August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Village 2007-08 Spending in Keeping With Budgeted Numbers

Tots Park fundraisers decide to not channel money raised through Village

The regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Board of Trustees on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 was brief befitting the doldrums of the season. More...

LOCA President Tells Members "Our Obligation is to Leave Lake Oscawana as We Found it: Crystal Clear"

Steve Axinn, President of the Lake Oscawana Civic Association opened the LOCA annual meeting held at Putnam Valley Town Hall on Sunday, August 17, 2008 with an announcement that it was time to reelect some of the LOCA Board of Directors, as well as More...

Outdoor Family Movie Night at Butterfield Library This Friday

The Friends of the Butterfield Library will present a free outdoor family movie on Friday, August 22. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, pack up a picnic dinner and come celebrate the end of summer. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

BachFest 2008 Will Be Held First Weekend in September

The ninth annual Hudson Valley BachFest will take place the weekend of September 5, 6, and 7. More...

Final West Point Music Under the Stars Concert to Feature Fireworks and Cannons

1812 Overture Concert with Special Guests Matt and Christina Ashford on the bill

The West Point Concert Band and Jazz Knights will present the final "Music Under the Stars" concert at Trophy Point Amphitheatre, featuring guest vocalists Matt and Christina Ashford. More...

Howland Chamber Music Circle Announces New Season

For the sixteenth season the Howland Chamber Music Circle will be bringing outstanding musicians to the area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Revival of Family Day in Lake Peekskill a Proud Day

To the Editor: On Sunday, August 3, Putnam Valley's Lake Peekskill celebrated its revival of "Family Day" at North Beach. The event was planned over the past four months and was an unqualified success, attended by more than 200 people. More...

Political Pals

To the Editor: This letter is in response to Sam Davis's letter in this paper 2 weeks ago. It is distressing that Sam Davis believes we can trust him. More...

Residents of Nelsonville are not Residents of Cold Spring

Editor: I accept Brandon del Pozo's suggestion that we should suspend, for now, debate of the metered parking issue in these pages. More...

Sports News

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Defending Class D champ Haldane, Putnam Valley set to take field

The defending Section 1 Class D champion Haldane Blue Devils and the Class B Putnam Valley Tigers will take to the gridiron this week on August 20 when Section 1 football teams get their first true look at what's in store for the 2008 season. More...

Haldane Tax Increase Less than Expected

Community forums will explore key issues facing district

The first school bell is still two weeks away but trustees of the Haldane School District were busy with a wide range of school work at their August 12, 2008 workshop. More...

Peekskill Hollow Retaining Wall Still Awaiting Solution

DEC says work must be completed by September 30 to avoid spawning season

When you have town officials from two municipalities, several engineers, several attorneys, NYSEG, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation all expressing their recommendations as to how the collapsing retaining wall at #2 Pe More...

Housing Lottery Held for Below-Market Townhouses on Route 9

Community Housing Innovations, a nonprofit organization which specializes in making housing accessible and affordable, announced last week that it is administering a housing lottery, through which 10 qualified homebuyers will win the opportunity to More...

Bronx Teen Charged in Connection With Continental Village Residential Burglary

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of an 18-year-old Bronx, New York youth on felony criminal charges stemming from a 2007 residential burglary which occurred in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Dennis Mazzuca Receives Joan Penny Memorial Scholarship Award From Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries

Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries celebrated their annual Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner Dance on May 3, 2008 at Outlook Lodge, Bear Mountain. More...

Local Students Earn Degrees from Binghamton University

The following students were recently awarded degrees from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Dara M. Freeman - Garrison - BS English Elena B. More...

Elizabeth Royal Cannon Named to Dean's List

Elizabeth Royal Cannon of Garrison has been named to the Dean's List at Ursinus College for the spring 2008 semester, according to Dr. Judith T. Levy, dean of the college. More...

Perspectives

"Breakneck" (Part 3 of 7)

"Aquarius At The Crossing"

Drilling to bedrock of the granite ridge running the entire length of the Hudson's bottom between S. K. and B. mountains was the initial, dominant, and extraordinarily timeconsuming endeavor facing the engineers. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verna Mooney Fitzgerald

Verna Mooney Fitzgerald, 88, of Southington, CT died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in her home with her family by her side. More...

Briefly Noted

Elizabeth Vardy is Philipstown Garden Club's Summer Intern at Glynwood Farms

Elizabeth (Beth) Vardy has been spending much of her summer at Glynwood Farms, weeding, watering, and harvesting produce from the extensive vegetable garden located there. The work is hard, but fun, says Elizabeth, who enjoys being outside. More...

Mushrooming Workshop Offered at Glynwood

Using fresh mushrooms from the woods and slides, Glynwood Center in Cold Spring will hose a Mushrooming Lecture & Foray with Gary Lincoff. More...

Officials Announce Latest Statewide STOP-DWI Effort

18-Day crackdown coincides with national initiative through Labor Day

David J. Swarts, Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Chair of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has announced the latest statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort. More...

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