August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Nelsonville Sets Stage for Reconstruction of Four Streets

No word yet on possible relocation of polling station for fall election

The Village of Nelsonville continues to lead the way locally in conducting concise and conflict-free meetings. Deputy Mayor Andy Merante chaired last week's Village Board meeting as Mayor Tom Corless was unable to attend. More...

Philipstown Contract with Garrison Fire Department Unchanged

Natural Resource, Open Space and Outdoor Furnaces to be discussed at Public Hearings in September

The contract between the Town of Philipstown and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC) will remain intact for 2008. More...

Putnam County Department of Health Reminds Families to Make Sure That Kids Get Required Vaccinations Before They Go Back to School

It's getting close to back-to-school time! That means it's time to start thinking… are my shots up to date? Parents are preparing for the start of school, students are leaving for college and flu season is approaching. More...

Delicious Farm-Supplied Food to be Featured at Cold Spring Farmers' Market Community Dinner Fundraiser

The Cold Spring Farmers' Market 6th Annual Community Dinner Fundraiser is being held on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 7-10pm, at The Garrison. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring Planning Board will not meet in September. Their normal schedule will resume in October. The Haldane Central School District Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30pm. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Sunset Jazz Soiree in Return Engagement at Boscobel

On Friday, September 19, Boscobel House & Gardens offers a semi-formal, summer send-off in its circular rose garden, overlooking the Hudson River and Highlands. More...

Big Band Swings Boscobel: Picnic, Music & Dancing at Sunset

On Saturday, September 6, Boscobel House & Gardens will celebrate summer's end in its usual big way: with the annual Big Band Evening and Sunset Picnic. More...

TrueNorth Theatre Presents a Comedic Tale of Horror

True North Theatre will perform a staged reading of America the Beautiful by C.J. Hopkins, a play that takes an unflinching look at life in America since the Patriot Act. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Antonio T. Tortora

Antonio T. Tortora, 76, was born on February 8 1932 and died on August 21, 2008. Tony, as all his friends and family knew him, was a first generation Italian-American born and raised in Astoria, New York by Antonia and Carmine. More...

Robert A. Constantino

Robert A Constantino, age 56, former resident of Cold Spring, died August 11th at home in Salinas, CA. Born to the late Anthony and Helen Constantino. He was a veteran of the US Army. More...

Marjorie M. Bradley

Marjorie M. Bradley, 75, died at home Saturday, August 23, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 30, 1933 in Tarrytown to Claude and Mary Mc Elhenny Adams. More...

Sports News

Calling all Athletes and Volunteers . . . 3rd Annual Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon is Sunday September 28

This year's triathlon is a 38 mile, 4 1/2 hour race, in 3 elements. 6 mile kayak on the Hudson, 24 mile road bike along the Greenway Bike Route and 8 mile trail run through the Highlands. More...

First Annual Dan K 5K Race in Carmel to Raise Scholarship Monies

The Daniel M. Kenny, Jr. More...

Health Care Center Proposed for Putnam Draws Illegal Immigrant Use Concerns of Legislature Chairman Tony Hay

Costs to County and uninsured statistics still unclear

Last Tuesday, August 19, 2008, Putnam County Legislative Chairman Tony Hay hinted around the concern that a Health Care Center being proposed for the County would disproportionately serve the needs of the illegal immigrant community. More...

Plans Moving Forward for "Biggest Block Party" Ever - Putnam Valley Town Day 2008

Portions of Oscawana Lake Rd. to be closed for annual celebration on September 13

The August 19, 2008 Putnam Valley Town Board regular meeting was highlighted by Putnam Valley Fire Chief Louis Luongo who said that his department will be controlling the traffic on Town Day - September 13 - and that the traffic flow through the pa More...

Putnam Valley High School's New Principal, Jonathan Bryant Introduces Himself to Community

When you paint a portrait of Putnam Valley High School's new principal, Jonathan M. More...

Putnam Valley's Sunset Series Director Asks "If You Build It Will They Come?"

The Putnam Valley Summer Sunset Series in the park held Saturday, August 23, 2008 played to an audience of only 50-75 people, but those who did show up were treated to a variety of some of the finest musical talent in the area. More...

Putnam County's First Covered Bridge Built by Local Property Owner

Local property owner Stefan Carlson decided to enhance his cul-de-sac and to allow better emergency vehicle access to nearby Torchia Road by building a covered bridge across Clove Creek in Cold Spring. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Melinda Burke Named to Dean's List at Mount Saint Mary College

Melinda Burke, of Garrison, was among the two hundred seventy-six students who achieved the spring 2008 Dean's List at Mount Saint Mary College for maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education to Conduct a Combined Work Session/ Business Meeting

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will conduct a combined Work Session/Business Meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2008 and a Business Meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2008. More...

Letters to the Editor

Clean Up of Asbestos Tiles Leading to Tots Park Should Supercede Purchase of New Park Equipment

To the Editor: Regarding last week's dispute between the "Friends of the Tiny Tots Park" and the "Village of Cold Spring" over the amount of money raised during the Tiny Tots fundraiser. More...

Galef Has More Than Accessibility and Good Follow Up to Recommend Her

To the Editor: In her letter last week, Ms. Veronica Williams wrote that I have a staunch liberal ideology. More...

John Hall Fights for Women's Rights

To the Editor: I appreciate Congressman John Hall's support of legislation to help women since he took office in January, 2007. Recently he cosponsored and fought for H.R. 1338, the Paycheck Fairness Act, passed by the House in July. More...

Briefly Noted

Lina Kroehling Interns at Stonecrop

Lina Kroehling, a student at the Poughkeepsie Day School, is the Philipstown Garden Club's summer intern at Stonecrop Nurseries. More...

Putnam County Board of Elections Announces Additional Office Hours For Primary Elections

During the 2008 Primary Election cycle the Putnam County Board of Elections has announced that they will have additional office hours to facilitate absentee voting. The dates and times for absentee voting are as follows: Thurs. Aug. More...

Planning for a Successful Small Business Seminar Conducted by Putnam SCORE

The Putnam Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is offering a one day seminar, "Planning for a Successful Business", at the Mahopac Library on October 4, 2008, from 9:30am to 4pm. More...

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