August 20, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison School Board Close to Decision on New Principal

Announcement expected at next meeting

The Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education announced at their August 13 meeting that they expected to have a recommendation for a new principal the following week. More...

Philipstown Board Addresses Growing Problem of Local Hemlock Tree Destruction

Hustis Road speeding problem also discussed at monthly meeting

The widespread destruction of local hemlock trees is quickly becoming an environmental hazard, according to the Philipstown Town Board. The Board discussed options for addressing the problem at their August 7 monthly meeting. More...

Fire Destroys Home Friday Morning

The Putnam Valley Fire Department reports that a fire gutted a home on West Shore Drive early Friday morning. Putnam Valley Volunteer Firefighters found the house fully involved with fire when they arrived about 5am. More...

 

Schools

Kristen Pilner Blair Named a Graduate Fellow

Kristen Pilner Blair, a former Philipstown resident, has been awarded a Stanford University Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering to pursue a PhD. More...

CPR to Masonry: Adult Ed Classes Set

Want to update your resume? Trim your auto-insurance costs? Build your own patio? Learn CPR? More...

Births

Darien J. McLean

Darien J. McLean was born on August 1 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. His mother Danielle M. Lacerte and father Darius J. McLean are from Peekskill. More...

Gwenivere Katherine Bankey

On July 23 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Gwenivere Katherine Bankey was born to Rachel Andrea Johnson and William Nicholas Bankey of Lake Peekskill. More...

Kerrianne King

Putnam Hospital Center, July 28, Donna and Kevin King of Mahopac became proud parents of a baby girl Kerrianne, 6 lbs. 1 oz. birth weight. More...

Briefly Noted

Retreat at Garrison Institute Will Explore Religious Conflict

As more people turn to stricter religious observance, religious conflict around the globe is, ironically, worsening. More...

IRS Grants Tax Relief to Power Blackout Victims

The Internal Revenue Service announced tax relief for those hit by the power blackout in the Northeastern United States. The IRS will consider as timely any tax returns or payments due from today through next Friday, Aug. More...

Baby Boot Camp to Focus on Basic Newborn Care Issues

On Saturday, September 13, from 10 am to 12 noon, Putnam Hospital Center More...

"Blackout Of 2003" Brings Darkness but not Panic to Putnam County

Energy conservation urged to avoid future incidents

The worst blackout in U.S. history probably felt that way in New York City, but 50 miles north in Cold Spring it was just another night without power, not unlike one caused by a thunderstorm just a few weeks earlier. More...

Zoning, Marriages and Trees Highlight Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting

On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 the Putnam Valley Town Board listened to Public Hearing arguments regarding amendments to the Town Zoning Code, enacted legislation to amend Zoning Code 165, appointed Supervisor Carmelo Santos as a Marriage Officer, and More...

Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Cluster Found in Cold Spring

The Putnam County Health Department received notification on Monday, August 18th from the New York State Department of Health that a mosquito pool, defined as more than 10 mosquitos, from the Village of Cold Spring area has tested positive for West N More...

Technical Assistance Grants Available for Community Planning and Development Efforts

$350,000 in Technical Assistance (TA) grants are now available for eligible local communities across New York State. The TA grants, administered through the Governor More...

Gary Ritchie Running For Re-Election

Gary M. Ritchie, Sr. is seeking re-election as Town Assessor for the Town of Philipstown. As a certified Assessor, Gary has served on that Board for 22 years, 19 of those years as its Chairman. More...

Publci Notice

The Philipstown N. Highlands FD Board of Directors regular meeting has been re-scheduled to Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 pm at the Firehouse. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Haldane Board Alienating the Community

At the Haldane board meeting, the community learned that the plan for the proposed track is not the same as the one for which we voted and that the environmental impact forms submitted for the project were incorrect, whether deliberately, or in ignor More...

Good and Evil Among Us

Dear Editor,

On Monday, July 28, I was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on Snake Hill Road in Garrison. I suffered multiple fractures - wrist, elbow, ribs, collarbone, shoulder blade plus a punctured lung and a deep laceration to my knee. More...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Letter

It is sad to find the majority of the U.S. media so silent about the true nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John G. Hopkins

John G. Hopkins of Spring Hill passed away Sunday July 27, at his home under compassionate care with Hernando Pasco Hospice. More...

Bernice Burpee

Bernice Burpee, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2003 at her home in Cold Spring. Bernice was born to Philip and Mildred Klein on May 27, 1920 in Coney Island, NY. More...

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