Schank Throws In Towel
Police Commissioner Resigns After Months Of Allegations Termed
By Gary Alexander
After months of defending himself against allegations that he
characterizes as "political" in nature, Olive Police
Commissioner Robert Schanck has
thrown in the towel and submitted his resignation to town supervisor
After his handling of a child safety seat program was questioned
at a town board meeting in the Spring by former councilwoman
Cindy Johansen, two car seat clinics were held at the fire house
on Route 28 and demonstrated the benefits of such programs by
discovering that a majority of the safety seats
brought in for a check were improperly installed.
Tongore Deli's Community Story
By Bruce Golden
As the Catskill breezes sweep across the Ashokan Reservoir,
if your senses are keen they will lead you to the hub of the
hamlet of Olive Bridge, to a centerpiece of a small town. Just
moments from the section of Reservoir Road sealed off to traffic
and a classic bicycle ride,
The Tongore Deli and Cafe on Route 213. is much more than a
place to get a good cup of coffee and something to eat. It provides
a different sort of sustenance. It is operated by the daughter
and mother team of Megan Jacobsen and her mom Ellen Iwanowski.
It is an oasis for people looking for a little more than the
wholesome comfort food served 7 days a week. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner. It goes beyond just a convenience store to pick
up groceries and supplies. The real story here is very human...
about the people who run it and patronize it.
Megan, a young mother of two initially took on this project
with her husband but as the marriage faltered the business appeared
to be going with it but she joined forces with her mom Ellen
and together they have found a relationship that is supportive
and hopefully financially viable.