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|"This action by some members of the Legislature is sadly all about pandering and personal political gain. It unfortunately reinforces Putnam's anti-business reputation and philosophy, which has helped to create the overwhelming tax burden for residents," |
Good Friday Morning,
So says Paul Camarda. The quote above was pulled from a NYJN article about an attempt made to give projected sales tax dollars to Mr. Camarda for a road project he promised he would pay for himself. Luckily 7 out of 9 legislators voted the right way.
Thanks to SO for his support for what we do and to BM: I completely missed your picnic on June 27th. I really thought it was this weekend for some reason. My apologies.
In other news:
CIES Interpretive Hike along the Wappinger Creek Trail
5PM - In celebration of Creek Week and Dutchess County Watershed Awareness Month, this family-friendly event hosted by the Cary Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension will engage children and adults in hands-on activities. Participants will sample macro-invertebrates (stream "bugs") and learn about water quality issues. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy waterproof shoes and bring your camera and drinking water. Picnic tables are available for those who choose to pack a dinner to enjoy after the walk. In the event of heavy rain, the program will be canceled. Event is free of charge. Reservations are suggested. For more information or to register, please call 845-677-7600 ext. 121. Location: Cary East (Gifford House) parking area, 2917 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 44) in Millbrook, N.Y
Battle of the Bands
10AM - 3PM Join us on the Library Green and get ready to rock at the Kent Public Library's first annual Battle of the Bands competition! Bring your lawn chairs and your blankets and listen to some fabulous local high school and college bands and help us decide the winner. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day from the Friends of the Kent Public Library. Battle of the Bands is brought to you by the Kent Public Library with help and support from the Town of Kent, Friends of the Kent Public Library and Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party Rentals.
Wappinger Watershed Rain Barrel Building Workshop
10 AM - Location: Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY. A rain barrel is used to capture runoff from rooftops during a storm. Once the water is collected in a barrel, it can be used later to water your lawn or garden. At the end of this rain barrel building workshop you’ll walk away with your own functional and ready-to-install rain barrel! Due to the costs associated with this event, there is a small $15 fee and a sign-up. Spaces are limited – please RSVP by emailing Vicky Buono at email@example.com or calling (845) 677-8223 x153.
ADK Hike: Buttercup Preserve & Thompson Pond
10 AM - Location: Buttercup Farm. We will head north along the Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary trail, parallel to the Wappinger Creek (admission $3). Later, we will drive to Thompson Pond, where the Wappinger Creek originates, and hike around it (about 3 miles).Please call or email trip leader Beth Willis at (845) 373-8202, firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
A Celestial Evening with Skyman Bob
9PM - At the Mountain Top Arboretum in Tannersville, NY. Celebrate the wonders of the summer sky with renowned astronomer Bob Berman, aka "SkymanBob". Bring your binoculars, a blanket and a flashlight and meet at the Arboretum parking lot. www.mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903
Into the Future:
Tuesday, July 13
Sunday, July 18
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