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

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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

Bondi Proposes Compensation Committee to Mete Out Management Raises

Legislature agrees new committee would depoliticize process

   In an attempt to depoliticize the process of doling out raises to department managers during this budget season, County Executive Robert Bondi, Jr. Full Story

Putnam Department of Health Calls for Volunteers for Bioterrorism Drill

   In a statement issued by Loretta Moninari, Public Health Director of Putnam County and Robert Bondi, the County Executive, practice drills for a possible bioterrorism event have become necessary in order for Putnam County to be prepared to respond ap Full Story

Public Notice

   The Town of Philipstown Highway Dept. will be closed on Monday, August 2 in lieu of Lincoln Full Story

Hollywood Celebrities are Practicing Demagoguery

Hollywood Celebrities: Their unfortunate power and influence

   Our country has had a history of Hollywood stars involving themselves in our democracy. Full Story

Embarrassed by RTE Irish Reporter

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Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to Speeding Problem on Winston Lane

Editor,

   After fours years of complaining about the reckless drivers on Winston Lane in Continental Village, I am pleased to see that someone has finally taken measures in an attempt to correct the condition. Full Story

Don’t Shoot the CS ZBA for the Code Changes at August 12 Meeting on Waterfront Property

Editor,

   If you missed the letters in the July 21, 2004 PCN&R by Marta Gibbons and Sigmund Ferber on the Philipstown Planning Board Full Story

Reader Comments on Media Reporting

   As a 1964 Goldwater supporter, I was finally rewarded for my patience, when FNC-26 became available in this area on cable. WABC A.M. radio on 770 is another source. Full Story

Franciscan Friars to Honor Saint Juan Diego on Aug. 1

   On Sunday, August 1st at 11am, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will commemorate the canonization of Saint Juan Diego with a bilingual mass that will be followed by a festive procession and an afternoon celebration with music, food, and family Full Story

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Rep. Kelly Creates New Task Force in Congress to Fight Terrorist Financing

   U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly has created the bipartisan Congressional Anti-Terrorist Financing Task Force, which has begun work in Washington to bolster efforts in the fight against evil financiers of terrorism. Full Story

Southeast Museum to Hold Children’s Boomerang Making Workshop

   On Saturday, August 7th at 10:30am the Southeast Museum will hold a Children Full Story

Children’s Scrapbook Making Workshop to be Hosted at Southeast Museum

   The Southeast Museum will bold a Children Full Story

Westchester County Man Arrested on Warrant

   Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County resident on July 16, 2004 on an outstanding warrant. Full Story

Cold Spring Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

   On July 16, 2004 a Village of Cold Spring resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Full Story

Unlicensed Driver Charged with DWI and Resisting Arrest After Crash

   Peekskill resident Manuel Perez, age 19, was arrested on July 19th for driving while intoxicated ("DWI"), driving without a license, and resisting arrest. Full Story

Governor Announces $12.7 Million to Improve Water Quality

Funding to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plants and Reduce Runoff

   Governor George E. Pataki today announced more than $12.7 million in grants for 43 water quality improvement projects across New York that will help reduce pollution and runoff entering the State Full Story

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