October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Board of Education Explores Summer School Resumption with Haldane

Districts attempting to continue to provide French to students

The Garrison Board of Education gave the go-ahead to Superintendent Gloria Colucci and Principal Stephanie Impellittiere to further explore the idea of re-implementing a summer school program with Haldane. More...

Putnam Valley Senior Center Holding Open House Extravaganza on November 7

William Huestis, Director of Putnam County's Office of the Aging and his staff can't seem to do enough to help the senior citizens of Putnam Valley. More...

Department of Health Details Flu Vaccine Availability

The Putnam County Department of Health in conjunction with the Putnam County Office for Aging will be holding public flu clinics for adult Putnam County residents (19 years of age and older) at the following locations: Thursday, November 1, 2007, More...

Nelsonville Plans Public Hearings on Pooper Scooper and Vehicle Weight Limit Laws

The Village of Nelsonville postponed public hearings on two new proposed laws at its monthly meeting held on Monday, October 22. One law will place weight restrictions on trucks using Village roads. More...

Public Notice

In observance of Election Day, the Philipstown Town Hall will be closed on November 6, 2007. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Nobel Prize- Winning Author Orhan Pamuk Speaks at Bard

Contemporary Masters Series Public Lecture and also Open Class

Internationally acclaimed Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2006 and visiting writer in residence at Bard, gives a public lecture, "In Kars and Frankfurt," on Tuesday, November 13, at 7pm in Olin Hall and t More...

Doll Making Children's Workshop at Southeast Museum

On Saturday, November 3 at 10:30am The Southeast Museum will hold a Doll Making Children's Workshop. Children will enjoy working with needle and thread to sew a cloth doll. More...

USMA Band's Jazz Knights Present: a Salute to Veterans Featuring Guest Vocalist Rob Zappulla

The United States Military Academy Band's Jazz Knights will hold their annual Salute to Veterans concert on Sunday, November 11 at 3pm in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard F. Turci, Jr.

Richard F Turci, Jr. passed away on October 25, 2007 in Spring City, TN. He was born on October 30, 1950 in NYC to Richard & Notolka (Sokoluk) Turci, who have both predeceased him. He was raised in Garrison by his mother and step- father, Frank L. More...

Briefly Noted

November Designated as 30- day Period for Requests for Inclusion in County Agricultural District

The Putnam County Legislature has designated the month of November as the time period when landowners may file a request for inclusion of land in the Putnam County Agricultural District. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Offers Holiday Coping Workshops

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one, and with the holiday season fast approaching, many people will reflect on good times they have spent with family and friends during past holidays and look forward to reunio More...

Spring Flowering Deer- Resistant Bulbs Available from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Putnam County

There is an opportunity to obtain some fabulous Spring flowering, deer-resistant bulbs for just $5 per bag. More...

County Executive Vetoes $2.5 Million in Revenues and Expenditures in Proposed Legislative 2008 Budget

Vetoes move tax levy increase up to 33 percent

On October 23, 2007, the last day possible for County Executive Bob Bondi to veto any part of the 2008 Legislative Budget, Mr. Bondi handed down a series of vetoes that has resulted in the tax levy rising to almost 33 percent from the 23. More...

Developer Presents Preliminary Plans for Butterfield Hospital Site

Senior Citizen center and assisted living facility are considered

Real estate developer Paul Guillaro ended weeks of speculation when he presented a "conceptual plan" for the old Butterfield Hospital site to the Cold Spring Board of Trustees last week. More...

Philipstown Budget Workshops Continue

Like the pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle, the elements of the Philipstown 2008 budget are slowly falling into place. But it isn't a simple puzzle. More...

Cardinal Egan Visits Our Lady of Loretto

This past Sunday, October 28, 2007, His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan visited the Parish of Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the "new" Church in Cold Spring. More...

Cold Spring's Annual Halloween Parade Goblins Chase Away Rain

Princesses waving their magic wands in league with witches stirring their potent brews used their combined powers to drive off a steady afternoon rain and allow the citizens and night crawlers of Cold Spring to once again celebrate the ancient rite More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Garrison School 7th Graders Take in Spectacular View at Anthony's Nose

Last week, Mr. Keegan's 7th graders at the Garrison School took their annual trip to Anthony's Nose. More...

Culinary Job Shadowing at BOCES

On Friday, October 18, 2007 nine high school students from Hospitality Instructor Janet Stewart's rotation in the Culinary Arts/Hospitality Academy at PNW BOCES made a job shadowing excursion to The Heights, an upscale American cuisine restaurant i More...

Trio of Fire Companies Give Demos to BOCES Students

Three volunteer fire companies, Yorktown, Somers, and Mahopac Falls, brought trucks and equipment to Pines Bridge School on the BOCES campus recently to teach disabled students about fire safety. More...

Letters to the Editor

End Insurance Discrimination Against Mentally Ill and People With Addictions

To the Editor: Congress shouldn't settle for less when it comes to ending insurance discrimination facing people with alcohol and drug problems and their families. More...

Putnam Valley Business Association Deserves Appreciation

Dear Editor: I would like to say "hats off' to Maureen McLaughlin, Stephanie Ranalli and Marie Zarcone for the spectacular display they provided to the people of Putnam County and beyond. More...

With Respect to Four Parcels

To the Editor: My name is Vincent Terio, with respect to four parcels (39.2-12.1 through 39.-2- 12.4) entered on the Philipstown assess-tax roll tax roll. The Commissioner of Finance and Enforcing Officer against Mr. More...

Sports News

O'Neill JV Girls Soccer Ends the Season on a High Note

After a 4-game winning streak, the Raiders traveled to Tuxedo on Monday October 22. The ladies tied in a double overtime hard fought game, 2- 2. More...

Katie McConville Honored as MaxPreps/AVCA New York StateVolleyball Player of the Week

Katie McConville, a senior opposite right side hitter for Haldane High School's championship volleyball team, has been named the MaxPreps/ AVCA New York High School volleyball Player of the Week on October 21, 2007. More...

Warning Bell Signals Start of 2nd Season for PV Tigers

PV field hockey a win away from 5th-straight title game

This was supposed to be "the game of the day" as far as Section 1 field hockey goes. Third-seeded Putnam Valley High and sixthseeded Brewster was supposed to be a battle between Putnam County field hockey powers. More...

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