October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County Executive Bondi Undergoes Emergency Angioplasty

Deputy and Chief of Staff to make all management decisions through October 11, 2007

On Thursday morning, September 27, 2007 the County Executive underwent a stress test at Putnam Hospital and was immediately referred by the attending physician to Danbury Hospital. There, Mr. Bondi underwent emergency angioplasty. More...

Barbara Scuccimarra Announces Candidacy for Town Board

Barbara Scuccimarra has announced that she will be a candidate for the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Tomann Announces Re-Election Bid For Philipstown Town Justice

Town of Philipstown Town Justice Stephen Tomann will run for re-election to the same position in the November 6 election. His candidacy announcement follows: "Twelve years ago I began my first four-year term as Town of Philipstown Judge. More...

Tina Merando Seeking a Second Term as Town Clerk

Tina Merando has announced her candidacy for re-election as Philipstown Town Clerk. Her statement follows: "I am a lifelong resident of Philipstown and reside with my husband Bill in the Village of Nelsonville. More...

Philipstown Democratic Primary Results

After counting all the absentee ballots and re-examining the counts from the election day returns, the Putnam County Board of Elections has released the following final numbers: Nancy Montgomery - 423; Catherine Lilburne - 348; Michael Gibbons - 33 More...

Public Notice

Town of Philipstown Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2007, in observance of Columbus Day. Town Hall will re-open on Tuesday, October 9, for regular business. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Second Community Art Exhibit Sets Up at Arts on the Lake

What happens when there is more artwork to be displayed than there is gallery space with which to work? More...

Paramount Center Announces Fall Membership Drive

The Paramount Center for the Arts is proud to announce its Fall Membership Drive, featuring a "Live From the Paramount" broadcast on WHUD 100.7 FM hosted by Mike Bennett and Kacey Morabito, on Friday October 12 from 5:30am to 10am. More...

Dante Lecture at Carmel's Reed Memorial Library

On Sunday, October 28, noted lecturer Maria Miscella will talk about Dante, one of the greatest poets of the 13th century and author of "The Divine Comedy." The lecture begins at 2 and admission is free. Refreshments served. More...

Letters to the Editor

Our Stone Chambers are Being Wantonly Destroyed

To the Editor: Recently I had a chance to compare the many ancient stone chambers in Putnam County, alligned with the solstice and equinox sunrise, with the ones located in the famous archeological site called Gungywamp in New Hampshire and was am More...

Galef Asks That Uncertified Electronic Voting Machines Not be Used in 2008 Elections

Dear Editor: I am alarmed that the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) is developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) process with specifications that significantly changes the voting machine certification process. More...

School Admin has Done Everything They Can to Douse the PV Spirit

To the Editor: Unfortunately all is not fair in the PV Democratic process that was supposed to have worked so well. More...

Sports News

Haldane Football Scores Homecoming Win

The varsity football team beat Blind Brook this past Saturday, concluding Homecoming week with the win by the score of 19-0.The Boys in Blue evened their record to 2 wins and 2 losses. More...

O'Neill Girls Tennis Team Wins One, Loses One

In their past two games, the O'Neill girls' Raider Tennis Team beat Fallsburg, but then fell to Goshen. More...

Philipstown Pee Wee Football Squad Wins 18-6 Over Highland

The Philipstown Pee Wee division (1-2-1), coming off a tough loss against Beacon last week, picked up their first victory this past Sunday hosting Highlands. The Hawks squad did it all, scoring in the air and on the ground. More...

Legislature Pares Proposed 40 Percent County Property Tax Increase to 23.43 Percent

At the September 24, 2007 meeting of the Budget & Finance Committee, Putnam County Legislators proposed and approved hundreds of individual cuts to budget line - in some cases deducting as little as $50 - that ultimately resulted in the proposed Co More...

Neighborhood Watch Program in Cold Spring Coming Soon

Smoke testing of water system finds no clues to periodic increased discharges

Burglaries, or any crime for that matter, can only be prevented or solved when the merchants and residents of a community are vigilant and work in cooperation with the police. More...

Cold Spring Harvest Festival "Best Ever"

Weather cooperates to make day a huge success

Abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures combined with "the biggest visiting vendor turnout ever" made for a successful and fun- filled time at the 30th annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerc More...

Earl Smith is a Candidate for Putnam Valley Town Highway Superintendent

Earl Smith of Putnam Valley has announced that he is a candidate for re-election for Town Highway Superintendent this November. The following is his candidate statement. More...

Putnam Valley's Next Blood Drive to Be Held on October 16 at the Main Firehouse

The Putnam Valley Fire Department will be hosting its annual October blood drive on Tuesday October 16 from 2:30 until 8pm at the main firehouse on Oscawana Lake Road. More...

Cary Downey Runs for Town Council

Cary Downey has announced his candidacy for Philipstown Town Board with the following release: "I have decided to run for Town Council. More...

Factual, Fictional and Fun Tales of Putnam Valley Presented by the Tompkins Corners Family Music Festival

On October 28, from 2-4pm Jonathan Kruk, well-known Hudson Valley storyteller and educator, will present Canopus, Sybil and Sunken Mines-Legends and Lore of Old Putnam Valley. He last appeared at the church in 1993. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVHS Celebrates National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation Winners

Putnam Valley High School is proud to announce that two of their students have been named Commended Students in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Clifford Visits Haldane's Kindergarteners and PACES Students

Clifford, the big red dog, visited Haldane kindergarten and PACES students on September 19. Dr. Mark Villanti, Haldane's new Superintendent of Schools, was a very animated Clifford. Mrs. More...

Keep Putnam Beautiful Trash Cans Decorated by Haldane Students

Hannah Diebboll and Briana Harrold designed and painted beautiful trash cans as part of the Keep Putnam Beautiful initiative. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Michael Frisenda

Joseph Michael Frisenda, age 50, a life long resident of Cold Spring, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, surrounded by his family and friends. More...

Briefly Noted

Where Did They All Go?

Just a little while ago, we were all swatting mosquitoes and flies, worrying about ticks, admiring butterflies, and catching fireflies (and, I hope, releasing them). More...

Sheriff Offers Alert System for Putnam County Businesses

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is taking this opportunity to invite all Putnam County merchants to take part in the Putnam County Merchant Alert System. More...

Talk of the Town

We don't know who is responsible for arranging the weather, but they deserve a big thanks for making it so nice on Saturday for the Chamber of Commerce's Annual Fall Festival. More...

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