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PUTNAM C OUNTY NEWS
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CXLIII No. 28 www.pcnr.com Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Philipstown & Putnam Valley
Let’s Go to the 4-H Fair!
Testy Talks in Town
Tamagna Slams MTA Tax as Outrageous
by Michael Turton Putnam County Legislator Vinny Tamagna has a favorite word to describe the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), and he couldn’t utter the word “outrageous” often enough in strongly condemning recent actions by the twin Authorities when he addressed the Philipstown Tow n Board at its J uly 9, 2009 meeting. Ta m a g n a a n d h i s f e l l o w Putnam County legislators are hopping mad over the “Mobility Tax” being imposed on county residents by the
Garrison Fire Finances Rankle Regele
MTA, and the large raises that the NYSBA has given to its senior employees.
The mobility tax will be levied against payrolls of all residents in the MTA commuter region. Tamagna and other Putnam County legislators have condemned the move as “taxation without equitable representation” because the counties of Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, and Rockland have only one shared vote on the sixteen-member MTA board. He also questioned the legality of the mobility tax, ( S e e M TA o n P a g e 1 2 )
Village Board Squabbles Over Metered Parking
by Michael Mell The July 7, 2009, Cold Spring Village Board meeting ended on a tense note, as the issue of metered parking on Main Street was raised again. Capping a discussion of the success of Community Day, resident and local businessman Tom Rolston commented that, with over 5,000 in attendance, parking did not become the problem that had been anticipated. Mike Armstrong, who, along with Rolston, headed the parking committee for the celebrations, concurred, saying that space at the Marathon site was not needed at all. Rolston suggested the village should ag ain co n s id er in s titu tin g paid parking on Main Street, citing the revenue it would bring to the village coffers. Trustee Gordon Robertson agreed, saying that a “new board and new mayor” warrant a review to gain a “fresh (See Parking on Page 12)
Legislator Tony Hay talks about the MTA tax see page 2
Gov. Pataki’s Million Dollar Legacy
by Annie Chesnut Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki appeared at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center the morning of July 9 to dedicate the Pataki Center. The handsomely redesigned and refurbished building, constructed more than 250 years ago, will serve as a conference center for the hospital. Governor Pataki was able to secure $1 million in funding for the renovation of the complex through the Empire State Development Corporation before he left office. The governor was joined by more than a hundred wellwishers, including hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, support staff, board members, local and regional politicians, media representatives, business leaders, Pataki family members, and friends.
Kate Paulmann, Nicole Monaco, and Samantha Cosentino place a 4-H Fair sign outside the new Ice Cream Café that has just opened at the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel. by Eric Gross Putnam’s mid- summer classic is one week away! The county’s 38th annual 4-H Fair will open next Friday (July 24) and will continue throughout the weekend. T h e f a i r, s p o n s o r e d b y Cornell Cooperative Extension, offers something for everyone, from visual arts, creative crafts, creative writing, engineering and rocketry, entomology and food preservation to fruits and vegetables, photography, textile handicrafts, woodworking, and of course hundreds of animals of every size and description. A highlight of this year’s fair will be the Country Living Auction that takes place on Saturday, July 25, at 4pm. F a i r o rg a n i z e r s a r e s t i l l seeking items for the auction, which Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator Pat Madigan said were “taxdeductible as long as they are in clean and good condition. All proceeds from the auction will help support Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Development, Environmental, and Community Economic Vitality education programs.” The fair will be held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent.
Hudson Valley Hospital Center CEO John Federspiel (left) speaks with Gov. George Pataki. There was an air of dignified elegance as the event began on a beautiful morning, with two bagpipers from the Cold Spring Fire Company’s Pipes & Drums—one of whom was Cold Spring’s mayor, Seth Gallagher—leading the procession, followed by a solemn color guard of New York State Troopers; Governor Pataki; his wife, Libby; daughter, Emily; the hospital’s CEO, John Federspiel; and the Hospital Foundation’s Chair, Edward MacDonald. When it was the governor’s ( S e e P a t a k i o n P a g e 11 )
Cold Spring Raises Sewer Rates
by Michael Mell The Cold Spring Village Board met on July 7, 2009, to hear public comment on a sewer rate increase. Water & Sewer Superintendent Greg Phillips summarized the issues driving the need for an increase in fees. Inflow and infiltration into the wastewater treatment facility should remain within operating tolerances. Last Wednesday’s heavy rainfall caused Thursday’s inflow to increase 1.8 times the normal flow. Phillips distributed flow graphs for June 30 and July 1 that clearly illustrated the increase. “This is where the DEC wants us to identify infiltration sources and correct them” said Mr. Phillips. He continued saying, “We will benefit from . . . addressing the massive inflows and will save money in the long run.” Over the next three years, Phillips estimates a cost of $30,000 per year for flow monitoring. Subsequent video inspection will cost $2,500 per day. At this time he was unable to speculate about the cost of any repairs. The existing aeration system is over 30 years old and “well past its designed lifetime.” Replacement of this system with more efficient equipment will save money and electricity. The draft report of the aeration study performed by contractor Malcolm Pirnie & Associates estimates a cost of $342,000 to $387,000 for a new system. The exact price would depend on the recommendation chosen (See Sewer on Page 12)
Senate Approves Putnam Sales Tax Extender
by Eric Gross Putnam County residents are breathing a sigh of relief this week after learning the New York State Senate renewed a one percent sales tax extender for the next two years. In April, members of the P utnam Legis lature called on Albany lawmakers to keep the status quo by raising the county sales tax from three percent to four percent. Since the current legislation expires on November 30, a renewal was needed. T h e S t a t e A s s e m b l y a pproved the extender after it was introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef without controversy, but due to the morass in the Senate during the past month, local officials feared dramatic property tax hikes of 39 percent next year if the bill was not approved. Under the leadership of State Senator Vincent Leibell, one of the first bills approved when the Senate returned to work last week was the Putnam sales tax extender. In an interview with the county executive Monday, Bondi called it “essential for our future that the extender be signed into law by Governor Paterson. This is not allowing for additional revenue but merely gives the county what it has had in the past in order to pay its bills. The situation is critical because our sales tax revenues have plummeted.” For the first five months of 2009, sales tax receipts totaled $20,784,698, a decline of more than $2.3 million (See Sales Tax on Page 11)
Will It Be Dawn in Putnam Valley?
by Michael Mell This past May, longtime Putnam Valley resident Dawn Powell announced her intention to challenge incumbent Town Supervisor Bob Tendy in next November’s election. No stranger to town hall, she served as the personal assistant to former Supervisor Sam Davis, albeit under a cloud, because at the time she was also his domestic partner. Endorsed by both the PV Democratic Committee and the Putnam County Democratic Committee, she is running on a platform for tax
Wo o d B o i l e r s a n d P h o s p h a t e s O c c u p y P u t n a m Va l l e y B o a r d
by Michael Mell The Putnam Valley Town Board’s July 8 workshop began with a public hearing on a local law to regulate the installation and operation of wood boilers. This was the second hearing held, and it reflected the modifications made at the previous hearing. Of concern is a provision of the law that prohibits use of the boilers between May and September. Resident, and boiler owner, Bill Venezia asked the board “what happens if fuel costs rise?” He reminded the board that this year cold weather lasted well into May. Mr. Venezia also pointed out that some businesses might require summer use of their boilers. Town Attorney Bill Zutt replied that the proposed law contains a provision allowing the board to waive requirements on a case-by-case basis. Tr u s t e e We n d y W h e t s e l asked whether “this would open the door,” thereby vitiating the law. The short answer, said Zutt, was “yes.” One resident commented that operation of a wood boiler is a “time- and effort-intensive process,” and didn’t anticipate “a rush to buy.” Assistant Supervisor Gene Yetter, acting in Bob Tendy’s absence, said that the town “is taking steps” to prevent abuse, and that limits and conditions will be set to allow for variances. The board discussed and made modifications to the proposed law to address the issues raised, and will hold a third public hearing on August 12. Immediately following was a hearing on creation of a Timberline drainage district. Creation of the drainage district is required before the town can “dedicate” the road. Residents of Timberline Estates are concerned that dedication occurs prior to the start of school in September, so that school buses can travel on it. Bill Zutt told the board that the town engineer has signed off on the application. The drainage district will be supported by a fixed fee paid by residents, which the board may adjust as part of the yearly budget p r o c e s s . Tr u s t e e P r i s c i l l a Keresey urged the board to “move quickly,” given the time constrains. The board concurred and a vote has ( S e e B o i l e r s o n P a g e 11 )
Dawn Powell during a recent conversation with the PCN&R. relief and fiscal responsibility in government. The PCN&R sat down with her recently to discuss her candidacy and i s s u e s i n t h e c o m m u n i t y. ( S e e P o w e l l o n P a g e 11 )
Cold Spring Water Review Continues
From the Cold Spring Water Department: As reported in last week's PCN&R, and in e-mailings via coldspringny.gov, the water department reported bouts of discoloration in the distribution system in recent weeks. Questions have arisen with regard to the potability of the supply as it reaches consumer taps. "At this point, sampling has indicated that there are no bacteriological issues in the finished water supply," stated Superintendent Greg Phillips. "The free-chlorine residual has been found to be at a sufficient level to stave off microbial growth," Phillips added. A s fo r r es olution o f th e discoloration, Phillips said that Water Department personnel will be working this week to drain down each of the two finished water storage tanks located on Fishkill Road, at the treatment facility. "This will allow us to take one variable out of the equation," Phillips stated. Northeast Aquastore, builders of the two storage tanks in 1997, will be on site to assess the integrity of the structures after 12 years of service. "Having the manufacturer's representative on hand will also help in future planning, should any issues be developing," Phillips added. Once the source of the supply has been assessed and ruled out, the distribution system will be further analyzed. It is possible that the Department will conduct another hydrant flush to remove the remaining sediment, according to Phillips. He added that if this is the case, it will be publicized in the paper and online. "We may also have to initiate a more formal study of the system," Phillips continued, "the problem may be indicative of issues not able to be handled in-house." The Water Department can be reached at 265-7986, or via e-mail at vcswater@bestweb. net
Watch the Trains Go By As You Dine at the Cold Spring Depot
Part of a series on local eateries
by Michael Brendan Dougherty Twenty-five years ago, Tom Rolston sat in the Cold Spring Depot having a drink. The bartender leaned over to him, and said “You’re in the restaurant business. Why don’t you buy this dump?” Rolston laughs, “I swear to you, she said that. I said ‘if we can close in a week,’ and it was done. We opened a week later. And it was packed!” Rolston came a long way to Cold Spring. Born in Iowa, he moved to New York City in 1969 to work for NBC as a unit manager and producer. He then helped immigrants build restaurants in New York, establishing many of the Japanese, Thai, and Filipino restaurants ( S e e D e p o t o n P a g e 11 )
Trash Can Art page 5 Slambovian Takeover page 7
Here Comes Global Cooling Letters to the Editor page 6
Little League Recaps and Photos Cold Spring’s McDermott Takes Third in AAU Track Nationals page 11
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M TA Ta x Q & A w i t h C o u n t y L e g i s l a t o r To n y H a y
by Michael Brendan Dougherty When retroactive payroll tax hikes were passed in Albany to support the MTA, state senator Vincent Leibell, Assemblyman Greg Ball, and other politicians vowed to push for a forensic audit of the agency. Two weeks ago, the Putnam County legislature boldly announced that they would refuse to pay the tax. Leading that charge was Tony Hay, a legislator from Southeast, who sat with the PCN&R to discuss the tax hike, and the county’s firm response. PCN&R: How did the Legislature come to take such a strong stand against paying the MTA tax? Tony Hay: It started in the audit committee, Monday June 29. I said to myself, ‘Enough is enough!’ With most taxes, you get something for your money, but the MTA tax is one of the most unfair I’ve ever seen. What do you get from the MTA tax? Absolutely nothing. When you use the service you pay the user fee, a ticket price. But what really frosted me is that they were making this retroactive. How can you make this tax retroactive when we were never made aware the tax was even due? That’s government at its best: getting in the pocket of every taxpayer. PCN&R: Putting aside the retroactive aspect, aren’t many taxes like this? What else would cause the Putnam legislature to reject it so thoroughly? Hay: Usually with most taxes you can find some who support it, and some who do not. I’ve not found one person or one business that supports this one. Yet four out of the five senators in the Hudson Valley supported the bill. I try to listen to my constituents when I take a vote. PCN&R: What happens next? Hay: It’s not due to be paid until some time in October. In the end we’re going to have to cave in and pay the price. They’re going to hit us with penalties and interest. But we thought we’d have time to get other counties on our side, and maybe someone would say ‘This isn’t a good idea.’ We have to show, this is a devastating blow to many business, and charitable organization that have payrolls. They have to pay 3 cents on every thousand dollars and they receive nothing for it. PCN&R: Was this tax a sudden blow to the county coffers, as well? Hay: Our bill is $127,500 retroactively to March, that’s what our share is this year. That’s pro-rated for the year. The schools, not for profits, charities, they all have payrolls. Businesses are struggling to survive, and many of them do not use the MTA service. Look at it this way. I own a car. I buy the car, I pay sales tax on the car, I register my vehicle, I insure my vehicle, and I put gas in my vehicle. Does anyone from the MTA help me? PCN&R: Some legislators have called for an audit of the MTA. What do you make of it? Hay: The MTA is literally getting millions upon millions from Putnam County. They charge me, you, and the businesses that you use. Part of that money goes to repair brides to Manhattan, which are part of the MTA system. What they have to learn at the MTA is how to cut their costs. They charge us $900,000 a year for maintenance. What do they do with that? They plow the snow. Allow us to do the maintenance; we can keep the $900,000. I think we could provide a better job, for less money. Even saving 10 percent would be significant. PCN&R: You keep emphasizing that the tax falls disproportionately on people who don’t use the MTA’s services. Hay: This tax is for the honest people, the ones who are registered properly and pay their taxes on April 15. There are many people, especially the guys who pick up workers on Main Street, who don’t pay taxes. The workers come up from Westchester and get off in the Village of Brewster. What about those guys? I’d guess 90 percent of Putnam County don’t use the rails and should not be charged with that tax. But we got 1/4 of a vote in the MTA region. We have basically no representation when it comes to this. Even if we had one vote, New York City is 8 million people and Putnam County is 100,000. You know we don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anywhere. We are at the pleasure of that board regardless. And we will basically never have a say. PCN&R: Would anyone seriously propose letting the county take over some of the MTA’s services, like the maintenance service you cited before? Hay: They’ll laugh at it, like they are laughing now. I wish it was back in colonial times because more people would pay attention to us. Now the government hands you a bill and the honest people pay it, and the dishonest people don’t. Someone had to stand up and say enough is enough and we did it. But hey, always find a way to tax the honest people. If they want to bankrupt our business, they are doing an excellent job of it.
Mayor Seth Gallagher dropped by the PCN&R office on deadline day and brought with him a copy of an old book entitled “Historical Reminiscenses of Cold Spring, Nelsonville, and Vicinity” by Olive Adams. It was written in the 1950s and offers a charming history of our area with essays and poems. Its contents offered some fodder for this week’s editorial page. Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher congratulates former Governor George Pataki during the July 9 dedication of the Pataki Center at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
Birthdays this week include Michael W. Carson, Mary Jane Nagel, Susan Bataglia, Stella, Kelly Gerelli, Anthony Virgadamo, Sheila Fricher, Helen Nicholls, Swati Gandhi, Matthew Steltz, Ryan Koval, Fred Clarke, Dr. Joan Lovett, Alexis Irene Rapacioli, Jim Thomas, Michelle Grasso, Tom Faherty, Jaden Ricapito, Sydney Cottrell, An Kops, Ashesh Modi, Lauren Conacchio, Michael Caterino, Sarah Gauthier, Cameron Clarke, and Kevin Van Tassel.
Letters to the Editor are on page 6.
Meetings This Week
7:00 PM - Cold Spring ZBA 7:30 PM - Philipstown Planning Board
No Meetings Scheduled PV TOWN HALL CLOSED
7:30 PM - Nelsonville Village Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM - Cold Spring Board Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM - Philipstown Board Wkly Workshop
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Jessica Ruth Caragine
Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on May 30, 2009, to Ruth and Joe Caragine, of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Rocco Calandra ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane ScottHamblen, Rector, 2652539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. Masses: 8am (spoken); 10:30am (sung); Sunday school in Parish Hall during 10:30 mass Thurs. Fri. & Sun.: AA in parish hall, 8pm FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE ATONEMENT Route 9, Garrison 424-3671 graymoorcenter@ atonementfriars.org Sunday Eucharist - 11am, Pilgrim Hall. Daily Mass - Mon. - Sat. 11:30am. Mondays - Holy Hour, 8pm. Centering Prayer - 8pm. Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd Sunday of every month at 2 p m . R e c over y I nc. ever y Wednesday, 7:30pm. Renewal Farmers’ Market: Every Friday, 10-3, during growing season. PHILIPSTOWN WORSHIP GROUP Quaker Meeting (845) 424-3525 Meeting for Worship – 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, 10am, at 848 Old Albany Post Road (Whyatt Stone Cottage), Garrison. Call for directions. Children of all ages welcome. OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH Fair Street, Cold Spring (845) 265-3718 www.ourladyoflorettocs.com Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 7 : 3 0 a m , 9 , & 11 : 4 5 a m . , Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Joseph’s - Sun., 10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1101 Route 9D, Garrison stphilips.highlands.com Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. 424-3571 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Summer schedule: 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Main Service; childcare available for 10am service ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPEL A mission Chapel of Our Lady of Loretto Church Upper Station Rd., Garrison, 265-3718 Sunday Mass: 10:15am CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 www.baus.org email@example.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation 10-11am - Dharma Talk 11 a m - 1 2 p m - N o o n B o o k Discussion Group Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets Cold Spring - 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor
Doansburg Chamber Performs Two Concerts
of Cortlandt Manor. Paternal grandparents are Karel and Joe Caragine of Cortlandt Manor.
FPCP@verizon.net Worship Service: 10:00am Chancel Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays 7pm Office Hours: Tue, Wed & Thu, 8-12 Food Pantry: Saturdays 9-10am UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF COLD SPRING & SOUTH HIGHLAND (Garrison) (265-3365) South Highland UMC, 19 Snake Hill Rd. Garrison Cold Spring UMC, 216 Main Street Pastor Margaret (Peggy) Laemmel South Highland in Garrison worship service at 9:30am. C o l d S p r i n g w o r s h i p s e rv i c e a t 11 a m . S a t . S e p t . 12 - Bake Sale, Foodtown, 9:30am-noon GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 337 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley Pastor Tony Mecca 845-526-3788 Sunday Service & Sunday School: 10 am. Prayer Service w/ Communion: Tues 7 pm. “Tuesdays w/ Tony” - Discussion group, 9am. REFORM TEMPLE OF PUTNAM VALLEY 362 Church Road Putnam Valley Rabbi Allen Darnov (845) 528-4774 www.rtpv.org MOTHER LURANA ADULT SOCIAL DAY CARE CENTER Route 9, Garrison, 1/8 mi. N. of 403 Junction
PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE P.O. Box 94 Cold Spring, NY 10516 Unless otherwise indicated, all services take place at St. Mary’s Parish House, Cold Spring. Sat. Aug. 15 - Shabbat Morning Services: discussion/9:30am, services/10:30am, led by Rabbi Marcus Burstein Fri. Sept. 18, Rosh Hashanah COLD SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH (American Baptist Churches, USA) Paul Laurelli (Interim Pastor) 245 Main St., Cold Spring 265-2022 Sunday Services, 10:30am Wednesdays: Prayer- Fellowship time, 7pm TEMPLE ISRAEL 140 Lake Drive Lake Peekskill Rabbi Jeff Cymet 845-528-2305 Shabbat Services: Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 9:15am. Sun. July 19 - Discussion & nosh: “Wandering Jews” Sun. July 19 - Jewish Film Fest: The Frisco Kid, 4pm, free ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 65 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley www. stlukesputnamvalley.org 528-8858, firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Worship - Service: 9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am, Family Communion Service including Sunday School: 10:30am Thu. - Prayer Service, 8pm TEMPLE BETH-EL 118 GRAND AVE., POUGHKEEPSIE 845-454-0570 www.templebethelpok.ny Shalom Tots - First Sat. of each month - 11:15am
Sierra Grace Maroulis
Born on June 9, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Jennifer and Thomas Maroulis, of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Iolanda Scharvella of Yorktown Heights. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Rose Maroulis of Soldotna, Alaska.
Thomas Ruffin Warfield
Thomas Ruffin Warfield,, age 77, of New York, NY and Garrison, died on July 12, 2009, at his residence in Manhattan. Son of the late Calvin N. And Helen Craig (Ruffin) Warfield, he was born on August 16, 1931, in Richmond, VA. Mr. Warfield was an investment manager, owning and operating his own investment firm, Warfield Assocates, Inc. in New York, NY. He was a member of the Knickerbocker Club, South Highlands Country Club, and a veteran of the Coast Guard. Survivors include one son Mark Thomas, (Suzanne Leigh) Warfield of Brooklyn, NY; one brother, Calvin N. (Shirley) Warfield, Jr., of Smithfield, VA, and one sister, Helen Barner, of Santa Rosa, CA. Two grandchildren, Jackson James and Dean Thomas Warfield also survive. One sister, Alice Lorraine Lanes pre-deceased him in 2002. Graveside services will take place at the Cold Spring Cemetery on July 16, 2009, at 11am. The Rev. Frank Geer will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring. The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will present their trio of piano, flute, and cello on Saturday, August 1, at 8pm at St. Mary’s in the Highlands Episcopal Church at the intersection of Routes 9D and 301 in Cold Spring, and on Sunday, August 2, at 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2103 Route 6, just west of Brewster. The Ensemble’s imaginative programming will bring together selections that include Ignaz Pleyel’s Grand Trio Op. 29, Fantasia Op. 256 by Carl Czerny, Three Water Colors by Philippe Gaubert, and Friedrich Kuhlau’s Trio Op. 119. These performances will feature pianist Vassa Shevel, flutist Christine Smith, and cellist Matthew Goeke. The artistry and talent of these musicians have been heard during their appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Center, and other major performance venues. Ms. Shevel was the winner of the St. Petersburg’s Cappella Competition at the age of 11. She has studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg and at the New England Conservatory, and she received her Masters degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Ms. Smith is a 1981 graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division, and she holds a Masters Degree in Education. Mr. Goeke holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. He performs regularly with notable groups throughout the New York area, and his performances can be heard on a number of labels. Tickets for the concert are available at the door at $9 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. For further concert information, or to order advance tickets, please call (845) 228-4167 or visit http://home.comcast. net/~doansburg. This program is made possible, in part, with public f u n d s f r o m t h e N e w Yo r k State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program. In Putnam County, this program is administered by the Putnam Arts Council.
Curb Appeal Equals Positive Community Results
Abruzzi Earthquake Benefit Show is a Great Success
A benefit concert for the Abruzzi Earthquake Victims was held at the historic Paramount Center for the Arts on Monday evening, June 22, 2009. The concert was presented under the auspices of the American Accordionists’ Association. The musical extravaganza starred Mary Mancini, Mario Tacca, Floyd Vivino, Steve Ritrovato and the City Rhythm Orchestra. Surprising the audience, Peekskill’s own Bagpiper, Joe Brady, Jr. made a well received cameo appearance. Mancini & Tacca prepared a video presentation, “Abruzzi, Before and After the Earthquake, 2009,” illustrating the devastation of the earthquake, and moving the audience to tears. The performers and organizers of this Benefit show donated their time and efforts to the success of this cause and are grateful for the generosity of so many. A reception at the Elks Club following the show allowed members of the audience and performing artists to share their vision to continue to aid the victims. The Abruzzi Earthquake Fund is ongoing; for more information log on to www. gioiaproductions.com
Keep Putnam Beautiful is awarding Beautification Award plaques to commercial properties which have especially attractive road frontages. Recommended by several residents for this award, Ellen Lever has done a great job with landscaping in front of
the Lever Building, Route 6, Mahopac. Pictured are right-to-left: Town of Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt; Walt Thompson, Keep Putnam Beautiful; Ellen Lever, award recipient; Putnam County Legislator Tony Fusco; and George Monaco, GM Landscaping.
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Sat. July 25 - Free rabies clinic spons. by Health Dept. 10am12 noon, Hubbard Lodge, 2920 Route 9, Cold Spring. Bring proof of residency & prior vac. www.putnamcountyny.com Sat. July 25 - Bird Watching Trail Walk led by Lew Kingsley for PH Audubon on new Watergrass Trail. Meet 8am nr Watergrass deRham sign, Rt. 9, 3 miles s. of 301. Carpooling suggested for parking reasons. Sun. July 26 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Natalie Amendola/Kathleen Pemble: jazz fusion/alt-indieacoustic, 5:30pm, Cold Spring bandstand, free. Sun. July 26: Putnam CAP’s 5th Annual Motorcycle Run for H.O.P.E. 71mile Sheriff Dept escorted ride. Regisration 9:30 - 11 at Route 312, Shopping Center, Brewster (Kohl’s). BBQ Luncheon at Sycamore Park on Long Pond Road, Mahopac. www.putnamcap.org Tue. July 28: Public canoe program at Constitution Marsh, 4:30-7:30pm. Previous paddling experience preferred, but not required. $25/adults; $20/Seniors, students, and Audubon members; $15/ kids ages 7-15. Res. req’d: 265-2601 x15, or email marshschedule@gmail. com Thu. July 30 - Bingo at Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall, Cold Spring. Doors open 6pm, first game begins at 7:15pm. Sat. Aug. 1 - Haldane Class of 1979’s 30th Reunion. Dutchess Manor. Graduates from other years invited as well. More details tba. Robin, ristlusardi@ optonline.net or 845-284-2255. Sat. Aug. 1 - Lake Peekskill Family Day, day-long party at North Beach. Music, games, food, tug of war, more. Sat. Aug. 1 - Dance fundraiser for Beacon Sloop w/ Big Joe Fitz & his Blues Band, 7pm West Coast Swing dance lesson, dance from 8-11:30pm. St. Rocco’s, 26 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, $20. www.beaconsloopclub.org, 845-532-5615. Sun. Aug. 2 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Andy Stack/Dar Williams: pop/ folk/pop, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free. Sun. Aug. 2 - Doansburg Chamber Ensemble, 8pm, St. Mary’sin-the-Highlands Church. $9/ adults, $8/seniors & students Thu. Aug. 6 - Bingo at Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall, Cold Spring. Doors open 6pm, first game begins at 7:15pm. Fri. Aug. 7 - Philipstown Community Blood Drive at New North Highlands Firehouse, Fishkill Road, 2:30-8pm. 120 pints needed. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment: dfidanque@ attglobal.net Sat. Aug. 8 - Cold Spring Fire Company Clambake, 10am-5pm at Mayors Park, tickets $50p/p, call 265-9241. Sat. Aug. 8 - River to River Poetry Festival, 11am-11pm, Howland Ctr, 477 Main St., Beacon. HowlandCulturalCenter.org Sun. Aug. 9 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Victor Jones Trio: jazz, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free Sun. Aug. 9 - Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival, Riverfront Park, 12 noon-5pm. Music, children’s activities, free sails on Woody Guthrie, fresh corn. www.BeaconSloopClub.org, 845-542-0721 Thu. Aug. 13 - CS Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting. 6pm, Butterfield Library. Sat. Aug. 15 - Tag & Craft Sale, Garrison Volunteer Fire Dept., Rt.9. Vendors Wanted: call 424-4406, ext. 5. Further details tba. Sat/Sun Aug. 15/16 - Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow, details tba, www.VisitPutnam. org, 800-470-4854. Sun. Aug. 16 - Concert: Andy LaVerne, piano and John Abercrombie, guitar, jazz standards and original compositions. 4pm, free. Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, 45 Market St., CS, park at Metro-North station. Sun. Aug. 23 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Slippery Chicken/Buddy Traina Band: Rockabilly/Rock & Blues, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free, bring blanket & picnic. Sat. Aug. 29 - Putnam Chorale, 2nd annual Summer Sing & Open House, Mozart’s Requiem w/ orchestra, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, Brewster, free. Sun. Aug. 30 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Jonathan Kruk/Annie & the Natural Wonder Band Storyteller/dances about animals, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free. Sun. Aug. 30 - Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival, 153-5-75/100 mile routes. www.VisitPutnam. org, 800-470-4854. Sun. Sept. 6 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series, M Shanghai String Band: Americana, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free. Thu. Sept. 10 - HH Trust Takea-Hike! Musical Tot Trek II w/ Stacy Labriola. Ltd. space, reg. req’d. 10am, 1 hr., easy/ family-friendly. www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 Sat. Sept. 12 - Summer Sunset & Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson, in celebration of the 400th Anniversary Hudson sail, cruise on the River Rose. Dinner buffet, open bar, music, dancing, silent & live auctions, Peekskill Celebration Fireworks Display. 8-11pm, $100 per person, benefit for PARC. 845-278- PARC, ext. 287 or www.PutnamARC.org. Sat. Sept. 12 - Bake sale. sponsored by South Highland UM Church, 9:30am-noon, in front of Foodtown Sun. Sept 13 - Sunset Series: Readings at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. Novelist Valerie Martin. 4pm, wine & cheese reception follows. Free, park at Metro-North station. Sun. Sept. 13 - HH Land Trust Take-a-Hike! Night Sky Outing w/ astronomer Frank Suits. Bring blanket & binoculars. 8pm, Garrison Golf Club parking lot. 2 hrs, easy/family friendly. www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 Sat. Sept. 19 - HH Land Trust Take-a-Hike! What Henry saw & more w/ historian Ray Phillips. Part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble.10am, Ft. Montgomery Visitors’ Center, 2 hrs., Moderate. www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 The Putnam County News & Recorder is happy to announce your event. A complete listing of Coming Events are on our website at www.pcnr.com. To send your listing: PCN&R, PO Box 185, Cold Spring, NY 10516; fax 265-2144; e-mail, email@example.com.
Mon. July 20 - Talk by Chris Mooney on “Unscientific America,” 5:30pm, Hastings Center, Garrison. Free, RSVP to Tina at 424-4040. www.thehastingscenter.org Tue. July 21 - Kruckers Picnic Grove Summer Picnic. Lunch, Dinner, Music, Dancing, Games, Bingo.”Philipstown Seniors,” members $38, non-members $43. Eileen 265-5098. Thu. July 23 - Bingo at Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall, Cold Spring. Doors open 6pm, first game begins at 7:15pm. Fri/Sun July 24/26 - 38th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair. Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Road, Carmel. Free admin. & parking. For info visit www.cornell.edu/ putnam, 845-278-6738.
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, Saturdays through Thanksgiving, 8:30am-1:30pm, at The Nest, Chestnut St. Putnam Valley Farmers’ Markets: Fridays, 3-7pm, Tompkins Cnrs Methodist Church, outdoors, 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd. June 19-Oct. 9 ALSO Wednesdays, 3-7pm at Putnam Valley Grange, Adams Cnrs, 128 Mill St. Indoor/Outdoor, through Dec. 16.845-528-0066 Historic Walking Tours of Cold Spring conducted by volunteers from Putnam County Historical Society, 2pm, free, meet at foot of Main St.; through Labor Day weekend.
Fri. July 17 - Local Bands Rock Concert at Arts on the Lake. 6-10pm, 640 Rt. 52, Kent. Scheduled to appear: Ascendancy; Collision of Colour; My Mind is a Symphony; & Kid Jerusalem. Admission: $5. www.artsonthelake.org. Fri. July 17 - Blood drive in memory of Erin Dunne, 2-7:30pm, Continental Village Clubhouse, 49 Highland Drive, Garrison Sat. July 18 - Free concert by NY Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Band, Boscobel, 2-3:30pm; pack a picnic Sat. July 18 - Balloon Party for Kids, All Sport Fishkill Outdoor Park, 4-8pm, free. Giant puppet show, bounce castle, swimming, live music, hot air balloon launch at 6pm. Sun. July 19 - CS Chamber of Commerce Sunset Series: Tiki Daddy/Uncle Wade, Hawaiianinspired Music/Americana, 5:30pm, Cold Spring Bandstand, free. Sun. July 19 - Walkabout at Tilly Foster Farm. Guided historical tours, 1pm. Reservations rec, space ltd. 845-279-4474, www. tillyfosterfarm.org. Sun. July 19: Public canoe program at Constitution Marsh, 830-11am. Previous paddling experience preferred, but not required. $25/adults; $20/seniors, students, and Audubon members; $15 for kids ages 7-15. Res. req’d, call 265-2601 x15, or email marshschedule@ gmail.com
Sat. July 25 - Constitution Island Garden Day, 10am-3pm. House and Revolutionary War tours, boat rides, presentation by Glynwood Ctr. Shuttle runs from south end of Metro-North CS parking lot. 845-446-8676, www.constitutionisland.org. Sat. July 25 - HV Renegades baseball game & welcome home event honoring returning combat veterans at Dutchess Stadium. 5pm; tickets for registered VAHVHCS veterans are free. RSVP to OEF/OIF office at 845-8312000, ext. 5016 before 6/26. Sat. July 25 - Country Music Night, 6-9pm. Leonard Wagner Town Park, Putnam Valley, 156 Oscawana Lake Rd., Bring chairs, blanket. Food for sale by Hanlon’s Steakhouse. Music free.
Thu. July 16 - Bingo at Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall, Cold Spring. Doors open 6pm, first game begins at 7:15pm. Fri. July 17 - CS Chamber Cruise aboard River Rose, boarding from CS Boat Club at 6:30pm, sail at 7. $85 p/p, www.coldspringchamber.com Fri/Sat July 17/18 - Putnam Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show, 8:30am-4pm, Stormville Airport. Incl. obedience trial. PutnamKennelClub.org
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Sounds of the 20s & 30s with Historical Society Will Host Tiki Daddy and Uncle Wade Lawn Party on July 18
JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Thu. July 16 - Mad Science, 10:45am, reg. req’d Mon. July 20 - Mad Science, 10:45am, reg. req’d ONGOING PROGRAMS Intro to Guitar: 5 Weds beg. July 15, 4:15pm Bouncing Babies (infants thru 24 mos.), Tue, Wed, & Thu, 10am PUTNAM VALLEY LIBRARY 30 Oscawana Lake Rd., (845) 528-3242 www.putnamvalleylibrary.org Hours: Sun. 1-5; Mon. 10-6; Tue/Wed 10-8; Thu/Fri 11-5; Sat - 10-5 Book discussion group 3rd Tue. of each month, 7:30pm PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL Tilly Foster Farm 100 Route 312 Brewster (845) 278-0230 www.putnamartscouncil.com Art Classes for all ages. Express Yourself, summer arts program Aug. 2/23 - 17th Annual Art VAN BRUNT GALLERY 137 Main St.. Beacon (845) 838-2995 www.vanbruntgallery.com Thu/Mon 11am-6p Through July 27: Quad 2 Exhibit, 7 Artists; TILLY FOSTER FARM MUSEUM 100 Route 312, Brewster (845) 279-4474 www.tillyfosterfarm.org Sun. July 19 - Walkabout historic tour, 1pm
DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY Route 9D & 403, Garrison, (845) 424-3020 http://dfl.highlands.com Hours: M/ W/F: 10am-5pm Tue & Thu 2-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm, Closed Sundays until September 13 PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & FOUNDRY SCHOOL MUSEUM 63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring (845) 265-4010 www.pchs-fsm.org M u s e u m h o u r s : We d - S u n , 11am-5pm Office hours: Tues/Fri 10-5 Through mid-August - Exhibit: “George Pope Morris: Defining American Culture” Sat. July 18 - 5pm; Annual L a w n P a r t y, m i d - s u m m e r co ck ta ils a t “ C amp E l i z a beth” home of Elizabeth & Joe Regele. Auction. $50p/p, $60 at door CONSTITUTION ISLAND West Point, NY (845) 446-8676 www.constitutionisland.org P ublic to urs throu gh S e p tember, Wed & Thu at 1 and 2pm, leaving fm South Dock at West Pt. Res. req’d. Sat. July 25 - Garden Day, 10am-3pm, house & Revolutionary War tours; depart fm CS Metro-North parking lot MANITOGA/THE RUSSEL WRIGHT DESIGN CENTER Route 9D, Garrison (845) 424-3812 russelwrightcenter.org Tours on selected weekdays; every weekend at 11am and 1:30pm, res. a must. Grounds open for hiking all year. Sat. July 25 - Cocktail Walk, 5-7pm, member event; res. req’d.
GARRISON ART CENTER Garrison’s Landing (845) 424-3960 garrisonartcenter.org email@example.com Gallery Hours: Tue/Sun 12-5pm Through Sept 8 - GACsponsored CURRENTwithout at Boscobel Sculpture on Display at GAC and on Boscobel’s Grounds PARAMOUNT CENTER 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill (914) 739-2333 firstname.lastname@example.org Thu. July 16 - Film: Every Little Step, 8pm Thu. July 23 - Big Bad Vood o o D a d d y : 1 0 0 Ye a r s o f Cab Calloway, 8pm FILM: Summer Hours, July 17, 18, 19 & 22 at 8pm Sun. July 19 - Free screening of Rocky, 3pm CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring 845-265-5537 www.chapelofourlady.com Sun. Aug. 16 - Concert: A n d y L a Ve r n e , p i a n o a n d John Abercrombie, guitar, jazz standards and original compositions. 4pm, free. Sun. Sept. 13 - Sunset Reading Series: Valerie Martin, novelist, 4pm, free HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 155 Main Street Cold Spring Peformances at Boscobel (845) 265-7858 Box Ofc: (845) 265-9575 www.hvshakespeare.org The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Much Ado About Nothing Pericles
PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE Depot Square, Garrison’s Landing philipstowndepottheatre.org (845) 424-3900 Thu. July 23: Youth Players present Annie, 7pm Fri. July 24: Annie, 4pm and 7pm Sat. July 25: Annie, 4pm and 7pm Sun. July 26: Annie, 2pm Thu. July 30: Teen Players present A Chorus Line, 7pm Fri. July 30 - A Chorus Line, 7:30pm Sat. Aug. 1 - A Chorus Line, 7:30pm STONECROP GARDENS 81 Stonecrop Lane Cold Spring (845) 265-2000 www.stonecrop.org Mon–Fri, plus 1st & 3rd Sat., 10am – 5pm; also open Fri. until dusk through Oct 2; $5/ members - no charge Sun. July 19 - Garden C o n s e r v a n c y O p e n D a y, 10am–5pm, $5/no charge for Stonecrop members or with Garden Conservancy admission ticket. BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison (845) 265-3638 www.boscobel.org Opendaily except Tues., 9:30am-5pm,last tour 4:15 $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Grounds only $8 Sat. July 18 - Free concert by NY Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Band, 2-330pm; pack a picnic Sun. July 19 - Westchester County Day. Free admission for all county residents.
Ti k i D a d d y b a n d m e m b e r s , f ro m l e f t : J o h n Harms, Art Labriola, and Al Hemberger The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce announces that Tiki Daddy and Uncle Wade will perform at the Summer Sunset Music Series on Sunday, July 19, at 5:30pm at the riverfront park in Cold Spring. Tiki Daddy, featuring Art Labriola on steel guitar, John Harms on guitar, uke, and vocals, and Al Hemberger on bass, starts the evening off with its unique sound that has been described as “you’re on vacation.” This group of Philipstown residents plays a distinctly Hawaiian sound that is influenced by the early adopters of slide guitar into jazz, country, and blues music. The band draws inspiration from the fusion and innovation of the music of the 1920s with great contemporary groups like The Moonlighters and The Sweet Hollywaiians. Uncle Wade takes the stage next with some of Tiki Daddy’s members doing doubleduty. This Americana band is composed of Jerry Krenach on guitar, percussion, and vocals, Art Labriola on dobro, pedal steel, and accordion, Andy Revkin playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and also vocals, Peter Rundquist on banjo, guitar, harmonica, and vocals, and Al Hemberger on “spiritual guru” bass and vocals. The group describes themselves as “five guys devoted to roots, blues, rivers, and trains,” with sets that range from junkyard blues to sea songs, twang to celtic to traditional BBQ. For the full Summer Sunset Music Series schedule or to learn more about the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, visit coldspringchamber.com or call 265-3200. Everyone can be a happy camper–at least for an afternoon–at the Putnam County Historical Society’s (PCHS) 2009 lawn party on Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 7pm. The annual get-together for PCHS members, friends, and anyone who wants a chance to see one of our area’s most beautiful properties is being held this year at “Camp Elizabeth,” the scenic and historic home of Elizabeth and Joe Regele on the banks of the Hudson River in Garrison. Camp Elizabeth features a grand Victorian style manse, built in 1880, on property owned by Henry Garrison, whose holdings included the present-day Garrison Landing and Garrison School. Camp Elizabeth passed through several hands–it was known as “Rockhurst” in the early 20th Century–until the Regeles acquired it in 1997. Grand porches overlook a sweeping lawn just above the river, the perfect setting for a summer afternoon of food and fun–and maybe a drink or two, too! Delectable edibles are being provided by caterers Elise & Lachelle. Several very special gifts will be auctioned, including a 17-inch strand of cultured pearls donated by Jaymark Jewelers, an extraordinary and unusual folded book sculpture by Argentine artist Ramon Lascano, and a stunning painting by Rick Thurston. Camp Elizabeth is located at 1039 Route 9D in Garrison. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Tickets and information are available from the Putnam County Historical Society, 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, 265-4010, pchs-fsm.org.
Outstanding Older Artists Recognized with Awards
Outstanding senior artists will be recognized for the best works in the 17th annual “Art after Seventy-Five” exhibit of the Putnam Arts Council, with a public reception Sunday afternoon, August 23, 2009. The juried exhibit opens Sunday, August 2, at the Council’s headquarters in Tilly Foster Farm, Rte. 312, Brewster. Gallery hours for the free exhibit will be Tuesday to Friday, 10-3pm, and Sundays, 1-4pm. Artists will be able to offer their work for sale. Details and information about exhibiting art work are available at putnamartscouncil. com or 845-278-0230. “The popular exhibit offers a first gallery setting opportunity to many fine arts practitioners, as well as offering newer work from master artists throughout the region,” said Joyce Picone, executive director of Putnam Arts Council. Artist and arts educator Anthony Haruch, of Somers, is juror of the exhibit. An adjunct professor at SUNY, New Paltz, he works in silver and silk screening. He has turned his world travels into two books for children and has developed education plans for the art departments of schools in Putnam and surrounding counties.
Library Displays Antique P o s t c a r d s o f Tr i c e n t e n n i a l
In this year of the HudsonFulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, the Desmond-Fish Library will celebrate the history of two great waterways of New York State and the explorers and inventors that made progress possible. This event marks 100 years since the festivities of the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration, when New York staged its own coming-out party as it climbed in economic growth, expanded in population diversity, and made a statement as an art and cultural capital. Along with the Naval and Military Parades during the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration, there were the History Parade and the Carnival Parade, with floats designed to depict New York State’s history. These floats were recorded on postcards of that time. On display in the program room at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison is an exhibition of the 72 postcard images of the floats and the official poster for the celebration. For more information, please call 424-3020. The exhibition is presented by the Taconic Postcard Club in coordination with the Croton Free Library, Croton Friends of History, Yorktown Museum, and the Peekskill Museum, and was made possible by a generous contribution from the New York State Hudson-FultonChamplain Quadricentennial Commission.
Artists Sought to Beautify D a n c e s o f E n c h a n t m e n t a t Putnam’s Trash Cans Music Under the Stars
Putnam County is home to a growing number of Beautiful Trash Cans. Thus far, 34 original works of art can be seen at banks, delis, restaurants, liquor stores, and other high-traffic areas. These unique cans are sponsored by local businesses and donated free to wherever they are placed. Interestingly, the investment of a sponsorship is less than the cost of most other advertising media. Once a t h e m e i s c h osen by a sponsor, sketches are solicited. The artist(s) are then notified…a 55 gallon steel drum is delivered… painted…picked up…and a check is sent to the artist. Artists who like to paint in acrylics are encouraged to contact Keep Putnam Beautiful (email@example.com). Pictures of some of these cans can be seen at: www.putnamcountyny.com/kpb. Currently, there are two sponsorships of cans awaiting sketches. One theme is of 1950s autos. The second theme is of Sybil Ludington. T h e We s t P o i n t C o n c e r t Band will perform a concert featuring the dance music of Claude Debussy, Leroy Anderson, Dimitri Shostakovich, George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, and others. The concert is free and open to the public at the Trophy Point Amphitheater on Sunday, July 26 at 7:30pm. The band will close the concert with the Berceuse and Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, Sergeant First Class Shawn Herndon will perform Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie for solo clarinet and band. Also on the concert will be Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story, the popular musical based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Sergeant First Class Mary Kay Messenger will perform music from My Fair Lady and He Loves and She Loves, written in 1927 by George Gershwin for the musical, Funny Face. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, call the Academy Band’s hotline at 845-938-2617, or check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the concert. For information and updates call the Academy Band’s 24hour hotline at (845) 9382617; or visit www.westpoint. edu/band.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Putnam County News and Recorder
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The unusual summer of 2009 continues this week with record breaking chilly temperatures. The mercury was recorded at 47 degrees in Carmel Tuesday morning shattering the record for July 14 of 50 degrees set back in 1989. “The weather has been really strange this summer,” said meteorologist Dr. Mel G o l d s t e i n a t t h e We s t e r n Connecticut State University Earth and Space Meteorology Center in Danbury, which is the closest official weather station to Putnam County. Goldstein said so far this year the Putnam region has experienced only 149 cooling degree days with the normal for the date 257. Goldstein explained cooling degree days measure the amount of air conditioning demands. The weather was the topic of conversation at a coffee shop in Carmel. Sarah described the unusually cool weather as “nuts. I hate it. Summer should be summer—warm and humid—so the kids can go swimming everyday. My family has used our pool only twice so far and here we are in mid-July.” Paul sees things differently: “I love it. Cool nights mean energy saving without the A.C. grinding away. Besides, it’s refreshing to work in a cool environment.” Of course, if the mercury were hitting 90, people would be complaining as well. Instead of worrying about the weather, why not take advantage of the coolness to enjoy your summer days.
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Nestled 'neath the verdant hills 'Mid nature's choicest setting, Inviting ease and indolence And worldly cares forgetting. The rising sun greets cheerfully The mountains and the rills, While the eagle soars his mighty way Across the sun bathed hills. The fragrance of the golden rod And the gleam of the briar rose. With the ceaseless rush of the ebbing tide, Suggest most sweet repose. The fragrant breeze sighs softly o'er Field and jeweled meadow, While the butterflies play hide and seek Within each its flitting shadow. The drowsy hum of insect life And the whippoorwill's refrain, With the sleepy song of the Katydid Singing summer's parting strain. For the daisy nods her pretty head In the light of the parting moon, And the buttercup bends drowsily To the glow of the harvest moon. There's the beauty of the rose leaf, And the light of sunlit waters; But there's nothing half so fair to me As Putnam's lovely daughters. Written for the Cold Spring Recorder by C.M. Miller, 1898
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Dutch and Puritans in the Hudson Valley
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to your editorial, “Capturing the Spirit of the Nation at Mekeel’s Corners.” While the description of the service was moving, the rest of the piece missed a great opportunity to explore the unique heritage of the Hudson Valley and its broad impact on the character and success of the United States. The Puritans certainly had an impact on our national character and contributed strongly to our sense of American “exceptionalism.” However to ascribe our religious freedoms and toleration of individual pursuits to the Puritans beggars belief and defies historic fact. The Puritans came to New England to found a religious theocracy, not a religious democracy. They were supremely intolerant of any faith other than their own. Punishments meted out to Baptists, Quakers, among others not believing as they did ranged from beatings with a knotted whip, having ears cut off, put in irons, or hanged. The Puritans followed that by witch hunts which need no description. However there was a colony which was based on religious toleration that was ingrained in their national character because it reflected the practices of their home country. That was the colony the Dutch founded here in the Hudson Valley with its most important city, New Amsterdam. Holland was unique in 17th century Europe as a place of religious toleration. It was also unique in being a fluid society where status could be “earned” through success in business, irrespective your bloodline or ancestry. Fi -
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nally being the preeminent world trading power during the 17th century Holland was the most tolerant society in Europe of people from other countries and cultures partly because it was more familiar with them and profited from its commerce with them. In fact many of many of the freedoms and characteristics that we take as “American” look distinctly Dutch when looked at through the prism of 17th century Europe and its North American colonies. Of course the British took over the Dutch colony and our foundation myths are seen through the eyes of the British bred victors. But how much more interesting, not to mention fair and balanced, an editorial it would have been to acknowledge the Puritan’s role in our foundation mythology but use that as a starting point to explore our unique Dutch heritage here in the Hudson Valley and its impact on the American experience. John Schieneman Cold Spring
USMA West Point 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Finale http://tinyurl.com/okc8uw This video covers the fireworks finale at West Point following the 4th of July concert put on by the United States Military Academy Band for the entertainment of new cadets, family, and friends. What you actually see here is both the fireworks finale across the river at Cold Spring for the first two minutes, then at Trophy Point by USMA for the remainder. New Cadets are seen during the last 5 minutes as they return to the barracks.
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West Point Fireworks
To the Editor: The fireworks associated with Cold Spring Community Day on July 4th made an excellent backdrop for the USMA concert on Trophy Point on July 4th. I posted several videos on YouTube (see links at right) that your readers may enjoy and which show these fireworks. The USMA fireworks finale actually focuses on your finale for the first two minutes and they were great. Mike Nilsen, Sr., B r o o k ly n (father of a member of USMA Class of 2011.)
Board then adopted the Ethics Board decision passing a subsequent resolution that censured Mr. Davis. • In last week’s edition, the men pictured in Catherine Garnsey’s “Putnam County Litter Patrol” story were mis-identified. Their names are, left to right: Chris Zelyez, “Job Coach” Nick Piperis, Doug Branstein, Kenneth Swar, and Jonathan Abbey.
USMA West Point 4th of July Concert & Fireworks 1812 Overture part 2 http://tinyurl.com/osz5jx On July 4th 2009, the United States Military Academy Band performed Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at Trophy Point on the West Point grounds, entertaining the Plebes and many others. The music is over 10 minutes long, so is separated into two video clips. This is the second. Accompanying most of the music and serving as a unique backdrop are fireworks across the river are associated with Cold Spring Community Day.
• In "Putnam Valley Pols Seek Sustainable Careers" (July 1), the PCN&R stated, “When the town's Ethics Board censured [former supervisor Sam Davis], he sued the board and his own town employees.” This was inaccurate. Supervisor Davis and Dawn Powell’s attorney filed an Article 78 against the Town Board, Town Attorney, Town Clerk, and Ethics Board. Also, the Ethics Board did not censure Mr. Davis. The Ethics Board concluded that the hiring of Powell by Davis was unethical and the Town
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
MTA Builds ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Praising the Putnam Legislature’s Tax Revolt, in the Spirit of ’76
The epic 1977 film A Bridge Too Far tells the story of an attempt by the Allied army to seize a key bridge deep in the heart of the occupied And so, in something of a reversal of roles, we find the forces in Albany attempting to take one more bridge—perhaps a bridge too far—from the people of New York State. You’d think they had already taken enough from us: sales tax, income tax, property tax, business tax, auto registration fees, and countless other hidden fees and taxes that drain the p e o p l e o f N e w Yo r k . A n d yet the politicians in Albany are insatiable; they plot and plan to come up with devious new ways to reach into our pockets once again, and extract a few more dollars. Our dollars, that we earned. The latest scheme is the most brazen and bullying tax of all. The people of Putnam County are now being ordered to pay a “Mobility Tax,” to subsidize the public transportation system that serves—wait for it— the city of New York! Whether you ride the trains, busses or subways or not, you’re on the hook. That sensation in your pocket is the governor reaching in, once again, for a few more dollars of your hard-earned money. And why is he doing this? Because the MTA executives recently granted themselves some pretty hefty pay raises (18-24%), and, well, that money’s got to come from somewhere. But now our courageous county politicians have together raised their hands and said, “No! No more.” The co u n ty leg is latu r e agr eed , in a near-unanimous vote, to refuse to pay this latest tax, and sent Governor Paterson a resolution detailing their reasons. Perhaps it shouldn’t shock us, but the response from Albany was swift and jackboot brutal: “We’ll shut down the MTA rail lines and bus s e r v i c e i n P u t n a m . We ’ l l just take the money from your other receipts.” There was a lot of abuse by the British in the 18th century before the colonists finally had enough. It didn’t seem like a big deal—a tax on tea—but it was the last straw, the bridge too far. And the colonists stood up, and with one voice said, “No!” Let us, as proud, hardworking residents of Putnam County stand as one with our gutsy county legislators, and say, “No. The mobility tax was the bridge too far, governor, and it is here we take our stand.” We the people say, “No!” Clint Sherwood is a longtime resident of Lake Peekskill, and for ten years has been a technology writer a n d e d i t o r. H e b l o g s a t clintsherwood.blogspot. com.
Pawera Wants to Lead Town Down the Right Road
Candidate for Putnam Valley Highway Superintendent Wants to Lead Town down the Right Road Mark Pawera has announced that he will be seeking election to the office of Putnam Valley Highway Superintendent this November. taxpayers deserve better than being asked to fund an ever increasing budget just to maintain the status quo. He believes that under his leadership the town has the resources and talented personnel to get road repair and maintenance back on track. ‘The Highway Department appropriations budget has increased by 64% since 2001 without any comparable increase in the quality of services delivered. This is no longer acceptable.’ Like most people, Pawera is also concerned with the overuse of road salt and other de-icers, which pose a threat to our wells, lakes and streams, as well as leading to the premature rust and corrosion of our vehicles. Pawera’s research has lead him to alternative materials, available now, that are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as more e n v i r o n m e n t a l l y f r i e n d l y. ‘These treated salts and deicers are already being used by other highway depart-
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Name: Mark Pawera Position Seeking: Highway Superintendent, Putnam Valley
Mark Pawera ments in the region, because they are more cost effective and less corrosive’. Pawera has a degree in Civil Technology and over 25 years experience in construction. As a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 137, his background in road construction and maintenance (both hands-on and supervisory capacities), make him a strong candidate for the position. His experience in truck/heavy equipment repair and maintenance, combined with experience in municipal snow removal operations complement his qualifications. Pawera currently serves on the Putnam Valley Board of Assessment Review. For questions, or to show your support, you can contact Pawera by e-mail at Pawera1@aol.com
Pawera, a resident of Putnam Valley for thirty five years, thinks it is time for professional management to restore accountability and efficiency to the Highway Department. Given the current economic downturn, Pawera feels the
Slambovian Circus Plays at Dockside to a Thousand
Gandalf Murphy and Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the favorite band of many Cold Spring residents, entertained a large crowd at the
riverfront last Sunday evening, thanks to the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Sunset Music Series.
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Rabies Awareness Tips from Jessica Miller Landscapes Jazz Knights Perform With S u m m e r S t u d y i n F r a n c e Health Department Shown at Flat Iron Gallery Guest Saxophonist Hart for PVHS French Teacher
As summer continues outdoor activities will be in full force and the Putnam County Department of Health would like to remind Putnam County residents to be aware of the potential for rabies exposure. Rabies continues to be a serious public health problem in New York State. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Rabies virus is in the saliva and nervous tissue of a sick animal. Rabies is most often seen in wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. You can get rabies if a rabid animal bites you or its saliva or nervous tissue gets into an open cut or your eyes, nose, or mouth. The Health Department is stressing the importance of capturing any bat found in your home or calling a private Nuisance Control Agent to capture the bat so that it can be brought to the Health Department and sent out to be tested for rabies. If the bat does not test positive for rabies, treatment is not necessary. Rabies post-exposure treatment involves a series of vaccinations over a 28day period. Only about 4% of bats submitted for testing are positive for the rabies virus. The only way to avoid unnecessary treatment is to capture the bat. Visit www. putnamcountyny.com to view a video providing step by step instructions on how to capture a bat. Cats, dogs, ferrets, and livestock can also get rabies if they are not vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection for your pets against possible Rabies exposure. Make sure any pets over 3 months of age are appropriately vaccinated. Any individual who has had contact with a bat or any other wild or feral animal should immediately call the Putnam County Health Department. Report all animal bites or contacts with wild animals or stray dogs and cats to the Health Department. The Health Department also tests any possibly rabid animals after an incident involving contact with a human or pet. For more information on rabies, please visit www. putnamcountyny.com or call the Putnam County Health Department at 278-6130 to report an animal bite. also be included, as well as portraits. Miller is a master at composition and an inventive use of color. She is well-known for using sharp planes of contrasting and muted colors that fascinate the viewer. Miller studied fine art at the University of Michigan, SUNY Purchase, the School of Visual Arts, the Art Students’ League, and the Westchester Arts Workshop. She studied portraiture with Hananiah Harari, Leonid Gervits, Leonard Dufresne, and Andrew Lattimore. She has had many solo and group exhibitions i n We s t c h e s t e r i n t h e l a s t five years, as well as a summer exhibition at the Edward Hopper House Arts Center in Nyack, NY, this past year. The Flat Iron Gallery is open Thursday though Sunday from 12-6pm and by appointment. It also houses three other exhibit rooms displaying contemporary fine art, pottery, glass, and handcrafted jewelry by over 100 area artists. For more information, call director, Wendie Garber 914-734-1894 or look up www.flatiron.qpg.com. O n S u n d a y, J u l y 1 9 a t 7:30pm the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights will present a concert with special guest saxophonist Antonio Hart at Trophy Point Amphitheatre. The concert is free and open to the public. Active on the New York jazz scene since the early 1990’s, Antonio Hart has made seven recordings as a leader, the latest on the Chiaroscuro label entitled All We Need. He has performed or recorded with jazz masters Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Heath, Dave Holland, Nancy Wilson, McCoy Tyner, and many others, appearing as a guest on over eighty recordings. Hart earned a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College in Boston, where he met trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who invited Hart to perform in his quintet. While touring the world with Hargrove, Hart earned a master’s degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, in Queens, New York, where he is now a professor in the jazz studies division. The program will feature music written and arranged by Hart, such as the original compositions “Down and Up” and “Like My Own,” Members
The Flat Iron Gallery of Peekskill will have a solo exhibit of new expressive oil landscape paintings and portraits by Croton artist Jessica Miller for the month of September. Miller’s show will run from Sept. 4-Sept. 27, 2009. This will be the first solo show of Miller’s works at the Flat Iron, although she has exhibited her paintings in the gallery for several years in group exhibitions. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, from 2-5pm. To coordinate with this season’s Quadricentennial Hudson Celebration all over New York and the downtown artist district of Peekskill, Miller will have several Hudson oils on display, including scenes of the Hudson at Senasqua Park and Croton Point. Local scenes like “Muscoot Farm” will
of the Jazz Knights will also contribute arrangements to the program and be featured as soloists. Please allow extra travel time for the 100 percent vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, call the Academy Band’s hotline at 845-938-2617, or check www. westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the concert. For concert information, cancellations and updates, call the Academy Band’s 24hour hotline at (845) 9382617; or visit www.westpoint. edu/band
Alexis Thornton, left, is shown with some of her students at the PVHS Foreign Language Club’s International Dinner. Alexis Thornton, one of Putnam Valley High School’s Languages Other Than English (LOTE) teachers, is one of a select number of teachers in the US to be chosen by the cultural services of the French embassy to study for three weeks in France this summer. The topic of study is geared towards primary and secondary educators on how to effectively use the cinema and theater in the French curriculum. Mrs. Thornton left for Grenoble, France, on July 4. After her program ends, she plans to spend ten days traveling in the south of France, visiting the family she lived with when she studied abroad in college as well as a young woman who stayed with Thornton’s family in Putnam Valley as an exchange student in the early 1990s. Upon returning to the US, Mrs. Thornton will have to present at a regional or national meeting regarding her experience, as well as submit a pedagogical project to the French Embassy. Thornton’s mother, Pam Adamovich, RN, shared the news. “We are so proud of her,” she said.
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DEC Offers Workshop on Watershed Education
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stony Kill Farm Environmental Edu cation Center will offer a three-day Summer Institute for Hudson Valley teachers from Wednesday, August 12, through Friday, August 14. The institute, called “Teaching About Your Watershed,” will give teachers practical tools for doing hands-on environmental education with their students, both in and out of the classroom. Teachers may get in-service credit hours through the MidHudson Teacher’s Center. The Summer Institute will meet at Stony Kill’s geothermally-cooled Learning Center from 9:30am-3:30pm each day. There is a fee of $50 per participant for materials, snacks and beverages. Among the activities participants will engage in at this interdisciplinary Institute are “Mapping your School Grounds,” to reveal sub-watersheds and their r e l a t i o n s h i p t o t h e l a rg e r Hudson watershed; making and keeping a watershed journal to record site-specific observations of their own watersheds; aquatic sampling for macroinvertebrates and water testing; and exploring a Hudson River estuary by canoe. To register for “Teaching About Your Watershed” or for more information, please call Richard Parisio at 845-831-8780, ext. 302. Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is located on State Route 9D, about two miles north of the B e a c o n - N e w b u rg h B r i d g e (I-84).
Continental Village Couple Beacon Man Faces Multiple Deer Population Management Face Drug, Fireworks Charges Charges After 9D Pursuit Discussed on ‘Dear Sandy’
Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Garrison couple on marijuana and fireworks charges. On July 3, 2009, members of the Putnam County Sheriffs Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) executed a search warrant at the Morris Road, Garrison home of Edward J. Maier, 48, and Christina T. Morrison, 46. The officers discovered a quantity of marijuana with an estimated street value of $ 1 , 0 0 0 a s w e l l a s n u m e rous small bags of marijuana packaged for sale. The officers further discovered twenty-one (21) cartons of fireworks valued at approximately $7,000. Ms. Morrison was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor. Mr. Maier was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation. Both suspects were additionally charged with Unlawfully Dealing with Fireworks and with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, misdemeanors (the latter charge resulting from the fact that the couple kept the illegal items in the r e s i d e n c e w h e r e t h e i r m inor children are living). The couple were released pending a July 22, 2009, appearance in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court to answer the charges. If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 for each charge. Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a City of Beacon man who fled from a deputy sheriff who attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the man’s vehicle. On July 2, 2009, at 3am, while patrolling Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown, Deputy Sheriff Robert Detlefs received an alert from his license plate reader to a vehicle in traffic bearing a suspended registration. When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the vicinity of Breakneck Tunnel, the driver, later identified as Walter J. Shuster III, 116 Main Street, Beacon, failed to comply with the deputy and continued northbound on Route 9D. The Putnam County Sheriffs Department Communications Division notified Dutchess County authorities, and officers from seven separate law enforcement agencies responded. In the vicinity of Route 9D and Middlebush Road in the Town of Wappinger, a deputy from Dutchess County S.O. utilized spike strips to disable Mr. Shuster’s vehicle. Mr. Shuster was taken into custody and charged with numerous traffic violations and misdemeanors in several Dutchess County jurisdictions. Deputy Detlefs charged the man with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Registration is Suspended, a misdemeanor, and with several traffic violations. The defendant is scheduled to appear in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court to answer the charges on July 15, 2009. If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Beth Herr, from the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, and George Morrison, both of Westchester County’s Citizens’ Task Force on White-Tailed Deer and Forest Regeneration on her cable television show “Dear Sandy.” The task force, which began in 2006, is made up of environmentalists and wildlife experts and was charged with the task of addressing deer over-population in Westchester County. After two years of extensively studying the issue, the task force released their final report last November. Assemblywoman Galef discusses the final report, including the task force’s suggestion to open some public forests to bow and arrow hunters on a trial basis as a way to control the deer population. “The white-tailed deer population continues to grow every year in our community, which unfortunately can be a threat to both our environment and our safety,” Galef said. “We need to find ways to control this over-population, but whether that means hunting or other options remains to be seen.” Tune in to cable television on the following days and times to learn more. Dear Sandy airs on July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, as follows: Ossining and Peekskill :Channel 15 - Fridays at 9pm Wappingers Falls: Channel 21- Fridays at 8pm Yorktown: Channel 74 Fridays at 7:30pm Carmel, Kent, Mahopac and Putnam Valley: Channel 8 - Fridays at 7:30pm.
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C o m m u n i t y C e l e b r a t e s C o m p l e t i o n o f Young String Players to Learn Composition McConville Named to Deans’ New and Improved Haldane Playground and Theory at Summer Music Festival List at Gettysburg College
A short reprieve in the rain on Friday, June 19, allowed students, staff, and friends of the Haldane School to celebrate the culmination of three years of dedicated volunteer efforts toward the school’s new and improved playground. The crowd was full of appreciative children hard at work enjoying the results, along with administrators and local dignitaries such as Senator Vincent Leibell, whose office secured a $10,000 grant for the installation of the muchanticipated and beautifully sculptural shade sail. Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher, Philipstown Councilman Richard Shea, and County Legislators Vinny Tamagna and Richard Othmer were also present at the ribbon cutting. Refreshments were provided by the PTA as Mrs. Contini’s elementary school band entertained the crowd. “This is an exciting day for all of the Haldane Community,” said Principal Maggie Davis. “We all worked together and, with the support of Senator Leibell, the Haldane School Foundation, and the PTA, we overcame many obstacles to provide our children with a safe and fun place to play. Thank you to all!” Efforts to transform the playground began in 2006, when a number of parents saw the need to replace the aging and unsafe equipment and make something more inviting out of a play surface that doubles as a parking lot. The climbing equipment was off limits to the younger grades after one kindergartner broke his arm falling off the monkey bars. And so, in 2006, then-PTA president Debbi Milner turned to two of those parents, local architect Pam Gunther, and interior designer Mary Lou Sussmeier, and asked them to form a playground committee. The two surveyed the play area and presented architectural renderings to the administration and school board. In the following year, the money to purchase the equipment came from several fundraising events. The Haldane School Foundation raised $16,000 in one event that took place at Cat Rock in Garrison. This allowed for the purchase and installation of the Double Challenger course. Other events included a Dine Out at local restaurants coordinated by Jennifer Marinan, a Celebrity Bartender night featuring Principal Davis and Legislator Tamagna as guest bartenders, coordinated by Danny Bernstein and Michelle Holobar, and a Barnes & Nobles reading night headed by Camille Linson. The Haldane PTA donated a total of $10,000. Elise LaRocco also wrote the grant application that brought in a grant from Lowes. “Transforming the blacktop into a fun play surface took many volunteers, too many to list,” said Mary Lou Sussmeier. “Verizon and John Shuk were responsible for painting the map of the United States.” This year, under the new cochairmanship of Lisa Scicluna and Sussmeier the committee secured the state grant through Senator Leibell’s office to purchase the shade sail, which will provide children with some respite from the hot afternoon sun. Trees were also planted, thanks to many individual donors, including Flagler Landscaping, who donated a portion of the installation and one of the ornamental trees. The Hudson Valley Summer S t r i n g s F e s t i v a l , o ff e r i n g classes in composition and song writing, improvisation, and music theory through performances, ensembles, private lessons, and workshops, will be held on August 3-7 at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring from 9am to 2pm each day. Jazz, global, traditional, and non-traditional repertoire will be used to emphasize individuality of sound, music theory, and ear training. All lev els an d ag es f o r vio lin and viola players are welcome. Cellists, bassists, and guitarists should be at least intermediate level players. There is a fee, and scholarships and discounts for siblings are available. This first-time festival is o ff e r e d t o s t r i n g p l a y e r s throughout the Hudson Valley. Participants will record and receive CDs of the music they’ve composed, arranged, or studied as an end-session a c t i v i t y. G w e n L a s t e r a n d Pam Read will teach music classes. Recreation and relaxation time are included, as well as yoga instruction with Kasia Bilinski. Ms. Laster states that, “Each session will be a celebration of music, movement and humor.” Vi o l i n i s t P a m R e a d , a native of Cold Spring, has performed with the Albany Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Open Heart Quartet, composed of musicians living in Cold Spring. She has performed and taught as a Suzuki instructor and has managed children’s summer programs for 25 years. Gwen Laster earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan School of Music. She has released two CDs and performed and toured extens i v e l y, m o s t r e c e n t l y, a t President Obama’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball. She developed her teaching concept as Director of Jazz Strings at the Harlem School of the Arts and through private and group instruction .She will publish her first instructional book, Music for the Creative String Player, in September, and will also release her third solo CD, in 2009. The Chapel is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring, For information call 2652878l or email gwendy1116@ aol.com Caitlin McConville of Cold Spring, a rising sophomore at Gettysburg College, has been placed the Deans’ Honor List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring of 2009. Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester’s work are placed on the Deans’ Honor List. With a student body of approximately 2,600, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park. The college was founded in 1832. For more information, please contact Teri Myers 717-337-6800 or tmyers@ gettysburg.edu
Summer Pops in the Park with Newburgh Symphony
Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Panama. He served as Assistant Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and shared the podium with Kurt Masur in a concert with the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with a series of master classes. October, 2009 will see the U.S. premiere of Cui’s Feast in the Time of Plague and Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri with the Little Opera Theater of New York, under Maestro Parris’s baton. The renowned “Kiddie Conductors,” the super stars of Summer Pops at Downing, are the children in the audience. Every child present is invited to take a turn at conducting the orchestra in a lively march following a brief lesson by Woomyung Choe. Added to the mix are wonderfully talented vocal and instrumental soloists. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy lighthearted music in the idyllic park setting. Buy a raffle ticket to win one of the many baskets brimming with goodies. In case of rain, the concert will take place at Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, N e w b u rg h . C a l l 8 4 5 - 9 1 3 7 1 5 7 o r g o t o w w w. n e w burghsymphony.org for more information.
Learn a Language at Your Local Library
The libraries of the MidHudson Library System are excited to announce the addition of the Mango Languages online language-learning system to the websites of all local libraries in Putnam, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, and Ulster counties. Mango is free of charge to all library patrons, and is a fun, fast and convenient solution for learning to speak a foreign language! Mango’s online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Because it’s completely web based, library patrons can learn anywhere they have an internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or even at home in bed. It’s so effective and easy to use, you’ll be speaking a new language after just one lesson! Mango Languages currently offers 12 language courses — Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers, and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers. To access Mango grab your library card and visit your local library’s website: midhudson.org/libraries and look for the “Mango Languages” button or “HOMEACCESS.” The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the City of Newburgh, presents Summer Pops At Downing, a fun event for the whole family, on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 4pm. Concerts have been held in Downing Park since its completion in 1897, and Music Director Woomyung Choe keeps up that tradition with a free annual concert of patriotic songs, rousing marches, light classical pieces, and favorite arias. This year, he shares the baton with Marcus Parris, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the “Opera Company of the Highlands.” Since coming to Newburgh, among the works Marcus Parris has conducted with commanding presence are Madama Butterfly and La Boheme. Protégé of highly esteemed conductor/composer Harold Farberman, Mr. Parris has made appearances that include the Nashville
Teens: Edit and Shoot a Flip-It! Movie
Teens ages 12-18 can get creative this summer at the Flip-It! Video/Movie Maker Workshop at Howland Public Library in Beacon on Friday, August 7, from 3-5pm. Learn how to create your own videos using the new Flip Mino camcorder, edit and enhance them with Windows Movie Maker, and upload them to YouTube. Students do not have to have any prior video-making experience. The library will supply any materials needed, but if you own your own Flip, you may bring it with you. This program is free, but because it is limited to 10 participants, you must register by contacting Ginny Figlia, Youth Services Librarian, at 831-1134, ex. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is made possible by a NYS Library Grant provided to the Mid-Hudson Library System. The grant allows for a stipend to pay a teen who is experienced in using the Flip and/or Windows Movie Maker. If you are between the ages of 14-18 and interested in a paid position to help teach this workshop, please contact Ginny.
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that still dot the city. He moved to Cold Spring in 1982. From his perch in the center of Main Street, Rolston has watched Cold Spring turn from a quiet village, where many of the storefronts were boarded up to the bustling destination it is today. At the Depot, he added to the bustle. “Jim Vickery painted my sign, and offered to get a band together, and the Depot Down Home Dixieland Jam and Jelly Jazz Band was born.” Some locals didn’t appreciate the new noise, but gradually Rolston won the town over. Jim Vickery passed away last year, and Rolston helped to form a music scholarship in his name. The Depot played a role in getting Cold Spring on the map. As the musicians came in to play, journalists looking for small town charm soon followed. The New York Times, the Hartford Courant, and the AP soon followed. “We were in 1,200 papers nationwide, and we got responses from hundreds of people saying they wanted to come to Cold Spring.” At first, Rolston says, the new life at the Depot came with problems. “Some people wanted a restaurant, but not a successful one that actually drew people.” It took ten years for the smaller protests to subside. In that time, Rolston has been embraced by his fellow residents, “The crowd has become more local. We are sustained in the wintertime by our locals and we play to that … “This is my home, this is my village. I don’t think I have an enemy here. “ From his perch at the second oldest restaurant in Cold Spring, Rolston has seen tastes change. “Fifteen years ago, we didn’t understand vegetarianism. Now we cater to it.” What is the secret to his success? The staff and the consistency. The restaurant manager, Joannie Gonzales, has been with the Depot since Rolston bought it. “Most of the cooks have been with me 15 years, and many of the wait staff have been with me for eight years ... We’re a family.” There is a close feeling between the staffers and customers. Waiters often greet customers by name. They have drink orders ready as patrons sit down. “When people order a steak sandwich, they want the same steak sandwich they had last time, and the same service. We give them that,” Ralston says proudly. The restaurateur can be justly proud of his accomplishments, just as he has given Cold Spring a little music and some good food, Cold Spring has given success and happiness to him. “It’s very rare for someone to own a restaurant for 25 years. Even rarer for it to grow every year. But we do it,” Ralston says smiling. The Iowa native sums up his accomplishment as the decision to put down roots and grow. “I’m Tom Rolston from Cold Spring.”
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over the first five months of 2008. In 2007 due to fiscal challenges facing county government, Executive Bondi and the legislature authorized the raising of the county sales tax. Legislature Chairman To n y H a y c a l l e d t h e i n crease “fair because it affects everyone whether or not an individual is a property owner.” L e g i s l a t o r Vi n c e n t Ta magna agreed saying the “added one percent did not have an impact on the man on the street yet it has raised substantial dollars to offset spiraling property taxes.”
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turn to speak, he eloquently praised the staff and administrators of the hospital for their dedication and quality of care, reminding everyone that buildings are just bricks and mortar but it is the people who work there that make institutions great. Pataki recalled that his and his family’s financial support of the hospital had begun long before the funds that made the Pataki Center possible; he noted that he was, in fact, born in that hospital, and his entire family had been in and out of it ever since. “The transformation the hospital has undergone over the past several years has been essential to improving access to quality health care in the region. I am honored to lend my name to this extraordinary building,” he concluded. Among the 100 or more assembled notables were Westchester Legislator George Oros, Putnam Legislator Vinny Tamagna, Town of Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi, five former mayors of Peekskill (including Gov. Pataki himself), and local board members from several surrounding communities. Architect Joseph Pallante and painter Andrew Lattimore, who created a phased portrait of Governor Pataki to hang in the Pataki Center, were also on hand. “The opening of the Pataki Center and Dempsey House represents yet another phase of the overall $100 million construction project for Hudson Valley Hospital Center,” Federspiel said. “Next year we will open a brand new 8 4 - b e d p a t i e n t t o w e r, t h e cornerstone of this entire renovation project.”
Powell Stresses Competence Over ‘Razzle-Dazzle’
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PCN&R: What prompted you to run for town supervisor? Dawn Powell: I’m very interested in government and I really believe people can affect significant change locally if they get involved. Mostly they don’t, but when they do it’s very impressive. There’s a Fieldstone development proposed up near Bryant Pond and the public came and spoke out eloquently about the things they felt should be included in the environmental review. I think this is where people can have the most impact. PCN&R: What are your thoughts about zoning? DP: I think the zoning should have been done the way it was proposed. The comprehensive plan made certain changes in the planning of the town and everyone was on board and the whole process was public . . . The zoning code that they came up with was not in conformity with the plan. The problem we’ve gotten into is piecemeal changes, and I think it’s very unclear now what this board intends . . . I don’t think we should play around with the zoning code because an application comes in. The draft zoning code should be passed the way it was put out there. PCN&R: In your announcement you say that political favoritism and special interests are costing too much money and forcing people out of their homes. Elaborate. DP: I think that people are being forced out of their homes because the taxes are too high. The current administration has publicly supported new development in the town despite the costs to residents. More houses increase our taxes and that stance is not representative of the people who live in this town. The comprehensive plan committee has been dismissed and the zoning code that accompanied it has been sitting on the shelf. There has been essentially no implementation of the comprehensive plan. Perhaps the delay has been for the purpose of ensuring that projects move forward without the constraints of an updated code and the comprehensive plan. PCN&R: Your position paper calls for new solutions and greater efficiency in government. Explain. DP: When I first came to town hall, they handed me a stamp and told me to change the date every day and stamp the mail. I said no . . . that I wanted an electric date and time stamp. I spoke with the clerks in the court office and the first said that it had always been done this way. The second, however, said they had reams of papers to stamp every day and they should have a time/date stamp. Little things like that. The files should be digitized so that everything we have . . . can be accessible to anybody and everybody. In this day and age [Town Attorney] Bill Zutt does everything with paper, delivering items to each department and mailbox . . . it’s very frustrating. It reflects a general lack of coordination. PCN&R: Although there is agreement that steps should be taken to preserve Peekskill Hollow Road, there still remains significant disagreement. What are your thoughts? DP: I don’t thing there’s that much agreement . . . and there are two sides. I think the historical designation is the preferable one, but I have to look at it. Regardless of the designation, I think the highway department has a lot of leeway with what they call maintenance and drainage. PCN&R: What about Oregon Corners? DP: I think the way [the Tendy administration] handled it was flawed. When the engineer for the county-sponsored plan study came, the first thing he said was that some conveniences will have to be sacrificed. Convenience is what it is all about. If people can’t park there, they are going to go somewhere else. The county came up with their plan . . . came to Putnam Valley and said this is what we are going to do. The DOT is telling us we have to do this and the federal highway administration is telling us that we have to do that. People have said, both then and now, that if they’re telling us what to do, then give the money back. PCN&R: Why should residents of Putnam Valley vote for you instead of Bob Tendy? DP: I think that the community needs to move forward. We have put in all this work on the comprehensive plan and now we need to enact it. I think we need an open space plan. I think we need a more effective and efficient government. We need not to be saying, “well 5 percent is not much of a tax increase” because, at this point, for lots of people, it is a lot of a tax increase. People need someone representing them and there’s a lot that can be done with efficiency at our level and the county and state level. PCN&R: Will you be effective? DP: Well, I think the local community was ready for implementation of the comprehensive plan and that’s why they supported it. The zoning code was put out there and the only opposition was the engineer for the HYH project in Roaring Brook. The public wants to do these things . . . So, I don’t think there will be resistance. PCN&R: What makes you think you will be able to jump the hurdles of bureaucracy? DP: One of the things Bob
She introduced an electric time and date stamp to town hall
[Tendy] has done is make it difficult for people to speak out. At some meetings he has yelled at people, and it makes people uncomfortable. If you listen to people and involve people then it becomes a community effort to make changes. . . . People are tired of doing things the way they have been done for 30 years. PCN&R: Do you think the legacy of your relationship to Sam Davis and the events surrounding your hiring and censure by the ethics board afterward will have an impact on your electability? DP: I think it’s possible it will have an impact. I hope people can look at Judge Lippman’s ruling and his position now and unders tand that noth ing illegal or unethical was done and that there was a lot of political drama involved with it. . . . Sam never did anything wrong. He checked with the state . . . and he was looking for someone and time was running out. So after ten days in office, without finding anyone, he put me in the position. I have to say the newspapers started before we made a decision, before we did anything. Tendy made a complaint to the ethics board, which he made public, and it was politically motivated . . . and it was blown way out of proportion. The ethics board ruling was a bit convoluted . . . and when the town board decided to change the law, Sam and I took it to court and filed an Article 78 against it. Judge Lippman declined to rule on the law and there has been no new opportunity to challenge it. He did rule that the appointment was not unethical or illegal . . . I hope that people will be able to look beyond it. They may not be able to. I don’t think I have Bob’s “razzle dazzle,” but I’ll be able to do a competent job.
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been scheduled for the July 15 meeting. In other matters the board quickly approved conditional acceptance of public dedication of the Kisslinger Parcel on Lake Oscawana and moved to a discussion of a possible ban on fertilizers containing phosphates. Such a ban has been passed in Westchester County, and Supervisor Tendy has been pushing the county legislature to pass a similar ordinance. Concern among board members centered on how such a ban could be enforced. Ms. Whetsel asked how the ban could be monitored. “The town can control fertilizer use on its property,” she said, “but how do you force stores not to sell” products containing phosphates.
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perspective.” The mayor seemed disinclined to reopen the issue, citing concerns about inconvenience to village residents versus the amount of income to be garnered. “The Comprehensive Plan Special Board has lots of data,” said Special Board co-chair Armstrong, “that demonstrate that metered parking could provide a steady and predictable income stream for capital projects.” Mayor Gallagher did not s e e m s w a y e d a n d Tr u s t e e Robertson suggested that the board should not move forward if “the board and the mayor are not going to have an open mind.” The mayor disputed the implication, saying,” I always have an open mind . . . but I’m leaning against it.” With the rest of the board remaining silent, the bickering continued with the following exchange. It takes a Robertson: fresh look with no negativity. I’m only one Gallagher: vote here, so if you really want it you should promote it. GR: That’s not what I’m saying. SG: That’s what I’m saying. GR: So, you’re saying you’re not coming in with a fresh perspective. SG: I’ll have a fresh perspective, but you’re going to have to convince me. I’m open to hearing an argument for it. At this point Mike Armstrong interjected, reminding the board that “arguments were clearly stated in the last presentation in great detail,” along with the PowerPoint presentation. Mayor Gallagher cautiously offered that, “if we were to further investigate” installing parking meters, that hours of operation and expected revenues would need to be investigated. Armstrong answered, saying that the report “has a complete and detailed breakdown.” Trustee Robertson asked Mr. Armstrong whether he would consent to making another presentation to the board. “I’d be glad to do it again,” he replied hesitantly, “but it is on the village website.” Mayor Gallagher asked what kind of revenue “can you make on weekends?”Armstrong said that, based upon their previous research, the village could expect $110,000 to $120,000 a year. Tom Rolston offered that Nyack uses metered parking as a “principal source” of revenue. “Over ten years,” added Armstrong, “this could be worth over $1 million. The most valuable aspect [to me] is the potential funding for capital projects that will benefit the quality of life in Cold Spring.” With the full board now seeming amenable to revisiting the issue, Tom Rolston suggested another meeting be held in August “and that will give us time to get our stuff together.” The board agreed, although a specific date was not set.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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the exchanges between Shea, Regele, and Dushin became quite heated. When a frustrated Regele expressed the view that “we’re not getting anywhere” with the entire GVFC discussion, Shea disagreed, stating, “That’s your opinion, I feel I am (getting somewhere). Shea reminded Regele a number of times that the town has been in ongoing discussions with GVFC and that considerable progress has been made towards more transparent relations with GVFC. “Unlike you, this is not my only focus,” Shea said to Regele. “You make my negotiations with the fire company more difficult.” Continuing, Shea commented that, “It’s not as if the (Town) board is not acting on this. There are ongoing discussions about reserve funds, length of the contract (with the fire company), and equipment purchases. I respect you for this, but you have to have a little faith in what we’re doing,” Shea concluded. After more routine business, residents from both Old Albany Post Road and Hustis Road addressed board to express their concerns regarding drainage, erosion problems, and property damage caused by recent heavy rainfalls. Speaking on behalf of the Town Board, Richard Shea read a resolution praising Tom Monroe who recently retired as the Town’s Code E n f o r c e m e n t O ff i c e r a f t e r twenty years of service. by the village. Not included in this figure are engineering fees that Mr. Phillips estimates at 12-15% of the overall budget. “We could be looking at up to $46,000,” he said. Pump station control replacements at West Street and Kemble Avenue will cost nearly $20,000 and OSHA/PESHmandated safety gear and training will cost between $5,000 and $10,000. The department will seek grants to help defray all of these costs, but Phillips was not optimistic, saying “we are going to have to invest a good deal of money that we do not have.” Public comments expressed more concern about revenues raised by the proposed increase being used appropriately than about the actual dollar amount of the increase. Resident Wally Schaefer presented statistics that show an increase of 94% over the past eleven years. The mayor explained that, because sewer rates tend to lag, this seemingly large increase may not even keep pace with inflation. “We are playing catch-up,” said Greg Phillips, and “new state mandates have increased costs” which were not anticipated in the recent budget. An example of this is solid waste disposal. Previously removed every 3-4 months, the state now mandates removal every 6-8 weeks. Mr. Schaefer asked why the $43,000 raised last year has not been used for sewer repairs. Phillips replied that “the money was spent on the study, engineering, and general preparation” for the anticipated work. Mayor Gallagher added that, “monies raised from sewer fees are only used for sewer-related expenses.” The mayor added that the Pirnie report suggests that repair costs “would pay back in five years.” Special Board Co-chair Mike Armstrong suggested that establishing a five-year plan that accounts for inflation would reduce the frequency and amount of increases. “This way the people will know what to expect and be able to anticipate,” he said, “and it won’t be such a big deal.” The mayor agreed, saying, “this is our ultimate goal.” Armstrong wondered how Cold Spring compares to other communities. “It would be good to have a reference point,” he said. Trustee Robertson said that comparisons would be a “moving target,” as geography, systems, and equipment, and other factors vary. Whatever the results of such comparisons might be, “we still have expenses to be met,” said Phillips. Trustee Falloon put it succinctly, saying, “We have to pay for this whether we like it or not.” The board passed the resolution for the increase unanimously, with Trustee Lynn Miller absent. In other matters, Mayor Gallagher read a letter from State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef describing a committee she has created to study shared services between communities. Gordon Robertson described a recent meeting between Cold Spring, Nelsonville, and Philipstown in very favorable terms, noting, “everything was on the table.” Gallagher said that the village already shares highway services with Philipstown.
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which he said was passed in May, but requires retroactive payment by the counties dating back to March. The NYSBA also incurred Tamagna’s wrath as he angrily pointed out that while residents have been losing jobs or having wages seriously cut back, the NYSBA recently gave raises of 14.5% to 28% to its management. Tamagna distributed copies of two resolutions passed two nights earlier by the Putnam County Legislature, calling for the County’s withdrawal from the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District and calling upon New York’s governor, attorney general, and comptroller to review the operations of both authorities. The resolution points out that Hudson Valley residents and businesses already pay five taxes or fees to the MTA: a portion of sales tax, the petroleum business tax, a mortgage recording tax, a phone bill surcharge, and a charge to counties for MTA station maintenance. Tamagna said that it is unlikely that the state legislature would approve Putnam County’s withdrawal from the MTA commuter region but urged Philipstown and other municipalities to attempt the same strategy. “It’s just outrageous the way the MTA spends money,” he concluded. “Outrageous” could also be the most appropriate term to describe what has become t h e n e v e r- e n d i n g m o n t h l y discussion of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company’s (GVFC) financial situation. Garrison resident Joe Regele was back again. As he has on a regular basis for almost three years, Regele questioned the GVFC’s financial reporting, this time focusing on its most recent audited financial statement submitted to the Town on June 30, 2009, the deadline as required by state law. Regele’s major concern was that his interpretation of financial statement showed the GVFC had $288,000 in surplus cash at the end of 2008, an amount he considered excessive. Deputy Supervisor Richard Shea, who chaired the meeting, indicated that the balance of undesignated funds at year-end was closer to $24,000, with any other surplus funds having been earmarked for future equipment purchase. Garrison resident Russell Dushin also joined in the fray. Dushin claimed that he had been misled in the past when he was told that GVFC had no other sources of revenue beyond the Town’s funding. According to Regele, the 2008 financial statement shows GVFC as receiving $128,000 in other revenues. Dushin also questioned the fire company’s replacement schedule for vehicles, claiming that the “period of probable usefulness” for fire trucks is twenty years, while GVFC budgets for vehicle replacement after fifteen years. At times
Putnam Valley School Board Reorganizes
by Michael Mell The Putnam Valley Central School District held its annual reorganizational meeting on July 9. Former trustees Tina Mackay and Guy Cohen were sworn in and just as quickly nominated and elected as President and Vice President. Mackay’s first duty was to swear in Superintendent Dr. Marc Space and then proceed to a long list of resolutions. mostly reinstating individuals and agencies working with the district and confirming upcoming district activities. The board then began its first business meeting of the 2009-10 school year. A representative of Accume Partners presented a risk assessment update and investment and debt internal audit. He complimented the board, saying that they do not have any high-risk ratings for any of the areas addressed. With regard to issues of compliance, all areas have been rated “appropriate and satisfactory,” the highest level assigned. Mackay voiced her opinion that more regular assessments be made over the course of the school year to better monitor risk. In other matters the board reviewed portions of the Policy Series 3000, which address district policy for a number of areas. The next meeting of the board will be held on August 20 at 7pm in the high school cafeteria.
LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY C O M PA N Y. N A M E : 9 MOUNTAIN DRIVE, LLC. A r t i c l e s o f O rg a n i z a t i o n were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/06/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, 9 Mountain Drive, Carmel, New York 10512. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY C O M PA N Y. N A M E : M . BUCCI, LLC. A rticles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State o f N e w Yo r k ( S S N Y ) o n 12/10/08. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Michael Bucci, 114 Vista On The Lake, Carmel, New York 10512. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of the formation of Greentek Clean Energy, L L C . A r t s . o f O rg . f i l e d with the Secy. of State on 4/9/2009. Office location: Putnam County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 527 East Mountain Rd., Cold Spring, NY 10516. Purpose: any law ful activity. LEGAL NOTICE BLUE SKY BRIDGE, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 2/3/09. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 368 Bullet Hole Rd., Patterson, NY 12563 General purposes. LEGAL NOTICE Go-Go Ops, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed articles of organization with the Sec. of State of NY on 4/6/09. NY Office location: P u t n a m C o u n t y. S S N Y i s designated as agent upon whole process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 30 Bank St. Cold Spring, NY 10516 Purpose: any lawful activity. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Top Rope Promotions, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/12/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Lloyd Zeiderman, 170 Avery Lane, Garrison, NY 10524. Purpose: any lawful activities. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY C O M PA N Y. N A M E : 2 0 4 M Y RT L E AV E N U E HOLDING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State o f N e w Yo r k ( S S N Y ) o n 05/18/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 9 M u s c o o t We s t , M a h o p a c , New York 10541. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of 228 North Quaker Hill Road, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service C o m p a n y, 8 0 S t a t e S t . , A l b a n y, N Y 1 2 2 0 7 , registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. LEGAL NOTICE TOWN of PHILIPSTOWN T h e To w n B o a r d w i l l conduct a Stormwater M a n a g e m e n t Wo r k s h o p a t 7 : 3 0 p . m . a t t h e To w n Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York on July 22, 2009. LEGAL NOTICE MASTER MART & GAS LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/8/08. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 1565 Rt. 22, Brewster, NY 10509 General purposes Latest date to dissolve 5/7/2038 LEGAL NOTICE PAUL’S SEALCOATING LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 3/23/09. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 57 Mohegan Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10804 General purposes
LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF PUTNAM NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed proposal, will be received by the Director of Purchasing of Putnam County for the following commodities and/ or service: R F P # 0 6 - 0 9 AUCTIONEER SERVICES Detailed specifications may be secured at the office of the Director of Purchasing, C o u n t y o f P u t n a m O ff i c e Facilities, 110 Old Route 6, Building No. 3, Carmel, New York 10512 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through F r i d a y. T h e C o u n t y o f Putnam officially distributes bidding documents from the Purchasing Department or through the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group's Regional Bid Notification System. Copies of bidding documents obtained from any other source are not considered o ff i c i a l c o p i e s . S E A L E D PROPOSALS must be filed i n t h e a b o v e o ff i c e o n o r before 1: 00 PM, Tuesday, AUGUST 4, 2009.
Dated: Carmel, New York June 26, 2009 Alessandro Mazzotta, Purchasing Director Putnam County Purchasing Department
LEGAL NOTICE BURGERKIDS, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/27/09. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 22 Peppergrass Ln., Garrison, NY 10524 General purposes LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY C O M PA N Y. N A M E : REMINGTON CUNEO I N T E R N AT I O N A L , L L C . A r t i c l e s o f O rg a n i z a t i o n were filed with the Secretary o f S t a t e o f N e w Yo r k (SSNY) on 03/31/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 74 South Street, Patterson, New York 12563. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.
LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zo n in g B o ar d o f A p p eals of the Town of Philipstown on July 27, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York, to hear the following Appeals: KERSTIN ROST/ ROLAND PIDALA: Appeal #721 for an Extension. Applicant requests an extension of time to complete construction of a single family nonconforming residential structure per Resolution dated June 21, 2004, pursuant to Section 175-18 of the Zoning Ordinance, (Located 26 Hudson River Lane, Garrison) in an R-80 District. TM #89.7-1-9 At said Hearings all persons will have the right to be heard. Application materials may be seen in the office of the Zoning Board of Appeals at the Town Hall. Date: July 13, 2009 Zoning Board of Appeals LEGAL NOTICE Public Notice: The Village of Cold Spring Historic District Review Board will hold a public h e a r i n g f o r M r. a n d M r s . Sandlund, 7 High St. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm at the Village Hall, 85 Main St. Cold Spring to review the proposed changes and addition to the existing building. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard Dated: July 8, 2009 Al Zgolinski, Chairman Village of Cold Spring Historic District Review Board
LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITES, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/25/09. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 94 Seven Oaks Lane, Brewster, NY 10509. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE L O C A L L AW # 1 5 O F 2009 L O C A L L AW / A M E N D ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 31/CODE OF PUTNAM COUNTY/ENTITLED “LEASES” A Local Law to Amend Article II of Chapter 31 of the Code of Putnam County Entitled “Leases” Be it enacted by the Legislature of Putnam County as follows” Section 1. Article II of the Code of Putnam County entitled “Leases” is hereby amended to read as follows: Article II Leases § 31-2 Purpose.
From time to time there is a surplus of County property which is not required for public use by the County. P u r s u a n t t o C o u n t y L a w, the County Legislature has the general care and control of the corporate real and personal property o f t h e C o u n t y. U p o n t h e determination by the County Legislature that real property is not required for public use by the County, the property may be leased for such period of time and upon such other terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the County in the same manner and with the same rights and privileges as if the property was owned by an individual. The County Executive is in the best position to ascertain the amount of surplus space available at any one time, to negotiate and enter into leases for such surplus space. § 31-3 Notification. A t l e a s t a n n u a l l y, a n d by March 15 of each year, the County Executive shall report to the County Legislature any County real property which is not presently required for use by a County department or agency (surplus real property) and shall periodically thereafter advise the County Legislature of any changes to this report as such shall occur. § 31-4 Authorization. A. The County E x e c u t i v e i s h e r e b y, a n d shall be solely, authorized to negotiate all leases. Once a lease is negotiated, and at least sixty (60) days prior to the commencement date of the proposed lease term, the County Executive shall submit to the County Legislature, for consideration and approval, a final version of the proposed lease agreement. The County Legislature shall consider and either approve or disapprove the proposed lease agreement within sixty (60) days of its receipt of same. The terms and conditions of the lease shall not be further modified thereafter. Upon the approval of the County Legislature, the County Executive shall be authorized to enter into a lease for such surplus real property. No lease for County-owned property may be entered into without the approval of the Putnam County Legislature by a majority of the Legislature. B. A lease renewal shall follow the same procedure outlined in Subsection A hereto. § 31-5 Occupancy. No surplus real property of the County may be occupied or otherwise utilized by any individual or entity, prior to such time that a lease is approved by the Putnam County Legislature and executed by all parties in accordance with the provisions of this Article. Section 2.
This local law shall take effect immediately. BY ROLL CALL V O T E : S I X AY E S . T W O N AY S – L E G I S L AT O R S BIRMINGHAM & FUSCO. LEGISLATOR TAMAGNA WAS ABSENT. Item #5f – Approval/Local Law/Amend Article III of Chapter 31 of the code of Putnam County/Entitled “ Ve h i c l e s a n d T r a f f i c ” was next. On behalf of the members of the Rules Committee, Legislator Hay moved the following: Chairman Hay stated that this issue was introduced by the County Executive’s former Chief of Staff because the County had no law regarding the enforcement o f t r a ff i c l a w s o n c o u n t y owned property. Anyone who comes on County property must obey the traffic signage and they should expect the same treatment if they fail to obey the signs as they would on the open road. This will allow Vehicle & Traffic laws to be enforced on County property. Legislator Oliverio stated that his concern was the enforcement. He wants to see the signs obeyed. However as long as he has been here there has been no enforcement. He has seen so many vehicles speed past the County Office Building’s front entrance without stopping at the stop sign. If there will be enforcement, he will support it. Chairman Hay stated that when it comes to enforcement, it is like the old saying “where are the cops when you need them”. Legislator Oliverio stated that this issue has been brought up in the past and nothing came of it. It was his opinion that was because there had been no local law in place. Legislator Fusco made a motion to table this resolution. There was no second. He then made a motion to amend with the following wording: to add the word “moving” in Section 3136 between the words “regulation of” and “traffic”. He also added a new paragraph in Section 31-36 to read: “Any and all traffic devices so placed under this law must comply with New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws and the rules and regulations of the State of New York with regard to the placement of said traffic devices.” Chairman Hay stated that as the motioner he would accept the amendments. Upon further review L e g i s l a t i v e C o u n s e l Va n Ross determined that these amendments changed the
local law substantially and any action tonight would be invalid. The local law will be on next month’s agenda. A L O C A L L AW T O AMEND ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 31 OF THE CODE OF PUTNAM COUNTY ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows: Section 1. A new Section 31-36 entitled “Duty to Comply with Traffic Control Signs and Signals” is hereby added to the Code of Putnam County to read as follows: S e c t i o n 3 1 - 3 6 - Tr a ff i c Control Signs and Signals No person shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any instruction, direction or regulation displayed upon any post, standard, sign or marking on any drive or other device installed or placed for the regulation of moving traffic on county property. Any and all traffic devices so placed under this law must comply with New York State Ve h i c l e a n d Tr a ff i c L a w s and the rules and regulations of the State of New York with regard to the placement of said traffic devices. Section 2. The existing Section 3136 is hereby renumbered to Section 31-37. Section 3. The existing Section 3137 is hereby renumbered to Section 31-38. Section 4. The existing Section 3138 is hereby renumbered to Section 31-39. Section 5. This local law shall take effect immediately. LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids for the following projects will be received in an envelope annotated with project name and number until 10:30 a.m. on August 13, 2009 a t t h e O ff i c e o f C o n t r a c t Management, NYS Dept. of Transportation 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, A L B A N Y, N Y 1 2 2 3 2 a n d will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier's check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal, must accompany each bid. Plans and proposals can be obtained from the Plan Sales Unit, at the above address; a n d t h e R e g i o n a l O ff i c e s noted below. The right is reserved to reject all bids. A T T E N T I O N C O N T R A C T O R S ,
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Philipstown 11-12 All-Stars Run Comes to an End
Above: All-Star team is announced before standing proudly for the National Anthem; Right: Nick Allen pitches for Philipstown; Below: Jay Marchese warms up before the game with a smile
Danny Owens makes contact with the ball. With their first win under their belts against Fishkill on July 5th, the 2009 Philipstown 11- and12-year-old at Red Hook was played on July 7th. Jay Marchese took the mound with 10 strikeouts and no walks and helped lead the way to a 7-3 victory over Red Hook. Kenny Doxey closed the game to get the final 3 outs. The bats came alive in the 4th inning. After a walk by Kenny Doxey, Jonathan Maldonado hit a monster homerun followed by a base hit from Danny Owens. Back-to-back-to-back doubles by David Rotando, Ryan McCollum and Matt Balducci were followed by a single by Jay Marchese. Conor McCullough hit a solid sacrifice fly to center to score a run. Noah Campbell made nice contact along with a solid defensive effort by John Hughes. Philipstown had a rough d a y o n J u l y 11 t h a g a i n s t Wappingers American, last year’s District 17 Champions. Nick Allen pitched a strong game with Kenny Doxey in relief, but Philipstown was only able to scratch out two hits, a triple by Kenny Doxey and a single by Nick Allen. Defensively, Ryan McCollum made an outstanding overthe-shoulder catch in center field that robbed Wappingers American of a homerun. Unfortunately, this was the team's first loss, with a final score of 9-0. Game 4 was home against the City of Poughkeepsie on July 13th. Ryan Shubert and Matt Balducci gave valiant efforts on the mound. David Rotando, Danny Owens, Matt Balducci, and Ryan Shubert provided the offence for Philipstown. The Philipstown 11-12 year olds were unable to overcome the strong pitching by Poughkeepsie and lost 10-0. They worked hard and should be proud of getting to the Final 6 of District 17 Little League under manager John Rotando and coach Laurie Marchese.
stars continued on their quest to reach the finals for District 17 Little League. Solid pitching by Cameron Young and a blast by Kenny Doxey over the right center field f e nce gav e P h i l i p s t o w n a 6-4 victory at home. After a 4- minute delay due to thunder and rain, game two
10-11 All-Stars Participate in Castellano-Smith Tournament
The Philipstown 10-11 All Stars played in the 15th Annual Castellano-Smith Memorial Tournament from July 11-14 in Wappingers Falls. They finished the first two days of games 1-2, with a loss to Wappingers American in their first game Saturday. In the first game of Sunday’s double-header Philipstown came from behind with 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning for an exciting win over Beekman, but dropped the second g a m e a g a i n s t Wa p p i n g e r s National. On Monday, the All-Stars lost against Hyde Park. Philipstown played on Tu e s d a y a f t e r p r e s s t i m e . Check out our website for the final results. The Philipstown All-Stars begin the District 17 Tournament on Saturday, July 18th, 1pm at Hyde Park.
Brian Haines up at bat for Philipstown
Standing left to right: Coach Matt Beachak, Trevor Van Brunt, Danny Owens, Tucker Beachak, Nick Chiera, Coach Jeff Rizzi, Justin Ferdico, Eric Rizzi, Steven Markey, Coach Frank Chiera. Kneeling left to right: John Parr, Dillon Dalition, Devon Chindano, David Rotando, Brian Haines, Matt Balducci, Stephen Junjulas. The All-Stars celebrate in a come-from-behind win against Beekman
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Putnam Valley’s Sarsen Filling the Void
River Pool At Beacon Plans Sixth Annual Hudson River Swim
With a goal towards supporting the first seasonal floating pool in the Hudson River in nearly a century, River Pool at Beacon, Inc. has set July 25, 2009 for its sixth annual Newburgh-to-Beacon benefit swim. Two hundred and twenty-five swimmers are expected to make the one-mile river crossing from t h e N e w b u rg h w a t e r f r o n t to the Beacon Harbor. All swimmers have been asked to raise at least $100 each in sponsorship support toward the operation of the floating pool at Beacon. Swimmers will be escorted by a fleet of volunteer kayakers with support from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and other officials. Aside from being a fundraiser, the swim is also a memorable athletic event and community gathering. “Progress towards making the Hudson a swimmable river is part of the vision of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration,” said Cindy Cowden, president of River Pool at Beacon, Inc. “The Newburghto-Beacon swim celebrates that progress as an official quadricentennial event.” As a result of five previous cross-river swims, along with sponsorship from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Durst Organization, the Abrons Foundation, the Hudson River Foundation, and numerous individual donors, the construction of the prototype floating pool is complete. The pool was installed in the Hudson River at Beacon for testing in the summers of 2006 and 2007. In July 2008, the pool was formally opened to the public for its first full season and is open for another full season this year. The design of the partially submerged pool is environmentally sensitive and floats up and down with the tides creating a safe area for children to wade and swim in the river, protected from boaters, currents, and entanglement in river vegetation. With a permeable floor and sides that work as a below-water fence, the twenty-foot-diameter, thirtyinch deep pool allows river water to flow through it. The entire structure is supported by floating fiberglass seats in rainbow colors. The floating pool was originally proposed by folk music legend and River Pool co-founder Pete Seeger as a modern version of the floating pools used in New York City a century ago, which he’d read about. Funds raised from this year’s swim will support its
Olivia McDermott of Cold Spring sports 3rd-place medal for 7-U 800-meter race at AAU National track event in Florida. passed through the Valley, though, in this short a period of time, we’re bound to give Walter Panas a run for the dubious distinction of most athletic directors in a decade. We see where that’s going, and believe me you want no part of that. McDermott recently attended the championship and placed third in the 7-U 800 meter race with a time 3 minutes, 11 seconds. She has also qualified in the 800-meters for the AAU National Junior Olympics to be held in Des Moines, Iowa in early August where she’ll represent the AAU NY/New England Region. You go, girl
Putnam Valley’s Hannah Tavella puts shot on goal in Monday’s Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League action. Don’t be fooled by the skirts they wear in the fall. Section 1 field hockey players are getting after one another pretty good this summer; in record numbers, in fact. and this fills it, in part. Kids that really love the game and can play at a high level will miss out on the Empire experience, but we hope this fills part of the void.” Putnam Valley High School officials have helped, too, giving Sarsen carte blanche with their turf facility and providing a sort of homefield edge for the Putnam Valley squad that dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 5-2 loss to Ossining Monday. Senior-to-be Amanda DeChent and Brianna Case each scored once for the Tigers in the loss. DeChent had two goals and an assist for the Tigers in a 4-2 win over Sleepy Hollow. Maria Rao and Lauren Landau each added a goal for the winners. Senior Hannah Tavella has clearly elevated her level of play at midfield, looking like an All-Section player, but the Tigers looked to be in a rebuilding mode. “ P u t n a m Va l l e y w a s h i t hard by graduation,” Sarsen said of the defending Section 1 Class B champions. “But they have excellent athletes here and they’ll be in the thick of things when these younger kids adjust. Mahopac (3-0) has looked good, too, like they have some kids that really want to play again. Some of the premier teams like Bronxville who reached the Class C Final 4 look good, and Mamaroneck and Rye are obviously good. We’ve got a bunch of hockey heads over at Lakeland (3-0) who have really improved, too.” So, too, has the state of Section 1 field hockey, and Sarsen, the director of the H u d s o n Va l l e y S u m m e r League since its inception, has plenty to do with that. “No matter who has been around here in Putnam Valley High, from Bill Conroy to Linda Winchell, to Pete Kucmza and Brian Hogaboom, and the new guy I haven’t even met, they have all supported this program,” Sars said. “They made time for us here, from the business office on up, I’ve been welcomed with open arms. Bill Conroy and I had a vision for this league many years ago now, and it’s bigger than ever in terms of high school teams.”
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
operation. As well as offering families and young children a way to enjoy the Hudson River, the small pool may also serve as a prototype for a pool large and deep enough for adult swimming. River Pool at Beacon, Inc. is currently evaluating design criteria for a large pool that address public safety issues, environmental concerns, and engineering challenges presented by the river. River Pool at Beacon, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of providing safe access for swimming in the Hudson River, by providing a floating swimming pool that is free to the public. Its goals also include educating the public about the unique aspects of the Hudson River Estuary and encouraging community stewardship of the river while promoting swimming as a fun, healthful activity in a natural environm e nt . T h e p r o t o t y p e p o o l design is by Meta Brunzema Architect P.C., a New York City-based firm with extensive experience in the design and development of innovative swimming facilities. Additional information about the July 25th swim, or how to volunteer as a kayaker, plus photographs of the pool can all be found at www.riverpool.org.
Putnam Valley resident and coach Sharon Sarsen has done as much or more for Section 1 field hockey as anyone I know. Besides the fact that she owns more field hockey sectional championships and E mp ir e S t a t e G a m e s g o l d medals than anyone in Section 1 history, she just does so much more to promote the game in the Hudson Valley region. This past week, she kicked off the eighth season of the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League, which takes place on Monday and Thursday evenings at Putnam Valley High where 18 teams aim to improve for the upcoming fall varsity season. “It’s great for team building,” said Sarsen, who has won nine sectional titles at Lakeland. “It gets the younger players involved and helps coaches see what they have for the upcoming season. It gives you a head start on the fall season. Because there are no Empires this year, field hockey has really had a void
SPEAKING OF THE NEW GUY
I’ve yet had the pleasure to meet Putnam Valley’s fifth AD in the past five years. All I hope is that former Whitesboro (Section III) AD M a r k Ly b o l t c a n p r o v i d e the stability necessary for a strong athletic department at Putnam Valley, like my boy Bill Conroy did and like the gracious Pete Kuczma did. With this many ADs having
Six-year-old Cold Spring girl takes 3rd in AAU track nationals Some kids know at an early age what they want to do when they get older, but sixyear-olds aren’t supposed to be this focused. Olivia McDermott is one of those six-year olds that believes she already knows what the future holds for her. The Cold Spring resident is ready to commit to track and field at a time when most other girls her age are picking daises. The Haldane School District student will enter 2nd grade in September with some things to tell her new classmates, including the fact that for the past eight months she has been running track competitively with the Westchester Striders, a local youth team located in Peekskill. Young Olivia has trained hard over the past few months and done some things most other first-graders don’t even think about: Like qualifying for the AAU Primary National Championships in Orlando, Florida at Disney's Wide World of Sports.
IN RECENT WPBA ACTION:
The PV/C 10-U team split a pair of WPBA games this past week, losing to LaGrange, 10-8, prior to spinning a 7-1 win over Cortlandt. In the loss to LaGrange, RHP Mike Haeusgen pitched four frames, allowing three earned runs. Zack Girvalo was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Charlie Pagani was 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBI. Cole Patterson went 1-for-2 with a stolen base. In the win over Cortlandt, chucker Charlie Pagani went the route, firing a five-hitter. Nick Singer went 1-for-2 and Joey Spinola went 1-for-2 with a triple. Brian Haines was 1-for-2 with two outstanding defensive plays at second base. Attn. Summer League Coaches: Please send your schedules, results and recaps to email@example.com so we can get your teams’ exploits published in the PCN&R.
Group Trail Walk Through USMA
Join the Volkssport Club of West Point for fitness, fun, and friendship, on Saturday, July 18. Walkers can register for the 5 km or 11 km trails through the grounds of the U. S. Military Academy. Registration is at 9:15am at the West Point Visitor’s Center with the group walk starting at 9:30. The trail rating is 2 due to hills and not suitable for wheelchairs. The walk qualifies for AVA special programs: libraries, artistic heritage, authors and literary landmarks, cemetery stroll, firehouses, historic churches, museums, riverwalk America, U.S. presidents, and veteran memorials. The walk is free; AVA credit is $3. All participants are invited to a pre-walk breakfast with club members at 8am at Park Restaurant, Main Street, Highland Falls. Club members who attended the recent AVA convention in Dallas will report on walking western trails and convention news. For more information call 845-446-4709.
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GREAT VACATION WEEK Five Star Resort. Vacation in the Berkshires, Hancock, Mass. One bedroom unit - sleeps four, includes living room, bedroom, fireplace, kitche3n, bath, balcony and two TVs. Indoor/outdoor swimming pools, children's pool and playground, pet friendly. Easy access to Tanglewood, Williamstown Theatre, Norman Rockwell Museum and Berkshire theater Festival. Unit avail Sat Aug 29, 2009 for one week $590. Call 845-264-4525 GARRISON'S LANDING 2 offices, can be combined. 1 room 290 sq ft w/private bath $750. 1 room 230 sq ft w/river views $625. Heat + parking included. Walk to train. 845424-3937 COLD SPRING VILLAGE large 2 bdrm w/closets located at 211 Main Street, offers 1 bath, EIK, living room, laundry, heat/hot water, off Street parking included. Pets allowed, ask for Mitch on Mobile 914263-4689 or office 212-4476206. You can also contact Pat at Limited Editions 845-2653111, listed on MLS. rent is $1500/mo. GARRISON COUNTRY Cottage, 2 bdrm house w/cathedral ceilings, lovely wooded setting, 5 mins to train. Nature lovers delight $1500. No smokers. W/D Sec/Refs 845-4244110 LARGE 2BDRM NEW HOME in desirable area of Garrison. Garrison schools. Must see. $2000/mo + Utilities. Call 845265-3091 COLD SPRING/BEACON 9D Mins, DIA, I84, RR, 70 NYC, Hudson Views, Boats, 3bdrm, den, 2 bth, $1600 914-5847137 or 914-960-0069 1 BDRM APT EIK, WALK to train. Utilities incld, no pets, no smoking. $1200/mo. Call 1-845-809-5312. Leave msg.
HUD VALLEY AUCTIONEERS Antique and Estate buyers commission sales, auctions held monthly, 432 Main St. Beacon 845-838-3049, Neil Vaughn. For info visit www. hudsonvalleyauctioneers.com MAKE A CHILD SMILE this summer by becoming a Fresh air Fund host family. The FAF's been doing this since 1877 and has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million NYC children. All are carefully screened and fully insured. You can pick the gender and age of the child you invite. You can be old, young, with kids or without, single, married, living together-the kids don't discriminate and neither do we. Just have love in your heart and a happy home. Please call Lisa Martens at 845-736-4247 or email@example.com ADOPT - HELP US BUILD our family! Our life & love for each other needs only the child we yearn to surround with unconditional love. Expenses paid. Meet us at adoption4yourbaby.com or call Martha & Paul at 1-800-7350934
LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF PUTNAM NOTICE FOR BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Director of Purchasing of Putnam County for the following commodities and/or services: 1. Peat System Installation – RFB130590 P r o j e c t # 0 8 11 2 0 0 9 A 2. SSTS Installation – FtFBI30591 – Project # 08112009B Detailed specifications can be picked up by Licensed Experienced* Septic Installers at the offices of the Septic Repair Program, 100 Rte. 3 1 2 , B r e w s t e r, N e w Yo r k between the hours of 8:00 A . M . a n d 4 : 0 0 P. M . , M o n d a y t h r o u g h F r i d a y. There will be a SITE V I S I T o n We d n e s d a y. Aug. 5. 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at The Septic Repair Program, 100 Route 312, B u i l d i n g N o . 4 , B r e w s t e r, N e w Yo r k . If you are interested, please contact Michele at (845) 278-8313. Sealed bids must be filed with the Director of Purchasing, County of P u t n a m O ff i c e F a c i l i t i e s , 11 0 O l d R o u t e 6 , C a r m e l , N e w Yo r k o n o r b e f o r e 1 : 0 0 P. M . , Tu e s d a y, A u g . 11 , 2 0 0 9 . *Experience requires 5 Projects Inspected/ Approved by the Putnam County Department of Health. RFB130590 requires manufacturer’s certification or attendance of the Bord NaMona in-service s e m i n a r, i n a d d i t i o n t o the above-mentioned 5 Projects Inspected/ Approved by the PCDOH. dated: Carmel, New York July 13, 2009
DOGGIE DAY CARE & RESTFULL SLEEPOVERS. I welcome your furry friend as a true guest in my home. They have total access to my home and my one acre fenced yard in the woods. Bow Wow Haus firstname.lastname@example.org 845424-6017 John Funck 43 Cutler Lane, Garrison
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FOUND RING JULY 4TH on the ground at the Band Stand in Cold Spring. It is an expensive ring and someone could be frantically looking for it. Anyone wanting to claim it call Lisa at 845-424-6003 LOST DOG CALLED RILEY Last seen July 10, 2009, in Cold Spring village. His coat is reddish tan. No collar or tags. Reward offered !!!! Please call with any sightings, 845-5981143 He is skittish.
RINALDI FLEA MARKETS Every Sunday 900 Route 44 Poughkeepsie 8am-4pm. Free parking and admission something for everyone... Visit Rinaldifleamarkets.com Vendors wanted. Great Food. 3 FAMILY TAG SALE Kemble Ave, Cold Spring 9am4pm Sat July 18th
BIJOU GALLERIES LTD Check out our display of china, glassware, jewelry, and books! 50 Main Street Cold Spring Daily 11-5 Bijougalleries.com TENNIS TENNIS TENNIS!! NTRP 5.0 singles player with clay court in Cold Spring. some week days & all weekends, late June to early Sept. Bill at 917680-1465 or 845-265-2175 SHEAFORSUPERVISOR.COM
OSTONES Jewels of Fire One of a Kind Wood-Fired Clay Necklaces www.ostones.com www.chrisostrowski.com
RESPONSIBLE 21 YR OLD with transportation available to nanny/babysit all days of the week until late September. Refs avail. Call 845-489-2390
FREE TO GOOD HOME Electric Stove (we're remodeling) 845-265-2443
METS TICKETS Treat yourself to premium seats behind home plate! Access to Sterling Club. Limited dates, 2 tkts/game. 845-265-2711 or 914-450-4188
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