Please take notice that the organizational meeting for the Philipstown Garrison Fire District of the Town of Philipstown, County of Putnam, New York, will be held on the 9th day of January, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. on that day at the Garrison Fire Department, 1616 Route 9, Garrison, NY.
This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS
PHILIPSTOWN GARRISON FIRE DISTRICT
Dated: December 9, 2022
A representative from Hudson Valley Energy (Community Choice Aggregation program) will be in attendance holding a public information session at the meeting of the Town Board on January 5, 2022. Anyone with questions and concerns regarding the program is encouraged to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, second floor.
TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN TAX COLLECTION LEGAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, Tara K. Percacciolo, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Philipstown, County of Putnam and State of New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Philipstown for the year 2023 and that I will receive the same at the 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York from January 1, 2023 through July 31, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Taxes will be collected without penalty if paid on or before January 31, 2023. On all taxes paid after January 31, 2023 an additional 1% penalty will be assessed for each month or fraction thereof thereafter until such taxes are paid or until the return of unpaid taxes to the County Treasurer pursuant to law. Partial tax payment (50% of total tax) will ONLY be accepted during the month of January 2023. The second partial payment will be assessed a 1% penalty charge each month until July 31, 2023 when all unpaid second partial payments will be turned over to the County Treasurer. Full payment of taxes will be accepted without penalty during the month of January 2023. After the month of January, a 1% interest penalty will be assessed each month until May 1, 2023 when all “fully unpaid” taxes will be turned over to the County Treasurer for collection.
DATED: December 28, 2022
Tara K. Percacciolo
Tax Collector, Town of Philipstown
Flu Cases Skyrocket
December 8, 2022
Get Vaccinated Now for Holiday Protection
Brewster, NY—For the second consecutive week, cases of influenza have jumped dramatically. There were 404 cases reported from November 27 to December 3, as compared to 186 cases for the week ending November 26 and just 56 cases for the week ending November 19. Half of the cases in the most recent reporting week are in school-aged children, five to 17 years of age. COVID numbers are also on the rise with 267 cases reported for the week ending December 3 as compared to 201 for the week ending November 26.
Influenza is a serious respiratory illness, as is COVID-19. Earlier this week the Centers for Disease Control reported that there have been 14 pediatric flu deaths in the U.S. so far this year. CDC estimates the number of annual flu deaths between 12,000 to 52,000, and hospitalizations from 140,000 to 710,000, based on actual ranges between 2010 and 2020.
The message is simple: get vaccinated for flu and COVID now because time is running out before the holidays. It takes nearly two weeks for the immune system to fully respond to a vaccine. The good news is that this year’s flu shot is proving to be a good fit for the currently circulating virus strains and both vaccines are readily available from healthcare providers or at local pharmacies. Other practices to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness include staying home when sick, frequent hand washing and covering all coughs and sneezes.
Public health initiatives work to address barriers to accessing basic healthcare, including vaccinations. Clinics are held in the Village of Brewster, supported by the NYSDOH Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) program which ensures eligible residents receive access to vital vaccinations, while helping to address vaccine equity. The next MSFW clinic will be held on December 13, at its regular location, 121 Main Street. For more information on the MSFW program and to check eligibility, or to find out more about regularly immunization clinics at the health department, call 845-808-1390, x 43230.
The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the entire Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services are provided through a lens of equity, and include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our county website at www.putnamcountyny.com, or visit our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PutnamHealthNY.
Hudson Valley neighbors,
There will be fireworks tonight at 8:30 p.m. over Trophy Point as the final part of Spirit activities in support of the Army-Navy football game.
The press release about tonight’s events follows:
The public is invited to join in on-post festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 123rd Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
There are several spirit activities planned to be held at Daly Field on West Point, Wednesday, Dec. 7:
Men’s Goat-Engineer Flag Football Game, 5 – 6 p.m.
Women’s Goat-Engineer Flag Football Game, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Coaches show at the Firstie Club, 7 – 8 p.m.
Bonfire lighting (Marathon Team receives game ball) 8:20 p.m.
Fireworks at Trophy Point, 8:30 p.m.
All non-DoD cardholders are required to stop at the Visitor Control Center, which is open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily to obtain a local access pass before entering West Point through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates.