March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lake Oscawana Advisory Committee Invites Public to Share in Consultants Report on Lake and Watershed Monitoring and Preservation

On Saturday March 11, 2007, at 10am in the Putnam Valley Town Hall, Dr. George W. Knoecklein from "Northeast Aquatic Research" will present the results of his lake and watershed monitoring activities for 2006. More...

Masterplan Issues Dominate Cold Spring Weekly Workshop

Assistant to Building Inspector included in next year's budget plan

At the request of the Special Board, who will be putting together Cold Spring Village's next Masterplan, the Cold Spring Board of Trustees discussed the potential scope of the Masterplan at their Weekly Workshop on March 6th 2007. More...

Putnam Valley Supervisor Davis Finds Strong Support for State Tax Reform and Education Funding Reform

A little over a year ago a group of new town supervisors got together in Albany to form the "Coalition for Education Funding Reform." Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Davis was one of those lobbyists. More...

The Hastings Center Receives $2.1 Million Grant from the Ford Foundation

Grant to support outreach to policy makers, journalists, and opinion leaders, and research in ethics and public health policy

The Hastings Center has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Ford Foundation in support of Bioethics and the Public Interest, a three-year initiative designed to promote thoughtful public conversations about ethical issues in health care and the More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Members and Friends Rally to Support Fire-Ravaged Putnam Arts Council

The Putnam Arts Council's 44th Annual Members' Exhibit and Member's Meeting were hosted on Sunday, March 4 at the Putnam National Golf Club. More...

Daedalus Quartet Returns Howland Center

The Howland Chamber Music Circle presents a return engagement of the Daedalus Quartet on March 25. More...

Benefit Performance for Sisters at Graymoor

Director, Joel Goss, Music Director Tom McCoy and Friends of Graymoor invite all to the fourth annual benefit for the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor. More...

Births

Grace Elizabeth Cox

Born to Amanda Cox and Green Edward Cox, Jr. of Garrison, on February 21, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital. More...

Aydon Jon Travis

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on March 1, 2007 to Jennifer and James Travis of Putnam Valley. More...

Morgan Joan Murphy

Born on February 11, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Sandra and Robert Murphy of Garrison. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Garden Club Offers Summer Internships with Local Organizations

The Philipstown Garden Club in partnership with local organizations will once again sponsor area students for summer intern positions. The internship program has been running for ten years with over 40 interns completing the program. More...

Hudson River Valley Wine & Culinary Center Study Funded by State

The New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF) is the recipient of an Empire State Development grant of $44,500 to conduct a professional planning study to explore the creation of the Hudson River Valley Wine & Culinary Center (HRVWCC). More...

Osteoporosis Awareness Group to Meet

The Osteoporosis Awareness Group brings together women and men of all ages concerned about Osteoporosis. Join us for support, shared experiences and learning the value of a healthy lifestyle in dealing with this condition. More...

Putnam Legislature Enacts "Child Safety Zones" Law Restricting Sex Offenders' Access to Potential Victims

State requires County to hire additional corrections officers

Acting upon concerns expressed by residents who inadvertently now find themselves living near a Level 3 (the most dangerous and most prone to recidivism) sex offender, at its March 6, 2007 meeting the Putnam County Legislature approved a law designe More...

Butterfield Library & Town Board in Legal Dispute over Validity of November's Referendum

Extra funds not included in 2007 Town budget

During the weekly workshop on February 28, 2007 the Philipstown Town Board met with members of the Julia L. More...

Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps First Lieutenant Sheryl Keating Talks About Being a Volunteer and Giving Back

"One of the first calls I ever did as a riding member," said Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps. First Lieutenant Sheryl Keating, "was in December of 2005. More...

Garrison School Athletics Face Hurdles

Philosophy, lack of coaches and team mergers confront the district

Although the size of the Garrison school is often seen as an advantage in providing a more nearly individualized education to its students, it appears that when it comes to assembling athletic teams, the size of the school works against it. More...

Congressman John Hall Will Hold "Community Congress" Forum in Wappinger Falls on March 17

Rep. John Hall will hold his next "Community Congress" forum in Wappinger Falls, on Saturday, March 17. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan has canceled their workshop meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 5th. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Workshop: Sustainability Education: What Is It? And How Do You Do It?

As the world grows increasingly complex, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate "sustainability education" into their classrooms. More...

BOCES Course Uses Agriculture to Motivate Student Learning

Every elementary school teacher knows that one of the best ways to capture the attention of young students is to let them get their hands dirty- literally. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Convenes Business Meetings

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will be convening Business Meetings for the purpose of moving into Executive Sessions to discuss a personnel matter. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ray of Light Needed to Trample Ignorance

Dear Editor: The Thomas Jefferson Building of The Library of Congress includes the following quotations inscripted on the walls of this historical Washington building established in 1800. More...

"Between The River and The Rails"

Dear Editor: Last Friday, Philipstown witnessed another classic demonstration of close community - another ballot cast for the innate goodness of human beings. More...

How Can the Board Arbitrarily Decide to Ignore a Referendum?

Dear Editor, I am confused, and I don't think I am the only one. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Teresa Indrieri

Teresa Indrieri, age 94, former resident of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, March 4, 2007 in Davie, FL. Born in Naples, Italy on June 9, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Gelsamina (Venarusso) Yannitelli. Mrs. More...

Joan Denna

Joan Denna (Myatt Chiarieri) 60, of Kingston, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. She was born May 18, 1946 in Cold Spring, the daughter of James Myatt and Jeannette Maddox Myatt Mazzuca. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Little League Tryouts & Draft to be Held This Sunday at Garrison School Gym

One of the rites of spring begins anew as the 2007 season is about to get under way. More...

Putting a Bow On a Long Winter Sports Season

Hoops, wrestling highlights were aplenty

Putnam Valley's Jess Kelvas showing off her 1st place trophy she earned in Kentucky Say goodbye to the winter basketball season and get ready to trade up to another wonderful spring; full of lacrosse, track, baseball and softball. More...

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