December 4, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed New Law Regulates Tree Removal Within Putnam Valley and Imposes Criminal and Civil Penalties for Violators

At the last Putnam Valley Town Board meeting held November 20, Supervisor Carmelo Santos said that the Board has received from the Environmental Commission a proposed new Tree Removal Law. More...

Details On Garrison School District Appeal On Non-Resident Tuition At O’Neill Chronicled

The Garrison Union Free School District has filed an appeal to the Commissioner of Education to resolve the issue of their contract for tuition charged by the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District for receiving nonresident students. More...

BASC Program Benefits Parents, Kids and Schools (Before and After School Centers)

"I want something that is going to make my family stronger and I don More...

Cold Spring Tree Lighting This Friday

The Village of Cold Spring Recreation Commission will hold the annual Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6th at the waterfront park. Ceremonies will begin at 6:00 pm. More...

Hope For Youth Foundation Donates $1000 To Christine McHugh Scholarship Fund

The Hope for Youth Foundation recently contributed $1000 to the Christine McHugh Scholarship Fund, to be awarded to a deserving graduating student of Putnam Valley High School, who has overcome obstacles in his/her life. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Historical Society To Present Parent And Child Victorian Tea Party

The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands will present a Parent and Child Victorian Tea Party on Saturday, December 14, at the Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh. More...

Foundry Museum’s Annual Holiday Party Enhances Tradition With Full Range of Family Activities

Traditionally the Family Holiday party offered at the Foundry School Museum by the Putnam County Historical Society greets the holiday season with an old-fashioned accent. More...

Performance Poet Appears At Depot Theatre

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Letters to the Editor

New Referendum Effectively Solves Urgent Needs At Haldane

In my short, but very eye-opening career as a parent so far, I have learned that sometimes when children are faced with a problem or an obstacle, be it little or big, the best way to teach them to problem solve is to rely on the "basics". More...

Stop Work Order Results In Tree Restoration

Dear Editor,

Susan Green is an architect/developer who has built/is building a number of spec houses in Philipstown. A few years ago she bought land on Jaycox Road and built one house. More...

Loretto Rest...The Big Picture

Editor,

I know there is a long history with the town and this old abandoned building that some would like restored and others want developed but lets put individual wants and needs aside and look at the big picture here and what is the right thing for the co 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 December 7th. This is a 6-hour course certified by the NYS Dept. More...

Philipstown Wrestling Club Set To Start

The Blue Devil Wrestling Club began the season with a parents meeting and sign up for interested parties last Monday in the Haldane Cafeteria. The club is for ages 7 through 12 years. More...

Orienteering Instruction And Competition Coming To Fahnstock

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on December 15, 2002 at the Taconic Outdoor Center in Fahnstock State Park off Route 301. More...

Former Sheriff Abused His Power According to Commission

Thoubboron found to have used office to intimidate opponents

A report issued last week by the New York State Commission of Investigation found that former Putnam County Sheriff Robert D. Thoubboron had abused his powers on numerous occasions while he was in office. More...

Putnam County on Cutting Edge of Geographic Information Systems

Ambitious database now available to help local planners

On a recent episode of CSI/Miami, a CBS drama revolving around fictional crime scene investigators, the protagonists were able to pull up a holographic 3D picture of their metropolitan area, including pictures of buildings and businesses that occupie More...

Lawyers for Putnam Valley Board of Education See No Merit in Parent’s Grievance

Lawyers for the Putnam Valley Board of Education have asked the State Education Department to dismiss a parent More...

Home Health Aide Debate Reaches Final Hurdle

At a special meeting on November 19, the Legislative Health Committee of the Putnam County Legislature announced that it was ready to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to invite private health care agencies to try their hand at alleviating the Coun More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue To Hold Organizational Meeting

A meeting to discuss the prospective Philipstown Reform Synagogue will be held on Sunday, December 8 from 1-3 pm at the Butterfield Library, 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring. More...

Public Notice

The overnight parking ban is in effect in Nelsonville when snow is predicted or when additional time is needed to clear the streets. Residents should call 265-2500 each night after 5pm, to learn if the ban is on or not. More...

Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks Presents The Dining Room

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane JH/HS Honor Roll - 1st Quarter.

Principal

12th Grade - Terence Zaleski and Hudson Brower. More...

Knicks Sportscaster Visits Garrison School

"Madison Square Garden is a big gym; just like yours, only a lot bigger," explained the guest speaker at a recent Garrison School assembly. More...

Dietz Inducted Into Honor Society

Sondra Dietz, daughter of Ilma and William Dietz of Garrison, was recently inducted into Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society at Salisbury University. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James "O’Toole" Barry Jr.

James Thomas "O More...

Joseph A. Basso

Joseph A. Basso, Jr., 55, died unexpectedly at Hudson Valley Hospital on November 18, 2002. He was born in Cold Spring, NY, on October 4, 1947, the son Elsie (Tomlins) Basso and the late Joseph A. Basso, Sr. More...

Briefly Noted

Cold Spring Fire Company Annual Appeal Off To Good Start

The Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 would like to recognize the following for contributing to their annual appeal. To date, the total stands at $7,785. More...

Garden Club Plans Holiday Party

The Highland Garden Club will meet at the Julia Butterfield Library on Tuesday, December 10th at 1 pm. This is the Club More...

Putnam Hospital Offers Free Blood Pressure Screening Dec. 19

Putnam Hospital Center will offer free blood pressure screening, open to the public, on Thursday, December 19, from 1 to 3 pm. The screening will be held in the main lobby of the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

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