June 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Less Than 5% Grieve Putnam Valley 2006 Assessment Rolls

Three members of the PV BAR at the second day of grievance hearings: (l-r) Chairman Philip Ammann, Tom Gazzola, and Richard Hunt.

According to the Putnam Valley Assessor Ed Vreeland,"This has been a good assessment year." He and his assistant Sheryl Keating base this on the low percentage of property owners showing up for "Grievance Day" May 23, 2006. More...

Cold Spring Water Department to Flush Hydrants

The Cold Spring Water Department will be conducting a hydrant flush of the entire distribution system beginning, Sunday, June 11th. The flush will be performed during the hours of 9 pm to 5 am, ending by the morning of Friday, June 16th. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Gail Carson Levine to Conduct Writing Workshop at Brewster Public Library

Author Gail Carson Levine, author of Ella Enchanted More...

Hand-to-Mouth Players Host Playwright/Director's Workshop

Hand-to-Mouth Players presents its 15th annual awardwinning Playwright/Director's Workshop on Friday and Saturday, June 9th and 10th at 8:00 and Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 at the Trinity-Boscobel United Methodist Church, 275 Church St. in Buchanan. More...

Workshop on Overcoming Sugar Craving to be Held

Are you suffering from the sugar blues? The Brewster Public Library will be hosting a workshop on overcoming sugar cravings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Commentator Casts Aspersions Without Facts

Dear Editor: As with a few others who infrequently attend Planning Board meetings nor participate in the public hearing discussions, Miss Susan Gilbert has much to say and little substance in what she says. More...

When Will Moffett Drive Reopen?

Dear Sir: We have been living on Lane Gate Road for 25 years now, and Moffett Drive has been the road we use to get to our home to and from Route 9D. Not only do we use it, but so do our family and friends who visit. More...

Saddened by Silence About Realities of War

Editor: I attended our local memorial day service yesterday, and came away saddened not only because of the focus of the day the loss of so many lives in such ignominious ways but because of the lack of any word of acknowledgement that we are contri More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Victor N. Pacor

Victor N. Pacor, age 87, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, June 5, 2006 at Ramapo Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Suffern, NY. More...

Rev. Robert Watson Douty

Rev. Robert Watson Douty, of Buchanan, NY and Swan's Island, Maine died Tuesday morning, May 30, 2006 after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. More...

Sports News

Haldane Varsity Softball Season Ends with Second Place Finish in Sectional Tournament

On Sunday, June 4th the Haldane Varsity Softball season came to an end, with a 5-0 loss to Blind Brook. Although this came with some disappointments, it also came with a second place finish in the sectional tournament. More...

Haldane Varsity Boys Basketball Team Prepares In Summer League for Upcoming Season

The varsity boy's basketball team will participate in summer league basketball at Arlington High School to gear up for the 2006-2007 season. Coach Brian Bishop is looking forward to working with the boys. More...

Garrison Lacrosse Boys Turn Up the Heat

O"Neill High School advanced to the State Eastern Conference Regionals at Walter Panas HS, Tuesday, June 6 to play Section 1 champ, Rye HS. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Cuts $513,290 from Original for Revised Budget

Minor tax cut and size increases to some high school classes result

The changing of the guard in the Putnam Valley School District. More...

Town Board Awards Groundwater Study Contract

State safety inspection turns up minor violations at Highway Department

As part of the recommendations that came out of the Town's newly adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Philipstown Board at their June 1, 2006 monthly meeting authorized the Supervisor to hire Chazen Companies to prepare a Groundwater Study. More...

Cold Spring Fire Company Gets Ready for Summer

110th Anniversary celebration planned for July 8; Jr. Firefighter Academy to be bigger and better than ever

It's only June, but the Cold Spring Fire Company's 110th anniversary celebration on July 8th will be here before you know it. More...

Garden of Remembrance Brings $1,325 to Veterans and Priceless Memories to Community

The rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Fr. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Student Dishes Out Broken Jaw in Mahopac High Cafeteria

Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr., Superintendent of the Mahopac Central School District, and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

Putnam Valley Elementary Performed Fourth Grade Concert

On the evening of May 25th, Putnam Valley Elementary School's Fourth Grade instrumental musicians shared their talents with an enthusiastic community of parents and friends in the Elementary School's Old Gym. More...

Manhattan College Awards Bachelor's Degree to Melissa Phillips

Melissa Phillips of Garrison was awarded a bachelor degrees at Manhattan College's 164th Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2006. More...

Births

Arlin Nicole Orellana Parra

Sandra Parra and Freddy Orellana proudly announce the birth of their daughter Arlin on May 7, 2006. The family lives in Lake Peekskill. More...

Evan Michael Giachinta

Proud Cold Spring parents Kim and Peter Giachinta announce the birth of their son Evan on May 9, 2006. Evan, who was 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 20 inches, was welcomed home by big brothers Matthew, Tyler and Sam. More...

Sophie Eileen Taus

A daughter, Sophie Eileen, was born to Putnam Valley parents Nancy and Charles Taus on May 12th. Sophie was born at Hudson Valley Hospital. More...

Briefly Noted

Ashley Cattuti and Benjamin Larsen to Wed

Joe and Laura Cattuti of Rainier, WA, formerly of Nelsonville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Sayer to Benjamin Robert Larsen. Ben is the son of Tim and Nancy More...

Timmons Galarza Announce Their Engagement

Jeremy R. Timmons and Nellie Galarza are happy to announce their engagement. More...

Poughkeepsie Man's License Suspended a Dozen Times

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County resident on May 27, 2006 after he was caught driving in Philipstown after his license had been suspended a dozen times. Mr. More...

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