January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Trustees Dig in on 2009-10 Budget

What a difference one budget year makes. Last spring, after their initial budget offering was defeated at the polls, trustees of the Haldane Central School District were not unjustified in worrying that the revised budget might also be defeated. More...

Witnesses to History

Putnam Valley Middle School students watch the inauguration of President Obama in the PVHS Performing Arts Center on January 20th. High School students watched the event live and it was taped and re-shown to PVMS students at 1pm. More...

Nelsonville Election Generating Little Interest

Village set to adopt outdoor furnace law

Nelsonville has an election coming up in March. More...

Public Notice

Effective immediately the phone number listed in the Guide phone directory as the number for the Cold Spring Firehouse, (845) 265-2400 will no longer be in service. As always, the correct number to call for emergencies including a fire is 911. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Depot Docs: Trouble the Water: It's Not About a Hurricane

Trouble the Water, the 2008- 2009 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal and slated for a January 30 showing at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, is a difficult film to watch. More...

A Quadricentennial Evening Speaker Series: 1609: Henry Hudson Explores the Hudson

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents the first in their Quadricentennial Evening Speakers Series: 1609 Henry Hudson Explores the Hud More...

Coffee Dished Up with Mr. Spoons at Howland Library

Get ready for some toe-tapping musical entertainment for all ages as George "Mr. Spoons" Gully plays the spoons, accompanied by piano and string bass, at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on Saturday, February 28 from 1- 2:30pm. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marie Chicarella

Marie Chicarella, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Grasso) Ciccarelli. More...

Salvatore A. Yannitelli

Salvatore A.Yannitelli, M.D., 91 of Battle Creek, died peacefully Friday, January 23, 2009, at Battle Creek Health System, due to complications of pneumonia. Dr. More...

Robert T. O'Connor

Robert T. O'Connor, Sr., age 66, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Castle Point Veterans Medical Center in Beacon, NY. Born in Bronx, NY on March 25, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Catherine (Edmonds) O'Connor. More...

Sports News

Wingdale Man Due in Court After Hitting 2 Haldane Hoopsters

Dover High parent joins on-court scrum

The father of a Dover High basketball player was arrested Friday after leaving the bleachers and jumping into a scuffle between players from Dover Dragons and Haldane Blue Devils, according to state police at Dover Plains. More...

Olivia Nastasi Reaches 1,000 Career Points as Manhattanville Valiants Top FDU-Florham Devils

Senior co-captain Olivia Nastasi, of Cold Spring led the Manhattanville women's basketball team with 18 points, including recording her 1,000th career point with 5:45 left in the first half, as the Valiants came back from a 11-point halftime defici More...

JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams in Action

Next home games are fundraisers for American Cancer Society

Haldane's JV (pictured, left) and Varsity basketball teams are shown during recent outings. Their next home games are special fundraisers called "Coaches vs. More...

Legislature Continues to Wrangle over Tilly Foster Farm

Snow removal budget under strain as more arrives

The Putnam County Legislature continued to wrestle with the fate of the county-owned Tilly Foster Farm without resolution at a meeting of the Physical Services Committee in Carmel on Thursday, January 22, 2009. More...

Cold Spring Board Takes to the Street

Main Street takes center stage at Village workshop

With all of the pre-election chatter about Wall Street versus Main Street, it seemed appropriate for the Cold Spring Village Board to be discussing Main Street in depth at its workshop on January 20, 2009, even if the discussion took place with an More...

PV School Board Unveils Policy Manual Revisions

Superintendent Dr. Marc Space and members of the Putnam Valley Central School District Board have been meeting on a regular basis over the past few months in an attempt to revise, clarify, and simplify the District's Policy Manual. More...

Seth Gallagher Announces Run for Cold Spring Mayor

The following is his announcement statement

"Working for Efficient, Effective and Transparent Government: I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Cold Spring. More...

PV Presents Volunteer Thank You Award to Johnson and Keating for Town Park Efforts

At the January 21, 2009, Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, PV Parks and Recreation Director Frank DiMarco presented one of the town's highest volunteer awards - a living memorial - to Philip Keating and Stephen Johnson for their untiring efforts More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

6 Putnam Valley Residents are Named to SUNY Cortland's Fall 2008 Dean's List

The following Putnam Valley residents were named to the Dean's List at SUNY Cortland for the Fall 2008 semester. More...

Cold Spring's Alisa Ferris is Named to SUNY Cortland's Fall 2008 Dean's List

Alisa Jayne Ferris of Cold Spring has been named to the Dean's List at SUNY Cortland for the Fall 2008 semester. Ferris is a senior majoring in Childhood Education. More...

PV Board of Ed Announces Upcoming Meetings

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will conduct a Work Session on Thursday, February 5, 2009 and a Business Meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2009. The meetings will begin at 7pm in the Putnam Valley High School cafeteria. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Academic Blackmail' Should not Deter Informed School Budget Voting

Dear Editor: In this economy there is the potential for an alliance between senior citizens/childless citizens and the parents of children in the Garrison Free (what a misnomer!) School District. More...

The Unborn are Facing Ever- Increasing Threats

To the Editor: This past Thursday, 38 parishioners from our Lady of Loretto made the pilgrimage to Washington DC on the 36th anniversary of Roe v Wade. More...

How Can Fraud Exist?

To the Editor: My name is Vincent R. Terio a disabled citizen at age 79 years old and resident of Philipstown for over 50 years. More...

Briefly Noted

Highland Garden Club Launches a Celebration of Their 80-Year History with Festivities and Exhibit at Butterfield Library

On Saturday, January 24, 2009, the Highland Garden Club launched their year of celebration at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. More...

February 13 Blood Drive to Honor Emergency Service Volunteers of Philipstown

The Winter Community Blood drive will honor all emergency service volunteers of Philipstown: the four fire companies from Continental Village, Garrison, Cold Spring and North Highlands as well as the two ambulance corps from Garrison and Cold Sprin More...

Volunteers from St. Philip's Church Return Once Again to Assist in New Orleans

Philipstown volunteers sponsored by St. Philip's Church recently brought new hope to New Orleans residents with paint, hammers, nails, and hard work. With the support of St. More...

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