March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Philipstown Board Opposes Some Consolidation

The Philipstown Town Board passed a resolut ion in mid-March opposing the county government's desire to consol idate as ses sment services throughout Putnam. More...

Talk of our Town

It's a busy week here on the Hudson. Shoppers have been crowding the sidewalks once again, enjoying all that the village has to offer. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Reflections on Lent

"And yet, though the long season of sorrow which ushers in this Blessed Day in some sense sobers and quells the keenness of our enjoyment, yet without such preparatory season, let us be sure we shall not rejoice at all. More...

Brush Up on Bird Calls at Audubon Celebration

Spring returns and once again the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will be holding an annual dinner complete with sumptuous buffet and a very special Chinese and silent Auction. More...

Mom's Book Group Forming at the Butterfield Library

You don't have to stop reading because you are a mother. The Butterfield Library's staff knows what it is like to try to juggle kids, work and home and still try to have a little time for yourself. More...

Disabled Invited to Voice Concerns at Forum

The Putnam County Office for People with Disabilities, Putnam County Coordinating Council for People with Disabilities, and the Putnam Community Services Board, in partnership with various community agencies that serve people with disabilities, wil More...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Cancer-Striken PV Girl

The community is once again coming together to raise funds in support of Putnam Valley's Caitlyn Bagnano, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer. More...

Bargains Abound at St. Philip's White Elephant Sale

St. Philip's Nursery School will hold their annual White Elephant and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 28. The sale, held at the Parish House at St. More...

Are You a Democrat Seeking County Office?

The Putnam County Democratic Committee is interested in interviewing all candidates for county wide office in 2009. Should you have any interest please contact Lynne Eckardt, Chairwoman, at (845) 661- 6349. More...

Brownies Lend a Hand Collecting for Food Pantry

Philipstown Brownie Troop 2502 organized a donation drive for the Philipstown Food Pantry this past Saturday. Pictured are, left to right, Samantha Monroe, Abigail Duncan, Makenzie Patinella, Alyssa Covelli, Tara Pidala, and Jazmyn O'Dell. More...

New PV Lions Club Officers

An installation ceremony was held on March 16, 2009, at the Putnam Valley VFW Hall for incoming officers of the Putnam Valley Lions Club. More...

Beacon Man Arrested for DWI

Damon McCorkle, 4l years old, of Beacon, was arrested in the Village of Cold Spring. Police Officer Tompkins of the Cold Spring Police Department was on patrol around 2:30am on March 22, 2009, More...

Wishes Granted: Kindergarten Edition of Play Math with Me

By popular demand, Irene Keyes returns to the Butterfield Library with a new "Play Math with Me" program for kindergarteners. More...

Gallagher Names Lynn Miller To Fill Trustee Slot

Cold Spring's mayor-elect, Seth Gallagher, has appointed Lynn Miller to fill his soonto be vacated spot on the village's board of trustees. More...

NY Threatens to Cut Immunization Funds

County officials are calling on every resident of Putnam to contact their state officials in Albany this week demanding that Governor Paterson reconsider a plan to cut funding for immunization programs statewide. More...

Police Crack Case Wi th Craigsl ist

Recent ly, in Rye Brook, Westchester County, neighbors suspected that a house was being used as a brothel, as reported by WCBS TV. Neighbors reported that they had seen a number of strangers entering and leaving the house. More...

Coming Events

This Week: Wed. Mar. 25 - American Fdn. For Suicide Prevention Open House for Putnam County, 7-9pm, Patterson Library, 1167 Route 311. Introduction of services to the Putnam community. More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Hosts Community Passover Seder

Once again the Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) will host a second night community Seder on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at St. Mary's Parish House in Cold Spring. People are invited to gather at 6pm with the Seder beginning promptly at 6:30pm. More...

Poetry and Music Combine in Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses

The Philipstown Depot Theatre will present Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses, for narrator and string quartet, on Saturday April 4, 2009 at 8pm. The performance features poet Kate Light's original text and Mozart's music. More...

Open Baptism at St Mary's

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary-in-the-Highlands, Cold Spring, once again offers "Open Baptism" at their 7pm Easter Vigil on the 11th of April. More...

Kids Can Wish on a Penny at Story Reading

Children's author Jennifer Young, and composer January Akselrad, will come together on Saturday, March 28, for a dramatic reading and sing-a-long of selections of the children's chapter book, The Wishful Penny - Adventures of a One-Cent Coin, More...

Test Your Numerical Skills at PVES Family Math Night

The Putnam Valley Elementary School teachers will hold an exciting event called Family Math Night, to be held on Friday, March 27, from 6:30- 8pm. More...

Outstanding Youth Volunteers of Putnam Recognized with Awards

The members of the Youth Board, in conjunction with the Putnam County Youth Bureau, will host their 24th Annual Youth Awards Dinner at Mahopac Golf Club on Fridav, April 17. More...

Philipstown Festival to Showcase Jail Talk

Jail Talk is being screened as part of the Philipstown FilmFest, which will be held at the Depot Theatre during the last weekend in March. More...

Happy 102nd to Sara Vitanza

Sara (Scolaro) Vitanza, born on March 27, 1907, will be celebrating her 102nd birthday this week. Born in Cold Spring, she was raised in Italy, where she met and married Alfred Vitanza. More...

Haldane's Villanti Proposes PTA Cuts

A Parent's Perspective

Forecasting a very difficult budget process, Haldane Superintendent Mark Villanti addressed the Haldane PTA at their monthly meeting on March 9. More...

Lenten Mission Offered in Carmel

St. James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Ave, Carmel , & Fr. Sorgie, Pastor, will host the St. James the Apostle Lenten Mission on Sunday, March 29 thr u Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm. Fr. More...

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