PROM TIME... It’s that season and local
high schoolers are getting ready for their dates at Hillside
Manor next weekend...
It With Changes
Consensus Backs EPA Granting FAD For DEP As
Coalition Comes In At 11th Hour
6/8/2006 By Olive Press Staff
Watershed dwellers packed themselves into the Longhouse Lodge
at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Tuesday evening to give EPA
officials an earful about how they think things are going with
the partnership between this region and the City of New York.
The agency is holding a series of public hearings to gather
information on how things are going in the vast watershed region
before deciding whether to allow the City of New York to continue
avoiding a Federal mandate to filter its water supply. Such
a filtration system is estimated to cost $8 billion to build
and hundreds of millions a year to run.
Board Dismisses Interm Super, Hires Pine Hill’s Jordan
After Special Ed Revelations
The Onteora Central School District board of education accepted
the resignation of interim superintendent Dr. Peter J. Ferrara
at a special meeting Tuesday May 30, after the temporary replacement
for the recently deceased Justine Winters had served less than
a month. The resignation was effective as of May 31. The board
then approved Shandaken resident John Jordan, a previous interviewee
for the interim post, as Ferrara’s replacement, effective
June 1, at the same rate of pay, $565 per day.
Catskills Effort Gets Underway,
Seeking To Create A Nationwide Effect
People who volunteer their time for schools, non-profit organizations,
church groups, fire departments, and other essential community
services may get tax refunds of up to $2000 a year, if Shandaken
residents Calandra Cruickshank and Andrew Martin succeed in
rallying support for a bill now in the Ways and Means Committee
in Washington. The pair have created an organization, Support
American Volunteer Efforts (SAVE), headquartered in the 1890
House on Main Street, Phoenicia, to coordinate support for
bill HR4387, which was co-written by Martin and Washington
lawyer Dave Coffman, former tax advisor to the Senate, and
introduced by Congressman Maurice Hinchey.
High Could It Go ?
Town Moves To Halt 40 Foot Overreach By
Masterpage’s Forced Cellular Tower
By Gary Alexander
Not quite. Slipping an extra 40 feet of
cell phone tower past officials in Olive
would have been a nifty slight of hand but
it didn’t quite work for the Masterpage
Corporation of West Hurley.
Jar Of Olives...
Moments Of Pride...
Carol La Monda
There are moments that made me proud in the
past week. One was the eight-minute Memorial
Day parade in West Shokan. Parades shouldn’t
be long. Besides, we had a whole half hour
to socialize with neighbors since the newspapers
disagreed as to starting time. Those eight
minutes highlighted the Onteora Marching Band,
with Steve Murphy leading his students (Who
says teachers have short work short weeks?),
Peter Nekos driving Mrs. Sampson, a World
War II WAC (We missed Mimi), our Veterans
who provided a three gun salute, the Olive
Fire Department, Four H, Scouts, some chickens
and bunnies, the Town Board and Olive First