Olive politics

The recent Irene disaster haunted Olive’s Meet the Candidate event, moderated by the Mid-Hudson league of Women Voters at the town’s meeting hall in Shokan on Saturday, October 22. The 22-year town supervisor Bert Leifeld said the tropical storm and its aftermath “tore this town apart and set people against each other.” His two Republican opponents on hand, third-time supervisor candidate Cindy Johansen and incumbent town board candidate Peter Friedel, spoke about the need for better preparations for future storm events while also praising non-governmental efforts in their community.

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