July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Great Hudson River Paddle Has Strong Ties to Cold Spring

Building Bridges Building boats sail the "River that Flows Both Ways"

Many of us plan our vacations around it. It fascinates us. Life on our planet depends upon it. Its power is undeniable and at times it terrifies us. Most often it soothes us. More...

Junior Firefighter Academy Kicks Off Next Week With 50 Kids

The Cold Spring Fire Company announces its sixth annual Junior Firefighter Academy, which kicks off Monday, July 21,2008 at 9am. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

August Events are Set at Reed Library

Buzz on by for some of the August Activities at Reed Library in Carmel: Scrapbooking: make a sports theme scrapbook page for age 6 and up Bring your photos August 6 @ 11am; Mosaic Tile Craft: More...

September 2008 Events at Locust Grove are Announced

Sunset Sensations: a unique wine & food sampling series: Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 5:30- 7:30pm. More...

Midsummer Madness at Open Mouth Night at Arts on the Lake

Midsummer Madness descends on the Lake Carmel Cultural Center, 640 Route 52, Kent, when Arts on the Lake opens the doors for Open Mouth Night on Sat., July 19 at 8pm. More...

Perspectives

PHILIPSTOWN POTPOURRI

"Breakneck" "Aquarius At The Crossing"

(Part 2 of 7) New York City's 93rd mayor, George Brinton McClellan, son of George B. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jane G. Wiedeman

Former Cold Spring area resident Jane G. Wiedeman passed away peacefully June 29, 2008 after a long illness in Tucson, AZ where she resided for more than 25 years. More...

Briefly Noted

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Announces Guided Hikes on Quest Trails

To introduce people to its new Discovery Quest trails, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is offering adults and families a Guided Quest Hike with a Quest Ranger, every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm beginning July 26, 2008. More...

"Tots Park Jamboree" to Raise Funds for Cold Spring Tots Park

Philipstown parents agree that the most popular local destination for their young children is the Cold Spring Tiny Tots Park at McConville Park on Route 9D at Haldane Street. More...

TBAF Awards $20,000 Grant to Camp Combe YMCA to Fund Recreational Opportunities

Grant will help children with special needs enjoy a successful summer camp in an inclusive setting

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation recently awarded $20,000 to the Camp Combe YMCA in Putnam Valley, a branch of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester, to implement Let's ALL Play - Inclusion in Recreational Programs. More...

Legislators Begin Learning Process on Establishing Public Health Center

County Executive asked for his backing on potential project

Putnam County continued to take its first, tentative steps toward the establishing of a public health center, meant to provide health care to those under or uninsured, at the July 8, 2008 meeting of the Legislature's Health Committee. More...

Cold Spring Reduces Gasoline Usage by 120 Gallons, Further Conservation Efforts Urged

Stakeholder meetings for Comprehensive Plan Special Board scheduled

The regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Board of Trustees on July 9, 2008 began on a positive fiscal note as newly appointed village accountant Ellen Mageean reported she had booked $1,263,905 in annual village property tax receipts which in More...

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Putnam

Crow located in Philipstown comes back positive from State Health Department

The Putnam County Health Department received notification from the New York State Department of Health that a crow located in the Town of Philipstown has tested positive for West Nile virus. More...

Prentice and DiSarro Re-Elected to Fourth Years as President and Vice President of Garrison Board of Education

Second and fourth Wednesdays set for regular Board meetings

No better testament could be given to Anita Prentice for her leadership during the last three years as President of the Garrison Board of Education than her re-election to a fourth term during the Board's Reorganization Meeting held July 9, 2008. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Teaching the Hudson Valley: More Than 1,900 Students to Learn More About Region

Nearly 2,000 students at 14 schools in the Hudson River Valley will get out of their classrooms and gain new perspectives on the place where they live thanks to curriculum development grants made through Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV). More...

Haldane School District Announces Details on Their Free and Reduced Meal Programs

Haldane School has announced that they have requested an exemption for their school breakfast program for the 2008-2009 school year. According to the school district, low participation in the program has prompted this request. More...

Deidre Ann Regan Graduates from Stonehill College

Deidre Ann Regan of Garrison has recently graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor's degree. More...

Letters to the Editor

Parking Meters Take the Hassle Out of Parking

To the Editor: From his perch in Nelsonville, Brandon del Pozo has done those of us who live and pay taxes in Cold Spring a great service. More...

Stop Talking and Vote

Dear Editor: The time for gathering data is long past the property tax cap is what we need now. Sandra Galef and the state legislature should stop talking and vote. More...

A Plea for the Paving of Lower Old Albany Post Road

To the Editor: I am responding - in the affirmative - to the FEMA proposal regarding the paving of Old Albany Post Road (OAPR) Please consider this a rebuttal to Noel Kropf's letter. It is beyond my comprehension as to why Mr. More...

Sports News

Register by August 15 for Tour De Putnam Cycling Event

Register by Aug. 15 for the American classic Tour De Putnam cycling event at 9am on Sun., Aug. 24. Choose from 15, 30, 50, 70 or 100-mile routes and Mountain Bike Loops. The event begins at Veterans Memorial Park, Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel. More...

The Week That Was in Philipstown: All-Star 9/10 Softball

It all began at 7pm on Wednesday, June 11 - the first practice for the Philipstown 9/ 10-year-old Softball All- Starts… Thirteen girls gathered on the 9D field to learn the fundamentals of softball - throwing, catching, hitting and running t More...

Sarsen Seeks 4th Straight Gold Medal at 31st Annual Empire State Games

PV's Morgan, Fisher to play key roles, Haldane's Shields back for more

Binghamton, New York might not be the best place on the planet to visit during late July, but it is without a doubt the perfect venue for New York State's annual Empire State Games, which will be held from July 23 to July 27. More...

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