March 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Preliminary Instructional Budget Reviewed by Garrison Board of Education

Board accepts all recommendations from Transportation Study

The Garrison Board of Education made quick work of its March 1 meeting, noting instructional budget highlights without addressing many specific figures and reading a prepared statement on the Transportation Committee recommendations, which subsequent More...

Putnam Valley Resident Photographs Oscar-Winning Animation Film

The red carpet of Hollywood%27s big night, The Oscars stretched all the way across America to end in Lake Peekskill last Sunday night as the "The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation" took the award for the Best Animated Short Film. More...

Haldane School Foundation Announces Deadline for Grant Proposals

The Haldane School Foundation has announced the next deadline for Innovation Grant Proposals. All members of the Haldane School community are invited to submit a Grant Proposal. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Howland Library Offers Class on New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

The Howland Public Library and the Dutchess County Office for the Aging are hosting a Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage workshop for all seniors on Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 3 pm at the Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon. More...

Baby Signs Story Time Comes to Howland Library

Meet BeeBo the Baby Signs Bear at Howland Public Library in Beacon on Tuesday, March 21St at 10:30 am. Kelli Graham and Danielle Kolachik, certified instructors, will present a Baby Signs Story Time during the library%27s Baby and Me Program. More...

Beadwork Craft Program Offerd at Howland Public Library

Students age 10 and up are invited to attend a Beadwork Craft program at Howland Public Library in Beacon on Saturday, March 25th from 1011:30 am. Beadwork jewelry has become very popular in the past couple of years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Changes at Foundry Dock Park

Dear Editor: I start off most mornings at the Foundry Dock Park. I either walk or drive down. It%27s a fabulous way to start the day. Last week when I went down, I got sick to my stomach at what Scenic Hudson did to the cove. More...

Village ARB Contradicts Design Standards

Dear Editor, I feel the public should know about a significant change of course made known by the Architectural Review Board at their recent March 1 workshop for the lumberyard development. More...

Philipstown Needs Account of Mandeville House

To the Editor, I urge Philipstown residents interested in the town%27s history and patrimony to attend the next Philipstown Town Board meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2006, beginning at 8 pm at the Town Hall, 236 Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Briefly Noted

Temple BethEl Continues Adult Education

Temple Beth-El Adult Education classes continue this week, starting on Tuesday, March 7th. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

On Sunday, March 12th, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will anticipate St. Patrick%27s Day beginning with Mass at 11 am in Pilgrim Hall followed by a Corned Beef and Cabbage buffet at 12:30 pm in the friars%27 dining room. More...

5th Annual HV Autism Awareness Walk and Fair to Raise Funds

Volunteers are needed to take steps toward raising critically needed funds through the fifth Annual Autism Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Autism Society and Autism Directory Service. More...

Lever-Type Voting Machines May Get a Reprieve in New York, but Under New Management

County struggles with costs of HAVA compliance

Putnam County officials are struggling with still open questions regarding the election process that is taking shape this year. More...

Five-Year Facility Plan Embroils Haldane BOE

Haldane's Director of Operations and Technology resigns

After Haldane Central School District Superintendent Dr. More...

Scenic Hudson Breaks Ground at Foundry Dock Park

Celebrating with Scenic Hudson were local residents and representatives of local organizations

An enthusiastic group gathered last week to mark the beginning of construction at Scenic Hudson%27s Foundry Dock Park. More...

Putnam Valley Library Announces Trustee Scholarship Program

The Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library is proud to announce the tenth year of the Putnam Valley Library Trustee Scholarship Program. More...

Public Notice

Voters in Cold Spring and Nelsonville are reminded that voter registration for the upcoming March 21 election will take place this Saturday between Noon and 5 pm at their respective Village Halls. More...

Schools

PVHS Students Attend 2006 Harvard Model Congress

For four days beginning Saturday March 4th and ending Tuesday, March 7th, the PVHS Model Congress Club participated in the Harvard Model Congress Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. More...

BOCES Tech Center Open House Rescheduled

BOCES Tech Center Open House at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Yorktown has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 9th. More...

Tech Center Students Stage Fashion Show

Glamour comes to Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES when the Tech Center students stage their first full-scale fashion show Thursday, March 23rd. More...

Births

Hannah Maria Cercena

Hannah Maria was born on March 4th to proud parents Erin and David Cercena of Fishkill. Baby Hannah was 5 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, but she%27s home and doing very well. More...

Gavin Anthony McKiernan

Baby boy Gavin Anthony was born at Bellevue Woman%27s Hospital in Niskayuna, NY to parents Carie Anderson and Kevin McKiernan. Gavin was 6 pounds 8 ounces, 21 inches long when he was born on February 8, 2006. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Milton Feld

Milton Feld, a 22-year resident of Garrison, died on March 2, 2006. He was born in 1916 in New York City, the son of Harry and Mollie Feld. More...

Frank A. Mancari

Frank A. Mancari age 90 a long time resident of Red Hook, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, NY died on Tuesday February 28, 2006 in Coventry, RI. More...

with disabilities. After working Francis G. Basso

Francis G. Basso, age 59, of Beacon, NY, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. More...

Sports News

Hudson Valley Orienteering Offers Free Instruction and Competition

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on Sunday, March 26, 2006, on the Spook Swamp map from the Sebago Beach parking lot in Harriman State Park. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club will set both beginner and advanced courses. More...

Knights of Columbus Announces Winners of Regional Free Throw

Loretto Council #536 sent seven representatives to the K of C Regional Free Throw Competition held on Sunday, March 5 at Mt. St. More...

Local Paddler Ray Fusco to Paddle Across the Adriatic Sea

Ray will attempt the first unsupported crossing of the Adriatic Sea by kayak

Local Hudson River paddler and Program Director for Hudson Valley Outfitters, Ray Fusco, is headed to Croatia to paddle across the Adriatic Sea by kayak. More...

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