The Harlem Valley News We The People 2018-07-17T02:22:08Z http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?feed=atom WordPress http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-dca2-32x32.jpg Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Dover Plains man injured in a one-vehicle ATV accident upstate]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42078 2018-07-17T02:22:08Z 2018-07-17T02:21:35Z

MARTINSBURG NY — A Dover Plains man was injured in a one-vehicle ATV accident Saturday evening, Lewis County sheriff’s deputies said.

Eric J. Puglisi was traveling south on Leonards Lane Road when he suddenly lost control of his 2009 Kawasaki, left the road and struck a tree. Mr. Puglisi, 29, was treated at the scene and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica by Lewis County Search and Rescue to treat leg injuries.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Steven Michael Decker]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42075 2018-07-17T01:33:04Z 2018-07-17T01:33:04Z
Millerton – Steven Michael Decker, 47, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, following a long illness. Steve worked as truck driver for Petro Home Services based in Poughkeepsie, NY for over 12 years.

Born September 27, 1970, in Sharon, CT, he was the son of Catherine (Cade) Spaulding of Millerton, NY. In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his daughter Tiffany Decker of Poughkeepsie, NY; his granddaughter Elianna Decker of Millerton; a brother Ronald Decker of Millerton; two half-brothers, Timothy and Kevin Decker of Elizaville, NY and several cousins.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Millerton man arrested for robbing a gas station with a knife]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42072 2018-07-17T00:31:27Z 2018-07-17T00:31:27Z

LITCHFIELD — Patrick T. Jaynes, 24, of North Center Street, Millerton was arrested Sunday and is accused of robbing a local gas station with a knife, according to a press release from the CT state police.

Jaynes, was charged with first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, breach of peace and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, police said.

Police received a report of an active robbery around 4:20 p.m. at the Patco gas station, 229 West St. The clerk reported a white man passed a note to him demanding money and displayed a knife. As the man left the store, the clerk was able to obtain a description of the fleeing vehicle, which was relayed to surrounding police departments, the release said.

Thomaston CT police found the vehicle on Route 254 near Innes Avenue and the individual was taken into custody and identified as Jaynes, according to the press release.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Faso Statement on Helsinki Press Conference]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42067 2018-07-16T19:39:31Z 2018-07-16T19:39:31Z Faso Statement on Helsinki Press Conference

Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following today’s press conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

“I do not agree with the approach taken by President Trump at today’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin is no friend to the United States. There is no credibility to Putin’s denials especially in light of the public evidence and our own U.S. intelligence reports. We know the Russians meddled in our elections and we must continue our sanctions and diplomatic pressure against Putin’s actions.”

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Muriel Glass]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42063 2018-07-16T19:25:24Z 2018-07-16T19:23:32Z
We lost our wife, mother, and sister Muriel Steinberg Glass of Patterson NY at age 65 due to complications of leukemia on July 4, 2018.

Muriel was born in February of 1953 in New Haven CT to Abraham Steinberg and Anne Solomon Steinberg, and was raised in Danbury, CT.

Muriel graduated from Danbury High School, and from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

Muriel had a love of music and of art. She used many forms of art such as oil and pencils.

She is survived by her husband William Glass, her brother Max Steinberg, her three children Samantha Glass, Douglas Glass and Catherine Glass Thomas. As well as her son in law Sean Thomas and son in law to be Tom Voytek.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Gregers Corey, Cailey, Timmy, Rusean, Tiana, and Kayla Thomas.

A Memorial Service will be held: Saturday, July 21 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at New Life United Methodist Church of New Fairfield, 1 Beaver Bog Rd, New Fairfield, CT 06812.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of July 16]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42061 2018-07-16T19:03:41Z 2018-07-16T19:03:41Z  

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s

AGING NEWS

For the week of July 16

Note: there’s still time to sign up if you’d like to volunteer for this Wednesday’s Senior Picnic in Beacon, or any picnic on the remainder of the schedule: Pleasant Valley (Wed 7/25), the Town of Poughkeepsie (Wed 8/1), LaGrange/Beekman (Wed 8/15), East Fishkill (Wed 8/22) and the City of Poughkeepsie (Wed 8/29). Email bjones@dutchessny.gov for more information.

Golden Living . . . News for Seniors, Their Families and Caregivers

Todd N. Tancredi, Director

Dutchess County Office for the Aging

SENIOR EXERCISE PROGRAM AND “A MATTER OF BALANCE” SEEK PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS

The Office for the Aging will once again offer an award-winning, evidence-based program called “A Matter of Balance,” which is specifically designed to help seniors reduce the fear of falling and increase their activity levels. The next round of classes begins in September. Participants who attend the eight two-hour sessions will learn to:

  • view falls and fear of falling as controllable;

  • set realistic goals for increasing activity;

  • change their environment to reduce fall risk factors;

  • promote exercise to increase strength and balance.

According to statistics from the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s office, deaths from falls trail only overdoses in causes of accidental deaths in Dutchess County. Motor vehicle accidents come in at number three on the list. Not surprisingly, the over 60 age group accounts for almost 90 percent of the deaths from accidental falls this decade.

A Matter of Balance” is designed to benefit older adults who:

  • are concerned about falls;

  • have sustained a fall in the past;

  • restrict activities because of concerns about falling;

  • are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength;

  • are age 60 or older and able to problem solve.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls in older adults are a leading cause of injuries, hospitalizations, decreased quality of life and decreased independence. Falls also increase the fear of falling, causing less use of the muscles which prevent falling, a lack of balance and a higher likelihood of falling again. Once a senior has experienced a fall, they are more likely to isolate themselves and avoid social activities that are actually healthy for them – thus increasing their risk for another fall. The “A Matter of Balance” program is designed to help address all these issues.

Class space is limited, so reserve a spot by calling (845) 486-2555. If the class near you is booked, you’ll have the opportunity to join a future series of classes, beginning in early 2019.

Weight-bearing exercise is one of the best ways to keep your legs in shape and achieve better balance to reduce the risk of falls. Studies show adults participating in physical activities such as these have a lower risk of falling; and if they do fall, they tend to have a faster recovery time than a person who does not exercise. The Office for the Aging manages dozens of Senior Exercise Programs around the county. Call our office at (845) 486-2555 or email ofa@dutchessny.gov for more information about programs near you, whether you’d like to participate in a program or lead one.

In addition to our own exercise programs, countless civic groups, retiree organizations, houses of worship and municipalities operate their own exercise programs independently of the Office for the Aging.

Golden Living is prepared by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, telephone (845) 486-2555, email: ofa@dutchessny.gov website: www.dutchessny.gov/aging

Office for the Aging upcoming events

Unless otherwise indicated, call (845) 486-2555 for more information

Tue 7/17, 11 a.m. – “Food Safety while Traveling”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

Red Hook Senior Friendship Center, 59 Fisk St.

Thu 7/19, 11 a.m. – “The Importance of Hydration”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

Tri-Town Senior Friendship Center, 55 Overlook Rd., Poughkeepsie

Fri 7/20, 11 a.m. – “Food Safety While Traveling”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

City of Poughkeepsie Senior Friendship Center, 110 South Grand Ave.

Tue 7/24, 11 a.m. – “Food Safety While Traveling”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

Beacon Friendship Center, 1 Forrestal Heights

Thu 7/26, 2 p.m. – “Food Safety While Traveling”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

The Landing of Poughkeepsie, 251 Boardman Rd.

Tue 7/31, 11 a.m. – “Food Safety While Traveling”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

Millerton Senior Friendship Center, 21 Dutchess Ave.

Sat 9/22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – at the Golden Gathering

Arlington High School, 1157 NY 55, LaGrangeville

(845) 229-0106 or email goldengathering41@gmail.com for information

Mon 10/15, 12 noon – 4 p.m. – Office for the Aging Senior Prom

Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd., Wappinger

This year’s theme: “The Big Game” – dress as a spectator or participant in your favorite sport or athletic activity. Any other questions? Want a prom entry form? Email bjones@dutchessny.gov.

To request an Office for the Aging presentation for your senior, social and/or civic group, get in touch with outreach coordinator Brian Jones at (845) 486-2555 or bjones@dutchessny.gov. All your group needs to provide is a venue that’s wheelchair-accessible and open to the public, with space to set up a projector and screen.  We have our own projector and screen – but if you have those, let us know.

We feature presentations on Successful Aging, Office for the Aging services, Medicare/Medicaid, senior housing, a wide range of topics related to nutrition, and more!

MHRH CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS, WORKSHOPS ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The monthly Caregiver Support Groups and Workshops hosted by Mid Hudson Regional Hospital are on hold until further notice, with MHRH officials hopeful they can be resumed.

Caregivers in Dutchess County with questions can contact the Office for the Aging / NY CONNECTS with questions. Other local options include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Alzheimer’s Association: 845-471-2655
    • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley: 914-475-2793 or
    • Northern Dutchess Hospital:  845-876-4745
    • www.caregiver.org
    • www.caregiving.org
    • For grandparents serving as parents to grandchildren: Cornell Cooperative Extension – 845-677-8223

REST IN PEACE, BOB

Many of you who attend our Senior Proms and Celebrations of Aging over the years have seen the work of our videographer Bob Mannino, a Poughkeepsie resident who captured every one of our proms and Celebrations since their beginnings over 20 years ago.

Bob passed away in late June, about two months before his 88th birthday. At the 2015 Celebration of Aging, the Office for the Aging recognized Bob’s decades of work for the seniors of Dutchess County with a Special Achievement Award. He assisted in the production of his final Celebration of Aging video project, from this past May, which you can watch at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aMzqOANYcpfXiPMdY_-1z3vxzpcfZe2v/view. Many thanks to Domenic Trocino for the camera work.

Bob’s obituary is available at the following link, including information on donations in his memory: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=robert-f-mannino&pid=189365488&fhid=31096

THIS WEEK’S SCAM INVOLVES APPLE PRODUCTS

Federal, state and local officials are confirming that somebody is attempting to defraud people throughout the Hudson Valley by making false claims about iPhones and other Apple devices. More information here: http://putnam.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/area-residents-report-new-apple-phone-call-scam/739323/

We’ve also gotten word of scam calls in the tri-state area in languages other than English, including Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

The Office for the Aging is in the process of putting together a new presentation on scam prevention…but there are a lot of scams to keep track of. If your organization is interested in hearing such a presentation, email bjones@dutchessny.gov and we’ll let you know when the new presentation is ready for launch.

Other aging news online:

What do your kids’ and grandkids’ videogames have to do with senior safety? Plenty, as it turns out: https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2018/jun/25/xbox-technology-older-people-hospital-admissions

Legendary musician Elvis Costello had to cancel his summer tour after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The 63-year-old didn’t indicate what his specific cancer was, but it appears to be a male-specific form of cancer, given what he said about it: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/elvis-costello-reveals-cancer-diagnosis-cancels-tour-dates-696480/

Additionally, here are some good tips on how to determine whether a cancer treatment described as a “breakthrough” is really all it claims to be: https://www.healthnewsreview.org/2018/06/cancer-misinformation-in-various-media-concerns-breast-cancer-patients-in-us-uk/

If you’d like to practice the skills you learned in the above linked article, here’s a story about a possible anti-aging breakthrough: https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/09/aging-senolytics-senescent-cells/

This week in senior birthdays:

7/16: Football coach/commentator Jimmy Johnson (75)

7/17: Actor/producer Donald Sutherland (83)

7/18: Yankees/Mets manager Joe Torre (78)

7/19: Songwriter/astrophysicist Brian May (71)

7/20: Guitarist/songwriter Carlos Santana (71)

7/21: Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (70)

7/22: WWII veteran/politician Bob Dole (95)

And our Bad Joke of the Week:

Q: Why are there so many Smiths in the phone book?

A: They all have phones.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[State Police removed 23 impaired drivers from the public highway over the weekend of July 14th]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42059 2018-07-16T18:52:40Z 2018-07-16T18:52:40Z  

State Police removed 23 impaired drivers from the public highway over the weekend of July 14th


NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

On July 13, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Amy F. Centurione, age 29, of Wyoming, PA, for Aggravated DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd degree, both misdemeanors, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation.  She was traveling on State Route 22 in the town of Patterson, NY when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 13, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Jason Hahnen, age 42, of Union City, NJ, for DWI with a previous conviction, a class E felony, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration, both class A misdemeanors.  He was involved in a domestic dispute at a residence on Harmon Road in the town of Patterson, NY, and was stopped in order to be interviewed.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 13, 2018, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Robert W. Evans Jr., age 61, of Wappinger, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 9 in the town of Wappinger when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 13, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Wilson Supliguicha, age 42, of Danbury, CT, for DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Bedford, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Livingston arrested Kaushal Chinnusamy, age 28, of Hudson, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Atlantic Avenue in the town of Stockport, NY, when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Dery Duarte Ipina, age 27, of Peekskill, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Albany Post Road in the town of Cortlandt, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Ricardo Zambrano Espinoza, age 23, of Jersey City, NJ, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Jaime L. Arroyo, age 27, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 55 in the town of Lagrange, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Erik A. Villafane, age 28, of Newburgh, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Lexington Avenue in the town of Cortlandt, NY, when he left the roadway and crashed into a building.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Juan P. Chimbo Villazhinay, age 30, of Ossining, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 118 in the town of Somers, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP Hawthorne arrested Luis A. Sanchez II, age 27, of Queens, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the village of Elmsford, NY, when he was involved in a property damage motor vehicle collision.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 14, 2018, State Police from SP East Fishkill arrested Lynda Stasiak, age 45, of Wappingers Falls, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, NY, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Shawn M.  Kraemer, age 40, of Brookfield, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Lewisboro, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Angelica A. Jara, age 24, of Carmel, NY, for DWI.  She was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast, NY, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Isaiah Thomas, age 31, of Poughkeepsie, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Cannon Street in the city of Poughkeepsie, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP New Lebanon arrested Jeffrey D. Pike, age 37, of Pittsfield, MA, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 20 in the town of New Lebanon, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Wappinger arrested Mark Buchberger, age 58, of Wappinger, NY, for Aggravated DWI.  He was traveling on All Angels Hill Road in the town of Wappinger, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Kenny M. Vargas, age 23, of Bronx, NY, for DWAI Drugs.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Bedford, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Poughkeepsie arrested Daniel M. Pelton, age 43, of East Fishkill, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on State Route 55 in the town of Lagrange, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP New Lebanon arrested Benjamin A. Brickle, age 30, of Pittsfield, MA, for Leandra’s Law Aggravated DWI, an E felony.  He was traveling on State Route 20 in the town of New Lebanon, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation with a child in the vehicle.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Somers arrested Luis Nugra Guzman, age 39, of Danbury, CT, for Leandra’s Law Aggravated DWI, an E felony.  He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of North Salem, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation with children in the vehicle.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Aladino B. Maldonado Guzman, age 25, of Ossining, NY, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, NY, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

On July 15, 2018, State Police from SP Brewster arrested John D. Woytowicz, age 60, of Greenwich, CT, for DWI.  He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, NY, when he struck a State Police vehicle with its emergency lights active conducting an unrelated traffic stop on the shoulder of the road.  An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, and was subsequently arrested.

 

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Martin D. Jones]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42056 2018-07-16T18:20:19Z 2018-07-16T18:20:19Z

Martin D. Jones, 78, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at New Milford Hospital in New Milford, CT. Mr. Jones worked for many years as a developmental aide at Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY. After his retirement, he worked as a school bus driver for First Student Transportation in Dover Plains.

Born April 15, 1940, in Oneonta, NY, he was the son of the late Arden M. and Ruth (Constable) Jones. On July 4, 1992, in Enosburg Falls, VT, he married Arlene Jewett who passed away on February 19, 1997.

Mr. Jones served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Santa Monica, CA.

Mr. Jones is survived by two stepsons, Charles and Brian Stillson and five step-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Arden Marley Jones.

A student who rode Marty’s bus wrote this poem in his honor:

My Bus Driver

I see him every day,
He always wears a different cap.
One days he’s wearing Giants,
If they don’t win, he’ll make a switch to the team that won.
When I don’t make the bus in the morning, he’ll say “Where were you?”
After that he says, “ You ain’t been on for a week!”

He loves one radio station, it’s on every day,
It’s 50’s music or Italian restaurant advertisements.
When it’s noisy he gets cranky and says, “Be quiet everybody I’m driving!”

He sounds like an old grump,
But he’s sweet, he’s kind and oh so funny on the inside.
My bus driver is caring.
My bus driver is Marty.

There will be no calling hours. Gravesides services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at South Amenia Cemetery in Wassaic, NY with Pastor Kathleen Meyerson officiating. To send the family an online condolence, please visit http://www.hufcutfuneralhome.com .

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Electric Car Charging Stations Now Available in Various Dutchess County Locations]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42051 2018-07-16T19:46:18Z 2018-07-16T16:17:23Z Updated 7.16.18 3:45 PM

Electric Car Charging Stations Now Available 
in Various Dutchess County Locations

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced three of four electric car charging stations are now operational and available for public use. Dual-port Level 2 charging stations have been installed at the Dutchess County Office Building in the City of Poughkeepsie, the Beacon Government Center in the City of Beacon, and the Village Hall in Tivoli. A fourth charging station is slated to be operational in the Village of Pawling later this summer.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “These charging stations are one more step towards reducing Dutchess County’s carbon footprint. Having new charging locations encourages people to consider “green” vehicle choices and is yet another way we can all make a difference to improve and preserve our environment for future generations.”

The stations are strategically located throughout Dutchess County for public use and to recharge County vehicles. The County has contracted with EV Connect to serve as the payment vendor for the charging stations. The stations are just $1.25 per charging hour to use through the EV Connect app. Dutchess County will receive 80 percent of the revenue from EV Connect.

Dutchess County Legislator John Thomes said, “We are excited and proud to host four vehicle charging stations throughout Dutchess County, including the Village of Pawling. I thank County Executive Molinaro, Department of Public Works Commissioner Bob Balkind, my legislative colleagues, the Mayor of Pawling, and the Village Board for their dedication to helping our environment by ensuring sustainable transportation options are convenient for residents to recharge their vehicle and get back on the road.”

The charging stations were part of a purchase last year that included four Nissan Leaf Model S electric vehicles, with grant support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Each station has an extended warrantee and a four-year network connection and management contract.

The County continues to promote clean, renewable energy usage. “Green” or “sustainable” vehicles currently represent 25 percent of the County’s vehicle fleet and, over the next 6-9 months, the County will replace 10 of its gas-fueled vehicles with hybrid electric vehicles. Electric vehicles can travel up to 100 miles on a full charge and cost 50-70 percent less to operate per mile than a gas-fueled vehicle, making the vehicles and charging stations ideal for use by County employees in various departments.

Charging location addresses are as follows:

Beacon Government Center
223 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Dutchess County Office Building
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Pawling Village Hall
9 Memorial Avenue
Pawling, NY 12564

Tivoli Village Hall
1 Tivoli Commons
Tivoli, NY 12583

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Ali Elizabeth Carlson and Jesse Taylor Moore of Pawling, Taylor Paige Kiechle of Patterson, and Kaitlyn Lynch of Stormville graduate from The University of Rhode Island]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42049 2018-07-16T16:02:32Z 2018-07-16T16:02:32Z  

News from the University of Rhode Island

 

The University of Rhode Island graduates more than 3,500 students at commencement

 

KINGSTON, RI (07/16/2018)– At the University of Rhode Island’s 132nd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, about 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became the University’s newest alumni.

The following students from your area graduated from the University of Rhode Island:

Ali Elizabeth Carlson of Pawling, NY, received Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, and Technology

Taylor Paige Kiechle of Patterson, NY, received Bachelor of Science, Textile Marketing

Kaitlyn Lynch of Stormville, NY, received Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations Magna Cum Laude

Jesse Taylor Moore of Pawling, NY, received Bachelor of Science, Ocean Engineering Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Cum Laude

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2018, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 750 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Shelby Adrian of Amenia earns Dean’s List at Endicott College]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42046 2018-07-16T14:45:09Z 2018-07-16T14:43:31Z  

ENDICOTT ANNOUNCES DEAN’S LIST STUDENTS

Beverly, MA (July 16, 2018) – Endicott College is pleased to announce the Dean’s List students for spring 2018. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no grade below a “C”, have no withdrawal grades, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.

Among those named to the Dean’s List was Shelby Adrian of Amenia, NY. She is a senior majoring in Communication and is the daughter of Charles Adrian and Michele Adrian.

About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s and bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts.  Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience.  Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,850 undergraduate and more than 2,400 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit www.endicott.edu.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Pawling Rotary’s Fabulous Fall Festival Scheduled for October 13th.]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42041 2018-07-16T14:23:40Z 2018-07-16T14:21:36Z  

Pawling Rotary’s Fabulous Fall Festival Scheduled for October 13th.

By Pawling Rotary Club

 

Pawling Rotary’s Chocolate Festival has morphed into the Pawling Rotary Fabulous Fall Festival and will take place at Lakeside Park on Saturday, October 13th. “The Festival has secured an impressive variety of both food and craft vendors who will be stationed inside the Lathrop Building Auditorium. Pony rides and a hayride, courtesy of Clover Brook Farm, will be one of the fun activities available for families, along with games and prizes for kids of all ages,” said Susan Stone, Event Chair. Ms. Stone also indicated that Blue Path Service Dogs will appear at Rotary’s event again this year. Their pups are trained to assist children with Autism, and they will be available to meet and greet event participants. Candy apples, Cider, donuts and other seasonal fare and fun will be highlighted. “This will be a rain or shine event,” added Stone.

The Fall Festival is a major fundraiser for Pawling’s Rotary Club, providing the dollars they donate annually to a local organization in support of Pawling’s youngsters. Rotary grants are given to The Smith Johnson Scout Cabin, The Pawling Resource Center and their many family outreach programs, The Pawling Free Library, in support of children’s programming, Pawling Youth Development, The Interact Club, Pawling Public Radio’s internship and apprenticeship programs, The Pawling Chamber of Commerce’s community-wide Tree Lighting event, as well as the Community Day event this past July. Rotary also supports the Pawling Fire Department for its commitment to protecting Pawling’s children and families. Additionally, the Fall Festival proceeds will support Rotary’s third-grade Dictionary Project, two annual College Tours for High School Juniors and Seniors, and the Resource Center’s Stuff the Backpacks and adopt-a-family program at holiday time. Moreover, these dollars assist with annual donations to Rotary International’s Charitable Foundation which supports the worldwide eradication of Polio and to Shelter Box, which provides temporary shelter to families that have been displaced due to natural and man-made global disasters.

Pawling Rotary will release additional information about their Fabulous Fall Festival as Autumn approaches. Vendor information may be found on the Rotary website at http://pawlingrotary.org. Space is still available but limited.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Air Quality Alert – Hazardous Weather Outlook]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42039 2018-07-16T11:25:15Z 2018-07-16T11:25:15Z  

Air Quality Alert

NYZ063>066-170300-
Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess-
Including the cities of Ellenville, Woodstock, West Hurley,
West Shokan, Kerhonkson, Napanoch, Sundown, Kingston, New Paltz,
Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Arlington, Pawling, Wingdale, Dover Plains,
Millbrook, Stanfordville, Pine Plains, and Amenia
1246 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM Monday TO 11 PM Monday...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...

Dutchess...Ulster.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an
air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index...or
AQI...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different
pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the
health concern.

When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Department of
Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor
physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People
who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of
pollutants include the very young and those with pre existing
respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with
symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

For additional information, please visit the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation website at, https://on.ny.gov/nyaqi, or call
the Air Quality Hotline at 800-535-1345.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albany NY
518 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018

NYZ042-043-047-048-051-054-058-061-063-066-082-171100-
Northern Warren-Northern Washington-Schoharie-Western Schenectady-
Western Albany-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene-Eastern Columbia-
Western Ulster-Eastern Dutchess-Northern Fulton-
518 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the southern Adirondacks not
including Hamilton and northern Herkimer Counties, and for the
eastern Catskills, Schoharie County and Helderbergs, and Taconics of
east central and eastern New York.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Isolated to scattered, non severe thunderstorms are possible this
afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms are expected to become more
widespread later tonight across the southern Adirondacks. Locally
heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible within thunderstorms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will precede and accompany a
cold frontal passage Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Any thunderstorms
will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall, which could lead
to isolated flash flooding of low lying, poor drainage and urban
areas.

In addition, the Storm Prediction Center has most of eastern New York
within a Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms for Tuesday into
Tuesday evening, with localized damaging wind gusts possible.

Thunderstorms should track from the west, toward the east at 20 to
30 mph.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Russell Barrett]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42035 2018-07-15T23:21:23Z 2018-07-15T19:26:12Z

Russell Barrett, late of Pawling, NY and Lixnaw, Co. Kerry, Ireland, passed away peacefully at his home in Pawling, NY after an 18-month struggle with brain cancer.

Russell was born in New York City on October 3, 1971.   He was the son of John and Hannah Barrett (both of Pawling, NY).  He is also survived by his wife of two years, Helen Bello who lovingly cared for Russell at home until his passing.   In addition to his wife and parents, Russell is survived by his sister Maura Barrett and her husband Gary Berger,  also of Pawling,  his uncle (and Godfather)  Frank  Barrett and Uncle Eamon Barrett, both in Ireland,  his mother-in-law Beatriz Bello of Bridgeport, CT and many cousins and friends in both Ireland and the US.

Russell was an IT Specialist at his beloved Pepsico in Harrison, NY for over 20 years.   He was a member of the Kerrymen’s P & B Association of New York and a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pawling, NY.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Horn & Thomes, Inc Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY Tuesday, July 17th 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 18th at 10:00 AM at St John’s Church, 39 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.  Burial will follow in Quaker Hill Cemetery, Pawling, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Russell may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  Please put “In Memory of Russell Barrett” on the memo line.

For directions, please visit www.hornandthomerfuneralhome.com.

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Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, James F. Shequine]]> http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=42032 2018-07-14T19:42:44Z 2018-07-14T19:42:44Z  

Millbrook – James F. Shequine, 89, of Millbrook, NY, died on July 11, 2018, at the Thompson House of Northern Dutchess Hospital. A Millbrook resident for over 40 years, Mr. Shequine was born on December 2, 1928 to Marguerite Cusick Shequine and Earl R. Shequine, in Lynn, MA.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth K. (Betsy) Shequine, also of Millbrook, and his son, Frederick, of Rhinebeck.

Mr. Shequine studied at Cornell University, before joining the United States Navy, and was a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Mr. Shequine, who had a long and distinguished career in Small Metal Manufacturing, came to Poughkeepsie as Director of Operations and later, as Executive Vice-President of Schatz Federal Bearings Co. Inc. between the years from 1971 and 1984. Following that, as a General Management consultant, he became a recognized expert in operations, pricing and general management.

Mr. Shequine began his career at Alcoa Corporation, in Edgewater, NJ, as a staff industrial engineer.

He later joined The Stanley Works in New Britain, CT as a Methods Engineer. He was later appointed Chief Industrial Engineer responsible for industrial and manufacturing engineering for five divisions at the home location. While at Stanley, he conducted major studies which resulted in the widespread adoption of industrial engineering techniques in the building industry. For his innovative leadership in developing industrial engineering for the home building industry, in 1962, Time, Inc., through the editors of House & Home magazine, presented Mr. Shequine with its Performance Award as one of the nation’s ten outstanding housing professionals.

His projects while at The Stanley Works in Time Study and Industrial Engineering brought about the Stanley Tape Measure that every carpenter uses today.

Mr. Shequine served as a Director of the A.C. Dutton Lumber Company, in Poughkeepsie, and was a long-time member of the Planning Board of the Town of Washington. He was also active in several Not-for Profit organizations, such as the American Red Cross.

He was a member of the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club and Tamarack Preserve, Ltd.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lithgow Episcopal church on Deep Hollow Road in Millbrook, on Saturday, July 21, at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to St. Peter’s Church, P.O. Box 1502, Millbrook, NY 12545, or Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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