January 29, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Police Arrest Three On Burglary Charges

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports that on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 the department received a complaint from a Village resident reporting that an unknown amount of cash had been stolen from their house between November 27th and D More...

Help Alleviate Worst Blood Shortage Ever At Valentine’s Day Blood Drive

The 24th Annual Philipstown Winter Blood Drive will be held this year on Valentine More...

Haldane School District Report Card on 2001-2002 Highlights Accomplishments

Superintendent John J. Di Natale opened the Haldane Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 with the annual report for the school year 2001-2002. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Fine Art Exhibit And 2nd Saturday Event Scheduled At The Back Room Gallery

The Back Room Gallery in Beacon will be featuring a New Fine Art Exhibit of oil paintings, pastels, original Fine Art prints, bronze and clay sculptures, and other mediums by local artists from March 6 to March 30. More...

"Spirit Of Winter" Celebration Coming To Howland Cultural Center

Classical music, folk music, poetry, wine and cheese will highlight Common Ground Farm More...

Beacon’s Third "Second Saturday" Celebration To Be Held Feb. 8th

The Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) has announced its plans for the third in a year-long series of "Second Saturday" celebrations in Beacon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Choice of High School Is Enviable

To the Editor,

It is unconscionable that some members of our community would wish to limit the educational opportunities available to their neighbors More...

Haldane Was Unfairly Slighted

Although a choice between Haldane High School and O More...

Who Is Looking Out For Philipstown?

Dear Editor,

I attended the January 16th Planning Board meeting dealing with the proposed Santucci sub-division. The importance of this meeting was it is the first test case of the Steep Slopes Law. More...

Briefly Noted

Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam Offers Free Adult Bereavement Support Sessions

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one. More...

IRS Tips - Child And Dependent Care Credit

If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent so you could work, you may be able to reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal income tax return, according to the IRS. More...

Franciscan Friars to Observe Candlemas Day

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will observe Candlemas Day next Sunday, February 2nd, at the 11 am. Eucharist in Pilgrim Hall, Graymoor. More...

Joint Informational Meeting Unifies Putnam Valley Boards, Committees and Public

At the Putnam Valley Board meeting on January 22, Town Supervisor Carmelo Santos looked over a crowd of sixty people, all talking at once, and smilingly remarked, "What we have here is chaos! More...

Legislature Directs Reluctant County Executive To Not Sign Indian Point Evacuation Forms

Action signals rift between Bondi and Legislatures on Indian Point

Last week, the Putnam County Legislature passed a resolution directing County Executive Robert Bondi not to sign the Indian Point evacuation plan annual checklist known as the PR-1 form. More...

Trustee Dul Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Nelsonville

Three-term Trustee Mitchell W. Dul will seek the office of Mayor of Nelsonville to fill the vacancy created by current Mayor, Bill Merando. More...

Gary Watkins Seeks Third Term For Nelsonville Board

Gary Watkins has announced that he is a candidate for re-election for Trustee for the Village of Nelsonville in the March 18th village election. Mr. Watkins has served as a Village Trustee since elected in 1999. More...

"Art in the Valley" Presented By Putnam Valley Arts

Putnam Valley Arts proudly presents "Art in the Valley", an ongoing exhibit of visual art created by local artists. Boriana Neilson More...

Internet Threat Of School Attack Results In Statewide Alert

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that law enforcement agencies throughout the state were placed on heightened alert on January 23rd because of a threat made in an internet chat conversation. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Deegan Named To URI Dean's List

Michael Deegan of Cold Spring has earned placement on the Fall 2002 Dean's List at The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. More...

Geer Awarded Dean's List At University Of Iowa

Samuel L. Geer of Garrison has been named to the Fall 2002 Dean's List at the University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts. More...

Garrison Students Earn Academic Honors at Lawrence Academy

Congratulations to two Lawrence Academy students from Garrison who earned academic honors for the fall trimester. High honors were earned by ninth-grade student Dana Gulley, daughter of Nanci Ingram Gulley. More...

Births

Stephanie Rose Kurdziel

Anthony and Laurie Kurdziel of Monroe, N.Y. are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter Stephanie Rose born December 7, 2002. She weighed 7lbs. and 7oz. More...

Carlo Paul Cofini

A son, Carlo Paul Cofini, was born at 8:18 am on January 10, 2003 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York to Maria and Paul Cofini of Cold Spring. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles E. Hustis, Sr.

Charles E. Hustis, Sr., age 74, a life-long area resident died on Thursday January 23, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born in Fishkill, NY on December 20, 1927 he was the son of the Late Edgar and Ethel (Boris) Hustis. More...

Cristina Maria Lauer

Cristina Maria Lauer, a resident of St. Josephs Place, Port Jervis, New York, passed away after her long struggle with death on January 28, 2003. She was 29. More...

Sports News

Romance Of Local Bald Eagles Topic Of Second Friday Forum

On Friday, February 14th at 7:30 pm, Tom Lake, Hudson River Educator and editor of the Hudson River Almanac, will be the guest speaker at the Stony Kill Foundation 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 February 1st. This is a 6-hour course certified by the NYS Dept. More...

New Putnam Valley Lacrosse Club Holding Registration

The new Putnam Valley Lacrosse Club, an independent club which will operate in cooperation with PV Parks & Recreation is seeking 3rd through 6th grade players to forms two teams. More...

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