December 6, 2000 RSS feed / Front Page

Report On Putnam County Shows Continued Drop In Crime Rate Sheriff Thoubboron credits narcotics unit amid questions of department methods

According to the Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2000, Putnam County Sheriff Robert Thoubboron is "pleased to report that crime has continued to drop" in Putnam County. More...

"Santa-Mania" At Frigid Cold Spring Tree Lighting! Intrepid reporter braves cold and crowd to attend yearly holiday festivities

Who needs Rockefeller Center? More...

 

Schools

2000-2001, Haldane JH/SH 1st Quarter Honor Rolls Principal’s List

7th Grade - Daniel Archer, Charles Diamond, Brian Flanagan, Michelle Grasso, Erik Kops, Sri Kuehnlenz, Ilse Lansdale, Jennifer Larese, Benjamin Levine, Victoria Moss, Jason Neville, Anthony Rodino , Emily Spratt, and Allison Thompson . More...

Haldane Elementary Elects Student Council

Students who were interested in running for Elementary Student Council offices completed several steps. Nominees attended a speech workshop, practiced their speeches and made posters. More...

Haldane Students At Area All-State Music Festival

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 10 Area AllState Music Festival was held this past weekend at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Town Board will hold a special meeting on December 7th at 7pm to enter into executive session to discuss aspects of the soil mining law and past litigation. The Board will hold their regular monthly meeting at 8pm on that day. More...

Putnam County Receives An "F" From American Lung Association County Executive criticized for lack of action New smoking laws go into effect January 1, 2001

On November 17, the American Lung Association of Hudson Valley released a statement in which it gave Putnam County an "F" for having zero funds budgeted and for having made zero effort towards establishing an anti-smoking agenda or creating More...

Garrison School Faces Rising Construction Costs BOE considers options before bidding process begins

Parents and other residents filed in to the Garrison Union Free School cafeteria on November 28 to hear the news: The district may be $800,000 short of the money it needs to execute its long-awaited school expansion and renovation project. More...

Area Code 845 Goes Into Effect This Weekend

Starting December 9th, you will have to dial "1" plus the area code whenever you dial from 845 to 914 and vice versa. The same rules apply when dialing 845 or 914 from any other area code. Otherwise your call will not go through. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

16 Unit, 40+ Foot High Condo Editor and Community:

The below covering letter was sent to 20 of our Village officials regarding the legality of the so called "variances" which were so generously granted on "hardship" (allowing 16 units instead of 3) to the politically entrenched ow More...

A Trio Of Troublesome Realities Dear Editor: A trio of troublesome realities surfaced following the special Garrison School Board meeting convened to deal with the projected $800,000 in excess costs over what the public had approved for school addit

(1) There are questions that the public should not ask and, if asked, do not have to be answered; (2) The belief by some board members and their supporters that the end justifies the means even if it means breaking the law; (3) A double standard of c More...

Recounts Are Flawed, Arbitrary And Unfair (reprinted at the request of the author)

Dear V.P. Al Gore, More...

Briefly Noted

Christmas Luncheon Scheduled For AARP

The AARP Christmas Luncheon for the AARP will be held at Plumbush Inn, Route 9D, Cold Spring, on December 14th at noon. More...

Dorene Harrigan Weds Chris Mularadelis

Dorene Harrigan and Chris Mularadelis of Brooklyn, NY, were married on October 2, 1999 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey. More...

Visiting Vassar College Professors To Give Talks At Howland Public Library

The Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, will host Professor Patricia B. Wallace of the English Department of Vassar College on Thursday, December 7th, from 6-8pm in the conference room of the library. More...

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