April 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane's Proposed Tax Increase Drops to 6.59 Percent

"Belt-tightening" and compromises help to reduce spending plan for 2006-07

Following a series of reviews and revisions, the Haldane Board of Education has succeeded in slashing the proposed school tax increase from over 14 percent at a "wish list" stage to the slightly more than 6.5 percent rate that was discussed at the Bo More...

Garrison School Tax Increase Estimated to be 3.10 Percent

Proposed budget less than $33,000 over contingency budget

During its April 5, 2006 meeting the Garrison Board of Education announced that the estimated proposed tax increase would be 3.10 percent. More...

Kenna's Gym Sending Three Putnam Valley Boxers to U.S.A. Boxing Association Junior Olympics

Joe Kenna, owner of Kenna's Gym in Lake Peekskill, along with Coach Kevin Whittaker are turning out some first class boxers in Putnam Valley, and doing it safely. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Symphony Orchestra to be The "Putnam Pops" for a Night

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will close its 29th season with a performance on Saturday May 13th at 8 pm at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center on Foggingtown Road (off of Farm-to-Market Rd) in Brewster. More...

Pawling Theatre Co. to Perform Barefoot in the Park

Pawling Theatre Company celebrates love this spring with More...

Paramount Center Offers a Free Evening of Short Films

Program includes premiere screening of Sex and Camping, More...

Letters to the Editor

Agrees With Bush Decision on Iraqi War

To The Editor: In response to the advertisement, entitled "Don't Tread On Me," on page 11 of your April 5th edition ... Hooray. More...

Responds to "Don't Tread On Me"

Dear Editor: I have read carefully Mary E. Yannitelli's passionate words and her concerns about the Iraq War. I feel I need to respond and clarify some comments that seem to me are misinformation and some confusion. More...

Where Was Supervisor Davis?

Saturday, April 1, the Putnam Valley Little League had their opening day parade and ceremonies. The events, held in our beautiful Town Park, showcased approximately 12 Little League teams which were sponsored by local businesses. More...

Sports News

Brittney Shields Receives Accolades

The All-State, All-Section and All-League honors were given out at last Wednesday's All-Section basketball banquet held at Crystal Bay in Peekskill. At the dinner, Coach Andy Cameron was honored as the League Coach of the Year. More...

PVHS's Thompson Takes Coaching Honors

At the Section One dinner on March 29th, PVHS math teacher and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Kelly Thompson, was awarded Coach of the Year honors for 2005-06 in Conference III, League A. More...

Hudson Valley Orienteering Continues

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on Saturday, April 22, 2006, on the Silvermine map from the Silvermine parking lot in Harriman State Park. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club will set both beginner and advanced courses. More...

County Legislature Approves Butterfield Lease Option

Local Boards not satisfied

Last Tuesday, April 4, 2006, the Putnam County Legislature voted to allow the local negotiating team for the Julia L. Butterfield Hospital facility to pursue a lease option with the current owner, Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

Putnam Valley School District Presents Proposed Tax Change Estimates

Taxes could rise 1.71 percent in Putnam Valley; 4.16 percent in Carmel and decrease 3.02 percent in Cortlandt

Capping two months of intensive discussion on the 2006-7 budget, Putnam Valley School's Superintendent Gary Tutty presented the proposed budget at the School Board's April 6 meeting. More...

"Bebetina" Children's Pain Reliever Forbidden for Sale by County Health Dept.

High lead content found in over-the-counter medicine

Bebetina, a children's over-the-counter pain reliever manufactured by Schering-Plough in Ecuador, is being forbidden for sale by the Putnam County Department of Health. More...

Local Fire Departments Rescue Injured Hiker

On Sunday April 5, 2006 at approximately 12:30 pm, the North Highlands and Cold Spring Fire Departments along with the Philipstown Ambulance Corps were dispatched for a fallen hiker at the intersection of the yellow and white trail on Breakneck Mount More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Tech Center Students Offer Free Check-Ups

Employees and students at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES had the opportunity to have their blood glucose, blood pressure, and height and weight screened at a Health Fair sponsored by the Medical Assistant class at The Tech Center on April 6th. More...

Heather McGuire of Haldane High School Participates BOCES Fashion Show

The Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center in Yorktown held their first Night of Fashion on Thursday evening March 23, 2006. This event was made possible by a Teacher's Center Grant to the Tech Center. More...

DCC Hosts Open House on April 19

Dutchess Community College will host its annual Admissions Open House on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 6 pm. The evening will begin in Dutchess Hall Theater with an introduction to the College and presentations by College President Dr. D. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph J. "Jay" Esposito

Joseph J. "Jay" Esposito of Cold Spring, died on April 7, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 76. More...

Charles E. Clauss, Sr

Charles E. Clauss, Sr (Charlie), age 78, a life-long resident of Cold Spring, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at his home in Cold Spring, NY. More...

Briefly Noted

Our Lady of Loretto to Celebrate Good Friday Procession

On April 14th, the Parish of Our Lady of Loretto will celebrate the ancient custom of the Good Friday Procession. More...

Temple Israel of Putnam Valley Offers Many Programs During April

Temple Israel of Putnam Valley will be hosting a Community Passover Seder on Thursday April 13th at 6:30pm. The Seder will be offered at the Lake Peekskill Community Center. All are welcome. $7 adults, $5 children. 845-5280369 for reservations. More...

St. Mary's Will Offer Open Baptism Again

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary-in-the-Highlands, Cold Spring, once again offers "Open Baptism" at their 7 pm Easter Vigil on the 15th of April. More...

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