January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Names Fuchs Superintendent

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 Arrested in Massive FBI Sting

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

VILLAGE PARKING ALERT  Free Access 

Overnight, on-street parking restriction in effect

A notice from the Village of Cold Spring Police Department: More...

Haldane Hoops on a Roll

Boys win two, girls stomp Pawling

Haldane’s basketball teams kept rolling as the boys’ squad swept a pair of games and the girls’ team routed Pawling. More...

John Tully is Coming Home

John Tully is coming home. Putnam’s former Deputy County Executive under the Robert Bondi administration will be returning to his old post February 1, working with the county’s new executive, Paul Eldridge. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Public Comment Needed

Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Study and Planning Project

Due to the major snow storm immediately prior to the meetings for the Town of Philipstown’s Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services strategic planning study, some residents may not have had the ability to attend last week’s meetings. More...

Legislators Receive Committee Assignments

Putnam County Legislature Chairman Vincent Tamagna has made his committee assignments for the New Year and the legislature’s newest members have been named to chair two critically important committees. More...

Schools

Lessons in Sharing and Caring

On Wednesday December 22, a group of Nursery School staff members, parishioners and youth of St. Philip’s Church traveled to the Salvation Army headquarters in Peekskill to distribute gifts collected from Nursery School and church families. More...

Dean’s List Distinctions

The following students have been named to Dean's List at Western New England College for the fall semester of 2010: KATHLEEN A. LORENZO of Putnam Valley, a Senior majoring in Accounting, and MEGAN K. More...

Discover the Red Fox at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, February 5, at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about the fox. More...

Letters to the Editor

Budgeting New York, A Message from Galef

To the Editor: More...

Healthcare Repeal: A Mistake

To the Editor: On Thursday, January 20th, our new Congressional Representative, Dr. Nan Hayworth, voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the historic health care reform legislation that was passed in March 2010. More...

YouCutAlbany.com

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Police Blotter

Haldane Senior Charged in Credit Card Theft

A 17-year-old Haldane High School senior is facing state prison for allegedly stealing a credit card and cash from another student during a physical education class. More...

Sports News

Endurance Challenge 2011 at Bear Mountain: Registration Now Open

Now in its fifth year, The North Face Endurance Challenge continues to offer unique running experiences in five scenic regions of the country – Bear Mountain, NY, Washington, D.C, Madison, WI, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA. More...

Loretto 5th Grade Girls Grit It Out

The Loretto fifth grade girls defeated St. John and Mary 15-11 this past Sunday to extend their winning streak to six. Thanks to Heather Winne’s aggressive defense, a sluggish first quarter saw the Knights down only 2-1. More...

K of C Announces Free Throw Winners

Five boys and girls from Philipstown were named local champions of the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level on February 20 with an eye toward moving on to the regional, down-state More...

Another Mid-Week Storm Poses Challenges  Free Access 

News from Local Schools, MTA, Central Hudson

Managing the effects of yet another winter storm. More...

Comprehensive Plan Talks Repairs

The Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees met in a special session on Thursday night in Village Hall to consider contracts for repairing the sidewalks of Main Street and to continue their review of the Comprehensive Plan that has now become their More...

Budget Watchdogs Bark

O’Neill makes its case

A handful of Boy Scouts working on a merit badge added some color to the Garrison School Board meeting on January 19. More...

MTA Weather Update  Free Access 

Saturday Schedules Today

MTA Service Update for Morning Rush Hour    More...

Princes and Pawns

For the second year in a row, a team of Haldane students participated in the annual Martin Luther King Day Chess Tournament at St. Joseph school in Kingston NY. More...

Colucci’s View on Teacher Report Rankings

On January 10, 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...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Seth Gallagher Announces Candidacy for Re-Election as Village Mayor

I am happy to announce my candidacy for re-election as Mayor of the Village of Cold Spring, and I hope to continue working for the benefit of all Village residents. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER 364 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY 10570 914-773-7663 burnsfilmcenter.org More...

Ice Festival This Weekend

On January 29 and 30 join the crowds at the fifth annual Knickerbocker Ice Festival, celebrating Rockland Lake’s history as the 19th century world’s ice-harvesting epicenter. More...

Georgian Pianist to Play on Sunday

HOWLAND CHAMBER MUSIC CIRCLE

The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival 2011 opens with a performance by the Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili in a recital presenting works from the 18th to the 20th century. More...

Perspectives

HHLT Applauds Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive

Residents of the Highlands should be aware of federal legislation passed at the end of last year that may benefit landowners who would like to work with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) to permanently preserve their land in 2011. More...

Pasta For All

Because I grew up in an area of the South with its own delicious and distinct food traditions, I never tasted pizza until I went away to college. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Steeley  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Funeral Saturday

Joseph Steeley, 82, a resident of Poughquag for 17 years and formerly of Patterson, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Robert M. Hart Jr.

Robert M. Hart Jr., 93, of West Palm Beach, FL the “BEST” father, grandfather and kindest soul, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at JFK Medical Center following a brief illness. More...

John Ifkovits

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...

Briefly Noted

Talk of Our Town

I n order to stay ahead of more potential bad weather we are releasing this week’s paper a day early. Health programs are plentiful this week. More...

Manitoga Welcomes New Director

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center announces the appointment of Jean-Paul Maitinsky as Executive Director. Maitinsky will officially begin in March 2011. More...

Marsh Conservation Lecture Next Week

The Philipstown Garden Club will sponsor a conservation lecture on Feb. 6, 2011, at 2:30pm in the program room of the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison, at the intersection of Routes 403 and 9D. More...

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