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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Philipstown & Putnam Valley 50¢

Dialogue Interrupted
Robertson packs up and leaves after exchange with Gallagher
by Michael Mell director of the Hudson High- board and those in attendance, circle, and the mayor sought to
lands Land Trust, reported and quickly expanded into a end public comment and move
The tension between Mayor that $54,400 had been raised consideration of truck traffic on to the next agenda item.
Seth Gallagher and Trustee to install new lights at the village-wide. Trustee Robertson indicated
Gordon Robertson heated up waterfront, the board voted The specific issue of Fair that the person who happened
again at the August 25 Cold to proceed with that project, St. aside, opinion fell into two to be cut off by the mayor
Spring Village Board work- before realizing that the ar- should be allowed to speak.
shop. The spark was not a chitectural review board still “I’d like to hear what he has
particular issue, but as is usu- has to offer its approval. New firehouse, to say,” Robertson said.
ally the case, a conflict over Mayor Gallagher also asked traffic on Fair “No, I’d like to move on,”
board procedure. After a brief the board to consider whether Gallagher said. After a short
exchange, Robertson simply board members, all of whom Street, and back-and-forth in this vein,
packed up his briefcase and are part-timers, should receive Robertson packed up his
left the meeting in silence. some form of health insurance.
waterfront lights briefcase and left the meeting
The board also discussed A letter from a resident com- without a word. After a short,
lowering fines for village plaining about “excessive” camps: those who believed in stunned silence, the meeting
parking infractions and the truck traffic on Fair Street taking a comprehensive ap- continued.
possibility of moving the Cold initiated the mid-meeting row proach to the problem through- Prior to this dust-up, the
Spring firehouse next to the between Gallagher and Rob- out the village, and those who board listened to a formal pre-
Lahey Pavilion on 9D. And ertson. The letter prompted did not. After about 15 minutes sentation about the proposed
after Andy Chmar, executive much discussion amongst the the discussion had come full (See CS Board on Page 8)

First Day of School Garrison

Tax Rate
R i c h ar d de Koster Special to the PCN&R
The Cannons Roar, the Muskets Fire, Tax rates in the Garrison
Gunsmoke Hangs in the Air Union Free School District
for the 2009-2010 school
Re-enactors recreate battle scenes on Constitution Island, an American landmark, last year will be below last year’s
Sunday. See page 14 for story and photos. rates and down from the
0.12% increase that the Dis-
trict forecast in May.
Dining Out in P h i l ip s t ow n Putnam Lawmakers The new tax rates per
$1,000 of assessed property

Blast New DMV Fees value in the district’s mu-

nicipalities are as follows:
• In Philipstown, $17.99, a
by Eric Gross G r i ff i n , K e n t C o u n c i l m a n decrease of 3.3 cents, down
Karl Rohde, and Westchester 0.18 percent.
Local lawmakers are saying, Legislature Minority Leader • In Putnam Valley, $7.66,
“Governor Paterson: enough George Oros in attendance, a decrease of 23 cents, down
is enough!” Sant charged the governor 2.9 percent.
Calling it a “crime to the had shown a “remarkable “Garrison’s school tax
M e l i s s a S ca n g a
motorists of New York State,” lack of empathy and under- rates continue to be below
Putnam County Clerk Dennis standing towards his upstate The excited faces of Sophia Scanga, Stefano Hammond, and Marisa Scanga, all first cousins
the level of 2006-2007,”
Sant led a news conference constituents” through a series entering kindergarten together. All of their parents are Haldane graduates.
observed Superintendent
last Friday at DMV head- of unnecessary fee hikes that Submitted by Maria Gloria Colucci.
the tunnel at Breakneck Ridge; whose daughter Sophia will be
quarters in Southeast urging will impose great hardships Theodore Leiter The reason for the decrease
something bus drivers will try in Mrs. Lapicki’s kindergarten
that the governor repeal new on Putnam County residents from the estimate originally
to discourage on subsequent class this year.
license and registration fees already struggling with higher For pure exuberance and shared with voters in May
trips. This marked the first year
that took effect September taxes and a weak economy.” anticipation, few things in life was an increase in the as-
“Having had four children that ice cream was served on
1—charges earmarked for the Effective Tuesday, driver’s match the first day of kinder- sessed value of real property
go through Haldane’s kinder- this day, but judging by the
Metropolitan Transportation license and vehicle registra- garten. And, what better elixir in the district.
garten program, I can honestly boisterous response, it could
Authority, which Legislator tion fees have increased by to ease the emotional sting of Because New York State's
attest, nobody does kindergar- well become a new Haldane
Dan Birmingham said stands 25 percent, meaning that an the farewell to carefree sum- Basic STAR exemptions have
ten better than Haldane!”said tradition.
for “More Taxes Again.” average driver’s license has mer and unfettered childhood, been reduced, the STAR re-
Board of Education member “The incoming class is very
Assemblyman Greg Ball, risen from $50 to $64.50, but ice cream? duction may offset the de-
Joe Curto, who coordinated excited and ready to start
speaking at the event, said, while a car registration has L a s t T h u r s d a y, s t u d e n t s crease in the tax rate for
the event. school,” said Principal Mag-
“The only thing Governor risen from $45 to $56. In ad- of Haldane’s Class of 2022 some taxpayers. Some tax-
For some parents, this was gie Davis.
Paterson and the legislative dition, effective next April 1, were welcomed to their new payers receiving the Basic
a thrilling new milestone in The ice cream was donated
majority have accomplished all registered vehicle owners school with an ice cream social STAR exemption may see a
their children’s lives. by Purple Monkey Ice Cream
by their actions is to make will be required to obtain new co-sponsored by the Haldane very slight increase in their
Adam Osterfeld said his Shop, with locations in Croton
sure New York State license license plates and renewed School Foundation, the Hal- tax bill.
kindergartner, Jesse, “wants and Ossining. Owner Phil Pro-
plates become Ohio, North registrations, forcing motor- dane PTA, and the Haldane The total school budget
to be a big boy.” feta also donated two members
Carolina, and Florida license ists to pay the new fees as Kindergarten staff. remains at $8,923,586, as
Some held back tears. of his staff to scoop the Gill-
plates, when New Yorkers well as an additional $10 for With school beginning on approved by the voters. The
Annie Chesnut “I was weepy,” said Felice ford’s ice cream. The Haldane
will be forced to leave their a new license. September 2, the Haldane total tax levy is also un-
Kamel Jamal of Angelina’s in Cold Spring displays his Ramella, mother of 5-year- PTA provided the lemonade.
homes.” Sant called the state’s action Kindergartners were brought changed, at $7,727,978.
latest creation—the Farmer’s Market Pizza, available only old Luke Miesel. “But I am The children also received
With State Senator Vincent “redundant and unnecessary. in for a dry run to familiarize Tax bills were mailed on
on Saturdays when the Cold Spring Farmer’s Market is in also excited for my son’s new Class of 2022 t-shirts cour-
Leibell, Assemblyman Greg It only serves to benefit the them with their new teachers August 28. The tax col-
business. adventure.” tesy of an anonymous donor,
Ball, Deputy County Execu- state’s general fund for pro- and classrooms as their parents lection period begins on
“I am so happy that my chil- who has made a commitment
Angelina’s: Healthy, tive John Tully, Legislators
Dan Birmingham and Tony
Fusco, Sheriff Don Smith,
grams that don’t even benefit
the motorists.”
Because of a mandate by
looked on. It is a Haldane
tradition that includes their
dren will have the opportunity
to go to the same school I spent
to repeat his gift for the next
five years, taking the young
September 1.

Happy, and Homemade District Attorney Adam Levy, the Democratic majority in
first yellow bus ride, complete
with whooping-it-up through
so many years in,” said Hal-
dane alumna Melissa Scanga,
recipients to the class of 2027. 
Patterson Supervisor Mike (See DMV on Page 8) Notice
Part of a series on products, and if it means you
local eateries have to wait 40 minutes to
PCN&R Calls for Consultant Seeks ‘Sustainable’ Communities
get your take-out food pre- Nelsonville
by Annie Chesnut pared for you, that’s just the
way it is: “Everything here
Candidate Announcements Joel Russell describes vision behind Philipstown’s comprehensive plan
The Zoning Board of
From the outside, Ange- is made to order and made All candidates for local The PCN&R will not edit by Joe Lindsley Jr. Philipstown to draft its com- public comment during the Appeals meeting
lina’s restaurant, nestled from scratch” Kamel said, elections will be allowed to the submission—not even for prehensive plan. Speaking with drafting of the comprehensive scheduled for Thursday,
in the Foodtown shopping “and that takes time. We are run one submission of no spelling errors. During the past two weeks, the PCN&R last Thursday, Rus- plan during the past years, Sept. 3, has been
plaza in Cold Spring, looks not a food factory!” more than 700 words free Candidates may write no the Philipstown Town Hall has sell explained the reasoning (See Plan on Page 9) cancelled.
pretty much like any other One acknowledgement that of charge. This submission more than one Letter to the been inundated with requests behind the comprehensive plan
pizzeria. There is a narrow, there may be some waiting may serve as a candidacy an- Editor per month, and none for copies of Philipstown’s and noted the plan’s preference
informal dining room and a
service area at the back. The
involved once you place your
Angelina’s order is the book
nouncement, biography, and
platform statement, accom-
in the two editions prior to
the election.
comprehensive plan and pro-
posed zoning maps. Village
for institutional land use that
preserves Philipstown’s rural
What’s Inside
smells of pizza and other
tasty Italian dishes fill the
he keeps on the counter for
customers to write in while
panied by a photo. Emailed
submissions are preferred.
All other material from can-
didates must be in the form of
Clerk Tina Merando, who said
she had never seen anything
character over housing devel-
opments and commercial areas.
Opinion Sports
a i r. H a p p i l y, t h a t ’ s w h e r e they wait. It’s a “waiting for Announcements may be sent paid political advertisements, like it in her 17 years there, He said he had been surprised
the resemblance ends. take-out” journal in which as early as you wish but no with no deadline restrictions. noted that many of the citizens that there had not been more
Kamel Jamal of Ange- customers can write their later than two editions (gener- The PCN&R will ask ques- requesting information were
thoughts and ideas—some- also asking “how much Joel There is Letters to the Editor:
lina’s spends much of his ally 20 days) prior to the date tions of all candidates for 800 Pedal in
times positive, sometimes of the election. Deadlines office and will publish their Russell has been paid.” Land Use, Lights,
time thinking up new and
not—some with illustrations Russell, a 1972 alumnus of
‘more than a and Health Care Tour de Putnam
interesting approaches, not are Mondays at noon. The answers in an Election Spe-
only to pizza, but to meals or clever quotes, some very deadline for the November cial that will run in the week Harvard, is an urban planner preference’ for
in general, and the results direct and heartfelt. Kamel 3, 2009, election is Oct. 12 preceding the November elec- and land use attorney based
can be exciting. Kamel takes hopes to publish the book at noon. tion (the October 28 issue). out of Northampton, Massa- institutions
pages 6-7 page 15
a great deal of pride in his (See Pizza on Page 9) chusetts, who has worked with
Page 2 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week

Thursday 9/3 Friday 9/4 Monday 9/7 Tuesday 9/8 Wednesday 9/9
7 PM
No Meetings Labor Day 8 PM
CS Recreation Commission 7:30 PM Cold Spring Historic Review Board
PCN&R offices Philipstown Conservation Action
8 PM are open. Committee 7:30 PM
Philipstown North
Philipstown Town Board Highlands Fire District Philipstown Board Workshop

This is the “most wonderful time of the year”—Back to

School! Watch out for the little ones getting on and off the
school buses and crossing the street. Labor Day weekend is
next weekend; please note we are open on Monday, Labor
Corrections and Clarifications Town Board Presentation on Reassessments
Day, for your ads and copy. O n We d n e s d a y, S e p t e m - director of the State Office will be the importance of
• Regarding “Keeping an Eye on Institute. The Open Space Institute was ber 16, at 7:30pm, at the of Real Property Services, reassessments, the role of
The Putnam County Office for the Aging is celebrating 40
Nonprofits” (August 26): Char- erroneously called “Open Spaces.” Please Town Hall, the Philipstown will speak to the Board t h e a s s e s s o r, a n d o p t i o n s
years of senior service, hosting a special picnic celebration
ity Navigator’s web address is see this week’s story on page one about Town Board will host a pre- and public regarding New to simplify the complexity
on Wednesday, September 9, from 10am to 3pm at Putnam
charitynavigator.org. The Charity Navi- Mr. Russell for further information. sentation from the head of York's property tax system of the property tax system.
County Veterans’ Memorial Park off Gypsy Trail Road. The
gator service is provided free of charge; • Last week’s “Meetings This Week” cal- the New York State agency and the best way to ensure For more information,
picnic is open to all Putnam County seniors. The suggested
anyone may access the data available on endar on page two was wrong. This week’s that oversees property tax that taxpayers pay only their please contact Richard Shea
contribution is $3 per person.
the website. is correct. administration. fair share of taxes. Among at 265-5200.
Happy Birthday wishes to Kim Giachinta, Anthony
• Regarding “Angst Spurs Action” (August • The Philipstown Rec calendar listed in Lee Kyriacou, executive the topics to be discussed
Giachinta, Kitrina Ricci, Mary Gretzinger, Erin Ledwith,
26): Joel Russell stated that he does not the August 26 edition was also out of date.
Fortunato Vallone, Mary Lou Molina, Nicole Filipelli,
currently work for Scenic Hudson, Hud- We apologize for the errors.
Melissa Farwell, Alexandra Van Laer, Matthew Monroe,
son Highlands Land Trust, or Open Space
Alexandra Peters, Jeff Trenner, Corinne Wint, Christine
Phillips, Nicole Needleman, Patrick Reinhardt, Theresa
Vallone, Nicholas DiPalo, Tara Pidala, Brian Flangen, and
Brian O’Donnell. Visit us on the web at www.pcnr.com
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Service of Remembrance Obituary

f o r S e p t e m b e r 11 Vi c t i m s David Allen Mankes
On the evening of Sep- Trade Center. Reverend B.J. David Allen Mankes, 42 Mankes and his wife, Jo-
t e m b e r 11 , 2 0 0 9 , a t 8 p m , Weber, Chaplain of Ladder years old, a life-long local sephine, of Marlboro; two
the Friars at Graymoor and Company #7 of the New York resident, died suddenly at sisters, Shirley and Sharon,
the Garrison Volunteer Fire City Fire Department will be St. Luke’s Hospital in New- both of Fishkill; three neph-
Company will conduct a speaking. burgh on August 27, 2009. He e w s , G a r y, J r. , C o r y, a n d
candlelight service at Gray- Fire Company members was born August 20, 1967, Christopher.
moor's 911 Memorial Garden with uniforms are requested in Cold Spring and was the Calling hours were held
ST. MARY’S OUR LADY OF FIRST PHILIPSTOWN to remember those who lost son of Sheldon and Barbara o n M o n d a y, A u g u s t 3 1 a t
to attend in uniform. All are
EPISCOPAL CHURCH LORETTO CATHOLIC PRESBYTERIAN REFORM SYNAGOGUE their lives in the terrorist Sullivan Mankes of Fishkill. the Robert H. Auchmoody
IN THE HIGHLANDS CHURCH CHURCH OF P.O. Box 94 attack on New York's World David was employed as a Funeral Homes, Inc., 1028
1 Chestnut St. Fair Street, Cold Spring PHILIPSTOWN Cold Spring, NY 10516 mechanic for Wit’s Auto in Main Street, Fishkill. Grave-
Cold Spring (845) 265-3718 Academy & Cherry THE HIGH HOLY DAYS Fishkill. side services were held on
Fr. Shane Scott
Hamblen, Rector, 265-
Fr. Brian McSweeney,
Cold Spring - 265-3220
Services led by Can- Buffalo Soldiers Honored at Besides his parents, he is Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 , a t
torShoshana Lash, Or- survived by a brother, Gary Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
253Mr. Ron Greene, Pastor Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor ganist Douglas Keilitz West Point Ceremony Berneida Wyant
Senior Warden, Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. www.presbychurchcoldspring. All Services at St. West Point will host the Ashley, Chief of Radiology
265-3624 7 : 3 0 a m , 9 , & 11 : 4 5 a m . , org Mary’s Parish House 48th annual Buffalo Soldier at Keller Army Community Berneida Wyant, age 82, three brothers, Stewart, War-
www.stmaryscoldspring. Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Jo- email: FPCP@verizon. Sat. Sept. 12: Shabbat/ Memorial Ceremony at Buf- Hospital, West Point. a lifelong resident of Cold ren, and Pierre Travis; two
dioceseny.org seph’s - Garrison, Sun., net S’lichot Services, 9:30am, falo Soldier Field on Sunday, The public is cordially Spring, passed away peace- sisters, Lorraine Newell and
Sun. Masses: 8am (spoken); 10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am Worship Service: 10am Discussion, 10:30am Sept. 6, at 12:15pm. invited to join the Buffalo f u l l y o n M o n d a y, A u g u s t Florence Henning; thirteen
10:30am (sung); Sunday & 7:30pm Mass, Holy Day Chancel Choir Rehearsal: Fri. Sept. 18: Rosh Hasha- The ceremony will honor Soldiers and their families 31st, 2009, at her home. grandchildren and six great
school in Parish Hall dur- Vigil: 5:30pm Wednesdays 7pm nah Evening Services, 8pm the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regi- for the ceremony. Guests are Born April 11, 1927, in grandchildren. Nine siblings
ing 10:30 mass Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm Office Hours: Tue, Wed & Sat. Sept. 19: Rosh Hasha- ments of the Buffalo Soldiers. reminded they should enter Cold Spring, she was the and former husband, Godfrey
Thurs. Fri. & Sun.: AA in Wed/Sun Sept 13/16 - “A Thu, 8-12 nah Morning Services, 10am These African-American Sol- the academy at Thayer Gate daughter of the late Noah and Roessel Sr., predeceased her.
parish hall, 8pm Parish Mission” w/ Fr. An- Sun. Sept. 27: Kol Nidre diers have a proud tradition for this event and allow ex- Berneida (Warren) Travis. A funeral service will be
gelus Shaughnesy, 7pm, dif- UNITED METHODIST Evening Services, 8pm Mrs. Wyant was a home- held at 10am on Wednesday,
of exemplary service to the tra travel time for the 100
FRANCISCAN FRIARS ferent topics each night CHURCHES OF COLD Mon. Sept. 28: Yom Kippur, maker and parishioner of the September 2, at Clinton Fu-
nation in the Indian Wars, percent vehicle and photo
OF THE ATONEMENT Bingo - Thursdays, doors SPRING & SOUTH morning services, 10am, dis- United Methodist Church of neral Home, Cor. of Parrott
Spanish-American War, both I.D. inspection. Visitors over
Route 9, Garrison open 6pm, first game begins HIGHLAND (Garrison) cussion, 1:30pm, afternoon Cold Spring. & Pine Sts (21 Parrott St)
World Wars, and the Korean the age of 16 are required
424-3671 7 : 1 5 p m . $ 1 , 5 0 0 i n To t a l (265-3365) services, 3:30pm, communi- She was predeceased by Cold Spring, followed by
Conflict. to provide positive proof of
graymoorcenter@ Cash Prizes. Concessions South Highland UMC, ty break fast immediately fol- her husband, Calvin Wyant, interment in Cold Spring
The guest speaker for the identification.
atonementfriars.org available. 19 Snake Hill Rd. lowing Afternoon Services in 1992. She is survived by Cemetery. Friends called at
event is Col. Ricanthony R.
Sunday Eucharist - 11am, Weekly Events: Adoration of Garrison Sat. Oct. 3: Shabbat/Suk- two sons, Russel Roessel the funeral home on Tuesday,
Pilgrim Hall. the Blessed Sacrament, Mon. Cold Spring UMC, of Cold Spring, and God- September 1. In lieu of flow-
Daily Mass - Mon. - Sat. 7pm; Miraculous Medal: 216 Main Street
kot services at Surprise
Lake Camp,9:30am, Suk- Ongoing Programs for Seniors frey Roessel, Jr. of Crown ers, donations may be made
Pastor Margaret
Mondays - Holy Hour, 8pm.
Wed., after Mass. Ro s a r y,
Sat. after Mass. (Peggy) Laemmel
kah Building by the Lake,
10:30am, services
are New at Philipstown Rec Point, NY; four daughters,
Berneida Roessel of Cold
i n M r s . Wy a n t ’ s n a m e t o
Hospice of Westchester and
Centering Prayer - 8pm. R e l i g i o u s E d : F a i t h F o r- South Highland in Garrison For more information call Spring, Katherine Roessel of Putnam, 540 White Plains
Philipstown Recreation -Mah Jongg Open Play at
Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd mation: Sun. Grades K-5: worship service at 9:30am. 265-8011 and leave a mes- East Fishkill, Ellen Roessel Rd, Suite 300, Tarrytown,
invites all area seniors to the Philipstown Community
Sunday of every month at 9:45-11:15am; Sun. Grade Cold Spring worship service sage or e-mail philipstown- of Marlboro, NY, and Barbara NY 10591.
come enjoy the fun at a new Center. Wednesdays, begin-
2pm. Recovery Inc. every 7-8: 6:30-8pm, Wed. Grades at 11am. reformsynagogue @gmail. Roessel of Titusville, FL;
series of ongoing programs, ning September 16, 10am-
Wednesday, 7:30pm. K-6: 3:30-5pm, Wed. Grade Sat. Sept. 12 - Bake Sale, com all taking place at the Phil- 1pm. New players welcome! Genevieve Anita D’Andrea Ricevuto
Renewal Farmers’ Market: 6: 6:30-8pm. Foodtown, 9:30am-noon
ipstown Community Center -Game Room and Wii Open,
Every Friday, 10-3, during Sat. Oct. 10 - Bake Sale, Genevieve Anita D’Andrea ber of Catholic Daughters,
REFORM TEMPLE OF at Glenclyffe in Garrison. Wednesdays and Thursdays
growing season. ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH Foodtown, 9:30am-noon Ricevuto, age 91, of Nel- Court Rita. Mrs. Ricevuto
PUTNAM VALLEY The programs are as follows: from noon-2pm, free.
IN THE HIGHLANDS sonville, died on Monday, was also a member of the
362 Church Road -Pizza and a Show, Fridays, -BUNCO, second Friday
1101 Route 9D, Garrison COLD SPRING August 31, 2009, at Hudson Putnam County Seniors and
ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPEL Putnam Valley beginning Sept. 11, 11:30am. of the month. 7:30pm. $5.
stphilips.highlands.com BAPTIST CHURCH Valley Hospital Center in Putnam Arts Council.
A mission Chapel of Our Rabbi Allen Darnov Registration required. Registration required.
Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. (American Baptist Cortlandt Manor. She was predeceased by
Lady of Loretto Church (845) 528-4774 -We Teach Wii, Tuesdays Contact the Rec. Depart-
424-3571 - e-mail: Churches, USA) Born May 8, 1918 in Bos- husband, Frank J. Ricevuto,
Upper Station Rd., www.rtpv.org beginning Sept. 22, 11am- ment at 424-4618 for more
stphilips@highlands.com Jay Camp ton, MA, she was the daughter Sr., in 1993. She is survived
Garrison, 265-3718 Shabbat Services: Fridays, noon. Free. Registration re- information and to register.
Summer schedule: (Interim Pastor) of the late Filippo and Angela by her son, Frank J. Ricevuto
Sunday Mass: 10:15am 8 p m ; Yo u n g p e o p l e ’ s s e r- quired. 424-4618.
8am - Holy Communion 245 Main St., Cold D’Andrea. Jr. of Nelsonville, NY, and
Spring vice- third Friday of the
10am - Main Service; child- Mrs. Ricevuto, a graduate one sister, Grace Barber of
care available for 10am ser-
Sunday Services, 10:30am
month, 7pm. Hebrew School,
ages 3+ Caring Circle Day Camp of the High School of Practi-
cal Arts in Boston, attended
Mattanpan, MA. Several
brothers and sisters prede-
781 Route 9D, Garrison
Wednesdays: Prayer- Fel-
lowship time, 7pm HISTORIC TOMPKINS
Helps Grieving Children Massachusetts School of Art ceased her.
for a night course in com- A Mass of Christian Burial
www.cyfm.org METHODIST CHURCH CORNERS UNITED On Saturday, August 8, Hos- teenagers and their families/ mercial art. She worked as will be held at 10am on Fri-
Fri/Sun Sept. 4/6 - Refresh 337 Peekskill Hollow TEMPLE ISRAEL METHODIST CHURCH pice Care in Westchester & guardians learn healthy cop- an artist for Cecil B. Wright- day, September 4, at Our Lady
and renew, retreat for CYFM Road, Putnam Valley 140 Lake Drive 729 Peekskill Hollow Putnam hosted its 5th Annual ing behaviors to aid in dealing son Advertising Agency in of Loretto Church, 24 Fair
alumni. Call or visit online. Pastor Tony Mecca Lake Peekskill Road, Putnam Valley Caring Circle Day Camp. with the thoughts and feel- Boston. After moving to St. Cold Spring, followed
Sun. Sept. 6 - Cap Corps 845-526-3788 Rabbi Jeff Cymet 845-528-5076 Over 50 children attended ings associated with griev- Nelsonville, she became a by interment in Cold Spring
Vo l u n t e e r C o m m i s s i o n i n g Sunday Service & Sunday 845-528-2305 www.tompkinschurchny.org this year's farm-themed camp, ing the loss of a loved one. seamstress, working at the Cemetery. Friends may call
Mass, join in welcoming the School: 10am. Shabbat Services: Fridays 1st Sunday of the month which is held for children ages The Caring Circle helps over former S&A Togs in Cold on Thursday, September 3,
2009-2010 group of volun- Prayer Service w/ Com- 8pm; Saturdays 9:15am. worship: 2pm 3 - 19 who participate in The 150 children each year cope Spring. As parishioner of Our from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clinton
teers, 2pm, CYFM Gym. munion: Tues 7 pm. “Tues- Caring Circle Bereavement with the loss of a loved one, Lady of Loretto Church in Funeral Home, Cor. of Parrott
days w/ Tony” - Discussion BEACON HEBREW Programs. teaching participants grief Cold Spring, she was a mem- & Pine Streets, Cold Spring.
group, 9am. FIRST HEBREW ALLIANCE Activities of the day includ- management skills to help
CONGREGATION OF Conservative Synagogue ed line dancing, horseback cope with the death of a loved
WORSHIP GROUP ST. LUKE’S PEEKSKILL 331 Verplanck Ave., riding, a petting farm, color- one in constructive ways. Paramount Center Benefit
Beacon ful face painting, swimming,
Quaker Meeting
(845) 424-3525
65 Oscawana Lake Rd.,
1821 Main Street,
Peekskill Rabbi Josh Wohl and a welcomed visit from
The Caring Circle groups
are ongoing and participants Celebrates Robeson’s Legacy
Meeting for Worship – 2nd & Putnam Valley 914-739-0500 Cantor Ellen Gersh the ice-cream truck. are invited to attend the sup- The Paul Robeson 60th Rodriguez-Seeger, Kenneth
4th Sundays of each month, www. www.firsthebrew.org 845-831-2012 Special thanks to the spon- port groups for as long as Anniversary Celebration Anderson, Beth Lamont, Jon
10am, at 848 Old Albany stlukesputnamvalley.org sfma@optonline.net www.beaconhebrewalliance.org sors, donors, and volunteers the experience is beneficial. Committee will present “An Batiste Band, Ray Blue, with
Post Road (Whyatt Stone 528-8858, Rabbi Lee Paskind Fri. night Shabbat services who included the Cold Springs Meetings are offered in Yor- Evening with Friends: A Cel- other special guest appear-
Cottage), Garrison. Call for mail@stlukesputnamvalley. Services: Sat. 9:30am; Fri. 7:30pm Lions Club. ktown Heights on alternate ebration of the Legacy of Paul ances.
directions. Children of all org 8pm; Monthly Fri. family Sat. morning Shabbat ser- The Caring Circle, a pro- Wednesdays and in Yonkers Robeson,” at the Paramount For information log onto
ages welcome. Sunday Worship - Service: service, 6:30pm vices, 9:30am gram offered by Hospice Care on alternate Thursdays. Center for the Arts on Sep- ro b e s o n c e l e b r a t i o n. o rg .
9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am, Check website for religious in Westchester and Putnam, For more information on tember 4 at 8pm. To purchase tickets for the
Family Communion Service school, services, events info. is designed to help children, The Caring Circle, please The benefit concert will Robeson concert, contact the
including Sunday School: contact Marianne Walsh at feature performances and ap- Paramount Center for the Arts
10:30am (914) 666-4228, ext. 336. pearances by such well known at 877-840-0457 or online
Thu. - Prayer Service, 8pm entertainers as: Roy Haynes, paramountcenter.org.
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Sat. Sept. 19 - Family History Sat. Sept. 26 - 32nd annual Cold
Sat. Sept. 12 - Summer Sun- Sun. Sept. 13 - Sunset Series: Wed. Sept. 30 - Senior Roast Beef The Putnam County News &
Fair, 10am-3pm, free classes, Spring Harvest Festival. Starts
set & Fireworks Cruise on the Readings at Chapel of Our Lady Dinner and Bingo, Philipstown Recorder is happy to announce
lectures, info booth re building at 10am; details tba.
Hudson, in celebration of the Restoration. Novelist Valerie Community Center, Noon - 3pm. your event. A complete list-
400th Anniversary Hudson sail, Martin. 4pm, wine & cheese your family tree. Church of Jesus Free. Philipstown residents only. ing of Coming Events are on
cruise on the River Rose. Din- reception follows. Free, park Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 Fri/Sat Sept. 26/27 - Open Stu- Res. required by Sept. 28. 424- our website at www.pcnr.com.
ner buffet, open bar, music, at Metro-North station. Kitchawan Rd., Ossining. www. dios, Beacon, www.beaconarts. 4618. To send your listing: PCN&R,
dancing, silent & live auctions, familyhistory.dreamhosters. org for more details PO Box 185, Cold Spring, NY
Peekskill Celebration Fireworks com, 914-736-1791 10516; fax 265-2144; e-mail,
Display. 8-11p.m., $100 per Sun. Sept. 13 - HH Land Trust Fri. Oct. 2 - HH Land Trust’s editor@pcnr.com.
Take-a-Hike! Night Sky Out- Sun. Sept. 27 - Fall foliage cruise 20th Anniversary Celebration
person, benefit for PARC. 845- Sat. Sept. 19 - Jazz Vespers
ing w/ astronomer Frank Suits. aboard The Commander w/ Jim Dinner, The Garrison. For tickets
278- PARC, ext. 287 or www. w/ renowned jazz musicians,
Bring blanket & binoculars. Witt, raise funds for Hope for call 424-3358.
Wed. Sept. 9 - Annual Cold PutnamARC.org. 5:30pm, free, First Presbyterian
8pm, Garrison Golf Club parking Youth Foundation. 12:30-3:30pm,
Spring Farmers’ Market Com- Church, 10 Academy St. Cold
ONGOING: munity Dinner, 7pm, The Gar-
lot. 2 hrs, easy/family friendly.
Spring, 265-3220.
dep.s from Peekskill. $35p/p, $10/
Sat. Sept. 12 - Bake sale spon- www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 children under 12. 845-265-2010
rison. www.csfarmmarket.org sored by South Highland UM or witt@bestweb.net
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, Church, 9:30am-noon, in front
Sun. Sept. 13 - 15th Annual Sun. Sept. 20 - Concert: Jason
Saturdays through Thanks- of Foodtown
Wed. Sept. 9 - Putnam Coun- Hoot on the Hudson, 12-6pm, Cutmore, piano, playing Al-
giving, 8:30am-1:30pm,
ty Seniors Picnic, spons. by Little Stony Pt. beniz, de Severac and Schubert.
at The Nest, Chestnut St.
Office for the Aging, 10am- Sat. Sept. 12 - Army vs. Duke 4pm, free. Chapel of Our Lady
3pm, Veterans Memorial Park. Football, Philipstown Pop War- Restoration, 45 Market St., CS,
Putnam Valley Farmers’ Mar- Sun/Wed Sept 13-16 - ‘A Par-
845-621-0600 for info and res. ner fundraiser, 12 noon, $29p/p, park at Metro-North station.
kets: Fridays, 3-7pm, Tomp- ish Mission’ discussions w/ Fr.
kins Cnrs Methodist Church, arrive early for tailgating, Phil-
ipstown Hawks take the field Angelus Shaughnessy, 7-8pm,
outdoors, 729 Peekskill Hol- Our Lady of Loretto. Different Sun. Sept. 20 - Walkabout at
low Rd. June 19-Oct. 9 ALSO COMING UP: post-game. footballhawks@
topic each night; all welcome. Tilly Foster Farm. Guided his-
Wednesdays, 3-7pm at Putnam gmail.com. torical tours, 1pm. Reservations
Valley Grange, Adams Cnrs, rec, space ltd. 845-279-4474,
128 Mill St. Indoor/Outdoor, Thu. Sept. 10 - HH Trust Take- www.tillyfosterfarm.org.
a-Hike! Musical Tot Trek II Sat. Sept. 12 - Boot-Stompin’
through Dec. 16.845-528-0066 Black-Tie Barn-Dance Gala to Fri/Sat Sept. 18/19 - Philip-
w/ Stacy Labriola. Ltd. space, stown Garden Club flower show,
reg. req’d. 10am, 1 hr., easy/ benefit Glynwood. 7pm cock- Sun/Thu Sept. 20/24 - Philip-
Historic Walking Tours of Cold tails & dinner at The Barn at open to public for viewing from
Spring conducted by volun- family-friendly. www.hhlt.org, 2-4 on Fri and 10:30-5 on Sat, stown Seniors trip to Wildwood,
424-3358 Glynwood Farm. $250 p/p. NJ, 5 days/4 nights, visit At-
teers from Putnam County Anita, 265-3338. Desmond-Fish Library, Gar-
Historical Society, Sundays rison. lantic City, winery tour, Cape
at 2pm, free, meet at foot of May boardwalk & boat cruises.
Fri. Sept. 11 - Jazz vocalist $379 incl. 3 dinners/4bfasts.
Main St.; through October. Michelle LeBlanc and quartet, Sat. Sept. 12 - Hudson Highlands
Girl Scouts’ Community Tag Sat. Sept. 19: Tots Park Jam- Eileen, 265-5098.
“I Remember You,” 8pm, Arts boree: 4-6pm at McConville
on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Sage, 9am-2pm, at the Little
League field at North Highland Park. Bring a picnic blanket and
THIS WEEK: Kent Lakes enjoy some live music while you Sat. Sept. 19: Tots Park Jambo-
Fire House. Toys, clothes, books, ree: 4-6pm at McConville Park
games, more. Refreshments for help raise funds for the park.
Suggested donation: $20/family. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy
Sat. Sept. 5 - Collaborative Fri. Sept. 11 - Candlelight sale. Raindate Sun. Sept. 13. some live music while you help
Concepts Farm Project 2009: Service of Remembrance for Deirdre Knapp 265-9485 raise funds for the park. Sug-
more than 60 artists installing 9/11, Graymoor Memorial Gar- Sat. Sept. 19 - HH Land Trust gested donation: $20/family.
art on a historic, working farm. den, 8pm Take-a-Hike! What Henry saw &
Sat. Sept. 12 - Handmade
Opening: 2-6pm; open every Cavalcade outdoor craft fair, more w/ historian Ray Phillips.
day dawn to dusk through Oct. Part of the Hudson River Valley Sat. Sept. 26 - Constitution
Fri. Sept. 11 - Putnam County 11am-7pm, free. 20+ booths of Island Family Day, 10am-3pm.
31. 853 Old Albany Post Rd., Early Intervention Council Meet- handcrafted items. Cnr of Main Ramble. 10am, Ft. Montgomery
Garrison. 845-528-1797 Visitors’ Center, 2 hrs., Moder- Exhibits, demos, birds of prey,
ing, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. St and North Cedar, Beacon horse & wagon rides, boat rides,
228-2847, x 46036 ate. www.hhlt.org, 424-3358
Rev. War Trail walks. Shuttle

Sun. Sept. 6 - CS Chamber of Sat. Sept. 12: Lauren Hale Dance runs from south end of Metro-
Commerce Sunset Series, M Drop-In Dances. Modern dance North CS parking lot. 845-446-

Shanghai String Band: Amer- improvs performed every quarter 8676, www.constitutionisland.
icana, 5:30pm, Cold Spring hour, 7-9pm. Free. Shambhala org
Bandstand, free. Yoga Ctr, 4 Sth Chestnut St.,
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New Ensemble Graces the M. Shanghai String Band

Rose Garden at Boscobel Ends the Sunset Season
Trio. Labriola has toured
Europe and Asia as a pianist
and musical director, and as
a musician with The Elliot
Murphy Band. As a composer,
he has won a Grammy, an
Emmy, and a Clio award. He
Rtes. 301 & 9D Route 9D & 403, Garrison Garrison’s Landing Depot Square, Garrison’s and today he continues to per-
845-265-3040 845-424-3020 845-424-3960 Landing form, compose, and produce
www.butterfieldlibrary.org http://dfl.highlands.com garrisonartcenter.org philipstowndepottheatre.org music in his studio located in
Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm Closed Sat/Sun/Mon Sept info@garrisonartcenter.org 845-424-3900 the Hudson Valley. His trio
T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm 6/7/8 for Labor Day Gallery Hours: Tue/Sun Sun. Sept. 27: Depot Dances, at Boscobel will consist of a
Hours: M/ W/F: 10am-5pm 12-5pm The Cold Spring Area Times Union said their second
Sun. 12-3pm dance sampler by emerging On Thursday, September 17, keyboard, guitar, and bass.
Tue & Thu 2-9pm; Through Sept 6: Exhibits: Chamber of Commerce is album containing “thoroughly
Sat. Sept. 5 - Silent Film and established New York Boscobel House & Gardens The Sunset Jazz Soiree is
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-5 Judy Sigunick, ceramic pleased to welcome the M. contemporary songs and time-
Series: Fritz Lang’s The Spi- choreographers, 8pm offers a semi-formal, sum- from 5:30-7:30pm. Guests
Fri/Sat Sept. 18/19 - Phil- sculppture, and Ed Smith, Shanghai String Band to less music [is] simply the most
ders: The Golden Lake, 7pm mer send-off in its circular must be 21 years of age and
ipstown Garden Club Flower mono-prints. STONECROP GARDENS the final show of the 2009 joyous musical celebration
Fri. Sept. 11 - CPR for moms, rose garden, overlooking the older. Casual attire is ap -
S h o w, o p e n t o p u b l i c f o r Through Sept 8 - GAC- 81 Stonecrop Lane Summer Sunset Music Series of the year!”
10am, $35 Cold Spring Hudson River and Highlands. propriate. Admission is $35
viewing 2-5 on Fri, 10:30- sponsored CURRENTwith- on Sunday, September 6, at This will be the last show
Sat. Sept. 19 - CPR for teens, 845-265-2000 It’s the ideal setting for an and includes live jazz, wine,
5 on Sat. out at Boscobel Sculpture 5:30pm at the Cold Spring of the summer. Be sure to
10am, $35 www.stonecrop.org evening of live jazz, fine and light hors d’oeuvres. Ad-
on Display at GAC and on Bandstand. grab a blanket and picnic
Mon Sept. 21 - CPR for ev- Mon–Fri, plus 1st & wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a vance reservations are en-
PUTNAM COUNTY Boscobel’s Grounds Hailing from Brooklyn, the and head down to the riv-
eryone, 6pm, $35 3rd Sat., 10am – 5pm; spectacular sunset view. couraged! Please visit Bosco-
HISTORICAL SOCIETY also open Fri. until band formed six years ago in erfront. Refreshments will
Guests will enjoy a musical bel, call 265-3638 x115 or
PUTNAM VALLEY & FOUNDRY SCHOOL PARAMOUNT CENTER dusk through Oct 2; $5/ the basement of a Chinese be available from the Cold
1008 Brown Street, ensemble new to Boscobel p u r ch as e t ick e ts o n li n e at
LIBRARY MUSEUM members - no charge restaurant. Since then, they Spring Fire Company’s Ladies
63 Chestnut St., Cold Peekskill this month: The Art Labriola Boscobel.org.
30 Oscawana Lake Rd., Sat. Sept. 19 - Tea in the have been described as one Auxiliary. For more infor-
845-528-3242 Spring 914-739-2333 of the best live bands of any mation about The Summer
845-265-4010 tickets@paramountcenter.org Garden - self guided tours,
Hours: Sun. 1-5; Mon. 10-6; www.pchs-fsm.org
M u s e u m h o u r s : We d - S u n ,
FILM: Treeless Mountain,
Fri. Aug. 28 at 8pm incl q
exhibits, refreshments,
10am-5pm, $5, members free
A Wide Array of Styles on genre and they have recently
released their third album of
Sunset Music Series or The
Cold Spring Area Chamber
Tue/Wed 10-8; Thu/Fri 11-5;
Sat - 10-5 11am-5pm
Office hours: Tues/Fri 10-5
& a with director; Aug. 30
at 3pm; Sept. 3 at 8pm
Sun. Sept. 20 - Garden Con-
servancy Open Day, 10am-
Display at Depot Dance old time-inspired roots music
on Red Parlor Records. Critic
of Commerce, please visit
coldspringchamber.com or
Book Club begins again in 5pm, $5; free for members Greg Haymes of the Albany call 265-3200.
Sept. on 3rd Tues of each Sat. Sept. 26 - Benefit Gala, Wed. Sept. 16 - Los Lobos, The mission of Depot Danc-
6pm, Bird & Bottle Inn 8pm & GC ticket holders es is to offer Hudson Valley
month. Sept. book is Moby
Dick; Oct. book is Ahab’s Sat. Oct. 17 - TC Boyle reads Tue. Sept. 22 - Guided Gar-
den Tour - Dahlias, 6-7pm,
audiences a wide array of
diverse, high-quality dance,
Shanghai Quartet Returns
from selection of his works;
also party and screening of $10/members - no charge as well as to provide exposure to Chamber Circle Series
PUTNAM ARTS R o a d t o We l l v i l l e , b e g i n s THE HOWLAND f o r g i f t e d , e m e rg i n g , a n d For its opening concert guished artists and regularly
West Point
COUNCIL (845) 938-2617 7:30pm CENTER established choreographers. of the 2009-2010 Chamber tours the major music centers
Tilly Foster Farm www.westpoint.edu/band Fri. Nov. 13 - Dionne War- 477 Main Street,Beacon The inaugural performance of Music Season on September of Europe, North America, and
100 Route 312 Sat. Sept. 5 - Hellcats, Jazz wick, 8pm (845) 831-4988 the series occurs on Sunday, 13, the Howland Chamber Asia. The Quartet has made
Brewster Knights & Concert Band, Sat. Nov. 21 - Johnny Maestro Thursdays, 7-9pm - Medi- September 27, and features Music Circle has secured the regular appearances at Carn-
845-278-0230 Trophy Pt., 6pm & The Brooklyn Bridge, 8pm tation Classes, drop in, no work by eight outstanding
www.putnamartscouncil.com performance of the Shanghai egie Hall and at many of the
pre-reg req’d, $8 class choreographers from the New Quartet in an eagerly awaited most distinguished festivals.
Art Classes for All Ages CHAPEL OF OUR LADY Sat. Sept. 12 - Goldee York and Pennsylvania areas.
begin Sept. 22 – ongoing MANITOGA/THE return engagement. The concert will take place
RESTORATION Greene, 8pm P ar ticip atin g ar tis ts an d The Shanghai Quartet is on Sunday, September 13, at
thru Fall RUSSEL WRIGHT 45 Market St., companies for the upcoming
DESIGN CENTER Sun. Sept. 13 - Shanghai renowned for its passionate 4pm at the Howland Cultural
Sept. 13 – Oct. 2 Art & Na- Cold Spring Quartet, concert include: Aimee Ri-
ture Photography Exhibit, Route 9D, Garrison 845-265-5537 musicality, impressive tech- Center, 477 Main Street, Bea-
(845) 424-3812 Fri. Sept. 25 - Graham als Dance Project, Consuelo nique, and multi-cultural in- con, and will be followed by a
opening reception Sept. 13, www.chapelofourlady.com Marie/C Third’s Contem-
russelwrightcenter.org Parker, 8pm novations. Its elegant style of reception to meet the artists.
1-4pm Sun. Sept. 13 - Sunset Read- porary Dance, John-Mark
Tours on selected weekdays; Sat. Oct. 10 - Gandalf Mur- melding the delicacy of East- Tickets are by subscription
On-going Independent Film ing Series: Valerie Martin, Owen, Jostle, Kirstin A.
every weekend at 11am and phy & Slambovian Circus of ern music with the emotional to a 4- to 8-concert series at
Series novelist, 4pm, free Kapustik, Nellie Rainwa-
1:30pm, res. a must. Grounds Dreams, 8pm breadth of Western repertoire $110 to $185. Single tickets
Sun. Sept. 20 - Concert: ter & Rhea Daniels, RAS-
VAN BRUNT GALLERY open for hiking all year. Jason Cutmore, piano, play- HUDSON VALLEY allows it to traverse musi- are $30. Student tickets are
Sat. Sept. 12 - Manitoga SHAKESPEARE TRO, and Robin Gilbert and cal genres, from traditional $10. All can be reserved by
137 Main St.. Beacon ing Albeniz, de Severac and
(845) 838-2995 Modern, part of the inau- FESTIVAL Carlos Fittante of BALAM Chinese folk music and mas- calling 297-9243 or at how-
Schubert. 4pm, free. Dance Theatre. These cho-
www.vanbruntgallery.com g u r a l N e w Yo r k H e r i t a g e 155 Main Street terpieces of Western music, landmusic.org.
Sun. Oct 4 - Sunset Reading Cold Spring reographers and companies
Thu/Mon 11am-6pm Series: Edwin Torres, poet Robin Gilbert and Carlos to cutting edge contemporary
Exhibit: Peter Bynum, Sept. TILLY FOSTER FARM Peformances at Boscobel work in styles ranging from Fittante of BALAM Dance works.
5-28, reception Sept. 12 MUSEUM (845) 265-7858 classical ballet, to modern T h e a t re p e r f o r m E d e n ’ s
BOSCOBEL Box Ofc: (845) 265-9575 Formed at the Shanghai
100 Route 312, Brewster dance, to a fusion of Bali- Mandala, photography by Conservatory in 1983, the
Route 9D, Garrison www.hvshakespeare.org nese and Baroque, and their
KENT PUBLIC (845) 279-4474 845-265-3638 David Bazemore Shanghai Quartet has worked
The Complete Works of Wil- pieces explore such themes
LIBRARY www.tillyfosterfarm.org www.boscobel.org with the world’s most distin-
17 Sybil’s Crossing liam Shakespeare (Abridged) as quotidian life, intimacy,
Sat/Sun Sept. 12/13 - An- Opendaily except Tues.,
Kent Lakes Much Ado About Nothing gender, and self-sacrifice.
tique Farm Equipment ex- 9:30am-5pm,last tour
(845) 225-8585 Pericles This initial concert of the
hibit, 11am - 4pm 4pm
www.kentlibrary.org Sat/Sun Sept. 18/19 - Brew- $16/adults, $12/seniors, CONSTITUTION series is sure to be an excit-
Mon, Wed 10-8 ster Flower Garden Show, $7/children, 6-14, under ISLAND ing and stimulating evening
Tue, Thu, Fri 10-5 PAC Building 8 6/free West Point, NY of excellent and thought-
Sat, 10-3 Grounds only $12 845-446-8676 provoking dance.
Sun. Sept. 20 - Walkabout (through 9/7) www.constitutionisland.org
Closed most major holidays historic tour, 1pm The performance will take
Sat. Sept. 12 - Big Band Public tours through Sept.,
place at 8pm, and tickets,
Concert and Sunset Picnic, We d & Th u a t 1 a n d 2 p m ,
which are $15 for adults and
6-8pm leaving from South Dock at
$12 for children and seniors,
Sat. Sept. 17 - Sunset Jazz West Pt. Res. req’d.
are available at the Philip-
Soiree, 5:30pm Sat. Sept. 26 - Family Day,
stown Depot Theatre box
Sun. Sept. 13 - Dutchess 10am-3pm, exhibits, demos,
office at 424-3900 (Philip-
County Day. Free admission boat rides, trail walks, house
for all county residents tours; depart from CS Metro-
North parking lot.
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The Putnam County News

and Recorder Letters to the Editor US Mail: PO Box 185, Cold Spring, NY 10516
email: editor@pcnr.com

Zoning Changes meetings, along with many the flyer.) And how can the posed to be placed down at hearing (May 2009) may think decide your child’s treatments
Shouldn’t Be Surprise others that will be affected and PCN&R characterize those the dock. 1) the bollard is too that the Peekskill Hollow Road and benefits (pg .30), the gov-
or ruined if this is adopted. requesting documents as hav- low to the ground and will be issue has been resolved and ernment will set your child’s
To the Editor: I know the response already, ing “angst” or being “worried” flooded and ruined the first the project is no more. Sadly, doctors’ wages—thus increas-
The proposed new zoning it goes something like this: when you didn’t have a single time the water comes over nothing could be further from ing mediocre treatment for
law is finally receiving the “well I’m sorry, but you re- comment from anyone request- the dock; 2) The lights will the truth. your child (pg. 127), govern-
attention in the news that it ally n eed to k eep u p w ith ing the documents. be kicked over by vandals; After attending the Physical ment will restrict enrollment
deserves. This after three years things that happen at Town Just like the health care 3) the amount of light is Services Committee meeting of Special Needs individuals
of process that has included Hall that might affect you or debate, a group (or maybe indirect and not enough for on August 25th, a meeting -including children (pg. 354).
over forty meetings, monthly your property” or some other just one person—who knows) safety at the dock (let alone that none of the Putnam Val- What about us old geezers?
announcements at televised choice words like that. I guess is placing ads and distribut- reading a brochure); 4) the ley Town Board attended, it Picture a world where the gov-
Town Board meetings and that helps the people making ing flyers in an attempt to jackhammering of the dock remains clear that County Ex- ernment mandates programs
updates on the Town web site. decisions that will severely scare people. And then the and installation will be enor- ecutive Bondi and Putnam Val- ordering end of life treat-
Covering For many people this recent impact our lives sleep better ley Town Supervisor Tendy ment (pg. 427), government
Philipstown and Putnam Valley
in New York’s Hudson Highlands
coverage in the PCN&R comes
as a surprise only in the fact
at night.
Most of us aren’t blessed
with large sums of money and
Editorial Note: continue to disregard the will
of their constituents (and the
resolution of the County Leg-
to decide levels of treatment
at end of life (pg. 430), gov-
ernment regulates purchase
that it was so sensational. We have decided to post-
PCN&R reporters have sat in land handed down through pone this week’s edito- islature) and are pushing for of power driven wheelchairs
founded in 1866 on many meetings and heard generations. Some, if not all rial because we have the so-called “improvements” (pg. 268), government to ra-
as the Cold Spring Recorder the members of the Town Board of us, are working 6 and 7 received many letters to of Peekskill Hollow Road. tion health care for terminal
say how important the process days a week to make ends the editor. Since we’ve Mr. Tendy goes so far as illness-cancer patients: wel-
of crafting the new zoning meet in this difficult econ- added the editorial, we to call anyone who opposes come to the wonderful world
a publication of would be. Month after month omy. When we do have free the project “obstructionists” of rationing (pg. 272).
have seen an increase
the Putnam County the public was informed on time we’re spending it with in letters to the editor, and “malcontents.” I opposed Most alarming of all are the
News & Recorder, LLC, progress being made on the our families. which we enjoy because the project as an advocate actions taken by the Emanuel
Just because you were for public safety and respon- brothers, Rahm and Ezekiel.
a subsidiary of the proposed zoning.
elected to a public office
it adds to public dia -
sible government. Most of Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff,
The changes in the new logue on local issues,
Hudson Valley Freedom Press, LLC proposed zoning are signifi- shouldn’t give you the right the others who opposed the is using all his efforts to push
which has been one of
cant and will assure the future to dictate what’s best for our goals. project at this public hearing this all-controlling-pervasive
health of our town. This is other people, their property, were also in favor of safety health care reform bill through
common knowledge among the and their lives. improvements but not the until it is law. Worse, Ezekiel
The Putnam County News I really thought if I invested wholesale changes to the road Emanuel, Health Advisor to
people who chose to attend the
& Recorder series of four workshop meet- in property in my hometown media reports on rising con- mous and must not be paid that were presented. Had Mr. Obama, has made numerous
is published weekly on Wednesdays ings. Those workshops were I could work here close to cern with the plan as if there for by the village; 5) the style Tendy stayed to listen to the statements to the press men-
(except for certain holiday conflicts) well attended and generated home and have the “potential” were no explanation. The fact of the light is post modern voices of his constituents he tioning health care ration-
thoughtful comment. Subse- for my property to benefit is the comprehensive plan has and certainly does not fit in may have learned this. ing for infants as well as the
quently the zoning document my family and my children’s been a completely transparent the turn-of-the-century style Those pushing this plan elderly! (read articles in the
86 Main Street, was modified to reflect those future. process, years in the making of Cold Spring (especially contend that the road is dan- Lancet and JAMA). How ironic
Cold Spring, NY 10516 comments. This is how the How many from the town that’s included many open at the dock); 6) how in the gerous and Mr. Bondi cites for the Emanuel brothers, in
Periodicals postage paid at democratic process works and boards can say they truly forums. It hasn’t been hatched heck are we going to pay for the “many severe and deadly that the Emanuels’ father, a
best serves the community. understand the position many in a back room by unknown these lights?—certainly not accidents” along the road as member of the militant Zion-
Cold Spring, New York Public participation is critical of us will be put in, when people. A lot of work and with my tax dollars. a compelling reason for this ist group Irgun, which helped
to democracy. The process will they themselves will not be input from this community The original light at the work. However, in the project settle Israel and offer refuge
USPS 605-240 continue with the proposed affected by this. went into that plan, and now a dock was copied after a de- report (PIN 8757.48) the ac- for Nazi victims, are now being
POSTMASTER: new zoning. This Town Board How many of these other special-interest group appears sign originally used at the cident rate on Peekskill Hol- accused of Nazi-like behavior
has a long history of being people or groups influencing set on torpedoing it. Depot over 150 years ago. If low Road is exactly the same themselves!
Send address changes to accessible and open to the this radical change in zoning So, please, let’s not fall into the only complaint is light as the statewide average and If you love your children,
The Putnam County News & Recorder, ideas and suggestions of the can say they have invested this familiar scenario. Report pollution, then change the during the period reviewed for you will call Congressman
P.O. Box 185, Cold Spring, NY 10516 public it serves. The fact is their life savings and then on the facts and investigate head on the light fixture for the report there were no fatal John Hall, and demand he
that on any Wednesday evening some, here in Philipstown for who is really behind the op- a lot less money then $1800 accidents. Simply counting the vote “NO” to government run
a resident of Philipstown can their family’s future? I can. position to our community’s per light. accidents is not sufficient to health care.
www.pcnr.com schedule a workshop with the The rule of reason would say much-needed plan. I ask—has anyone looked label a road dangerous; the
editor@pcnr.com Town Board to discuss mat- that NY State Highway Route into altering the existing and contributing factors should Jim Knox
ads@pcnr.com ters of importance. I know 9 is a commercial highway. Darryl Morrison already wired lights? Have have been analyzed to deter- C old S pring
of no other local, state, or It has been for a long time N orth H ighlands we thought of placing a globe mine if the road can be blamed
federal government body that and I would imagine for over the existing light? Is this for these accidents. Health Care Is A
Telephone (845) 265-2468 extends this opportunity to its many years to come. Yet it Fear or Fact? being done for “politically If we review this data I sus- Basic Right
Fax (845) 265-2144 constituency. remained largely undeveloped correct,” “green reasons” pect that speeding and other
The proposed new zoning through one of the largest To the Editor: only, with no consideration unsafe driving will be the To the Editor:
is a complex document. This building booms in history. In last week’s paper there for aesthetics? What is the greatest contributor to them. I attended two meetings on
fact makes it that much more Steep slopes, wetlands, and was a front page column titled true motivation? The project engineer report- health care reform held in
Elizabeth Ailes, Publisher critical that the citizens of non-business property are all “Angst Spurs Action.” The ed that virtually all traffic Fishkill a few weeks ago and
Philipstown come the meetings that’s really left. Existing column ends quoting a flyer Tom Rolston on Peekskill Hollow Road I am compelled to correct the
businesses and small pieces that was distributed along Rt. C old S pring exceeds the 40 MPH speed erroneous impression of our
Margaret O’Sullivan and join the process. No sig-
nificant piece of legislation has of undeveloped property are 9: “changes are going to be limit. Traffic enforcement can local debate in last week’s
Vice President, Advertising ever gone through the public already restricted in their ex- adopted shortly by the town Cold Spring address this and reduce the “Dueling Over Health Care.”
hearing process in Philipstown isting zoning. New building board without your knowl- Healthcare accident rate. The American Cancer Soci-
is already extremely difficult edge.” Environmental concerns ety sponsored the first meet-
Joseph P. Lindsley Jr. without modification based on
and expensive, just ask one This kind of reporting re- To the Editor: have been dismissed as frivo- ing, which was not included
public comment. This is why
Editor-in-Chief we have public hearings; to of the few that have built in minds me of what I have seen Item #7 on the agenda for last lous or misguided and one in your report. Our Congress-
Production Manager gather public comment and in past several years. Ask them in some town hall meetings Tuesday’s Board Workshop elected official contends that man, John Hall, spoke to the
many cases incorporate those the cost just to get to a pos- regarding health care reform. read: “Discussion of Mayor safety trumps the environment. attendees about the health care
comments into the proposed sible approval. Buzzwords such as death pan- Gallagher’s request for health Protecting the water is the proposals before Congress.
Alison Rooney law. Lastly, as disturbing as all els, public options, and social- insurance coverage.” ultimate public safety con- John Hall shared his perspec-
Copy Editor To those who, for their own this is, many people that I’ve ism cater to people’s fears I attended the workshop with cern; without water we can’t tive both as our representative
personal gain, would seek to spoken to about this, all of without the facts. Fear without several questions, such as: drink, cook, or fight fires. and as a human being. There
whom had no idea this was the facts is ignorance! Are you setting a precedent? Eight feet of additional pave- was very little raucous behav-
Annie Chesnut spread misinformation I say
happening, gave me similar If this was a balanced col- Are all part-time employees ment for shoulders adjacent ior because our Congressman
you are doing a great disservice
Associate Editor to our town. Philipstown is a responses: “What would you umn why weren’t town board being offered health benefits? to the Hollow Brook and area took questions, listened to all,
unique and great community expect from this town” or members interviewed? If they One of my main concerns, wetlands is hazardous to the and treated each person with
Matt Mellon that is worth preserving. That “I’m not surprised they’d pull were interviewed, why weren’t and I believe that of many in environment. Where will the respect. He even stayed after
something like this” and “I their comments made public? our small community is sim- storm runoff go? Where will the meeting talking to those
Graphics and Layout is the intention of the proposed
new zoning. should have sold years ago Was town consultant for the ply—what will it cost us? Mr. the salt and other pollutants opposed to reform, allowing
Balance, fairness, and in- and got out of here.” comprehensive plan, Joel Rus- Gallagher stated that there is go? Without answers to these plenty of time to state their
clusiveness are the principles I’m really confused and sell interviewed? If so why money in the budget, should and other questions how can views.
Caroline Balducci that guide this Town Board. If vexed by all of this. Is this weren’t his comments made they decide to “go that way.” we be sure that the environ- I was also present at the
the image our town really public? And why was there so I am left to wonder, has ment is protected? Fishkill campaign event that
Business Manager you have concerns I urge you to
get involved in a constructive wants to present? Is this how much focus on what the town this been thought through? Other issues have been Greg Ball, a potential candi-
and positive way that promotes the majority of us feel in our has paid him since 2001? Will there be a cash stipend brought to the attention of the date for Congress, held. An
the health and well-being of hearts? Why wasn’t it reported that offered for those members of Physical Services Committee entirely different event. The
Submissions all residents of Philipstown; This is our town, stand up that comprehensive plan, with the Board who don’t want/ and hopefully we will resolve audience, consisting mostly
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This process is ongoing and I local leadership to do what nine years to evolve, that zon- What about the part-time expended or damaging work ceived much misinformation.
is right! ing changes were part of that police officers—especially is started. Safety and drainage Anyone supporting health care
Subscription Rates can say with confidence that
the entire Town Board looks evolution, that a cross-section now that they are in contract improvements are needed and reform was shouted down.
$25/year in Putnam County forward to working with the Lee G. Erickson of Philipstown residents had negotiations? are the right thing to do but Through this all, Greg Ball
$30/year out of County people of Philipstown. G arrison input into the comprehensive Isn’t one of the advantages that doesn’t require decimating was the consummate actor.
Subscribe at www.pcnr.com plan, and that it is a collec- of part-time employment that the rural character of Peekskill Greg decried government-
Richard Shea A Transparent tive, collaborative vision for benefits are not offered, thus, Hollow Road. administered insurance pro-
Rate Schedule for Display Councilman
T own of P hilipstown
Philipstown’s future?
Part of the adoption process
a savings for the taxpayer?
No answers were provided at
I applaud Legislator Ta-
magna and the other members
grams like Medicare, while at
the same time filling seniors
Advertising To the Editor: calls for public hearings and the time. Referrals to NYCOM of the Physical Services Com- with fear that their Medicare
email inquiries to ads@pcnr.com Stand Up and Fight When I finished your ar- comments—so why the angst; (NY Conference of Mayors) mittee for their attention to was being taken away or di-
ticle about interest in Philip- why the fear without the facts? were to be checked before fur- this matter and hope that the minished.
Legal Advertising To the Editor: stown’s comprehensive plan, ther consideration was given Putnam Valley Town Board In Greg’s sadly distorted
In response to your article I couldn’t help but laugh. The Philip Vartanian to the idea. follows their example by lis- view of our national values, it
First Insertion: 38.5 cents/line focus of the article was about N orth H ighlands Bottom line—everyone
“Angst spurs action:” tening to their constituents is somehow unpatriotic to end
Additional insertions: 29.5 cents/line The end of your article said an unexpected groundswell of should get up to speed on and being responsive to them. discrimination against Ameri-
Tabular: 45 cents/line the flyer obtained quoted requests for copies of the com- No New this and all topics facing our cans solely because they are
“changes are going to be prehensive plan and zoning Waterfront Lights Village and our pocketbooks. A Christopher M. Lieberman sick. Greg’s idea of patriotism
Classified Advertising adopted shortly by the town maps—all under the headline great way to receive e-mailed Candidate for Town Board is to advocate a country where
$1.25 per line, paid in advance board without your knowl- “Angst Spurs Action—Wor- To the Editor: agendas of the various boards P utnam V alley half of all personal bankrupt-
edge.” ried property owners besiege $55,000 is too much mon- is to go to coldspringny.gov/ cies are caused by illness, and
$1.50 per line, if billed town hall over zoning.” And ey to spend for lighting on subscriber so you can be in- Save Our Children where Americans know that if
I believe it should have
Minimum charge—$6.25 for five lines said these changes are going then at the very end of the our main dock, when the formed. they lose their jobs, they will
to be adopted shortly by the article it mentions that fly- old lighting was just put up You should also ask Trustees To the Editor: eventually lose their health
© 2009 The Putnam County Town Board with little or no ers opposing the plan were less than 15 years ago. This Campbell, Falloon, Miller, Readers, if you love your insurance as well.
News & Recorder, LLC warning unless you read the instructing people to request is happening at a time when and Robertson exactly where children, you will fight the Greg Ball is using this issue
newspaper every week and the documents were being Obama is raising our taxes, they stand on this potentially Health Care Reform bill with solely for his own political
look for the small paragraph distributed along Route 9. Paterson is raising our taxes, expensive proposition. all your might. Why? A review gain. Who he speaks for is
All rights reserved. No material may Now, I’m not a newspaper- Bondi is raising our taxes, of the House Health bill reveals unclear, for it certainly can-
that advises you of a board
be reproduced without meeting or workshop. man, but shouldn’t the flyers Mazzuca/Shea are raising our Karen Phillips the following tragic facts; not be for this audience of
written permission. I guarantee you that if I and whoever is distributing taxes, Gallagher is raising our C old S pring Picture a world where your middle-income seniors.
had been better informed by them be the lead? And maybe— taxes, and even the MTA is children’s health care will be My feelings of sadness after
the powers that be, that my just maybe—the distribution placing a severe burden on Protecting Peekskill rationed (pg. 29), picture a this meeting overwhelmed me.
Deadline for Copy & Advertising family’s, friends’, and fellow of flyers has something to do the businesses by imposing Hollow Road world where a “Health Com- Medicare has allowed se-
Monday at 12 noon business associates’ proper- with why people are request- the MTA taxes retroactive missioner” will decide your niors to have excellent health
(unless early deadline ties were being rezoned and ing the documents. (There’s on our employees. To the Editor: child’s health benefits (pg. 42 care, freeing their children
devalued out of existence, even an ad in your newspaper I have studied the fixtures Many who attended the - you have no choice. None),
is announced for holidays) I would have been at those repeating the same charges as which Mr. Chmar has pro- Physical Services Committee a government committee will (See Letters on Page 7)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Page 7

P atty Perspectives
V illanova
Candidate Candidate, Zoning Laws, in Layman’s Terms
Putnam Valley Town Board
I have acquired the present A portion of Rte 9 is pro- exist under the proposed is associated with many envi-
The September 15th Primary zoning law from town hall posed to be designated “Ham- zoning law in their present ronmental protection groups,
will be one of the most impor- and compared the pertinent let Mixed Use.” Under this locations, unless they adhere who would prefer that things
tant elections in the history parts with the proposed new category Agriculture and Bed to certain rules and require- stay as rural as possible. I
of Putnam Valley. At stake is zoning law, with emphasis on and Breakfasts are permitted ments under the proposed do not know if this in any
the ability of the taxpayers to the new zoning designations as of right. Special permits law. These existing businesses way affected the way the law

J ohn regain control over a town

government that is rapidly
and zoning maps. The new
plan significantly changes the
would be needed for Light
Industry, Lodging Facility,
would be deemed pre-existing,
non-conforming uses of the
was drafted, nor am I saying
that the attorney did anything
V an T assel outpacing our ability to pay
for it. There is not one mem-
current zoning in our town and
directly impacts the current
Offices, Public Utility Fa-
cility, Outdoor and Indoor
property. Some may call this
the “grandfather” provision
improper. However, the town
board may have failed to take
been given. There’s enough
Candidate, ber of the current town board information to put this up for uses of property in the town. Recreational Business, Out- of the law which has been this into their consideration
Philipstown Town Board who understands their duty to a vote so that We can decide door Residential Care Facility, used to calm the fears and when making this retention
represent the PEOPLE, not Restaurants, Retail Business, concerns of these business which may have contributed to
I am honored and excited the special, interest groups.
whether or not we want to RANDALL J. Service Business, Veterinary owners. However, concern the very restrictive proposed
pay for another facility. We
Given the current economy Hospital, Cemeteries, Institu- is well founded. Basically, law that is before us.
to be the Democratic and
and the plans and projects that
saw what happened after the CHIERA tional use, and Membership under the proposed law if Although most of us agree
Independence party nominee ambulance corps built their
for Philipstown Town Board. are slowly but surely being HQ and their contract with clubs. that we would like the town
Born and raised in Philip- rammed down our throats, I
don’t think there’s ever been
the town went from $60,000 My focus here is on the Rte
9 corridor, beginning at the
A large portion of Rte 9 is
to be classified “Rural Con-
We must balance to maintain its rural roots and
feel, and hope to see sustain-
stown, I am the son of Teresa
(Percacciolo) and George W. a more crucial time to rein
a year to $234,000. The fire
district tax is now $814,000. Westchester line and ending at servation” under the proposed the rights of able businesses open in our
Van Tassel of Cold Spring. in out-of-control spending, Do the math. the border of Dutchess County. zoning law. This basically private property town and county, we must
yearly tax increases and fur- The zoning maps should be prohibits any commercial use always balance the rights of
I live at 134 East Mountain building proposal for the
ther expansion of our town
*The Mess at Oregon Cor-
reviewed for reference regard- unless a special permit is
owners and private property owners and
Road South with my wife, ners. It’s about time that some-
Kristin and our sons, Kevin
reconstruction was approved
government. thing is done about this poten- ing the other main roads of acquired. The Rte 9 corridor business owners business owners with these
by the public vote o f t h e
and Ryan. After graduating district’s taxpayers. The only
I’ve been an advocate for tial Superfund site, which has our town. Although business appears to have approximately with the ideal ideals and find that balance
fiscally responsible govern- and commercial use are per- 50% in this designation. which addresses all the issues
from Haldane High School in substantial tax increase has
ment in Putnam Valley for
blighted our community for
mitted in certain sections, the The balance of Rte 9 is
of maintaining and concerns. A good compro-
1983, I worked as a carpenter decades. The property owner
and joined the Westchester
been for the reconstruction
over 20 years. I fought against has not paid taxes for over proposed code restricts most proposed as “rural residential” our rural roots mise is when both sides are a
of the fire station. types of proposed businesses.
Carpenters Union. I received the proposed Sludge Plant, 14 years, yet he continues in and “suburban residential” little happy and at the same
As a life-long resident I By restricting business use,
certification as a paramedic construction of a new town business, and had hundreds of with a portion north of Rte time a little unhappy with the
have a deep appreciation for this does not mean that resi- the business was legal when
upon completion of the Nyack hall, out-of-control school thousands worth of improve- 301 as “Office/Commercial/ result. That indicates that
the beauty of Philipstown. I dential establishments can- it began operation, it may
Hospital Paramedic Program. spending, and a police de- ments done to his property Industry Mixed Use,” which there was a full discussion
also recognize the vast wealth not have businesses, as these be continued pursuant to the
In 1997, I formed my own partment we couldn’t afford. that were paid for by the law would be the most permis- of all points of view and a
of knowledge and experi- are permitted in some of the nonconforming use provisions
business, JVT Construction I also helped establish the abiding citizens of Putnam. sive category for the Rte 9 consensus reached which is
ence, skills and talents, and zoned areas deemed residen- corridor, but comprises only of Article VI of the proposed
Inc. Lake Oscawana improvement Repairing the wall didn’t do fair to all. Unfortunately, the
interests and dedication of tial. However, the types of a very small area of Rte 9. law. In order to continue le-
My community service to district that was formed to pre- anything to remedy the ongo- proposed zoning law falls far
our Philipstown residents. As business are severely restric- The following would be gally operating the business,
Philipstown began in 1982 serve the lake and protect the ing violations—drive by the short of this, and must be re-
a member of the Philipstown tive, unless the business is of strictly prohibited under all the owner must keep the use
when I joined the North property values of residents. garage and see for yourself. vised so that private property
Town Board, I will work to a self-contained home office circumstances: Heavy indus- the same, not relocate the
Highlands Fire Department We need at least one person By the way, our town board owners and business owners’
protect our community and type or agricultural. Should try, junkyards, manufacture business to another portion
( NHFD) a s a v o l u n t e er. I on the Board who will be saw nothing wrong with pay- rights would be more fully
maintain its quality and char- the land owner wish to have of concrete or asphalt, facili- of the owner’s property, not
have held every firematic vigilant on spending and who ing this property/business considered and their concerns
acter. I recognize the need a dedicated business requir- ties for disposal of hazardous expand the business or change
office ultimately rising to will keep the public informed. owner thousands of dollars for addressed.
for and support of a careful ing a building or structure for or radioactive material, and, it, and cannot stop using the
and including the office of Case in point: the proposed repair work on town-owned
balance between conserva- that business, he or she would except as provided in §175- land for the nonconforming
Chief. In 2005, I was pub- multi-million dollar firehouse vehicles, even though they Randall Chiera is a resident
tion and development. We have significant hurdles to 50, solid waste management use for more than 2 years.
licly elected by the voters and eventual town hall expan- knew or should have known of Philipstown. He is an at-
need to support and nurture cross and hope that a special facilities as defined in Article If these requirements are
of the district to a 5-year sion. The politicians refuse to that he owed over a quarter torney in private practice with
our commercial sector, the use permit might be obtained. XII, including but not limited met, the owner will be al-
term on the Board of Fire put this up for a vote because million in taxes! offices in Westchester and
source of community goods, The area of Rte 9 from the to the use of solid waste or lowed to continue with the
Commissioners. From 1991 they don’t want to get on *Comprehensive Plan and Putnam Counties, specializing
services, and jobs. Our lo- Westchester boarder to Rte 301 material that has previously non-conforming use. These
to 1996, I was a volunteer the wrong side of the First Town Code. We had some of in litigation and commercial
cal businesses require little has significant restrictions, been part of the solid waste requirements are unduly re-
EMT in Philipstown Volun- Responders in an election the best and brightest volun- transactional work. He is the
and demand little in the way with most portions deemed stream (whether or not it has strictive and burdensome to
teer Ambulance Corps and year. I’m all for volunteers, teers on the Comprehensive current Chairman of the Phil-
of public services but are rural residential, suburban a “beneficial use designation” these business owners.
served as Captain in 1994. but there’s nothing voluntary Plan Committee. We paid a ipstown Republican Commit-
critical to our economic well residential or rural conserva- from DEC) as fill. The town board hired an at-
While Chief of the North about being forced to pay fortune to the engineers and tee, and the former Chairman
being. tion. North of Rte 301 on Rte In addition, and more sig- torney to assist in the drafting
Highlands Fire Department, I excessively high taxes. consultants, yet we still don’t of the Putnam Valley Master
A s a P h i l i p s t o w n To w n 9, there are a few small des- nificantly, many of our small, of the proposed plan at great Plan Review Committee.
“lead by example” and earned In the coming years, we will have our new Town Code in
Councilman, I will continue ignated areas deemed mixed medium, and large businesses cost. The concern is that the
respect of both the firefight- face many fiscal challenges in place. Instead, the volunteers
to lead by my example, rely- use or commercial. would not be permitted to attorney retained for this work
ers and the community. As town government. How they were dismissed and their work
ing on careful analysis and
Vice-Chairman of the Board are handled will determine for product turned over to a hand-
thoughtful consideration of
of Commissioners, I have many whether we can afford picked group where it’s sat
all the facts and options be-
gained experience with mu- fore making a decision. I
to continue living here, As far
as I’m concerned, nothing is
ever since. The Board has been LETTERS (Cont’d from pg. 6)
nicipal budgeting and mu- will use my business, EMS revising the Code piecemeal,
nicipal law. I believe in open sacred when it comes to taxes, making amendments that don’t from the medical responsibil- country to say: we should be experience and knowledge required to clean up their
and firematic experience to
government and careful stew- and every item will be on the reflect the land use policies ity for their parents’ growing a society that recognizes the to advocate for the needs of dogs’ waste and dispose of it
address the needs of Philip-
ardship on expenses. During table when we formulate the of the Plan. Who benefits health care needs. Parents basic right to health care. tax payers by supporting pro- properly. Leaving dog waste
stown. I look forward to the
my tenure on the Board of budget. Some things that will from this other than special don’t lose their savings or grams to make Putnam Valley on curbs, yards, streets and
opportunity to work on behalf
Fire Commissioners, we have need to be addressed by the interests who like things just their homes to their medical Sheilah Rechtschaffer a better place to live. even in forested areas not only
of my community and tack-
had little to no increase in next administration are the the way they are? expenses if ill. Adult children G arrison Elect Jackie Annabi to the creates a nasty inconvenience
ling the challenges ahead. I
our operating budget. As following: As I said before, I feel don’t have to choose between Putnam Valley Town Board. for people who might acci-
have the confidence to pursue
Vice-Chairman of the build- *The new firehouse. This that we are at the turning taking care of grandma and dentally step in it, but dog
what is of greatest benefit to
ing committee I have fought multi-million dollar project point when it comes to doing sending their children to col- Jackie Annabi For Alice White waste left in sensitive envi-
Philipstown and its people.
to keep spending reasonable must be put up for a referen- something about restoring lege. Town Council M ahopac ronmental areas contributes
Trade-offs, negotiations,
and prudent and to provide dum as soon as possible. The our town governance to its The Democratic Party is to ecological imbalance in
alternatives make things
the North Highlands volun- Fire Department has spent rightful place and giving the the Party of Medicare and To the Editor: such environments by trans-
possible and doable. This
teers and the community a over $111,000 on Mitchell power back to the People. I will protect it. Instead, Greg I am writing to strongly urge Etiquette Tips for mitting parasites and disease
will be my approach in town
durable and efficient building Associates Architects and understand the problems we asks these people to trust the voters in the town of Putnam Dog Owners to other dogs, wild animals,
government. I am seeking
that will meet the needs of signed a contract with them face and am not afraid to work Republican Party—the Party Valley to vote for Jackie An- and people as well. Decom-
election as Councilman on the
both groups for many years. for another $435,000. De- towards their resolution—it’s of Destroy Medicare. nabi as their candidate for the To the Editor: posing dog waste filters into
Philipstown Board. Please
After many public hearings tailed plans and specs for the a matter of having the courage On a personal note, my dad seat on the town board in the Those of us who own dogs streams, ponds and rivers and
vote for me on November 3rd.
and two referendums, the building have been done and and the will to do so. had a heart attack in England primary on September 15, love our furry family mem- contributes to the build up
some approvals have already in the late ‘50s. He was hos- 2009. I have known Jackie bers. What’s not to love?— the of nutrients that encourage
pitalized and cared for three to always be a hardworking, joyful welcomes, companion- invasive aquatic vegetation
weeks by the National Health devoted wife and mother and ship, unconditional love, and and algae. In addition, our
Service. There was no charge, an experienced administrative loyalty they give us every day. sanitation workers report
although he voluntarily gave a assistant. These things make the chores encountering dog waste in
“Law and liberty donation to the hospital. And Jackie has been someone I of daily walking, feeding, virtually every trash can they
cannot rationally it wasn’t a federal bureaucrat have admired for her knowl- watering, washing, and car- empty. While this is evidence
become the objects that hindered my mother’s edge in town matters, as well ing for our pets worthwhile of dog owners’ diligence,
of our love, unless health; it was malpractice on as a person who can always sacrifices of our time and please make sure that disposed
they first become the part of a private physician be counted on for accurate energy. As much as we love waste is properly wrapped in
the objects of our that left cancer cells in a le- unbiased information. In ad- our canine friends, we must a plastic bag. Please do not
knowledge.” sion on her nose. She survived dition to all these wonderful remember our responsibility make our village workers’
—James Wilson, but had to make wrenching attributes she has found the as pet owners to abide by laws jobs unnecessarily distasteful.
circa 1790 choices about her care. time to volunteer at various and ordinances that protect Third, remember that dog
This is a moment for this organizations through out Put- everyone’s safety and qual- urine is acidic to such a de-
nam County. She has worked ity of life. With that in mind, gree that it harms vegeta-
with Republicans and Demo- here are a few reminders about tion. Notice those brown spots
crats alike demonstrating that responsible dog ownership in the grass of dog owner’s
her interests tie in a better that the Village requires dog yards? Dog pee. Do not allow
Putnam County. Her calm, owners to abide by. your dog to urinate on your
rational approach to dealing First and foremost, your dog neighbors’ hedges, grass, or
with matters of contention is required to be leashed and garden plantings. Be a good
throughout Putnam County under your control whenever neighbor and curb your dog
has always been an inspira- outside of your home or fenced in areas that will not be ad-
tion to me. yard. Many people believe versely affected.
I have personally known their dogs to be friendly to In preparation for Cold
Jackie for many years. We all people, children, and other Spring’s July 4th Quadri-
were class mothers together dogs. On many occasions this centennial Celebration at the
and her energy was bound- is true, but dog behavior can Dockside Property, signifi-
less. As a result she became be unpredictable, especially cant clean up of dog waste
someone I have looked to around other dogs and chil- was necessary. All residents
and trusted for information dren. You never know how who enjoy Dockside can look
on many agendas pertinent another dog will behave when forward to increased enforce-
in Putnam County. confronted by yours or by an ment of canine leash and curb
When asked a question excited child. The last thing laws.
Jackie is knowledgeable anyone wants is to be in the Please be respectful and
and honest in her answers. middle of a dogfight. Injury responsible dog owners by
She dispenses information to your person, your dog and remembering these tips so
(not opinions) on issues or other people presents huge that everyone may enjoy the
candidates. She never tells risks of liability if your dog beauty of our Village.
you who to vote for, rather is not leashed and under your
she imparts information as to control. There are NO areas in Lynn Miller
debates or other venues where Cold Spring where your dog Trustee
I could see for myself where is allowed to run unleashed- V illage of C old S pring
candidates stand on issues that including, and especially the
are pertinent to the citizens Foundry Preserve and marsh,
of Putnam County. or the Dockside property.
Jackie will use all of her Secondly, dog owners are
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Accounting, Busing, and Coughing DMV (Cont’d from front pg.) CS BOARD (Cont’d from front pg.)
new firehouse by James Co- most basic reason is that munic- and is optimistic about their
Putnam Valley school board reviews its ABCs peland of Hudson Design. The
two-story preliminary design,
ipal law requires a firehouse.
The current building on Main
participation. “The question
now is whether you wish to
by Michael Mell correlates more closely with past president Bob Walker located on 9D in front of the Street was converted to use proceed” with installation of
costs in Putnam Valley. A and member Carl Sandberg, Lahey Pavilion, envisions fire- as a firehouse, resulting in a the new lighting, Chmar said
P u t n a m Va l l e y C e n t r a l letter to this effect was sent presented the school with house activities on the main compromised building from the to the board.
School District superinten- to the NYSSBA Resolutions phonetic alphabet cards for floor and a community space on start, he said. It is unable to The answer was a unanimous
dent Dr. Marc Space said that Committee and board presi- each of this year’s incom- the second floor. At the request accommodate new, larger fire “yes.” Chmar then suggested
schools will not necessarily dent Tina Mackay read their ing kindergarten students. of the board, Mr. Copeland fighting apparatus or meet new that a committee be formed
close if a case of swine flu is response, which in essence Ms. Sharples said that “the has submitted a proposal for mandated regulations. Falloon to guide the execution of the
suspected or detected. Speak- was “no.” “The resolutions town is very important to us, architectural programming of said the present building is “not project. Mayor Gallagher
ing at the August 20, 2009, committee,” Mackay told her and the school is the home the firehouse. The scope of user friendly” and that fund- volunteered for the commit-
school board meeting, Dr. colleagues, “doesn’t feel it of our future citizens.” Ac- proposed work includes pro- ing for ongoing maintenance tee. Trustee Robertson sug-
Space also addressed out-of- [the CPI] is appropriate in cepting the cards, elementary gramming (determining what and repair will continue to gested that the first task of
district transportation. The any format.” The board mem- principal Jamie Edelman told spaces are required and how escalate. Regarding the con- the committee should be to
board expressed its disagree- bers did not appear surprised the board that these are “not big they should be,) drawing cept of a merger with another seek approval from the village
ment with the state school at the response, although it just ordinary alphabet cards.” plans and sections, a furniture firehouse, Falloon said flatly, Architectural Review Board.
boards association over the did not change their opinion The cards contain pictures of plan to help visualize the func- “that’s not going to happen.” This prompted a “V8” moment,
use of the New York City of the matter. After a brief all the letters, along with an Eric Gross tion of the design, a rendering, Each fire company has their as all acknowledged this as a
consumer price index (CPI) discussion on the best way to illustration to assist in learn- The usually mild-mannered State Senator Vincent Leibell and a construction estimate. own board and procedures, necessary step that has, up to
as a reference indicator in proceed, the board decided ing the sound of that letter. expresses anger at Gov. Paterson and the Democratic majority Copeland estimates that the making a merger unlikely. now, been omitted.
certain business transactions. to write a rebuttal letter and Integrated throughout the el- in the State Legislature for leading the charge which has work will take one month to The board also visited the In other matters, the board
Regarding the H1N1 virus, pursue the matter further. ementary school program, the resulted in excessive motor vehicle fees. complete. idea of revising parking and voted to reduce the Special
Dr. Space said new guidelines Transportation of students cards are “a critical literacy Response to Copeland’s pre- vehicle fines. The consensus Plan Board’s membership
advocate more of a wait-and- who, due to choice or educa- tool” for children learning the State Legislature, Putnam Again. By allowing this dan- sentation focused less on the of the board is that some fines from eleven members to nine.
see approach. Guidelines also tional placement, attend other how to read, she added. residents will also have to gerous trend of tax-and-spend design than on how it would may be out of proportion to The change was requested to
u rge instr u c t i o n i n p r oper schools, is mandated by the New business included pas- pay a $16 supplemental fee policies to continue, we are be funded and whether a new the offense. An example is streamline the Special Plan
hand washing, coughing, state. As Dr. Space noted, sage of more than 30 reso- on all driver licenses bringing putting the vitality and pros- fire house is needed in Cold $35 for parking over the line. Board and make quorums more
and sneezing protocols. As this can require personnel to lutions relating to various the cost to $80.50. There is perity of our county at risk. Spring at all. Seth Gallagher Looking over the list of cur- easily attainable. The board
mothers have taught for ages, spend as much as half a day aspects of the 2009-10 school also a $50 supplemental fee If New York does not alter its said that the fee for this phase rent fines, Trustee Lynn Miller also approved adding a line
wash your hands and cover on the bus, when they could year. They ranged from es- for all vehicle registrations methods soon there will not of work would be paid by us- remarked that “all the fines item to the village budget to
your mouth when you sneeze. be attending to other tasks tablishing eligibility require- making the average vehicle be many people left to tax.” ing existing engineering bud- are too high at present.” The cover electrical costs at Dock-
District schools have added a on campus. The district’s ments for free- and reduced- cost $106.50 for plates. These Senator Leibell said the get monies along with funds approach proposed by Mayor side; $400 will be allocated for
21 st century invention to aid responsibility for students price meals to renewal of numbers do not include new new motor vehicle taxes will transferred from under-budget Gallagher is to reduce the initial the current budget year; funded
the process. Hand sanitizers attending private schools is the transportation contract taxes and fees that will be “bring New York State to its accounts. In response to com- fine, but mandate an increasing from unallocated insurance.
have been installed in all limited to a 15-mile radius, with the Hudson Valley Bus tacked on. knees. People are not moving ments about the overall project surcharge for late payment. Trustee Miller has drafted a
the school buildings and are but those receiving educa- Company (which is based Assemblyman Ball blasted to New York but are leav- cost, Mayor Gallagher said Trustee Falloon voiced con- white paper about the protocols
being used by the students. tional placements must be upon no increase from CPI Governor Paterson, calling ing in record numbers. Why? “this is a first step that will be cern about lost revenue if the and responsibilities of dog
The school board also dis- bused regardless of distance. of last May.) The board ap- him “hopeless,” while attack- They are being forced to leave used to determine the cost.” fines are reduced. Trustee Rob- owners; specifically regarding
cussed the use of the CPI. Trustee Guy Cohen explained proved the appointment of ing members of the New York our state and relocate to the The mayor said the final size ertson enquired about the cost disposal of dog waste. Resi-
The NYS School Boards As- to the audience that, “if a several new teachers for the State Legislature as “hope- south and southwest because would also be determined by of processing tickets relative dents can read her thoughts
sociation (NYSSBA) does not student has to go to Hawaii, elementary school, includ- lessly addicted to an unsus- of the cost of living in New the programming study. to the fine amount under the in the Letters to the Editor
believe the CPI should be used then we have to take them ing Jocelyn Klaus (music), tainable level of spending.” York, a major component of The board has decided to proposed scheme. “A base- of this issue.
at all as a measure of costs. there.” Dr. Space was quick Joanne Mahoney (special ed.), Sheriff Smith also encour- which is our tax structure. It negotiate with Hudson Design line needs to be established Mayor Gallagher asked the
Although the school district to point out, however, that Kristan McCarty (special ed.), aged the governor to recon- must be changed. The window for this phase of the work to evaluate the effectiveness” board to consider whether
agrees in principle, it has there are no current student Meaghan Kinsley (special sider since “this comes at a of opportunity is narrowing based upon the firm’s ongoing of any plan,” Robertson said. health insurance coverage
sought a compromise, given placements in Hawaii. BOCES ed.), and Angela White (read- particularly bad time in our quickly. The MTA accord is pro bono work for the fire de- “We don’t have enough infor- should be provided to board
that the CPI figures into many is participating in a study of ing). state’s history. Unemploy- devastating to the suburban partment. Whether additional mation at this time to make an members. Allowed for by NY-
contracts and agreements, out-of-district transportation, Board meetings for Sep- ment continues to increase and rural areas of New York architectural work would be informed decision.” Mayor COM, a state guide to local
and is mandated by the state. which, it is hoped, will lead tember will be on the 10 th and people are having it ex- State.” awarded directly or sent out to Gallagher agreed and said he municipal government, such
Rather than use a statewide to increases efficiencies and and 17 th at 7pm in the high tremely difficult just to make Calls made to the Gover- bid was not addressed. James will arrange a workshop meet- insurance would provide pro-
CPI, however, the district cost savings. school cafeteria. ends meet.” nor’s press office seeking Copeland informed the board ing with the village justice in rated coverage for those elect-
s e e k s t o u s e a N e w Yo r k Rotary Club President Legislator Birmingham told comment from Governor Pat- that, should his firm be award- the near future. ing to have such supplementary
City municipal CPI, which Rita Sharples, along with the gathering: “What MTA re- erson were not returned. ed a contract to complete the Andy Chmar of the Hud- coverage. Gallagher did not
ally stands for is More Taxes design and construction, the son Highlands Land Trust offer any details about cost
current programming study updated the board on the sta- to the village or mechanism
would be credited toward their tus of fundraising for new for executing such a plan. At
fee (and not billed anew.) lighting at the waterfront. Of that point the board’s resident
“All who have meditated on the art of governing Trustee Ralph Falloon, presi- the $54,900 budgeted for the insurance expert Gordon Rob-
dent of the Cold Spring Fire fixtures, $54,500 has been ertson was gone, so absent his
mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” Company, addressed whether, raised. Chmar said that he has input and any public comment,
—Aristotle given a trend toward consoli- approached local contractors the proposal did not elicit
dation of public services, any about donating services for in- much discussion.
firehouse is needed at all. The stallation and electrical power
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County Officials Discuss PIZZA (Cont’d from front pg.) PLAN (Cont’d from front pg.)
Cold Spring Trash Removal once it is filled up, prob-
ably within the next couple
the past years, but that it is
now important to listen to the
The comprehensive plan,
which Russell helped to draft,
by Eric Gross attracted to our village.” of years. concerns of those such as Route seeks to preserve the “coun-
Tamagna called it “unfair” On the day the PCN&R 9 business owners who have tryside aspect” of Philipstown,
Cold Spring officials have for Putnam to tax the residents visited, the Cold Spring lately been seeking the zoning while keeping the “center of
asked Putnam County for its of Cold Spring for garbage Farmer’s Market was in full documents from Town Hall. commerce in Cold Spring,”
financial assistance to help removal when “all of the swing across the street, and According to unattributed Russell said. The north end
pay for trash removal result- money in reality is sales tax Kamel had just returned from flyers posted on Route 9, of Route 9 would “continue to
ing from thousands of visi- dollars being generated for shopping there. He was as- local property owners were be commercial,” though there
tors who frequent the tourist the entire county.” sembling a beautiful new concerned that “changes are is a preference for mixed use
attraction on most weekends Legislator Sam Oliverio creation (see photo on page going to be adopted shortly by property rather than strip de-
throughout the spring, sum- of Putnam Valley, the lone 1) that didn’t even have a the town board without your velopment. The vision detailed
mer, and fall. Democrat on the nine-member name yet (he later decided to knowledge.” in the comprehensive plan joelrusell.com
Mayor Seth Gallagher re- governing body, agreed with call it the Farmer’s Market But Russell emphasized that is not reliant on commercial Joel Russell
ported on August 24 that Tamagna. Oliverio called Cold Pizza)—a white pizza topped the process has been open properties as a major source
his village was “seeing more Spring “one of this county’s with asiago cheese, olive oil, to the public. “There was no of revenue for the town. Ac- Hudson, Hudson Highlands
weekend visitors than in re- largest contributors to sales fresh cherry tomatoes and concentrated effort to draw a cording to Russell, individual Land Trust, or Open Space
cent years.” He cited the June tax coffers. We are not talk- basil, various peppers—both crowd, but there was no ef- private landowners who pay Institute, though he has worked
7 visit of the tall ships when ing about millions of dollars, hot and sweet— and other fort to keep people away,” he a lot of property taxes pro- with them in the past. Many
“3,000 visitors packed the but $7,500 to keep village freshly picked veggies. With said. And the zoning revision vide a more significant source of his clients are in the north-
waterfront park to view the streets clean and presentable. pride and anticipation, he of- process is not over: “There of revenue that commercial east, but he has done work
flotilla sailing and motoring I support this measure since fered us a sample slice of this are plenty of opportunities to properties. throughout the country.
up the Hudson.” it is a win-win for everyone.” inaugural pie and the effect make changes to it,” he said. Of course, fewer business- Russell, who received his
Mayor Gallagher also re- Others on the legislature was delightful—crunchy veg- In fact, the process of draft- es and stores in Philipstown Master of Urban Affairs from
called the 4th of July when are not in favor. Legislator gies, spicy peppers, warm, ing, revising, and implement- means that residents must use Boston University in 1974
“Cold Spring welcomed 8,000 Dan Birmingham of Brews- cheesy flavor, and a delicate ing the comprehensive plan more energy to reach com- and a law degree from Bos-
guests for a full day of en- ter explained that the “signs crust. This reporter’s teenage just might take longer in mercial areas on the other ton University Law School
tertainment throughout the of the times” prevent the companion (not ordinarily a Philipstown than just about side of the county or north in 1978, said he is driven by
commercial center of our county from assisting Cold fan of fresh veggies or white anywhere else. Russell, whose of the Dutchess County line the concept of sustainabil-
village.” Spring: “We’d love to help pizza) is still raving about many clients have included in Fishkill. ity, given our “fragile planet
The mayor believes that Cold Spring clean up its trash it, and when we shared our municipalities such as Palo Russell, who states on his threatened by climate change.”
Putnam County reaps the ben- but Putnam taxpayers are rave reviews with Kamel, Alto, Calif.; Nantucket, Mass.; website that he is an advocate Sustainability is “all about
efits of “such commercial currently strapped and don’t Annie Chesnut
he told us, “It’s those little and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., of New Urbanism, said that doing things that take into
activity in increased sales tax have money to spare for non- Angelina’s Restaurant and Piz z er ia in the Foodtown
things that people say that said “Philipstown has been “the more people can do their account the needs of future
receipts. Quadricentennial mandated services. Garbage Shopping Plaza.
are the best part of the busi- the place that I would say that shopping locally, the better.” generations,” he said. Russell
e v e n t s , C h a m b e r o f C o m- and trash collection has nor- ness for me.” their process has taken longer “Things could be done with criticized the “misperception
merce sponsored Sunday con- mally been in the realm of A native of nearby York- than in other places.” t h e R o u t e 9 c o r r i d o r t h a t that protecting environment
quires not just gluten-free and can’t smile, Kamel would
certs, as well as an expanded local government.” town who grew up working in He did not say this was a bad would make it more attrac- and economy are at odds.” He
ingredients, but a gluten-free rather that he take a day off
c o mmitme n t t o k e e p Cold Legislator Mary Conklin, delicatessens and developing thing, and he praised Philip- tive,” Russell said. “You can said perhaps the best defini-
work and cooking space. and come back refreshed. He
Spring litter-free and promote who chairs the committee, his love for good, fresh food, stown’s “very stable political have commercial and make it tion of sustainability is “if you
Kamel’s primary emphasis, also takes care to prepare his
recycling on Main Street and was also opposed, telling her Kamel clearly loves to cook process,” adding that outgoing look better.” keep doing it, you can keep
other than good, fresh food, staff for the predictably busy
at the waterfront, combine to colleagues and an audience of and share his creations with Town Supervisor Bill Maz- But he said that there is “more on doing it.”
times each week. “Before the
make additional funding for a dozen people attending the others. Angelina’s opened zuca “leads the community in than just a preference” for Russell said that in the Unit-
Friday night rush begins, I
garbage removal a critical three-hour-long meeting, “I just under two years ago, Angelina’s has make sure that everyone in a way that is thoughtful and institutions in Philipstown’s ed States, we do not always
component to maintaining don’t feel it is right for my on September 17, the same constructive.” zoning proposals. Institutions look as far into the future when
a robust weekend-oriented constituents in Patterson and day his third child was born.
begun offering the restaurant eats a chocolate
Some local property owners housed on large, open, and planning our communities as
chip cookie,” he said with a
economy.” Putnam Lake to pay for trash Although he still commutes whole wheat have expressed concerns that undeveloped properties serve other nations do.
grin. “It cheers them up!”
The mayor asked the coun- removal for a village across the 15 miles to and from Yor- the proposed zoning changes, as major local employers. Ad- In the end, he stressed bal-
Kamel and his wife hope
ty legislature for $7,500 to the county.” ktown every day, he hopes to pizza that their business will some- while grandfathering in cur- ditionally, unlike housing de- ance. “You have to take all
assist with trash pick-ups Legislator Richard Othmer move closer to Cold Spring, rent property uses, will make velopments, these institutions these things into consider-
day take them beyond Italian
throughout the remainder of of Kent agreed: “If an entre- perhaps to East Fishkill. His it difficult for businesses to don’t “send kids to school.” As ation: a healthy economic base,
is happiness. “The one word cuisine to an elegant prix-
the fiscal year. preneur is making money, he wife, who is busy raising expand, but according to Rus- a result, they are “allowed to commercial uses that serve
I would use to describe this fixe bistro somewhere in
At the August 24 meeting of or she must pay for garbage their three kids, still takes sell, “commercial that has been do certain types of expansion the local population, and the
place is ‘happy,’” he said. the Hudson Valley, with two
the Legislature’s Audit Com- removal. It’s a simple fact time to exercise her skills re-zoned can expand up to 25 without approval” and “they incredible natural resources
Of course, he wants people menu offerings a night. “We
mittee, Legislator Vincent of life.” as a pastry chef. percent or could turn into a have a lot more freedom with in Philipstown.”
who eat at his restaurant to need to wait until the kids
Tamagna urged his colleagues The committee failed to en- As a nod to health-con- different business.” what they do with their land,” Russell is currently serving
be happy, but he wants his are a little older, though,”
to endorse the request: “This dorse the request at its meet- scious Cold Springers and Furthermore, the zoning map Russell said. as a fellow of the Glynwood
staff to be happy, too. When he added.
will show the 2,000 residents ing but Legislature Chairman visitors from New York City, “is not carved in stone,” said Russell, who has worked Center in Cold Spring. Ac-
workers are angry or upset, Angelina’s is open seven
of  Cold Spring that Putnam Tony Hay said he would allow Kamel has begun offering Russell, who sees it as a start- for a wide variety of clients- cording to his website, he
he said, the mood can spread, days a week and offers de-
is serious about tourism as Legislator Tamagna to bring whole wheat pizza and he ing point for a community -including towns, landowners, is “developing an advanced
infecting everybody at the livery service, which repre-
well as the great efforts of the request to the floor of the is working on perfecting a discussion. “The purpose of developers, and land banks-- training program in drafting
restaurant, and that’s not sents about five percent of
the residents and businesses full legislature at its meeting process for creating a truly having [the map] is so that clarified that he does not cur- land use regulations that ad-
good for business. When an the overall business, most
lo cated in C o ld S p r in g as next week when a formal vote gluten-free pizza, which re- there’s something to discuss,” rently work for such prominent dress issues of climate change
employee is unhappy or upset, of which is take-out.
more and more tourists are on the request will be taken. he said.” local institutions as Scenic and sustainable development.”
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The Road That Launched a Thousand Dialogues Optical Scan Voting Comes to Putnam
by Eric Gross Legislator Vincent Tamag- the road forever. Legislature constituents. There must be by Eric Gross place they will sign in at an tive voters to “review your ing [both] the old machines
na of Cold Spring, who chairs Chairman Tony Hay of South- a codification outlining what inspector’s table. Poll col- selections before submitting and new machines would have
Debate over historic Peek- the Physical Services Com- east suggested that the county Peekskill Hollow Road is to- When Putnam County voters lectors will also be on hand them. If you wish to change resulted in a large taxpayer
skill Hollow Road, which mittee, asked if the county turn the road over to the two day and what it means to our go to the polls on Election Day to help residents find their any selections you must go expense, since the new Image
winds from Putnam Valley could reopen the SEQRA towns involved: “This way residents. The two supervi- they will be balloting on new correct table. The inspector back to the inspector’s table Cast and the old Automatic
into Kent, is far from over. process. Two years ago the they can do what they want sors and the county must sit state-of-the-art technology. will ask for name and address to get a new ballot.” Voting Machines are totally
The Legislature’s Physi- lawmakers approved a reso- with the road.” down and create a uniform Putnam has become one of 18 to confirm residency, and the Once the scanning takes different.”
cal Services Committee was lution when declaring them- Chris Lieberman, a resi- solution. Peekskill Hollow counties throughout the state voter will be asked to sign the place the vote is recorded. Putnam is the closest county
inundated with residents of selves the lead agency in Road needs protection to be using optical scan voting poll book. “So far, nothing Ballots will be stored and pre- to New York City that opted
the two communities on Au- the improvement project, and preservation.” machines for the first time. new from past years,” Ben- served for recount purposes, to participate in the pilot
gust 25 when Peekskill Hol- indicating that no environ- Tamagna stressed that The new system is designed
low Road infrastructure was mental impact existed with The Legislature’s Phase II and Phase III of to maximize what Elections
nett said.
That’s where the similarity
if necessary.
Asked about the issue of
program. Old machines will
be used this Election Day in
discussed for more than 90 the original plan. Since the original project were
minutes. that time the public has Physical Services “dead issues and were
Commissioner Robert Bennett
called “electoral efficiency,
ends. Voters will be handed a
paper ballot and ushered into
privacy, Bennett said, “Issues
of voter integrity and privacy
Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk,
and Rockland counties, as well
Earlier this year, the leg-
islature announced its sup-
expressed alarm with the
county’s plans. Committee was abandoned. Phase I is
still up in the air. While
accessibility, and account-
a privacy booth, where ad-
ditional poll workers will be
has been well taken care of.
Voters will have the ability to
as the Big Apple.
The new machines also have
port for a series of modified
improvements along the road
Tamagna asked Deputy
County Attorney Andrew
inundated with Mr. Bondi wants the road
to be realigned in several
Bennett, Deputy Elections
Commissioner Nancy Quis,
stationed to answer questions. shelter their ballot in a privacy the capability to tabulate more
Once the ballot is filled in sleeve while walking from the votes than the old machines.
from Adams Corners to Or-
egon Corners.
Negro if the county could
rescind its negative decla-
residents on locations, engineers will
be invited to our next
and elections specialist Tif- with a black sharpie marker, privacy booth to the optical Bennett said the Automatic
fany Sant took the PCN&R on the voter will exit the booth Voting Machines (those with
County Executive Robert ration and start the process August 25 meeting in October who a tour of the technology last and walk to the nearby scan-
scan machine if they desire.
I really don’t believe privacy a curtain that the voter closes
Bondi replied to the legis- from scratch. will explain alternates to week. Putnam County will be ner, where the ballot will be will be an issue.” for privacy) could only count
lature’s original resolution, Negro explained research the ‘hot areas’—bridge using the Sequoia Image Cast inserted for tabulation. Putnam County decided to 999 voters per machine, while
urging that the entire road has shown when a munici- failures, drainage issues, machine, which also contains Sant explained that each pilot the program. New York the new technology can tabu-
undergo renovation to elimi- pality decides to “re-review dent of Putnam Valley and and the like. Money is tight a Ballot Marking Device to privacy booth has four sec- State is under court order to late the votes of 2,500 people
nate many of the dangerous a SEQRA determination once candidate for Town Board, in Putnam County. There is assist voters with disabilities tions: “For disabled acces- implement new voting ma- per day.
curves while at the same time a negative declaration has called on the legislature to no reason to force a project in marking their ballot. The sibility, one of these will be chines under federal mandate Two-dozen public explana-
widening the county artery. been issued, time constraints “stand up for your constitu- down the throats of people process involves the mark- lowered to accommodate a this year. The NYS Board of tion sessions are being planned
Legislator Sam Oliverio, exist. In addition, since the ents. Peekskill Hollow Road who don’t want it. Neces- ing of a paper ballot with a wheelchair. Voters who have Elections negotiated with the before both Primary Day and
who represents constituents county has been awarded has been wrongly convicted sary improvements and the special pen before the secret trouble reading the ballot can court, which agreed to the Election Day, when prospec-
in Putnam Valley, called on funding for the project from in the SEQRA process.” protection of the character ballot is scanned and stored also use a magnifying sheet pilot program. tive voters will have an op-
his colleagues to “guard federal and state lawmakers, L e g i s l a t o r Ta m a g n a b e - of communities are a must in a secured box. available in this section of Quis said the countywide portunity to learn more about
against this by creating an the municipality is foreclosed lieves the character and his- in order that Peekskill Hol- On Election Day after the the privacy booth.” pilot program resulted in “cost the new system up close and
historic road district disal- from re-opening the review.” torical significance of Peek- low Road is preserved once voter enters his or her polling Bennett called on prospec- savings to the county. Operat- personal, by using it.
lowing any alteration from Legislator Richard Othmer skill Hollow Road must be and for all.”
its original state. This is the of Kent urged his colleagues protected: “We can’t have
only way the residents will be
assured of its preservation.”
to create an “historic over-
lay law” that would protect
these battles among town
and county leaders and their
Local Police: New Windsor Crime Lab Closing Will Hurt Putnam
by Eric Gross Putnam County. for years, not only by police that state police had in which Sheriff Smith warned that the
Sheriff Donald Smith called throughout Putnam County, but they provided security for the “closing of the lab will become
An announcement by finan- on area lawmakers to “do what- also by agencies in Dutchess, airport in exchange for free another burden on Putnam tax-
cially strapped New York State ever is necessary in preventing Rockland, Orange, and Ulster space in airport buildings. payers. Specimens will have to
that its forensic crime lab in this from taking place.” counties. Since the airport has been be taken to Albany, which will
New Windsor outside Stewart The lab analyzes blood and In a memo to law enforcement taken over by the Port Authority tie up our people, resulting in
Airport will be closing by Oc- urine samples in DWI cases officials, the state said it was of New York and New Jersey, more overtime, more travel, and
tober 31 will have a devastating as well as drugs seized in po- closing the lab as a result of security at Stewart is no longer the need for additional vehicles
effect on law enforcement in lice raids and has been used “changes in an arrangement” provided by state police. for the Sheriff’s Department.”

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Peter Bynum’s Paintings on GAC Now Offering Music Boscobel and Manitoga Take Musical Cheers from Goldee
Glass at Van Brunt Gallery and Writing Along with Art Part in Heritage Weekend Greene at Howland Center
Garrison Art Center’s Fall a reputable guitar teacher, Aw a r d - w i n n i n g s i n g e r /
Class Term begins the week will teach a guitar class for songwriter/arranger/pianist
of September 13. The Art beginners to advanced musi- Goldee Greene, of Philip-
Center continues to offer the cians, teens, and older. Jim stown, cooks up more than a
excellent art classes that it has has developed a method of few of her favorite tunes at
become known for and also teaching that allows musi- Beacon’s historic Howland
is introducing many exciting cians of all levels to work Cultural Center on Saturday,
new opportunities, including successfully together, with September 12 at 8pm.
classes for teens and adults in acoustic instruments or elec- In addition to her origi-
writing, music, woodworking, tric. The class will meet on nal compositions, standards
and more. Mondays. from the songbooks of Bessie
Wr i t e r a n d a c t o r I r e n e Soprano Suzanne Clune Smith, Eartha Kitt, Marlene
O’Garden will be teaching will conduct “Singing and Dietrich, Laura Nyro, and
a class in writing and also Stage Presence” classes on Joni Mitchell, among others,
A perfect spot to take in the magnificent view at Boscobel.
conducting a Saturday mono- Sundays, emphasizing Bel are also on the menu.
logue writing workshop. Her Canto singing technique and During a year filled with Sunday, September 13—one "Musical Cheers" special Cold Spring Gazebo, and the
three-week class “A Reason to stage deportment. Partici- celebratory happenings, the day only—Boscobel is offer- guests include musical artists Depot Theatre.
Write” allows participants to pants will receive solid tech- 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Cham- ing 50 percent off the regular Taico Aguirre, Cat Guthrie, She wrote the music, libret-
work on essay, poetry, mem- nical instruction and good plain Quadricentennial Com- admission on both grounds C h r i s t i n e S o t m a r y, C h l o e to and lyrics for the hit musi-
oir, etc., starting from scratch presentational skills, ending mission has partnered with the and house tours. Visitors are Wareham-Gordon, and the cal comedy Sprang Thang,
or working on a stubborn with a performance for fam- Hudson River Valley National welcome to invite family and much-awaited reunion of The which had its world premiere
piece already begun. The class ily and friends at the eighth Heritage Area and the Historic friends along for a picnic, tour Luvbugs. with an Off-Broadway run,
Peter Bynum’s work, which poured, dripped, and brushed will culminate with O’Garden class session. Classical and H o u s e Tr u s t o f N e w Yo r k the house, hike the woodland produced by AMAS Musical
Ms. Greene has performed
will be on view at Van Brunt on a surface in a trance-like reading a selection from par- musical theatre styles are City to inaugurate the state’s trail (self-guided), take in Theater Company.
at Reggae Sunsplash, Lincoln
Gallery in Beacon beginning state—abstract expressions ticipants’ works. O’Garden’s welcome. first ever New York Heritage the amazing views, and make The Howland Cultural Cen-
Center Opera House, Kennedy
September 5, embraces two of a momentary feeling. But one-day workshop, “Giving S c u l p t o r J a m e s M u r r a y, Weekend, September 12 and it a special day at Boscobel ter is located at 477 Main
Center, The Public Theatre,
v e r y d i ff e r e n t s c h o o l s o f Bynum takes the work be- Voice: A Monologue Writing who is also known for his 13. Visitors will be welcomed at a specially reduced rate. Street (at Tioranda). The
Central Park Bandshell, Gra-
painting: the Hudson River yond the limits of personal Workshop” is scheduled for furniture and interior trans- free, or at a reduced rate, to For more information, visit admission of $10 includes
cie Mansion, and Caroline's
S c hool an d t h e N e w York expression by putting the wet September 26. At 4pm in formations that are often seen many museums, historical Boscobel.org. wine and refreshments. For
Comedy Club. Locally she
School of abstract expres- paint under pressure, forcing the Depot Theatre next door in Architectural Digest, will societies, and heritage areas. Manitoga will host Mani- more information, call 845-
has appeared at the Paramount
sionism. it to reveal its basic physical O’Garden, who is particularly conduct a Saturday wood- The Ramble event, spon- toga Modern on Saturday, 831-4988.
Center, One Station Plaza,
From his studio on the chemistry. Most of the paint- gifted in impromptu reading, working class “Explorations sored annually by the Hud- September 12, from 2 until
banks of the Hudson, Gar- ings currently on view are will read selections from the in Wood” that will teach par- son River Valley National 5pm. Experience Manitoga,
rison’s Bynum looks out at
the same landscapes painted
backlit, and involve multiple
layers of glass. When light
monologues. ticipants basic woodworking Heritage Area, Hudson River the historic home, studio and Forage for Mushrooms at
by the greats of the Hudson
River School of Painting.
comes through the glass, it
makes the paint translucent
The Art Center is also in-
troducing three music classes
tools and techniques.
Also new this fall is a Book
Valley Greenway and the NYS
Department of Environmental
woodland garden of pioneer
industrial designer Russel Glynwood Farm
this fall. Tim Shipman’s class Arts class with Tracy Strong, Conservation’s Hudson River Wright, as he intended. Do- A mushroom foraging pro- lecture reviewing some of
These painters saw nature as and luminous, glowing with “Six Degrees of Separation a class in Rug Hooking with Estuary Program, offers the cents will be on hand to in- gram will take place at Glyn- the major edible mushrooms
a manifestation of God, with rich colors like stained glass in Music” is a music theory Roya Zarrehparvar, a painting opportunity for participants terpret Wright’s vision for wood on Saturday, September of the area, as well as their
an ethereal light illuminating windows in a church—like class that will examine song class with Jean Marzollo and to enjoy walking, hiking, living in harmony with nature. 12, from 9am to 4pm. The toxic look-alikes. Following
divine creation. nature illuminated by a di- form, structure, and chordal Kathy Faust called “Paint kayaking, and biking experi- Light fare will be served under raindate is September 13. The lunch, participants will for-
For the abstract expression- vine hand. function. Participants will Away Stress,” Portrait Draw- ences, estuary explorations, the pergola at Dragon Rock. cost is $50 and registration age in Glynwood's surround-
ists of the New York School, Peter Bynum’s exhibition learn how, by manipulating ing with Daisy dePuthod, and historic site tours. This event will be held rain is required. ings. For more information
on the contrary, painting was runs through Monday, Sep- certain basic elements in six Contemporary Painting with As part of these ongoing or shine; please wear sturdy This full-day program is for and to register, glynwood.
the ultimate expression of an tember 28. There will be a moves, one can transform Eric Hanson, plus the work- celebrations, two local sites, walking shoes. For further teachers, ecologists, and natu- org/programs/workshops or
individual’s interior state. reception for the artist on Bach to Beatles, or Coltrane to shop that every artist needs, Boscobel and Manitoga, are information email info@rus- ralists. No prior experience call Anita Barber, 265-3338.
Wi t h r o o t s i n S u r r e a l i s m Saturday, September 12. The Beastie Boys. The class meets Art Business and Marketing participating in both Heritage selwrightcenter.org or call is necessary. In the morning Glynwood is located on Route
and the dream state of the Van Brunt Gallery is located on Wednesday evenings. with Liron Sissman. Weekend and The Ramble. On 424-3812. there will be an illustrated 301 in Cold Spring.
unconscious mind, the ab- at 137 Main Street in Beacon. Jim Ledford, a long time Details about these and
stract expressionists exalted Gallery hours are Thursdays musician who played warm- many other classes can be
not nature but the emotional through Mondays 11am - 6pm. up to bands like Three Dog found at www.garrisonartcen-
quality of the psyche. For more information e-mail: Night, and who has become ter.org or by calling 424-3960.
Bynum’s process calls to carl@vanbruntgallery.com or
mind Jackson Pollack's “ac- call 845-838-2995.
tion painting,” where paint is

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‘Miss Carol’ to Drivers: ‘Slow Down for My Kids!’ Garrison Welcomes New Middle School Students
Special to the PCN&R
by Catherine Garnsey
Excited voices filled the
School opens today and Garrison Middle School halls
Carol Henning, a Haldane last week as incoming sixth
School crossing guard, is graders got an early preview
back at her post on the cor- of the new educational ex-
ner of Main St. and Locust perience that awaits them
Ridge in Cold Spring, mak- September 2, the official first
ing sure that “her” children day of school.
safely cross the busy, and, The occasion was the third
she claims, dangerous in- annual orientation for new
tersection. middle schoolers held on
“Last year, practically on August 26 from 11:30am to
a daily basis, I was nearly 1pm. The program was de-
run over by the traffic here”, signed and led by guidance
she explained. “The trouble counselor Coleen Cavanagh
is that Locust Ridge is sup- and Principal Stephanie Im-
posed to be a one-way street pellittiere. Math teacher Se-
on school days during school vim Akhondzadeh and acting
hours. Some folks don’t re- School Psychologist Michele
spect that and want to use DiFini also participated in
it as a two-way street when this event.
I am on the job.” Cavanagh notes: “The mid-
Mrs. Henning continued, dle school transition is a big
“To complicate matters, this deal for most students. They
is the direct access road that are entering a familiar envi-
serves the Ambulance Corps ronment, but the schedule is
on Cedar St., which is also more complicated, and they
a one-way street. I have know there’s an increase in
been in situations where an “My kids are a great crowd, a wonderful crowd, even the teenagers! I love them all!”
responsibility and expecta-
ambulance has committed to said Carol Henning, shown at work, halting the traffic at Main Street and Locust Ridge. Sixth graders Ava Adler (left) and Elizabeth Walker learn about what to expect from their
coming out on Locust Ridge Students decorated their middle school years from guidance counselor Coleen Cavanagh.
and the traffic on Main St. village, started to pass the years on the job. I never let two-way radio so I can com- new lockers and filled them
suddenly has to stop. I’ve stopped ambulance while we down my guard. Mostly, it’s municate with the police or with the requisite pocket p ar ing s ummer n otes o v er important for everyone to and socially.”
got buses trying to turn in, were still in the crosswalk. people pulling up too close emergency personnel. Right folders, spiral notebooks, pizza, they had a chance to remain positive,” she adds. The students left the ori-
children waiting to cross, A high school student on to the crossing grid...or just now, I just have my own cell protractors, pens, and pen- express any concerns at a “This change may seem over- entation with just under a
and parents dropping their the sidewalk yelled, ‘Watch going too fast to stop when phone on me.” “Also,” she cils. They located their home- question-and-answer session. whelming at times, but it is week remaining to finish their
kids at Haldane and at the out, Miss Carol!’ I grabbed I come out with my stop continued, “Drivers should rooms and took a tour of the Cavanagh advises both stu- a good change. Along with sixth-grade summer reading
nursery school on the corner. the little girl just in time! sign…or not realizing that realize that this is a School middle school wing, which is dents and parents not to be the increase in responsibil- assignment—The Cay by The-
Some drivers just don’t want The van almost hit us both. it is New York State law to Zone…the signs are clearly separated from the elemen- shy about asking questions ity and expectations comes odore Taylor—and to pick out
to be held up.” I couldn’t get the license yield to the pedestrians in posted 50 yards both ways tary school classrooms by a of her or teachers or other a newfound freedom and an their backpacks and outfits
Mrs. Henning went on, plate number because he was a crosswalk.” before the crossing. The breezeway and an outdoor school personnel if they are incredible time of growth— for today’s official start to
“One time, I was crossing going so fast, plus, I had Asked what could be done speed limit here is 25 mph wildlife garden. After com- unsure of something. “It’s intellectually, emotionally, the 2009-2010 school year.
a little girl on Main Street my back to him while I was to improve the safety of the during school hours. For
when an ambulance with crossing the student.” She school crossing, Miss Carol heaven’s sake, can’t grown-
added, “That’s just one of replied, “Maybe my stop sign
lights flashing came out of
L o cust on t o M a i n . A van, the more dramatic incidents should have a light on it...
ups just slow down and let
my children walk safely to Writing Clubs for Kids and Teens at Butterfield Library
speeding up the hill from the that I have had in my three or maybe I should have a school?” National educator, author, side and to coach their peers writing, identify issues, listen essays.
and teacher Susan Ruckde- to help them to reach their intentionally to the work of The free program will be
schel will, once again, bring goals. Students will learn to others and to give feedback held on Mondays from 3 to
her Peer Coaching Workshop set goals for their creative using specific communica- 4pm for teens in grades 6
Vignola Completes National Guard Warrior Course technique to the Butterfield
Library for two weekly work-
writing, listen intentionally
to the work of others, and
tion tools.
The workshops will be an
through 12 and from 4 to
5pm for children in grades
Army National Guard Pfc. prior-service service mem- except it is developed in a qualification, tactical foot shops for children in grades 3 give feedback using specific opportunity for students who 3 through 5. The workshops
Anthony J. Vignola has com- bers to fully prepare them for program of instruction that marches, tactical field and through 5 and teens in grades communication tools. love to write as well as those will begin on September 14
pleted the Warrior Transition Advanced Individual Train- lasts five weeks instead of situational training, and the 6 through 12. Susan offered the workshop who are hesitant writers to and run for eight weeks, end-
Course at Fort Sill, Lawton, ing or to go on to their first nine. To complete the course, land navigation course. Susan began her career as a at the Butterfield Library have fun and make friends ing Monday, N ovember 2.
OK. assignment. soldiers must complete the Vignola is the son of Frank teacher in the public schools throughout the winter and as they gain skills that can Registration is required and
The course teaches basic Soldiers undergo much of Army physical fitness test, A. and Maureen Vignola of She eventually pioneered the spring of this year and both turn them into great writ- spaces are filling quickly.
skills necessary for integra- the same training developed with a minimum of 60 points Putnam Valley. concept of a Young Writers sessions were filled to capac- ers. Participants can work on Please visit butterfieldlibrary.
tion into the Army for all in basic combat training, in each event, M-16 weapon Club in schools. Susan teaches ity. Students will learn to any form of creative writing org or call 845-265-3040 ext.
students to write from the in- set goals for their creative including stories, poetry, or 4 for more information.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Page 13

Te x t i n g , J u n i o r D r i v e r s Conference Will Focus on T. C. Boyle Will Read From His Works in Peekskill
Subject of New Legislation Environmental Review T h e F i e l d L i b r a r y, t h e and he will be honored during September and October, The A blog for community dis-
Governor David Paterson cense. It also requires that at Pete Grannis, Commission- Pattern. “The growing variety public library for the City of the evening with The Field Field Library will be engaged cussion of the book online is
last week signed into law As- least 15 of these hours are at er of New York State’s De- of applications, through lo- Peekskill, is taking part in Library’s fifteenth annual in this project with all inter- hosted on The Field Library
semblywoman Sandy Galef’s night. Lastly, the legislation partment of Environmental cal understanding as well as the 2009 Quadricentennial civic award, The Chester A. ested readers from Peekskill website, www.peekskill.org.
co-sponsored legislation, prohibits drivers of all ages Conservation, will provide court interpretations, makes festivities by welcoming home Smith Award. General admis- and other local communities T. C . B o y l e r e s e a r c h e d
which will increase the re- from engaging in the often the luncheon keynote address an already complex proce- T. Coraghessan Boyle, a noted, sion tickets for the Paramount as well as public libraries and World’s End using The Field
quired number of supervised dangerous behavior of using at Pattern for Progress’s third dural web of requirements award-winning, contemporary event are $25 per person, and book clubs located along the Library Local History Collec-
driving hours for teenage portable electronic devices. annual Conference on Local that much more daunting. American author. are available online at www. Hudson River and throughout tion, and the Colin T. Naylor, Jr.
drivers and will limit the This behavior is most com- Government Efficiency on This conference is the first Peekskill native and friend paramount.org or by calling the area. Archives. This distinguished
number of teenage passen- monly found in people who September 17 at SUNY New step toward our goal of help- of the library, T.C. Boyle will the Paramount box office at Free paperback copies have special collection is an exten-
gers in their cars. It will also are texting while driving. The Paltz. Designed to help gov- ing to streamline the process, read from a selection of his 914-739-2333. been made available through sive and rich repository of rare
ban the use of text messag- bill also bans drivers from ernment officials and those to better serve our region.” works onstage at the Para- Mr. Boyle’s appearance a grant from the New York and valuable maps, original
ing and the use of portable accessing e-mail, playing who work with them on lo- The event will be held from mount Center for the Arts on will culminate in ONE BOOK State Hudson-Fulton-Cham- manuscript documents, and
electronic devices (PEDs). games, transmitting images, cal development projects to 8am to 2pm in the Student October 17 at 7:30pm. The ONE RIVER, a community- plain Quadricentennial, and unique materials extending
The legislation, A.8568-B, using pagers, and using lap- make more positive use of the Union Building at SUNY New library will host a Q&A, fol- wide read of World’s End, may be picked up at The Field back to the colonial era of
incorporates concepts from tops. To enforce this ban, a State Environmental Qual- Paltz. Registration for the lowed by a book-signing and one of his best known and Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill history. World’s End
two bills introduced by As- $150 fine will face anyone ity Review Act (SEQRA), event is $30 for government cocktail party in the theater earliest works, an extraordi- Peekskill, The Field Library celebrates Peekskill’s heritage
semblywoman Galef earlier convicted of such behavior. the event is entitled “The o ff i c i a l s , $ 4 0 f o r P a t t e r n lobby. The evening will end narily perceptive glimpse into Bookstore, 934 South Street, by setting its story in three
in the year. A report released by the SEQRA Solution: Striking members, and $50 for non- with the theatrical showing Peekskill’s and the surround- Peekskill, and at other local stages of Peekskill’s past,
The law includes two sec- American Automobile As- the Right Balance.” members. For more informa- of the 1994 film, The Road to ing locale’s unique places public libraries, including and interweaving three time
tions aimed at helping new sociation (AAA), found that The event features two tion contact Robin DeGroat Wellville, made from a Boyle in history, which, in many the Desmond-Fish Library in periods. For further infor-
drivers focus on their driving car accidents are the lead- panel discussions offering at Pattern for Progress at novel. This will be Boyle’s ways, has been mirrored in Garrison, Julia L Butterfield mation, please contact Sibyl
in order to prevent greater ing cause of death among perspectives from both the 845-565-4900 or visit www. first-ever public appearance other Hudson River commu- Library in Cold Spring, and Canaan, Library Director, at
danger to themselves and 16-19-year-olds. In New state and “grass roots” lev- pattern-for-progress.org. in his hometown of Peekskill, nities. During the months of Putnam Valley Free Library. 914-737-7110.
others on the road. This in- Yo r k S t a t e , 2 7 9 f a t a l i t i e s els, and a morning keynote
cludes reducing the number o f 1 5 - 1 7 - y e a r- o l d d r i v e r s speaker, Armando Carbonell
from two to one non-family occurred between 1995 and of the Lincoln Institute of
passengers under the age of 2004. Almost 280 passengers Land Policy, an internation-
21 allowed in the car driven of these drivers were killed ally-known expert on the
by a junior driver who is not during this time period. In interplay of public and pri-
accompanied by a specified this eight-year span, there vate interests in decisions
supervising adult. were also 187 occupants involving land use.
Additionally, there would of other vehicles that were “This process isn’t just
be an increase in the num- killed along with 86 n o n - difficult for developers and
ber of hours of supervised motorists, bringing the total planners; it’s really hard on
driving from the current 20 number of fatalities caused local government officials
to 50 hours required for a b y 1 5 - 1 7 - y e a r- o l d d r i v e r s who have to insure compli-
teen with a learner’s permit over 800, an average of 100 ance,” said Barbara “Charlie”
to qualify for a driver’s li- per year in New York State. Murphy, vice president of

PARC Reconvenes Brain Injury Program

PARC, the leading provider tion, problem solving, and ing the support group or would
of services to people with social isolation like more information, contact
developmental disabilities, Funding for the R.E.A.C.H. Josephine Todaro, PARC’s
will reconvene its cognitive program was made possible brain injury coordinator at
skills-building program for by a grant from Key Bank. 845-278-PARC, ext. 300. An
persons with brain injuries In the twenty-one seconds it interview is required prior to
for individuals in Putnam, takes to read this paragraph, the start date of September
Dutchess, Westchester, and one American will have sus- 21, 2009.
surrounding counties. tained a brain injury. An esti- PARC is at the forefront
R.E.A.C.H. (Rehabilitate mated 3.5 million Americans in providing advocacy and
Enhance Advocacy Communi- —a little more than 2 percent programming for children and
cate Health) will address the of the U.S. population—cur- adults with developmental
needs of persons affected by rently live with disabilities disabilities, including trau-
brain injuries and will take
place at PARC Center, 1938
resulting from brain injury.
Vehicle crashes are the lead-
matic brain injury, within the
geographic region of Putnam PCNR.COM
Route 6, Carmel. The support ing cause of traumatic brain County along with northern
group will address the fol- injury in the United States We s t c h e s t e r a n d s o u t h e r n
lowing areas: interpersonal today. Dutchess counties.
r elationsh ip s , co mmu nica - If you are interested in join-
Page 14 T HE P UTNAM C OUNTY N EWS A ND R ECORDER Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Living History on Constitution Island

Reminding people of what freedom costs
Reenactors from 14 mili- between West Point and Con-
tary units across New England stitution Island as were cruises
came together last weekend at on the Hudson River that were
Constitution Island. free to the visitors.
They presented a salute Food was offered for pur-
chase from the Chalet on the
S to ry & P h o to s B y Hudson, operated by Steve
Richard de Koster Guests also enjoyed hiking,
tours of the revolutionary war
to America’s military from ruins, and picnicking on the
our earliest days to the 20th island.
century. This new approach The Constitution Island
to reenactments, a salute to Association, Inc. sponsors a
soldiers of all periods, was series of weekend events dur-
well received by the over 600 ing the summer. This year’s
visitors who attended the re- final event, part of the Hud-
enactment over two days. son River Ramble, is “Family
Aside from three batteries Day,” on September 26 from
of cannons and a brilliant ar- 10am until 4pm. Admission is
ray of horsemen, reenactors $10 for adults, $5 for seniors
represented soldiers from the and children. Children under
Revolutionary War, the War six are free. West Point fami-
of 1812, the Civil War, the lies enjoy a discount with ID.
Spanish-American War, and All contributions support the
World War II. Warner house and the Warner
Visitors on both days en- collections.
joyed cannon demonstrations, The Constitution Island As-
formation, inspection, and drill sociation, Inc. was founded in
routines by the reenactors, 1916 to commemorate the men
boat demonstrations, and 18th- and women who have lived
century music performed on and served on the island and
the steps of the Warner House. the ecological treasure that is
Boat service was available Constitution Island.

Constitution Island is owned by the United States

Military Academy at West Point. For information on
visiting Constitution Island and the West Point campus,
visit usma.edu/visiting.asp and constitutionisland.org.

LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE requires both transportation may be secured at the Lake Road, Putnam Valley, feet off the property line, but COLD SPRING
Putnam Valley Central Notice is hereby given HEART 2 HEART CHILD and disposal services and o ff i c e o f t h e D i r e c t o r o f NY 10579. Bidders may complete the corner of the MARY SAARI,
School District that a public hearing will CARE CENTER LLC, a respondents will bid on the Purchasing, County of obtain information on house already existing and VILLAGE CLERK
Collector's Notice of be held by the Zoning Board domestic Limited Liability transportation, the disposal, P u t n a m O ff i c e F a c i l i t i e s , population and number of is, in fact, further from the Dated: August 31, 2009
School Taxes of Appeals of the Village of Company (LLC) filed with or on combined transport 110 Old Route 6, Building households for the purpose property line than a deck that
P u t n a m Va l l e y C e n t r a l Nelsonville at the Village the Sec of State of NY on and disposal. Disposal No. 3, Carmel, New York of this bid. Bids must be existed when the property LEGAL NOTICE
School District, Towns of office, 260 Main Street, on: 6/5/09. NY Office location: must be at a resource 10512 between the hours of accompanied by a certified was purchased. (Located 7 NOTICE IS HEREBY
Putnam Valley and Carmel, Thursday, September 3, Putnam County. SSNY is recovery facility or at a 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., check payable to the Lewis Lane, Garrison) in an GIVEN that the Budget
County of Putnam, New 2009, at 8pm to hear the designated as agent upon landfill which satisfies the Monday through Friday. You “Town of Putnam Valley” R-40 District. TM #60.18- and Finance Committee
York. Having received for appeal of Frank Ricevuto, Jr. whom process against the Resource Conservation and may also visit our web site at in the minimum amount of 1-8 of the Legislature of the
the Collection of Taxes in from the denial of a request LLC may be served. SSNY Recovery Act (“RCRA”),the www.putnamcountVny.com. $1000.00. A packet with LY N N a n d J A M E S County of Putnam will
the above named school for a building permit, to shall mail a copy of any successful bidder shall Sealed bids must be filed in all bid specifications and D U F F Y: Appeal #852 hold a Public Hearing on
district, the collection of construct two carports on his process against the LLC i n d e m n i f y t h e To w n a n d the above office on or before contract documents may be for a Variance. Applicants t h e Te n t a t i v e B u d g e t f o r
same would be at the Putnam property, known as tax map served upon him/her to hold it harmless against 1:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, obtained from the office of propose an extension to the the year 2010 as presented
Va l l e y C e n t r a l S c h o o l #38.17-2-42, located at 262 The LLC, 32 Kentview Dr., any present and future SEPTEMBER 30, 2009. the Town Clerk, north side of structure of 10’ by the County Executive on
D i s t r i c t , B u s i n e s s O ff i c e Main Street, Nelsonville, Carmel, NY 10512 General liability under (i) Federal, Please note there is a The Town shall have the feet. The existing sun room Tuesday, September 8, 2009
a t P u t n a m Va l l e y H i g h New York in an VB District. purposes State, or Local laws, rules pre-bid meeting for this right to accept any or all of to be removed and replaced at 8:00 P.M. at the Historic
School, Peekskill Hollow Denial is based on failure or regulations and (ii) bid which will commence the items on each proposal plus the additional 10’ feet. Courthouse, Gleneida
Road, Putnam Valley, New to comply with Section 188- LEGAL NOTICE judicial or administrative a t 11 : 0 0 A M o n Tu e s d a y, form and to advertise for (Located 18 Mill Road, Cold Avenue, Carmel, New York.
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of September and October Nelsonville Code, setbacks. Zoning Board of Appeals including any judicial Putnam National Golf opinion the best interest of TM #17-1-53 that any interested persons
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between the hours of 9 a.m. be heard at the above time Street including, but not limited dated: Carmel, New York promoted. Please note that WENDY BLAIR: Appeal # Te n t a t i v e B u d g e t f o r t h e
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following penalties shall William Rice NOTICE (Superfund). All bids must Sgd/Alessandro Mazzotta, bid on several alternatives, requests a variance for Clerk of the Putnam County
b e i n e ff e c t : To t a l t a x e s Chairman The Board will hold a be firm prices on a per-ton Purchasing Director ie: “Option A” will use the a garage that was built Legislature, Room 313, 40
9/1/09 to 9/30/09 no penalty; Nelsonville Zoning public hearing on Thursday, basis. Failure to provide Putnam County To w n ’ s t r a n s f e r s t a t i o n . in September 1992 and a Gleneida Avenue, Carmel,
10/1/09 to 10/30/09, interest Board of Appeals September 17, 2009 at 7:00 all information or providing If the transfer station is Certificate of Occupancy New York, any time during
computed at variable interest PM for the purpose of hearing false or misleading LEGAL NOTICE utilized, the tipping fee will w a s i s s u e d i n e r r o r. S i d e regular business hours after
rate from September 1; and LEGAL NOTICE public comment on the information will be grounds NOTICE IS HEREBY be based upon a scale receipt yard setback required is September 8, 2009.
after 10/31/09, the list of NOTICE OF FORMATION application of Constantine for disqualification of the GIVEN, that sealed bids provided by the Town (or 20’ feet – applicant has BY ORDER OF THE
unpaid taxes will be turned OF LIMITED LIABILITY Serroukas, 21 Maryland bid or the termination, at the will be received by the it’s operator) indicating the 19.6’ feet; needs 6” inches. PUTNAM COUNTY
over to The Commissioner C O M PA N Y. N A M E : Av e . , P o u g h k e e p s i e , N Y Town’s sole discretion, of Director of Purchasing weight thereof. This fee will Front yard setback required LEGISLATURE
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10512 for relevy with A r t i c l e s o f O rg a n i z a t i o n shopping center building at pursuant to this invitation or services: transfer station (including (Located 16 Atonement
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installments: total tax must (SSNY) on 07/27/09. Office Center zoning district) to is for services for the 09292009 Under “Option B” the 1-39 Board Site Visit -
exceed $50.00; one-half location: Putnam County. house the relocated Cold calendar year 2010. The Detailed specifications transfer station will not be At said Hearings all September 13, 2009
o f total tax p lus on e- half SSNY has been designated Spring Post Office. The Town intends to establish can be picked up by Licensed used, in which case you need persons will have the right The Planning Board will
of the 4% service charge, as agent of the LLC upon proposal will require the a one-year contact with a Experienced* Septic to locate your own tipping to be heard. Application meet on Sunday, September
payable to the tax collector whom process against it following Area variances disposal facility and will Installers at the offices of f acility. We als o r equ es t materials may be seen in the 13, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. to
9/1/09-9/15/09; second-half may be served. SSNY shall f r o m t h e Vi l l a g e C o d e : use the responses to this the Septic Repair Program, that you bid on a one, two office of the Zoning Board inspect the following site:
of tax plus one-half of the mail a copy of process to the side, rear yard variances RFQ to help identify that 100 Rte. 312, Brewster, New or three year contract. The of Appeals at the Town Hall. - Lloyd and Lisa
4% service charge, payable LLC, c/o George Monaco, from Section 134-10 (D), f a c i l i t y. T h u s , t h e To w n York between the hours of Town reserves the right to Date: August 31, 2009 Z e i d e r m a n - 1 7 0 Av e r y
to The Commissioner of 276 Buckshollow Road, lot coverage variance from Board will pay particular 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., select any option. Vincent Cestone, Road, Garrison
Finance after 11/1/09 but Mahopac, New York 10541. 134-10 (E), corner lot sight attention to responses that M o n d a y t h r o u g h F r i d a y. Eileen Royael, Chairman
before 3/15/10. Purpose: For any lawful distance variance from 134- offer the potential to extend There will be a SITE VISIT Town Clerk Zoning Board of Appeals LEGAL NOTICE
PUTNAM VALLEY purpose. 17 (B). This application is the services at well-defined o n We d n e s d a y, S e n t . 2 3 . Dated 8/31/09 LEGAL NOTICE Village of Cold Spring
CENTRAL SCHOOL paired with a Use variance prices. The Town Board is 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at The Zoning Board of Appeals
DISTRICT LEGAL NOTICE application to construct a convinced that new waste to Septic Repair Program. 100 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION Village Offices, 85 Main
Jill Figarella Philipstown Planning 27 space parking lot at the energy facilities can provide Route 312. Building No. 4, Notice of Qualification OF LIMITED LIABILITY Street
Tax Collector Board corner of Marion Ave. and viable long-term contracts. Brewster, New York. of SAHN EAGLE LLC. COMPANY. NAME: KNH Cold Spring, NY
(845) 528-8094 Public Hearing - Benedict Road (in the R-1 The Town Board is aware If you are interested, Authority filed with CONSTRUCTION LLC. NOTICE
September 17, 2009 zone) to serve as required that landfills eventually please contact Michele at Secretary of State of NY A r t i c l e s o f O rg a n i z a t i o n The Board will hold a
LEGAL NOTICE The Philipstown Planning parking for the Shopping fill up and that the liability (845) 278 8313. Sealed (SSNY) on 8/13/09. Office were filed with the Secretary public hearing on Thursday,
Notice of Qualification of B o a r d f o r t h e To w n o f Center. of their environmental bids crust be filed with the location: Putnam County. of State of New York September 17, 2009 at 7:00
SPI Litigation Direct, LLC. P h i l i p s t o w n , N e w Yo r k problems can fall on all the Director of Purchasing, LLC formed in Delaware SSNY) on 07/16/09. The PM for the purpose of hearing
LEGAL NOTICE latest date of dissolution is
Authority filed with NY will hold a public hearing generators that contributed. C o u n t y o f P u t n a m O ff i c e (DE) on 5/26/09. SSNY public comment on the
o n T h u r s d a y, S e p t e m b e r Village of Cold Spring Thus, the Board will review designated as agent of LLC 12/31/2060. Office application of Constantine
Dept. of State on 7/27/09. Zoning Board of Appeals Facilities, 110 Old Route location: Putnam County.
Office location: Putnam 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at with caution those bidders 6, Carmel, New York on or upon whom process against it Serroukas, 21 Maryland
the VFW Hall on Kemble Village Offices, 85 Main that utilize a landfill for may be served. SSNY shall SSNY has been designated Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY to
County. Principal business Street before 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, as agent of the LLC upon
address: 2960 Professional Av e n u e i n C o l d S p r i n g , disposal. Sept. 29, 2009. mail process to: The LLC, construct a 27 space parking
New York to consider the September 10, 2008 at Sealed proposals for the 3 1 P r i v a t e Wa y, G a r r i s o n whom process against it may lot at the corner of Marion
Dr., Springfield, IL 62703. 7:00 PM *Experience requires be served. SSNY shall mail
LLC formed in DE on following application: transport and/or disposal 5 Projects Inspected/ NY 10524. Address to be Av e . a n d B e n e d i c t R o a d
Lloyd and Lisa Zeiderman Work Session Agenda of waste will be received maintained in DE: 160 a copy of process to (in the R-1 Single Family
11/6/01. NY Sec. of State 1.) The Board will review Approved by the Putnam the LLC, 105 Palmer Trail,
designated as agent of LLC - Application dated August by the Town Clerk of the County Department of G r e e n t r e e D r. , S t e . 1 0 1 , Residential zoning district).
5, 2009 for approval of a proposed decisions for To w n o f P u t n a m Va l l e y Dover DE 19904. Arts. of Carmel, New York 10512. The proposal will require a
upon whom process against the application of Brian Health. RFB130593 requires Purpose: For any lawful
it may be served and shall two-lot subdivision. Total until 2:15 pm, September manufacturer's certification Org. filed with DE Secy. of Use variance from Section
acreage of project area is K e a r n e y, 5 1 Av e r i l l D r. , 15, 2009 at the Town Hall, State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, purpose. 134-7A of the Village Code.
mail process to: c/o CT Mahopac, NY regarding or attendance of the Bord
C o r p o r a t i o n S y s t e m , 111 5.018 acres. The property 265 Oscawana Lake Road, NaMona in service seminar, Dover DE 19901. Purpose: LEGAL NOTICE This application is paired
is located at 170 Avery Road area variances for a lot in Putnam Valley, NY 10579. Any lawful activities. with an Area variance
8 t h Av e . , N Y, N Y 1 0 0 11 , a proposed subdivision on in addition to the above Request for Proposals
registered agent upon whom in the Town of Philipstown Contract documents may mentioned 5 Projects application to construct a
in an R-80 zoning district. Kemble. be examined at the office LEGAL NOTICE Sealed requests for one story addition to the
process may be served. 2.) The Board will review Inspected/Approved by the proposals will be received
DE address of LLC: 1209 (Tax map #60.-2-13) o f t h e To w n C l e r k a n d PCDOH. PUBLIC HEARING FoodTown shopping center
At said hearing all for clarity and completeness bidders may obtain drawings NOTICE b y t h e Vi l l a g e o f C o l d at 49 Chestnut Street (in
O r a n g e S t . , Wi l m i n g t o n , the application of John and dated: Carmel, New York Spring up until 2:00 PM on
D E 1 9 8 0 1 . A r t s . o f O rg . persons will have the right and specifications for the Aug. 25, 2009 NOTICE IS HEREBY the B-2 zone) to house the
to be heard. Copies of the Sandra Falloon, 9 Pine St., Transfer Station. GIVEN that a Public Hearing the 11th day of September, relocated Cold Spring Post
filed with DE Sec. of State, for an area variance at 9 Sgd/Alessandro Mazzotta, 2009 for hydrant flushing
401 Federal St., Dover, DE application, plat The basis for bid Purchasing Director will be held by the Zoning Office.
map, site plan, and related Pine St. for a proposed front evaluation and contact award Board of Appeals of the of the Village water system.
19901. Purpose: all lawful porch. Putnam County Proposals will be publicly LEGAL NOTICE
purposes. material may be seen in the is described in subsequent Purchasing Department To w n o f P h i l i p s t o w n o n
Office of the Planning Board 3.) The Board will review sections of this RFQ. September 14, 2009, at 7:30 opened and read at 2:00P.M. T h e Vi l l a g e o f C o l d
at the Town Hall. for clarity and completeness Rejected bidders will be LEGAL NOTICE p.m. at Philipstown Town on the 11th day of September, Spring Historic District
LEGAL NOTICE the application of Ari and 2009 at the offices of the Review Board will hold their
Town of Putnam Valley Dated at Philipstown, notified within 30 days and INVITATIONS FOR BIDS Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold
New York, this 25th day Molly Straus, #2 Northern bid bonds will be returned. Spring, New York, to hear Vi l l a g e o f C o l d S p r i n g , regular monthly meeting
265 Oscawana Lake Road Gate Lane, for an FOR THE COLLECTION Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Wednesday, September 9,
Putnam Valley, NY 10579 of August 2009. The Town deserves the right AND DISPOSAL OF the following Appeals:
Anthony Merante, interpretation of the Code to reject all proposals and JULES BASS: Appeal Cold Spring, New York. A 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the
NOTICE as it relates to designating RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE task description for the Village Hall, 85 Main St.
WT 8b/2009 Chairman advertise for new proposals. AND RECYCLABLES # 8 5 3 f o r a Va r i a n c e .
front, side and rear yards Eileen Royael, Applicant wishes to build hydrant flushing is available Cold Spring NY
August 27, 2009 LEGAL NOTICE with regard a proposed FROM VA R I O U S from the Village Clerk at Agenda:
Notice is hereby given Town Clerk DISTRICTS WITHIN a carport over an existing
Notice is hereby given that extension of an existing two Dated 8/31/09 p a r k i n g s p o t o ff e x i s t i n g Village Hall. Addenda, if Public Hearing:
t h a t t h e To w n o f P u t n a m a license, number 2154386 car garage with associated THE TOWN OF PUTNAM any, will be issued only to S c e n i c H u d s o n , We s t
Va l l e y h a s r e c e i v e d a uncovered porch above. LEGAL NOTICE VALLEY driveway. The driveway is
for summer restaurant wine non-conforming in regard those persons whose names Point Foundry Preserve
wetlands application from and beer has been applied for COUNTY OF PUTNAM DUE DATE: SEPTEMBER and addresses are on record (nomination to the Historic
the following applicant: LEGAL NOTICE 15, 2009, 2:00 PM to side yard and front yard
by the undersigned* to sell NOTICE FOR BID setbacks. (Located 221 as having obtained the task Register)
WT 18/09 beer and/or wine at retail INVITATIONS FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY T h e To w n o f P u t n a m description. Applicants are Old Business:
Anthony Morando FOR SOLID WASTE Valley is soliciting bids for Indian Brook Rd., Garrison)
in a restaurant under the GIVEN, that sealed bids will in an R-80 District. TM also required to possess Peter Inserillo, 129 Main
Pudding Street Alcoholic Beverage Control DISPOSAL be received by the Director the collection and disposal or be covered by a Grade St. (fence)
TM: 41.14-1-87 &88 DUE DATE: SEPTEMBER of residential garbage, solid #49.-1-69
law at 2741 Route 9, Cold of Purchasing of Putnam THEODORE and ELLEN D – Distribution System Wi l l i a m M c C o m i s h , 3 1
WT 19/09 S p r i n g N e w Yo r k 1 0 5 1 6 , 15, 2009, 2:15 PM County for the following waste and recyclables from Operator’s license by the Rock St. (siding)
Jeronimo Rodriquez The Town of Putnam Valley various Districts within the TIMMER: Appeal #854 for a
Putnam County. RoundUp commodities and/or service: Variance. Applicant requests New York State Department Yona & Mitchell Feinstein,
220 Church Road Te x a s B B Q Tu m b l e We e d (“The Town”) is soliciting RFB-40-09 PUTNAM To w n . S e a l e d p r o p o s a l s of Health. 3 Cherry St. (Deck)
TM#73.18-1-48 for transport and disposal must be received by the a 15’ foot variance from the
Saloon, Corp. N AT I O N A L WA S T E setback rule requiring new The Village reserves the New Business:
L i n d a P Va u g h a n , of municipal solid waste WAT E R T R E AT M E N T Town Clerk of the Town of right to reject all bids. Vi l l a g e o f C o l d S p r i n g
collected from residents Putnam Valley by 2:00 pm, construction to be 20’ feet
President PLANT UPGRADE off the property line. The BY ORDER OF VILLAGE Dock/river front (lighting)
and deposited at the Town Detailed specifications September 15, 2009 at the BOARD VILLAGE OF 1 Atlas LLC., 144 Main
Transfer Station. The Town Town Hall, 265 Oscawana deck corner will come to 5’
St. (porch)
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PV Planning Philipstown Recreation Department News

Fall Baseball Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. THEATRE
Website: philipstownrecreation.com
The Putnam Valley Base- F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience YOUTH PRODUCTION WORKSHOP- THE
ball Association is thinking registration forms are available at the Philipstown SEVEN SAMURAI- Oct 6 Grades 5-8. Depot
Town Clerk’s office. Theatre and VFW Hall. Call for class schedule.
about what else but base-
ball, and they are pleased F.I.S.H.- Volunteers are needed to bring seniors to
to announce that they will SONG WORKSHOP WITH PERFORMANCE-
doctors appointments. If you can spare a morning Sept 16 (8 weeks) 5-7pm. Depot Theatre and
once again be running a fall or afternoon please call 424-4618. VFW Hall. 6th-Adult.
baseball league for kids ages
8 to 12 (age determined as PRESCHOOL AGE ADULT PROGRAMS
of 4/30/09—same as spring
age groups). LITTLE KICKERS- September 12 (6 weeks) BOOT CAMP – Women Only, with Hudson
Tour de Putnam Attracts More Than 800 Cyclists The schedule for fall base-
ball will work around the
3 & 4 years A-K-10:15am L-Z-10:15am. 5 thru
K-11:30am. Philipstown Community Center.
Shirts and socks are ready for pick up.
Valley Fitness (11 classes) Sept 9 Monday,
Wednesday, Friday. Time- 6:30-7:30am.
PV football practices and Registration taken after August 28 is subject BOOT CAMP- Women Only Sept 8 (8 classes)
games as well as CCD—prac- to a $15 late fee. T/Th 6-7pm.
tices will be on Tuesdays
or Thursdays depending on BALLET- New session added September 18. BOOT CAMP- Men Only Sept 9 (7 classes)
the team (only one practice (8 weeks) Fridays 3:30. Ages 3-K. M/W 6-7pm.
a week) and games will be PARENT/CHILD CLAY- Sept 15 or 16. 9:45-
on Saturday afternoons. For WEEKEND WARRIOR- Women Only, Sept 12
11:15am. Ages 2 ½ and up. (8 weeks). Saturdays( 4 classes) 8-9am.
those of you that have not Philipstown Community Center.
played fall baseball before, All Boot camp Classes are outdoors and meet at
the emphasis is on fun and MUDBUNNIES- Sept 15 or 16. 1:15-2:30pm. the Community Center water tower.
development! Ages 3-5. (8 weeks).
Please contact Parks and Philipstown Community Center. PILATES- Sept 9 (8 weeks) 9:30am. Sept 10
Rec with any questions (8 weeks) 10am Sept 11 (8 weeks) 10am. Sept 14
SIGN WITH ME- Oct 2 ( 6 weeks). ( 5 weeks) 10am. Community Center.
at845-526-3292. Sign up Beginner 9am Advanced 10am.
deadline is September 4 so Philipstown Community Center. DANCE & STRETCH- Sept 9 (8 weeks)
please sign up soon. Forms 10:30-11:30am. Community Center.
and fees should be dropped YOUTH PROGRAMS
o ff a t t h e P a r k s a n d R e c YOGA- Ongoing New Session Oct 26 Mondays
office. FALL CO-ED SOCCER- Sept 12 (8 weeks) Time- 7:30 -8:45pm. Location- Town Annex
Grades 1-8. Location-Philipstown Park. Kemble Ave. C.S.
No registration taken after Sept 8.
YOGA – Sept 9 (8 weeks) 7:30-8:45pm.
The following programs all at the Continental Village Clubhouse.
Community Center:
TAI CHI CHIH- Beginner – Sept 15 (8 weeks)
SPORTS SAMPLER- Sept 14 ( 6 weeks) 7:30-8:30pm. Advanced Sept12 (8 weeks)
4-5:30pm. K-6. 9-10am. Town Annex, VFW Hall.
A line of cyclists proceeds along Route 301 near the Kent- Paul Mayes and Charlotte Malasky, both of Mahopac, pedal INTRO TO AFRO-CARIBBEAN MUSIC- ADULT PICK UP SOCCER- Wednesday nights
Putnam Valley line. up an incline on their bicycle built for two. Send sports stories Sept 14 (8 weeks) 5-6pm. 3rd-5th 6-7pm 6th-8th. 6pm Philipstown Park.

by Eric Gross a fog-shrouded morning.” what I call teamwork,” said and news items to UNIQUE VOCAL GROUP- Sept 14 (8 weeks) WEIGHT WATCHERS- Wednesday nights at the
The cycling festival was Mayes. Malalsky added, 4-5pm. 3rd-5th. Philipstown Community Center. Weigh in 6:30pm
Cyclists participated solo, designed by cyclists for cy- “Pedaling a bicycle built
editor@pcnr.com. Meeting at 7pm.
INTRO TO THEATRE ARTS- Sept 8 (8 weeks)
in pairs, and even in tandem. clists and consisted of 15-, for two is more difficult than Put “Sports” in the 4-5pm. K-6 ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL- Thursday
More than 800 colorfully 30-, 50-, 75-, and 100-mile it seems.”
clad bikers took to the roads routes. Hickman also thanked the subject line. GOAL! SOCCER CLINIC- Sept 2 (8 weeks)
nights Time- 7:30-9:30pm. Location- Philipstown
Community Center.
of Putnam County early Sun- Susan and Chris Jones of volunteers for their effort: 4-5:30pm. K-6.
day in what resembled the Garrison returned to partici- “Remember this is Putnam MEN’S BASKETBALL- Monday nights.
feel of “jolly old London,” pate. Chris Jones said the County—where the country GERMAN- Sept 16 (8 weeks) K-2 4:45-5:45pm Time- 7:30-9:30pm. Location- Philipstown
highlighted by cool tempera- event was really special: begins and where some of 3rd – 6th 5:45-6:45pm. Community Center.
tures, fog, and a light mist. “Susan and I enjoy ourselves the world’s greatest volun- HARVEST FUN- Sept 3 (8 weeks) 4-5:30pm. LIVE SOUND 101: What the crew would love
The Putnam Veterans Me- tremendously because we teers are found. Our annual K-6. you to know before you get on stage. Sept 17
morial Park in Kent was the are staying in shape while Tour de Putnam could not (8 weeks) 8-9pm. Community Center.
starting point for the annual at the same time supporting succeed without the effort CULINARY WORLD TOUR- Sept 4 (8 weeks)
Tour de Putnam, which Tour- our community.” of those who go above and 4-5:30pm. K-6. DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES- Sept 9. VFW
ism Director Valerie Hickman Registration fees collected beyond the call of duty on Hall Cold Spring.

stressed was “not a race. The from each cyclist went to- their own time.” FENCING- Sept 17 (8 weeks) 2nd-5th 4-5pm
6th-up 5-6pm. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE- 5:30-6:30pm.
event has become so popular wards the operation of the
due to this fact. Cyclists Putnam Visitors Bureau. BASKETBALL CLINIC-Sept 15 (8 weeks) BEGINNER- 6:45-7:45pm

can come and bike at their Paul Mayes and Charlotte P h o to s B y Susan and Chris Jones 7:00-9:00pm. 6th-12th.
own pace while viewing the Malalsky of Mahopac com- ADVANCED- 8-9pm.
magnificent scenery of our pleted the 30-mile tour on a
Eric Gross o f G a r r i s o n p re p a re t o SKILLS AND DRILLS- BASKETBALL
participate in the Tour de Sept 14 ongoing 6:15-7:15pm. 6th-8th. JOIN THE BUNCO CRAZE-Sept 11. (the 2nd
wonderful county—even on bicycle built for two. “That’s Putnam. Friday of each month) Need 12 players. Call to
CLAY JR- Sept 15 (8 weeks) 4-6pm K-3. register. 7:30pm-10pm.

Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament Benefits Putnam Hospital Center CLAY JR- Sept 16 (8 weeks) 4-6pm 4th-6th. ADULT CLAY- Sept 15 (8 weeks) 6:30-9:30pm.
Or Sept 17 (8 weeks) 12-3pm.
TEEN CLAY- Sept 16 (8 weeks) 6:30-8:30pm. Community Center.
The Eleventh Annual Dr. Gil to the hospital’s main lobby. 10 to 11:30am, followed by there will be a hole-in-one door prizes. 7th-12th.
Rojas Memorial Golf Tourna- Proceeds from this year’s a shotgun start at 12:30pm. contest and competitions for For golf and sponsorship GET TO KNOW YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA-
ment to benefit the Putnam golf tournament will support Lunch will be provided and longest drive and closet to the information, please call the CLAY EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH Sept 16 & 23 6-9pm. Community Center.
Hospital Center Foundation the hospital’s master facilities cold drinks will be available pin. Following golf, there will Putnam Hospital Center Foun- SPECIAL NEEDS- Sept 14 Ages 4-6
will be held on Monday, Oc- plan that includes the new on the course throughout the be a dinner reception/awards dation at 845-279-5711, Ext. 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 7-10- 4:30-5:30pm. PHOTO EXPLORATION:STILL LIFE- Sept 30
tober 5, at the Mahopac Golf five-story patient tower hous- tournament. During the day, ceremony, with raffles and 2963. & Oct 7 6-9pm. Community Center.
Club in Mahopac. ing PHC’s new cancer center FOOT IN MOUTH PLAYERS- Ongoing Tuesday
The tournament is being including radiation therapy, nights Ages- 12-19. Time- 6:30-8:30pm. A PENNY SAVED SERIES- Sundays 1-2pm.
Start Sept 27th. See brochure for schedule.
held in memory of Dr. Gilberto hospital/ community use con- LIVE SOUND 101- WHERE DO I PLUG IN?-
Rojas, a member of the hos- ference center, physicians’ Sept 17 (8 weeks) 7-8pm. 7th-12th. SENIOR CITIZENS - Please call to register.
pital’s original medical staff offices, and private patient
who was an active general rooms; renovation of 20,000 ROAST BEEF DINNER & BINGO-
surgeon for 28 years. Much square feet of existing space Sept 30 12-3pm.
respected and loved within to centralize services and
the hospital and throughout enhance clinical programs; PIZZA AND A SHOW Fridays
See brochure for schedule.
the community, his legacy of and the creation of additional
medical care and charitable parking spaces.
works and that of his family The Rojas family is the
have been honored with the lead sponsor of the golf tour-
e s t ablishm e n t o f a n o nde - nament, which is set to be-
nominational chapel adjacent gin with registration from
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