February 5, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Robin Hood Ladies In Tights Comedy Coming To Haldane

On February 14th, The Haldane Jr./Sr. High School will present the hilarious comedy, Robin Hood Ladies in Tights, at 7 pm. The cast and crew from grades 7 to 12 have been working very hard to bring you an evening of laughter and excitement. More...

Putnam Valley Board Drafts Complex Solution To Lake Peekskill’s Complex Water Problem

At a special Putnam Valley Town Board meeting held January 29th the Board reviewed a "Draft Resolution" that authorizes Supervisor Carmelo Santos and Town Attorney David Wright in conjunction with the Project Engineer Laberge Group to prepa More...

Putnam Valley’s New Historical Preservation Law and Commission Aimed At Preventing Landmark Destruction

From the ruins of the demolished Ira Tompkins house has come a new historical preservation initiative - one that Putnam Valley Town Attorney David Wright terms, "A quantum leap over previously proposed laws." More...

"Assessment Drives Instruction" – Putnam Valley Initiates Changes in Reading and Writing Program

Children credit parents with teaching them to read

As most parents of elementary school children know, the English Language Arts Test was administered to fourth grade students in Putnam Valley More...

Cold Spring Fire Appeal Tops Last Year Total

The Cold Spring Fire Company, No. 1 Annual Appeal, as of February 2nd, 2003 has reached the total of $ 29,750.00 passing last year More...

Arts and Entertainment

West Point Offers Euphonium Recital

On Sunday, February 16th at 3 pm, The United States Military Academy Band Chamber Music Series will feature Staff Sergeant Jason Ham on euphonium and Rebecca Wilt on piano. More...

Academy Band Celebrates With My Funny Valentine

Are you celebrating Valentine More...

Auditions for Depot Theatre’s "An Inspector Calls"

Auditions for "An Inspector Calls", by J.P. Priestley, directed by Nancy Sorvino, will be held Feb. 24 & 25, 7 pm at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum, at the intersection of Rts. More...

Births

Trevor William Bean Volkert

A son, Trevor William Bean Volkert, was born on January 15, 2003 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center to parents Stacey and Peter Volkert of Putnam Valley. More...

Paige Elizabeth Volpe

A daughter, Paige Elizabeth Volpe, was born on January 3, 2003 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie to parents Kim and Ralph Volpe of Unionvale. She was 5 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 inches long. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Catharine A. Dietrich

Catharine A. Dietrich succumbed to the effects of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on January 27, 2003. More...

Robert R. Colbert, Jr.

Robert R. Colbert, Jr., age 68, of Cold Spring, NY died on Friday 31, 2003 at Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Kenneth John Tomann

Kenneth John Tomann of Garrison passed away on January 30th, 2003 at the age of 82. Mr. Tomann was born at home in Woodside, Queens on August 27, 1920 to John Bartholomew and Anna Veprek Tomann. 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 April 5th. This is a 6-hour course certified by the NYS Dept. More...

Putnam Valley Resident Charged With Animal Neglect

Authorities remove malnourished horse, dog, and fowl

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a man accused of leaving a horse, a dog, and four domesticated waterfowl unattended on his Putnam Valley property for approximately two weeks. More...

Town Board Announces Monthly Meeting Agenda

The Town Board of the Town of Philipstown will hold their regular monthly meeting on February 6th at 8 pm at the Philipstown Town Hall. More...

North Highlands Fire District To Use Grant For Brush Fire Equipment

Chief John Van Tassel is pleased to advise Philipstown North Highlands Fire District residents that we have been selected to receive a grant from the new New York State Emergency Services Grant Program, in the amount of $10,749. More...

Putnam County Legislature’s Land Acquisition and Watershed Committee Meets for First Time

Uses of Butterfield Hospital and Tilly Foster Farm debated

A horse farm in Southeast and the ghost of a hospital in Philipstown caused friction in Carmel last week, as the newly formed County Land Acquisition and Watershed MOA Administration Committee met for the first time on January 27. More...

Legislature’s Physical Services Committee Concerned over Ability of County to Complete Projects

Getting a handle on over thirty County capital projects at various stages of completion was the first order of business for the Physical Services Committee of the Legislature during their first meeting of the year on January 22. More...

National Trust Selects Manitoga As One Of Ten New Historic Artists Homes & Studios

The Russel Wright Home at Manitoga sits overlooking an old quarry that was transformed into a spectacular setting by Wright in his efforts to renovate a disfigured landscape. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley Students Head to All County Music Festivals

The Putnam County Music Educators Association is presenting their annual All-County Festivals, involving all six school districts in Putnam County. More...

Belluscio Awarded SUNY Potsdam President’s List

Brian Christopher Belluscio of Cold Spring was named to the President More...

Gorges Earns Dean’s List At U. Of Hartford

Amanda Gorges of Cold Spring was named to the Dean More...

Letters to the Editor

Technology Could Solve Problems

Dear Editor,

In response to Letter "Dig Deep Or Get Out" statement, "There is no engineering solution to this project", there is indeed new technology in waste management. More...

Protecting Human Life Should Come First

Editor,

Who knows what the future will cost us in human life or in money. We just want to be prepared. I believe most people value human life more than money, yet we often do things we wouldn More...

Continuing Concerns About Indian Point (Reprinted at the request of the author)

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Eagles Sighted At Plum Point

Four bald eagles delighted the Hudson River Estuary committee at Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, New Windsor on January 22. More...

Project Pegasus Begins New Session, March 4

The Putnam County Youth Bureau announces that the next eleven-week session of Project Pegasus, a program for children and parents from homes with addicted or recovering family members, will begin on Tuesday, March 4th. More...

Putnam Hospital’s Laboratory Receives Accreditation

Lab cited for

Following a recent on-site inspection, Putnam Hospital Center More...

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