October 8, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam’s Legislature Makes Changes to 2004 Budget, Maintains 0% Tax Increase

Board votes to fold OTB surplus into future budgets

Putnam County Legislators voted on September 22 to make changes to the 2004 budget proposed by County Executive Robert Bondi, increasing appropriations by $244,696; nullifying most of the 5% across the board cuts requested of all departments by the C More...

Putnam Valley’s Five Lake Districts Share Mutual Concerns

"Just enforce the laws that are on the books now and we can prevent most of the environmental damage that is being done to the lakes in Putnam Valley," said many of the residents attending this first combined lake district roundtable meetin More...

‘Meet The Candidates Forum’ Planned For Lake Peekskill Center

The Lake Peekskill Civic Association will host a More...

"Fall Foliage" Cold Spring Antiques Show is This Sunday

This Sunday, Oct. 12th, rain or shine, the Cold Spring Antiques Show will kick off the fall foliage season in Cold Spring. More...

Chirico Provides Platform for Second Term as Highway Superintendent

Roger M. Chirico has announced he will be running for his second term as Highway Superintendent in the Town of Philipstown. More...

 

Births

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Obituaries  Free Access 

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Briefly Noted

3rd Annual Fair for People Living With Disabilities to be Held

County Executive Robert J. Bondi has announced that the Putnam County Office for the Disabled will sponsor the third annual Resources for Living Fair for People with Disabilities. More...

Audubon and Taconic Outdoor Center Team Up to Present Nocturnal Program

On Saturday evening, October 18th from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm, the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, in cooperation with the National Audubon Society Constitution Marsh Sanctuary will be sponsoring a special nighttime program, Naturally Nocturnal. More...

Antique Appraisal Day at Howland Cultural Center Features Ron DeSilva

Ronald A. DeSilva, noted authority on antiques, fine arts, decorative arts, and American furniture, will conduct the Howland Cultural Center More...

Philipstown Board Approves New Cablevision Contract

North and south ends of Town to have separate franchise agreements

At their October 2 monthly meeting, The Philipstown Town Board voted in favor of two new franchise agreements for Cablevision, one for the north side of town and one for the south side of town, putting and end to over two years worth of discussions a More...

Garrison Residents Express Concern, Frustration Over Ruling On St. Basil’s

Board urges community input to bring swift conclusion to issue

At their October 1 regular meeting, the Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education heard from the community regarding the Commissioner of Education More...

Ten Additional Birds in Putnam Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Health Department

The Putnam County Health Department received notification from the New York State Department of Health last week that ten more crows have tested positive for West Nile virus as of October 2nd. More...

Assemblywoman Galef to Hold Public Forum to Discuss School Funding

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will hold a public forum on how we fund our local schools on November 12th, 7:30 pm at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street in Cortlandt Manor. More...

PVHS Performing Arts Center Presents "Free Film Festival" During October

Putnam Valley High School More...

Public Notice

In observance of Columbus Day, the Philipstown Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 13. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Wants Commissioner to Consider Impact of Decision on St. Basil Students

(reprinted at the request of the author)

Dear Commissioner (of Education) Mills: More...

Citizen Responds to Ninham Logging Proposal

Editor,

As someone trained in the NYS College of Forestry & Environmental Science, I feel it is vital to stress why our forests should not be converted into plantations by would-be forest managers pursuing a career, thereby depriving people of a genuine More...

Merante Runs From Debate on Agricultural District

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Sports News

Pee Wee Hawks Remain In 1st Place

The Hawks traveled to Highland this Sunday and defeated the Huskies 20-6. The victory kept the Hawks undefeated in the conference and placed them in sole possession of 1st place. More...

Rough Start for Haldane Varsity Football

The Haldane Blue Devil football team has been facing adversity since the arrival of the fall season. More...

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