The Harlem Valley News http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net We The People Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:34:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-dca2-32x32.jpg The Harlem Valley News http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net 32 32 State police remove thirty-two impaired motorists from the roadway http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45044 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:32:20 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45044 State police remove thirty-two impaired motorists from the roadway
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander
  
PRESS RELEASE

 

On October 19, 2018, State Police Montgomery arrested Steven Slezak, age 33, of Highland Mills, NY for DWAI Drugs. He was involved in a motor vehicle crash on State Route 208 in the town of Blooming Grove. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs and was subsequently arrested.

On October 19, 2018, State Police Haverstraw arrested Robert Morrison, age 25, of Pearl River, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the town of Rockland 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 October 19, 2018, State Police Ellenville arrested Kristen Snyder-Ligi, age 44, of Kerhonkson, NY for DWI. State Police responded to a resident at 42nd Street in the town of Wawarsing for a vehicle that backed into a flower bed at a private residence. An investigation revealed that Snyder-Ligi was operating the vehicle and was impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

On October 19, 2018, State Police Ellenville arrested Robert Darling, age 65, of Kingston, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the city of Kingston 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 October 19, 2018, State Police Coxsackie arrested Samuel Watson, age 23, of Coxsackie, NY for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Mansion Street in the town of Coxsackie when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he impaired by drugs and in possession of drugs. He was subsequently arrested for DWAI Drugs and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

On October 19, 2018, State Police Coxsackie arrested David McCabe, age 78, of Rensselaerville, NY for DWI. He was traveling on state Route 32 in the town of Greenville 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 October 19, 2018, State Police Coxsackie arrested Zachary Converse, age 28, of Athens, NY for DWI. He was traveling on state Route 32 in the town of Cairo 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 October 19, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Timothy Feeney, age 60, of New Hampton, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the town of Wallkill 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Tristan Talsma, age 23, of Cornwall on the Hudson, NY for DWI. He was traveling on Clove Road in the town of Blooming Grove 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Osvaldo Bobe, age 31, of New York, NY for Felony DWI. He was traveling on Forester Avenue in the village of Warwick when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and had a previous DWI conviction within the last ten years, he was subsequently arrested.

On October 20, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Kamisa Aviles, age 23, of Cornwall on the Hudson, NY for DWI. She was traveling on State Route 17M in the town of Wallkill 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Carl Dippel, age 46, of Middletown, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 211 in the town of Wallkill 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Coxsackie arrested Dinah Sanders, age 21, of Round Top, NY for DWAI Drugs. She was traveling on State Route 145 in the town of Durham when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by drugs and was subsequently arrested.

On October 20, 2018, State Police Hamptonburgh arrested Janaei, age 24, of Newburgh, NY for DWI. She was traveling in the town of Newburgh when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

On October 20, 2018, State Police Montgomery arrested James Stamper, age 55, of New Windsor, NY for Felony DWI. He was involved in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Second Street and Codlen Street in the city of Newburgh. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and had a previous DWI conviction within the past ten years. He was subsequently arrested.

On October 20, 2018, State Police Highland arrested John Hatch, age 36, of Kingston, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 32 in the town of Plattekill 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Haverstraw arrested Paul Denoyelles, age 43, of Newburgh, NY for DWI. He was traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the town of Clarkstown 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 October 20, 2018, State Police Haverstraw arrested Bobby Thariath, age 40, of Nanuet, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 304 in the town of Clarkstown 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Haverstraw arrested Steven Runko, age 24, of New Hampton, NY for DWI. He was traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the town of Orangetown 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Highland arrested Johnny Vega, age 29, of Green Acres, FL for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 299 in the town of New Paltz 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Highland arrested David Barlow, age 33, of Poughkeepsie, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 299 in the town of Lloyd 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Ellenville arrested Jeffrey Smith, age 44, of Rock Hill, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the town of Wawarsing 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Montgomery arrested Felipe Galicia, age 37, of Hartford, CT for DWI. He was traveling in the city of Newburgh 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Liberty arrested Erik Kinealy Hill, age 34, of Livingston Manor, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the town of Rockland 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Monroe arrested Lionel Vega, age 36, of Middletown, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 17 in the town of Goshen 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Monroe arrested Alexander Degroat, age 23, of Warwick, NY for DWI. He was traveling in the village of Warwick 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Kingston arrested Shataisha Pittman, age 19, of Kingston, NY for DWI. She was traveling in the city of Kingston 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Catskill arrested Shawn McMindes, age 32, of Cheektowaga, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 32 in the town of Catskill 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Middletown arrested Nicholas Moschetto, age 26, of Florida, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 416 in the town of Hamptonburgh 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 October 21, 2018, State Police Hamptonburgh arrested Josue De La Cruz, age 21, of Newburgh, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9W in the town of Newburgh 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 October 22, 2018, State Police Coxsackie arrested Michael Wood, age 31, of Selkirk, NY for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9W in the village of Catskill when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

]]> NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING, TOWN OF PAWLING TOWN BOARD http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45042 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:00:55 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45042 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
TOWN OF PAWLING TOWN BOARD

Please take notice that a special meeting/budget workshop has been scheduled by the Town of Pawling Town Board for Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Rotary Room, Lathrop Building, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, New York.

Catherine Giordano, Town Clerk

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Help Clean The Harlem Valley Rail Trail http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45039 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:09:07 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45039

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Be a Better Gardener, Garden Tool Maintenance: A Gratifying Autumn Activity   http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45036 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:03:00 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45036 Garden Tool Maintenance: A Gratifying Autumn Activity  

Maintain garden tools at the end of the season to ensure easy digging next spring.

By Thomas Christopher

Pretty soon, I’ll be hanging up my spade and shovel for the season. Before I do, though, I’ll want to make sure their blades are nice and sharp. A sharp spade or shovel cuts through the soil and roots with far less effort; a dull one is a blunt instrument that does a sloppy job and even then, only with a lot more muscle.

Fortunately, it only takes a couple of minutes to turn dull tools into keen tools, and the only sharpening tool you’ll need is an inexpensive 10-inch, second cut “mill” file that you’ll find at any good hardware store or home center.

Start by cleaning any dirt and rust from the blade of your spade or shovel with a wire brush or steel wool. Then find the bevel on the edge of the blade, the area where steel was ground away at the factory to make a pointed edge. Spades and shovels are single-edged tools – that is, there’s a bevel on only one side of the blade’s edge.  Typically, the bevel is along the side of the blade that faces upward when you are using the tool. Once you find the bevel, clamp the spade or shovel into a vice or fasten it to the top of your workbench with C-clamps, making sure that the beveled side of the blade is facing up.

Once you’ve fastened the blade down, take your mill file and run it across the edge of the spade or shovel blade, mimicking the angle of the original bevel. Generally, the bevel is at approximately a 45-degree angle.

A mill file cuts only as you push it forward across the blade; bear down on the file as you push to help the file cut, but lift the file clear between strokes because trying to cut with it on the back-stroke will only dull its teeth. Angle the file across the blade’s cutting edge as you push rather than cutting perpendicular to the blade. That will help you sharpen the spade or shovel’s edge evenly and will make the file work more efficiently.

Keep filing until you have removed all the nicks from the blade and until you can feel a sharp edge all along the tip. This edge will feel rough because the sharpening process will have left a “burr” of thin, bent metal along the blade’s cutting edge. To remove this, run the file along the underside of the blade a couple of times. Then wipe the blade with oil to keep it from rusting during storage and you are done.

Before going inside and putting your feet up, however, give a couple of minutes attention to your hoe. This also will benefit from sharpening; you’ll find it far easier to chop weeds with a sharp hoe than a dull one.

Again, clamp the hoe down with a vice or C-clamps; the cutting edge, the beveled edge of its blade should be facing upward.  Use the mill file to restore the bevel and remove the burr.  Oil, and put it away.

Impatient gardeners may opt for using an angle grinder to sharpen these tools.  This is undeniably faster than filing the blades back into shape, but it can seriously damage the tools. Power grinding in this fashion generates a lot of friction and heat, and unless you are careful and use a light touch, you are likely to overheat the metal, taking the temper and hardness out of the steel.

There’s no law, of course, that you can only sharpen these tools in the fall. On the contrary, I find it helpful to re-sharpen occasionally throughout the gardening season, usually before I undertake any major digging or hoeing project.

 

Thomas Christopher is the co-author of “Garden Revolution” (Timber Press, 2016) and is a volunteer at Berkshire Botanical Garden. berkshirebotanical.org

Be-a-Better-Gardener is a community service of Berkshire Botanical Garden, one of the nation’s oldest botanical gardens in Stockbridge, MA. Its mission to provide knowledge of gardening and the environment through 25 display gardens and a diverse range of classes informs and inspires thousands of students and visitors on horticultural topics every year.  Thomas Christopher is the co-author of Garden Revolution (Timber press, 2016) and is a volunteer at Berkshire Botanical Garden. berkshirebotanical.org.

]]> The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of “Anything Goes!” Juried Exhibition and Sale http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45032 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:47:44 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45032 The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of

Anything Goes!

Juried Exhibition and Sale

The Gallery @the SHS – October 27 through December 14, 2018

SHARON, CT: Gallery SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “Anything Goes!”, a juried exhibition and sale of artworks by local artists.  The exhibit runs from October 27 through December 14, 2018.  An opening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Artists were invited to submit works in any medium (e.g. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Pastel, Ink, Graphite, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Fabric, Stone, Clay, Metal) and depicting any subject.  The limitless possibilities promise that the show will have something for every taste, style and pocketbook!  Cash prizes will be awarded to three works selected by the show’s judge, Theo Coloumbe, a photographer and director of Standard Space gallery in Sharon.  In addition, guests who attend the show’s opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the “SHS Crowd Pleaser” award.  All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.

Gallery SHS is located at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, Route 41, Sharon, CT.  The gallery and museum are open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. For more information and directions to Gallery SHS, call (860) 364-5688, email director@sharonhist.org or visit www.sharonhist.org.

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Booboo: Booboo is as cute as his name! He is the most loveable, sweet dog you could ever meet. Stop by and meet Booboo, the Bull Terrier and you will fall in love. You can visit all our available dogs any day 10-3.
Brooky: The stork visited Putnam Humane Society once more and look what a cutie he brought! Brooky is an adorable little boy and is just one of the new kittens here. Stop by and meet Brooky and friends any day 10-4:15.
Putnam Humane Society, 68 Old Rt. 6, Carmel; 845-225-7777; Open 7 days 10-4:30. Check us out on Facebook.
Mark your calendars: November 17th, Anthony’s Lake Club, our annual Murder Mystery dinner. Tickets are $75 per person, buffet included.
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Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS For the week of October 22 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45025 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:27:33 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45025 Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s

AGING NEWS

For the week of October 22

Note: there’s still some space available at our informative Senior Seminars, coming up Thursday, November 1 at New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappinger. Details later in this Aging News.

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

Todd N. Tancredi, Director

Dutchess County Office for the Aging

 

The season for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which provides a one-time payment to the heating fuel supplier for households who meet eligibility requirements, officially opens on Tuesday, November 13.

Benefit amounts for the 2018-19 season are unchanged from last winter: Depending on income, the benefit amount for most senior citizens who heat their homes with oil, kerosene or propane is $700.  If you heat with wood, pellets, coal or corn heating types, the amount is $550.  Utilities like Central Hudson and NYSEG, which serve Dutchess County, have a benefit amount this year of $375.

Households that do not pay for heat directly, but instead make undesignated payments for the heat in the form of rent, may be eligible for a heat-included benefit.  Depending on income, this payment can range from $30 to $35; payment can go to the household or the utility.

If you received HEAP this past season, you should have already received an application by mail.  If you have not received an application, but meet the eligibility requirements listed below, call the Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555.  New applicants must complete a HEAP application and interview, and provide proof of each household member’s identity (including valid Social Security number), proof of residence, a fuel and/or utility bill if you pay for heat or proof that you pay rent that includes heat, and verification of all household members’ income.

Eligibility is based on monthly income and household size.  For single-person households, monthly income should not exceed $2,391.  Two-person households have an income cut-off of $3,127, and the cut-off increases with household size to $6,918 for a household of 11; cut-offs increase by $540 per person beyond 11. If your household’s income is just above these maximums, you might still be eligible because your Medicare Part B and Part D premiums can be deducted from income.

      Once your HEAP application is processed, you will receive a HEAP Notice of Eligibility by mail.  Keep this notice in a safe place.  If you have an emergency, do not wait until you are out of heating fuel or your gas/electric service is terminated to request assistance.  Your utility company is not required to restore your service, even if you are eligible for a HEAP benefit.  Emergency HEAP does not open until January 2, 2019, and there will be no emergency benefits available before that date.

            Subscribe to the “Aging News” and other alerts from Dutchess County government by joining the county’s Dutchess Delivery service at www.dutchessny.gov/DutchessDelivery.

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

 

  

SENIOR SEMINARS COMING UP IN NOVEMBER (11/1)

            The Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s annual “Senior Seminars” day takes place Thursday, November 1st, at New Hackensack Reformed Church at 1580 Route 376, Wappingers Falls. Space is limited, so register in advance for any seminar you’d like to attend by contacting the Office for the Aging using the information at the end of this column. These seminars are a great way to find information in one place that might otherwise require a lot of time and travel.

            Here’s the schedule for this year’s seminars. You can sign up for one seminar in each of the 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 time slots.

            You can sign up for one, two, or three seminars. Keep in mind that if you choose only a 9:30 and 11:30 seminar, there’s not sufficient seating outside the classrooms while you wait – so add a 10:30 seminar to your day and learn something new.

9:30 a.m.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE – Learn more about the disease that affects hundreds of Dutchess County seniors. Presented by the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

LIBRARIES – Libraries can be much more than what they used to be!  From books to streaming content, libraries engage patrons in many ways. With Poughkeepsie Public Library Director Tom Lawrence.

CENTRAL HUDSON AND SENIORS – A discussion of the many services available to senior citizen Central Hudson customers, including senior protections, life support programs and much more.

10:30 a.m.

MEDICARE Q&A – Office for the Aging Information Services Specialist Maggie Kwet helps you navigate the sometimes-challenging landscape of Medicare. The annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare began on October 15thand will continue until December 7th.


CAN YOU HEAR ME? 
– Hearing loss can have devastating effects on all aspects of your life. Presented by professionals from Access Hearing.

FUNERALS AND YOUR RIGHTS – Every consumer has the right to a meaningful, dignified and affordable farewell. With the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Hudson Valley.

11:30 a.m.   

EXERCISE AND BALANCE – Find out more about the Office for the Aging’s Senior Exercise and “A Matter of Balance” programs, both of which are vital to seniors looking to continue living independently.

SENIORS AND THE LAW – Always a popular topic, this year’s speaker is private attorney Paul Weinberger, with whom the Office for the Aging contracts to provide legal assistance to seniors who might otherwise be unable to afford it.

A “HEAP” OF HELP FOR THE WINTER – Cold weather will be here before you know it, and it can be a trying time for low-income seniors. Your questions about New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be answered by the Office for the Aging staff.

 

Office for the Aging upcoming events

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

Wed 10/24, 11 a.m. – “The Facts About Diabetes”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

Pawling Senior Friendship Center, 154 Charles Colman Blvd.

Thu 10/25, 11 a.m. – “The Facts About Diabetes”

With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava

The Landing of Poughkeepsie, 251 Boardman Rd.

Thu 11/1, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Senior Seminars

                        New Hackensack Reformed Church, 1380 NY 376, Wappingers Falls

                        (See this email for a schedule of seminars)

                        Reserve seats at (845) 471-1500

Thu 11/8, 12:30 p.m. – Scam Prevention Presentation

                        With OFA outreach coordinator Brian Jones

                        St. Simeon II Community Room, 24 Beechwood Ave., Poughkeepsie

Fri 11/16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Caregiver Conference

                        “Caregiving: A Highwire Act”

                        The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie

                        To sign up (it’s free), call the Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900

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, scam prevention, senior housing, a wide range of topics related to nutrition, and more!

MEDICARE EVENTS CALENDAR

            If you’re a resident of Dutchess County with questions about Medicare as this year’s open enrollment period gets set to begin on October 15th, there are Medicare-related events throughout the county. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by contacting the Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555 or ofa@dutchessny.gov.

  • Medicare 101 – Wed 10/24, 6:30 p.m., Pawling Library
  • Medicare 101 – Wed 11/14, 10 a.m. – Poughkeepsie Galleria Community Room
  • Navigating the Medicare Website – Wed 10/24, 9:30 a.m., Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie
  • Navigating the Medicare Website – Thu 11/8, 6:30 p.m., Adriance Library
  • Navigating the Medicare Website – Wed 11/28, 9:30 a.m., Adriance Library

NATIONAL WEATHERIZATION DAY EVENT IN RED HOOK (Tue 10/30)

            On Tuesday, October 30th, starting at 4 p.m., the Town of Red Hook Senior Services Committee will host an event at the Red Hook Community Center (59 Fisk St.) to assist Dutchess County residents in signing up for free and/or low cost weatherization programs through Dutchess County and New York State.  With winter approaching, a drafty house can lead to health problems, higher fuel bills, and less comfort at home.

You’ll have the chance to get your questions answered, along with help signing up for the following programs:

  • Dutchess County Community Action Partnership Weatherization Assistance Program, which is entirely free, and available to anyone who qualifies for HEAP, whether they currently use the subsidy or not.
  • EmpowerNY, which is also free, and uses the same income guidelines.
  • EnergizeNY Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star (Partially subsidized)
  • EnergizeNY Home Performance with Energy Star (not subsidized, but still good)

Friendly, helpful volunteers from the Senior Services Committee, Energize Red Hook, Bard College Office of Sustainability, and Red Hook High School will help you fill out the application, and answer your questions.  Delicious refreshments will also be available.

Other aging news online:

A ballot question up for consideration in Maine may be of interest to seniors and those in the home-care field:https://www.usnews.com/news/healthcare-of-tomorrow/articles/2018-10-11/will-maine-voters-decide-to-make-aging-in-place-affordable

Attorneys general from 35 states (including New York) are calling on the FCC to allow telephone providers to do more to block “neighborhood” robocalls – those calls that come to your phone that look like they’re local but are almost always scam attempts: https://biglawbusiness.com/state-attorneys-urge-fcc-to-combat-neighborhood-spoofing/

Considering knee-replacement surgery? Here’s some food for thought: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/well/live/should-you-have-knee-replacement-surgery.html

Exercise might ‘clean’ a brain with dementia…but the following story comes from a study of mice, and so ‘might’ is an important word: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-exercise-might-clean-the-alzheimers-brain1/?fbclid=IwAR3YvYlpzAichaawURGnjPw8DoWUl5hSjtTg8gQYemUnYGOqyzoRZIT4XiA

Advice on advance planning for your online presence: https://seniorplanet.org/advance-planning-for-your-online-life/

After over 50 years, Caroll Spinney, the original Big Bird, is retiring at age 84: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/arts/television/sesame-street-big-bird.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR36bFBviBGyDqIyLJCj496q_eatXZ4QJamQpgIMs-S1dQjVHRoXINWjJfY

This week in senior birthdays:

10/21: Yankees pitcher and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Whitey Ford (90)

10/22: Actress/singer Catherine Deneuve (75)

10/23: Golfer Chi-Chi Rodriguez (83)

10/24: Musician/songwriter Bill Wyman (82)

10/25: Actress Marion Ross (90)

10/26: Oldest living silent-film star Diana Cary a/k/a “Baby Peggy” (100)

10/27: Actor/comedian John Cleese (79)

And our weekly Bad Joke to send you off:

A set of jumper cables walks into a bar. The bartender says “I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything.”

Brian Jones
Outreach Coordinator

Dutchess County Office For the Aging

27 High Street

Poughkeepsie NY 12601

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Village of Millbrook Trustee Debate http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45022 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:19:30 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45022

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Pawling Library Offers The Blue Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar  http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45019 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:18:08 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45019 Pawling Library Offers The Blue Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar
By Donald Partelow
The Blue Olive has been graciously appearing at the Pawling Library each year for an interactive cooking seminar. This year marked their fourth appearance. It is always a very special occasion for our library to have them join us and draws a large gathering of cooking enthusiasts.  The four founding members of The Olive Blue assembled to make this program possible: Laura and John Leahy and Beth and John Canevari.
John Canevari prepared three recipes, for the audience. John’s culinary skills are equally matched by his ability as an engaging instructor and the many food enthusiasts in the audience taking notes as he spoke. When each dish was complete the audience partook of a serving.  One person in attendance commented that she never before had olive oil that tasted so good.  Every beautifully presented portion served was thoroughly enjoyed; with its own unique burst of flavor, it was as pleasing to the palate as it was to the eyes.
Cooking is an art form and the very talented artists from The Blue Olive created another exceptional presentation. The Blue Olive is located at 26 Charles Colman Blvd in Pawling, NY. They specialize in not only high quality and distinctive vinegars and extra virgin olive oils but gourmet sea salts and many other fine products.
The schedule of Adult programming at the Pawling Library may be accessed by visiting the library website at pawlingfreelibrary.org, or contacting Donald Partelow at 855-3444.
Photo courtesy of Donald Partelow
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Dutchess County Department of Human Resources Recruitment Announcement, Motor Equipment Operator http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45015 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:06:49 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45015

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
Recruitment Announcement

Title: Motor Equipment Operator
Recruitment Number: 2018-00000050
Last File Date: 11/2/2018

A recruitment has been announced in a title you indicated interest in. If you are still interested, please follow these steps:

  • Read the minimum qualifications for the title carefully. Exceptions to the qualifications cannot be made. You may view a copy of the announcement online at www.dutchessny.gov or at the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.
  • If you believe you meet the minimum qualifications, you may submit an application online at www.dutchessny.gov, or submit a written application to the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources in person or by mail. Applications cannot be accepted past the announced deadline.

Please do not reply directly to this automated message. If you have any questions, please contact:

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
County Office Building — 5th Floor
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2169

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22nd Annual Celebration of the Great Swamp! http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45000 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:17:06 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=45000

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Rhinebeck woman arrested for Leandra’s Law DWI http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44997 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:23:43 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44997 Rhinebeck woman arrested for Leandra’s Law DWI


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

PRESS RELEASE
Red Hook, New York – On October 18, 2018, the New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested Jillian A. Hargrove, age 36, of Rhinebeck, NY, for Aggravated DWI with a Child in the Vehicle (Leandra’s Law), a class E felony, and Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2012 Subaru Impreza on State Route 9 in the town of Red Hook for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  An investigation found Hargrove was operating under the influence of alcohol with two children under the age of 16 in the vehicle.  After a brief struggle, Hargrove was taken into custody and processed without further incident.

Hargrove was released with an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Red Hook Court on October 25, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Poughkeepsie man arrested for felony DWI in Lagrange http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44994 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:13:39 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44994 Poughkeepsie man arrested for felony DWI in Lagrange


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

PRESS RELEASE
Lagrange, New York – On October 18, 2018, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Allan P. Forbes, age 28, of Poughkeepsie, for Aggravated DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree, both class E felonies, and Operating Without an Interlock Device, a class A misdemeanor.

On October 18, 2018, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Troopers responded to a Dutchess County 911 complaint of an erratic operator on Noxon Road in the town of Lagrange.  Troopers located and then conducted a traffic stop on the erratic vehicle for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  An investigation found Forbes was operating while intoxicated without an interlock device, a prior DWI conviction within ten years, and a suspended license.

Forbes was arraigned before the town of Union Vale Court and, remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.  Forbes is next scheduled to appear before the town of Lagrange Court on October 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Dominique Altomari of Poughquag earns President’s Scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44991 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:01:45 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44991 News from Baldwin Wallace University

 

Dominique Altomari of Poughquag earns President’s Scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (10/19/2018)– Dominique Altomari of Poughquag was among nearly 600 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who claimed $7.7 million in merit scholarships. Altomari, a graduate of Arlington Senior High School majoring in theatre acting and directing and sustainability, earned a $17,000 President’s Scholarship based on outstanding academic achievements in high school. BW’s merit scholarships are awarded to full-time students and are renewable up to four years with good academic and social standing. BW grants a wide range of scholarships to current students each year. Including merit and need-based scholarships, BW students received over $48 million in financial support from the University for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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Serious Rollover Crash in Rhinebeck Under Investigation http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44989 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:41:21 +0000 http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=44989 Serious Rollover Crash in Rhinebeck Under Investigation

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a serious one-car rollover auto accident which occurred on Middle Road in Rhinebeck at approximately 2:50 pm on 10/18/18.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by James Krinitsky (age 16 of Red Hook) was traveling in a southwesterly direction on Middle Rd near Pitcher Road when the operator lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn. As a result, the front passenger, Christopher Knapp (age 16 of Red Hook) suffered serious head injuries and minor injuries were suffered by Mr. Krinitsky and the rear passenger, Louis Lederer (age 15 of Red Hook). All three were initially transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital for treatment, however, Mr. Knapp was later transferred to Westchester Medical Center where he remains at this time.

At this time unsafe speed combined with lack of driving experience appears to be the primary factors in the crash, however, the investigation is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and more information may be released as it becomes available.

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