November 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters Approve Referendum on Haldane Capital Repairs by Large Margin

District receives favorable audit report

Trustees of the Haldane Central School District held their breath last Tuesday night, November 18, 2008 as they waited outside Room 105 where, one by one, voters were saying either "yes' or "no" to a $2.28 million dollar bond referendum to fund cap More...

Local Interest in Garrison Union Negotiations Heats Up

Impassioned community members express frustration with process

The Board of the Garrison Union Free School District met on November 19, 2008 with a larger-than-usual audience of parents and community members, for what turned out to be more than a two-hour meeting. More...

We Need a Little Christmas!

Village of Cold Spring Highway elves (l-r) Jose Tanaka, Charles Norton, Ed Trimble and Robert Downey "haul out the holly" Monday, November 24 dressing Main Street for the season with evergreen boughs and wreaths. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Arts Groups are Granted $20,300 Through State Decentralization Program

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that it has awarded $20,300 in state dollars to eleven non-profit organizations to support cultural programs and services that will take place in Putnam County in 2009. More...

Prices are Capped at $100 at Putnam Arts Council's 14th Annual Invitational Craft and Art Show

Putnam Arts Council presents their 14th Annual Invitational Craft Show and Sale from December 6-19, 2008. The Show features the work of 30+ regional artisans with prices capped at $100(ish). More...

Youth Players Create Star Wars at the Depot Theatre

Pretty soon, in a theatre not so far far away, you can see Star Wars like you've never seen it before. More...

Letters to the Editor

Giving Thanks for a Fresh Political Face

Dear Editor: In regards to a letter written two weeks ago by Mr. More...

Instruments Sought to Make New Orleans 'Better Than Before'

Dear Editor: I have just returned from a volunteer work trip to rebuild two homes in New Orleans that was sponsored by the St. Philip's Church community in Garrison. More...

Public Needs to Take Stand on Increased Taxation

Dear Editor: Last evening when I returned from a taxpayer-funded, Town department board meeting, my wife asked me how the meeting went. More...

Briefly Noted

Cold Spring's Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Takes Place on Friday, December 5

To bring in the holiday season, the Village of Cold Spring Recreation Commission will hold their annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 5, 2008, at the waterfront park. More...

Putnam Valley's 1st Annual Holiday Gathering Celebrates the Season with Holiday Music, Crafts and Bonfire

The first annual Holiday Gathering will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Putnam Valley's Town Park, beginning at 4:30pm. All families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the PV Food Pantry. More...

Continental Village Fire Department Controls Large Mulch Pile Fire on Route 9

On Tuesday night. November 18, 2008, at about 10:30pm. The Continental Village Fire Department was dispatched to a mulch pile fire at Garrison Tree Service on Route 9 in Garrison. More...

Legislature Gets First-Hand Look at Independent Business Efforts to Encourage Local Shopping

County's telecommunications abilities getting upgrades

Small businesses in Putnam County are taking matters into their own hands in an effort to encourage County residents to shop locally whenever they can. More...

Philipstown Tightens Spending, Adopts 2009 Budget

Town-wide tax rate to increase 0.29%

After several weeks of workshops, discussions, reductions and revisions, the 2009 budget has been struck for the Town of Philipstown. More...

Town Board Adopts 2009 Spending Plan

Santa to make multiple visits to Putnam Valley this December

Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy opened the November 19, 2008 Town Board meeting by recognizing a professional planning organization called the RBA Group, which had been sent to the Town by the County and will be doing a report, at no cost to the More...

Updated and Consolidated Zoning Map Presented to Cold Spring Village Board

Verizon proposes erecting 120' cell-phone pole on waste water treatment plant site

The Cold Spring Board of Trustees approved a new or rather updated zoning map at their regular monthly Village Hall meeting on November 18, 2008. More...

Nelsonville's Winter Parking Rules Just Around the Corner

Mayor Corless frustrated by DOT bureaucracy

The turkeys are ready to be roasted. The Christmas decorations are starting to appear. So it's only logical that snow removal and winter parking restrictions are on the minds of Trustees for the Village of Nelsonville. More...

Public Notices

There will be no pick up of recycling in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, November 28. The regular schedule will resume on Friday, December 5 More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Board of Education Schedules Their Next Series of Sessions and Meetings

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will conduct a Work Session/Business Meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2008 and a Business Meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2008. The meetings will begin at 7pm in the Putnam Valley High School cafeteria. More...

Stories Shared at Haldane Pajama Party Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

The Haldane PTA sponsored a Pajama Reading Party to benefit the Haldane playground at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble on Friday evening, Nov. 14. More...

PVHS Psychologist Jason Kane Named NYS Practitioner of the Year

Putnam Valley High School is proud to report that school psychologist Jason Kane has been recognized as School Practitioner of the Year for 2008 by the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP). Mr. More...

Births

Anthony Joseph-Piero Lupi

Born on November 4, 2008 at White Plains Hospital Center to Lisa Marie and Roberto Lupi of Hopewell Junction, New York. Anthony was 9lbs, 1oz. at birth. Maternal grandparents are John and Catherine Ciulla of Garrison. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeanne Zablinis

Jeanne D. Zablinis, a resident of Saratoga Springs, NY for seven years, and formerly of Cold Spring, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the Saratoga Hospital. Born in Manhattan, Jeanne was the youngest of 4. More...

Sports News

Haldane's Caitlin McConville Completes Season at Gettysburg

Freshman Caitlin McConville, a graduate of Haldane High School, recently completed her first season as a member of the Gettysburg College volleyball team. McConville appeared in 16 matches as a right-side hitter this fall for Gettysburg. More...

Public is Invited to Spirit Week Activities at West Point as Part of Army-Navy Game Prep

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to challenge the Navy Midshipmen during the 109th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. More...

Putnam Valley School Honors Athletes After Successful Fall Season

Overall, this was a successful fall season for Putnam Valley Athletics. Numerous athletes received special recognition for their exceptional play. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?




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