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"I was taken off the Personnel Committee with no discussion, or hearing, or input on my part but they're not going to stop me from doing my duty as legislator." - PC Legislator Tony Fusco (see story)
Good Friday Morning,
The Town of Kent is in the process of constructing a bathroom at Farmer's Mills Park, a project that will cost tens of thousands of dollars, I think unnecessarily. I asked Supervisor Doherty if the Town had considered the use of composting toilets and to her credit she said they had but that the county health department wouldn't approve their use.
I might advise the town not to engage in the drilling of wells, the digging of septic or the laying of pipe for a leach field just yet, when for tens of thousands of dollars less they can go the way of national governments and state and national parks across the globe with the use of a composting toilet instead.
Ritz Camera, a one shop camera store which grew to more than 800 across the country is calling it quits. Back in February they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and since they are unable to find a permanent financial solution will soon sell off their assets.
In the meantime, Filene's Basement has shut 11 of it's 25 stores, Costco is shutting its two home furnishing's stores, Pier 1 Imports is closing 80 stores, Starbucks is turning off the lights on 900 outlets, Ann Taylor is closing 163 locations, Macy's, 11 mall stores, Sears is shutting an additional 24, Home Depot is closing all of it's 34 Expo Design Centers, Zales Jewelers announced the closure of 115 shops, Circuit City is gone, Ruby Tuesday's will close 70 of their corporate owned operations, Virgin Megastores will become history by the end of this summer, Fortunoff's has gone the way of Gimbels, Calvin Klein, Izod and Van Heusen will see the loss of 175 stores, Office Depot will close 112 locations and Tweeter Audio has gone silent shutting 150 locations.
Dutchess County opened a new 2.4 mile section of the their Rail Trail. This section, in Poughkeepsie, runs from Morgan Lake to Overrocker Road. A previous 1.7 mile section is open from Hopewell Junction running northwards to Route 376. By the end of this summer, the newest section will continue onto and then across the High Bridge when it opens in early October.
Based on the construction seen across Route 6 in the Hamlet of Carmel, Putnam's sections are coming together with the placement of a single-span arch bridge to avoid a grade crossing on that road.
Final Note: If you're coming to the party tomorrow I could use a couple of large folding tables, if you happen to have a couple laying around. Call or write.
3PM - Onwards. Here's your chance to finally meet each other.
11AM - 4PM - Treat your dog to a day of pampering! Complete Spa treatment: Shampoo, Nail Trim, Micro Chipping @$35.00 Shampoo Only: $10 Large Dog $8 Small Dog Nail Clipping: $7 Micro Chip: $25 Sunday, July 12th (rain date July 26th) from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Putnam Humane Society Shelter, Old Rte. 6, Carmel, NY Proceeds to benefit our canine and feline residents!!
www.putnamartscouncil.com. Remaining spaces are limited. The animal visits are presentations of the Nature of Things, an environmental outreach program.
The Fields Sculpture Park located at Omi International Arts Center, encompasses approximately 400 acres of farmland of which 100 acres are dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture. It offers established as well as emerging American and international artists unique possibilities to create and exhibit a broad range of large-scale work. The Fields' mission is to expand the experience of what contemporary art viewed in a natural environment can be.
The Fields Sculpture Park is open year round to the public during daylight hours. Plan at least one hour to visit all of the sculptures. A golf cart is available for handicapped use and bicycles are also provided. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy picnic facilities located throughout the park. Guided tours are available to groups of six or more. The Fields offers educational workshops and tours for school groups and other organizations. 59 Letter S Road Ghent, New York 12075 (518)392-4747
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