January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring's Mayor Anthony Phillips Reflects on the Future and the Past

Anthony Phillips is a man who loves his job as Mayor of the Village of Cold Spring so he finds it easy to speak about the year just past and his anticipation of the challenges for the year ahead. More...

Michael Bowman and Vincent Cimino Awarded Cold Spring Fire Co. Firefighters of the Year

At the annual membership meeting of the Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 held on December 14, 2007, Chief Joseph Russo presented Michael Bowman and Vincent Cimino the Firefighter of the Year trophy for 2007. More...

Putnam Valley Lions Club Elects New Officers

The Putnam Valley Lions Club held a special emergency election on Thursday, December 27, 2007 to elect board members to fill the vacancies for the roles which are most vital to the continuation of their club. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Winter Children's Programs at Brewster Library Include Story Time and Chess

The Brewster Public Library offers weekly children's programs as follows: Monday; 10:30-1.15am, Story and Craft for Ages 2-5, no registration required. Tuesday; 4-6pm, Homework Help. More...

Mid Winter Jewish Film Festival Returns to Temple Beth-El

The mid-winter Jewish Film Festival returns to Temple Beth- El, Poughkeespie, on Sunday, January 13, 2008, presenting the film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. The film is about the son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal. More...

Carmel Historical Society Presents An Historical Peek at the Hamlet of Carmel

An Historical Peek at the Hamlet of Carmel will take place at the Reed Memorial Library, intersection of Rt. 6 and 52, on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 2pm. The snowdate is February 3, 2008. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nelsonville Truck Restriction is Too Limited

To the Editor: As a resident of Nelsonville, the news of truck traffic restriction on the streets of Nelsonville was a welcome read as it seemed to indicate that 4:30am engine brakes, grinding gears, sootcovered porch, and 4.0 Richter Scale rumbli More...

Galef Should Strengthen Sex Offender Act

Dear Editor: I would like to express my deep concern over the recent decision by Southern District Judge Gerald Lynch, which weakens parts of the civil confinement law. On March. More...

A Moment of Grace

To the Editor: On the morning of December 31 I was lying in bed, looking out the window. A shaft of light broke through the clouds illuminating two Oak trees; snow on the branches, sparkling drops of water falling to earth. More...

Briefly Noted

Census Bureau to Survey Nation's Spending Habits

In January 2008, U.S. Census Bureau field representatives will collect information about how much Americans spend for groceries, clothing, transportation, housing, health care and other items from a sample of households across the country. More...

Finding and Identifying Fossils Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, January 19, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Impressive Fossils! Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall, to learn about finding and identifying fossils. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Painters Tavern Series Presents: Reptile Conservation in New York

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Thursday, January 17, at 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for an Evening Speakers Series: Reptile Conservation in New York. More...

PV's Swearing-In Ceremony Attracts Putnam County Dignitaries

Putnam Valley's small court- room was filled to overflowing capacity on the evening of January 2, 2008 as County Judge James Reitz and Town Justice Gina Capone donned their robes and prepared for the swearing in of Putnam Valley's newly-elected: To More...

Reorganization Meeting Puts Residents on Alert as to How Future Town Board Meetings Will be Conducted

Newly sworn in Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy chaired his first Town Board Reorganization meeting on January 2, 2008. More...

Public Hearings on Haldane Capital Project to Begin Later this Month

French registration underway after one year absence

It appears that Haldane Middle School students will again be able to study French as registration for the fall semester in that subject is now underway. More...

Putnam County Board of Elections Open Additional Hours for Absentee Voting for Both Presidential Primaries

The Putnam County Board of Elections has scheduled additional opening hours in conjunction with the 2008 presidential elections for both the Democratic and Republican primaries. The hours are as follows: Tues. Jan. More...

First Highland Garden Club Wreath Sale a Success

The Highlands Garden Club held their first annual wreath sale this past December, and it was an overwhelming success. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Three Additional 7th Graders Made Haldane Middle School Honor Roll

Haldane Middle School has advised that the following 7th grade students should have been included in their listing for the first quarter Honor Roll: Principal's List Elizabeth Casparian -High Honor Roll Patrick Junjulas -Honor Roll More...

Three Local Residents Received Undergraduate Degrees in December from SUNY New Paltz

The following local residents were among more than 600 students from the State University of New York at New Paltz who received undergraduate degrees during the December commencement exercises held on Dec. 14 and 15, 2007. More...

Kathleen Spinelli and Kelly Swansen Recipients of Graduate Degrees in December Ceremonies at New Paltz

Kathleen Spinelli, of Cold Spring, and Kelly Swansen, of Putnam Valley, were among more than 260 students from the State University of New York at New Paltz who received graduate degrees during the December commencement exercises held on Dec. More...

Births

Edward Joseph Casey

Born at Vassar Hospital on November 27, 2007 to Kathryn and Edward Casey of LaGrangeville. Maternal grandparents are Geraldine and Anthony Kurdziel of Cold Spring. More...

Elliot Manis Hollander

Born on December 12, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Teresa and Richard Hollander of Cortlandt Manor. Maternal grandparents are Ken and Anne Gonsalves of Garrison. Paternal grandparents are Howard and Suzanne Hollander of Del Ray Beach, Florida. More...

Molly Anne Kelly

Cynthia and Brian Kelly, Eryn, Sarah, Brian Jr. and Jack, of Garrison, are delighted to annouce the arrival of the newest Kelly to the bunch. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna M. Cinquina

Mrs. Anna Cinquina, age 89, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, died on December 19, 2007 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Born in Vasto, Italy, she was the grandmother of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred and Kimberly Cinquina, Jr. of Philipstown. More...

Rachelle M. Gambino Vitiello

Rachelle M. Gambino Vitiello, age 44, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday December 30, 2007 at her residence in Cold Spring. Born in Garfield Heights, Ohio , she was the daughter of the late Carl and Dolores H. (Zelasko) Gambino. Mrs. More...

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