October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Conflict of Interest Questions Raised on Putnam's Republican Party Head

Defeated primary candidate questions dual role for Anthony Scannapieco, Jr. as Election Commissioner

Carmel resident Rick Montes appeared before the October 16, 2007 meeting of the Legislature's Personnel Committee to request the legislature take action to prevent an individual from being a Commissioner of Elections while also heading a political More...

New Street Coal Tar Remediation Process Working Its Way Through State Bureaucracy

The follow up to the state Department of Environmental Conversation's (DEC) announcement, in August, of a $240,000 grant to investigate further contamination at the site of former 19th century gas manufacturing plant on New Street in Cold Spring co More...

Putnam Valley School District's First Quarter's Budget Status Meets Expectations

Board Tackles Budget Process

September 30 represents the close of the first budget quarter of the Putnam Valley School District, and at the October 18, 2007 meeting of the Board of Education Assistant Superintendent of Finance Paul Lee presented a quarterly status report. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Paramount Center for the Arts Announces 1st Annual "Taste of the Paramount"

Fall fundraising event Sunday, November 11

The Paramount Center for the Arts will hold its first annual A Taste of the Paramount Fall Fundraising Event on Sunday, November 11, 2007, from 12pm thru 3pm. More...

Shanghai Quartet Returns to Howland Center

The Howland Chamber Music Circle is delighted to present in a return engagement, one of its audiences favorites, the distinguished Shanghai Quartet on Sunday, November 4. "Their whole performance was superb," said the New York Times. More...

Soprano Camille King and Pianist Regan Smith in Chapel of Our Lady Restoration Season Finale

A classical duo from Dallas, soprano Camille King and pianist Regan Smith, bring the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration's concert season to a soaring close on Sunday, November 4, at 4pm. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Ph.D., Litt.D.(hon)

Dr. Keating died Sunday, October 14, 2007 in Kansas City, MO. He was 57 years of age. Born October 8, 1950 and raised in the Hudson River Valley, Dr. More...

Briefly Noted

Unique Loan Lets Scenic Hudson Move Forward with Land Acquisitions

Through an interest-free loan from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Scenic Hudson now has immediate access to $5 million of a $20-million bequest it received recently from 100-yearold kayaking philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis. More...

Four Discovery Quest Trails Provide Unique Family Outings

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offers Fall adventure

Fall has just nicely settled in. You'd like to find at least one more family outing, a completely new adventure that celebrates the season before winter arrives. Something with a sense of discovery - that will bring your family together. More...

Tax Credit Benefits Elderly or Disabled

The Internal Revenue Service wants to ensure elderly taxpayers and those with a disability know whether they are eligible for a valuable tax credit, which could reduce the amount of taxes they owe. More...

Legislature Supports Resolution Opposing Gov. Spitzer's Policy Change on Establishing Identity and Legal Presence

County Clerks across State line up against Governor's proposal

At an October 16, 2007 Special Meeting of the full Legislature, Putnam's County Clerk, Dennis J. More...

Cold Spring's Special Board Community Update and Forum Delves into Multitude of Issues Relating to the Village

An energetic and collegial group of about fifty residents and business owners gathered at the VFW Post on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring last Saturday to share ideas about the future of the Village. More...

Committees Hear Pleas to Reinstate Health Commissioner Position

More than seventy people attended the October 17, 2007 special joint meeting of the Legislature's Health and Personnel Committees and heard eight people, more than half of whom are county employees, plead for the Legislature to reconsider its decis More...

PV Videographer Arrien Counters Anonymous Mailings at Town Board Monthly Meeting

Comprehensive Plan DGEIS available for review before public hearing on Nov. 7

"Because I live in this town, my parents are buried in this town, and I want us to have the best media coverage possible, I attend media conferences at my own expense and bring the technology back to Putnam Valley. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Book a Tour to BOCES

Find out about the best kept secret - Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services BOCES) - as the regional education agency opens its doors to the public on Tuesday, November 13. More...

Putnam Valley High School Holds Class Ring Ceremony

The Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) Class of 2009 celebrated another group milestone on October 17 when they received their class rings at a simple evening ceremony conducted by class co-advisor, Marissa Squicciarini. More...

Fire Prevention Week at Haldane

Fire Prevention Week was commemorated at Haldane with assemblies for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be visiting the Cold Spring Firehouse for their introduction to fire safety. More...

Letters to the Editor

If You Want My Vote, Get Tough on Taxes

To the Editor: It's that time of year again - cool evening breezes, sweaters, football rallies, the colorful palettes of the fall leaves, and…yes, Politics! More...

Choose Very Carefully and Vote

Dear Editor: Last year at this time of the year (election time) I wrote a Letter to the Editor and stated that it makes no difference which party you vote for, because once in office they will raise our taxes and create not needed positions for th More...

It is Tamagna Who Has a Problem with Over-Taxation

To the Editor: Legislator Vincent Tamagna and his running mates and supporters seem confused about taxes and fiscal management. More...

Sports News

Garrison Golfers Play 290 Holes in a Day in "Speed Golf" to Benefit the Garrison Children's Education Fund

GCEF Trustees Jim Young, Nicole Jandrucko, Emily Dupree, and Timothy Downey. Young, Dupree and Downey were three of the "Speed Golfers", and Jandrucko was the event organizer. More...

Garrison Boys Soccer Team Undefeated

The 7th and 8th grade boys at the Garrison Union Free School remain undefeated since the season opened on October 3, 2007. Their record now is 4 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie. More...

Forlow Powers Reservoir Dogs

The Reservoir Dogs won their last regular fall league baseball game as they defeated the second place Armonk All Stars eight to four. More...

Weekly Poll

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