April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Artist as Local Hero: George Stevenson

Every original work of art is by definition “unique.” So it would be wrong to say that some art is “really unique.” But I’m going to say it anyway. George Stevenson’s art is really unique. More...

Longtime Senator Has Staying Power

After decades of commuting to Albany, Senator Vincent Leibell has announced his intention to become Putnam’s next County Executive. More...

Cutting Positions and Approving Budgets

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN SCHOOL BOARD

The Putnam Valley school board unanimously adopted its 2010-11 budget during the April 22 business meeting. More...

Ball Says He’ll Be ‘Skunk at the Picnic’

Assemblyman Greg Ball has made it official. The 99th District Assemblyman will be seeking the GOP endorsement next month to run for the 40th District State Senate being vacated by longtime incumbent Vincent Leibell. More...

Murphy, Borkowski Also Vie for Leibell’s Post

Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy and former Southeast town judge James Borkwoski have added their names to the list of those seeking the 40th district state Senate seat being vacated by Vincent Leibell. More...

Public Announcements

The Village of Cold Spring is seeking village residents to serve on the Historic District Review Board and the Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan. More...

Coming Events

 

Elections

Candidate Platform

Anita Prentice

I am running for election to the Garrison School Board, on which I have had the honor of serving since 2001. More...

Candidate Platform

Jeanine Rufo

Jeanine Rufo announces her candidacy for one of the two open seats on the Board of Education (BOE) of the Putnam Valley Central School District. More...

Schools

Middle School Music Makers

Mrs. Deb Contini (back row, left) accompanied Haldane’s accomplished Middle School musicians to the recent Middle School All-County concert. More...

Topics of Concern to Teens at Youth Forum

During Putnam County’s 16th annual Youth Forum, scores of young people from Cold Spring to Carmel had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss matters of concern that could not be raised in school. More...

And Their Voices Sang Out Across The Land . . .

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Births

Eamon Robert Curley

Born on March 9, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Audrey and Robert Curley, of Fishkill. Maternal grandmother is Gemma Dunne, of Garrison. Paternal grandfather is Robert E. Curley, of Briarcliff Manor. More...

Payton Lynn Drago

Born on March 10, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Martha Lynn Drago and Michael Emanuele Drago, of Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Kathy Lynn Davenport, of Garrison. More...

Kyle Joseph Kardian

Born on April 8, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Kathleen Bardes and Brian Kardian, of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Ellen Bardes, of Lake Peekskill, and the late Alvin Bardes. More...

Children's Activities

Nelsonville Fish & Fur’s Kids’ Fishing Day on Sunday Manitoga/

This Sunday, May 2, the Nelsonville Fish & Fur Club will hold the annual Anthony Savastano Memorial Kids’ Fishing Day at the Cold Spring Reservoir on Fishkill Road. The event starts at 8am. More...

Manitoga Holds Camp Open Day on May 8

Sunday Manitoga/ The Russel More...

Bondi Draws Bigger Crowd in Cold Spring

County Executive Robert Bondi met with residents of Cold Spring on April 21, the fourth leg of his 8-stop tour of towns and villages in Putnam. More...

Nelsonville Tax Rate Inches Up

NELSONVILLE VILLAGE BOARD

In a comparatively painless process, the Village of Nelsonville approved its 2010 budget on Monday, April 19, including total spending of $396,718, with a resultant 0.89 percent increase in the tax rate. More...

Haldane Nine Rebound From Heartbreaking Loss

Haldane’s baseball squad rebounded from a devastating walk off loss to Croton by rallying past Pawling in a week that featured another shutout win for the softball team and some strong individual performances by the track squad. BASEBALL More...

Boat Club Property Cleanup Spurs Angst

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a site management plan for cleanup of the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site behind the Cold Spring Boat Club at 5 New Street. More...

Will There Be a Heating Co-Op in Putnam Valley?

PUTNAM VALLEY VALLEY TOWN BOARD

VALLEY TOWN At its April 14 workshop the More...

Leibell Seeks Putnam County’s Top Post

There were no brass bands; no flags waving; no public announcements on the steps of the historic Putnam County Courthouse. More...

Kaplowitz Blasts Ball, Seeks Senate Seat

Democratic Westchester Legislator Michael Kaplowitz—who last week announced his intention to seek the 40th District State Senate seat now held by State Senator Vincent Leibell— has accused Assemblyman Greg Ball—who intends to run f More...

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Focus on Philipstown

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...

British Designer James King Speaks at Hastings Center

Art and science may seem to have little in common but they share at least one element that is integral to both—design. More...

Smoke and Steel Sculpture at Desmond-Fish Library

Ben Birillo will present an exhibition of his painted smoke and steel sculpture at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison during library hours from May 1 to 16. More...

Commentary

To the People of the State of New York:

Federalist No. 24: The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense

To the People of the State of New York: To THE powers proposed to be conferred upon the federal government, in respect to the creation and direction of the national forces, I have met with but one specific objection, which, if I understand it right, More...

Perspectives

Using Gutenberg’s Methods in a Google Age

Re-engineering the way people live in Philipstown deserves true dialogue

Today, as a community, we find ourselves staring wideeyed at an all-encompassing rezoning proposal. More...

Letters to the Editor

Baptist Church Might Have to Close

To The Editor: The Cold Spring Baptist Church was built in 1831 for $825. It was officially constituted on December 25, 1833. On Christmas Day in 1908 the congregation held its 75th anniversary. More...

Praising Emergency Personnel

To the Editor: More...

See How They Vote

To the Editor: More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Congratulations to Robert Cutler of Garrison, who made a hole in one at the 8th hole at the Garrison—see below. More...

Two Local Fire Companies Agree to Host Philipstown Community Blood Drives

The members of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company and the North Highlands Fire Department have agreed to provide a permanent home for the four Philipstown Community Blood Drives. More...

Opportunity to Discuss the ‘Two Main Streets’

The Cold Spring Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/LWRP has invited all citizens with an interest in the village’s future to come to a forum Saturday, May 1, at 2pm at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue, for a discussion of ideas for the two Ma More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Lacrosse Clinic Draws a Crowd

The athletic field at Putnam Valley High School was abuzz on Saturday morning when the varsity boys’ lacrosse team hosted a clinic for players in grades K thru 6. More...

Haldane Modified Lacrosse Notches Two Wins in Openers

Fusco Sets School and Personal Record

The Garrison Modified Boys Lacrosse team started off their season with two impressive wins over Ossining, 12-4, and Hendrick Hudson, 11-6. More...

Little League Picture Day is This Saturday

Philipstown Little League’s annual picture day is this Saturday, May 1, at the North Highlands field. It is requested that players please arrive 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled time. More...

Weekly Poll

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