April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tilly Foster Farm to Host Its Own Opening Day

Between the bustling downtown of Brewster, and the sprawl ing commercial development of Carmel l ies one of the last reminder's of Putnam's agricultural past, Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Live Music Draws Crowds to Cold Spring Restaurants

Economic benefits may be music to merchants' ears

As the Eagles sang in one of their many hits, "There's a new kid in town." In Cold Spring, that new kid in town is live music and it may be part of the answer to the increasingly important question, how can a vibrant main street be maintained in a More...

Haldane Spending Plan Ready for Voters

Trustees for the Haldane Central School District approved the proposed budget for 2009-2010 at their April 14, 2009 meeting. More...

Choking Student Saved by Classmate

On March 27, 2009, a student at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES' Tech Center in Yorktown had a near-death experience. Little did he know that his guardian angel was there in the same workshop with him, in the form of a caring classmate. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Fri. Apr. 24 - Mom's Book Group, 10am Sat. Apr. More...

Make a Gift for Mom at Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library recognizes how special mothers are to the youngest patrons and presents the Annual Mother's Day Craft Workshop on Saturday, May 2 at 1pm. More...

Why Mix Shakespeare and Middle School Together?

"If music be the food of love, play on!" shouts Duke Orsino in the first lines of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In those few words the Duke sets the mood for the rest of the play. More...

Births

Ryan Day Duncan

Baby girl Ryan Day Duncan was born on April 10, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Emily and William Duncan of Nelsonville. Maternal grandparents are John and Kathy Krieger, of Danbury, CT. Paternal grandmother is Jean Duncan, of Garrison. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bernard Roll

Bernard Roll, a former resident of Yorktown and Putnam Valley died on Monday, April 13, 2009, in Milton, Florida, after a long illness. He was 82. Bernie was born in March, 1927, in Peekskill, to the late Henry and Katherine (nee Slater) Rohl. More...

Bernadette Escott

Bernadette Escott, age 61, of Greenback, TN, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the family home. She was of the Catholic faith. She was employed with Goddard Industrial Co. for the last six years. More...

Sports News

Keeping Bears Away From Birdfeeders

How do you keep a black bear from coming at night and pulling down your bird feeders out in the yard? More...

A Win for Quinn and James

Haldane varsity track athletes Quinn Kohut and James Ol sen won the 400m and 1600m runs , respectively, at the meet held at Dover High School on April 16, 2009. More...

Semper Fi Parents Host Golf Tourney

Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley is having its 4th Annual "Support the Troops" Gol f Tournament at The Links Golf Course in Union Vale, in Dutchess County on June 15, 2009, with registration and lunch starting at 11am, and golf starting at 1p More...

Putnam Boasts Valley's Lowest Jobless Rate

But it is a 20-year high for county

Putnam's rate of unemployment is 6.7 percent, the highest in more than two decades. The New York State Labor Department reported the March statistics last week, which came as no surprise to Putnam lawmakers. More...

Long Day's Journey Into Night for CS Board

April 14, 2009, was a long night for the Cold Spr ing mayor and trustees as they s logged through a reorganizational meeting at 6pm, a budget review at 7:30pm, and the regularly scheduled monthly meeting that did not begin until 8:30pm. More...

Journal News in Trouble

Shrinking daily newspaper tries to cover Putnam from Westchester

As subscriptions decline and the cost of newsprint rises, newspapers are scrambling for ways to reduce costs. The Journal News, a daily paper covering Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties, has not been exempt from the cost-cutting. More...

In Sports

Ray Gallagher on Haldane and Putnam Valley Sports The Putnam Sportsman on Bears and Birdseed Little League Opening Day - Story and photos See pages 10-11 More...

Tempers Flare as GUFS Board Discusses Budget

On April 15, 2009, in its first meeting after the spring recess, the Garrison School Board received updates from various committees, explored the issue of school consolidation, and received very vocal comments from members of the district's own bud More...

Put Valley School Board Adopts a Very Lean Budget

Chief among the laundry list of agenda items for the April 16, 2009, Putnam Valley Board of Education meeting was the adoption of a tentative budget for the 2009-10 school year. More...

Schools

Putnam County Spelling Bee in Put Valley

Thursday, April 16, 2009 marked the annual occasion that Putnam Valley's youngest spelling enthusiasts look forward to all year—the finals of the PVES Spelling Bee. More...

PV Students Partake in National Observance

Putnam Valley High School's student club GSA/ VOICES (Gay Straight Alliance/ Voices Of Individuals Creating Environments that are Safe), led by senior president Giovanna Spica, observed the National Day of Silence on Friday, April 17, 2009. More...

Letters to the Editor

Makes No Sense to Condemn Unions

To the Editor: I was saddened by the letter in your April 15, 2009, edition headed "Union Leaders' Greed is a Burden." It makes no sense to condemn unions and union leaders as a whole on the basis of an unpleasant personal experience. More...

Yea Teachers, Boo Union

To the Editor: Over the last several weeks, the letters page in this newspaper has had a lively airing of opinions on teachers and their union in both the Garrison and Haldane school districts. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

As April draws to a close, there's many fun things to do this weekend. Bingo returns to Our Lady of Loretto Thursday night. 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...

Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up Brings Out Many Volunteers

Saturday, April 18th dawned bright and beautiful, a perfect day for Adopt-A-Highway. Many Philipstown residents, clubs, and organizations turned out on local roads to clean up the trash. More...

Poll

Did you take part in a religious observance or gathering for Easter or Passover?
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