HOLIDAY FEVER... All around
the Catskills, kids are getting ready for not only their upcoming
vacation, but a bit of the old hohoho giftgiving, as well.
Onteora Begins The Process Of Mulling Eventual Elementary School
By Lisa Childers & Paul Smart
A series of meetings in each of Onteora’s elementary schools,
including the closed-for-two-years West Hurley facility, have
been held in recent weeks with hired district facility consultants
Armand Quadrini and Scott Hillje, from KSQ architects, as to
how to best utilize and augment what OCS already has. The public
meetings were designed to both get the general parameters of
the district’s planning process to “stakeholders”
within each school community, and to hear suggestions and responses
from those same communities.
For A New Fight
Leifeld Plans To Enroll Political Help To Get Large Parcel Permanently
Olive supervisor Bert Leifeld has rounded up nine other supervisors
of watershed “impoundment towns,” meaning those
municipalities that host parts of New York City’s actual
six reservoirs, for a special agenda discussion at the next
Coalition of Watershed Towns meeting in Margaretville set to
start at 6 PM on Monday, December 19.
We Have It, But...
Town Foils For Information On Speed Limits That City Says It
By Paul Smart
After a recent discussion of last month’s state censure
of local Justices Wright and Barringer for not abiding by tickets
written by DEP police for violations of the 35 mph speed limit
on Route 28A, as well as “politicized” actions forbidden
to judges meant to be non-partisan, even in town matters, the
Olive town board resolved in November to request documentation
of the legality of the signs from New York City authorities.
Jar Of Olives...
Light... And Warmth
Carol La Monda
Tonight we said “Farewell” to Roger Winne, a
gentle giant tied to the land in many ways. He made his
living logging and landscaping. He hunted and fished. He
camped and loved things with wheels: trucks, campers, four
wheelers, and heavy equipment. He laughed and loved, worked
hard and played hard. It was comforting to see that his
fishing creel was within reach. My Greek grandmother used
to say, “Life is a banquet. You need to taste it all.”
Roger feasted, and, just in case he needed dessert, there
was an Almond Joy candy bar tucked into the crook of his
arm. We left Roger at Gormley’s surrounded by friends
and family sharing hugs, tears and laughter.