January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Shea Secures Signal for Hazardous Junction

After much wrangling, State DOT awards bid; work to start soon

After many phone calls and years of concern, Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea has succeeded in getting the state’s Department of Transportation to agree to begin work on a traffic light at the hazardous intersection of Route 9 and Fishkill R More...

Board Discusses Special Board Funding

Mayor Gallagher, Trustee Serradas spar on email confidentiality

At the January 12 meeting of the Village Board, Michael Armstrong, chairman of the Special Board, presented his report on the financial situation of the Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan to the trustees. More...

Cub Scouts Visit Village Hall

The junior Webelos of Cub Scout Pack 137, Cold Spring, recently met with Mayor Seth Gallagher as part of their work for the citizen badge of scouting. More...

Booster Club Sells Tix for Winter Raffle

Track team Captains Tristan Pavilik and Quinn Kohut help sell tickets for the Haldane Booster Club Winter Raffle. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Ball Unveils YouCutAlbany.com

State Senator Greg Ball wants the public to become involved in reducing the size of New York State government. More...

Nan Hayworth Takes Her Oath in the Hudson Valley

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth wanted local constituents to witness her swearing-in. Four hundred of her supporters including many from Putnam County traveled to Orange Community College in Middletown Sunday for an inauguration ceremony. More...

Dunn Fraud Trial Underway This Week

Jury selection continues in the case that will determine the innocence or guilt of former Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dunn. More...

Schools

What Does It Mean to be a Blue Ribbon School?

EDITOR’S NOTE: When the Garrison School was notified that it had achieved 2010 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Status this fall, there was a week of celebrations that culminated in a festive assembly in the school’s auditori More...

Public Report Cards for Teachers?

On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern ruled that the New York City Department of Education has an obligation, under the Freedom of Information Law, to release the performance rankings of its 12,000 teachers, according to the New York Post. More...

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Sour Grapes

To the Editor: As a former member of the Garrison School Budget Committee (this citizen group was terminated by the school board last year), I must admit to being very upset with the recent budget decisions made by the school board. More...

New House Rule is a Sham

To the Editor: I write in response to a letter published in the January More...

Don't Miss This Opportunity

To the Editor: More...

Weddings/Engagements

Vanessa Horgan and Kevin Bjorkdahl Engaged

Engagement

Maurice and Doris Horgan of Cold Spring, are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Horgan, to Kevin Bjorkdahl, son of John and Jane Bjorkdahl of Clinton, CT. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

t took a little while, but Roscoe, one of two adorable beagles to be found in the area in January, is now back with his family. Local animal advocate John Funck reported the good news over the weekend. More...

Firefighters Rescue Man on Breakneck

On Friday, January 7, in the middle of a snowstorm, an unnamed man, for unknown reasons, decided to take a stroll up Breakneck Ridge by himself. More...

Photo

Cowed by the Cold: Even the cattle on Canopus Hollow Road in Putnam Valley were huddling on Friday morning as temperatures dipped into the single digits and all that recent snow refused to melt. More...

Sports News

Lady Blue Devils Push Winning Streak to Five

JFK and Putnam Valley fall by identical 45-28 scores

Haldane’s Lady Blue Devils knocked off home standing JFK and visiting Putnam Valley by identical 45-28 scores this past week in two league contests. More...

Downstate Volleyball Team Wins New Year’s Classic Tourney

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Harvey Notches Convincing Victory

The Harvey School’s Nicolette St. Lawrence, #3, of Garrison, takes a jump shot in her team’s 41-11 home court victory over Marvelwood School Monday, January 10. More...

Putnam Valley Names Fuchs Superintendent of Schools  Free Access 

Interim Superintendent Gets Nod from Board

At its January 20 board meeting the Putnam Valley school board announced to an audience of two its decision to hire Interim Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fuchs as its permanent Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2011. More...

Putnam Man Part of Massive FBI Sting  Free Access 

A Putnam man was part of the massive and unprecedented FBI roundup of 127 suspected mobsters throughout the tri-state area Thursday morning. More...

Assessing the Fire Services

Emergency services meeting cut short by fire alarm

Emergency service responders from the Town of Philipstown and vicinity gathered Thursday night at the VFW Hall in Cold Spring to give their feedback to fire safety consultant Ron Graner, a native of Cold Spring who now lives in Georgia. More...

Special Board Seeks Professional Input on Vision for Cold Spring

Now that the Cold Spring Village Trustees have the responsibility for the Comprehensive Plan, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) Special Board met on Thursday night in the Cold Spring Fire House to discuss the next steps in the process o More...

Blackboard in the Hollow

(Part 1 of 3)

She stands serenely plain, hardly showing her age, in a sheltered nook just off the eastern shoulder of Route 9, only a few yards north of the Route 301 intersection, east of Cold Spring village in Putnam County. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

THE TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL a non-profit performing arts center Box Office: 877-840-0457 tarrytownmusichall.orgCITIZEN COPE: Friday, More...

Taconic Opera to Perform Gounod’s Rare ‘Requiem’

Before “Madame Butterfly” or “La Bohème,” Puccini began his composing career with a Mass as part of a graduation exercise at the Istituto Musicale Pacini, where he studied. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY JAN. 21JOE LOUIS WALKER w/ Murali Coryell8:00pm, The Towne Crier Cafe, 130 Rt. 22, PawlingSATURDAY JAN. 22FRED GILLENWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main St., Cold SpringSUNDAY JAN. More...

Perspectives

From the Chamber

As a demonstration of our commitment to our members and businesses in the area, the Chamber invites you to our first event of the year. More...

Sixty-five Years of Victory

For sixty-five years, the Sisters of Mercy have provided a Catholic High School in Westchester County for girls. More...

Real Honey

I had a Proustian jolt this past Saturday at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market. The crowded indoor space smelled of slightly-damp, seriously-warm sweaters and very fresh vegetables. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Ifkovits, Boat Club Member  Free Access 

Calling Hours at Mc Houl Funeral Home Monday

John Ifkovits, 65, a resident of Hopewell Junction since 1972 and formerly of the Bronx, died on Friday, January 21, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with melanoma and pulmonary fibrosis. More...

Mary Manzoeillo

Mary Manzoeillo, 57, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and beloved dog Cowboy on January 9, 2011. More...

Children's Activities

Museum is Rockin’ Out at Geology Fair

On Saturday, January 29, from 10am to 2pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a Geology Fair. Come to the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. More...

Health

Free Class on Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn

On Saturday, January 22, from 10 to 11am, Putnam Hospital Center’s maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

What You Can Do To Stay Healthy and Stop the Spread of Flu

Flu season is here, and with it the fever, chills and missed work and school days. More...

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