August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam County to Study new Site for Kent Senior Center

Legislature approves multiple bond issues

The Putnam County Legislature unanimously approved the issuance of treasury bonds at their August 5, 2008 full Legislature meeting for three separate items. More...

Public Meeting Will Determine if Philipstown's Contract with GVFC will be reopened.

Review of Proposed New Zoning Law Begins

The issues that have smoldered for months regarding the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC) budget and the funding the department receives from the Town of Philipstown will be dealt with at an August 19, 2008 public meeting that was announced at More...

Legislature Approves Funding for Patrol Car Computers

Traffic tickets to be printed on the spot

By a vote of 6 to 1, Putnam County lawmakers approved funding on August 5, 2008 at their regular monthly meeting to outfit all existing Putnam County Sheriff patrol cars with new state-of-the-art laptop computers, which will run New York State's Tr More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Planning Board will hold its August meeting on Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Chinese Film Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles to Show at the Howland Library

Chinese foreign film, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles will be shown at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on Friday, August 22, 2009 at 7pm in the Community Room. More...

Flute Recital to Benefit the St. Mary's Save the Steeple Fund on August 24

Event features Garrison's Kimberly Zaleski, now studying at Peabody Conservatory

The community is invited to help preserve and maintain a special Cold Spring landmark — the steeple of St. Mary's Church — by attending and supporting a benefit flute recital on Sunday, August 24 at 4:30pm at St. Mary's. More...

Time Warp: A Musical Revue Opens This Week at Brewster High School

The performers in the picture are clockwise: Mark Stein (Brewster), Ben Bisogno (Brewster), Liz Brady (New Fairfield), Emma Burke-Covitz (Carmel), Antonia Carey (Brewster). Rose Bisogno of Brewster is in the center. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Francis "Patrick" Lahey

Francis "Patrick" Lahey, age 55, of Beacon, died on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Born in Cold Spring, on April 27, 1953, he is the son of Francis J. "Terry" Lahey and the late Joan (Matthews) Lahey. More...

Zenon Dubiel

Zenon Dubiel, age 54, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at Wingate at Beacon in Beacon NY. Born August 10, 1954 in Walbrzych, Poland, he is the son of Adela (Fudali) Dubiel and the late Zdzislaw Dubiel. Mr. More...

Sports News

200 Cyclists Take 6-day, Gasfree Vacation Through Hudson Valley During 4th Annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal Tour

They started out in Albany on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, leaving their cars and expensive gas behind. More...

Perseverance Pays Dividends for 11-U PV/C Baseball Team

Lessons abound during difficult 1-17 season

Sometimes, a group of kids can teach you something… show you something you thought was long gone, and along the way teach a so-called "grown-up" a lesson: This was one of perseverance and all-inclusive gain. More...

Sheriff's Office Probes Lake Peekskill Residential Burglaries

Residents asked to be additional eyes and ears of law enforcement

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating a number of residential burglaries that have occurred in the Lake Peekskill section of the Town of Putnam Valley recently. More...

Public, Stakeholders Asked to Help Cold Spring's Comprehensive Plan Board

Missing local resource information and additional priorities sought

Maybe it's a butcher shop; or a community center; or a movie house; or perhaps a 24-hour urgent care medical facility. Whatever they find lacking in the village, on Thursday, Sept. More...

Go-Go Pops Share Spotlight With DEC Reports at Cold Spring Village Meeting

Soil testing at old gas works site to begin in September

A brief weekly workshop meeting by the Cold Spring Board of Trustees on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 covered mostly old ground with the exception of the introduction of homemade frozen fruit pops to the Main Street refreshment menu. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Emily Geider Achieves Perfect 4.0 at Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College is pleased to announce that Cold Spring resident Emily Geider was placed on the College's President's List for the spring semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA. More...

Holly Whiston Named Rensselaer Medal Winner

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the winners of the Rensselaer Medal. Holly Whiston of Cold Spring is this year's honoree at Haldane High School. More...

Jules Levy Named to Dean's List at University of St. Thomas

Jules Levy, of Cold Spring, has been named to the University of St. Thomas 2008 spring semester Dean's List. Students must post grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the Dean's List. St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Assemblyman Ball "Missing In Action."

Editor, During this election season I couldn't help noticing the numerous pieces of literature I receive in my mailbox. More...

Private Investment and Public Policy Can Solve Energy Crisis

To the Editor: We all share Aline Crowley's concern about the punishing rise in energy prices, and Downey Oil (no relation) is to be commended for doing what it can with its price protection programs to shield its customers from future shocks duri More...

Galef is Ineffective

Letter to the Editor I read and see everywhere that New York State is in such of a bad financial situation. It is strapped for money and needs every penny it can come up with. More...

Briefly Noted

DEC Tells New Yorkers: Don't Flush Medications

New educational campaign and website launched to help protect water quality

A new initiative to help reduce the growing presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies has been launched by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Pete Grannis announced. More...

Descendants of Regional Native American Tribes Invite the Public to Join Them at 8th Annual Daniel Ninham Pow Wow

Drumming, singing and dancing, all popular and prevalent in Western society today, were basic elements within Native American cultures well before any European set foot on North American soil. More...

Educational Investment Workshop at the Howland Public Library

Howland Public Library will be hosting a free educational investment workshop on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 6:30- 7:30pm. More...

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