April 7, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Bear Trapped and Sedated in Garrison

Garrison resident Mahmoud Shahbodaghi has reported to the PCN&R that a black bear had been seen around his home on Denning Hill since March 20th. Residents called the DEC, who came to set a trap on Monday March 28th. More...

Putnam Valley Fire Department Reschedules Disaster Preparedness Program

Due to the bad weather, the Putnam Valley Fire Department has rescheduled its program on Disaster Preparedness that was to take place March 12. The new date is Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 1pm. More...

Our Lady of Loretto to Hold Special Service for Pope John Paul II

Our Lady of Loretto Parish will have a special prayer service for Pope John Paul II on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 pm. As Pope John Paul "enters the fullness of eternal life" the Lorretto congregation will celebrate his truly remarkable life. More...

Public Notice

The Putnam Valley Town Board is seeking applicants for the volunteer position of Board of Assessment Review member. Applications and information can be obtained in the Office of the Assessor, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley. More...

Schools

Garrison Middle School Participates in Mathematics Contest 2005

Every school year, the Garrison Middle School students take part in a mathematics contest, which is sponsored by the New York Mathematics League. More...

Second Trimester Awards Announced by Haldane Elementary School

Fifth Grade Honor Roll: Peter Allen, Salvatore Baisley, Judi Barcavage, Brian Costello, Kelsey Flaherty, Miller Francis , Rebecca Frumento, Abigail Furgason, Henry Heintzman, Alyssa Hustis, Kelley Hyatt, Anna Ledwith, Emily Lombardo, Melina Marinakis More...

St. Philip’s Nursery School Sale to be Held April 9

Lots of great bargains for the whole family will be on hand at the annual St. Philip More...

Briefly Noted

Health Dept. Offers Healthy Pregnancy Workshops

The Putnam County Department of Health is currently providing free pregnancy workshops designed and funded by a grant from the March of Dimes to help women learn how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. More...

Ten Free Shade Trees Offered

Ten free shade trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during April 2005 as part of the nonprofit Foundation More...

Benefit Concert Planned for Sisters at Graymoor

The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor and Vincent Mitchell Entertainment, proudly present "From Broadway to Galway," an exciting Irish-American musical celebration featuring Dublin born Irish tenor, Ciaran Sheehan, along with More...

County Courthouse General Contractor Withdraws Winning Bid Due to Clerical Error

Still no start date on Fishkill Road realignment

The County Courthouse project moved two steps forward in March with the award of contracts for General Contractor, HVAC, Plumbing and Electric, but took one step backward when Worth Construction, which submitted the lowest bid for General Contractor, More...

Local Emergency Communications Falter as EMS Towers Fail Again

Nelsonville Board discusses lack of backup at monthly meeting

The simultaneous failure of three EMS towers last week disrupted emergency services and revealed a significant flaw in the local 911 communications system: namely, that there is no backup to the towers when they are not functioning. More...

First Annual PVES Achievement Fair and Open House Planned for April

The Putnam Valley Elementary School Building Steering Committee has proposed and planned the first-ever PVES Student Achievement Fair, scheduled to be held on April 12 and 13 in the PVES New Gym. More...

Mahopac Man Convicted of Child Abuse

Mahopac School teacher targeted young girls

Putnam District Attorney Kevin. L. Wright announced the March 30, 2005, jury verdict convicting fifty-one year old former Mahopac Schools band teacher, George Ploska, of sexually abusing two young girls, ages 5 and 6 respectively. More...

Cold Spring Canine Wins Best in Show

At the Saw Mill River Dog Show at the Westchester County Center on March 13, 2005 a local Cold Spring dog, Bully Boy More...

Rollover Crash on Fishkill Road Leads to Multi-Agency Response

On March 23, 2005, two vehicles crashed near Fishkill Road in the Town of Philipstown, and required the response of multiple emergency service agencies. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shakedown ???

Dear Editor: More...

Dead Skunk Inspires Environmental Action

Dear Community,

Answering an add in the paper offering free locust and cherry wood I was heading eastbound on 301. I felt comfortable with the windows down, even at 7 in the morning. More...

Guest Commentary: Liberty, Justice & Equality For All?

Editor: More...

Births

Jack Henry Gordineer

Jack Henry Gordineer was born on March 9, 2005 to Cold Spring parents James and Kathryn. More...

Sports News

Sailing Basic Taught by Beacon Sloop Club

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and then become a member of the crew on the Woody Guthrie, historic replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River sloop, to get your hands-on experience. More...

More Basketball Honors for PVHS’s Kristi Leigh Dini

Putnam Valley High School Senior Basketball phenom Kristi Leigh Dini More...

Haldane Track Preview

The beginning of the 2005 track season has brought many changes to the program. Changes have included the loss of their practice facility, the Haldane field, new workouts, and a new coaching staff taking over for predecessor Bill O More...

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