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BOCKLAND CX)XINTY THE TIMES Volume N, Number 4 The_RockIancl County Times, Haverstraw, N. V., December 23, 1971 Telephone HAverstraw 9-20M Price Ten Ceuta ™ bam CORNER An advertised item is a patent seaier for garage door bottoms. Now if I could only figure a way to get my garage doors closed. Some hungry establishments ■in the county are staying open until all hours to catch the Christmas dollar. It might work; or they might just lose sleepj Some good will come of it if the help gets paid a lot of over ­ time. An old friend writes: The doc ­ tor just told me I can ’ t drive for a while. What do I Iget for Christmas? A beautiful case in ­ cluding a portable travel bar, just when I'm not going any place. There was a classic about this in an 0. Henry story. Flattery, like castor oil, is better in small doses. There is a terrible war in the subcontinent of India, Israel and the Arabs are threatening each other, civil war is tearing Nor ­ thern Ireland. We should have a rule for the whole world for ­ bidding another war until the last one is paid for. Somewhere this was in print, and it probably applies to Christmas: If you can't be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you es ­ cape, I have a friend who \drinks boxing gloves\ meaning he gets inflated ideas of his pugil ­ istic ability after he imbibes in alcholic beverages. When he gets drunk he fights. The hard ­ est job I have is to keep from asking him how he got his latest black eye. - - • — Speaking of drinking, if it's done carefully a little imbib ­ ing can add to the enjoyment of the holiday season. Rule number 1 for the next two weeks should be \Never drive anywhere m a hurry.\ The shortest days of the year, kids out of school, extra traffic all add up to real dangerous conditions for pedestrians and drivers. Drive safely and be with us in 1972. Can you imagine. One reader sent a Christmas poem to the attention of this corner. It was a little \sick\ and so it got fired away. Nothing but sweet ­ ness and light at this season. Within reason. Who remembers when Paul L. Petrichko, now a resident of Paterson, enlivened these pages with weekly comment about the local scene? At Christmas time, Paul would list a number of mythical gifts for prominent persons. Most were all in fun. bet two or three had a torpedo tied to them. An attempt to do it now would almost certainly | get this corner in trouble. So we will ride two horses. We wish good safe sleigh riding weather for the kids and safe travel on the highways for all their elders. How both can be accomplished at the same time is a problem for genius. Styles come: styles go. But some things never change, like Brother Mark's affinity for a black knit winter hat. There ’ s a lot of new money around for Christmas. But somehow not quite enough for . the bills in many cases. How come the 92-pound girls seem to have the nine-pound wigs? Baby - minding grandparents have an extra value at Christ ­ mas time. And New Year's Evel NEW PARK FACILITY: On a crisp Winter afternoon. Stony Point town officials accepted from the Town Jaycees a new addition to the facilities ot Town Park, an all-weather pavil ­ ion for the use of park patrons. Pictured at the ceremony Saturday are Councilman Rob ­ ert Schassler, Supervisor Harold Grune, Town Clerk Richard Mctl>chol, James Nordby, Greg Carney, Vernor. June III, and William Morelll with Kevin Casey and Michael SImko Jr In the background. Times-Torpey Photo Davidson, Dejesus, Reapportionment ’ s Town Park Brwhbiel Get Meaning to Citizens Gets Big Gift From Jaycees All-State Honors Jim Brechbiel of the champion North Rockland Red Raiders was named Empire State play ­ er of the year. He was also named to the All New York high school football team along with Bill Qayidson and Victor ■ DeJesus. ^ The signal honors came to the North Rockland players from the state Sports Writers Asso­ ciation, which ranked North Rockland as the fifth best team in the state. Brechbiel was given a place as running back on the All State First Team. Davidson, a guard, was also placed on the offensive team. Vic DeJesus was named safety on the All State first string defensive team. Steve Wanamaker, a key op ­ erative in the Nyack High School football machine, was named a linebacker on the sec ­ ond team All State defensive unit. Announcement of the honors was made Thursday night when the Journal-News held its fall sports award dinner at the Rockland Country Club. All- County football and soccer play ­ ers were honored. North Rockland's Ralph Cor- disco. athletic director and foot­ ball coach, spread the good news of the awards to his play ­ ers at Thursday ’ s meeting of the Rotary Club at tbe High Tor Casino. The Times this week publish ­ es a number of stories on the new reapportionment adopted by the State Legislature. The Republican majority has re ­ drawn the lines to favor the party's candidates for assem ­ blymen and state senators un ­ til after the next Federal cen ­ sus in 1980. Kr ’ *the\Vverage citixeiff*Tth'e**''*'?S^'T~\\''' Stony Point's Town Park has a new pavilion building which will add greatly to the useful ­ ness of the park area. An all weather pavilion has been do­ nated to the town and ite people by the Town of Stony Pbint Jay- district lines determine hew well each community will be represented. This affects *he myriad ways the state eni.cis into the lives of its citizens, from the routes of proposed new state roads to state aid for schools. Levy ’ s District ‘ Safe ’ for Assembly Republican Assemblyman Eu ­ gene Levy has come out of the reapportionment with a new number for his district, 95, and a district considered \safe\ for his re-election. Pomona has been taken out of his district and assigned to the new 96th district with Clarks- town, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Tuxedo and Monroe. Mr. Levy retains in his dis ­ trict normally Republican Or- angetown and normally Demo ­ cratic Ramapo, his own town which Mr. Levy has been able to carry in the past. Related stories page 2. The building, 41 by 25 feet, is an open shelter, ideal for the picnic tables which will be placed there when warm wea ­ ther returns. In the spring, the Jaycees will also finish grading and landscaping the pavilion. Parking is available near the pavilion. Vernon \Digger\ June head ­ ed the committee ot Jaycees in charge of the project. Material and in some cases material and labor were donated by Vernon June jr, Inc.. Mastromarino Lumberland, Token Carpentry, Robert Smith Masons, Keahon Brothers, and Everett Sherman, Inc. A presentation ceremony was held Saturday when the new pavilion was accepted for the people of the town by Supervisor Harold K. Grune. The Jaycees were represented by President James Nordby. a resident of Hidden Hills, who is a repre ­ sentative of I. D. S. Investors Service. Construction of the pavilion was started in late October. \Did you know you're reod- Ing the Wont Ads upside down ogoln?\ MAKES STIRRING ENTRY; Santa Claus greeted his friends Saturday at his arrival at the Haverstraw Ecumenical Project building on Front st. where a party was held for chil ­ dren. With Santa are former Capt. Peter Gln- nlly and Gary Zeh of Rescue Hook and Lad ­ der Co., which look the place of the traditional sleigh and reindeer. Michael Holland, In the person of Santa, visled several other places around the community on Saturday, on a lour sponsored by Town of Haverstraw Jaycees. Times-Torpey Photo New City Reacts To Crowd Crisis At County Jail No experienced Rockland County police officer liked to bring prisoners to New City on the weekend. Almost certainly they would be thrown Into the \bull pen ” , the basement area for unclassified prisoners. On the weekend, drunks and drift ­ ers often made the place a Bed ­ lam. When recent drug raids filled the jail to overflowing, condi ­ tions in the Bull Pen became suddenly a crisis. Public De ­ fender Arnold Becker brought a show cause order in Supreme Court, demanding that county and state remedy conditions. Judge Morton B. Silberman heard the case Thursday and with other county officials, de ­ vised a number of steps to clear the bullpen by this week. Public discussion of the jail issue continues this week. Mon ­ day night, at the request of Legislator John T. Grant of Haverstraw, the County Legis ­ lature discussed the jail condi ­ tions. Another meeting was scheduled by Judge Silberman with local magistrates, county judges, and the district attor ­ ney to combat the crowding sit ­ uation. The original suit by Mr. Beck ­ er named Sheriff Ray Linde- mann and the State Correction Commission as defendants. Sheriff Lindemann, who has to accept the prisoners sent to him by the other governmental agencies, has for years been seeking more and better facili ­ ties for the people placed in his . care. Last Thursday, after the first hearing on the Becker suit. Judge Silberman met with the Public Defender, District At­ torney Robert R. Meehan, and County Judges John A. Gallucci and Theodore Kelly. Their pur ­ pose was to reduce the jail pop ­ ulation. Nine prisoners awaiting trial were released in their own re ­ cognizance. Bail was reduced for others, and still others will be sentenced this week instead of waiting until January. County authorities have long recognized the growing prob ­ lem of the jail, and many solu ­ tions have been offered. Now that there is a crisis, some more concrete action may be expected. Santa Figure Again a Target For Vandalism The large figure of Santa Claus which has been a feature of the Haverstraw scene for several Christmas seasons, was again a target for vandalism Friday night. Firemen of Lady Warren Hose Co. 5 for the past several years have displayed the fig ­ ure alongside their Broadway fire house. Vandals tore down the figure, upset its base plat ­ form, and threw parts of the figure into Bowline Pond behind the firehouse. The vandals also disrupted the lighting system set up by the firemen to light up the fig ­ ure as part of a Christmas dis ­ play. Steel guy wires used to hold Santa in place were up ­ rooted. When Santa first arrived in town, he was mounted on a trailer and parked on streets in the business area as a promo ­ tion of the downtown merchants of the Chamber of Commerce. When it was impossible to continue this practice, Santa was moved to a vacant lot at Hudson ave. and New Main st. When vandals attacked the fig ­ ure there, it was moved the fol ­ lowing Christmas season to the Lady Warren grounds, where the latest attack occurred. STRIKES: 1 ON 1 OFF A wildcat jurisdictional strike has begun on the underground power line from the Bowline Point power plant Job. The strike of lay teachers against Catholic schools has ended. tArS'.' 1 . SANTA IS FOR REAL: And 18-month old Sean Ambrey explored SantaS whiskers for himself at the David B. Roche Fire Co. Christmas celebration for children. Santa's helper ar this point was Bill Nelson, who helped contribute happiness to many children at the event In the Garnervllle fire house. J. Flanagan Photo Service This Christmas Rush Last One For Retiring Mailman Jim Clark The Christmas rush in the post offices of the U. S. is some ­ thing colosaal, but there is hope for the mailman. James Clark of the Haverstraw PO has the ultimate in attained hope. He is retiring on Christmas Eve. \Jim\ Clark has served the village area as a mailman for 36 years and under seven dif ­ ferent postmasters. Of course there was time out for army service in World War II, but government service counts for retirement, even if you were in the army for three and a half years. During much of his postal career, he was a letter carrier and had Route 2. When Mr. Clark carried the mail on foot, the district ran roughly from the Mam st.-New Mam st. line south to the beginning of River ­ side ave. Some areas along Route 9W and at the south end of the village were not included. In more recent times, \Jim\ has had what the post office calls a \mounted route. ” A small truck was used and the mailman delivered from vari ­ ous stops along the way. River ­ side ave.. Hillside ave , and sec lions of the western end of the village were part of the route. The village ’ s traditional three routes, which were in existence for 50 years, have been expand ­ ed to five, including the mount ­ ed part, to accommodate the in ­ crease in population and the areas served. All have been re ­ numbered. Dogs are the bane of many a mailman, but Jim said he had no more trouble than the aver ­ age mailman. Just bitten eight times by dogs. One unfortunate accident marked his career. Quite a few . years ago. stepping up on a curb on Fourth st.. the mail carrier somehow injured his f o o t. Months of treatment followed, and he had to wear a special surgical shoe for a long time. Mr. Clark and his wife, the former Anne Dorisky of Garner ­ vllle, live on Clove ave. They have enjoyed long trips in the past, including a recent one to Europe, and they may now find it possible to go on long trips to places they have wanted to see. Bowline Point To Supply Power Needs ’ til 1977 The Bowline Point power plants now building at Haver- straw will fill Rockland Coun­ ty ’ s power needs until 1977. This and other details of planning for the electrical energy needs of the future were brought out in a press conference by Her- schl Greenbaum, chairman of the County Legislature, and Dana Barnes, vice president of Orange & Rockland Utilities Tuesday at New City. Mr. Greenbaum said he had ■ called the meeting with report ­ ers became of public fears of future blackouts and brownouts. There is also a question if oc ­ casional power interruptions are due to lack of adequate power or mechanical breakdowns. Barnes Gives Figures Giving statistics. Mr. Barnes said 0 & R now generates 635 megawatts and when the Bow­ line plants are completed. 1,035 megawatts will be available. Bowline No. 1 is 70 per cent complete and will go on the line in July, 1972. Unit No. 2 is now 12 per cent completed, and should start up in April 1974. Some Bowline power will go into the New York power pool, which will increase its demand to 18 per cent reserve in place of the present 12 per cent. To meet the 1980-85 projected Rockland population of 450,000, study plans for future plants are now under way. Under con ­ sideration are gas turbines, base line steam plants, and pumped storage. Any steam plants will use fossil fuel, as it takes 10 years to build nuclear plants, and another generating station will be needed before 1981. Blackwell Casa Settled On the Haverstraw level, Mr. Barnes reported that arrange ­ ments satisfactory to Harold Blackwell have been made, and a new home site will be provid ­ ed for him. His present house adjoins the Bowline NorTplantr In State Prison For Christinas Three area men who robbed the Pantry Pride in West Hav ­ erstraw last summer, will be in state prison, probably Sing Sing, for Christmas. Their sentencing was moved up a month to help clear prisoners out of the jail at New City. Sentenced by Judge John A. Gallucci were Carmine Bonelli, 32, 119 Railroad ave.. West Hav ­ erstraw, indeterminate term up to five years; William Caswell, 39, of East Main st.. Stony Point, and James F. Stange. 29. of Route 202. Garnerville, two to six years each. THIS WAS SANTA CLAUS; Rescuers pick up the pieces of the giant figure of Santo Claus. Vandals Friday night lore down tha figure and threw the parts Into the Bowline Pond behind the home ot Lady Warren Hose Co. 5 on Broadway. Pictured struggling up the bank with pari of Santa are Sgt. Thomas Gerace of the village police and former Fire Chief Frank Sullivan sr and at the right un­ identified volunteers backed up by Fire Chief Anthony Sanlora. Times-Torpey Photo

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