May 1, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Pataki Announces Plans For Hudson River Task Force Group to monitor EPA remediation process, ensure protection of river communities

Governor Pataki announced last week the creation of a Hudson River Task Force to review issues related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency More...

Rt. 9 Accident Sends Five To Hospital

A two-car automobile accident on Route 9 that occurred on Tuesday evening, April 23rd in Philipstown, sent five people-including three children-to the hospital. More...

Main Street Holiday Decoration Fund Raising Begins Depot Restaurant offers matching grant of $2000 towards $15,000 goal

During the past several months a group of Cold Spring business people have been meeting with Cold Spring Mayor Phillips to discuss purchasing new Christmas lights for the Village. More...

Haldane Budget Approved at $11,907,336 – Public Votes 5/21 School Resource Officer program discussed at BOE meeting

During the April 23 meeting of the Haldane Board of Education, the Board approved the 2002/2003 school budget of $11,907,336. The projected tax increase for school district residents is 4.59% over last year. More...

 

Schools

Putnam Valley Elementary Students Find Treasures In Poems During "National Poetry Month"

Do you know what a "treasure word" is or, for that matter, a "poetry seed"? Putnam Valley Elementary students got a crash course in such specialized idioms when poet Deeny Bennett paid a visit to the school on April 23. More...

Educators Learn To Create Culture Of Respect In "A World Of Difference" At Putnam Valley High School

Northern Westchester and Putnam County educators learned how to create an all-inclusive, welcoming environment in their schools when they attended "A World of Difference" conference hosted by Putnam Valley High School on April 17. More...

Haldane Sixth Graders Explore Space

Haldane sixth grade scientists experienced the challenges of space at the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center in Suffern, NY. More...

Briefly Noted

Audubon National Birdathon Supports Local Environmental Resources

On May 11th the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society (PHAS) will compete against Audubon chapters across the country in Birdathon 2002. The annual Birdathon is the primary fundraiser for the year, accounting for much of the PHAS budget. More...

Manitoga Camp Open House This Sunday

Manitoga More...

Garrison Burglary Suspect Arrested - One Year Later

The Putnam County Sheriff More...

Putnam Candidates Spring Into Action Republicans in lock-step, Democrats work behind the scenes to fill slots

Aside from some much-needed rain, this spring brings a spattering of county-wide campaign kick-offs. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Adopts $29.9 Budget for 2002-2003

Board Vice President MacDonald challenges parents to support budget in town vote More...

Putnam Valley Arboretum Opens At Arbor Day Celebration

Arboretum creator Treenen Sturman says, "It More...

Garrison School Board Passes Proposed $6,384,155 Budget And Listens To PepsiCo Proposal

On Tuesday, April 23, the Garrison Union Free School Board of Education heard a bid to bring in a corporate sponsor meet with some opposition, approved the 2002 proposed budget with little opposition, and okayed use of school facilities by an after-s More...

Brewster High School Student Arrested For Weapon Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that an eighteen-year-old male was arrested at Brewster High School on Thursday morning, April 25th, when he was found to have a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition in the trunk of his car in the school parking lot More...

Putnam Valley Seeks Architects And Volunteers To Serve On Proposed New Advisory Board On Architecture And Community Appearance

At a special work session held Wednesday, April 24th the Putnam Valley Town Board reviewed, analyzed, and critiqued a portion of nine new and revised laws being recommended by the Master Plan Review Committee. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Crowds At Meetings Dispute Kennedy’s Claims Of Support Dear Editor:

Peter Kennedy has suggested that by the fact that he has been elected twice in Putnam Valley that people therefore agree with his pro-development posture. More...

Maia Gallagher-Siudzinski Receives Award

I would like to make a correction to last week More...

Tourist Guide Ignores Findings On Stone Chambers Letter to the Editor: It was shocking to see Putnam’s tourist guide dismiss our stone chambers as post-colonial root cellars in spite of the following:

First, would a settler coming upon a stone chamber ignore it rather than using it for storage or something? Usage proves nothing second, most chambers are aligned with the solstice or equinox. Would a Christian farmer care about such More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Parks And Recreation Upcoming Events

Defensive Driving Classes will be held on the first Saturday of the month with the next class on May 5. This is a 6-hour course certified by the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles. The cost is $35.00. More...

Memorial Fishing Derby Is May 4th

The annual Tony Savastano Memorial Fishing Derby, hosted by the Nelsonville Fish and Fur Club, will be held on Saturday, May 4th. The "kid More...

Orienteering Instruction And Competition Offered During Laurel Festival

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on May 19th at the Taconic Outdoor Center in Fahnstock State Park in conjunction with their Mountain Laurel Festival. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club will give instruction and set a beginner More...

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