December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Board's Monthly Meeting Sparsely Attended

Fire Company and parking issues discussed

Before a public audience that did not exceed two people the Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees covered a variety of issues brought up by members and reporting departments during their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2007. More...

Dutchess County Woman Charged in Rash of Thefts on Route 9

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

YCP TheaterWorks Presents The Cherry Orchard

YCP TheaterWorks presents the wonderful, classic, tragic comedy, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, directed by Melinda O'Brien, on Fridays, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1, Thursdays, Jan 31 and Feb. 7 and on Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and 9 at 8pm. More...

Second City-Wide Beacon Open Studios a Success

Participating Beacon, New York artists opened their studios to the public for viewings and sales of their work on Sat & Sun December 8 & 9, 2007 from 1-5pm. More...

Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division Hosts Two Open Houses in January

Saturday courses offer young people Ages 5-18 the joy of studying music in the context of a first-class conservatory

A new initiative of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, the Preparatory Division, hosts two open houses- information sessions with music and refreshments- this January, on Saturday, January 5 and 12, at 11am, in Blum Hall. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Welcome Change

Dear Editor: First things first - congratulations to Bill Mazzuca on his re-election as Town Supervisor. Congratulations to Nancy Montgomery and Barbara Scuccimarra, on being newly elected, to the Town Board. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Silent on Tax Hikes

To the Editor: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has been conveniently quiet on the numerous tax hikes that Governor Spitzer has proposed. What does this mean? Where does she stand? Are back room deals being made? More...

Not the Indispensable Party

Dear Editor: With respect to the subject four parcels: 39.-2-12.1 through 39.-2-12.4. Mr. Terio is not the title owner nor a party in interest. More...

Sports News

City of Peekskill Getting Top- Ranked College Baseball Team This Summer

Peekskill's recently opened Peekskill Stadium is about to get an exciting new tenant: the Peekskill Robins, a top-ranked College Summer Baseball Team that has sent 33 of its alumni to the major leagues. More...

An Outside The Box Look At Section 1 Ladies Hoops Contenders

Okay, so the NYSSA scholastic basketball polls came out this past week and this should come as no surprise: Haldane High is the top ranked Class C team from Section 1, falling in at No. 9. More...

Haldane School District Begins Budget Preparations

State Volleyball Champions and scholar-athletes honored

It may seem somewhat ironic that students seldom play much of a role at meetings of most boards of education. That was certainly not the case at the Haldane School District's monthly meeting on December 4, 2007. More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust Welcomes New Director Of Land Preservation

Katrina Shindledecker, formerly of NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is appointed

"Katrina brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position of Director of Land Preservation that will be invaluable during this critical period of growth in the region. More...

Two Teens Hospitalized After Falling Through Ice on Tonetta Lake

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two eighteen-year-old boys have been hospitalized after plunging through the ice on Tonetta Lake in Brewster on December 11. More...

Public Notice

The Town of Philipstown Year-End Meeting will take place on December 27, 2007 at 7:30pm at the VFW Hall on Kemble Ave. Due to the holidays, the Village of Cold Spring will be picking up garbage on Monday, December 24 and Monday December 31. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Environmental Conservation Project at Haldane Middle School

Rebecca Houser, Watershed Educator School Specialist of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) visited Haldane sixth grade science classes to teach them mapping skills. More...

Haldane Middle School Students Warm the Hearts of Soldiers in Iraq

Haldane Middle School Social Studies teachers Mrs. Joan Brocker and Mrs. Kelli Annesi and their classes collected and packed boxes filled with treats for soldiers in Iraq. More...

Mahopac's Christopher Langley Named Student of Distinction by BOCES

Christopher Langley, a Mahopac High School senior who attends Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES' Tech Center, was named a Student of Distinction at Mahopac's Board of Education Meeting on December 11. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

Brody James Corless Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on November 22, 2007 to Andrea and Thomas Corless of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Mariann and Ralph Landolfiof Cold Spring. Paternal grandmother is Marie Corless of Cold Spring. More...

Briefly Noted

BREAKNECK RAILROAD TUNNEL

Drilling at Breakneck mountain's western base at riverside had met with a particularly vast, inflexible core of granite. When work had begun in March, 1847, on the first 53 miles of laying track from 32nd St. More...

New York Residents Urged to Fight Poverty by Joining AmeriCorps VISTA

As the holiday season brings thoughts of giving back, a new public service campaign was launched today to enlist New York residents to "fight poverty with passion" by joining VISTA, the AmeriCorps program that fights poverty. More...

Mother's Club Formed at Putnam Hospital Center to Raise Funds for Birthing Center

Members of the newlyformed Mother's Club of Putnam Hospital Center, a nonprofit group under the auspices of the PHC Auxiliary that volunteers its time to raise funds for the Carmel hospital's Birthing Center, gathered recently to receive a $2000 do 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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