February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff's Department Contract Approved

County reps protest MTA tax and Greenway cut

The Putnam County Legislature passed a law, approved a contract and issued protests as it mostly breezed through its first full working session of 2009 on February 3, 2009, at the Historic Court House in Carmel. More...

PVVAC is Envy of Putnam County

"We are the envy of Putnam County," said Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain Sheryl Keating in her report to the Town Board at their January 7, 2009 meeting. More...

Galef Calls for Consolidation and Cuts in Current Crisis

A crowd of fifty very vocal people showed up at the Putnam Valley Library's Community room February 7, 2009 to listen to New York State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef talk about fiscal responsibility. More...

Anthony Merante Seeks Re-Election as Trustee of Village of Nelsonville

"Announcing that he is seeking re-election as Trustee of the Village of Nelsonville, Anthony Merante points to several accomplishments during the past term. More...

Seth Gallagher Presents Mayoral Platform

"As Mayor, Seth Gallagher will promote Positive Change for the Whole Community that will respect our past and harness the unique heritage of Cold Spring for the betterment of all. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Danish Film Babette's Feast to Show at the Howland Public Library

Danish foreign film, Babette's Feast, will be shown at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on Friday, February 27 at 7pm in the Community Room. Door opens at 6:30pm. More...

Cars, Trucks and Planes Exhibit of Works by Karl LaLonde and Erica Hauser at RiverWinds Gallery

RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon, is featuring the color photography of Karl LaLonde, whose work explores the beauty of old cars, trucks and planes. Erica Hauser paintings also follow this love affair with old vehicles. More...

Pete Salmansohn Appears at Kids Love Authors Day

Local author and environmental educator Pete Salmansohn will appear at the Book Cove in nearby Pawling, on Saturday, February 14 as part of a multi-state book celebration called Kids Love Authors Day. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Everett E. Young

Everett E. Young, 80, of Equinunk, died on February 3, 2009, in Honesdale, PA. He was born on December 29, 1928 in Braman, PA, the son of Coe F. and Dorothy (Layton) Young. He married Ellen Goodwin on March 21, 1953 in Equinunk, PA. More...

Briefly Noted

Defensive Driving Course at Desmond-Fish Library

The Daytona Driving School will present a defensive driving course from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Desmond-Fish Library. The cost is $45. More...

Bard College Hosts Bicentennial Conference on Lincoln

Two centuries after the birth of Abraham Lincoln, one-day conference at Bard addresses the question of Why He Still Matters

On Friday, March 13, 2009, Bard College will host a oneday conference on America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of his birth. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Employees Recognized for Their Customer Service

Staff members of the 3 North medical/surgical unit and various other departments at Putnam Hospital Center gathered for a group photo to celebrate the success of the initiatives developed by the Project 5 Team to improve patient satisfaction. More...

Family of John Marcinak Touched by Community's Generosity

Six weeks of heartache and loss

Tragedy can test a community's spirit. Garrison residents are proving that their community's spirit is strong and generous. More...

Tilly Foster Deal Approved

Tamagna Hails Agreement

After months of lengthy contract negotiation, political wrangling, intense if relatively small opposition and much speechifying, the Putnam County legislature voted 6 to 3 to approve a long-term lease with George Whipple and his Preserve Putnam Fou More...

Local Pre-school Programs Violate State Regs

Kids can attend only one session per day

Some area pre-school children will be attending fewer educational and recreational programs offered by the Philipstown Recreation Department and St. More...

Cold Spring Village Board

Trustee calls for salary increase for Mayor to be offset by Trustee salary decreases

The Board of Trustees for the Village of Cold Spring held a workshop meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall on Main Street. More...

Bruce D. Campbell Announces Candidacy for Cold Spring Trustee

"Bruce D. Campbell is seeking election as a Village of Cold Spring Trustee on March 18, 2009. A lifelong resident of Cold Spring, I was educated at Our Lady of Loretto, Haldane, and Dutchess Community College. More...

John Ralph Falloon Announces Candidacy for Cold Spring Trustee

"Life-long resident John Ralph Falloon is seeking election as a Village of Cold Spring Trustee. "Ralph graduated from Haldane Central School in 1986 and is a full time firefighter for the City of Stamford Connecticut's Fire and Rescue Department. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Catherine McLeond Bean Cited for Academic Achievement at SUNY Delhi

Catherine McLeod Bean of Garrison, has been cited for academic achievement for the Fall 2008 Semester at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi. Bean, an undeclared major, has qualified for the Honors List. More...

Animal Meteorologists, Climate Change, and Raining Fish: Hands-on Family Science Day at BOCES

Students and their families can make rainbows and create tornados together at Family Science Day at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Yorktown, on Saturday, March 7, from 10am to 3pm. More...

BOCES Tech Center Staff Meet with College and Business Leaders

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center faculty recently held a wellattended Consultant and Advisory Board meeting, bringing scores of business owners and college representatives together to learn about BOCES Career and Technical Education (C More...

Letters to the Editor

A Call for Action

To the Editor: What was once a call for impeachment is now a call to investigate and prosecute Bush & Co for crimes against the US Constitution with a large focus on "War Crimes." Other concerns have taken precedent, the economy, Pakistan, Afghan More...

Impact of ZBA Decision on Marathon Site Could be Significant

Dear Editor: On Feb. 19, the ZBA will hold a public hearing for a developer's application to build a house on the Kemble Ave. Marathon site, the vacant lot stretching from The Boulevard to Foundry Cove. More...

Trustee Teagle Not Running For Re-election

Dear Editor: As the election season in Cold Spring is again upon us, I regretfully announce that I am unable to run for re-election. More...

Sports News

Briana Harrold Sparkles at Track Sectionals

Senior Briana Harrold ended her Haldane Winter Track career at the Armory Track on Sunday February 8 in grand style. More...

Putnam Valley Wrestling Report

We've been focusing a lot on the Putnam Valley High School varsity girls' basketball squad because, frankly, they've been the highlight of this season's "big" sports effort in Putnam Valley. More...

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