February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley High School Principal Takes Sabbatical

Departs same day announcement is made

Putnam Valley High School Principal Raymond Cooper has taken a sabbatical from the school district in order to pursue his doctorate, according to Cooper who announced his decision to the staff during an early morning meeting on Monday, February 12, More...

Queens Man Arrested for Alleged Sex Acts With PV Girl

Defendant and teen became acquainted and arranged trysts on Internet

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest on February 6, 2007 of a Queens man on a statutory rape charge. Mr. More...

Putnam Valley Democratic Committee Seeks Candidates for Town Supervisor and Other Positions

The Putnam Valley Democratic Committee is soliciting resumes from those interested in running for the following positions in November 2007. More...

Anthony Merante Seeks Re- Election as Village of Nelsonville Trustee

Anthony Merante has announced that he is seeking re-election as a trustee for the Nelsonville Village Board. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The United States Military Academy Band's West Point Percussion Ensemble to Perform

The United States Military Academy Band's West Point Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Sunday, February 25th, 2007 at 3pm in the Main Performance Room of Egner Hall, 685 Hardee Place. More...

Mount Gulian Receives Grant for Public Programming

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, has received a $12,000 grant from the museum program of the New York State Council on the Arts. More...

Author Elizabeth Cunningham to Talk at East Fishkill Library

Author Elizabeth Cunningham will talk about her Maeve Trilogy on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 7pm at the East Fishkill Library. More...

Letters to the Editor

Property Tax Relief Does Not Equal Property Tax Reform

To the Editor, I had followed the campaign for governor this past year with a particular interest in how the candidates viewed the question of property taxes. I was pleased when Tom Suozzi, Mr. More...

Multiple Candidates A Nod to Goals of Our Founding Fathers

To the Editor, As an American, a citizen of the greatest living democracy in the history of the world, I'm excited that Phil Heffernan and John Teagle are running for Cold Spring Mayor and Cold Spring Village Trustee, respectively. More...

A Better Understanding of Land-use Moratoria

Dear Editor I am writing this letter in response to some misinformation which is winding its way through the Village of Cold Spring. On Thursday night, the Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan met. They had been given two letters. More...

Sports News

Knights of Columbus Loretto Council Free Throw Winners Advance to Downstate Tournament

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council #536 sent 6 boys and girls to the District 52 Free Throw Competition, which was held on February 10 at the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries Gym in Garrison, and 5 of them came home winners. More...

Agricultural District Discussion Devolves into Accusation of Misrepresentation

Legislature clarifies position on Butterfield Hospital - 'not interested at this time'

The February 6, 2007 County Legislature's Public Hearing concerning the admission of a property into the County's Agricultural District became the occasion of a verbal confrontation between Legislator Sam Oliverio, who represents Putnam Valley, and More...

Garrison School and St. Basil Counter Motions for Summary Judgments Denied

Legal actions against each organization to move forward

On February 7, 2007 New York State Supreme Court Justice Andrew P. O'Rourke issued a decision denying the Garrison Board of Education's motion for summary judgment against St. Basil Academy. In the same decision, Justice O'Rourke denied St. More...

Building Moratorium Again the Subject of Discussion at Cold Spring Board Workshop

HV Hospital to rectify some code violations at Butterfield

Cold Spring Village Trustees raised the issue of a building moratorium again at the February 6, 2007 weekly workshop of the Cold Spring Village Board. More...

Collision on Rte 9 Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured

Local model train expert, Fadde, hurt in Garrison Accident

A tragic head-on collision on Route 9 in Garrison in the morning of February 8, 2007 led to one fatality and left two people seriously injured. The accident took place just south of Papa John's restaurant. More...

John Teagle Announces Candidacy for Trustee of Cold Spring Board

John Teagle announced his candidacy this week for one of two Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees seats. Representing the Unity Party, Mr. More...

Public Notice

In observance of President's Day, the Philipstown Town Hall will be closed on February 19, 2007. The Nelsonville Village Board reminds residents that it is illegal to throw snow into the roadway. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Amanda DiPaolo Named to Springfield College Dean's List

Springfield College has named Amanda DiPaolo of Garrison, to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2007 term. DiPaolo is a first year student majoring in History. More...

Garrison 8th Graders Choose a Charity

During the fall, the Garrison graduating 8th grade class of 2007 sponsored its' first Walka thon. The students were very eager to participate in this wonderful event and enjoyed planning the event for the entire school. More...

Putnam Youth Summit Held Forum Re Underage Drinking

As many as 80 students from seventh to tenth grades from the Carmel and Mahopac school districts met on February 8, for a six-hour Youth Summit at Putnam National Golf Club to consider and present ideas to help change the community culture as it rel More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anthony D. Benecasa

A Celebration of Life for Anthony D. More...

Briefly Noted

Spring Break CampWake-Up at Museum of Hudson Highlands

Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6, shake off the cold and warm up with some fun during Spring Break Camp at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Boulevard Location, Cornwall-on-Hudson. More...

Local Students Named to Dean's List at SUNY Plattsburgh

Christopher Budney of Cold Spring, Annie Heffernan of Lake Peekskill and Andrew McIntosh of Putnam Valley have all been named to the Dean's List at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh for the fall 2006 semester. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Honored by Forbes Magazine at ForbesĀ® Enterprise Awards

Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, was the winner of the 2007 Forbes® Enterprise Awards in the hospital category for innovate ideas in the field of healthcare. The hospital was the sole winner in that category. More...

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