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Claire Eskdale Winner of our First Photography Contest !

Congratulations to the five winners of our First Stanford Photography Contest.  

Claire Eskdale, First Place with Untitled

Frank Sellenberg, Second Place with One of Nature’s Gifts

and tied for Third Place,  Curtis DeVito with Sunset after a Storm , Nancy Kryzak with Autumn in New York and Josh Nathanson with Buttercup Audubon Preserve

 

Payment of 2021 Taxes

Following is a copy of a letter written by Charles Hanlon, Stanford Tax Collector, and printed in the Poughkeepsie Journal. It explains the procedures for paying taxes this year, with adjustments that had to be made due to COVID. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Charles directly, or Ritamary Bell [option 5]
TOWN OF STANFORD
OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR
26 TOWN HALL ROAD
P.O. BOX 436
STANFORDVILLE, NY 12581
(845-868-7250) Ext. 9
 
Office Hours: NO OFFICE HOURS DUE TO COVID-19
 
NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT IS HEREBY GIVEN.
Charles F. Hanlon, Tax Collector for the Town of Stanford, has received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes for the 2021.
 
*DUE TO COVID-19 NO TAXES WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE STANFORD TOWN HALL. All tax payments must be mailed to TAX COLLECTOR P.O. BOX 436, 26 TOWN HALL ROAD, STANFORDVILLE, NY. 12581
 
Cash payments are discouraged. If you must pay cash please contact the Stanford Town Clerk, at (845-868-1366 option 5 to set up an appointment.
 
CASH PAYMENT MUST BE TO THE PENNY.
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Taxes may be paid on or before March 1, 2021 without penalty. Penalties will be levied on all taxes received as follows: 2% through March 31st, 3% through April 30th, 4% through May 31st. An additional TWO DOLLARS ($2.00) handling fee will also be assessed on all unpaid taxes from May 1st through 31st, 2019. Take further notice, that pursuant to State law, the tax rolls will be returned to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance on June 1, 2019.
 
Sincerely
 
Charles F. Hanlon,
Tax Collector, Town of Stanford
 
 
 
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COVID QUARANTINE UPDATE

 

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Updates Quarantine Guidance Following Change by New York State Department of Health

Quarantine time period adjusted from 14 days to 10 days

IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC DURING QUARANTINE

Following a guidance change for COVID quarantine requirements from the New York State Department of Health, the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has amended the quarantine time period for individuals exposed to COVID-19 from 14 days to 10 days following the last exposure if no symptoms are reported during the quarantine. This change is effective immediately.

Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 ends after 10 days, without a test required, IF there are no symptoms reported during the quarantine period. Additionally, exposed individuals must:

  • Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14
  • Continue to strict adherence to prevention measures – use of face coverings, hand washing and physical distancing.
  • If any symptoms develop, IMMEDIATELY self-isolate and contact your health care provider or the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health to determine if you should seek testing. OR just simply “seek testing”

An “exposed” individual, or “close contact” are individuals who were within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID -19 for 10 minutes or more total in a 24-hour period when the person was contagious. Contagious is defined as two days before symptoms began (or two days before positive test if there are no symptoms).

“This is an important change that aligns New York State guidance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and will help end confusion on quarantine timelines,” said Dr. Anil Vaidian, DBCH Commissioner.

“Though the quarantine period is now shorter, individuals exposed to COVID-19 should remain vigilant. Anyone who develops symptoms while under quarantine OR through day 14 from the last date of exposure, should assume they are infectious and immediately isolate themselves and seek a diagnostic test,” said Dr. Vaidian noted.

The New York State DOH’s updated guidance can be found here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/12/covid19-health-advisory-updated-quarantine-guidance-12.26.20.pdf)

Quarantine documents and other information on the Dutchess County Government website will be updated this week. New York State and local contact tracers are also being advised of the guidance change.

www.dutchessNY.gov

       

 

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A Poem for the New Year

CONTINUE: a poem
By Maya Angelou
 

My wish for you
Is that you continue

Continue

To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness

Continue

To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart

Continue

In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the pearls of your laughter

Continue

To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined

Continue

To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you

Continue

To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely

Continue

To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of 
The young and defenseless

Continue

To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise

Continue

To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a 
Natural action to be expected

Continue

To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good

Continue

To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit

Continue

To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing

Continue

To float
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name

Continue

And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue
Eternally

Dot Burdick Park Advisory Committee

We are so happy to be forming the Dot Burdick Park Advisory Committee to envision and design what will become a walking trail and contemplative green space in The town of Stanford. We are looking for volunteers with diverse skills including landscape design, creative use of outdoor space, perhaps public sculpture…..Eventually we will need tons of volunteers to physically create the park, but if you are interested in mapping out a vision for the land, please download the application on the Town’s website snd submit it to Ritamary Bell
Rbell@townofstanford.org. This will be a wonderful, all hands on deck project for our community!!!

Santa’s Coming to Town!

We received a letter from the North Pole! Santa will be visiting Stanfordville on December 19th and our firemen will be escorting him around town. We’ll post the route and schedule in a few days. In the meantime, start practicing your wave

Santa Run December 19 🎅🏻Open this link to see Santa’s Route!

Holiday Gift Card Drive ! $2020 for 2020

With this year’s COVID restrictions and the canceling of the holiday lights parade, the Stanford Events Committee, along with the Lions Club, have put together a gift card drive for families in need this holiday season.   The Lions Club has already committed $400, and the Events Committee has matched that, and now we’re reaching out to see if we can raise that amount to at least $2020.

This year we are looking to collect gift cards instead of gifts, which will be distributed to families in need by Elizabeth Murray, the Seymour Smith and Cold Spring School psychologist.

There are a few ways we can easily participate:   

  • Buy individual gift cards from TargetWalmartKohlsOld Navy or Marshalls (most can be bought online to avoid any in-person transactions) and drop them off in an envelope in the mail slot at Town Hall.  If you would like to, please  put your name and contact info on your envelope. 
  • Donate money directly to the Lions Club by sending a check made out to the Stanford Lions Club, c/o Ritamary Bell, P.O.Box 20, Stanford, NY 12581.  

Please feel free to forward this email and flyer along to your members, and let us know if you have any questions. 

Let’s spread some holiday cheer this year!

Thanks so much in advance,  

The Stanford Events Committee

Town of Stanford Festival of Lights with Car Caravan and Map

 Dear Neighbors

The holidays are coming and COVID has limited the ways we can interact. As the days get shorter we all feel the need for light, and color and joy.

We on the Stanford Events Committee are proposing that we each take it upon ourselves to shine a little light on the situation, by over-decorating for the holidays.  Maybe if we each go as far as we can towards sharing some festive spirit in the form of lights and decorations and holiday fun in our yards, on our houses, and wherever we have outdoor space, we can share some Holiday spirit with our neighbors.

 If we all go all out this year, the parade will make itself as we drive around Stanfordville to share the Holiday spirit.

We encourage you to get out those old boxes of Holiday lights, and if you have more than you need,  share them with neighbors and friends.  If you don’t have lights you can invent your own decorations, let your kids loose, they will find a way.  If you email the committee through me, (claire.copley@gmail.com) we will try to find a way to offer assistance with decorations.

 We want everyone in Stanfordville to know we are a community, and we wish the best holiday possible to all of our friends and neighbors in town.  We don’t an up-to-date email list, so please forward this to any and all residents you think might be interested.

Let’s all join together to brighten out spirits! 

The Stanford Events Committee,