June 19, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Legislature Overrides Bondi Veto of 911 Wireless Surcharges 2003 Budget review process adopted

Once the matter of routing 911 wireless calls has been resolved and emergency calls start going to local public service access points (PSAP), the Putnam County Legislature wants its share of wireless phone surcharges. More...

Putnam Valley Passes Aquifer And Water Protection Laws

At a June 5 Town Board meeting and public hearing, the Putnam Valley Town Board passed a new local law to amend the ground and surface water protection districts, map and zoning codes. More...

PV Board Of Education Grants Tenure To 9, Hires 8 Citizens’ committees to be set up on growth, renovation and budget

The era of good feeling returned to the Putnam Valley Board of Education at its regular meeting last Thursday evening as nine teachers received tenure and eight others were hired. More...

 

Schools

Flat Stanley’s Return To Haldane

Owen Thomas poses with his Flat Stanley who arrived accompanied by Flat Stella, just one example of the many surprises this project had in store for Haldane first graders. More...

Putnam Valley Schools Raise $2,500 For Cancer Survivors

Putnam Valley High School raised $2,500 for the American Cancer Society Walkathon, held June 1-2, at Mahopac High School. $1,000 was donated directly to Ed Schmitt, a cancer survivor and teacher at Putnam Valley High School. More...

Haldane Fifth Graders Study Advertising

Haldane fifth grade students are studying advertising design as their final unit of the year in art. The students viewed numerous examples of advertising and analyzed the aspects of good commercial design. More...

Briefly Noted

Beacon Hebrew Alliance To Sponsor Open House

The Beacon Hebrew Alliance, a close-knit Conservative congregation, invites prospective and current members to a pancake breakfast/open house on Sunday, June 23, 2002, from 10 a.m. until noon. Religious school pre-registration will also be available. More...

Butterfield Library Offers New Services To Older Americans

The Mid-Hudson Library System Outreach Advisory Committee has awarded the Butterfield Library a $1,000 grant to assist Older Americans. More...

Structure Fire On Tuesday Damages Home At Travis Corners Road

On Tuesday, June 11th at about 9:54 PM, the Garrison Vol. Fire Company was dispatched to a reported structure fire at the Mr. & Mrs. John Rodak residence on Travis Corners road. More...

Sheriff Claims Deputy Acted In Self Defense In Dog Shooting Incident In Lake Carmel

At a press conference on June 14th, Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith reported on the findings of an internal investigation by his Office into an incident that occurred on April 25, 2002, in which Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Michael Szabo shot and des More...

Service Award Program For CV Volunteer Fire Department Adopted By New York State Legislature

This week the New York State Legislature passed the Galef/Stephens, A.10664, to authorize the establishment of a service award program for the volunteer firefighters of the Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Cold Spring Supermarket Site Still Idle

Despite having been issued building permits, the rebuilding of Cold Spring More...

Philipstown Boards Considers Uses For Capuchin Property

Members of the Garrison and Haldane School Boards meet with Town Board officials to discuss the Capuchin Friar

A proposed joint venture between the Garrison and Haldane school districts for the Capuchin Friar More...

Legislature Makes Progress On Two Health Initiatives Putnam should be proactive, not backward says Bondi

Does a county the size of Putnam need a Health Commissioner? More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Proposal To Amend Timber Harvesting Ordinance Does Not Protect Philipstown Enough Editor,

There is a proposal to amend the Town More...

Why Do Many More Americans Have to Die Before We Wake Up?

Editor, More...

Say No To This Tax Burden Editor,

The Town of Mahopac has a very important vote coming up on Wednesday, June 19. The School Board along with Joseph Sabatella is proposing another heavy tax increase. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard M. Wetzel

A memorial mass will be offered for Richard M. Wetzel on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 11 am at St. Columbanus Church on Oregon Road in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Anthony Amato

Anthony Amato, age 92, of Cold Spring, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Field Home Holy Comforter, Yorktown Heights, NY. More...

Jeanne Margaret Mangan

Jeanne Margaret Mangan, of Cortlandt Manor, was called to Heaven on Monday evening June 10, 2002. She was born in New York City on October 30, 1919, the daughter of Mary and Edward Lawlor. She dedicated her life to her family. Over the years, Mrs. More...

Sports News

AASU Women’s Basketball Inks Emily Perpich For 2002-2003

Armstrong Atlantic State head women More...

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 July 6th. This is a 6-hour course certified by the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles. The cost is $35.00. More...

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