October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

PV Supervisor and Departments Work to Tighten Budget

Increase held to 5.61% through cuts and revenue increases

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Bob Tendy and Director of Finance Marianne DiSantis, presented the Town's preliminary budget at a work session held Wednesday, October 8, 2008. More...

PV Residents Want Good Neighbor Laws for Dog Walkers and Outdoor Boilers

Oil co-op formation will help PV residents save on fuel

Putnam Valley residents want dog walkers to clean up after their pets. Frustrated homeowners attending the October 8, 2008 Putnam Valley Town Board public hearing on a proposed new "pooper scooper" law say it's time for clean up to be mandatory. More...

Bill Gouldman is the Republican Candidate for 90th Assembly District

The following is his Position Statement: "I have been running to become the new Assemblyman from the 90th Assembly District since December of 2007. On Election Day you can vote for me on either the Republican or Conservative line. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Town Board will conduct a meeting to discuss the new zoning law on Monday, October 20 at 7:30pm at the Community Center. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Wynton Marsalis in Fall Benefit Fundraising Concert for the Paramount Center

The Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill is pleased to announce a Fall Fundraising Concert on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:30pm, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet. More...

Is There a Ghost in Boscobel House?

Journey to the exhibition gallery of Boscobel House on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm and find out! Author and renowned paranormal investigator, Linda Zimmerman, will entertain visitors with true ghost stories from around the Hudson Valley. More...

The Gentle Art of Silhouettes at Boscobel

On Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 11am to 4pm Boscobel is providing a unique way for visitors to capture their child's likeness and treasure it for years to come. More...

Births

Blake Matthew Barter

Born on September 9, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Nicole and David Barter of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Robin and James Mitchell of Linden, NJ. More...

Joseph Michael Spinosa

Born on August 22, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Kimberly and John Spinosa of Fishkill. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Jackie Multari of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are John and Linda Spinosa of Somers. More...

Ava Josephine Vasta

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on August 21, 2008 to Sharon and Michael Vasta of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Dularie and Nazim Baksh of Mt. Vernon, NY. Paternal grandparents are Salvatore and Patricia Vasta of Croton. More...

Briefly Noted

Digital Defensive Driving at the Desmond-Fish Library

Digital Defensive Driving will present an Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention workshop at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 9:45am to 3:45pm. More...

Community Workshop on Fibromyalgia at the Desmond-Fish Library

Dr. Paul Kastuk of Putnam Valley is a wellness chiropractor who has taken a special interest in helping people with fibromyalgia. More...

Additional Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Putnam County Department of Health received notification from the New York State Department of Health that three more crows have been laboratory confirmed having the West Nile virus. More...

Lawmakers Reverse Course on Non-Union Wage Increases

Trolley fare increase to 50 cents approved

The seriousness of the nation's financial crisis seems to have hit home for Putnam County Legislators. More...

Guinan's Country Store Will be Converted to Offices

Plans for café deemed not financially viable

The Garrison building dubbed "The Little Chapel on the River" will have a second life but it will not include Irish music on the first Thursday after the full moon, morning coffee on the way to the train or beer and conversation after work. More...

Garrison, Expecting Less State Aid, Looks to Share Services

Success of 100th anniversary reaffirms value of district

Members of the Garrison Union Free School Board of Education had to walk a noisy gauntlet of frustrated teachers and staff on the way to their regular twice-monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. More...

Haldane BOE Looks to Contain Transportation Costs

French program debate continues

Not surprisingly, the ongoing financial crisis that has rippled across the country and around the globe in recent weeks was the first item discussed at last week's Haldane Board of Education meeting. More...

Sandy Galef is the Democratic Candidate for 90th Assembly District

The following is her Position Statement: "As Representative for the 90th Assembly district in Putnam and Westchester Counties, I have worked hard for my constituents. Now, more than ever, my experience will serve the public well. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Board Meeting Scheduled

The meeting of the Board of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 4:30pm in the East Conference Room of the School Services Building. The public is invited. More...

BOCES Offers 'Symposium on Diversity'

"Why Diversity Matters" is title of the keynote address at an upcoming Symposium on Diversity, sponsored by the Character Education Study Group of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). More...

Poughkeepsie Day School Receives Prestigious Grant

Poughkeepsie Day School has been awarded a "Facing History and Ourselves In-Depth School Program Grant" for the 2008-2009 academic year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reporter's Note

To the Editor: In reading Ms. Leiter's article on the October 1 public hearing on Putnam County's proposed 2009 budget, the author mentions that the CSEA's political action committee argued in favor of the tax hike. More...

An Examination of the Current Crisis' Possible Impact on Haldane

Dear Editor: The current state-wide financial crisis spurred the New York State Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) to conduct a special web based seminar this week. More...

Don't Cut State Tobacco Control Funding

Dear Editor, Last week, Governor Patterson announced plans to bring the NYS Legislature back for another special session to address a projected $1.2 billion shortfall in the current state budget. This session is scheduled for November 18. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bonnie A. Warren

Bonnie A. Warren, age 64, of Nelsonville, died on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at her home. Born in Beacon, NY on October 14, 1943, she is the daughter of Gertrude (Benziger) Dotterer and the late Richard Dotterer. Mrs. More...

Alexander Fraser Draper

Alexander "Sandy" Draper of Rhinebeck, NY, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 21, 2008. He was born and raised in Goshen, NY, the son of the late Elizabeth Armitage Fraser Draper Gay and the late Henry Draper. More...

Catherine "Kay" DeCaro

Catherine "Kay" DeCaro passed away on Monday October 6, 2008 at Wuesthoff Hospital in Florida. She was the daughter of Eli and Elizabeth Milkavich. Kay was born in Fayette County, PA. More...

Sports News

Girls Rule in HaldaneVarsity Soccer Match

Megan Rohan and Hannah Diebboll in action in a 4-3 win against Pawling on Oct.6.The Lady Blue Devils are 7and 6 on the year and 2 and 0 in the League. More...

Exciting Match Ends in a Draw for Haldane's Varsity Boys Soccer

The Haldane Varsity Soccer Boys Team played an exciting Homecoming game on Saturday at St. Basil's. The nailbiter ended 2-2 in overtime with goals scored by Liam Gallagher and Yaro Hushtyk . More...

Philipstown's "MITEY" Hawks Dominate Peekskill

It was noon time at Depew Park in Peekskill. The Hawks were preparing for their game against the Peekskill Titans. The game began with a kickoff to the Hawks which was downed by Brandon Hodge on the Hawks' 18-yard line. More...

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