June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Pro and Anti Bullriding Forces Have Showdown Before Legislators

Unlicensed contractors face seizure of equipment

Most of the June 19, 2008 meeting of the Rules Committee of the Legislature was taken up with testimony from both sides in an attempt to decide whether to permit bullriding in the County. More...

PV Board Meeting Fills in Details of Town's Activities

Artwork sought for display at local cultural events

In addition to talking about the issue of the Cimarron Ranch situation, the Town Board also heard reports at the Town Board monthly meeting on June 18, 2008 from the various town committees and organizations. More...

Adrian O'Barr is Haldane 2008 Salutatorian

Adrian O'Barr is the Haldane High School Salutatorian for 2008. He will be attending Vassar College in the fall of 2009 after traveling across the country with his brother to work on organic farms, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, for a year. More...

Cold Spring Village Police Issue Warning About Scam

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department is investigating an incident involving the scam of a cashier at a local supermarket. The suspect entered the store, approached the cashier and conducted several small transactions. More...

Nelsonville to Dedicate Street to Former Mayor William J. Merando

On Monday, June 30, 2008, at 10 am, a street dedication will be held honoring the memory of former Mayor William J. Merando, who died on February 16, 2008. The dedication will take place on the corner of Main Street and Pearl Street. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sloop Clearwater Volunteer Recounts Her Experience in Program

On Sunday, June 29 at 10:30am, The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie will feature Sailing Down my Golden River, a program of words, songs, More...

The Magic Trunk Summer Kick-off at Howland Library

Sylvia and the Magic Trunk will stir up some fun for the kick-off of "Catch the Reading Bug", this year's summer reading program, on Wednesday, July 9 from 1-2 pm at Howland Public Library in Beacon. More...

"Shall We Dance? Country Dance Workshop at Mt. Gulian

Mount Gulian Historic Site, in Fishkill, has scheduled an educational dance experience, "Shall We Dance?" on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The evening will feature dance instructor and caller, Derek Page. Mr. More...

Perspectives

Sailing into Summer

Those of you who joined the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce aboard the River Rose last Friday evening already know how much fun was had as we set sail on the first cruise of the summer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rumor Mill in Mayberry-on- Hudson

Dear Editor: Doesn't that moron ever sleep? I think he's got anger issues! I heard he once went to a Town Board meeting with Scotch on his breath! I've been told that he's a...well you know! More...

Recommendations for Changes in Village Recycling

To the Editor: I would like to acknowledge the PCNR for its coverage of my recent report to the Cold Spring Special Board on recycling and garbage collection. The story erred, however, in giving the over-all volume collected. More...

Haldane Budget "No" Voters Sent Message

Dear Editor: Now that the Haldane Budget do-over vote of the century is over, I think it proper to congratulate the "Yes" folks for their victory. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam County 4-H Fair Looking for New and Nearly New Outdoor Items for Their Live Auction

Trading Up? Cleaning Out? - The organizers of the Putnam County 4-H Fair are looking for new and nearly new lawn, garden, patio, recreation and outdoor items to sell at a live auction being held at the Putnam County 4-H Fair this coming July. More...

Nature Discovery Programs at Stony Kill Farm

Nature is strange and wonderful. Come to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center to experience nature in all its glory! Stony Kill offers fun, outdoor programs this July. Call (845) 831-8780 ext 300 for more information. More...

July Events at Temple Beth- El

Regular Shabbat services will continue over the summer at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Friday evening services will begin at 8pm and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. More...

Early Intervention & Preschool Budget Costs Becomes Significant Issue for County

Solid waste management plan moves forward incrementally

A substantial projected cost increase to the Putnam County Health Department's Early Intervention and Preschool budget has raised financial concerns that must be addressed. That was the message Dr. More...

Cimarron Ranch Litigation is Focus of PV Supervisor Tendy Comments at Town Board Meeting

Kaspar accuses Tendy of holding illegal public hearing and personal vendetta

Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy used the time allotted to him for his opening supervisory comments at the June 18, 2008 Town Board meeting to present an argument justifying the Town's litigation actions against Cimarron Ranch (owned by Alex Kasp More...

Mayor Phillips Raises Concept of Building Dock at Old Dockside Property

Plan could mean larger involvement with Quadricentennial celebration

Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips raised the prospect last week of waterfront participation in next year's 400th anniversary celebration of Henry Hudson's famous sail up the river by announcing a tentative plan to use a $45,000 grant to build a do More...

Assemblywoman Galef Hosts Senior Forum

Focus on new state laws protecting seniors & consumer scams that target older citizens

Seniors are more vulnerable than ever to consumer fraud scams, especially now when federal rebate checks start to flow putting more available cash in their hands. More...

Matthew Pergamo is Haldane's Valedictorian

Matthew Pergamo is the Haldane High School Valedictorian for the class of 2008. Matthew will be attending George Washington University, majoring in history with a focus on premed. He has very positive feelings about his years at Haldane. More...

2008 PVHS Salutatorian is Shannon Brown

2008 Salutatorian Shannon Brown, of Lake Peekskill, has been inducted into the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and was Vice President of the newly chartered French Honor Society at PVHS. More...

New North Highlands Fire House Construction Underway

Construction activities at the North Highlands Fire House located on Fishkill Road are moving along. More...

Schools

Pre-K Class Celebrates Their Graduation from Community Nursery School

Pictured, back row, left to right: Gus Grossman, Kevin Van Tassel, Douglas Donaghy, Jack O'Hara, Dylan Gunther; 2nd row: Mary Susi, Kahley Olert, Johnathan Bradley, Ashley Hotaling, Vincenzo Scanga, Sydney Warren, Diane Junjulas; Front Row: James Phi More...

Community Nursery's 3- Year-Olds Move On Up

Pictured, back row, left to right: Tricia Junjulas, Marisa Scanga, Katie Shields, Julian Forcello, Sophia Scanga, John Marra-Willis, Rosemary Rodino. More...

GED Graduates/Adult Literacy Students Recognized at BOCES Ceremony

Scores of graduates from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES GED program were recently recognized at a special ceremony, along with Adult Literacy Program Special Recognition recipients. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth "Kenny" Fisher

Kenneth "Kenny" Fisher, 43, died June 19, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong area resident, Kenny attended the Westchester Business Institute and owned and operated 403 Custom Automotive in Garrison for over 15 years. More...

Marion Templeton Fales

Marion Nellis Templeton Fales, 103, of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, June 16, 2008 at Chowan Hospital. Mrs. Fales, a native of Brooklyn, NY was the daughter of the late Edwin Nellis and Francis Martin Nellis and the widow of George D. More...

Judith Ellen (Rudder) Davis

Judy Davis, age 64, of Cold Spring, and Sunset Beach, NC, and formerly of Rye, NY passed away peacefully too soon on June 21,2008. She was the beloved wife of Danny and the cherished mother of Andy Davis and Katy and Paul Cox. More...

Sports News

Putnam Prepares for Tri 'n Du Triathlon

Ever thought of competing in a triathlon where participants swim, bike and run? If that seems like too much, how about trying a duathlon where running and biking prevail? The inaugural Tri 'N Du Putnam is the event you have been waiting for. More...

Knights End Season with 3 -0 Victory Over Edgemont

The Philipstown Knights U12 girls soccer team continued their fine play with a 3-0 season ending victory over the Edgemont Lightning. More...

Historic Day for Girls Lacrosse at 12th Annual P.L.A.Y. Day

On Saturday June 7, 2008, the 12th annual PLAY Day lacrosse jamboree was hosted by the Philipstown Lacrosse Association for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) The jamboree brings teams and their families here from towns across the Hudson Valley. More...

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