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PUTNAM C OUNTY NEWS and RECORDER ELECTION SPECIAL


We are 143 years old but new every Wednesday see pages 19-22

CXLIII
No. 43 www.pcnr.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Philipstown & Putnam Valley 50¢

Do You Believe in Ghosts? Budget Backlash


by Eric Gross his original budget “fiscally county budget cuts in return for a veto override, and, prior to
irresponsible, while not being promises of political support. Monday’s meeting, questions
Members of the Legislature in the best interests to the I can’t go along with that.” arose if that sixth vote would
overrode County Executive people of Putnam County or Two weeks ago, by the nar- be forthcoming. However after
Robert Bondi’s veto of the to the mission of county gov- rowest of margins, the Putnam 45 minutes of discussion and
$137 million fiscal spending ernment that delivers effective County Legislature approved debate, the body overwhelm-
plan Monday evening by an and affordable services to our the budget and sent it back to ingly supported the override,
overwhelming 8-1 vote. residents.” Bondi for his review. Legisla- with only Chairman Hay cast-
For the first time in county Bondi told the PCN&R: tors Vincent Tamagna, Richard ing a negative vote.
history, an executive vetoed “More than ten percent of Othmer, Mary Ellen Odell, Hay called the 2010 bud-
the entire budget because Bon- county residents are unable Dini LoBue, and Tony Fusco get “totally out of whack.
di charged that the legislators to pay their taxes or are in voted in favor of the budget My colleagues have put off
had failed to “address the the process of having their while Legislators Dan Bir- the inevitable. Cuts were not
concerns of taxpayers during homes foreclosed, yet this mingham, Mary Conklin, Sam made properly. The county
difficult economic times.” legislature saw fit to pander Oliverio, and Chairman Tony executive’s budget took into
In his veto message, Bondi to special interest groups, re- Hay cast negative votes.
called the changes made to storing millions of dollars of Six votes were needed for (S e e B u d g e t o n P a g e 1 6 )

Donuts, Cider, and Insights at Candidates Forum


Special to the PCN&R Both Shea and Mastrantone
offered different approaches
Revenue sharing, lowering to the issues facing Philip-
taxes, and how to attract new stown in a soft economy. Shea
business highlighted the Put- began by retracing the his-
nam County News and Re- tory of the western side of the
corder’s first-ever Candidates county, reminiscing about its
Forum Monday night, October rich history of farming and
26. The debate, the first ever small businesses. He talked
hosted by the PCN&R, was about the arrival in the 1970s
attended by over 200 residents. of the Dutchess Mall, which
Annie Chesnut The first portion of the 90- ultimately failed in less than
The gate to the Irving family graveyard at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The site includes the tombstone of Washington minute format allowed for a 20 years and changed the face
Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and many other famous American stories. See page 9 for “The Secrets half hour exchange between of Main Street in Cold Spring,
of Sleepy Hollow” and page 17 for pictures from Cold Spring’s annual Halloween Parade. the town supervisor candidates, taking business out of town.
by Michael Turton unexplained apparitions—and tor Linda Zimmerman spoke Democrat Richard Shea and Mr. Mastrantone talked about
hand. Not convinced? Start
fear. Steadfast denials are asking around. about her experiences. Some Republican rival Matthew having joined the community
Do you believe in ghosts? most common but sometimes Ghosts are serious business fifty people, mostly adults Annie Chesnut Mastrantone. Editor-in-Chief about 16 years ago for a high
Few people can claim that there is nervous laughter. In to some people. In fact they along with a good number Joe Lindsley began the debate quality of life that, he said,
Over 200 people packed the Haldane School cafeteria on promptly at 7pm, after attend- must be maintained. He said
they have never asked, or a surprising number of con- actually are a business in some of children, packed the room Monday night as the Philipstown candidates for supervisor
been asked, that question. versations, someone takes a cases. Last Saturday, on a dark and listened very intently. At ees were invited to enjoy donuts he wanted to change the local
and town council answered questions from a team of local and cider courtesy of Vera’s political structure, which lacks
With Hallow een jus t days deep breath before making a and rainy afternoon at Bosco- very least, the audience was news reporters. The Putnam County News and Recorder
away, talk turns to ghosts, dead-serious claim of having bel, just outside Cold Spring, curious. Some were already Philipstown Market and the
sponsored the event. PCN&R. (S e e F o r u m o n P a g e 11 )
haunted buildings, cemeteries, experienced a ghost first- author and ghost investiga- (See Ghosts on Page 11)

Haldane Capital Project Well Under Budget Will Parking Meters Line Main Street?
by Michael Turton lion capital project to under- economy, which produced a for the project as part of by Michael Mell Americans with Disabilities one-per-car meters, but are Street in Philadelphia and
take major roof repairs and large number of bids “and his day-to-day job. A report Act-compliance; customiz- situated along streets within Main Street in Northampton,
Big capital projects often other works at the elemen- good prices.” Villanti also will be presented at the next The Cold Spring Village able user interface; the pos- a reasonable distance of a Massachusetts.
find a way of coming in over tary and middle schools is indicated that the successful meeting, outlining the pros Board workshop on October sibility of multiple rate set- number of parking spaces. In contrast with some other
budget. It is almost expected. now all but complete. It is contractor actually took a loss and cons of options for how 20, 2009, addressed a com- tings; acceptance of credit Drivers walk to the meter and village boards, the current
So local taxpayers will be also approximately $400,000 on some components of the the unspent funds can be paratively short list of agenda cards, coins, or bills; and purchase time, indicated by board appears willing to con-
heartened to know that the under budget. Villanti gave work in order to sweeten his used—including debt service, items, but—as has been the being made in America. The a paper ticket that the driver sider the idea of paid parking.
Haldane Central School Dis- a number of reasons for the bid. He said that there were allocation to the general fund, case at many other meetings— meters have a typical life then takes back to the vehicle Most in attendance were in
trict is bucking that trend. At savings, funding for which also savings on the project’s tax relief, and completion of parking, a longstanding (and span of 14 years and may be and places in the front win- favor of the idea, which was
its October 20, 2009, meeting, had been approved in a pub- “soft costs” because Director other repairs trimmed for the unresolved) issue for the vil- purchased directly or leased dow. In this manner, parking championed by Mike Arm-
Superintendent Mark Villanti lic referendum last Novem- of Facilities Wayne Robinson original proposal. lage, was the topic that again through an agency. The cost time purchased is not tied to a strong and Tom Rolston, the
reported that the $2.28 mil- ber. He pointed to the tight acted as clerk-of-the-works (See Haldane on Page 12) took center stage. of each meter ranges between specific metered parking spot, authors of a report issued
Eric Braverman, of Parkeon, $6,500 and $14,000, although so that everyone who takes a by the Special Board. Mr.
Dining Out in P h i l ip s t ow n GUFS Continues a manufacturer of parking
meters, brought a full-sized
Braverman suggested that me-
ters suitable for Cold Spring
specific parking spot must pay
for it. These types of meters
Rolston characterized the is-
sue, saying, “We don’t have
Planning Process sample of the Parkeon me- would fall into the $8,000 to are now in use in other active, a parking problem; we have
ter and described its virtues. $9,000 range. small storefront-dominated
by Michael Mell These include solar power; Parkeon-type meters are not shopping areas such as South (See Parking on Page 14)

The Garrison Union Free


School District board’s sights
County, Municipal Races to be Decided on Election Day
were clearly set on the future by Eric Gross ister with any party number ago, but his name will appear crat David McKay Wilson.
at their October 21, 2009 15,570 this year. Members on the Working Families line. Schmitt has been endorsed
meeting. Freed from the drag The debates are history. of the Putnam Independence Dr. Michael Nesheiwat is by the Republican, Indepen-
of the recently concluded Campaign signs will soon party registered to vote on running unopposed for Put- dence, and Conservative par-
teacher contract impasse, the be removed from the Putnam Tuesday total 3,031, followed nam Coroner. ties, while his challenger has
board addressed both short- countryside. Election Day is by registered Conservatives Three legislative races will the backing of the Working
term and long-term matters, less than a week away. with 2,081. Putnam also has be decided next week. Legis- Families party.
including goals, state aid, Races will be decided on 164 Working Families party lator Vincent Tamagna of Cold Four people are running
transportation, and consoli- the county, town, and village registered voters, 158 voters Spring is running without for two town board seats in
dation. As part of its ongo- l e v e l s n e x t Tu e s d a y w h e n enrolled in the Green party, opposition, as is Legislator the Carmel-Mahopac area.
ing goal-setting process, the voters go to the polls. and 15 Libertarians. Dan Birmingham of Brewster. D emo cr ats S u z an n e M c-
board this year is seeking The Board of Elections re- On the county level Sher- Republican Legislator Mary Donough and Mark Pekowsky
to formally solicit insights ported that 61,788 Putnam iff Donald Smith is seeking Conklin from Patterson is be- face challenges from Repub-
and opinions from a broad residents are eligible to vote reelection and is being chal- ing challenged by Democrat licans Greg Ellner and Frank
range of constituencies that Nov.3. lenged by Democrat Kevin Mark Armon. Conklin has Lombardi. Lombardi has also
include: taxpayers, parents, Registered Republicans McConville. The sheriff has also been endorsed by the been endorsed by the Inde-
members of the community, s t i l l h o l d t h e l a rg e s t v o t - the backing of the GOP, Inde- C o n s e r v a t i v e p a r t y, w h i l e pendence and Conservative
school administration and ing block, with 22,515, fol- pendence, and Conservative Armon is running with Inde- parties, while Ellner also
faculty. lowed by Democrats, with parties. pendence party line backing. has the support of the Con-
M i c h a e l T u rto n Four public meetings have a registered enrollment of F o r m e r S o u t h e a s t To w n In the Town of Carmel, Su- servative party. McDonough
Tavern Evokes Three Little Words: been scheduled, and Super-
intendent Gloria Colucci
18,254. “Blank” voters, or
those who prefer not to reg-
Judge James Borkowski with-
drew from the race two weeks
pervisor Kenneth Schmitt is
facing opposition from Demo-
is also being backed by the
(See Election on Page 21)
Fresh, Local, Seasonal r ep o r ted o n th e f ir s t o n e,
which occurred during the
by Michael Turton
can be summed up very well
in just three words—fresh, lo-
cal, and seasonal. Tavern does
its tables.
Whenever possible, Gabryno-
wicz uses produce and products
PTA’s regularly scheduled
meeting on Wednesday, Oc-
Public Notice
What’s Inside
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic at Haldane
Politics
tober 21. Ms. Colucci esti-
“You can’t get much fresher
than having your own farm.”
indeed have its own farm, al-
beit a small one—a two-acre
from other local and regional
farms in creating the restau-
mated that 25 people were The Putnam County Department of Health is planning to
hold a public SEASONAL flu vaccine clinic on Election
Pictures
in attendance, including five
With those few words, Execu- tract of land on which farmer rant’s appetizers, entrees, and teachers, herself and board Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2009, (they are still waiting
tive Chef Eric Gabrynowicz Brian Berger grows much of the desserts. The list of farms is im- member Diana Swinburne. receipt of the vaccine) at Haldane, from 2 to 7pm. These
hints at the philosophy and produce used at Tavern and its pressive and includes Renewal After a brief introduction, flu clinics are for seasonal flu vaccinations and will not
the food at Tavern, the small sister restaurant, Valley at The Farm, Garrison Farms, Bloom- the meeting broke up into protect individuals from the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. H1N1
restaurant and bar nestled com- Garrison, located just a stone’s inghill Farm, Glynwood Farms, small groups to discuss and flu vaccination clinics will be held at future dates/times Cold Spring’s Annual Candidates Q&A
fortably on the grounds of The throw away on Route 9. This Fishkill Farms, and Meiller’s evaluate the goals set forth. pending vaccine availability. Halloween Parade
Highlands Country Club in time of year, fresh Jerusalem abattoir. When “going local” Framing the discussion was a Please call the Putnam County Flu Vaccine Hotline at
Garrison. artichokes, celery root, rapini, isn’t possible, producers and form entitled “Goal Setting 278-6130 or check putnamcountyny.com prior to the clinic pages 19-22
The approach to cuisine that and Swiss chard make their farms from a bit further afield
pages 17
to make sure the seasonal vaccine was received and the
pervades the entire operation way from Tavern’s farm to (See Tavern on Page 16) (See GUFS on Page 12) clinic is to be held as scheduled.
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Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week


Thursday 10/29 Friday 10/30 Monday 11/2 Tuesday 11/3 Wednesday 11/4
7:30 PM - Putnam Valley Zoning No Meetings Scheduled
7:30 PM - Philipstown Zoning Board 7 PM - Haldane School Board Meeting 7:30 PM - Garrison Board of Ed
Board of Appeals of Appeals 7:30 PM - Cold Spring Board Weekly Regular Mtg
SATURDAY 10/31
No Meetings Scheduled. 7 PM - Nelsonville Mayor and Board Workshop 7:30 PM - Philipstown Board Weekly
of Trustees 7:30 PM - Cold Spring Planning Board Wkshop
SUNDAY 11/1
11 AM - 12 Noon Philipstown N.
Highland Fire District Workshop

Election Day is November 3rd, get out there and VOTE


Corrections &
NEED HOLIDAY SPENDING $$??
and don’t forget the Lions Club Election Day luncheon at
the Chalet on the Hudson. For information call 265-3508.
Did you hear it was a Putnam County sweep at the Per-
Clarifications
forming Arts Center at SUNY Purchase supporting Hillside
Food Outreach? The winners of the Dancing with the Stars
On page 1 of our October We Buy to Re-Sell
Not Scrap
21 issue the PCN&R wrote:
event were Vinny Tamagna of Nelsonville and Mary Ellen

Joseph’s
“Patty Villanova, a Town
Odell of Carmel. Congratulations to both.
Board candidate in Putnam
The Haunted House is still open at the Recreation Depart-
Valley, has alleged that
ment on Rte 9D in Garrison Sat 5-6:30pm and the Horror
t h e P u t n a m Va l l e y F i r e

Fine Jewelry LLC


House on Fri and Sat 7-10pm. See Coming Events, page 4.
Department lied about its
Turn your clocks back on Halloween, Saturday night:
condition when it applied
yes it is that time again—we all get an extra hour of sleep!
for federal stimulus money
Happy Birthday to Purvi Desai, Chandrika Patel, David Last year Putnam Valley sculptor Anthony Padovano volunteered
to build a $9 million dollar
DeChristopher, Urwashi Mehta, Rose Story, Stephanie L. to work with his son’s fourth grade class on clay sculptures of
firehouse.” Ms. Villanova
Clinton, Melissa Phillips, Rossann Desai, Saumil Kapadia, Abraham Lincoln. Padovano created a full-sized bust that was
did not used the word “lied” presented at the Oct. 22 school board meeting. Mr. Padovano
Matthew Koval, John Menesini, Neil Gandhi, Patrick Jun-
in her press release or in said that he enjoyed working with the children and that Lincoln
julas, Jerry Rubino, Sanil Gandhi, Travis Wilmot, and one
her letter sent to Inspector has always been his favorite subject.
of our own, Carol Balducci. Congratulations to all.
General Skinner.
On page 11 of our Oc-
tober 21 issue the PCN&R
Specializing
Turn Your Clocks Back included a table listing
candidates running for of- in Estate Jewelry
Saturday Night
fice on November 3 who
are endorsed by the Con-
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Page 3

Birth Obituaries
Abigail Rose Stevens Jacqueline Lyons
Jacqueline “Jackie” Grace “Buddy” Lyons of Beacon, and
Brendan and Lisa Stevens Maternal Grandparents are Lyons, age 71, of Cold Spring, Shannon Lyons of Cold Spring;
are proud to announce the Thomas and Ann Bouchard of died suddenly on October 7, six brothers and sisters, Bob
birth of their daughter, Abi- Cold Spring. Paternal Grand- 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Linda of NY, Sal Cissney of
gail Rose Stevens. She was parents are Jeffrey and Susan Poughkeepsie, with her family MI, Sand Linda of MT, Butch
born October 2, 2009, at the Stevens of Pawling. at her side. Linda of MI, Connie Lahey of
Putnam Hospital in Carmel. Born October 3, 1938, in NY, and Jim Chindano, of NJ;
Milwaukee, WI, she was the six grandchildren, Sabrina,
daughter of the late Robert Tiffany, Jonathan, Jade, Carrie,
ST. MARY’S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
OUR LADY OF
LORETTO CATHOLIC
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH OF
PHILIPSTOWN
REFORM SYNAGOGUE Annual Halloween Haunted J. Linda and Grace Nichols and Carley; one great grand-
IN THE HIGHLANDS
1 Chestnut Street,
CHURCH
Fair Street, Cold Spring
PHILIPSTOWN
Academy & Cherry
P.O. Box 94
Cold Spring, NY 10516 Church at St. Mary’s Linda Chindano.
A 1956 Graduate of Haldane
daughter, Ava Grace; and nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
Cold Spring 265-3718 Streets, Cold Spring All Services at St. Mary’s The Episcopal Church of that cocooned personage is High School, she married Da- A brother, Richard Chin-
Fr. Shane Scott- ourladyoflorettocs.com 265-3220 Parish House St. Mary in the Highlands still hanging around. Then vid Lyons on October 13, 1956, dano, pre-deceased her.
Hamblen, Rector, 265- Fr. Brian McSweeney, Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor For more information will open its doors for its there’s the Dweller-Below, a in Cold Spring at the United Jackie enhanced every life
2539 Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org call 265-8011 and leave a annual “Haunted Church” on denizen of the dank sewers of Methodist Church. she touched with her unique-
Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. email: FPCP@verizon. message or e-mail Halloween night, Saturday, Cold Spring. You don’t want For those native Cold Spring- ness and graciousness. Always
Warden, 265-3624 7 : 3 0 a m , 9 , & 11 : 4 5 a m . , net philipstownreformsyna- Oct. 31, giving youngsters to get too near him!” ers who frequented Gus’ loving and caring, she is an
stmaryscoldspring. Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Jo- Worship Service: 10:30am gogue @gmail.com and parents a chance to ex- This year marks the 7th time Antique Bar and Grill and irreplaceable soul in her chil-
dioceseny.org seph’s - Garrison, Sun., Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. Sun. Nov. 1 - Special Lecture/ plore spooky wonders while St. Mary’s has presented the Breakneck Lodge, they will dren’s lives.
Sun. Masses: 8am (spoken); 10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am 9-11:30, Tues. and Thurs 9-2 Presentation by Dr. Stephen warming up and taking a break Haunted Church. recall Jackie working there for Arrangements were under
10:30am (sung); Sunday & 7:30pm Mass, Holy Day Contemplative Prayer Group: Gross, 2-4pm, refreshments. from trick-or-treating. Although now a thoroughly more than twenty years. More the direction of Libby Funeral
school in Parish Hall dur- Vigil: 530pm Wednesdays 7am St. Mary’s Parish House The free event, from 5-9pm, American “secular” holiday, recently, she was a Wal-Mart Home in Beacon. A service was
ing 10:30 mass Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm Jazz Vespers Service: Every will occur at the church, at Halloween owes its origins retiree. held on October 10, 2009, at
Thurs. Fri. & Sun.: AA in Bingo - Thursdays, doors 3rd Saturday of each month REFORM TEMPLE OF the corner of Chestnut Street in part to ancient Christian An avid reader and pinochle the United Methodist Church
parish hall, 8pm open 6pm, first game begins 5:30pm PUTNAM VALLEY (Route 9D) and Main Street traditions. The name “Hal- player, she was also an ac- in Cold Spring with interment
7 : 1 5 p m . $ 1 , 5 0 0 i n To t a l Fri. Oct. 30 - Community 362 Church Road (Route 301) in Cold Spring. loween” harks back to the tive member of the Golden at the Cold Spring Cemetery.
Cash Prizes. Concessions Dinner at First Presbyte- Putnam Valley Once again, resident ghosts Middle Ages as the shortened Girls Club (along with life- Donations may be made in
FRANCISCAN FRIARS available. rian Church, Academy St., Rabbi Allen Darnov and spectres (St. Mary’s pa- form of “Hallows Even’” or long friends Sandy, Rose, and Jackie’s memory to the Unit-
OF THE ATONEMENT Weekly Events: Adoration of Cold Spring, 6:30pm. Enjoy (845) 528-4774 rishioners) will provide cook- “All Hallows Eve,” the night Barbara). ed Methodist Church in Cold
Route 9, Garrison the Blessed Sacrament, Mon. beef stew with friends & rtpv.org ies, warm drinks, and other before All Hallows Day. Now Survivors include her hus- Spring and to the E.M.S. of
424-3671 7pm; Miraculous Medal: neighbors. Free, everyone Shabbat Services: Fridays, refreshments to those ven- usually called All Saints Day, band David, her three children, Cold Spring at 14 Cedar Street.
graymoorcenter@ Wed., after Mass. Ro s a r y, welcome. 8 p m ; Yo u n g p e o p l e ’ s s e r- turing across the threshold. Nov. 1, All Hallows Day is a April Lyons of Beacon, Charles
atonementfriars.org Sat. after Mass. vice- third Friday of the Crypt-Keeper Thom Har- major feast, honoring all the
Sunday Eucharist - 11am, R e l i g i o u s E d : F a i t h F o r- month, 7pm. Hebrew School, rington promised even more saints “ or hallowed” (holy) Lincoln Diamont
Pilgrim Hall. mation: Sun. Grades K-5: UNITED METHODIST
ages 3+ unusual sights than ever be- ones who have spent their Lincoln Diamont, 86, Canada to be able to link up
Daily Mass - Mon. - Sat. 9:45-11:15am; Sun. Grade CHURCHES OF COLD
fore. “Spiders captured a time on earth and gone on passed away on October in the Hudson Valley.
11:30am. 7-8: 6:30-8pm, Wed. Grades SPRING & SOUTH
HISTORIC TOMPKINS visitor last Halloween,” he to heaven. 20, 2009, in Williamstown, Writer, ad man, historian,
Mondays - Holy Hour, 8pm. K-6: 3:30-5pm, Wed. Grade HIGHLAND (Garrison)
CORNERS UNITED c o n f i d e d . “ U n f o r t u n a t e l y, MA. He is survived by his and cartographer, he loved
Centering Prayer - 8pm. 6: 6:30-8pm. 265-3365
South Highland UMC, METHODIST CHURCH wife, Joan Champion, son the outdoors as much as he
Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd Family Catechesis Group 729 Peekskill Hollow Rolf, daughter-in-law Nora loved libraries. Over his last
Sunday of every month at G a t h e r i n g s : We d : 3 : 3 0 - 19 Snake Hill Rd.
Garrison Road, Putnam Valley Mitchell, and stepson An- few years, despite suffering
2 p m. Rec o v e r y I n c . e very 5pm, Fri. 6:30-8pm, Sat. 845-528-5076 thony Bruck. from Parkinson's disease and
Wednesday, 7:30pm. 4-5:30pm, choose one per Cold Spring UMC,
216 Main Street tompkinschurchny.org Link was very involved over loss of vision, he audited
Renewal Farmers’ Market month 1st Sunday of the month the years with the Putnam classes, wrote articles, lis-
every Friday, 10-3 through Choir Rehearsals: 9am Choir Pastor Margaret (Peggy)
Laemmel worship: 2pm County Historical Society tened to books on tape, and
Christmas - We d . , 7 : 3 0 p m . 11 : 4 5 a m Sun. Nov. 15 - Country Con- and lectured often at West kept up with world and na-
Choir - Sun., 11:15am. St. South Highland in Garrison
worship service at 9:30am. cert presented by Family Point. His book, The Chain- tional events—holding strong
Cold Spring worship service Music Series, 2pm. $10, $5/ ing of the Hudson detailed opinions on both. He was
ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPEL ages 12-18. the chain that was stretched a person of substance and
A mission Chapel of Our ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH at 11am.
IN THE HIGHLANDS Sundays through Nov 20: across the river from West accomplishment whose wit,
Lady of Loretto Church Point to Constitution Island warmth, kindness, and even
Upper Station Rd., Episcopal Bible Study with Pastor BEACON HEBREW
1101 Route 9D, Garrison Laemmel “Living the Gos- and successfully kept the his jokes will be truly missed.
Garrison, 265-3718 ALLIANCE British forces from New York A memorial service is planned
Sunday Mass: 10:15am Across from school pel of Mark,” 1-2pm. Conservative Synagogue
Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. Each lesson will be self- and the British forces from for the spring.
331 Verplanck Ave.,
424-3571 contained so that people can The Cold Spring Area Chamber of
Beacon
stphilips@highlands.com attend as they are able, you Rabbi Josh Wohl
Commerce sponsored its annual Ella Batik
CAPUCHIN YOUTH & Halloween parade on Sunday
8am - Holy Communion need not be a member of the Cantor Ellen Gersh Ella Mary “Elsie” Batik, “Stan” Batik, predeceased
FAMILY MINISTRIES afternoon. Crowds gathered on
10:30am - Main Service church to attend. 845-831-2012 age 91, of Cold Spring, died her on October 26, 1998, after
781 Route 9D, Garrison the lawn of St. Mary’s Church.
Choir–Thu, 7:30pm Through Nov. 15 - Coats beaconhebrewalliance.org Sunday, October 25, 2009, 58 years of marriage. She
424-3609 See page 20 for more photos.
Junior Choir–Sun at 9:15am Collected for the Needy - Fri. night Shabbat services at Cortlandt Health Care in is survived by three nieces,
cyfm.org
Sunday School–Sun 10:30am drop off at Church on Snake 7:30pm Cortlandt Manor. one nephew, and many great
Fri/Sat Nov 6/7 - 7th and
Acolytes – Sunday 9am Hill Rd.
8th grade overnight retreat
Adult Class – Sunday at noon
Sat. morning Shabbat ser-
vices, 9:30am A C o n v e r s a t i o n w i t h D r. Born in Queens, NY on
December 18, 1917, she was
nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be
Life Support Group – Wednes-
days at 7:30pm COLD SPRING Check website for religious
school, services, events info.
Stephen Gross at Synagogue the daughter of Rudolph and
Marie (Vecho) Belohoubek.
held at 1pm on Wednesday,
October 28, 2009, at the Clin-
PHILIPSTOWN St. Philip’s Nursery School BAPTIST CHURCH Mrs. Batik, a homemak- ton Funeral Home, Corner of
(American Baptist The Philipstown Reform summer trip to Israel in 1979,
WORSHIP GROUP M-F–9am to Noon er, was a parishioner of St. Parrott & Pine Streets (21
Churches, USA) FIRST HEBREW Synagogue will be hosting and then spent a year in Is-
Quaker Meeting Mary’s Episcopal Church in Parrott St) Cold Spring, fol-
Jay Camp CONGREGATION OF a conversation with local rael in 1980. These trips to
424-3525 the Highlands. She was also lowed by entombment in Rose
GRACE UNITED (Interim Pastor) PEEKSKILL Cold Spring chiropractor, Dr. Israel solidified his passion
Meeting for Worship – 2nd & a member of the Order of Hills Memorial Park, Putnam
METHODIST CHURCH 245 Main St., Cold 1821 Main Street, Stephen Gross, about his ex- for the state of Israel and he
4th Sundays of each month, the Eastern Star, Dutchess Valley. Friends may call at the
37 Peekskill Hollow Spring Peekskill periences in the Israeli Army committed himself to play
10am, at 848 Old Albany Chapter #537, in Beacon, NY. funeral home on Wednesday
Road, Putnam Valley 265-2022 914-739-0500 and his reflections on the state a part in the defense of the
Post Road (Whyatt Stone Her husband, Zdenek from 11am to 1pm.
Pastor Tony Mecca Sunday Services, 10:30am firsthebrew.org of Israel. Dr. Gross served Jewish state.
Cottage), Garrison. Call for
845-526-3788 Wednesdays: Prayer- Fel- sfma@optonline.net in the Golani Brigade—12th C o m e j o i n P R S a n d D r.
directions. Children of all
ages welcome. Sunday Service & Sunday lowship time, 7pm Rabbi Lee Paskind
Services: Sat. 9:30am; Fri.
Barak of the Israeli army as
an attack gunner—Magist.
Gross on Sunday afternoon,
November 1, from 2 to 4pm
Pick Up a Pumpkin at Tilly Foster
School: 10 am.
Prayer Service w/ Com- 8pm; Monthly Fri. family He spent his service patrol- at St. Mary’s Parish House,
munion: Tues 7 pm. “Tues- TEMPLE ISRAEL service, 6:30pm ling the wadis of southern for what is bound to be an
ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN 140 Lake Drive Mahjong - free classes every Lebanon, south of the Litani interesting and thought pro-
CHURCH days w/ Tony” - Discussion
group, 9am. Lake Peekskill Thursday, 7pm, thru Nov 12 River, precisely the locale voking afternoon. Refresh-
65 Oscawana Lake Rd., Rabbi Jeff Cymet Sat. Nov. 7 - Mediterranean of the Hezbollah stronghold ments will be served by the
Putnam Valley Fri/Sat Nov 13/14 - Christ-
mas Bazaar - Beautiful hand- 845-528-2305 Night Fundraiser, feast, belly during the summer of 2006. PRS Hospitality Committee.
stlukesputnamvalley.org Shabbat Services: Fridays dancing, $60p/p before Nov. Dr. Gross grew up in Put- The event is free and open
845-528-8858, made items, Christmas gifts,
bake table, home-made candy 8pm; Saturdays 9:15am. 1, $70p/p after nam Valley, the youngest of to all. For more information
mail@stlukesputnamvalley.org Sun. Nov. 8 - Family hike to eight children. His destiny to about the event or about the
Sunday Worship - Service: & jams, White Elephant &
much more! Lunch served. Turkey Mountain, Yorktown, serve Israel was perhaps set Philipstown Reform Syna-
9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am, CHUANG YEN 12:30pm when his father gave him the gogue, please call 265-8011
Family Communion Service Info: 845-526-3788.
MONASTERY Hebrew name of Ben Gurion. or e-mail philipstownreform-
including Sunday School: 2020 Rte 301, Carmel He rose through the ranks synagogue@gmail.com.
10:30am 845-228-4283/4288 YORKTOWN JEWISH of Young Judea, attended a
GREEK ORTHODOX CENTER
Thu. - Prayer Service, 8pm CHAPEL OF SAINT baus.org
Sunday programs: 2966 Crompond Road
BASIL’S ACADEMY Yorktown Heights
Route 9D, Garrison 9-10am - Chanting and Medi- Tilly Foster Farm has an assortment of pumpkins for sale
tation 914-245-2324
424-3500 yorktownjewishcenter.org from now until Halloween. Pick one up for a pie or carve
Fr. Constantine L. 10-11am - Dharma Talk a few jack ‘o lanterns. All proceeds will benefit the Tilly
11 a m - 1 2 p m - N o o n B o o k Fridays 6:15pm (Standard
Sitaras, General Director time) Fridays 8pm (Daylight Foster Farm and its programs.
Discussion Group
Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays savings time)
& Sundays, 12-1pm Saturdays 9:15-11:15am
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Fri. Nov. 6: Putnam Family Sun. Nov. 8 - Play reading: Sat. Nov. 21 - Jazz Vespers
& Community Services’ Din- Shirley Girl by Tony Howarth, w/ renowned jazz musicians,
ner Dance Benefit, including 3pm, Arts on the Lake, 640 Rte 5:30pm, free. First Presbyterian
whodunit mystery. 6:30-11pm, 52, Kent Lakes, $10. 845-225- Church, 10 Academy St. Cold
Sinapi’s Ceola Manor in Jeffer- AOTL, www.artsonthelake.org Spring, 265-3220.
son Valley. $95p/p. Reservations/
sponsorship: Cheryl, 845-225- Sun. Nov. 8 - Harvest Festival Fri/Sat Nov 13/14 - Christ-
2700, x136 or cmckeever@PF- of Music, 2-5pm, Camp Combe, mas Bazaar - Grace Methodist
CSinc.org; www.PFCSinc.org. gather round the stone fireplace Church, 339 Peekskill Hollow
for all types of music. $8/adults, Rd. Putnam Valley. Beautiful
Sat. Nov. 7 - 5th Annual Choices $5/children. www.putnamval- hand-made items, Christmas
Sat. Oct. 31 - North Highlands for Sustainable Living Expo, co- leyarts.com gifts, bake table, home-made
ONGOING: Ladies Auxiliary bake sale, in presented by HHLT & Teatown candy & jams, White Elephant
front of Foodtown, 8:30am un- Lake Reservation, 9am-2pm, Tue. Nov. 10 - Senior Shopping & much more! Lunch served.
til noon. The Garrison, www.hhlt.org, Trip to Danbury Mall sponsored Info: 845-526-3788.
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market,
424-3358 by Philipstown Rec. Free. Lim-
Saturdays through Thanks-
giving, 8:30am-1:30pm, Sat. Oct. 31 - PV Parks & ited space. Reg req’d. 424-4618. Sun. Nov. 15 - Little Stony Point
at The Nest, Chestnut St. Rec Hike in Black Rock For- Sat. Nov. 7 - Family Landscape Citizens Association (LSPCA)
est Preserve (across 9W fm Day at Manitoga w/ the Osborn Fri/Sat Nov. 13/14 - Haldane annual Organizational Meeting,
Putnam Valley Farmers’ Market Storm King), 9:30am - meet family, 9am-2pm, lunch served. Drama Club presents The Face from 3-6 p.m. at the caretaker’s
Wednesdays, 3-7pm at Putnam at Annsville Paddle Sports Ctr www.russelwrightcenter.org on the Bar Room Floor, Haldane house, 3011 Route 9D, Cold
Valley Grange, Adams Cnrs, parking lot. $10p/p Auditorium Spring. All are welcome.
128 Mill St. Indoor/Outdoor, Sat. Nov 7 - Putnam Hospital
year round.845-528-0066 Sun. Nov. 1 - Talk by Constitu- Center Gala Dinner and Ball, Sat. Nov. 21: Putnam Coun-
Fri/Sat Nov. 13/14 - Christmas
tion Island docent Ted Winser on 6:30pm, Hyatt Regency, Green- Bazaar, Grace Methodist Church, ty Historic Society’s Annual
Heritage of Appalachia, spons. wich. Auction, dinner, dancing, 339 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Put- Thanksgiving Candlelight Ser-
by Van Cortlandtville Histori- raffle for Mercedes. Anita, nam Valley. Hand-made items, vice & Dinner, www.pchs-fsm.
THIS WEEK: cal Society, 2-4pm, Little Red 845-279-5711, Ext. 2963. gifts, bake table, home-made org, 265-4020
Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Ave., candy & jams, White elephant
Fri. Oct. 30 - Halloween Festi- Cortlandt Manor. Day of event Sat. Nov. 7 - Hudson Valley & much more. Lunch served. Sat, Nov. 21 - Harvest Bazaar,
val, Sacred Heart School, 6-8pm phone: 914-736-7868. Hospital Center’s 2009 Auxil- Info: 845-526-3788. First Presbyterian Church, Acad-
at school gym, concessions open iary Ball, 6:30pm, Trump Natl emy Street, Cold Spring, 10am-
at 5:30pm, $12/family of 4 or Tue. Nov. 3 - Cold Spring Li- Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor, Sat. Nov. 14 - Putnam Chorale, 2pm. Homemade pies, breads,
$3p/p. No gory costumes, do- ons Club Election Day Lun- wdauster@hvhc.org celebration of Haydn, 8pm, First crafts, jewelry, Christmas gifts,
nation to food pantry apprec. cheon, 11:30am, Chalet on United Methodist Church 83 etc. Lunch avail.
the Hudson., 3250 Rte 9D. Sat. Nov. 7 - Silent Auction, Main St., Brewster. $15, $12/
Fri. Oct. 30 - Community Dinner Guest speaker: John Cronin. Church of the Holy Inno- seniors & students Sat. Nov. 21: Depot Dances,
at First Presbyterian Church, $35p/p. Info/Res: Betty Bud- cents, 401 Main St., Highland a dance sampler by emerg-
Academy St., Cold Spring, ney, 265-3508 by Thu. Oct. 29. Falls, 7-9pm. $10 admission. ing and established New York
Sat. Nov. 14 - St. Columbanus
6:30pm. Enjoy beef stew with Refreshments. 446-2197. Holiday Craft Fair, 10am-4pm, choreographers. 2pm, Depot
friends & neighbors. Free, ev- Church Hall, 122 Oregon Rd., Theatre, $15/adults, $12/chil-
eryone welcome. COMING UP: Sat/Sun Nov 7/8 - Museum Cortlandt Manor. Homemade dren & seniors, 424-3900, www.
Gift Shop Trunk Sale, Bosco- baked goods, join Santa from philipstowndepottheatre.org.
Fri/Sat Oct. 30/31 - Philip- Fri. Nov. 6 - Philipstown Com- bel, details at 424-3868, www. 11-12:30, raffle, etc. 914-737-
stown Rec’s Haunted House. munity Blood Drive, Haldane Boscobel.org 4705.
Children’s Fun House: Sat Gym, 2:30-8pm. For appoint- The Putnam County News &
5-6:30pm; Sun, 3-4:30. Hor- ments email dfidanque@att- Sun. Nov. 8 - Concert: Alex- Wed. Nov. 18 - Philipstown Recorder is happy to announce
ror House - Fri/Sat 7-10pm; global.net. Only 2% of eligible ander Fiterstein, clarinet, Rolf Seniors trip to Lincoln Center your event. A complete list-
Sun. 5-8pm. Children under NYers donate. Increase the per- Schulte, violin, Aaron Wunsch, Theater, NYC to see South Pa- ing of Coming Events is on
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music. 4pm, free. Chapel of Our members, $130/non-members. To send your listing: PCN&R,
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Local Musicians on Hand at We s t P o i n t C o n c e r t B a n d


Tompkins Corners Concert Offers Salute to Veterans
T h e We s t P o i n t C o n c e r t form “Steadfast Leadership”
Band under the baton of Lieu- by former West Point Cadet,
tenant Colonel Timothy J. Dwayne Milburn. The piece
Holtan will present a concert is a march that was com-
honoring the nation’s veterans missioned by West Point’s
of the Armed Services. The Class of 1956 and is meant
JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD DESMOND-FISH GARRISON ART PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT concert will feature the music to capture the sounds from
MEMORIAL LIBRARY LIBRARY CENTER THEATRE of Randol Alan Bass, Dwayne the years the Class of ’56
Rtes. 301 & 9D Route 9D & 403, Garrison Garrison’s Landing Depot Square, Garrison’s Milburn, George Rosenkrans, attended West Point.
265-3040 424-3020 424-3960 Landing and others. The concert is Please allow extra travel
butterfieldlibrary.org dfl.highlands.com garrisonartcenter.org philipstowndepottheatre.org free and open to the public on time for the 100 percent ve-
Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm Hours: M/ W/F: 10am-5pm info@garrisonartcenter.org 424-3900 Sunday, November 8 at 3pm hicle and photo I.D. inspec-
T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Tue & Thu 2-9pm; Gallery Hours: Tue/Sun T h ro u g h N o v 1 5 - M u s i -
12-5pm in Eisenhower Hall Theatre. tion at Stony Lonesome and
Sun. 12-3pm Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-5 cal, Secret Garden, Fridays The West Point Band will Thayer gates.
ONGOING PROGRAMS S a t . N o v. 1 - A u t h o r t a l k Through Nov. 15 - Photo- and most Saturdays at 8pm,
centric juried photography be joined by Master Sergeant Due to changing security
Tuesdays, Bouncing Babies, by Bevis Longstreth, 2pm Sundays at 2pm. Sat. Oct 31 Michael Ford from the U.S. requirements at West Point,
infants thru age 2; 9:30am exhibition. performance 2pm only - come Army Band, Pershing’s Own call the Academy Band’s
Thursdays, Bouncing Babies, PUTNAM COUNTY in costume for $5 off!; no T h e To m p k i n s C o r n e r s Pat Delamere on accordion. in Washington, D.C. Master hotline at 845-938-2617, or
infants thru age 2; 1:30pm HISTORICAL SOCIETY evening show. Family Music Festival will The Country Concert will Sergeant Ford will perform c h e c k w w w. w e s t p o i n t . e d u /
PARAMOUNT CENTER
Wed. Nov. 4 - Hand-made & FOUNDRY SCHOOL Fri. Nov. 11 - Depot Docs, sponsor a program by many take place on Sunday, Novem- several selections with the special before leaving for
1008 Brown Street,
Books Workshop, all ages, MUSEUM Food, Inc., 7:30pm of this area’s best local mu- ber 15, at 3pm at Tompkins band ranging from Broadway the concert.
Peekskill
3:30pm Additional dates: 63 Chestnut St., Cold Sat. Nov. 21- Depot Dances, sicians. Scheduled to appear Corners United Methodist
914-739-2333 to the patriotic. Clarinetist For concert information,
Nov. 18; Dec. 2; 9, 16. Reg Spring dance sampler by emerging are Kate and Jan Hoekstra, Church, located at 729 Peek-
tickets@paramountcenter.org Sergeant First Class Jennifer cancellations and updates,
265-4010 and established NY chore- Timothy Pitt, Pat and Susi skill Hollow Road, in Put-
req’d FILM: Earth Days - Oct. Ti b b s w i l l p e r f o r m R a l p h call the Academy Band’s 24-
pchs-fsm.org
Sat. Nov. 7- Silent Film Se- 29 at 8pm ographers. 2pm, $15/adults, Cummings, Michelle Le nam Valley (one mile west Vaughn Williams “Six Studies hour hotline at 845-938-2617;
M u s e u m h o u r s : We d - S u n ,
ries with live score by Cary FILM: Cold Souls - Oct. 30 $12/children & seniors, Blanc, Ron Gluck, John and of the Taconic Parkway). The in English Folksong.” or visit www.westpoint.edu/
11am-5pm
Brown, 7 pm, Chaplin’s The at 8pm, Nov. 1 at 3pm, Nov. Judy Allen (unless their an- Church is handicapped acces- The band will also per- band.
Office hours: Tues/Fri 10-5
Gold Rush 5 at 8pm BOSCOBEL ticipated grandchild decides sible. Admission is a $10 do-
Through Dec. 15 - Exhibit:
Sat. Nov. 14 - Digital Photog- Sat. Oct. 31 - Frankenstein Route 9D, Garrison to make an appearance), the nation, $5 for children 12-18,
Traveling the Hudson in the
raphy Workshop with Sally
Delmerico, Part II; 3pm
Wake of Robert Fulton: 1,000 w/ live music, 8pm
Sat. Nov. 7 - Rick Spring-
265-3638
boscobel.org
always wonderful music of
the Peekskill Hollow String
and is free for those under 12.
For more information visit:
Original Musical Shirley Girl
Tue. Nov. 17 - American Girl
Doll Workshop, “Rebecca,
Post Cards from America’s
First Working River field, 8pm Opendaily except Tues.,
9:30am-5pm,last tour
Band, and two newcomers,
N e i l H i c k e y, v o c a l i s t a n d
www.tompkinschurchny.org,
or 845-528-5076.
Premieres at Arts on the Lake
Sat. Nov. 7 - Quadricenten- 4pm Arts on the Lake presents death of her granddaughter.
1914,” 3:30pm Reg. req’d
nial Lecture, topic tba, 5pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, Shirley Girl by Tony Howarth Howard Kilik describes his
VAN BRUNT GALLERY $7/children, 6-14, under
S a t . N o v. 2 1 - A n n u a l
PUTNAM VALLEY Thanksgiving Candlelight
137 Main St.. Beacon
845-838-2995
6/free Create Your Own Books at with music by Howard Kilik
at the Lake Carmel Cultural
music as a journey through
America, both in time and
LIBRARY Sat/Sun Nov. 7/8 - Gift shop
30 Oscawana Lake Rd.,
Service & Dinner, 5pm, Cha-
pel of Our Lady Restoration;
vanbruntgallery.com
Open Thu/ Mon trunk show the Butterfield Library C e n t e r, 6 4 0 R o u t e 5 2 , o n
Sunday, November 1, 2009
place, from early Southern to
sixties California , with a big
845-528-3242 Dinner at The Tavern follows. Sundays and Wednesdays Design a book of your very accordion-style or origami
putnamvalleylibrary.org Through Nov. 2 -Exhibit: at 3pm. helping of gospel and blues.
Sat. Dec. 5 - Quadricenten- Cali Gorevic and Colin Bar- Dec 2/27: Yuletide afternoon own at the Butterfield Li- books that are part sculpture
Hours: Sun. 1-5; Mon. 10-6; Tony Howarth returns to The cast includes Fred
nial Lecture, topic tba, 5pm tea, incl. tour & presentation. brary with Luanne Morse. The and part notebook, and small
Tue/Wed 10-8; Thu/Fri 11-5; Arts on the Lake with his Rueck, of Jersey City, who
$40p/p, res. req’d. five-week workshop begins ledgers bound with needle
Sat - 10-5 original musical Shirley Girl. grew up in Brewster; Kati Lu-
MANITOGA/THE CHAPEL OF OUR LADY Wednesday, November 2 at and thread. Shirley Girl documents the ekens Chan Chee and George
Book Club 3rd Tues of each
RUSSEL WRIGHT RESTORATION STONECROP GARDENS 3:30pm and runs through De- These freestanding books life history of a woman born Croom, of Mount Vernon;
month. 45 Market St.,
DESIGN CENTER 81 Stonecrop Lane cember 16. (Please note there can hold photographs or be in Georgia in the 1930s. It’s Stacy Lee Tilton, of Astoria;
Route 9D, Garrison Cold Spring Cold Spring is no workshop on November used as for notes and make
PUTNAM ARTS 265-5537 a serious piece of work which Rachel K. Perez, of Brooklyn:
424-3812 265-2000 11 or 25 due to Veterans Day wonderful personal gifts.
COUNCIL russelwrightcenter.org chapelofourlady.com explores the challenges that Randy Jeter, Adrienne Wil-
stonecrop.org and Thanksgiving.) It is for Registration is required and
Tilly Foster Farm Grounds open for hiking all Sun. Nov. 8 - Concert: Al- Mon–Fri, plus 1st & Shirley has to cope with in liams, and John Grieco, of
100 Route 312 adults and children age 10 limited to 10 participants. her struggles to survive. She Manhattan; Lauren Luciano,
year. Tours, April-October. exander Fiterstein, clarinet, 3rd Sat., 10am – 5pm; and above. Please visit the Library’s
Brewster Sat. Nov. 7 - Family Land- Rolf Schulte, violin, Aaron also open Fri. until has covered the walls of her of the Bronx, all accomplished
845-278-0230 dusk through Oct 2; $5/ During the workshop, par- online calendar at www.but- apartment with scraps of sil- singers.
scape Day w/ the Osborn fam- Wunsch, piano. A selection ticipants will create a variety t e r f i e l d l i b r a r y. o rg o r c a l l
putnamartscouncil.com members - no charge ver paper scavenged from This is the first public ex-
Art Classes for All Ages ily, 9am-2pm, lunch served. of handmade books including 265-3040.
Wed. Nov. 11 – Tenth anni- F r i . O c t . 3 0 - O p e n D a y, gutters and garbage, creat- posure in the development of
ongoing thru Fall: pottery, HOWLAND LIBRARY 10am-5pm, $5/members no ing a refuge of radiant light the musical, made possible by
versary Russel Wright Award
watercolors, oils, chine
colle, etc. Cocktail Buffet & Auction,
313 Main St., Beacon
845-831-1134
charge Longstreth’s Return of the which she desperately hopes
will ward off the darkness
the generosity and support of
Arts on the Lake.
at Museum of the City of
Sun. Nov. 15 - Free indie
film screening, Sand and NY. 6-9pm
beaconlibrary.org
M, W, F: 9:30am - 5:30p THE HOWLAND Shade at Desmond-Fish of guilt and her feelings of
worthlessness. Each of the
The Sunday performance
at the Art Center on Lake
Sun. Dec. 6 - Annual Holiday Tu & Th 9:30am - 8p CENTER
Sorrow, 4:30pm characters appears and disap- Carmel is at 3pm. General
Open House, 2-4pm, s h o p Sat.10-4pm, Sun.12-4pm 477 Main Street,Beacon On Sunday, November 1, at Persian kings, and across their
for holiday gifts at holiday Fri. Nov. 13 - Screening 845-831-4988 2pm Garrison author Bevis pears, singing their moments admission for the intimate
now forgotten empire—at the
KENT PUBLIC potluck. of Danish Film: Italian for Thursdays, 7-9pm - Medi- Longstreth will talk about his of contact with her, moments 50-seat theatre is $10, with a
time the greatest on earth.
LIBRARY Beginners, 7pm tation Classes, drop in, no newest book, Return of the of joy, moments of seduction, $1 discount to AotL members.
17 Sybil’s Crossing Bevis Longstreth is a gradu-
pre-reg req’d, $8 class Shade, at the Desmond-Fish moments of abandonment, Tickets may be purchased
Kent Lakes US MILITARY ate of Princeton University
Through Nov 1 - John Len- Library. Return of the Shade moments of loneliness, as she a t w w w. a r t s o n t h e l a k e . o rg .
845-225-8585 ACADEMY BAND and the Harvard Law School.
West Point TILLY FOSTER FARM non exhibition puts us behind the royal screen gamely spins out her story, Reservations may be made
kentlibrary.org MUSEUM From 1981-84 he served as
(845) 938-2617 Fri. Oct. 30- Songs from to witness up close what ab- putting all the pieces of her at: rsvp@artsonthelake.org.
Mon, Wed 10-8 100 Route 312, Brewster a Commissioner of the Se-
westpoint.edu/band S p a i n w / Av i v a & D a n , solute power combined with life into place, culminating in or by calling Arts on the Lake
Tue, Thu, Fri 10-5 845-279-4474 curities and Exchange Com-
Sun. Nov. 8 - Concert 7:30pm pride, ambition, and sibling a plea for forgiveness for the at 845-228-2685.
Sat, 10-3 Open every day, 10am-4pm mission. In 1993, he retired
Salute to Veterans, 3pm We d . N o v. 4 - T h e r e m i n rivalry wrought within the
Closed most major holidays tillyfosterfarm.org from the practice of law as
Sun. Nov. 22 - Chamber Re- Ghosts, 7pm
cital Series w/ Saxoponist
Michael Riefenberg, 3pm,
Achaemenid family of great a senior partner in the New
York City law firm of Debe- Danish Film to be Shown
HUDSON HIGHLANDS voise & Plimpton to teach at
NATURE MUSEUM Egner Hall. The Danish film, Italian for ferent international film each
Wildlife Education Columbia Law School and Beginners will be shown at month. Refreshments always
Center, Cornwall-on- pursue other interests, includ- the Howland Public Library, include a delicious, cultur-
Hudson, PUTNAM VALLEY ing writing. Mr. Longstreth 313 Main Street, Beacon, ally-matching dessert, made
Fri-Sun, 12-4, HISTORICAL SOCIETY has generously donated to the on Friday, November 13 at by library assistant Ai-Ping
845-534-7781 Mill St. & Peekskill Hollow Desmond-Fish Library cop- 7pm in the Community Room. Ma. This month’s film will
Outdoor Discovery Putnam Valley ies of Return of the Shade, Door opens at 6:30pm. This be shown in Danish, Ital-
Center, Cornwall 845-528-1024 which will be sold on Sunday is a charming film where ian, and English with English
10am-4pm, Sat-Sun Hrs: T&W 9am-2pm; to benefit the library.
(845) 534-5506 real people, complete with subtitles. Admission is free.
Sun. 1-3pm. For more information,
hhnaturemuseum.org shortcomings and quirks seek For more information, con-
please call 424-3020 or go to romance. The film is rated R. tact, 845-831-1134, exten-
www.desmondfishlibrary.org. The Library shows a dif- sion 105.

Where do I go to vote
on Nov. 3rd, 2009 ?
Due to the use of a new voting machine system, your voting location may have
changed from last year. Below is a list of districts and voting locations as of
10/22/09. Any changes will come from the Putnam County Board of Elections.

Voting Location District #

North Highlands Firehouse 7, 8


Cold Spring Methodist Church 2,3,5,11
Garrison Firehouse 1,6,10
Continental Village Clubhouse 4,9
**If you do not know what district you are in,
please contact the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-278-6970.

**The new voting system requires a paper ballot be fed into a machine for
tallying. To view written instructions or to watch a video presentation,
please go to the Putnam County Board of Elections website:
www.putnamcountyny.com/boe
and click on “voting machines” at the right.

Sponsored by: The Philipstown Republican Committee


www.philipstownrepublicans.com
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Telephone (845) 265-2468
Fax (845) 265-2144 Misinformed re-zoning with its 7 environ- they decide to do nothing then can and should be made based bers both during and after not a cookie cutter version
mental overlays. I talk to scream unfair after the fact. on citizen input and thoughtful the negotiations allow us to plagiarized from the countless
To the Editor: many people who are afraid Go to Town Hall and pick up consideration. If inequities be not only hopeful but also numbers of communities that
Elizabeth Ailes, Publisher It would seem while reading to speak up or write letters. all the information you need arise from the proposed law, confident that this approach have been presented a vision.
the Letter to the Editor sec- Many people have not had so you can see for yourself these should be corrected. will be shared by both sides Smart zoning truly addresses
tion, some of the people that the money in recent years to how you are personally being The long term benefits of in future negotiations, and the needs of a community.
Margaret O’Sullivan have been writing in favor of do additions, build garages, affected. the proposed zoning law far we therefore look forward to It captures the essence and
Vice President, Advertising the new proposed zoning draft or add decks and swimming Tyler Gagnon outweigh the costs. Property better economic times ahead character of its citizens. Smart
have been misinformed. Most pools. But some day these P h i l i p s to w n values are enhanced by keep- as we continue to cooperate zoning does not attempt to
people that own and operate people would like the option ing school taxes down and in the most important mission change or alter the fabric of
Joseph P. Lindsley Jr. businesses here also live here. to do so. Chances are if the Benefits Outweigh Costs preserving our environment of all: the education of our its residents. Smart zoning
Editor-in-Chief They keep trying to point new proposed re-zoning goes and the natural beauty around students. would work with the residents.
Production Manager out that we are “only a few through one way or another Letter sent to Supervisor us. All residents have an inter- Mark Patinella To p o r t r a y c i t i z e n s w h o
trouble makers” or a “small their property will become Mazzuca and Council Mem- est in this debate. Many are John Keller question the intent of the zon-
group of business owners” more restrictive. Now their bers Budney, Montgomery, being asked to give up some HFA Negotiating ing changes as “misguided”
Alison Rooney or some other cute faction chances of doing the above Shea, and Scuccimara; re- potential uses of their land Committee Members is naive. Blindly promoting
Copy Editor name they want to call us. noted items are greatly at risk. printed at the request of the in return for a set of clear and supporting the proposed
The fact is that we are all Plus who is going to be able author benefits to the community and Not Doing the Process re-zoning of Philipstown is
landowners of commercial to sell a home that is full of The Old Road Society of individuals. We believe that Justice not doing the process justice.
Annie Chesnut and or residential properties, environmental restrictions? I Philipstown (www.oldrdsoc. a large majority of residents The re-zoning as it stands
Associate Editor or maybe both. know if someone told me you org) encourages support for support the proposed zoning To the Editor: should not move forward as
If you write in to agree or won’t be able to do XY&Z, I the proposed zoning law. This law. It is important for us to The choices you make today it is compromised. When one
Matt Mellon disagree with the proposed wouldn’t purchase that home. law seeks to preserve our pre- speak and be heard. dictate the options you have reads the C. Plan, it is easy
zoning draft, I would encour- Facts are Philipstown has cious drinking water, maintain Noel Kropf tomorrow. to ask “What is all the noise
Graphics and Layout age you to actually read it been the slowest growing town the natural beauty and unique Vice President, Old Road The Comprehensive Plan about.” Once you get past the
before you praise it for being in all of Putnam County and character of our community Society of Philipstown (C. Plan) gave birth to a overlay malaise you begin
the greatest thing since the will continue to be so. We including historic dirt roads product more commonly re- to realize that this is both
Caroline Balducci invention of the wheel.
When you’ve finished truly
just went through the big-
gest economic boom in this
and stone walls, balance the
Town’s tax base, and estab-
Haldane Faculty Praises ferred to as the “Re-zoning
of Philipstown.” This docu-
disturbing and unclear.
Board It is prudent that we as a
Business Manager educating yourself on the country’s history. Here we lish a development approval ment pretends to be a direct community work together in
document (the whole docu- still are, our little town is process that is predictable, ef- To the Editor: representation of what the C. coming up with the proper
ment not just the summary), still intact. Best point is we ficient, and fair. The proposal On behalf of the Haldane Plan called for. There is a clear brand of smart zoning. How
Submissions enlighten your residential do not look like Fishkill and aims to concentrate develop- Faculty Association, the HFA and complete disconnect from much will your taxes go up
editor@pcnr.com neighbors as to why new zon- never will. ment in hamlets, maintain a Negotiating Team would like the good work done by the C. while you are asked to give
ing and overlay restrictions Fact is the existing zoning healthy and diverse business to thank members of the Board Plan board and end product. up your property rights? Fur-
Subscription Rates are so beneficial for them. is working, sure it may need community, enable existing of Education for once again Nowhere does the C. Plan thermore, we should in good
$25/year in Putnam County I spoke to a residential some tweaks, but do we really institutional uses to remain publicly acknowledging the call for a complete overhaul conscience and responsible
property owner today from need to completely re-zone viable, and provide an array union’s willingness to consid- of the existing zoning code. community defer property
$30/year out of County Garrison. He thought his everything? I have heard the of housing choices at differ- er the extraordinary economic Nowhere does it state that tax re-assessment until this
Subscribe at www.pcnr.com property was fine with the strange expression of “not ent price levels times during recent negotia- in order to meet the spirit whole process is complete.
new zone designation but throwing out the baby with Philipstown’s current zon- tions, and our willingness to of the C. Plan that you need There is some talk about
Rate Schedule for Display then read further to find one the bath water.” Isn’t that ing allows residential build- negotiate in good faith in order to invoke 7 overlays, rein- doing an expanded EAF (Envi-
Advertising of the overlay maps will ruin what the Comprehensive plan out to a degree that would to ensure that a reasonable forced by new requirements ronmental Assessment Form).
his property for his family’s is doing? They threw out the damage our community ir- settlement could be reached (restrictions) and imposing What will that accomplish?
email inquiries to ads@pcnr.com future use, if the document bath water, baby, and the tub. revocably. Additional runoff under the circumstances—one new classifications for our What we need is a Gener-
is past into law. Most of us live and work here from cleared land would wash that sought to respect and property. Nowhere does it al Economic Impact Study
Legal Advertising Again I encourage everyone and like our “tub.” out dirt roads and pollute honor commitments made mandate stripping homeown- (GEIS). This is a complete
First Insertion: 38.5 cents/line to read the comprehensive Why must we give up our streams. Safe drinking water to retirees and current em- ers’ property rights. and thorough economic study,
Additional insertions: 29.5 cents/line plan and the proposed zon- current property rights? Lots from our wells and watershed ployees, while maintaining a There are many examples which should be prepared by
Tabular: 45 cents/line ing law in its entirety. Then of money, time and resources could be threatened. Infra- concerted effort to continue where similar legislation has an objective firm with no
make an informed decision are being spent on this pro- structure would be overloaded to attract and retain the kind been introduced, adopted, and clear biases or long standing
for yourself and if you can’t
Classified Advertising easily understand the docu-
posed re-zoning and com-
prehensive plan and a lot
and school taxes would grow
irresistibly. The character of
of quality staff to which we
have become accustomed.
implemented. The end result is
always the same, what began
positions. As it stands the
proposed re-zoning of Philip-
$1.25 per line, paid in advance ment (and you’re not alone) more money will have to be our unique, more rural areas We also recognize and ap- with good intentions became stown may forever change the
$1.50 per line, if billed contact Town Hall and ask for spent on impact studies. These would be lost. preciate the Board members’ a wolf in sheep’s clothing. socio and economic diversity
Minimum charge—$6.25 for five lines someone to help you. are much different economic The proposed law encourag- acknowledgement of the im- If the proposed re-zoning is presently huddled within the
Lee Glen Erickson times. Different from when es business uses in designated portance of taking economic allowed to go forward in its borders of Philipstown. No
Garrison all this was first conceived. areas and permits existing conditions into account during present form you are ensur- decision should be made until
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Why not focus on the obvious uses to continue. It is a vital any period of negotiations, ing that a majority of current all the facts are in.
News & Recorder, LLC We Like Our Tub fixes, which would be more part of implementing Philip- both good and bad, along residents will eventually be Airinhos Serradas
beneficial to our community stown’s Comprehensive Plan. with their often-stated de- legislated out of their homes. P h i l i p s to w n
All rights reserved. No material may be To the Editor: as a whole? Any zoning law is a complex sire to reward teachers who The good zoning being pre-
reproduced without There are many residents in I feel strongly that people document, a balancing act that serve the district admirably s ented is a placebo w hich
written permission. the town of Philipstown that should really wake up and at undoubtedly leaves room for year after year. Comments claims to cure the illness.
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All Hallow’s Eve


Recorded in the Book of Life
I n a c e n t u r y f r o m n o w, dead) is, and ought to be, an
Remembering Our
Departed Brethren
Both the Feast of All Saints Along with the Feast of All
almost every human being indication of what a human and the Feast of All Souls Saints developed the Feast of
now on earth will have died. being is, even in his death. developed in the life of the All Souls, celebrated on Nov.
His remains will have been Our cemeteries are places that 2. The Church has consistently
encouraged the offering of
disposed of. This dealing belong to our cities as much FR. BRIAN prayers, acts of charity, and
as any of the buildings or
JAMES V. streets or people. Cemeteries McSWEENEY Masses for the souls of the
faithful departed who have
are filled with those who did
not yet reached Perfection; the
SCHALL, S.J. live in this city. Tombstones
Catholic Church through the souls in Purgatory. The Catho-
give us the name of each one
who is buried there. We are desire of the faithful to com- lic Church believes that at the
with the dead of our kind has n o t c o l l e c t i v i t i e s . We d i e memorate those who have gone time of their death, some souls
been much the same since hu- one by one with our own before them to the Kingdom are not perfectly cleansed of
man beings appeared on this dramas. We add some phrase of Heaven, or those who still sin or have not atoned for past
planet. Some traditions bury like “May his soul, her soul, await the Kingdom. transgressions, and thereby are
their dead; others cremate rest in peace.” The Feast of All Saints, now deprived of Heaven. The faith-
them, others throw them into November 2 in the Church is celebrated on Nov. 1, began ful on earth can assist these
rivers or the sea. The Parsees “All Souls’ Day.” We Ameri- soon after the Edict of Milan souls in Purgatory in attaining
expose dead bodies to the cans in May have “Memorial allowed the public worship of Heaven through their prayers,
birds; Ted Williams is in a Day” to commemorate the Christianity in 313 A.D. The good works, and the offering
frozen state in Phoenix. We dead, especially those who celebration began as a common of Mass; the responsibilities
even hear of cannibals who d i e d i n w a r. I n d e a t h , w e commemoration of the martyrs of the “Communion of Saints.”
devour their dead. Yet, almost are, in a way, equal. Fami- of the great persecutions of (2 Maccabees 12:42b-46 is a
all peoples in their rites of lies have traditional plots. the first three hundred years wonderful lesson about eternal
burial recognize something Cemeteries are institutions of Christendom, especially life and caring for the souls of
special about the human dead. of positive law. The law sets the persecution of Emperor the dead.) In the early days of
We d i s t i n g u i s h b e t w e e n a plot of land aside for a Diocletion (284-305), the the Church, the names of the
the living, the dying, and certain number of years as harshest and most extensive faithful departed were posted
the dead. The old English a place to bury our kind. We of the persecutions. A common in Church so that the commu-
expression was “the quick and find in many cities cemeteries feast day for all these saints, in nity would remember them in
the dead.” The Greeks called not been much used in recent order to ensure that all martyrs, prayer. In the 6th century, the
us “the mortals.” We are the decades. Many buildings or known and unknown, were Benedictine monasteries held
beings who die, but, more parks have been built on the A view of an Edinburgh cemetery properly honored, seemed most solemn commemorations of
significantly, who know that grounds of former cemeteries. appropriate. In the year 609, deceased members throughout
our dead, but how do we dead bury the dead,” but that have died before us have no corded because we are each the Emperor Phocas donated Europe. Saint Odilo, the Abbot
they die. We are to prepare for The trend is away from
remember them. Burial is is no doubt rather difficult. visible graves. I suppose we significant. the pagan temple known as of Cluny (d. 1048), decreed
it. Yet, St. Paul says, “Death cemeteries. More people are
probably the easiest visible He was making another point could imagine an electronic the Pantheon to Pope Boniface for all of his monasteries that
shall have no dominion.” In cremated. The ashes are still
way to remember the dead about the relative importance disc on which is recorded the F r. S c h a l l i s p ro f e s s o r o f IV, who rededicated it to Holy special prayers be offered and
the book of Wisdom, we read mostly placed in a cemetery.
o f o u r f a m i l i e s . We p l a c e of things. Christ Himself name of every person who government at Georgetown Mary and All Martyrs. The the Office of the Dead sung
that God did not intend death. Some bodies are offered to
a stone over the grave with was buried in a tomb that ever lived. Such a thing is U n i v e r s i t y i n Wa s h i n g t o n , designation of Nov. 1 as the for all of the souls in Purga-
The burial of the dead (or science. The issue is not
the name and dates of birth had evidently never been called the Book of Life in D.C. Feast of All Saints occurred tory on Nov. 2, the day after
however we deal with our so much what we do with
and death. We have flowers. used before. scripture. We are each re - over time. Pope Gregory III All Saints. Other monasteries
Some people place a photo I have often advised (731-741) dedicated a chapel throughout Europe adopted
of the deceased on the stone. friends, when they travel, to in Saint Peter’s Basilica in that same devotion, and soon
To m b s o r t o m b s t o n e s a r e be sure to see the cemeteries honor of all the Saints on Nov. Nov. 2 became the Feast of All
more or less elaborate. of the cities and the lands 1, and this date then became Souls for the universal Church.
We also remember our dead through which they are pass- the official celebration of the Our Lady of Loretto offers
with an obituary. The ancient ing. You can tell much about Feast of All Saints in Rome. a special Mass on the Feast of
theme ran “Call no man happy a people by how they treat The Venerable Saint Bede All Souls, inviting those who
until he is dead.” But we their dead. And of course, recorded the celebration of mourn the loss of a loved one
suspect that final happiness all cemeteries are witnesses All Saints Day on Nov. 1 in to come together in prayer and
includes our death. Scripture to our own mortality. We are England, and such celebra- at the end of Mass to light a
talks of the judgment of the the mortals. tions also existed throughout votive candle in their memory.
living and the dead, as if Ye t , t h e c e m e t e r y e x i s t s Christian Europe on that day. It is also a Catholic custom to
life is not complete until it that we do not wholly pass It was Pope Gregory IV who visit the graves of deceased
is judged, made known. away. We want something of finally asked King Louis the relatives on All Souls Day.
Burying the dead is called a ourselves to remain among Pious to proclaim Nov. 1 as Fr. McSweeney is pastor of
work of mercy. The ancients our fellows, even if it be All Saints Day throughout the Our Lady of Loretto Church
considered leaving a body just a record on stone of our Holy Roman Empire in 835. in Cold Spring.
out to rot to be an insult. name. Something profound
The Athenians put on trial is found in such a desire. It
admirals who did not collect is not just vanity. No doubt
and bury the dead who died we sometimes have overly
in sea battles. Christ even pretentious tombs and grave
said at one point, “Let the sites. We cannot necessarily
judge the importance of the
dead before us by the elegance
or poverty of his tomb.
Sketches By Still, something is poignant
about those who have no
ELISABETH graves to mark their pas-
GRIESEDIECK sage through time. The fact
is that most of the billions
Canongate Cemetery in Scotland upon billions of people who

N o r t h H i g h l an d s F i r e H o u s e dedication

Honoring Dedicated Firefighters


The following is the speech Spring Fire Department, it s i t i o n s h e h o l d s t o t h i s d a y. it. And we are still making
made by Bill Flaherty at would be best if we formed It was just 40 years ago, s a c r i f i c e s t o d a y. I a d m i r e
the Oct. 24 dedication of o u r o w n f i r e d i s t r i c t . Wi t h to the day that I stood here our fire fighters for their
t h e N o r t h H i g h l a n d s F i re that goal in mind, we went before you as we dedicated fortitude and dedication. All
House: to work and soon the eight our first firehouse, which of you outstanding volun-
became twenty-eight. After was constructed in a matter teers never know when that
t h e To w n B o a r d a n d t h e of a few months at a cost of siren will blow; it could be
BILL State Department approved $70,000. It served us well just as that juicy steak is
FLAHERTY the formation of our Fire
District, we worked with
for 40 years, far beyond the
25-year life expectancy. We
being lifted from the fam-
ily barbecue—I know this
zeal, attending countless now turn the page to dedi- first hand, or at 2am when
Honored Guests, Fire m e e t i n g s ; o u r e ff o r t s w e r e cate this new building at a you just got your baby to
Commissioner, Firemen and tireless. cost of $3.7 million dollars. sleep, or when you just got
Women, Ladies and Gentle- - We p u r c h a s e d o u r f i r s t Needless to say we have home from a grueling day
men: 1947 American LaFrance come a long way since our at work. Yet you are always
It is an honor to be here 750-gallon pumper for humble beginning. willing to give the sacrifice
to speak on behalf of the $3,500 with funds lent to We dedicate this building to help your fellow man.
residents of the North u s b y P e t e Ly n t , w h o l a t e r m a d e o f b r i c k a n d m o r t a r, Again I am honored to be
Highlands Community as became one of our Fire Com- but we also want to honor here with these dedicated
we dedicate this beauti- missioners. the human aspect, the volun- volunteers that take their
ful building that will stand - T h e N e w Yo r k T r a p - teers who worked tirelessly pay from the consciousness
for the next 100 years as a rock Corporation donated t o m a k e t h i s d a y a r e a l i t y. of a great danger averted,
monument to the volunteer the land for the purpose of Yo u a r e t o b e c o m m e n d e d a good deed done, and a
firemen and women who give building a firehouse. This for the long hours you work, willingness to serve under
unselfishly of their time in was achieved as a result of training and attending meet- the banner of flame and
s e r v i n g o u r c o m m u n i t y, s o negotiations conducted by ings—all towards improv- s m o k e . To d a y i s “ N a t i o n a l
that we residents may be Ed Matthews and a member ing your skills to ensure, M a k e a D i ff e r e n c e D a y ” t o
protected from the ravages Joe Percacciolo. that, along with the best encourage people to give of
o f f i r e . To t h e m I s a y t h a n k - In the interim, Perk and equipment available, you t h e m s e l v e s t o o t h e r s . Vo l -
you for a job well done. I S o n s o ff e r e d t h e i r g a s s t a - are adequately trained to unteering can be rewarding
am humbled to be a part of tion on Route 9 as a tem- respond to fires and other and fin. May it continue to
this auspicious occasion. porary site for our trucks emergencies in a competent live on in our community
In 1735 Benjamin Franklin and equipment. a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l w a y. and may God protect and
f o r m e d t h e f i r s t o rg a n i z e d - Between June and Oc- We a l l k n o w t h a t t h e r e - keep you safe from harm.
volunteer fire company in tober of 1969, all of the s p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f t h e v o l u n-
Philadelphia, and several Firematic and Company Of- teer fire fighter are many Bill Flaherty is one of the
h u n d r e d y e a r s l a t e r, a n d 4 0 ficers were elected. and difficult. Fire is the eight founding members of
years ago in our commu- -We officially became the world’s greatest paradox, t h e F i re D e p a r t m e n t . H e
n i t y, a g r o u p o f e i g h t m e n new North Highlands Fire for it is at once man’s worst has lived in Philipstown for
banded together to discuss Department and I was proud enemy and his best friend. 54 years. He is a member
the fire safety of our ever to be its first President. A great servant when prop- o f t h e Z B A , V F W, A m e r i c a n
growing North Highlands -By 1970, we also had a erly handled, but a dreaded Legion. He is a former
C o m m u n i t y. We a l l a g r e e d vibrant, active Ladies Aux - master when it gets the up- To w n A s s e s s o r a n d P u t n a m
that, although we received iliary - Shirley Engelbride per hand. No wonder our C o u n t y L e g i s l a t o r.
services from the Cold was elected President, a po- ancestors made sacrifices to
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Page 9

The Secrets of Sleepy Hollow

What do Leona and Harry better groomed than others, reunion. An ornate black iron stars of the silent screen and
Helmsley, Samuel Gompers, and, although gravestone rub- gate that sits a few granite radio, artists, journalists, ar-
Walter Chrysler, Elizabeth bing is no longer permitted, s teps up the hill from the chitects, a famous counter-
Arden, Andrew Carnegie, and this burying place must still roadway features “IRVING” feiter, a purveyor of patent
Brooke Astor have in com- b e a d e s t i n a t i o n f o r t h o s e in gilt lettering, and opens medicines, and Malcolm and
mon? Aside from their own interested in the evolution onto a rising slope of white Paul Ford, two brothers who
personal celebrity, each of of American burial customs. markers, among which is Mr. died in a murder-suicide.
them is buried, along with The cemetery dates back Irving’s final resting place. While one end of the prop-
t o t h e m i d - 1 8 0 0 s ; i n f a c t , A small American flag next erty is particularly populated
Washington Irving himself to it flutters in the breeze, with grand mausoleums that
S to ry & P h o to s by (when he was still very much and this stone is noticeably express the opulence, wealth,
Annie Chesnut alive) wrote a letter in 1849 larger, much more legible, and power of their occupants
describing the fledgling burial and of better quality than the (Mr. Chrysler and Mr. & Mrs.
ground to Gay- other markers, Helmsley occupy this area)
Washington Irving, veterans lord Clark, many of which it was surprising to find that
of the Revolutionary War, the editor of are weathered Andrew Carnegie and his wife
Civil War, and the New York Knickerbocker “I trust that and difficult to are memorialized in a charm-
Guard, and a host of other
accomplished—as well as
magazine: I shall one read. The cem- ing grassy area enclosed by
shrubbery, with a relatively
etery’s website
notorious—figures, in the I send you day lay my site points out unobtrusive, but beautiful,
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. herewith a plan that this is a stone cross and two small
Nestled in rolling hills to of a rural cem- bones there.” r e p l a c e m e n t headstones.
the east of Route 9 as you etery projected headstone of Gompers’s grave, while
head south from Briarcliff by some of the uncertain vin- facing the adjacent road
Manor into Tarrytown, the worthies of Washington Irving tage. and immediately visible to
Photos, clockwise, from top right:
cemetery does not appear Tarrytown, on My compan- passersby, is a very simple
• The Old Dutch Church • Washington Irving’s headstone substantially more or less the woody hills ion seems sur- stone flanked by two small
• Andrew Carnegie’s family cross has two small markers, impressive than many other adjacent to the Sleepy Hollow prised when I tell him that I American flags.
one for him and one for his wife, a few feet in front of it old suburban burial grounds Church. I have no pecuniary could spend hours here, just It has been said that death
• The Chrysler mausoleum in the Northeast, but once interest in it, yet I hope it w a n d e r i n g a n d l o o k i n g a t is the great equalizer, and a
• Samuel Gompers’s gravestone bears the words “Erect- we turn through the massive may succeed, as it will keep heads ton es , bu t this place visit to Sleepy Hollow re-
ed by Executive Council A. F. of L.” iron gates it becomes clear t h a t b e a u t i f u l a n d u m b r a - feels to me the way a cemetery inforces this message. How
• This stone wall supports the heavy iron gates at Sleepy that this is a place steeped geous neighborhood sacred should feel—not manicured to else could Chrysler, a fabu-
Hollow’s main entrance. in history. from the anti-poetical and death nor constrained by rigid lously wealthy auto magnate
There are narrow lanes— all-leveling axe. Besides, I r eq u ir emen ts t h a t m ar k er s whose name is still in daily
some paved, some not—criss- trust that I shall one day lay maintain a specific shape or use more than 60 years after
crossing the wooded and hilly my bones there. The projec- size. It’s a community of the his death, and Gompers, a
property, with a variety of tors are plain matter-of-fact dead—complete with hills and British-born Jewish man who
tombstones, monuments, and men, but are already, I be- valleys, dirt and pavement, became the first president of
crypts sprinkled about the lieve, aware of the blunder dry grass and green foliage, the American Federation of
grassy areas. Some plots are which they have committed in and every imaginable kind Labor—the union that, to this
naming it the “Tarrytown,” of memorial. day, prides itself on doing
instead of the “Sleepy Hol- The cemetery’s list of no- battle with corporations such
low” Cemetery. The latter table residents includes not as Chrysler’s, remain forever
name would have been enough just captains of industry but in such peaceful proximity?
of itself to secure the patron-
age of all desirous of sleep-
ing quietly in their graves.

The Old Dutch Church,


which figures prominent-
ly in Irving’s best-known
work, “The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow,” is adjacent to the
c e m e t e r y. T h e c h u r c h a n d
its surrounding graveyard of
about three acres and 1,700
interments are affiliated with
the Reformed Church of the
Tarrytowns, but no formal
physical barriers delineate
the two properties.
The Irving plot is really a
small, rounded hillside that
holds the graves of dozens of
Irvings crowded together as
if enjoying a festive family
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Its a Bird, Its a Plane, Its a Duck Troop 2505 Visits With the Good Woman of Setzuan is
West Point Soccer Team Performed at Oakwood
Students at the Oakwood moniker, "the Angel of the
Friends School will perform Slums." After falling victim
Bertolt Brecht’s The Good to unscrupulous neighbors
Woman of Setzuan from No- and a dishonest lover, how-
vember 5-7 at 7:30pm. ever, Shen Te is forced to
T h e G o o d Wo m a n o f create an alter-ego—that of
Setzuan (1938-40), writ- her business-savvy cousin,
ten during Brecht's exile M r. S h u i Ta . W h e r e S h e n
in Scandinavia, tells the Te is trusting, selfless, and
story of Shen Te, a young n a i v e , S h u i Ta i s f i e r c e ,
woman struggling to make manipulative, and efficient.
ends meet who is rewarded Come see Oakwood’s
handsomely after opening modern interpretation of
her home to three visiting this challenging and clas -
gods. Disproving their con - s i c p l a y. T h e p r o d u c t i o n
tention that no goodness will take place in the Lane
still exists on earth, Shen Auditorium, at the school,
Te is given a small business located at 22 Spackenkill
by the deities, and from Road, Poughkeepsie, and
there she struggles to work there is a suggested dona-
(l-r) Alzy Cinquanta, Samantha Phillips, Sarah Andersen, honestly and to provide for tion of $10.
Grace Seward, Allie Larocco, Mary-Margaret Dwyer, Aurora the needy, earning her the
Straus, and Teresa Figueiras
What a special evening it
was last Thursday for Cold
hospitality of the athletic
and marketing departments, Tu r n Yo u r
CL CKS
Spring’s Junior Girl Scout the girls helped out as ‘ball
Troop 2505 as they were able girls,’ enjoyed a soccer relay
to attend, and participate in, race at half-time, and col-
the women’s soccer game at lected the team’s autographs
The PCN&R received a call from Esther Baumgarten that there was a “duck in a truck” on Market Street. Turns out West Point Military Acad- at game’s end.
she was having her oil burner replaced by Burke Heat and the technician had his pet duck, “Puddles” in the truck with
him. Apparently Puddles goes everywhere with him just like a dog would. He quacked hello when his picture was taken
and seemed quite happy sitting in the sun.
e m y. D u e t o t h e g e n e r o u s
BACK SATURDAY
NIGHT

VOTE for MATTHEW


MASTRANTONE
PhiliPstown suPervisor
Republican Candidate
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
• Reduce Property Taxes

• Open Government Policy

• Conservative Advocate for Fiscal Responsibility

• Protect the property rights of Philipstown citizens

• Work hard for Philipstown to get the job done for the good of
the town and the people who live in it

• Preserve the historical and environmental aspects of our town

• Work to better relationships between county, state and federal


government (shared services)

• Commitment to Republican and Conservative ideals

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GHOSTS (Cont’d from front pg.)


convinced. Native Americans believed PCN&R, Zimmerman said an attic fan that had to be his words, he “freaked out.” Warren Edgeder, a former IBM
During the past fifteen years, that Bannerman’s Island was she thinks that about half the turned on manually would He went upstairs and found employee who now owns his
Zimmerman has collected and haunted and refused to set people “on the street” believe activate as soon as he entered that a chair had been moved own computer consulting busi-
written nine volumes of ghost foot on it— that ghosts are real—and that the house. Others witnessed to the middle of the floor. He ness in Cold Spring. Somehow,
stories from up and down the and years later, the care- while others who won’t admit the strange events as well. The checked everywhere—but he IBM guys don’t spring to mind
Hudson Valley; sites she has takers of the castle held the it publicly, they tell her pri- man was convinced that his was alone. He replaced the as the most likely to believe
investigated—and in some same belief. Fort Montgom- vately that they also believe. wife was still there—taking chair went back down to the in ghosts. But Edgeder does.
cases had personal experi- ery, including the new visi- Zimmerman has background care of him. cellar—only to hear the same, Several years ago he was in
ences. Once, accompanied tor center, built atop an area is in research chemistry and It seems that numerous res- disturbing sound. Once again an old building in Beacon.
by a very reluctant news- that once served as a holding history, and says she knows taurants lay claim to having a a chair had been moved. Once Sister Bridgette, a nun who
paper reporter, she visited area for the bodies of dead how to conduct an objective ghost. Some, including Smal- again he searched the entire served on the board of the
Smalley’s Inn in Carmel. British soldiers after a 1777 investigation. She once se- ley’s Inn and The Depot in café—but he was still alone. organization he was consult-
Built in 1852, the Inn, now battle, is thought by many to lected one hundred sites at Cold Spring don’t shy away In the months that followed, ing for, was working upstairs.
a restaurant, is believed by be haunted. random from a list of places from telling customers. They Consaga saw the unexplained Edgeder descended into the
many to be haunted by the When she investigates sites believed to be haunted. When may even gain new clientele figure of a woman dressed in basement to begin his tasks.
ghost of Elizabeth Smalley, suspected of hauntings, Zim- she researched their history, thanks to the possibility of Victorian clothing sitting by He turned and saw that he had
the daughter of the original merman uses sensitive meters she found that either a murder being haunted. Patrons at Gar- herself at the back of the café. been joined by the figure of a
owners. Numerous sightings designed to detect electromag- or suicide had taken place rison’s Bird & Bottle Inn have More than once, customers woman, dressed in garments
of a small figure resembling a netic fields. She has even at sixty-five to seventy of been known to request a room who had walked past the café similar to a nun’s habit. The M a r g a r e t O’S u l l i va n
young girl have been report- spent the night in old prisons the sites. thought to be haunted by the after it had closed for the night, figure quickly disappeared. Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson River is one of the sites
ed. While searching the Inn, and asylums to take read- While most ghost stories ghost of Emily Warren, the came in the next morning to Edgeder was taken aback and in our area that has been alleged to be haunted.
Zimmerman felt a persistent ings. At some sites, such as evoke fear, some are actually daughter of the Inn’s first ask who the woman was that immediately went upstairs to in Beacon that day. that the rectory at St. Mary
tug at the back of her coat. Fort Montgomery, the meters quite sweet, according to Zim- owners. they saw sitting in the dark- ask Sister Bridgette if she or Father Shane Scott-Ham- is haunted. Apparently, years
The frightened reporter made register a great deal of activ- merman. She recounted the But at least one local res- ened café—dressed in Victo- anyone else had gone down- blen is the priest at St Mary ago, a pastor at St. Mary’s
wide-eyed denials—while it ity, which Zimmerman says story of an elderly man who taurant has a ghost story that rian clothing. At least two café stairs. Seeing that Edgeder of the Highlands Episcopal died at the very desk that
appeared that someone, or is a telltale sign that the site lived just south of Pough- you won’t find printed on the employees had frightening was shaken—and pale—Sister Church in Cold Spring. He is Scott-Hamblen works at each
something, was still tugging may be haunted. During her keepsie. After his wife died, menu. Jeff Consaga, owner of experiences with the ghostly Bridgette assured him no one not convinced when it comes day. “Theologically I have
at Zimmerman’s coat, invis- Boscobel presentation, she strange but friendly things Cold Spring’s Foundry Café woman. Tenants who lived had gone into the basement, to ghosts. “I’d love to see a problem with the concept
ible to the naked eye. set up two meters that occa- started to take in his house. claims to have had more than upstairs reported numerous but that he should talk to a one but I’m a skeptic,” he of ghosts. Did these people
Zimmerman detailed ac - sionally beeped and glowed, A radio that was not plugged one encounter with a ghost. strange events taking place certain priest. Edgeder no said. Scott-Hamblen added just somehow fall through
counts of ghostly sightings, causing edgy laughter in the in played their favorite music It began late one night with in their apartment, including longer remembers the priest’s that while he doesn’t support the cracks? I can’t believe
strange unexplained noises, room. Some people believe from the 1940s. He loved his the café closed and locked objects inexplicably falling name but he did speak with the notion, many credible that God simply lost track of
objects moving seemingly that Boscobel is haunted, a wife’s baking, and more than up tight. While in the cel- off shelves, just as they did him. The priest told him that people have confided in him them for a couple of hundred
on their own, and other para- theory supported by a psychic once in the morning he found lar, Consaga heard the dis- in the café. Consaga still gets over the years many people regarding their ghostly expe- years,” he commented.
normal activity at dozens of Zimmerman has brought to the flour scoop filled and tinctive sound of a wooden goosebumps when he tells had reported the same appari- riences, which they fervently
other locations, some of them the site in the past. waiting for him on the kitchen chair being dragged across the story. tion in that building. Edgeder believe were real. His own
quite close to Cold Spring. In an interview with the counter. On hot summer days, the wooden floor upstairs. In Then there’s the case of is convinced that saw a ghost mother-in-law is convinced
FORUM (Cont’d from front pg.)
“a big picture view.” there is no mandate for school does not develop in the same put questions to the four candi- whether we can maintain our who live here.” He said com- to the family-run Polhemus the measure could be voted on.
On the subject of revenue consolidation. haphazard fashion as towns to dates running for town board: town. “We have to be careful mercial and industrial uses of Construction. She said the big- Besides Gross and Dougherty,
sharing with the county Shea One of the most interesting the north and south. Neither John Van Tassel and Betty with the budget,” she said. She property help provide increased gest challenge for Philipstown questioners included Annie
and Mastrantone were in agree- responses of the night came candidate addressed private Budney on the Democratic reminded the crowd about the tax revenue without adding a is the general economic down- Chesnut, Mike Turton, and two
ment that Philipstown should when candidates were asked by residential property owners ticket and Terry Polhemus and value of volunteering and that much additional cost to the turn and emphasized that it is Haldane students, Ana Ledwith
have a greater percentage of veteran journalist Eric Gross , although the new zoning will Joselle Cunane on the Repub- she has worked for 20 years in school systems. important to have equal bal- and Simrin Gosal, a sophomore
tax money collected over and who has covered Putnam for 44 affect almost everyone in Phil- lican side. Philipstown and fought suc- Ms. Polhemus was “in agree- ance between environmental and junior respectively.
above the two million dollar years, to outline the advantages ipstown. Mastrantone said he Emergency services is an cessfully for tax reimburse- ance,” saying community mem- institutions, businesses, and Dr. Mark Villanti, who made
line item the county currently and disadvantages of the new doesn’t agree with spot zoning area where Van Tassel felt more ments from Albany. She also bers should also try to use lo- residential property owners. the Haldane cafeteria available
budgets. zoning proposals and what they and he “doesn’t see how restrict- people are needed to volunteer. recounted her extensive com- cal services. She suggested When reporter Michael Bren- for the event, said some classes
Mastrantone talked about mean for business owners and ing use on the Rte 9 corridor is He said residents are being lost munity service to the Lions there should be more people dan Dougherty asked what the would be reviewing the forum in
the consolidation at the com- private property owners. good for commerce.” He said, to Dutchess because it is more Club, and other volunteer ef- involved in the local Chamber candidates thought of the pro- the classroom. Bruce Campbell
munity’s two schools. He said Shea explained that the pro- “the new law will lower the tax affordable there, and he said forts, and spoke with sincerity of Commerce. Joselle Cunane posed zoning law changes, all provided valuable assistance
there should be a more coop- posed zoning law is a document base and devalue properties,” this is the biggest challenge about how rewarding service said nearly four million dol- four described the proposal as a in setting up the room with
erative relationship between that is a work in progress. He and he would not vote for it. to Philipstown. can be. lars in tax revenue goes to the work in progress that will take microphones, tables, and chairs.
Garrison and Haldane, sug- said changes would be made to When the candidates were Joselle Cunane stressed that The county’s high property county from Philipstown and time to understand. Budney and Outgoing town supervisor
gesting that a lot of money the current draft and stressed asked about their philosophy she is the only candidate from taxes were also discussed. Put- we should get a bigger share Polhemus both emphasized that Bill Mazzuca, who has served
could be saved if resources were his environmental concerns of leadership Shea encouraged Continental Village and under- nam has the dubious distinc- of those funds. residents must be involved dur- Philipstown for 15 years, said
streamlined. He cited the need saying, “good zoning promotes more people to get involved. scored the need for balanced tion of being among the top 10 Terry Polhemus said that she ing the working group sessions to PCN&R publisher Elizabeth
to consolidate the three courts good public health.” He joked He said that local government representation. She lamented counties in the United States wanted to be part of the process to have their concerns heard. Ailes that he found the evening
that are within one mile of each that he has been sleeping with is improved when residents lend the current economic climate with the highest property taxes. rather than talking about it in Shea attempted to make a point to be informative and necessary.
other; between the Village of the document, and that while it their expertise and voice to the has resulted in more lost jobs, But, John Van Tassel remarked her kitchen. She spoke of her of clarification that only the He thanked the paper and said
Cold Spring, Philipstown, and is complex, he urged everyone process. Mastrantone said he homes, and a desperate struggle that school taxes are the high- background in bookkeeping, town board can vote on zoning the town benefited from this
Nelsonville. Mr. Shea said the to read it. One of Shea’s main offers the town “a new voice, of businesses. est tax he personally pays and fire, and EMS volunteerism, law and the measure will not candid exchange.
court consolidation could be themes was that he is working and new direction.” Betty Budney said the next “we have to attract businesses and her executive qualities, be up for public referendum,
looked into further, but said to ensure that Philipstown’s The second half of the forum four years will determine who can employ the families since she is the administrator when the reporter inferred that
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GUFS (Cont’d from front pg.) Nelsonville Considers Stormwater HALDANE (Cont’d from front pg.)
Management Obligations
Workshop,” which solicited about finding money to make Commenting on the wind- an artis t herself, als o had was “okay with the text as a
comment about the core values up for this shortfall, or about fall, School Board president concerns. Locastro said it guide,” she felt it makes the
of the district. The form also making possible additional Dave Merandy said, “I think is important that the process curriculum “more vanilla than
asked for comments on strate- cuts, and no specific steps to by Michael Turton N e w s a n d R e c o r d e r. public awareness and edu- we did very well... but we start with Haldane’s teachers in-depth,” adding that teens,
gic initiatives: Best Practices- close the gap were discussed. P e t e r To m a n n ’ s s e a t o n cation. Merante indicated need to be very transparent and the Foundation. “They “need more information in
instructional/extracurricular The board voted to hire two the village board will be up that Nelsonville will work and above board, especially know what is needed” she order to make good decisions”
programs; Stakeholders as part-time bus driver/cleaners It may be depressing for for election on November with Philipstown as much with another referendum com- said, adding that it is vital regarding their health.
Partners–community engage- to alleviate overtime costs some to see the word “win- 3rd, 2009. Thus far no one as possible in meeting its ing up.” Merandy was refer- to begin by clearly identify- As promised Mr. Merandy
ment/communications; Cost/ incurred by transportation for ter” used this early in the fall has filed to run against the obligations, however the ring to the need to upgrade ing the mission of the new began last week’s meeting by
Value–budget and finance; and out-of-district placements. but telltale signs are begin - incumbent. village will be required the school’s aging heating organization in order to avoid offering some final comments
Best Environment–buildings Aside from the additional over- ning to pop up, indicating Robert Lusardi, who acts to develop its own plan. system, which could also “misconceptions and miscom- on the recent contract settle-
and grounds. time costs, it was reported that that the cold season isn’t that as attorney for the village, We l l i n g t o n C a r v a l l o o f face a public vote next year. munications.” ment between the Board and
How the information would the absence of staff to cover bus f a r o ff . O n e i s t h e p r e m a - is reviewing the proposed CFE Consulting Services But it was the arts that took Dave Merandy replied that the Haldane Faculty Associa-
be analyzed and incorporated runs was impacting cleaning ture presence of Christmas contract with Lochner En- i n R i d g e f i e l d , C T, a s s i s t s center stage at last week’s he had no “concrete vision” tion (HFA). He was respond-
was deferred until comple- and maintenance at the school. trees in a few stores that gineering, the firm that both Philipstown and Hal- meeting. A long discussion for what form a booster club ing to resident Joe Barbaro,
tion of all the workshops. In The new personnel will lower w i l l r e m a i n n a m e l e s s . Tw o will provide engineering dane with their storm water among trustees and a large should take, and that he felt who, in a letter to the editor
response to a question from out-of-pocket costs, provide other unmistakable signs and guide the major repairs management plans and could audience centered on the idea, “the arts just haven’t been in the PCN&R, had said that
Trustee Christine Foertsch, additional cleaning staff, and o c c u r r e d a t t h e Vi l l a g e o f planned for four Nelsonville be tapped by Nelsonville, put forward by Merandy, to given enough attention in the the board should have taken
the superintendent described allow Facilities Director Dick Nelsonville’s monthly meet- streets. Work could begin as as well. The Department of establish a Fine Arts Booster past.” Dr. Villanti echoed a tougher stand and that it
issues discussed at the morn- Timmons to return full-time ing on October 19, 2009. early as next spring. Environmental Conserva- Club similar to the organiza- Merandy’s comments. Dis- had been “played” by the
ing’s workshop. Preparation to his responsibilities at the Tr u s t e e s a c c e p t e d a b i d Tr u s t e e A n d y M e r a n t e tion (DEC) oversees New tion that now supports ath- cussion will continue at the HFA. The contract included
for the 21st century was a broad school. from Pidala Oil to supply reported briefly on a re- Yo r k ’ s p r o g r a m , w h i c h , letics at Haldane. Merandy Board’s next meeting. salary increases averaging
divided into two components: The board discussed a pro- h e a t i n g o i l t o t h e Vi l l a g e cent seminar he attended from the municipalities’ said, “The arts are such an Last week’s meeting was three percent in each of the
while most agreed that the posal received to study the pros H a l l o v e r t h e w i n t e r, a t a at Dutchess Manor dealing perspectives, is an unfunded important part of a well- the debut of two student reps. contract’s two years. That
students are technologically and cons of consolidation with cost of $2.03 per gallon, with storm water manage- mandate. As a result no state rounded student.” He went Juniors Zach Landtroop and compared to an increase of
sophisticated, social founda- another school district. The including transportation. It ment. In recent years, New or federal grants are avail- on to say that in addition to Victoria Serradas made short slightly more than six percent
tion and development must still idea was raised last spring by was the only bid received. Yo r k h a s b e g u n r e q u i r i n g able to assist in meeting being important in develop- presentations to the board. in the previous contract.
be addressed. Sustainability Board President Anita Prentice T h e Vi l l a g e B o a r d a l s o local municipalities to the program’s requirements. ing a student’s self esteem, Lantroop expresssed con- Merandy defended the ne-
and K-8 interactions were also not to actively seek out op- approved Nelsonville’s c o n t r o l s u r f a c e r u n o ff a n d Merante also again brought “the arts are a great field for cern that the Environmental gotiations. “There was give
discussed. portunities for consolidation winter parking regulation, pollution associated with up what has become a com- starting careers,” and that a Club had taken on the role and take. The teachers could
During the superintendent’s but to be informed should the which bans parking on vil- it that could negatively af- mon theme at Nelsonville booster club could help in of caretaker of the James have gotten more...” he said.
report, Ms. Colucci informed state pressure school districts lage streets from December f e c t t h e H u d s o n R i v e r. T h e meetings in recent months— areas where funding from Pond outdoor classroom. “We “I think both sides worked
the board that the district would in this direction. Trustee Jim 1, 2009, though March 31, program is mandated by the concern for public safety as the School Board falls short. don’t want to be the police. for the community. We did
be losing $74,000 in promised Cannon voiced strong criti- 2010, when conditions war- federal Clean Water Act and a r e s u l t o f t h e b u rg e o n i n g Everyone who spoke fa- Are we the sole providers of everything we could.” Vice
aid from New York State. A cisms of the proposal submit- rant, such as during heavy administered by each state. deer population. Merante vored further support for the cleanup?” he asked, adding president Michael Junjulas,
direct result of the state budget ted by Advisory Solutions, snow storms or upon predic- T h e To w n o f P h i l i p s t o w n pointed out that in Westches- arts. But there were concerns “We want to do more.” Ser- who participated in the nego-
shortfall, all school districts a school district consulting tions of heavy snowfall. A s and Haldane Central School t e r C o u n t y, t h e d e e r h e r d i s over the form and structure radas focused on the sopho- tiations along with Merandy,
are suffering these types of service  offered by the New it has in the past, parking District have already begun being culled and suggested of a booster club—and the more class trip to Washington, also weighed in. “If you look
midyear cuts. Colucci pointed York State School Boards As- will be permitted on Adams implementing storm water a s i m i l a r, b r o a d - b a s e d a p - community’s ability to sup- and said she fears that some at other settlements in the area
out that this represents a 9 sociation. He described it as Street. Notice will be given management plans that, in proach may be called for port a new organization. students may miss out on this and said that the HFA didn’t
percent cut for GUFS, where taking a “cookie cutter” ap- in an advertisement to be the initial stages, include i n P u t n a m C o u n t y, a s w e l l . PTA Presidentr Maria Leit- year’s trip because of the need meet us halfway, you’d be
other districts are seeing only proach that is “not sensitive to placed in the Putnam County considerable attention to er, pointed out that the PTA for additional buses. She was wrong. Bedford has reached
a 4 percent cut. The rationale the needs of GUFS.” Cannon already has a mandate to sup- assured by trustee Michael an impasse (in their contract
also expressed his belief that Junjulas that all sophomores
behind this discrepancy has not
been disclosed by the state. the proposal’s $20,000 cost Requests for Inclusion in Agricultural port the arts and questioned
the need for a separate entity. would be able to take part.
negotiations) and it will be
interesting to see what hap-
Additional aid funding may
be cut or delayed, but school
was excessive, “given what
the study will do.” Trustee D i s t r i c t A re D u e i n N o v e m b e r “Instead of a booster club,
ma y b e it co u ld b e a c o m-
Tr u s t e e s g a v e f i n a l a p -
proval to Glencoe Health
pens there.”
Merandy downplayed any
districts will not be notified Ray O’Rourke offered that The Putnam County Leg- or business. of the Putnam County Legis- mittee under the PTA. Why as the text book for the high conflict with Barbaro. “Joe
until December. consolidation is no longer islature has designated the The necessary information lature, 40 Gleneida Avenue, reinvent the wheel?” Leiter school health curriculum. has tried to differentiate be-
In response, Ms. Colucci the urgent issue it was for the month of November as the for consideration for inclu - Carmel, New York 10512, also said it might be better Trustee Makaria Gallagher tween the teachers and the
and business manager Susan state half a year ago. Trustee time period when landown- sion is the name of the owner no later than November 30, to operate such an organiza- complained that the text of- union. I respect him and I’m
Huetter have been looking Diana Swinburne suggested ers may file a request for of the property, the address 2009. tion under an umbrella group fers no information on birth glad he writes letters. I wish
through the budget to encumber the district might no longer Inclusion of land in the Put- of the property, the tax map Please call the Legislative such as the PTA, “instead of c o n t r o l . Vi l l a n t i s a i d t h a t more people did.” Barbaro
funding wherever possible so wish to spend money on a nam County Agricultural numbers of the property and Office at (845) 225-8690 or too many people asking (the under state law parents can also attended last week’s
the district can have as accurate study given current financial District. the amount of acreage that the Director of Real Prop- community) for funds.” Dani opt out of school-based sex meeting but did not offer any
a real-time financial picture as conditions. Although grant To be eligible for inclu- is in agricultural use. erty Tax Services at (845) Locastro, president of the education for their children. comments.
possible. Ms. Huetter said the money might be available to sion, the property must be Requests for inclusion 225‑3641 ext. 310 for ad- Haldane School Foundation, Gallagher said that while she
district has already collected fund the study, the board di- a viable agricultural entity should be sent to the Clerk ditional information.
85 percent of tax revenues and rected Ms. Colucci to inform
that this will contribute to a Advisory Solutions that the

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good cash flow for the district. district will not be undertak-
Neither the superintendent nor ing the study at this time.
the board appeared concerned

Why Did Smith Fail to Win a Majority Vote from His Party?
In the Republican primary for Sheriff on September 15, Don Smith failed to win a majority of his own party –
receiving only 47.8% of the vote. That’s surprising for an incumbent who has been in office almost eight years.
Obviously, the people who know Smith best wanted another candidate.
There are a lot of reasons for Smith’s failure:
Poor Law Enforcement Violations Malfeasance
• NYS Criminal Justice Reports Putnam • Sheriff Violated Putnam Ethics Code, • Failure to Act on Findings by NYS
Crime Is Up 34% In Last Three Years Let Deputy Dunn Head Putnam Commission of Correction to Prevent
Humane Society Additional Suicides in jail Led to Sinkov
• Alcohol-Involved Accidents Up 163%, Total Suicide
Auto Accidents Increased 67% • Smith Allowed Dunn to Make TV Ad
In Uniform, An Ethics Code Violation • Accepted $1,000 Campaign Donation
Ineffective Training From Jail Medical Provider, Americor,
Lawsuits Naming Smith 10 weeks after Sinkov Suicide
• Condemned by NYS Commission of Inves-
tigation for Failure to Properly Handle Teen • Karen Meltz Excessive Force Lawsuit • Americor Found 35% At Fault In Sinkov
Rape Case Settled Out-of-Court; Taxpayers Pay Suicide, Supported Smith
• Did Not Properly Train in Use of Force; • Sinkov Suicide Lawsuit Settled, Smith • Smith Failed to Update Policy and Pro-
Deputies Injured and Hospitalized Held Partly Responsible for Suicide cedure Manual During Eight Years in
a Woman Office
• Nelson Lawsuit Charges Illegal
• Injured Woman Sued: Lawsuit Settled In Her Search And Seizure; In Preliminary • Did Not Control Overtime at Jail,
Favor, Damages to be Paid by Taxpayers Stages Taxpayers Will Pay

Why is Kevin McConville the right choice for Putnam


County Sheriff? Because he has a five-point program
for crime fighting and prevention:
• Instilling Core Values • Training, Education and Mentoring
• Promoting Safety • Enforcing the Law Equitably
• Ensuring Security www.KevinMcConville.com
Paid for by the Committee to Elect McConville Sheriff
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A Miracle Garden Takes Root at The Depot Theatre Gardening in the Hudson H a l d a n e K i c k s O f f P TA
by Jame s O ’ B a r r mean and disagreeable as
T he Se c re t G a rd e n , the Mary is, and bedrid d e n t o
Valley in the 19th Century Reflections Arts Program
m ultiple To n y Aw a r d - win- boot. The secret gar d e n o f On Sunday, November 8, Historic Site and the Beacon The Haldane PTA will is a wonderful opportunity
ning musical, with lyrics and the title belonged to Co- 2009, at 2:30pm, the Garden School District. officially kick off the 2009- for young people to express
book by Marsha Norman, mu- lin’s mother, Lily, a n d , i n History and Design Com- An interdisciplinary artist, 2010 National PTA Reflec- themselves creatively and
s i c by Luc y S i m o n , o p ened the process of bringi n g t h e mittee of the Philipstown Konvit is the founder and tion Program at the Haldane to be recognized for their
at the Philipstown Depot garden back to life, these Garden Club will be host- Executive Director of The Middle and High School. achievements.
T h eatre on O c t o b e r 2 3 , in a three lost souls lear n h o w ing a talk and slide show Arts Alliance of the Lower The theme for this year’s The National PTA Reflec-
p r oductio n t h a t o n c e a gain to live and love agai n . by Susan Handler Konvit Hudson Valley. During her program is “Beauty is…”. tions program is more than 40
raises the bar of the possible Bringing this complicated e n t i t l e d , I S e e F re e d o m : tenure with The Arts Alli- The National PTA Reflec- years old. Ten million-plus
f o r the the a t r e ’ s s e e m i ngly story convincingly to life The 19th century gardening ance she has led programs for tions Program is a national students have participated
i m possibl y i n t i m a t e s t age. on the Depot Theatre ’ s 3 6 0 journal of freed slave James community cultural develop- arts recognition and achieve- in the program since it was
D i rector N a n c y S w a n n has square feet of stage s p a c e Brown of Dutchess County. ment, the Arts-in-Education ment program open to grades created. The National PTA
assembled a very large, very is not as easy as tell i n g i t . The program will be held (AIE) Residency Program, 6 through 12 in the areas of encourages its nearly 5.5
t a l ented c a s t o f a c t o r s , and To d o s o , M s . K e n n a n d in the Exhibition Gallery at and a variety of other mul- literature, musical compo- million members to be in-
set designers Dana Kenn Mr. Nowak have use d t a l l Boscobel House and Gardens. tidisciplinary art programs, sition, photography, visual volved in key child educa-
a n d Chris N o w a k , t o g ether decorative panels that act Boscobel House and Gardens exhibits, and festivals. She is a r t s , d a n c e c h o r e o g r a p h y, tion and welfare issues. The
with lighting designer Don- as wings, and have d e v i s e d is located at 1601 Route 9D currently editing recordings and film production. o rg a n i z a t i o n s e r v e s a s a n
ald Kimmel, have created a hidden upstage ch a m b e r in Garrison. Please check in for an upcoming Pete Seeger The works of art will be advocate for children and
a wonderfully evocative, and a catwalk—all, i n c l u d- at the Admissions Desk in CD commemorating the life judged by local professionals families in schools and their
dream-like setting in which ing the stage floor, p a i n t e d the Carriage House for your and thoughts of this legend- in the respective arts areas, communities.
t h ey bring — a n d g l o r i o usly with Ms. Kenn’s sig n a t u r e admittance sticker. ary folk singer and activist. and selected works will be Deadline for entries is De-
sing—Frances Hodgson Bur- panache. A series of projec- Susan Handler Konvit will Founded in 1914, the Phil- advanced to the Taconic Re- cember 9, 2009
nett’s haunting tale, and her tions, worked by Mr. Nowak, discuss the life and work ipstown Garden Club strives gion level. For more information log
s e cret gar d e n , t o l i f e . effectively suggest changes of James F. Brown. Born a to fulfill the goals of the From that point, selected onto www.pta.org/reflections
For those unfamiliar with of scene and mood. slave in Maryland, Mr. Brown Garden Club of America by works will move to the state or contact Debbie Haviland
that tale, from Burnett’s Director Swann has drawn kept a journal documenting stimulating knowledge and or national levels for judging. at penbrush1@aol.com or
classic novel, it is the story deep from the well o f t a l- his life as a freed man and love of gardening; sharing Cash awards will be given Carla Goldberg at goldberg-
o f M a r y L e n n o x , a s o u r, ented performers—of all gardener for the Verplanck the advantages of associa- to students who win first studioart@gmail.com
s p oiled te n - y e a r o l d , who, ages—with which Philip- family at the Mount Gulian tion by means of educational prize in each category. This
g r o w i n g u p i n B r i t i s h c o- stown and the surround- Historic Site in Beacon. His meetings, conferences, corre-
lonial India, is suddenly ing region is blessed . F i r s t Chris Whipple and Jenn Levy unpublished journal spans spondence and publications;
o r phaned i n a c h o l e r a epi- amongst equals is Is a b e l l a s u n g L i l y, a n d h e r s c e n e s Ann Deblinger, Laura Bach, a forty-year period, from and protecting and improving
d e mic. Ma r y i s s e n t t o Eng-
land to live with her wealthy
Convertino as Mary Lennox.
Her large and expressive
with her son, Colin, nicely
played by Charlie Plum-
J i m C o a k l e y, M i c h a e l B y-
rne). They are joined at times
1829-1868, and is in the
collection of the New-York
the quality of the environ-
ment through educational Martha Stewart Living Magazine
u n cle, an u n h a p p y, h u nch-
b a cked m a n s t i l l m o u r ning
eyes, her focus and g r a c e-
ful stage presence make her
m e r, a n d w i t h h e r g r i e v -
ing husband, the excellent
by children (Kaelin Martin,
Lucy Austin, Jocelyn Lane,
Historical Society.
Konvit partnered with
programs and action in the
fields of conservation and
Showcases Boscobel
the loss of his wife, who died utterly convincing, whether Chris Whipple, are heart Campbell Ives, and Phelan Teaching the Hudson Valley civic improvement. The Phil- Martha Stewart Living , Geoffrey Platt Jr.
after giving birth to their sullen or sweet, and she wrenching. Alison Rooney Maguire) in a variety of to write and implement the I ipstown Garden Club is also one of the nation’s most Martha Stewart Living
s o n, Colin , n o w t e n . C r aven delivers her lines, a n d t h e i s a t e r r i f i c c h i e f - o f - s t a ff supporting roles. Musical di- See Freedom curricula based active in local beautification popular lifestyle and home is traveling across North
b l ames Co l i n f o r d e p r i ving music, with a remarkable housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock, rection and accompaniment on the life of the freed slave projects. It provides scholar- décor magazines, features America this fall, from the
h i m of th e o n l y p e r s o n he self-confidence. Jenn Levy, and Cat Guthrie and Zach b y J o h n C o ff e y i s s u p e r b , J a m e s F. B r o w n . B r o w n ’ s ships for budding gardeners Boscobel House & Gardens Hudson Valley through the
t h inks cou l d e v e r l o v e him, who also produced the show, Fineblum, as the housemaid, period costumes by Charlotte detailed journal about his life and promotes further interest in the pages of its November Heartland to Sonoma, CA,
and Colin has become as is a ghostly radiant, tenderly Martha, and her son, Dickon, Palmer-Lane are picture per- in the Hudson Valley served in gardens, their design and issue. The dazzling, 5-page Alaska and British Colum-
create life-force characters fect, and choreography by as the basis for a collabora- management. spread in the Thanksgiving bia, discovering the regional
that serve as foils to the Amy Dul keeps everything tion between Mount Gulian edition showcases Boscobel diversity found in the great
unhappy rich folk around and everyone moving with as one of Martha Stewart’s cuisines, arts, crafts, and tra-
them. Unhappiest of all, it graceful purpose. personal picks in her monthly ditions across the continent.
seems, is Archie Craven’s
brother, Neville, played with
T h e S e c re t G a rd e n c a n
(and should) be seen at the
Knitting Group to Form at “American Treasures” sec-
tion. Readers will enjoy an
In doing so, the magazine
described Boscobel as "one
a dark intensity by Sterling Depot Theatre, Garrison’s Butterfield Library informative essay by jour-
n a l i s t Ti m M c K e o u g h a c -
of the most striking houses
in America."
Swann. Ron Schnittker is L a n d i n g , t h r o u g h N o v e m- If you love to knit or are siasts are invited to share
convincingly rustic as the ber 15, Friday and Saturday companied by a colorful Boscobel is located on
longing to learn, join the ideas, techniques, support, collection of striking images scenic Route 9D in Garrison.
faithful head gardener, Ben. nights at 8pm, Sundays at Butterfield Library’s new or pleasant conversation. All
T h r o u g h o u t t h e s h o w, 2pm. A special Halloween taken by photographer, Bjorn From April through October,
Knitting Group that will meet levels are welcome includ- Wallander. hours are from 9:30am to
much of the music is sung by matinee at 2pm replaces the second Sunday of each ing beginners. Please bring
a chorus of ghosts—Mary’s the evening performance on "Wallander's eye for an- 5pm, the last tour at 4pm.
month at 1 to 3pm beginning your own yarn and needles. gles and perspective is amaz- The museum and distinc-
parents (Liz Keifer and Hugh S a t u r d a y, O c t ob e r 3 1 , a n d Sunday, November 8. Registration is not re-
Scully), her Indian nanny those in costume will get a ing. He reveals Boscobel’s tive gift shop are open ev-
The group will be led by quired and you are welcome interior space in a refresh- e r y d a y e x c e p t Tu e s d a y s ,
and playmate (an exotic Julie discount on their ticket. For Andrea Kaplan, a high-lev- to come as often as you
H e c k e r t , a n d M a r i n a M a r- reservations, call 424-3900, ing new way,” commented Thanksgiving, Christmas.
el, experienced knitter who like. For more information, the federal-style house mu- For more information, visit
tin), and her parent’s friends o r g o t o w w w. p h i l i p s t o w n- spins her own yarn. Enthu- 265-3040.
Cat Guthrie (l) and Isabella Convertino and colleagues (John Lane, t h e a t re . o rg . seum’s executive director, www.Boscobel.org.
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G a r r i s o n S c h o o l D i s t r i c t Cold Spring Considers Villanova, Cohen Allegations Heat Up Board Meeting


Receives Management Award Parking Meters by Michael Mell During preparation of the accusing him of intentionally Robert Skinner, the inspec-
town budget, the board had obstructing efforts to protect tor general of FEMA. These
The Putnam Valley Town agreed that a retirement in- Peekskill Hollow Road (PHR). accusations were made pub-
PARKING (Cont’d from front pg.) Board began its October 21 centive to current employees The second was delivered lic in statements given to
meeting with a report from would help both the town and by Patty Villanova, repeat- the PCN&R on the day of
a convenience problem.” Mr.
legislator Sam Oliverio about the individual by reducing ing her allegations of board the meeting and which, by
Armstrong stated that with
the county budget and Peekskill the town’s tax burden with- collusion with the Putnam the time of the meeting, had
installation of 13 multi-
Hollow Road (PHR). Oliverio out losing personnel. Tendy Valley Volunteer Fire Depart- reached wide circulation.
meters, the village could
was blunt, describing the bud- noted that retirees’ benefits ment (PVVFD) regarding its M r. Te n d y s a r c a s t i c a l l y
“conservatively expect net
get as “bottom of the barrel.” would be removed from the grant application for federal complimented her diligence
revenues of $180,000” in
He complained many quality- budget; replacement personnel stimulus monies. in procuring information,
t h e f i r s t y e a r.
One resident stated that“I of-life issues were “trashed” would come in at a lower rate M r. C o h e n , a f o u n d i n g but questioned her ability
already pay taxes so I’m not by the county executive--the of pay; and that while certain member of the Friends of to analyze and understand it.
going to pay for parking.” closing of senior centers in senior personnel do not make PHR, praised efforts so far “Why not ask questions,” he
The board responded that it Philipstown and Patterson, any contribution, new staff to protect the road. However enquired, “instead of mak-
is illegal to discriminate be- and elimination of the Stop would be responsible for the he proceeded to identify “lin- ing accusations in public?”
tween residents and visitors. DWI initiative. Funding for 25 percent contribution that is gering issues,” and accused Tendy refuted her charges of
Betty Lou Clune (l), Secretary to the Superintendent and Discussion continued and both programs has since been standard for town employees. Tendy of resisting efforts to collusion, stating, “The town
the Records Management Officer and Rene’ Ford (c), Tr u s t e e R o b e r t s o n e v e n t u - restored to the budget by the Councilwoman Priscilla Kere- save PH Road, denigrating the will not give the Fire Depart-
GUFS Records Management Clerk, receive the award for ally reminded everyone that legislature, and the budget in- sey described the incentive as Friends of PHR and acting, ment any money.” Regard-
Excellence in Records Management by a School District the Parkeon demonstration crease reduced by one half of a “win-win” situation. Cinque in general, “in spite of the ing Villanova’s longstand-
in Region 9 from Linda Bull, the New York State Archives’ “is for educational purposes one percent, from 4.7 percent added that “we will see savings express will of the people.” ing request for a referendum
Region 9 Advisory Officer. o n l y, ” a n d n o t t o “ d i s c u s s to 4.1 percent. for years to come.” He further demanded that about the firehouse, Tendy
and resolve all village park- Although clearly proud of Deputy Highway Superinten- the board issue a declara- said that there is no current
The Garrison Union Free and management of the school the legislature’s work, Oliverio dent Gary Wulfhop presented tion that the “rural character” issue requiring a referendum.
ing issues.”
School District received an district’s records. We are also The board approved win- A Parkeon parking meter. explained the felt compelled a report on the “pipes going in of PHR will remain and no The supervisor also took Vil-
award for Excellence in Re- grateful to the New York State ter parking regulations for to vote no because of the pro- and out of Lake Oscawana.” future modifications will be lanova to task for instigat-
cords Management on Thurs- Local Government Records 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 . I n e ff e c t f r o m of a p.r. effort but the board posed use of $3.5 million from Prompted by comments made made. In spite of repeated ing a federal investigation
day, October 15, at the Town Management Improvement N o v. 1 5 t h r o u g h A p r. 1 5 , did not take any specific ac- the fund balance to balance at the last meeting by resident assurances from Legislator without adequate facts. “Do
of Rye Town Hall. Linda Bull, Fund for the grants that have there will be no overnight tion. He asked Ms. Whelan the budget. “Given current fi- and Town Board candidate Patty Oliverio that only required you know” he asked, “what a
the New York State Archives been approved since 2003 to parking on village streets to provide specific areas and nancial conditions,” Oliverio Villanova, who alleged inten- maintenance and repair will serious charge this is?”
Region 9 Advisory Officer support these efforts.” d u r i n g a s n o w e m e rg e n c y. times of her observations. said, “it doesn’t feel prudent tional pollution by the town, Mr. be allowed, Mr. Cohen still Former fire Chief Ed Mc-
presented the award to Betty The awards were presented The meeting opened with Gallagher confirmed that the to bring county reserves below Wulfhop described monitoring seeks some additional pro- Carthy, who has led efforts
Lou Clune, Secretary to the on behalf of the Region 9 Re- Parrott Street resident Mar- police department is aware the 10 percent minimum rec- conducted over the past year of phylactic measure. The board to fund a new facility, spoke
Superintendent and Records gional Advisory Committee garet Whelan describing her of these complaints and that ommended by the state.” He “all water sources in and out listened quietly and thanked more emotionally. Looking
Management Officer of the chaired by Clarkstown Town observations of cars speed - O ff i c e r K a n e h a s a s k e d a l l also expressed concern that, of town.” New “vortex” filters Mr. Cohen for his comments. directly at Villanova he stated
Garrison Union Free School Clerk, David Carlucci. This ing down the street with no o ff i c e r s t o b e a w a r e o f t h i s under the proposed budget, the designed to filter and remove Next to speak was longtime simply “I am not a liar.” De-
and to Rene’ Ford, Garrison’s committee solicited nominat- regard for stop signs. Her problem. county would have insufficient all contaminants have been resident and candidate Patty scribing his efforts as “for the
Records Management Clerk. ing letters for the best appli- concern was the safety of In the spirit of education reserves for unforeseen emer- funded by a $400,000 grant Villanova who first rebutted long-term benefit of town resi-
Gloria Colucci, Superinten- cation from a school district children who often play in and public awareness, Gal- gencies. He also characterized and will be installed at Hilltop the report given by Highway dents” he then proceeded to
dent of the Garrison Union Free or local government demon- the street. She suggested to lagher said the board was use of the fund balance as a Beach and other sensitive areas Deputy Superintendent Wul- rebut Villanova’s allegations.
School District commented, strating how they promoted the board that a “higher po- looking into grant funding “political ploy” to give the in the lake districts. fhop. She showed photos of After numerous examples of
“The District is honored to and maintained their records lice profile” would go a long for portable speed detectors appearance of financial stabil- The subsequent budget work- drainage piping but did not the adverse conditions at the
receive this award. Thanks to management program. The way to discouraging this to indicate the speed of an ity. “Bondi and the legislature shop included an announce- identify where they were or current firehouse, McCarthy
the efforts of Mrs. Clune and ceremony was part of the New practice. Another option approaching vehicle. A de- should make necessary cuts to ment that management salary whether she had identified put down his notes. Putting
Mrs. Ford, the District has York State’s Archives Month suggested by Ms. Whelan tector, costing $3,000, could minimize tax increases,” he increases will be capped at one any improper discharge. Vil- on his hat as a private citizen
made great strides in the im- in October. w a s a “ p . r. p i e c e ” f o r p u b - e a s i l y b e mo v ed a r o u n d th e stated, “instead of borrowing percent and the supervisor, lanova then proceeded to her and 55-year resident he said
provement of the preservation lication in the PCN&R, to town as needed. The board from Peter to pay Paul.” board members, and highway prepared remarks reiterating “I am appalled at you Mrs.
describe increased enforce- also discussed submissions Oliverio acknowledged re- superintendent will not receive allegations of misconduct by Vi l l a n o v a . I n s i n u a t i n g w e
received in response to an ceipt of the town’s request to any increases. Mr. Tendy stated the board and fire depart- are liars, having us inves-
Puppets with a Purpose at ment on Parrott St. and in the
village in general. Whelan RFP for new street light-
ing. Of eight proposals
have PHR designated a historic that this is no reflection on their ment. She claims to have tigated . . . we are trying to
Desmond-Fish Library s u g g e s t e d t h a t p a r e n t a l n o-
tification of traffic citations received, the board will hear
byway. The request is being
considered by the legislature’s
work, which he described as ex-
ceptional, but only representa-
found misstatements in the
Fire Department grant appli-
good for this town. Shame
on you!” Visibly upset, he
(issued to their children) presentations from four at legal department and its Physi- tive of current economic times. cation to FEMA for federal went on to describe how her
The 4-H Puppeteer Players pet shows at libraries, camps, their meeting on Oct. 27.
will present a free puppet and the 4-H fair. The puppet would be beneficial. cal Services Committee. Oli- stimulus monies to be used actions “have probably shot
show at the Desmond-Fish shows focus on issues that Mayor Gallagher ex- verio said he expects a draft Public Comment toward a new fire house. Vil- any chance of taxpayers get-
Library on Nov. 7 at 2pm. relate to young children, such pressed support for the idea resolution soon, and a final Public displeasure with lanova also insists that the ting $5million for just filling
The puppet show will be held as fire safety, dental hygiene, version to be sent to the state the town board reached new town has “secretly” promised out a piece of paper” and
downstairs in the program and fear of the dark. by the end of the year. He re- heights during the public com- $4million in matching funds thus the possibility of a new
room.
The 4-H Puppeteer Players
After the puppet show there
is an opportunity for children
Send letters to the editor iterated that designation will
allow necessary maintenance
ment portion of the meeting.
The first salvo was deliv-
should the grant be awarded
although she has not offered
firehouse in the near future.
Villanova was not chastened
is a Putnam County-based to meet the puppets and see to editor@pcnr.com or repairs, but prevent any
changes to the road’s “rural
ered by longtime resident
John Cohen who attacked
any evidence. Villanova has
sent her charges and a request
and did not respond to any
of the specifics described by
youth group that perform pup- how they work.
character,” now or in the future. Supervisor Tendy directly; for a formal investigation to Mr. McCarthy.
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‘ The Leg end o f S leepy H o llow’ moment it was away—jerk!—he women’s hearts are wooed and him; he had overheard a boast of
Installment Four was as erect, and carried his head won. To me they have always Bones, that he would “double the
as high as ever. been matters of riddle and admi- schoolmaster up, and lay him on
in which a deadly feud To have taken the field openly ration. Some seem to have but a shelf of his own schoolhouse;”
gradually arises against his rival would have been one vulnerable point, or door and he was too wary to give him
madness; for he was not a man of access; while others have a an opportunity. There was some-
to be thwarted in his amours, thousand avenues, and may be thing extremely provoking in this
WASHINGTON any more than that stormy lover, captured in a thousand differ- obstinately pacific system; it left
Achilles. Ichabod, therefore, ent ways. It is a great triumph of Brom no alternative but to draw
IRVING made his advances in a quiet and skill to gain the former, but a still upon the funds of rustic waggery
gently insinuating manner. Under greater proof of generalship to in his disposition, and to play
cover of his character of singing- maintain possession of the latter, off boorish practical jokes upon

T
his rantipole hero had master, he made frequent vis- for man must battle for his for- his rival. Ichabod became the
for some time singled its at the farmhouse; not that he tress at every door and window. object of whimsical persecution
out the blooming Ka- had anything to apprehend from He who wins a thousand com- to Bones and his gang of rough
trina for the object the meddlesome interference of mon hearts is therefore entitled to riders. They harried his hitherto
of his uncouth gallantries, and parents, which is so often a stum- some renown; but he who keeps peaceful domains; smoked out
though his amorous toyings were bling-block in the path of lovers. undisputed sway over the heart of his singing school by stopping
something like the gentle caresses Balt Van Tassel was an easy in- a coquette is indeed a hero. Cer- up the chimney; broke into the
and endearments of a bear, yet it dulgent soul; he loved his daugh- tain it is, this was not the case with schoolhouse at night, in spite of
was whispered that she did not ter better even than his pipe, and, its formidable fastenings of withe
altogether discourage his hopes. like a reasonable man and an and window stakes, and turned
Certain it is, his advances were excellent father, let her have her Ichabod everything topsy-turvy, so that
signals for rival candidates to way in everything. His notable the poor schoolmaster began to
retire, who felt no inclination to little wife, too, had enough to
became the think all the witches in the coun-
cross a lion in his amours; inso- do to attend to her housekeeping object of whimsical try held their meetings there. But
much, that when his horse was and manage her poultry; for, as persecution to what was still more annoying,
seen tied to Van Tassel’s paling, she sagely observed, ducks and Bones and his gang Brom took all opportunities of
on a Sunday night, a sure sign that geese are foolish things, and must turning him into ridicule in pres-
his master was courting, or, as it be looked after, but girls can take ence of his mistress, and had a
is termed, “sparking,” within, all care of themselves. Thus, while scoundrel dog whom he taught
other suitors passed by in despair, the busy dame bustled about the the redoubtable Brom Bones; and to whine in the most ludicrous
E l i s e M at i c h
and carried the war into other house, or plied her spinning- from the moment Ichabod Crane manner, and introduced as a rival
quarters. wheel at one end of the piazza, made his advances, the interests of Ichabod’s, to instruct her in
contraband articles and prohib- trowsers, a round-crowned frag- frolic,” to be held that evening at importance and hurry of his mis-
Such was the formidable ri- honest Balt would sit smoking his of the former evidently declined: psalmody.
ited weapons, detected upon the ment of a hat, like the cap of Mer- Mynheer Van Tassel’s; and hav- sion.
val with whom Ichabod Crane evening pipe at the other, watch- his horse was no longer seen tied In this way matters went on
persons of idle urchins, such as cury, and mounted on the back of ing delivered his message with To be continued  .  .  . 
had to contend, and, considering ing the achievements of a little to the palings on Sunday nights, for some time, without produc-
half-munched apples, popguns, a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, that air of importance, and effort
all things, a stouter man than he wooden warrior, who, armed with and a deadly feud gradually arose ing any material effect on the
whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole which he managed with a rope at fine language, which a negro is Editor’s Note: The PCN&R is
would have shrunk from the com- a sword in each hand, was most between him and the preceptor of relative situations of the contend-
legions of rampant little paper by way of halter. He came clat- apt to display on petty embassies serializing Washington Irving’s
petition, and a wiser man would valiantly fighting the wind on the Sleepy Hollow. ing powers. On a fine autumnal
gamecocks. Apparently there had tering up to the school door with of the kind, he dashed over the short story, “The Legend of
have despaired. He had, howev- pinnacle of the barn. In the mean Brom, who had a degree of afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive
been some appalling act of justice an invitation to Ichabod to at- brook, and was seen scampering Sleepy Hollow,” published in
er, a happy mixture of pliability time, Ichabod would carry on his rough chivalry in his nature, mood, sat enthroned on the lofty
recently inflicted, for his scholars tend a merry-making or “quilting away up the hollow, full of the 1820.
and perseverance in his nature; suit with the daughter by the side would fain have carried matters stool from whence he usually
were all busily intent upon their
he was in form and spirit like a of the spring under the great elm, to open warfare and have settled watched all the concerns of his
books, or slyly whispering be-
supple-jack—yielding, but tough; or sauntering along in the twi- their pretensions to the lady, ac- little literary realm. In his hand
hind them with one eye kept upon
though he bent, he never broke; light, that hour so favorable to the cording to the mode of those most he swayed a ferule, that sceptre
the master; and a kind of buzz-
and though he bowed beneath lover’s eloquence. concise and simple reasoners, the of despotic power; the birch of
ing stillness reigned throughout
the slightest pressure, yet, the I profess not to know how knights-errant of yore,—by single justice reposed on three nails be-
the schoolroom. It was suddenly
combat; but Ichabod was too con- hind the throne, a constant terror
interrupted by the appearance of
scious of the superior might of his to evil doers, while on the desk
a negro in tow-cloth jacket and
adversary to enter the lists against before him might be seen sundry
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BUDGET (Cont’d from front pg.) TAVERN (Cont’d from front pg.)
account our future. The legis- budget. Nine different opin- to protecting the workforce. mendations before restoring charging that under the county in New York State or else- wings with chipotle bbq and Tavern’s wine list is exclu-
lature’s budget has taken into ions and decisions went into Additionally, this legislature each of the executive’s cuts charter Bondi had “no author- where in the US are tapped. creamy blue cheese; or seared sively American. “It’s fun
account today. Our future is this difficult process.” has decreased the tax rate from while slashing a number of ity to veto the entire budget But the “shopping” is always Hudson Valley foie gras and to find wines that are differ-
more important than today.” The legislature’s vice chair- the original 4.6 percent to 4.1 positions on their own accord. adopted by the legislature. as close to home as possible. Parmesan risotto balls. ent; not typical of the U.S.,”
The majority saw things man, Vincent Tamagna, of percent. For the first time in The legislators not only rein- The practical implication Tavern’s ambience requires Fall dinner entrees are no Gabrynowicz explained,
differently. Freshman Legisla- Nelsonville, agreed: “We have 15 years spending has been stated the STOP-DWI admin- of granting the county ex- special mention. With its tiny less diverse. One mainstay is a pointing to two good exam-
tor Richard Othmer of Kent a good budget, since the priori- reduced in Putnam County.” istrator post filled by Naura ecutive the authority to veto bar tucked into the corner, beef selection from Meiller’s ples: Barbera, a versatile red
said if the veto had not been ties of the people were con- As outlined last month, Slavinsky but also saved the the actual budget resolutions warm fireplace, wooden plank abattoir in Pine Plains, NY, wine made from the third-
overruled, “our 2010 budget sidered, ranging from libraries Bondi’s initial budget pro- recycling director’s position would be effectively remov- floors, and homey pantry- that varies from day to day. most planted grape variety in
would have been a one-man to senior centers and from posed eliminating 49 full-time occupied by Walt Thompson. ing the legislature from the like shelving, Tavern exudes Rib eye steak, filet mignon, Italy and produced by Palmina
budget and not a true county reducing manager’s salaries positions as well as the laying The legislature eliminated budget process. The efforts warmth. It could well define and other cuts come with Wines in California; and Tocai
off of the county’s part-time the office of Community Af- of this legislature from Sept. both comfortable and cozy. goat cheese mashed potatoes, Friulano, an aromatic white
STOP-DWI administrator; 15 fairs Director occupied by 5 through Oct. 15 would be But it’s mainly about the and sweet and spicy green wine reminiscent of Italy’s
percent reductions in contribu- Patricia Perez before creat- meaningless if the executive food, food that starts with tomato chutney. Current en- Friuli region but produced
LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE tions to outside agencies such ing a $25,000 part-time po- could wipe them all away with the “starters.” trees also include Lazy Farms just a few miles to the north,
Philipstown Planning The resolution, a summary
Board of which is published as libraries, Cornell Coopera- sition under the auspices of one veto, especially when the Gabrynowicz, a graduate pork confit; pan seared wild at Millbrook Wineries.
Public Hearing - herewith, has been adopted tive Extension, the Putnam the Health Department. The charter gives the county ex- of the Culinary Institute of striped bass; braised Cedar Tavern also offers an ex-
November 19, 2009 an the 6th day of October Historical Society, Southeast nine-member body also cut the ecutive line item veto power.” America who gained much River short ribs; roasted Mur- cellent lunch menu featuring
The Philipstown Planning 6,.2008, and the validity of Museum, and the Putnam Hu- $97,000 salary of the execu- Instead of taking the matter to
B o a r d f o r t h e To w n o f the obligations authorized. of his experience in Man- ray’s chicken; pan roasted “Grown up” mac and cheese;
P h i l i p s t o w n , N e w Yo r k by such resolution may be mane Society; eliminating tive’s Chief of Staff. The post court and further delaying the hattan at the Union Square wild salmon; steak frites; and pulled pork grilled cheese;
will hold a public hearing hereafter contested only Friday trolley service in Cold has been vacant since early process while costing taxpay- C a f é a n d Ta b l a , p o i n t s t o Tavern pasta. A intriguing roasted tomato chicken salad;
o n T h u r s d a y, N o v e m b e r if such obligations were Spring; eliminating adult day spring, when Lisa Denig left ers additional fees for litiga- two favorites. The Raclette array of side dishes includes three-egg omelette; Tavern
19, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at authorized for an :object care programs in Patterson and county employment. tion, Van Ross recommended
the VFW Hall on Kemble air purse for which the is a wash-rind Swiss style re-fried fingerling potatoes; burger; BBQ short-rib sand-
Mahopac’s Saturday program; The legislature did restore that the legislature override cheese served with pickled, bacon-grape stew; miso but- wich; and chicken cheddar
Av e n u e i n C o l d S p r i n g , COUNTY OF PUTNAM,
New York to consider the New York, is not authorized and closing the Cold Spring a receptionist for the Proba- the veto, which he said would local vegetables that he says ter braised romaine; sweet wrap. A children’s menu is
following application: to expend money or if the Senior Center. tion Department as well as a “preserve the authority of the might have been harvested, potato puree; German potato also available.
MetroPCS New York, LLC provisions of law which Members of the legislature met counselor in the Youth Bureau. Putnam Legislature.”
("MetroPCS") - Application should have been complied “eight months ago or last salad; sweet and spicy green Tavern is open Wednesday,
two dozen times in committee Legislative counsel Clement week.” Keep in mind that the tomato chutney; celery root Thursday, and Sunday from
dated October 5, 2009 with as of this date of
for Site Plan approval publication of this Notice reviewing Bondi’s recom- Van Ross issued an opinion veggies are pickled. He also puree; and heirloom tomato- noon until 9pm and Fridays
to co-locate a wireless were not substantially takes delight in describing eggplant ragu. and Saturdays from noon until
telecommunications facility complied with, and an one of his delicious season- And, it wouldn’t be autumn 10pm, and is closed on Mon-
on the existing monopole action, suitor proceeding
located at 20-60 Manitou contesting such validity is al soups—Kabocha squash, in the Hudson Valley with- day and Tuesday. A special
Station Road in the Town commenced within twenty topped off with fresh black out apple crisp for dessert. New Year’s Eve tasting is
of Philipstown. Proposal days after tire publication
consists of co-locating
six (6) antennas on the
of this Notice, or such
obligations were authorized
Legal Notices pepper and New York State
maple cream.
Naturally, the apples are lo-
cal. For chocolate lovers,
being planned. Appetizers
range form $9 to $17 while
existing 115' tall monopole in violation of the provisions Other appetizers include dessert may take the form entrees range from $22 to
with associated unmanned of the constitution. cranberries and blue (?) with of the brownie Sunday with $32. Lunch entrees from $11
equipment to be located M. CHRIS MARRONE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE local greens, local sheep’s a cayenne ganache. to $13. Tavern is located on
within the existing fenced Clerk to the County Notice of Formation of Notice is hereby given milk blue cheese and white The concept of staying very Route 9D in Garrison, just
compound at the base of Legislature Marvik Solutions, LLC. t h a t t h e To w n o f P u t n a m
the monopole. The subject BOND RESOLUTION Arts. of Org. filed with Va l l e y h a s r e c e i v e d a b a l s a m i c v i n e g a r ; Ta v e r n close to home for everything south of Route 403. Reserva-
premises is classified in OF THE COUNTY OF NY Dept. of State on wetlands application from salad consisting of local served at Tavern even car- tions are recommended. Visit
the B-2 "business" zoning PUTNAM, NEW YORK, 9/22/09. Office location: the following applicant: greens, peach vinaigrette ries over to the bar. Forty the website at highlandscoun-
district. Tax map # 89-1-81. ADOPTED OCTOBER P u t n a m C o u n t y. S e c . o f WT 21/09 H. Mendelowitz and ricotta salata; corned bottled beers are available— tryclub.net.
At said hearing all 6, 2009, AUTHORIZING State designated as agent Pudding Street
persons will have the right T H E P A R T I A L of LLC upon whom process TM# 30.-2-47 beef hash with eggs; Tavern all brewed in New York state.
to be heard. Copies of the RECONSTRUCTION OF against it may be served and
application, plat map, site THE CORRECTIONAL shall mail process to the
plan, and related material FACILITY ROOF, IN AND principal business address:
may be seen in the Office FOR SAID COUNTY AT A 30 Ivy Hill Rd., Brewster, LEGAL NOTICE
of the Planning Board at the MAXIMUM ESTIMATED NY 10509. Purpose: any
lawful purpose. Liz's Chemo Survival
Town Hall. COST OF $20,000; AND Kits, LLC filed on June
Dated at Philipstown, New AUTHORIZING THE

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York, this 26th day of ISSUANCE OF $20,000 Putnam County, NY. SSNY
October, 2009. BONDS OF SAID COUNTY is designated as agent upon
Anthony Merante, T O PAY T H E C O S T LEGAL NOTICE process against the LLC may
Chairman THEREOF. be served. SSNY shall mail
Specific object or Philipstown
Planning Board copy of process against the
purpose: P a r t i a l LLC to 63 Hamlin Road,
LEGAL NOTICE Reconstruction of Site Visit
November 1, 2009 Mahopac NY10541. Purpose:
NOTICE TO BIDDERS correctional facility roof Any lawful purpose.
Period of probable The Planning Board will
Notice is hereby given that meet on Sunday, November
the Town of Putnam Valley usefulness: Twenty five
(25) years 8, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. to
will receive and publicly inspect the following site: LEGAL NOTICE
open bids for the following: Amount of obligations to Winter Parking and
be issued: $20,000 Bonds - Scanga Realty LLC
SURPLUS WEED - Lady Blue Devil's Lane, Sidewalk Notice Village
HARVESTER A complete copy of the of Cold Spring
bond resolution summarized Cold Spring
EQUIPMENT AND Beginning November 15,
COMPATIBLE TRAILER above shall be available for 2009 and continuing through
1989 Aquarius Systems public Inspection during April 15, 2010, seasonal
H–220 Aquatic Plant normal business hours at LEGAL NOTICE parking restrictions will take
Harvester and compatible the office of the Clerk to Notice of Formation of effect pursuant to Sections
T R C - 1 2 t r a i l e r- c o n v e y o r. the.. Legislature; at the KAPLAN’S KOSHER KART 126-15 and 126-36 of the
Serial # AL041 HATZ diesel County Office Building, 40 L L C . A r t s . o f O rg . f i l e d Village Code.
2L40C engine – 37 HP 2600 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, with Secy. of State of NY These restrictions prohibit
RPM – Model # - 2L400 - Now York. (SSNY) on 4/24/09. Office all overnight parking
Serial #641888006628 Dated: October 8, 2009 location: Putnam County. between the hours of 12:01
Vessel is rusted and not Carmel, New York SSNY designated as agent a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The
s e a w o r t h y. E n g i n e n o t of LLC upon whom process Vi l l a g e B o a r d h a s a g r e e d
running. against it may be served. to a “trial call in program”,
at the Town Clerk’s Office LEGAL NOTICE SSNY shall mail process to test optional methods of
l o c a t e d a t t h e To w n H a l l t o : M i c h a e l T. L a m b e r t i , seasonal parking control.
265 Oscawana Lake Road, NOTICE OF PUBLIC Esq., 180 Froehlich Farm
HEARING Therefore, each day from
Putnam Valley, New York Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797. 4:00 p.m. on, a telephone
10579 at the following date UPON PRELIMINARY Purpose: any lawful activity.
BUDGETS message will be available
and time: NOTICE IS HEREBY a t 2 6 5 - 4 8 8 3 ( t h e Vi l l a g e
Date: November 17, 2009 GIVEN, that the Preliminary Highway Garage) to notify
Time: 1:45 p.m. B u d g e t o f t h e To w n o f LEGAL NOTICE the caller whether the
Bids must be submitted Putnam Valley for the fiscal The resolution, a summary seasonal off street parking
within a sealed envelope year beginning January 1, of which is published will be enforced for that
showing the Bidder’s name 2010, have been completed herewith, has been adopted evening. The general ban
and clearly marked with and are filed in the Office of on the 13th day of October, on parking will remain in
“ S u r p l u s We e d H a r v e s t e r the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 2009; and the validity of effect. However, the trial
Bid”. 265 Oscawana Lake Road, the obligations authorized call in method is intended
Each Bidder must furnish Putnam Valley, New York by such resolution may be t o l i m i t t h e n e e d f o r o ff
with the Bid a properly where they are available for hereafter contested only street parking to snow
executed non-collusion inspection by any interested if such obligations were emergencies. It is important
affidavit. persons at all reasonable authorized for an object that a telephone call is made
T h e To w n o f P u t n a m hours. or purpose for which the during and after snowstorms
Valley reserves the right to F U RT H E R N O T I C E I S COUNTY OF PUTNAM, because snow emergencies
waive ay irregularities or HEREBY GIVEN, that the New York, is not authorized are not limited to the day
informalities in or reject any To w n B o a r d o f t h e To w n to expend money or if the of the storm. Many times
or all Bids. of Putnam Valley will meet provisions of law which it may be necessary to
Eileen Royael and review said Preliminary should have been complied continue snow removal on
Town Clerk To w n , H i g h w a y, a n d a l l with as of the date of Village streets as much as
Town of Putnam Valley District Budgets and hold publication of this Notice 24 hours after a snowfall.
845-526-3280 a Public Hearing thereon at were not substantially The decision of the Village
October 22, 2009 the Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. complied with, and an Board is intended to assist
on the 4th day of November, action, suit or proceeding all village residents who
2009 and at such hearing contesting such validity Is f i n d o ff s t r e e t p a r k i n g a
any person may be heard in commenced within twenty problem, but everyone must
favor of, or against any item days after the publication understand the consequences
LEGAL NOTICE of receiving a parking ticket
Notice of Qualification or items therein contained. of this Notice, or such
Pursuant to Section obligations were authorized if the rules set forth are not
of HUDSON EAGLE in violation of the provisions adhered to.
LLC. Authority filed with 108 of the Town Law, the
proposed salaries of the of the constitution. Should you have any
Secretary of State of NY M. CHRIS MARRONE questions about whether
( S S N Y ) o n 0 9 / 11 / 2 0 0 9 . Town Officers are hereby
specified as follows: Clerk to the County to park overnight during
O ff i c e l o c a t i o n : P u t n a m Legislature the winter season, you
C o u n t y. LLC formed Supervisor $ 70,000
C o u n c i l p e r s o n s , BOND RESOLUTION are strongly advised to
in Delaware (DE) on OF THE COUNTY OF follow the general rule
09/09/2009. SSNY four@ $ 13,000 each
Town Clerk $ 59,487.52 PUTNAM, NEW YORK, and remove your car from
designated as agent of ADOPTED OCTOBER the street. TOWING OF
LLC upon whom process Highway Superintendent
$ 87,607.00 13, 2009, AUTHORIZING V E H I C L E S M AY B E
against it may be served. T H E R E N O VAT I O N O F REQUIRED DURING
SSNY shall mail process BY ORDER OF THE
TOWN BOARD VA R I O U S C O U N T Y SNOW EMERGENCIES AT
to: The LLC, 31 Private FA C I L I T I E S , I N A N D THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.
Way, Garrison NY 10524. Eileen Royael
Town Clerk F O R S A I D C O U N T Y AT Areas provided for seasonal
Address to be maintained A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED off street parking are
in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Dated: October 23, 2009
Posted 10-28-09 COST OF $102,000; AND Kemble Avenue south of The
Ste. 101, Dover DE 19904. AUTHORIZING THE Boulevard and the south side
A r t s . o f O rg . f i l e d w i t h ISSUANCE OF $102,000 of The Boulevard. Signs will
D E S e c y. o f S t a t e , 4 0 1 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY mark designated areas.
Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover LEGAL NOTICE T O PAY T H E C O S T Pursuant to Section 108-21
DE 19901. Purpose: Any Notice of Formation THEREOF. the owner and/or occupant
lawful activities. o f S TAT H E A LT H C A R E Class of objects or of each and every building
SOLUTIONS LLC, a purposes: Renovation of and lot in the Village shall
domestic LLC. Arts. of various County facilities keep the full width of the
Org. filed with the SSNY Period of probable sidewalk free of snow
LEGAL NOTICE and ice. When ice on said
Notice of Formation of on 08/24/2009. Office u s e f u l n e s s : Tw e n t y f i v e
location: Putnam County. (25) years walk cannot be removed, it
PROFITABLE VENTURES, shall be covered with sand
LLC, a domestic LLC. SSNY has been designated Amount of obligations to
as agent upon whom process be issued: $102,000 Bonds and other materials not
Arts. of Org. filed with the detrimental to the concrete,
SSNY on 08/04/2009. Office against the LLC may be A complete copy of the
served. SSNY shall mail bond resolution summarized in such a manner as will
location: Putnam County. enable persons to walk
SSNY has been designated a copy of process to: The above shall be available for
LLC, 530 Saw Mill River public inspection during thereon with safety. Clearing
as agent upon whom process of said sidewalk should
against the LLC may be Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. normal business hours at the
Purpose: Any Lawful office of the Clerk to the begin within a reasonable
served. SSNY shall mail a time during and after snow
copy of process to: The LLC, Purpose. Latest date upon Legislature, at the County
which LLC is to dissolve: Office Building, 40 Gleneida accumulation. Summonses
20 Cliffside Court, Garrison, will be issued to violators.
NY 10524. Purpose: Any 12/31/2034. Avenue, Carmel, New York.
Dated: October 14,2009 Dated: October 21, 2009
Lawful Purpose. Mary Saari, Village Clerk
Carmel, New York
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Haldane Varsity Football Putnam Valley Varsity Football


9/11/2009 L, 28-14 @ CHESTER 9/17/2009 W, 18-13 @ HALDANE
9/17/2009 L, 18-13 PUTNAM VALLEY 9/26/2009 L, 47-30 HASTINGS
9/26/2009 L, 18-14 LINCOLN HALL 10/2/2009 L, 23-8 ALBERTUS MAGNUS
10/3/2009 L, 18-0 @ TUCKAHOE 10/9/2009 W, 30-18 IRVINGTON
10/10/2009 L, 30-7 CROTON-HARMON 10/17/2009 L, 41-6 @ CROTON-HARMON
10/17/2009 L, 23-7 @ HASTINGS 10/24/2009 L, 46-22 @ DOBBS FERRY
10/23/2009 L, 16-6 @ VALHALLA

Ti n y M i t e s S h u t d o w n P-Town Soccer Wins Three Haldane Losing


Hudson Valley Knights Streak Continues The Philipstown Soccer
Club’s successful season
continued with three wins
Mary-Margaret Dwyer, and
Katy Stewart also found
the net for the Dragons,
Solakoglu, and tallies from
Peter Close, Peter Hoffmann
and Penn LeFavour. Finally,
this past Sunday in WYSL who improved to 2-2 on the th e U - 1 0 D y n amo s d r o p p ed by B.J. O’Brien around Valhalla’s defense for
On Sunday October 25, the Andrew Aiston, Kole Bolte, punishing hits from inside play. The U-14 Knights used season. Sara Labriola made a tough 2-0 decision to the most of the night. However,
Philipstown Tiny Mite Hawks William Etta, Jake Patinella, linebacker. two Brianna DiFrancesco some key early saves in the B r i a r c l i ff B a r r a c u d a s . T h e The Haldane Blue Devils the Vikings were able to make
travelled to Millbrook to take and Darrin Santos wore down The Hawks got the ball back goals to defeat Pelham 2 - Dragon's net and recorded Dynamos played a spirited football team traveled to Val- adjustments and solve that
on the Hudson Valley Knights the Hudson Valley defense and before the half came to a 0. Cali Schweikhart made her first shutout. match but could not break halla High School on a rain- problem. Once that happened,
‘B’ team. The Hawks won the whole game, giving the close it was Tyler McCollum’s 7 saves in the net to post The U-13 Arrows visited through on the stingy Bri- soaked night Friday looking for Haldane had a tough time run-
the coin toss and elected to backs plenty of room to run. turn to take one to the house the team's second shutout of Mt. Vernon and remained un- a r c l i ff d e f e n s e . a reversal of fortune. However, ning the ball inside.
receive. The Knights took over on from 20 yards out giving the t h e s e a s o n . U - 11 D r a g o n s , beaten, winning a shootout Next week's action has their season continued to get Famighetti led the team in
The Hawks were stopped on offense and the Hawks turned Hawks a 12-0 lead. behind two goals by Milly by the score of 8 - 4. Ramsey the Knights visiting Ar- tougher as they dropped a 16-6 passing, completing four out
their first play from scrim- to their defense to get the After the half the Hawks L o n d o n , r o u t e d Ry e B r o o k Heitmann netted a hat trick monk, the Dragons hosting decision to the Vikings to drop of eight pass attempts for 34
mage, a quarterback sneak ball back—and they were defense picked up right where 7-0. Hannah Regele, Chloe for the Arrows, who also re- Larchmont and the Dynamos to 0-7 on the season. yards and one touchdown.
by Riley Johanson behind the more than up to the challenge. they left off allowing Hudson Davis, Alzie Cinquanta, ceived two goals from Kaan hosting Harrison. The Vikings took the lead in In addition to O’Dell, three
blocking of Luke Hammond. The defensive front four of Valley only one first down the first quarter on a field goal other Blue Devils’ accumulated
In the next play, Johanson Peter Angelopolous, Xander for the entire game. When but Haldane answered a few yards on the ground. Fusco had

Haldane Girls JV Soccer


gave the ball to Tyler McCol- Casparian, Ryan Irwin, and the Hawks got the ball back minutes later with a touchdown four carries for 11 yards while
lum, who was stopped for a James Phillips were able to they made short work of find- pass from Rafael Famighetti to Famighetti carried nine times
small gain on the play. How- repeatedly get into the back- ing the end zone again with Frank Fusco. The point after for seven yards. Ryder Hine

Team Finishes Fall Season


ever, the third time was the field. When Hudson Valley Christian Pezzullo delivering kick was blocked and the Blue had four yards on one carry.
charm and running back Conor was able to avoid the inside a vicious kick-out block to Devils had a 6-3 lead, which Fusco also had one the one
McMahon broke a tackle near players Nate Allen, Jagger spring McCollum for another they kept for the remainder of touchdown reception for five
the line of scrimmage and Beachak, Daniel Santos, and score. The game ended with the first half. yards.
ran down the sidelines for Robert Viggiano were there the Hawks sporting an im- It was during the halftime O’Dell also led the team on
close to 60 yards to reach the to stop them in their tracks. pressive 18-0 victory. break that the bad weather got defense, collecting 10 tackles.
end zone giving the Hawks a Ian Flanagan made some great The Hawks finish up their worse, with the rain drops fall- Dain Bryant had seven while
quick 6-0 lead. stops from the outside line- regular season on November ing harder and faster. There’s Fusco and Famighetti each had
The hard work of the of- backer position and Matthew 1 at Hudson Valley against no doubt that this likely had four. Christian Callahan, Elias
fensive line consisting of Champlin delivered some their ‘A’ team. an effect on the game because Lopez and Ray DiFrancesco
the passing game wasn’t really contributed three tackles each.
a factor for both teams. Bryant also had one fumble
Haldane Varsity Soccer Seniors Valhalla took the lead very
early in the third quarter on
recovery.
Fusco punted three times for
Savor Their Last Home Game Win a long touchdown run. Blue
Devils’ defense stopped the
a total of 65 yards.
Famighetti had one kick-
two-point conversion attempt, off return for eight yards and
which left the score at 9-6 O’Dell had one for 26 yards.
in favor of the Vikings, who
scored on another touchdown GAME NOTES:
run in the fourth quarter. A • Coach Percacciolo was not
successful point-after attempt happy with some question-
was successful. That brought able officiating calls that went
the score to 16-6. against his team on Friday
Haldane head coach Tony night. One was a big pass in-
Percacciolo said that his team terference call that gave the
had a shot to win the game but Vikings a first down. However,
didn’t take advantage of it. he said that wasn’t the reason
The team had a strong run- why they lost the game.
ning game, which was led by • The Blue Devils will play
Derek O’Dell, who ran for 133 against Tuckahoe next week at
The Haldane girls JV soccer team wrapped up their fall season this week. Last week's yards on 25 carries. Most of Mahopac High School.
action included a 3-1 victory over Dover, with Jessica Harrison, Alex Monteleone and the Blue Devils’ success on Coach Percacciolo said his
Sarah Warren scoring. Pictured are: Front row (left to right), Sarah Rodzevik, Isabel the ground was due to the fact team will take advantage of
Jimenez, Alex Monteleone, Sam Lisikatos, Kieran Spinelli. Back row (left to right), coach that O’Dell was fast enough having this week off and use it
Stephen Schweikhart, Emma Garschagen, Remi Smith, Sonya Kuzminski, Cali Schweikhart, to get to the outside and run to allow some injuries to heal.
Jessica Harrison, Sarah Warren, Miranda Thompson, and Lindy Labriola.

F re d K o h u t
Haldane seniors Tatiana Gilmartin, Grace O'Malley, Hannah Dieboll, Brianna D'Alessio,
Katlyn Mastantone, and Meghan Rohan celebrate their final home game with a 2-1 victory
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F re d K o h u t
Coach Percacciolo talks to one of his players.
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Putnam County Sheriff Candidates E lection S pecial


Donald B. Smith Kevin J. McConville
BIOGRAPHY: Age—61 • What is the most impor- time of service to the nation BIOGRAPHY: Age—52 • ment. Importantly, the Sher- American Cancer Society,
Party Affiliation—Repub- tant quality a Sheriff must and to my country. In the P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n — D e m o - iff must have high ethical Muscular Dystrophy Asso-
lican, Conservative, and possess to manage a police military, I served in combat cratic • Education: 2004, standards, integrity, profes- ciation and American Heart
Independence • Education: force? in Vietnam and served for Master of Public Admin- sionalism and compassion. Association. I’m a member
1969—Bachelor of Science T h e S h e r i ff o f P u t n a m six years in the Federal Re- istration, Marist College; Why sould you be elected of NY State Chiefs of Police
from the United States Mili- County leads a very complex public of Germany during 1980 Bachelor of Science Sheriff? Association, Hank Williams
tary Academy at West Point; organization which includes the Cold War. in Criminal Justice, Marist A major reason I am run- Homicide Seminar Asso-
1974 – Master of Science a uniform police force, an I have always been involved College; 1992, New York ning was Putnam’s 34% ciation and International
Degree in Systems Manage- investigative unit, an iden- in giving back to my commu- State Division of Crimi- increase in crime, 2006-08, Association of Chiefs of
ment from the University of tification and forensics unit, nity by serving in numerous nal Justice Services – Su- reported by NYS’s Crimi- Police.
Southern California; 1979 an operations and communi- service and philanthropic pervisor’s Course; 1979, nal Justice Division. Also, KEY PRINCIPLES: I have
—Graduate of the U.S. Army cations unit, a civil unit, a causes to include: Carmel New York State Division of FBI’s web site for 2008 five key principles:
and Command General Staff narcotics enforcement unit, Rotary Club, the American Criminal Justice Services – i n d i c t s P u t n a m ’ s S h e r i ff : 1. Instill core values a)
College, Fort Leavenworth, a youth services unit, and a Heart Association, the March Basic Police Course Vi o l e n t C r i m e i n c r e a s e d Establish ethical standards
Kansas; jail which includes medical of Dimes, the Mental Health FAMI LY: Wife and three 65% (from 20 cases to 33), b . ) Tr e a t a l l i n d i v i d u a l s
1986—Graduate of the Indus- a six-year tour in the 8th and mental health services. Association, the American children: two daughters, Property Crimes increased fairly c.) Build a tradition
trial College of the Armed Infantry Div. (Mechanized) It is important for the Sher- Security Council Founda- one son. about our future. 15% (300 to 345 cases). of service
Forces and Fellow at the during the Cold War in the iff to be highly educated, well tion, the Westchester/Putnam CAREER: Director of Se- If our residents did not These increases worry me. 2. Training and Education:
National Defense University Federal Republic of Germany. trained and have knowledge Council for Boy Scouts of curity Services at Hudson work together and help I am a professional po- a.) Achieve accreditation
at Fort McNair, Washington, Dep. County Executive of in all aspects of law enforce- America, the AMBER Alert Va l l e y H o s p i t a l C e n t e r their neighbors, I would be lice officer, with 29 years’ f r o m N Y S t a t e b . ) Tr a i n /
D.C. Putnam from 1999 – 2001; ment and most important of Partnership, New York Mili- J a n u a r y 1 6 , 2 0 0 8 – p r e s- worried about our County. experience, rising through mentor officers profes-
FAMILY: Son of the late Elected Sheriff in 2001 and all, have a strong foundation tary Academy, and as an of- ent; Metropolitan Trans- There’s no evidence of that the ranks to Chief of MTA’s sionally c. )Update Depart-
Donald and the late Marge 2005. of character, integrity, values ficer in the New York State portation Authority Police happening, so I’m not pes- police staff of 768. My ex- ment’s Rules/Procedures
Smith from Patterson; Mar- To what extent are you op- and empathy. Sheriffs’ Association. Department 1981 – January simistic. perience includes: budgets, 3. Promoting Safety a.)
ried to Jane Powell Smith for timistic about the future of W h y s h o u l d y o u b e re - KEY PRINCIPLES: 8, 2008, rising in rank from What is the most impor- staffing, training, planning, Create Partnerships with
more than 37 years; Father Putnam County and to what elected Sheriff? My principles are based on police officer to Lieuten- tant quality a Sheriff must etc. I’m committed to trans- schools, businesses, com-
of two children: Christopher extent are you pessimistic? Before I became the Sheriff the motto from West Point: ant, Captain, District Com- possess to manage a police forming training– which m u n i t y o rg a n i z a t i o n s . b . )
and Cherilynne; Grandfather I believe that Putnam in 2002, there was a great deal Duty, Honor and Country. In mander, First Deputy Chief, force? now is poorly managed. I’ll Reinvigorate School Re-
of five beautiful grandchil- County is not only a special of tension between law en- living up to those principles, to Chief of Department from Law enforcement in the bring professional police source Officers. c.) Estab-
dren place because of our beautiful forcement and our emergency I try each and every day to 2005-2008. Sheriff’s Department is management experience to lish Drunk Driving Pro-
CAREER: Served as a career countryside, our environment service partners. Now we are serve my God, my country To W h a t e x t e n t a re y o u multifaceted, with inves- the Department. grams with MADD, SADD.
military officer in the United and our geography with the working together, epitomiz- my family and my commu- optimistic about the future tigative, narcotics and iden- How have you served the 4. Ensure Security a.)
States Army, commanding County ultimately being at ing the concept, “together nity. My personal principles of Putnam County, and to tification units, plus the public in the past? Promote order b.) Provide
at the Platoon, Company, least 38% green because of each achieves more”. Putnam are try to do the right thing what extent are you pes- jail. The Sheriff is a vital I have used my education security in emergencies c.)
Battalion and Brigade levels our reservoir system, lakes, County now has a new 911 each and every day in living simistic? part of local government; and experience to protect Protect people and property
culminating as the Assis- parks and preservation areas Call Center and an Emergency up to the values of “servant I am lifelong resident of the duties go far beyond and serve the public -- as 5. Enforce Laws Equita-
tant Div. Commander at the but most important of all, Response Team consisting leadership.” The principles Putnam County and have “Keeper of the Peace.” The p o l i c e o ff i c e r, d e t e c t i v e , bly a.) Pursue investiga-
1st Calvary Division at Fort are the citizens of Putnam of specially trained deputy that we have developed for witnessed the County deal Sheriff’s job concentrates s e rg e a n t , l i e u t e n a n t , c a p - tions, arrest criminals. b.)
Hood; Achieved the rank of County who are involved in sheriffs and police officers the Sheriff’s Office and Cor- with many issues, concerns on public service, includ- t a i n a n d C h i e f o f M TA ’ s Establish crime fighting
Brigadier Gen.; staff assign- their government and who who can respond quickly to rectional Facility are: and changes. I decided to ing court security and civil Police Department. I have s t r a t e g i e s . c . ) Ta rg e t I n -
ments included serving as the give back to their commu- any crisis within our County. ·Do the right thing in en- stay and raise a family here matters. arrested offenders and pre- ternet crimes
Chief of Armor Branch and nity through service in our In conclusion, we have forcing the laws to keep Put- because of the friendships The Sheriff’s Depart- sented cases for prosecution Make “Professional and
Chief of Combat Arms Divi- schools, churches, syna- changed the culture of the nam County a safe place to and values that exist here. ment is a Constitutional for crimes from murder to Accountable” the Sheriff’s
sion at the Army’s Personnel gogues, and service organi- Sheriff’s Office to one of live. Putnam has a diverse popu- e n t i t y, d i r e c t l y a c c o u n t - assault. Plus, I have estab- Department’ motto…pro-
Command in Alexandria, Vir- zations. As long as people serving the people with dig- ·Do the right thing for the lation willing to meet prob- able to the public. The lished relationships with fessional in our jobs… ac-
ginia. Served as the Deputy continue to participate in nity and respect and being men and women of the Putnam lems head-on; together, we Sheriff is responsible for other police agencies that countable to you.
Director of Personnel Support our government, I have no accountable to our citizens. County Sheriff’s Office and seek solutions. Putnam has developing crime-fighting will help Putnam.
Policy and Services in the cause for pessimism for our How have you served the Correctional Facility. a proud history, beautiful strategies, training and the Personally, I have coached
Office of Sec. of Defense. future as I believe that in a public in the past? -Morale and Esprit de landscape and wonderful jail. The Sheriff should be in numerous recreational
Overseas tours included a democracy good ultimately I have used my West Point Corps citizens. These facts make a law enforcement officer, programs. Also, I contrib-
combat tour of Vietnam and triumphs over evil. education to provide a life- me exceptionally optimistic well-trained in law enforce- ute to nonprofits, including

Philipstown Supervisor Candidates


Richard Shea Matthew Mastrantone
BIOGRAPHY:Age—47 • address the fundamental rights our emergency service work- B I O G R A P H Y: A g e — 4 7 • examine our current budget will flee, and people will
Party Affiliation—Democrat, of property owners. The people ers could use more support in Party Affiliation—Republi- of $9 million to determine become refugees in their
Conservative, Independence of Philipstown enjoy what the way of active volunteers. can • Education—Graduated where we can save money own homes.
parties • Education—Hal- many of us believe is the How have you served Phil- Connersville High School; by eliminating unnecessary How have you served Phil-
dane High School – Class of highest quality of life in the ipstown in past? Attended King’s College & items and determine how ipstown in past?
1980; Fredonia State Univer- United States-- and probably For the past eight years Westchester Business Insti- Philipstown might be able I have served on the Phil-
sity– 1980/81 Liberal Arts; the world, too! This is no ac- I have served as an elected tute; Studied Catholicism to share services with other ipstown Wetlands Advisory
Morrisville State University cident. Past leaders enacted member of the Philipstown at St. Augustine Parish; towns. Committee, the Conservation
– 83/83 AAS Natural Resource balanced laws to protect the Town Board. During that time Emergency Environmental How do you intended to bal- Advisory Committee, and as
Conservation; Pace University entire community. This legacy I have worked hard to save Services Oil Spill Remedia- ance the interests of open a member of the Garrison
Land Use Alliance Training creates both opportunity and taxpayer dollars by reviewing tion Certification; BOCES- space advocates with the School Committee on Special
Program - 2005 responsibility. The opportu- insurance and service con- Special Education Repre- fundamental rights of in- Education. In addition, I have
FAMILY: Married to Karen a new law that will accurately nity to build on success and tracts, upgrading our energy sentation dividual property owners? followed both the needs of
Tauss Shea. Father of Nolan address the priorities and will the responsibility to protect systems to make them more FAMILY: Married with four maintaining Philipstown’s I plan to listen to all sides the town and its politics for
Shea of the people of Philipstown. the rights of all through good efficient, and obtaining State school aged children who pristine environment and of each issue and cast my one a decade, by going to meet-
CAREER: Upon graduation At that point we will adopt the legislation and enforcement funding for important local attend Garrison Union Free viewshed by adding plant- vote (there are four other ings, watching proceedings
from Morrisville, I worked new zoning. will guide me in my future projects. I have been a stew- School and Haldane School ings and fences along the board members who have on local TV, reading the local
for the US Forest Service in How will you be a steward work. I know that the citizens ard of the local environment, District roadside without being asked an equal say) in what I find newspapers and continually
Bozeman, Montana, as part of of the taxpayer dollar? of Philipstown want to protect acting to protect groundwater CAREER: Mason Artesian to. If elected, I would ar- to be the position that best talking to my fellow Philip-
a team conducting a fisheries As Town Supervisor it will their quality of life, and I will and making sure that our laws Stonework range forums to bring the represents the interests of stowners.
study. I have also worked in be my responsibility as chief continue the tradition that are enforced. I worked for 10 What is the most important community together for an our citizens. KEY PRINCIPLES: As a
agriculture at the Gem of the budget officer to balance the we have established of open years at Little Stony Point and issue facing Philipstown and open discussion of resolu- To what extent are you op- person, parent, and small
River Farm in Orleans, Cali- needs of our community with government to make sure that oversaw the bridge replace- how will you address it? tions to these problems. timistic about the future of business owner, I value hon-
fornia. I was the caretaker at the taxpayers’ right to know all opinions are heard. ment to the Park. I have also Philipstown needs to bal- How will you be a steward Philipstown, and to what esty, integrity, hard work, and
Little Stony Point Park in Cold that every dollar collected is To what extent are you op- volunteered at Our Lady of ance homeowners and busi- of the taxpayer dollar? extent are you pessimistic? charity above all else. I be-
Spring for 10 years. Since 1990 well spent. The people of timistic about the future of Loretto Church. nesses that pay most of our I will participate fully in I am optimistic that this lieve that it is paramount that
I have run Shea Construction, Philipstown want and deserve Philipstown, and to what KEY PRINCIPLES: My taxes and tax-exempt organi- the monthly meetings of Put- election will see the town we all respect one another
a small residential construc- safe roads, quality recreational extent are you pessimistic? guiding principles are honesty, zations that are not on the tax nam County town supervisors moving in a new direction, regardless of our differing
tion business. opportunities, a healthy envi- I am optimistic about this fairness, and respect for oth- roles. I would create dialogue held to discuss how to resolve which will provide more views and maintain civilized
What is the most important ronment, and services for se- Town because we have active ers. Anyone who has followed with newer tax-exempt or- problems, share services and positive interaction between dialogue. If we can do this,
issue facing Philipstown and niors and elected officials that participation in local govern- Town Government during my ganizations and landowners surpluses, and exchange in- the town government and its then we can work to make
how will you address it? are responsive to their needs. ment. That makes the job of tenure has seen me walk my with conservation easements formation on pending state citizens. I am pessimistic the world a better place for
The proposed new zoning is I will personally review every an elected official easier. We talk. People may not always that have discouraged expan- mandates. Also, I would limit that if there is no change in our children and ourselves.
currently the most important payment request voucher that have been able to draw on tal- agree with me but they always sion. I do not consider the the hiring of expensive out- Philipstown’s leadership,
issue facing Philipstown. I is submitted. I will appoint a ented and energetic community get an honest answer. I treat town to be in an eco-crisis. side consultants that have our quality of life will de-
will continue the open process budget committee to review members to get important work people as I would like to be Most businesses along Route impacted our budgets signifi- cline, taxes will increase
of reaching out to community the budget and make recom- done. The Business Aesthet- treated and that has served 9 have done a heroic job of cantly in the past. I would u n n e c e s s a r i l y, b u s i n e s s e s
members to include their in- mendations, thereby directly ics Committee, The Compre- me pretty well in life and in
put. When I and the rest of empowering Philipstown’s hensive Plan Committee, The my time on the Board. When
the Town Board feel we are taxpayers. Recreation Commission and all people believe that you are
ready for the public hearing How do you intended to bal- our dedicated Board members acting in good faith and out
process we will again seek ance the interests of open are a testament to the level of of a sense of fairness, they
a final round of public com- space advocates with the commitment that our citizens are more willing to work with “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere
ment. After this inclusive and
thorough course of action we
fundamental rights of in-
dividual property owners?
feel. As for pessimism, that
is not something I generally
you than against you. That
always makes for more ef-
interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” ­—T. S. Eliot
can be confident that we have Good zoning will always subscribe to. But I do think fective government.

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E lection S pecial Putnam Valley Supervisor Candidates


Robert V. Tendy Dawn Powell
BIOGRAPHY: Age—53 • ance the interests of open shopping areas; our school BIOGRAPHY: Age—57 • I would vote to pass the day operations of the town.
Party Affiliation—Repub- space advocates, while system is fantastic--yet our Party—Democratic, Inde- zoning code, so that everyone I have worked in my local
lican, Conservative • Edu- protecting the fundamen- town is a rural and environ- pendence • Education—D.C. is playing by the same rules, lake community on lake and
cation—Bachelor of Arts; tal rights of individual mental oasis, a jewel. We (Doctor of Chiropractic), and those rules are clear to budget issues, enforcement
Master of Arts (English property owners? can use this to our advantage New York Chiropractic Col- everyone. and septic/ water issues. I
Literature) Both from St. There should be no con- as we encourage develop- lege; B.A., Sarah Lawrence To what extent are you op- have also been involved in
John’s University; Juris flict if we work together. ers/land trusts/and property College timistic about the future of animal rescue.
Doctor (St. John’s Univer- Every property owner I owners to work together to FAMILY: Single, Mom and Putnam Valley, and to what KEY PRINCIPLES:
sity School of Law) know wants the same thing use our rural character and Dad living, dogs and cats, extent are you pessimistic? Putnam Valley must be af-
FA M I LY : 3 C h i l d r e n , 2 as open space advocates: environmental splendor to good friends These are very tough times fordable for the residents.
Step children, ages 16-22 good water quality; clear our economic advantage. CAREER: Chiropractor for my community, and for The Town must be account-
CAREER: Attorney, Town lakes and streams; beauti- How have you served Put- What is the most important the nation. Local government able for every dollar spent,
Supervisor. ful natural surroundings nam Valley in the past? issue facing Putnam Valley ance the interests of open should work for the people and for future obligations
What is the most impor- m a i n t a i n e d . We c a n e n - Member of Putnam Val- and how will you address it? space advocates, while pro- who live in the community. that others will have to pay.
tant issue facing Putnam courage property owners ley Arts since 1998; ran The most important issue tecting the fundamental I believe that this town has We must have a zoning code
Valley and how will you and developers to use the Town Day in 2003, 2004, for our residents is the cost rights of individual prop- many committed and talented that supports our Compre-
address it? How will you be a steward town’s proximity to more 2005, 2009; town board of living here. With record erty owners? individuals who can and are hensive Plan, and we need to
Three connected issues: of the taxpayer dollar? suburban areas to realize since 2002; citizen school foreclosures and unemploy- In Putnam Valley, most willing to help us weather progress with implementing
a) Keeping our town beau- In my two years in of- that Putnam Valley’s poten- superintendent search com- ment, our Town Board is homes are on well and septic, these difficulties. I firmly that plan, including a Master
tiful; b) environmentally fice I reduced budget in- tial for development lies in mittee (2006); Chairman, unwilling to manage with with many outdated systems. believe that local government Plan for Oregon Corners. The
friendly commercial devel- creases of 22% and 13% to a recognition of it’s natural We s t c h e s t e r / P u t n a m B o y less. They have put forth a We need to put public health can and should be impacted Plan and the draft zoning code
opment in designated com- 5.6% and 5%. We returned offerings. This actually in- Scout Council (Manitoga budget increase of 11.86% first, and protect the com- by the community. Therefore, are now 2 years old, and my
mercial areas; c) respon - $200,000 dollars to our creases property values of District); Town Supervisor; with a public hearing the munity. I am optimistic. I believe opponent has been unable to
sible school/town budgets. fund balance which was the private property owner. brought back Lake Peekskill day after election day. This Open space costs less in that we will get through this. move forward.
Our town is a rural oasis; d a n g e r o u s l y l o w. We c u t If we treat both sides with Family Day, an old tradition budget also contains a $3500 taxes than it provides to the How have you served Put- I will include everyone
we are very fortunate; we two full time positions at respect and recognize that that had been forgotten. pay raise for the Supervisor’s Town in taxes, and is, there- nam Valley in the past? in the process. Too often,
must keep it that way. Yet a savings of about $90,000 their concerns do not nec- KEY PRINCIPLES: Be position, which Mr. Tendy fore, a win for the community. For the last two years, I a t To w n b o a r d m e e t i n g s ,
we need to realize our tax dollars. We partnered with essarily conflict with their F a i r. L o v e y o u r f a m i l y. put in for himself. Both of It is no longer acceptable for have focused on getting in- members of the public are
base is almost completely the county for essential desires, we can accomplish Don’t be afraid. Laugh a these are unacceptable. a developer to make a sub- formation to the public. I shouted down by my oppo-
the homeowner. Reasonable services, instituted a hiring a lot. lot. Be nice to people as How will you be a steward stantial profit, while leaving have attended many, many nent for having the temerity
commercial tax revenues freeze, and reduced over- To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u often as you can. Enjoy a of the taxpayer dollar? the community to pay the Town Board and Planning to disagree with him. He
need to be realized in order time payments. We ended optimistic about the future good cigar every now and Town Hall needs to run bill. It never should have Board meetings, as well as doesn’t allow public com-
t o o ff s e t p e r s o n a l t a x e s . management using town of Putnam Valley, and to then--it slows things down. more efficiently. The office been acceptable. some zoning board and other ment on issues before they
A full school system with cars to commute to and from what extent are you pes- Call your relatives often. procedures are antiquated and The rights of individual meetings of local interest, are voted on, and he stymies
no commercial entities to work. I reviewed car rental simistic? Go fishing and hiking when costly. Our Town employees property have always only and I have chronicled those efforts of the public to find
support it is fiscal insan- contracts which resulted in I’m very optimistic. We the opportunity arises. Pray are quite capable of upgrad- existed as long as they did meetings on a local politi- out just what is going on. I
ity. Our town and school savings of over $600 dol- are so lucky here! We are early and often. ing. They have suffered under not damage their neighbors. cal opinion blog. That may want to see civility at Town
n eed to w o r k t o g e t h er to lars per month. Grants we only fifty miles from a great poor management. We need That damage to neighbors be viewed at dawnpowell. meetings, and an end to his
understand that our budgets wrote netted over $200,000 cit;, we are 20 minutes from to actively pursue shared and the community has been wordpress.com. politics of fear.
must reflect the economic dollars for our roads. a train station; we are only services and consolidation. ignored in Putnam Valley, I have worked in Town
realities of our constituents. How do you intend to bal- 20 - 50 minutes from major How do you intend to bal- and that is untenable. Hall, working on the day to

“If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation


is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to
promote the general happiness than any other form?”
—John Adams

“Our political
institutions
work
remarkably
well. They
are designed
to clang
against each
other. The
noise is
democracy at
work.”

­ ichael
M
Novak
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Philipstown Town Board Candidates E lection S pecial


Town of P h i l i p s to w n Betty L. Budney Joselle L. Cunane
2009 Candidate Roster BIOGRAPHY: Age—77 • to live. BIOGRAPHY: Age—64 • of Philipstown because of the
P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n — D e m o - Having worked on and Party affiliation—Republican quality of the people who live
cratic, Independence • Edu- w i t n e s s e d m a n y d i ff i c u l t • Education—Pace Univer- here and work in the commu-
SUPERVISOR (Vote for one) cation—Attended Haldane situations, I am confident sity, Pleasantville NY; AAS nity. A quick look through the
High School. I have a GED that the Town Board, along degree in nursing, Registered pages of the Putnam County
Richard R. Shea DEM/IND/CON diploma. with resident participation, Nurse; Marymount College, News and Recorder each week
Matthew Mastrantone REP FAMILY: A lifelong resi- will work for the best solu- Tarrytown, NY, BS degree reveals a plethora of qual-
dent of Philipstown, I can tions. I believe the Philip- in Business Administration. ity community events, most
COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) trace my family ancestry stown community can handle FAMILY: I was raised and benefitting an improved Phil-
here to the 1700s. My hus- whatever comes its way. educated in Peekskill. I am ipstown. What pessimism I
Betty L. Budney DEM/IND band Mackey and I live on How have you served Phil- one of five siblings of Irish might feel is related to the
Church St. in Cold Spring. ipstown in past? and American-Indian descent. growing pressures on taxpay-
John J. VanTassel DEM/IND/CON We are the proud parents cut unnecessary spending Lobbied NYS officials My father was from County taxpayers get full benefit from ers, especially the elderly,
and still maintain quality every dollar we spend.
Joselle L. Cunane REP of three daughters: Cathy
of life issues but also keep
for taxes on state-owned Roscommon, Ireland, and my
How will you be a steward
others on fixed incomes and
Greenough of Cold Spring, lands with payments to mother was a half Sioux Indian our young people who are
Theresa J. Polhemus REP/CON Mary Jo Knapp of Fish- up our good record on tax Town as of 2007. Chaired from Iowa. of the taxpayer dollar? increasingly unable to afford
kill, and Denise Brewer of increases, proof of very E911 project drafting leg- CAREER: I have spent my In addition to the actions to remain here.
ASSESSOR (Vote for one) B r e w s t e r. We h a v e f i v e careful attention paid to islation, helping with street entire career in healthcare. outlined in the first answer, How have you served Phil-
grandchildren, eight great the use of the taxpayers’ identification/numbering of I began my nursing career I would re-examine Town ipstown in past?
Brian J. Kenney REP/CON grandchildren, and three dollars. Organizations and all travel ways, and instal- at Phelps Memorial Hospital policies in regard to banking As a resident of Philip-
great, great grandchildren. agencies requesting monies lation of road signs. Chair in Sleepy Hollow, working taxpayer funds to insure that stown’s Continental Village
from the Town must submit the Town would get maximum
LEGISLATOR (D. 1) (Vote for one) CAREER: 20 years as Coun-
their budget and reasons for
of town-wide Clean-ups and as a staff nurse, head nurse,
return— consistent with state
area for 20 years I have served
cilwoman, Town of Philip- the Abandoned Cemeteries and emergency room nurse. on the Philipstown Republi-
stown; Deputy Supervisor the request before the Town projects, physically work- law—on funds that are re-
Vincent M.Tamagna REP/CON for 5 years (1994-1999). can consider granting any
When I earned my business
served for actual expenditure
can Committee for the past
ing at the sites; Recycling degree I then expanded into nine years. I have coordi-
Retired after 35 years of funding. Encourage small, Program and maintenance the business end of health- in the future. I will also pay nated events honoring Roger
employment with the Grand clean businesses to locate of Town cemeteries; pub- care, working with a company particular attention to discre- Chirico, Jim Guinan, and local
i n t h e To w n f o r a b e t t e r tionary expenditures such as
ELECTION (Cont’d from front pg.) Union as a bookkeeper in-
cluding other managerial tax base.
lic education /information
for the 2010 Census and
providing billing software to
physicians and hospitals. After travel, consultants, meetings,
veterans. I am pro active with
various issues to protect my
and supervisory duties. 30 How do you intend to bal- Storm Water Management many years I moved back to and similar policies. neighbors and community, al-
Independence party line and Pekowski is being supported years as Shop Steward for ance the interests of open program; Cold Spring Lions the Putnam-Westchester area How do you intend to balance ways fighting for the underdog.
by the Working Families line. Local 1262 C10, the Retail space advocates with the Club Children’s Holiday and became the administrator the interests of open space For the last six years I have
In Kent, Supervisor Kathy Doherty is running unopposed Clerks Union. fundamental rights of in- Wish List and Food Basket for Hudson Valley Medical advocates with the funda- participated in a local effort to
on Nov. 3, as is Yolanda Cappelli for Town Clerk. What is the most important dividual property owners? p r o j e c t , a n d l o c a l D a ff o - Group, working with Drs. John mental rights of individual provide Thanksgivings meals
Four people were running for two Kent Justice seats: In- issue facing  Philipstown Hold round table discus- dil Festival, an American McGurty, Wijayan Ranathi- property owners? for those in need. I am a strong
cumbent Peter Collins and newcomer Kevin Douchkoff have and how will you address sions together with resi- Cancer Society fundraiser. cam, and others. Currently, I A large percentage of the supporter of local businesses,
the backing of the Republican, Democratic, Independence, it? dents, business owners, and Involved in many other com- am working with Dr. Richard Town’s residents have chosen always keeping in mind that
Conservative, and Responsible Leadership of Kent parties. The proposed zoning laws. the open space advocates so munity events, projects and Becker and the Westchester Philipstown as a place to live our local businesses are the
Incumbent Judge Joseph Esposito is running with Working Revisions will have to be that they can come to under- fundraisers. Medical Practice. because of the magnificent back bone of our community.
Families backing, as is Maureen Fleming. made to the new proposed stand each other’s concerns. KEY PRINCIPLES: I What is the most important natural vistas we share, but KEY PRINCIPLES: My key
A scorecard may be needed to sort out candidates seeking zoning laws so that people’s Then come up with a plan believe in being honest, issue facing Philipstown and those who own commercial principles include respect for
two Kent Town Board seats. Incumbents Karl Rohde and Lou rights are maintained and so that all can support for a respectful, and fair to ev- how will you address it? and residential property— my fellow residents; deep loy-
Tartaro are facing challenges from Edward Durkee, Jeff Green, that properties keep from better and well balanced eryone. I believe in pre- How we protect and spend some whose roots in Town go alty to my family and friends;
John Greene, and Thomas Maxson. Greene and Tartaro have losing their value. Conduct community. s e r v i n g t h e To w n ’ s r u r a l the taxpayers’ money— is back generations — have some fiscal conservatism that re-
been endorsed by the GOP. Tartaro also has the support of public workshops and hear- To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u character, open space, sce- Philipstown’s most impor- rights to develop their land. spects the hard work that I
the Responsible Leadership of Kent party. Rohde is seeking ings for as long as it takes optimistic about the future nic beauty and the environ- tant issue. As a member of The solution to this problem and my fellow taxpayers must
reelection with Conservative party backing, while Maxson to come to a fair consensus. of Philipstown, and to what ment and protecting these the Board I would insist that lies in serious examination of perform in order to pay those
has both Conservative support as well as the endorsement This joint effort will address extent are you pessimistic? for future generations. My every proposed expenditure proposals for zoning regula- taxes. I believe very firmly in
of the Responsible Leadership of Kent line. Democrats have people’s concerns and bring I am very optimistic wide participation in com- and program be justified in tions. Rather than trying to the concepts of hard work to
endorsed Durkee and Green, who also have Independence about the development of about Philipstown. It is munity activities and my terms of need, appropriate- force hasty implementation of get ahead; in the fairness of
Line and Working Families party support. solutions for the community the most beautiful place y e a r s o f s e r v i c e a s To w n ness, and value to the Town the proposed zoning changes, an honest day’s work for an
Kent’s Receiver of Taxes Jean Johnson is facing a challenge we appreciate and work so on the Hudson and a great Councilwoman gives me and residents. I intend to in- it is more than worthwhile to honest day’s pay. I respect the
next week from Joyce Mitchell. Johnson has the backing of hard for. place to live. One of our the experience and knowl- sure that the need for any listen to all parties and take privacy of my neighbors and
the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines How will you be a steward greatest assets here are the edge needed to represent the new spending program is fully the time to make sure the job expect the same in return. I
while Mitchell has been supported by the GOP, Conservative, of the taxpayer dollar? people— friendly and com- people of Philipstown. My justified. I will ask, “Do we is done right. believe that each of us must
and Responsible Leadership of Kent parties. Before its adoption, care- munity minded, helping out motto is and always will be need a spending plan this big To what extent are you op- bear part of the burden that
Kent’s Highway Superintendent is a three-man race, pitting fully review and examine the wherever needed, and vol- “Working with and for the or will a slimmed down ver- timistic about the future of makes volunteerism a continu-
the incumbent, Anthony Caravetta, against Cris Dellaripa and proposed budget in every unteering their knowledge people.” sion be just as beneficial in its Philipstown, and to what ing strong element in my town.
Paul Roncallo. Caravetta has the backing of the Democratic detail, as I have done for my and expertise in making this impact?” Ultimately, I want to extent are you pessimistic?
and Independence party, while Dellaripa was endorsed by the 20 years on the Town Board, a wonderful town in which make sure that Philipstown’s I find it fairly easy to be
GOP and Responsible Leadership of Kent party. Roncallo optimistic about the future
is running on the Conservative and Working Families lines.
In Patterson, four candidates are vying for two seats on
the Patterson Town Board—Kevin Burns, Ernest Kassay,
Ginny Nacerino, and Patricia Ploeger. Kassay and Nacerino Terry Polhemus John Van Tassel
have the backing of the Republican and Conservative parties,
B I O G R A P H Y: A g e — 4 7 • I am extremely optimistic B I O G R A P H Y: A g e — 4 4 • this community a wonder-
while Nacerino has also been endorsed by the Independence
Party Affiliation—Repub- about our town’s growing P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n — D e m o - ful place to live and raise
party. Burns and Ploeger are running with Democratic party
lican, Conservative • Edu- spirit and sense of com- crat, Independence, Conser- a family as well as earn a
endorsement. Burns also has the Independence party line.
cation—I initially studied munity. While it might be vative • Education—1983 living. I have watched this
Patterson Town Judge John King is running unopposed this
Political Theory and Small e x p r e s s e d d i ff e r e n t l y b y graduate of Haldane High community come together
year, but Receiver of Taxes Sally Parfitt is being challenged
B u s i n e s s b e f o r e g r a d u a t- each individual and to their School; 1993 graduate of many times to support good
by Nanci Kalbfell. Parfitt has the support of the Democratic,
ing from Nyack Paramedic own abilities and resource, Nyack Hospital Paramedic causes and make things hap-
Independence, and Conservative parties, while Kalbfell is
S c h o o l i n 1 9 9 1 a s Va l e - I have found there is no program. pen. Our volunteer emer-
seeking office with Republican party support.
dictorian. I held Teaching lack of pride or commit - FA M I LY: S o n o f Te r e s a gency services are facing a
In Philipstown, two candidates are running for supervi-
Certificates for Emergency ment from any resident or Percacciolo Van Tassel and time of increased demand
sor— Matthew Mastrantone and Richard Shea. Mastrantone
Medical Services, CPR and businessperson towards our George Van Tassel of Cold and mandated training and
has been supported by the GOP, while Shea has been endorsed
Advanced Cardiac Life Sup- town’s peace and prosper- Spring. I am married to decreased manpower nation-
by the Democratic, Independence, and Conservative parties. How will you be a steward taxpayers have seen little
port. ity. The next few years will Kristin Noschese Van Tassel wide. With community sup-
Four candidates are seeking two town board seats in the of the taxpayer dollar? to no increase in their fire
FAMILY : I live in Garrison prove challenging for our and father of 2 boys, Kevin port and commitment we can
greater Cold Spring area—Betty Budney, John VanTassel, Joselle One way of utilizing tax- tax, excluding the recent
with my husband Charles community as we respond 6 and Ryan 3. work to continue to maintain
Cunane, and Theresa Polhemus. Budney and Van Tassel have p a y e r d o l l a r s e ff i c i e n t l y reconstruction approved by
of 23 years and my two to the recession and its CAREER: 1986 to present: a high quality of community
the backing of the Democratic and Independence parties. Van is to share or combine our the voters. The proposed
children, Amber, 20, and recovery period. It is a member of the Carpenters volunteer services.
Tassel was also endorsed by the Conservative party. Cunane overlapping services. This 2010 fire district budget
Brittany, 17. time that calls to us all to Union, Local 11 of West - How have you served Phil-
and Polhemus have the support of the GOP, while Polhemus process has already begun, will have a less than .5%
CAREER: I spent 10 years come together and that is c h e s t e r C o u n t y. 1 9 9 3 t o ipstown in past?
also has an endorsement from the Conservative party. most notably within the increase and nearly $70,000
in the EMS Sector, rising to exactly what is happening 1999: employed as a Para- I have served 27 years,
Philipstown Assessor Brian Kenney is running unopposed. Philipstown Highway De- earned in interest from the
Director of Operations dur- and with that pessimism is m e d i c i n b o t h N e w Yo r k and continue to serve, Phil-
Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy is facing opposition partment under the Supervi- bond for the reconstruction,
ing my career span. In 2002, has no standing! and New Jersey. 1997 to ipstown as a volunteer fire-
from Dawn Powell. Tendy has the backing of the Republican sion of Roger Chirico. But will be applied to pay down
I retired from EMS to assist How have you served Phil- present: self-employed by fighter at the North High-
and Conservative parties while Powell has been endorsed by there are other areas where the principal of the loan. I
my husband in running his ipstown in past? JVT Construction Inc. lands Fire Department, serv-
the Democratic and Independence parties. shared services would be will continue the same trans-
family-owned business. I From 1985 until 1990 I What is the most important ing as Chief, 2002-2003.
Five candidates are seeking two seats on the Putnam Valley appropriate as well. I would parent, careful watch over
feel that my unique blend was a member of the Gar- issue facing  Philipstown C u r r e n t l y, Vi c e - C h a i r m a n
Town Board— Jacqueline Annabi, Patty Villanova, Christopher work to examine all as- taxpayer dollars at the level
of life experience and edu- rison Ambulance Corp. and how will you address it? of the Board of Fire Com-
Lieberman, Wendy Whetsel, and Samuel Davis. pects of the town’s budget of town wide government.
cation including financial, volunteering as an EMT Maintaining affordability missioners. 1991 to 1996,
Annabi has the backing of the Republican and Conserva- for other ways to trim or How do you intend to bal-
Fire & EMS, construction, for over 5 years and as- for all generations, while volunteer EMT at Philip-
tive parties, while Villanova is running on the GOP ticket. share services. No less ance the interests of open
and road maintenance lends suming a 1st Lieutenant protecting our environment. stown Volunteer Ambulance
Lieberman and Whetsel have the support of the Democrats. important is our need to space advocates with the
itself nicely to almost all role during that time. I We need to maintain a broad, Corp. and served as Captain
Lieberman has also been endorsed by the Independence party, promote existing business fundamental rights of in-
a s p e c t s o f To w n C o u n c i l worked with County Leg- diverse tax base which would in 1 9 9 4 . I h av e b een in-
while Whetsel has the backing of the Working Families and and cultivate new suitable dividual property owners?
responsibilities. islator Vinny Tamagna to include both commercial volved in many community
Conservative parties. Davis is running on the Independence and viable businesses that I will continue an open
What is the most impor- provide Advanced Life Sup- and residential properties. volunteer projects, utilizing
party line. can produce jobs and rev- public review of the current
tant issue facing  Philip- port Systems to Putnam Encourage small, clean busi- my carpentry skills, includ-
Putnam Valley Justice Gina Capone is seeking reelection enue to our community. zoning draft and encourage
stown and how will you County in the 1990’s. I nesses to call Philipstown ing the construction of the
without opposition, while Highway Superintendent Earl How do you intend to bal- the town board to present it
address it? have performed fundrais- their home. Current and Philipstown Volunteer Am-
Smith is facing an Independence party line challenge from ance the interests of open in a clear, comprehensible
I am aware of many ing activities for various future businesses would bulance Corp. building, the
Mark Pawera. space advocates with the form for all the property
important issues facing our groups including schools, provide us with countless Little League facility at the
In Southeast, three candidates are seeking two seats on the fundamental rights of in- owners of Philipstown to
t o w n t o d a y. R e g a r d l e s s fire, & EMS, and not-for benefits and services while North Highlands Athletic
Town Board to replace Richard Honeck and Paul Johnson, dividual property owners? identify exactly how it will
of whether we talk about profit groups. I sat on the demanding little on public field and assistance with the
who have decided to retire. Elizabeth Hudak, Robert Cullen, All sustainable commu- affect their property. I feel
taxes, zoning, health & hu- Route 9D Scenic Byway services. We should work installation of new equip-
and Joseph DePaola will appear on the ballot next Tuesday. nities are a blend of resi- it to be fundamental that
man services, or dirt road Committee for a time and toward securing more ser- ment at the Tiny Tots park.
Hudak has the backing of the Republican, Conservative, dential, business, and open existing conforming proper-
issues, the reverberating currently sit on the Board vices and/or revenue from KEY PRINCIPLES: Im-
and Independence parties, while Cullen is running with the space, each of these parts ties remain just that, con-
message in all of them is of the Putnam County His- the current county sales tax. portance of family, religion,
support of both the GOP and Conservative lines, and DePaola creating a whole. Balance forming. Potential future
an increasing level of frus- torical Society and Foundry I will ensure you that the pro- community involvement,
is running on the Independence party line. is the key word here. For if development is where I feel
tration and lack of con- School Museum. tection of our environment honesty, hard work, and the
Southeast’s town justices Gregory Folchetti and Richard we allow too much of one we have an opportunity to
fidence that people have KEY PRINCIPLES: In- is of the utmost importance. protection and enjoyment of
Vercollone are running without opposition, while the South- and not enough of the other further protect open spaces
in government in general. t e g r i t y, A c c o u n t a b i l i t y, Clean air, clean water, and your surroundings for future
east Highway Superintendent’s race pits Kevin Palmer against the community is adversely and the rural character of
The people want elected and Commitment. These the natural beauty of Phil- generations. All of these
Michael Bruen. Bruen has the backing of the GOP, while affected in one aspect or Philipstown.
officials who can remem- I believe to be the hall- ipstown should be protected key principles were taught
Palmer has been endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, another. As councilperson To w h a t e x t e n t a r e y o u
ber that their mandate is to mark of any good elected for future generations. by example from my parents.
and Conservative parties. I would work diligently optimistic about the future
act in the best interest of o ff i c i a l a n d w h a t I m o s t How will you be a steward
In the Village of Brewster, Mayor James Schoenig, Village with all groups to find and of Philipstown, and to what
the majority, who will act hope to bring to our Town of the taxpayer dollar?
Justice Richard O’Rourke, and Trustees Christine Piccini and maintain that balance. extent are you pessimistic?
honestly and transparently Council. With these skills During my five-year term
Teresa Stockburger all face no opposition. To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u I am most optimistic about
when managing our town’s all issues and obstacles can on the Board of Fire Com-
Polls are open next Tuesday from 6am to 9pm throughout optimistic about the fu- Philipstown’s future because
business. Once elected, I be hurdled. missioners with the North
the county. ture of Philipstown, and I am aware of the potential
would never loose sight of Highlands Fire District,
Those seeking information about the location of their to what extent are you and willingness of its resi-
my responsibility to act on we established the budget
polling place are asked to call the Board of Elections at pessimistic? dents to continue to make
behalf of the people. and set the tax rate. The
845-278-6970.
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E lection S pecial Putnam Valley Town Board Candidates


Patty Villanova Chris Lieberman
B I O G R A P H Y: A g e — 5 9 To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u Philipstown who fought
• P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n — R e - optimistic about the fu- a g a i n s t t h e We s t c h e s t e r BIOGRAPHY: Age—42 • By carefully reviewing the man. I wouldn’t call it
publican • Education—I t u r e o f P u t n a m Va l l e y, Sludge Plant that was sup - P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n : D e m o - budget and opposing any pessimistic but rather con-
went to Catholic schools and to what extent are posed to be built on Route crat, Independence • Edu- unnecessary expenditures. cerned about maintaining
from kindergarten through you pessimistic? 301. I also worked against cation: Masters in Public We m u s t b e d i l i g e n t i n o u r a healthy economy for the
high school which gave me I am guardedly optimistic construction of a new town Administration – Marist analysis of what programs town and preserving and
a very sound foundation. about the future of Putnam hall, out of control school College 2008; BS in Emer- are effective and changing protecting the environment
I took certificate courses Va l l e y - w h e r e t h e r e ’ s l i f e spending and a police de- gency Management, SUNY/ or eliminating those that so my son can enjoy the
in paralegal studies and t h e r e ’ s h o p e a s t h e y s a y. partment we couldn’t af- Empire State College 2005 are not. A critical top to town as much as I do.
worked for many years as a The forces that are arrayed ford. I helped establish the FAMILY: Married to Don- bottom assessment of Town How have you served Put-
legal assistant specializing a g a i n s t t h e o r d i n a r y, n o n - Lake Oscawana improve- na, Brian is our 7 year Hall must also be conducted n a m Va l l e y i n t h e p a s t ?
in litigation support. • aligned citizens are very ment district to preserve the old son to identify areas where I have served Putnam
I’m elected, there will be C A R E E R : Tw e n t y y e a r s
FAMILY: Married to Louis p o w e r f u l a n d N e w Yo r k lake and protect property improvements can be made County as President of
nothing “sacred” when it of experience as a police
Vi l l a n o v a , 3 c h i l d r e n a n d State is gradually turning values. I also was active thereby saving taxpayer’s the Putnam County EMS
comes to taxes- everything o ff i c e r i n t h e We s t c h e s t e r
4 grandchildren. into a two class society: in Concerned Taxpayers of m o n e y. We m u s t a l s o Council and as delegate to
will be on the table. County PD, currently the
CAREER: I am also a fab- there are those who work P u t n a m Va l l e y a n d B E S T lobby the other entities the Hudson Valley Regional
How will you be a steward Chief Pilot in the Aviation
ric artist and most of my art for one branch of the gov- - Better Education & Sup- regardless of how long it’s taxing our residents to be EMS Council for Putnam
of the taxpayer dollar? Unit. Formerly a paramedic
work in the last few years ernment or another who p o r t a b l e Ta x e s . been since he has received as responsible with their County but not Putnam
I would be a “steward and EMS instructor; long-
has been painting on silk. have guaranteed salaries, KEY PRINCIPLES: My an increase. Unless con- budgets. Va l l e y s p e c i f i c a l l y u n t i l
of the taxpayer dollar” by time advocate for emergen-
I also own a business in pensions and benefits; then political principles can be tractually required, there To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u n o w. T h i s w i l l h o p e f u l l y
providing complete disclo- cy medical services (EMS)
P e e k s k i l l , a n E a s t Vi l l a g e there are those in the pri- summed up as follows: I should be no raises in 2010 optimistic about the fu- be the start of great things
sure and economic impact serving as Putnam County
boutique, Side Effects/ NY vate sector who have none h old th es e tr uths to be s elf if associated with any tax t u r e o f P u t n a m Va l l e y, to come.
for all projects that come d e l e g a t e t o H u d s o n Va l l e y
that I’ve had for the past of these things and who pay evident, that all men are i n c r e a s e . We m u s t h o l d and to what extent are KEY PRINCIPLES:
before the Board. For ex- Regional EMS Council and
5 years. some of the highest taxes created equal, that they the line on spending and you pessimistic? PRIDE. Professionalism,
ample, right now the Fire President of Putnam County
W h a t i s t h e m o s t i m p o r- in the USA to support and are endowed by their Cre- prepare for increases in Putnam Valley is a beautiful R e s p o n s i b i l i t y, I n t e g r i t y,
Department is proposing to
tant issue facing Putnam pay for those benefits that ator with certain inalien- EMS Council. pension and benefit costs country town and it will Dedication, and Enthusi-
build a multi-million dollar W h a t i s t h e m o s t i m p o r- asm. By maintaining these
Va l l e y a n d h o w w i l l y o u most of us can only dream able Rights, that among and shortfalls in antici- remain that way so there
new firehouse, claiming tant issue facing Putnam standards for myself and
a d d re s s i t ? of. I really hope that the these are Life, Liberty and pated revenues. This year is much to be optimistic
that they will be able to Va l l e y a n d h o w w i l l y o u promoting them in others
The most important issue residents of our town re- the pursuit of Happiness. revenue fell short of pre- about. This does require
get over 4 million dol- a d d re s s i t ? I will be a positive influ-
f a c i n g P u t n a m Va l l e y i s alize how little control That to secure these rights, dictions and next year will a great deal of cooperation
lars in grants. For months Controlling taxes - the e n c e o n t h e To w n B o a r d .
taxation without represen- they actually have over Governments are institut- likely be the same. We must b e t w e e n e l e c t e d o ff i c i a l s ,
I’ve asked the current town Supervisor proposed rais- f e r, f i n d i n g s o l u t i o n s t h a t
tation. Right now there is even their local govern- ed among men, deriving be judicious and maintain department heads, taxpay -
board to put this up for es for himself and other benefit all.
n o o n e o n t h e To w n B o a r d ment and become willing their just powers from the a realistic perspective on ers, and business owners
a referendum, only to be management personnel in
who represents the people to work to take back that consent of the governed. these projections. and I believe that I will
told there’s not enough the town. This is not an
of this town and who is control by electing people That whenever any form How will you be a steward help foster this kind of
information. Meanwhile, appropriate time for that
willing to stand up to the who will work for them, of Government becomes of the taxpayer dollar? cooperation as a council-
we have detailed plans and
special interest groups that specs and some approvals not the special interests. destructive of these ends,
are causing taxes to sky- have already been given. How have you served Put- it is the right of the People
rocket. The size and scope There is no reason that n a m Va l l e y i n t h e p a s t ? to alter or to abolish it, and
of town government keeps I have served Putnam Val- to institute a new Govern-
Election Day is November 3, 2009.
the citizens shouldn’t be
growing and outpacing our allowed to vote on whether ley in the past as an unpaid ment, laying its foundation
ability to pay for it. I or not they want to pay for volunteer and activist. I o n s u c h p r i n c i p l e s a n d o r-
would address this issue another facility. If elected, was a founding member ganizing its powers in such
by scrutinizing every ex- I would make sure all the o f S WAT ( S e w a g e Wa s t e form, as to them shall seem
penditure, looking at every A c t i o n Te a m ) w h i c h w a s m o s t l i k e l y t o e ff e c t t h e i r
contract to determine where
we can cut the budget. If
costs are fully revealed and
then let the people vote in a group of residents from
P u t n a m Va l l e y, K e n t a n d
safety and happiness. Polls will be open from 6am to 9pm.
a referendum.

Wendy Whetsel
BIOGRAPHY: Age—65 • our residents pending town Our diverse group of people
P a r t y A ff i l i a t i o n : D e m o - board support. talented, hard working, and
crat • Education: MAT Man- How do you intended to bal- highly educated—regularly
hattanville College; BFA, ance the interests of open participate in community
Syracuse University space advocates with the affairs and bring creative
FAMILY: Married to Bill; fundamental rights of in- solutions to community prob-
son, Jofre; Daughter-in-law, dividual property owners? lems, and I believe that the
Stacy; Grandson, Jofre Jr. The balance between de- years ahead we will remain
CAREER: Commercial Art- velopment, protecting our a vibrant and diverse com-
ist, President of Chelsea Di- environment, our natural re- munity. As our small busi-
rect Marketing, Inc. sources and our biodiversity nesses and residents struggle
W h a t i s t h e m o s t i m p o r- is what makes Putnam Valley with diminished incomes and
tant issue facing Putnam unique. For every tax dollar job insecurity, rethinking our
Va l l e y a n d h o w w i l l y o u collected for residential de- approach to solving problems
a d d re s s i t ? velopment it costs the town is mandatory, and will take
It is difficult to define one $1.25 in services required. time, and can be done.
most important issue. The that our County Roads will
For that same tax dollar, open K E Y P R I N C I P L E S : I am
lake communities are con- be protected.
space costs the town 29 cents. a strong advocate for the
cerned with the health of their How will you be a steward environment, for the health
The property owner should
lakes, and what measures of the taxpayer dollar? of our water supply, and for
have the right to do what they
our town board will need to I am a fiscal conservative, keeping Putnam Valley af-
want with their property pro-
take to maintain or restore working to cut costs wherever fordable for ALL. I am an
viding it doesn’t negatively
their health. I’m working possible while our economy avid supporter of identifying
impact other property own-
on implementing an ordi- is struggling. The backs of opportunities for viable, af-
ers, the community, or the
nance prohibiting the use the taxpayers are too bur- fordable, renewable energy
environment. For me land is
of phosphates in fertilizers dened already. Holding the that will increase the town
community, not a commodity.
near water bodies. Septic line during this recession is coffers. I love the historic
To w h a t e x t e n t a re y o u
remediation is another key important. Finding new ways and rural character of our
optimistic about the fu-
to keeping waters clean. to generate income such as town and work hard to make
t u r e o f P u t n a m Va l l e y,
Protecting rural roads from energy production will pro- sure that it stays protected.
and to what extent are
becoming major highways is vide the town needed income. I work hard to find common
you pessimistic?
vital to maintaining the rural As oil pricing continues to ground when opinions dif-
I am optimistic about the fu-
and historic character of our increase I will again try to fer, finding solutions that
ture of Putnam Valley because
town. I am working with the institute a town oil co-op benefit all.
of its rural beauty and prox-
County Legislators to insure to hold down oil costs for
imity to multiple resources.

Jacqueline Annabi
BIOGRAPHY: Age—39 • when common sense comes nam Valley in the past?
Party Affiliation—Republi- into play, as a town board Our family has run a very
can • Education— Graduated member I would look into successful business in Put-
from Western Connecticut the budgets and see where nam County. Since living in
State University with a major we can save including using Putnam Valley I have been
in political science and a mi- services our County offers involved in many local chari-
nor in business management. us to work along with our ties such as The Southern
FAMILY: I am a lifelong town, a wise man once said District of the MS Society
Putnam County resident. I am “a penny saved is a penny which helps coordinate our
married for 13 years and we earned.” local MS Walks, Community
have 4 Children 11, 9, and To what extent are you op- Cares which helps parents
Twin 7 year olds. I hope to small business that fit into timistic about the future of with debilitating disease like
give my children the same our community. Our lakes Putnam Valley, and to what Cancer or MS with their daily
wonderful experiences and are affected by the chemicals extent are you pessimistic? chores, I am also very in-
opportunity I had growing in our lawns and over flow I am very optimistic about volved with my children’s
up here. of septic. As Councilwomen Putnam Valley. There is no sports programs, I have taught
CAREER: After running a I would look into finding better place to raise a fam- CCD at Elizabeth Ann Seton
very successful family owned away to lower our tax base ily. Every town has issues. Church and I am also a proud
business I married and had as well as including county But we have what the other member of the Putnam Valley
four children. I began work- and local agencies in insuring towns lack. We have citizens Republican Committee.
ing again and now work at our homeowners have their that care about the issues and KEY PRINCIPLES:
The Law Firm of William G. septic systems maintained really want to do something Honesty. Integrity. Com-
Sayegh, P.C. in Carmel as and insure that only non about them instead of sit mon sense.
an Administrative Assistant. phosphate fertilizer is used. back and complain. I am not I believe it’s important to
What is the most important How will you be a steward pessimistic about our town stand up for what is right and
issue facing Putnam Valley of the taxpayer dollar? because our town is very pro- listen to all sides then make
and how will you address it? By working with those ac- active we look for the cause an intelligent decision based
The main issues that have countable for every dollar of the problems and find a on facts not opinion. I will
affected us all are our taxes spent. It seems to us tax way to solve them, not just be honest to the tax payers,
and our lakes. As a tax payer payers that those surrounding band-aid them. I am proud I will have the integrity to
common sense tells us the the budget feel the numbers to live here and I’ll work say yes or no and mean it.
only way to lower our tax base are only on paper and not real hard to keep it a great town. I have the common sense to
is by opening up our town to money being spent. That’s How have you served Put- know when to do so.
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Jacqueline Annabi REP/CON will conduct a PUBLIC Putnam County. SSNY has
PROPOSAL NUMBER ONE, AN AMENDMENT Patty Villanova REP HEARING on Wednesday, been designated as agent of
Amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution, in relation to the Samuel E. Davis IND November 4, 2009, at 7:45 the LLC upon whom process
use of certain forest preserve lands by National Grid to construct a 46 kV HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT (Vote for one) p.m., prevailing time, at the against it may be served.
power line along State Route 56 in St. Lawrence County. Earl C. Smith REP/CON Town Hall, 238 Main Street, SSNY shall mail a copy
The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature Mark H. Pawera IND C o l d S p r i n g , N e w Yo r k , of process to the LLC, c/o
to convey up to six acres of forest preserve land along to consider the contract Saidel & Saidel, P.C., 3565
State Route 56 in St. Lawrence County to National Grid TOWN OF SOUTHEAST w i t h G a r r i s o n Vo l u n t e e r Crompond Road, P.O. Box
for construction of a power line. In exchange, National TOWN JUSTICE (Vote for two) Ambulance Corp., to 308, Yorktown Heights, New
Grid would convey to the State at least 10 acres of forest Gregory L. Folchetti REP/IND/CON furnish general ambulance York 10598. Purpose: For
land in St. Lawrence County, to be incorporated into the Richard W. Vercollone REP/IND/CON services to various areas any lawful purpose.
forest preserve. The land to be conveyed by National COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) and residents of the Town
Grid to the State must be at least equal in value to the Robert S. Cullen REP/CON of Philipstown for the fiscal LEGAL NOTICE
land conveyed to National Grid by the State. Shall the Elizabeth D. Hudak REP/IND/CON year 2010.
Joseph P. DePaola IND Loftus Associates, LLC
proposed amendment be approved? All persons interested in Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
YES [ ] NO [ ] HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT (Vote for one) this proposed contract will
Kevin J. Palmer DEM/IND/CON of State (SSNY) on 9-15-09.
be heard at the time, date Office in Putnam County.
PROPOSAL NUMBER TWO, AN AMENDMENT Michael E. Bruen REP and place specified above. SSNY design .Agent of LLC
Amendment to article 3 of the Constitution, in relation A copy of the proposed upon whom process may be
to authorizing the Legislature to allow prisoners to VILLAGE OF BREWSTER contract in on file in the
MAYOR (Vote for one) served. SSNY shall mail
voluntarily perform work for nonprofit organizations. Office of the Town Clerk copy of process to United
The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature James J. Schoenig REP/BFB and may be examined during
VILLAGE JUSTICE (Vote for one) States Corporation Agents,
to pass legislation to permit inmates in state and local regular business hours. I n c . , 7 0 1 4 1 3 t h Av e n u e ,
correctional facilities to perform work for nonprofit Richard L. O’Rourke REP BY ORDER OF THE
TRUSTEE (Vote for two) Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY
organizations. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? TOWN BOARD 11228. Purpose: Any lawful
YES [ ] NO [ ] Christine M. Piccini REP/BFB OF THE TOWN OF
Teresa P. Stockburger REP/BFB activity.
PHILIPSTOWN
Copies of the above proposals may be obtained at: Tina M. Merando
Putnam County Board of Elections Town Clerk LEGAL NOTICE
1 Geneva Road. Brewster, NY 10509 (845) 278-6970 DATED: October 28, 2009 NOTICE OF FORMATION
or online @ OF LIMITED LIABILITY
WWW.ELECTIONS.STATE.NY.US SUMMARY NOTICE OF BOND SALE C O M PA N Y. N A M E :
$2,595,401 P U T N A M P R O P E RT Y
PROPOSAL NUMBER THREE, COUNTY OF PUTNAM, NEW YORK GROUP LLC. Articles of
COUNTY PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT (SERIAL) BONDS, 2009 Organization were filed
The County Executive has the power to initiate reductions (Book Entry Only)(Callable) (Bank Qualified) with the Secretary of State
in appropriations when budgeted revenues are insufficient. o f N e w Yo r k ( S S N Y ) o n
Should the Legislature be given the same power? Telephone (315-752-0051, Ext. 1), telefax (315-752-0057) or written proposals will be received and considered 04/16/09. Office location:
YES [ ] NO [ ] by the Commissioner of Finance of the County of Putnam, New York, at the Office of Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Putnam County. SSNY has
Inc., 120 Walton Street, Suite 600, Syracuse, New York 13202, until 11:30 A.M., Prevailing Time, on the 3rd day of been designated as agent of
JUSTICE(S) OF THE SUPREME COURT November, 2009, at which time and place the bids will be opened, for the purchase IN FEDERAL FUNDS at not less the LLC upon whom process
9TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (Vote for four) than par and accrued interest of $2,595,401 Public Improvement (Serial) Bonds, 2009, of said County, dated November against it may be served.
Francesca E. Connolly DEM/WOR 15, 2009, with interest thereon payable on November 15, 2010 and semi annually thereafter on May 15 and November SSNY shall mail a copy of
David Steinberg DEM /WOR 15, and maturing November 15 as follows: process to the LLC, 2 Fair
James Hubert DEM/IND/WOR Year Amount* Year Amount* Year Amount* Street, Carmel, New York
Jeffrey A. Cohen DEM/IND/CON/WOR 2011 $130,401 2016 $155,000 2021 $190,000 ** 10512. Purpose: For any
Orazio R. Bellantoni REP/IND/CON/RTL 2012 135,000 2017 165,000 2022 200,000 ** lawful purpose.
Charley Wood REP/IND/CON 2013 140,000 2018 170,000 2023 210,000 **
Charles E. Stewart REP/ CON 2014 145,000 2019 175,000 2024 215,000 **
William L. Maher REP 2015 150,000 2020 185,000 ** 2025 230,000 ** LEGAL NOTICE
James Alexander Burke RTL * Subject to adjustment by the County to accomplish level debt. Notice of Formation of I.
Mary N. Clark RTL ** Callable maturities. Michael Danoff LLC. Arts.
Stasia T. Vogel RTL THE COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TIME AND/OR DATE FOR THE OPENING OF BIDS. of Org. Cued with Secy. of
COUNTY SHERIFF (Vote for one) NOTICE OF ANY SUCH CHANGE SHALL BE PROVIDED NOT LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE TIME State of NY (SSNY) on
Kevin J. McConville DEM SET FORTH ABOVE FOR THE OPENING OF BIDS BY MEANS OF A SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF SALE TO BE 9 / 2 8 / 0 9 . O ff i c e l o c a t i o n :
Donald B. Smith REP/IND/CON TRANSMITTED OVER THE TM3. Putnam County. Principal
Jim Borkowski WOR Each bid, accompanied by a $51,908 deposit by certified or cashier’s check or a wire transfer in the amount of business location: 42
COUNTY CORONER (Vote for one) $51,908 as more fully described in the Notice of Bond Sale, must be for all of said $2,595,401 bonds. The award will F a r R e a c h Tr a i l , P u t n a m
Michael J. Nesheiwat REP/IND/CON be made based on net interest cost. The purchaser will be furnished without cost, the unqualified legal opinion as to Va l l e y, N Y 1 0 5 7 9 . S S N Y
LEGISLATOR DISTRICT #1 (Vote for one) the validity of the Bonds of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, New York, Bond Counsel. designated as agent of
Vincent M. Tamagna REP/IND/CON Bidders must refer to the complete Notice of Sale for the terms and conditions of the sale. To obtain copies of the LLC upon whom process
LEGISLATOR DISTRICT #4 (Vote for one) complete Notice of Bond Sale, Bid Form, and the Official Statement of the County, please contact Fiscal Advisors against it may be served.
Mark R. Armon DEM/IND & Marketing, Inc., Telephone: (315) 752-0051, telecopier: (315) 752-0057. Additional Official Statements may be SSNY shall mail process
Mary F. Conklin REP/CON downloaded from Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc's Internet address: http://www.fiscaladvisors.com. to: c/o Jo Backer Laird,
LEGISLATOR DISTRICT #7 (Vote for one) Dated: Carmel, New York, Patterson Belknap Webb &
Daniel G. Birmingham REP/IND/CON October 22, 2009 Tyler, 1133 Avenue of the
William J. Carlin, Jr. Commissioner of Finance Americas, NY, NY 10036.
Purpose: the provision of art
TOWN OF CARMEL LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE advisory services, and any
SUPERVISOR (Vote for one) other purposes permitted by
PUBLIC HEARING ON NOTICE OF PUBLIC COUNTY OF PUTNAM NOTICE OF HEARING applicable law.
David M. Wilson DEM/WOR THE FIRE PROTECTION HEARING ON NOTICE FOR BID ON PRELIMINARY
Kenneth R. Schmitt REP/IND/CON CONTRACT PRELIMINARY BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY BUDGET FOR
COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) GIVEN, that sealed bids will LEGAL NOTICE
Suzanne F. McDonough DEM/IND NOTICE IS HEREBY FOR CONTINENTAL THE TOWN OF
GIVEN that the Town Board VILLAGE PARK be received by the Director PHILIPSTOWN FOR THE Notice of Formation
Marc K. Pekowsky DEM/WOR of the Town of Philipstown, DISTRICT AND of Purchasing of Putnam YEAR 2009 o f B E Q U I TA , L L C , a
Greg Ellner REP/CON Putnam County, New York CONTINENTAL County for the following NOTICE IS HEREBY NYS Limited Liability
Frank D. Lombardi REP/IND/CON will conduct a PUBLIC VILLAGE WATER commodities and/or service: GIVEN that the Preliminary Company (LLC). Articles
HEARING on Wednesday, DISTRICT RFB 29-09 GENERATOR B u d g e t f o r t h e To w n o f of Organization filed with
November 4, 2009, at 7:55 NOTICE IS HEREBY PREVENTIVE Philipstown, Putnam County, the Secretary of State of
TOWN OF KENT p.m. Prevailing Time, at the G I V E N t h a t t h e To w n MAINTENANCE FOR New York for the fiscal year NY (SSNY) on 09/04/2009.
PROPOSAL NUMBER FOUR, Town Hall, 238 Main Street, B o a r d o f t h e To w n o f VARIOUS PUTNAM beginning January 1, 2009 Office location: Putnam
TOWN PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE Cold Spring, New York, to Philipstown has completed COUNTY FACILITIES has been completed and filed County. SSNY is designated
SHOULD THE TERM OF OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR OF consider the contract with the Preliminary Budget of Detailed specifications in the Office of the Town as agent upon whom process
THE TOWN OF KENT BE EXTENDED FROM TWO YEARS Cold Spring Fire Company the Continental Village Park may be secured at the Clerk of said Town, where against it may be served.
TO FOUR YEARS COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2010. No. 1., for fire protection District and the Continental o ff i c e o f t h e D i r e c t o r o f it is available for inspection The address to which the
YES [ ] NO [ ] to be furnished in the area Village Water District for Purchasing, County of by any interested persons SSNY shall mail a copy
in said town known as the fiscal year beginning P u t n a m O ff i c e F a c i l i t i e s , during regular business of any process against the
SUPERVISOR (Vote for one) Town of Philipstown Fire January 1, 2010, and the 110 Old Route 6, Building hours. LLC served upon him/her is:
Katherine M. Doherty REP/IND/CON/ROK Protection District No. 1 same was filed in the Office No. 3, Carmel, New York F U RT H E R N O T I C E I S C/O Rebecca M. Bardes, 32
Yolanda D. Cappelli REP/IND/CON/ROK of North Highlands upon o f t h e To w n C l e r k o f t h e 10512 between the hours of HEREBY GIVEN that the Bank Street, Cold Spring,
TOWN JUSTICE (Vote for two) the following terms and Town of Philipstown, where 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., To w n B o a r d o f t h e To w n NY 10516. Purpose of LLC:
J. Peter Collins DEM/REP/IND/CON/ROK conditions. the same will be available Monday through Friday. You of Philipstown will hold a to engage in any lawful act
Kevin L. Douchkoff DEM/REP/IND/CON/ROK a) The said Fire for inspection by any may also visit our web site at Public Hearing on the 4th or activity.
Maureen A. Fleming WOR Department shall furnish interested persons during www.putnamcountVny.com. d a y o f N o v e m b e r, 2 0 0 9 ,
Joseph Esposito, Sr. WOR LEGAL NOTICE
fire protection for said Fire regular office hours. The Sealed bids must be filed at 8:00 p.m. Prevailing
COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) Protection District; Town Board will meet at the i n t h e a b o v e o ff i c e o n o r Time, and at such hearing PUBLIC HEARING
Edward C. Durkee DEM/IND/WOR b) The con tr act s h all Town Hall, 238 Main Street, before I:00 P.M., MONDAY, all persons may be heard in ON PHILIPSTOWN
Jeff Green DEM/IND/WOR run from the first day of Cold Spring, New York on NOVEMBER 23, 2009. favor of/or against any item VOLUNTEER
John A. Greene REP January 2010 and continue the 4th day of November Please note there is a Walk or items therein contained. AMBULANCE
Louis D. Tartaro REP/ROK through December 31, 2010. 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and 7:35 through for this bid which AND FURTHER NOTICE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Thomas F. Maxson CON/ROK c) For such services, p.m. respectively, for the will commence at 9;00 AM on IS HEREBY GIVEN CONTRACT
Karl R. Rohde CON said Fire Company shall purpose of hearing any one Tuesday, November 10, 2009 pursuant to Section 108 NOTICE IS HEREBY
Receiver of Taxes (Vote for one) receive the following person in favor of or against at Putnam County Sheriff's of the Town Law that the GIVEN that the Town Board
Joyce Mitchell DEM/IND/WOR payment for protection the Preliminary Budget for Department/ Correctional following are the proposed of the Town of Philipstown,
Jean R. Johnson REP/CON/ROK t o To w n o f P h i l i p s t o w n the Continental Village Park Facility 3 County Center, salaries of the Town Officers Putnam County, New York
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT (Vote for one) Fire Protection District District and the Continental Carmel, NY 10512. of this Town: will conduct a PUBLIC
Anthony F. Caravetta DEM/IND No. 1 of North Highlands: Vi l l a g e Wa t e r D i s t r i c t a s dated: Carmel, New York Supervisor $25,000.00 HEARING on Wednesday,
Cris Dellaripa REP/ROK $72,231.00 for 2010. compiled for or against any October 23, 2009 Council Members November 4, 2009 at 7:40
Paul C. Roncallo CON/WOR d) The Fire Company item therein contained. Sgd/Alessandro Mazzotta, (1 at 19,500.00) p . m . P r e v a i l i n g Ti m e , a t
shall have the right to fight BY ORDER OF THE Purchasing Director 19,500.00 t h e To w n H a l l , 2 3 8 M a i n
TOWN OF PATTERSON fires in other areas without TOWN BOARD Putnam County Council Members Street, Cold Spring, New
PROPOSAL NUMBER FOUR, violating the terms of this OF THE TOWN OF Purchasing Department (3 at 17,000.00) York to consider the contract
TOWN PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE contract. PHILIPSTOWN 51,000.00 with Philipstown Volunteer
SHALL THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE TOWN e) All monies to be paid Tina M. Merando LEGAL NOTICE Town Clerk/Tax Collector Ambulance Corp., to furnish
OF PATTERSON FOR THE PATTERSON LIBRARY BE under the contract, as well as Town Clerk INVITATION TO BID 48,000.00 general ambulance services
INCREASED BY EIGHTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY THREE all other monies and charges DATED: SEALED BIDS WILL BE Town Superintendent of to various areas and residents
($80,293) TO THE SUM OF FIVE lawfully chargeable thereto, October 28, 2009 RECEIVED FOR: Highways 99,000.00 of the Town of Philipstown
HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED shall be a charge upon the School Lunch Services BY ORDER OF THE for the fiscal year 2010.
NINETY THREE DOLLARS ($514,293) ANNUALLY? said Fire Protection District, The bids will be received TOWN BOARD All persons interested in
YES [ ] NO [ ] to be assessed and levied at the Office of the Assistant OF THE TOWN OF this proposed contract will
TOWN JUSTICE (Vote for one) upon the taxable property Superintendent for Finance, PHILIPSTOWN be heard at the time, date
TOWN CLERK (Vote for one) LEGAL NOTICE and place specified above.
in said district and collected NOTICE OF P u t n a m Va l l e y C e n t r a l Tina M. Merando
John E. King DEM/IND/CON with Town taxes. School District, 146 Town Clerk A copy of the proposed
COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) PUBLIC HEARINGS contract in on file in the
f) The monies to be PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, Peekskill Hollow Road, DATED:
Kevin Burns DEM/IND paid under the contract Putnam Valley, New York October 28, 2009 Office of the Town Clerk
Patricia E. Ploeger DEM t h e P u t n a m Va l l e y To w n and may be examined during
shall be paid as the Town Board will conduct two 10579: up to 1:00pm, Friday,
Ernest J. Kassay REP/CON Supervisor receives the November 6, 2009, at which regular business hours.
Ginny Nacerino REP/IND/CON public hearings on two (2) LEGAL NOTICE BY ORDER OF THE
tax money therefore levied proposed local laws entitled: time and place said bids will
RECEIVER OF TAXES (Vote for one) against the Fire Protection be opened. Specifications U LY S S E S REAL TOWN BOARD
Sally A. Parfitt DEM/IND/CON “ A Local Law to Mandate E S TAT E , L L C ; A r t i c l e s OF THE TOWN OF
District; and S e p t i c Ta n k P u m p o u t s will be available beginning
Nanci Kalbfell REP g) S u c h o t h e r t e r m s on October 28th, at the above of Organization filed PHILIPSTOWN
on Properties that are 1 0 / 2 2 / 0 9 ; S S N Y; P u t n a m Tina M. Merando
as may be necessary and a Tr i b u t a r y t o a 3 0 3 ( d ) office. weekdays between
TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN proper in connection with 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. County, New York; SSNY Town Clerk
SUPERVISOR (Vote for one) Impaired Waterbody” and designated as agent of LLC DATED:
this contract. “A Local Law to Ban Mandatory Walk-Through
Richard R. Shea DEM/IND/CON All persons interested in of kitchen Facilities on upon whom process may be OCTOBER 28, 2009
Matthew Mastrantone REP Phosphate-Containing served. Address for mailing
this proposed contract will F e r t i l i z e r i n t h e To w n o f Tuesday, November 3, 2009
COUNCILMAN (Vote for two) be heard at the time, date at 10am. Details will be copy of process: PO Box
Betty L. Budney DEM/IND Putnam Valley” 353, Garrison NY 10524; LEGAL NOTICE
and place specified above. HEARING TO BE HELD given when Bid Specs are
John J. VanTassel DEM/IND/CON A copy of the proposed picked up. The Board of Purpose: any lawful purpose; HERCULES REAL
Joselle L. Cunane REP on Wednesday, November 18, Perpetuity. E S TAT E , L L C ; A r t i c l e s
contract is on file in the 2009 at the Putnam Valley Education reserves the right
Theresa J. Polhemus REP/CON Office of the Town Clerk to reject any and all bids. of Organization filed
ASSESSOR (Vote for one) Town Hall, 265 Oscawana 1 0 / 2 1 / 0 9 ; S S N Y; P u t n a m
and may be examined during Lake Road, Putnam Valley, BOARD OF EDUCATION
Brian J. Kenney REP/CON regular business hours. PUTNAM VALLEY County, New York; SSNY
New York at 6:00 p.m., or LEGAL NOTICE designated as agent of LLC
BY ORDER OF THE as soon thereafter as can be CENTRAL SCHOOL
TOWN BOARD DISTRICT THE PUTNAM VALLEY upon whom process may be
heard. DRAFT CODE ZONING served. Address for mailing
OF THE TOWN OF Eileen Royael Town Clerk Maureen Bellino, District
PHILIPSTOWN Clerk COMMITTEE WILL MEET copy of process: PO Box
Town of Putnam Valley ON 11/5/09, THURSDAY AT 353, Garrison NY 10524;
Tina M. Merando (Any questions please
Town Clerk call: Paul N. Lee at 3:00 P.M. AT THE PUTNAM Purpose: any lawful purpose;
Dated: October 28, 2009 (845) 528-8125 VALLEY TOWN HALL Perpetuity.
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