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GREENWICH JOURNAL Page 2 SALEM PRESS Thursday, August 26,1999 N e w s t u d e n t s s h o u l d b e r e g i s t e r e d b e f o r e f i r s t d a y W ith the approach o f the opening of school for the 1999-2000 year, the school is asking that parents o f new students in the district register their children at the school as soon as possi­ ble. T h is will help facilitate the place­ m e n t o f the students. Registration should be done at the Middle Grade office located on Gray Avenue. The- office hours are Monday through Fri­ day between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. B ring the children's birth certificate and immunization record in order to register. For those already registered and the new kindergarten children, letters will be mailed giving the necessary information as to teacher and bus route. Free school supplies Free school supplies are being dis­ tributed on Tuesday, September 7, from 9 a.m. - noon at the United Church in Greenwich. Pencils, tissues, paper, notebooks, assignment pads and other supplies will be available. The church is located at 37 Salem Street next to The Joumal-Press office. If this fills a need for you or your family, please come. Donations will be accepted on Thursday, August 26 at the church or on September 5 after the ecumenical service. Any questions call Barbara Thomas, pastor. Special board meeting A special meeting o f the GCS Board of Education will be held on Monday, August 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the Middle Grade Building. The agenda is personnel. T H A N K S ! 9 apputintv yw Mippo/tl! V o n / V J i X b u r A sincere thanks Your support is greatly appreciated! J 3 o £ J 2 az/j FE S J& S P E C IA L S Aug. 24 - Sept. 1st $58.00 Open Tuesday - Saturday Evening Hours Available H A I R & T A N N I N G S A L O N 72 MAIN STREET, GREENW ICH, NY 12834 518-692-8627 >J L e t B e n jairiinJjcIplyou d esign ^ k t h e floo&joffyour d rearns!-—. f e n l a m in ls * \ IN E lF tO O & IN G , rpet, Vinyl, Hardwoods andT 692-7561 G w e n w te h ] f A f r ' J Proud to be Y our Hometown Grocer! N O W SERVING. . Money Orders U.S. Postage Stamps 184 M a in Street Recycling Stickers Greenwich (Village and County) 518-692-9233 NYS Lottery Prepaid Phone Cards Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m, - 9 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Established October 13,1842 Telephone [518] 692-2266 A copy o f the District Newsletter con­ taining much information regarding opening day, lunch and breakfast menus, costs, bus routes, various proce­ dures and programs o f Greenwich Central School will be sent also. Elementary office hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (grades K- 6 ), Mon­ day through Friday. There will not be registration of new students on Wednesday, September 9, the first day of school. Local Weaver’s art in Fiberart show Cyndy Barbone o f Greenwich is one of 70 artists whose work is included in Fiberart International '99, the 16th biennial exhibition o f contemporary fiberart sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. The exhibition is presented at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Crafts from September 9 through October 30. This year's exhibi­ tion features 82 works from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Sweden and the United States. Contemporaiy fiberart is fine art made in flexible materials or work con­ structed using textile techniques. Three internationally known jurors, Jason Pollen, Rebecca Stevens and Bhakti Ziek reviewed 1,400 entries to assem­ ble an exhibition that makes a striking statement about the fiberart o f our time. Barbone's piece, Mauritius Garden I. is a weaving constructed from double weave brocade with inlay cotton, rayon and silk. It is 30\ by 40\ in size. W i l b u r , B a r b e r w in Jeffords upsets Patten By Tony Basile Incumbent Supervisor Don Wilbur will retain the Republican line on the November ballot in Greenwich^ after fighting off a challenge from former Supervisor Rollie Mann. Mann; how­ ever, has filed an independent petition, and the two candidates will face each other again this fall. The results were much closer than anticipated in the re­ cord 509 voter turn-out, with Wilbur capturing 271 votes to Mann's 232. In a five-way race for two council seats, Village Deputy Mayor Bob Jef­ fords upset incumbent Councilman Brent Patten Receiving 239 votes to Patten’s 164. Patten w ill not run as an independent. Incumbent Councilman Bob Barber retained his line on the bal­ lot with 229 votes, in spite o f a well- financed campaign to unseat him. The remaining two candidates, John Cofran- cisco and Michael (Nick) Karp received 1?6 and 105 votes respectively. In the race for town justice, Village Justice Sherwin Bowen out polled Walt Kruger 301 to 151. Highway Superintendent Hugh Dewey, who was unopposed, received 374 votes. \ F o o d f o r K i d s \ h e l d e n d o f y e a r p i c n i c The summer \Food for Kids\ pro­ gram held its end of the summer picnic on Thursday, August 19. There were about one hundred lunches served that day with the Rev. Jim Patrick cooking at the grill. On hand to celebrate the program were Robert Benn and Rick Schumaker from the Fort M iller Hosting student from abroad ASSE International Student Ex­ change has qualified Erie and Suzanne Foster as a host family for Elena Gradinarova, a student from the Re­ public of Georgia, who will be attend­ ing Greenwich Central School during the 1999-2000 school year. Elena has m et all o f the academic and character qualifications necessary to be accepted as an exchange student by ASSE. The family welcomed Elena, who arrived in Greenwich on August 12 . ASSE, a public benefit organization, originally founded by the Swedish National Department o f Education, provides student exchange opportuni­ ties for students from Europe, Asia, South Africa, South America, the Re­ publics o f the former Soviet Union, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Department of Public Works has been busy During the past few weeks the Vil­ lage o f Greenwich Department o f Pub­ lic Works has been busy with street and sidewalk projects. Recently completed are storm sewer work, regrading and re­ surfacing o f John Street, from M ain to BleecJcer, and similar work on Corliss Avenue from Main to Academy Street. Currently the DPW is working on the construction o f a new concrete side­ walk along the Church Street flank o f Mowry Park. The project, which should be completed next week, will provide for a safer walk to and from school for student pedestrians, particu­ larly since the crosswalk pattern pt the Main and Church streets intersection was changed last fall. P lan n in g to B u ild Y o u r D r e a m H o u s e ? We can help with all your insurance needs! Illips/Meslck 124 Main St., Greenwich, NY Great service (518) 692-2831 at is our McPhillips Northern, Inc. 185 Main St., Warrensburg, NY (518)623-3151 or 668-5024 W. Joseph McPhillips, Inc. 20 E. Washington St., Glens Falls, NY (518)7925841 ii oil County Fair! Company which has been a great contributor to the lunch program for the past two years. Emily Keays won the \PoIarBear\ which was donated by Sue Muzio o f the Washington Square Deli. Emily is a 10 year old Easton resident who will be in fifth grade this year at Greenwich Central School. Suzanne Foster came as a clown and brought two helpers with her as the children were entertained with face- painting and balloons. Also on hand were Town Supervisor Don Wilbur, and at the serving table: Marge Wilbur, Betsy Sumner and Bert Geisler. The food program ended officially on August 20 and will be back next summer. Over 1500 lunches were served this summer. The work o f many volunteers made the program possible and a success. GCS Board appointments At its regular August meeting, the GCS Board of Education made the fol­ lowing appointments: Probationary - Thomas Robillard appointed to Build­ ing Maintenance Helper, Karen Panza and Susan Geisler appointed to Teacher Aide - CSE. Rose Ackley appointed to Teacher Aide - study hall. Allison Neary was appointed Direc­ tor o f Pupil Personnel Services Kim­ berly Plouff was appointed Music Teacher. James Ramsey was appointed Part-time School-to-work Coordinator. Timothy Kelieher was appointed Social Studies teacher. Coaches: Modified Boys Soccer - Kurt Lutgens; Modified Field Hockey - Shannon DeGregory The following courses o f study were approved for science credit: Introduc­ tion to Agri-Science, Applied Environ­ mental Science, and Animal Science. Dr. Fitzgerald's retirement party was scheduled for October 1. Several additions and changes were approve^ to the Student Code o f Con­ duct, Bus Behavior rules, Rules and Regulations for athletic and extra­ curricular events, and Disciplinary Measures. These changes will be pub­ lished in greater detail at a later date. The Greenwich Administrator's As­ sociation was dissolved at the request o f Mrs. Gapczynski. Mattison receives . pin and diploma Colleen Beth Mattison o f Green­ wich graduated from the nursing pro­ gram at the Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Essex, Hamilton BOCES at the graduation ceremony held at the Hudson Falls High school on July 30. Twenty-four adults graduated. It is a two year course of study at the South­ ern Adirondack Education Center and local healthcare agencies. Colleen is now eligible to sit for the New York State Practical Nursing examination. After passing the exam, she will be considered a Licensed Prac­ tical Nurse. The diplomas were presented by A. Rich Tiiri, President o f WSWEH BOCES Board o f Education. Guest speaker was Cynthia Labish, R.N., M.S. Director o f Nursing at the Wesley Healthcare Center. Student speakers were Colleen Mattison, and classmates Sharon Putori and Susan St. John. The students also received a pin designed by the 1993 SAEC nursing class which they will wear throughout their career and they participated in the candle lighting ceremony symbolizing bringing light into the darkness of illness. Last summer service The final ecumenical summer church service will be h eld at the Bott­ skill Baptist Church on Sunday, August 29 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Crosby leading. Following the service will be \Make your own sundae.\ O n Sunday, September 5, the churches will resume services at their own churches. F i r e m e n p a r t i c i p a t e in F .A .S .T . t r a in in g p r o g r a m s G reenw ich firefighters p r e p a r e for F.A.S.T. team training. M em b ers o f the G reenwich Fire Departm ent participated in F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) training this past weekend. Ouring the training, mem b ers demonstrated on locating and removing a simulated victim using the rope search technique. Firefighters also had to move a 'victim up a flight of stairs lifting a victim out a window using a high point, lift­ ing a victim up through a hole in the floor/roo‘f and lowering a victim off a roof. T h e purpose o f this is because firefighters, by the nature o f their work, are put in hazardous situations. When a firefighter is trapped, conditions are likely to be severe. Firefighter Assist and Search Teams must be prepared to act quickly, decisi vely, and profession­ ally, in order to rem o v e trapped firefighters from a hazardous environ­ ment. It is a very difficult task to remove an unconscious f refighter from a build­ ing, especially with all o f their protec­ tive equipment. When firefighters be­ come trapped, missing, or lost, F.A.S.T. members must be deployed as quickly as possible to remove the firefighter. The training is designed to be arapid removal procedure because time will not be on our side when a brother/sister firefighter needs assistance. F.A .S.T . m e m b e rs p ractice'rem o v ing a dow n ed firefig h ter f r o n t the ro o f o f a building. L a d ie s A u x ilia r y V F W #7291 Tlie Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 7291 -will meet Thursday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Post home on Abeel Avenue. People believe if you walk into a spider's .web, you will get a letter. I w o u ld like t o say thank y o u for y o u r support a t t h e Town o f Greenwich Republican Caucus on Saturday. Sincerely, John Cofrancisco ~ \ REPUBLIC AM VOTERS Thanks For Your Support See You In November Rollie Mann Thank You for your support in the Town of Greenwich Republican Caucus. It has been an honor to represent you. Brent Patten ThcwhYou/ T o AW W h o S u p p o r ted/ In/Th& Tcm n /O fG rewvwich/ K e p u b lU ^ m /C a u c u s ■. !*, J. You/H elped/ M& P rove/ T h a t PriAW(pl£fr%eaUy V o C o o v v ttf \ i

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