents While
GOP Goes With Friedel For Board
By Olive Press Staff
The local ballot in Olive is shaping up to be kind of sparse.
With races for Supervisor, two town board seats and one
town justice position possible, there will be only one challenge
made to the list of incumbent Democrats.
Gets A Go-Ahead
Spitzer OKs Resort Proposal Agreement
Approved By Enviros, But Not By Locals
By Paul Smart
On the surface, it seemed to be all but over. The seven-year
wait was basically done with.
But then as the reality started sinking in, many started
replanting their feet to the ground, once again saying,
So now they’re all calling it the end of the beginning.
In a hastily-pulled together press conference fronted by
an easy-going Governor Eliot Spitzer and a who’s who
of Catskills officials and regional environmental forces
at the Kingston Holiday Inn on Wednesday morning, September
5, developer Dean Gitter and his Crossroads Ventures LLC
was given the go-ahead for his long-proposed Belleayre Resort
at Catskill Park.
Or at least half of it.
A New Food Tuesday
Onteora Board Makes Transportation
Changes As School Year Starts
By Lisa Childers
a tour of the Bennett School
by new principal Gabe Buono
Tuesday night, September 11
- with attendant audience in
tow - the Onteora School Board
settled into what amounted to
a routine workshop meeting highlighted
by discussion of the entity’s
goals and mission for the coming
Jar Of Olives...
Of Hats & Eyeglasses Martha
By Carol La Monda
Olive is just the name of a town,
a dot on the map in a green blotch
marked Catskill Park. I remember
when a family came into the Pineview
Bakery and asked directions to
the Catskill Park. They inquired
about the admission fee and what
attractions they could find within
its gates. The locals howled as
they tried to explain that the
Catskill Park was just a geo-political
designation on a quad sheet.