May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Building Permits, Boat Registrations, and Zoning Codes are Targets of New Proposed Laws

Another Public Hearing scheduled for June 11

The Putnam Valley Town Board held five public hearings on May 14, 2008 to review proposed new laws that would limit the issuance of building permits, allow minor site plan amendments, and a new law that will clean up the beaches and require up-to-d More...

County Mental Health Commission Holds Public Hearing on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services

Putnam County Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael J. Piazza will hold a Public Hearing regarding Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse and MR/DD Needs & Services in Putnam County. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring has three vacancies on the Comprehensive Plan Special Board, whose members must be Cold Spring residents. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

June 1 Music With A View at Cat Rock to Benefit Taghkanic Chorale

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Mary Ann McCormick, has been hailed in the press as "charismatic," spell-binding," and "elegant. More...

Blue Horse Rep and Arts on the Lake Present It Takes Two: an Evening of Cabaret

The Blue Horse Repertory Company in partnership with Arts On The Lake is proud to present an evening of cabaret. It Takes Two, starring Nancy Johnston & Doug Coates on Saturday, June 14 at 8pm at Arts On The Lake. More...

Washington's Headquarters Book Talk at Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Adam Schenkman will discuss and autograph his new book, Washington's Headquarters, a treasury of pictures of this historic building. May 25, 2008, 2pm at Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Route 9 & I 84, Fishkill. More...

Letters to the Editor

An Update on the Haldane Geo- Thermal Study

To the Editor: I'd like to take this opportunity to update the community on the latest developments with the Haldane Engineering Study/ Fundraiser. More...

Support the Sustainable Living Expo

Dear Editor: We at Green Star insulation are deeply grateful for being invited to participate at the 2007 Garrison Sustainable Living Expo, hosted by the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Lake Reservation and held at the Garrison Golf Club. More...

Don't Codes and Procedures Apply to All?

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter with regard to the property being developed at the junction of Route 9 and Route 403. More...

Sports News

Haldane Lacrosse Makes Sectionals

The Haldane lacrosse team finished their season with a 4- game winning streak, finishing with a 3-2 league record. They are now headed into sectionals. The first win of this streak was against Ardsley. More...

Knights Drop Tough 1 - 0 Decision to Pelham

This past Sunday, the Philipstown Knights U-12 girls soccer team fell to the Pelham Tornadoes 1-0, in hard-fought match at the St. Basil's Academy Field. More...

Highlander 7/8 Lacrosse Club Travel Team Defeats Farmingdale 8th Grade 'A' Team

On Saturday May 17, fifteen boys traveled from our area to play against an undefeated "A" team powerhouse on Long Island. More...

Fuel Costs and Alternatives Considered by County Legislature

Putnam National receives overall positive report from course operator

The Putnam County Legislature's Physical Services Committee implicitly acknowledged the financial impact that rising fuel prices are having on the county when, during its May 13, 2008 meeting, it heard a presentation from Poughkeepsie-based Norki E More...

Philipstown Hosts Public Meeting on Storm Water Management

Dirt roads present "almost impossible situation" in attempting to control runoff

Water is perhaps our most precious natural resource. All life is dependent on a supply of clean water. More...

The Cold Spring Boat Club's First May Visitor is April Fool - No Joke!

The 200-foot, year-old yacht commissioned April Fool visited the Cold Spring waterfront last week-end and logged in at the boat club as 100's of others will this season. More...

Cold Spring Village Board Responds to Auditor's Concerns

Parking meters being seriously considered

Gasoline continues to be a subject of considerable interest in and around the Village of Cold Spring - and not only because consumers are now paying more than four dollars to purchase one gallon of regular at area pumps. More...

Heritage Funeral Home Allegations Unproven says Owner

"They have no proof and nobody has come to inspect our premises so they can verify that we do not do embalming on our premises as alleged in the Putnam County Department of Health letter dated April 25, 2008," says Agnes Powe, one of the owners of More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Young Band and Chorus Members Make Beautiful Music at Haldane Elementary School Spring Concert

The Haldane Elementary School Spring Concert was held on May 6, 2008.The Elementary School Chorus opened the show singing Amani Utupe, a Kenyan proverb arranged by Patsy Ford Simms, Et In Terra Pax a traditional Latin verse arranged by Mary L More...

Simon Draper and Marnie Hillsey Bring an Art Workshop to Haldane Fifth Graders

Works created to be exhibited in Beacon

Artists Simon Draper and Marnie Hillsley offered Haldane artists in Mr. Tom Virgadamo's fifth grade class an exciting art experience. They opened their workshop having the children model for and create gesture sketches. More...

Can YOU Spell as Well as a Third or Fourth Grader?

Putnam Valley Spelling Bee Showcases Student Literacy The English Language Arts (ELA) Subcommittee of the Education Enhancement Committee (EEC) of the Putnam Valley Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is celebrating the second year of its successful r More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Teresa M. Casale

Teresa M. Casale, a life long Cold Spring, resident, died on Tuesday May 13, 2008 at Westchester Medical Center; she was 80. Born in Cold Spring on October 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Trimarchi) Carufe. More...

Briefly Noted

Schedule for Memorial Day 2008 Events in Cold Spring

1. Wed through Friday, May 21, 22, 23, Veterans put American Flags on Veterans Grave sites 2. Sunday May 25 - Parrott Gun Memorial Service, 11am, Cold Spring Waterfront. All residents are invited. 3. Memorial Day Parade- Monday May 26. More...

Cold Spring Lions Honor Mothers of the Year

Members of the Cold Spring Lions Club honored four local women as "Mothers of the Year," for their outstanding service to family and community last week. More...

Growing for Keeps Topic at Next Highland Garden Club Meeting

The Highland Garden Club will meet at the Julia J. Butterfield Library at 1pm on Tuesday, May 27. The subject will be "Growing for Keeps" and members Marlane Bernstein and Sally Singh will talk about growing and canning vegetables. More...

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