November 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor to Send Philipstown Additional $300K Grant

2007 Budget process winding down

Philipstown residents will soon be able to attend Town Board meetings in their pajamas. Or, not. The option would be theirs when the Town meetings are brought to them live in their living rooms via Cablevision beginning in a few weeks. More...

Haldane Board of Ed Overhauls Approach to Field Trips

The discussion on field trips for Haldane Central School District students began with Board of Education President Dave Merandy saying, "Now, into the fun," much like how one might ironically comment before venturing into a storm - prepared to battle More...

Philipstown Honors Veterans

On Saturday morning approximately 30 civilians gathered at the corner of Main and Rt. 9D at the Veterans Memorial to honor Philipstown's Veterans, many of whom were in attendance. More...

Hall Wins Election in 19th Congressional District

Representative Kelly reluctant to concede until all the votes are counted

John Hall, a former singer and songwriter, won New York's 19th Congressional District last week beating Sue Kelly, the 12-year incumbent Congresswoman. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Local Painter/Horror Author, Susan Zoon to Exhibit Paintings, Sign Books

Susan Zoon's original paintings and illustrations for both her novel More...

West Point Chamber Series Clarinet Recital

Staff Sergeant Erin Bubalo will present a clarinet recital at the West Point Jewish Chapel on Sunday, November 19th, 2006 at 3pm The recital will feature the Clarinet Sonata by Francis Poulenc, Premiere Rhapsody by Claude Debussy as well as the music More...

Southeast Museum Hosts Dream Catcher Children's Workshop

On Saturday, November 18th at 10:30am the Southeast Museum will hold a Dream Catcher Children's Workshop. Children will enjoy working with string, beads and leather to make this Native American craft. More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam's 18.65% Approved Property Tax Hike Is A Double- Whammy

Dear Editor: County Executive Bob Bondi's three vetoes against a proposed 18.65% Putnam County property tax increase were overridden 7-2 in a legislative decision on 10/26/06. The new bill takes effect on 1/1/06. More...

Sue Kelly Stuck in Fantasy Land

To the Editor: The new brand of Republicans have such a hard time facing reality, and Sue Kelly is no different. They're really good at fantasies like the Iraq War is "in the last throes" or the earth is only a few thousand years old. More...

Ivy's Many Gifts

To The Editor: This week has seen the passing of a true Cold Spring "original", Ivy Avildsen-Lakota. Mother, wife, artist, friend, garden landscaper, wit, organizer, kitchen philosopher.... More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy Hawkins Stevenson

Long time Cold Spring resident Dorothy Hawkins Stevenson, 92, died on November 3rd at the Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky after a long illness. More...

William M. Thom

William M. Thom of Tucson, Arizona, formally of Beacon, NY passed away on Nov. 6, 2006. Born in Cold Spring on May 4 1928, he was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Jaycox) Thom. He was 78 years old. More...

Ivy Avildsen

Ivy Avildsen, 51, passed away on November 10th at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY from complications related to colon cancer. A Nelsonville resident since 1992, Ivy was active and wellrespected in the local community. More...

Sports News

Haldane Crowned Region 1 Volleyball Champs

Unbeaten Blue Devils seek 1st state title since '98 at Glens Falls

Pack up the buses and minivans: Haldane High is headed back to Glens Falls for the 2006 NYSPHSAA Class D Final 4 Volleyball Tournament! More...

Hudson Valley Lacrosse to Hold Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner

In 2005, Sports Illustrated highlighted the current growth of lacrosse with a breakthrough ten-page section. In it, SI wrote that the rapid growth of lacrosse made it the fastest growing sport in the nation. More...

"Forgiven" Maintenance Fee for Putnam National Golf Club Prompts Questions

Legislature addresses override of Bondi veto on Putnam National

At the November 8, 2006 meeting of the Putnam County full Legislature, Legislator Tony Hay again called the operations of the Putnam National Golf Club into question, ultimately, as Chairman of the Audit & Administration Committee, requesting the Cou More...

St. Basil Academy Granted Operating Certificate by Office of Children and Family Services

Certificate authorizes up to 30-bed institution

On November 3, 2006 a decision granting St. Basil Academy the right to operate a 30-bed institution was handed down by David Molik of the Bureau of Special Hearings of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). More...

PV Lions Club Adopts Peekskill Hollow Road and Selects Finalists for International 'Celebrating Peace' Contest

The Putnam Valley Lions Club has been busy. On Saturday, November 4, 2006 they hosted their Clean Up day and adopted Peekskill Hollow Road as part of the "Keep Putnam Beautiful" project. More...

Where There is Smoke - There's Not Always Fire

Pedestrian hit by car in Foodtown parking lot

A couple of well-intentioned passersby called in reports of possible fires in the past two weeks. More...

Cold Spring House Tours Kick Off Holiday Season in Hudson Valley

"Cold Spring by Candlelight" is a holiday house tour and shopping event that will take place throughout the Village of Cold Spring with all proceeds from the event going to PARC, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services for deve More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring Winter parking rules are now in effect. Check the legal notice in this edition for further info. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVHS Junior Receives Area All-State Choral Honors

Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) student Jackson Gilman-Forlini has been selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 10 Area-All State Music Festival for voice. More...

St. Luke's Nursery School Visits Pumpkin Farm

Mrs. Shelley and her fouryear old students at St. Luke's Nursery School in Putnam County took a trip to Stewart's Farm in Yorktown. Mrs. More...

Adventure Writer Peter Lourie Visits Haldane

Renowned adventure writer, Peter Lourie, visited Haldane's fourth-grade students to present his journey down the Hudson in a canoe. More...

Births

Gianna Cristina DeChico

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on October 15, 2006 to Letizia and John DeChico of Garrison. More...

Jacquelyn Abigail Gameiro

At Hudson Valley Hospital on October 18, 2006. Mother is Cristina Marques Gameiro and father is Rui M. Gameiro, of Putnam Valley. More...

Brennan Thomas Stroppel

A boy, born to Shannon and Scott Stroppel of Garrison, on October 20, at Hudson Valley Hospital. More...

Briefly Noted

PHILIPSTOWN POTPOURRI "THE ENEMY RESTRAINED"

(Part 3 of 4)

Loan of the remaining chain was offered to the N. Y. Metropolitan Sanitary Fair, in Feb., 1864, held in both New York City and in the borough of Brooklyn. As previously agreed, the chain would be returned to West Point following closing of the Fair. More...

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Putnam County Historical Society

Kick-off the holiday season with an evening of reflection and celebration of the quintessential American holiday - Thanksgiving. More...

Putnam County History Day on Saturday, November 18

The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum announces a day-long Putnam County History Day celebration on Saturday, November 18. Learn more about our local heritage with a series of fun and interesting events! More...

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