January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

PV Middle School Green Club is Driving Force behind Recycling Effort as School Board Reviews 2008-2009 Goals

The Putnam Valley School Board's agenda for Thursday, January 8, 2009, may have contained only a few items, but one of them, recycling, trigged a storm of comments. More...

Philipstown Town Board Makes 2009 Appointments

Review of new zoning code to begin soon

After many months of work and extensive public review, the Natural Resource and Open Space Plan and the Open Space Index were both adopted at last week's meeting of the Philipstown Town Board. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Call for Hudson-Inspired Artwork from Locust Grove

Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark located in Poughkeepsie, is seeking contemporary artwork inspired by the Hudson River School of art for exhibition. More...

Mid Winter Jewish Film Festival at Temple Beth-El

On Sunday, January 25, the Mid Winter Jewish Film Festival continues with the film Jellyfish ( Meduzot), a 2007 winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. More...

Brewster Theater Co's Armchair Actors Meet Monthly

Would you enjoy an evening out of the house? Interested in theater but don't have the time to commit to a full production? Then, come join The Armchair Actors, Brewster Theater Company's monthly play reading group. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Case of Retribution?

Dear Editor: The weekend before Christmas, we were hit with a snow storm. Snow banks left by the plows narrowed many of the streets in the village of Cold Spring, making parking on both sides of the street impractical. More...

Revenue Generation by Police Undermines Legitimacy of Law

To the Editor: Edmund Burke said "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny". I would submit that bad enforcement of the law is worse still. With winter comes the ritual of extracting our cars from burial after each snow storm. More...

Sports News

Knights of Columbus Free Throw This Saturday

A reminder that all Philipstown boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. More...

Michael Impellittiere Receives Baseball Awards

Over the last several years, Michael has had the opportunity to play baseball and follow his dreams. More...

State Parks Announces Plan for 2009-10 Empire State Games

Participation Fees, Discontinuation of Certain Events Necessary to Preserve Games for High School and Physically Challenged Athletes, while Addressing Record State Budget Deficits The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preserv More...

Haldane's School Nurse Warns of Rise in Teens' Abuse of Common Cold Medications

An email sent to the parents of Haldane students earlier this week by Haldane School Nurse Ann Zgolinski, RN, prompted by a recent incident at the school, has highlighted an area of increasing concern to school administrators, and one which parents More...

County Holds Delayed Swearing In Ceremony

Tamagna elected Deputy Chairman of Legislature

Two new and one renewing member of the Putnam County Legislature, joined by other county and state officials, held their delayed New Year's ceremonial swearing-in at the old County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. More...

Cold Spring Parking Issues Occupy Village Board

The January 6, 2009 workshop of the Cold Spring Village Board began with a relatively straightforward individual complaint concerning a water bill. More...

Putnam Valley Reorganization Meeting Reflects Economy and Volunteer Support

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Robert Tendy chaired his second annual Town Board Reorganization meeting on January 6, 2009. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Class Of 1979 Invites You to Share Their 30th Reunion

As years pass and memories fade it's always nice to rekindle relationships with the ones we held dear to our hearts. More...

Snow Ball 2009: a Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Enticing auction items and an inspired menu highlight Haldane School Foundation's most important fundraiser

The Haldane School Foundation will be celebrating its Tenth Anniversary at Snow Ball 2009: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration, a gala event set for Saturday, March 14, 2009. More...

Date Set for BOCES Board Meeting

The meeting of the Board of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Tuesday, January 20th at 4:30pm in the East Conference Room of the School Services Building. The public is invited. More...

Births

Olivia Lauren Place

Danielle Truss and John Place are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Lauren. Olivia was born on December 6, 2008 at 1:27am at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She weighed 9 lbs, and was 21 ½ inches long. More...

Briefly Noted

Public Notice

The Haldane Board of Ed meeting previously scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, January 20 has been rescheduled to begin at 6pm. Philipstown Recreation is seeks volunteers for the Recreation Commission. More...

Jamaica Archbishop Inaugurates Week of Prayer at Graymoor

Most Reverend Donald James Reece, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica, West Indies, will return to Graymoor next Sunday, January 18, to inaugurate the 2009 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and help close the worldwide Week's cent More...

Weekend Nature Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Project FeederWatch

On Saturday, January 17 at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive off Angola Road, Cornwall to learn how to recognize the birds that come to your bird feeder. More...

Weekly Poll

At this point, are you concerned by the "mass and scale" of the Butterfield Project?
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