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County Legislature Receives Petition To Form New Agricultural District by Lori Moss At the April 12th meeting of the Physical Services Committee, the Putnam County Legislature received a petition to form an agricultural district. The petition was presented by George Michaud, Putnam County Director of Real Property Services. The legislature met before a full house, comprised largely of county farmers […]

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Garrison School Board Adopts Proposed Budget Budgetary increase is 7.2%; increase to tax rate about 8% by Wendy Kagan At a special workshop meeting on April 17, the Garrison Board of Education adopted a proposed budget that marks a 7.2% increase to the budget for the current year. In a 5-2 majority vote (dissenting votes came from board members Blake […]

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Town Board Considers Best Way To Run Depot Theatre by Claudia Gibson The Philipstown Town Board held a workshop on April 19 to discuss the pros and cons of forming an independent Local Development Corp (LDC) to oversee operations at the 70-seat Depot Theatre at Garrison’s Landing. Current programs, including theatrical productions and acting workshops for children and adults, are […]

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Large Development Plan In Nelsonville Wins Court Decision Village to appeal court’s ruling permitting multi-family construction to proceed by Claudia Gibson In a decision that could pave the way for construction of an 87-unit multi-family housing complex in Nelsonville, the Putnam County Supreme Court recently ruled that the Village of Nelsonville had demonstrated "bad faith" in response to an application […]

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Putnam Valley On The "Cutting Edge" In The Hudson Valley Says Town Attorney David Wright Implementation of proposed initiatives would make town a precedent-setter in region by Leann Malone According to Town Counsel David Wright, Putnam Valley has the opportunity to set historic precedent among municipalities in the Hudson Valley. Wright is the author of proposed Historic Preservation legislation and […]

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Jeffrey Dain Announces Candidacy For GUFS Board Of Education "I would like to introduce myself and announce my candidacy for the GUFS Board of Education. I was born and raised in Garrison. I attended GUFS, graduated from O’Neill High School and attended SUNY Cobleskill for business. My lifelong occupation has been with N. Dain’s Sons Company, Inc. (Dain’s Lumber) in […]

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The Fine Art Of Archiving Featured At Foundry School Museum The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum invites members of the public to explore the fascinating process by which mysterious, jumbled old papers become archived historical documents. In a workshop program on Saturday, April 29, archivist Victoria Powell will explain and explore "The Fine Art of Archiving," from […]

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Swing Jazz Program At Desmond-Fish To Benefit Doctors Of The World Philipstown Friends of Doctors of the World and the Hudson Valley Noodle Association will present "Smile While You Swing" on Sunday, April 30th. Join Peter Brazier, Susie Dean and Greg Doyle for an afternoon of swing jazz. Fun and quirky old familiar tunes, and many you may not know […]

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Putnam Valley Man Charged With Counterfeiting Video Tapes Douglas Zirkle, age 39, of Putnam Valley was arrested on March 29th for Driving While Intoxicated and Trespassing. At the time of the arrest deputies found 53 videocassettes in new condition all with the same title in Mr. Zirkle’s possession. The tapes were seized pending a joint investigation between the Sheriffs Department […]

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Brewster Man Jailed For Violation Of Protection Order Phillip Sgammato of Brewster, was sentenced on April 18, 2000, to a term of one to three years in State Prison for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, by County Court Judge Robert E. Miller. Judge Miller sentenced Sgammato based upon his February 1, 2000 guilty plea. Putnam […]