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Kelly Secures Funds for Trail Improvement in Warwick
By Katie Bisaro
Representative Sue Kelly, of New York’s 19th
Congressional District, has secured $400,000 in federal
funds for the Town of Warwick through the
“Transportation Equity Act” that passed Congress last year.
Kelly, as a senior member of the House Transportation
Committee, had the provision for the funding written
directly into the bill. These funds will be used by the Town
to expand the trail system in Warwick in order to “conserve
open space and ensure the trails are complete and connect-
ed from village to village.”
On Wed., Jan. 11, Rep. Kelly met with Town Supervisor
Michael Sweeton to discuss the plans for the monies
obtained through Congress. Sweeton, using a map of the
greater Warwick area, pointed out to Kelly the system of
existing trails as well as the projected areas of improve-
ment. The ultimate goal is to “enhance the various biking
and walking trails in Warwick and link them between all of
the villages that lie within the Town.”
The first phase of this new project will be a trail link-
ing the County Park on Route 17A, by going around
Homestead Village, to Memorial Park on Forester Ave. and
eventually connecting with the Village’s Wawayanda
Walkway. The Wawayanda Walkway is a proposed trail sys-
tem that will follow Wawayanda Creek as it meanders
through the Village of Warwick.
Currently there is a bike trail being blazed through the
New Milford area using funds from a previous Hudson
River Valley Greenway grant. Sweeton is hoping to connect
that trail with other, existing trails as well as to new, pro-
posed trails in an effort to integrate the entire trail system Representative Sue Kelly of New York's 19th Congressional District and Town of Warwick Supervisor, Michael
through the open spaces and along country lanes through- Sweeton, unveil plans for an expanded and improved recreational trail system throughout the greater Warwick area
out Warwick. This trail system will eventually connect to through federal funding. These funds, $400,000, were secured by Kelly as a provision of the “Transportation Equity
the Appalachian Trail which would allow hikers passing by Act,” a bill that was passed in Congress last year.
Warwick to actually come through the Town and into the
Village providing an economic benefit to the Warwick area
as well. new trails. In this way motorists will become aware of the also be funded out of the $1.2 million – Mayor Newhard
Improving recreational trail systems in New York State new bikeways and trails throughout the Town and Villages expressed his desire to have the New Jersey Transit plexi-
has long been a pet project of Congresswoman Kelly. She that may also be part of the existing road system. glass bus shelter near the Burger King in downtown
was the first to bring federal funds into the state as a means Sweeton expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Warwick to be among the first shelters to be replaced. He
of creating a bikeway in Westchester County. In the case of Town of Warwick for obtaining the funds necessary to would like to see a wooden structure more in the manner
Warwick, Kelly comments that “open space is a very impor- make this trail system possible. He further pointed out that of the shelter on the Railroad Green. He feels that the
tant issue in our daily lives here in Warwick and through- the trail system is something that residents are looking for downtown bus shelter is a visitor’s first impression of
out the Hudson Valley. This is a very important return of in the comprehensive town recreation plan. Village of Warwick when they arrive by bus and it should be more in
federal tax dollars to the local community and Supervisor Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard joined Sweeton in his keeping with the beauty and character of Warwick.
Sweeton and other town and village officials are doing a appreciation for the work that Congresswoman Kelly has These four projects – the trail system, East Shore Road,
great job moving forward with these plans to develop qual- done on behalf of the greater Warwick area, enhancing the Buttermilk Falls Road Bridge and the bus shelters – will go
ity trails to meet the open space and recreation needs of recreation possibilities for Village residents. far to expand the recreational opportunities throughout
Warwick residents.” In addition to the $400,000 for the trail system, Kelly Warwick. Sweeton sums it up by saying, “Congresswoman
Kelly and Sweeton also discussed the need to educate also recently secured funding, as part of the Kelly has worked hard to secure and return federal tax dol-
the public with regard to safety issues for those portions of “Transportation Equity Act,” in the amount of $1.2 million lars to help improve the Warwick Community. These funds
the bikeways and walking trails that may follow along exist- for repairs and improvements to East Shore Road and the will allow us to connect different parts of our Town which
ing roads and country lanes. Appropriate signage and road replacement of the Buttermilk Falls Road Bridge. will let all of our residents, young and old, experience our
markings will be necessary as part of the completion of Construction of new bus shelters throughout Warwick will outstanding scenic beauty.”
Warwick H.S. Student Nearly ‘Butt’ End Of A Joke
By Nancy Owen Leading up to this part of the incident was an alleged of the two boys, or harassment of a younger teen remains
Richard A. Paredes, a Sergeant in law enforcement firing of a pellet gun, by a 17-year-old boy, at another stu- unclear. One thing is clear though, and that is if this gun
for the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs, is “only glad dent after exiting the school bus. According to Sgt. was a holiday present, the parents need to teach their son
it turned out the way it did and that he didn’t have to Cochran of the Warwick Police Dept. this part of the story the proper care and safe handling of their gift.
take further action; and hurt any of those kids,” on has yet to be verified. Fortunately for the two Warwick teens neither was
Tues., Jan.10, when he came to the defense of his neigh- “We are looking for the victim but at this time no one hurt because of their action. Another law enforcement
bor’s daughter. has come forward. The fact that someone was shot with a officer, who might have been more fearful or felt provoked,
Paredes was ironing his uniform when he noticed a pellet gun has yet to be confirmed,” said Cochran. Until might have shot one of the boys.
boy in a firing stance aiming a real-looking gun at the that time the 17-year-old is being charged with menacing, In Orlando, Florida a 15-year-old boy remains on life
back of his neighbor’s daughter. He grabbed his badge a misdemeanor, and the 15-year-old owner of the pellet support systems after being shot, Jan. 13, 2006, by a 20-year
and his gun and ran outside in his pajama bottoms and gun, is charged with underage possession of a weapon. veteran of a SWAT team because he was holding a fellow
flip-flops telling the boy to “freeze.” Fortunately the boy Both boys have been suspended from school. student hostage with a pellet gun that resembled a Beretta
complied and no shots were fired. Speculation as to whether this was a prank, on the part pistol.
Entered As Second Class Matter
Warwick, N.Y. 10990
2 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
Two More Parcels Are Added To SUPERVISOR’S
Warwick’s Open Space By Michael P. Sweeton
Warwick Town Supervisor
By Nancy Owen McLean of McLean, VA., graciously sold the property into
the PDR program because they did not want to see the
Nov. 25, 2005 was the closing on 101.5 acres of farm- property sold to a developer. Hopie Lewis, when contact-
land sold into local Preservation of Development Rights ed about the sale said, “The property may be broken up
(PDR) of the Lewis property on the corner of Ackerman into two farm parcels but may never be used for a housing Tune to Cablevision Municipal Channel 21 or
Rd. and Rte. 94 and on Dec. 29, 2005 the Orange County development.” log on to www.townofwarwick.org for Town infor-
Land Trust purchased a conservation easement on 43 acres The Drew Farm, currently owned by Debra Drew, mation.
of the Drew Farm at the corner of Drew Rd. and Blooms received a conservation easement for 43 acres that borders
I would like to thank the Pine Island Fire
Corners Rd. the Audubon Society property, a wetlands and woodlands
Company for helping our DPW fill the ice skating
Both properties have significant historical value as well behind the Drew barn. Dr. McBride, President of the Land
rink at the Pine Island Park. Their volunteer effort
as the obvious open space benefits. Trust, said, “We provide beautiful places where everyone
is much appreciated.
The Lewis property was part of the original Conrad has the opportunity to experience the rural quality of
Sly family farm. The Sly farm dates back to the Orange County. Maintaining open, natural lands is an Town residents may bring old Christmas trees
Revolutionary War period and the Landmark Inn was the important part of smart economic growth, and it also con- to the mulch pile across from the recycling center
original farmhouse. The barn from the Sly farm was pur- tributes to an environment that protects our health and on DPW Drive until Jan. 31.
chased by Elizabeth Lewis Van Leer and donated to the quality of life.”
Warwick Historical Society. It was moved from it’s loca- Ms. Drew is seeking to sell the development rights for A public session will be held on Thurs., Jan.
tion across from the Landmark Inn to the Shingle House the remainder of the property at some time in the future, 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall to solicit
property where it remains as part of the Historical Society’s according the Seymour Gordon, the father of the local input to a draft scoping document to consider
museum buildings. PDR program. Her father was a local veterinarian for changes to the Rt. 94 commercial district in order
The property is adjacent to the Davis Woodlands much of his adult life until shortly before his death. He to obtain greater compliance with the Town’s
property which was donated to the Town by Jack and treated both large and small animals which included the Comprehensive Plan. The scoping session and
Fanny Davis for a nature preserve. The Davis’ bequest stat- animals of many farmers in the Warwick community. It draft document will allow the Town to prepare a
ed that it was to be kept for nature and not used as a recre- was his wish that the farm property be preserved in this generic environmental impact statement for the
ational facility. manner. Rte 94 Commercial Corridor.
The daughters and grand-daughter of Elizabeth Lewis Several generations of Drews resided in Warwick but The next regular meeting of the Town Board
Van Leer, Mary Hope Lewis and her daughter Emily Ford as yet we have been unable to contact Ms. Drew to verify the will be held on Thurs., Jan.19 at 7:30 p.m. in the
of Greenwich , Ct., and Joan Jewitt and Elizabeth (Lily) historical relationship to the property under consideration. Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.
Middle School Music Department Warwick Announces
Presents Winter Concert Changes to Dog
By Katie Bisaro band, orchestra or chorus repertoire. Licensing Law
Ms. Christy Halligan, 7th grade Orchestra Director,
The Town of Warwick announces changes to the dog
The Warwick Valley Middle School is proud to present meets weekly with the Fiddle Club. At this concert, the
licensing program, effective Jan. 15, 2006. The new law
its second Winter Concert on Jan. 25, 7 p.m. in the Theatre Fiddle Club will show off their skills while playing a med-
requires that a dog license may not be issued for a time
at Warwick Valley High School. This concert will feature ley of Celtic, Blues and Blue Grass music. The Middle
period extending beyond the expiration date of a dog’s
the debut performance of the 6th-grade Band, Orchestra School Jazz Band, under the direction of 7th- and 8th-
and Chorus. The Middle School Jazz Band and Chamber grade Band Director, Mr. Ryan Muehlbauer, will be playing
Dog licenses issued on and after Jan. 15, 2006 must not
Choir will also perform. blues and swing selections on a variety of traditional and
expire after the expiration date of the dog’s rabies certifi-
First-year Band Director, Mrs. Nicole Redeker, will non-traditional jazz instruments. As part of the Jazz Band,
cate. In order to receive a full year license, a dog that is due
conduct her band in a variety of music focusing on learn- students learn to improvise solos on their instruments,
for a rabies vaccination booster within the next license
ing to play together as an ensemble. This large group comes essentially composing on the spot. At this concert Theresa
would to be immunized prior to license renewal.
together after playing as four separate groups in the ele- Henshaw (clarinet) and Molly Silbernagel (trumpet) will
This change affects all dogs licensed in New York State,
mentary schools last year. Mrs. Elisa Leonard, new director be the featured soloists.
except those licensed in New York City, which has a sepa-
of the 6th-grade Orchestra, is excited to show off the work Finally, Mrs. Hanson will conduct her Chamber Choir,
rate dog licensing law. There are more than 2600 dogs
her students have done to prepare for their first concert. which is made up of select chorus students, as they sing the
licensed in Warwick.
Mrs. Leonard will also conduct a new ensemble this year, “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” The
Pursuant to the New York Public Health Law, county
the 6th-grade Select Orchestra, showcasing some of her Chamber Choir will be accompanied by a chamber ensem-
public health authorities must offer free clinics at least
advanced students. The 6th-grade Chorus, under the direc- ble made up of select members from the 7th- and 8th-
every four months for the rabies vaccination of dogs, as
tion of Mrs. Noreen Hanson, is exceptionally large this grade Band and Orchestra. This blending of the three
well as for cats and domesticated ferrets.
year. Mrs. Hanson is pleased to have so many interested musical disciplines illustrates the commitment to excel-
For more information regarding the changes to the
and enthusiastic choral students. lence of the Middle School Music Department to challenge
dog licensing program in the Town of Warwick, call the
In addition to the large ensembles, the Middle School their students as they work together to perform this tradi-
Town Clerk’s Office at 986-1124, ext. 248.
Music Department is proud to have students involved in tional favorite.
extracurricular musical groups. These smaller group The Warwick Valley Middle School Winter Concert on
ensembles meet after school and learn a variety of music, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., in the High School Auditorium is free and
of different types and styles, in addition to their regular open to the public.
Meeting & Work
Math Magic for Elementary Students Session
By Lisa Rice For example, think of a number. Double your number
The Warwick Valley Central School District Board of
and add six. Divide by two and subtract your original
On Fri., Jan. 13, elementary students and their parents Education will hold a short Special Meeting on Mon., Jan.
number. Is the answer three? It will always be three. Did
from all four Warwick schools attended a special presenta- 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room followed by a
you know that if you need to multiply a number by five,
tion called "Math is Fun." Work Session. The Special Meeting is for proposed policy
you only need to divide it in half and add a zero at the end?
Originally offered as one 90 minute night of ‘Fun with adoption, and the Work Session agenda includes a presen-
Here's one to be used on all the multiplication time
Math,’ the response was so large that the presentation tation of the Superintendent's Proposed 2006-07 Budget
tests students have been taking: to multiply a two digit
needed to be broken into two sessions, with students from and a review of the 2006-07 BOCES' Budget.
number by 11, just move the first number to the "hun-
Sanfordville and Pine Island attending from 6 to 7:15 p.m. dreds" column, add the two digits together and insert it
and Park and Kings students coming from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. between the two numbers (in the tens column) (12x11 =
Joan E. DeBello, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 132; 1 (1+2=3) 2.
and Computer Science from St. John's University, enter- Another curious fact: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
tained both groups with a sampling of so-called mind-
reading games, using mathematical sequences, as well as
quick tricks for mental calculations.
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UAME has service in Remembrance of From
The Mayor’s Office
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Mayor Michael Newhard
Village of Warwick
By James Jordan. Tributes to the message and spirit of the Reverend Dr.
King were given by Mayor, Michael Newhard; Town
On a beautiful crisp Monday morning, members of Supervisor, Michael Sweeton; Retired Valley Central
the community filled the rows of the United Methodist Guidance Counselor, Samuel Tucker; Warwick Town Today we honor Rev. King. We are here together
Church on Forester Avenue. They’d arrived to celebrate the Judge, Peter Barlet; Executive Director of the Edwin Gould to pay homage to a man who shook the world, who
birth of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. who was born Academy, Reverend Patricia McLeod, and Warwick opened eyes, opened hearts - who in the end was not
on this day, January 16, 1929. The crowd gathered in Attorney, Douglas Stage. afraid to follow a dream.
remembrance, and above all, to give rise to the memory of The introduction of the speaker was given by It was a dream written two centuries earlier, by
a man who embodied the spirit of community, selflessness, Reverend Mashona Davis, Pastor of the UAME Church in the revolutionaries who founded this country, that
and the will to stand against injustice. Warwick. She introduced her father, Reverend Joseph all men are created equal, but never fully realized.
Fred McPherson led the ensemble on piano with a Walston, who is Pastor of the Calvary Fellowship AME Later, a terrible war was fought, a line divided our
selection of hymns of celebration after which, Joseph Church in Brooklyn New York. This was followed by the nation and although the physical shackles of slavery
Alston addressed and welcomed everyone who came. Mr. praise dancers, who performed in the isles of the church. were broken - the prejudice and inequality remained
Alston spoke about the trials and tribulations of growing The event was lively and inspired and showed the as an insidious wound.
up in the south and the importance of not losing sight of overwhelming impact that a true individual, such as It was the spiritual and political leadership of
the past. Reverend Chris Yount followed with the Martin Luther King, can have. The tribute is held annually Rev. King that created the necessary heightened
Invocation and Theresa Meli gave a Scripture reading. by the UAME Church of Warwick New York. response to this ignorance. Rev. King was not unlike
a new Moses who brought unity to the long wander-
ing tribes who were able to use his dream as a vehi-
cle of determination and salvation.
His words and that dream and conviction
remain with us all. We have been taught and con-
tinue to learn lessons of equality and justice in our
daily lives. We have been sensitized to walk in the
shoes of fellow men, women and children. Injustice
has been exposed and has no room, no damp place
to grow, in his bright and most ardent light.
My only fear is that we will stop dreaming or be
afraid to dream. I’m afraid that the old foes of
resentment and hatred will try to break our spirit
and make us feel our dream is frivolous or useless or
that a vision is now declared suspect by a conserva-
tive hierarchy. In the end we must not be afraid.
Rev. King was not afraid and we must not be afraid.
The dream that lies before us - at least the one
most felt by the members of the UAME is one of a
new home. The dream of a strong and growing
parish has been realized but now a roof, a place to
worship, to congregate, to share, to grow and to fully
realize the future and its potential are within the
hopes and dreams of us all. We have to believe that
our dreams will come true.
Christmas Tree Pick-Up
The Village of Warwick will be picking up Christmas
“Church goers stand during opening statements”
James Jordan trees Jan. 17 through Jan. 20. Please place trees by the curb
before this date. Trees may also be dropped off until Jan.
31 at the Town of Warwick Recycling Center. For more
Town Planner Causes Mix-up. information, call Village Hall at 986-2081.
By James Jordan Additional numbers AARP Trip to Virginia
This past week, most Warwick residents received a free Warwick Town Hall: 986-1124 Beach & Williamsburg
calendar in the mail. It was brought to the attention of Warwick Village Hall: 986-2031 The AARP Chapter 377 is presenting a trip to Virginia
“The Dispatch” attention when a concerned Warwick resi- Hudson Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222 Beach from April 3 to 6. Cost is $353 per person – double
dent informed us that the calendar listed several safety Alcohol/Drug abuse Council of OC: 294-9000 occupancy - at the “Station One” waterfront hotel, right on
phone numbers incorrectly. For instance, the calendar list- Orange County Helpline: 1-800-832-1200 Scenic Virginia Beach. It also includes motor coach trans-
ed the phone number for Saint Anthony Community Orange County Domestic Hotline: 562-5340 portation and accommodations. Included are three full
Hospital as 986-2216, which happens to be the phone NYS Child Abuse: 1-800-342-3720 breakfasts and three dinners. One is a dinner cruise with
number here at the newspaper. “The Dispatch” would like US Secret Service: 1-914-682-6300 entertainment. Participants will receive a full day admis-
to bring your attention to the issue and present the list with FBI: 1-914-989-6000 sion pass to Colonial Williamsburg with dinner at the
the correct phone numbers. Operator: 0 “Cracker Barrel.” All gratuities, taxes and bus driver’s tip
Town of Warwick For more information and reservations call Kay
Proscia Chapter President at 258-3528.
Emergency - 911
Non – Emergency Police: 986-3423
Non – Emergency Fire: 986-4000
Non – Emergency Ambulance: 986-4100
Warwick Chamber of Commerce: 986-2720 at The Eclectic Eye
Albert Wisner Library: 986-1047
Saint Anthony Community Hospital: 986-2276
Gas Leak Emergency number for Orange County is gifts
The Senior Citizens Center in Greenwood Lake had odds & ends
the same 1-800 number listed; we were unable to find the
corresponding number however. If anyone has that infor- furnitures
mation and could let us know, we’ll promptly make the A Part time Monk is & more...
correction. Our office phone number is 986-2216. one who pursues the blissful enjoyment of 18 Railroad Ave.Warwick,
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4 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Min Jae Hong
Guidelines for Effective Letters Needless to say, misinformation and gratuitous insult will not
survive the editor’s pen.
Editor-in-Chief Everyone has a right to express an honest opinion, but we All letters should be approximately 400 words or less due to
Jennifer O’Connor would like to remind readers of a few simple rules for writing space limitations. Letters must be signed with full name and con-
Managing Editor effective letters. tain a telephone number for verification purposes. Anonymous or
Marion Moraski Less is more! The shorter your letter the more likely it is to be unsigned letters will not be published.
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Katie Bisaro ‘Dispatch’ Reporter Takes The Most Basic Right of All is the
Nancy Owen Leave of Absence to Pursue Right to Life
Village Trustee Seat Editor,
Dave DeWitt Jan. 22, 2006, marks the 33rd year of abortion on demand in
Evelyn Card Editor, the U.S., thirty-three years since Roe vs. Wade and abortion is still
President I am writing to formally request a leave of absence from my tearing our country apart. It still evokes powerful emotions and so
Eugene Wright duties as a reporter for “The Warwick Valley Dispatch.” I have it should. Abortion is not just a simple, safe medical procedure, as
decided to pursue a seat on the Board of Trustees in the upcom- abortions providers would like women to believe.
ing Village Election on March 21. After spending the last two Many have been deceived into thinking that individual free-
years reporting the news from the Village meetings, I would like dom requires abortion on demand and that scientific progress
The Warwick Valley Dispatch has been your depends upon experimentation on the tiny human embryo. They
hometown newspaper since 1885 and is the only
to take on a more active, and therefore subjective, role on the
newspaper printed in the Town of Warwick. Board. think that abortion is a right and at times, even a duty.
The Dispatch is the official paper for the Town of My husband, Jim, and I live in the Village with our three chil- And yet, the most basic right of all is the right to life. Without
Warwick; Villages of Warwick and Florida; the dren. Apart from my job as a reporter for “The Dispatch,” I am a that, other rights are meaningless. The late Mother Teresa said that
Warwick Valley Central School District; the stay-at-home Mom. I have the time, the drive, and genuine inter- human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They
Florida Union Free School District; Warwick, Pine
Island and Florida Fire District and the Albert est in participating in the administration of the Village of are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity and
Wisner Public Library. Warwick. I have chosen “The Voice of the Family” as my party that the right to life does not depend upon the pleasure of anyone
Visit our website: www.wvdispatch.com. name and will run and serve with the mantra of Genuine else.
Focus, Full-Time Energy. As pro-lifers to end the abortion holocaust, they want women
Dispatch Newspaper Available Online in crisis pregnancies and those suffering after an abortion, to know
You can use the internet to read a free electronic
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www.warwickinfo.net, and click on the Warwick can call 1-800-848-LOVE and those hurting after an abortion, can
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VIRGINIA E. SUTTON, CHAIRMAN
Letters to the Editor EDUCATION COMMITTEE
We welcome Letters to the Editor. All letters O & S COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
should be approximately 400 words or less due Clears up Confusion Over Billing
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letters must be signed with full name and tele- for Police Services We Don’t Need Any More
phone number. Anonymous or unsigned letters
will not be published. Editor,
Letters may also be edited for length. Send let- There has been some confusion and controversy over the McMansions
ters to the Warwick Valley Dispatch, P.O. Box recent billing for Police Services by the Village and Town. The
594, Warwick, N.Y. 10990, or fax to 987-1180 or Editor,
complexity stems from a number of apparent issues. The first is
e-mail: email@example.com. I am writing re: the Constant approval of multi-home devel-
that we are dealing with two (2) different fiscal years. The Village
Have A Good Story? opments and the reluctance to approve the Red Swan Inn propos-
fiscal year runs from June until May and the Town from January
Do you know of a good news story or need cov- al.
erage of an event? To make a request call
to December. They overlap by five (5) months. Because of a State
Let’s look at the facts—Houses bring students into a school
986-2216, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax Comptroller’s opinion, the costs are divided between the two (2)
district and the need for increased services without any contribu-
your request to 987-1180. municipalities.
tion from the new residents. It means at least two additional cars
Obituaries Why is there a division? The Town is divided into four (4)
per house (unless teens move in as well and then it’s three cars).
The Warwick Valley Dispatch reports the death posts. Each post is manned by one (1) patrol which constitutes
of current and former residents of the Town of School taxes go up and the cars are permanently added to the traf-
general police service. The Village post has two (2) patrols, 24
Warwick as a community service. We do not fic “flow” in the Town. Commuting homeowners don’t have the
hours, 7 days a week. A Village resident pays for general service in
charge a fee for obituary listings. For more time to volunteer for the local volunteer fire and EMT depart-
information contact the office at 986-2216. their Town tax and for the 2nd patrol (which is considered
ments and taxes drive local residents away because they, who have
enhanced service) in their Village tax. The end result is a cost
Classified Ads spent their whole lives here and made contributions to the com-
The rates are $12 minimum charge per inser-
reduction for Village residents for the same police service.
munity, can no longer afford to stay.
tion for up to 12 lines. The deadline is noon on Haven’t I paid already for Police Service in my Village taxes?
On the other hand the Red Swan Inn proposal, a tastefully
Monday. Copy for the advertisement and check Yes, Village residents have paid for service for the fiscal year start-
should be mailed to: The Warwick Valley designed commercial property, which would add to the commer-
ing in June ’05 ending ’06.
Dispatch, P.O. Box 594, Warwick, N.Y. 10990. To cial tax base, would attract visitors to the area but no permanent
Am I paying again in my Town taxes? In the transition to
place an ad, call 986-2216. traffic. It could be approved without permanent residents. It also
the divided billing there is an overlap of costs in which Village res-
Advertising attempts to bring back some of the history to the region.
idents are paying five (5) months of general police service. This
The Dispatch has the best rates in Town for dis- Right now another 24 house development is being considered,
play ads. To inquire about display advertising, creates a surplus for the Village of approximately $300,000.00
by the Town of Warwick Planning Board. The proposed property
call 986-2216 or e-mail email@example.com. which will be used for police costs in upcoming Village taxes in
under consideration is located on the corner of Blooms Corners
Deadlines are noon on Friday. June.
Rd. and Newport Bridge Rd. which is currently zoned RU(ral).
Subscriptions How will this affect my Village taxes? The Village Board has
This would add a minimum of 48 cars to rural roads where speed
Subscription rates for Orange County residents publicly stated that the surplus will be used to offset police costs
are $24 per year. For those residing outside is an issue already because both roads are through roads between
in the 06/07 budget. This will create a reduction. A Village resi-
Orange County, the rate is $26 per year. College Warwick and New Jersey. There are horse and dairy farms on both
dent should see a decrease in taxes for police services of over $4.50
students and those serving in the military roads and we don’t need any more McMansions in this area.
receive a special rate of $18 per year. To sub- per $1,000.00 of taxable assessed value.
scribe to the Dispatch, call 986-2216 or mail a What are the differences between the old contract method
check to The Warwick Valley Dispatch, P.O. Box TOM OWEN
and the new? The old contract method of a percentage of the
594, Warwick, N.Y. 10990. overall police costs would have been $1,913,376. With the new
The Warwick Valley Dispatch (USP # 666800),
method the cost for Village residents is $1,758,825 which creates
a yearly cost savings of $159,551. This will begin to be realized in
Wal-Mart Movie Has Big Turn-Out
located at 2 Oakland Ave., Warwick, N.Y., is
published weekly on Wednesday. the Village taxes in June of ’06.
George F. Ketchum founded the Warwick Valley I hope that this will answer some of the questions that sur-
There was a very big turn-out at the Doc Fry center a few
Dispatch in 1885. The Dispatch has been pub- round this issue. If you have any questions simply call me at 986-
lished and edited by Mr. Ketchum and Miss weeks ago for the Wal-Mart movie, followed by a discussion group.
Florence L. Ketchum; by Eugene and Betty Jane I think, like myself, many people were quite astounded by the
Wright; and at the present by E. F. Wright and unethical practices of Wal-Mart in as far as they move in on a com-
Min Jae Hong. MICHAEL J. NEWHARD
Second-class postage is paid at Warwick, N.Y. MAYOR continued on page 5
Postmaster: send address changes to The
Warwick Valley Dispatch, P.O. Box 594,
WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006 5
continued from page 4
munity, and put other smaller businesses 'out of business' Your words, "The governmental process,..to legislate,
in a very short time. These local small shops can not com-
pete with a conglomerate.
protect, develop and define." It is NOT there to do what
ever it pleases. As there are libraries available to both the
Not only does Wal-Mart in many cases receive a sub-
sidiary amount of money to come into a community to
students, who basically have four libraries, and the public it
is not in the best interest of the residents to put the village Auditions for
build, but they employ people for a very low wages who are in a position that it might regret later.
expected to put in over-time hours without being paid
over-time rates of pay. The medical coverage these employ-
For Dolores Simon, thank you for proving the adage
that, "If you have no basis for an argument all is not lost.
One Act Play Festival
ees are given seems very bad and inefficient, with high You can always call your opponent names."
deductibles which they are unable to pay. Although Wal- The Illustrious Theatre Company, in residence at the
Mart offers products at an all time low, it might be wise to PAUL SHUST Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, announces auditions
boycott them, until they at least agree to an employees for its upcoming new one act play festival. Auditions for
union. the one act plays will be held on Wed., Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
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Spartans of Excellence Honored for Village of
Month of December Florida
By Mayor Jim
This article is my way of communicating with
you, the residents of the Village of Florida, on a reg-
ular basis. Any opinions expressed are solely my own.
Martin Luther King Day was celebrated
throughout the country this weekend. In order to
fully appreciate the contribution that Dr. King made
on society, one would have had to experience dis-
crimination as it occurred during the 1940’s and
1950’s. Although discrimination does still exist in
the world today, the impact of Dr. King’s work was
significant. Today’s youth are the by-product of
inroads made by Dr. King.
Mike Sicina, a Florida village resident passed
away on Jan. 13. Mike was a father, a husband, a vet-
eran, a volunteer fireman, a building inspector for
both Warwick and Florida, an avid sportsman, an
enthusiastic member of the Village Parkland
Development Committee and a good neighbor. He
will be greatly missed.
Florida, New York is a full service community.
The Village of Florida is one of the few villages that
Andrew Chiappone, Zachary Bonder, Melanie Schukrofft, Robert Ullman, Gina McAteer, Melissa Sciorra, Madeline
provides municipal water, municipal sewer, garbage
Pillmeier, Brooke Howell, Matthew Peer & Robert Christian. Not pictured was Chris Beers.
collection and recycling, police protection with local
police and state troopers, a good school system,
The faculty and staff of S. S. Seward Institute are age of at least 90%. above average youth recreation, municipal parks
proud to announce the following students, who were hon- The students were treated to a luncheon and receive a and a senior center.
ored as “Spartans of Excellence” for the month of coupon booklet good for discounts at area businesses. The
December. The students were nominated by their teachers program is part of the strong initiative at Seward to raise In the near future, a development of age 55
due to their leadership capabilities and an academic aver- student achievement. restricted homes and apartments will be built. We
also expect construction to begin on a 6,800 square
foot convenience store.
St. Joseph School to Host Open House It is a great place to live whether you are young
The Board of Education of the Florida Union Free
School District announces a regular meeting on Thurs.,
Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Golden Hill Elementary School
Cafeteria. Presentation: Technology Uses at Seward – Mr.
Slevin, Mr. Stewart, and Students.
Center Offers State of
the Art Technology
ChiroFit Wellness Center located off Route 17M in
Goshen is owned by Dr. Dominic Cirigliano, Chiropractor.
The center’s mission is to help the people in the communi-
ty reach optimum physical, mental and social well-being.
The atmosphere is not typical of a doctor’s office. You are
greeted by friendly faces, waterfalls, soothing music and
The zen-like setting is ideal for healing and the body,
Al Rondon, a Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola, prepares for his career presentation by sharing some information mind, spirit approach is about treating the whole person
with St. Joseph students (from left): Amanda Garrity of Goshen, Hannah and not simply a symptom. In addition to Chiropractic
Rondon of Florida, Jacob Kulesza of Westtown, Brendan Thomas of Highland Lakes, NJ; Caillah O'Brien of care, ChiroFit offers only 100% natural healthcare alterna-
Washingtonville, and Colleen Dixon of Chester. tives such as Active Release Techniques, Massage Therapy,
Reiki, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy, Sound Therapy and
St. Joseph School in Florida will host an Open House play their science projects, those in Pre-K through second Acupuncture. Educational workshops and classes on
during Catholic Schools Week, from Jan. 28 – Feb. 3. The grade will display their foreign language projects. Essential Oils, Yoga and Qi Gong are also available.
fun-filled week includes a variety of events for school fam- The week’s activities also include “Career Fun,” a pro- ChiroFit now offers a state-of-the-art technology
ilies and visitors. Sister Kathleen Luppens, OP, the princi- gram that brings persons representing a variety of profes- called the “Insight Millenium,” a second generation “sub-
pal, extends a special invitation to visitors considering a sions to speak to the students about what they do in their luxation” station. A “subluxation,” is simply a fancy word
Catholic school education for their children. St. Joseph’s careers. Students will then have the opportunity to partic- for a vertebra out of place putting pressure on a nerve.
offers a warm, spiritually-enriching, small-school environ- ipate in an essay contest on careers that interest them. An This pressure can cause a disturbance or interference in the
ment, with an exceptional academic program. As one par- annual favorite, the “Grandparents Luncheon,” will also nervous system. The Central Nervous System (CNS) is the
ent commented, “I can’t think of a better place to send my take place. St. Joseph’s grandparents will attend a luncheon “master controlling system” of the body and when there is a
disturbance in the CNS, it causes mal-function in the body.
child.” at the school joined by their grandchildren. In addition,
The “Insight Millenium” helps detect areas of nerve
The Open House takes place on Sun, Jan 29, from 10- the book fair will be running all week in the new library disturbance, document and monitor your results, and help
12 noon, and during the school week, from Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, and computer lab; all are invited to purchase a wide variety to deliver the appropriate chiropractic care. “Insight
from 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Evening Open House sessions of great books. The week will culminate with Teacher Millenium” tests do not hurt. The purpose of these tests is
will also take place on Wed, Feb. 1 and Thurs, Feb. 2 from Appreciation Day, honoring St. Joseph’s outstanding faculty. to detect abnormal function in the nervous system which
6 – 8 p.m., along with the Science and Foreign Language For more information on the Open House, contact St. cannot be seen on X-ray. For more information, call (845)
Fair. While students in grades third through eighth will dis- Joseph School at (845) 651-7873. 294- 4402.
WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006 7
Date Announced for Annual SACH Spring Ball to Help
Fund Emergency Room Expansion
St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY has mark your calendars.” nesses who wish to demonstrate support for the Warwick
announced plans to host its Annual Spring Ball on The Annual Spring Ball also offers sponsorship and Healthcare Campus and this year’s honorees. Call 845-987-
Saturday evening, April 29, 2005 at the Sheraton journal advertising opportunities for individuals and busi- 5676 for further information.
Crossroads in nearby Mahwah, New Jersey. The hotel,
which overlooks the picturesque Ramapo Valley is famous
for its multi-level glass façade, unsurpassed luxury, ele-
gance and quality of food and service. Beginning at 7 p.m.,
what has become the social event of the season will feature
live musical entertainment, dancing, live and silent auc-
tions and lots of surprises. The Spring Ball Committee,
whose ranks have tripled in the past few years, is working
hard to make this year’s event another huge success.
Proceeds will be used to help fund the modernization and
expansion of St. Anthony Community Hospital’s emer-
gency room. The planned improvements are part of the
overall modernization of the hospital to better serve the
community’s healthcare needs.
One of the major purposes of the Annual Spring Ball
and a highlight at each of the annual gala events has been
honoring members of the community for their support
and leadership. This year, St. Anthony Community
Hospital will honor Mrs. Morris R. Bradner Jr. She will
receive the “2006 Caring For Life Award” in recognition of
her long time support of the hospital through the Bradner
Heart Fund and her lifelong support of the St. Anthony
Community Hospital Auxiliary (SACHA). This year’s
Medical Professionals honorees are Dr. Ming C. Chiou and
Dr. Chining H. Huang.
These prestigious honors are designed to recognize
civic and medical leaders who maintain good standing
within the community, support the Warwick Healthcare
Campus and are committed to fulfilling the Bon Secours
mission of offering ‘good help to those in need.’ The St. Anthony Community Hospital Spring Ball Committee (from left) are: Eileen Patterson, Julia Griffin, Chris
“These are three of the most deserving people in our Carbone, Anna Horowitz, Kevin Colman, Helen Laskow, Jack Berkowitz, Terry Quint, Sheila Selvage, Sal Leale, Deb
community,” stated Leah Cerkvenik, executive vice presi- Krol, Sue DeVincenzo, Suzanne Jones, Bonni Masi Oswald, Wendi Perez, Joanne Graney, and Mary Lou Carbone.
dent/administrator of the Warwick Healthcare Campus (Committee members not available for the photograph are: Rennie Bradner, Rudy J. Breedy, Colleen Suzanne Brown,
“We look forward to presenting each them with their MD; Leah Cerkvenik, Sussan Chakamian, Clara Chudow, MD; Jean Ciampo, Janine Dethmers, Nancy Hoverman,
awards and we invite everyone to join us on April 29. Please Debbie Kennedy, Christine Krahulik, Barbara Lawrence, Leslie Lederman and Gloria Okon.
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8 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
‘Eric Burdon & the Animals’ to Perform at the Lycian in Sugar
Kings Theatre Company is proud to present 60’s rock and $27 for youth (18 years and younger) and can be pur-
n’ roll icon “Eric Burdon and the Animals” at the Lycian chased by calling the Lycian Centre Box Office at (845)
Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf on Sun., Feb. 469-2287 Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4
12, at 5 p.m. p.m.
Eric Burdon’s life has been a musical journey matched Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts is an equity the-
by few other performers in rock music history. He has atre committed to bringing professional cultural events
gone from being the driving force of a gritty British such as this to the Mid-Hudson region. Kings Theatre
Invasion band, to pioneering the San Francisco psychedel- Company is the 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization cur-
ic rock scene, to fronting “WAR” – the biggest funk band of rently presenting and producing many of the shows held at
the 1970’s, to cutting an LP with jazz-blues great Jimmy the Lycian Centre, including a Children’s Theatre program
Witherspoon, to coming full circle and reuniting his origi- produced under contract with Actors’ Equity Association
nal band, “The Animals,” for a world-wide tour and releas- and a monthly Play Reading Series.
ing a new series of live CDs.
In the 1960’s, “The Animals” took the music world by
storm when they recorded and released an electrified ver-
sion of the traditional folk number, “The House of the Eric Burdon will perform with
Rising Sun.” In short order, they followed with such clas- “The Animals” at the Lycian Centre
sics as “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “We Gotta Get for the Performing Arts on Sun.,
Out Of This Place,” “It’s My Life,” “I’m Crying,” “Inside Feb. 12, at 5 p.m.
Looking Out,” “The Story of Bo Diddley,” “Bring It On
Home To Me,” and “See See Rider.”
Tickets to this memorable concert are $36 for adults
Warwick Valley Chorale Spring Season Rehearsals Begin
The Warwick Valley Chorale, the oldest active singing Warwick Valley Chorale will prepare a program featuring tration and distribution of music. Members pay dues to
group in Orange County, will begin rehearsals for its spring “Haydn’s Misa Brevis,” “Young’s Misa Festiva,” several cover the cost of music and other expenses.
2006 season on Tues., Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Warwick pieces by Randall Thompson, and patriotic selections. For additional information about membership, con-
Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick. No audi- Rehearsals are scheduled for every Tuesday evening certs, or contributions, contact Zoey Savale, 986-1392, or
tion is required to join. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Warwick Reformed Church. view the Chorale’s website at
Under the direction of conductor Stanley Curtis, the On Jan. 24, rehearsal will begin at 7 p.m. to allow for regis- http://webusers.warwick.net/~u1031620/index.htm.
The Warwick Valley Chorale
Beat the Winter Blues with Classes ‘Wizard of Oz’
at the WVCC Chester Academy is proud to present its spring musi-
cal “The Wizard of Oz!” on Fri., March 3 at 7 p.m. and Sat.,
Beginning Drawing for children in grades K – 2 will be March 4 at 7 p.m. Snow date is Sun., March 5 at 3 p.m. at
The Warwick Valley Community Center (WVCC)
held on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 24 – Feb. 15, 4:30 – the Chester Academy Auditorium. Students in grades 3 –
announces Winter 2006 schedule of classes:
5:30 p.m. and for grades 3 - 5 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Learn 12 are working hard to prepare this district-wide perform-
Drawing I – Charcoal and Eraser for Adults will be
to draw what you see with pencil, charcoal and pastel tech- ance, with a surprise guest actor debuting as The Wizard.
held on Tues. evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 –
niques. Cost is $32 plus materials. The cast totals approximately 120 performers. Ticket
Feb. 21. Learn how to effectively draw basic shapes and
Small Fry Preschool – There are still openings in the prices: Adults $10; Children and Senior Citizens $8. Tickets
understand the importance of composition, value and light
three-year-old p.m. class. Classes meet on Tuesdays and will be sold at the door both nights and may be purchased
in your drawing as well as how to critique your work and
Thursdays from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Gently structured learning ahead of time at either Chester Elementary or Chester
the work of your peers. Weekly projects will include: learn-
environment. For more information, call Karen Kettler at Academy starting Feb.1. Tickets need to be picked up at the
ing how to arrange an interesting still-life with objects
986-6422. time and place of purchase.
found around your home and how to create a still-life
drawing. Cost is $80 plus materials. Teen Center - The FREE Teen Center is open every
Oil Painting for Adults will be held on Wed. evenings afternoon from 2 – 6 p.m. and offers a variety of activities
from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 25 – Feb. 22. Learn a tradi- for students in grades 6-12.
tional approach to oil painting, with seven simple steps, Free Smoking Cessation Program - Beginning Tues.,
utilizing under painting as the structure of your work. Feb. 7, the Warwick Valley Community Center is proud to
Understand color theory and how to mix paints to achieve welcome Dr. Pat Alfarone who will be conducting a FREE
crisp, clean color in your work. Develop a well-composed Smoking Cessation Program in conjunction with the
painting. Cost is $80 plus materials. Orange County Department of Health. This program will
Cooking with Roseanne for children in grades K - 5 run on Tues. evenings, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Warwick Valley
will be held on Fridays, 5 – 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 27 – Feb. Community Center. For additional information or to reg-
24. Learn to measure, make fun and easy recipes, fruit ister, call Dr. Alfarone at 325-6162.
smoothies and other healthy meals and holiday treats. For more information or to register for these or any of
Cost is $32. the other classes offered at the WVCC, call 986-6422.
WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006 9
Chautauqua Program at The ‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit Opens
Baby Grand Café The Orange County Citizens
Foundation and the Newburgh Free
Exhibit Committee Co-Chair Marie Liu
believes that the largest changes can be
Chris Brune will bring his New Library are currently hosting a photo- seen in Orange County’s cities, which have
natural acoustic instruments. The New
Chautauqua Program to The Baby Grand graphic exhibit focusing on changes in been drastically transformed by a decline
Chautauqua invites you to pass a little time
Café, 7 West Street in Warwick, on Sun., Orange County over the past century. in manufacturing. “Urban renewal and the
in the world of ideas and imagination,
Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. The New Chautauqua is Working with local historians, photogra- end of the trolley system devastated some
enjoying those things that refreshed and
a program of old-time pleasures. It hear- phers from around the county have com- of the most vibrant portions of our cities,”
restored people in an earlier, less hectic
kens back to a time when an evening's pared black and white photos of specific she said. “Photographers and local histori-
time. For more information, call 986-1989
entertainment was to listen to stories and locations at the turn of the 20th century ans have pinpointed the sharpest contrasts
or visit: www.babygrandcafe.com for full
poetry read aloud, and music played on and today. The show can be viewed at the and turned them into a photographic his-
calendar of events.
Newburgh Free Library through Feb. 15. A tory of the entire area.”
visitor’s reception will be held on Sun., Jan. Some highlights of the event include a
22 at 2 p.m. at the library in conjunction comparison of a Memorial Day parade in
with a ragtime concert presented by the the City of Middletown in 1918 with that
City Winds Trio at 3 p.m. Both events are of 2005, Tuxedo’s train station, locations in
free of charge. the villages and towns of Monroe and
As one of the fastest growing counties Chester, Warwick, and the Newburgh
in New York, Orange County has undoubt- waterfront in the late 19th century and the
edly experienced substantial changes over present. The exhibit, entitled “Then &
recent years. Citizens Foundation Now: A Black & White Photographic Essay
President Nancy Proyect said that the pho- of Orange County,” made its debut at the
tographs in the exhibit will provide viewers Seligmann Homestead in Sugar Loaf in
with a startling contrast between today’s September 2005. It will travel throughout
Orange County and that of yesteryear. the county over the next year. Future loca-
“Land use, transportation, and demo- tions include SUNY Orange, the Tuxedo
graphic changes have all played a large role Park Library, and the County Government
in converting Orange County from a rural, Center in Goshen.
farming community to a more suburban For more information, contact the
area,” said Proyect. Orange County Citizens Foundation at
While the traditional rural areas of the 469-9459 or the Newburgh Free Library at
County are represented in the show, 563-3601.
Works of Art Gallery at
Greenwood Lake Library
As part of the Works of Art Gallery, landscape scenes of Greenwood Lake and
local artist Sylvia Levy will be exhibiting its surrounding mountains. The Library
her artwork at the library through the invites you to visit to view Sylvia’s artwork
month of January. A “Meet the Artist” and be inspired by her creativity and talent.
reception will be held at the library on Sat., This is a unique opportunity to meet
Chris Brune Jan. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. Sylvia is a resident an artist within your own community. All
of Greenwood Lake. Her display is a collec- children must be accompanied by an adult.
tion of oil, pastel and watercolor. Some of Light refreshments will be served.
her pieces include still life, portrait and
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But how is the hard part.
Have you tried to quit without success?
Are you embarrassed about your smoking?
Has your doctor told you to quit?
Do you have health problems related to smoking?
Make quitting easier by calling St. Anthony Community Hospital’s
Eight Week Support Program:
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 2, 8, 15 & 22, 7-8pm
Fee for Eight Week Program: $200. Space limited.
Greenbrier Room, Mount Alverno Center, 20 Grand St, Warwick, NY
Private 1-1/2 hour interview for Program eligibility.
Appointment necessary for interview.
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Good Samaritan Home Care Mount Alverno Center Adult Home Schervier Pavilion Nursing & Rehab Center St. Anthony Community Hospital
10 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
U. S. S. Fayette. This ship is one of more than 150 attack Littell, Bill Gurda, and Dennis O’Neill - set a new school
transport ships in the Navy’s famed "Magic Carpet" fleet record in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay in a time of 4:08.8.
that is now engaged in returning servicemen from the far-
flung islands of the Pacific. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
• Mrs. Marion Vail of Florida, secretary in the Warwick January 7, 1981
insurance office, of John B. Rogers, Jr., her nephew, Bryant • Dr. Howard Sleight will be excused from all duties as
Fitzgerald, 15, also of Florida and Mr. Rogers’ sister, Miss Superintendent of Schools effective Feb. 1, 1981, as a result
Mary Rogers, of Maple Ave., narrowly escaped serious of a resolution adopted by a 5-4 vote from the Warwick
injury when a coupe owned and driven by Bernard Board of Education. The Board cited educational and
Jennifer O’Connor Garvella crashed into the rear of their car on Maple Ave. individual differences between the Superintendent and the
The crash sent the gas tank up in flames. No serious Board.
injuries were reported. • In the Chit for Chat Column of "The Dispatch" it
SEVENTY YEARS AGO • Mr. Albert Sisco, who has been ill with an attack of read: Mystery of the Week – Why was the clock and tem-
January 15, 1936 grippe, is out and about again. perature sign removed from the Bank of New York build-
• Monday evening, at Justice of the Peace Walter C. • The great interest in hunting and fishing that exists in ing on Main St.? Rumor had it as costing too much to
Fuller’s office were the parents of six boys, and the boys this area was evident at the Village Hall when about 70 maintain and "not in their image" – not sure who they were
(minors). The youths had been doing a lot of petty thiev- sportsmen appeared at the annual meeting of the Warwick referring to when they said "their."
ery in the Village. Mr. Fuller, Corporal Frank Heins of the Valley Rod and Gun Club. New and old members signed • Hans Gross and Walter Greiner were honored to have
NYS Police, and Chief of Police G. Wm. Clark left no doubt up for the New Year, bringing the total membership to 253. former tennis champion Don Budge, of Baltimore,
in the minds of the parents as to what the law thought of • T/4 James C. VanDuzer, son of Mr. Clinton Maryland, as one of their dinner guests at Ye Jolly Onion
their neglect of duty to their children. No arrests were VanDuzer, received his honorable discharge at Fort Dix. Inn in Pine Island. Mr. Budge holds the Grand Slam
made, but Justice Fuller ruled that the children should be Jim served as radioman with field officers in General championships in tennis for 1938 and 1939.
home every night by 5:30 and remain home. Patton’s Third Army. • Tracy LeGrow is the recipient of the "Outstanding
• John W. Sanford, Jr., has been called to serve on the • An advertisement in "The Dispatch" from Raynor’s Teenage Young Person Award," from the Warwick Jaycees.
jury at the trial of Mrs. Dorothy Sherwood for the murder Market read: Serve Frozen Foods if you want to save time Tracy attends Warwick Valley High School and ranks 11th
of her son, which is being held before the Supreme Court and money. Frozen Foods are easier and quicker to prepare in her class of 229 students.
in Newburgh. with less waste. We have a complete line of all kinds of • Nathaniel, son of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Weslowski,
• The January meeting of the Hi-Hatters Bridge Club Frozen Vegetables – Fruits & Fish. will celebrate his 3rd birthday on Jan. 14.
met at the home of Mrs. Clinton Doty in Pine Island. Mrs. • Fire destroyed professional offices, owned by Dr.
Doty and Miss Mary King acted as hostesses. FORTY YEARS AGO Oscar P. Tan, in The Executive Building, located at 158 N.
• There was a large attendance at the Florida P.T.A. January 19, 1966 Main St. in the Village of Florida. Destroyed in the blaze
meeting in spite of bad traveling. It was voted to spend • An automobile operated by John Gill, 18, was exten- were offices housing Florida Gynecology Associates and
fifty dollars, in addition to the fifty already spent, to con- sively damaged after the car and a bull collided on Rte. 94. Dr. Neal Sherman; Dr. Vincent Malonso, a dentist; Dr.
tinue dental work for school pupils. The animal, in use on the Robert Nicholas farm, sustained Debra Sokota, a chiropractor; Dr. Darayes Mobed, a gener-
• Mr. Roger Conklin’s engagement to Miss Lillian a broken leg in the mishap but survived. Mr. Gill was not al surgeon; Dr. Sung Sohn, a general practitioner and
Turfler has been announced. They are both fine young injured. internist; and Dennis Caplicki, attorney. Although the fire
people of our neighborhood and we congragulate them. • Fordham University has notified Robert Bogdanski, is still under investigation it does not appear suspicious.
• The Florida Reds are winners of the first half in the son or Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bogdanski, that he has been
Orange-Penn League. The team includes Adam Regelski, accepted for Sept. 1966 pre-law studies. TWELVE YEARS AGO
Anderson, Hunt, Charley Stoll, Bill Shea, Andy Regelski, R. • It was good police work as Patrolman Alex Scherman January 19, 1994
Villamil, Westphal, Chiron, and F. (Doc) Villamil. observed a young man coming through a plate glass win- • Fran and John Dever were on the front page of "The
dow of Peck’s Liquor Store and was then involved in a Dispatch" – They sold their Dever’s News store at 56 N.
SIXTY YEARS AGO drenching chase through the Wawayanda Creek. He Main St in Florida to Vito Carluccia. The Dever’s pur-
January 16, 1946 caught the intoxicated 19-year-old and discovered mari- chased the news store of the late John Miller, Florida’s first
• Pvt. Andrew J. Van Dunk is one of 2,000 High-Point juana in his cigarettes. Village Clerk, 31-years-ago.
Army veterans the Navy is returning to the State aboard the • Frank Sudol of Pine Island is the 1966 winner of the • The Town Board has given the go-ahead for the
Bausch & Lomb Science Award at Warwick Valley High Marathon Committee to stage its first marathon ever in
School. Warwick. Race Director, Gerald Terry, is overwhelmed
• While driving along the Delaware River on Sunday, with the interest and support from the community. The
John Couser sighted a Bald Eagle. This may not seem to race is scheduled to take place in November.
mean much, but the Bald Eagle, which is our National • Craig Thompson, a seventh grader, won the National
Emblem, is slowly becoming extinct. Geography Bee at the Warwick Middle School.
• Tommy Wohlrab is being shipped out to South Viet • Congratulations to the Zottola family: Frank Jr.
Nam via Hawaii. received his Master’s Degree in International Finance;
Free Music Every Saturday & Sunday • Michael A. Gurda, retiring President and Chairman Barbara graduated from Dominican College with a
Bistro Style Cafe of the Orange County General Pulaski Memorial Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy; and Viola
Bakery and Wine Tasting Committee, was honored at a dinner meeting for the Ilardi, the mother of Mrs. Zottola, celebrated her 85th
numerous services that he faithfully administered for birthday.
114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY approximately a quarter of a century. • Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary to Mary and
tel. (845) 258-4858 • fax (845) 258-6055 • wvwinery.com • Mr. Wisner H. Buckbee of Wisner Farms, Mr. John Lawrence Amato.
Sanford, and Mr. Harold Wilson attended the Pennsylvania • Ron and Tami McCormick and children, Matthew
50th Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. and Jamie, were part of a family get-together at the home
• The Warwick Basketball Team downed Minisink of Tami’s aunt, Joann Lemin, on Ackerman Rd.
Valley, 56-39, and checked Monroe-Woodbury, 75-61. In • Peggy Graham, the former Margaret Parkhurst, and
both games the Cagers shifted their defense often enough her husband, Red, were recipients of The Josephine M.
to keep their opponents guessing. The big scorers of both Riley Communication Service Award. The Peggy and Red
games were Art Quackenbush, George Rudy, and John Jaje. Graham Show received this honor for their dedicated
• The Warwick mermen - Blake Emmerich, Harry efforts toward sight conservation.
Dog Obedience & Grooming Classes Offered
The 4-H Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension is mixed breed of dog six months or older can be used. Each
offering Dog Obedience and Grooming classes for all dog may only have one trainer. All dogs must have proof of
young people 9 – 19 years of age (as of 9/30/06). This is a vaccinations. Advanced classes will also be conducted for
great program for youth to learn discipline, responsibility young people previously graduating from the beginning or
and care for another living being. The partnership between higher levels.
an animal and a child provides for unbeatable learning A $10 annual fee for enrolled 4-H members or $17 for
experiences. Classes begin with orientation for first time non-enrolled 4-H’ers due with the registration, will be
participants on April 3. Beginner classes will be held in charged. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on first
Middletown on Monday and Thursday evenings and in come, first served basis. Call the Cornell Cooperative
Newburgh on Wednesday evenings. Interested youth do Extension’s 4-H Program today at 344-1234 for registra-
not have to be 4-H members to participate. Any breed or tion forms.
Debt Relief Agent
Wills & Trusts
No Charge For Consultation
Admitted in New York & New Jersey
62 N. Main Street
651-2500 Florida, N.Y.
WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006 11
101-Years-Old & Still on the Run Wedding
Howard Werany of Warwick celebrated his 101st birthday on Dec. 10 with a party Mr. & Mrs. Adam Winter
given to him by his four children, Netta Montuori of Florida, NY; Victor Werany of
Middletown, NY; Eunice Golia of N.J.; and Adrienne Campbell of N.H.
Howard is still very active and is ‘out and about’ everyday. You might see him riding Kristen Luciano and Adam Winter
around the Village on his electric scooter or heading over to Schervier Pavilion to visit the married July 22, 2005 in an outside cere-
sick and elderly. mony at Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge,
He’s now looking forward to his 102nd birthday. Colorado. A celebration followed at Ten
Kristen is the daughter of Linda and
Peter Luciano of Warwick, NY. The bride
chose her sister-in-law, Lori Luciano of
Westtown, NY, to be her Matron of Honor.
Adam is the son of Deann and John
Roberts of Lincoln, Nebraska and Steve
and Janie Winter of Beatrice, Nebraska.
Nate Lindstrom of Kansas City, Missouri
was the Best Man.
The bride is a graduate of Warwick
Valley High School and Northern Arizona
University. The groom graduated from
Lincoln South High School and the
University of Nebraska.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the
couple resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Howard Werany at his 101st Birthday Party Mr. & Mrs. Adam Winter
SUNY Orange Offers Lifetime Orange County 4-H Tractor Program
Learning for Your Career Allows Exemption for Young Farm Hands
The 2006 Cornell Cooperative attend five meetings at local tractor dealers
Orange County Community course, which has a 90 percent job Extension 4-H Tractor Program is open to and be tested. Meetings are scheduled for
College's department of Continuing placement record. any youth, 14-years-old and above, who Wed., Feb. 22 (Chambers Ford,
and Professional Education (CAPE) is Classes are ongoing and prospec- wants to receive certification to work on a Montgomery); March 1 (Hudson River
offering morning and evening classes tive students can register any time for farm this summer and/or is looking for a Tractor Company, Goshen), March 8 and
at the Newburgh Extension Center at low-cost, high-results learning. Day fun educational experience. The U.S. 15 (Pine Bush Equipment) and March 22
One Washington Center in all major classes meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Department of labor declares certain farm (Cooperative Extension Office,
occupations too "hazardous" for youth Middletown). These meeting are held from
computer applications, information evening classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to below the age of 16. Tractor driving is 7 – 8:30 p.m.
technology, bookkeeping, office proce- 9:30 p.m. included on the list, and these youth are There will be practice on Sat., March
dures and job readiness to prepare For more information on these prohibited from working on any farm but 25 with the testing on Sat., April 1. Sign up
people to enter the workplace or to and other courses, please contact Lou their home farm. An exemption is permit- is due by Feb. 15, and can be done by call-
advance their careers. There is also a DeFeo at 845-341-4532, or via e-mail ted for youth under 16 (but over 14) if they ing the 4-H Office at 344-1234.
one-month CDL truck driver training at email@example.com. have successfully completed a basic Tractor Registration fee is $8 for 4-H members,
Safety Course. Participants are expected to $13 for non-members.
Vegetable Variety Website President’s & Dean’s List at Cortland
Christian M. Barbariantz of Florida and Kerri K.
Aids NY Gardeners Wright of Warwick have been named to the President’s list
for the fall 2005 semester at Cortland University. Also, at
When you’re pouring over seed catalogs this winter Cortland, Gerard E. Gass, Jason J. Knudsen, and Tameka I.
trying to decide what to grow, be sure to check out the Stephenson of Florida, along with Andrew H. MacClugage
Cornell Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners Website. This and Kerri K. Wright of Warwick have been named to the
list includes all vegetable varieties that are suggested by Dean’s list for the 2005 fall semester.
Cornell University for home garden use in New York
State; which are disease resistant and superior in their Eugene A. Tomosivitch, D.D.S
growth habits. Mahon Named to Dean’s List Leonard G. Episcopio, D.D.S
The website http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu makes at Monmouth University
it easy to compare varieties and become aware of the wide Monmouth University has announced that Keri
array of vegetables that are available to gardeners. The Mahon of Warwick has been named to the Dean’s List for • Cosmetic Dentistry: Bonding, Veneers,
site describes more than 3,400 varieties including days to the Fall 2005 semester. Esthetic Fillings, Bleaching
maturity and seed sources. The site is like an • Restoration of Dental Implants
amazon.com for vegetable varieties, in addition to read- • Full Line of Esthetic Partial Dentures with
ing basics about varieties you can rate them and read
No Visible Clasps
reviews from your fellow gardeners. The site also includes
valuable links to other Cornell gardening resources. • Services Include Root Canals, Crowns,
Renovations • Remodeling •
Because Kids Don’t Additions • Kitchens • Baths
• Nitrous Oxide Sedation
• Emergencies & New Patients Welcome
Come With Directions • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Orange County
announces Parenting Programs for parents and caregivers 31 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY
of all ages at Kings Elementary School in Warwick on
Thursdays March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 7-9 p.m. Cost:
$30/series. For more information call 344-1234.
There’s Nothing We Don’t Do 845-986-2929
12 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
PHILOMENA J. DZIERZEK LOIS A. MORRIS
MILDRED C. SZWALEK
Philomena J. Dzierzek of Leesburgh, GA formerly of Lois A. Morris of Warwick died at home Jan. 10, 2006,
Mildred C. Szwalek of Warwick passed away on
Florida, NY, a retired nurses aide for Middletown surrounded by her loving family. She was 67. A family
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2006 at St. Anthony Community Hospital,
Psychiatric Hospital, Middletown, NY entered into rest statement read, "She will be greatly missed by her family."
Warwick. She was 83.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2006. She was 70. Born May 11, 1938, she was the daughter of Albert
Born Oct. 8, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daugh-
The daughter of the late Frank Dzierzek Sr. and Wilda Freeman and Mary Lastman Freeman.
ter of the late Bernard and Lillian Reyelt. She was the
Banach Dzierzek, she was born Sept. 25, 1935 in Chester, NY. She was married to the late Dr. Craig John Morris.
widow of Frank Szwalek.
Survivors include: one daughter, Rose Wojtaszek of Mrs. Morris was an Artist and the owner and designer
Mrs. Szwalek was a retired typist for Gray Envelope in
Leesburgh, GA; one son-in-law, Paul Wojtaszek of of Artistically Yours in Sugar Loaf, NY. She formerly owned
Brooklyn and member of the Warwick Senior Citizens.
Leesburgh GA; three grandchildren, Vincent, Michael and With Love Designs in New City, NY.
She is survived by her children: daughter, Mary
Christine Wojtaszek; one great-granddaughter, Aiden She is survived by her daughter, Monica Gordon and
Hechme and her husband, Samir; son, John and his wife,
McGurrin; two brothers, David Dzierzek of Florida, NY her husband, Carl of Goshen; her son, Andrew Morris and
Doreen, and daughter, Joan Mulzet and her husband,
and James Dzierzek of Middletown, NY; and several nieces, his wife, Janet; four grandchildren, Jamie, Jerika, Moriah
Frank; and six grandchildren, Daniel, Nichole, Michael,
nephews and cousins. and Brittany.
John, Jeannine and Frank Jr.
Visitation was Sun., Jan. 15 at T.S. Purta Funeral Visitation and a Funeral Service were held Wed., Jan.
Funeral Services were held Sat., Jan. 14 at Lazear-
Home, Florida, NY. 11 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick.
Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick.
A Funeral Mass was held Mon., Jan. 16 at St. Joseph’s Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn,
JOHN C. REDDICONTO
Church, Florida, NY. NY.
John C. Reddiconto of Chester, NY died Jan
Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Florida.
13 at St. Anthony Community Hospital,
Warwick. He was 79. Born May 2, 1926 in
South Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of WILLIAM "MIKE" SICINA
ESTHER M. RADER Emanual Reddiconto and Ignatsia Baeli Reddiconto. William "Mike" Sicina of Florida, NY, a
Ester M. Rader of Warwick died Jan. 10, 2006 at St. He was married to the late Louise Kempton Reddiconto. retired maintenance worker for Warwick
Anthony Community Hospital. She was 85. Mr. Reddiconto was an Army veteran of World War II. Valley Central School District, a retired
Born Jan. 11, 1920 in Edenville, NY, she was the He was formerly a Bergen County Police Officer. He was a building inspector and gunsmith entered into
daughter of Henry Sherman and Mary Befus Sherman. self employed auctioneer and golf instructor. rest Fri., Jan. 13, 2006 at O.R.M.C. Arden Hill Campus.
She was married to the late Andrew J. Rader. He is survived by his daughter, Jill Crescimanno of He was 81.
A homemaker, Mrs. Rader was a 60-year member of Chester, NY; Gaspare Crescimanno, Jr.; nieces and The son of Michael and Evelyn Taylor Sicina, he was
the Warwick United Methodist Church, a member of the nephews; his "boys", Michael Beesley (God Son) and Jeffrey born April 19, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY.
United Methodist Women, and a member of the COGS Beesley; and grand dogs, Gina and Salvatore. Mike was a WWII Army Combat Engineer, a 50-Year
group at the church. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Visitation was Sun., Jan. 15 at Lazear-Smith & Vander member of the Highland Engine and Hose Co., Florida,
Auxiliary, Engine #3 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. NY, a member of the American Legion Post #1250 Florida,
Senior Bowling League. Internment will be held in George Washington NY, Monroe Chester Gun Club, the NRA and IBS,
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Rader of Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Apatuxcet V.F.W. Post 5988 Bourne, MA, and a member of
Warwick; her son, James Rader and his wife, Sheila of Memorial contributions may be sent to American National Bench Rest Shooter Association.
Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, Leigh, Jill, Heart Association, 255 Greenwich Ave., Goshen, NY 10924. Survivors include his wife, Vera Crawford Sicina at
Christopher and Andrew; six great-grandchildren; two sis- home; one daughter, Kathleen Henry of Buzzards Bay, MA;
ANN LATHROP FINLAYSON
ters, Lydia Wood and Dorothy De Lillo; two brothers, Alex two grandsons, Robert and Billy Scott; two great-grand-
Ann Lathrop Finlayson of Warwick passed away on
Sherman and Herman Sherman; and many nieces and daughters; one sister, Alice Dec of East Rutherford, NJ; and
Sat., Jan. 14, 2006 at Valley View, Goshen. She was 80.
nephews. nieces and nephews.
Born March 25, 1925 in New York City, she was the
Visitation was Thurs., Jan. 12 at Lazear-Smith & He was pre-deceased by one son, Robert Sicina.
daughter of the late Frank and Anna Niecy Finlayson.
Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. There was no visitation and no services.
Miss Finlayson was an author and Freelance Writer.
A Funeral Service was held Fri., Jan. 13 at Warwick A Celebration of Life was held Sun., Jan. 15 at
She is survived by her niece, Mary Ellen Matthews and
United Methodist Church, Forester Avenue, Warwick. Slattery’s Florida Bar and Grill, Florida, NY.
several other nieces and nephews.
Interment followed in Warwick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Fire
Friends may call from 9 – 10 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 21 at the
The family requests memorial contributions be to and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 600, Florida, NY 10921.
Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland
Warwick United Methodist Church or Warwick Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the
Ave., Warwick. Services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday at
Ambulance. T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
the Funeral Home.
Keeping Up-to-Date With Our Representatives
Rep. Kelly Outlines Small Business Priorities With recently reached an agreement on two pieces of legislation funding than any other state. Benefit amounts are based on
Orange County Chamber of Commerce that would increase penalties for those who injure or kill gross monthly household income and residents’ ages.
Stressing the importance of tax relief and availability police officers, and toughen current laws that will help to Homeowners and renters with children under the age of
of affordable health insurance for Orange County small keepillegal guns off our streets. "As a result of this legisla- six and adults who are over 60 are considered especially
businesses, U.S. Representative Sue Kelly recently discussed tion,we will be able to give our law enforcement officials vulnerable and are eligible to receive higher benefits. For
legislative issues with local business leaders at the Orange the tools they need to get more illegal guns off the streets, more information regarding these benefits, call toll-free
County Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Central Valley. and ensure that those who injure or kill our police officers (800) 342-3009.
A former small business owner herself, Kelly said she keeps face much tougher penalties," said Senator Morahan. HEAP administrators recently updated the eligibility
the interests of local small businesses as a centerpiece of The Illegal Firearms (Anti-Gun Trafficking) Bill: requirements to reflect the 2005-2006 seasons and
her own policy agenda in Congress. She sought input from Criminal Sale of Firearms - the new law will amend these increased the gross monthly income limits. Program eligi-
Orange County Chamber members and updated them on provisions by (1) classifying the Class D felony offense of bility is based on both income and housing situation.
pro-small business legislation that she is sponsoring in the the illegal sale of even one firearm as a violent felony The 2005-06 income guidelines are:
House of Representatives. offense; (2) punishing as a Class C violent felony the illegal Household Size Income Limit
Kelly is a senior member of the House Small Business sale of five or more firearms; and (3) punishing as a Class 1 $1,803
Committee. She told local business owners that she has B violent felony the illegal sale of 10 or more firearms. In 2 $2,358
been working to develop ways to lower health insurance addition, the new law recognizes the fact that gun traffick- 3 $2,913
costs for small businesses; stop unnecessary federal regula- ers often evade the strict felony penalties for multiple ille- 4 $3,468
tions on small businesses; level the playing field for small gal sales by intentionally restricting the number of firearms 5 $4,022
businesses; permanently end the death tax on small busi- that they sell in a single transaction. 6 $4,577
nesses; and enact additional tax relief measures to help The new law will toughen the minimum penalties 7 $4,681
small businesses succeed and continue creating jobs for for crimes committed against a police officer. Murder of a 8 $4,785
Orange County residents. Police Officer, Peace Officer or Corrections Employee: The 9 $4,889
"The bottom line is we shouldn't increase taxes on new law guarantees Life Without Parole for the intentional 10 $4,993
small businesses - our primary source of job creation - and murder of these law enforcement officers. When the sen- 11 $5,273
force them to send more of their income to Washington," tencing judge does not opt for Life Each Additional Person: Add $408
Kelly said. "We need to continue these small business tax Without Parole, current law allows for a sentence of Recipients also are required to live in housing deemed
deductions to help small business owners better use that life, with a minimum of 20 - 25 years. program-eligible, which means they must either pay
money to take care of their own workers, or to grow their directly for heating costs or pay rent that includes heating
businesses and create new local jobs here in Orange Assemblywoman Rabbitt Announces costs. If living in subsidized housing, recipients must pay
County." New Heap Household Income Limits heating costs separately from their rents. Individual appli-
According to Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, over the cants must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens.
State Legislature & Governor Announce past 25 years, the federal government has sponsored the More information is available by visiting the HEAP
Agreement On Crucial Criminal Justice Issues Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to provide Web site at www.otda.state.ny.us/otda/heap, by calling toll-
Senator Thomas P. Morahan(R-C,New funds to help address the heating needs of low-income and free (800) 342-3009, or by contacting your local social
City)announced that the Senate, Assembly and Governor senior citizen residents. New York receives more HEAP services office.
WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006 13
Warwick Football Named to NYS Honor Roll Serving Warwick Since 1985
Wildcat Gridders Named NYS Scholar – Athlete Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year.
By Gregory Sirico
Panco Oil Co. has been a family tradition since 1907,
supplying Warwick’s energy needs for almost thirty years.
The Warwick High School Football team was recognized by the New York With four locations in Orange County, we’re always nearby
State Public High School Athletic Association as a Scholar – Athlete Team with to answer your call - any season, any day, any hour.
At Panco your comfort is our business.
a cumulative core grade point average of 93.575 as set by the NYSPHSAA
guidelines. The following players’ average led the way:
Bill McCormick 12th 99.18
Alex Brozdowski 11th 99.09
Michael Marchese 12th 96.95
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an award at Football Banquet.
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McCormick posted the Warwick
James Beckford 12th 88.57 Football Teams highest Grade Highland Falls 845-446-2008
Taylor Brady 12th 88.25 Point Average during the fall sea-
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This is the Warwick Wildcat’s 10th Consecutive year they have been rec- applied to RPI and Lehigh to
ognized by the NYSPHSAA as a Scholar – Athlete team for football. Beat study engineering. (Picture by
Washingtonville!!! Mrs. J. Barry) Come See Our New Store!
Middle School Pole Vaulter’s Fly
By Tim St. Lawrence six ft. speedster, perhaps the most gifted athlete in the 58 Main St.,
Freshman class is pushing to the New York State Frosh Warwick, NY
record everyday. He jumped 13’ 0" this week, with his goal 845-986-7557
The Warwick Valley Middle School Flying Circus Pole
Vault Club’s jumpers raised the bar at the Winter "Big-Air’ of 14 ft., before the spring outdoor track season begins.
competition this week at The Warwick Center. He has an outside chance of qualifying for this indoor M,T,F 10-4 Wed 10-12 Thurs 10-6 Sat 10-3 Sun. Closed
Eighth grader Jared Komorowski, the football and National Championships, along with four other Flying
track specialist, cleared a personal best of 9’ 0" to win the Circus Club teammates. Following Peterson this week in
Boys’ Division. Eighth grade sprint-jump ace, Caitlin the Frosh./Soph news were Mike Mador 9’6", Greg Knox at
Turney, planted high and jumped to gold, with a best 8’9". 9’6", John LoForese at 10’6", Trent Messina at 9’0" and Josh
She was followed closely by Lillian Greibesland (8’6") and
Kayla Leahey at (7’0").
Mann at 9’0".
Varsity Vault News SPORTS FANS!
Shields & Peterson Soar in Frosh/Soph Vault Best jumps in Purple and Gold Varsity this winter are:
Sophomore Soccer goalie star, Emily Shields, has Ben Catazarno - (Jr), 13’6"; Bobby Blake - (Sr). 12’6";
Brian Kokulak - (Sr), 11’0".
I BET YOU
stretched her speed and talent to the Girls’ Pole Vault. The
first year vaulter scaled over 9’0" to lead a new breed of girl
vaulters at the Flying Circus. Following Emily this week
Congratulations to all vaulters – keep training hard.
The Flying Circus PV Club will be sending 10 mem- DIDN’T
were Sophomore, Danya Christensen 8’6"; Freshman,
Sydnie Leroy 8’6"; and Jess Wayan at 7’6".
Freshman footballer/trackster, Ben Peterson has
bers to the World Pole Vault Summit in Reno, NV to par-
ticipate with over 2,000 vaulters for three days of jumping,
clinics and workshops on the pole vault.
moved to the Big-Pole and his results are rising fast. The Stayed tuned! Brought to You By Eric Nilsestuen
Can you name the two father-son tandems in the NFL
Hall of Fame? They are Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan
Ryan Breaks Records as Girls Rooney and his late father, Art, and New York Giants founder
Tim Mara and his son, Wellington, who passed away during
Team Progresses the 2005 season. Wellington was the man most responsible
for the NFL parity that has made it the most successful league
in all of sports. In the early 1960s, he agreed not to sell his
By Richard Furst year. While Ryan was busy breaking records, the rest of the team’s individual broadcast rights in the nation’s largest
team was busy producing Personal Records as well. media market, opting instead to be part of a league-wide TV
Aislinn Ryan continues to show why she is one of the Tori Pennings ran a good 5:20.01 mile in the Stanner contract in which revenue was shared equally among all fran-
best middle distance runners in America by breaking two Invitational to place tenth and Samantha Grady placed sec- chises.
school and meet records in two days. Running in the ond in her heat in the 1600m in 5:23.6. Both are indoor
Charlotte Bobcats center Emeka Okafor was the NBA
OCIAA D format meet on Fri., Jan. 13, Ryan clocked 4:38.4 best times. The 800m-relay team of Clair Pettit, Caitlin
Rookie of the Year in 2004-05 with good reason, registering
for 1500m as a tune-up for her upcoming mile champi- Reilly, Amy Connors and Katelin Blaine ran splits of 27.1, double digits in points and rebounds for 19 consecutive
onship races over the next three weeks. The time is an offi- 27.8, 28.8 and 27.5 run 1:51.7. This is one of the best times games at one point in the season. That’s the second longest
cial school record, breaking the old record of 4:39.5 set in ever for our 800m relay and just 1.7 seconds off our school double-double streak by a rookie in league history, but it isn’t
1983 by Carol Parietti. record. The shuttle hurdle relay team of AnnaMarie Arias, even close to the record. Any guesses who holds it and how
Then on Sat., Jan. 14, Ryan won the 3000m at the Amy Connors and Jenna Marrione also ran a season best of long it is? Incredibly, Elvin Hayes registered a double-double
Stanner Games in a record 9:53-34 to break the meet 29.10, good for ninth place at Stanner. Marrione also in 60 games in a row as a rookie for the old San Diego
record by over ten seconds. Right now Ryan is ahead of her jumped 31’ this weekend as she continues to improve. Rockets in 1968-69.
torrid pace from last year and that bodes well for her Taylor Payne scored a personal record and placed second in
immediate future, as she will compete in the Boston the freshman high jump at Stanner with a leap of 4’9". Ready for a new sport? You’re not going to believe this
Invitational on Jan. 28 and the Millrose Games on Feb. Many other personal records were also produced as the one: chessboxing. That’s right, chessboxing. It’s catching on
3.Last year Ryan won upset victories in both of these races. team is just now rounding into form. Look for more great overseas, where Bulgaria’s Tihomir Titschko defeated
Germany’s Andreas Schneider in October of 2005 to win the
This year she will try to improve on her times from last performances in the upcoming weeks.
first European chessboxing championship in Berlin. The
sport is played by alternating a round of boxing with a peri-
od of chess – box, play chess, box, play chess. The match was
Warwick JV Hockey Defeats O. C. West, 6 - 0 scheduled for 11 rounds, the win earned either by knockout
or checkmate. Schneider called it quits in the ninth round.
There was no word on what his position was on the board at
By Kristin Conklin Andrew Chiappone with an assist by ods. Taylor Ratti started out the third the time.
Brendan Doyle. Steve Carroll scored period with an unassisted goal.
On Sun., Jan. 15, the Warwick JV the second goal which was unassisted. Carrie Hallahan scored the fifth I bet you didn’t know...that being an independent agent
Hockey team played Orange County The last goal that was scored during goal with an assist by Zack Frost. means we can get the best coverage and best price from a
West for the first time at the Ice Time the second period was by Jimmy Andrew Chiappone scored the last number of top Insurance companies...Stop in or call and see
Sports Complex in Newburgh. The Colgan with an assist by Carrie goal of the game with an assist by for yourself.
first period ended up being scoreless Hallahan. Brendan Doyle. Goalie Stephen
but that started to change when the By the third period both teams Conklin had his first shutout of the John W. Sanford & Son, Inc.
second period came around. were tired as they had played extreme- season making the final score of the 68 Main St • Warwick • 986-2211
The first goal was scored by ly hard throughout the first two peri- game 6-0.
14 WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, JANUARY 18, 2006
LEGAL NOTICES FLORIDA
of Orange County
Notice of Formation of VINCENT OF ANALYSIS OF SPECIAL AID FUND
WARWICK, LLC, a domestic Limited BALANCE 62 N. Main Street,
Liability Company (LLC). Articles of FUND BALANCE JULY 1, 2004 Florida, NY 10991
Organization filed with Secretary of State of $539,258
NY on 12/5/05. New York office location: 845-651-4466,
ORANGE COUNTY; the Secretary of State ADD: Revenue from State & Local Sources Fax: 845-651-4536
is designated as agent upon whom process 138,780
against the LLC may be served. The Federal Sources 1,017,687 Framing for this new construction now complete and interior E-mail:
Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any Interfund Transfer/Misc 6,208 work being done. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, formal firstname.lastname@example.org
process against the LLC served upon 1,162,675 dining room, eat-in kitchen, living room, recreation room and Website:
him/her to the LLC, c/o Bonacic, LoBiondo LESS: Expenditures more on 1/2 acre. Call now to pick your colors. $369,900. www.villreal.com
& Krahulik, LLP, 90 Crystal Run Road, Suite Instruction 1,300,308 Finished house may not look exactly like picture.
104, Middletown, New York 10941. Transportation 42,527
Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or Community Services 15,444
activity. Undistributed 142,128
12-21-t6 Interfund Transfers 141,526
Notice of Formation of Open House FUND BALANCE 06/30/05 $60,000 CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE PARK
Staging & Decorating, LLC. Arts of Org.
filed with Secy. of State on N.Y. (SSNY) on ANALYSIS OF CAPITAL FUND
12/6/05. Office location: Orange County. BALANCE
SSNY designed as agent of LLC upon whom BALANCE July 1, 2004 $5,028,923
process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to: 5 Eden Hill Rd., ADD: REVENUES
Florida, NY 10921. Purpose: any lawful Serial Bonds 0
activity. Interfund Transfers 1,250,000
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIM- Capital Expenditures 2,152,494
ITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 2,152,494
BELLA 35 REALTY, LLC. Articles of FUND BALANCE 06/30/05 $ 4,126,429
Organization were filed with the Secretary
of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/22/04. ANALYSIS OF FIDUCIARY FUND
Office location: Orange County. SSNY has FUND BALANCE JULY 1, 2004
been designated as agent of the LLC upon $161,232
whom process against it may be served. Built in 1883, original features remain in place, with updated comforts. 3BR,
SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the ADD: REVENUES 8,161 1.5BA, EIK, DR, LR. All this across from Village Park with a
LLC, 70 Clinton Street, Montgomery, New 8,161 playground for the children. Close to NYC commuter bus.
York 12549. Purpose: For any lawful pur- LESS: EXPENDITURES 0 Offered at $329,900
1-11-t6 FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2005
$169,393 The Best Warwick has to Offer!
WARWICK VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF GENERAL FIXED
ASSET ACCOUNTS 26 Main Street, Warwick, NY 10990
REPORT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2004-2005
A Century of Raynor Service on Main Street
ANALYSIS OF GENERAL FUND Sites 18,240,643
BALANCE (A909) Buildings 47,298,893 Call Barbara Ruggiero
A909 FUND BALANCE: July 1, 2004
TOTAL GENERAL FIXED ASSETS
$72,870,131 “THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND TRUST” (845) 986-1151
ADD: A980 REVENUES
State Aid 18,642,390 The full text of the Annual Financial Report
Real Property Taxes 39,072,159 in the form filed with the state Education
Department is available for public inspec-
Other Tax Items
Charges for Services
Use of Money & Property
tion at the District Office from 9:00AM -
Call 986-2216 • Deadline 12 Noon Fridays
Sale of Property & Comp. for Loss
Miscellaneous & Adjustments Needed Wanted
324,204 LEGAL NOTICE
Revenues from Federal Sources MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE HAVE BUYER FOR 3 BR SITUATION WANTED –
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TOTAL REVENUE 64,338,321
THE PINE ISLAND FIRE DISTRICT WILL
Terry Gilpatrick, Raynor
Country RE, 845-986-1151. personal care, house keep- Classifieds
LESS: EXPENDITURES BE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY
OF EACH MONTH COMMENCING AT 1-18-t1 ing, cooking, grocery shop- $12 for
General Support 6,471,198 ping. Experience and ref-
Instruction 35,890,108 8:00 P.M.AT THE DISTRICT FIRE HOUSE
Help Wanted erences. Call 973-827- 12 lines and
Pupil Transportation 3,239,434 ON COUNTY ROUTE 1 IN PINE ISLAND. 1746.
Community Services 164,687 ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE
Love to Bake? 1-4-t4 65¢ each
Undistributed 12,102,135 PUBLIC. additional
JANUARY 19, 2006 COUNTER HELP & BAKER
Inter-Fund Transfers 808,474 Wanted
Debt Service Principal & Interest FEBRUARY 16, 2006
MARCH 16, 2006
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JULY 20, 2006 1-18-t1p 12-4-tfn
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Appropriated Fund BalancE -1,200,000 SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 (BUDGET
Unappropriated Fund Balance 06/30/05 SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 Please be
$2,253,995 OCTOBER 19, 2006
NOVEMBER 16, 2006
DECEMBER 21, 2006
ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL LUNCH
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE
FUND BALANCE: July 1, 2004 COMMISSIONERS PINE ISLAND FIRE
ADD: Revenue from Sales 1,043,363 PAULETTE WILK RUDY, SECRETARY
All Other Revenues 270,483 1-18-t2
LESS: Value of Food Sold 567,858
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 Sheehan, Fingerstyle guitar, on Sun., Jan. Jan. 28, 2 - 5 p.m. at the Warwick Valley ing foods that support the transformation
Free Local Foods Supper – join farm- 22, 2 - 5 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery, Winery, 114 Little York Rd. For more infor- of energy within your body on Sat., Feb. 4,
ers, environmental advocates and multi- 114 Little York Rd. For more information, mation, call 258-4858. 2 – 4 p.m. Cost: $20. Register through
faith leaders for a free Hudson Valley local call 258-4858. BOCES at 781-6791 & press 2 for registra-
foods supper and open dialogue about land Salsa & Merengue Classes – on Sat., tion.
use, farming and sustainability along the New Chautauqua Program – by Chris Jan. 28, 7 – 8 p.m., and Dance Party to fol- Souper Bowl – homemade turkey veg-
Hudson during a presentation called "The Brune is coming to The Baby Grand Café, 7 low at the Warwick Valley Community etable with rice soup & beef chili with beans
River and the Bounty of Creation: West Street in Warwick on Sun., Jan. 22, 2 Center. For more information, call 987- sale on Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., spon-
Preserving Our Pastoral Landscapes," on p.m. The program is old-time pleasures of 1770. sored by the Chester Presbyterian Church
Thurs., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Garrison when an evening's entertainment was to lis- Youth Group to raise money for PC USA
Institute in Garrison, NY. Presenters ten to stories and poetry read aloud, and Uncorked & Unplugged Music Series Feed the Hungry Program. Cost: $5 per
include MacArthur Award winner Cheryl music played on natural acoustic instru- – "Free Range," a classic rock band at the quart. Bring your own containers if possi-
Rogowski and others. For more informa- ments. For more information, call 986- Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Rd. ble. All orders must be placed by Feb. 2. To
tion visit: www.garrisoninstitute.org, call 1989 or visit: www.babygrandcafe.com. on Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Cost: $10 with a order, call 469-4877.
424-4800 or e-mail patricia@garrisoninsti- reservation or $13 at the door. For reserva-
tute.org. MONDAY, JANUARY 23 tions call, 258-4858. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
AARP Meeting – on Mon., Jan. 23, SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 Pro Dairy/Winter Dairy Management
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Senior Building Afternoon Concert Series – Tim – Venture from the Feeding System to the
Afternoon Concert Series – Larry on Kings. Hwy. in Warwick. Guest speaker: O’Donnahue, on Sun., Jan. 29, 2 - 5 p.m. at soil and back as attendees at Cornell
Amato, Fingerstyle Folk, on Sat., Jan. 21, 2 Town Supervisor, Michael Sweeton. the Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Cooperative Extension in Middletown on
- 5 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Refreshments will be served. For more Rd. For more information, call 258-4858. Feb. 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enhancing dairy
Little York Rd. For more information, call information, call 258-3528. profitability and achieving balance between
258-4858. Blood Drive – at St. Stephen’s Church, crops & cows. FSA Borrower Training
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 75 Sanfordville Rd. in Warwick, on Sun., Credits & CCA & PAS credits available to
Las Vegas Casino Knight – Texas- "Power Networking" lunch – hosted Jan. 29, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more informa- attendees. For more information, call 344-
Holdem, Blackjack, Poker, Craps & Bell Jar by the Orange Networking Alliance, LLC. tion, call 294-3362. 1234.
Tickets, sponsored by the Warwick Valley on Tues., Jan. 24, 11:30 -1:30 p.m., at the
Knights of Columbus Council 4952 on Sat., Landmark Inn, 126 Rte. 94N in Warwick. TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at St. Edward’s Hall, All business & not-for-profits are welcome. Winter Classics Storytelling – "New Winter Classics Storytelling –
Main St. in Florida. Beer, Wine, Hot Dogs, Advance reservations are required by Jan. World Grab Bag" at the Florida Library for "Animal Grab Bag" at the Florida Library
Chips & Soda. For more information, call 20. Cost in advance - $30; day of event - grades K – 5 on Tues., Jan. 31, 4 p.m. No for grades K – 5 on Tues., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. No
651-4952. $35. For more information, call 651-3316 registration required. For more informa- registration required. For more informa-
or email: email@example.com. tion call, 651-7659. tion call, 651-7659.
Uncorked & Unplugged Music Series
– "Red Molly," an American Roots & Winter Classics Storytelling – "The SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 &
Contemporary Folk Trio, on Sat., Jan. 21, 8 Year of the Dog" at the Florida Library for Drum Circle – Open to all drummers SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
p.m., at the Warwick Valley Winery, 114 grades K – 5 on Tues., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. No & dancers of any skill level on Sat., Feb. 4, 7 Snow Sculpture Competition - partic-
Little York Rd. Cost: $10 with a reservation registration required. For more informa- – 10 p.m. at Subtle Energies Holistic Health ipants have 72 hours to create a snow sculp-
or $13 at the door. For reservations call, tion call, 651-7659. Center, 1136 Kings Hwy. #4. For more ture masterpiece at Breezy Point Inn, 620
258-4858. information, call 469-7162. Jersey Ave. /Rte. 210 in Greenwood Lake.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Limit of 3 -4 person teams. Event begins on
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 Afternoon Concert Series – Steve Tired of Being Tired? – Learn how you Thurs., Feb. 9. People Choice Judging on
Afternoon Concert Series – John Vecchiotti, Acoustic Americana, on Sat., can increase your energy & stamina by eat- Sun., Feb. 12. For details, call 477-8100.
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CHILDREN’S Martin Luther King Jr.
SWIM PROGRAM 2006
The Children’s Instructional Swim Program will begin February
27, 2006. Registration for residents of the Warwick School District,
whose children have previously been in the program will be held in
the SANFORDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL cafeteria on Saturday,
January 28, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and for newcomers to the Program,
10:30 a.m. to noon.
Classes will be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings for children ages two and up. Children attend
once weekly for 8 weeks. A Water Safety Instructional Aide class will
be scheduled for children ages 13 and up (for this class only, parents
may sign up at the District Office, February 8, 9, or 10 from 9 a.m. to
noon or 2:30 – 4 p.m.) Any questions please call Maureen Charlton at
• Swim Class, First child $48, each additional child $40 (8 sessions)
• Water Safety Instructional Aide, $50 (8 sessions instruction, 8 sessions
aiding, book included in fee)
Members of the UAME lead the church in a hymn during Photo by James Jordan
in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.
SAVE To Salt or Not to Salt Roads?
Do you ever pause and observe public and will take place in Harriman
ON GAS during the winter, the amount of salt
on roads, and then wonder where it all
goes when spring arrives? In an effort
to make slippery roads, coated with
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is a universally accessible building
located on the campus of Orange
County Community College at the
A giant breakthrough freezing rain, sleet, and/or snow, safer
for motorists, state, county, town, and
corner of Wawayanda and
East Conkling Avenues in
solution to the high cost of gasoline! village/city
crews pour tons of
Dr. Groffman is a
salt and sand on road Microbial Ecologist at
Endorsed by Johnny Ruthford, 3 time surfaces each winter. the Institute of
winner of the Indy 500. Many scientists Ecosystem Studies in
are now very con- Millbrook NY. He
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• Increases Horsepower & Performance. salt are having on the of Georgia and has
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• Up to 20% boost in power for Diesel Engines. region. Long-term research and has pub-
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marked increases in His talk will bring
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salt (chloride) con- to light the effects of
Maximum results are achieved in all types of vehicles: Cars, trucks, diesels, boats,
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All products purchased from the company carry a 90-day money back guarantee. ture with power point on the subject dealing with this problem. This
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