TRACK TIME... The Onteora High
School’s long distance team has been practicing. With
all the talk of budgets and candidates, we sometimes forget
what a great place the school facilities still are in Boiceville.
Stop by and check them out...
An Olive Sweep!
Record Turnout Tells The District What Large Parcel Means To
By Paul Smart
Olive’s anger over the Large Parcel issue blistered the
Onteora school district May 17, bringing down the administration’s
first budget under a 5 percent rise since 1998, and bringing
in a slate of three Olive candidates as two incumbents popular
throughout the rest of the district faced defeat.
Time For Sewer Talk
Informational Meeting On City-Requested Wastewater Treatment
Plant On Thursday
By Gary Alexander
Olive supervisor Brendt Leifeld is gearing up for a local controversy
that's been awaiting its turn at bat since the signing of the
of Agreement (MOA) between local municipalities, city, state,
federal and environmental bodies in January of 1997. Snuggled
into the lines of that compact is a contingency which may soon
lead to a significant water treatment system in Boiceville.
An informational meeting on the project is scheduled for Thursday
evening, May 26, at 7 pm in the meeting hall on Bostock Road.
The Election results…
What are people feeling now that we’ve gotten the results
By Gary Alexander
Moods are decidedly upbeat around prospects for the new Onteora
School budget passing on its second go ‘round after startling
many with its defeat at the polls on May 17th.
”I’m not surprised by the election results,”
said school board member David Patterson when reached on his
cell phone somewhere in northern New Jersey as he pursued his
occupation as a communications product specialist in the northeast
region. “I think people supporting their side is a great
By Brent Robison
A little-known fact about New York is that it is the only
state in the US which requires by law that every city,
village, town, borough, and county have an officially
appointed historian. Each of these Public Historians takes
an Oath of Office and works diligently to preserve and
promote the history of the state. Shandaken is fortunate
to have someone who cares passionately about the Catskills
region to fill the role of Town Historian - Maureen Nagy
of Pine Hill.