March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Budget Closer to Reality

Contract with MSG TV is approved

Haldane Board of Education workshops often run the gamut, with trustees addressing numerous topics in one night, and last week’s meeting was no exception. More...

Sharing the Pain in Putnam Valley’s Schools

The Putnam Valley Central School District Budget Advisory Committee presented their recommendations for a one percent budget-to-budget increase at the March 18 business meeting. More...

April Track Work Causes Train Schedule Adjustments

Metro-North Railroad’s new April 11 timetable will make temporary, minor schedule changes on all three lines to allow for track maintenance projects. More...

Trial Set for Marcinak Murder Suspect

A 19-year-old Lake Peekskill youth accused in the shooting death of a popular Garrison businessman on New Year’s Eve Day 2008, who also faces charges for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility in Carmel where he rem More...

Fate of Oregon Corners Looms Large Over Putnam Valley

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD

The disintegration of Oregon Corners, a growing area of concern for residents, was discussed several times during the March 17 meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board, and prompted a group of citizens to organize. More...

Lacrosse Coach Certification Training Sessions Scheduled

The SUNY Youth Sports Institute will be holding training sessions for the Hudson Valley Youth Lacrosse Program throughout the months of March and April. 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...

Spies, Chocolate, & Costumed Tours: Boscobel’s New Season

Whether you crave chocolate or relish history, Boscobel has a special program for you. More...

A Closer Look at Cold Spring’s Architecture

On Saturday, April 10, at 5pm, Jill Fisher of Larson, Fisher & Associates will present an in-progress, illustrated architectural study of the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Perspectives

A Stroll Across Poughkeepsie’s Walkway

Pastimes

A park that sits 212 feet directly above the waters of the Hudson River is one of the newest additions to the New York State Parks system. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Comparison with Other Schools

To the Editor: Garrison School Board’s small concessions to the taxpayers don’t go far enough when compared to sacrifices being made in other school districts. More...

Beware Fake Census Questionnaires

To the Editor: Your 2010 Census questionnaire that you will be receiving in the mail will ask the following questions only: 1. How many people were living or staying in your home on April 1, 2010? 2. More...

Have Cake and Eat it Too

To the Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mercedes Alden

Visiting Hours Tuesday, Service at Graymoor on Wednesday

Mercedes Alden, age 90, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at her residence. Born on April 30, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Whitty) Ahern. She was the widow of the late Thomas D. More...

Wetona (Toni) Bernier

Wetona (Toni) Bernier, age 92, died at home in Nelsonville on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Toni was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 13, 1918, the daughter of Louise and Herman Le Engle. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Happy first week of spring! Palm Sunday is this coming Sunday, March 28, and the first day of Passover begins at sundown on March 29. More...

Susan and Cecile’s Labor of Love

Two local gardeners, Cecile Lindstedt and Susan Early, are shown here taking advantage of the morning sunshine to perform a volunteer ritual that has become a Cold Spring tradition. More...

Village Water Department Plugs Leaks

Village Water & Highway Department personnel worked to repair 3 leaks in the distribution system in the last two weeks, which resulted in a savings of approximately 90,000 gallons of water per day, according to Greg Phillips, Superintendent of Water More...

Property Taxes Could Go Up 2.5%

Cold Spring Board: Village discusses coal tar, revenue sharing

The Cold Spring Village Board Tuesday night took a preliminary look at a $2 million-plus draft budget for fiscal 2010-11 and at the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s $1.6 million plan for cleaning up coal tar contamination near the vil More...

Refunds for Some Town Residents

Philipstown wants to give money to residents—sort of. And it wants to receive more money, too. It all has to do with escrow. More...

GUFS Examines Budget Options

With three budget workshops complete and one remaining the Garrison School Board summarized progress and planned for the final meeting. More...

Easter Joy for Needy Neighbors

Easter arrived a bit early on Saturday at the Salvation Army on Nelson Avenue in Peekskill, thanks to the efforts of the 7th and 8th graders and their parents who participated in the 5th annual Our Lady of Loretto Parish Easter outreach mission. More...

Haldane Does Sondheim Proud

Stephen Sondheim, the Mozart of the American musical theatre (and if we still had a Tin Pan Alley, its greatest poet), turned 80 years old on Monday, and Haldane High School rose to the occasion. More...

Trainer ‘Sparqs’ Haldane Athletes

The term “off season” has basically vanished from the vocabulary of the high school student athlete—especially when you are talking about a school the size of Haldane. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Science in the Snow: Outdoor Education at Garrison School

Mrs. Bakker, outdoor educator, came to work with the kindergarten classes at the Garrison School. The students went outside after the big storm and completed several activities. More...

Easter Party for All at Manitou Farm Riding School

On Saturday, April 3, the riding school at Manitou Farm will welcome new and returning horsepeople to an Easter Party. Events will include hands-on crafts, games, contests, and refreshments. The fun begins at 1pm and will conclude at 4pm. More...

An Irish Serenade Welcomed Haldane Students Last Week

Haldane Elementary School students were welcomed to school on St. Patrick’s Day by bagpipers dressed in traditional Irish attire. More...

Commentary

‘From Servitude unto Redemption’

“ In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the two evenings is the LORD'S Passover. More...

To the People of the State of New York:

Federalist No. 62: The Senate (Part II )

Here is part two of James Madison’s exposition of the purpose and size of the United States Senate. More...

Births

Shannon Davenport

Born on February 12, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Jamie and Dave Davenport, of Poughquag. Maternal grandparents are John and Margaret Knoblich, of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Sue Davenport, of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Riley Ann Ferreira

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on February 20, 2010, to Christine and Adrian Ferreira, of Cortlandt Manor. Maternal grandmother is Arleen Grafer, of Garrison. Paternal grandparents are Mary and Nigel Ferreira, of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Ruby Skye Dyson-Dias

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on February 10, 2010, to Hilary Dyson and Steve Dias, of Nelsonville. Maternal grandparents are Pamela Wildes, of Eliot, ME, and William S. Dyson, of Tucson, AZ. More...

Sports News

Loretto 3rd Grade Boys Finish Season in Florida

No, not that Florida—St. Joseph’s in Florida, NY. On Saturday, March 13, the boys took on St. Joseph’s Red team, who came out on fire, jumping out to a quick 8-0 lead. More...

Sheriff To Host New York State Boating Course

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith has announced that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a New York State Boating Course at the Putnam County EMS Training Center located at 110 Old Route 6 in Carmel. More...

Renegades Ticket Package Benefits American Legion

Come see the Hudson Valley Renegades play the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night, June 22, the Brooklyn Cyclones on Wednesday night June 23, and Tuesday night June 29, at easy-to-get-to Dutchess Stadium. More...

Weekly Poll

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