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town tax collection comparison (2009 vs 2008)...Metz reservoir...FREE SUMMER PROGRAMS
Release Date: May 13, 2009

David Dwinell, Receiver of Taxes provided me with this interesting report re: tax collection successes.
The town is responsible for collecting town, school, county, fire district taxes.
As of May 1, 2009 the Receiver of Taxes office collected 93.7% of the county/town/fire district taxes. Last year (at the same time) the town collected 87.9% of the taxes owed.
Memo on Metz Reservoir—answers to questions. Thomas Madden, Commissioner of Planning, has prepared a memo answering questions that residents who live near the Metz Reservoir in Edgemont have re: the federally mandated reservoir construction project. If you would like me to e mail you a copy of the memo, please advise.

MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to Engineering
and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares
promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science.  If
you are selected, all educational, housing, meals, and activity costs
are covered.  You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and
from MIT.  To apply, go to http://mit.edu/mites/www

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship
program (summer) -  This program places academically talented H.S.
students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in
science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over
the summer.  This is an invaluable experience in the world of
scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering
practices not available in the HS environment.  It is a paid
apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or
engineer as their mentor.  To apply online or get more information
about the program, visit http://www.usaeop.com.  Students must submit their transcript (minimum
GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for
consideration and daily transportation is the student's responsibility.
Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE!  Princeton University announces its Summer Journalism Program for
low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0
scale) who have an interest in journalism.  The cost is free including
travel costs to and from Princeton!  Apply now!  Go to

FREE!!  The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health
Odyssey Museum is pleased to offer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC).  DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high
school juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year.  Campers
will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC
safeguards the nation's health.  The camp will be offered twice from
June 22-26 and July 13-17.  For more info and to apply to go

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6-week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  It is open to
students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by
June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an
interest in space science or engineering as a career.  Applicants must
be U.S. citizens. Applications are available online at

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD,
July 12-18, or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors.  Go to
www.wie.umd.edu/precollegeor call 301-405-3283

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors
and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits.  14
courses are offered for three weeks from July=2
012 - 31, 2009.  Visit

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (AmeriCorps)  - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying
for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC.,
a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten
months in the Washington, DC community.  Benefits include living
stipend ($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and
$4,725 educational scholarship.  For more info:  
visit http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=cmurphy@cityyear.org/dc or
call:  202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman.  Recruitment open houses will be
held once a month at their headquarters:   918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor,
Washington, DC 20001.

Greenburgh: Named by MONEY MAGAZINE in 2008 as “ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE” IN AMERICA (#80)
JOB E MAIL LIST---I am trying to help unemployed Greenburgh residents find work. If your company/business has any job openings please e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com. If you are out of work and want to be advised of job openings please advise.

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