Monday, August 25, 2014

GAP staying in Fishkill and expanding

Today Governor Cuomo announced that the GAP in Fishkill will be expanding not moving. It will also create up to 1200 jobs and invest $96 million.

Circle M cleanup begins

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The remediation is under the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program with cleanup by Chelsea Waterfront Development, LLC with oversight by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fishkill Officer assaulted at Walmart

Police are attempting to locate the following male for theft and assault of a police officer. Contact Detective Vidal at 845-831-1110 if you can help.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Friends of Fishkill Supply Depot receives battlefield preservation grant

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FISHKILL – The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has received a grant of $24,600 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.

The funds will be used to create maps that depict archeological features of the property, which was George Washington’s principal supply depot during the Revolutionary War, said Friends Director Lance Ashworth.
“This site, because it is a Revolutionary War site, is not eligible for acquisition funds through the National Park Service, but it is eligible for preservation funds and those sorts of things can be used for archeological studies, historical studies, mapping, things like that, and in this case, we have asked the National Park Service for $24,600 to hire a firm to come in and first identify then locate and then consolidate all of the archeological studies that have been done at the Fishkill Supply Depot,” Ashworth said.

From the studies, the first aggregate report will be formulated.

The Supply Depot group has also secured a $1,200 matching grant from the Hudson River National Heritage for a fall conference with local governments and stakeholders to discuss the historical significance of the Fishkill Depot site.

There are an estimated 320 unmarked graves of soldiers on the property.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brian Callahan appointed to town board

Former Councilman Brian Callahan was appointed to the vacant seat vacated by Tim Tuttle at the 7/16/14 Fishkill Town Board meeting.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Letter to Southern Dutchess & Poughkeepsie Journal about Consolidation

State Budget Director Robert Megna recently awarded the Town of Fishkill a consolidation grant. He also issued a report and I read it. Megna's report is incomplete and lacks the following important facts.
» Megna mentions that town Supervisor Bob LaColla took over a mess. He fails to mention it was a Republican who took over for a Republican.
» He fails to include in his report whether the City of Beacon or the Village of Fishkill are interested in consolidation. Neither mayor was mentioned in the report.
» Megna states that the board worked to correct Fishkill's deficiencies. That is not true. The board voted no for a 53 percent tax increase, but the budget passed by default, reverting back to the preliminary budget, which included the 53 percent tax increase.
» Beacon makes money on sewer from Fishkill.
» The Village of Fishkill makes money from the Town of Fishkill on water.
» Will Democrat-run Beacon and the Independent-run Village of Fishkill support bailing out a Republican local at the risk to their taxpayers?
» Megna suggests police consolidation. If Megna checked, he would see that the town suspended its police chief for eight months without cause, demoted two captains, and six sergeants and put two detectives on road patrol. Will the village or city Patrolmen's Benevolent Association agree to work with the town?
I don't know if water, sewer and police in Fishkill will be consolidated, but I do know that Republican-appointed lawyers and engineers will make some easy cash on the backs of the taxpayers of the state.
Ozzy Albra

Monday, June 30, 2014

NYS Grants Fishkill fiscal relief for Police consolidation
Story calls Fishkill problems as Good Old Fashion Government Bloat.
Its also calls for consolidating water and sewer with Beacon and Fishkill Village.
Also police consolidation.