BACK FOR MORE... Olive Democrats swept the
November 8 elections solidly, although GOPer Pete Friedel made
a strong run for Town Judge...
Dems Have It!
Incumbents Sweep Up In Olive, But Sweep Out The GOP On A County
By Paul Smart
Olive Democrats, all incumbents except for one, swept to an
easy win over a handful of Republican Party challengers on Tuesday,
November 8. Only the empty town judge’s seat vacated by
Vince Barringer, who is retiring, saw a close race between Tim
Cox, who won on the Dems slate, and Republican Peter Friedel.
Question Of Legality
State Censure Of Town Justices Leaves Town Fuming Over Outside
By Gary Alexander
The decision by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct
on October 11th to censure two Olive town justices has not settled
well with other local officials or, by a pre- election sampling
of opinion outside of a local market, with town residents. Not
one of about 30 respondents approved of the measure.
Medicare’s New Plan D Sets The Stage For Many Penalty
By Paul Smart
According to Blanche Duffy, the local coordinator for the county
Office of the Aging’s HII-CAP (Health Insurance Information
Counseling Assistance Program), local seniors are not only confused
by the new Medicare Plan D prescription drug plan set to start
signing people up November 15, but actually losing sleep over
the complexities in the plan.
Jar Of Olives...
The Next Season
By Carol LaMonda
I am writing this prior to Election Day, so by the time
you read this, there will be winners and losers, incumbents
and newcomers to the political scene. All those dreadful
posters will be taken down; although, I predict that at
least one or two will stand in the snow and eventually be
plowed under. Electioneering and campaigning will be over.
Political rivals will shake hands and go about their everyday