Rhinebeck schools – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:25:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://po-pon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Rhinebeck schools – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ 32 32 San Diego State University’s new music initiative selects IN A SUNSHINE STATE for its world premiere https://po-pon.org/san-diego-state-universitys-new-music-initiative-selects-in-a-sunshine-state-for-its-world-premiere/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:25:34 +0000 https://po-pon.org/san-diego-state-universitys-new-music-initiative-selects-in-a-sunshine-state-for-its-world-premiere/ Out of 163 submissions, the San Diego State University New Musical Initiative chose In a Sunshine State as this year’s selection. Writers TC Lind, Derek Gregorand Phoebe Kreutz will join the director Stephen Brotebeckmusic director Robert Meffe and the SDSU MFA Musical Theater cohort for a two-year development process and world premiere in spring 2024. […]]]>

Out of 163 submissions, the San Diego State University New Musical Initiative chose In a Sunshine State as this year’s selection. Writers TC Lind, Derek Gregorand Phoebe Kreutz will join the director Stephen Brotebeckmusic director Robert Meffe and the SDSU MFA Musical Theater cohort for a two-year development process and world premiere in spring 2024.

In A Sunshine State is a historical romance set in late 1950s Florida, during one of the most heartbreaking and misunderstood times in American queer history. Evelyn Pierce, a reclusive but fiercely intelligent English professor, secretly falls in love with her college’s strident new dean, Betty Kincaid. The two embark on a path of self-discovery and happiness as a state committee and its corrosive head investigate allegations of communism at the college, threatening their careers and romance.

“At a time of immense political and cultural divide in our country, coinciding with a revitalized movement against the LGBTQ+ community (particularly in our education system), our story forces its protagonist and the audience to think critically about their own willingness to ‘do the right thing’ when it could ruin their lives. Most importantly, it seeks to honor the hundreds of queer lives ruined by Florida’s notorious Legislative Inquiry Committee – and the lives of countless other queer people, then and now, hidden in the shadows, resisting the only way they can.” – TC Lind, Phoebe Kurtz, and Derek Gregor

“We only wish In a Sunshine State wasn’t so relevant to our times,” says the music director Robert Meffe“this piece was chosen unanimously by our selection committee for its powerful themes, thoughtful story, and well-crafted music and lyrics.”

The SDSU New Musical Initiative is supported by the Julia R. Brown New Musical Theater Fund. Past artists have included Lynne Shankel, Crystal expert, Bobby Cronin, caroline prugh, Ryan Scott OlivierBD Wang, wayne barker, Michael Federico and Seth and Sean Magill, members of Home for Hovercraft.

The main cast will feature MFA Musical Theater graduate students whose collective work spans Broadway, international and regional/local productions. Class of 2024 includes Van Angelo, Justin BrillLindsey Grant, Zakk Mannella, Natalie McClure, Wilfred Paloma and Sarah Salonga.

TC Lind is a playwright, screenwriter, and speechwriter, whose work for special events and galas includes the inaugural Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Awards, Hispanic Heritage Awards, the Giving Pledge Foundation’s annual gala and the Anti-Defamation League Hate Concert. This is his first musical.

Phoebe Kreutz is a singer/songwriter/lyricist from New York City. Over the years, she’s brought her irreverent folk joke tunes to a million bars all over America and Europe. More recently his EP “Leaky Canoe” was released on Lousy Moon Records in Frankfurt. Phoebe has also written and co-written several new musicals, including The Nice List (which was produced Zoom-style during the pandemic and starred James Monroe Iglehart, Anne Harada and Telly Leung) Holy Crap: The Worst Parts of the Bible, Thanks” and Go! Go! Gilgamesh! – which won Best Musical and Entrant’s Choice at New York’s Frigid Fest. A review of his songs titled Awesomer & Awesomer (created by Alan Muraoka) will be staged this summer at the Legacy Theatre. A member of the BMI Advanced Workshop, she is the recipient of the Harrington Award, the Ellen Schwartz Award for Literary Merit in Lyrics and a fellowship from the NY Society Library. And because life is strange, Phoebe is perhaps better known as “Pizza Nico” in Macaulay Culkinthe controversial parody group “The Pizza Underground”. Go figure.

Derek Gregor is a New York-based composer for stage and screen. He wrote the original songs for the upcoming American Reject feature film: Keala Colony, Rebecca Black, Annaleigh Ashford, Angelique HaleJuvenile, Billy Ray Cyrus (Selda Sahin Lyrics). His musical Modern about a group of Amish teenagers on Rumspringa was developed at village theater Seattle, ASCAP “Grow A Show” Lincoln, Nebraska, the Stephane Schwartz Workshop NYC, San Diego State U, USC and will have its first workshop/production in January 2022 at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Derek is a recipient of a Richard Rodgers price, one Jean Wallowitch price and a MAC price. His musical Unlock’d (Sam Carner lyrics) received a long Off-Broadway run at the Duke Theater (2013). Derek has been in residency at Yaddo, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Johnny Mercier at Goodspeed and Hundredth Hill Farm. He is a proud graduate of Skidmore College and NYU Tisch’s graduate musical theater writing program.

SDSU’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Musical Theater degree from the School of Theater, Television, and Film has helped hundreds of people establish careers as musical theater artists since its founding in 1981. Many of our graduates have used this terminal degree to teach in musical theater programs at schools and universities around the world. Others have become professional performers, directors, choreographers, music directors, producers, casting agents and writers. The SDSU MFA Musical Theater Program is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater (NAMT).

At SDSU, we strive to bring the professional world of musical theater closer to the academic world of the university. Our students bring us their professional experience, and together we develop the skills to take it forward.

San Diego State University is a leading public research institution that provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, to its 35,000 students. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in 94 fields, master’s degrees in 78 fields, and doctorates in 22 fields. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a wide range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life provides students with the opportunity to participate and engage in the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego area. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

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Clinton, New York, 3,715-square-foot, four-bedroom home asks for $1.5 million https://po-pon.org/clinton-new-york-3715-square-foot-four-bedroom-home-asks-for-1-5-million/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:36:00 +0000 https://po-pon.org/clinton-new-york-3715-square-foot-four-bedroom-home-asks-for-1-5-million/ This exceptional home located in Clinton, New York has 3,715 square feet of living space, according to a listing by Sean Eidle. It includes many features that make it a one-of-a-kind residence. With the kitchen open to the dining room and living room, this design is ideal for entertaining, and all enjoy the cozy atmosphere […]]]>

This exceptional home located in Clinton, New York has 3,715 square feet of living space, according to a listing by Sean Eidle. It includes many features that make it a one-of-a-kind residence. With the kitchen open to the dining room and living room, this design is ideal for entertaining, and all enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the propane fireplace with custom mantel. The upper floor houses the master suite, a haven that includes a spacious bedroom with large windows and a sitting area as well as a superb private bathroom that includes two walk-in closets, a bathtub, a double vanity and a spa-like shower. Down a hall from the kitchen is a study/desk, perfect for lounging in front of the TV/movie and with access to a deck overlooking the back yard. A sampling of the additional amenities shows the appeal of this magnificent home. This section of the floor plan includes an enclosed office, a generous pantry as well as a mudroom with brick flooring, a barn-style sliding door, laundry room and access to the garage and a covered side porch. The generous 2-bay garage, paved driveway, concrete sidewalks and freshly planted landscaping complete this offering.

The home is close to schools and educational centers including the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck High School, Cold Spring Early Learning Center, Chancellor Livingston Elementary School, and Faith D Compo Voice & Piano. Nearby dining options include Gordon’s, Amore Pizzeria & Cafe, Superior Pipe Beer Cleaning, Breezy Hill Orchard, and Sister Country Kitchen. A short distance away are Brookmeade Baptist Home, Topricin, Neugarten Birthing Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital. There are several convenience stores and markets nearby including MJS Convience Store, XtraMart, Los Tres Panchos and Cumberland Farms. Local attractions include Vernooy Kills Falls, Wing Castle and Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. For those wishing to access public transport, the Trailways bus station is nearby.

Disclaimer: This story was automatically generated by Mansion Global Autostories, using data from Dow Jones and Mansion Global.

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Section 9 athletes expected to take home medals from state track https://po-pon.org/section-9-athletes-expected-to-take-home-medals-from-state-track/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:57:09 +0000 https://po-pon.org/section-9-athletes-expected-to-take-home-medals-from-state-track/ Junior Karrie Baloga of Cornwall is seeded in the 3,000 meter race and 2,000 steeplechase at the New York State Federation Track and Field Championships being held Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. There are three top seeds in the boys: Jiles Addison of Cornwall (100 metres); Elijah Mallard of Washingtonville (400 hurdles); […]]]>

Junior Karrie Baloga of Cornwall is seeded in the 3,000 meter race and 2,000 steeplechase at the New York State Federation Track and Field Championships being held Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

There are three top seeds in the boys: Jiles Addison of Cornwall (100 metres); Elijah Mallard of Washingtonville (400 hurdles); and the Cornwall 1600m Relay Team.

Based solely on pre-competition seeds, Section 9 athletes are in line to win five Federation gold, six silver and seven bronze medals, should their performance ratings hold.

Washingtonville senior Elijah Mallard easily wins the 110 meter hurdles semi-finals on day one of the OCIAA Athletics Championships in Warwick.  He won the 110 and 400 finals.

Top medal contenders are high jumpers Bianca Staples of Valley Central and Ella Michelitch of Minisink Valley; discus thrower Juliana Juras of Marlboro; shot putters Emanuel Williams of Newburgh and Chris Campanelli of Sullivan West; obstacle hunter Evan Waterton of Monticello; hurdler Alexander Peyser of New Paltz; Rondout Valley sprinter Cameron Sands; distance runner Adam Furman of Tri-Valley; and, two distance relay teams from O’Neill.

Evan Waterton of Monticello competes in the boys' 3,000-meter steeplechase race during the state qualifying track and field meet at Goshen High School on Friday, June 3, 2022.

The Public Schools Meet is held in conjunction with champions from the Public Schools Athletic League of New York, the Catholic High School Athletic Association and the Association of Independent Schools. Medals are awarded for Federation results and—after PSAL, CHSAA, and AIS results are removed—also for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Live results will be published on LeoneTiming.com. A show is available by subscription on NFHS.com.

kmcmillan@th-record.com

Twitter: @KenMcMillanTHR

State Federation Seeds

Girls Division 1

100 meters: 1. Zionna Perez-Tucker (Mohonasen-2) 11.80; 16. Kessler Hirsch (Minisink Valley) 12:40 p.m.

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Goshen’s Kayla Schramm deserves a trip to the States https://po-pon.org/goshens-kayla-schramm-deserves-a-trip-to-the-states/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 01:17:15 +0000 https://po-pon.org/goshens-kayla-schramm-deserves-a-trip-to-the-states/ GOSHEN — Kayla Schramm’s name might not be on the tip of your tongue when you’re talking about Section 9’s great running champions, and that’s probably a disservice. Schramm qualified for her ninth New York State Championships on Friday — and that’s without the lost COVID opportunities in 2020 and 2021. She’s competed four times […]]]>

GOSHEN — Kayla Schramm’s name might not be on the tip of your tongue when you’re talking about Section 9’s great running champions, and that’s probably a disservice.

Schramm qualified for her ninth New York State Championships on Friday — and that’s without the lost COVID opportunities in 2020 and 2021. She’s competed four times in cross country states, three times in state indoors and she’s heading to her second outdoor states next week.

“I think the previous (state dating) experiences just put you in a good frame of mind,” she said. “You know how everything is going to be and where to be and when.”

She was hoping for a personal best in the 1,500 meters on Wednesday, but it was a rather hot afternoon at her home track in Goshen and her main rival withdrew from the race. Still, Schramm won the Section 9 state qualifier in 4 minutes, 45.45 seconds to earn the Division I (big school) spot, nearly six seconds ahead of Division II qualifier Shaylen Goslar of Chapel. Field.

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Albany Beat – May 27, 2022 | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Mark Gronich | 24 Iyyar 5782 – 25 May 2022 https://po-pon.org/albany-beat-may-27-2022-the-jewish-press-jewishpress-com-mark-gronich-24-iyyar-5782-25-may-2022/ Wed, 25 May 2022 01:37:19 +0000 https://po-pon.org/albany-beat-may-27-2022-the-jewish-press-jewishpress-com-mark-gronich-24-iyyar-5782-25-may-2022/ Photo credit: Marc Gronich Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado New number two, new district lines There’s a new lieutenant governor in New York. His name is Antonio Delgado, a former rapper known as AD the Voice, and now a former congressman from the Hudson Valley area. He was sworn in as 65 of New Yorke lieutenant […]]]>

Photo credit: Marc Gronich

Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

New number two, new district lines

There’s a new lieutenant governor in New York. His name is Antonio Delgado, a former rapper known as AD the Voice, and now a former congressman from the Hudson Valley area. He was sworn in as 65 of New Yorke lieutenant governor on Wednesday, May 25, with just three days left until the end of the legislative session. One of the Constitutional duties of the Lieutenant Governor is to preside over the State Senate.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, 63, called Delgado, 45, her partner, and promised to keep him busy with more than a ceremonial role.

Delgado’s spin on his career as a rap artist using foul language in his lyrics is that his time in the music industry was focused on empowering youth through Hip Hop culture.

Delgado earned a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship while attending Colgate University in the rural town of Hamilton, Madison County, 35 miles east of Syracuse. At Colgate, he excelled in men’s basketball. On a Rhodes Scholarship, he studied at Queen’s College, from which he received a Master of Arts in 2001. In 2005, Delgado graduated from Harvard Law School.

The Rhinebeck, Dutchess County resident is known to occasionally visit Chabad Dutchess, the Rhinebeck Jewish Center, which is under the direction of Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht. Delgado’s wife, Lacey Schwartz, who is biracial, identifies as Jewish and they say they are raising their twin sons, Maxwell and Coltrane, with a Jewish upbringing and understanding. (It is unclear exactly what this means.)

Delgado said he was Afro-Latino, which means he is black and has Latin roots. Her parental ancestry is African-American and Cape Verdean. Her Latino ancestry comes from her grandparents, according to the governor’s press office.

Delgado grew up in the poor Schenectady neighborhood of Hamilton Hill with his younger brother Kito.

A staunch Democrat, as of November 2021, Delgado had voted in accordance with Joe Biden’s stated position 100% of the time. With Delgado resigning from Congress, that leaves a narrower majority margin for Democrats in Washington. There are now 220 Democrats, 208 Republicans and seven vacant seats in the House of Representatives. Hochul called for a special election to fill Delgado’s seat on Aug. 23, the same day New York holds its primaries for the congressional and state Senate races. Two county leaders, Marc Molinaro of Dutchess County and Pat Ryan of Ulster County, are expected to battle to succeed Delgado under current district lines. The district covers 11 counties from the New England border through the Catskills to the Pennsylvania border.

Whoever wins this race will have to fight again in November under the newly adopted district lines. The newly drawn district stretches from the Massachusetts border to Ithaca, encompassing nine counties and parts of two others.

Statewide, new congressional district lines have many senators and assemblymen running for Congress and many assemblymen see an opportunity to move to the state senate. The massive shift in political maneuverings is underway, creating plenty of primaries for the month of August.

In Brooklyn, the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Williamsburg is in the Seventh Congressional District. Mill Basin, Brighton Beach and Marine Park are in the Eighth Congressional District. The Jewish enclaves of Crown Heights and Midwood are in the Ninth Congressional District, while Borough Park is split between the Ninth and Tenth Congressional Districts.

In Manhattan, the Lower East Side joins Brooklyn and is in the newly created and hotly contested Tenth Congressional District. Staten Island constitutes a district, the 11th, which also includes a small part of Brooklyn.

Back in Manhattan, the Upper East Side and Upper West Side will have the same representative in the newly created Twelfth Congressional District. Washington Heights, home of Yeshiva University and home to many students, is now in the 13th Ward.

In the Bronx, the Jewish community of Riverdale is in the 15e congressional constituency.

In Westchester County, all Jewish communities, mainly in the southern part of the county will be in the 16e congressional constituency.

In Queens, the Jewish neighborhoods of Hollis, Rochdale and Hillside are in the Fifth Congressional District. Jewish neighborhoods such as Bayside, Fresh Meadows, and Flushing are in the Sixth Congressional District. Kew Gardens Hills is divided between the fifth and sixth districts.

In Nassau County, the posh towns of Great Neck, Glen Cove, and Manhasset are found in the Third District. The Five Towns and Jones Beach are in the Fourth Ward. Districts One and Two cover all of Suffolk County.

In Rockland County, Monsey, New Square, Wesley Hills and Montebello are part of the 17e district, which also includes North Westchester, all of Putnam and the southern part of Dutchess County.

In Orange County, Kiryas Joel, Monroe and Woodbury are part of the 18e congressional district, which also includes the southern part of Ulster County and northern Dutchess County, home to several Chabad houses.

Sullivan County, the summer home of many religious Jews, is at 19e district that winds around the Pennsylvania border and extends into Ithaca, including Binghamton and Oneonta, which has Jewish students attending SUNY schools with attached Chabad houses.

The Rochester area, which includes the Jewish-populated city of Brighton and a yeshiva, is at 25e congressional district, represented by Congressman Joe Morelle, a Democrat.

The city of Buffalo and the town of Amherst, where many Jewish students attend college, are at 26e congressional constituency.

These new lines caused a great upheaval among the Democrats who found themselves face to face. Most intraparty primaries have been avoided, with some Democrats having to contest in a neighborhood far from their home. With a red wave expected in November, anyone who loses their race to a Republican is out of a job. If they win their race in November, they will have to move to the new neighborhood. Either way, it could augur hurt feelings among once-friendly party compatriots.

One example is incumbent Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam, Montgomery County). Her home was placed in the North Country district represented by incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik (Schuylerville, Saratoga County). Instead of facing a popular Republican in a district in which Stefanik is popular, Tonko decided to run in a safer district that includes most of his current Capital District district. He still faces the challenge of a little-known and underfunded Republican, Liz Joy.

In Western New York, Chris Jacobs (R-Orchard Park, Erie County) is running in a seat recently vacated by Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, Steuben County). The district runs along the southern part of New York, the northern border of Pennsylvania.

Another potential conflict that was averted was in central New York and northern counties. Incumbent Claudia Tenney (R – New Hartford, Oneida County) gives way to newcomer Steve Wells of Cazenovia, Madison County. Tenney runs in a newly configured 24e district that encompasses nine counties and parts of three others along the northern border. Tenney does not live in either county, but the party registration favors a Republican nominee.

Wells, a businessman who took on Tenney in 2016, lost to her in a primary battle. The district is compact and includes Onondaga, Oneida, and Madison counties. The 22ndn/a The district is an open seat with the retirement of incumbent John Katko (R-Syracuse, Onondaga County).

The race everyone is talking about is the battle royale between two longtime friends and starters for 30 years, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler. Their neighborhoods were merged because the lines changed from an east-west to a north-south neighborhood in midtown Manhattan. Neither Maloney nor Nadler want to give up their perch in a lucrative neighborhood that includes many landmarks. Nadler once told me, “If I lose my seat, everyone’s seat is vulnerable.”

Another district race on the media radar is the 10e, which stretches from lower Manhattan to the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Several Democrats, too numerous to mention, have already thrown their hats in the ring, including state senators and state assembly members. Some of the most notable entries include former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Yuh-Line Niou, a Taiwanese native who has openly admitted to being on the autism spectrum, and World Congresswoman Jones, one of the first black and gay members of the House, who was kicked out of his race in Rockland and Westchester counties instead of facing a primary against Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring, Putnam County), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Stay tuned. Keep reading. There are more exciting developments on the redistricting front to come in next month’s column.

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12 Westchester/Hudson Valley issues and links for May 2022 https://po-pon.org/12-westchester-hudson-valley-issues-and-links-for-may-2022/ Fri, 20 May 2022 17:40:16 +0000 https://po-pon.org/12-westchester-hudson-valley-issues-and-links-for-may-2022/ May 20, 2022, 5:33 p.m.Updated 4 hours ago By: News 12 Staff May 20 Arrests of stolen vehicles:New Rochelle Police Department – (914) 654-2300 Stop removing the police banner:Tarryville Police – (914) 631-5544 Police Promotion Ceremony:Yonkers Police Facebook Mayor pleads guilty in petition fraud case:Orange County Attorney – (845) 291-2050 Donation campaign for family of […]]]>

May 20

Arrests of stolen vehicles:
New Rochelle Police Department – (914) 654-2300

Stop removing the police banner:
Tarryville Police – (914) 631-5544

Police Promotion Ceremony:
Yonkers Police Facebook

Mayor pleads guilty in petition fraud case:
Orange County Attorney – (845) 291-2050

Donation campaign for family of Spring Valley man killed in Bronx:
GoFundMe
Additional donation campaign for family of Spring Valley man killed in Bronx:
GoFundMe

Carjacking Warning:
Newburgh City Police – (845) 564-1100

Pandemic record for Metro-North:
MTA

May 19

Pearl River School District (statement in racist remarks incident):
More information

NYS Correctional Officer PBA (Injured Sing Sing Officers):
(518) 427-1551

Tarrytown Village Police (arrest after banner destroyed):
(914) 631-5544

Mamaroneck Village FB page (Army Corps. Engineers Flood Project):
Facebook page
United States Attorney’s Office (charges against consumer test owner):
More information
Update from Governor Kathy Hochul on the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic:
More information

May 18

Arrest for cruelty to animals:
Westchester SPCA Direct Line – (914) 941-7797

Westchester/Hudson Valley School Vote 2022:
Results

A man shot at Tompkins Park:
Peekskill Police – (914) 737-8000

Cortlandt Precinct Brand:
Westchester County Police – (914) 864-7700

May 17

Sunday night shoot:
Mount Vernon Police – (914) 665-2500

Wants to crack down on pro-Russian misinformation on Facebook:
Rep. Maloney

Arrest for cruelty to animals:
Westchester SPCA Direct Line – (914) 941-7797

May 16

Reinforced patrols, stabbing arrest:
Yonkers Police – (914) 377-7900

May 13

Smash and grab flight:
Yonkers Police – (914) 377-7900

Identity theft suspects:
Yonkers Police – (914) 377-7900

Guilty plea in a manslaughter case:
Sullivan County District Attorney – 845-794-3344

May 12

Fundraising for a deceased officer:
To give

May 11

Summer training activities:
West Point – (845) 938-3808

Child of Pomona at the All Star Game:
Make a wish Hudson Valley – (914) 478-9474

May 10

Elemental Time Capsule Events:
Dobbs Ferry School District: (914) 693-1500

Thornwood American Legion Fundraiser:
GoFundMe

May 9

Identity documents given in case of murder/suicide:
Wallkill City Police – (845) 692-6757

May 8

May 6

May 5

New green space play plans:
Village of Spring Valley – (845) 352-1100

Looking for a man who gave up puppies:
Dutchess County SPCA – (845) 452-7722

Arrest in the South Avenue shooting:
Poughkeepsie City Police – (845) 451-4000

Upstate Missing Woman, Newburgh Links:
Living Hope 845 – (845) 707-4124

Looking for someone who gave up puppies:
Dutchess County SPCA – (845) 452-7722

Injured kitten rescued from car engine
Westchester SPCA – (914) 941-2896

May 4

Protective vests to Ukraine:
Town of Stony Point – (845) 786-2716

Greenburgh house fire:
Greenville Fire Department (914) 723-2500

Funding for the MLK Community Center:
Jones Global Representative – (845) 826-8090

May 3

May 2nd

Macy’s Heists:
Yonkers Police – (914) 377-7900

Investigating Online Threats to Schools:
Newburgh Police – (845) 561-3131

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Vote on school board seats, budgets and proposals slated for May 17 in the Hudson Valley – Daily Freeman https://po-pon.org/vote-on-school-board-seats-budgets-and-proposals-slated-for-may-17-in-the-hudson-valley-daily-freeman/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:45:35 +0000 https://po-pon.org/vote-on-school-board-seats-budgets-and-proposals-slated-for-may-17-in-the-hudson-valley-daily-freeman/ School districts across the region on Tuesday, May 17, will hold budget votes and elections to fill school board seats. In Ulster and North Dutchess counties, ballots will include the following: • In Kingston, there is a proposed budget of $203.12 million for the 2022-23 school year, which represents a 3.64% increase from $7.14 million. […]]]>

School districts across the region on Tuesday, May 17, will hold budget votes and elections to fill school board seats.

In Ulster and North Dutchess counties, ballots will include the following:

• In Kingston, there is a proposed budget of $203.12 million for the 2022-23 school year, which represents a 3.64% increase from $7.14 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax levy of $110.62 million resulting in a 2.98% increase of $3.2 million.

Three incumbents are being challenged by four first-time candidates for Education Council seats for three-year terms. On the ballot will be incumbents Steven Spicer, Suzanne Jordan and James Michael, and Marie Anderson, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Malia Cordel and James McCasland.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all seven elementary schools in the district. Information on specific locations is available at www.kingstoncityschools.org/domain/925.

• In Ellenville, there is a $56.8 million spending plan for 2022-23 carrying a 3.12% increase from $1.43 million. As part of the budget, there would be a property tax of $26.22 million resulting in a 3% increase to $763,761.

Julius Collins, Jody Little and Daniel C. McQuillan are running uncontested for three-year terms on the school board.

Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school library at 28 Maple Ave.

• In Highland, there is a budget of $49 million for 2022-23 with a 3.96% increase from $1.87 million. The spending plan would include a property tax of $30.64 million with a 2.45% increase to $733,249. The ballot will also include a $322,000 proposal seeking approval to purchase a 65-passenger bus, a 30-passenger bus, a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and a four-wheel-drive transit vehicle.

Two incumbents are challenged by a pair of newcomers for school board seats for three-year terms. The candidates for these positions are Jeanine LaManna-Gemmell, incumbent Thomas Miller, Simone Stewart and incumbent Susan Gilmore.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Highland High School at 320 Pancake Hollow Road.

In Marlboro, there is a proposed budget of $61.5 million for 2022-2023 carrying a 5.37% increase from $3.13 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $33.12 million, which would represent a 6% decrease of $2.12 million.

Frank Milazzo, JoAnn Reed, Rebecca Boykin, Jeffrey Hacker and Karen Brooks are seeking two seats on the Board of Education for a three-year term.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marlboro Community Center at 21 Milton Turnpike.

• In New Paltz, there is a budget of $69 million for 2022-23, which represents a decrease of 1.45% from $1.01 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $47.04 million, representing a 4.57% increase from $2.06 million.

An uncontested ballot for three-year education council seats will feature incumbent Bianca Tanis and former council member Matthew Williams.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium at 130 South Putt Corners Road.

• Onteora will have a budget of $59.99 million for 2022-23, with a 1.35% increase to $615,091. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $46.1 million, representing a 2.05% increase from $1.21 million.

Also on the ballot will be a proposal seeking approval to spend up to $675,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund for the replacement of flooring in school buildings, expansion and reconstruction of school improvements. outdoor site at Onteora High School and the acquisition of equipment. , machinery, apparatus and accessory works.

The candidates seeking three school board seats for a three-year term are Leon Savage, Kristy Taylor, Joanna Drescher, Sarah Hemingway Lynch and Meghann Reimondo.

Voting will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at all three elementary schools in the district.

• Rondout Valley will have a budget of $71.48 million for 2022-2023, representing a 6.78% increase from $4.54 million. As part of the budget, there would be a property tax of $42.28 million resulting in a 5.26% increase of $2.11 million.

The ballot will also include a proposal seeking approval to establish a capital reserve account to pay for new projects. The account would be limited to $20 million over the next 10 years if officials determine the money is available during the budget process.

Incumbent Dawn VanKleeck is the only candidate on the ballot for a school board that has four seats available.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kyserike Road District Office.

• In Saugerties, there will be a budget of $66.43 million for 2022023, which represents a decrease of 0.17% from $110,249. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $42.5 million representing a 2.36% increase of $981,517.

The candidates seeking three seats on the Board of Education for a three-year term are William Ball, Randi Kelder, Scott Polston, Christine Bellarosa, Danielle Carter and Vincent McLaughlin.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the four elementary schools in the district.

• In Wallkill, there will be a budget of $81.71 million for 2022-2023, which represents a 2.99% increase from $2.37 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $45.78 million resulting in a 2.5% increase of $1.12 million.

Approval is also sought for a $43.8 million capital project that uses $10.56 million from a reserve fund, with the balance of $33.24 million being raised through an increase in property tax.

Kathryn Bayer, incumbents Joseph LoCicero and Dustin Palen, Ursula Petricek and Clarence “Butch” VanLeuvan are seeking three seats for three-year terms on the Board of Education.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Wallkill Senior High School, Leptondale Elementary School and Plattekill Elementary School.

• In Red Hook, there will be a budget of $57.77 million for 2022-23 carrying a 2.39% increase from $1.35 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $36.69 million with a 1.93% increase to $694,759. The figure is $361,135 below the state’s levy limit.

Proposals on the ballot will include a request for voter approval of school buses and a school vehicle at a cost not to exceed $450,000. The vehicles would be three 65-passenger buses at $360,000 and a maintenance vehicle at $90,000.

The ballot will contain a separate proposal to set the Red Hook Library royalty at $196,400 for a 20.94% increase from $34,000. The funding would not be part of the school district’s spending plan. Another proposal asks that Tivoli Free Library be allowed to set its royalty at $87,300 for a 2.59% increase from $2,200. This funding is also separate from the school district tax levy.

Kelly Borrelle, Fernando Dongo and Kevin Storrs are three first-time candidates vying for school board seats with three-year terms.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at Mill Road Primary School on Mill Road.

• In Rhinebeck, there is a budget of $37.24 million for 2022-23 carrying a 5.26% increase from $1.86 million. According to the spending plan, there would be a property tax of $31.99 million representing a 1.69% increase of $530,643.

The ballot will also contain a proposal seeking voter approval to establish a $1 million reserve account for repairs.

Four candidates are running for three school board seats for three-year terms. On the ballot will be Mary-Kay Lombino, Dov Frankel, Juliet Gorman and incumbent Steve Jenkins.

Voting will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college at 45 North Park Road.

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Oneida County launches program to help put local food on your table https://po-pon.org/oneida-county-launches-program-to-help-put-local-food-on-your-table/ Mon, 09 May 2022 09:26:06 +0000 https://po-pon.org/oneida-county-launches-program-to-help-put-local-food-on-your-table/ If you are a local farm or a food producer in central New York, here is an opportunity not to be missed. But hurry… the deadline is approaching. Organic garden at summer harvestZbynek Pospisil Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County collects profile information from local farms in the area. The data will be incorporated into Oneida […]]]>

If you are a local farm or a food producer in central New York, here is an opportunity not to be missed. But hurry… the deadline is approaching.

Organic garden at summer harvest

Zbynek Pospisil

Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County collects profile information from local farms in the area. The data will be incorporated into Oneida County’s first agriculture and food directory. The goal is to help increase farm gate sales and raise awareness of locally produced foods.

The agriculture and food directory will be sent to restaurants, markets, grocery stores, schools, food vendors and other places looking for local food products. Each farm and producer included in the directory will receive a two-page listing that highlights their history, products and services.

So if you are a local producer of vegetables, fruits, honey, animal protein…why wouldn’t you want to participate? It’s beneficial not only for you, but also for supporting local producers throughout central New York. It also promotes the health benefits of eating locally grown or raised produce.

Complete this survey created by CCE Oneida County to participate. Your listing should include logos, map locations, and photos (if available). If the link does not work, please feel free to email Sammi Collins at SC992@cornell.edu for assistance or additional information.

Fresh blueberries in baskets at a local farmer’s market

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Lists are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is June 15.

From the fields to your table, here are 21 great New York farmers’ markets

Throughout the vast area of ​​upstate New York, many people look forward to those special days when local farmers’ markets are open to purchase fresh produce and other treats. Our generosity is unmatched when it comes to growing things! While we know there are hundreds of farmers’ markets throughout the state (virtually every city has one), here are 21 that we think are worth your attention.

Take a look at this budding owned hemp farm being sold in Rensselaer County

Check out this hemp farm for sale in Rensselaer County. It sits on one hundred and ninety acres, has two ponds, trails, and solar power. There is also irrigation, heaters, a 3500 square foot barn and an old sugar shack. It was listed for $845,000 as a turnkey business. It sold for $770,000.

A feast for the eyes and the stomach awaits you alfresco at these 13 restaurants in central New York

Downtown New York may be known more for its changeable weather than its outdoor dining, but due to the growing popularity of outdoor dining, more and more restaurants are offering it to their customers. Below are some awesome picks in Delaware and Otsego counties.

Your dream farmhouse is for sale in downtown New York

For anyone looking for their ultimate dream farmhouse, you don’t have to look too far to find it. Check out this amazing $1.5 million farmhouse near Lake Cazenovia.

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Rep. Antonio Delgado named lieutenant governor of New York https://po-pon.org/rep-antonio-delgado-named-lieutenant-governor-of-new-york/ Wed, 04 May 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://po-pon.org/rep-antonio-delgado-named-lieutenant-governor-of-new-york/ ALBANY – Rep. Antonio Delgado, a native of the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady and a notable former player for the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons basketball team, was named state lieutenant governor next Tuesday by Governor Kathy Hochul , a decision that could have national implications. as Democrats seek to shore up their narrow congressional margins […]]]>

ALBANY – Rep. Antonio Delgado, a native of the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady and a notable former player for the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons basketball team, was named state lieutenant governor next Tuesday by Governor Kathy Hochul , a decision that could have national implications. as Democrats seek to shore up their narrow congressional margins in this year’s midterm elections.

Hochul said she decided to appoint Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, after a rigorous vetting process, adding that the two-term congresswoman had an impressive resume and was a New Yorker through and through. who shared his values ​​and his commitment to public service.

“We share the common belief that the only reason we should be in these jobs and seeking public service is to get things done. Nothing is more important,” Hochul said at a press conference at the state Capitol.

Delgado’s nomination comes a day after Hochul signed legislation removing former state Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the ballot after the Harlem Democrat resigned last month following his corruption arrest.

First elected to represent the sprawling 19th congressional district in 2018, Delgado, a Rhodes Scholar and first person of color elected to represent upstate New York, helped usher in a so-called blue wave when he defeated former Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, helping the Democrats secure a prominent seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The district covers portions of Rensselaer and Montgomery counties, as well as swaths of the southern portion and mid-Hudson Valley.

Delgado said he enjoys serving the people of the District, especially meeting with residents to discuss issues and sharing ideas on how to improve communities, and wants to continue doing the same work for the benefit of all New- Yorkers while helping to facilitate the healing process. associated with the pandemic.

“It’s with these experiences in mind that I just can’t help, I just can’t help but welcome with open arms the opportunity to connect with communities all across this amazing state” , did he declare. “After two years of COVID and intense isolation from others, we need to reconnect and strengthen our collective bonds as New Yorkers.”

It’s unclear when Delgado is expected to resign from Congress and whether a special election will be called to fill the seat once he steps down. Hochul said a swearing-in ceremony will likely take place within the next month.

Delgado’s nomination for lieutenant governor, a largely ceremonial post, removes him from the race for a third term in the House in what many believe will be a tight race at a time when Democrats seek to bolster their ranks in Congress. in the November elections.

But the race for the state’s 19th congressional district remains unclear after the state’s Court of Appeals rejected newly drawn political maps it says were manipulated by Democrats. New maps are expected to be redrawn in the coming weeks and the primaries for the Congressional and State Senate races have been pushed back until August, although the state is appealing the decision.

Steven Greenberg, a Siena College Research Institute pollster, said it was unclear how Delgado’s appointment as lieutenant governor would affect the race until the lines were redrawn and it was clear. who shows up. Still, he said it would be harder for Democrats to hold onto the seat without Delgado on the ballot.

“There is no doubt that no matter what this district looks like, it will be harder for Democrats to fill the seat without Delgado than it would have been with Delgado,” he said. . “Beyond that, it’s really too early to know because we don’t know what the neighborhood will look like and we don’t know who the candidates might be.”

Republican Marcus Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive and former gubernatorial candidate, planned to run against Delgado under the rejected cards.

Delgado’s appointment also comes a day after Politico announced that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to strike down abortion rights in a ruling expected in the coming weeks. The news sparked heavy criticism from Democratic lawmakers and calls from party leaders to codify abortion access into federal law.

But to do that, Democrats must retain their majority in the House and increase their ranks in the Senate, which is currently split 50-50.

When asked how she weighed national interests with those of the state when selecting Delgado to serve in her administration, Hochul said she was committed to ensuring Democrats retained their majority, but said it was important to have a strong state government, pointing to recent legislation introduced. in states across the country seeking to eliminate access to abortion and targeting the rights of the LGBTQ community.

“For a long time, the focus has been on Washington, and we’re going to continue to work to make sure there’s a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate because those are the people who deliver for us. .but we have to have the best team here too,” she said.

Delgado said he views his decision as a way to continue to serve not only the residents of the 19th congressional district, but all New Yorkers.

“The ability to continue to be with my constituents in this capacity and beyond is what fundamentally pushed me into this space,” he said.

Delgado was born and raised in Schenectady, where his parents worked for General Electric. He attended Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Catholic School and was a star on the school’s basketball team and attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Albany.

In 2018, he tells The daily gazette that basketball was his first love. This passion led him to a few seasons of college play and a semi-pro league in Puerto Rico. He was inducted into the Upstate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

After graduating from high school, he attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. After returning from Oxford University, he attended Harvard Law School, where he met his wife, Lacey Schwartz. The couple have two children, twins Maxwell and Coltrane.

Delgado began practicing law in New York before eventually settling in Rhinebeck.

On Tuesday, he said his relationships with different parts of the state helped shape his views and that he was committed to bringing back jobs lost over the years, including positions at GE and IBM.

“We’ve lived and had meaningful experiences across the state, but certainly having represented upstate for the past few years and being able to do my best to understand how to address the issues that we’ve talked about, the GE and the IBMs, and finding new places to get jobs,” he said.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy said he was pleased Delgado was named lieutenant governor, noting his roots in Schenectady and his understanding of the issues facing upstate communities.

“We’re always happy to have Schenectady connections,” he said. “He will add stability to the ticket and I look forward to working with him.”

Elsewhere, the incumbent representative’s rise from the western half of Montgomery County to the state’s second-highest leadership position comes with ups and downs, according to county Democratic Party chairman Terry Bieniek. of Montgomery and Democratic County Board Commissioner. Elections.

“I see him more as a home county person as a lieutenant governor,” Bieniek said. “I’m very excited because I feel like I know him and I think he will bring a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of good to the job.”

Still, Bieniek acknowledged that Delgado’s departure could hurt the Democrats’ chances of retaining control of the 19th congressional district in November. Delgado won re-election by around 40,000 votes in a tough race against Republican Kyle Van De Water in 2020.

Bieniek hopes the state Democratic Party will be able to field a competitive candidate to run in Delgado’s place, though it’s unclear for which district.

“We are going to scramble this summer with the elections. There are more questions than answers,” Bieniek admitted. “You just don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Meanwhile, Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort, a Republican, said he had a “good relationship” with Delgado and was excited to take on a new role. Still, he acknowledged his departure opened the door for Republicans to reclaim the seat.

“Any time you have a president with a low approval rating, it opens the door for the opposition party. I think we’ve seen it swing back and forth decade after decade,” Ossenfort said. “I want to try to focus on working with people on the tasks at hand and not on the politics, that’s what I’ve seen with [Delgado].”

Journalist Ashley Onyon contributed to this report.

Contact journalist Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.

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Active COVID-19 cases climb in Dutchess County to over 400 – Daily Freeman https://po-pon.org/active-covid-19-cases-climb-in-dutchess-county-to-over-400-daily-freeman/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://po-pon.org/active-covid-19-cases-climb-in-dutchess-county-to-over-400-daily-freeman/ POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Active cases of COVID-19 have increased in Dutchess County, surpassing 400, the county government dashboard reported Saturday. The total number of cases in the county since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 exceeded 65,000, rising to 65,008. Dutchess County Online COVID-19 Dashboard reported 416 cases as of Thursday, April 21, […]]]>

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Active cases of COVID-19 have increased in Dutchess County, surpassing 400, the county government dashboard reported Saturday.

The total number of cases in the county since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 exceeded 65,000, rising to 65,008.

Dutchess County Online COVID-19 Dashboard reported 416 cases as of Thursday, April 21, an increase of 57 from the 359 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 20, and just over 100 from the 315 reported the previous day.

Dutchess County has recorded 656 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Ulster County did not update its COVID-19 statistics on Saturday. As of Friday, it had 284 cases on Thursday, down 30 cases from the 314 reported for Wednesday April 20.

There were no new deaths, keeping the total since the start of the pandemic at 376.

The county also reported that it had 39,192 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic along with 38,532 recoveries.

Hospitalizations

Data as of Friday, April 22 from the state Department of Health.

• Ellenville Regional Hospital, 2.

• HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston, 7.

• Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, 3.

• Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, 9.

• Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, 4.

Vaccination rate

New York Data online state vaccine tracking.

• Ulster County: with one dose, 81.6%; sets completed, 74.7%; with reminders, 68.7%.

• Dutchess County: with one dose, 77.1%; sets completed, 69.5%; with boosters, 64.4%

Appointment : vaccinateulster.com, bit.ly/dut-vax, bit.ly/ny-vaxme.

In schools

Here are the latest reports from COVID cases in area school districts.

• Kingston: One student from Crosby Elementary School, one student and staff member from J. Watson Bailey Middle School, one student and two teachers from Kingston High School and one student from Robert R School. Graves

• Highland: two students from Highland Middle School

• Onteora: a student from Onteora College

• Saugerties: a student from Mount Marion Elementary School

• Wallkill: One student from Ostrander Elementary School and two students from Wallkill High School

• Ellenville: Two students from Ellenville Elementary School and one student from Ellenville High School.

• Ulster BOCES: One student and two staff from Ulster BOCES Special Education and two students from the Career and Technical Education Center.

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