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Tuxedo Bird Club Walks for Spring 2018 – Fri., Apr. 27, Sun., May 6, & Fri., May 11

Esteemed Tuxedo Neighbors,

Here’s a great way to get out and enjoy our natural wonderland! Spread the invite.


Tuxedo Bird Club Walks for Spring 2018

Please join us for our walks this spring. All are welcome:

Friday, April 27 – A Weekday Walk at the Elk Pen .
Meet Elyse & Tom at 9:00am in the parking lot of the Elk Pen, Harriman State Park off Arden Valley Rd. on the north side of Tuxedo. Over by 11:00am. 845-351-2893

Sunday, May 6 – A Sunday morning bird walk at the Ramapo River Access Point
The Ramapo River Access Point off of County Route 106 in Harriman State Park in Southfields. Meet Terryanne there at 8:00am. Over by 10:00am. Check Tuxedo Bird Club Facebook page for rain cancellation. This site features a Great Blue Heron Rookery and other gems. Bring a spotting scope if you have one.,-74.182847,297m/data=!3m1!1e3

Friday, May 11 – A Weekday Walk at Ironwood Drive
Meet Elyse & Tom at 9:00am at the end of Ironwood Dr., Tuxedo. Golden-winged Warblers, Prairie Warblers, and a variety of spring migrants are possibilities. Over by 11:00am. 845-351-2893

Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987

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Sterling Forest Fire Company Open House Event Sunday, April 29th 9:30am – 2:30pm

Esteemed Neighbors,

Our local Fire Company is hosting an Open House event on Sunday, April 29th 9:30-2:30.

This is a great way to learn more about the vital services they provide and how we all could do more to support them.

Sterling Forest Fire Company
1664 Long Meadow Road
at the intersection of Rt. 17A

Please help spread the word.

NTRA Executive Committee

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Friends of Sterling Forest Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day Clean-up, sponsored by the Friends of Sterling Forest
Commuter Parking Lot, Route 17 & 17A – Saturday, April 21, 2018, beginning at 8:00am

Help keep our park clean! Meet Dennis Trotter and members of the Friends of Sterling Forest at the Commuter Parking Lot located at the intersection of Rt. 17 and 17A and help remove the litter. Please bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. All participants will be awarded a Friends of Sterling Forest patch!

Please forward this message to all green minded friends!


NTRA Executive Committee.


Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987

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Earth Day Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event Sunday April 22nd 11:00-2:00 Highland Mills

Esteemed NTRA friends,

As Earth Day approaches, here’s information on a local event that could help you clear the clutter and be environmentally friendly.

This was forwarded for consideration by Sue Scher.

Keep it green!

Ken English

E-Earth Day Document Shredding & Waste Recycling Family Event
Sunday, April 22, 11 am-2 pm
Pell Wealth Partners Parking Lot
615 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY.


Click here to view the full 2-page event flyer (PDF)


Acceptable items for E-Waste Recycling Collection:
Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, power cords)
Monitors (CRT & Flat Panel)
Networking hardware(servers, switches, routers)
Fax Machines/Scanners
Gaming Consoles & Peripherals (Xbox, PlayStation)
Office phones/phone systems
GPS/Navigation Systems
iPod/MP3 Players
Remote Controls
Audio Speakers
Items that will not be accepted:
Microwave ovens
DVDs and Cases
Cassette & VHS tapes
This event is sponsored by Pell Wealth Partners
A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise
Financial Services, Inc.
Orange County Land Trust, PO Box 269, Mountainville, NY  10953

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Encouraging NTRA members and residents to get involved in Town Government

Esteemed NTRA members and neighbors.

We’re writing to encourage our Northern Tuxedo residents to consider a deeper engagement in how our town is governed and managed. In this week’s Photo News, NTRA President and Tuxedo Town Board member, Kenneth English, appeals to Tuxedo residents to get involved.

There are vacant seats on each of three important boards, The Planning Board, the Architecture Review Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Currently there are 14 standing members. Below is a breakdown that shows the district in Tuxedo where the members reside, the political party affiliation, and the gender breakdown.

It’s our view that the make-up of these boards does not reflect the diversity of Tuxedo residents. We’re encouraging our members and neighbors here in Northern Tuxedo to consider applying for these positions. The average time commitment is less than two hours per month. These boards are responsible for major decisions related to Tuxedo Farms, zoning of properties, what commercial structures should look like, etc.  Northern Tuxedo still faces development challenges at the Ren Faire site, along the Route 17 corridor, along Warwick Brook Road, and in the Arden area.

The window for applying for these positions is now. Interviews are expected to be held in April. Go to the Town Website to read the Job Descriptions.

Town Council members, Ken English and Michele Lindsay, are seeking support at the Town Board meetings from our residents. Your attendance at Town Board meetings, held on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month, at 7:00pm, at Tuxedo Town Hall, will make a difference. The next meeting will be Monday, April 9th, at 7:00pm.

Information regarding our Spring membership meeting will be coming soon. We expect to hold that meeting on a Thursday evening in Mid-may. We look forward to regrouping and recruiting new members.

The Executive Committee
Ken English
Patricia Barone
Claudia Bakhtiary
Bahar Eratac

Regional diversity – where in town do board members live?

District 1  (4) Hamlet and East Village
District 2  (2) Northern Tuxedo (Laurel Ridge)
District 3  (1) Tuxedo Park
District 4  (7) Eagle Valley, Woodlands, Maplebrook, Sterling Mine Estates (South Tuxedo)

Republican (11)
Democrat    (1)
Blank  (1)
Unknown (1)
Male  (13)
Female (1)

Ken English’s Photo News letter to Tuxedo Residents apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/ 20180329/OPINION03/180329910/- 1/OPINION/Tuxedo:-%27Let-2018- be-your-year-to-get-involved% 27

Here’s how to Subscribe to Photo News apps/pbcs.dll/section? Category=subscribe-community

Tuxedo Park FYI – read the “minutes” from the Town Board Meeting March 12, 2018

Job Descriptions descriptions

Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987

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Tuxedo Town Board Workshop tonight, Monday March 12th, at 7:00pm

Esteemed Neighbors:

Tonight, Monday March 12th, beginning at 7:00pm, the Tuxedo Town Board will hold its first “workshop” of the year. It will be held at the Tuxedo Town Hall, 1 Temple Dr, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.

This will be an opportunity for citizens to engage in learning more about the challenges our town faces and to be involved in the dialogue. There are important issues being considered. Your presence and participation would definitely make a difference going forward.

Please invite your neighbors to attend.

Ken English

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Message from Tuxedo Deputy Supervisor Michele Lindsay: Elect Ken English to Tuxedo Town Board on November 7

Dear Friends,

There will be a Tuxedo Town Board election next Tuesday, November 7th and I am happy to endorse Ken English. Ken will work collaboratively with our Board and will bring a balanced and thoughtful analysis of the important issues before us. We need his skills with budgets and personnel management as we continue to restore our financial situation. I share Ken’s vision of sustainable growth for Tuxedo and I look forward to working together towards that goal.

Ken and his wife Lynn moved to Laurel Ridge to enjoy our beautiful forest. He has become an active member of the community, serving as President of the Northern Tuxedo Residents Association and volunteering for the NY/NJ Trail Conference.

To learn more about Ken’s business experience and his positions on issues, read his letter that has been mailed to you. You can read his responses to questions for candidates on

Thank you for the support you have given me during my first two years on the Town Board. Having Ken on the Board now will help us achieve more progress for Tuxedo. You can help us by making sure your family and friends vote for Ken English on November 7th!

With gratitude,

Michele Lindsay – Deputy Supervisor, Town of Tuxedo

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