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1) Town Of Yorktown: Town Board addresses sober house issues 07/19/16

2) NEWS: Maloney Continues “Made in New York” Manufacturing Tour in Orange County

3) SATURDAY: Maloney to Hold 58th “Speak with Sean” Event With Neighborhood Office Hours in Bedford, Mahopac, and Beacon

4) Senator Terrence Murphy Announces Hopewell Junction Home to Join Register of Historic Places

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown

Town Board
July 19, 2016

Meeting highlights. For a summary of other agenda items, visit

1. Speed zones: Schools and park districts/Public hearing
The board added three schools to the 15 mph school zone list and several park to the 25 mph park zone list.

2. Railroad Station
The board gave the supervisor the authorization to re-sign a revised agreement for up to $46,957 with Walter Sedovic Architects for services related to the restoration of the railroad station.

3. Street lights
Four lights on Commerce Street that have been missing for many years have been installed. Highway Superintendent Paganelli discussed the need to repair other street lights.

4. Fog lines
Highway Superintendent Paganelli advised the board that he expects delivery in about 10 days of the machine that will enable his department to paint fog lines on certain streets so motorists can see the edge of the road.

5. Sober house (482 Underhill Avenue)
After one resident asked when the board would it would hold the required annual meeting with the facility owner, a second resident asked why he hasn’t gotten any response to an email requesting an emergency meeting to discuss what appears to be the abandonment of the facility. There was also a brief discussion of possible certification changes at the facility.

6. Solar panels
A resident raised questions about the legality of installing industrial sized solar panels in the backyard of a house.

7. Available grant funds
A resident asked whether the town was going to apply for the $175,000 grant available to Yorktown, without a match requirement, for water quality and stormwater projects.


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Maloney Continues “Made in New York” Manufacturing Tour in Orange County
Newburgh, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney continued his “Made in New York” tour with stops at three Hudson Valley employers in Orange County. He met with business owners and employees and talked about ways to expand manufacturing, grow the economy and create jobs in New York. During the tour, Rep. Maloney visited Takasago International Corporation in Harriman, President Container in Middletown, and GTI Graphic Technology in Newburgh.
I started my own business, so I know firsthand that the private sector is America’s job creation engine – and meeting with local employers and talking to workers is the best way I can hear about their ideas to bring jobs back to New York, specifically high-tech manufacturing jobs,” said Maloney. “Manufacturing is so important to our country, and we have to work with business leaders and elected officials at all levels to strengthen it and get qualified, hardworking Americans working again.”
“We are very pleased that Congressman Maloney continues to take an interest in the success of manufacturing firms in his district,” said Harold King, Executive Vice President of The Council of Industry. “The success of firms like President Container and GTI are vital to our regional economy.  Congressman Maloney has a well-deserved reputation as a problem solver, and the more familiar the Congressman is with the challenges and opportunities facing these companies the more he will be able to bring those problem solving skills to bear to help them thrive in the Hudson Valley.”
As part of Rep. Maloney’s “Made in New York” tour, he has stopped by dozens of businesses in the Hudson Valley, including Thornwillow Press in Newburgh, and Nexans in Chester. He has also hosted main street tours across the Hudson Valley, including in Mahopac, Wappingers Falls, Goshen, Middletown, and Highland Falls. During his first term in Congress, Rep. Maloney and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Act to revitalize domestic manufacturing by encouraging states and regional public-private partnerships to design comprehensive strategies to spur local manufacturing. Last year, the Council of Industry named Rep. Maloney a “Manufacturing Champion” for his support of local manufacturing.
Takasago International is a major global producer of flavors and fragrances headquartered in Japan. Takasago provides fragrances and flavors to producers throughout the world and have offices in New York and other cities throughout the world. President Container is one of the largest manufacturers of corrugated boxes and point of purchase displays in North America. Founded in 1947, the company has integrated sustainability as a primary concern in manufacturing, and is the proud home to the largest privately-owned solar farm in the State of New York. CTI Graphic Technology is an international high-tech company which focuses on lighting systems and color services used in the textile, plastics, paint, automotive, food, retails and cosmetics industries.

July 22, 2016
CONTACT: Caitlin Girouard, 202-225-5441
Maloney to Hold 58th “Speak with Sean” Event With Neighborhood Office Hours in Bedford, Mahopac, and Beacon
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his 58th “Speak with Sean” event by holding Neighborhood Office Hours in Bedford, Mahopac, and Beacon. Neighborhood Office Hours are an opportunity for constituents to share any questions, comments and concerns one-on-one with Rep. Maloney. In addition, Rep. Maloney and his staff are available to assist with any problems folks from the Hudson Valley may be having with a federal government agency, such as the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or the Veterans Administration. 
“I’m here to work for folks in the Hudson Valley, and our office is here to be their advocate and help cut through any bureaucratic red tape of the federal government,” said Rep. Maloney. “Too often people feel like no one is fighting for them, and neighborhood office hours is one of the best ways I can meet with my neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley to hear how we can better serve them.”
Representative Maloney’s office has handled over 3,500 individual cases, and so far, Rep. Maloney has helped return more than $6 million to Hudson Valley taxpayers who were owed Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits, tax refunds and other payments from the federal government.
Media are invited to attend all events. Please RSVP to Caitlin Girouard at 202-225-5441 or
WHO:                      Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
WHEN:                   Saturday, July 23rd from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
WHERE:                Bedford Free Library at 32 Village Green in Bedford
WHO:                      Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
WHEN:                   Saturday, July 23rd from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
WHERE:                Mahopac Public Library at 668 Route Six in Mahopac
WHO:                      Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
WHEN:                   Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE:                Beacon Municipal Center at 1 Municipal Plaza in Beacon

CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624

Haxtun-Tower House has been listed on the NYS Register of Historic Places.
Haxtun-Tower House has added to the NYS Register of Historic Places

BEEKMAN, NY - Senator Terrence Murphy is pleased to announce that the Haxtun-Tower House in Hopewell Junction has been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places. A State Review Board made the recommendation to Rose Harvey, the Commissioner New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation who also serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer.

The nomination of the property will now be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. If the nomination is approved, the Haxtun-Tower House will then be listed on the National Register.

"It is important we recognize our connections to the past because they can help shape our future," said Senator Murphy. "The Haxtun-Tower House is a link to the way families lived in Dutchess County in the nineteenth century. It incorporates design influences popular during the County's industrial growth, as well as when it served as a luxurious summer home."

"The Haxtun-Tower House serves as a testimony to the success of its original builder, William Haxtun, and the house's second owner, Albert Tower, both of whom were involved in the Dutchess County iron mining industry," said Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro. "The house stands as a monument to Dutchess County's deep industrial roots and the importance of iron mining and refining in eastern Dutchess, and is well deserving of its nomination to the New York State Register of Historic Houses."

Barbara Zulauf, Beekman Town Supervisor said, "Congratulations to The Haxtun Tower House on its appointment to the New York State Register of Historic Places. I am thrilled to see that a piece of Beekman history is still around for all to appreciate. The Haxtun-Tower House is important to Beekman because it provides a sense of our place in history."

Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall, who had the opportunity to live in the home growing up, added, "I'd like to congratulate Jeanine Agnolet and David Rado on the successful nomination of the Haxtun-Tower House to the New York State Register of Historic Houses. As one of the earliest farms in Beekman, it was integral to the development of the town. My mother, Gay Kendall, former Town of Beekman Historian lived in the home with her husband Robert from 1961 until 2013.  She would be very pleased with this achievement."

The Haxtun-Tower House was built in 1850 for William Haxtun and expanded in 1870 for Albert Tower. The design and level of decorative detail reflect the wealth Haxtun had achieved as a young man, as well as the importance and value of iron mining in Beekman during the nineteenth century. Tower's improvements to the property reflected his dreams for a grand summer home.

The Haxtun family was among the first families to settle in the Beekman area. Family patriarch Elnathan Haxtun owned several hundred acres of land in Beekman and operated a farm. While out exploring in 1846, fourteen- year-old William discovered substantial iron deposits. When he was twenty, William chose a prominent location on Beekman Road to construct a house in the Greek Revival style, which was popular in the Hudson Valley between 1830 and 1850.

In 1867, the Haxtun's sold the most valuable portion of his land to Poughkeepsie iron baron Albert E. Tower. Soon after, Tower turned the house into a summer retreat, expanding it to its current size. His sons, Albert Jr. and Joseph, ran an active mine on the property when they inherited the house. After the mining operation came to a close, the brothers expanded the farm operations at the old Haxtun farm.

The Haxtun's sold the property to William Baker in 1929. The house was subdivided from the agricultural acreage by John Walker in 1954. The house was sold to Gertrude Kohlman and Agnes Sams in 1955. Kohlman and Sams transferred the property to the Kendall family. The Kendall's cared for the house for over fifty years before selling it to the current owners.

Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

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