Discarded food, buried in a pile with no oxygen, produces methane, a greenhouse gas about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the most frequently identified culprit in climate change.
Whether it’s labeled Alzheimer’s, dementia, or forgetfulness, when an adult manifests cognitive difficulties and memory issues, both the individual and family members have challenges to face. As Shandaken residents Rachel and George (not their real names) cope with these problems, they are hoping a local support group can make their lives easier.
Woodstock resident Tarak Kauff and a fellow member of Veterans For Peace (VFP) Ken Mayers have been arrested in Ireland for walking onto a runway at Shannon Airport with intent to inspect a plane they believed was carrying armed troops enroute to the Middle East.
The unselfishness that’s such a fundamental element of every team sport is an extremely important lesson we can take with us when the buzzer sounds (or the final out is made or the winning run scores) and we reenter the rest of our lives. Teamwork. Trust. Self-knowledge. Physical, emotional, and mental resourcefulness. Being so much in our bodies. And, most importantly, the full awareness and enjoyment of the living moment.
Woodstockers filled Town Hall to once again raise their concerns over proposed short-term rental regulations that pits residents seeking affordable long term housing against those trying to make a business out of the shared economy — though a great many of those are just trying to rent a room or two to afford the tax bill and keep their homes.
Although the music is ending at the Harmony Café in Woodstock, jazz lovers should know about the ongoing Wednesday night performances by Jeff “Siege” Siegel and Rich Syracuse at Catskill Mountain Pizza.
Woodstock Library Trustees plan to vote at their next meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on a $584,000 contract with Dobbs Ferry architect Stephen Tilly for designs on a new 12,000-square-foot library building amid lingering concerns by some that the board hasn’t been transparent enough and hasn’t given enough consideration to a renovation.
When Che Spiotta was eleven years old, his mom found an announcement on her email feed about tryouts for the cooking show MasterChef Junior. “My mom asked me, ‘Do you want to do this?’” he says. “We debated for a week or so. I thought it would be awesome but, like, I’d be missing school, and what happens if this goes further? Then we were just like, why not? Why not do it and see what happens. If it’s fun, we’ll keep doing it. If it’s not…? Then when I was on the show, it was fun.”
The Town of Olive is looking for big changes come November, albeit big in Olive’s small town way.
Trustees of the Onteora Central School District board of education, along with parents and students, voiced their displeasure over aspects of Superintendent Victoria McLaren’s proposed budget for the upcoming school year at the April 2 board meeting at Phoenicia Elementary. Some expressed concern that that very building might eventually be placed on the chopping block, along with a popular teacher and special education services.