January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chazin Master Plan Recommendations Being Readied for January 31, 2007 Public Meeting at PVHS Auditorium

Chazin Engineering Town planners Mike Welty and Jon Johanneson presented to the Putnam Valley Town Board on January 11, 2007 a preliminary look at their Comprehensive Master Plan recommendations. More...

Putnam Valley School District Begins Superintendent Search

District explores ways to explain why "Yes" vote on Excel Aid costs taxpayers no money

The January 11, 2007 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education appeared to be earmarked for several discussions, all of which had in common timelines and quickly approaching deadlines. More...

Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips Seeks Re-Election

"I am asking the registered voters of the Village of Cold Spring to re-elect me as their Mayor on Tuesday, March 20, 2007" says Anthony Phillips, a lifelong resident. More...

2007 Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department Officers Sworn In

At an installation ceremony held on January 1st, the newly elected Putnam Valley Vol. Fire Department Officers pictured above (l to right) Lt. Brandon Gembecki, 1st Asst. Chief Adam Savino, Chief Bruce Johnson, 2nd Asst. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The New Year Brings New Story Hours to the Butterfield Library

After the hubbub of the holidays, it's nice to have some quiet time and what better way to spend it than with a book? But did you realize that books can do more than just bring peace of mind? More...

West Point Clarinet Quartet offers Recital on January 28

The West Point Clarinet Quartet will perform a recital on January 28th at 3pm in the West Point Jewish Chapel. They will perform the music of Prokofiev, Hovhanness, Piazzolla and others. The recital is free and open to the public. More...

Marni Nixon Sings with U.S. Military Academy Band

Vocalist Marni Nixon will be featured as a part of the United States Military Academy Band's inaugural guest artist concert series. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Great Celebration Was Held by Haldane's Class of '74

To the Editor: Please forgive the lateness of my letter. I am the youngest of six children in my family and I am the only one who was born in Cold Spring, many, many years ago now. More...

A Money Grab was Evident From the Start

Dear Editor: For years, little was done to protect Putnam Valley's rural nature. Many McMansions and cluster homes were built too close to the road. Wetlands needed protection. More...

Sorry for the Noise

Dear Editor: To our neighbors who were disturbed and inconvenienced when our alarm system malfunctioned on Sunday, January 14 while we were not home, please accept our sincerest apologies. More...

Sports News

Local Champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Named

Six boys and girls from Philipstown, ages 10 to 14, were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. More...

Haldane's Senior Wrestlers Place At Ketcham Tournament

On December 6, seven Haldane Wrestlers and Coach Garth Merandy made the short trip to Ketcham High School for the 2007 Ketchum Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Tournament. More...

PV Parks & Rec to Offer Winter Lacrosse Camp

The Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a winter recess lacrosse camp for area youngsters between grades 3-6 at the Putnam Valley Middle School. More...

Marathon Property Tentative Settlement Rescinded

Hudson Valley Hospital Center posts request for proposal on Butterfield Hospital

The proposed settlement to the Marathon Property dispute was rescinded in a four-to-one vote during the Physical Services Committee meeting on January 9, 2007. More...

A Look Into Geothermals Helps to Push Back Haldane's Referendum Vote Date

Junjulas resigns from Board of Education

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education, as of December 2006, had planned on adopting a resolution during its January 9, 2007 meeting regarding the capital projects referendum. More...

Garrison School Facilities "Tight" According to Demographic Report

Haldane highlights new initiatives and increased science and elective offerings in High School pitch

The findings of the demographic study commissioned by the Garrison Board of Education and conducted by Stanton Leggett & Associates, came to three conclusions regarding the facility itself: "the school facilities are tight for the existing school po More...

Nelsonville Mayor Dul to Step Down in March

Village election schedule set

After an eleven-year tenure, Nelsonville Mayor Mitch Dul announced at the January 8, 2007 Village monthly meeting that he would not be seeking a third term in office. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Schedules Town Meetings Throughout 90th Assembly District

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites her constituents to discuss state and local concerns at public "Town Meetings" throughout her 90th Assembly District that includes the towns of Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Kent, Ossining, Cortlandt and the cit More...

February 16th Blood Drive at Haldane Takes on Special Significance due to Blood Emergency

The New York Metro Area is in a blood emergency. Currently there is less than a 3-day supply of type O blood which is the universal type used when other types are not readily available. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Tech Students Work to Finish Mahopac Field House

Learning on the job, 27 Masonry and Plumbing students from The Tech Center at BOCES have been building interior walls and installing pipes at Mahopac High School's field house, working several mornings a week with the goal of completing the communit More...

Casey Kohut makes Dean's List at Union College

Casey Kohut, a 2003 graduate of Haldane, currently majoring in Political Science at Union College, has made the Dean's List for the first trimester. A 3.5 average is required to make the List. More...

Two Garrison Students Named to Dean's List at Quinnipiac

Michael Mancuso and David Saponara, both of Garrison, were named to the Dean's List at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2006 semester. More...

Births

Isabella Velardo

Isabella Velardo was born to Joe (of Maria's Deli fame) and Sue Velardo of Putnam Valley on January 9, 2007. She was born at Mt. Kisco Hospital at 9:05am and weighed 6lbs, 3oz. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William True "Bill" Rowley

William T. Rowley, 72, of Cold Spring, entered into eternal rest at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, N.Y. on Friday January 12, 2007, in the company of his family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam County Department of Health Reminder: Not Too Late to Receive a Flu Shot

Don't be fooled by the lack of winter weather. Flu increases as the winter progresses. Therefore, it is very important for those persons who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get immunized as soon as possible. More...

Passover Wine Tasting and Live Music at Temple Beth Elohim

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Elohim in Brewster will be holding their Annual Passover Wine Tasting and Sale on Saturday, February 10, 2007 from 7:30-9:30pm. All are invited to attend. More...

Taxpayers Have More Direct Deposit Options for their 2006 Refunds

Starting in 2007, taxpayers have more choices and flexibility for the direct deposit of their 2006 federal income tax refunds. For the first time, they can split their refunds among up to three accounts held by as many as three different U.S. More...

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