August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring's Junior Firefighter Academy: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Unique program instills respect, promotes community involvement

It was a dramatic morning in Cold Spring last Thursday, July 26, 2007. A car parked in the Village Highway Dept. yard had ignited and was engulfed in a huge fireball. Working as a team, volunteer firefighters from Cold Spring Fire Company No. More...

Fishkill Road Repairs Completion Date Again in Question

Allotted monies spent elsewhere

Repairs on Fishkill Road in Philipstown may - or may not - start in about two weeks and when they will be completed could not be ascertained based upon somewhat contradictory information Legislator Vinny Tamagna verbally hammered out of Commissione More...

Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Davis Announces Candidacy for Democratic Ticket in November

PV Supervisor Same Davis has announced that he is a candidate in the Democratic Primary on September 18, 2007 for reelection to the Supervisor position. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Solo Exhibit for Ethan William Mason at Back Room Gallery

A reception will be held at the Back Room Gallery on Second Saturday, August 11, from 6-8pm to open a solo show of paintings by local artist Ethan William Mason. The show, titled A Figure Study, will feature a mix of new and older works by Mr. More...

USMA Band's Jazz Knights to Perform with Bassist Lynn Seaton

The United States Military Academy Band's Jazz Knights will present a concert with double bassist Lynn Seaton on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 7:30pm, at Trophy Point Amphitheatre. More...

Expanded International Tour for Putnam County Historical Society Painting

John Ferguson Weir's The Gun Foundry travels to Russia and Spain

One of the most dramatic of all Hudson River School paintings, John Ferguson Weir's The Gun Foundry made its Russian debut at The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow on July 23, 2007. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

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Briefly Noted

MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Initiatives for 2008

MTA Metro-North Railroad, with its ridership on target to set a new record of 79.5 million rides in 2007, is seeking new ways to improve service for its diverse and growing customer base. More...

Sara-Jo Etta and Maximilian Schlubach Were Wed in May

Sara-Jo Etta and Maximilian Schlubach were united in marriage on Saturday May 5, 2007, at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring. The ceremony was officiated by Fr. Brian McSweeny and was followed by a reception at the Dutchess Manor. More...

Community Event to be Held at Hudson River Heathcare in Honor of National Health Center Week

In recognition of National Health Center Week, Hudson River HealthCare will be holding a community event on Thursday, August 16, at their Peekskill Health Center, located at 1037 Main Street. More...

County Asked to Consider Fully Funding ALS Services

Firefighters warn volunteer drain could lead to paid departments if housing issues not addressed

Words of warning were dished out to the Protective Services committee of the Putnam County Legislature earlier this month by top members of the County's various first responders. More...

Cold Spring's New Sign Law Ruled Unconstitutional

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Cold Spring Hosts Blowing Off Steam Celebration and Parade This Saturday

Storytelling, costume parade, fireworks, honor Bicentennial commemoration of Fulton's first engine successes

Two hundred years ago in August, Robert Fulton made several trial runs up the Hudson River to Albany, testing the first successful coupling of a boat and the steam engine. More...

Garrison District Hires 'The Mighty Theater' to Institute Professional Theater Arts Program in School

Garrison settles lawsuit against Yonkers School District in St. Basil-related dispute

The Garrison School District's 2007-8 theme of "Celebrate Learning through the Arts" was given serious support at the Garrison Board of Education's July 25, 2007 meeting as a contract for a comprehensive, professional theater arts program to be run More...

Parking/Traffic Rules Changed for CSFD Block Party

* Beginning @ 6pm Fair Street from Northern Avenue to S/R 9D will be closed to vehicular traffic with the exception of residents of that area * Northern Avenue will be restricted to one side parking on the southern side of the street all day More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PV Board of Education Schedules Board Retreat and Business Meetings

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, beginning at 9am, at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown for the purpose of discussing goals for the 2007-08 school year. More...

Lawrence Gullo Graduates with Honors from University of the Arts, London

Lawrence Gullo, son of Edward Gullo and Eileen Charbonneau of Cold Spring recently graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, part of University of the Arts, London. More...

Haldane Seeks Members for Variety of Committees

Parents, students, teachers invited

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education is seeking members for the following Committees: 1. Audit Committee - Committee members should have a background in accounting and financial expertise. More...

Letters to the Editor

Magical Midnight for Muggles

Dear Editor:

Wizard hats off to our wonderful community for all the support of our Harry Potter activities. More...

Another Way to Appreciate Our Emergency Services

Dear Editor:

Surprise Lake Camp has been honored in recent years to twice host Emergency Services Appreciation Day, which was run by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor is Running for Your Money Again

Dear Editor:

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Sam Davis is running for re-election this November. Your vote should be an educated one. More...

Sports News

Putnam Panther Midgets Raise Competitive Level

The Putnam Panther Midgets attempted to raise their game by raising the level of competition they played this past weekend in Waterville Valley, NH. More...

Athletes Save Day but Westchester County Falls Short as Empire State Games host

PV and Philipstown players and coaches come up big in state-wide competition

If the 2007 ESGs were to be remembered for just one thing, it would be the all-around tremendous performance of the Hudson Valley athletes, which set an all-time standard with 230 overall medals, including an ESG-high 95 gold medallions. More...

Haldane Volleyball Players Shine at ESG

The Empire State Games scholastic volleyball scene certainly had a Haldane feel to it, what with three slammers making the pace University scene, including (L-R) Megan Lyons, Danielle Etta and Caitlin McConville all vying for top honors. 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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