WHY DID THE GOOSE CROSS THE LEMONSQUEEZE? Maybe
the answer should have something to do with testing of Homeland
Security measures and a wish to get arrested?
Despite Early Thunder, The Races Start To Slim Down As Candidates
By Gary Alexander
With the political campaigns for the November 8 elections in
Olive just beginning to heat up, two potential Republican candidates
have already slipped from the slate.
John Tisch of Olive-bridge, who has been recently active in
the town’s opposition to the Large Parcel Law and was
seeking a position on the town
board, has withdrawn his name for personal reasons. The two
seats being contested belong to imcumbents Bruce LaMonda and
Helen Chase, both of whom are seeking re-election.
To A Sparkling Start
According To Bennett’s Principal, Things Are Looking Up
At Onteora This Semester
According to Bennett Elementary School principal Laurie Cassell,
who doubles as the director of elementary education for the
entire Onteora School district, things have gotten off to a
good start this semester.
She mentions the number of butterflies now fluttering around
the school as students finish their late summer studies about
chrysalises and milkweed, noting how she’d just been told
by a third grader how Native Americans once called the creatures
End To The Motoring Era?
A Friend Of The Papers Offers Insights Into The Bigger Picture
Of Fuel Prices
By Paul Smart
“My last three books were concerned with the physical
arrangement of life in our nation, in particular suburban sprawl,
the most destructive development pattern the world has ever
seen, and perhaps the greatest misallocation of resources the
world has ever known,” noted Hudson Valley author James
Howard Kunstler last January during a speech in Hudson, New
York, introducing the ideas behind his influential new book,
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of
the Twenty-first Century. “The world - and of course the
US - now faces an epochal predicament: the global oil production
peak and the arc of depletion that follows. We are unprepared
for this crisis of industrial civilization. We are sleepwalking
into the future. The global peak oil production event will change
everything about how we live. It will challenge all of our assumptions.
It will compel us to do things differently - whether we like
it or not.”
Jar Of Olives...
The Best Day Ever!
Yesterday, September 10, 2005, was the best Olive Day ever!
How do I know? People came up to me as I was serving hotdogs
and hamburgers and said so. They said, “Isn’t
this a just a perfect Olive Day?” Of course, we in
Olive always think that each one was “the best ever,”
but this one really was.
First of all, the bluest skies predicted that rain wouldn’t
dampen our good spirits, and the temperature was the median
of “not-too-hot” and “not-too-cold.”
Families came out in droves to hang out and celebrate the
good fortune of being born in or settling in this uniquely