Poughkeepsie Journal from Poughkeepsie, New York on October 29, 1973 · Page 10
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r I , 10 Poughlc ptte Journol Monday,' October 29, 1973 i rt Newsmaker: Scardajpane Finds History, Science Blend Well FISHKILL Curiosity about the old Dutch Reformed Church in this vll - lage and other historical 0 structures got a budding b scientist hooked on history many years ago. h: The budding scientist was - Felix A. Scardapane Jr., sfwho npw teaches life scl - nences at Van Wyck Junior r'Hlgh School in the Wappin - " gers school district and also is director of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum on Route 9, Fishkill. He and 'several other members of the 'Fishkill Historical Society were instrumental on at least two occasions in keeping the 200 - year - old homestead out of the bull - 1 dozer's path . , . since it sits precariously near Interstate 84. Teacher Scardapane probably is better known for his connection with the homestead, a Revolutionary War landmark, and the archaeological digs south of the homestead than he is as a science faculty member. Teacher - historian Scardapane sees no conflict between history and science. To him, history is alive, and science, as in fossil hunting, delves back into history for some of its answers. He recently was' nominated for Who's Who in America and the Book of Community Leaders in America, both honors stemming from historical pursuits. Just as active in historical matters as Felix is his wife, Elizabeth, a native of Switzerland, who has much to do with refurbishing the old .homestead. To see that everything is done right, the historical society has called on architectural historian Stephanie Mauri to oversee the work. As a boy attending school In the Wappingers district, Scardapane became intensely interested in the two old churches he passed nearly every day, the Dutch Reformed and Trinity Episcopal, both dating back to the 18th century, Curlof isty Whetted His curiosity, whetted, he read every word he could find in the small Blodgett Memorial Library about the ssBBBESm '.KEWMMMmMm': Wmmmmml FELIX SCARDAPANE Wappingers High School in everywhere. "It'a a' strunr - ''For n nrtnrt 194S. he entered Emerv ole." he said, "of thos'in. attempted to stem the tide of University In Atlanta to spe - terested In history against "progress" in Fishkill Vil - ciallze in biology. the 'progress' people.' .This '8e, while he was a mem - After graduation from is very true in Fishkill to ber of the planning board. Emery, Seardapane's first day, he 'will tell you.v. ' '"'What happened," he job was as a' laboratory From - luV trips, he comes sad,"'was most disappoint - technician in Vassar Hospi - back with enthusiasm for trig,'! reflecting for a mo - tal, Poughkeepsie. He be - the historical and efforts' to ment in his Fishkill Home - lieves he was the first male preserve landmarks.1 sites home. "You can't fight laboratory technician there. He points to New England the group that's In. The trou - "Interesting but very de - as a good example for this ble is,' I guess, I can foresee Dressing." is the wav he state, and esreclallv the cltv "thinm l? describes those early years. of Boston, where the new " He foresaw problems aris - , soon, leacning in tne nos - ana oia exist siae oy siae ng from .the Route 9 con - pltal's nursing program led with little conflict.. He said structlon. through the Green to full - time teaching, out - he sees nothing wrona.witha.Flv Swnmn. and added. modern shopping complex "The things I predict for the like that being built by Na - village are not too good." tional Merritt being located . across Route 9 from the Van LltieAlAliVWIIUMlNT' Wyck Homestead. Speaking of a move to i Big power Users Urged To Conserve ALBANY, N.Y. ( AP) asked major gas and eletric The chairman of the .state companies Sunday to4 ask Public Service Commission their large customers to says the Middle East crisis take a series of steps' to cut has necessitated "extreme back on energy eonsump - measures" to conserve en - jtlon. eroy in New York State this . The customers should cut Scardapane, winter. back Interior,' exterior, and Chairman Joseph Swidler advertising lighting. porafail rfwrtfcmfii side, although still in the scientific field. (Incidental ly, his father Is Dr. Felix A. churches, and later about Scardapane Sr., a local phy - other historical houses and sician, and a brother is Dr. buildings in the area. The Joseph Scardapane, in boWkoI owffiflTfls frfrta - iSrGr REGARDLESS i,0F PARTY YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR' N.Y. SUPREME COURT JUDGE Sttrtk'brtt1ti!6r& XV it - fr tr tc ct fr. jHk 1 mmUIj t ftiW r librarian was very helpful, charge of the family prac - preserve the area south of he recalls. He recalls also that because of this interest in the historical, together with the winning of the Hamilton Fish Sr. prize for social studies, people earmarked for along this line. However, his other strong The hobby takes him all interest was not to be denied over the country, and the and after graduating from message is the same almost flee program for the Univer sity of Washington in Seattle). History A Hobby "History has been sort of a hobby with me," he said, had him noting that he likes "to have a career more than one area of interest. the Homestead as a Revo lutionary War historical site, Scardapane said, "The society (Fishkill Historical) has gone as far as it can. It is up to the county and state people to keep pushing away at it. 'Times Are Right "The times are right, with the 1776 bicentennial approaching," he added. With a National Science State Unit Certifies 2 Farm Districts ALBANY Two Dutchess tricts. Foundation grant in the summer of 1967, Scardapane went fossil hunting in Montana, comlns un with some According to Benslev. Dis - $100,000: seven are in the ...,. .r.. Pnitntv nnrmiTtiii.al fftetrl.tc A .. .... 117.111 . nA .t. - . ...... . - . . ...... .. .jft... j "",7"b .''""" " "n - " nwui"ii " """" ucii - inci o prqpuces an annual yi,uuu to iuu,uuu range ana have moved one step closer sley, the executive director output of $3,760,000, generat - 11 are ratedTiTthr$31,000To to final approval' by - the of the ARC, district five to - jng 329 jobs and a $9,776,000 $60,000 range. Most are state. " tais 27,460 acres. The state total economic impact to the dairy farms. jne Agricultural Ke - nas determined mat us per area. sources Commission of the cent of its cropland is mod State Department of Agri - erately well - drained or bet - Distalct 6, located in the culture has certified that ter and that 90 per cent of town of pine" Plains, totals district S in the towns of the potential cropland is 17,275 acres. Seventy per Northeast and Amenia, and currently under intensive cent of tne croplands are district 6 in the town of Pine use. moderately well - drained Plains both meet the re The district includes S3 and & Pcr cen of the poten - quirements of being pre - operating farms. Most are tial cropland is under inten - dominently agricultural dairy farms, but several slve agricultural use. land. prpduce heifers or beef cat - The district includes 32 The recommendation of tie. Sixteen of the farms operating units with an esti - the ARC will now go to have annual outputs greater niated annual agricultural Henry Diamond, the com - than $100,000; twelve t pro - output of $1,345,000. These mlssioner of the Department duce between $61,000 and farms generate $3,497,000 of of Environmental Conserve - $100,000 in agricultural prod - total business for the area tion, who will give final state ucts annually; and 15 have an' "7 jobs, evaluation of the district - If outmits rated from $31 .000 to One of these farms has a Diamond approves, the $60,000. county's Board of Repre - ):.::::: '.. sentatives may officially , form the districts. The Board of Representatives initially approved the Pine Plains district, 23 - 1 and the Northeast district 22 - 1 on July 9 at a special meeting. Agricultural districts are meant to provide tax breaks for farmers and to lessen the ' financial pressure on them which could force them to .sell their food - producing lands to speculators and real estate developers. To date the county board has approved seven agricultural districts totalling 70,193 acres since June 1972. Accordig to Rep. Stanley Pulver, R - Millerton, only three of these seven districts have been granted final approval by the' state Department of Environmental Conservation. They are the 4,500 - acre Oblong Valley, the 4,808 - acre Red Hook and the 2,626 - acre LaGrange dis - total output greater than TX MfT ' - She'll answer when you call for help! TRANSCENDENTAL - MEDITATION ' "...REDUCTION OF STRESS SYMPTOMS.'' Induitry Week 8673 Com heorftwhy over 15,000 people or sterling T.M. och monlh. NEXT FREE LECTURE Wed., Oct. 31, 8 PM. PoughkMpsle High School International Meditation Society 128 Academy St., Pole Tel. 452 - 7976 SKY DIVING INSTRUCTION FROM FIRST JUMP TO ADVANCED WmIcwkI or Evening donn FER0'SDZGARDIRER,II.Y. CALL 255 - 8499 or 255 - 5326 POLITICAL AOVF.RTISiMF.rW . POLITICAL ADVIRTIStMtWT' Promises, . v - DON'T LET THIS CONTINUE eIect ePMr mm, mm TOWN OF WAPPINGER SUPERVISOR' v : Dutcheii County Republican Committee Thanks to you Ibis working in Dutchess Counby s Five United Way day care centers In Dutchess County fed, cared for and made the world .. meaningful to 223 children while their parents worked to support them. Just one way your contribution is working in Dutchess County. The United Vway ,.fBHrB&Jr?. SALLY ROGAN Sales Rep We'll Give You All The Help You Need. call for appointment or pervice MANPWER9 Temporary Help Services 23 Academy St. Poughkeepsie Call 471 - 5623 b I POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT EAS YWHISKEY EASY TO PW FOR, EASY TO ENJOY ' X'T SB 1 , y JruS i - ',' ?r iisF - tost ititmA. Sifr"'' iinL f "? te. V rJ0r i v j is,QSmPtfif8&il$' W5V' Xleiei'ieieHliH it ';4un'?Z ' . JBKi flC.a. ' - .' ')m..,la1'sd!.v "" - fe'r' ..I M V t f ?' J&&t . ?1 t. 3W. asa,t;?MKij p. 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