December 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam District Attorney Announces Retirement

Putnam County District Attorney Kevin L. Wright has announced that he intends to retire as District Attorney at the end of 2007. Wright said next year will represent his 20th year as Putnam More...

First-Ever Haldane Middle School Winter Concert a Treat for Listeners

The Haldane Middle School Winter Concert was held on December 6th. The program opened with the 6th Grade Chorus singing More...

Public Notice

Due to the Christmas Holiday, refuse and recycling in the Village of Nelsonville will take place on Saturday, December 30. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Arts Council Awards $18,430 of State Dollars to County Arts Groups

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that it has awarded $18,430 in state dollars to eight non-profit organizations to support cultural programs and services that take place in Putnam County in 2007. More...

Belle Levine Art Center’s Offers Art Classes for Kids and Adults

The Belle Levine Art Center in Mahopac is a non-profit community Art Center providing creative programs and activities for people of all ages and ability levels. It More...

Michael Sibilia Photography Exhibit at East Fishkill Library

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Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley Town Board: Time to Return to Governing

Dear Editor: As a resident of Putnam Valley, one realizes that in this quiet country setting there is never a dull moment. This last year has been no exception. More...

On Tolerance and So-Called “Political Correctness”

To the Editor: I am happy and proud to live in this community. I am Jewish, as are my children, who attend the Garrison School. The families who are concerned about so-called More...

‘Political Correctness’ is Denying Children Their Right of Freedom of Speech

Dear Editor: Merry Christmas, have I offended anyone? I would like to respond to the article in last week More...

Briefly Noted

Soil Roundtable at Hopewell Garden Club Meeting

The regular meeting of the Hopewell Area Garden Club will take place at the East Fishkill Community Library on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 10:30am. The program this month is soil roundtable led by member Paula Russo. More...

Traffic Stop Results in Numerous Summonses for Dutchess County Man

On December 12, 2006 Putnam County Sheriff More...

Beacon’s Howland Library Offers Homework Assistance

Got Homework? Howland Public Library in Beacon will offer homework guidance and research assistance for all grade levels at our Homework Center between January 8th and June 7th. The Homework Center will operate Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm. More...

Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting a Pendulum of Scenarios That Reveal the Town’s Character

The agenda for the December 13, 2006 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting provided a pendulum of scenarios that swung from revealing the love of the PV community as well as its feisty combative nature. More...

Nelsonville Pursues Federal Funds for Drainage Issues

Trustees stress adherence to leash laws following hostile dog incident

At its December 11, 2006 meeting, the Nelsonville Board of Trustees dispatched a number of issues with brief discussions, quickly concluding the meeting. More...

PV Board of Ed Works on Proposition Language

2007-8 PV School Budget aims for slight increase over consumer price index

The Putnam Valley Board of Education wasted no time addressing the wording of the proposition they intend to put before the voters in February. More...

Chanukah Celebrated by Philipstown Reform Synagague

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue brought in the third night of Chanukah with cheer, latkes, music and a special menorah lighting ceremony. About 60 women, men and children gathered in the Parish Hall at St. Mary More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Mark Forlow Shares his Knowledge of WWII with Haldane Sixth Graders

Mark Forlow (father of 6th grader Matt ) shared his fascination and extensive knowledge about World War II with Haldane 6th graders. The students have been reading The Cay by Theodore Taylor that is set in the Caribbean in 1942, during WWII. More...

Haldane Elementary School Winter Concert Shows Off Young Musicians

The Haldane Elementary School Winter Concert was held on December 7th. The Elementary Chorus opened the show singing More...

Canadian Cuisine Starts Off the Year at the BOCES’ Educated Palate

The Educated Palate, a student run restaurant on Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mieczyslaw “Mike” Dul

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Sarah Cooke Burke

Sarah Cooke Burke, wife of Gilman Burke, mother of Molly, Dana, and Nathaniel, grandmother of Rosa and Bruno Valan, James, Marina, and Raymond Burke, and stepgrandmother of Cameron Saloka, died peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the ear More...

Ruth May Powlis

Ruth May Powlis, of Cold Spring, passed away on December 16, 2006 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Peekskill. Born February 13, 1931 in Cold Spring, to Walter O More...

Sports News

Haldane Wrestlers Prevail at Season Opening Tournament

On December 2, four Haldane Wrestlers, with their new Coach, Garth Merandy, trucked to Rye High School for the Bernie Miller Invitational. More...

Haldane Off its Mark in Tourney Loss to Ossining

Blue Devils to challenge Put Valley for PCN&R Cup

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Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?




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