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The Towne Crier Cafe will host its final show at its longtime Pawling, N.Y., location on Sunday, June 9, when the Grand Slambovians perform "A Farewell to Pawling" concert at 7:30 p.m.
The legendary music venue will reopen in Beacon, N.Y., at some point over the summer, but there's still a lot of music left to hear in Pawling.
On Friday, May 24, at 8:30 p.m., Brother Sun, the collaboration between national touring singer-songwriters Pat Wictor, Greg Greenway and Joe Jencks, will perform.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 845-855-1300 or visit www.townecrier.com.
On Saturday, May 25, at 8:30 p.m., Dean Friedman will perform at the Towne Crier. Friedman first entered into pop consciousness with the top-20 chart success of his hit single "Ariel," a quirkily and uncategorizable pop song about a free-spirited, vegetarian Jewish girl who lived, as the lyric goes, "... way on the other side of the Hudson."
Friedman scored again with the release of his follow-up album, " `Well, Well,' Said The Rocking Chair," and the hit single, "Lucky Stars." Friedman's latest CD, "Submarine Races," has gotten a positive response from critics and fans.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 845-855-1300, www.townecrier.com.
On Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Towne Crier will host a performance by the Hey Baby Band. The band is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The group was formed by Jimmy Ekizian, Hey Baby's lead singer and trumpet player.
Uninspired by the MTV revolution of the '80s, Ekizian launched a band with the goal of recapturing the magic of the music from the '60s and '70s. R&B, soul, funk, blues and rock 'n' roll make up the foundation that keeps Hey Baby going.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 845-855-1300, www.townecrier.com.
By Bruce R Cunningham
The Pawling Central Middle School held two Spring Band Concerts Wednesday night at Pawling High School. The first with the 5th and 6th grades bands, and the second with the 7th and 8th.
Principal Allan Lipsky began each concert with the Pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for the children killed in the recent tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma. The total numbers of children that participated in the evening was amazing and the crowd enjoyed a warm but entertaining evening.
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By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – Pawling’s Interact Club will set out next month to memorialize the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy by putting one foot in front of the other.
The club, a junior affiliate of the Rotary Club, will sponsor an event called “Walking in Their Honor.” Members are inviting residents to sign up for one of two events, both of which will be held on Sunday, June 9: a 26-mile team relay and a 2.6 mile walk. The number “26” represents the number of Sandy Hook victims.
Teams in the 26-mile relay can have as many as 13 members, but no member can run more than eight miles. Each team will collectively tally the 26-mile total.
“It’s a two-mile loop around the village, beginning at the firehouse,” said Robyn Woolley, assistant recreation director and Interact advisor. “But it’s not about racing. It’s about going out and doing the event. We aren’t keeping time and there are no awards.”
The 2.6-mile walk will also start at the firehouse on South Street and travel to the elementary school and back.
The cost to participate in either event is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. The 26-mile relay race begins at 9 a.m. There will be a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and then the walk will begin at 11 a.m.
At noon, all participants are invited to enjoy a barbecue and other activities (including a bounce house) at the firehouse. Runners and walkers will also receive a t-shirt while supplies last.
Woolley said it was the members of the Interact Club who came up with the idea for the Sandy Hook tribute.
“They come up with a lot of ideas and we are impressed with all of them,” she said.
For more information and registration forms, go to http://pawlingny.virtualtownhall.net
, or call the Rec Department at 855-1131.
By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – The 2013-14 Pawling Central School District budget passed handily on Monday as 61 percent of the voters who turned out to vote said “yes” to the $37.4 million spending package. It passed by a 581-365 margin.
Voters also elected three trustees to the school board from a field of five candidates. Newcomers Edward Lynn and Jeff Asher were elected with 523 and 519 votes respectively. Incumbent Harvey Matcovsky was returned to the board, tallying 500 votes. Incumbent John Ragusa, who joined the board in February to fill out the remainder of the term of the departing Tony Polodore (who resigned), garnered 407 votes, and Bruce Cunningham received 350.
School Superintendent Michael Mahoney said he was please district residents saw fit to pass the budget, which calls for a 1.75 increase in the tax levy and reflects a 2.6 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year.
“We tried to be forthcoming [with the budget process] and do something for the kids and the voters spoke,” he said. “I thank them for their support.”
Of the $37.4 million in budget expenditures, $30.2 will be raised by taxes. Other revenue sources include state flex aid and building aid ($5.5 million); fund balance appropriation ($596,087), and other revenue that consists of money from debt service accounts, money garnered from school events, as well as the anticipated premium "holiday" from the district's health insurance ($1 million).
The major programs and services that the adopted budget provides for include:
• School resource officers at both campuses
• System-wide focus on literacy and numeracy for K-12
• All academic programs maintained at current levels
• All fine and performing arts maintained
• All athletic programs maintained
• Reading, library and speech services maintained
• Physical education/health/art/guidance/math/business increases
• Additional teaching assistants at each building
• Additional Advance Placement (AP) student options (students can take the courses during times that fit their schedules)
• District-wide infrastructure improvements to support wireless expansion
• New elementary school playground at the secondary site on the north field area
The budget would also add the equivalent of nearly six teaching positions district-wide.
Lynn said he was looking forward to getting to work.
“I am gratified and pleased to serve the students of Pawling,” he said. “I look forward to working with the school board.”
“I’m relieved it’s over,” Matcovsky added. “I feel honored by the more than 500 people who voted for me and gave me an additional term.”
Photo: Harvey Matcovsky, left, and Jeff Asher congratulate each other on their school board victories Monday night. Edward Lynn was also elected.
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By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – Dutchess County has $2 million in grant money for municipalities seeking to create shared services between their townships, school districts and villages, and the Village of Pawling wants in on the action.
Village Trustee Stan Mersand, who has been working on the project, said that the county will select applicants that it deems has the best ideas and concepts.
Mersand said that one of the ideas on the table for Pawling is the purchase of a bucket truck, which is similar to a telecommunication truck. He said it could be used by the village, town and school district.
“The bucket goes up about 30 feet and it would be good for tree trimming, changing light bulbs and painting,” Mersand said. “It’s certainly safer than a ladder. The town is in favor of it and we’ll be talking to the school district about it soon. The school district contracts out for the replacement of its pole lights and this could save them a lot of money.”
Mersand said he thinks a used bucket truck, which would cost around $40,000 to $50,000, would be the best way to go. He said that if selected, Pawling would purchase the vehicle and then would be reimbursed via the county grant.
Another idea is to purchase portable generators for the town’s traffic lights that would be used in the event of power outages, such as those caused last fall by Super Storm Sandy.
Mersand said he spoke with a NYSEG representative who said that permanent generators weren’t allowed, but that portable generators could be used in emergencies.
However, Mayor Rob Liffland said that if the price was right, the village could look into buying the generators sooner, rather than wait and go through the grant application process.
Other ideas for the grant application include a salt and sand shed and other assorted highway equipment.
Liffland said he would like more feedback from the Village Board on ideas for the grant money so officials can begin filling out the application as soon as possible.
“I think we are ahead of [the other towns in the county] and we should be the [the county’s] first choice,” the mayor said.
In other village news, the Village Board unanimously approved a measure that calls for the painting of shared-lane markers on several village streets in an ongoing effort to make the roads safer for bicycle riders.
Trustee Brian Griffin, who is in charge of the project, said he has attended several meetings in the past month on the subject, including Complete Streets, and noted that the street markers would move Pawling closer to the goals of the Complete Street law.
Under the law signed by Gov. Cuomo in 2011, "Complete Streets" design principles are considered on Department of Transportation projects and local and county projects that receive both federal and state funding and are subject to state DOT oversight.
"Complete Streets" principles are intended to facilitate improved joint use of roadways by all users, including pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists as well as promote a cleaner, greener transportation system with reduced traffic congestion and the resultant air pollution. Design features include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, pedestrian control signalization, bus pull outs, curb cuts, raised crosswalks, ramps, and traffic-calming measures.
“I have the DOT specs on how to [apply the markers],” Griffin said. “These markers indicate that [motorists and bikers] should share the road with each other. It would enhance the downtown area and increase safety and awareness.”
The streets that would receive the markers, also known as “sharrows,” include East and West Main, Coulter Avenue, and Charles Coleman Boulevard. They would be painted every 250 feet and just before and after any intersection.
“We would be the second in Dutchess County to do this,” Griffin said. “Beacon is the first.”
Griffin noted that these markers do not create bike lanes – they simply encourage bikers and motorists to be aware of each other and share the roads safely.
“We don’t have the space for bike lanes,” he said. “The sharrow simply indicates that bikes and cars have to share the road.”
The sharrow looks like the profile of bicycle and includes a set of two arrows pointing in the direction of the traffic.
Pictured: Mayor Rob Liffland listens to ideas for shared services proposals during the Village Board meeting on Monday night.
The Village Board talks to contractors about the Broad Street renovation schedule during its meeting on Monday night.
By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – Broad Street may not be the longest thoroughfare in the Village of Pawling, but being the home of the library and post office it’s certainly one of the busiest.
And that presents a challenge to Village officials who plan to give the street a makeover that includes reconstructed sidewalks and a fresh coat of blacktop. Because Broad Street is home to the post office – a federal building - contractors will need to figure out how to do the work without completely closing down the street.
Mark White of Clove Excavators, the company charged with milling and blacktopping the road, was asked Monday night by the Village Board if he could perform the work on a Sunday when the post office would be closed. White said that he could, but that it would cost the Village double time, as per federal law. The project is being paid for by CHIPS money and Village officials said they would prefer to stay on budget.
The idea of working at night was also proposed, but White said he’d be loathe to use that strategy as well because it would also result in overtime pay and the noisy work would likely be a nuisance to those who live in the area.
White said there was a possibility of keeping one lane of Broad Street open while work is performed on the opposite lane, but he noted that could pose safety issues for both motorists and his crew members. He said there are no perfect solutions.
“If [residents] want improvements, there are going to be inconveniences,” he said.
Mayor Rob Liffland asked the contractors involved in the project to speak with business owners in the area to get feedback and then present the Village Board with several possible construction schedules at its next meeting on June 3. If a plan is deemed acceptable, work could begin as soon as the following week.
In other Village Board news, it appears that two businesses on the ground floor of the Dutcher House will get makeovers to their entryways in order to make them ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliant.
The Annex florist shop and Magnolia’s, a women’s clothing store, both need to have the entrances to shops adjusted in the wake of the Village Green and sidewalk renovation project that was completed three years ago. Before the project, those stores’ front doors were level with the sidewalk. But in the wake of the reconstruction, the sidewalk level was lowered and small steps had to be installed in the Annex and Magnolia entrances.
Unfortunately, those steps made those stores inaccessible to wheelchairs.
“Originally, when the contractors put in those sidewalks they were supposed to be elevated to the existing steps,” said Mayor Liffland. “But that wouldn’t have been compatible with DOT specs and the engineer made the decision to [do it the way they did]. Three years have now gone by and we are still trying to think of way to make it more compatible.”
Liffland said the Board had several options, including a portable ramp that proprietors would have to put out during business hours or a permanent ramp that would run parallel to the building.
However, Liffland said he felt the best solution would be to tear up the bricks around the business’s entrances and raise the asphalt to bring it up to the doorways’ level.
“The whole sidewalk would pitch up to the Dutcher House,” he said. “But it would be very subtle and it would make it ADA compliant.”
Liffland said that Village engineer Joe Zarecki is currently drawing up plans for the project.
MAY 31, 2013 AT 11AM
FOR THE DEDICATION OF
History Center and Library
535 Rte. 22
Pawling, NY 12564
We cordially invite you and your guests to join us for the dedication of the newly renovated Peale History Center and Library located in Pawling, NY. The Center celebrates the lives and work of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale. Dr. Peale was a world renown clergyman and author of forty-seven books. His most famous book was The Power of Positive Thinking, whose title has become part of the English language. The Peale's were long time residents of New York State, Dutchess County and Pawling. Please join us on May 31st (Dr. Peale's birthday) for the opening of the Museum and library in its new home.
History Center and Library
535 Rte. 22
Pawling, NY 12564
PAWLING, N.Y. - Pawling High School recently concluded the two week exam period where all Advanced Placement (A.P.) students sat for their final A. P. testing. A total of 70 students completed exams or portfolios for 10 courses. We currently offer A.P. courses in the following: Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Spanish Language, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: 2 D Design, U.S. Government and Politics, and U.S. History. Students may receive college credit for their courses depending on the policies of individual colleges. For further information concerning Pawling High School A.P. programming contact, Christine Zoltan, AP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLMES, N.Y. – James F. “Jim” Nielsen, a life-long resident of Holmes, passed away Sunday, May 19, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. He was 81.
Born in Pawling on Jan. 28, 1932, he was the son of Christian and Katherine (Judge) Nielsen. Jim attended Pawling schools, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He married Madelyn Ruth Leverich in St. John’s Church, Pawling, on Aug. 26, 1961; she survives at home.
Jim was a power plant technician for the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, N.Y.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and bowling. He was a life-member of the Pawling Fire Department and the Red Vests.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, James C. Nielsen his wife Kerri, Beekman; two daughters, Donna Marie Nielsen, and her fiancé David Williams, of Holmes, and Katherine Ann Strang and her husband, David, of Wingdale; his sister, Varna Tuz of Pawling; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Jim is predeceased by three brothers and four sisters.
Friends may call at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main St., Pawling, Tuesday, May 21, from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. The Pawling Fire Department will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at the Holmes United Methodist Church, Holmes Road, Holmes. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Pawling Fire Department or the Holmes United Methodist Church.
To leave an online condolence, go to: www.hornandthomesfuneralhome.com
By Bruce R Cunningham
Lacrosse may have developed as early as AD 1100.
By the seventeenth century it was well-established and had been documented by Jesuit priests, although the game has undergone many modifications since that time. In the traditional Aboriginal Canadian version, each team consisted of about 100 to 1,000 men on a field that stretched from about 500 meters to 3 kilometers long. These lacrosse games lasted from sunup to sundown for two to three days straight.
Lacrosse played a significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors, with the goal of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes. The game was said to be played "for the Creator" or was referred to as "The Creator's Game."
The game of Lacrosse has grown rapidly in Pawling over the past several years and many youth are now experiencing the challenges and team play it demands. Nothing can be more entertaining as watching a small kid’s first attempt at the sport. At times it resembles an upside down porcupine as the kids all struggle to get the ball. Like any game the rules take time to learn and with kids the best strategy often tossed to the air in the light of reality.
Saturday was Pawling Lacrosse’s first Kindergarten to 2nd graders game against Somers. Though the team lost the game you could see progress unfold as the day progressed. These kids are going to be very good at this as they have great attitudes and the coach’s instructing them are great. The score of this game was not what the day was all about, for today everyone came out winners in this new beginning and the future looks bright.
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By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – Here’s a look at upcoming meetings and events taking place in Pawling this week.Monday, May 20
Monday Movie Matinee:
2-4:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon enjoying a newly released or classic film. This week’s screening is “Hyde Park on Hudson,” rated R, starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, and Olivia Williams. There will be popcorn but you can bring your own snack and beverage. This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience and film ratings should be observed. Call the library to register at 845-855-3444. 11 Broad St., PawlingPlanning Board:
7:30 p.m. The Pawling Planning Board will hold a meeting at the Town Hall. 160 Colman Blvd., PawlingVillage Board:
7 p.m. The Pawling Village Board will hold a meeting at the Village Municipal Hall meeting room. 9 Memorial Ave., Pawling Tuesday, May 21Budget/School Board Vote:
6 a.m.-9 p.m. The Pawling Central School District will hold its budget vote and school board election at the Pawling Elementary School multi-purpose room. Five candidates are vying for three seats on the board of education. 7 Haight St., PawlingLearn about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with Stuart Greenfield:
7-8:30 p.m. This Pawling Library presentation will shed some light on the subject of genetically modified organisms, (plants and animals) and the problems GMOs reportedly try to solve and those that they create. The beginnings of genetic modification will be covered as well as genetically modified processed foods that increasingly are more prevalent in our diets. U.S. government involvement with agricultural business in regard to scientific testing, labeling and litigation concerning patent rights will be examined. It will also view how GMOs are perceived outside the United States. Call the library to register at 845-855-3444. 11 Broad St., PawlingHatha Yoga:
7-8 p.m. The Pawling Library presents Evening Hatha Yoga at the Community Room – Annex. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Participants will be barefoot during the program. Each session ends with guided meditation. There is a program fee of $2.50. Registration is required. Call the library at 845-855-3444. 11 Broad St., PawlingWednesday, May 22 Middle School Spring Band Concert:
6:15 p.m. The Pawling Middle School will present its annual band concert at the Pawling High School auditorium. The fifth and sixth grade bands will perform at 6:15 p.m.; the seventh and eight grade bands and jazz band will perform at 7:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Wagner Road, PawlingThe Evening Book Club:
6:30-7:30 p.m. The Pawling Library Evening Book Club will discuss the novel, "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer," by John Grisham. Call the library at 845-855-3444 for more info. 11 Broad St., PawlingThursday, May 23PHS National Honor Society Ceremony:
8:30 a.m. Pawling High School will hold its National Honor Society induction ceremony at the high school auditorium. The guest speaker is Robin Lester. All are welcome. Wagner Road, PawlingCrazy Cake Auction:
6 p.m. The Pawling Middle School sixth grade class will hold its annual Crazy Cake Auction at the middle school. Wagner Road, PawlingFriday, May 24A Little Space for Artists:
6:30-7:30 p.m. The Pawling Library’s A Little Space for Artists is a once-a-month gathering where artists can meet in a supportive and charged atmosphere to share their talents and knowledge of the art world and to enjoy each other's company. There is no agenda. This forum is open to all working in any medium, from painting and sculpture to illustration, photography, printmaking, music and more. If you are not an artist but have a love of art and would like to contribute your ideas, you are still welcome and encouraged to join us. Call the library at 845-855-3444 for more info. 11 Broad St., PawlingSaturday, May 25
Dedication of Pawling Green:
10 a.m. The Village of Pawling and Pawling Community Foundation will hold a ceremony for the dedication of the Pawling Green and Veterans’ Memorial Plaza at the pavilion on the green along Colman Boulevard in the Village. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an art exhibition created by the children of Pawling in accordance to the historical themes in “Hats off to Pawling.” The display will be held at the Gallery on the Green, 7 Arch St., Pawling
By Bruce R Cunningham
ALBANY - Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions are required by law to turn over the contents of inactive or abandoned accounts. It turns out that more than 14 million New Yorkers have money waiting to be claimed. The New York State Comptroller's office is overseeing $12 billion dollars worth of unclaimed funds. The searchable database will show if you are owed as little as $3 since 1985.
To file a claim for one of these accounts, visit the Comptroller's website. A person can also make a claim through the mail: The New York State Comptroller's Office of Unclaimed Funds, 110 State Street, Albany, NY 12236. For accounts prior to 1985 people can call the comptroller's office to see if any money is due to them at 1-800-221-9311. Locally several groups and organizations are owed money such as, The Pawling Central School System, The Village of Pawling, The Pawling Fire Department.
To search for lost funds click here.
By Bruce R Cunningham
PAWLING, N.Y. - Cub Scout Pack 34 along with members of The American Legion Hasler Kamp Post 215 Pawling placed flags on all the Veterans graves in the Pawling Cemetery this Saturday. With this being Armed Forces Day Jerry Christiansen from the American Legion would like to get the Scouts used to this annual event because as the Legion Post membership dwindles it will assure the tradition continues through the efforts of the Scouts. Mike Kelly assisted Mr. Christiansen and gave each of the Scouts a chance to raise the American Flag fulfilling a requirement for one of their badges. County Legislator John Thomes was also in attendance. The Veterans plot has been undergoing upgrading as old asphalt has just been removed and new grass is now being planted.
During the week the Legion will be placing flags on all the other small cemeteries in the town.
Mike Kelly assists the Scouts with raising and lowering of the flag
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By Bruce R Cunningham
PAWLING, N.Y. - Jerry Christiansen from American Legion Hasler Kamp Post 215 Pawling, gave local scouts a course in Flag Etiquette Friday evening. Mr. Christiansen stressed the ideals that the flag represents and the respect and care it deserves. The Flag represents mans visual symbol of an idea, "freedom" he stated. The group heard a presentation on how to display the flag along with how to properly care for and eventually dispose of old flags.
Tomorrow morning, Saturday, the Scouts will assist the Legion on Arm Forces Day in placing flags on Veterans graves. The time for this event is 10 A.M. at the Veterans Cemetery in the village.
Cub Scouts open their meeting Friday night.
Holmes, New York - James Henry Baker, of Dover Plains, NY, formally Alexandria, VA, died suddenly, on Saturday May 11, 2013 at his home. He was 61 years old.
James was born on August 21, 1951 in Mahopac, NY, to the late Theodore S. and Marcia (Ludington) Baker.
James was a 1969 graduate of Pawling High School, a member of The Holmes United Methodist Church, The American Legion, and VFW Post 5444. He was employed as an electrical supervisor with the US Department of Defense in Alexandria, VA, before retiring in 2010.
He was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army from 1971- 77.
James married the love of his life Susan Ann Moore on May 26, 1990 at Holmes United Methodist Church, Holmes, NY. Susan predeceased him on December 30, 2009. Their plans to spend their retirement on the road in their motor home were not to be.
Jim was an animal lover, landscaper, mechanic and a fixer upper who enjoyed drag racing at the Dover Drag Strip in his youth. He treasured spending time at the beach and ocean fishing, but most of all Uncle Jimmy will be remembered for his never ending patience, and his love and devotion to his family and friends.
James is survived by his seven siblings; Charles T. Baker and his wife Noresta of Fort Plain, NY, David G. Baker and his late wife Nancy, of Chesapeake, VA, Caroline M. Williams and her husband Randolph of Dover Plains, NY, John S. Baker of Holmes, NY, and his fiancée Doris Chiappetta, Amy Baker- Maile and her husband Tyler of Holmes, NY, Glenn D. Baker of Holmes, NY and Arthur B. Baker and his wife Victoria of Dover Plains, NY and his aunt, May Ludington of Holmes, NY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him.
A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Holmes United Methodist Church, 41 Holmes Rd, Holmes, NY. Interment with military honors will follow at the Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY
Family will receive friends at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson, NY (845)-878-3161. On Friday, May 31st, from 6 - 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in James' memory may be made to Holmes United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Holmes, NY 12531 Or the VFW Post 5444, 3422 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501
For directions or to sign the online guest book. Please visit www.dwyerfuneralhome.com
CARMEL, N.Y. - Evan is between 1 and 2 years old. He’s very Adorable and full of personality, he loves everyone, and loves to be held.
Evan a pleasure to spend time with and has gone to many adoption events and everyone who meets him falls in love!
He will make someone very happy!
Included in the adoption fee dogs are neutered/spayed, Heart-worm and Lyme tested, given rabies and distemper vaccinations and microchipped. All dogs are assessed by a trainer and receive a free vet visit within 10 days of the adoption. We give ongoing support training if needed.
If you are interested in adopting Evan, call the Putnam Humane Society at 845-225-7777.
The Putnam Humane Society is located at 68 Old Route 6 in Carmel and open every day, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN: The Town of Pawling offers a Pre-School/Kindergarten camp. This is a full day program for children ages 3—going into kindergarten. The campers have their own room and follow their own schedule. Activities include: sprinkler time, beach time, swimming, sports, arts and crafts and free time indoors. Each session, the campers participate in special events including trips to Mama’s to make your own pizza!
Participants must be potty trained to attend this program.
SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!
SESSION ONE: June 24—July 12 (no camp on Thursday July 4)
SESSION TWO: July 15—August 2
TIME: 9:00 am —3:00 pm
RESIDENT COST: $390 per camper / per session
NON-RESIDENT COST: $415 per camper / per session
Register for Summer Camp at the Rec. Office
Monday—Friday 10 am –2 pm
Registration Forms Available at: www.pawling.org (click recreation, then summer camp)
Immunization records required at registration. Please bring proof of residency to registration.
Payment Plan Available.
Camp Payments & Before/After Care Payments must be separate checks.
Space is limited.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL PAWLING RECREATION 855-1131
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE:
The Town of Pawling Recreation Department is pleased to offer Before and After Camp Care for your child. For your convenience, we now offer Before and After Care at full session, weekly or daily rates. Parents MUST pick up NO LATER than 6 pm.
BEFORE CARE: 7:30 AM –9:00 AM
FEES:Session $75, Weekly $35, Daily $10
Non-Residents: Session: $100, Week: $45, $15
AFTER CARE: 3:00 PM—6:00 PM
FEES: Session $200, Weekly $80, Daily $20
Non-Residents: Session: $225, Week: $90, $25
Pawling Trading Company Manager Igor Krivenko offers up a cup of joe.
By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – For coffee and tea lovers, the Pawling Trading Company must be a little slice of heaven.
When you first enter the quaint little coffeehouse on East Main Street in the Village of Pawling, you are greeted with an enormous blackboard listing the establishment’s myriad coffees and teas.
This week more than 25 types of coffee were being offered.
Mark Klinger owns the business, but Igor Krivenko has been the manager since its inception nearly two years ago.
“[Klinger] loves coffee and always wanted to open a family-owned business,” Krivenko said.
Krivenko explained that he had become friends with Klinger’s son when they were both playing on the same fencing team. He became fast friends with Klinger and his family.
“They are kind of like my step family,” he said with a laugh.
Klinger’s son was originally going to co-manage the business with Krivenko, but he found other work. Krivenko is now helped out by Klinger’s other sons. (Read More)
By Bruce R Cunningham
PAWLING, N.Y. - Visitors to Pawling High School Wednesday night were treated to an evening of Jazz and Choral Music along with a fine display of Art by local students. Band Director Kenney Vitro and Choral Director Kathleen Olsen put on an over two hour show in which the students entertained the crowd. At intermission the crowd got to view a fine collection of art done by the students in the halls of the school.
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PAWLING, N.Y. – One Pawling student was recognized for outstanding academic achievement and another has graduated with honors from their respective colleges.
Stephen Malone of Pawling was honored for his academic excellence at Buffalo State's 56th annual Honors Convocation last month. Malone is a childhood education major at the school.
To qualify for the honor, students at Buffalo State must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have accumulated a minimum of 45 credit hours. Buffalo State's Honors Convocation is held each spring to celebrate students who have achieved this level of academic excellence.
Christopher Oxx, a 2007 graduate of Pawling High School, will graduate cum laude from Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law in Queens on May 20.
By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – A Pawling teacher who was charged last year with second-degree grand larceny in connection with the theft of $68,588 from the teachers’ union has rejected a plea bargain that would have sentenced him to six months in county jail.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department alleges that Robert L. Day, 45, stole the money between 2006 and 2010 while serving a treasurer for the Pawling teachers’ union. After his arrest, he was reassigned to a special assignment position at the district offices where he continued to receive a salary until his resignation on April 27.
“He declined to take the plea,” said Assistant District Attorney Andrea Long. “That was disappointing. We had offered him six months in jail and five years probation. That [offer has] been stricken and it now jumps to a grand jury. It will be up to [the grand jury] to indict. We are hoping this happens over the next couple of weeks.”
The theft was originally brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department by the union’s executive board. It did not affect the school district, which is a separate entity from the Pawling Congress of Teachers, a union that represents approximately 135 teachers and teaching assistants employed by the district.
Day was originally arraigned in the East Fishkill Town Court, his place of residence at the time of his arrest in July 2012, and the case was later turned over to the county. Day’s second-degree grand larceny charge is a Class C felony, and felonies cannot be disposed of by small municipal courts.
Alicia Musella will also be receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from SUNY New Paltz on Sunday!
We did not get this in our original briefing so we are adding it now :)
By Bob Dumas
PAWLING, N.Y. – Five Pawling students will receive their bachelor’s degrees and one will receive her master’s degree when the State University of New York at New Paltz holds its commencement ceremonies later this week.
Alicia Musella will be receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from SUNY New Paltz on Sunday.
Jessica Magana, a resident of Holmes, will receive a Bachelor of Arts in adolescence ed: Spanish; Christopher Manley, a resident of Holmes, will receive a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology; Len Lavalle, a resident of Pawling, will receive a Bachelor of Science in early childhood and child education B-6; Peter Martin, a Pawling resident, will receive at Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology.
The May 2013 SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. on the Old Main Quadrangle. This year, there are 2,059 undergraduate degrees being conferred. There will be more than 1,400 undergraduate candidates participating in the ceremony and celebrating their achievements in the presence of their family and friends.
Alexis Sterry, a resident of Pawling, will receive a Master of Science Degree in communication disorders.
The school will hold its Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. on the Old Main Quadrangle. There will be 721 graduate degrees being conferred and more than 260 graduate candidates participating in the ceremony.
By Bruce R Cunningham
PAWLING, NY - The Pawling Central Middle School held its Spring Concert Monday night to a packed crowd. The evening started with the Pledge of Allegiance. The program opened with the song "Popular" (from "Wicked") with Soloists: Cara Leahy, Gianna-Marie Torres.
First on stage was the 7th and 8th grade Choruses.
They sang,Seasons of Love (from "Rent")
Soloists: Lindsay Arnold, Meredith Clark.Remember (from "Son of Dracula")
Prima: Angela Hill, soloists: Megan Gibbons, Hannah McCoyBreaking Free (from "High School Musical")
Soloists: Skylar Johnson, Elsie Martin, Nicole Martino, Sharon Sema, With Kayla Chavarri, AnnaLisa Credendino, Hannah McCoy, Lauren McGreal, Taylor O'Gorman & Breann ScosaChorus Choice: TroublemakerCarry on
Soloist Group: Tessa Barry, Kayla Chavarri, Kelly Cochran, Filomena Gentile, Skylar Johnson, Clara Lombardo, Elsie Martin, Emma Martin, Meghan McCarthy, Lauren McGreal, Jessica Tocci, Cam Walters, Molly Wolf.
Special Guest Mrs. Carmel Johnston-BodhranThe 5th and 6th Grade Choruses Sang..Chorus Choice: Magic
Solo Rapper: Lauren SullivanLocomotionYakety YakFinale, Songs by Leiber & Stoller, Pitney and Powers
Soloists: Amanda Clark, Kira Feser, Robbin Gerber, Juliette Governale, Stine Isak, Riona Kern, Grace Lena, Corinna Lozano, Nicole Merchan, Emily Odell, Jake VoudrenDownloading, Thrift Shop
Rappers: Tessa Barry, Lillia Beckman, Kayla Chavarri, Kelly Cochran, Emma Martin, Cam Walters, Molly Wolff, Featuring: Ayana Butler & Juliette Governale
The Music Department would like to thank Mr. Lipsky, Mrs Rivas, clerical and custodial personnel, and our instructional colleagues for their yearlong assistance. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our students and their parents for all their support. Special thanks to Mrs. Nace, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs. Johnson, chaperones, soloists, and dancers.Photos on next page by Bruce R Cunningham. (Read More)
I am working on a small printed version of The Pawling News.com to be published weekly and made available in the village within the next couple of weeks. We will start small and gradually improve this as we move along. Ill post a list of places that it will be available when we are ready.