October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

PV Supervisor Proposes 19.79% Overall Tax Increase

The Town Board must now decide what to accept, cut, or increase out of Supervisor's proposed 2008 budget

Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Davis submitted his 2008 Town Budget to the Town Board on Friday, September 28, 2007. In a letter accompanying it he implied that his budget was frugal but prudent and honestly reflected the Town's financial situation. More...

We Will Never Forget . . . But How Do We Remember?

25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial Wall to be observed

We remember those who served on our behalf and those who paid the ultimate price through ceremonies such as the 9-11 Observance at Ground Zero in New York City this past September 11 and through the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial More...

Kent Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Putnam County Health Department has received notification from the New York State Department of Health that a Sharp-Shinned Hawk located in the Town of Kent has tested positive for West Nile virus. More...

Eric Harris Announces his Candidacy for Putnam Valley Town Justice

Eric Lamar Harris, Esq. has announced his candidacy for Putnam Valley Town Justice. Mr. Harris has been endorsed by the Democratic Party. This is his statement: "Mr. Harris is a litigation attorney with over twenty years of experience. More...

Gene Yetter Announces Candidacy for Town Council

Gene Yetter has announced that he is a candidate for the Putnam Valley Town Board. The following is his statement: "I'm Gene Yetter, candidate for Putnam Valley Town Council. My wife and I have been residents of Putnam Valley for over 13 years. More...

Gary Ritchie Announces Candidacy for Assessor

The following is his statement: "Gary M. Ritchie, Sr. is seeking re-election as Assessor for the Town of Philipstown. A New York State Certified Assessor, Gary has served on the Board of Assessors for 25 years. More...

Roger Chirico Seeks 3rd Term as Town of Philipstown Highway Superintendent

The following is his announcment: "Roger M. Chirico is seeking his 3rd term as Town of Philipstown Highway Superintendent, a position he has served in for the past 10 years. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Anna Mione at Howland Public Library

Come and meet local author Anna Mione at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30pm. Mione will discuss her novel, The Diva, the story of a major opera star. More...

Kids now Have Their own Library Catalog

Want to find the perfect book to get your son interested in reading? Looking for more dinosaur books? A comic book appropriate for your granddaughter? How about a book to help with that homework assignment on Abe Lincoln? More...

Cold Spring's Josh Swiller to Read From His Book at Vassar

Cold Spring resident and author Josh Swiller will read from his book The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30pm, in Vassar College's Taylor Hall, Room 203. This event is free and open to the public. More...

Letters to the Editor

In Response to Mr. Simone's Letter of Last Week

Dear Editor: I appreciate the fact that Chris Simone spelled my name correctly in last week's paper. A great many people, most of them brighter than Mr. Simone, misspell my name. Rita LeMon Philipstown More...

Congress Needs to Begin Investigating Bush's Actions

To the Editor: The issue of impeachment of the President is being discussed here and there in the media, though according to a recent Zogby poll of New York, a quarter of voters in our state don't have an opinion about it. More...

Fiscal Crisis has Been Brought on by Tamagna Voting Record

To the Editor: When it comes to libraries, what does Vincent Tamagna really stand for? In his recent insert in this paper, Legislator Tamagna wrote: "I thought I should make my position clear at this time. More...

Sports News

Soto, Tigers Living Good Life on Class B Gridiron

Put Valley in search of 1st playoff bid in 6-year history

When Putnam Valley High LB/TE Antonio Soto intercepted a pass and Reggie Bush-rolled (literally) his way into the end zone last Saturday afternoon in the Tigers' 20-6 triumph over pesky Kennedy Catholic, at first I thought it was yet another case o More...

Philipstown Flag Hawks Topple White Plains

On Sunday October 7 the Philipstown Flag Hawks traveled to Beacon to take on White Plains. Philipstown won the toss and elected to start on defense. White Plains utilized their speed early but Philipstown was up to the task. More...

Pee Wee Hawks (2-1-1) Outslug Northern Dutchess Raiders 20-6

The Pee Wee Hawks captured their second win, beating the Northern Dutchess Raiders in weekend football action. In the opening drive the determined Hawks squad marched down the field in methodical fashion to put the first seven points on the board. More...

Residents Outraged at Proposed 40 Percent County Property Tax Hike Sound Off at Public Hearing

Many request individual projects be saved

Special interest groups concerned with the futures of Tilly Foster Farm, the County's recycling program as well as prospective increases that would be given to the County's union employees and management dominated the 2008 budget public hearing hel More...

Angry Foundry Pond and Lake Surprise Residents Vent Their Frustration

Draft agreement reached on Glenclyffe property donation to Town

A delegation of more than a dozen residents from Foundry Pond Rd. More...

Adam Levy Announces Run for District Attorney

Position is uncontested

Adam Levy, an attorney in Putnam, has announced that he is running for the position of District Attorney. The following is his announcement. More...

A Lifetime of Volunteers Recognized at PV Library Anniversary Celebration

Karin Greenfield-Sanders receives Virginia Connolly Community Service Award

It may have been a Putnam Valley Library 70th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 30, 2007 but the real stars of the party were the dozens of volunteers honored for their service to the library over those 70 years. More...

Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce to Hold Town Supervisor Candidates Debate

Residents, businesses, and organizations in Putnam Valley are invited to submit questions in advance of the October 16, 2007 debate between Town of Putnam Valley Supervisor candidates Wendy Whetsel (D) and Robert Tendy (R). More...

Haldane's Search for New Principal Continues

More than 70 applications received

If a top-notch principal isn't hired for the Haldane middle school and high school it certainly won't be due to lack of interest. More...

Philipstown Assessor Nichter Runs for Re- Election

Anne M. Nichter, the current Assessor for Philipstown, is running for re-election. Here is her announcement: "Having lived in Philipstown for 37 years, I have had the opportunity to be active in the community for a long time. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Nelsonville will be holding their twice yearly cleanup day on October 19. For restrictions and information see the legal notice in this week's edition. More...

Eileen Royael is a Candidate for PV Town Clerk

Eileen Royael of Putnam Valley has announced that she is a candidate for Town Clerk this November. The following is her candidate statement: "My name is Eileen Royael, and I am running for Town Clerk for the Town of Putnam Valley. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter the third annual Rochester Institute of Technology's Spirit Writing Contest, and compete for prizes, including a summer camp scholarship. More...

Early Dismissal at Haldane on Friday, October 12

In accordance with Commissioner's Regulations, The Haldane Central School District has scheduled its annual "Test" of the Early Dismissal Plan for Friday, October 12, 2007. More...

Officers Named for 8th Grade Class at Garrison School

The Garrison School proudly announces the new 2007-2008 8th grade class officers. Listed are Bryant Dain, President, Elizabeth Richter, Vice-President, Gavin Brower, Secretary and Judge Mastrantone Treasurer. More...

Births

Theresa Grace Timmons

Theresa Grace Timmons was born on September 25, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Laura and James Timmons of Cortlandt Manor. Maternal grandparents are Rose and Richard Sanca of Garrison. More...

Alexander del Pozo

Alexander del Pozo was born on October 5, 2007 at 17:33 hours, to Sarah and Brandon del Pozo of Nelsonville. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mildred S. Baker

Mildred S. Baker passed away on October 7, 2007 in Iola, KS. She was born on May 29, 1925 in Albany to Clarence Higby and Helen Mildred (Dean) Stafford. She grew up in Willsboro, NY, and graduated from Willsboro High School. More...

Briefly Noted

Turn Your Old Phone Into a Hopeline

October is more than trick or treating, raking leaves and watching football. It's also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to focus on the issue and what we can do to help prevent it. So, what can we do? More...

Upcoming Programs at AARP Chapter 1183: Putnam County

The Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 has announced its winter program scheduling. This promises to be an exciting, intellectually stimulating year with this chapter. More...

Mental Health Agencies Offer Free Depression Screenings For Adults

Free, confidential screenings for adults who may be suffering from depression, bipolar disorder and/or anxiety will be offered to the public on Tuesday, October 9, from 10am to 4pm at the Mental Health Association offices, 253 Mansion Street, City 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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