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PUTNAM C OUNTY NEWS
Sheriff Smith Wins Tuesday Night’s Absentee Vote Count
We are 143 years old but new every Wednesday
CXLIII No. 38 www.pcnr.com Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Philipstown & Putnam Valley
Victory for Seniors
Legislators oppose Bondi’s proposals; petitions circulate
by Eric Gross Tears turned to cheers in Carmel when more than 150 senior citizens who had crowded into the historic Putnam Courthouse for a meeting of the county Legislature’s Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee were promised that senior programs would not be impacted by the county’s 2010 budget. Legislator Sam Oliverio became extremely emotional when addressing the audience: “Government exists to protect the health and safety of its residents. If we cannot do that, government fails. My 83-yearold mother loves her center in Putnam Valley. The laughing eyes make it all worthwhile. We can’t deny anything to those who have made this country and our county great. Senior citizens are the essence of who we are. This legislature will fully restore senior citizens programs slated for the chopping block.” (See Seniors on Page 8)
M i c h a e l T u rTo n
Dutch visitors and Philipstown residents, including Legislator Vincent Tamagna and Mayor Seth Gallagher, wave at the waterfront.
Ahoy! Schepen Landen in Cold Spring
On Wednesday, September 16, a small fleet of Dutch ships landed at Cold Spring. See story and photos on page 11.
Residents of Cold Spring carry signs to protest threatened closure of senior citizens programs. Pictured are (l-r) Silvia Rosamova, Elna Winward, her daughter Chris Winward, and Roula Toscano.
Sheriff Don Smith wins absentee count; will face McConville in Nov.
by Eric Gross It’s now official—Donald Smith has won the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Putnam County. Absentee ballots were counted on Tuesday night at the Board of Elections Office in Southeast and when the ballots were tabulated the twoterm incumbent had outdistanced his challenger former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski by 233 votes. The tally: Smith—2,469; Borkowski—2,236 and Andrew DeStefano—380. On Primary night Smith led Borkowski by 169 votes with DeStefano who withdrew from the race two weeks ago but whose name remained on the ballot received 347 votes. The gap in the machine count increased this week to 185 votes as a result of a court-ordered recanvassing of all voting machines. In the absentee vote tally, Smith received 124 votes to Borkowski’s 76. T h e s h e r i ff w a s p l e a s e d with the results telling the PCN&R: “I have faith in the elections process and the citizens of Putnam County as I believe they have faith in me as well. I strongly believe the residents of our county have confidence in me to serve as their sheriff as we continue to keep Putnam the safest county in the Hudson Valley.” In conceding, Borkowski
said all he wanted from the start was for “every vote to be counted. I am very satisfied with the accuracy of the new optical scan voting machines. All of the ballots have been counted and I am pleased with the process. Unfortunately, Don Smith has won the Republican line. I congratulate him on that victory.” When asked if he will continue his campaign running on the Working Families line, (See Primary on Page 2)
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Reinier Spijkers delights the crowd as he performs on board his “Nutshell Music Boat.”
With Contract Dispute Over, GUFS Moves On
by Michael Mell Resolution of the teacher contract along with the start of a new school year has given the Garrison Union Free School (GUFS) District board the opportunity for a fresh start. The September 16, 2009, board meeting provided indications of the direction the board plans to take as well as direction parents would like it to take. Areas of discussion included student achievement, budget and finance, board goals, and parents’ goals. Student achievement was on display as 7th grader John Swartzwelder read his awardwinning essay submitted to the “I Won’t Cheat Foundation” competition over the summer. Students in grades 4-12 were asked how they would respond if their favorite athlete were caught using steroids. There were 30,000 entries and 30 winners were selected, with John placing second. Working with John were his English/Language Arts teacher Lauren Johnson, and Coleen Cavanagh, his guidance counselor. The board heard an audit report from Alan Kassay of Bennett Kielson Storch DeSantis. Kassay reported the district’s books meet acceptable accounting standards and are not in conflict with any governmental regulations. Funds set aside in anticipation of the newly settled teacher contract were sufficient to meet the requirements of the contract. The treasurer’s report presented by business manager Susan Huetter was brief as “not much activity” occurs during the summer. District revenues are down, but are expected to increase as residents’ tax payments are received. Superintendent Gloria Colucci said this is a cyclical occurrence and that GUFS structures its revenues and expenditures to allow for it. Ms. Colucci also reported that a recent Moody’s Investment Services review of the district left its A2 rating unchanged. She went on to say that “this is excellent for a district like ours.” The board continued a discussion, begun at the last meeting, of its goals for the coming school year. At the previous meeting, Board Vice-Chair Eric Ja coby voiced his desire to try to think about the process in a new way. The current focus is to develop a format to discuss possible goals and solicit outside opinion. Board member Jim Cannon suggested they to strike a “balance between tactical and strategic approaches.” The board agreed that three public sessions would be held to solicit public input: one in the evening, as an adjunct to a board meeting; a second evening meeting (See GUFS on Page 9)
Foodtown Plans Expansion
by Michael Turton The possibility of additional parking in Cold Spring is generally viewed as a very good thing these days. But there are exceptions to every rule. At last week’s (September 17, 2009) meeting of the Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals, neighbors came out in force to object to the potential construction of a 17-car parking lot at the corner of Marion Avenue and Benedict Road, behind the Foodtown plaza. The parking lot is being proposed by Constantine Serroukas, owner of both the plaza and the vacant lot, who wants to use the lot for employee parking serving the plaza’s businesses—Foodtown, Wachovia Bank, Robert’s Hair Salon, Grand Cleaners, Angelina’s Restaurant, and the Cold Spring Post Office. Serroukas faces an uphill battle. The vacant lot is zoned residential and a variance must be approved before a commercial parking lot could be developed. Serroukas must convince the zoning board that his situation meets a number of stringent criteria: that a reasonable return on his investment couldn’t be realized under the current zoning; that the current zoning leaves him facing unique financial hardship; that the variance would not have a negative impact on the character of the neighborhood; and that his financial hardship was not self-imposed. Poughkeepsie attorney Harold Mangold presented Serroukas’s case, based heavily on the fact because the vacant lot faces the back of a commercial plaza it is not suitable for residential use. He argued that if a modest house were constructed, it would be very difficult to sell return on his investment. He also portrayed the impact on neighborhood character as positive, indicating that the lot would be an open space with improved landscaping and lighting. Mangold concluded by presenting the board of appeals with a 141-signature petition in support of the variance, along with letters of support from Foodtown and Wachovia Bank. In his remarks, Zoning Board member Rich Turner was not supportive of Serroukas’s proposal. “You have to prove financial hardship—but you’ve survived. You could have sold the lot,” he said. “And your situation is not unique—other homes face the plaza.” Turner added that the parking lot could increase traffic in the neighborhood and that Serroukas knew the lot was zoned residential when he purchased it—and that any (See Foodtown on Page 8)
M i c h a e l T u rTo n
Bill Villetto of The Roundup Texas BBQ on Route 9.
Owner faces uphill battle
it in that location, especially in the current economy. Mangold went on to say that while residential use could create the need for more municipal services including education, use as a parking lot would not. He underlined that Serroukas has paid taxes on the property for 29 years without any financial
Taste of Texas
Part of a series on local eateries
by Michael Turton Philipstown residents are enjoying a unique restaurant experience these days. Not only are they seeing—and tasting—a new eatery as it develops right before their eyes; they have even had an effect on the menu. The fledgling restaurant is The Roundup Texas BBQ located on Route 9 at the Post Road Hardware, just south of Route 301. Strictly for in-depth research purposes only, this writer has sampled the entire menu and there is only one word to describe the food—delicious. The Roundup’s menu includes beef brisket, St. Louis-cut pork ribs, chicken, sausage, and even smoked hot dogs. Sides include macaroni and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw and corn bread— all made right on the premises. Barbecue is o ff e r e d i n v a r i o u s c o m b o plates and can also be purchased in bulk by the pound. Catering is also available. Soft drinks only are offered but that will change in the not-too-distant future. The Roundup operates out of a small trailer for now, with plans to expand soon into a full restaurant and bar. A pleasant picnic area with shaded wooden tables serves those who can’t wait long enough to get home. Many can’t. The Roundup is owned ( S e e Te x a s o n P a g e 9 )
Tragic Death in Garrison Home
by Eric Gross Black bunting is on display at Garrison Fire Department headquarters this week in memory of a long-time member whose body was found in his Garrison residence. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reported the death last week of Donald Lefari, 63, of Manitou Woods in Garrison. Lefari was a prominent (See Lefari on Page 9)
Librarians Protest Budget Cuts page 10
Putnam Valley Defeats Haldane
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mark Your Calendar – Meetings this Week
7:30 PM - Putnam Valley Zoning Board Hearing
No Meetings Scheduled
7:30 PM - Philipstown Zoning Board of Appeals
7:30 PM - Village of Cold Spring Planning Board 7:30 PM - Cold Spring Board Weekly Workshop
7:30 PM - Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop 8 PM - Historic District Review Board
11 AM - Philipstown N. Highland Fire District Workshop
The Adirondack Mountain Club is sponsoring a hike up Mt. Taurus from Fishkill Road on Sat., Sep 26. Call the hike leader, Ed Aloe, for meeting place and time, 203-618-0260 or email email@example.com. This weekend is the Haldane Homecoming. “This is probably the most exciting weekend of the entire school year,” said Haldane Athletic Director Susan Reid. “But it’s also the most chaotic, especially the bonfire [on the 9D fields]. Parents should remember that in order to ensure the safety of all, children under 12 should be accompanied by a parent or other adult at the bonfire.” Coming up is the Hudson Greenway Triathlon, which needs volunteers for this great community event on Sunday Oct 11. Please call Tom Shortell 845-519-0339. Happy Birthday Greetings to Lucy Austin, Len Balducci, David Powell, Anthony Savastano III, Ybia Jones, Elizabeth Valenti, Cathy Greenough, Savannah O’Malley, Tejaj Parikh, Angela Rose, Patricia Nastasi, Brian Kenney, Bianche Mazzuca, Rob Bartley, Sharon Zeien, Nat Azznara, David Brower, Maryann Lombardo, Sarina Patel, Marie Smith, and Byron S. Brewer.
Bandits at the Bandstand
A resident of Cold Spring alerted the PCN&R to a disturbing incident at the bandstand last weekend. Apparently, eight teenagers were enjoying the waterfront when a red car approached the group around 10:20pm Friday. Sheriff’s Department investigators and the Cold Spring police are looking for three suspects, and possibly a fourth accomplice, who accosted and took money from the group. The males engaged the group in a brief conversation before one of the trio demanded all their money. A witness reported that one of the robbers may have had a handgun tucked in the waistband of his pants. The victims turned over an undisclosed sum of cash to the suspects, who then got into a car and sped off. No one was hurt in the incident. The victims called 911 and reported the robbery to the Cold Spring Police Department. That department subsequently requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office in the investigation and the case has been assigned to Investigator Robert Ferris. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males—one light-skinned and the other darker—and a white male about six feet in height, all about 1820 years of age. The getaway vehicle—described as a red Hyundai four-door sedan—was operated by a fourth person, possibly a female. Mayor Seth Gallagher said that though he is reluctant to propose installing cameras that might be the most effective way to deter crime in the area. Persons with information about the crime are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (845) 225-4300.
PRIMARY (Cont’d from front pg.)
Smith Wins Republican Primary
Borkowski said he was undecided: “A lot of people including leaders in my Republican Party and other parties have encouraged me to go on. I will take a few days before reaching my decision.” The Working Families party, founded in New York in 1998, is closely aligned with the Association of Community O rg a n i z a t i o n s f o r R e f o r m Now, or ACORN, which is under investigation in several states. Smith now faces off against the Democratic challenger Kevin McConville. Reached at his residence in Cold Spring late Tuesday evening, McConville said he was looking forward to the general election so “I can demonstrate my professionalism and experience in managing a law enforcement agency for the residents of our county.” Putnam County Elections Commissioners Robert Benn ett and A ntho ny S can n a pieco also announced the final results of other races with absentee ballots tabulated. In Philipstown, two candidates are running for supervisor—Republican Matthew Mastrantone and Democrat Richard Shea. Four candidates are seeking two town board seats—Democrats Betty Budney and John VanTassel and Republicans Joselle Cunane and Theresa Polhemus. Philipstown Assessor Brian Kenney is running unopposed. P u t n a m Va l l e y S u p e r v i sor Robert Tendy is facing opposition from Democrat Dawn Powell. Six candidates vied for two seats on the Putnam Valley Town Board—Republicans Jacqueline Annabi and Patty Villanova were victori ous along with Democrats Christopher Lieberman and Wendy Whetsel. With absentee ballots added in Tuesday, Annabi received 254 votes; Vi l l a n o v a - 2 3 3 a n d E s t h e r McHenry came in third with 231 votes. Lieberman received 245 votes; Whetsel-250 votes and the third Democrat in the race, Samuel Davis, tallied 116 votes. Putnam Valley Justice Gina Capone is seeking reelection without opposition while Highway Superintendent Earl Smith is facing an Independence Party line challenge from Mark Pawera.
Corrections & Clarifications
• Regarding “‘Solar Farms’ i n P u t n a m Va l l e y ” a n d “On the (Peekskill Hollow) Road Again” (Sept. 16): Dario Gristina’s name was incorrectly spelled “Gestina.” • I n t h e S e p t . 1 6 “ Ta l k o f O u r To w n ” w e m e n tioned the Sept. 9 Cold Spring Historic Review Board meeting and a report stating that Scenic Hudson owns the 87-acre property that includes the Preserve, the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, the Foundry School Museum, and the William Kemble property. Scenic Hudson does not own the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration or the Foundry School Museum..
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Donald Michael Lefari, Esquire
Donald Michael Lefari died accidently on September 14, 2009, at his home in Garrison where he has lived since 2001. Beloved husband of Julia Wellin Lefari, beloved father of Andrew Wellin, father of Cindi Lefari, Robyn Lefari, and Katherine Wellin, beloved friend and companion to Dodger and Cobber, his r e s c u e d A u s t r a l i a n S h e pherds, both certified Delta Society Therapy dogs. Father, friend, counselor, advisor, and teacher to hundreds of people of all ages, nationalities, professions, and walks of life. Donald was born on Februry 21, 1946. He was a recipient of the Pi Sigma P h i Aw a r d o f t h e U n i t e d States Merchant Marines in 1966. Donald received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The City College of New York and a Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1970. He was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, the Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), and the U.S. Supreme Court. A restless soul and stellar intellect, Donald practiced law and engaged in a multitude of business ventures in the course of his lifetime. He loved Garrison and Cold Spring and sought always to “give back.” He stated often that he considered himself one of the luckiest men in the world to be a part of this community. He was a proud member of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department, a past president, and a Fire Police Captain. He was a member of the Garrison Ambulance Corps and a trustee of the Marcinek Trust Fund. Donations in Donald’s memory may be made to: Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc., www. a u s s i e re s c u e . o rg ; D e l t a Society, www.deltasociety. org; or Heifer International, www.heifer.org.
Linda M. (O’dell) Macdonald
Linda M. (O'dell) Macdonald, 66, of Old Forge passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, with her loving family at her side. Linda was born in Cold Spring, on May 15, 1943, the first daughter to James and Elizabeth O'dell. Linda was predeceased by her loving husband Angus “Chip” Macdonald on June 15, 2008. Linda is survived by her daughter Melissa A. Macdonald, Old Forge, NY; her son Shannon A. Macdonald and his wife Crystal of Dickinson Center, NY; g;anddaughters Elizabeth Shirley-Anne Riehle and Olivia Floramae Macdonald; sisters Lorraine Owen, Patricia O'dell, and Carol Simpson; mother-inlaw Helen E. Macdonald; sister-in-laws Marcia Hardesty and Charina Macdonald; brother-in-laws Jim Hardesty and Donald Macdonald; and many nieces and nephews. Linda grew up in Cold Spring and graduated from Haldane High School. After high school she worked for Reader's Digest in Pleasantville, NY, until she and her husband moved their small family to Old Forge in 1971. In 1979 Linda began her dedicated 30-year career at Helmer's Fuel and Trucking until her retirement in the Spring of 2009. Linda was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dewey Old Forge, Chapter # 449, American Legion Auxiliary Post 893, and was the Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary acting president since 2004. Among her many talents, Linda was a fantastic line dancer and instructor, an accomplished 600 Club bowler, and a fabulous knitter. She enjoyed music and theater, especially her nights at The Strand with her girlfriends. In her struggles with cancer and the unexpected loss of her husband Linda became an inspiration to her family and friends, always maintaining an uncanny amount of courage, faith, and strength in the face of life's most daunting obstacles. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to The Old Forge Fire Department Auxiliary of Old F o rg e , N Y 1 3 4 2 0 , o r T h e Anna Wright Memorial Fund, Heath Science Foundation, 750 East Adams Street, CAB 324, Syracuse, NY, 13210. A memorial service will be held on October 5, 2009, 11am, at Niccolls Memorial Church, Old Forge, NY. A gathering will be held at the McCauley Mountain Chalet following the service.
ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 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. Rec o v e r y I n c . e very Wednesday, 7:30pm. Renewal Farmers’ Market: Every Friday, 10-3, during growing season. Sun. Sept. 27 - Book signi n g o f Wi l l I S e e M y D o g in Heaven? following 11am Mass ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPEL A mission Chapel of Our Lady of Loretto Church Upper Station Rd., Garrison, 265-3718 Sunday Mass: 10:15am 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. ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 65 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley www. stlukesputnamvalley.org 845-528-8858, firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Worship - Service: 9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am, Family Communion Service including Sunday School: 10:30am Thu. - Prayer Service, 8pm 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
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 - Garrison, Sun., 10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm Mass, Holy Day Vigil: 530pm Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm Fri/Sat Oct 2/3 - Oktoberfest, in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Angel. 5-10pm. German food, beer, Italian ices, more. Children’s games, dunk tank, live entertainment and gaming wheels. 265-3718 Bingo - Thursdays, doors open 6pm, first game begins 7 : 1 5 p m . $ 1 , 5 0 0 i n To t a l Cash Prizes. Concessions available. ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS Episcopal 1101 Route 9D, Garrison Across from school Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. 424-3571 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 8am - Holy Communion 10:30am - Main Service Choir–Thu, 7:30pm Junior Choir–Sun , 9:15am Sunday School–Sun , 10:30am Acolytes – Sunday, 9am Adult Class – Sunday at noon Sat. Sept. 26 - Intro to T’ai Chi & Ch’i Gong, 9am Life Support Group – Wednesdays at 7:30pm GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 37 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. BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl Cantor Ellen Gersh 845-831-2012
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets Cold Spring - 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor
email: FPCP@verizon. net Worship Service: 10:30am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9-11:30, Tues. and Thurs 9-2 Contemplative Prayer Group: Wednesdays 7am Jazz Vespers Service: Every 3rd Saturday of each month 5:30pm 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. Cold Spring worship service at 11am. Sundays, Oct 4 - Nov 20: Bible Study “Living the Gospel of Mark,” 1-2pm S u n . S e p t . 2 7 - We l c o m e f o r n e w P a s t o r, f o l l o w i n g t h e 11 a m s e r v i c e ( a p p r o x noon); everyone welcome. Sat. Oct. 10 - Bake Sale, Foodtown, 9:30am-noon COLD SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH (American Baptist Churches, USA) Jay Camp (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.
PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE P.O. Box 94 Cold Spring, NY 10516 T H E H I G H H O LY D AY S Services led by Cantor Shoshana Lash, Organist Douglas Keilitz All Services at St. Mary’s Parish House Sun. Sept. 27 : Kol Nidre Evening Services, 8pm Mon. Sept. 28: Yom Kippur, morning services, 10am, discussion, 1:30pm, afternoon services, 3:30pm, community break fast immediately following Afternoon Services Sat. Oct. 3: Shabbat/Sukkot services at Surprise Lake Camp,9:30am, Sukkah Building by the Lake, 10:30am, services For more information call 265-8011 and leave a message or e-mail philipstownreformsynagogue @gmail.com REFORM TEMPLE OF PUTNAM VALLEY 362 Church Road Putnam Valley Rabbi Allen Darnov (845) 528-4774 www.rtpv.org Shabbat Services: Fridays, 8 p m ; Yo u n g p e o p l e ’ s s e rvice- third Friday of the month, 7pm. Hebrew School, ages 3+ Sundays July 19 and 26 Attic Sale, 10am-4pm, at the Temple. FIRST HEBREW CONGREGATION OF PEEKSKILL 1821 Main Street, Peekskill 914-739-0500 www.firsthebrew.org email@example.com Rabbi Lee Paskind Services: Sat. 9:30am; Fri. 8pm; Monthly Fri. family service, 6:30pm Mahjong - free classes every Thursday, 7pm, thru Nov 12 Sun. Sept. 27 - Family Hike through countryside, suits young children, at Muscoot Farm, 10am; rsvp 914-2937308 Sun. Oct. 18 - Family hike, suits young children, Teatown Lake, 12:30pm, rsvp 914-302-7767.
Bruyn Ernest Polhemus
Bruyn passed away on September 6, 2009. He was born on Sept. 2, 1954, at Butterfield Memorial Hospital, Cold Spring, to Frederick & Eleanor (Coleman) Polhemus of Garrison. He graduated from Haldane Central School in 1973 after excelling on the track team in the shot put event, holding the State record. He also played football and enjoyed playing the french horn in the band. He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, in 1975. Bruyn was an excellent chef and shared his culinary gift in Colorado, New York C i t y, N o r t h C a r o l i n a , a n d finally in Southern Arizona. He reached his dream of owning his own restaurant, ‘The Bay,’ at Kino Springs Resort near Nogales Arizona. Bruyn touched the lives of everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick Ernest Polhemus and t h e f o r m e r E l e a n o r E l i z abeth Coleman. He is survived by his sisters, Jane (Bruce) Metzger and Rebecca (Kim) Janes, both of Tucson, Az. He leaves behind 7 nieces and nephews, and 15 great nieces and nephews. Bruyn will be laid to rest at a graveside service at St. Philips in the Highland on October 4, 2009 at 2pm. Please join the family after the service at the home of Ed and Pat Polhemus Rte 9D (1 mile N of the Bear Mt. Bridge). In lieu of flowers please donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Heart Association.
S o m e P a r t i n g Wi s d o m f ro m F a t h e r S h a u g h n e s s y
Mid-Week Prayer Group is Open to the Community
The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, in Cold Spring, has recently begun hosting a mid-week contemplative prayer group, which is held on Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8am. The community is invited to join in the meeting for all of the hour or any part of it, as your schedule allows. The meeting is based on a model of Contemplative Prayer, which has long been a Christian practice, and shares in the traditions of other faiths as well. Contemplative prayer is spurred by the intention to be more open to God's presence and the invitation to "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10). The prayer requires simply a quiet place where one can sit in a comfortable upright position, and the reading of sacred texts. An atmosphere of ever deepening quietness precedes the 20 minutes of total silence. A short reading on prayer life and an opportunity to express the joys and the needs of our community concludes the prayer. Many have found contemplative prayer to be a transformative and healing experience. It has been said that "God is closer to us than we are to ourselves." A weekly group prayer is a step towards a more contemplative life: an ever-deepening awareness of ourselves and our relationships within this "Ultimate Reality." The First Presbyterian Church is located at 10 Academy Street, one block from the intersection of Routes 9D and 301, where Academy and Cherry Street meet. For more information, contact the group leader, Giom Grech at 2654759, or email giomgrech@ verizon.net You may also contact the church at 265-3220.
C at h e r i n e G a r n s e y
Fr. McSweeney (l), Fr. Shaughnessy, and Altar Server Octavian Moore (r) at Communion. Fr. Angelus Shaughnessy, “A syllogism for the ‘Test O . F. M . C a p u c h i n , s p e c i a l of All Happiness is Gratiguest speaker and confessor tude’: Only the grateful are last week at the Our Lady of happy; Only the humble are Loretto Church Parish Mis- grateful; therefore, only the sion, offered these thoughts: humble are happy.”
Fri. night Shabbat services 7:30pm Sat. morning Shabbat services, 9:30am Check website for religious school, services, events info. YORKTOWN JEWISH CENTER 2966 Crompond Road Yorktown Heights 914-245-2324 www. yorktownjewishcenter. org Fridays 6:15pm (Standard time) Fridays 8pm (Daylight savings time) Saturdays 9:15-11:15am
Oktoberfest Brings Food, Games, Music to Loretto
Our Lady of Loretto Parish will be holding its annual Oktoberfest “Feast of the Holy Angels” Celebration on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, from 5 to 10pm, with activities galore for the whole family. The Church grounds will abound with live music, children’s games, a dunk tank, gaming wheels, a bouncy tent, and great German food. A raffle will include such exciting prizes as a weeklong stay at a 6-bedroom North Cartolina oceanfront home, a stay at a condo in the Cayman Islands, and a Hummel tea set. Local musicians and dancers will entertain the crowds during both nights, including the Cold Spring Fire Company Pipes and Drums Band, the B u d d y Tr a i n a B a n d , G r e g Phillips, Irish Step Dancing from Clare Shanahan and the Fee sisters, Cold Spring’s D . J . To m m y N a s t a s i , s t o ryteller Jonathan Kruk, and much more. Our Lady of Loretto is located at 24 Fair Street, in Cold Spring.
Word of the Week
a deductive logical scheme consisting of a major and minor premise, e.g., All men are mortal (major premise); Socrates is a man (minor premise); therefore, Socrates is mortal (conclusion)
syl • lo • gism
“The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.” —Leviticus 23:26-28
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sat. Oct. 3 - Haldane School Fdn. Benefit to Support Environmental Studies, 5-8pm. Glynwood Center, Tickets $50 before Sept. 30, $60 after. Tickets: Haldane School Foundation, PO Box 364, Cold Spring NY 10516 or Eugenie@amartconservation.com. Sat. Oct. 3- Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic, Boscobel, 5-7pm, pack a chair & picnic. $14/adult, $9/children 6-12, under 6 free. 265-3638, www. Boscobel.org Sat. Oct. 3 - Lecture at PC Historic Society with Kate Johnson,curator at Historic Hudson Valley on the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration. 5pm, 265-4010, www.pchsfsm.org Sat. Oct. 3 - Fall Artists on Location, Garrison Art Center, Garrison’s Landing. Over 85 artists paint on location; paintings are later auctioned at 5pm, free, www.garrisonartcenter.org Sun. Oct. 4 - HH Land Trust Take-a-Hike! Fire on the Mountain w/ Jordan Dale. Bring a bag lunch. Meet: 10am. Surprise Lake Camp Main Bldg. 4 hrs, difficult.: www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 Sun. Oct. 4 - 4th Annual Farm & Harvest Tour, 11am-4pm, Willow Ridge Farm, 174 Canopus Hollow Rd., Putnam Valley. Demos, animals, farmers’ market, tastings, music. 845878-7918 Sun. Oct. 4 - Sunset Series: Readings at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. Poet Edwin Torres. 4pm, wine & cheese reception follows. Free, park at MetroNorth station. Sun. Oct. 4 - Putnam Cty Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K Race, begins at Brewster Village Train Station, 10am. Bring family & visit Village Street fair after the race. Register: www.active.com; info at www. brewsterrotary.org Fri. Oct. 9 - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Veterans Job Fair, 11am-3pm, Castle Point, Route 9D. Meet employers, service orgs, etc. Bring several copies of resume and discharge papers. Sat. Oct. 10 - Sustainable Putnam Workshop: Water Wisdom/ Protect Drinking & Surface Water, sponsored by Cornell Coop Extension. Putnam County Emergency Training Ctr., Don Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. www.cce.cornell. edu/Putnam or 845-278-6738. Sat. Oct. 10 - HH Land Trust Take-a-Hike! Fall Foliage & Tree ID w/ arborist Lew Kingsley. 9am, Garrison Train Station Parking Lot, 2 hrs., easy/familyfriendly/no strollers. www.hhlt. org, 424-3358 Sat. Oct. 10 - The Old Road Society of Philipstown Annual Membership Meeting in the lower fields at Saunders Farm, 853 Old Albany Post Road in cooperation with Collaborative Concepts art installation. 1pm. Bring a picnic lunch or snack and a blanket. Sat. Oct. 10 - Bake sale, sponsored by South Highland UM Church, 9:30am-noon, in front of Foodtown Sat. Oct. 10 - Mid-run reception: Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2009: more than 60 artists installing art on a historic, working farm. 2-6pm; open every day dawn to dusk through Oct. 31. 853 Old Albany Post Rd., Garrison. 845-528-1797 Sun. Oct. 11 - Concert: Camille King, soprano, Regan Smith and Carol Leone, piano. Haydn, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. 4pm, free. Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, 45 Market St., CS, park at Metro-North station. Sun. Oct. 11 - 4th Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon: kayak, bike, and run or team up. 9am start from Dockside. Register at Active.com. See www. HudsonHighlandsTriathlon.org 845-803-4145. Sun. Oct. 11 - Hike to Lost Pond at Manitoga, led by Chris Galligan, $10 admission supports trail maintenance. Bring picnic. Res. req’d. www.russelwrightcenter.org Tue. Oct. 13 - Stonecrop Gardens guided of Fall foliage, 5-6pm, $10/members no charge, 265-2000, www.stonecrop.org Thu. Oct. 15 - Philipstown Seniors River Rose Cruise & River Grill Luncheon. Lunch & cruise the Hudson. $45 members/$50 non members. Eileen, 265-5098. Thu. Oct. 15 - Keep Seniors Safe & Mobile, Office for the Aging program at PV Seniors Ctr, 12pm complimentary lunch, 1-4pm program, free, res. req’d: 845-528-2662. Fri/Sun Oct. 16/17/18 - Philipstown Recreation Dept’s Annual Haunted House. Young Children’s Fun House - Sat, 5-6:30pm; Sun, 3-4:30pm. Horror House - Fri/Sat, 7-10pm; Sun. 5-80pm. Children under 12 and Seniors, $4, Adults, $6 Sat. Oct. 17 - Jazz Vespers w/ renowned jazz musicians, 5:30pm, free, First Presbyterian Church, 10 Academy St. Cold Spring, 265-3220 Sat. Oct. 17 - Putnam Highlands Audubon Society Wine & Delectables. 5pm, Taconic Center; coincides w/ bird seed pick up. $15/RSVP swixblue@ verizon.net or 265-3773. The Putnam County News & Recorder is happy to announce your event. A complete listing of Coming Events is 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. Sept. 27 - Fall foliage cruise aboard The Commander w/ Jim Witt, raise funds for Hope for Youth Foundation. 12:30-3:30pm, departs from Peekskill. $35 p/p, $10/children under 12. 845-265-2010 or email@example.com Sun. Sept. 27 - Walking tour of historic Cold Spring Village conducted by Historical Society volunteer. Starts at 2pm at the foot of Main St., Railroad Plaza. Sugg. donation of $5 Wed. Sept. 30 - Senior Roast Beef Dinner and Bingo, Philipstown Community Center, Noon - 3pm. Free. Philipstown residents only. Res. required by Sept. 28. 424-4618.
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, year roun d . 8 4 5 - 5 2 8 - 00 6 6
Sat. Sept. 26 - Constitution Island Family Day, 10am-3pm. Exhibits, demos, birds of prey, horse & wagon rides, boat rides, Rev. War Trail walks. Shuttle runs from south end of MetroNorth CS parking lot. 845-4468676, www.constitutionisland. org Sat. Sept. 26 - 32nd Annual Harvest Festival. Over 30 craft vendors, farmers’ market, children’s activities, pumpkin painting & entertainment along Main St, Cold Spring. 10am-5pm. Rain or shine, severe weather will move indoors. www.coldspringchamber.com or 265-3200 Sat. Sept. 26 - Free concert by West Point Band at Putnam Valley HS, 7:30pm. www.pvcsd.org Sat. Sept. 26 - Putnam County Land Trust family program, “A Bridge to Nature.” 4pm. Storytelling, tree planting, sunset hike. 63 Cobb Road, Brewster. Non-members $5, members free. www.pclt.net. Sat. Sept. 26 - West Point Yard Sale, 9am-3pm at designated housing areas on post. Enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. ID required. Raindate is Oct. 24.
Fri. Oct. 2 - HH Land Trust’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, The Garrison, 6:30pm. Tickets call 424-3358, www. hhlt.org. Fri. Oct. 2 - Philipstown Rec provides transportation to Golden Idol Senior Vocal Competition Event, Westchester County Ctr, White Plains, 2-5pm. Res. req’d. Info about participation, call Margaret, 424-4618. Fri/Sat Oct 2/3 - Oktoberfest, in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Angel, Our Lady of Loretto, 5-10pm. German food, beer, Italian ices, more. Children’s games, dunk tank, live entertainment and gaming wheels. 265-3718 Send event notices to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication in the PCN&R
Thu. Sept. 24 - Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce wine & food tasting mixer, 6pm, Butterfield Library, $15 members. email@example.com Fri/Sun Sept. 25/27 - Open Studios, Beacon, begins September 25, 7-10pm at 460 Main Street in Beacon with a group show. Studios open throughout Beacon all weekend: www.beaconarts. org for details. Sat. Sept. 26 - Artists’ Reception for Lisa Zukowski & Julie Tooth show, 4-7pm, Insight Gallery, 71 Main St., Cold Spring
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Dallas Duo Returns to the Experience Cold Spring’s Living History By Walking Chapel As a Trio
Join the Putnam County Historical Society (PCHS) this fall for walking tours of the Village of Cold Spring. On September 27 and October 18 at 2pm, Elizabeth Muller will explain how Cold Spring grew from a tiny village on the banks of the Hudson to an important player in the C i v i l Wa r a n d s i g n i f i c a n t contributor to the Industrial Revolution. Highlights include the birthplace of Gettysburg hero Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren and the stately Warren home, where Emily Warren Roebling was born and raised. The impact of the West Point Foundry will be discussed, and worker housing and ironclad-facade buildings will be highlighted. Participants will also see the Chapel of our Lady Restoration, a riverside Catholic church that served West Point Foundry workers. Tours meet at the base of Main Street in Railroad Plaza. The suggested donation is $5 per person. www.pchs-fsm.org
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 ONGOING PROGRAMS Tuesdays, Bouncing Babies, infants thru age 2; 9:30am Thursdays, Bouncing Babies, infants thru age 2; 1:30pm Mondays: - Writing Clubs: grades 6 thru 12/3 pm, grades 3/5, through Nov. 2 FILLED. Wed. Sept. 23-Mosaic Workshop, all ages, 3:30pm, 6 weeks; Reg. req’d Mon. Sept. 28 - Magic Tree House Club, 4:30pm, “Mummies in the Morning” grades 1 & up Sat. Oct. 3 - Silent Film Series, film tba Mon. Oct. 5 - Math Moments for Parents & Caregivers, 7pm Thu. Oct. 8 - Play Math with Me, ages 3 to 5; 1:30pm; 4 weeks. Reg. req’d 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 Club begins again in Sept. on 3rd Tues of each month. Oct. book is Ahab’s Wife. PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL Tilly Foster Farm 100 Route 312 Brewster 845-278-0230 www.putnamartscouncil.com Art Classes for All Ages began Sept. 22 – ongoing thru Fall: pottery, watercolors, oils, chine colle, etc. Through Oct. 2 Art & Nature Photography Exhibit; gallery hrs: Tue/Fri 10-4, Sun 1-4
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, Sun 1-5 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 Sat. Sept. 26 - Benefit Gala, 6pm, Bird & Bottle Inn Sat. Oct. 3 - Tue. Dec. 15 - Exhibit: Traveling the Hudson in the Wake of Robert Fulton: 1,000 Post Cards from America’s First Working River Sat. Oct. 3 - 5pm, Lecture with Kate Johnson,curator at Historic Hudson Valley on the1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration. 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. Sept. 26 - Family Day, 10am-3pm, exhibits, demos, boat rides, trail walks, house tours; depart fm CS MetroNorth parking lot COUNTY PLAYERS, INC. 2681 West Main Street Wappingers Falls (845) 298-1491 www.countyplayers.org Through Sept. 26 - The Importance of Being Earnest, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
GARRISON ART CENTER Garrison’s Landing 845-424-3960 garrisonartcenter.org firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours: Tue/Sun 12-5pm Through Sept. 27 - Work by Susan English, Jerry G r e t z i n g e r, To m H o l m e s , and Jaanika Peerna. PARAMOUNT CENTER 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill 914-739-2333 email@example.com FILM: Food, Inc., Sept. 24 at 8pm FILM: The Hurt Locker Sept. 25, 27, 30 and Oct. 1 at 8pm Sat. Sept. 26 - Menopause - the musical, multiple showtimes VAN BRUNT GALLERY 137 Main St.. Beacon (845) 838-2995 www.vanbruntgallery.com Thu/Mon 11am-6pm Thrugh Sept. 24: Exhibit: Peter Bynum CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring 845-265-5537 www.chapelofourlady.com Sun. Oct 4 - Sunset Reading Series: Edwin Torres, poet Sun. Oct. 11 - Concert: Camille King, soprano, Regan Smith and Carol Leone, piano. 4pm, free. Haydn, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff 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. Sun. Oct. 4 - 10th Annual Russel Wright Award Luncheon & Benefit Auction.
PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE Depot Square, Garrison’s Landing philipstowndepottheatre.org 845-424-3900 Fri. Sept. 25 - Depot Docs Sons of Cuba, 7:30pm Sun. Sept. 27: Depot Dances, dance sampler by emerging and established New York choreographers, 8pm Oct 23 - Nov 15 - Musical, Secret Garden, Fridays and most Saturdays at 8pm, BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 845-265-3638 www.boscobel.org Opendaily except Tues., 9:30am-5pm,last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Sat. Oct. 3 - Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic, 5-7pm, bring picnic Sun. Oct. 18 - Apple Shindig, 5:30-8:30pm Sat. Oct. 24 - Ghost Stories 330-430pm, rec. for children 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 We d . O c t . 7 - Te r r a r i u m Workshop, 5-8pm, $40/$30 members, res. req’d. Tue. Oct. 13 - Guided Garden Tour - Fall foliage, 5-6pm, $10/members no charge TILLY FOSTER FARM MUSEUM 100 Route 312, Brewster (845) 279-4474 Open every day, 10am-4pm www.tillyfosterfarm.org Sat. Sept. 26 - Meet the Anim a l s : G u i n e a H o g s , 11 a m & 2pm
Soprano Camille King Dallas duo, soprano Camille King and pianist Regan Smith, who appeared in The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in 2007, will be joined by Carol Leone, pianist, in concert at the Chapel on Sunday, October 11 at 4pm. Music of Haydn, in honor of the 200th anniversary of his death, and Mendelssohn, including lieder, in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth, will be heard in a richly varied program that also features songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Rachmaninoff, and selections from the American Songbook, including Cole Porter. Hahn (1875-1947), who moved with his family from Venezuela to Paris at age three, was deeply influenced by Proust and at 13 wrote one of his most famous compositions, based on verses of Victor Hugo. Camille King has sung leading roles with the Rome, Innsbruck, Minnesota, and San Francisco operas, among others, and is in great demand as soloist for orchestra, oratorio, and chamber music performances, and in recital. Closely associated with 18th century music, she also sings early music with Texas Camerata. Ms. King earned her B.A. degree at University of California, Santa Barbara, and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Carol Leone has performed and taught throughout the United States and Europe and has won a number of competitions, including the National Beethoven Sonata Competition, and the Vietri Sul Mare International Duet Competition. A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Dr. Leone, who is also associate professor of piano at SMU, holds an Honors Diploma from Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, and graduate degrees from University of North Texas College of Music. Regan Smith, upon earning a bachelor’s degree in
Pianist Regan Smith
Insight Gallery’s Opening Coincides with Harvest Fest
Insight Gallery, located at 71 Main Street in Cold Spring, is having an art opening for its fourth show on Saturday, September 26, from 4 to 7pm, the same day as the 32nd annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival. View the work of Hudson Valley artists Lisa Zukowski and Julie Tooth. Stop by, have a glass of wine, and listen to ukelele music by The EduKated Fleas. Lisa Zukowski’s paintings, prints, and mixed media sculpture utilize both traditional and experimental methods. Zukowski has worked as a textile colorist, studio assistant, and graphic artist. Hers work has been exhibited in the United States, abroad, and in several private collections. Visit lisaz.com to see her work. Julie Tooth worked exclusively in watercolors for five years before moving onto printmaking and eventually acrylic on canvas, which is her current medium. Tooth explains, “The objective of my work is to always simplify, whether the painting is about a particular subject or is purely abstract. My recent work is about trying to say something with less, to evoke feeling with less.” Tooth now lives in the Hudson Valley. Her work can be seen at julietooth.com.
Pianist Carol Leone music from California State University and a master’s in music from Yale, both in piano performance, embarked on a highly successful business career, starting an internet multimedia company in Dallas. Concert pianist became his avocation, and he performs in recital, as concerto soloist with orchestra, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist. Leone and Smith, who collaborate in marriage, also collaborated with SMU’s Wind Ensemble to record Augusta Read Thomas’ Silver Chants of the Litanies for Gasparo Records in a world premiere. The Chapel is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring. Admission to the concert is free, and free parking is available on weekends at the adjacent Metro-North train station. The music series is made possible, in part, with public funds from New York S tate C o u n cil o n t h e A r ts Decentralization Program, administered in Putnam County by Putnam Arts Council. Contributions are welcome. For more information, www. chapelofourlady.com.
Lisa Zukowski Angoli VI The EduKated Fleas are made up of duet Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews. They play the big hits, favoring swing and vintage tunes. Doyle, on baritone uke, is a guitarist whose musical interests span Swing to Surf and beyond. Matthews, on soprano uke, was charmed by the instrument’s portability and quirkiness and took it up a few years back as an accompaniment to her singing. The Fleas have delighted audiences in venues as varied as the Clearwater Festival, Hoot on the Hudson and the Ukulele Cabaret.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Putnam County News and Recorder
Haldane Board Was Not ‘Played’ by Union
To the Editor: It was confusing and disappointing to read Joe “The Worm” Barbaro’s letter in last weeks PCN&R. Joe has always been a supporter of ours and attends many of the Haldane School Board meetings, even bringing cookies on Christmas. So when he stated that we had been “played” by the teachers union in the recent contract negotiations it was fairly insulting. The recent boards that we have served on have prided themselves in transparency and in getting all the information possible out to the public in a timely fashion, and what we were doing to prepare for the up-coming negotiations was no exception. Having been involved in some capacity for the last 2 HFA negotiations, and less than satisfied with the outcomes, we went the extra mile this year in hiring an outside firm to represent us that we felt confident would get the job done. The Board spent a considerable amount of time during this process to assure that we would achieve the best results possible, with the taxpayer in mind. The confusing part about Mr. Barbaro’s letter is why a seemingly intelligent guy who has observed how we operate at many meetings, thought that we would timidly go into the negotiations and tuck our tails between our legs, bowing to the mighty teachers union? And even worse, why would he make a public statement without ever contacting us? The fact is that we put every possible effort into these negotiations and cut the previous increases in half. We also gained a little on health insurance and increased the amount future retirees will pay in retirement. During negotiations other districts, one by one, were settling for far more then we finally settled on making it even more difficult to reach a lower increase, and don’t forget this is one of the most powerful unions in the nation. We ’ l l l e a v e i t t o y o u t o decide if the HFA was greedy and should have frozen all increases or not, but if you compare what other districts settled on, and compare the whole package, because they can be misleading, we do think they took the current economy into account and acted in good faith. It is very hard to explain the complete process and contract in such little space but at our next televised meeting on Oct. 6th we will answer Mr. Barbaro’s allegations that we were “played” and go over the entire negotiations so that anyone that is interested can decide. Also, if you would like to go over the contract in person, we would be more than happy to oblige, just call t h e D i s t r i c t O ff i c e o r o n e of the Board of Education Trustees. All information is also posted on our website. The current Board of Education along with our Business Official Anne Dinio and Chief Negotiator Michael Lampert worked very hard and for many hours to bring this contract in as low as possible and do not deserve the negative and erroneous comments made by Mr. Barbaro. Dave Merandy President Michael Junjulas Vice President Haldane Board of e d u c at i o n
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Faculty Association I feel compelled to respond to Joseph Barbaro’s letter of September 16th to the PCN&R. His letter misrepresented the facts concerning the recent contract settlement between the H.F.A. and the Haldane Board of Education. The first year of the contract calls for a 1% increase effective September 1st of this year and another 1% increase to go into effect as of February 1st of 2010. The second year of the contract calls for a 2% increase, effective September 1st of 2010. In addition, the teachers have agreed to increase their contribution to health insurance by 2½% over two years. The H.F.A. is more than mindful that these are tough economic times. We know and feel the adverse impact the economy has had on the Haldane community. A significant percentage of Haldane staff members live in this community. We also have bills, mortgage payments, and taxes to pay. We reached an agreement with the board that balanced the financial needs of all concerned in an equitable manner. Mark Patinella President H a l d a n e f a c u lt y a s s o c i at i o n et al
was running again so that I could have done it again. And, I did initially support Richard when he launched his political career. There are certainly qualified Republican opponents to Shea out there. Only one of them, Matthew Mastrantone, a longtime local tradesman involved in community affairs, had the vision to see what the negative impact would be of the proposed zoning changes and to step forward, with encouragement from no one except his own family, to garner the petitions necessary to oppose the Shea candidacy. Happily, after the town meeting to exchange viewpoints on proposed zoning changes and the Conservative caucus the following night (at which candidates were not allowed to speak), the Mastrantone candidacy has gained important supporters. Or, as he puts it in his flier, which documents Shea’s documented conflicts of interest, “A town supervisor should be elected, not anointed.” Catherine Portman-Laux Garrison
a youngster, that was a long time ago, the polling place was always within walking distance. Now you feel it’s not an inconvenience for a whole community to drive five miles to the polling place. The residents of the North Highlands Fire District have extended an invitation to all of the voters to come to the new Fire House and vote. I just don’t understand why we aren’t voting there. Richard Sporbert n o rt H H i G H l a n d s
Praising Village’s Emergency Services
To the Editor: On September 19, 2009, I had a carbon monoxide leak in my house. The police, fire department, and EMR services immediately responded. The personnel were very professional and concerned. We are fortunate to have the services of these dedicated people in our Village. Esther Baumgarten cold sprinG
North Highlands Voting
Copy of letter sent to the Board of Elections Commissioners; reprinted at the request of the author To the Editor: I am appalled that after voting at the North Highlands Fire House for more than 30 years we would no longer vote there. I called your office and was told that in an effort to consolidate polling places and reduce the number of new expensive voting machines, districts would be consolidated. The First Methodist Church in Cold Spring would be the permanent polling place for the North Highlands voters. The voting machines are almost fully funded by the Federal Government and not paid for by the voters in the district. It seems that there is no big need to reduce the number of voting machines based on their cost. We just spent five million dollars for the fire house and we can’t afford a voting machine? What am I missing? While the First Methodist Church is very generous to offer their church for a polling place, it is far from adequate. The rest rooms were not abundant and in the past when there were functions at the Church parking has always been a problem. Access from Rte 301 to the p o l l i n g p l a c e i s d i ff i c u l t , negotiating narrow one-way side streets to find parking in the vicinity of the polling place is problematic (there is almost no parking on Rte 301). The residents of the North Highland Fire District have just completed a five million dollar renovation of the fire h o u s e . I t h a s a l a rg e a r e a to accommodate all voting needs. It has several rest rooms and a new modern kitchen for the Voting Inspectors at the polling place (they frequently work 12 hour days). Additionally there is plenty of parking for the voters, with safe easy access to the building from the highway. A few weeks ago I read in the PCN&R a quote from you “that it should be no great inconvenience for the people from the North Highlands to drive to the Village.” Conversely to use your thinking it should be no great inconvenience for the voters to travel to the North Highlands to vote. After all, the largest abundance travel right by the Fire House to shop at WalMart and the grocery stores in Fishkill. When I was
Supporting Comprehensive Plan
To the Editor: I attended the workshop l a s t Tu e s d a y o n p r o p o s e d zoning changes as outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. Many of the people there were Rte. 9 business owners. They brought up issues and expressed their legitimate concerns. The Town Board said they would look into these concerns, and where necessary make changes. I have owned a small business for 40 years. I can relate to the stress and concerns that many of the business owners expressed, especially in these difficult economic times. Trying to get enough work, so the two men who have worked for me for twenty years can support their families, is every employer’s concern. It is human nature to have some self interest. But when self interest becomes complete self interest—it produces a self-absorbed selfishness, along with a rigid narrow mindedness. That is what I saw in many at the workshop. The Comprehensive Plan took over nine years to bec o m e w h a t i t i s t o d a y. I t wasn’t compiled by one segment of the community, such as the business segment. It was compiled by Philipstown residents from every segment of our population. The business owners are an important part of our community, but not the only part that matters. Way of life, quality of life, protection of the environment, clean air and water, a healthy school system that is not overcrowded from over development, keeping our taxes reasonable by promoting responsible growth and development, while limiting irresponsible growth and development—these other areas of life are as important as making money and doing business. This is what the Comprehensive Plan addresses. It is an overview with suggestion, that looks at the whole of Philipstown now and for the future. I, along with many other Philipstown residents, support the Comprehensive Plan and the Town Board’s approach to doing what is necessary to adopt it in full. Those of us at the workshop got to witness an individual who made a complete fool of himself! Disregarding procedure while disrespecting the Town Board, his sole purpose for being there seemed to be about disrupting the meeting. Rude, loud, and incoherent,
Surprise ! Grants Come From Taxpayers
To the Editor: In the presentation of his candidate platform, Richard S h e a , a s p i r i n g s u p e r v i s o r, twice refers to financing local projects by grants, in one case stating, “This was done without the spending one dime of taxpayer money.” Mr. Shea’s statement betrays an indifference to the source of this money. It comes directly from taxpayers— perhaps those in Utica, Fort M o n t g o m e r y, S c h e n e c t a d y who are paying our bills here in Philipstown. Guess what? In exchange, we are contributing to their pet projects from which we derive no benefit. Call it Marxism, Socialism, or Communism. I call it “robbing from Peter to pay Paul.” My opposition to Richard Shea is not just a matter of philosophy. It’s also a matter of manners and perhaps sexism. Individuals gathered in the room at the firehouse for the exchange of views on the proposed zoning changes were shocked when Nancy Montgomery, Shea’s fellow Democrat board member, started to speak and was interrupted by Shea, who intoned in what sounded to the audience like a reprimand, “Nancy”—and took over. Sufficiently chastened, Nancy did not utter a word for the remainder of the hearing. There were three women board members on the platform, along with only B i l l M a z u c c a , S u p e r v i s o r, who promoted Shea as his successor, and Joel Russell, u r b a n p l a n n e r, a l s o i n t h e Shea camp. So I cannot say if Shea would have done it to a male. The fact that he targeted a woman from his own party who may have had something important to say makes me very nervous that he does not value the input of women. It grieves me to be unable to support a member of the Shea family. Richard’s mother, Patricia, is a candidate not for office, but for sainthood, because of her caring attitude toward her family and the world. I was so enthusiastic about the campaign of his brother, Phil, for a position on the Beacon board that I wrote personal notes to more than a dozen Beacon friends urging them to support Phil. I am grieved that the last time around the family didn’t think to notify me that Phil
he finally went on his way. I was told he doesn’t even live in town. I wonder who invited him? I hope at the next workshop on proposed zoning changes, the people who support the Comprehensive Plan will show up to express that support. Philip Vartanian n o rt H H i G H l a n d s
Why Destroy World’s Best Healthcare?
To the Editor: Lately, the letters to the editor section has me concerned that my fellow citizens cannot see the danger of the healthcare legislation before Congress. This legislation will inevitably destroy the best healthcare system in the world, not to mention curtail the liberties of each and every American. Many believe that it is the right thing to do, it “helps the poor”, and even one letter printed within the last month, insisted that we need government to help us be our brother’s keeper. While I believe charity is essential for a person to demonstrate his love to God and his fellow man; I do not believe it is God’s will to have us permit our government to steal from those who are unwilling to participate. I believe God prefers each of us to squareup charity individually and give as much as possible, not through compelled automatic withholding under threat of force, but in a manner that implies free-will, and a choice to give or not. What type of society are we when we commit one sin to help resolve another? A d d i t i o n a l l y, t h e 2 2 2 n d anniversary of the constitutional convention occurred on Thursday last week. Celebrating a document that is intended to preserve liberty; yet to do so, it must be coupled with restraint by the elected and electorate. Unfortunately, so many of us are willing to throw liberty away these days. Our constitution was written to limit the power of the Federal government; by men who believed that unchecked centralized power is tyrannical in nature and a danger to any Republic. It is truly amazing how its principles undergirded by the Declaration ring true even 222 years later. O u r r e s t r a i n t , h o w e v e r, i s w a v e r i n g . We s t a n d o n the eve of empowering our government to take by force even more of our liberty, the product of our labor and our time, so they may turn it over to other human beings in the form of healthcare. I s e e t h i s d i ff e r e n t l y t h a n
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some of my fellow citizens. I believe such a transfer of power to our government will ultimately lead to us being kept by our brother. Last I checked, the 13th amendment abolished that sort of business, and for people to not acknowledge this as involuntary servitude, allows for the constitution to be turned on its head. If individual liberty be damned in the name of healthcare, then restraint is ultimately lost. I am proud to say that I stand against this healthcare legislation and any other like it. It will permit the government power and authority to dictate what liberties we will be permitted to enjoy in all facets of our lives. This legislation has only begun to show its teeth and the result is that the majority is unhappy. What will people think when government dictates lifestyle choices, and makes unwanted intrusions into our lives and liberty all in the name of health? This is a power ripe for exploitation! Keith Anderson p H i l i p s to w n
Van Tassel for Philipstown Board
To the Editor: I was a Commissioner of the North Highlands Fire District for 18 years. I was also a Philipstown Town Board member for 13 years. The Town Board position and the duties of a fire company commissioner are very similar. A commissioner has the responsibility of approving a firematic budget submitted by the fire chief as well as establishing and approving an operating budget of the District. He has the responsibility of establishing the tax rate for the North Highlands Fire District and is also required to handle the administration duties of the every day operation of the company. John Van Tassel has been a member of the fire company for 27 years and a commissioner for 5 years. As I stated at the beginning o f t h e l e t t e r, To w n B o a r d responsibilities and the responsibilities of a fire commissioner are very similar. I know the experience of a fire commissioner helped me when I was on the Town Board and I am sure the experience will be invaluable to John also. John Van Tassel will make a n e x c e l l e n t To w n B o a r d member. Al Hosmer p H i l i p s to w n
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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‘Rocking the Park’ at the 2nd Annual Tots Park Jamboree
Tots Park Organizers (l-r) Sarah Carnevale, Katie Brennan, & Robbi Smith
by Catherine Garnsey “This Park is Your Park” Lyrics by Al Hemberger, Music by Woodie Guthrie, 1956: “This park is your park… This park is my park…From the sandy sand box …To the lovely tree bark ….From the slide and the swingset …To the bouncing, rocking thingies…This park was made for you and me.” Just about all of the Cold Spring area caregivers of little children: mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, babysitters, and nannies, agree that the Cold Spring Tiny Tots Park at McConville Park on Route 9D is a great little playground for kids under 6. “It is a sanctuary for me and my baby,” remarked one young mother at the “2nd Annual Tots Park Jamboree” held there on Saturday afternoon, “a place where my child can run around in a safe environment. . .where I get to meet other mothers
Tots Park Band (l-r) John Teagle, Matisse Hemberger and her dad, Al, and Stacy Labriola
and children and not feel so isolated with the demands of parenthood.” Dave McCarthy, pictured, with his son, Trajan, concurs, “When we moved to Cold Spring last year, the Tiny Tots Park was a big draw for us, and it’s been better than we expected! And how about these great musicians? I would pay to go out and see a band like this.” Indeed, an estimated 200 children and adults seemed to really enjoy the band as they danced in the sun to vibrant music from John Teagle, Matisse Hemberger with her father, Al Hemberger, and Stacy Labriola. Jen Clapp, Louie Miranda, and other musicians also performed for the crowd. The 2nd Annual Jamboree was a benefit for The Friends of the Tots Park, a group of parents and volunteers who have established an ongoing fundraising drive to purchase new, replacement play equipment for this beloved community playground. According to Karen Kapoor, one of the organizers of the event, The
Shaye Martin (right) and friends sell lemonade at the Tots Park Jamboree.
Marley Mullings enjoying the Tiny Tots Park Jamboree. Friends of the Tots Park raised $1500 in support. “Even the kids pitch in to raise money for the Park!” explained Robbi Smith, another organizer. Unveiled on Saturday were the new bouncy rocker riders, the rock climbing wall, and the seesaw purchased with funds from last year’s Jamboree. Plans for the future include replacing the 20-year-old slide and bridge climber. The Friends of the Tots Park is in partnership with the Community Foundation of Dutchess County (also now doing business as the Community Foundation of Putnam County), which has established a charitable fund for the Tots Park. This fund enables donors to make unrestricted tax-deductible contributions to ensure the upkeep and improvement of this local gem. More information about the Tots Park and its campaign is at totspark.blogspot.com. To Dave McCarthy and his son Trajan at the Jamboree. make a secure online contribution or for more information about the Community Founh o to s s ay b y dation of Dutchess County, visit www.cfdcny.org (or call at h E r i n E arnsEy 845-452-3077).
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FOODTOWN (Cont’d from front pg.)
borhood,” Henderson said before going on to describe Serroukas’s demonstration of financial hardship as “pitiful.” Several letters of concern from residents were also read into the record, reinforcing the questions raised by those in attendance. No one spoke in support of the parking lot other than Mangold on behalf of Mr. Serroukas. Dan Katz, one of the owners of Foodtown, addressed the audience and acknowledged their concerns over the parking lot, explaining that he and his family want to expand Foodtown to better serve residents by offering more variety. Katz said that Cold Spring is the smallest of the fourteen Foodtown stores that they own. While the zoning board only considered comments on the parking lot at last w e e k ’ s m e e t i n g , a l a rg e r issue looms—the proposed expansion of the Foodtown store itself. That proposal would see the grocery store increase from seven thousand to nine thousand square feet by expanding into the area now occupied by the US Post Office, the lease for which expires in 2011. No action was taken at last week’s meeting. The public hearing remains open and will resume on September 29. The meeting took a sudden, emotional turn when Zoning Board Chairman Donald MacDonald left just after it had begun. Macdonald excused himself, explaining that he h a d j u s t r e c e i ve d a p h o n e call informing him that his mother had passed away. Greg Gunder acted as chair for the remainder of the meeting.
SENIORS (Cont’d from front pg.)
The more than 150 seniors rose to their feet and cheered and applauded in a scene resembling a high school pep rally. The uproar created by these proposals resembled a freight train rumbling through a quiet community. A petition drive was begun, as 300 seniors from Cold Spring alone demanded that senior services not be reduced. In his budget message unveiled three weeks ago, County Executive Robert Bondi called for the elimination of what were described as “quality-of-life, discretionary programs” that included the Adult Day Care programs in Patterson, the Saturday program in Mahopac, and the Cold Spring Center. Bondi assured the senior citizen population that residents of the affected areas would continue to receive services, with Philipstown seniors being served at the Putnam Valley Center and residents of Carmel, Kent, and Patterson receiving services at the new multimillion-dollar Kent Senior Center, which Bondi said would open late next year. Legislator Tamagna called the 2010 budget process the “most difficult” he has endured during his tenure as a legislator. “We are one county. Priorities are skewed in this budget. You can’t attack senior citizens— people who have who given their all to make this county the great place it is today. We must respect our elderly, not knock them down. Society will judge us by the way we care for the elderly and those less fortunate then we are. We will restore the three centers and find the money without balancing the budget on the backs of our senior citizens.” William Huestis, executive director of the Office for the Aging, said services provided by his staff serve as “preventative medicine to pre-institutionalization, by keeping people in their homes and out of nursing home facilities. If adult day care, nutrition, and other quality-of-life programs go by the wayside, more and more people will be entering nursing homes, resulting in additional taxpayer expense.” Putnam finds itself in a gray belt. Huestis said today’s current senior citizen population of 15,000 will increase to 26,000 within the next five years, with one out of every four residents over the age of 60: “There is a lot at stake here. We realize the economy is in dire straits but we can’t lose our programs.” For more than two hours last Thursday evening, speaker after speaker addressed the three-member committee that includes Legislators Sam Oliverio, Vincent Tamagna, and Tony Fusco. Marie Zarcone, president of the Putnam Valley Senior Citizens, told the lawmakers, “Cold Spring deserves a center. Mr. Bondi has made an unfortunate decision.” Ann Voss of Patterson called the proposed closing of the centers an “absolute sin. Our senior population is growing in leaps and bounds. Money must he spent on the frail and elderly, not for political appointments.” Chris Winward of Cold Spring spoke on behalf of her mother, who was also in attendance: “It makes no sense to close down senior centers, especially in Cold Spring where 19 percent of the village’s population is elderly compared to 9.9 percent for the remainder of our county.” Pat Perry of Mahopac urged the lawmakers to override the executive decision: “Senior citizens need more services not less.” Howard Nichols, who grew up in Cold Spring before relocating to Dutchess County, recalled growing up with a “sense of community. This is Putnam County. We can’t discard our elderly like bags of trash.” Ellen Tully of Lake Carmel, past-president of the Putnam Chapter of the AARP, called senior citizens “friendly people who will give you the shirt off their backs. We look out for each other and have to help each other, as well.” Philipstown Councilwoman Betty Budney told the legislators, “it will be extremely
The grassy area on the left is being discussed as a possible extension to Foodtown’s parking lot. hardship that resulted was self-imposed. Several neighbors in attendance, and in some cases their lawyers, amplified Turner’s comments. Attorney Cath erine Ventry spoke on behalf of a Marion St. resident, stating emphatically that if Serroukas was facing financial hardship it was indeed selfimposed. “My client bought her property in order to live in a residential area. Let him (Serroukas) put up a house!” she stated. G e o rg e B a l l i c h o u t l i n e d “major concerns” he has with the proposal including decreased property values, litter, and increased traffic. “Why have residential laws if they can be broken? “he asked. Karen Doyle said that her house also faces the plaza and that Serroukas’s situation is not unique. “We have a delicate balance now and we are in a constant dialogue with our commercial neighbors. This (the parking lot) would tip the balance in the wrong direction.” Kevin Gaugher said that the landscape screening for the parking lot could be a “catch-22” situation. “If you put in lighting around an enclosed, paved, and landscaped parking lot, it begs to be a hangout for teenagers,” he said. Several residents complained that the parking lot would increase traffic in a neighborhood that has many children under the age of 10 and where delivery trucks already pose safety concerns. Others felt strongly that the parking lot would not be used only by plaza employees. Peter Henderson pointed to state zoning law that advocates separation of incompatible uses. “This amounts to an invasion of our neigh-
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Ann Voss of Patterson addresses the legislature, calling the closing of senior centers a “sin.” difficult for seniors to travel to Tully agreed that no groups Putnam Valley as proposed by had been targeted in the execuMr. Bondi. The roads are nar- tive budget. “Cuts were made row and dangerous. I promise across the board. There is pain you—the Philipstown Town in this entire budget.” Board will not sit by and watch Legislator Oliverio asked this happen.” other members of the legislature Bondi was not at the meeting, for their comments. Legislabut Commissioner of Finance tor Mary Conklin of Patterson William Carlin and Deputy expressed sadness that daycare County Executive John Tully centers were being threatened. were in attendance. “They will be saved,” she said. Carlin called the tentative Legislator Dini LoBue of Maexecutive budget the “most hopac also supported restoring difficult produced in 20 years. the funding, as did Legislator The man being demonized to- Dan Birmingham of Brewster, night built these programs for who told the audience, “We our seniors over the past two will find money in the budget decades. The economy is not to restore the needed funding.” about Bob Bondi but about a Legislature Chairman Tony county that has lost 15 per- Hay of Southeast told the gathcent of its number one revenue ering: “Senior citizens have paid source—county sales tax. The their dues for a long, long, time. budget does not target senior The centers will be saved.” programs. It contains deep cuts Legislator Fusco also promacross the board. This is a lousy ised to support the seniors. “We budget, created during a ter- heard you,” he said. “Other rible economy, reaping horrible places in the budget will be consequences. We can’t spend cut. Sufficient funding will money that we don’t have.” be found.” Tully agreed with Carlin tellInterested parties can sign the ing the PCN&R, “Senior pro- “Save the Philipstown Friendgrams are important. Mr. Bondi ship/Nutrition Center” at the realizes that but the budget American Legion Hall in Cold has only so many funds that Spring on weekdays between 11 are non-mandated. Remember, am and 2pm. The legislature still 32 people are being laid off must vote on Bondi’s budget, along with the elimination of and Bondi could still exercise 17 positions. Cuts have been his veto power, though any veto made in every department as would likely be overturned by well as outside agencies. None the legislature. of these decisions were easy.”
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GUFS (Cont’d from front pg.)
devoted solely to the issue; and a meeting immediately after school. Also discussed was the possibility of a Saturday meeting. Comments will also be received by email. During the public comment period the board heard some very specific input about goals from GUFS parents Howard Davis and Gordon Stewart. Davis thanked the board for resolving the teacher contract and then spoke to an issue he has raised before: how to provide GUFS students the best possible education. “Now that the contract is settled,” he said, “we can take an opportunity to pursue a stellar education” for the children. Mr. Davis suggested that education has to be “more than just reading, writing, and math” and that the board needs to provide “educational leadership” for teachers and the community. Davis asked rhetorically how the board, parents, and community at large could establish a program to elevate education in the classroom. His answer to the questions is teachers: “We are not in the classrooms every day,” he said, “but the teachers are,” and that “they will create the specific means” by which education excellence can be reached and maintained. Gordon Stewart also complimented the board on the restoration of a “proper educational environment.” Stewart expressed support for the board’s approach to establishing strategic goals and expressed his desire and his hopes to see greater attendance at board meetings and the dedicated meetings suggested by Jacoby. Stewart expressed concern about board minutes, contending that they do not accurately reflect matters discussed. He cited the minutes of the August 5, 2009, meeting, which state that he and Mr. Davis had requested a copy of the legal opinion referred to by the board. The opinion in question was regarding whether the board could take successful legal action against the Garrison Te a c h e r s A s s o c i a t i o n f o r wearing “No Respect” t-shirts to work. Omitted from the minutes was the fact that the board, via its president Anita Prentice, said that she would provide the information. Stewart’s premise was that while board minutes are not required to give a blow-byblow account, they should acknowledge specific answers given to specific questions. Mr. Stewart suggested that the credibility of meeting minutes might increase overall community confidence in the board and thus improve the process of setting and achieving its goals. Mr. Cannon was quick to respond that the only requirement for board meeting minutes is that they reflect board action. He then offered that since the portion of the minutes in question described “public comment” that inclusion of board response was not appropriate. This led to a brief back and forth between Cannon and Stewart about the virtues and vices of “verbatim” versus “summary” minutes; specifically who took them and responsibility for their contents. After a few minutes about minutes, other board members joined the conversation to explore the issue as it relates to board desires to improve communication. This is an issue that has seen revived interest since last June, when parents became increasingly vocal about the lack of information about teacher contract negotiations (which were ongoing at the time.) Board President Prentice averred that minutes could be amended based upon the request of a resident who “felt strongly” that clarification was necessary. Concluding the discussion, Ms. Prentice said the board would review the August 5 minutes and respond to Mr. Stewart at the next meeting.
The adjacent story about the Garrison Union Free School includes several acronyms referring to educational programs and processes. Here is a summary: District Response to Intervention (RTI): Education school jargon for a method of providing early intervention to children who warrant special academic help due to learning disabilities. ELA (English Language A r t s ) : B a s i c a l l y, t h i s i s English class but includes “reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.” Positive Behavioral Intervention Services (PBIS): A NYS program that allows perpetrators of “maladaptive behavior” to remain in their “community of choice.” Academic Eligibility Program (AEP): Allows students with poor grades to continue extra-curricular activities.
TEXAS (Cont’d from front pg.)
and operated by Cold Spring b u i l d e r B i l l Vi l l e t t o a n d transplanted Texans Linda Vaughan and Roy Hammond, who also happen to be husband and wife. Vaughan holds a PhD in special education administration, and hails from Dallas, while Roy is from Houston. Hammond also wears another hat: aerial director and executive producer of the PBS television s e r i e s Vi s i o n s w h i c h f e a tures stunning aerial tours of locales from across the globe including France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Canada. But back to the food. Just w h a t m a k e s Te x a s B B Q unique? “It’s not mopped with sauce,” Vaughan point outs out emphatically. “We only serve our sauce on the side. There are places in Texas that won’t even serve sauce,” she adds. “And Texas BBQ is more beef-oriented,” Hammond says. Getting a reliable supply of beef ribs has been a frustration. “Beef ribs are just not a big part of the diet up here,” Hammond explains. For now, they’re sticking with St. Louis-cut pork ribs. Even hearing how the meat is prepared and cooked is enough to make a northerner’s mouth water. First, the meat is dry rubbed with The Roundup’s own spice recipes. “The magic is in the length of the cooking time,” Hammond says. “That allows the fat to break down for a much leaner result.” Beef brisket, for example is smoked for 18 hours at 180 degrees. “It tastes best the next day,” Hammond says. All three speak with great enthusiasm when they show off the smoker used for cooking their beef, chicken, and ribs. “It’s a Southern Pride and it’s the best, the top of the line,” says Hammond, who noted that the stainless steel convection oven produces “perfectly even smoke” throughout the unit. And the smoker can cook up to 600 pounds of meat. That’s a lot of ribs. The Roundup uses hickory wood in the smoker, along with some mesquite, and occasionally fruit wood. “But you can’t just go out in the woods and cut down a hickory tree,” Hammond says. In order to ensure that wood used for smoking meat is free of pesticides and other chemicals, The Roundup buys its wood from a farm in West Virginia that specializes in supplying barbecue restaurants. Last February, The Roundup began testing menu items and recipe options. The market research they employed might be called “The Tailgate” method. “Basically we had a tailgate party here e v e r y w e e k e n d , ” Va u g h a n says. Their test market was customers coming into the Post Road Hardware. Surprised customers were handed samples of barbecue beef, chicken, and ribs –-and asked for their most honest assessment of how they liked it. “People started coming back. And they wanted catering. And they wanted to be able to have lunch and dinner,” Vaughan says. “This is an interim step,” Hammond said as he looked
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(l-r) Roy, Linda, and Bill of Roundup Texas BBQ at the small but extremely well outfitted trailer that holds and serves the food cooked in the smoker, which is located in a building behind the hardware store. In the near future the old Post Road hardware will transform to become the R o u n d u p Te x a s B a r b e c u e and Tumbleweed Saloon. The hardware store will move to t h e l a rg e s t o r a g e b u i l d i n g in the back and the trailer will become the home of the catering side of the business. Vi l l e t t o s a y s t h a t t h e f u l l restaurant will offer a more varied menu, including such items as smoked salmon, beef short ribs, shrimp, and chicken wings. “We hope to be in the new restaurant by winter,” he says. The group is working with the Town of Philipstown to receive approvals. The restaurant will stay within the footprint of the old hardware store. Most local residents know Bill Villetto as a builder. But he tells the story that when he was in the Marines he used to make his “special sauce” for the officers’ mess—and a particular general became quite fond of it. The next thing Villetto knew, he was enrolled in the Culinary Institute of North Carolina, where he perfected his mess hall skills. Little did he know that years later he would b e o p e n i n g a Te x a s B B Q restaurant in Philipstown. Villetto met Hammond and Va u g h a n w h e n t h e y a s k e d him to build them a house in the area. Every time they drove past the Post Road Hardware, Linda would say, “Someday that’s going to be my barbecue restaurant.” Vi l l e t t o w a s s k e p t i c a l , t o say the least, but Linda’s persistence won him over. When Bill Delaney, owner of Post Road Hardware, died, Villetto purchased the store and the five acres of property that went with it. Linda’s dream was about to become a reality If he was once a skeptic, Vi l l e t t o i s a t r u e b e l i e v e r n o w. “ We ’ r e d o i n g r e a l l y well. The food is very good. That’s why people are com ing back. And… there’s no Texas BBQ around here.”
LEFARI (Cont’d from front pg.)
Manhattan attorney who moved to Garrison 19 years ago. Sheriff’s Department Captain William McNamara said Lefari’s wife was at her place of employment in New York City and became concerned when her husband failed to answer several telephone calls made to the home: “She called a neighbor and requested that he check on her husband. The neighbor walked over to the Lefari’s property and found Donald Lefari floating face down in the hot tub located in the rear of their property.” Capt. McNamara said the n e i g h b o r c a l l e d 9 11 , a n d sheriff’s department personnel along with members of the Garrison FD and Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps rushed to the scene. The victim was unresponsive despite attempts to revive him. Putnam County Coroner Dr. William Stahl responded to the residence and pronounced Lefari dead. An autopsy performed at Putnam Hospital Center determined the cause of death as drowning subject to the results of toxicology testing. Lefari was past-president of the fire department and was also captain of the Garrison FD Fire Police Unit as well as a member of the Putnam County Fire Police Response Team. John Bodor of Patterson, a lieutenant with the county team, recalled how Lefari’s department hosted the last meeting of the PutnamNorthern Westchester Fire Police Association in May. Bodor called Lefari “quite a host. He was a dedicated m e m b e r o f t h e e m e rg e n c y services who will be missed.” Bodor and many of his colleagues traveled to Peekskill last Friday for a memorial service held at the Clinton Funeral Home.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Road Most Talked About Librarians Protest Budget Cuts
Putnam Valley town board considers future of Peekskill Hollow Road
by Annie Chesnut The September 16, 2009, meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board was a study in civility. Some 30 people crowded the courtroom at Putnam Valley Town Hall to hear the evening’s discussion, which, not surprisingly, began in earnest with yet another look at Peekskill Hollow Road (PHR). Agenda Item #6 specifically concerned the board’s approval of a letter to be sent to the Putnam County Legislature asking for its legal support of the Peekskill Hollow community’s goal of doing as little to the road as possible in the way of upgrading, widening, and other planned (or discussed) “improvements,” and following the so-called “North Salem Law,” which was designed to protect a number of historic unpaved roads in that community. The letter in question is necessary because PHR is a county road and falls under the purview of county government. Outspoken councilman Gene Yetter began by expressing his concern that the Putnam County Legislature’s legal department would finalize any law that is passed along with the Legislature, and that Putnam Valley would have no input when that occurred. Town Attorney Bill Zutt noted that the North Salem law adds the creation of a new commission with recommending authority to the town government, and Supervisor Bob Tendy indicated that he finds this aspect of the North Salem law objectionable. He explained that he preferred not to have an appointed (and therefore not elected) body making decisions. A draft letter from the coalition of Peekskill Hollow Road residents had been circulated before the meeting began, and it was the conetntion of Victor Tiship, one of the PHR coalition’s most active and outspoken leaders, that it was this letter that the board reviewed for submission to the legislature. Supervisor Tendy, however, said later in an interview with the PCN&R tha t t h i s was not the case, and that board members already had in their meeting packets a draft letter for review. Regardless of the origin of the letter, there were some backs and forths, a few edits, and the letter was approved for submission to the Legislature under Mr. Tendy’s signature. County Legislator Sam Oliverio, Jr., who represents Putnam Valley but was not present at this meeting, has promised he would shepherd the town’s request through the appropriate channels. In a separate report presented by board member Priscilla Keresey, Oliverio (who is also the Assistant Principal at Putnam Valley High School) reported that he had been deluged by Putnam County legislative meetings over the past few weeks. With a $4 million drop in sales tax, and budget preparation underway, there were tough choices to be made, he wrote, including a possible 4.7 percent tax increase, 22 employee dismissals, and another batch of jobs that would not be filled when they were vacated. C o u n c i l m a n Ye t t e r, t h e liaison to the Putnam Valley School District for the last year and a half, reported that the district is asking everyone to drive carefully now that school buses and cars carrying children are back on the roads in force. On September 26, he added, the PVHS Performing Arts center will welcome the US Military Academy Band in a free evening concert to which all are welcome. Mr. Yetter asked that those who are able to view school district meetings on local cable take a look at the September 10 PVCSD board meeting in which a $3.1 million building addition, ostensibly to connect the middle and high schools (which sit close to one another on the same Peekskill Hollow Road campus) and provide shared library space for both buildings, was under discussion. Mr. Yetter indicated that he had vigorously questioned the school board and Assistant Superintendent for Finance Paul Lee about the project, asking how an expenditure of this size could even be contemplated in today’s economic climate, and whether it might be better to see the money (which would come from some $3.7 million in funds already in the district’s coffers) used towards lowering the impact of school taxes on local home and business owners in next year’s budget. S u p e r v i s o r Te n d y a d d e d that this is by no means an “us against them” situation, and that the town and the district have worked very hard at sharing services and developing a cooperative and friendly relationship, but that economically it is such a bad time that these extra dollars might be more prudently saved than spent on new construction. by Eric Gross There was standing room only at a meeting of the Putnam Legislature Monday evening when representatives of libraries from Garrison to Patterson protested proposed reductions in library aid contained in County Executive Robert Bondi’s 2010 budget. The $137 million fiscal spending plan not only calls for the elimination of 49 fulltime positions but also 15 percent across-the-board cuts in operating aid to all outside agencies including libraries, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the like. During Monday’s meeting library personnel from Brewster, Carmel, Cold Spring, Garrison, Kent, Mahopac, Patterson, and Putnam Valley addressed the lawmakers. The eight libraries had requested $368,000 from the county, but in turn will be receiving $311,000 should the Bondi budget stand. Officials said the reductions equate to 20 cents per year for the average Putnam household. Otto Romanino of the Kent Public Library said if additional library aid was unavailable, the county should keep aid at the status quo. Maria Steinberg of the Brewster Library said a 15 percent reduction in aid would result in an $8500 shortfall for her library, resulting in cuts in services. Katherine McLaughlin of the Putnam Valley Library forecast her library would lose anywhere from $5,000 to $6,000 if the cuts stand: “Residents of our county receive a tremendous bang for the county buck since general funding support purchases materials, maintains buildings, and provides programs as well as service to all county residents.” Carol Donick of the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, who serves as president of the Putnam County Library
Notes from Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting:
· Councilwoman Keresey reported on the possibility of issuing a joint bid for garbage removal with the PVCSD, but because of timing constraints (working out the details with the district would take time), recommended that this discussion take place next year. · The new wood boiler law was adopted, after multiple hearings with lots of input from Putnam Valley residents. · A proposed new septic law will require at least one public hearing, as well, Tendy offered. At the October 14 work session, public comment will be taken on what is being called the Septic Tank Pump-out Law. · At the same session, the board will also hear comment on the proposed phosphate f e r t i l i z e r l a w, w h i c h M r. Te n d y s t a t e d w a s a l m o s t identical to legislation just passed in Westchester County. The intent is to preserve lakes and streams from the fertilizer-laden runoff created by spring rains.
Upcoming events that were mentioned during the Departmental Reports part of the meeting include:
Legislature Chairman Tony Hay is surrounded by constituents during a recess at Monday’s budget meetings of the legislature. Association said in challenging economic times, “library use increases as people rely on library resources for books, DVDs, computer and Internet access, as well as job and career resources.” T h e l i b r a r y o ff i c i a l s r e ported that 74 percent of all county residents have a library card: “That’s nearly 74,000 people,” said Patterson Library Director Patti Haar. Haar said that during the Great Depression, “forty eight out of 50 states created new libraries. They realized this was the best way to use public funds to serve all of the people. Libraries serve everyone and have been described as the most democratic institution ever, particularly through difficult times.” While members of the legislature agreed with the philosophy, some stood fast. Legislator Mary Conklin of Patterson admitted that the “onus falls on us. Everyone wants a little more, but painful decisions will have to be made.” Legislator Dan Birmingham of Brewster called on restoring aid to 2008 levels. Legislator Sam Oliverio of Putnam Valley hopes to support the outside agencies: “Part of our job is to oversee quality-oflife issues that confront our residents. Health and safety issues must be predominant when finalizing the county’s budget. While these issues may not be in the health and safety category, they certainly reflect quality of life and the greater good must prevail. If it means a quarter or half percent tax increase to keep libraries functioning, so be it.” Legislature Chairman Tony Hay is also torn: “The bottom line is simple: I’d rather cut here or there and save our senior centers and some of the jobs proposed for elimination. We all will have to suffer the pain. If a few people are unable to visit a library or the Humane Society, that’s life! We must keep taxes reasonable while living with the current economic conditions.” Marjorie Keith, Executive Director of Cornell Coop erative Extension Services, also pleaded her case during Monday’s meeting. Keith told the legislators that “Cornell Cooperative Extension works with people of all ages, form kids to seniors. Last year our volunteers provided $1,042,000 worth of services to our county. During this past summer, we were inundated with more than 100 calls per week relating to gardening issues.” Keith said her agency’s staff has received no raises since 2005: “To cut our funding by 15 percent will bring Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County below 1995 levels.” Another large crowd is expected Thursday night, when the legislature meets as a Budget and Finance Committee. The meeting gets underway at 6 o’clock in the historic Putnam Courthouse.
· A Farm and Harvest Tour o n O c t o b e r 4 f r o m 11 a m t o 4 p m a t Wi l l o w R i d g e Farm at 174 Canopus Hollow Road. Free admission, free parking, music, food tastings, farm animals, and free pumpkins are all part of the day’s festivities. · National Library Card Month was mentioned by Lib rary D ir ecto r K ath leen McLaughlin, who added that at the PV Library you can turn in your old white library card for a free new blue one, which also comes with a key-tag card for easy access. · Library storytimes for young children begin again on October 21 · A library Book and Craft Sale is scheduled for November 14 and 15, with details available at p u t n a m v a l l y l i b r a r y. o rg . · From 1 to 6pm on Octob e r 4 a t To w n P a r k t h e r e will be an event hosted by t h e P u t n a m Va l l e y L i o n s Club at which Putnam Valley Arts (845-526-5030) is inviting visual arts exhibitors. · PV Arts is also holding its annual Harvest Festival at Camp Combe on November 8, featuring lots of local musicians. · The Putnam Valley Fire House is holding an open house on October 11 from 1 to 3pm. For details visit www.putnamvalleyfire.com. · The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for former PCN&R reporter, Edward Paul Greiff, who covered the Putnam Valley beat for many years, and died earlier this month. Mr. Tendy remembered Ed Greiff as a gracious and kind person who loved Putnam Valley.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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PV Students Fare Well Vi n t a g e D u t c h Ve s s e l s G r a c e Wa t e r f ro n t on State Assessments
by Michael Turton by Michael Mell A large portion of the September 17, 2009, Putnam Valley School Board meeting was taken up by administrator reports. A combination snap-shot and report card, the reports provide information about enrollment and a multi-year overview on standardized test scores. Introduced by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fuchs, the principals of each school made an individual presentation describing enrollment, initiatives, and test progress. “Overall the students fared well,” Dr. Fuchs said, “so w e n e e d t o a l w a y s u n d e rstand why.” NYS Education Department data support the “positive direction of curriculum development” in the district. Dr. Fuchs described this as the result of “consistent and common curriculum based upon consensus among teachers.” Common to all reports was the district’s mission: “The child first and foremost . . . building a foundation for the future.” First was elementary school Vice-principal Tri cia Murray (filling in for Principal Jamie Edelman), who noted that overall attendance has dropped by one student since last year. Citing reading as the most critical of base educational skills, Ms. Murray identified Response to Intervention (RTI) for reading as a t a rg e t e d i n i t i a t i v e f o r t h e coming year. The RTI will seek to identify students with reading problems so they may receive appropriate assistance. Other elementary school initiatives include greater access to computer laptops and more smallgroup instruction. Middle School Principal Edward Hallisey noted that enrollment has dropped by six, likely due to a relatively large eighth grade class moving on to the high school. Standardized test results have remained consistent or increased for each grade over the past five years. Integration of technology into the educational process is a primary initiative for the coming school year. RTI for v a r io u s s u b j e c t a r e a s w ill also be a focus. Incremental growth in ELA (English Language Arts) and math scores continues. Eighth grade test scores are consistently in the upper ranges compared with the national average, which is significantly lower. High School Principal Jonathan Bryant cited an overall enrollment drop of 32 students due to the large size of the recent graduating class. As with the middle and elementary schools, the high school will see increased use of RTI to identify students at academic risk. Bryant described a new administrative initiative to build leadership team structure. This strategy will be supported by greater use of department leaders and reviewing modes and methods of communication within the school. One specific item o r n e e d s a d i ff e r e n t k i n d of teaching,” said Doherty. Following the administrator reports was a presentation by high school teachers Vincent DeGregorio and Sean Gilroy of the high school A c a d e m i c E l i g i b i l i t y P r ogram (AEP). Established six years ago, its mission is to give students an opportunity to raise their grades and, if failing two or more subjects, to continue participation in sports or other after-school activities. Grades of students participating in extracurricular activities are reviewed every five weeks. If their academic work is problematic, or if they are failing courses, then mandatory study hall attendance will be required for customized help. “Most kids need organization time and structure to succeed,” said Mr. Gilroy. Subject teachers are notified and involved to help students in the program. Board president Tina Mackay praised the program, but wondered aloud why this effort was only made for students in extracurricular activities. “What about all the other students” she asked, “shouldn’t they be included?” DeGregorio and Gilroy reminded the board that the genesis of the program was to encourage continued participation in sports even if class grades began to slip. They did acknowledge the benefits of including all students and said the AEP committee would be exploring the issue. In other matters, the board updated the agenda items on the master plan for October and November. The master plan is designed to organize and track ongoing issues (such as budget, goals, and financial reporting) for ,the board, so that nothing falls between the cracks. A s t h e r e w a s n o P TA / PTSA or other public comment the board proceeded to discuss and pass sixteen resolutions, including designation of the Putnam Valley Central School District as the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for the proposed middle school/high school library and connecting corridor project. The next meeting of the PVCSD Board of Education will be a work session on October 1 at 7pm in the PVHS cafeteria. Visitors who happened by the Cold Spring waterfront last Wednesday must have felt they were in a time warp. Anchored around the dock area were 17 Dutch sailing vessels, many of them dating back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The flotilla spent the night docked at Cold Spring, part of its voyage from New York City to Albany. The event was part of the 400 th anniversary celebration of Henry Hudson making the same journey up the river that now bears his name. A brief ceremony was held on the dock at mid-day to welcome the two hundred Dutch sailors taking part in the historic re-enactment. Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher played the bagpipes. Hudson River Navigator and Putnam County Legislator Vinny Tamagna spoke of the region’s pride in its Dutch heritage. A costumed Henry Hudson was even there, ably portrayed by Cor Van Zadelh o ff o f H o l l a n d , w h o w a s sailing on the Groene Vecht (“Green Fight”). And in the waters next to the dock, Reinier Spijkers delighted the crowd as he performed on board his “Nutshell Music Boat,” a colorfully painted, eight-foot craft complete with trumpets and barrel organ. On Wednesday evening, Spijkers played a rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” for a crowd gathered at the waterfront, as he spun around in his small boat. Many people wondered aloud whether or not the ships had actually sailed from the Netherlands all the way across the Atlantic to New York. They boats did cross the Atlantic—but safely stored away in large cargo containers aboard an ocean freighter. The Rotterdam-based shipping company Flintner, which sails monthly from Sweden t o A l b a n y, o ff e r e d a v e r y favorable shipping rate as its contribution to the event. The main sponsor of the sail up the Hudson is NY400, a project of the Dutch government, along with the City of Amsterdam, Heineken, and Old Amsterdam Cheese. The entire fleet was under the command of head captain Jan Te Siepe. Spokesman Sanny Zuiderveld indicated that while the number of deckhands varies from day to day, boats average a crew of ten. Most of the sailors paid their own expenses—part of which included contributing to the local economy as the seafarers visited pubs and restaurants along Main Street. Reliable sources indicate that the Dutch sailors made a boisterous, nautical contribution to Open Mic Night at Whistling Willie’s, and sightings also occurred at Foodtown and Riverview. The boats were an eyecatching, beautiful sight as they sailed into Cold Spring. Boats varied considerably in size and vintage: the 23-foot Henry Hudson was built in 1996; the 53-foot Starre was christened in 1887; the 69foot Vrouwe Cornelia (“Lady Cornelia”) was constructed in 1888, and the 67-foot Wylde Wytse was built in 1902. The vessels are affiliated with the Dutch organization SPTS, or the Foundation to Promote Traditional Ships. Their webs i t e , w w w. s p t s . n l d i s p l a y s photographs of the many of the vessels that visited Cold Spring as well as other aspects of the fleet’s Hudson River voyage. The flotilla arrived in New Yo r k C i t y b y f r e i g h t e r o n September 2 nd and, after numerous events in and around Manhattan, set sail for Albany on September 14. Stops downstream of Cold Spring included Nyack, Peekskill, and Constitution Island. Early on the morning of September 1 7 th t h e b o a t s s e t s a i l f o r Kingston, Catskill, and Coxsackie, and reached Albany on September 20. Their sail up the Hudson River completed, the boats will again be loaded on an ocean freighter for the trip back to Holland.
Common to all reports was the district’s mission: “The child first and foremost . . . building a foundation for the future.”
identified was a change from large staff meetings where, as Mr. Bryant described it, “all the teachers assemble to hear me talk,” to smaller group staff meetings where more of an exchange can take place. Principal Bryant informed the board that Regents exam scores for PV high school students remain high, with 95 percent showing mastery or proficiency in English. Knowledge of “global history” has steadily increased since 2005, as has algebra. Ninety percent show mastery of U.S. History, and biology scores indicate 95 percent showing mastery or proficiency. Graduation rates are 92 percent compared with the NYS standard of 55%. Special education director Natalie Doherty identified three initiatives. Positive Behavioral Intervention Services (PBIS) will address behavior issues during non-class times, such as in the cafeteria or on the bus. RT I , a s w i t h a l l s c h o o l s , will identify academic issues for students. Ms. Do h e r t y described reading as the most fundamental skill and measure of special education students. A focus on reading will help “understanding whether a child is disabled
This gentleman in costume playing the role of a happy and hearty Henry Hudson is Mr. Cor Van Zadelhoff of Holland.
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Sightseers lined the Cold Spring dock to see the magnificent Dutch flat-bottom boats and the colorful characters that came along with them.
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A Recipe in Honor of Hudson Valley’s Dutch Roots
September 2009 will mark 400 years since Captain Henry Hudson’s ship, Half Moon, entered the majestic harbor of Manna Hata—helping to establish the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. It’s interesting to note the significant contributions of the Dutch still with us today. Dutch culture thrived throughout what is now known as The Hudson Valley and TriState area, bringing with them unique Dutch colonial architecture plus food and drink, including essentials such as bread, beer, and cheese. As New York and Amsterdam continue their partnered celebration with exhibitions of rare documents and maps, walking tours of 17th Century Dutch New York, plus the grand naval parade of Dutch flat bottom boats which just sailed up the Hudson, you might want to raise a glass of beer and say, “dank U wel.” To celebrate this exciting occasion, here is an authentic recipe courtesy of Hudson Valley Food Historian, Peter G. Rose. For more event information, visit www.ny400.org or www. henryhudson400.com Mushroom Tart Without a Crust 10 oz. white mushrooms, wiped clean 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon each freshly ground pepper, salt and dried marjoram 1 cup grated Old Amsterdam Cheese* 3 eggs with 1/3 cup milk, lightly beaten with a fork Preheat oven to 375º. Break off the mushroom stems and chop. In a large bowl, combine stems, garlic, seasoning, cheese, and eggs. Place the mushroom caps, opening up, in a 9” pie plate in an even layer and pour the egg mixture over the caps. Bake for 10 minutes at 375º, then reduce heat to 325º and bake for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into wedges and serve with a salad. From: Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures: a H u d s o n Va l l e y C o o k b o o k , by Peter G. Rose, SUNY Press, 2009 (www.sunypress. edu) (www.peterrose.com). * Old Amsterdam is a saffron-colored Dutch-style Gouda cheese that is nutty, rich, and sweet. It can be found at select supermarkets and many specialty cheese shops.
Putnam Hospital Center Plans Gala Dinner and Ball for November 7
The Hyatt Regency Greenwich will be transformed into a piece of “Hollywood” when Putnam Hospital Center marks 45 years of providing quality and accessible health care to the community with its Annual Gala Dinner and Ball on Saturday, November 7. The black tie-optional event begins at 6:30pm and will include both a silent auction and a live auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, and a limited ticket raffle for a 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-350 Luxury SUV. All members of the community are invited to attend the major fundraising event of Putnam County’s largest employer and only acute care hospital. Honorees at this year’s gala are Mitchell D. Cohn, MD, a member of the Putnam Hospital Center Medical Staff for over 21 years and former Chairman of the Dept. of Anesthesiology, President of Putnam Hospital Center Foundation, and PHCF Board Director, and Nancy A. Dill, Putnam Hospital Center Foundation officer, co-chair of the capital campaign, host of “Positively Good News in Putnam,” and community activist, who will be recognized for their dedication and commitment to the hospital. For information or reservations/raffle tickets, call Anita M. Minella, at 845-279-5711, Ext. 2963.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
‘The Poetry Guy’ Visits Garrison School
Garrison School Makes Paper Cuts, Goes Digital
Special to the PCN&R The Garrison School’s “Thursday Packet” of flyers and announcements is now available to students, parents, and the general public through its website. The multipage packet of information regarding im portant Garrison School and community events has traditionally been distributed in printed form via students’ backpacks. Superintendent Gloria Colucci estimates the decision to go digital will save each week some 5,000 to 7,000 pieces of paper in addition to ink, copier wear and tear, and at least a day’s labor. The distribution process has also been streamlined by allowing documents already in electronic form to simply be transferred by email to the packet. Readers may select which pages, if any, they wish to print from their own computers. Community groups are welcome to submit flyers to Catherine Mariani, the secretary to the principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday packets will be assembled every two weeks. Community groups may submit flyers until noon on Monday of the week the packet is scheduled to be posted. The elementary and middle school student handbooks have also been added to the website. To v i e w t h e f u l l p a c k e t and handbooks online, visit www.gufs.org.
Student Harpists to Perform Children Welcome at St. After Classics for Kids Philip’s Sunday School
Sunday School at St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands has just begun, and children are still welcome to join on Sunday mornings. This fall, the curriculum includes many of the mostloved stories in the Bible, ranging from Noah to the Tower of Babel to Ruth and Naomi, Jonah, and Daniel in the Lion’s Den. The St. Philip’s Sunday School is led by Teri Akbas and Robert Ransom, with the guidance of The Reverend Francis Geer. Children begin with their parents at the regular 10:30am worship service and then leave for Sunday School, where they experience their own service and a lesson and activity. Children are grouped by age, and parent volunteers are very welcome to participate. A coffee hour for all follows the 10:30 service. Other opportunities for children to get involved at St. Philip’s include the Children’s Choir, directed by Amy Richter. And, children of middle school age are welcome to join the Acolytes program, which includes Bible study and community service. For younger children, child care is available during worship services in the Parish House at no charge to parents. For further information, call The Reverend Francis Geer or Church Secretary Patricia Weigman at 4243571, or visit www.stphilips. highlands.com. St. Philip’s is an Episcopal Church.
The children of the Garrison School kicked off their ‘writing year’ with a week of smiles and fine poetry as they worked with Vermontb a sed chi l d r e n ’ s p o e t Ted Scheu. Throughout the week of September 8 - 11, students from kindergarten through 8th grade enjoyed working in writing workshops led by Mr. Scheu. After looking at their smiling faces in the mirror, kindergartners and first graders used delicious similes to compose individual poems entitled In the Mirror. Kindergartners also used their rhyming skills to write, Can You Imagine? while the first and second graders wrote endearing free verse poems about what they love the most. The second graders also used rich images and similes as they composed poems describing their best qualities. Third and fourth graders opened their hearts as they wrote poems about Special Places in their lives, and, studying the style of renowned children’s poet, Eloise Greenfield, these classes then utilized this author’s style to describe things that are special to them. Mr. Scheu shared a poem by African-American poet
Nikki Giovanni with the upper grade students and invited them to describe their recent summers by writing a poem in the style of Giovanni. Fifth and sixth graders also wrote poems called Where I’m From in the style of a famous poem by George Ella Lyon, and the seventh and eighth grade classes followed a study of This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams by writing their own poems with the same title. Closing assemblies celebrating the students’ work culminated the program as six children from each class were selected to read their poetry aloud. In addition, all of the students will be asked to select a poem of their own to include in a school-wide anthology to be published for all to enjoy. This is the second September that Mr. Scheu, affectionately know as “The Poetry Guy,” has been in residency t o o ff e r t h i s p r o g r a m c o sponsored by Garrison Children’s Education Fund, the Garrison PTA, and Gergely Pediatrics. The students and staff of the Garrison School thank all of the sponsors and everyone who contributed to p r o v i d i n g t h i s u n i q u e o pportunity.
Harp student Alanna Smith, who is taught by Joy Plaisted; photo by Prestige Portraits. Three local harp students will work with professional harpist Bridget Kibbey in a m a s t e r c l a s s o n S a t u r d a y, September 26. The students are Alanna Smith, senior at Ketcham High School in Wappingers, whose teacher is Philipstown’s Joy Plaisted; Caroline Germer, senior at Rondout Valley High School, whose teacher is Laura Majestic; and Elysia Roman, junior at Ketcham, whose teacher is Sara Cutler. This is a rare opportunity for outstanding high school student musicians to be critiqued by a leading young p r o f e s s i o n a l p e r f o r m e r. Bridget Kibbey is a 2007 winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, recipient of a Fisher Career Grant, and recently joined Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two. Coordinator of this master class is teacher Laura Majestic. She consulted with other teachers to identify the best students for this opportunity and will serve as “master of ceremonies.” Sponsor of the master class is the Howland Chamber Music Circle. The master class will follow a Classics for Kids program by Ms. Kibbey at 3pm in which she will demonstrate the mechanics of the harp and its use in many styles of music. She will perform music by C.P.E. Bach, Fauré, David Bruce, and traditional Irish tunes. The public is invited to both the concert and the master class. There will be a brief break in between for punch and cookies. Children are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. A donation of $10 per adult is suggested to help defray expenses. The concert with master class is at 3pm on Saturday, September 26, at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon. For more information call 845-297-9243 or go to www. howlandmusic.org.
Amanda Rodino Donates to Locks of Love
There are plenty of books in print these days attempting to teach parents how to raise caring and charitable children. But more often than not, our children can teach us a lesson or two about empathy. All we need to do is listen and enable their nobler instincts. Those who know 9-yearold Amanda Rodino, of Cold Spring, would not be surprised to learn that she recently cut 18 inches off of her beautiful shiny brown hair in order to donate it to “Locks of Love.” Amanda, who is in Mrs. Hartford’s 4th grade class at Haldane and is a Girl Scout with troop 2505, has long been known on the playground for her nurturing nature toward any toddler or younger child she comes across. She is a natural caretaker. Last week, Amanda asked her mother to take her to Robert’s Hair Salon in Cold Spring to participate in the program that collects hair to be used in prosthetics to ease the pain of children suffering hair loss due to medical conditions.
Autism Society Addresses Life Skills for Adolescents
The Autism Society-Hudson Valley will host a conference on life skills for adolescents with autism. Keynote speaker and noted autism author, Chantal Sicile-Kira will present “Autism Life Skills: Practical Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults of Different Ability Levels.” Sicile-Kira is the mother of a son with autism and the 2005 recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award. She also hosts and moderates webinars and radio shows on autism. The conference will be held on Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, 40 Civic Center Plaza, from 8am to 4:30pm. Seating is limited and reservations must be received by October 9, 2009. To register or for more information, contact Autism Society-Hudson Valley at 845-331-2626, visit w w w. a u t i s m - s o c i e t y. o r g / chapter512, or email email@example.com.
F a r m F u n f o r To d d l e r s Abounds at Glynwood Center
Engage your toddler with farm fun at Glynwood. Glynwood farm is home to cattle, p i g s , s h e e p , g o a t s , c h i c kens, horses, and a donkey, as well as hayfields, a small orchard, and vegetable and flower gardens. Join farm educator Carolyn Llewellyn for three one-hour sessions that will have you and your child visiting the animals, and learning about them and the bounty of fall harvest. The program is geared for children aged 18 months to 3 years and all children must attend with their caregivers. Ms. Llewellyn has worked with children on farms since 1999 and is the mother of her own farm toddler whose father is Glynwood's Head Gardener. Farm Fun will take place on Thursdays: September 24, October 1 and 8 from 10 to 11 a m . T h e f e e i s $ 1 0 p e r child per week, and you may register for one or all of them. E ac h c ar eg i v e r m ay b r i n g two children and sessions are limited to 12 children. To r e g i s t e r, p l e a s e c a l l Anita Barber at 265-3338 or visit www.glynwood.org.
“Amanda wanted to do something nice for someone else,” said her mom, Kathy Rodino. “She wanted to help another child feel good about themselves. Amanda is a very caring girl. I am very proud of her.”
PV Middle School Students Compare the ’60s to the Present
On, Friday, September 18, Putnam Valley Middle School students were treated to an assembly sponsored by the PTA's Middle School ArtsIn-Education Committee. The musical group Squeaky Clean offered students a multimedia presentation and a live performance of 1960s hits and stories about growing up in that era amidst all of the changes that were reshaping America at that time. Students were encouraged to look for ways in which growing up in the 1960s was both the same and different than growing up today. The program looks at what it was like to be growing up in the midst of the all the changes that were re-shaping America in the 1960s.
Create ‘Math Moments’
Irene Keyes, the leader of the popular “Play Math with Me” programs at the Butterfield Library, will present a workshop for parents called “Math Moments” on Monday, October 5, at 7pm. Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 3 through 10 years old, this workshop will show you simple and fun ways to incorporate math into your everyday routines. These activities can help with a child’s math comprehension and development and can serve as a supplement to the concepts that they learn in school. Irene Keyes has held her “Play Math with Me” programs at the Library each season for several years. She is a NYS-certified math teacher and has taught mathematics for 30 years in kindergarten through high school. Registration is required for this workshop. Please visit the Library’s on-line calender at www.butterfieldlibrary.org or call 265-3040 ext. 4. The Library is located at 10 Morris Avenue in Cold Spring.
Wilkie Inducted into Math Hall of Fame
Grace Wilkie, of Garrison, has been inducted into the New York State Association of Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at the Doubletree, in Tarrytown, on October 16, 2009. For more information, please go to www.nysams.org.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Gallery Talk And Dance at County Players Present The Exclusive Exhibition of Works ‘Keen and Suite’ Saxophone Garrison Art Center Q u a r t e t a t We s t P o i n t Importance Of Being Earnest From Private Collection
County Players has opened its 52nd season with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s most enduringly popular play is a universal favorite, displaying a lightness of spirit and an effervescence of wit that bring nothing but pleasure. The Importance of Being Earnest offers a sly send-up of the cucumber sandwich set, and invites the audience into a world where artifice is everything, honesty is entirely passé and truth is never pure and seldom simple. Zsuzsa Manna directs the play. She states, “It has been said that as long as someone, somewhere is mounting a production of The Importance of Being Earnest, all is well with the world. As inconceivable as it may be, there are those who have never seen this delightfully witty play. For those who have— you know you want to see it again. We’re just trying to do our part.” Performances will take place this Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/ children under 12. Call the box office at 845-298-1491 for reservations or order your tickets online at www.countyplayers.org. County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls. The West Point Band continues its popular chamber m u s i c s e r i e s o n S u n d a y, September 27 at 3pm, with an eclectic program by the West Point Saxophone Quartet. The performance will take place on the third floor of Egner Hall, 685 Hardee P l a c e , a t We s t P o i n t . T h e concert, entitled “Keen and Suite,” features a program of original contemporary works for saxophone quartet. This performance is free and open to the public. This concert is the first full-length recital program presented by the West Point Saxophone Quartet with its newest member, Staff Sergeant Stacy Wilson on soprano saxophone. Staff Sgt. Wilson joins veteran quartet members Master Sergeant Wayne Tice on alto saxophone and Sergeants First Class Brian Broelmann and Christopher Rettie on tenor and baritone saxophones, respectively. The performance opens with Erik Alan Norman’s four-movement Suite for saxophone quartet. Mr. Norman, an associate of Staff Sgt. Wilson, composed the work for her personal quartet in 2008. Roshanne Etezady’s Keen creates a unique atmosphere of exotic sounds reminiscent of various Eastern musics. Another side of the quartet’s musical personality is demonstrated in Thierry Escaich’s Tango Virtuoso, an exciting example of the tango nuovo style. The program will close with Ida Gotkovsky’s Quatuor de Saxophones, a substantial multi-movement work for saxophone quartet. 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 24-hour hotline at 845-938-2617 or visit www.westpoint.edu/band.
N e w Yo r k ’ s F o o t p r i n t i n Nature, Then and Now
The Hudson Highlands Nature presents the first in their Fall Evening Speakers Series: “Cooling Mother Earth: New York’s Footprint in Nature, Then and Now.” This lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30pm, at the Painter’s Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Are New Yorkers stewards of nature or lords of nature?” Join Dr. Robert Speigelman, a sociologist, multimedia artist, and writer, for a vivid lecture/multimedia presentation which probes this question by revisiting key moments in the Empire State’s development history - especially its Indian, Infrastructure and Conservation legacies; then linking them to today’s environmental crises. To find a n s w e r s , D r. S p i e g e l m a n unearths the hidden roots of New Yorkers’ conflicting views of nature, development, and civilization – both then and now. At the conclusion of his talk, using words and images, Dr. Spiegelman explores the synergy of the Naturalist tradition and today’s Iroquois environmental activities. Admission for the lecture is $7, Museum members are $5. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is requested. Seats will be held until 7:15pm, then walk-ins are welcome. For registration and information call 845534-5506, ext. 204. Visit the museum’s website at www. hhnaturemuseum.org.
In conjunction with their collaborative exhibition Plastic Waves at Garrison A r t C e n t e r, a r t i s t s S u s a n English and Jaanika Peerna will discuss their work as dancer Jane Thornquist adds to the collaboration by performing in the exhibition s p a c e a t 3 p m o n S u n d a y, Sep. 27. Thornquist started dancing at the age of six, studying ballet in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. After further study at Butler University, she worked with various dance companies in the south and midwest and, f i n a l l y, N e w Yo r k . W h i l e primarily trained as a classical ballet dancer, Thornquist has continued to be inspired by contemporary dance and appreciates a crossover of movement styles. Following a professional career in dance, she began to teach yoga in her local community of Garrison, for several years and now works as an oncology nurse. She welcomes this opportunity to reintegrate dance into her
life and to collaborate with local artists. The visual collaboration Plastic Waves speaks in whispers, the kind that, when spoken from a distant corner of the room, are heard. Peerna’s quiet whites and shadow drawings are punched with gems of color by English that command notice but not the floor. Thornquist’s performance adds to this collaboration by exploring both the concept of animation from stillness and the presence of wavelike patterns in the art. The dance draws further inspiration from the space and the music, each connected t o e a c h o t h e r. T h e m u s i c is by local musician David R o t h e n b e rg t o g e t h e r w i t h Marilyn Crispell, from an upcoming CD to be released next year on ECM Records. The event is free and open to the public. For further information about this and other events at the Art Center call 845-424-3960 or visit www.garrisonartcenter.org.
Evolutionary Theories Discussed at Kent Library
“Evolution: A Five-Part Lecture” will be held at the Kent Public Library on consecutive Thursdays beginning October 1 and ending on October 29. All lectures start at 3pm. The lecture series will be presented by retired teacher Ray Mainiero and covers the scientific origins and history of evolutionary theories. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call 845-225-8585. Register online at www.KentLibrary. org and click on “Library Events.” The Kent Public Library is located at 17 Sybil’s Crossing in Kent.
On October 16–18, St. John’s Episcopal Church of Cornwall, NY, presents an exclusive exhibition of a privately held collection featuring the art of Thomas Benjamin Pope, 1834-1891, of Newburgh. The exhibit also includes canvases by Clinton Loveridge and Benjamin Champney. The exhibition will comprise about 30 works. There will be two special evening showings with lecture and a wine & cheese reception on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, from 6:30 to 9pm. The suggested donation is $25 per person for each evening event, and advance registration is requested. There will also be daily exhibitions on Saturday, October 17, from 10am to 6pm, and on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 5pm, for which the suggested donation is $10. The Church is located at 66 Clinton Street. For information call 845-534-5475, or visit www.stjohnscornwall. org. While details are sparse, it is believed that Thomas Benjamin Pope was born in New York City, and moved t o N e w b u rg h a s a y o u n g
m a n . O r ig i n a l l y o p e r a t i n g as a liquor dealer, he devoted himself to his art career in 1854, developing his natural talents in drawing and painting, and developed a reputation in oils and watercolors, as well as design. During the Civil War, Pope enlisted in the Union Army, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant in the 56th New York Volunteers. He was wounded in the valley of the Potomac during the raid by Stuart’s Cavalry. Following the Civil War, Pope returned to Newburgh. He created a number of still life compositions, but is considered an accomplished landscape artist. His works exemplify the tranquility and clarity associated with the Hudson River School of painting. Pope’s promising artistic career was tragically cut short in 1891, when he was struck by a train while waiting for the ferry at Fishkill Landing (the former name for the city of Beacon). Nestled beneath Storm King Mountain, Cornwall is in the heart of the Hudson Valley, and is the subject of several paintings in the exhibition.
Walden Chamber Players to Play at Howland Center
H u d s o n Va l l e y J o u r n e y s : Paintings at Bannerman’s
The Bannerman Island Gallery at Castle Keep Realty is proud to present Hudson Valley Journeys, a series of acrylic paintings by Jamie Williams Grossman. Jamie Williams Grossman is a Signature Member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP). She serves on the NYPAP Advisory Board and also as the head of their Lower Hudson Valley Chapter. Grossman has taught oil and acrylic painting at Putnam Arts Council. She paints mostly in oils and acrylics, but frequently uses other mediums such as pastel, gouache, watercolor, and casein. The show will run through October 3. A portion of the sales from her paintings will be donated to The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. for the preservation of Bannerman Island. Also at the gallery is a Bannerman Island artifacts show through the end of October. On October 18 the Trust will sponsor a Bannerman Island Photo Workshop featuring instructors, Robert R o d r i g u e z J r. a n d T h o m Johnson. This workshop includes transportation to the island, a light lunch, and 3 hours on Bannerman Island. Reservations are required and there is a $110 donation. Photographers’ work will be featured in November at The Bannerman Island Gallery, Bannerman Island Gallery is located at 150 Main Street in Beacon. The hours are Friday - Sunday, 12-5pm, and during the week by appointment, plus on Beacon’s Second Saturday from 12-9pm. www.bannermancastle .org
Volunteer at Hyde Park on National Public Lands Day
The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to participate in helping to improve our public lands on Saturday, September 26. Come lend a hand by clearing brush on the Cove Trail behind the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt on Saturday from 10am-1pm. Vo l u n t e e r s m a y a l s o h e l p other volunteers restore the gardens at Vanderbilt Mansion. Help beautify one of the many places throughout the nation that have been called “America’s Best Idea” and then enjoy a free tour at any of the National Historic Sites in Hyde Park in honor of National Public Lands Day. For more information or to sign up, contact Dave Hayes, Resource Management Specialist, at 845-229-1521 by Thursday September 24.
For its second concert of the season, the Howland Chamber Music Circle will present the Walden Chamber Players in a program of mainly French music. Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Chamber Music America raves: "A season spent with the WCP is a time f o r d i s c o v e r y. " I t s t w e l v e dynamic musicians perform in various combinations of instruments. The success of its performances, recordings, and educational outreach has earned it a place as one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles in the United States. Their concert at the Howland Center features the combination of violin, viola, flute,
and harp and features the following artists: violinist Irina Muresanu, violist Christof Huebner who is also Artistic Director of the ensemble, and flutist Marianne Gedigian. Joining them will be harpist Franziska Huhn. For its performance at the Howland Center the ensemble has chosen to play Ravel’s piano sonata as transcribed by Salzedo as Sonata en Trio in f sharp minor op. 30 for flute, viola, and harp, and pieces by Bax, Saint-Saens, Ibert, Chausson, and Debussy. The concert will take place on Sunday, October 4, at 4pm at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved by calling 297-9243. www.howlandmusic.org
T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Free Conference on Keeping Seniors Safe and Mobile
The Putnam County Office for the Aging will be hosting a conference designed to keep Putnam County’s senior residents driving safe as long as possible by providing the resources that drivers need to plan for future driving needs. This free conference will take place on Thursday, October 15, from 1 to 4pm at the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane. Conference attendees are welcome to come at noon for a complimentary luncheon. The conference will address such topics as: - the current status of senior drivers in Putnam County - distractions and driving - the effects of drugs and alcohol and driving - rights of older drivers - changes in vision as you age Speakers include representatives from the Putnam County Office for the Aging, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Putnam Hospital Center, and the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board. The conference is open to residents, family members, caregivers, and service providers. For more information and reservations, please call 845528-2662.
Mark your calendars, Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2009 Auxiliary Ball titled “A Golden Gala” will be held on Saturday, November 7 at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. This is the 49th year for the event. The gala honors various community members for their support of the hospital. Special guests this year include Hospital Honorees Pat and Marion Dugan of Garrison, as well as Auxiliary Honoree Jeanne Riedel of Yorktown Heights, and Corporate Honoree Michael
HV Hospital’s Gala Honors 150th NY Infantry Returns for F a m i l y N a t u r e P r o g r a m Pat and Marion Dugan Poughkeepsie’s Civil War Days Joins Multiple Generations
Balduzzi of Entergy Nuclear, Cortlandt Manor. The evening begins at 6:30pm with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets, sponsorship, and additional opportunities are available through the Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 914-734-3526 or by emailing Bill Dauster, VP, Foundation & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Hospital’s Building on Excellence Campaign. The glorious 150th New York Infantry will be coming back to Poughkeepsie for the first time in 147 years. Not since the early days of the Civil War has this famous Union infantry returned to the city in which they were encamped at Camp Dutchess. Now, on September 26 and 27, they are coming back to what is now King Street Park as part of the City of Poughkeepsie’s celebration of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. “We are thrilled to have this noble Union Infantry, the 150th, return to our City,” City of Poughkeepsie Chair, Nancy Cozean, said. “This was a very respected Infantry, and many of our residents are excited to see this re-encampment take place as part of our salute to Poughkeepsie and Civil War Days at King Street Park, on Saturday and Sunday.” Throughout the year the Quadricentennial has celebrated various chapters of the City’s history. The month of September is mostly devoted to the importance of the Civil War and steam power. Much of the north’s power was based on steam power, from steamboats to steampowered factories. During Civil War Days at King Street Park, residents and visitors will be able to see modern re-enactments of how the Union soldiers lived and ate; they will learn about their equipment and how they fought, along with medical artifacts and information. The public will also learn about the prestigious place the 150th Regiment holds as part of American history in the Civil War. Peter Bedrossian, who currently works with the Purple Heart Museum in Orange County, will be coordinating the camp activities for King Street Park. “Dutchess County was a patriotic county,” he noted, “and by the end of the Civil War, 37 different regiments would have men in them from Dutchess County. The 150th was unique in this group, as all the men who formed the regiment in 1862 were entirely from Dutchess County.” Bedrossian further noted that the 150th saw action in the Battles of Gettysburg, Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the Campaigns in the Carolinas. Along with the encampment, other activities for the weekend include musket firing and drill demonstrations; recruitment events; medical and camp artifacts on display; as well as the presentation of the regimental flag by Ladies of Poughkeepsie. There will be drills children will be able to participate in, as well. The encampment will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, September 26 and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, September 27. For more information log on to www.poughkeepsiequad. org. The Putnam County Land Trust is proud to present a program called “Owls and Ta d p o l e s . ” T h i s S a t u r d a y, September 26 program is part of a fall series of programs planned by the trust called “A Bridge to Nature.” This program, which begins at 4pm, features a gathering of generations at the Land Trust headquarters at 63 Cobb Road in Brewster and will include animal storytelling, a t r e e p l a n t i n g c e r e m o n y, and a Time of Sharing. An optional guided sunset hike at 5:30pm will allow those present to venture out into nature to observe and participate in nature’s ways of shifting to the evening and nighttime hours. Bird calls will be identified and local ecology will be interpreted. The program will be led by Sam Weinstock, a naturalist and poet who has run science programs to public, private, and parochial schools throughout Connecticut and New York. He also guides the nature program at Camp Combe YMCA in Putnam Valley. He was part of the Environmental Conservation Education Program at New York University and worked with aborigines in Australia for five years, including teaching at the University of Technology at Sydney. All in our communities are invited to participate and join in these enriching activities; there is a positive connection between the environment and our community and how we are well served by that bond. Events are free to Putnam County Land Trust members. Non-members pay $5. Children under 6 attend free. Take out a membership at the program and attend all programs during the year for free or at a reduced rate. Please call 845-278-8202 for more information or check the PCLT website at www. pclt.net.
Willow Ridge Farm Hosts Annual Harvest Tour
On October 4, 2009, from 11am to 4pm, pack a picnic lunch and spend the day in the countryside visiting one of Putnam County's unique farms, Willow Ridge Farm at 174 Canopus Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District has partnered with the Putnam County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board for Putnam County's 4th Annual Farm & Harvest Tour. There will be talks regarding the benefits and struggles of farming today, several demonstrations, activities, animals, farm fresh products, a farmers market, tastings, and music. You can also take a free pumpkin home just in time for Halloween. Putnam County is one of the best-kept secrets in the Hudson Valley, with beautiful views of the countryside. Purchase some fresh farm products and make a picnic lunch, have a snack or take food home and make a harvest dinner or enjoy dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants in the area. For more information, p l e a s e v i s i t w w w. p u t n a m c o u n t y n y. c o m / f a r m t o u r s . This is a rain or shine, any questions please call Lauri Taylor at 845-878-7918.
Putnam Valley Business Expo Features Area Commerce
The Putnam Valley Business Association, partnering with Curry Toyota, is once again hosting its very popular Business Expo. This year the Business Expo will be held at Colonial Terrace, 119 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, on Thursday, September 24, from 1 to 6pm. The Business Expo helps attendees to become knowledgeable about some of the best businesses our community has to offer. There will be special expo offers throughout the day. Admission is free, and there are free raffles, and you can enjoy some of the most delicious foods from the area's best restaurants, delicatessens, bakeries, markets, and catering facilities. There will also be a free s e m i n a r, " C l e a n & G r e e n Hybrid Cars" with special guest speaker Bill Camastro, General Manager of Curry Toyota. The seminar runs from 2-2:30pm. You can register for the seminar on www.PVBA. org. There are free gift bags to all attending the seminar, while supplies last. Some of the businesses exhibiting at the Expo include: News Channel 12, Shoprite Supermarkets, Mahopac National Bank, LoHud, Panera, The Thayer Hotel, Hudson Valley Cardiology, Greyrock Accounting Systems, Piazza Roma, Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille, Hudson Valley Cardiology, Metropool, The College of Westchester, PV Market, Hanlon's, and 80 other businesses.
Ladies: Start Your Ovens
The Ladies Auxiliary of the North Highlands Fire Company is once again holding its monthly meetings in the firehouse, enjoying the newly-built facilities. The meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7:45pm, and new members from the fire district are always welcome. The first fundraiser of the fall will be a bake sale, held outside Foodtown on Halloween day, Saturday, the 31st of October, from 8:30am until noon, as the ladies raise some money for new equipment in the new kitchen of the firehouse.
LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of ALLEGIANCE STRATEGIES, LLC, a NYS Limited Liability Company (LLC). Arts. of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/09. 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 C/O JEFF COOK, 10 GROVE C O U RT, C O L D S P R I N G , NY 10516. Purpose: Any lawful activity. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of JDO Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/09. Office location: Putnam Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James O’Hagan, 21 Shallow Stream Rd., Carmel, NY 10512, also registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of K & G Realty Partners, L L C . A r t s . o f O rg . f i l e d with NY Dept. of State on 6/29/09. Office location: P u t n a m C o u n t y. S e c . o f State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: #201 T h e B a r n e s O ff i c e B l d g . , S t o n e l e i g h Av e . , C a r m e l , NY 10512. Purpose: any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW #10-2009 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley duly adopted Local Law #102009 on September 16, 2009 entitled “Town of Putnam Valley Outdoor Wood Boiler Law.” Eileen Royael, Town Clerk Dated: September 18, 2009 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Legislature of the County of Putnam will hold a Public Hearing on the Tentative Budget for the year 2010, as presented by the County Executive and the Report of the Budget & Finance Committee of the L e g i s l a t u r e o n Tu e s d a y, September 29, 2009 at 7 : 0 0 P. M . a t t h e H i s t o r i c Courthouse, Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that any interested persons may review a copy o f t h e Te n t a t i v e B u d g e t for the year 2010 at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislature, Room 313, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York, any time during regular business hours after September 8, 2009. PURSUANT TO SECTION 359 OF THE COUNTY LAW, the maximum salary that may be fixed and payable during the fiscal year 2010 to the members of the Putnam County Legislature and Chairperson, thereof, respective, is as follows: Legislator’s Compensation $35,136 Chairperson’s Stipend $ 8,783 BY ORDER OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE M. Chris Marrone Clerk LEGAL NOTICE INVITATIONS FOR BIDS FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL DUE DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2009, 2:15 PM T h e To w n o f P u t n a m Va l l e y ( “ T h e To w n ” ) i s soliciting bids for the compaction, transport and disposal of municipal solid waste collected from residents and deposited a t t h e To w n T r a n s f e r Station. The Town requires compaction, transportation and disposal services and respondents will bid on the compaction, transportation, the disposal, or on combined compaction, transport and disposal. Disposal must be at a resource recovery facility or at a landfill which satisfies the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”),the successful bidder shall indemnify the Town and hold it harmless against any present and future liability under (i) Federal, State, or Local laws, rules or regulations and (ii) judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative orders including, but not limited to, liability under CERCLA (Superfund). All bids must be firm prices on a per-ton basis. Failure to provide all information or providing false or misleading information will be grounds for disqualification of the bid or the termination, at the Town’s sole discretion, of any contractual relationship subsequently formed pursuant to this invitation for bids. This invitation for bids is for services for the calendar year 2010. The Town intends to establish a one-year contact with a disposal facility and will use the responses to this RFQ to help identify that f a c i l i t y. T h u s , t h e To w n Board will pay particular attention to responses that offer the potential to extend the services at well-defined prices. The Town Board is convinced that new waste to energy facilities can provide viable long-term contracts. The Town Board is aware that landfills eventually fill up and that the liability of their environmental problems can fall on all the generators that contributed. Thus, the Board will review with caution those bidders that utilize a landfill for disposal. Sealed proposals for the compaction, transport and/or disposal of waste will be received by the Town Clerk of the Town of P u t n a m Va l l e y u n t i l 2 : 1 5 pm, October 13, 2009 at the Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. Contract documents may be examined at the office o f t h e To w n C l e r k a n d bidders may obtain drawings and specifications for the Transfer Station. The basis for bid evaluation and contact award is described in subsequent sections of this RFQ. Rejected bidders will be notified within 30 days and bid bonds will be returned. The Town deserves the right to reject all proposals and advertise for new proposals. Eileen Royael, Town Clerk Dated 9/21/09 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 October 5, 2009, at 7:30 p m a t P h i l i p s t o w n To w n Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York to hear the following Appeals: M A RT H A a n d D AV I D ROME: Appeal #856 for a Variance. Applicants request a variance for the construction of a one-story residential addition. The proposed addition will fall within the minimum required setback of 40’ feet from a street line. Applicants request a front yard variance of 25.8’ feet. (Located 23 Grassi Lane, Garrison) in an R-40 District. TM #60.18-1-26 MILTON F. MERCADO JR and NANCY I. AROCHO-MERCADO: Appeal #859 for a Variance. The applicants’ house is a pre-existing nonconforming structure. The foundation sits 23.94’ feet from the property line and 39’ feet from the street line. Applicants are requesting a variance on the pre-existing foundation in order to build a 2nd floor addition on the existing single level side of the 1st floor. The new 2nd floor will sit on top of existing 1st floor and foundation, therefore, the NW corner of the house will be no less than 22’ feet from the property line, and no less than 37’ feet from the street line. (Located 27 Aqueduct Road, Garrison) in an R-20 District. TM #91.5-4-24 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: September 21, 2009 Vincent Cestone, Chairman Zoning Board of Appeals LEGAL NOTICE INVITATIONS FOR BIDS FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND RECYCLABLES FROM VARIOUS DISTRICTS WITHIN THE TOWN OF PUTNAM VALLEY DUE DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2009, 2:00 PM T h e To w n o f P u t n a m Valley is soliciting bids for the collection and disposal of residential garbage, solid waste and recyclables from various Districts within the To w n . S e a l e d p r o p o s a l s must be received by the To w n C l e r k o f t h e To w n of Putnam Valley by 2:00 pm, October 13, 2009 at the Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. Bidders may obtain information on population and number of households for the purpose of this bid. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check payable to the “Town of Putnam Valley” in the minimum amount of $1000.00. A packet with all bid specifications and contract documents may be obtained from the office of the Town Clerk, The Town shall have the right to accept any or all of the items on each proposal form and to advertise for new proposals, if in its opinion the best interest of t h e To w n w i l l t h e r e b y b e promoted. Please note that it is necessary for bidders to bid on several alternatives, ie: “Option A” will use the To w n ’ s t r a n s f e r s t a t i o n . If the transfer station is utilized, the tipping fee will be based upon a scale receipt provided by the Town (or it’s operator) indicating the weight thereof. This fee will b e b a s e d u p o n t h e To w n s actual cost of operating the transfer station (including disposal fees), and may vary as those costs change. Under “Option B” the transfer station will not be used, in which case you need to locate your own tipping f acility. We als o r equ es t that you bid on a one, two or three year contract. The Town reserves the right to select any option. Eileen Royael, Town Clerk Dated 9/21/09 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned Village Clerk of the Village of Nelsonville, at her office at 258 Main Street, Nelsonville, NY 10516 until 10:00 am on Monday, October 5, 2009, when the same will be publicly opened and read aloud, for t h e s a l e t o t h e Vi l l a g e o f Nelsonville: # 2 H E AT I N G O I L DELIVERED AND SERVICE MTCE. AGREEMENT Meeting the specifications of the Village of Nelsonville. Copies of the specifications may be obtained from the office of said Village Clerk at the above address. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. All purchase contracts awarded pursuant to this notice shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 103-A, 103-B, and 103-D of the General Municipal Law. Pauline T. Minners Village Clerk DATED: September 17, 2009 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 service: RFB 45-09 #2 HEATING OIL Detailed specifications may be secured at the o ff i c e o f t h e D i r e c t o r o f Purchasing, County of P u t n a m O ff i c e F a c i l i t i e s , 110 Old Route 6, Building No. 3, Carmel, New York 10512 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. You may also visit our web site at www.putnamcountyny.com. Sealed bids must be filed in the above office on or before 1:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009. dated: Carmel, New York September 18, 009 Sgd/Alessandro Mazzotta Purchasing Director Putnam County Purchasing Department LEGAL NOTICE PUTNAM COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the provision of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended, A Public Hearing will be conducted by the Putnam County Office for the Aging o n F r i d a y, O c t o b e r 2 3 r d , 2009 @ 10:30 AM. Public Hearing will be held at: P u t n a m C o u n t y Office for the Aging Carmel Nutrition Center 110 Old Route 6 Bldg. 1 Carmel, New York 10512 The purpose of this hearing is to consider the Four Year Plan of the Older Americans Act, the New York State Community Services for the Elderly and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from 2008 to 2012. Discussion regarding Senior Housing, Adult Day Services, Nutrition Programs, Legal Services, Medical Insurance, Caregivers Programs, Transportation, Employment, Economic Security, and other issues which affect the quality of life for the elderly in Putnam County will follow the hearing. Interested parties will be given the opportunity to speak at the Public Hearing. Testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per speaker and will be scheduled in the order in which they are received. Anyone wishing to speak may contact William Huestis at 225-1034. A written copy of your testimony must be presented prior to the hearing. An abstract of the plan will be available for public review prior to the hearing. For additional information contact the Office for the Aging @ 225-1034 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation o f B E Q U I TA , L L C , a NYS Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/04/2009. Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: C/O Rebecca M. Bardes, 32 Bank Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Trolley service in the Village of Cold Spring is proposed to be eliminated on Fridays beginning in May 2010. Currently, the service operates on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day from Memorial Day weekend through the week ending prior to the Christmas Holiday. A Public Hearing on the service reduction will be held by the Putnam County L e g i s l a t u r e o n Tu e s d a y, September 29, 2009 at the Historic Courthouse, Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, N e w Yo r k i m m e d i a t e l y following the Public H e a r i n g o n t h e Te n t a t i v e Budget for 2010. 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LEGAL NOTICE LOCAL LAW #16 OF 2009 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 Workshop Agenda T h e Vi l l a g e o f C o l d S p r i n g B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s will hold a public discussion on Tuesday, September 29, 2009at 7:30 pm at Village Hall, 85 Main Street, on the Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan/ LW R P r e p o r t r e g a r d i n g the development of the Dockside property. Copies of the report are available through the Village Clerk’s Office, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Dated: September 17, 2009 Mary Saari, Village Clerk
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Haldane Varsity Football
9/11/2009 9/17/2009 9/26/2009 10/3/2009 10/10/2009 10/17/2009 10/23/2009 L, 28-14 L, 18-13 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 3:00 PM 1:30 PM 7:00 PM @ CHESTER PUTNAM VALLEY LINCOLN HALL @ TUCKAHOE CROTON-HARMON @ HASTINGS @ VALHALLA
Putnam Valley Varsity Football
9/17/2009 9/26/2009 10/2/2009 10/9/2009 10/17/2009 W, 18-13 1:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:30 PM @HALDANE HASTINGS ALBERTUS MAGNUS IRVINGTON @ CROTON-HARMON
Haldane Gridders Edged by PV
by B.J. O'Brien and Richard Horton The Haldane High School football team fell to 0-2 on the season after a tough 1813 loss in their home opener against Putnam Valley last Thursday afternoon. PV didn’t get rolling until a 16 yard TD pass from Mike N allan to Ryan Fitzgerald in the second quarter. That TD pass was followed by yet another one, this time it was Nallan to Marcus Givan for a 41 yard connection that would be Givan’s only catch. It would give PV a 12-0 lead heading into the half. However this momentum w o u ld n o t c a r r y o v e r in to the second half. Haldane coach Tony Perc a c c i o l o s a i d , " We n e v e r really could get anything established in the first half.” That changed after the Blue Devils made some adjustments during half time. Putnam Valley fumbled the ball on the opening kickoff of the second half and Haldane recovered. Haldane would take advantage with a 26 yard TD run by Rafael F a m i g e t t i . Wi t h a b o u t 1 0 minutes left Famigetti would find his way to the end zone again as a pass tipped and nearly intercepted by the defense fell right into his hands. That was the start of a third quarter in which the Blue Devils scored all 13 of their points to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter. However, Putnam Valley scored one touchdown with about six minutes left to grab a lead that they would never relinquish. Coach Percacciolo said that his team did a poor job of blocking and tackling, two football fundamentals, during the game. "Our tackling was horrendous," he commented, adding that he doesn't solely blame the players for that problem. When things like
Nallan’s Performance Leads Tigers to Victory
yards) and the other to wide receiver Marcus Givan (33 yards). At halftime the score was 12-0 and it seemed like the Tigers would just be running away with this one. Once the second half began Haldane had found a spark in its offense, particularly in running back Rafael Famighetti. With their starting running back out, Haldane needed a sufficient replacement to fill the hole, and Famighetti did just that. He first scored on an inside handoff that he took 17 yards for the score and the extra point was good, making the score 12-7. On the ensuing kickoff Putnam Valley’s Jon Warden fumbled and Haldane had recovered. Now with great field position the Blue Devils had a very good chance of taking the lead in this game. On this drive, Haldane threw a fairly deep pass up for grabs near the endzone toward, yet again, running back Rafael Famighetti but cornerback Bryan Minnerly had knocked the pass up in the air and Famighetti made a one handed “circus catch” in the endzone for the score to take the lead 13-12. Now the Tigers needed to move the ball up the field and move it fast. One play on this drive could change the entire game so when Mike Nallan took the snap he was off, no one could catch him and he ran 47 yards, all the way to the Haldane 13 yard line setting up what looked to be a Putnam Valley victory. After a few tough penalties they were backed up to the Haldane 30 yard line and Nallan dumped a screen pass off to Jon Warden and he took it “to the house” to give Putnam Valley the lead. Jerry Zimbaldi had sealed the victory with a sack late in the 4th quarter forcing Haldane to punt it away. Haldane tried a few long passes in the final seconds of the game but they could not get anything going and the Tigers won the game 18-13, increasing their record to 2-0. Key defensive performances from Kevin Christopher (9 tackles), Will Mauro (5 tackles), Jimmy Ready (8 tackles), Jon Warden (6 tackles, 1 sack) and Jerry Zimbaldi (8 tackles, 1 sack) helped the Tigers win, but Mike Nallan won this game going 8-16, 133 yards, 3 touchdown passes and 8 rushes for 62 yards leading the Tigers to a two-game winning streak going into a tough game next week at Hastings.
Q & A With QB Mike Nallan:
FROM THE FIELD
by Alex Basso
that happen, coaches usually feel as if they didn't prepare their team well enough. "It is not just the players, it is the coaches," Coach Percacciolo said. PV Coach Frank Heitman said “Our defense was pretty solid; we could still afford to do a better job tackling though.” Brian Christopher had nine tackles. Heitman would also get good play out of Jerry Zimbaldi who added two sacks, Jim Ready a n d J o h n Wa r d e n h a d o n e sack each. Ryan Fitzgerald added an interception. Coach Heitman was happy with the win but added, “We showed signs of greatness, but we also showed some bad signs. . . . Next week we will have one of our toughest challenges.” Saturday PV will face their third straight league opponent as they head into Hastings. Nallan went 9-for-15 for 153 yards and three TDs. He would add 63 yards rushing on nine attempts. Kevin Christopher added 33 yards on four attempts. John Warden had three catches for 70 yards to go with his TD grab and Kevin Christopher added 38 yards on three catches to go with his TD reception. After having two days off over the weekend, the Blue Devils will be well rested for what Coach Percacciolo said would be a tough week of practice. "We are going to work real hard," he noted. Quarterback Frank Fusco completed two of eight pass attempts for 41 yards. He threw for one touchdown and one interception. Rafael Famighetti, who also plays linebacker on defense, led the team in rushing, running for 70 yards on 14 carries. He had been the team's leading rusher during O'Dell's absence. "He has been the work horse," Coach Percacciolo said. O'Dell ran for 57 yards on 15 carries against Putnam Valley and Ryder Hine had two carries for 17 yards. Fusco ran for nine yards on five carries and Gary Patterson lost 10 yards on one carry. Famighetti also led the team in receiving, with 34 yards on one reception. Elias Lopez had one reception for seven yards. On defense, Famighetti also led the team in tackles with 10. Cameron Zampino had eight while Rich Ferguson and Chris Junjulas each had six. Fusco recovered one fumble. Haldane's homecoming game against Lincoln Hall will kickoff at 1:30pm on Saturday. Putnam Valley will face Hastings at home on Saturday at 1:30 as well.
One of the positives that the Blue Devils had in this game was the return of running back Derek O'Dell, who missed the first game of the season against Chester with an ankle injury. Although he played last week, Coach Percacciolo noted that O'Dell, who ran for about 1,400 yards last season, was not at full strength. He expects that to be different this Saturday when Haldane hosts Lincoln Hall for homecoming. "He (O'Dell) will be back to 100 percent," said Coach Percacciolo. He noted that Bryant Dain, a starting running back/defensive back who missed the first two games of the season, will be returning to action against Lincoln Hall after suffering from mono. Having him in the backfield with O'Dell and Rafael Famighetti should should provide quite a boost for the offense. —BJ O’Brien
After last week’s victory over Lincoln Hall, Putnam Valley went into Haldane feeling pretty good about this game as well. A 2-0 start would put the Tigers atop their league and give them a good confidence boost going into the next few games against Hastings, Irvington, and Croton. After a wet and rainy day, the game had begun with the Putnam Valley Tigers kicking off to the Haldane Blue Devils. From the start of the game, Putnam Valley seemed to be pushing Haldane all over the field. The Tigers’ offense was able to move the ball through the passing game extremely well. “It wasn’t a huge passing d a y, i t w a s m o s t l y s c r e e n passes, but the key was my receivers getting yards after the catch” QB Mike Nallan said. Putnam Valley scored two touchdowns in the first half both in the form of Mike Nallan passes, one to wide receiver Ryan Fitzgerald (19
Q: So you guys won on Thursday 18-13, the team played well, why do you think that is? A: Well the first half the team played well being up 12-0, the offense was moving the ball well and the defense was stopping everything that Haldane ran. In the 3rd quarter the defense fell asleep a little, making some mistakes and giving up two touchdowns but they stepped it up again in the fourth to help us win the game. Q: You in particular played exceptionally well, why were you so successful in the passing game? A: Up front the big guys gave me time to throw, my receivers made the catches they needed to make and they got a lot of yards after the catches. It wasn’t a huge passing game
it was mostly screen passes but the yards after catch was key in the passing game. Q: It seemed that the turning point was your huge 47-yard run and Jerry’s [Zimbaldi] sack late in the 4th. How clutch were those two plays to the team at that point in the game? A: I looked at the scoreboard and I saw that it was 13-12 and I didn’t like what I saw. I had that long run that picked us up, gave us a lot of momentum and set up the winning score, and Jerry’s sack sealed the deal and won us the game. Q: How do you like having Marcus [Givan] as a big weapon out there to throw to knowing he will make a big time play? A: Well he’s definitely big, whenever I’m in trouble I just throw it up to him and I know he’ll go up and get it and it’s great to have that sort of a weapon. Q: How do you feel about next week’s game at Hastings? A: Well Hastings seems like a tough team, but they’re beatable and every team has its weakness and it’s exploiting that weakness that wins games. Q: You guys have started the season great, but is there any team on the schedule that may give you guys trouble? A: As of right now it’s wide open, anyone can beat anyone. The team that won it last year (Croton) isn’t as strong as they were last year so it’s pretty much wide open for anyone to take. Alex is a senior at Putnam Valley High School. He plays basketball in the winter and is the starting pitcher for the baseball team in the spring.
Hawks Suffer Tough Loss vs. Millbrook
by Reid and Kiefer Thorpe The game began with a kickoff from Millbrook going to the Hawks 49-yardline where it was returned by Derek Champi to the opposite 40yard line. After the Hawks’ offense rushed to the field, the second play of the drive was a gain of 36 yards by Nicholas DiPalo. Unfortunately, the Hawks came up short by a yard on the fourth down. The Millbrook Raiders set up deep in their own territory and the Hawks stopped them for no gain on the first play of the drive. The next few plays earned Millbrook 15 yards, but Thomas Percacciolo sacked the quarterback for a loss of 4 yards. After three more plays, the Raiders gained 31 yards, but the on the next play the Hawks’ defense swarmed the quarterback for a loss of three yards. The Raiders scored a touchdown, but were the extra point attempt pass was intercepted by Nicholas DiPalo. Millbrook’s kick was loss of 5 yards. On the drive, which led into the 3rd quarter, there were three sacks by the determined Hawks defense, but the Raiders gained 25 yards before turning the ball over. Despite the hard work by all of the Hawks, Kevin Barry, Michael Champlin, Michael Chefalo, Ben Corrado, Joe Digregorio, Ned Flanagan, Sam Giachinta, Liam Irwin, Luke Junjulas, Anthony Lombardo, William Martin, Anthony Pezzullo, and Ronan Tinsley, and injured teammate Brandon Twoguns, who cheered from the sidelines, the Hawks were unable to take the game. In the end, the final score was 6-0, but each player should be proud of their efforts! Reid and Kiefer Thorpe are in the 10th and 9th grade, respectively, at Haldane.
P H o to s b y KeVin JunJulas
downed at the 50 yard line and Thomas Percacciolo ran for a gain of 4 yards. Wilson Thorpe broke two tackles for a gain of 8 yards and the first down marking the end of the first quarter. The first play of the second quarter was a run by Derek Champi and after a gain of 5 due to an off-side penalty on Millbrook the Hawks were on the Raiders 33 yard line. The Raiders intercepted a pass, but the Hawks got the ball right back after a recovered fumble.
The Hawks were not able to capitalize and the Raiders once again were in possession when Tyler Outhouse stripped and recovered a fumble just before half-time. After Thomas Percacciolo kicked off to Millbrook, on the first offensive play, he sacked the quarterback for a
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Haldane Girls Varsity Soccer Tiny Mite Hawks Play to a Tie Win First Game of The Season
Special to the PCN&R The Philipstown Tiny Mite Hawks travelled to Poughkeepsie on Sunday, September 20, to take on the Wappingers Giants. This was the second game of the season for the Hawks so players got to play the other side of the ball from what they did in the first game. On their first defensive series the Hawks stood up to the much bigger Giants. Thomas McCann, Graeme McGrath, Jake Patinella, and Robert Viggiano played like the “Steel Curtain,” not allowing the Giants to run up the middle. When they tried to run outside they were greeted by defensive ends Conor McMahon and Nate Allen, who had several great open field tackles. When the Hawks got the ball they ran behind their offensive line of Peter Angelopoulos, Jagger Beachak, Kole Bolte, William Etta, and Ryan Irwin. Quarterback Matthew Champlin fed his running backs Tyler McCollum, Christian Pezzullo, and Ian Flanigan which enabled the Hawks to get down the field leading to a scoring play on a quarterback bootleg by Champlin giving the Hawks an early 6-0 lead. Wappingers proved it would be a tough opponent on their next drive. They were able to tie the score despite great defensive pressure from James Phillips and Darrin Santos (who was playing for two since his brother Daniel was feeling under the weather). The Hawks answered immediately with a 40 yard run by Champlin up the middle on their first play from scrimmage giving them a 12-6 lead. The shootout continued with Wappingers tying the score and then Philipstown getting in on a quarterback sneak after Pezzullo was stopped on the goal line after a long run. That made the score Hawks 18 Wappingers 12 at half. Wa p p i n g e r s h a d a t o u g h time moving the ball to open the second half as Andrew Aiston clogged things up in the middle. When Philipstown got the ball back Riley Johanson moved from his linebacker position to quarterback for an
injured Champlin and directed the Hawks offense with running back Xander Casparian. The Hawks drive was stalled however and the Giants took over and ran one in tying the score yet again. Not to be denied, the Hawks again took the lead using their ball control offense with Champlin scoring his fourth touchdown of the day for a 24-18 lead. Wa p p i n g e r s w a s a b l e t o march the ball down the field and get in the end zone again for a 24-24 tie. Philipstown had one last series of downs but the clock expired before they could punch it in one last time. The Hawks next play Hyde Park this coming Sunday.
P hiliPstown R ecReation D ePaRtment n ews
Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 4244669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. F.I.S.H.- Volunteers are needed to bring seniors to doctors appointments. If you can spare a morning or afternoon please call 424-4618.
The following programs all at the Community Center. SKILLS AND DRILLSBASKETBALL Sept 14 ongoing 6:15-7:15pm. 6th-8th. FOOT IN MOUTH PLAYE R S - O n g o i n g Tu e s d a y nights Ages- 12-19. Time6:30-8:30pm. THEATER YOUTH PRODUCTION WORKSHOP- THE SEVEN SAMURAI- Oct 6 Grades 4-8. Depot Theatre and VFW Hall. Call for class schedule.
10am. Community Center. YOGA- Ongoing New Session Oct 26 Mondays Time7:30 -8:45pm. Location- Town Annex Kemble Ave. C.S. YOGA – Sept 9 ( 8 weeks) 7:30 -8 :4 5p m. Co ntinental Village Clubhouse. TAI CHI CHIH- Advanced Sept 12 ( 8 weeks) 9:0010:00am. Town Annex, VFW Hall. ADULT PICK UP SOCCER- Wednesday nights 6pm Philipstown Park. W E I G H T WAT C H E R S Wednesday nights at the Philipstown Community Center. Weigh in 6:30pm Meeting at 7pm. ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL- Thursday nights Time7:30-9:30pm. Location- Phil-
ipstown Community Center. MENS BASKETBALLMonday nights. Time- 7:309:30pm. Location- Philipstown Community Center. PHOTO EXPLORATION: STILL LIFE- Sept 30 & Oct 7, 6-9pm. Community Center. A PENNEY SAVED SERIES- Sundays 1-2pm. Start Sept 27th. See brochure for schedule.
Meghan Rohan sets up to score the first goal of the game against Putnam Valley. Haldane won the game 2-0.
Lady Lightning Softball Team Lights Up The Field
Please call to register ROAST BEEF DINNER & BINGO- Sept 30 12-3pm. PIZZA AND A SHOW Fridays See brochure for schedule.
SIGN WITH ME- Oct 2 (6 weeks). Beginner 9am Advanced 10am. Philipstown Community Center. I N D O O R T O T PA R K OPEN- Monday thru Friday 12-2pm Thurs and Fri 9-11am.
PILATES- Sept 9 ( 8 weeks) 9:30am. Sept 10 ( 8 weeks) 1 0 a m S e p t 11 ( 8 w e e k s ) 10am. Sept 14 ( 5 weeks)
Cold Spring’s Lady Lightning girls’ 9- to 11-year-old softball squad is off to a great start. On Friday night, they beat Hyde Park 20-7 and won again on Saturday, beating Wappingers 15-8. Pictured are team members, (bottom row, l-r): Jazmyn O’Dell, Mackenzie Tokarz, Marley Chefalo, Melissa Tringali, Clara Thompson, Sophia Patterson, (top row l-r): Catherine Parr, Maria Tokarz, Marissa DiPalo, coach Jim Calimano, and Caroline Casparian. Go Lightning!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Nugent Takes First Place in Dual Slalom
P V F i e l d H o c k e y Change of Seasons Means It’s Takes Two This Week Haldane Homecoming Weekend
Edges Mahopac, crushes Pleasantville
by Mike Horton The Putnam Valley field hockey team snagged two wins this week with an impressive shutout of Pleasantville Thursday by a score of 2-0, and beating Mahopac, 3-2, the day before. O n T h u r s d a y, P V g o t a quick unassisted goal from Demetria Andritsopoulos three and a half minutes into the game, giving them a 1-0 lead. In the 8th minute of t h e g a m e H a n n a h Ta v e l l a added another unassisted goal to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead they would hold on to. Coach Toniann Cortina said, “Focusing on early goals helped us . . . but we kind of let up a bit and became complacent and defensive. We have to focus on keeping the intensity up all game.” Ti a n n a D a l e y m a d e f i v e saves for PV and Rebecca Moore had seven for Mahopac. Wednesday they faced a tough Mahopac team. Cortina mentioned, “We heard that Mahopac was a good team. Them being in Class A and us being in class C we knew it would be a challenge.” In a rain-soaked game Mahopac proved Cortina right early, jumping out to a 1-0 lead four minutes and 50 seconds into the game on a goal by Caitlin Baronowski. PV answered with a Maria Rao game tying goal off a rebound, then Amanda DeChent later scored a goal that was assisted by Hannah Tavella, giving them a 2-1 lead at the half. Four minutes into the second half Mahopac would strike again with a goal by Ashley John, making the score 2-2. Cortina said “We didn’t want another tie” (referring to last week’s season opener against Pawling that would finish 1-1). Amanda DeChent scored on another assist from Hannah Tavella in the 12th minute for the game winning goal. Daley added four saves, ‘Pac goalie Caitlin McCormack also added four saves. “Winning this game gave them more enthusiasm” said Cortina. This will be important for today (Thursday) as they face another tough team in class A in Brewster, Cortina added, “This will be our toughest game so far.” The community will once again be buzzing this weekend for Haldane Homecoming. Kicking off the festivities will be the traditional Homecoming bonfire on Friday, September 25. Haldane Fall sports teams and Pop Warner Hawks teams will march up Main Street at 6:30pm. Led by the Cold Spring, Garrison, and North Highlands fire companies, the parade will head north on Route 9D to the Haldane playing fields opposite the tennis courts. All teams will be announced and the bonfire will be lit by the Cold Spring Fire Co. No. 1. “This is probably the most exciting weekend of the entire school year,” said Haldane Athletic Director Susan Reid. “But it’s also the most chaotic, especially the bonfire. Parents should remember that in order to ensure the safety of all, children under 12 should be accompanied by a parent or other adult at the bonfire.” O n S a t u r d a y, S e p t e m b e r 26, the Haldane Football Association will sponsor a homecoming “tailgate” breakfast for all Modified and Varsity Football players, coaches, and their families beginning at 9am in the Haldane cafeteria parking lot. At 1:30, the Haldane Varsity Blue Devils will take on Lincoln Hall in their annual Homecoming game. Just prior to kickoff, senior players will be announced and escorted onto the field by their parents. In other Homecoming contests this week, the Cross Country team met up with N o r t h S a l e m o n Tu e s d a y, Girls’ Varsity Soccer plays Croton at home on Wednesday, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team faces Hendrick Hudson a t 6 p m o n T h u r s d a y, a n d Boys’ Varsity Soccer hosts North Salem on Friday. Show your Haldane spirit and cheer on all their great teams this week! Go Devils!
Philipstown Soccer Club Posts Three Wins
Special to the PCN&R The Philipstown Soccer Club's Knights and Arrows posted impressive shutout victories in their home openers this past Sunday at the St. Basil Academy Field. The U-14 Knights downed the Pleasantville Cheetahs 2-0 behind goals from Kate Lahey, off a Sonya Kuzminski corner kick, and Nicole Pidala, off a beautiful cross from Brianna DiFrancesco. Cali Schweikhart made 4 saves in goal for the shutout. The U-13 Arrows then took the field and trounced the L a r c h m o n t To r n a d o s 6 - 0 . Peter Close and Kaan Solakoglu each scored twice for the Arrows. Spencer Rundquist also scored, and pressured t h e To r n a d o s i n t o a n o w n goal. Midfielders Ramsey Heitmann, Peter Hoffmann, and Penn LeFavour dominated play to pace the Arrows, and Garret Quigley notched the shutout. The U-10 Dynamos used four goals from Saoirse Maguire to drop the home standing Edgemont Daredevils 5-2. Emily Cumming also found the back of the net for the Dynamos. Amelia Hall and Allison Chiera both played well while sharing the goalkeeping duties, helping to improve the squad's record to 2-0. The club's U-11 entry, the Dynamos, dropped a 5-1 decision to a very tough Briarcliff Bobcat squad. Hanah Regele tallied for the Dynamos, and Sara Labriola made number of nice saves in the Dynamo net. Lila Osborne a n d M a r y M a rg r e t D w y e r also played strong matches for the Dragons. The teams are off next weekend before returning to action on Sunday, October 4 when all four squads play home games.
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Cooper Nugent, 12, of Garrison, riding for Beacon Cycles, took first place in the Mens Junior, Pro-Am Dual Slalom race at Plattekill Mountain. In addition, Cooper was also named to the 2010 Mens Junior Plattekill Mountain Race team and is being sponsored by the National Race Team, Mad March Racing.
and be back by lunchtime. Register with leader prior to hike for meeting place. Sun Nov 29 - Vanderbilt Mansion Loop Walk, 3 miles, leader: Carol Gray, email@example.com, 845-4711168. Meet at the Vanderbilt Mansion Parking Lot at 10:30am. Moderate walking on park roads. Follow trail to Bard Rock. Sat Dec 12 - High Tor. 4.5 miles, moderate, leader: Pete McGinnis, 845-454-4428, firstname.lastname@example.org A landmark at the top of Rockland County, above the Hudson, this mountain only 800 feet high offers spectacular views of the river and areas to the west. Quarrying of the mountain ceased when it was acquired by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in 1943. Additional walking distance along the Long Path or through the town of Haverstraw may be added to the hike. Rain or snow cancels. Meet to carpool at 9am at the Route 9 Holiday Inn, Fishkill.
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The following is a descriptive listing of some of this season’s Adirondack Club hikes in the region along with contact information: Sat Oct 17 - Doodletown, in Harriman State Park, about 6 miles, moderate hike. Leader: Brenda Harding 845-565-8566 before 9pm, firstname.lastname@example.org. The abandoned hamlet of Doodletown lies in a beautiful valley surrounded by Bear Mountain on the north, Bald Mt and Dunderberg Mt on the south and southeast, and West Mountain on the west. Hike through this vanished hamlet and learn about the families that lived there. The last family left Doodletown in 1965 and it had been occupied since the mid 1700s (this is also the 1777 Bicentennial trail). Though few ruins remain there are signs posted where some of the homes, schools, and churches once stood. There is the occasional foundation, stairs, or retaining wall to remind us this was once a thriving little village. Visit the Doodletown Brook with a waterfall and a reservoir. There are also two old cemeteries, one of which is still being used. Because there is so much to see on this hike the pace might be more leisurely. There is also a plant list for this area if anyone is interested. Meeting Time/ Place: 9:30am, hikers parking area 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mt. traffic circle on 9W just before the road into Iona Island. Bring lunch. Sat Nov 14 - Walk Locust Grove, leaders Bill Beehler and Ellen Zelig, 845-4735557. Want to get out, but prefer to do so in the company of others? Join the strollers for a tour of the Locust Grove grounds in the autumn. Meet 10am at the parking lot at Route 9 opposite Beechwood Drive, north of all those shopping centers. Bring snack and water, rain cancels Tue Nov 24 - Franny Reese Park Easy Hike, Leader: Fred O t t e , 8 4 5 - 4 6 2 - 8 3 0 5 . Vi e w Poughkeepsie from the west side of the Hudson. The park includes the remains of several large old buildings and h a s a n i n t e r e s t i n g h i s t o r y, which Fred will be delighted to share with participants. Some hills and paths are not even, but nothing is steep and the walk is under 4 miles. With the leaves down, views will be top notch. Meet 9am
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Hank 845-548-4994 STUDY PIANO KEYBOARD with Kathy Fitzgerald. Cold Spring Village. Highly experienced teacher 265-3769. SAVE ENERGY NOW! Home energy audits at reasonable rates. Call Home Energy Conservation Services at 914805-7787 or E-mail email@example.com Lic. and insured PC#5017 EXPERT GROUNDS MAINT Gardening, planting, landscape designs plus installation, stone walls, paver, walkways, patios. New lawns installed/maintained. Lic/Insured. www.create-a-scape.us 845424-2323 COLD SPRING VILLAGE Home: 3BR, 1+1/2 BTH, FPL, Hd Wd Flrs, Garden, Off St. pkng, + detached 2 story garage w/500 Sq Ft. office/artist studio. Great location, walk to train and shopping. $385,000. by appt only 845-265-2944 FOR SALE BY OWNER $559,000 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed/2 bath+Den+office with private entrance. 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Bank financing avail. 845-309-4271 COLD SPRING VILLAGE 1 BR 1 Bath Condo, Lg LR, EIK 2ndFlr w/balcony, offstreet parking, pool, walk to train & stores, $195K by Owner 845-300-6693
PHILIPSTOWN STAY AT HOME MOM available to babysit your child in my home! Cert teacher. Reasonable rates, Call 845-4245344 BABYSITTER TO WATCH three spirited kids (G3, B5, B7), intermittent after school and weekend hours. Cold Spring Village. Refs required, Bonny 845-809-5317 BABYSITTER NEEDED 2-4 days/week (weekdays late afternoon/early evening) for 2 children in Cold Spring Village. Katherine 917-881-1487 COLLEGE PROFESSOR now a stay at home mom will do before and after school care for your children. Snack, social interaction + play, and homework time. All day care upon request. Experienced and loving. Call Tara at 845-2246785
RELAXING FARM PROPERTY Home w/ 2bdrm 1.5 bths, 5 acre backyard w/pond. Private setting. Mins from Poughkeepsie train station and all major roads. $1500/mo + utils. 914-456-4974 OFFICE SPACE AVAIL for Healthcare Professional in Cold Spring. 845-265-2275 COLD SPRING STUDIO Bright charming 2d floor studio w/priv entr. Cathedral ceiling/brick wall in L/R, spiral staircase to loft; ample closets; renovated kitchen; walking distance to RR/stores/restaurants; H/W incl. No pets/smoking; Refs & Sec 845-265-9124 GARRISON'S LANDING large apt, 1 bedroom 2 baths plus studio/office space. River view. $2,400. Office, 290 sq ft. w/private bath $700, heat + parking incld. Walk to train. 845-424-3937 COZY COTTAGE IN WOODS Old Albany Post Rd, Garrison Avail 11/1. Perfect writer's retreat. Full furnished. All utils incld. $1650 + dep 845-6129481 BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN apartment located on 1st Floor. 2 bdrms, butler's pantry and pocket doors. Walk to train. Avail. immediately. $1,450 + utilities. Contact JonCar Realty at 845-831-3331 or visit our website at www.joncarrealty.com STUDIO APARTMENT $850 includes heat, located in the Antique District, avail. immediately. Contact JonCar Realty at 845-831-3331 or visit our website at www.joncarrealty.com THREE TO FOUR BDRM house on large estate. Access to trails, boat dock, peaceful, private setting. $2,000/mo + utils. One mo Sec. + last mo. 914-621-8599 PUTNAM VALLEY - $1500/ mo. Charming, energy efficient country home w/lake rights to Oscawana. Renovated 2 BR on 1/2 acre. All new kitchen, bath, boiler. Rent w/option to buy. 914-621-1560 or 845-528-9447 1BDRM COTTAGE ON A 10 acre estate, lake privileges, inclds electricity. New kit, new appliance, new bthrm, lvng rm is wood paneled. Kent Lakes. No pets, refs & sec dep reqrd. Furnished or unfurnished $1300/mo. Avail now 917-2259944
DO YOU LOVE SPORTS??? Need work? The PCN&R is expanding its sports coverage and seeks freelance reporters to start immediately. contact Joe Lindsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-265-2468 THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY is seeking a Data Entry Specialist for a part time, temporary position without benefits, paying $10 per hour. Qualified applicants should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Access and be very detail oriented. This is a Monday - Friday position with flexible hours. Candidates must be able to pass an accuracy test. Please send resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please. PAINTER POSITIONS and painters helper. Full or part time availability. Must have own tools and transportation. Perfection Painting 845-5194746 BUS DRIVER/CLEANER The Garrison Union Free School District is seeking a part-time Bus driver/Cleaner with CDL, Class B with (p) endorsement. Will train qualified applicants. Contact Dick Timmons at 845-424-3689 x225 Application deadline September 30, 2009. Retirees are welcome.
PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. (845) 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: New homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. Brickwork, stucco, repairs. PC Lic #373, cell 914-527-1287 or H 845424-3795 BEST DEAL IN TOWN - Get a Classified Ad in the Putnam County News for as little as $6.25. Our classifieds get results! 265-2468. TREE SERVICE: Pruning, cabling, removal, stump grinding, shearing. Consultation. Certified Arborist. Fully insured. Call Henry L. Kingsley, 265-3721. PC#1566. MASSAGE: Feel Good Again! Georgia Christy, Licensed Massage Therapist. 424-4224. YOUR DISPLAY ADS can go on the PCN&R web site for an additional $10. Call Margaret @ 265-2468 for more info. SWEDISH MASSAGE: Back pain, neck pain, stress? Sleep better, heal better, think better, feel better. Dan Anderson LMT 527-7533 YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME by Toland Construction. Renovation, restoration, remodeling and new construction. All size jobs. PC#1244 and insured. 845-265-2253 HONOR THY PLUMBER Villanova Plumbing & Heating. Masters of the fine art of plumbing and heating for over 25 years. Repairs, new installations including radiant & HW heat. No job too small. Call 845-528-3158 anytime. GARRISON TREE, INC. Tree takedowns, pruning, landclearing, cabling, chipping, firewood. Landscape design, planting, plant health care, stump grinding, mulch. Consultations available. Joshua R. Maddocks, certified arborist cert. # NY 5332A. Fully Insured. Reg. No. PC2213-A Please Call: 845-2653434 CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOW Cleaning Service. Specializing on all shapes and sizes, store, office, & home. Free Estimates, fully insured."Got Windows"? Year round service. Call 845431-6967.
COLD SPRING MAIN ST store for rent 1000 sq ft. Great location 1 block RR $1600/mo. Incl heat 845-528-1975 COMMERCIAL SPACE avail at 3021 Rte 9, Cold Spring. Warehouse 1,600 sq. ft. with office 300 sq ft. $2,000 a month. Great for any type of contractor. Utilities not incld. Pls call 845-265-3434 OFFICE SPACE 11' x 13' convenient location, close to all, Garrison. $525.00 incl all utilities except phone. call 914720-4835 ask for Ann GARRISON 3BDRM 2BATH house renovated 1860 farm house, beamed ceilings, skylites, sub zero. Unique inholding in Fahnestock State Park amid 3500 acres of forest, lakes, water falls, meadows. Garrison school, lawn care, lake & beach permits incld. $2400/mo 845-265-2519 COLD SPRING/BEACON 9D Mins, DIA, I84, RR, 70 NYC, Hudson Views, Boats, 3bdrm, den, 2 bth, $1600 914-5847137 or 914-960-0069 GARRISONPROFESSIONAL Office Rental at The Stone House. Excellent Location, Rt 9 at Putnam/Westchester border. $475 Mo. Includes heat, electric, parking. 1 Mo FREE RENT + $250 lease signing bonus for credit worthy tenant. Ref, Sec. Indian Brook Properties 845-788-4191 2 BDRM APT COLD SPRING walk to everything, walk in closets, hrdwd flrs, off st. pkng, heat. Laundry on premises. $1300/mo. 845-265-3030
LOST OR FOUND PET? Call Dog Control Officer, 265-4732. Call Sheriff's Dept., 225-4300 only in an emergency. PUTNAM VALLEY Dog control office operates small impound. Please contact them if your dog is missing and might have travelled into Putnam Valley. They maintain list of lost dogs and sightings. Adoptions are also available. 526-3293 KATERINA: This absolutely beautiful female kitty is as sweet as she is beautiful. She has a slight limp from a gun shot wound on her leg which has healed. What a love! She will make the most wonderful companion to a lucky family. Come by and meet her. Her adoption fee is $100. She is up to date on vaccinations, is spayed and can be microchipped upon adoption. If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider a donation. We are also seeking volunteers. Putnam Humane Society, Old Route 6, Carmel 845-225-7777 Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm SatSun 10am-4pm
BROOKSIDE MOBILE HOME Park Route 9, Cold Spring. Yard Sale 26/27 Sept Sat and Sun. 10-4, Raindate 3/4 Oct. MULTI-FAMILY TAG SALE Sat 9/26, 9-4. Rain e date Sun 9/27. Great finds! Great deals! Tons of baby/toddler clothes, toys, gear. books, furniture, clothes, household items & lots more. 12 Grandview Terrace, Cold Spring. GARRISON MOVING SALE Lots of baby stuff. 135 Snake Hill Rd. Sat. Sept. 26 8:30 am MULTI HOUSE GARAGE Sale! 2 houses on Moffat Rd. Huge amounts of stuff including furniture, tools, crib, pottery barn changing table, air hockey table, boy & girl stuff, gardening, housewares, etc. Priced cheap to go! 39 & 65 Moffat Rd. Sat 9/26 & Sun 9/ 27 9am-3pm. Look for signs near Plumbush.
HORSEMEN TRAIL FARM Full Moon Weed Walk! Sun Oct 4, 4-8 pm. Bring shears, basket, kids, Potluck too! Call to RSVP 845-265-2665
FREE QUEEN MATTRESS Very clean, very good condition, Cold Spring pick up only: call 917-488-5232
ANTIQUE RUSSIAN SILVER Collection, pre-1917 very rare: spoons, milk pitchers, tray, etc., vintage Tiffany Crystal Candelholders, ca 1850. copper Bedwarmer (England) Call 917-488-5232 GIRLS WHITE DRESSER & mirror, desk with chair. $50 Call 424-3366
BIJOU GALLERIES LTD Celebrating 14 years in business at 50 Main Street Cold Spring Daily 11-5 Bijougalleries.com SHEAFORSUPERVISOR.COM PATTERSON FLEA MARKET Rte 22, Patterson, NY. Every Sunday, 8-4. Dealer space available $35. New and Old items. 845-265-4414 or www.PattersonFleaMarket.com
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
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