June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

North Highlands Outlines Plans for Trimmed-Down Fire Station

District planning on public vote in August

An artist's rendering of the proposed new fire station in the North Highlands Fewer than a dozen residents turned out to a public presentation in North Highlands on June 12, 2007 even though the issues being discussed centered on public safety - More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Construct New Wing

Dignitaries and staff gathered at the Hudson Valley Hospital to witness the groundbreaking for their new tower A ceremonial ground breaking took place June 15, 2007 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, symbolizing the start of More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Unveiled

New Look, New Name For Museum of the Hudson Highlands

"To best reflect the true nature of our mission," the Museum of the Hudson Highlands has changed its name to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Board Chairman, David Redden announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 13. More...

Beacon Open Studios Attended by Hundreds of Art-Goers

On Saturday, June 9, 2007, hundreds of art-goers swarmed the streets of Beacon for the Beacon Art Salon's "Beacon Open Studios" event. More...

Brewster Public Library Announces Summer 2007 Children's Programs

Wondering how to keep your children and teens busy and happy this summer? Why not bring them to the Brewster Library at 79 Main Street, Brewster for some great programs, fun crafts and wonderful books to read? More...

Births

Hunter Glen Erickson

Cristin and Lee Erickson of Garrison are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Glen Erickson. He was born on June 13, 2007 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Laura Elizabeth Palmer

Laura Elizabeth Palmer, age 91, of Garrison, formerly a long time Fishkill area resident, died on Thursday, June 07, 2007 at home. Born in Portchester, NY on March 1, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Best) Durham. More...

Bro. Raymond Saville, S.A.

Bro. Raymond Saville, S.A, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, died suddenly on Friday, June 8, at Graymoor, Garrison. He was 84 years old. Born in Troy, New York on May 22, 1923, Bro. Raymond graduated from St. More...

Timothy Dowd

Timothy Dowd, 49, of Feura Bush, NY died Tuesday at Albany Medical Center. He was born November 17, 1957 in Hackettstown, N.J. to the late Joseph Patrick and Fedela (Angelotti) Dowd. More...

Sports News

St. Philip's Nursery School Graduates "Ducks" and "Rabbits"

Families, children, and teachers celebrated together at the 46th commencement exercises of the St. Philip's Nursery School in Garrison. Our special guests were Gloria Colucci, Superintendent of the Garrison Union Free School District, and the Rev. More...

Marissa Gannon of Haldane Named a Putnam County Children's Committees 2007 Scholarship Winner

The Scholarship Committee of the Putnam County Children's Committee is awarding scholarships this year to six seniors who plan to go to college. The winners were chosen based on academic goals, college costs, and financial need. More...

Philipstown Pop Warner Football Hawks 2007 Signups at Little League Picnic

The 2007 Pop Warner Football Hawks will be conducting signups on Saturday June 23 during the Little League picnic at Mayors Park on Fair St. Cold Spring. Signups will begin from 9am to 1pm. More...

Philipstown Town Board Hears Water Resource Analysis

Cortlandt Lake Dam rehab monies approved

Philipstown officials have been meeting with state and federal government representatives regarding the damage done by April's storm, which led the County Executive to declare a state of emergency. More...

Fourth of July Service Planned at Mekeel's Corners Chapel

The Mekeel's Corners Chapel Association is pleased to announce its annual Independence Day service at 10am on Wednesday July 4 at the Chapel. What better way to celebrate the birthday of our nation? More...

Putnam Valley School Board Celebrates Retirements, Tenures and Recipients of Pride in Putnam Valley Awards

High School moves toward more AP classes

Retiring Superintendent Gary Tutty holding his Pride in Putnam Valley Award with School Board Trustee Frank Reale and Board President Tina Mackay. More...

Cold Spring's Recycling Program Expanded to Include More Materials

Election practices and the Police Dept. to be the subject of a workshop on July 26

The recycling program in Cold Spring Village has expanded to include a wider range of materials; Trustee Seth Gallagher noted, at the Village's Board of Trustees' Monthly Meeting on June 12, 2007. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam County Mulls Banning Plastic Bags

Legislators begin considering wind energy for the County

At its June 12, 2007 meeting, the Health Committee of the County Legislature heard a request from Walter Thompson of Keep Putnam Beautiful to ban plastic bags in the county. More...

Second Annual PVHS Wounded Warrior Fundraiser Raised Needed Funds for Injured Service Members

On Friday, June 8, Putnam Valley High School hosted the second annual Wounded Warrior Project Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser. More...

PVHS Celebrates Annual Senior Awards Night

The Fourth Annual Putnam Valley High School Senior Awards Celebration was held on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 7pm in the PVHS Performing Arts Center. This year's program included academic, art, music, athletic and service awards. More...

Letters to the Editor

Senior Prank: Kids are Kids

Dear Editor: Okay, enough. I just finished reading last week's front page story about the "senior prank," and I think the Haldane administration is being utterly ridiculous. It sounds to me like there was no harm and no foul. More...

Have a Sense of Humor About the Haldane Kids

To the Editor: As a Reagan-Goldwater conservative and a "law-and-order kind of guy" I should be the first one to approve of appropriate treatment of "evildoers". More...

With Respect to Four Parcels

To the Editor: My name is Vincent Terio, am writing again with respect to the subject four parcels [39.- 2-12.1, 39.-2-12.2, 39.-2-12.3, & 39.-2-12.4. More...

Briefly Noted

Host Families Sought for International Exchange High School Students

International exchange high school students are coming to study in Putnam County during the 2007-08 school year. More...

Eleanor Roosevelt Center to Sponsor Girls and Women in Action Symposium

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill announces its 2007 Girls and Women in Action Symposium on Friday, June 29 at the Wallace Education Center located at the FDR Home and Library in Hyde Park, NY. More...

American Red Cross has CPR/First Aid Classes

Emergencies from choking to bleeding to shock can occur at any time and anywhere. Thousands of New Yorkers have decided to be prepared to assist during emergencies by attending Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. More...

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