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Cold Spring Village Reminds Residents Of Recycling Rules The Village of Cold Spring Board would like to remind all residents that recycling is required by law. Recent reports from the Village Highway Department indicate that there is an increase in non-compliance with recycling. Please refer to these instructions for proper handling. Recyclables are picked up on Fridays and can be […]

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County Holds Public Hearing On Budget Issues Comments focus on social services expansion in Brewster and Putnam’s growing immigrant population by Leann Malone Despite objections from village residents and officials, Putnam County’s proposed budget still provides for expansion of the social services building in Brewster. This fact brought out a number of residents and at least one non-resident to offer […]

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Mahopac And Highland Falls Two Disaster Recovery Centers have opened in Putnam and Orange counties on Tuesday, October 5th, to provide disaster-related information to residents affected by Hurricane Floyd. "These centers will bring disaster officials directly to the people who need help the most," said Congresswoman Sue Kelly. "The information provided at these centers will […]

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Inmates Paint Nelsonville Village Hall Nelsonville Mayor Merando thanks Corrections Officer James See for his help at the Village Hall. Inmates from the Putnam County Correctional Facility spent a week in September painting the exterior of the Village of Nelsonville Office. The inmates, part of the "Inmate work program"’ under the supervision of Corrections Officer James See, are sent out […]

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Manitoga Raises Record Amount At "Angels" Event Over 150 people enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and auction at Russel Wright’s Manitoga on Sunday, September 26, chaired by Marie Greener. The event honored Joe Chapman and Carol Franklin for their leadership and their commitment to Manitoga’s future. This is one of the many Angels drawing by Andy Warhol was featured at Manitoga’s […]

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Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Tells Town Board Of Critical Volunteer Shortage by Claudia Gibson At the September 29 meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, Tom Monroe of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps spoke of the urgent need for additional volunteer drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). According to Mr. Monroe, the current all-volunteer status of the PVAC is seriously threatened, […]

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Putnam Health Department To Distribute Free Mosquito Repellent The Putnam County Health Department began distribution of mosquito repellent on Tuesday, October 5th to Putnam County residents. The repellent is being provided to the county by the New York State Department of Health to provide protection against West Nile-Like Virus according to Bruce R. Foley, Public Health Director for Putnam County. […]

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Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Closer To Recommendations For Town Park Facilities Second joint work session with town board yields concrete ideas but no decisions for park improvements by Leann Malone If all goes well, Putnam Valley residents can look forward to revitalized baseball and softball fields, a full-size soccer field (which can also be used for field hockey, lacrosse […]

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Site Preparation For Haldane’s Modular Classrooms Has Started "Fictitious Fat Man" slated to visit Haldane during December by Margaret O’Sullivan The Haldane Board of Education meeting on September 28, 1999 started with a special presentation honoring four newly tenured teachers: Christine Comerford, Bill O’Neill, Mike Klubnick and Eileen Cancro. At the same time, newly hired teachers encompassing Elementary, Special Education, […]

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Challenging His Own Credibility To the Editor: I find Mr. Petrocelli’s latest campaign announcement that he will fight to preserve the dirt roads ludicrous in view of his previous extensive, expensive, vitriolic battle to eliminate them. He seems to be challenging his own credibility. Edith A. Ehrlich Philipstown