President Bush is the One Who Should Be Embarrassed

   Although Sister Mary Martin wrote last week that she, being Irish, was embarrassed that President Bush encountered aggressive questioning from the Washington Correspondent of the Irish News Service, Carole Coleman, I would say the real embarrassment Full Story

Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees Offered

   Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2004. Full Story

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

   The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, August 21st, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. Full Story

Charity Raffles Mercedes to Raise Money for Children

   For anyone who ever dreamed of owning a Mercedes for $100, that dream could become a reality. Green Chimneys Children Full Story

Challenger Center Runs Moon Mission

   Crew will be home for dinner! Full Story

Senior Menu

Cold Spring Friendship Center - 265-3952
Putnam Valley Friendship Center - 528-2662

   Thursday - Soup, Reg. diet quiche w. salad, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches. Full Story

Fr. Bernard Palka, SA, CEO and Marianne Taylor-Rhoades, Director of Operations at St. Christopher's Inn met with U.S. Representative, Sue Kelly (center) in Washington D.C.017p1_xlg.jpg

St. Christopher’s Inn Staff Met with Congresswoman Kelly

   As part of the Paths to Recovery grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in recognition of their standard of excellence for addiction treatment, St. Full Story


Members of AARP Enjoyed Lunch at the Cold Spring Boat Club

   The AARP holds a monthly lunch for its members on the third Tuesday of the month. During the months of July and August the Cold Spring Boat Club offered the seniors the use of its facilities for the function. Full Story


Cold Spring Lions Meet and Donate to Vacation Camp for the Blind

   At the July 19 meeting of the Cold Spring Lions Club, the group inducted two new members - Kelly Rizzi sponsored by Lion Betty Budney, and Helen Hoffman sponsored by Lion Anne Nichter. Full Story

Trio Charged in Burglary of Patterson Condo

   Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that burglary charges have been filed against Ms. Michelle Faranda, aged 22, of Lake Carmel, Mr. Sean Candela, aged 20, of Carmel, and Mr. Full Story

Putnam Hospital Center Director of Development and Community Affairs Anita M. Minella (center) recently received a donation for the county's only acute care hospital from the Cold Spring Lions Club, which was presented by club second vice president Ellen McNelly (left) and former club president Betty Budney.021p1_xlg.jpg

Cold Spring Lions Club Donates to Putnam Hospital

   Putnam Hospital Center Director of Development and Community Affairs Anita M. Full Story

Talk of the Town

   A big thumbs up to Philipstown Town Councilman David Brower who single-handedly has cleaned up the Cedar St. Cemetery Full Story

Building Bridges, Building Boats Completed Seasonal Workshops

River Rats battle rain and tides to finish difficult voyage from Cold Spring to Croton

   Building Bridges, Building Boats in association with Philipstown Recreation has completed its Hudson River Workshops for students in grades 7 -9. Full Story

Combined Local Baseball Team Drops 2 of 3

   Last week the Putnam-Cortlandt-Philipstown baseball team played three games. On Friday the 30th the boys took on Patterson. Starting pitcher Rocco Appollonio combined with reliever Paul Richter to throw a solid game. Full Story

Eoin McKiernan, Champion of Irish Culture, Died at 89

   Former Cold Spring resident, Eoin McKiernan, who has died aged 89, in St. Paul, MN, was one of the pioneers of Irish studies in the United States. Full Story

Genevieve McCarthy Burns

   Genevieve M. Burns, formerly of Cold Spring and Fishkill, died peacefully on July 21, 2004 at Oak Hill Manor in Ithaca, NY. Full Story

Margaret A. "Peggy" DeRonda

   Margaret A. "Peggy" DeRonda, 56, of Lakeside Ave., Malta, NY, passed away Sunday August 1, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Albany with her loving family and friends at her side. Full Story

Florence S. Kane

   Florence S. Kane of Tarrytown, NY, and longtime resident of Cold Spring, NY, and of North Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow), passed away on July 31, 2004. Full Story

   None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. Full Story

Whole Farm Plan Draft Completed and Submitted to Legislature

Hearing to be held August 3

   Last week, members of the Putnam County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board presented Putnam County Legislators with a draft copy of a Whole Farm Plan for Putnam County. Full Story

Joint Session of Town and Planning Held Over Continental Village Road Access

Town Planner suggests implementation of graduated road standards

   The Philipstown Planning Board and Town Board held a joint workshop on July 22 to discuss the issue of road access applications in Continental Village. Full Story

Putnam Valley Town Board Resolving Out of Scale Map Issues

   At the July 21 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, Town Supervisor Carmelo Santos informed the audience that the overlay maps prepared by Hydro Environmental Solutions were correctly drawn according to the specifications handed to them. Full Story

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33rd Annual 4H Fair Held at Veteran’s Park

Young volunteers make it a success

   Something about seeing your County Legislator don a fluorescent vest to direct parking lot traffic, and being served a sausage and pepper wedge by your Public Health Director speaks to the authenticity of a down-home event and the spirit of community Full Story

County Responds to 911 Communications Problems

   At the July 14 meeting of the Protective Services Committee of the County Legislature, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling explained to legislators that the problem with emergency service communication in Philipstown, which was Full Story

Which Side of the Fence is the Good Side? Town Board Struggles with Wording on New Fence Law

   Putnam Valley Town Attorney Bill Zutt once explained that the difficulty in writing a new law lies in finding the precise words to convey the exact meaning and intent of the law you are trying to write. Full Story

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