August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

DEC Announces Brownfield Grant for Cold Spring

$240,000 awarded for investigation of MGP site

The Village of Cold Spring will receive a $240,000 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act grant for the investigation of environmental contamination at a former manufactured gas plant site in the Village, NYS DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis announced on Tues More...

Record Breaking Five Hour PV Town Board Meeting Peppered With Political Overtones

The record-breaking five hour Putnam Valley Town Board meeting held on August 15, 2007 began at 6:30pm with Department Reports and ended at 11:30pm after politically charged Public Comments were made. More...

Galef/Seward Bill Enacted That Guarantees Firefighters' Tax Break

On August 15, 2007, Governor Spitzer signed into law Legislative Bill A6799/S3944, guaranteeing an income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. More...

Nancy Montgomery Makes Bid for Town Council

Nancy Montgomery has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Philipstown Councilperson. She will be on the ballot on the primary election ballot on September 18. The following is her announcement. More...

Public Notice

Healy Road in Nelsonville will be closed on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 due to repaving More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Celebrate Summer Reading with Ice Cream at Butterfield Library this Saturday

Have you completed your Get a Clue @ Your Library summer reading program? If you have, The Butterfield Library would like to congratulate you with an Ice Cream Party on Saturday, August 25 at 12:30pm. More...

Little Stony Point Citizens Association Hosts Annual "Hoot on the Hudson"

The Little Stony Point Citizens' Association is pleased to announce the "Hoot on the Hudson". This annual folk and rock music gathering will be held at Little Stony Point in Cold Spring on Sunday, September 9 from 1pm to dusk. More...

LeBlanc Quintet Brings Jazz Age to Arts on the Lake

Imagine sitting lakeside on a Sunday afternoon in September listening to the sometimes smooth and sometimes sassy sounds of live jazz. Sound good? Well, don't just imagine it. Attend it. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carl E. Caruso

Carl E. Caruso age 86 of Beacon, NY died on Friday August 17, 2007 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY on May 19, 1921, he was the son of the late Michael and Rose (Petrillo) Caruso. Mr. More...

Elizabeth "Betty" Ellis

Elizabeth "Betty" Ellis, age 94, died Thursday, August 16, at the Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, NY, where she had been a resident since 2002. She was born on July 21, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY to William and Harriet Sherwood. More...

Allen R. Pike

Longtime Patterson resident Allen R. Pike died Monday, August 20 after a six-month battle with cancer. More...

Sports News

Slide Lecture: River Tales and Photos from Great Hudson River Paddle

Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Coordinator shares story of this year's paddle

For the seventh time in seven years, a hardy group of outdoor enthusiasts, some experienced and some novices, have paddled from Albany to New York City to celebrate the 156 mile long Hudson River Greenway Water Trail (HRGWT). More...

2nd Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon to be Featured in 8th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

The Philipstown Greenway Committee and Hudson River Navigator Vincent Tamagna, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Hudson River Valley Greenway and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are pleased to announce the Eigh More...

Questions, Answers About Upcoming Gridiron Season

Section 1 football programs take the field this week

As is always the case, optimism runs rampant on Section 1 football gridirons this time of year as double and triple sessions reveal whether or not teams will have what it takes to compete with the dominant programs in Section 1. More...

Court Again Rules in Favor of Butterfield Library

Philipstown ordered to pay full $276,000

Putnam County Supreme Court Justice Andrew O'Rourke has again ruled in favor of the Butterfield Library in its dispute with the Town of Philipstown over funding. More...

Cold Spring Village Replaces Longtime Attorney with New Windsor Law Firm

Sewer system to be tested for storm water infiltration

With Mayor Anthony Phillips abstaining from the vote, Village of Cold Spring Trustees accepted the resignation of longtime Village Attorney Stephen Tomann at its August 14, 2007 Workshop. More...

North Highlands Voters Say "Yes" to New Fire Hall

Construction to begin in March

By a vote of 332 to 190, residents of the North Highlands Fire District said "yes" to footing the bill for a new fire hall on Fishkill Road last Tuesday, August 14, 2007. More...

Body Discovered in Wooded Area of Garrison

Remains believed to be those of missing Manhattan man

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports that the decomposed corpse of a man was discovered on Saturday morning, August 18, 2007, in a wooded area in Garrison. More...

Spitzer Signs Land Preservation Bill Into Law

Hud Valley Community Preservation Law will allow Putnam and Westchester towns to create Community Preservation Funds

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer signed the landmark Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act into law on August 15, 2007. More...

Cathy Lilburne Announces Her Candidacy for the Philipstown Town Board

The Democratic primary, to be held September 18, will have Cathy Lilburne's name as one of the candidates for the Democratic line running for Town Councilman in the November election. The following is Ms. Lilburne's announment of her candidacy. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Jason Gray of Cold Spring Named to Dean's List at Binghamton University

Jason Gray, a resident of Cold Spring, has been named to the Dean's List at Binghamton University. SUNY Binghamton requires students to have a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the Dean's List. More...

Gavin Cummings Graduates from Ithaca College

Gavin Cummings, son of Putnam Valley residents Susi and Patrick Cummings, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ithaca College's School of Business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Re: Cold Spring's New Sign Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Dear Editor: This headline (CNN&R 8/1/ 07) made me proud to be a resident of our serene little hamlet. More...

Bush Vacations His Way Through Unjust War

Dear Editor: As the unjust and un-win-able war in Iraq drags on and on, the Iraqi Parliament and President Bush are on vacation. More...

How Dare We?

To the Editor: The PCN&R dated August 1, 2007, reported a meeting of the County Legislature's physical services committee. More...

Briefly Noted

U.S. Rep. John Hall to Hold Energy Independence Forum Featuring Solar Power

Brings residents, scientists together to discuss reducing fossil fuel dependency through solar power

With electricity prices continuing to rise in New York State, U.S. More...

Community Street Festival and Columbus Day Parade to be Celebrated Together in Mahopac

Two special events will be joined together in Mahopac on Sunday, September 30, 2007. Come join the fun, support the community at the 5th annual community street festival and merchant showcase in Mahopac on September 30. More...

Foot Care Focus of Putnam Hospital Center's Diabetes Support Group

The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center's free Diabetes Support & Education Group will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 6pm, in the ground floor café classrooms at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

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