November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Philipstown Remembers

Veterans Day observance well attended this year

With members of the nation's armed forces engaged in combat in two countries and in harm's way in several others, Veterans Day 2008 took on a greater immediacy and poignancy for all who considered it last week. More...

Philipstown's 2009 Proposed Budget Pinched by Global Financial Squeeze

2009 Budget to be finalized on November 19

The Philipstown Town Board continues to chip away at the preliminary budget for 2009, and as the date for adopting the final budget draws near it is being described as "bare bones. More...

Sustainability Expo in Garrison Highlights Progress in One New Jersey Community

Practical environmental solutions and citizen action showcased

The fourth annual Sustainability Expo was held at The Garrison on Saturday, November 8, 2008. The event, Choices for Sustainable Living: We Can Do It! More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Shopping Spree at Depot Theatre's Art Garden

From whimsy to necessity, from reward to replacement, from drudgery to delight, Shopping is truly the Activity of a Thousand Faces. More...

Families Enjoy Volunteer Landscape Day at Manitoga

Wet and blustery weather did not dampen spirits as families gathered on Saturday, November 8th for the first annual Family Landscape Volunteer Day at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison. More...

Defensive Driving Course Offered at The Butterfield Library

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library will, once again, host an American Safety, Inc. Accident Prevention on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 9am until 3pm. More...

Perspectives

Our Lady Of Loretto Parish Prepares for Advent

The Catholic Church has her own special liturgical year and calendar in which she re-presents history and what she believes to be the unchanging mysteries of salvation. Though the mysteries do not change, we do. More...

PHILIPSTOWN POTPOURRI

"BREAKNECK" "Aquarius at the Crossing" (Part 5 of 7) During January, 1909, plans for organizing a police force to protect the budding aqueduct were set in motion. Applicant examinations would be held in the Poughkeepsie High School. More...

Births

Isabella Marie Anzano

Born on September 23, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Meghan Feye and Angelo Anzano of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandmother is Marie Feye of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Dolores and Angelo Anzaro of Putnam Valley. More...

Eleanor Mary Chew

Born on October 10, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Tamsin Eva and Barton Chew of Cold Spring. Maternal grandmother is Brenda Eva of Cornwall, England. Paternal grandmother is Barbara K. Chew of Olean, New York. Paternal grandfather is E. More...

Christian Salvatore Gaglio

Born on October 16, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Michelle Ann and Salvatore C. Gaglio of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Mr. And Mrs. C. Hall of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Briefly Noted

Baked Goods and Christmas Crafts at Harvest Bazaar at Presbyterian Church

On Saturday, November 22, 2008, from 10am-2pm, the Friendly League of the Presbyterian Church will host their annual Harvest Bazaar. Homemade pies, breads, cakes, quiche, toys, books, crafts and jewelry will be on offer. More...

Putnam County Kids and Families Send Hope to Suffering Children Worldwide

Putnam Valley hopes to collect 1,500 giftfilled shoe boxes Nov. 17-24 for world's largest Christmas project

Local volunteers are collecting simple shoe box gifts personally packed by children, families, and individuals here in Putnam Valley. More...

Cornea Translant Recipient Cody Sharp Creates Eye- Bank Thanksgiving Card

Putnam Valley college freshman and wrestling champ expresses his gratitude for gift of sight

Westchester Community College freshman and "Pride in Putnam Valley" wrestling champion, Cody Sharp, is the creator of The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration's 2008 Thanksgiving card. More...

County Residents Demand Child Safety Zone Enforcement

Legislators move forward despite possible legal challenges to County's 2007 sex offender regulations

The controlled outrage of a group of articulate and insistent community residents won out last week over the heretofore deliberative approach of the Putnam County Legislature in the effort to actually enforce the County's 17-month-old Child Safety More...

Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board's Look at Main Street Reveals Few Surprises

Revenue sources, asset utilization, further input from stakeholders discussed

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board continued its exploration of the issues that will drive the future of the Village last week with a thorough, if somewhat muted, review and discussion of the commercial landscape. More...

A Special Evening at the Foundry School Museum

Benedict Arnold's activities dramatized by "Museum Friends" from Depot Theatre

On the rainy afternoon of Saturday, November 15, in the heart of Cold Spring, history came alive for an enthusiastic group of 50- plus supporters of the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum. More...

Girl Scout Gold Award "Adopt a Soldier" Project Culminates With Unveiling Ceremony on Veterans Day 2008

Putnam Valley High School Junior Rebecca Bierhoff of Girl Scout Troup 2251 chose Veteran's Day, November 11, 2008 to share her Gold Award Project called "Adopt A Soldier" with fellow townspeople who came out for memorial services. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Bring, Bid and Buy at Putnam Valley High School's Tag It! Auction

Bring a new item to be auctioned off then bid on something special at the Putnam Valley High Schools Parent Teacher Student Associations Tag It! auction. More...

Teaching The Hudson Valley Unveils New Website

New website features free regional lesson plans

Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV), an organization that helps educators discover, appreciate, and share the nature, history, and culture of the Hudson Valley, is pleased to unveil a brand new web site featuring an extensive library of Hudson Valley More...

PVHS Student Janelle Herelle Wins Prestigious Rensselaer Medal

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) announced last spring that Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) Junior Janelle Herelle was a 2008 winner of the Rensselaer Medal. More...

Letters to the Editor

Forever Grateful for Supporters' Efforts

Dear Editor: Congratulations to Rep. Hall for a well-fought race. I'm grateful to voters for giving me the chance to run and to Rep. Hall for the spirited race. I wish Rep. Hall the best of luck in his second term. More...

Looking Into a Child's Eyes

Dear Editor: On Monday election eve, I ran into a friend in a store. She had her two-year-old, and her seven-week-old infant with her. I looked into the infant's eyes and realized the exchange between us was on the level of being. More...

Dismayed by Publication of Ignorant Letter

To The Editor: In response to the Nov 12 letter," What We Deserve," I am troubled and dismayed that the new Publisher of our community newspaper, would agree to publish this hateful and inflammatory letter. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sue Olsen

Sue Olsen, 71, of Garrison (Continental Village) died Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008. Born and raised in Toledo, OH, she received her BS from the University of Toledo in 1959. More...

Miriam L. Bosworth

Miriam L. Bosworth died of heart failure at age 96 in West Palm Beach, Florida, on November 7, 2008. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 17, 1912, the daughter of Dave and Rose Levison. More...

Sports News

PVHS Senior Receives Con Ed, NCN Accolades

The PVHS field hockey team has much to be proud of. During the week of October 20th Midfield/forward player Ashley Morgan, #9, was named the Con Edison Scholar Athlete of the Week and the Entergy North County News Athlete of the Week. More...

Third Annual Haldane Alumni Basketball Game Scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend

The third annual Haldane Alumni Basketball Game will be held on Saturday November, 29 2008 at the Haldane High School gym. This exciting event begins at 5pm with the introduction of the 2008-2009 boys' and girls' basketball teams. More...

Haldane Varsity Letter Night Scheduled

On Monday, November 24, 2008, the Blue Devil Booster Club will host Haldane Varsity Letter Night. More...

Weekly Poll

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