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Putnam Receives $600,000 Payment "In-Lieu Of Taxes" Again This Year County’s plans for Fishkill Rd./Rt. 9 intersection moving forward by Brian O’Donnell At the Putnam County Physical Services Committee meeting last Wednesday night, November 10th, Chairwoman Regina Morini and committee members received a report detailing the schedule of allocation of $600,000 in the NYS 1999/2000 budget for payments in-lieu of […]

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Legislature Votes To Override Veto On Corps Of Engineers’ Plan For Wetlands Construction Rules In Watershed Putnam CSEA approves two-year contract extension by Brian O’Donnell At a special meeting of the Putnam County Legislature called last Wednesday night, November 11th, the Legislature voted to override a veto issued by County Executive Robert Bondi of a Legislative resolution authorizing the County’s […]

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Lake Drive Residents Unhappy About More Delays In Quest For Safe Street Town Board refuses to act, cites lame duck status by Leann Malone The Putnam Valley Town Board met for a scheduled public hearing last Wednesday, November 10, to hear comment on the installation of a stop sign near 172 Lake Drive in Lake Peekskill. In many ways, it […]

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Town Park Projects Moving Along Slowly But Surely Parks & Recreation Commission gathers cost information for 2000 budget expenditures by Leann Malone At its regular monthly meeting last Monday, November 8th, the Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Commission discussed a number of ongoing agenda items relating to Town Park additions and upgrades. Supervisor John McCaffrey presented revised cost estimates of […]

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Philipstown Town Board Approves Media One/AT&T Merger Looks to upcoming contract talks to address service concerns by Claudia Gibson In the end, David did not slay Goliath, but did manage to catch his attention. The Town of Philipstown passed a resolution at their November 10 meeting approving the merger of cable provider MediaOne with AT&T. This action came after a […]

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Cold Spring Waterfront Townhouse Project Under Scrutiny At Village Board Meeting Applicant says rendering being circulated is misleading by Claudia Gibson A long-vacant riverfront lot with long-delayed development plans has become the subject of some controversy within the Village of Cold Spring. At the November 9 meeting of the Village Board of Trustees, several residents voiced their opposition to the […]

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Haldane Eighth Grade Test Results Disappointing Audit report finds Haldane School District in a strong financial position by Margaret O’Sullivan The State test results for eighth grade Math and English were mediocre at best, stated Dr. Di Natale at Tuesday’s workshop meeting. It was evident that even though the results for the fourth grade Math test were excellent, Dr. Di […]

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Lent Challenges Machine Count That Names Cesark Winner With only two votes separating them, a manual count could change everything by Leann Malone Putnam Valley Councilwoman Maryellen Lent is challenging the final election results that show Republican challenger Robert Cesark the winner of her seat on the Putnam Valley Town Board. According to Lent, the optical scanner used to tally […]

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Garrison Youth Saves Man From Fiery Death On Saturday, November 13th, at about 5:31 pm, the Putnam County Fire Control Center received a 911 call reporting a property damage auto accident on Peppergrass, Court off Route 9D in Garrison. 5 minutes later a second 911 call reported that the car involved was now on fire. Garrison Fire Department, Putnam County […]

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Sheriff’s Cadets Holiday Toy Drive Begins Putnam County Sheriff Robert Thoubboron has announced the start of the 1999 Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadet Holiday Toy Drive. For the past 33 years the cadets have collected, sorted and delivered toys to thousands of needy children in Putnam County. Last year toys were collected and distributed to children in Putnam County as well […]