September 8, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam County Sheriff Involved in Car Accident

Asserts the public

A car driven by Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith was involved in a minor, two-car accident in the Hamlet of Carmel on Monday, August 30, 2004. More...

Cold Spring Police Urge Traffic Safety as School Opens

Burris reminds drivers to be careful

The Village of Cold Spring Police are urging parents to teach their children some simple safety tips before they head back to school. More...

 

Schools

Adult Education Classes Abound at BOCES

Want to become a desktop publisher? Hone your digital photography skills? Build your own bookshelves? Learn Spanish? More...

Hudson Valley Orienteering Provides Instruction and Competition

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on September 18 at Sebego Lake on the Spook Swamp map in Harriman State Park. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club will give instruction and set beginner courses and an advanced course. More...

Births

DoriAnn Kathleen Kerr

A baby girl, DoriAnn Kathleen, was born on August 27, 2004 to parents Kelly and James Kerr of Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Frank Sampson of Lake Peekskill. Paternal grandparents are the late Agnes and Matthew Kerr. More...

Briefly Noted

"Love Your Library" License Plate Program Becomes Law

A bill that creates a New York State "Love Your Library" custom license plate was recently passed by the Legislature, making the plates available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee to Meet

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, September 13, from 6-8 pm at the Beacon Sloop Club, and include two 45-min. More...

Preservation is Topic at Stony Kill Meeting

On Monday, September 20 at 7:30 pm the Stony Kill Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting in the Manor House at Stony Kill Farm. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation More...

Proposal to Amend Steep Slopes Law Scrutinized at Philipstown Monthly Meeting

Variance applications would be allowed under proposed new guidelines

A proposal to amend the Town zoning law inspired spirited discussion and just a bit of skepticism at the Philipstown Town Boards More...

Education Commissioner Denies St. Basil’s Request for Stay

Commissioner to rule on full appeal at later date

Atypically full audience attendance at the September 1 Garrison Board of Education meeting testified to the concern raised by St. Basil More...

Mt. Vernon Boy in Critical Condition After Near-Drowning in Putnam Valley

Heroic woman rescued and resuscitated the victim

A Westchester County boy has been hospitalized after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in Putnam Valley. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 2004. More...

Legislation Protecting City of Peekskill’s Water Supply in the Hollowbrook Watershed Signed into Law

The City of Peekskill was given the authority to protect and safeguard its water supply with the signing of a new law granting peace officer status to its watershed protection officers (Chapter 347). More...

State Police Seek Information on Hit and Run

The New York State Police in Millbrook are investigating a Friday morning hit and run accident which left a 30-year-old Trooper hospitalized. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Final Recap on Lost Dog Issue

Dear Editor,

Barbara Devolve is president of Putnam Humane Society (PHS) and a Deputy Sheriff. She knows the law, yet, oddly, responds to my letter with a vague muttering of "Incomplete and conveniently misleading," offering no facts of her own. More...

The Next Shoe?

Dear Editor: More...

Iraq Did Not Attack Us on 9/11

Editor,

In his letter of 8/25 Michael Junjulas writes that: "On September 11 the terrorists came to our homeland and killed our friends and family". More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Josephine Merando

Josephine Merando age 79 of Nelsonville, NY died on Thursday September 2, 2004 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Memorial Mass Planned for James A. Rapalje

There will be a memorial Mass for James A. Rapalje on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 11 am in Our Lady of Loretto Church. James died on June 2, 2004 in Burlington, VT. More...

Nicholas Anthony Noviello, Jr.

Nicholas Anthony Noviello, Jr. died on August 26, 2004 in Sebring, Florida at the age of 85. More...

Sports News

Haldane Soccer Preview

Each year both the boys and girls Blue Devils soccer teams put in much pre-season time and effort in hope that each year More...

Seahawks Open Schedule this Sunday

The Philipstown Seahawks football teams will open their 2004 season this Sunday with 3 home games and one away game. The Junior Midgets will take on Hyde Park at noon. More...

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