December 10, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Literacy to Improve Under New Program

Local test scoring in jeopardy

The role of literacy, the use of data to improve instruction, and the ways in which "data mining" has changed the curriculum took center stage at the December 2nd workshop of the Haldane Board of Education. More...

PVMS Students "Adopt" Serviceman in Iraq

Students from Putnam Valley Middle School have adopted a local Army Captain who has been stationed in Iraq since March of this year. A family friend of Mrs. More...

 

Schools

Haldane Participates in Area All-State Music Festival

Zone 10 New York State Music Association (NYSMA) held their annual Area All-State Music Festival at Arlington High School on November 21st and 22nd. More...

Haldane Social Studies Conducts Parent Workshop

David Dougherty, Haldane fifth grade social studies teacher, presented a parent workshop on the New York State social studies assessment. He opened with an overview of the foundation of the test. More...

Tech Law Students Learn From FBI

Students in the Law Enforcement program at The Tech Center at Yorktown got an inside look at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on November 3 when Special Agent Brandon Waller talked about his profession. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Sports News

American Legion Baseball Organization Seeking Teams

There will be a 9th District American Legion Baseball meeting Saturday on December 13th at the Legion More...

Legislature Sets 2004 Salaries and Approves Annual Motor Vehicle Registration Fee $5.65 Million Bond Resolution for Lake MacGregor approved

The Putnam County Legislature dispensed with year-end business on December 2 at their monthly meeting. More...

Garrison Board of Ed Passes $410,000 Bond Issue to Cover Costs of St. Basil’s Students

Funding for Rt. 9D traffic light study & installation announced

The Garrison Board of Education bowed to the inevitable at their December 3rd meeting, authorizing the issuance of up to $410,000 in notes to finance the budget insufficiency resulting from the addition of students from St. More...

Nelsonville Board Addresses Haldane Ruling on James Pond

Residents are reminded of Winter parking regulations now in effect

At their December 1 monthly meeting, the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees once again found themselves responding to concerned inquiries about the proposed relocation of James Pond. More...

Four Teenaged Boys and Girls Charged with Putnam Valley Home Burglary

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that four local teenagers have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a Putnam Valley home back in June. More...

Christmas Eve Service at Historic Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church

The sanctuary of the historic Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church will be open from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm on Christmas Eve for those who wish to participate in Communion, which is open to all, and silent meditation. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Design Competition for Dockside Site is Suggested (reprinted at the request of the authors)

Mr. Joe Martens, President Open Space Institute

A nationally- or internationally-based design competition for the 26.5 acre Dockside site in Cold Spring could be an excellent opportunity for both OSI and Philipstown to gain credibility, visibility and also financial support for its project. More...

Garrison Resident Accuses Calhoun of School Board Vendetta

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Public Hearing to Consider 60 to 80 Code Variances

At the firehouse this Thursday (December 11 - 7:00 pm), Cold Spring More...

Births

Nicholas Joseph Miozzi

Joseph and Meredith Miozzi of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a son Nicholas Joseph Miozzi on October 31st. The baby weighted 7lbs. 13 oz. More...

Briefly Noted

Winter Solstice Celebration Planned in Putnam Valley

The annual winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration taking place in a precisely aligned stone chamber will occur on Sunday, December 21. Celebrants can meet at the intersection of Peekskill Hollow Road and the Taconic Parkway at 6:30 am. More...

North Highlands Fire Department Santa To Visit Community December 21st

North Highlands Engine Co.# 1 Santa will be on his Big Red Sled and visit the community on Sunday, December 21st, with gifts for the children and holiday good wishes for all. More...

Chanukah Celebration in Beacon on Dec. 24

"Beacon is one of the shining jewels of the Hudson Valley, attracting many artists and musicians to make their homes there and showcase their different cultures," says Terry Davis from the Beacon Hebrew Alliance. More...

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