October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Compares O'Neill and Haldane Science Offerings

Halloween celebrations announced

The Garrison School Board conducted a Special Meeting on October 22, 2008, at which Alan Kassay, of the auditing firm Bennett, Kielsen, Storch and DeSantis, presented the Audit Report for the year ending June 30, 2008 to a full roster of board memb More...

Haldane School Board Honors Trustees

Storm water management obligations discussed

Superintendent Mark Villanti began last week's meeting of the Haldane School Board by advising trustees not to be concerned over a news story about to break in Albany regarding education funds being misappropriated in several school districts state More...

Fire Destroys Putnam Valley Automotive Repair Shop

One employee suffers minor injuries by 2nd Lieutenant Brandon Gembecki

On Friday, October 24, 2008, at approximately 11:15 hours, the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department were called to 1 Secor Road, Putnam Valley, for a reported structure fire. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Renowned Cellist André Emelianoff with Pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera to Bring Chapel Music Season to a Close on November 9

Renowned cellist André Emelianoff with pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera will close an exceptional season of Chapel of Our Lady Restoration concerts on Sunday, November 9, 2008. More...

Imagining Your Way to Good Health Workshop at Howland Library

Using simple Mental Imagery exercises (or visualization) you can help yourself to heal and create good health. Clear out the old, negative images and replace them with new, positive ones. More...

Meet the Authors: George C. Whipple, III and Reginald White Sign Copies of their New Publication on the History of Kent

Luddingtonville, Farmers Mills and Coles Mills were once vibrant hamlets in Putnam County with working mills, general stores, agricultural and other industries. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret "Peggy" White Freeman

Margaret "Peggy" White Freeman of Garrison, passed away on October 26, 2008 at the age of 76. Peggy was born on January 26, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to Harry Clayton and Myrtle Foster White. More...

Barbara Bellamy

Barbara Bellamy, 76, formerly of Putnam Valley, passed away at her home in Poughquag, NY on October 24, 2008. She was born in the Bronx, NY, on June 25, 1932, daughter of the late Valentine and Eleanor Baas Lewicki. More...

Aurelio "Doc" Giachinta

Aurelio "Doc" Giachinta, age 77, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, NY died on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Ridgefield Crossings in Ridgefield, CT. Born July 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Guiseppe and Antonina (Arrao) Giachinta. More...

Sports News

Haldane Modified Football Squad Scores Big Win Over Blind Brook

Bailey Semple and Jordan Panthen make a great tackle in the modified football victory over Blind Brook 26-0. More...

Cold Spring's Kenny Doxey Receives "Will to Win Award" from Cal Ripken, Jr.

Haldane 7th grader, Kenny Doxey shown with Cal Ripken, (l), and his dad Dan Doxey (r), who attended the Ripken Baseball Camp this summer in Aberdeen, Maryland, received the "Will to Win Award" for his team, the Rockies. More...

Philipstown Flag Hawks Continue Their Winning Ways

On Sunday October 26, 2008, the Philipstown Flag Hawks took on the Highland Huskies on a windy day in Beacon. More...

County Legislature Fails To Override Bondi Veto

No increase in sales tax revenue

The squabble over the 2009 budget between the Putnam County Legislature and the County Executive, Robert Bondi, ended October 27, 2008 when the legislature failed to muster the necessary votes to override Bondi's vetoes of four budget resolutions. More...

Putnam Valley Budget Public Hearing Produces Compromises

Roaring Brook and Library asked to cut increases

It's called "baking the budget" said a spectator at the Putnam Valley Town Board budget public hearing held October 22, 2008. What he meant was the Board had cut as much as they could out of the budget. More...

Grove Restoration Argument Continues

Cold Spring Trustees raise cable television tax

The efforts to preserve a piece of Cold Spring history called the Grove continued to rile the temperament of the Village's Board of Trustees at their weekly workshop session on October 21, 2008. More...

Nelsonville Will Hold Public Hearing on Outdoor Furnaces

Voting locations sorted out just before Election Day

Last week's meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board was brief but dealt with a number of significant issues raised in recent weeks. More...

Public Notice

Winter Parking and Sidewalk Rules go into effect in the Village of Cold Spring on November 15. Check the legal notice in this week's edition for the details of the regulations. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

40 College Reps Coming to Tech Center Fair

More than 40 colleges and technical schools will set up informational booths at this year's Annual College Fair at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center on November 7, 2008. More...

Speaker Encourages Girls to Find Their Purpose at BOCES Conference

"Everything we do and everything we don't do make a difference," keynote speaker Jaimie Cloud told the fifth and sixth grade girls at the 14th annual Women Helping Girls with Choices conference held at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES last week. More...

Beekeeper Helmut Hoess Visits Haldane Kindergarteners

Helmut Hoess shared his love of beekeeping with the kindergarten students in Miss Lapicki's class. His son Walter was his assistant and he impressed his classmates with his knowledge about bees. More...

Letters to the Editor

We Need to Stop Taking Out Our Prejudices on Jesus Christ

Dear Editor: Here we go again. Patchogue, NY, has changed the name of their parade from Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade to the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Someone complained. More...

Different Standards of Behavior Exist Relative to One's Position in Town Government

To the Editor: I give Ed Greiff a lot of credit for reporting of Putnam Valley meetings, as few of even the most concerned citizens have the intestinal fortitude and physical stamina it takes to do so. More...

Saving Abandoned Pets and Stray Animals From Peril

To the Editor: A pair of abandoned kittens were recently rescued and received medical care and new, loving homes because of the compassionate efforts of Cathryn Fadde, Blaine and Willa Fitzgerald, and Animal Hospital of Cold Spring. More...

Briefly Noted

An Array of Activities at Poughkeepsie's Temple Beth- El

November looks to be a very busy month at Temple Beth- El, with the following programs scheduled: Sun. Nov. 2 - Gift, Craft and Appraisal Fair: The Sisterhood of Temple, will be hosting a Gift, Craft, and Appraisal Fair from 10am-4pm. More...

Free Hebrew Literacy Program at Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley will run a special Nationwide Hebrew Literacy program called Read Hebrew America. This is a 5- week course held once a week. There is no charge for the program,so come and check it out. More...

Putnam Hospital Healthcare Symposium on Identifying Problems and Developing Solutions

A special three-hour healthcare symposium for the public to help stakeholders improve the system will be held on Wednesday, November 12 when Putnam Hospital Center and the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NORMET) present "Healthcare in C More...

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