August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Crystal Stevens and Hudson Rhythm Boys Draw Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping Crowd

Toes wiggled and heads nodded back and forth to the pulsating beat of the guitar strings of Putnam Valley's own Crystal Stevens and the Hudson Rhythm Boys at the July 31, 2007 Sunset Series Concert in Putnam Valley Town Park. More...

Sponsor Generosity and Committee Harmony Forecast Best-Ever P.V. Town Day

After talking to Putnam Valley Town Day Committee members Ed Hertzel and Kathy Colona on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 you couldn't help but get excited about the upcoming Town Day celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2007. More...

Michael Gibbons Announces Candidacy for Philipstown Democratic Ticket for Town Board Councilman

Michael Gibbons has announced that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Philipstown Councilman in the September 18, 2007 Democratic primary. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

CreatABILITY '07 Arts Festival Celebrates Talents of Artists With Disabilities

Jess Because, Inc. More...

Notable Gilded Age Mansion is Venue for Annual Historical Society Gala

One hundred very lucky party-goers - but only 100 - will be transported back 150 years to the heart of the Gilded Age at this year's Putnam County Historical Society Gala on September 15. More...

Arts on the Lake Extends Open Mouth Nights

Word of mouth among young and old has spread and standup theater at its best is in full swing at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center. More...

Births

Scarlette Johnson

Born on July 6, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Erika and Jeffrey Johnson of East Fishkill. Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Richard Bleakley of Cold Spring. Paternal grandparents are Howard and Diane Johnson of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Aidan Luke Cassidy

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on July 2, 2007 to Edie and Frank Cassidy of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Edward and Wilma Cohen; paternal grandmother is Mary Cassidy, all of Floral Park, NY. More...

Briefly Noted

The Wonderful World of Dragonflies and Damselflies

Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, August 18, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will present "The Wonderful World of Dragonflies and Damselflies." Join Larry Federman, an Audubon Educator, as he teaches all about these amazing insects at the Museum's Outdoor More...

Registration Begins for Cancer Awareness Walk

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, is now accepting registration for their 13th Annual Support-A-Walk to be held on September 30, 2007 at FDR More...

IRS Offers Tax Advice for Rental Property Owners

Not reporting or under-reporting rental income contributes to the tax gap. Landlords need to be aware of everything that counts as income so they pay their fair share of taxes. More...

County Funds Approved to Temporarily Continue Outside EMS Provider

Sales tax revenues exceeded estimates in May, shortfall still projected

At its July 30, 2007 meeting, the County Legislature's Audit & Administration Committee approved funds that would allow the outside EMS/ALS (Advanced Life Support) provider, Empire Ambulance Service to continue operating within the county. More...

Legislature Contends Getting Someone to Run Putnam National Will be No Easy Task

County sending RFPs, but reserving the right to keep control

Sometime in the next two weeks the County Administration will be sending out proposal requests for the management of the Putnam National Golf Course, following the recommendations made last month by the New York State Comptroller and in line with w More...

Blowing off Steam Parade Costume Winners Announced

The Blowing off Steam parade and Robert Fulton Festival put on by the WPEDC was fun for all. More...

Putnam County Office for the Aging Issues Important Medicare Fraud Alert

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a partnership between the Federal government and New York State agencies to fight fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. SMP encourages beneficiaries to report suspected cases of health care fraud and abuse. More...

Sheriff Reports That Cold Spring Crash Victim May Have Been Drinking

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that alcohol may have played a role in a car crash that killed one man and injured another in Cold Spring on Sunday, August 5, 2007. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Justin Eldridge Receives M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University

Justin Paul Eldridge of Cold Spring, was one of 217 graduates who received a Doctor of Medicine degree on June 1, 2007, at the 183rd commencement of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. More...

Haldane Requests Exemption for School Breakfast Program

Still participating in free/reduced price meal program, applications available at the school

Haldane School has announced that they have requested an exemption for their school breakfast program for the 2007-2008 school year. According to the school district, low participation in the program has prompted this request. More...

Patricia Barber Named to Dean's List at Binghamton University

Patricia R. Barber of Garrison was named to the Dean's List at Binghamton University, Harpus College of Arts and Sciences, for the Spring 2007 semester. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cold Spring Fire Co Block Party a Thoroughly Enjoyable Evening

Dear Editor:

My husband and I brought our three children to the Cold Spring Volunteer Fire Company's Block Party this past Saturday night at Mayor's Park. I just had to write because we all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. More...

Recent Act of Decency Restores Faith

Dear Editor:

We hope you'll make your readers aware of the recent act of decency and generosity my husband and I encountered in Cold Spring. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Antonio Cutaia

Antonio (Anthony) Cutaia, age 94, of Cold Spring, died on Saturday, August 04, 2007 at his residence in Cold Spring. Born in the Bronx, NY on February 14, 1913, he was the son of the late Onofrio and Pasqualino Cutaia. Mr. More...

John J. Resi

John J. Resi of Cold Spring, passed away on August 3rd, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Born in Yonkers, NY on November 6, 1917, John served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp during World War II. More...

Martin Hugh McGuire

Martin Hugh McGuire, age 25, of Philipstown, died on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Born in Bronx, NY on July 29, 1982, he was the son of Martin McGuire and Christine (Downey) Dresser. Mr. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Lady Lightning 2007 Senior Softball Finishes 2nd in State

The Philipstown Lady Lightning Senior softball Little League team became the first Philipstown team to ever win a District 17 title in the 54-year history of Philipstown Little League. More...

Ninth Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to be Held September 24

Benefits the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation

The Ninth Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will be held on Monday, September 24, at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem. The tournament is being held in memory of Dr. More...

Correction

Last week's story on the Empire State Games listed the overall medal total incorrectly. Hudson Valley finished second overall in total medals won, for just the second time in history with 237 medals won. More...

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