NOT FIT FOR A CANTER... Winter
settled in with a pair of storms in the New Year’s week,
adding to business hopes for a good MLK weekend of incoming
skiers for Route 28 businesses.
To A Tragic Lawsuit
Attempt To Settle Unsuccessful As Onteora Goes
To Trial Over O’Connor Death
By Paul Smart
(1/5/06) The weather was bad
enough Tuesday morning, January 3, to close schools and suspend
most traffic in the area. But for Chris and Cindy O’Connor,
parents of the late Kevin O’Connor who lost his life in
a tragic Onteora school bus accident three and a half years
ago, the icy drive out from their Samsonville home was no trouble
compared to what they had at stake that morning.
Judge’s Unfond Farewell
Barringer Insists On City Speed Limit Problems
Despite FInal Judicial Censure
Town officials are confident that no speed limits have been
exceeded in the "race" to finally determine the proper
procedure and authority in the setting of speed limits on New
York City-owned roads in Olive. Dissatisfied with the NYC DEP's
edited version of the legal process, they have instructed town
attorney Peter Case Graham to submit the matter to the Office
of the New York State Attorney General's Appeals and Opinion
Bureau for clarification.
Campus To Close?
SUNY New Paltz Starts Looking Into Divesting
Of Its Beloved Catskills’ Campus
(1/5/06)While negotiations are underway for the possible sale
of Ashokan Field Campus (AFC), the sale is not a done deal,
contrary to a recent Daily Freeman front-page headline, said
Tim Neu, director of the 372-acre outdoor education facility
in Olivebridge. Neu confirmed that State University of New York
at New Paltz (SUNY-New Paltz) is considering selling the property
to the Circle of Life Camp for use as a camp for children with
diabetes and has given the not-for-profit organization the go-ahead
to try to raise funds for the purchase. However, the Ulster
County Environmental Management Council has reservations about
the proposed sale and is considering action to oppose it.