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February 25, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Accident Spills Oil into Hudson River Tributary

Officials say fuel contained by rapid response

An accident at the Camp Smith Military Preserve on Route 6 in Peekskill sent four to five thousand gallons of oil spilling toward the Hudson River on Saturday, February 21. More...

Putnam Narcotics Unit Arrests Crack Dealers Operating in Mahopac and Putnam Valley

A three-month-long investigation by the County Narcotics Enforcement Unit culminated on February 12, 2004 with the arrests of two people on drug-dealing charges. More...

Draft Philipstown Comprehensive Plan to be Released March 3

The Draft Philipstown Comprehensive Plan will be available for public review on March 3rd. More...

Robert Flaherty Named as Knight of the Month

Grand Knight Dan Dillon is proud to announce that Robert Flaherty was honored in February as Knight of the Month. Bob has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since May 2002. More...

Ash Wednesday Service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

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Results of Philipstown 25th Annual Winter Blood Drive Reported

The HVBS collected 105 pints of blood, 95% of the expected goal. There were 41 "no shows." More...

 

Schools

BOCES Cosemetology Students Score in Tech Competition

Tech Center cosmetology students participated on February 9 in an in-house competition at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES); winners will go to the regional competition on March 6, to be held at Putnam/Nort More...

Lyons and Shepard Named to Dean’s List

Christine Lyons and Jessica Shepard, both of Cold Spring, have been named to the Dean More...

Belluscio Named to Dean’s List at Plattsburgh

Joseph J. Belluscio of Cold Spring has been named to the Plattsburgh State University of New York Dean More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Martin R. Adams

Martin R. Adams, age 55 of Pleasant Valley, NY died on Sunday February 15, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. More...

Rose Cucchiarella

Rose Cucchiarella, age 87, of Yorktown Heights died on Sunday February 22, 2004 at Field Home Holy Comforter in Yorktown Heights. Born in New York City on December 3, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Nicolas and Anna (Guacci) Moramarco. More...

Alice O’Sullivan Fitzgerald

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Sports News

Same Subject, Different Class

Haldane Basketball Teams Make Class C Sectionals

Despite the class change from D to C this year, which believed by many would increase the level of competition and make for a more challenging postseason, the Haldane girls and boys basketball teams are both now in the all to familiar hunt for yet an More...

Bondi Looks at Tilly Foster to Ease Space Problems

Offices incompatible with tranquil farm setting, say Legislators & Conservationists

Looking to alleviate some of the overcrowding that exists in most Putnam County office facilities, the administration is looking for ways to maximize space. More...

Proposed Waterfront Zoning Change Draws Strong Reaction at Public Hearing

Change would allow for residential development on site of old lumberyard

Cold Spring residents turned out in force at a February 17 public hearing to voice their concerns about a proposal to change the zoning designation on the waterfront. More...

Newly Appointed County Health Commissioner Declines Position

Putnam County Executive Robert J. Bondi announced on February 18th that Putnam County More...

Flagman Hit by Pickup Truck on Rt. 9

The State Police report that on Friday, February 20 at about 9:05 in the morning Glenn Gregory of Poughkeepsie was hit by a 2002 Ford pickup truck driven by David Olivieri of Wappingers Falls. More...

PCHS&FSM Holds Annual Meeting

New board members sworn in

The 2004 Annual Meeting for the Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum was held on Saturday, February 21, at the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison. More...

Traffic Safety Board Calls for Upgrade of Pudding Street Interchange at Taconic State Parkway

The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board has voted unanimously requesting that the NYS Department of Transportation establish an overpass interchange for the Pudding Street exit of the Taconic State Parkway as a priority project. More...

Chamber to Hold Awards Dinner at Hudson House

The Cold Spring/Garrison Chamber of Commerce invites the community to their Annual Awards Dinner on March 25th at 7:00 pm at the Hudson House Inn, 2 Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Sandy Galef Announces Energy Fair in Cold Spring

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public to her Energy Fair on Saturday, March 20, 10 - noon, at the Philipstown Town Hall. More...

Public Notice

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Letters to the Editor

Cold Spring’s Master Plan Trashed Again

Editor,

A plan well underway by the Mayor and Board to change the Zoning along the waterfront from I-I to B-I will open the way for apartment houses and condos to be built along the waterfront from the Bandstand to the Chapel. More...

Better Word Could Have Been Used For Article Headline

Regarding "Negligence of Winter Parking Rules Vexes Cold Spring Village Board," (PCNR Feb 18, 2004): Negligence? Is that exactly the word you were going for in the headline of your lead story last week? More...

Cold Spring Has Parking Problems

Editor,

Need I mention this is an issue? Ha. Nevertheless, the problem graces our paper again: one article, two contexts. Once again, the Village comes to bat and gets More...

Births

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

Briefly Noted

New York Blood Center Seeking Sponsors for Blood Drives in April

After a particularly difficult winter with brutally cold weather and constant snowstorms, the spring is normally a time of relief, when the blood supply returns to normal levels. More...

HV Hospital Celebrates 115th Year with 115th Baby of 2004

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is celebrating its 115th anniversary of caring for the community. More...

Certified Pesticide Applicator Training to be Offered

If you are paid to apply any pesticides (including insecticides, weed-killers, fungicides, fertilizers and tick-control products) to a customer More...

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