WAY TO GO!!! On Sunday, October
16, 2005, the children of The Olivebridge United Methodist Church
Sunday School (all eight of them!!) will present a check for
$5,000 to Heifer International for an “ark” of animals
to support a sustainable, agrarian life style for families in
need all over the world. The kids began raising money last Septembe.
Loses Cell Suit
Federal Judge Claims Town Waited Two Long... After Mulling Case
By Gary Alexander
A decision by U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue of the Northern
District Court on the lawsuit against Olive, filed in July 2002
by Masterpage Communications, Inc., was handed down on September
28th. Olive supervisor Brendt Leifeld said he learned of the
action, belatedly in October, while in a delicatessen. The verdict
was unlikely to stimulate his appetite.
Leifeld, Town Board, Mull Ways Of
Curbing Outside Fiscal Pressures
By Paul Smart
Rising fuel costs aren’t the big bugaboo we’ve been
expecting this budget season. As tentative budgets get approved
as preliminary documents, set for final adoption the week following
elections November 8, the bigger blame for shifts this year
are tending to be the same as last: the shift in retirement
funding from state to local governments, cuts to revenue streams
coming from the federal government, drops in income from the
ever-rising mortgage field of recent years, and the increasing
cost of credit, and cash flow, itself.
Cahill’s Reps Get A Cold Shoulder When They Come To Town
For Office Days
By Gary Alexander
Things began quietly for Assemblyman Kevin Cahill's Chief of
Staff Kathleen Keyser and Conor Bambrick, a Cahill aide on his
first tour of duty on the rounds to local communities they call
"Remote Office Hours." They fielded a few questions
from the handful of constituents that showed up in the hour
and a half prior to Tuesday's town board meeting and took the
opportunity to outline Cahill's positions on pending legislation.
Under a casual patina, they seemed braced for a tempest.
A Jar Of Olives...
...And The Winners Are
By Carol LaMonda
As I was watching the Emmy presentations on television last
week, I saw winners pass up an opportune moment to speak
to their audience and opted instead to thank others. What
if we, as a town, took the opportunity to thank some of
our citizens for the service and joy that they bring us.
Of course, the stars always apologize in advance in case
they omitted any one. I will, instead, just offer a baker’s
dozen worth, and will mention others in the future. After
all, there are so many people responsible for making Olive
this unique place to live.