August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fashions From Gilded Age on View in Cold Spring

Putnam County Historical Society exhibition open until December

That the Gilded Age was not confined to the salons of New York and "cottages" of Newport is illustrated by a stunning exhibition of women's fashions dating from this fabled era of glamour and wealth, and formerly belonging to elite residents of the H More...

Economic Development Council Plans Business and Community Sidewalk Sale Coinciding with GAC Event

The Western Putnam Economic Development Council Marketing Committee is sponsoring a Cold Spring Sidewalk Sale for Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th to coincide with the Garrison Art Center Art & Craft Sale. More...

Arts and Entertainment

County Players Holding Auditions For Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held at the County Players Falls Theatre in Wappingers on August 27 and 28 at 7 pm. More...

Boscobel Offers Slide Presentation on Growing and Harvesting Herbs

On Saturday, August 19, 2006 Boscobel will present a slide presentation on "Growing and Harvesting Herbs." The slide presentation will be given by Rita Jo Riehle, Boscobel's horticulturist, who will speak on the history of herbs and their modem versu More...

Embroiderers' Guild Exhibit Coming to Mt. Gulian

The Skyllkill Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will host the seventeenth biennial "Art of the Needle Exhibition" at the Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon, from September 13 through Sunday September 17, 2006. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bonnie J. Carlson

Bonnie J. Carlson, age 63 of Mahopac died on Thursday August 3, 2006 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Born on January 29, 1943 in Hallock , Minnesota she was the daughter of the Late Hjalmer F. and Hazel (Mc Williams) Carlson. Ms. More...

Margaret "Peggy" Williams

Margaret "Peggy" Williams entered into rest at her home on Glynwood Farm, Cold Spring, on August 6, 2006 after a 30-year courageous battle with cancer. She was 49 years old. More...

Briefly Noted

Convery Gets Award at Undersheriff Training Conference

The New York State Sheriffs' Association recently held its annual training conference for Undersheriffs in Albany, NY. More...

Metro-North Continues Modernization of Harmon Shop Complex

Locomotive and coach car repairs to be upgraded

A huge, multi-phase project to modernize MTA MetroNorth Railroad's oldest and largest maintenance facility, the Croton-Harmon Shop, continues with the approval on July 26, 2006, of two contracts totaling $292 million. More...

Hudson River Inhabitants are Focus of Upcoming Program at Museum of Hudson Highlands

Visit the banks of the Hudson River on Saturday, August 19 at the Kowawese Unique Area in New Windsor, where the Museum of the Hudson Highlands will answer the question: "Hudson River Inhabitants: What Animals Call the Hudson River Home?" Explore alo More...

Reciprocal Licensing for Putnam Plumbers Moving Slowly Toward Resolution

Putnam joins State in preparing for Quadricentennial Celebration

The passing of a resolution attempting to correct a perceived imbalance in granting reciprocity of licensing among plumbers in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties prompted a prepared speech by Legislator Tony Hay denouncing what he described as More...

Putnam Valley Moratorium Tide Shifting as Support Increases at Latest Town Board Public Hearing

The Town Board has concluded that everyone wants what is best for the Town of Putnam Valley, the question the Board has to decide is what is best? More...

Garrison Board of Education Withdraws Article 78 Appealing OCFS Judge's Ruling

St. Basil files counterclaim to Garrison's complaint on amount owed to District

At the August 2, 2006 Garrison Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Gloria Colucci announced that the Board has withdrawn the Article 78 it had filed appealing Administrative Law Judge William Day's decision to bar Garrison's attorneys from int More...

Cold Spring Chamber Hosts Informational Meeting About Plans and Activities for the Hudson River Quadricentennial Event

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special information meeting at 8 am on Thursday, August 17, 2006 regarding the 400th Anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River. More...

Schools

Annual Putnam Valley School District Wall Calendar to be Distributed

The Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) is completing production on its annual calendar for the 200607 school year, and will begin mail distribution in midto late August. More...

Putnam Valley Schools Will Participate in Free and Reduced Meal Program

The Putnam Valley School District has also announced that it will once again be participating in the free and reduced price meal program for its school children. More...

Letters to the Editor

Blind Defence of Sheriff's Deputy is Not Good

Editor, I marvel at how those who attack the content of my letters fail to address the core issues, preferring instead to twist facts or muddy the waters with evasions and irrelevancies. More...

Putnam Valley Has Disproportionate Share of Kooks

To the Editor, What's going on in Putnam Valley? Looks like a vast leftwing Dr.'s conspiracy. More...

In This Kind Of War, No One Wins

Editor, The indiscriminate bombing of helpless Lebanese and Israeli civilians in this war between Israel and the Hezbollah who are bent on annihilating each other is unconscionable. More...

Sports News

Hudson Valley Scholastic Division Volleyball Team Wins Bronze Medal at Empire State Games

Haldane players make up large part of team

The Hudson Valley Scholastic Division Scholastic Volleyball Team took home the Bronze Medal at the Empire State Games on Saturday July 29th. They battled it out with 5 other More...

Blue Devil Softball Players at National Competition

Haldane varsity softball pitcher Chelsea Lisikatos and catcher Cassie Barcavage met up at the 2006 PONY National Fastpitch Championships this summer held in Vienna, Ohio from July 22-29. More...

Trail Run in Philipstown To Benefit Michael Shortell Memorial Fund

On September 16th, 2006 there will be a 5 kilometer trail run benefiting The Michael Shortell Memorial Fund. Michael Shortell was a Deputy Chief with the New York City Police Department who died during a storm last summer. More...

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