August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislature Approves Judge's Decision on Marathon Battery Property Tax Settlement As County Executive Appeals It

Advanced Life Support and Flycar Services funding fails in Legislature

At its August 7, 2007 meeting, the full Putnam County Legislature approved a resolution which did not authorize any appeal of the June 21, 2007 decision by Justice Andrew P. More...

Cold Spring Workshop Mulls Main Street Projects

Mayor Phillips wants construction to begin before 2010

Main Street Cold Spring will be getting a facelift thanks to a federal grant - although work won't begin for three years. More...

Putnam Valley Town Board Reveals Compassionate Side on Several Decisions

On several occasions during its August 8, 2007 Work Session meeting the Putnam Valley Town Board was challenged to make a compassionate decision as residents came before them asking for their help. More...

Philipstown Town Board Passes Resolution Relating to Tobacco Advertising

Supports the reduction, re-arrangement, and/or elimination of tobacco advertising in the retail environment

The Philipstown Town Board adopted unanimously a resolution supporting the reduction, re-arrangement, and/or removal of tobacco advertising in the retail environment at its August 2 Town Board Meeting. More...

Seniors Invited to Annual Senior Citizen Picnic Hosted by the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees

All senior citizens are invited to attend the Annual Senior Citizen Picnic hosted by the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25 at 12 noon at Mayor's Park on Fair Street. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Acoustic Music a New Tradition at Garrison Art Center Fine Arts and Crafts Fair

Collectors of fine art and craft, returning to the Garrison Art Center 38th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair (ACF), on August 18 and 19, may notice their foot tapping soon upon arrival! More...

Reading of You Are There 2007 at Depot Theatre

On Sunday, August 18 at 2pm, the Depot Theatre in Garrison will host a reading of You Are There 2007, a new oneact play by Cold Spring playwright Michael Reisman. More...

USMA Band Jazz Knights Present Music Under the Stars Featuring Trombonist Steve Wiest

'The United States Military Academy Band Jazz Knights will continue its Music Under the Stars concert series at Trophy Point Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 26 at 7:30pm with special guest trombonist, Steve Wiest. Mr. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

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Briefly Noted

Putnam Youths Enjoy Sheriff's Summer Camp

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that nine boys and girls from Putnam County were among about 900 children from across the state who recently attended the New York State Sheriff's Association Institute's 2007 Summer Camp. More...

Gilead Presbyterian Church is Going to the Dogs (and Cats and Gerbils and Goldfish)

Yes, on Sunday afternoon, August 26, under the tent, at 2pm Gilead Presbyterian Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals. Bring your fuzzy friends to celebrate the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. More...

Military Munitions Study Released

Locations near West Point reviewed for potential of unexploded ordnance

Results from a site inspection for a military munitions response study, part of a Department of Defense (DoD)- wide program to review locations on and off West Point regarding the potential for unexploded ordnance in areas no longer being used as r More...

Philipstown to Implement Fee for Non-Resident Park Use

Town Hall renovations also discussed at workshop

Philipstown Park is paying a price for its popularity and non-resident groups who enjoy the park's amenities are about to begin helping to foot the bill. More...

Preliminary Putnam Valley Budget Meetings Draw Out District Needs

Preliminary Putnam Valley District Budget meetings began on August 11, 2007 at Town Hall. More...

New Putnam Valley Alcoholic Beverage Law Has Teeth

Putnam Valley's Alcoholic Beverage Law prohibits the consumption of any alcoholic beverage in any public place within the Town, it also prohibits the possession of an open or unsealed container of an alcoholic beverage for the purpose of consumptio More...

Galef/Little Cyber Piracy Protection Act Signed by Governor, Protects Consumers and Small Businesses

Governor Spitzer signed into law on August 1st Legislative Bill A6628-B/S3814-B, an act that will put an end to "cyber piracy," the registering of a domain name consisting of the name of another living person or a business with the intent of sellin More...

Putnam County Office for the Aging Invites Seniors to Attend Annual County-Wide Senior Citizen Picnic

The Putnam County Office for the Aging will once again host the annual county-wide senior citizen picnic on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. More...

California Fugitive Captured in Putnam Valley

Suspect in brutal crimes caught after siege on house and search through woods; officers from several agencies aid in apprehension

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that a fugitive from California, wanted for a brutal home invasion and sexual assault there, was apprehended in Putnam Valley on August 10, 2007. Mr. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Nichole Valenti Makes Dean's List at SUNY Albany

Nichole Valenti, of Wappingers Falls, granddaughter of Elizabeth Valenti of Cold Spring was named to the Dean's List at the University at Albany, State University of New York for the spring, 2007 semester. More...

Erik Saari Graduates from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Erick Saari, of Cold Spring, received his BS in Management at the spring 2007 commencment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological university. More...

Hudson Brower Graduates From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Hudson Brower, of Garrison, received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering at the spring 2007 commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological university. More...

Letters to the Editor

August 1 Letter Re Sam Davis Riddled with Oft-Repeated Misstatements

Dear Editor:

Joan Mercado's letter in your August 1 edition was riddled with oft repeated misstatements. I'd like to set the record straight. Ms Mercado blamed me for the dangerously low general fund. More...

Sam Davis' Candidacy Announcement Makes Unfair Claims

Dear Editor:

The PV Democratic Committee's endorsement of Sam Davis could be due to his Confidential Aide, Dawn Powell, also being Co-chair of this committee. More...

Selecting Candidates to Run for Public Office

Dear Editor:

In order to respond to several inquiries regarding the process of selecting candidates, we request the following be made available to your readers. More...

Sports News

3rd Annual Paul Cavuoto Memorial Golf Tournament Takes Place at Branton Woods Course

The 3rd Annual Paul Cavuoto Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Branton Woods Golf Course in Hopewell Junction, New York. More...

Second Annual Support Connection Golf Outing a Great Success

Eighty-seven golfers braved scorching temperatures to participate in the second annual Support Connection Golf Outing, held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Joel Stanford Expected to Produce Results at Haldane

New volleyball coach, one of many, has big shoes to fill

Alas, my student athlete buddies: Time to put the PS2 Player down, get up off the couch (if you haven't already!) and whip your butts into shape before you're that kid we used to mock for tossing his Oreos on the first day of practice. More...

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