April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Projected Tax Rate Increase of 2.54% Announced by Putnam Valley Board of Ed

District decreases amount returned to taxpayers to lower school taxes

At its April 17, 2008 meeting, the Putnam Valley Board of Education announced projected school tax rate increases of 2.54 percent for Putnam Valley, 2.26 percent for Carmel and 4.81 percent for Cortlandt for the 2008-9 school year. More...

North Highlands Fire District Provides Update on Firehouse Reconstruction and Renovation Project

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District would like to provide their residents with an update on the Reconstruction and Renovation project of the Firehouse. More...

Honoring the Achievers: PVHS Hangs Plaque Commemorating Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Putnam Valley High School is celebrating academic achievement this month. A new plaque was dedicated and hung in the building's foyer, listing the names of all of the valedictorians and salutatorians to date, with new names to be added each year. More...

Public Notice

The Town of Putnam Valley will hold the MS4 year 5 informational meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm in the Town Hall courtroom. PV Town Engineer will host the meeting as a review of the past years requirements. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Mount Gulian to Celebrate Mother's Day with Free Tours for Moms

Mount Gulian Historic Site will celebrate Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11 with its Free Tours for Mothers program. All mothers may tour the site free of charge from 1 pm to 5pm with the last tour given at 4pm. More...

County Players Presents Sweeney Todd - Opens This Friday

County Players closes out its 50th anniversary season with the musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, opening on Friday, May 2 at 8pm. More...

Two Hundred Guests Supported Hudson Valley Shakespeare at Recent Gala

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival held a gala at The Garrison on Saturday, April 5. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas F. "Percy" Bradley, Sr.

Thomas F. "Percy" Bradley, Sr., age 67, of Nelsonville, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born January 21, 1941, in Beacon, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Monahan) Bradley. More...

James T. Crowley

James Thomas Crowley of Buchanan, died suddenly on April 19, 2008. He was 51 years old. James was a long time parishioner of St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan. He was the owner/operator of The Glass Shoppe in Buchanan. More...

Sports News

Third Annual Free WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic is Set at Dutchess Stadium

The contest pits the Hudson Valley's lone Division I baseball programs, Army and Marist, and brings together residents and fan bases from neighboring communities for an evening of quality entertainment at the home of the area's lone minor league ba More...

Haldane Baseball Gets Off to a 2-5 start

The Blue Devils baseball is looking to have a sectional berth season this year. The Blue Devils head coach is Todd Mensch and assistant coaches include brothers Anthony and Joe Virgadamo. More...

Area Youth Win Honors in Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

On Sunday, April 26, 35 participants competed in the Pitch, Hit & Run Competition hosted by Philipstown Recreation Department and assisted by Philipstown Little League. More...

Audit Firm Criticizes Cold Spring Village Accounting Practices

Gasoline usage questions results in tighter controls over duplicate pump keys

The Cold Spring budget pot boiled over for at least one member of the Board of Trustees at the weekly Village Hall workshop meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. More...

Lake Oscawana Civic Association Hears Plan to Manage Phosphorus in Watershed

"Before we all grow too old to care we will have a restoration plan in place for this lake. I was born on this lake and I grew up on it. I swam in it in the 40's. We were underwater for hours at a time and our eyes never burned. More...

Marie Zarcone Announces Her Candidacy for Putnam Valley School Board

" I love Putnam Valley. I have been a resident of this town since 1970, and I hope to continue my work to make this town better. More...

Putnam Valley Arts Hosts its Fourth "Open Mike Night"

On Saturday May 31, 2008 from 7-9:30pm, Putnam Valley Arts will host another Open Mike Night at the Lake Peekskill Community Center. More...

Discoloration in Village of Cold Spring Water Explained

Hydrant Flush Scheduled

On Tuesday, April 22, many residents dealt with a bout of discoloration at their water taps. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

O'Neill High School Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll Listings for 2007/08

The students attaining the highest average for the third marking period at James I. O'Neill High School in each class are as follows: Ninth Grade - Marshall Robert Tenth Grade - Michael Messitt Eleventh Grade - Anne Ressler More...

Two-day Celebration Planned for 100th Anniversary of Garrison School's Historic Building

On a joyful Saturday in September, 1908, the Garrison community gathered together to lay the cornerstone for a new school house. The building was made of stone and represented a major step into the future for the tiny Garrison School. More...

Krista Russo Inducted Into National Honor Society at Our Lady of Victory Academy

On April 24, 2008, Krista Russo, a 2006 graduate of St. Mary's School Fishkill, was inducted into the National Honor Society at a ceremony at OLVA. More...

Letters to the Editor

Comments Categorized Incorrectly

Dear Brian: It's hard to believe that after so many years of covering Putnam Valley politics, your so called "reporter" Ed Greiff could get it so wrong when he described my comments about the proposed new firehouse at the April 16th town meeting. More...

A Real Whodunit

Dear Editor: Friday night, April 25, 2008, the Philipstown Depot Theatre presented Arsenic and Old Lace. When the play was over, the garbage was put out, the theatre was readied for the following night and the cast went home around 11:45pm. More...

Shared Services Can Be a Confidence Building Measure for School Districts

Dear Editor: My recent letters to this newspaper suggesting the consolidation of Haldane school district with its neighbors caught the attention of Assemblywoman Sandy Galef or at least her staff. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam County to Participate in National Day of Prayer

Putnam County will participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday. May 1, 2008, at 12 noon at Cornerstone Park, corner of Fair Street, Carmel. Putnam County Executive Robert J. Bondi will be joined by Sheriff Donald B. More...

Family Empowerment Conference Sponsored by Mental Health America of Dutchess

Mental Health America of Dutchess County is pleased to announce a "Family Empowerment Conference" on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Mental Health America office, 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie from 8:30am - 2:30pm. More...

NY State Assocation of Realtors Advises Empire State Housing Sales up From February

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York State in March increased by more than 10 percent compared to February, but lagged behind March 2007, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association o More...

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