February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel Kids Learn what Economic Stimulus Package Means for Them

Congressman John Hall brought the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act down to the level of 12-year-olds during a visit to the George Fischer Middle School in Patterson on February 23, 2009. More...

Bruce D. Campbell Outlines His History and Vision for the Candidacy as Village Trustee

"In announcing my plans to run again for Cold Spring Village Trustee, my focus over the past 37 years has been being involved in a number of local organizations including serving the Village of Cold Spring as Trustee from 2002 through 2006. More...

Mayor Anthony Phillips Presents His Platform

"A municipality the size of Cold Spring cannot survive without a program that shares services with other groups. For many years, partnering has been our policy. More...

PVMS Peace Poster Contest

Addressing a Troubling Situation with Inspirational Artwork

About 15 years ago at Putnam Valley Middle School, three boys who had been suspended from school for disciplinary infractions came back to the building and painted a variety of obscenities and symbols on the brick entryway , including a swastika. More...

Nelsonville Calls for Engineering Bids on Street Improvement Project

Furnace law adopted

The election for Village of Nelsonville Mayor and one of two Trustees will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Winter Respite with Cellist Ashley Bathgate and the Greater Newburgh Symphony

Woomyung Choe and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra offer a winter respite of music to warm the heart with cellist Ashley Bathgate, an exceptionally gifted young American cellist, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8pm in the Newburgh Free Academ More...

Requiems by Faure and Cherubini to be Sung by Taconic Opera Chorus

The Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra presents the Faure Requiem and Cherubini Requiem on Sunday March 1, 2009 at 3pm. The two requiems will be performed at the historic United Methodist Church in Ossining. More...

Look to the Sky - Astronomy Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Program

On Saturday Evening, March 7 at 6pm, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance temporarily open on 20 Kenridge Farm Drive off Route 9W South, Cornwall, to discover the wonders of our universe. More...

Births

Joseph Peter Smith

Sara Beltran and Peter Smith of Cold Spring announce the birth of their son, Joseph Peter Smith. Joey was born on January 9, 2009 at 3:33pm, weighing 7 lb. 14oz., 19 ½ inches long, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. More...

Keira Bethany McCullagh

Michael and Moriah McCullagh are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Keira Bethany on January 29, 2009 at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Keira was welcomed to the family by her sisters Maeve and Kaitlyn. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John James Murray

John James Murray of Kent, NY, died on February 22, 2009. The family of John Murray mourns the loss of a wonderful husband, father of nine children and grandfather of eight. More...

Josephine McCormack

Josephine McCormack, age 89, of Nelsonville, died on Monday, February 23, 2009 at Field Home Holy Comforter in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born October 12, 1919 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Maria (Lima) DiMartino. More...

Sports News

Baseball Starts Early for Philipstown Boys with Indoor Practice

Local coaches Joe and Tom Virgadamo get a jump on the baseball season, working with a group of boys, ages 14 to18 at the indoor training facility Extra Innings in Fishkill over the weekend to sharpen up some hitting and fielding skills. More...

Garrison Dog Wins at Westminster Dog Show

"Rosie," a Great Pyrenees is the Pride of Owner, Breeder and Handler Priscilla Marsh

A Great Pyrenees, Champion Guardenia Lady Rosena of BR, was awarded Best of Opposite earlier this month at Westminster Dog Show in New York City. Rosie is owned, bred, and exclusively handled by Priscilla J. Marsh of Garrison. More...

Oil Up the Gloves: Philipstown Little League Softball Tryouts Have Started

First-grader Isabela Monteleone demonstrates her wellexecuted stance at the Philipstown Little League girls' softball tryouts this past weekend, continuing a family tradition. More...

2008 Sales Tax Revenue Soars in Putnam County

Despite a downturn in sales tax revenue for the final quarter of 2008, Putnam County had the distinction of generating the largest year-to-year growth of sales tax receipts in New York, according to the state Comptroller's Office. More...

Hearts for Caitlyn Fundraiser Brings out the Best in P.V.

Community raises more than $6,000 for teen with cancer

On Friday, February 13, 2009, at Putnam Valley High School, the people of Putnam Valley opened their hearts and hands to raise money for the family of a young PVHS student stricken with a rare form of cancer. More...

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Why present a blank check? Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner on February 28, 2009, to raise funds for the John Marcinak Children's Education Fund. Mr. More...

Edward Mancari' s Platform for Village Trustee

"I would like to address some of the key issues that the Village of Cold Spring must address in the next year. "1. Fiscal Management The board faces financial challenges to maintain a balanced budget and a fair tax rate. More...

AG's Office Warns Public of Frauds, Scams, Identity Theft

A prisoner sues to stop train from disturbing sleep

John S. Katzenstein, senior consumer fraud representative for Putnam, Westchester, and Rockland counties, spoke at Putnam Valley's Town Hall on February 18, 2009, as part of the state attorney general's outreach program. More...

PVES Presents the Peace Gallery

PV's Youngest Share Hopes and Dreams

From January 20 to 23, 2009, Putnam Valley Elementary School (PVES) celebrated world peace through its second Peace Gallery exhibition. More...

Cold Spring Village Board Monthly Meeting

The Village Board of Trustees of Cold Spring gathered on Tuesday night, February 10, 2009, for its monthly meeting. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVES Presents the Peace Gallery, for PV's Youngest to Share Hopes and Dreams

From January 20 to 23, 2009, Putnam Valley Elementary School (PVES) celebrated world peace through its second Peace Gallery exhibition. More...

Putnam Valley Middle School Peace Poster Contest Addressing a Troubling Situation with Inspirational Artwork

About fifteen years ago at Putnam Valley Middle School, three boys who had been suspended from school for disciplinary infractions came back to the building and painted a variety of obscenities and symbols on the brick entryway to PVMS, including a More...

Extraordinary Silent Auction at Snow Ball 2009: a Tenth Anniversary Gala Celebration

Exciting auction items announced

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. This year's silent auction is shaping up to be the Foundation's best ever! More...

Letters to the Editor

A Call for Unity in Village Of Cold Spring

Dear Editor: As a life resident in this community, I am concerned about the divisions that exist among our local residents. More...

"Stimulate" Your Effort to Quit Smoking

To the Editor: Health Advocates, across New York State and the United States, have a reason to be pleased that Smoking Cessation Programs will be funded by the 2009 Stimulus Bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2 More...

Consider Holding the Line on Tax Increases

To the Editor: Every Sunday, with few exceptions, my family and I go to my mother-in-law's house for visiting and dinner. I usually do the shopping for her and try to find "bargains", knowing that her income is limited. More...

Briefly Noted

The Hudson Valley Abounds with St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Cold Spring Fire Company Pipes and Drums to Perform at Several Local Parades

Irish eyes are smiling on the Hudson Valley with plenty of "wearing of the green" events to celebrate both before and after St. Patrick's Day. More...

American Cancer Society Daffodil Deadline Looms

Last chance to fight cancer with flower power in 2009

It's your last chance to fight cancer with flowers in 2009. The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days sale deadline is Feb. 27, 2009. More...

Be Part of the Global Warming Solution: Adult Workshop at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be forming a group of like-minded people to learn how to significantly reduce their household's energy consumption. More...

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