May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Heat System Generates "Heated" Discussion at Haldane Board Meeting

A special presentation at the May 1, 2007 Haldane Board of Education meeting generated a "heated" discussion - yet no one so much as raised their voice. More...

Trash Dumping In Putnam Valley Leads to Arrest of Local Man

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the April 30, 2007 arrest of a Town of Putnam Valley resident for illegally dumping trash. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Arts Council Finds Temporary Home at Tilly Foster Farm

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that they will be taking up temporary residence at the Tilly Foster Farm at 100 Route 312 in Brewster. More...

General Howland Returns to Howland Public Library

On April 21, 2007, the restored portrait of General Howland, founder of the Howland Public Library and Civil War general, was unveiled at a community gathering sponsored by the Friends of the Howland Public Library in Beacon. More...

Teen Intern Positions at Howland Library

At Howland Public Library teenagers have the say when it comes to selecting materials for the Health Information Project HIP), which provides resources addressing teen health. More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane Tax Worriers

Dear Editor: Each year I have been attending about six or so Haldane Board of Education meetings and I continue to marvel at the dedication of the board members and school administration. More...

Beacon Voters Should Support Howland Library

(Reprinted at the Request of the Author) To the Editor of the Southern Dutchess News: On May 15th, voters in the Beacon City School District will have the opportunity to weigh in on an issue of importance to the community - a small (1%) increa More...

Isn't It Time To Stop This Ongoing Crime?

Dear Editor: Billions of Americans' tax dollars still fund the illegal Iraq war with no end in sight due to Bush's veto. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Senior League Now 5-0

Strong defense coupled with a stingy bullpen givesup only 4 runs in 5 games. May 1: The Philipstown Pirates 15 & 16 year old boys went on the road for the first time this season, visiting La Grange. More...

Putnam Valley Takes Lead in League III-A Title Chase

Streaking Tigers winners of nine in a row on diamond

Modest gains are far better than growing pains. More...

Lisikatos Whiffs 16 in Blue Devils Win Over Dover

Remember the name Chelsea Lisikatos. Folks in and about the PCN&R region will be hearing about her for quite some time. As a seventh grader last year, the windmilling righthander led the Haldane Blue Devils to the Class C title game. More...

County Legislator O'Dell's Commission for Fiscal Vision and Accountability Tabled While Tamagna's and Ball's Budget Forum Looms

Budget forum decried by other Legislators

Much of the lengthy May 1, 2007 meeting of the Putnam County Legislature was spent in arguments that pitted one or another legislator against colleagues and tainted the atmosphere of what is usually a cordial gathering. More...

Draft Natural Resource Plan Submitted to Philipstown Board

FEMA called to help with hundreds of thousands in damage to town says Highway Superintendent Chirico

A draft of the recommendations submitted by one of the subcommittees of the Comprehensive Plan Special Board was presented at the May 3, 2007 meeting of the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Putnam County Now Designated Eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance for state and local government and certain private non-profits in 12 counties has been approved. More...

Water Issues Dominate Cold Spring Board Workshop

Hydrants, water erosion and boat trailer parking discussed

At the May 1, 2007 meeting of the Cold Spring Board of Trustees a delegation from the Springbrook Condominium Complex Board presented a statement read by Springbrook Board member Fran O'Toole, that expressed "grave concerns" about brook erosion at More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Local Seventh Graders Honored at the 2007 Jean Saunders History Contest Awards Reception

Local Haldane and Garrison 7th graders were honored at the Awards Reception for the 2007 Jean Saunders History Contest at the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum. More...

Jean Marzollo Visits Haldane

Local author Jean Marzollo talked about her books with Haldane Kindergarten students to enrich PARP (parents as Reading Partners). More...

PV High School Offers Sixteen Languages at Library Media Center

Spanish… French… Arabic… Chinese… Russian… German… Italian… Japanese... Latin… Greek… Hindi… Pashto… Farsi… Hebrew… Vietnamese… Swahili. More...

Births

John Patrick Ormiston II

Born to Jillian and John Ormiston of Cold Spring on April 13 at Hudson Valley Hospital. More...

Reilly Ann Landisi

Reilly Ann Landisi was born to Jennifer Moran and David Landisi of Beacon on March 1, 2007. She was born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 3:56pm and weighed 7lbs 13oz. More...

Briefly Noted

Metro-North's Lost & Found Finds a New Way for Customers at a Loss

Nowadays you can get anything on the internet including the umbrella you left on the train! More...

Common Ground Farm to Hold Open House May 12th

Common Ground Farm, an educational farm project located on the grounds of Stony Kill Environmental Center, will be holding an open house on Saturday May 12th from 10am to 1pm. More...

Presentation on Creating Healthy Children at Desmond Fish Library

Hudson Highlands Holistic Moms Network invites you to a dynamic presentation where they will discuss obtaining the best possible nourishment for your family; vaccinations and vaccinations & delicious kidtested recipes! More...

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