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Aug 15, 2011 1:50 am
Town residents to vote on capital project
The Register-Star prints what appears to be a press release from town of Stuyvesant officals in favor of voters Tuesday approving a $845,000 bond to repair a highway garage and construct two salt sheds for the small community at the highway department storage area on Sharptown Road. "The average end of year payment to the town, if the project costs reach the cap of $845,000 would be $60,000. The rate per $1,000 assessed value would be $0.37," according to the "story" in the Register-Star. Voters will decided Tue., Aug. 16 whether they want to pay for such a project from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stuyvesant Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant.

Village set to start hunt for more water
Emilia Teasdale in The Columbia Paper reports that the Valatie Village Board approved $25,000 from reserve funds to drill a new well at the August 9 meeting. Representatives from Delaware Engineering have found two sites in the village suitable for drilling for water, one on village land and the other on private property. Teasdale writes, "The village is looking for a new well due to regulations from the state Department of Health regarding the existing wells," but does not explain the current safety of water in Valatie. She does report that the board also discussed the $200,000 sewer plant improvement project. Bids on that work will be opened today, Monday, August 15, and bids awarded at a special town meeting Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Read the complete story in The Columbia Paper.

2011-2012 Sporting licenses available beginning August 15, 2011
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) begins selling 2011-2012 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) today, Monday, August 15. Licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC's 1,500 license sales outlets statewide. Sporting licenses can also be ordered by mail or by telephone and via the internet at www.dec.ny.gov. The 2011-2012 sporting licenses are valid beginning October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Hunting and trapping and fishing regulations guide books may not be available today due to delays but will be ready soon. Those purchasing a license and not receiving a guide can download a copy from the DEC website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/37136.html for the hunting/trapping guide and http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html for the fishing guide) or return to any license vendor at a later date and request the 2011-2012 guide(s) desired.
New rules for hunters and trappers for 2011-2012:
• Crossbows may now be used for hunting big game (deer and bear) during the early bear season, regular firearms seasons, the special January firearms season in Suffolk County, and all late muzzleloading seasons. See www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68802.html for more information.
• Recent legislation lowered the minimum age for youth hunters to purchase a Junior Bowhunting license for big game hunting from 14 to 12 years of age. See the Junior Hunter Mentoring Program for detailed information on youth hunting requirements.
• Bear hunting is now open in new areas in eastern New York and bear hunting season dates in central and western New York have been modified to create a uniform season across the Southern Zone. See Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons for season dates and locations.
• Woodcock season has been expanded to 45 days. See Woodcock Hunting Seasons for dates.
• New legislation now allows use of rifles for big game hunting in Wyoming and Cortland counties and in the portion of Chautauqua County south of Route 20.
More detail for each of these regulation changes is available in the 2011-2012 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/37136.html.

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