June 2003, Friday
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Breakfast Seminar on Workplace Safety
Time: 8:00am - 11:00am
Location: Holiday Inn in Kingston
Sponsored in part by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, the breakfast seminar is designed to keep employers current about issues important to providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace. Designed for small business owners, other employers, human resources professionals, corporate physicians and safety professionals, the seminar will address ways to improve safety programs and how to ensure that businesses-including those no longer exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements-comply with OSHA regulations.

The cost of the seminar is $40 per person. Those who wish to attend should register by June 13 by calling (845) 339-2025. For further information, contact Ann Songayllo, OSHA Program Coordinator, 845-687-5012.

Open House at Historic West Point Foundry
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cold Springs, NY
The public can step back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution by visiting the ruins of a local manufacturing facility renowned internationally for its technological innovations. Scenic Hudson and Michigan Technological University will host guided tours of the digs at the West Point Foundry site in Cold Spring on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain or shine).

During tours visitors will explore the ruins of the foundry's boring mill, blast furnace and the casting house where workers made the first three domestic locomotive trains, the Civil War's world-famous Parrott cannon, sugar mills, steam engines and boilers and massive pipes for parts of New York City's water system. One of the nation's most pioneering and productive industrial facilities, the West Point Foundry is on the National Register of Historic Places. Industrial archeologists from Michigan Tech will give insider's tour of their current research and discoveries.

The event is free and open to the public.

Directions: From the intersection of Route 9D and Main Street (Route 301) in Cold Spring, take second left onto Kemble Avenue and continue to the end (follow signs). Also, the site is a short walk from the Cold Spring train station (follow signs). For more information, please contact Rita Shaheen, park planner, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 230.

Discussion: Patriot Act
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Warwick Town Hall
The Orange County Peace and Justice Coalition is sponsoring an informational discussion about legislation passed by Congress in the aftermath of 9/11 as well as proposed extensions to that legislation (Patriot Acts I & II). The event is co-sponsored by the Warwick Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Amnesty International of Orange County and the Lower Hudson chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

This landmark legislation dramatically expanded the governments power to obtain secret warrants including access to financial, library and other records. Traditional standards and processes to obtain warrants would be waived and many of the provisions apply to aliens as well as US citizens. The legislation is extremely controversial and is opposed by many Republicans and Democrats who share concern over civil liberties. Patriot Act I is currently set to expire in 2005.

The panelists will be: Pauline Kehoe, Director Goshen Public Library; Linda A Mercurio, law professor Ramapo College; Michael Sussman, Convener Democratic Alliance of Orange Couny.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Time: 8:00pm
Location: The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hudson Valley Performing Arts proudly presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's award winning Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Poughkeepsie's historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House for an unheard of seven performance run.

The musical sends the inspiring message: If you follow your dreams there are no limits to what you can achieve. This story is told with the help of a live 8 piece orchestra, elaborate sets including motorized turntables and gigantic stair cases, lighting by professional designer Michael Reese who works on Broadway and across the world as a professional lighting designer, an extremely talented and versatile cast of close to 80 that range in ages from 4-70+.

Performance times are: June 13,14 at 8pm, June 15 @ 2&7pm, June 20 at 8pm, and June 21 at 2&8pm. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students/seniors, and $19 for Bardavon members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling the Bardavon Box Office at 845.473.2072, Ticketmaster at 845.454.3388, or Ticketmaster.com.

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