September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane to Go With Pared-Down Capital Project for November Bond Vote

New school district website unveiled

John D'Angelo of Fuller-D'Angelo Engineering presented a report to Trustees at the September 16, 2008 Haldane Central School District workshop outlining a scaled down capital project to begin repairs and upgrading of the aging elementary and middle More...

Philipstown Moves Closer to Adopting Open Space Protection Plan

Index includes "the best of the best" areas to be protected

A public hearing was held on September 15, 2008 at the Philipstown Community Center, continuing the ongoing review of the Town's proposed Natural Resource and Open Space Protection Plan (NROSPP). More...

Rodeo & Circus Restrictions Voted Down by Legislators

Law banning "inhumane" practices fails to win support of most lawmakers

Rodeos may not seem the most likely topics of conversation for residents this far from the West, but it happens that there is a proposal in the town of Patterson to bring a rodeo to Putnam County. More...

Arts and Entertainment

The Jewel in the Quarry

Manitoga celebrates 50 years of being green

On October 5, when Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center honors leading Hudson Valley environmentalists Anne and Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff and Dwell magazine founder Lara Deam, the Award recognizing Wright's legacy will be nearly a decade More...

Feel the Presence of History and Heroes at Historical Society Oct. 11 Gala

Did George Washington sleep here? He very well might have. More...

Meet Graphic Novelist Josh Elder at The Butterfield Library

Fan of the popular Mail Order Ninja series will have the chance to meet its creator, Josh Elder, at this workshop for children in grade 4 and up on Thursday, October 2 at 3:30pm at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. More...

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Obituaries

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

Briefly Noted

Learn How You Can Become a Lion

Lion's Club members are shown setting up at the Cold Spring dock to sell snacks and discount cards. Proceeds are used to support various local projects such as the Christmas Wish List. More...

Women's Self Defense Personal Safety Seminar Presented by Lions Club

Proceeds to benefit Philipstown Children's Holiday Wish List

On Wednesday, October 22, the Cold Spring Lion's Club will be sponsoring a workshop on Women's Self Defense: a Personal Safety Seminar. The seminar will take place at the VFW on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring, from 7:30- 8:30pm. More...

The Private Lives of Maxine and Buster: a Program on Red-tailed Hawks Presented by Putnam Highlands Audubon

Maxine and Buster are Dutchess County's answer to Pale Male and Lola, Manhattan's famous Red-tailed Hawk couple, and you are invited into their private lives this Saturday, September 27 in a program presented by Putnam Highlands Audubon at Hubbard More...

County Attempt to Consolidate Assessment Services Thwarted by Legislature

Assessors say school taxes, not assessment costs, are the problem

Following a recommendation put forth by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, earlier this year, Putnam County accepted a $50,000 grant to begin a study of the merits of consolidating the County's assessment services in an effort to save taxpayer More...

Supervisor Tendy Pleased with Putnam Valley Departments' Response to 10% Budget Cut Request

Tax increase to be held to 4.8%

Fiscal responsibility and lean budgets were the order of the day during the September 17, 2008 monthly Putnam Valley Town Board meeting. Reports reflected the attitude that if there is no money then there is no project. More...

PV School Tax Bill Changes Explained

NYS Assessments up across all grade levels

In her opening remarks at the September 18, 2008 business meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education, Chairperson Tina Mackay offered an explanation as to why some individual's' property tax bills may have increased this year while others may More...

Village Considers a Charge for False Fire Alarm Reports

Controls sought for Halloween Mischief

The aggravation of false alarms, the regulation of alternative home heating devices and the anticipation of another raucous Halloween celebration were all issues on the minds of the Cold Spring Board of Trustees at their weekly workshop meeting on More...

Public Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates Announced by County Health Department

The Putnam County Department of Health in conjunction with the Putnam County Office for Aging will be holding public flu clinics for adult Putnam County residents (19 years of age and older) at the following locations: GARRISON: Tues. Oct. More...

Schools

Haldane School Foundation Announces New Trustees and Officers

The Haldane School Foundation is pleased to announce new officers and trustees for the 2008-09 school year. Pastpresident Seamus Carroll will serve as President, while Diane Landtroop and Dani Locastro will serve as Vice Presidents. More...

Janelle Harrington Graduates From Eastern Oregon University

Janelle Harrington, of Nelsonville, has received a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Eastern Oregon University. More...

PV Board of Ed Reschedules a Work Session

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will conduct a Work Session on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 (rescheduled from Thursday, October 2, 2008) and a Business Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pseudo- Motorcycle Macho Messes Up Main St.

Dear Editor: Apropos of Ms. Teeple's letter re motorcycles on Rte. More...

Haldane BOE Discusses a Revised Capital Project

Dear Editor, I attended the Haldane Board of Education workshop on 9/ 16/08 and learned a bit about the revised timeline and scope for the Capital Project. More...

Action and Remedy Required for 2,200 Philipstown Voters

Dear Editor: With the election six (6) weeks away, a crucial matter of serious gravity requiring urgent attention remains unresolved. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Pee Wee Hawks Fall to New Paltz

The Philipstown Pee Wee Hawks traveled to New Paltz on Sunday afternoon to face off against a solid New Paltz Hurricanes team on a wonderful sunny afternoon. The Hawks record was 1-1 coming into this game and both teams came ready to play. More...

Haldane Hands Off in Winning Football Opener

Rafael Famighetti takes a hand off from QB Frank Fusco during the 1st half of Saturday's win. Blocking are John McGuire and Will Charkowsky. More...

Difficult Defeat for "Mitey" Hawks

It was Saturday night in Beacon and the Philipstown Hawks were preparing for what looked to be a tough battle against the Beacon Bears. The game began with a kickoff to the Hawks that was received by Dominic Chirico on the 33-yard line. More...

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