July 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring's Special Board Program July 12 to Focus on 'Sustainability' in Hudson Valley

Public invited to training and learning session

Members of the Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board and affiliated Working Groups will meet July 12 to learn about "sustainability" in Hudson Valley communities, reviewing ways other towns are addressing economic, environmental, and preserv More...

Putnam Valley Summer Blood Drive Set For July 17

The Putnam Valley Fire Department will be hosting its summer blood drive and hamburger cookout on 17 July from 2:30 until 8pm at the main firehouse on Oscawana Lake Road. As usual, they will be serving hamburgers, hot-dogs and snacks. More...

Tilly Foster Photovoltaic System Looks Toward Sponsorship

County Courthouse expected to be on time and on budget

Raising the monies for the purchase of the photovoltaic system for Tilly Foster Farm now appears to be dependent upon corporate sponsorship and will not add another burden onto county finances. More...

Disastrous Constitutional Consequences

To the Editor:

In October 2006, the Republican controlled Congress passed the Military Commissions Act ("MCA"). In so doing they cast aside over 200 years of Constitutional law and the principle of habeas corpus. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Annual Putnam County Historical Society Lawn Party entitled "Revolutionary Views"

The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum will hold its annual lawn party on July 14 at the spectacular residence of Marion and Pat Dugan of Garrison. More...

Putnam Valley Library Presents Memoir Writing Workshop

On Saturday, July 14, 2007, the Putnam Valley Library will present "Memories & Memoirs," a memoir writing workshop at 11am. If your life experiences are not recorded for your descendants, they will be lost forever. More...

Reading of Bastard Nation, by Cold Spring's John Plummer to be Presented by Flying Swine

Flying Swine Theatre Company presents the fourth in a series of Porcine Previews (preproduction readings of a plethora of plays). More...

Letters to the Editor

Believes N. Highlands Fire Company Projections Substantially Understate Tax Increase

Dear Editor:

Last week's newspaper reported on a public information meeting regarding the North Highlands Volunteer Fire Company's (the Company) resurrection of its defeated proposal to build a new firehouse. More...

Planning Board Attorney Baffles Community

To the Editor:

Developer Alfredo DeVido finally made an appearance before the Philipstown Planning Board at their June meeting, but not to file his site plan application as the ZBA directed him to. More...

Howland Library Mural a Community Effort

To the Editor:

On June 9, dozens of people came together to install a mural at the Howland Public Library at 313 Main Street in Beacon. The mural is a vivid celebration of the library's past, present and future. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Recreation Dept Summer Fun Program Takes Off

Summer Fun at the Philipstown Recreation Department really heated up this week! With the help of returning Summer Fun Director Lynn DelVecchio, seasoned veteran staff (including Tom Virgadamo, Joe Virgadamo, Phil D'Amato and Frank Caccetta, Jr. More...

Putnam Humane Society Hosts Summer Dog Wash Day

Treat your pooch to a spa treatment on Sunday, July 15 at the Putnam Humane Society from 11am-3:30pm. Humane Society volunteers will wash, brush, towel dry, massage, trim nails and microchip, all for $35! More...

Special Metro-North Schedules on July 3 and 4

Metro-North will operate 10 extra getaway trains between 1pm and 4 pm for people leaving work early on Tuesday July 3. In conjunction with this early rush hour, five regularly scheduled late PM peak trains will not operate. More...

Elimination of County Positions Under Consideration for 2008 Budget

Legislature moves to exert control over grant acceptance

The June 27, 2007 meeting of the Audit Committee of the Legislature used the recent passage by the state legislature of the county's request for a .5 percent increase in the sales tax rate to discuss the impact on this and next year's budgets, plac More...

Seventh Annual Great Hudson River Paddle Begins Trek

Green Day Festival to welcome paddlers and visitors

The Seventh Annual Great Hudson River Paddle (GHRP) launched from Albany at 8am on July 1, and will continue through Wednesday, July 11 making stops along the river as it makes its way down river to the Battery in New York City. More...

County Health Dept to Hold Public Hearing on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

The Putnam County Department of Mental Health will hold a Public Hearing regarding alcohol and substance abuse services in Putnam County. More...

Haldane to Hold Annual Reorganization Meeting on July 10

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education will hold its Annual Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 in the Merritt Building. Following the opening of this meeting, the Board intends to convene in executive session at 6pm. More...

The Payback Way to Look at Things

To the Editor:

How much are fire department services worth? Many district residents pay at least $48.23 per month for Basic Family Cable (with Senior Citizens discount). An "Optimum Online" charge of $29.95 per month costs more. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PV Federation of Teachers Golf Outing a Success

The beautiful Putnam National Golf Course in Mahopac was the setting for the third annual Putnam Valley Federation of Teachers Community Golf Outing. More...

Christopher Pietris Makes Dean's List at Binghamton University

Christopher Pietris of Lake Peekskill was named to the Fall 2006 semester Dean's List at the College of Communications and Public Affairs at Binghamton University, State University of New York. More...

Casey Kohut Graduates from Union College

Casey Kohut of Cold Spring, a graduate of Haldane Class of 2003, received her Bachelor of Arts from Union College, Schenectady on June 17, 2007. Casey majored in Political Science, with a minor in History. More...

Births

Birth Notices

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Daniel Baltich

Daniel Baltich, age 74, a life long Cold Spring resident died on Wednesday June 27, 2007 at the Cortlandt Healthcare Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. He was born in Cold Spring on July 9, 1932. Mr. More...

Sports News

Registration Begins for the Second Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon

The Philipstown Greenway Committee announced today that registration will begin this week for the Second Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon, to be held as part of the Eighth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. More...

Friends of Senior Citizens of Putnam County Sponsor "Over 50" Golf Tournament

It's that time of year again. GOLF time! And, the Friends of the Senior Citizens of Putnam County, Inc. (FSCPC) is sponsoring its 11th Annual "Over 50" Golf Tournament. More...

Philipstown Little League All-Stars Off to Williamsport

Defeat of Fishkill team just one step on the road

On a sunny, crisp Sunday, July 1st afternoon on a beautifully manicured North Highlands little league field, the Philipstown All- Star selection easily beat the All-Stars from Fishkill. More...

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