April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Village Set to Raise Sewer Fees This Quarter

New Planning Board and ZBA application escrow accounts will help Village with consultation fees

Sewer usage fees for Cold Spring residents are set to rise come the quarterly April 15 billing period after a public hearing held at the Village Hall on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. More...

Putnam County Health Department Announces Closing of the Putnam County Recycling Center

The County-operated Recycling Center, located off Route 6 in Carmel, will close at the end of March. Residents are encouraged to call their respective Town Clerks to identify recycling options available in each town. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring Historic District Review Board will hold a Boards and Commissions training session Saturday, April 5 from 10am - 2:30pm at the Village Hall, 85 Main St.. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Fifty Members of the Howland Cultural Center in Art Exhibition

The Howland Cultural Center will present its annual Members Art Exhibition from April 5 through 27, 2008, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 5 from 3- 5pm. More...

Calling All Shutterbugs - Capture Valley's Magic in Scenic Hudson Photo Contest

Photographers of all ages, amateur and professional, are invited to share their favorite works capturing the Hudson Valley's legendary beauty. Entries can be made now through Monday, June 30, at www.scenichudson.org. More...

Garrison Art Center Hosts CURRENT: A Sculpture Tour

2nd annual outdoor juried exhibition at five Garrison landmark locations

Building on the successful premiere launch of their outdoor summer exhibition last year, Garrison Art Center will host their second "expanded" annual summer sculpture exhibition, CURRENT: A Sculpture Tour, on view June 1 through August 11. More...

Letters to the Editor

Funding Schools Through the State Makes Sense

Dear Editor: One thing almost all residents of New York State can agree on is the need to rein in the yearly increase in school property taxes. More...

Something to Chew On

Dear Brian: Tara and I met Sylvia Wallin at the Lacrosse Team bake sale outside Food Town last Saturday. We bought a lot of lovely cookies and brownies for humans, but Tara was upset that there was nothing for her. More...

An Appreciation of Butterfield Library

To the Editor: As a resident of Wappingers, I had never taken the opportunity to appreciate the Butterfield Library. More...

Briefly Noted

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Holds Second Night Seder

On Sunday, April 20, at 6:30pm, Beacon Hebrew Alliance will hold a Second Night Seder. It will be a traditional Passover Seder, home-cooked and with all the trimmings. More...

Public Forum on Gandhi's Legacy Sponsored by Garrison Institute at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC

Gandhi's example inspired the 20th century's most effective social change movements. Can it now inspire us to confront and transform climate change? More...

Putnam Hospital Center 2008 Medical Staff Directory and Spring Wellness Calendar Now Available

Recently updated, Putnam Hospital Center is offering members of the community free copies of both its photographic medical staff directory and spring wellness calendar. More...

Bondi Points to Budget Woes in Declining to Fund Cold Spring 2008 Refuse Grant

County Exec announces County hiring freeze and discontinuance of funding for School Resource Officers

Although a resolution giving a $7,500 Cold Spring/County Tourism Partnership grant from the County was approved in the Legislature's Economic Development Committee two weeks ago following a request by Mayor Anthony Phillips and Legislator Vinny Tam More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Seeks Reductions to Assistant Coaching Staff

Staffing requests nearly flat for 2008-9

Two years ago the Putnam Valley School District's initial budget was defeated. More...

Tentative Tax Rate Increase 3.97 Percent for Garrison School District

District again returns $100,000 to taxpayers

The phrase "good news" isn't often associated with school taxes, but first Haldane, and now Garrison have announced prospective school tax rate increases of under 4 percent. More...

North Highlands Engine Company Handles Chimney Fire at Residence on Route 9

On Monday, March 24 at 2:24pm, North Highlands Engine Company was dispatched for a chimney fire at 3389 Route 9. Upon arrival chief Nolen confirmed a chimney fire from a wood stove. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVHS Jazz Musicians Support PVEF Silent Auction

The Putnam Valley Education Foundation's annual Silent Auction fundraiser on March 8 was in danger of having a low turnout because of the changeable March weather. More...

Straight Talk 2008 at PVMS Offers Solutions and Hope to PV Community

On Tuesday, March 11, several hundred Putnam Valley Middle School students and parents attended the annual "Straight Talk" program at PVMS. More...

BOCES Sets Annual Meeting for April

The annual meeting and candidate's forum of the Board of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held at 6pm in the Front Conference Room, following the regular business meeting of the BOCES Board meet More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

William J. Critelli

William J. "Willie" Critelli, age 92, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at NY Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University in NY, NY. More...

Sylvia Lyons

Sylvia Lyons, age 75, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born in Cold Spring on June 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Rose M. More...

Sports News

Katie Robertson Honored with 'Most Dedicated & Improved' Award at Ski Racing Awards Dinner

The Tri - State Alpine Ski Racing Association and local racer Katelyn Robertson marked the close of another successful season with the Awards Dinner held at Jiminy Peak Mt. Resort on March 2, 2008 . More...

Ian Thom Squeaks Out Free Throw Win

Ian Thom continued his winning ways at the Knights of Columbus Downstate Conference Free Throw Championship held on Saturday, March 29 at St. More...

Costigan Nabs MAAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

Sophomore right-hander allows one run over ten innings of action last week

Manhattan sophomore righthander Tom Costigan (Cold Spring,/Our Lady of Lourdes) was named MAAC Pitcher of the Week announced on Monday, March 31, 2008 at league headquarters. More...

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