August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Philipstown Town Board Adopts Route 9D Corridor Management Plan

Victor Carlson and John Kreyling honored by Board

"We feel great sorrow at the passing of Victor Carlson, who was an outstanding contributor to our Town in many ways and a very wonderful person," said Philipstown Supervisor William Mazzuca as he handed Carlson's surviving daughter, Diane Phillips, a More...

DEC Announces Completion of Cleanup of Former Lumberyard in Cold Spring

Excavation of coal tar and petroleum contamination on the site of the former lumberyard property at One Main Street, Cold Spring, has been successfully completed, the NY State DEC has announced. More...

Hudson River Valley Greenway Approves $7,500 Grant to Putnam Valley

Money will assist Town to develop comprehensive plan

Mary Mangione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, announced on August 9, 2006, the approval of a $7,500 Greenway grant to the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, to help fund the creation of a town-wide Comprehensive Pla More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

West Point Military Band Offers A "Tribute to the Drummers"

The United States Military Academy Band continues its popular "Music Under the Stars" concert series with a performance by the Jazz Knights. More...

Belle Levine Art Gallery Calls to Artists For Environmental Exhibit Submissions

Artists are invited to submit two pieces of original fine art, including photography, created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited here, focusing on the environment / environmental issues. More...

Belle Levine Art Center Announces Fall Art Classes and Workshops

The Belle Levine Art Center on Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac, is proud to announce its new selection of classes and workshops to begin the week of September 25th. More...

Births

Nitian Hu

Nitian Hu was born to Rebecca-Jo Mary Bardes and Renyi Hu of Cold Spring on July 2, 2006. Nitian was born at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

Briefly Noted

Green Chimneys Seeks Volunteers for Therapeutic Riding Program

Green Chimneys, a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) premier accredited riding center, is putting out a call for riding lesson volunteers who love horses and helping children with special needs. More...

Sunflower Exceeds All Expectations

Sara Dulaney reports that what she believes is the Village's tallest sunflower, planted by mysterious means, is in front of her home on Garden Street. For reference, Ms. Dulaney, pictured in the photo, is 5'4". More...

Clarification

The Haldane Board of Education met on Tuesday, August 15th in the Mable Merritt Building at 5 pm. At that time, there was the possibility that the Board would decide to move into Executive Session, followed by the normal Board More...

Group Asks County to Reinstate Mobile Crisis Team

County explores other avenues to replace State-Funded program

An engrossed audience including County Executive Robert Bondi, most members of the Legislature, and a standing-room-only crowd listened silently as Jeanne Toovell made a heartfelt plea for the County to reinstate the 24-hour Mobile Crisis Team that w More...

Putnam Valley Ethics Board Issues "Advisory Opinion" on Allegations Against Town Supervisor and Board Member

Public Hearing on report set for August 16

After four months of investigation the Putnam Valley Board of Ethics issued a confidential report dated July 24, 2006 that contained their "Advisory Opinion" on three allegations filed by Councilman Robert Tendy concerning possible conflicts of inter More...

County to Bond for Monies Owed to Buy Lake MacGregor

Debt stymies immediate future purchases using East of Hudson Funds

by Margaret Sternberg The $5,000,000 in East of Hudson ("EOH") funds used by Putnam County in November 2003 to purchase Lake MacGregor are imperiling future purchases using EOH monies. More...

Village of Cold Spring Grapples with Spate of Bicycles Thefts and Vandalism

Marion Avenue homeowners ask for help with stormwater runoff problems

Village of Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips said there is a problem with youths in the Village, and their alleged role in what he calls a ring of stolen bicycles. More...

Breakneck Mountain Again the Scene of Rescue by Local Volunteers

Garrison FD assists in rescue of capsized boat on Hudson River

Local emergency volunteers were summoned to help yet another hiker on Breakneck Ridge last Saturday, August 12, 2006. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Garrison School Will Participate in Free Milk Program

The Garrison School has announced that it will once again be participating in the free milk program for its school children. Families must meet federal eligibility requirements and complete an application for free milk served at the school. More...

Letters to the Editor

You Have to Wonder if Anyone Has Any Common Sense in Putnam County

Editor, The article in the Sunday New York Times concerning the Saunders Farm, (Metro Section, page 2, August 6, 2006), makes me think that Deputy Sheriff Dunn is the tail wagging the dog. More...

Mary Gallo Served Putnam County Residents

Editor, Mary Gallo, Putnam County's DMV Deputy County Clerk, lost her valiant battle with cancer on August 8, 2006. More...

Was Saunders Farm Action Revenge?

Editor, Is this community using our legal system as a tool for revenge ? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James J. Clinton, Sr.

James J. Clinton, Sr. age 74 of Cold Spring, NY and Clermont, FLdied on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at his residence in Florida. More...

Beatrice Nohilly

Beatrice Nohilly, age 99, of Cold Spring died on Wednesday August 9, 2006 at the Fishkill Health Center. Born in Sligo, Ireland on February 3, 1907, she was the daughter of the Late William and Anne (Kilcullen) Egan. More...

Mark MacDonnell

Mark MacDonnell, age 84 died peacefully on Monday July 10, 2006 at St. Margaret's Hospice in Taunton, Somerset, England. Formerly of Garrison, New York, he and his wife Pamela, who predeceased him by three years, retired to England in 1970. More...

Sports News

Seventh Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Planned for Two Weekends in September

First Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon is a featured event

Covering ten counties with more than 160 events, the Seventh Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, scheduled for September 16-17 and 23-24 will offer the opportunity to explore the Hudson River Valley and Hudson River Estuary by boat and on foot through More...

River Rats Join the Great Hudson River Paddle

One boat load of River Rats from Building Bridges Building Boats joined the Great Hudson River Paddle from July 16-July 21 rowing from Saugerties to Croton, a distance of over 65 miles. More...

Van Laer Participates in Annual Volleyball Festival

Alexandra Van Laer, granddaughter of Charles and Marilyn Van Laer of Cold Spring, has traveled to Reno, Nevada as part of the Temecula Valley (California) Vipers Volleyball team, to defend their title in the 23rd Annual Volleyball Festival. More...

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