September 29, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor Signs New Law Bringing County $2 Million in Annual Tax Revenue From State-Owned Lands

Pataki also announces new land acquisition at press conference

New York State is now legally obligated to pay taxes to Putnam County for all public lands within its borders. Governor George Pataki signed the new law at an upbeat September 24 news conference outside the Hubbard Lodge in Fahnestock State Park. More...

Cold Spring Mayor Phillips Calls DEC Over Water Runoff from Haldane Construction Site

Conceding "exceptional" event, Mayor contends that more should have been done to prevent silt from entering water system

Mayor Anthony Phillips does not want to blame Haldane Superintendent Dr. More...

Lake Peekskill Lifeguards Honored As Heroes story and photos by: Edward Paul Greif

At the Putnam Valley Town Board meeting held September 22, 2004, Deputy County Executive Frank Del Campo, Legislator Sam Oliverio, Jr., and Councilman Dan Ricci bestowed upon Carin Piacente, Maggie Mano, and Michael Royael Certificates Of Appreciatio More...

 

Schools

Haldane School Announces Make-Up Days

Haldane students and parents will recall that September 2nd and 3rd were originally scheduled as student days but were eventually cancelled. School Superintendent Dr. More...

Empire State College’s Hudson Valley Center to Hold Information Sessions

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information sessions about its undergraduate programs on Wednesday, October 6 at noon and Tuesday, October 19 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North Central Avenue, H More...

Clifford Visited Haldane Kindergarteners

Clifford, The Big Red Dog visited Haldane Kindergarten students on Monday, September 13th. Dr. John Di Natale, Superintendent, repeated his role as Clifford for the third year. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam County Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

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Events to be Held at Temple Beth-El

Temple Beth-El is a Conservative and egalitarian congregation in the heart of Dutchess County, which offers daily religious services, religious school classes, youth groups, sisterhood and social action activities. More...

Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Depression

Putnam Family Support and Advocacy is pleased to welcome Ross Szabo, Director of Youth Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, who will share his experiences coping with bipolar disorder as a high school and college student, at a More...

Legislature Bypasses Agreement by Bondi, Smith and McMahon on Central E911 Dispatch

Control of OT and Temps given back to Elected Officials, Dept Heads

The ink was not dry on an agreement brokered by County Executive Bondi between the Bureau of Emergency Services and the Sheriff More...

PV Town Board Hears Hardships, Gets Invitation to Attend Fight and Learns About Community Service Award

The Putnam Valley Town Board meeting of September 22, 2004 covered the usual assortment of eclectic issues and then some special items. More...

Legislature Votes to Keep Retiree Benefits Unchanged in Fiscal 2005

Lawmakers to convene "Blue Ribbon" panel to discuss possible future changes

Last week at their annual Budget and Finance meeting, Putnam County Legislators deleted a key initiative in the County Executive More...

Data Warehousing and Architect Plans Dominate PV School Board Meeting

At the September 23, 2004 School Board meeting Director of Special Education & Student Services James Stowell, his staff and Assistant Superintendent Dr. More...

Metro-North Announces Funds for New Public Restroom in Cold Spring

Construction could be completed by next spring

Beautiful scenery, great restaurants, a vibrant row of antique and gift shops - for anyone seeking a quiet getaway, the Village of Cold Spring would seem to have it all, with one notable and fairly inconvenient exception: no public restroom. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

George Bush is Crippled by His Ideology

The four hurricanes that have pummeled Florida are trying to tell us something: Fire George Bush! More...

Will Not Accept Untreated Septic System Water

It seems that the elected and appointed officials of Putnam Valley, NY and the City of Peekskill, NY, refuse to accept the fact that it is their duty to protect the existing inhabitants, the same way their predecessors did. More...

The Winston Lane Stop Sign Debate Continues

Editor,

Well, it seems that wannabe politician David Brower took it upon himself to ignore the advice of a retired seasoned NYPD Detective regarding the reckless driving condition on Winston Lane in Continental Village. More...

Births

Braden Max Stroppel

Garrison parents Shannon and Scott Stroppel proudly announce the birth of their son, Braden Max Stroppel, born on August 25, 2004. Maternal grandparents Maureen and Tom Flynn are from Parkland, Florida. More...

Giuseppe Benedetto Catalano

Giuseppe Benedetto Catalano was born on August 23, 2004 to Garrison parents Felicia and Tony Catalano. Maternal grandparents are Giuseppe and Barbara Paonessa of Verplanck. Paternal grandparents are Vincenzo Catalano and the late Velia Catalano. More...

Sports News

Jr. Midget Hawks Win 2

The Jr. Midget Hawks traveled to Beacon last Tuesday night and beat the Bears 20-7. Behind a fine team defensive effort, the Hawks held the Bears to 140 total yards. More...

Flag Hawks Stumble in Week 3

The Flag Hawks took their week 2 win to Millbrook High School to take on a speedy Marlboro A team. More...

Haldane Boy’s Soccer Team Making an Impact

The Haldane Blue Devil More...

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