July 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County Facing "Mammoth" Shortfall in Sales Tax Revenue Audit Committee arrives at compromise solution on description of interest rate charge on school tax surcharge

At the June 26, 2006 meeting of the County Legislature's Audit Committee, the sales tax report from the County Auditor was reviewed by members of the committee. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Passage of Municipal Training Law Minimum training standard would be established for planning and zoning board members

The New York State Legislature has approved legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator George H. Winner, Jr. to establish minimum training requirements for municipal planning and zoning officials. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

USMA Band's Jazz Knights to Perform with Vocalists Joe Francis and Rob Zappulla

The United States Military Academy Band's Jazz Knights will continue the "Music Under the Stars" concert series with "A Tribute to the Vocalists" on Sunday, July 23rd, at 7:30 pm at the Trophy Point Amphitheatre. More...

Hudson Highlands Museum Offers Program on Invertebrates and Plankton

Visit the banks of the Hudson River on Saturday, July 29 at 10 am, Kowawese Unique Area, Route 9W, New Windsor, where the Museum of the Hudson Highlands will answer the question: "Invertebrates and Plankton: What does this small world look like?" Com More...

Gospel Choir to "Pin Wings to Song" in Chapel of Our Lady Restoration

Members of the Chancel and Youth Choirs of Bedford, New York's Antioch Baptist Church will, in the words of the More...

Births

Charles Frederick Schauffler

Charles Frederick Schauffler was born June 30, 2006 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Bill and Kimberly Schauffler of Garrison. Charles was welcomed home by big sister Taylor and big brother Erik. More...

Connor William Roberts

Eric and Kathleen Roberts are happy to announce the birth of their son Connor William on June 5, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. More...

Briefly Noted

Keeping The Western Spirit Alive in Putnam Valley

Top: Stephanie Sundberg, Lilyalin Dolin, and Kristy Sundberg taking up key positions to round up the herd. Bottom: More...

Rules Committee Stalls in Debate on Supervision of Plumbing, Electrical and Home Improvement Boards

The opening of the June 20, 2006 meeting of the Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Putnam County Legislature was devoted to two very generalized and brief discussions: one on the status of contracts to perform electric More...

Public Notice

The Town of Putnam Valley Town Hall Summer hours have begun. They are as follows: Mondays -Wednesdays, 7am 6 pm. Thursdays, 7am to 5 pm. Closed Fridays. More...

Legislature Raises School Tax Service Charge Amid Dissent Divided Legislature approves personnel hire and fee schedule for recycling center

Capping close to two-months of discussion on the question of whether to raise from two to four percent the school tax service charge that is imposed when taxpayers elect to pay their school tax in two payments, by a five-to-three vote Putnam County L More...

Lake Peekskill Targets Finances, Dogs & Geese, and Teen Activities at Quarterly District Meeting

About forty Lake Peekskill residents showed up for the Quarterly District meeting held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the Lake Peekskill Community Center. More...

Nelsonville Board Discusses Implications of No Plea Bargain Policy by State Troopers Board finds no easy solutions to water problems on Gatehouse Road

The July 10 meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board was brief, beginning with the Village Clerk alerting the board and residents of a change in procedures that will soon be instituted by the New York State Police Department. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Board Re-elects Anita Feldman President, Joan Austin Vice President

Anita Feldman of Mahopac was elected president of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services at its July 6 reorganization meeting. Joan Austin of Briarcliff was elected vice president. More...

Carlucci Earns Dean's List At Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT has announced that Mr. Brendan Carlucci of Garrison (10524) has earned Dean's List honors for the spring semester. More...

O'Neill High School Announces Honor Rolls for Fourth Marking Period in the 2005/06 School Year

The following students have attained the highest average for the fourth marking period in each class: More...

Letters to the Editor

Aging Indian Point is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Editor: Despite years of protests over the potential for a serious unforeseen accident occurring at the Indian Point Plant located just 40 miles north of New York City on 239 acres in Buchanan, Westchester County, New York, it's surprising that no e More...

Appreciates Philipstown Highway Department

Dear Editor: I am a resident of Foundry Pond Road (old timers may know it as Foundry Dam Road) in the North Highlands section of Cold Spring. This is a very steep and winding road leading up to the Village reservoir. More...

Rte. 9D Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan Completed

To the Editor: On behalf of the Steering Committee for the Route 9D Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan I would like to extend our appreciation to the Town Board, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the residents of Philipstown wh More...

Sports News

Philipstown Soccer Club Ends First Season

Philipstown's new Travel Soccer Program, the U18 Lady Knights ended its first season with incredible success. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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