October 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam County Executive Vetoes Three Legislative 2007 Budget Resolutions

Resulting County property tax increase would be 8.04 percent

On Monday, October 23, 2006, the last day he could do so, Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi vetoed several resolutions passed by the Legislature prior to their approval the 2007 County Budget. More...

Town Board Holds Budget Workshops

NYS payments in lieu of taxes continue for one more year

At the Philipstown Town Board's budget workshop held on October 19, 2006, Supervisor William Mazzuca, who also serves as the Town's Budget Officer, explained to Board members how New York State's upcoming status change to a "tax-paying land owner" wi More...

Haldane Sets Referendum Vote to Take Place in February

Community input sought in Superintendent search

A referendum will come before voters in the Haldane Central School District February 13, 2007, with February 14 or February 15 as backup dates in case of snow. More...

Putnam Valley ELA Scores Reflect Improvements Made and Improvements Needed

Administration questions reliance on tests as sole indicator of progress

The results of the State's English Language Arts ("ELA") and Math tests for Grades 3-8 were presented at the October 19, 2006 Putnam Valley Board of Education meeting and, in some areas, showed the incremental growth hoped for by the Administration, More...

Halloween Parade and Haunted Houses This Weekend

The last weekend left before Halloween proves to be an exciting one. Another beautiful autumn weekend in Cold Spring with something creepy lurking around the corner. More...

Public Notices

The Town of Philipstown has 2 openings on the Conservation Advisory Committee. Interested parties should send a resume to Supervisor Mazzuca at PO Box 185, Cold Spring, NY 10516. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company to Perform at First Presbyterian Church

Philipstown Concerts will present the Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company on November 5th at 4pm at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, Cherry and Academy Streets, Cold Spring. Excerpts from More...

"The ABC's of Writing for Children" at Howland Library

Teens and adults who are interested in writing for children are invited to attend a free workshop, "The ABC's of Writing for Children," at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St., Beacon on Thursday, November 9th from 6:30-8pm. More...

Two Special Workshops "For The Artist In You" at Belle Levine Art Center

"Breaking Through: Freeing Your Creative Spirit" is an energizing two-morning workshop designed for both working artists and those with only an interest. More...

Letters to the Editor

Troubled by Time Country Spends on "Sex Problem"

To the Editor: I am very troubled about the time and energy my country is spending on the "sex problem". We have sex in the city, sex in the country and sex on Capital Hill. There is cyber-sex, internet sex, and phone sex. More...

Spiritual Awakening or Economic Collapse Needed to Change System

To the Editor: Surely our politicians must do more about our neglect of the poor, a disgracefully low minimum wage, shameful tax breaks for the rich resulting in higher taxes for the middle class, grossly inadequate funding for our schools, roads, e More...

John Hall Clearly the Best Choice

Dear Editor On November 7, the voters in the 19th Congressional District are challenged whether to select a legislator who will actively support public good, or one who caters to special corporate interests . More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marilyn J. Quinn

Marilyn J. (Granger) Quinn, 76, of Northborough, Massachusetts, died Tuesday, October 17, 2006 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, after being stricken ill. More...

Michael Trocheck

Michael Trocheck, age 86, of Garrison, died on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Bethel Nursing and Rehab Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Sports News

Flag Hawks Defeated by Tigers

The Philipstown Flag Hawks traveled to White Plains on Sunday, October 22nd to face off against the White Plains Tigers. More...

Mitey Mite Hawks Rebound To Tie Highland

On Sunday, Oct. 22, the Mitey Mite Hawks played a gritty game against Highland. The Hawks got off to a rough start . . . two fumbles and an interception in the 1st half. The turnover led to easy scoring opportunities. More...

Putnam Valley Town Board Votes to Take "No Action" on Moratorium Law

New Ethics Code adopted by Board

The first thing the Putnam Valley Town Board did at their October 18, 2006 monthly meeting was to go into Executive Session. Awaiting their return to public session was developer Val Santucci and his attorney David Steinmetz. More...

GVFD Battles Box Car Fire on Freight Train

Garrison Firefighters, disappointed with vote, determined to try again

It took almost 10,000 gallons of water and three tanker trucks to extinguish a blaze on a North-bound freight car this past Saturday, October 21, 2006, when Garrison firefighters were called out at 3am to the scene of a box car fire on the Metro Nort More...

Red Mills Church Relocation to Veterans' Park Draws Protests

Methodist Meeting House to be demolished for Fishkill Road project

A group of about ten irate citizens attended the October 17, 2006 meeting of the Physical Services Committee to complain about the resurrection of the Red Mills Church in Veteran's Park. More...

Governor Announces EPF Grants for Projects Across New York State

Cold Spring to receive $50,000 for Local Waterfront Revitalization Program planning

Governor Pataki announced on October 20, 2006 that $58,791,248 million in Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants have been awarded to communities and organizations across New York State to assist with projects to revitalize waterfronts, preserve More...

School Board goals reviewed, adding emphasis on theatrical performances

Garrison Schools Superintendent Gloria Colucci began the Board of Education's October 18, 2006 meeting with a discussion of the School's English Language Arts ("ELA") and Math scores for grades 3-8. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Career and Technical Education College Fair to be Held by BOCES

The annual College Fair for Career and Technical Education students at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is bringing representatives from 40 area and outof state colleges to BOCES' Yorktown Campus. More...

'Rockin' in the Free World' is Theme for Philipstown Teen Talent Show

This year's theme "Rockin' in the Free World" for the annual Philipstown Teen Talent Show is guaranteed to bring you another night of great entertainment. More...

Area Curriculum/Special Ed Personnel Collaborate on Helping All Students Learn

Dozens of educators,school district leaders dedicated to providing quality instruction for all students, recently gathered at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to review one of the latest federally mandated educational initiatives: Response to Interv More...

Births

Olive Hope Simpson

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on September 29. Proud parents are Dana and James Simpson of Garrison. More...

Rayne Jayden Lancaster

A daughter, born on September 27, 2006 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Nicole Marino and Matthew Lancaster of Putnam Valley More...

Reece Amanda Emery

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on October 6, 2006 to Jane and Donald Emery of Putnam Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

Federal Budget Includes Funding for 2nd NY National Guard Team to Bolster Homeland Security

Governor Pataki has announced that nearly $5 million has been included in the Federal Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill to establish a second Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) in New York State. More...

Vinny Tamagna to Receive Marist Award for Community Service

Vincent Tamagna was one of three recipients of the 2006 Marist College President's Award for Community Service at the 39th annual President's Community Breakfast held on October 20 at the Student Center Cabaret on the Marist campus. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins November 15

The Putnam County Office for the Aging reminds residents that Medicare's open enrollment starts November 15, 2006. More...

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