April 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Butterfield Library files Article 78 Against Town

Referendum stirs heated debate and raises issues of accountability

On March 30, 2007 the Town of Philipstown, its Town Board and Supervisor, were served with an Article 78 proceeding by the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library in connection with last November's referendum election. More...

Public Urged to Attend Program on Cold Spring Village Comprehensive Plan

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board will host a public workshop Saturday, May 5 (time TBA) to introduce local residents to the planning process and the activities of the working groups crucial to its success. More...

Republican Party Announces Candidates for November Elections

The Putnam Valley Republican Committee has announced its slate of candidates for this year's elections. More...

Saunders History Contest Award Ceremony to be Held at the Putnam County Historical Society

Local seventh graders to be honored

Students, parents, family, and friends are invited to attend the 2007 Jean Saunders History Contest Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26 at the Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Four Saxophones and Stolen Sonatas: Saxophone Chamber Recital at West Point

The United States Military Academy Band continues its popular chamber music series on Sunday April 22nd with a recital of saxophone chamber music by Sergeant First Class Wayne Tice. More...

Putnam Arts Council Announces Exhibits and Programs Through July

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce upcoming classes, exhibits & events at alternate locations. More...

Rug Hooking Demonstration at East Fishkill Library

On Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 1:30pm watch local artist Sharon Contelmo demonstrate the art of rug hooking. Ms. Contelmo will explain the preparation and process of hooking, and how to select materials and patterns to be used in hooked projects. More...

Letters to the Editor

Billy's Way - the Right Way

Dear Editor:

In this paper on April 11, Mr. Cusick of Philipstown wrote a letter to the editor concerning the environmental implications of the neighborhood, Billy's Way. More...

'Obscure Law' Not the Focus of Library Issue

Dear Editor:

I urge the residents of Philipstown to refocus on the facts regarding the Butterfield Library's recently passed referendum. More...

Do We Have a Town Supervisor or an Ayatollah?

To the Editor:

After seeing the behavior of Bill Mazzuca at an April 11th meeting in Town Hall, the latter title seems more appropriate. This meeting was held to discuss a proposed widening and re-routing of Moffatt Road in the Village of Nelsonville. More...

Sports News

NY Bikes: Hudson River Valley Bicycling Events Calendar Accessible Online

You can view all 150 major bicycling events in New York State on the Cyclotour Guide Books Events web page, w w w. c y c l o t o u r . More...

PVHS Senior Kim Kastuk Receives Field Hockey Honors

Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) senior Kim Kastuk has signed with Boston University, where she will go in the fall to continue her record-setting career, as a Division One field hockey goalkeeper. More...

PV Baseball Association Opening Day Parade a Huge Hit

Considine twirls gem for Tigers; local sports roundup

The Township of Putnam Valley has made a slew of headlines in recent weeks for an array of belittling reasons, including three recent murders, a suicide, a Supervisor at odds with his Town Board and a prominent figure busted on dope charges. More...

Legislature Begins RFP Process for Putnam National Golf Course

Minutes posting to Internet overcomes content stumbling block

The Economic Development Committee of the County Legislature made its first foray into compiling the requirements in the Request for Proposal that it will issue for the Putnam National Golf Club. More...

Cold Spring Board Hears Comments on Proposed 2007-08 Budget Proposal

Voting hours and regulations considered at meeting

An initial public hearing on the 2007-8 Village Budget opened the Board of Trustees Monthly Workshop on 10th April 2007: the proposed Budget for the coming year will be $1,448,263 and there will be a 3.07% tax increase. More...

Welcome Party Held for New Hadane Superintendent, Dr. Mark Villanti

Board approves new proposed budget for school year 2007/08, raising taxes by expected 3.99%

Dr. Mark Villanti, the new Haldane School District Superintendent, was given a warm welcome on April 11, 2007. Haldane School Board President, Dave Merandy introduced Dr. More...

Storm Causes County to Declare State of Emergency

County Executive Robert Bondi on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Putnam County as a result of the rain storm that struck the area Sunday through Monday. More...

PV Family Frog Walk Rescheduled to April 28

The Family Frog Walk previously announced has been rescheduled, due to inclement weather, to Saturday, April 28, at 12:30, beginning at the Putnam Valley Elementary School, 171 Oscawana Lake Road. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane National Junior Honor Society Induction

There were 19 new inductees to the Haldane National Junior Honor Society. The new inductees and their families were welcomed to the ceremony by Ms. Katlyn Yen, NJHS Advisor. Four NJHS members spoke about their ideals. More...

Irene Liaskos of Garrison Graduates from University of New Haven

Irene M. Liaskos of Garrison, graduated from the University of New Haven during winter commencement held on January 13, 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. More...

Mahopac Kindergarten Presents Postcard Exhibit

The Kindergarten at the Falls School is proud to present Looking Back at Mahopac, a postcard exhibition of Mahopac and Mahopac Falls from the turn of the 19th century. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

William Henry Garrison

William Henry "Bud" Garrison, formerly of Cold Spring, NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Cortlandt Healthcare Center, Cortlandt Manor, NY, at the age of 74. Born in Cold Spring on August 1, 1932, he was the son of Harold B. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Potpourri

"Rage Attired in White" (Part 4 of 5)

There were those innumerable Nelsonville and Cold Spring homes that, caught by surprise with the savagery of winds and extraordinary snow depths, faced the dreaded fear of losing precious heat. More...

Highland Garden Club Hosts Covered Dish Luncheon

The Highland Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 1pm at the Julia Butterfield Library, for a luncheon. Bring along a favorite dish and your own place setting. The hostesses will be Eileen Kuczak and Margaret Whelan. More...

Donated Items Sought for Beacon Playground Fundraiser

Donations of children's items are being accepted for the Wee Play Community Project's "ReePlay Sale," a tag sale to be held on Saturday, May 5, 10am to 1pm at the American Legion's Memorial Building at Teller and Main Street in Beacon. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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