October 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Town Board Examines "Chilling" Ethics Law

The Putnam Valley Town Board held a second public hearing on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 to review a revised version of a proposed Code of Ethics Law they previously rejected on August 16, 2006 because of some ambiguities and wording. More...

Village of Cold Spring Board Approves Creation of Special Board for Master Plan Process

Mayor Phillips Vows to bill Nelsonville for Police Calls

The Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees has established a "Special Board" to help carry out the revising and updating of the 1987 Village Master Plan. More...

Sheriff's Deputy Suspended After Arrest on Charges Relating to DMV

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Putnam County Deputy Sheriff has been suspended from duty following his arrest on a criminal charge. More...

Lions Club Joins Town Clean-Up

Having "adopted" Route 301, Cold Spring Lions Club members met early Saturday morning, October 14, to participate in the semi-annual road clean-up in Philipstown. Pictured (left to right) are Frank Milkovich, Dave Lilburne and Tim Greco. More...

Public Notice

Village of Nelsonville residents are reminded that on Friday, Oct. 20, the Village will be collecting items from resident's homes. Please see the legal notice in this edition for more information on what will be picked up. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam County Historical Society Honored With Awards Fashions From Gilded Age on View

The Putnam County Historical Society recently won accolades for its beautiful, newly renovated Foundry School Museum. More...

Come & Play Thursdays Howland Library

Howland Public Library and the Wee Play Community Project will be joining forces again to bring you Come & Play Thursdays at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon. More...

"A Harvest Tea" at Boscobel

On Saturday, November 4, Boscobel, the 19th century Federal period house museum, will offer "A Harvest Tea." The event will begin with a specialized house tour at 2pm., followed by an elegant tea, where a fine assortment of teas, tea sandwiches, scon More...

Letters to the Editor

Why won't Kelly Debate More Than Once?

To the Editor: Congressional candidate John Hall has offered to publicly debate Sue Kelly in each of the five counties in New York's 19th CD, but Mrs. More...

What is Sue Kelly Afraid Of?

To the Editor: What is Congresswoman Sue Kelly afraid of? More...

Assessor Not Charging Real Property Taxation

Editor: My name is Vincent Terio, and am a resident of Cold Spring for 48 years and this letter is written at a moment of great concern in that the Philipstown Assessor is not charging real property taxation for said years 2004 through 2006. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ann C. McGrath

Ann C. McGrath, age 70, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, October 13, 2006 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

George D. Kearsey

George D. Kearsey, age 76, of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Cold Spring, died on Saturday October 14, 2006 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Skaters Merge With JFK

Ice hockey is one of the few sports that requires more than special equipment and special skills. It requires a special environment: ice. More...

PVHS Principal Can't Wait for Hockey Season to Start

Nobody in Putnam Valley is more excited about PVHS's first-ever involvement in a merged ice hockey team with JFK High School than the Principal, Raymond Cooper. We interviewed Mr. Cooper by email to get his thoughts on the new program. More...

Philipstown Flag Hawks Fall to Beacon

On Sunday October 15th, the Philipstown Flag Hawks traveled to Wappingers Falls to take on a very tough Beacon squad. More...

County Executive Vetoes Legislative Resolution Requiring Outside Contractor Run Putnam National Golf Club

Cites Civil Rights issues

On October 6, 2006 County Executive Bob Bondi put to an end a more than four-year period hiatus of vetoes when he invoked this power to indicate his anger over a resolution directing that any contract for the management of the Putnam National Golf Cl More...

Two More Resolutions Inch Fishkill Road Project Forward

Philipstown's initial budget submission shows 53% increase, public hearings scheduled

Philipstown Town Supervisor William Mazzuca gave himself a pay-cut at the October 5, 2006 Town Board meeting. More...

First Draft of Putnam Valley's Revised Comprehensive Master Plan Presented to Town Board

At a special work session of the Putnam Valley Town Board held on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, PV Planning Board attorney Bill Zutt and Chazen's Town Planner Jan Johansen presented an overview of their first draft of the Town's revised Comprehensive More...

Cold Spring to Host Second Public Forum on Creating New Master Plan

On Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at 7 pm, at the Cold Spring Fire House on Main Street, Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips and the Board of Trustees will host a public forum in the ongoing process of creating a new Master Plan for the Village. More...

GVAC Adds CO Monitor to Equipment List

New detector measures carbon monoxide in the blood

The Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corp. has recently purchased new lifesaving equipment that can detect carbon monoxide levels in the blood. More...

County Plans Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Putnam County Department of Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic at the Animal Hospital of Kent located at 1242 Route 52 in Kent on Saturday, November 4, 2006 from 2-4pm. Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets! More...

Chamber of Commerce to Host Breakfast Meeting

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 8am. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Fire Prevention Week at Haldane

The week of October 9th was Fire Prevention Week at Haldane School. Firefighters from Cold Spring, Continental Village and Garrison presented age-appropriate assemblies to students in grades kindergarten through 12. More...

Garrison Union Free School's First Grades Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day

Mrs. Greene's and Mrs. Martin's first grade classes at the Garrison Union Free School celebrated one of their first social studies units together in late September. More...

Young Poets From Haldane Published in Digest

Six Haldane authors had their poetry published in the Young American Poetry Digest 2006. They wrote their poems under the direction of Josiah Peparo, Elementary School Librarian, last year when they were in sixth grade. Mr. More...

Births

Ella Grace Mekeel

Lisa and Thomas Mekeel, Jr. of Cold Spring joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace, on August 31, 2006. Ella was born at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. More...

Luke Magnus

Like Magnus Was born to Marcy and Erik Magnus of Garrison, on September 20, 2006 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

Joseph Gorman

Joseph Gorman was born at Hudson Valley Hospital Centeron August 22, 2006. Proud parents are Jessica and Eugene Gorman of Putnam Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

Brother Professes Final Vows to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor

On October 7, 2006, Brother Raymond Luis, SA, professed perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in front of the Friars and Sisters of the Atonement, family and friends in the Little Flower Chapel at Graymoor in Garrison. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Sponsors Women's Symposium

A day of relaxation, pampering, good food and information is on offer at the Women's Symposium, presented by Hudson Valley Hospital. More...

Childcare, Face Painting, Harp Music at Haldane Blood Drive November 10

One of the biggest obstacles to generating more blood donations in previous months has been the inability of Putnam County parents with young children to find childcare while they make an effort to save a life. More...

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