Governor Signs Bill To Promote Recycling In New York State Legislation provides state funding for local recycling coordinators



Governor Signs Bill To Promote Recycling In New York State Legislation provides state funding for local recycling coordinators Governor Pataki has signed into law legislation to promote and enhance recycling efforts in New York by making funding available from the State Environmental Protection Fund for local recycling coordinators and for costs associated with the planning, educational and promotional activities of […]

Historical Society Sponsors Effort To Replace Missing Historical Marker



The Putnam County Historical Society has announced its sponsorship of an effort to raise enough funds (approximately $500) to replace the Benedict Arnold Historical Marker on Route 9D in Garrison. The marker, which vanished some months ago, is apparently once again the object of vandalism or theft. First installed in 1934, this plaque commemorates the historic location of "Arnold’s Flight," […]

Cold Spring To Receive Funding From Metro-North For Pedestrian Underpass Renovation Board indicates displeasure with Scenic Hudson signs that ban motorboat launching



Cold Spring To Receive Funding From Metro-North For Pedestrian Underpass Renovation Board indicates displeasure with Scenic Hudson signs that ban motorboat launching At the July 11 Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Anthony Phillips reviewed updated plans and funding for renovations to the pedestrian railway underpass at the foot of Main Street. While the Village had previously […]

Philipstown Has “Immediate” Need For Salt Shed Depot Theatre is restructured as an LDC in order to obtain future grant money



Philipstown Has "Immediate" Need For Salt Shed Depot Theatre is restructured as an LDC in order to obtain future grant money At the July 13 monthly Town Board meeting, Supervisor William Mazzuca said that Highway Department Superintendent Roger Chirico had informed the Board of the immediate need to find property for a new salt shed. According to Mr. Chirico, who […]

Garrison School Board Welcomes Interim Superintendent And New Board Members



The Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education held their annual reorganization meeting on July 11, 2000. The first order of business was the swearing in of Interim Superintendent Gary Loewenberg, who will serve until December 31, 2000, while the search for a permanent replacement takes place. Also taking the oath of office were newly-elected board members Marilyn Palefsky […]

National Park Service Requests Eminent Domain Proceedings Against Graymoor



At the request of the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Justice is considering eminent domain proceedings against the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in Garrison in an attempt to obtain approximately 18 acres of Franciscan land that borders a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The action by the Parks Service is the result of negotiations that […]

Health Department Says Number Of Ehrlichiosis Cases In Putnam Not Above Normal



The Putnam County Health Department has reported that they have confirmed one case of Ehrlichiosis, an illness transmitted by the deer tick, the same tick that causes Lyme Disease. According to a press release issued by the Health Department on Monday, 10 cases have been reported to the Department this year; 1 was confirmed positive for Ehrlichiosis, 2 are probable, […]

Lincoln Award Presented To Pat Whittaker



At the annual Putnam Valley Republican Committee Lincoln Awards Dinner last Friday night, Carmelo Santos, Putnam Valley Town Supervisor , presented the Lincoln Award posthumously to Pat Whittaker. Pat’s husband Tom accepted the award on behalf of his wife. Mrs. Whittaker was Mr. Santos’ campaign manager each time he ran for office. She was also active on several committees and […]

Philipstown Blood Drive This Friday Editor:



Philipstown Blood Drive This Friday Editor: We count as individuals to the extent we involve ourselves in the lives of others. (All religions tell us that we have an obligation to go outside our immediate family circles, and help those less fortunate than ourselves.) Some persons help those in need by charitable donations of money; others through personal services. Giving […]

Referenda Should Be Held Once Again Dear Editor:



Referenda Should Be Held Once Again Dear Editor: The Article about the defeat of the Haldane Building Referendum points out a serious problem in our voting procedures on all permanent spending bills such as budgets which include hiring union employees, building school additions and the currently discussed new town center. The way we do it now, a Yes vote has […]