May 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring's "Lumberyard" Torn Down

After a long struggle over the re-development of the parcel at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring, the "lumberyard" was finally torn down last week, making way for new structures to be built. More...

Inmate Commits Suicide at Putnam County Correctional Facility

Putnam Valley man found in cell after being arrested on drug charges

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports that an inmate at the Putnam County Correctional Facility died in an apparent suicide at the Facility on Saturday, May 20, 2006. More...

Resolution Supporting Community Preservation Act Finds No Support in Committee

Legislator Tamagna alone to bring resolution before full County Legislature

A resolution to support the Community Preservation Act not only found no support during the May 16, 2006 meeting of the County Legislature's Land Acquisition and Watershed Committee, the rationale for County support of the act was called into questio More...

Philipstown Offers Memorial Day Weekend Activities

On Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day, Philipstown will be honoring all deceased Veterans of the community with the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade will start promptly at 9 am. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2006, in observance of Memorial Day. Town Hall will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th, for regular business. More...

Coming Events

Arts and Entertainment

Lecture Hosted on Neutral Ground in Westchester During Revolutionary War

On Friday, June 9th at 7 pm, Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site hosts a lecture given by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill where she explores the issue of maintaining neutrality during war with an in depth look at one family living in Westchester C More...

Howland Public Library Film Series Features The Fountainhead

On Friday, May 26 at 7 pm, The Howland Public Library Film series will be showing More...

Haynes and Harkness Perform at The Southeast Museum

The Southeast Museum is proud to present Haynes and Harkness on Saturday June 10, 2006 at 3pm. This duo is the perfect blend of rhythm and melodic beauty. Jeff Haynes More...

Letters to the Editor

Is Campaigning as a Bloc in School Board Elections Ethical?

Letter reprinted at the request of the author To: Richard P. Mills, Commissioner of Education Dear Commissioner Mills, More...

The More Things Change, The More They Don't

Editor, Before another Garrison school election occurs, seniors and childless residents should become aware of two realities. More...

Cold Spring Trees are Not Urinals

Editor: Trees are not toilets. As homeowners and adjacent neighbors to the Haldane ball fields, my husband and I are thrilled with the recent improvements to the property. More...

Sports News

Play a Round for Charity and Help Change a Life

Interested golfers can challenge their playing skills on the region's newest private course Hollow Brook while partnering with United Way of Westchester and Putnam to strengthen their community. More...

Philipstown Pop Warner Football Hawks Conduct Signup

The 2006 Pop Warner Football Hawks will be conducting signups on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th at the American Legion Hall, Cedar Street in Cold Spring. Signups will begin immediately following the Memorial Day Parade More...

State's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program May Figure in Cold Spring's Planning Future

In tandem with the recently announced move towards updating its Master Plan, the Village of Cold Spring is looking into the State's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), a waterfront planning program that has attracted nearly three dozen ot More...

Putnam Family and Community Services Agency Begs County for Assistance

Private agency in financial straits due to mandated County employees

The not-for-profit Putnam Family and Community Services Agency ("PFCS") is struggling to provide services and stay solvent according to Treasurer Joseph Fonseca who, along with Executive Director Edythe S. More...

Putnam Valley's Revised Proposed 06-7 Budget Cuts Teachers, Increases Class Sizes

Students deeply concerned over effects on programs

A standing-room-only audience waited patiently through some already scheduled presentations for the Putnam Valley Board of Education to address the overarching topic of its May 18 meeting the defeat of the 2006-7 school budget. More...

Haldane HS Principal Says School Programs Help Keep Students Out of Trouble

Alcohol and drug survey results paint mixed picture for District

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education May 16, 2006 meeting began with a moment of silence for Elizabeth Bono, who had passed away earlier in the month. Bono was a cafeteria aide in Haldane for 12 years. More...

Putnam Valley Veteran's Memorial Park to be Dedicated as Tribute to John Layman

Park adjacent to Town Hall, Tricentennial Capsule to be opened in April 2077 More...

Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation of Bank in Village of Cold Spring

The Wachovia Bank branch on Route 9D in Cold Spring was evacuated on Tuesday, May 16th, after someone slipped a note into a bank depository demanding money and referring to a bomb. No bomb was found and no one was hurt in the incident. More...

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Schools

Matthew Zenz Named Spackenkill Valedictorian

Matthew Zenz, the son of Jonathan and Donna Zenz, formerly of Garrison, and the grandson of Dr. Frederick A. and Elizabeth Zenz of Cold Spring, has been named valedictorian of the class of 2006 at Spackenkill High School. More...

Haldane Third Graders Study Butterflies

Haldane third grade students have been learning about the life cycle of butterflies as part of their Science 21 unit. More...

BOCES Students Serve Up Colonial Fare

Those who attend the 300th anniversary celebration of Benjamin Franklin's birthday at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah on June 4th will have a chance to sample authentic Colonial-era pound cake thanks to the Pastry Arts students at the BOCES Tech Ce More...

Briefly Noted

Speaker's Bureau Program is Free to Community

Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Speaker's Bureau provides speakers on health and wellness topics, free of charge, to clubs, groups, organizations and businessines in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester Counties. More...

Philipstown Town Board to Hold Stormwater Management Update

On Wednesday, May 31, the Town Board of Philipstown will hold a Q&A session regarding the Town's efforts on Stormwater Management. The meeting will take place at 8 pm at Town Hall. More...

Volunteers Assist Fahnestock Park in Tree Removal

During the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, volunteers from the New York New Jersey Trail Conference assisted the staff of the Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the removal of dangerous trees from various locations in the Park. More...

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