November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Board Adopts Putnam Valley 2008 Budget

12.16% increase in tax rate anticipated

Of the many items on the agenda at Putnam Valley's Town Board meeting held November 14, 2007 the immediate item affecting residents was the budget. More...

Philipstown 2008 Budget Workshops in the Home Stretch

Highway projects take center stage

The road through Philipstown may be paved with good intentions, but depending on who you talk to, there are those who would much prefer to see it remain a gravel surface. More...

Garrison School District Pronounced in "Excellent Financial Health"

New copier may make Thursday student home packets lighter

Much of the November 14, 2007 meeting of the Garrison Board of Education focused on the audit presentation of the district by Dominick Consolo, from outside auditor Bennett Kielson. The audit covered the 2006-7 school year, through June 30, 2007. More...

Public Notice

There will be no pick up of recyclables in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, November 23. The regular schedule of recycling pickup will resume on Friday, November 30. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Holiday Ornament Workshop at Southeast Museum

On Saturday, December 1st at 4:30pm The Southeast Museum will hold a Holiday Ornament Workshop. Children will enjoy making their very own beautiful holiday ornament for their tree. More...

Norwegian Flat Plane Carving Workshop Hosted by Fishkill Historical Society

Norwegian Flat Plane Carving will be featured at the Craft Boutique of the Fishkill Historical Society which will take place at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum, on November 24 and 25, from 10am-4pm. The Museum is located at Route 9 and I 84. More...

Evolve Dissolve Exhibit Opens at Go North Gallery

GO NORTH is pleased to present "Evolve Dissolve," a group show featuring seven artists. The exhibit will run from December 8-30, 2007, with an opening reception on December 8 from 6-9pm. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Afred "Fritzy" Nastasi

Alfred "Fritzy" Nastasi, age 77, a life long Cold Spring resident passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

S. Barrett Hickman

S. Barrett Hickman, passed away suddenly on Friday November 16. He was 78 years old. A Justice of the Supreme Court of New York State, he was born in Danbury, Connecticut on October 3, 1929. More...

Sgt. Darrell J. Burris

Sgt. Darrell J. Burris, of Carmel, NY, Officer-In-Charge of the Village of Cold Spring Police Department, died Thursday, November 15, 2007. He was 37. More...

Sports News

Mahopac Navy Football Team Win AFC Red Zone Tournament Division Championship

This team isn't just a football team, they are a brotherhood. Mahopac Navy football team is one of six 3rd and 4th grade teams that is part of the Mahopac Sports Association. These 3rd and 4th graders worked really hard and it paid off. More...

Hudson Valley Orienteering Takes Place at Pelton Pond

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on December 2, 2007, at Pelton Pond, Fahnestock State Park, on Route 301. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club is offering free beginner instruction starting at 10am. More...

Third Times a Charm for State Champion Blue Devils

Haldane shakes Randolph to claim 1st NYS volleyball title since 1998

If the Haldane High volleyball team is going to return to this town any time soon, Glens Falls is definitely going to need a bigger bomb shelter, what with the way Coach Joel Stanford's Blue Devils blew away the field of competition. More...

Haldane Volleyball Team Wins State Championship

YIPPEE! Members of the Haldane High volleyball team pose with their NYSPHSAA Class D championship plaque after winning the state title last Sunday in Glens Falls. More...

Water Levels in Cold Spring Reservoir Down to 70%, Village Asks for Voluntary Conservation Effort

Survey of Village residents for Special Board expected to be released in January

The rising cost of Worker's Compensation insurance, the low level of the Village reservoir, citizens not reporting wrong-doing, how long a survey should take, More...

Flu Vaccine Acquires Additional Significance as Antibiotic- Resistant Bacterium Becomes More Prevalent

Commissioner of Health Amler discusses vaccination need with Legislature

In an effort to help decrease the spread of illness within the county, Putnam's Commissioner of Health, Dr. More...

Putnam Valley School District Acknowledges Contributions of Residents, Students and Board Members

District to receive $259,000 in taxes from State

The November 15, 2007 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education represented a night of diversity, in that reports were made, a Pride in Putnam Valley award given, resolutions passed and presentations done. More...

2008 Town Recreation Dept. Budget Sees Slight Decrease

Chazen Engineering and Planning presents its credentials

"I'll take 'Municipal Budgetary Impossibilities' for $500 Alex." Quickly, the answer appears on the big Jeopardy board as "Never." The contestant, a champion, doesn't hesitate in providing the question. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Poughkeepsie Day School Holds Admission Information Session

Poughkeepsie Day School announces an Admissions Information Session to be held in the Gilkeson Center on Tuesday, December 4 at 8:40am. More...

Garrison 8th Graders Organized Successful Food Drive for PV Food Pantry

On Saturday, November 3, 8th grade students from The Garrison School held a Food Drive, at the Food Town in Cold Spring, to support the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. More...

Putnam Valley Middle School's Wellness Fair Highlighted Helmet Safety

On November 7, 2007, the Putnam Valley Middle School held their annual Wellness Fair. One of the many contributions made to the program is the awareness and importance of Helmet Safety/Awareness in Putnam Valley. More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane Varsity Football Team Has Given it Their All Throughout the Season

Dear Editor: The Haldane Football Association and parents would like to say how very proud we are of the 2007 Varsity Football team. We are writing this without knowing the outcome of the state semifinal game, but that does not matter. More...

Women are Thriving in Current Political Climate

Dear Editor: With all due respect to the fine gentlemen who have served as Philipstown Councilmen in the past, in light of Ms. Montgomery's and Ms. Scuccimarra's recent victories (and Ms. More...

Our Village was Lucky to Have Sergeant Burris

Dear Editor: Last Thursday, fate dealt a terrible blow to our village with the tragic accident that claimed the life of Sergeant Darrell Burris. He was a good man that took his job, protecting the citizens of Cold Spring, very seriously. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Potpourri

"Breakneck" (Part 2 of 2)

For certain, quarrying on Breakneck mountain ceased during the 1850s. Unclear, however, is when such activity commenced. More...

Central Hudson Advises Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Colder weather is on the way, and Hudson Valley residents will soon be turning on their heating systems to keep warm. Preparing now for the upcoming winter months will help customers of Central Hudson to use energy efficiently and safely. More...

Mental Health Association in Dutchess County Announces Recruitment for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Recruitment is now taking place for citizen-volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care in Dutchess County. More...

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