February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Means Little Rest for Philipstown Highway Department

Winter driving. Just the thought of it gives many people the jitters. More...

Putnam Valley PARP Launches Reading Roadtrip

On Friday, January 23, more than 270 people gathered at the Putnam Valley Elementary School to celebrate the start of the four-week Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) Program for 2009. More...

Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips Seeks Re-Election

The following is his statement:

"March 18, 2009 is Election Day in our Village for the positions of Mayor and 2 seats on the Board of Trustees. Anthony Phillips would like Village residents to re-elect him to the office of Mayor on that day. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Quadricentennial Evening Speaker Series: 1709- 1909: Cornwall Through History

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Quadricentennial Evening Speakers Series: 1709- 1909:Cornwall through History. More...

Mid Winter Jewish Film Festival Continues with The Line King

The Mid Winter Jewish Film Festival at Temple Beth-El, 118 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, continues on Sunday, February 22, with the film The Line King. More...

Open Call for Actors at Arts On The Lake

In preparation for Shorts on the Lake, a program of six short plays to be presented Apr. 3, 4 and 5 at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center, 640 Route 52 in Kent Lakes, Arts on the Lake announces auditions to be held for actors on Sat., Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

In a Perfect World…

To the Editor: In a perfect world, there would be no unborn babies to lose their lives because their mothers can't afford to have them or they want to finish school or they were raped, or their fathers abuse their mothers who don't want to bring a More...

Congress Should Do the Following

Dear Editor: If Congress would pass the following, foreclosures would stop overnight; problem is it is too obvious, practical, easy, and it will work for all political positions and parties. More...

Cannot Afford Another Increase in School Taxes

Dear Editor: I have lived in Garrison since 1955. I am now retired and living on a fixed income. I cannot afford to pay another increase in my school taxes for salary personnel. I know that the board members are having budget meetings presently. More...

Sports News

Carmel Rotary Hosts Communuity Basketball Shoot-Out

Fundraising opportunity for community organizations

The Community Basketball Shoot-Out sponsored by the Carmel Rotary Club and Carmel High School Interact Club is an easy and fun way to help raise money for your favorite notfor profit organization, club, or community project. More...

Haldane's Varsity Track Season to Finish Their Season This Weekend

Haldane's Conor Austin competed in the Northern Counties Championships held at Rockland Community College on January 30, 2009. The team will finish their season at the Section 1 Championship Meet at the Armory Track on February 8. More...

Haldane Edges Garrison by Just One Point in Boys Modified Basketball Nailbiter

Rematch This Week

Drew Ford (Garrison) and Jordan Panthen (Haldane) reach for a rebound during a recent modified boys basketball game between the two schools. More...

A Conversation with Senator Leibell on the State of the State

These days State Senator Vincent Leibell finds himself looking at the state government budget and its attendant problems from an awkward position. More...

PV Food Pantry Overcomes Hunger through Entertainment

February 7 Fundraiser to Feature Local Talent

Have you and your family ever gone hungry because you didn't have any money for food? The Putnam Valley Food Pantry came into existence to prevent just such things from happening. More...

Rep. John Hall Reappointed Chairman of Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee has voted to reappoint Congressman John Hall (D-NY19) as Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. More...

Special Board Historical Working Group To Hold Stakeholder Conference

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board will hold another in its series of stakeholder meetings intended to both report on the work of the all-volunteer group and also solicit public input into the process of developing a road map for the More...

Edward Mancari Announces His Candidacy for Re- Election as Cold Spring Village Trustee

This is his statement:

"Edward T. Mancari has announced that he is seeking reelection for Cold Spring Village Trustee. A life-long resident, Mr. Mancari is looking forward to continue serving the residents of Cold Spring. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Four Garrison Students Achieve Academic Distinction at The Harvey School

The First Marking Period of the Winter Term of the 2008- 2009 school year has ended at The Harvey School in Katonah, New York. More...

Haldane High School to Compete on Cablevision's The Challenge Academic Quiz Show

All-star student scholars from Haldane High School will challenge Woodlands High School in the first round of the 12th season of Cablevision's The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students' knowledge in a Jeopardy-style forma More...

KerryLynne Pattie Named to Fall Dean's List at Southwestern University

Putnam Valley resident KerryLynne Pattie has been named to the 2008 Fall Dean's List at Southwestern University. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ilse Austin

Ilse Austin, age 84, of Nelsonville, died on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the West Ledge Healthcare Facility in Peekskill. Born in Saarlouis, Germany on November 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Paula Stibitz.. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam Hospital Center Will Offer Free Pets and the Newborn Class

On Saturday, February 21, from 10am until noon, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Sunday, March 1, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Tuesday Night Databytes at the Kent Public Library

The Kent Public Library's monthly series of computer and technology demonstrations and discussions, Tuesday Night Databytes, continues on Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm, with Google Tips & Tricks. More...

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