Gutmann Battles Two Woodstockers For Dems Nod For County Seat
Come September 9, Ulster County voters will
opportunity to cast their ballots in a number of primary races,
most notably Shandaken Democrats will pick two of three candidates
for District 2 of the Ulster County Legislature.
“All primaries are important, and it’s good that people
want to run,” said John Parete, chairman of the Ulster County
Democratic Party and owner of the Boiceville Inn. “The Ulster
County Legislature is abstract to many people because of its makeup:
there are 33 representatives scattered through these huge districts.
You don’t even have a neighbor representing you and that’s
what we’re trying to change.”
Tabled For A Year?
Onteora Holds Back The Big Parcel Tax Issue 12 Months, Pending
by Violet Snow
The Onteora school board voted unanimously on August 20 not
to invoke the large-parcel tax legislation for the coming school
year, which would have raised the Town of Olive’s taxes
by 57.27 percent as of September 1.
But board members did vote 6-1 to apply the measure for next
year if the Ashokan Reservoir still meets the critera for separation
from the Olive tax roll.
Resentment & Threats of Boycott
Target Local Business Owners
By Paul Smart
An anonymously-penned letter addressed, “Dear Yuppy stores”
has been all the talk, in certain crowds, around the area over
the last two weeks.
“We would like to take this opportunity to say that you
are perpetrating the influx of New York City people to this area
and driving out the local people who have lived here for generations,”
It starts. “Due to your lack of comprehension in the way
we live our lives up here your yuppy centered store is sucking
the marrow out of the community life known as Olive.
Among businesses to whom the letter was sent,
and mentioned in its two-page, approximately 1300 word length
were the new American general Store in West Shokan, the Country
Inn in Krumville, Bread Alone, Winchells Corner and The OlivePress.
A list of alternatives to the listed offenders was also presented
at letter’s end, including such businesses as Tetta’s,
the Boiceville Market, Pine View Bakery, Boiceville Inn, Snyders,
Village Pizza and the Daily Freeman.
A DAY TO REMEMBER... Saturday, August 23, was
a fine day for Phoenicia, from the parade in the morning to the
fireworks and dance at night, all commemmorating the Phoenicia
Fire department’s 100th...
Ready To Run
Bob Cross’ Move
By Rachel X. Weissman
He may not have officially started his campaign for supervisor
yet, but Bob Cross, Jr.’s got “candidate”
written all over him. Just a few weeks ago, he showed up after
a Shandaken Theatrical Society performance and handed out
shirts for the M.F. Whitney Hose Company centennial celebration
to actors hanging out at the Phoenicia Hotel. Anyone who’s
been attending town board meetings in the past few months
has heard him speak his mind on a variety of subjects. And
today, already seated at a table at Mizuna where our interview
will take place, Cross, who is a surveyor, is advising a couple
sitting nearby about the best way to maneuver through the
various bureaucracies to get a subdivision approval.