July 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County Employees Rethinking Retirement After Governor Vetoes State Retirement Plan

Putnam's retirement incentive plan may lead budget savings

The July 20, 2006 meeting of the Personnel Committee began with Director of Personnel Paul Eldridge discussing Governor George Pataki's recent veto of a bill that would have established early retirement incentive programs for certain public employees More...

Putnam Valley Enjoys a Successful Old Fashioned Community Get Together Called Town Day

The essence of Putnam Valley's Town day is not fireworks, or bands, or entertainment acts. It's the people who live and do business in Putnam Valley coming together as one community to have a fun day in the park. More...

Public Service Commission Approves 11% Increase in Central Hudson Electrical Delivery Rates

The New York State Public Service Commission approved new electric and natural gas delivery rates for customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation at its meeting on July 19, 2006. More...

Magic and Pirates Highlight Butterfield Library Program

Set sail upon the high seas at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library for a swashbuckling pirate adventure filled with magic and books with magician Bill Gormont. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Howland Chamber Music Circle Announces New Season

Entering its fourteenth season, the Howland Chamber Music Circle presents an outstanding series of concerts at the Howland Center, 477 Main Street, in Beacon. More...

Photographs from Newburgh Ferry Landing on Exhibit

Ferry Godmother Production presents a waterfront showcase "A View From The Booth", by photographer Ramona Torres of Gallery-onthe Go. More...

Southeast Museum Holding Old World Toy Making Family Workshop

On Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 am and 1 pm, the Southeast Museum will hold an Old World Toy Making Family Workshop More...

Letters to the Editor

Conflicting Hats Worn by Sheriff's Deputy in Animal Seizure Case

Editor, The time is overdue for Sheriffs Deputy Barbara Dunn to hang up her spurs either as a sheriff's deputy or as head of the Putnam County Humane Society. More...

Residents Waiting For News of Reopening of Moffett Road

To the Editor: It has been approximately nine months since Moffett Road was closed below Healy Road after water damage made it unsafe for vehicles. More...

Board Urges Citizens to Write Legislature on School Funding Issues

Editor, Article XI of the New York State Constitution states, "The legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free common schools, wherein all the children of this state may be educated." More...

Sports News

Haldane Girls Compete in the Empire State Games in Rochester

This year five Haldane High School girls will be competing at the Empire State Games on two different teams. Danielle Etta, Rachel Flaherty, Megan Lyons and Katie McConville will be playing on the scholastic volleyball team. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic Road Race Scheduled for September 24

Applications are now available for the 19th Annual Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic & Health Expo which will be held Sunday, September 24th. More...

Tour De Putnam Bicycle Event To Benefit MS Research

William O'Reilly, Executive Director of the National MS Society, Southern NY Chapter and Valerie Hickman, Executive Director of the Putnam County Visitors Bureau and organizer of the annual Tour de Putnam, have announced that they are joining forces More...

Economic Development Corp. Reports on Job Retention and Growth Within the County

Towns and County are at odds on what type of development is desired

Kevin Bailey, President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation ("EDC") presented a predominantly positive update to the County Legislature's Economic Development Committee at its July 18, 2006 meeting. More...

Philipstown Reviews Draft Law for Accessory Apartments

New law may include amnesty period

The Town of Philipstown may soon be instituting its own amnesty program; not a roadmap to citizenship, but a way for illegal accessory apartment owners to pony up to the code enforcement officer. More...

Car Accidents Lead the List of Calls for Emergency Volunteers This Week

Cold Spring's Jr. Firefighters graduate this Saturday

Four camp counselors from the Clear Lake Boy Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley were injured in a serious auto accident at approximately 7:10 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2006. More...

Prentice and DiSarro Re-Elected President and Vice President of Garrison Board of Education

Board hears praise for communication on St. Basil issues

In an effort to expedite its Reorganization Meeting that was held July 12, 2006, the Garrison Board of Education had amended its agenda so that the annual appointments, designations, authorizations and adoptions and approvals were made a part of the More...

Zarcone Found to be Slandered by Letter Writer

Judge decides defendant overstepped first amendment rights

On July 11, 2006 the Honorable Andrew P. O'Rourke, Justice of the New York Supreme Court issued his judgment in a case of Libel brought by Putnam Valley Attorney and former Planning Board President John Zarcone, Jr. More...

Philipstown's Zoning Advisory Committee Mulls Over Proposed Zoning Code

Beginning steps taken in overhauling Town zoning laws

The arduous task of rewriting the Philipstown zoning code is under way. More...

Schools

BOCES Hosts Special Education Leadership Institute

Organized by Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES' new Center for Educational Leadership, a threeday Institute entitled "Special Education Leadership: Challenges and Solutions" recently helped more than two dozen area educators learn how to apply the p More...

Larese Earns CSEA Southern Region Scholarship

Jennifer Larese, a member of the Haldane High School Class of 2006, is one of five students from the Hudson Valley who won a scholarship from the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Southern Region. More...

BOCES Offers Key Largo Trip to Middle Schoolers

Middle school age students fascinated by marine biology and looking for handson experience will be interested in a four-day program taking place next Columbus Day weekend in Key Largo, Florida. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

Zoe Rechtschaffer A daughter was born to Jonathan and Debbie Rechtschaffer of Hoboken ,NJ on July 7 . The paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Bert Rechtschaffer of Garrison. The daughter's name is Zoe. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Regina J. Lovell

Regina L. Lovell, 89, formerly of the Commons in Fishkill, died July 15, 2006 at Wingate at St. Francis in Beacon. She was born in Cold Spring, NY, on January 10, 1917 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary Quirk Jones. More...

Briefly Noted

Galef Announces Passage of Statewide Legislation Affecting Municipal Boards of Assessment Review

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announces passage in the Assembly and Senate of two bills that change the way local Boards of Assessment Review function to prevent and penalize inappropriate conduct by individual members. More...

Continued Heat and Humidity Sets New Central Hudson Energy Use Record

As heat and humidity continued to affect the region, customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. More...

Boscobel Celebrates Putnam County Day with Free admission to all County residents

Geoffrey Platt Jr., Executive Director of Boscobel, has announced that on Saturday, August 12, 2006, all residents of Putnam County may visit the elegant 19th Century Federal Period house museum free of charge upon presentation of proof of residency. More...

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