July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County Attorney to Represent Legislature in Disputes with County Executive

Legislature approves resolution supporting $94,500 grant request for Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum

On June 23, 2008, the Putnam County Legislature met in a Special Meeting that had initially been called for the express purpose of voting to override the veto by County Executive Bob Bondi of a resolution and local law, which called for the County More...

Year-End School Board Meeting Recognizes Retirees, Eagle Scout, Spelling Bee Winners and Board Member

College satellite campus in District being contemplated

Despite an unusually long meeting, attributable to having twice gone into Executive Session during the regular meeting, the June 19, 2008 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education quietly brought the 2007-8 school year to its close. More...

Forth of July Service at Mekeel's Corners Chapel

The Mekeel's Corners Chapel Association is pleased to announce its annual Independence Day service at 10am on Friday July 4 at the Chapel at the intersection of Rts 9 and 301. The service is given each year in thanksgiving for this great country. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Northeast Public Radio to Air Exclusive Conversation with Pete Seeger This Week

Recently, WAMC President Alan Chartock had the opportunity to sit down for a oneon one conversation with folk music legend and Clearwater co-founder, Pete Seeger. More...

Porcelain Works of Art by Paola Bari at at Transverse Gallery, Locust Grove

A solo exhibition of Porcelain Works by Paola Bari will be on display in the Transverse Gallery at Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site through July 20, 2008. "Nature and earth is our daily gift and my daily inspiration. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce to Host 7th Annual Summer Sunset Concert Series

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the return of the Summer Sunset Concert Series held Sunday evenings on the waterfront in Cold Spring. More...

Births

Ryan Joseph Landisi

Born on June 9, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Jennifer Moran and David Landisi of Beacon. Ryan weighed 7lbs, 4oz and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Carol Moran of Cold Spring. More...

Benjamin Carroll Edelson

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on June 6, 2008 to Elizabeth and Justin Edelson of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Byard Hires of Darien, CT and the late Carol Hires. Paternal grandparents are Edward and Christine Edelson of Southbury, CT. More...

Jack William Rund

Born on May 30, 2008 to Kathleen and William Rund of Putnam Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

Kent Duo Host Benefit for Invisible Children

In 2003, Bobby Bailey, Jason Russell and Laren Poole, college students from San Diego journeyed to Africa with the idea of making a documentary about the horrible living conditions of Ugandans residing in displacement camps. More...

Welcome Back to the Farm: Rare Early American Farm Animals to Make Their home at Tilly Foster Farm Museum

Welcome back to the farm…spend a leisurely afternoon on July 12 at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster. More...

Nelsonville Man Faces Charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Nelsonville resident for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. On June 20, 2008 Deputy Michael Sutherland was on patrol on Main St. More...

Public Hearing on Domestic Partnership Registry Reveals Majority Support

Most urge County Executive to support Local Law

Little more than three weeks after the County Legislature took the first step toward the creation of a domestic partner registry within Putnam County, County Executive Bob Bondi held a public hearing on June 25, 2008 to take the public's pulse on w More...

Cold Spring Trustees Hear Proposal From Parking Meter Company

Flexible system could pay for itself quickly

The trustees of Cold Spring took the first step down the road toward paid parking on village streets last week at their weekly workshop meeting on June 24, 2008. The catalyst was a presentation by a salesman for a parking meter company. More...

Haldane School Building Heating System Feasibility Study Delayed Three Months

New math position filled, Dwyer and Simon retire

The road to choosing a heating system to replace Haldane School's aging oil-burning boilers has not been a straight and smooth and the process took another sharp turn again at the School Board's June 24, 2008 meeting. More...

PV Volunteer Ambulance Corps Judged Best Corps in Yorktown Heights Parade

The Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps was judged Best Ambulance Corps at the Yorktown Heights Parade and Carnival, June 27, 2008. The Captain of Ambulance Corps is Sheryl Keating. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Planning Board will hold its July meeting on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30pm at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring. Recyclables will not be picked up on Friday, July 4 in the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Michelle Grasso Achieves a 4.0 at SUNY Geneseo

Michelle Grasso, a 2006 graduate of Haldane, currently majoring in adolescent education, achieved a 4.0 in the Spring 2008 semester. More...

Amanda DiPaolo Named to Springfield College Dean's List

Springfield College has named Amanda DiPaolo of Garrison to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2008 term. DiPaolo is a second-year student majoring in history. More...

Seniors Sing the Praises of Walden Students at Moving Up Ceremony

Walden students moving up, from left: Lucas Rodriguez of Putnam Valley, Dana Patterson of Peekskill, Robert Garcia of Highland Falls, John Poquette of Hyde Park, Wesley Southall of Ossining. More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane School Foundation is Never Involved Politically With the Election Process

Dear Editor: I have always found Joe Barbaro's letters to the editor to be insightful and full of wisdom; I appreciate his constant endeavors to lower our all too high school tax increases of recent years. More...

For the Record: Haldane PTA's Role in Publicizing the Re-Vote

Dear Editor: Joe Barbaro's letter from June 25 gives all of us the opportunity to work together to change the system of taxation for the schools that burdens the vast majority of us, yes and no voters alike. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barre W. Littel

Barre W. Littel, CFA, 68, of Garrison, and Key West, FL, formerly of Manhattan, died of brain cancer on June 25, 2008 after a ferocious battle to stay alive. More...

Sports News

TriCounty Bulldogs 16U Baseball Team Wins Silver in USSSA Regional Qualifier

The Tri County Bulldogs 16U baseball team took home the Silver in the USSSA Regional Qualifier tournament held the weekend of June 20 - 22, 2008, earning the right to advance to the next round of competition. More...

Philipstown 11-12 Little League All-Star Team Wins over Hyde Park

The Philipstown 11-12 All Star Team began the District 17 Tournament traveling to Hyde Park on Sunday. The Team chock full of talent was ready to accept the challenge. More...

Philipstown Secures 1st annual River & Valley Cup Games

P-Town takes 2 of 3 from Put Valley in friendly diamond rivalry

We know for a fact that Haldane High has had a recent run of bad luck on the baseball diamond the past few years, but I'm willing to bet that its fortune is about to change in the near future after witnessing some of the finest Little League talent More...

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