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May 19 is Household Hazardous Waste Day in Putnam

Computers/TVs/cell phones/batteries all included in collection

Household Hazardous Waste is any household product used for cleaning, gardening, home hobby supplies, pesticides, automotive products, and cosmetics such as nail polish remover and hair dyes, which if improperly disposed of may result in pollution o More...

Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board Approves Survey

Public invited to join working groups at May 5 forum

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board voted April 27, 2007 to launch a village-wide public survey - one of several tools it intends to use to obtain residents' input. More...

VFW Offers Leadership - Scholarship Applications to Haldane Graduating Seniors

For the past five years the James Harvey Hustis Post has given a Leadership-Scholarship Award of $1000 to an outstanding graduating senior from the June Graduating Class of Haldane High School. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Afternoon Tea and Birds and Breakfast May Events at Boscobel

In anticipation of Mother's Day, Boscobel has planned a special Mother's Day Tea and Tour for Saturday, May 12. The tour, focusing on entertaining in early 1800 Hudson Valley houses, will start at 2pm. More...

U.S. Military Academy Band and New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army in Concert

On the evening of Friday, May 4th, at 7:30pm, West Point's Eisenhower Hall Theatre will host a truly unique musical event. The United States Military Academy Concert Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. More...

Grace Knowlton, Stephen Spaccarelli and John Allen Exhibit at Van Brunt Gallery

The truths that can be found in humble things More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vera V. Harman

Vera V. Harman, age 80 of Nelsonville, died on Monday May 1, 2007 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Cold Spring, on May 11, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Katherine V. (Scullion) Harman. More...

Briefly Noted

Find Lawn Care Solutions with New Turf Love Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County has a new program that promises to help residents have beautiful, healthy lawns while working less, spending less and protecting water quality. More...

Marc Moran to Join Beacon Institute as Chief Operating Officer

Environmental Leader To Help Build World-Class Research and Academic Center

The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries today announced that Marc Moran, former Regional Director for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will serve as its new Chief Operating Officer. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital First in Region To Receive MAGNET Status

Prestigious nursing award praises quality of care

The nursing leadership team at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor, proudly announces that the Department of Nursing has received the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. More...

Legislature Considers Alternatives Should Sales Tax Renewal and Increase Fall Through

Sales tax revenue over $1 million behind projected amount at close of first quarter

Most of the April 23, 2007 meeting of the County Legislature's Audit & Administration Committee was taken up with concern over several aspects of the County's budget, but in particular a recent letter from Assemblyman Greg Ball announcing a public f More...

St. Basil Files Suit Against Garrison School District Alleging Civil Rights Discrimination

Responding to a Complaint filed in Albany by the Garrison School District seeking a Declaratory Judgment, on April 5, 2007 St. More...

Cold Spring Adopts New Rules on Signage

Final budget will result in 5.56% tax increase

In a 3-2 vote, the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees passed additions to the signage code for the Historic District at a public hearing during their weekly workshop on April 24, 2007. More...

False Alarms, Small Fires bring out Emergency Personnel on Quiet Week

While the local volunteer emergency organizations stand ready to assist in times of trouble, they happily reported a "slow" period this past week. More...

First Putnam Valley Spelling Bee A Success

Winner Veronica Toone celebrates her April 25th final round victory with her medal and trophy. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Garrison Union Free School District Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

6TH GRADE High Honor Roll: Avery Anderson, Frank Auth, Matthew Chason, Ted Christensen, Simon Close, Lianna Culp, Connor Filardo, Andrew Ford, Madison Freeman, Allison Galezo, Lindy Labriola, Kieran McEvoy, Hannah Penner, Justin Voelp Honor Roll More...

"Looking to the Future" Putnam Valley Future Teachers' Club

This spring season has been an exciting one for the Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) Future Teachers' Club. Early in April, they visited the Putnam Valley Middle School (PVMS), where they participated in the Shadow-A-Teacher program. More...

Jenai Downer Graduates Early from SUNY Albany

Jenai A. Downer, a 2003 Haldane graduate, completed her Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York this past December. Jenai graduated with honors Cum Laude and walked in the Winter 2006 Commencement. More...

Letters to the Editor

Assemblywomen Galef: Is She Doing All She Can?

Dear Editor: Recently the Journal News blog, "Politics on the Hudson", reported the different amounts of Member Items - commonly referred to as "pork" - that each assembly member in Westchester has brought back to the communities they represent. More...

Your Local Library - It's the Best Bargain in Town

To the Editor: Local libraries are an amazing investment. More...

Please Come Out and Vote

Dear Editor, On May 15th, the Garrison community is asked to vote on the proposed budget for the 2007-08 school year. The PTA unanimously endorsed the budget at its April 20th meeting. More...

Sports News

Shields Picked for Three All Star Teams and 'Player of the Year'

Haldane star Brittany Shields completed a great basketball season with a series of honors bestowed on her in late March and early April. Shields was selected to the second team All-State Basketball by the New York Sportswriters Association. More...

Philipstown Soccer Club Season Opens With Success

The field at St. Basils was freshly lined and the corner flags were up last Sunday as the Philipstown Soccer Club began season #2. The Lady Knights opened against the Rivertowns Thunder and a very exhausting game ended in a 0- 0 tie. More...

Philipstown Pirates Win Two Games in Senior League Weekend Action

Team starts season 3-0

The Philipstown Pirates, 15 and 16 year old division, sponsored by Powers and Haar Inc, hosted Fishkill Carting at Mayors Park on April 28. Kyle Van Tassel took the hill for his first season start teaming up with Nick Torchia (catcher). More...

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