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| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:17

    Village of Warwick announces its brush disposal program Warwick — The Village of Warwick will again have the brush disposal program. Permits will be issued at the Village Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4: p.m. Driver License can also be used as village Identification at site. Only Village of Warwick residents will be allowed to dispose brush at the disposal site, located at the Village of Warwick Department of Public Works site in Memorial Park. The site is open ill be open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through Oct. 30; and Saturdays only during the month of November. The site will be closed Oct. 2 due to Applefest. No commercial operators will be permitted. Brush cannot exceed 6” in diameter Bagged leaves will be accepted. Warwick schools will close early on Sept. 28 Warwick — The Warwick Valley School District has scheduled its annual test of the early dismissal drill for Wednesday, Sept. 28. All pupils will be released 15 minutes earlier than their normally scheduled time in order to test the early dismissal response of the district’s emergency management plan. The Afternoon (PM) Creative Care Program, Park Place Program, M.S. After School Program and Fun Time Workshop will not be in session on this day. School officials advise parents to make appropriate arrangements for the early arrival of their children as a result of this drill. Expect delays on Route 17 in Tuxedo Southfields — Route 17 North from the area just north of Route 17A to Brandy Hill Road will be down to one lane for an indefinite amount of time as crews repair the roadway damaged in the flooding following Tropical Storm Irene. In an advisory issued earlier this week, Town of Tuxedo Police said they expected traffic to be heaviest from 4 to 8 p.m. as people make their way home from work. The repair work is expected to last three to four weeks. Exhibit on Mid-Orange prison property opens Sept. 28 with a free lecture Warwick - Town historian Professor Richard W. Hull will host a free public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Warwick Town Hall on “Mid-Orange Correctional Facility Site From the Indian Era to the Present and Future: A Land of Dreams, Imaginings, and Visions.” This talk will coincide with the opening of a photographic exhibition on the subject sponsored by the Office of Town Historian. The project explores the evolution of this fascinating land, from an important ancient Indian fishing site, to one of the town’s major farms, to a pioneering center for the treatment of alcoholism, to one of the world’s most innovative reformatories, to a medium security prison. Hull will explain each era and will speculate on the future of the site.