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According to the weather station my neighbor runs the temperature topped out at 100.1 ºF at just after 4PM yesterday and the National Weather Service says there is a 0% chance of snow over the next 24-36 hours.
The Putnam Valley Farmer’s Market will be open from 3PM until 7PM today at the Lake Peekskill Community Center, #7 Northway, Lake Peekskill.
The Brewster Farmer's Market will be open today from 9AM - 2PM at the intersection of Routes 6 and 202.
[Ed note: World Exchange is based right here in Putnam County]
They can been seen on Facebook and talked to on Skype, but whether or not any will actually be seen in the greater Putnam County area this July 12th to 31st is up in the air. It is fascinating that high school students from all over the planet can meet, make friends, and exchange ideas—one avatar to another—in a digital living room in Second Life and yet not have the opportunity to meet each other face-to-face while sharing pizza and soda on the porch.In Other News:
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Later this fall when the trail is opened to the public, walkers along the western side of Lake Gleneida will be pleasantly surprised to see a white oak tree which is 19’ in circumference. As soon as its height is calculated, it will be entered into consideration as the largest one in Putnam County.
The bill, which directs the state Bridge Authority to acquire and maintain the bridge, passed the Senate and the Assembly last month.
Assemblyman Frank Skartados, D-Milton, sponsored the Assembly version and Sen. Jose Serrano, D-Bronx, sponsored the Senate bill.
"This transfer will assure that this unique public asset will be there for future generations," Skartados said Thursday.
The bill prohibits charging a toll on the bridge. It also changes the name from the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge to Walkway Over the Hudson in state records.
WALLKILL – President Container will consolidate three Moonachie, NJ locations of its corrugated shipping container and point-of-purchase display manufacturing to the former Wakefern Distribution Center property in the Town of Wallkill.
The company will add about $ 9 million a year in payroll to the county and about $750,000 in annual taxes and other payments to local governments. The company plans on hiring local firms for professional services.
The new jobs and tax revenues generated by President Container will be an “economic windfall for the county,” said Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan.
Company Principal Larry Grossbard said President Container outgrew its present facilities and it has been looking to relocate for two years. He expects his business to increase 20 percent by 2012 with the move.Read More
And in front he carried a sign, “Tax Wall Street, not Main Street. FDR didn’t get us out of the Depression with budget cuts, layoffs and union busting: VOTE JOEL TYNER DEMOCRAT FOR GOVERNOR.”
Andrew Cuomo’s challenger for the Democratic nod was on the last leg of a 150-mile walk from New York City to Albany, a walk that he called “A Walk for Main Street, Not Wall Street.” And although tired and aching in his feet and legs, he was not on his last legs, but pumped up, happy to talk about why he’s running in a long-shot at the Executive Mansion.
“There are two main reasons I’m running/walking,” he said, as he took a few minutes from Monday’s heat for an air-conditioned interview in the Register-Star newsroom. “One is that by a four-to-one ratio, 56 percent to 14 percent, New Yorkers favor a tax on millionaires. Two is that by a three-to-one ratio, 63 percent to 24 percent, people are for a stock transfer tax.”
In the 1970s, Tyner said, millionaires paid taxes at a rate of 151⁄2 percent. Today, they pay less than 9 percent.
While the Cameo molds away...
“You know who comes,” said Ms. Freier, one of 200 volunteers in this town of roughly 2,000 who are keeping the Roxy’s neon glowing. “They’re part of the theater.”
In an age of streaming videos and DVDs, the small town Main Street movie theater is thriving in North Dakota, the result of a grass-roots movement to keep storefront movie houses, with their jewel-like marquees and facades of careworn utility, at the center of community life.
From Crosby (population 1,000), near the Saskatchewan border, to Mayville, in the Red River Valley, tickets are about $5, the buttered popcorn $1.25 and the companionship free.
Furthermore, Ferguson argues, if we don't stop those people -- preferably by removing them from power, arresting them and sending them to prison -- they will certainly do it again. "Inside Job" is as elegant, penetrating and well researched as Ferguson's Iraq war film, "No End in Sight," but it's a hell of a lot angrier. To the discomfiture of some antiwar viewers, Ferguson struck a nuanced position on the war itself: It might have been a reasonable idea, in theory, and might have worked out if it hadn't been managed by a coalition of ideologues, incompetents and idiots.
This story is quite different. There was nothing reasonable or decent or redeemable about the world of high finance, in Ferguson's judgment, by the time the 21st-century bubble reached its peak around 2006. As he illustrates with a damning parade of interviews, images and public testimony, the financial industry had ridden 20-plus years of manic free-market deregulation and neoliberal fiscal policy from one crisis to the next, surfing a rising tide of greed and corruption. (There are several people in this movie, prominent among them former George W. Bush advisor Glenn Hubbard and Harvard economics chairman John Y. Campbell, who will rue the day they agreed to talk to Ferguson.)
The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon.
It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed "inappropriate for government access."
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