Hurley supervisor John Perry, a Republican, topped Democrat and former Woodstock town supervisor Tracy Kellogg in a rematch of their race two years ago, though control of the town board slipped away from the GOP with the elections of political newcomers Melinda McKnight and Peter Humphries on November 5.
“Thirty six years is long enough,” said Sylvia Rozzelle, Town of Olive’s current supervisor and former town clerk on the morning of November 6, when asked her opinion of the previous evening’s vote tallies, which saw a sweep by her party, the Democrats, in all municipal races. “It’s time for new people, for new energy in Olive.”
From the road, the apartments at the Bearsville complex look like a more stolid version of Byrdcliffe’s classic artist housing. But then one enters one of the smallish apartments inside and a whole other side of Woodstock creativity springs to life. Brightly colored murals capture the local mountains, the wondrous fecundity of our nature.
The underlying theme for this year’s election in Olive — with two full slates of candidates vying for the town’s first open supervisor’s position in years, as well as an open town justice spot (and two races for town council with four candidates) — depends on which party you’re listening to.
Planners would like a more cohesive streetscape, but business owners say enforcement would affect long-standing business practices, such as using sandwich-board-style signage on sidewalks.
The big race in Hurley will be a rematch between incumbent Republican supervisor John Perry and the Democratic candidate he defeated in a close count two years ago, former Woodstock town-board member and supervisor Tracy Kellogg. But the other races November 5 may say more about where this formerly rural town inching towards suburbia actually stands politically these days.
For years, art was hung salon-style. Then it was done the way SoHo galleries did it…with loads of white space surrounding each work. Here in the Catskills we have Varga-style, a cornucopic potpourri of everything blasted all around a series of rooms, with music and performance tossed in to give it all a multi-dimensional experiential sense of oomph. Some (right…me) have labeled it all Energy Art.
The 20th Anniversary of the Fiercely Independent Woodstock Film Festival has passed, and everyone’s still a bit breathless. Who won what?
Mike Anello has 42 plus years of great stories about his time at Woodstock Garage, which he and partner/brother-in-law Anthony Tampone are looking to sell.
It’s up. It’s running. The 20th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, still “fiercely independent,” is finally upon us all…and yes, there are still tickets left for some key films and events.