April 14, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Board of Education Approves Proposed 2005-6 Budget for Voter Consideration

11.79% spending increase could result in 11.38% tax rate increase

Superintendent Gloria Colucci presented the proposed 2005-6 Garrison school budget at the April 6 meeting of the Garrison board of education. The budget was subsequently adopted by unanimous consent. More...

Philipstown Board Calls for Action on Route 9D Safety Initiative

Board asks County Commissioner to send measure limiting local truck traffic to DOT

A road safety initiative for local thoroughfares moved one step closer to becoming reality at the Philipstown Town Board More...

Coming Events



David Levine, Musican and Author, Brought Important Message to Garrison School

David Levine noted author, musician and speaker, spent time at the Garrison School during the week of March 29-April 1. His message, which he so eloquently delivered, is really all about keeping schools safe and teaching children how to make choices. More...

Haldane Receives Defibrillator from HVHC

At the Haldane School Board More...

Patricia Barber Receives Honors from Binghamton University

Patricia Rose Barber, daughter of Rose and Michael Barber of Garrison, and a 2003 graduate of James I. O More...

Briefly Noted

Awareness Forum Hosted for Parents on Internet Safety

The Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County is hosting a public awareness forum on the importance of Internet Safety for children. The event is for adults only and will take place at the Emergency Operation Center in Carmel, on May, 5, 2005 at 7 pm. More...

Bear Mountain State Park to Celebrate Earth Day

On Friday, April 22nd from 11am to 3pm, the Trailside Museum and Wildlife Center at Bear Mountain State Park will be celebrating Earth Day with animal activities, crafts, face painting, games, story time and wildlife presentations. More...

VNA of Hudson Valley to Celebrate National Visiting Nurse Assocation Week

US House and Senate Declare National VNA Week from May 8-14, 2005

The Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley (VNAHV) will commemorate "National Visiting Nurse Association Week" from May 8-14 to raise public awareness about home health care and the critical role visiting nurses play in providing compr More...

Legislature Requests that County Executive include MOA Attorney in Talks with NYCDEP

Long, hard winter puts County Highway Dept $150K over salt budget

Continuing on a theme set by the County Executive More...

Haldane Board of Education Strives to Keep Tax Increase below Ten Percent

Sale of Hill West property is one option under consideration

The monthly meeting of the Haldane Board of Education, held on April 5, was attended by more than a dozen members of the public, most of whom were there to voice their opinions about the two major issues on the agenda: the sale of Hill West and the 2 More...

Parents and Players Irate Over Temporary Closing of Baseball Field at Putnam Valley High School

Superintendent vows to resolve problem

The April 7 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education departed from its agenda as more than 50 angry parents and students involved with baseball demanded action to rectify a logistics problem that has resulted in the temporary cessation of base More...

Galef to Hold Forum on School Funding

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will hold a public forum "Changing How We Fund Our Schools ... Property Tax or Income Tax?" Thursday, April 28, 7 - 9 pm, at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Patinella’s Long Years of Community Service

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Commissioner Offers Corrections

To the Editor,

In response to the letter to the Editor "Supports Legislation for Paper Ballot Only in NYS" by Margaret Yonco-Haines. I just want to clear up some misinformation stated in her letter. More...

Community Needs Volunteer Firefighters

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael Patrick Downey

Michael Patrick Downey, age 41, formerly of Garrison, died Saturday, April 2, 2005 in a motorcycle accident in North Charlotte, Florida. He lived in the Sarasota, Florida area, where he has worked as an equipment operator for the last seven years. More...

Taglia Chiarella

Taglia (Peggy) Chiarella, age 93, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Cortlandt Extended Care Facility. More...

Rita B. Yodice

Rita B. Yodice, age 72, of Montgomery NY died Saturday, April 9, 2005. She lived with her family in Cold Spring and enjoyed everyone she met here. She will be missed very much. More...

Sports News

Haldane Athletics Spring ‘05 Overview

Winter and bad weather have past and blue skies, with warm temperatures are ahead. As for Haldane this means spring sports are finally underway. Haldane this year features varsity softball, baseball, lacrosse, track, and golf teams. More...

Garrison Lacrosse Team Plays Historic First Game

Haldane and Garrison pool talent to field dominating squad

Mark it down, make a note of it. They came to honor the game. They came to play lacrosse. 25 "Boyz2Men;" 7th and 8th grade young men from Garrison and Haldane Schools combined to make it an historic day for Philipstown. More...

Weekly Poll

Are you in agreement with the Philipstown board changing the law so that you have to apply for a permit to use private property for events?