September 10, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Moves One Step Closer to Enacting Tough Tree Law

Public hearing on new ordinance continued until September 24

At the Putnam Valley Town Board public hearing held on September 3rd to review the latest draft of the towns proposed tree law and amendment to the Zoning Code, Councilman Steve Johnson said, " The way I read this if you want to cut down one tre More...

Special Committee on New Haldane Athletic Field and Track to Meet

The topic of James Pond was once again at the forefront at the Haldane Board of Education meeting held on September 2nd. More...

Bondi Announces $11.5 Million Agreement to Purchase Lake MacGregor Property

Deal Saves 374 acres in Carmel from development of 250 houses

At a press conference on August 28, Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi announced an agreement reached between the County, the Town of Carmel and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for the purchase of the Lake MacGregor Country More...

David Brower Announces Platform for Town Council

"Philipstown More...

Schools

Educational Rights And Responsibilities for Children With Special Needs to be Discussed

On September 15-18, several speakers will be presenting, "Educational Rights and Responsibilities for Children with Special Needs". More...

Garrison Resident part of Freshman Class at Mercyhurst College

Dana Fiorisi, daughter of Michael and Lauren Fiorisi of Garrison is part of a record-breaking freshman class at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. She is one of nearly 700 first-year students who will attend Mercyhurst this fall. More...

Garrison Student Awarded Degree at UI Commencement

The University of Iowa held 2003 summer commencement ceremonies on August 1, awarding 785 degrees. Samuel Lewis Geer of Garrison received a BA degree in English and Psychology. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David A Boulanger

David A. Boulanger of Newburgh, a police lieutenant for the MTA and long time area resident,entered into rest on Sunday, September 7, 2003 at home. He was 53. More...

Briefly Noted

Friends of the Putnam Valley Library Meeting Monthly

The Friends of the Putnam Valley Library will be holding their monthly meetings, every first Thursday of the month. The meetings will be held at the Library at 30 Oscawana Lake Rd. More...

Our Lady of Loretto Parish to Celebrate Catechetical Sunday

Catechetical Sunday will be marked in parishes nationwide the weekend of September 20-21. This annual celebration recognizes those who share in the formal teaching ministry of the Catholic Church. This year More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Sponsoring Free Health Sceenings In Hopewell

The community is invited to stop by Park Plaza on Route 82 on Saturday, September 20 from 11 am to 2 pm for free health screenings and family fun. More...

Legislature Passes Home Health Aide Resolution against Recommendation of County Executive

Last Tuesday, the Putnam County Legislature voted unanimously, with one abstention, to award Premiere Home Health Care of White Plains a contract to provide the County More...

"11th Hour" Ruling Sends 24 St. Basil’s Students to Garrison, Depleting Budget

District may have to borrow money to maintain programs

In a move that will strain an already tight budget at the Garrison School, the NYS Commissioner of Education last week issued a temporary ruling requiring Garrison to register 24 students who reside at St. More...

County 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park

The Putnam County 9/11 Remembrance and Memorial Committee is inviting all residents of Putnam County to attend a Remembrance and Retreat Ceremony scheduled for 9/11/03 at 5:30 pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley. More...

Philipstown Closing in on Final Contract with Cablevision

Town Board details provisions at monthly meeting

After over two years of meetings, memos and negotiations, the Town of Philipstown is in the final stages of closing the deal with Cablevision for a new contract. The Board discussed the latest developments at their September 4 monthly meeting. More...

School Tax Rates/Numbers Clarified

One of our readers called to question the percentage used in an article on the tax warrants for Putnam Valley. The tax per $1,000 of assessed value on property in Putnam Valley is $32. More...

Judge Stephen G. Tomann Announces his Re-Election Campaign

"I am pleased to announce that I will be seeking a third term as Philipstown Town Justice this November. The Republican, Conservative and Independence parties have endorsed me. My candidacy is unopposed. More...

Letters to the Editor

The True Nature of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

With regard to a previous letter in your August 20th issue, we find that no amount of argument can conceal "the true nature" of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. More...

Community at Its Best - Honoring Our Bravest and Our Finest

Letter

Too often the letters in this section are less than harmonious. Here More...

What Happened To Butterfield?

(reprinted at the request of the author)
Vinny Tamagna,

Say Vinny, your last week More...

Births

Elijah John Zúniga

Elijah John Zúniga was born on August 13, in the Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Elizabeth and Rodrigo Zúniga of Putnam Valley. More...

Madison Isabelle O’Hara

On June 27, Patricia and Matthew O More...

Aria Agnes Shahbodaghi

On August 5 a girl, Aria Agnes Shahbodaghi was born in the Hudson Valley Hospital Center to parents Gabrielle and Mahmoud Shahbodaghi of Garrison. More...

Sports News

Hawks Sweep Pop Warner Football Openers

The 2003 Pop Warner football season opened this past weekend and what an opening it was for the Hawks. The Pee Wee Team took on the Hyde Park Eagles at home blanking them at a score of 13-0. More...

Philipstown Pee Wee Hawks Triumph Over Hyde Park

With a Jr. Pee Wee trophy already in the case, the Philipstown Hawks coaching staff had a decision to make about roster moves. After week 1, it appears the decisions were right. More...

Haldane Football 2003 Preview

On a humid Monday morning in mid August, the Haldane varsity football team walked onto their practice field to begin preparing for the 2003 season More...

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