November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County to Pay $600,000 in Jail Suicide Settlement

A Putnam Valley family has reached a $600,000 settlement with Putnam County in a civil rights lawsuit over the suicide of a 21-year-old inmate who hanged himself inside a jail cell three and one-half years ago. More...

Grabbed in Garrison

N.J. man accused in friend's death is nabbed

A New Jersey man charged with reckless manslaughter after allegedly injecting his friend with heroin is back in the Garden State today to answer the charges after being arrested in Garrison. More...

North Highlands Fire House Officially Rededicated

We are very proud to announce our fire house was rededicated to public service at a ceremony attended by 200-plus people on Saturday, October 24, 2009—precisely forty years after its first dedication on October 24, 1970. More...

Resurrecting Graymoor's Radio Days

Old time radio is making a comeback thanks to a local initiative that is using new technology to bring back to life a large cache of programs recorded as early as the 1930s. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D 265-3040 butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. More...

The Barns Of Putnam County at Desmond-Fish Library

Paintings of the "Barns of Putnam County" by Janet Cassidy will be on display at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison from October 30 to November 14. More...

Elegance in December at Boscobel's Yuletide Teas

Before you head out to the town's tree lighting or to do more shopping, consider something a little more refined and calming to put you in the holiday spirit. More...

Letters to the Editor

Citizens Coming Together

To the Editor: By the time you read this, Philipstown will have chosen our leaders for the next few years. The past few months have been hectic, but I was heartened to see the vastly increased participation by citizens in our local government. More...

Zoning Dissension and Consensus

To the Editor: No, the term is not an oxymoron. It is the current state of affairs. More...

Nothing Wrong with Patchwork

To the Editor: The promoters of a new master plan for Philipstown are unanimous in two respects: (1) They insist that present zoning laws are patchwork; (2) They imply that their opponents, whom they term "snipers," are in the minority. More...

Sports News

FROM THE FIELD

PV Ends Season in a Disappointing Fashion

After finishing their season at the .500 mark (3-3) and losing their only sectional game against Dobbs Ferry, Putnam Valley football had one more game to play versus a Rye Neck team that seemed weaker than the Tigers. More...

Blue Devils Soccer Heads to Sectionals

A season of dedication and hard work paid off as the Haldane Varsity Boys Soccer Team now heads to Sectionals. On Tuesday, November 3, Haldane takes on Valhalla at 4:30pm at Valhalla. More...

Outstanding Season Ends for Haldane JV Volleyball

What a noteworthy season the Haldane JV Volleyball team and Coach Ashley Murphy had this year! The JV Lady Blue Devils ended their season with 14 wins and 2 losses. More...

Putnam's Top Doc Says Don't Panic

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler has urged the public not to panic in the wake of Gov. David Paterson's State of Emergency declaration over swine flu. Dr. More...

Cold Spring to Honor Veterans Next Week

There will be a brief ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 11am, at the Veterans Memorial located on the lawn of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Cold Spring. More...

Dining Out in Philipstown

German Cuisine with a Kingly View at Chalet-on-the-Hudson

Location. They say it's everything. Few restaurants anywhere can boast a more picturesque location than the Chalet-on-the-Hudson. More...

Veterans' Day Observed at Purple Heart Hall of Honor

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will celebrate Veterans' Day with programming on both Saturday November 7 and on Veterans' Day itself, Wednesday November 11. More...

Putnam Valley Schools Honor Volunteers

At the October 22, 2009, meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education, Pride in Putnam Valley awards were presented to two exceptional examples of volunteerism: videographer Thomas Hirsch and artist Anthony Padovano. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

How the Schools are Handling Swine Flu Superintendent Clinic

The following are letters or excerpts from letters relayed to parents in the past week from each district Superintendent Clinic

GARRISON: The Garrison School has recently experienced an increase in the number of student absences due to a variety of illnesses. The list includes students whose pediatricians are diagnosing as presumed to have the H1N1 virus. More...

Public H1N1 Flu Vaccine Superintendent Clinic On Saturday

The Putnam County Department of Health will hold a public H1N1 flu vaccine (swine flu) clinic on November 7, 2009, at the Putnam Valley Middle School from 10am to 4pm for identified high risk individuals (see below). More...

Haldane Students Duke it Out in Saloon

Haldane High School Drama Department will be presenting Tim Kelly's The Face on the Barroom Floor: an astonishing theatrical event illustrating in thoughts, words, and action the evil of greed and the triumph of true love. More...

Perspectives

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Installment Five in which Ichabod enjoys a fine autumnal day

All was now bustle and hubbub in the late quiet schoolroom. More...

Briefly Noted

Mark Your Calendar - Meetings This Week

Thursday 11/5 Friday 7 PM - Cold Spring Recreation Commission 7 PM - Putnam Valley Board of Education Work Session 8 PM -Philipstown Town Board 5 Friday 11/6 Monday No Meetings Scheduled SATURDAY 11/7 No Meetings Scheduled. More...

Coming Events

ONGOING: Cold Spring Farmers' Market, Saturdays through Thanksgiving, 8:30am-1:30pm, at The Nest, Chestnut St. Putnam Valley Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 3-7pm at Putnam Valley Grange, Adams Cnrs, 128 Mill St. Indoor/Outdoor, year round. More...

Talk of our Town

Two local areas of interest are being featured this month: Boscobel in November's Martha Stewart Living magazine and Bannerman's Castle was used as a backdrop for a men's clothing advertisement photo shoot in November's Esquire. More...

Weekly Poll

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