February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On...at Valentine's Fest This Saturday

The 1st annual Valentine Festivus - a family fest of music, cookie baking, and valentine making, all free, will take place this Saturday, February 9, at St. Mary's Parish Hall, from10:30am to 1pm. More...

Seniors Reminded to File for Enhanced STAR Program

The Putnam County Office for the Aging would like to remind senior citizens owning homes to file for the Enhanced STAR Program in their Town for tax relief purposes. More...

Arts and Entertainment

American Premiere of the Why Birds Sing BBC Documentary at the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon

Cold Spring's David Rothenberg's Why Birds Sing has been turned into an 80- minute BBC documentary, directed by Archie Powell and produced by Endemol/UK. It was shown four times on BBC4 last July, but not yet on American TV. More...

Saturday Lunchtime Writers' Club for Kids at Howland Library

The Saturday Lunchtime Writers' Club for students in grades 4 and up will meet every second and fourth Saturday of the month at Howland Public Library in Beacon between 12-1:30 pm beginning February 23. More...

Calling All Volunteers to the Annual Clearwater Festival

The celebrated Clearwater Music and Environmental Festival - The Great Hudson River Revival, is looking for volunteers to help stage its annual weekend of music, dance, storytelling, sailing, crafts, and environmental education. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sorry, We're Closed: Farewell in a Cookbook

Dear Editor: Floors stand bare, shelves empty. Dust surfaces and sneezing echoes through deserted space. The dust around this home, home to books and their readers - has surfaced- at Cold Spring's Merritt Bookstore. But Merritt isn't moving. More...

Childhood Memories

Dear Editor: As a child I spent many summers at the Guinan's Country Store with my grandmother, Barbara Prescott. Flipping through the local papers the last couple of weeks have brought back so many warm and happy memories. More...

Shotgun Wedding

Dear Editor: In what can only be labeled as muscular arrogance, a Cold Spring writer recommended forcing a 'shotgun wedding where the bride and groom are dragged kicking and screaming' to school consolidation between Garrison, Putnam Valley and Ha More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Imogene M. Loseke Grimmer

Imogene M. Loseke Grimmer of Garrison, died on January 31, 2008, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Grimmer worked as a Dietitian/Nutritionist for the Lexington Massachusetts School District. Mrs. More...

Gladys Christine Fischer Ormiston

Gladys Christine Fischer Ormiston, age 92, died on Monday, January 28, 2008, in Aiken, SC. Mrs. Ormiston was born in Cold Spring, daughter of the late George and Bella (Peters) Fischer. More...

Gordon S. Jacobs

Gordon S. Jacobs, 59 years old, formerly of Cold Spring and Forest Hills, NY, died on February 3, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. Gordon was born in Queens, NY on May 26, 1948 to Fred Jacobs and the late Lillian Gordon. More...

Sports News

Becoming "one" With The Cheerleader Again

Section 1 crowns its conference cheer champs

A cheerleading competition is more like a party than an athletic competition, at least that's the way it seemed to me last Saturday at New Rochelle High where some 20 schools got after the first annual first annual Westchester/ Putnam/Dutchess/Rock More...

New Planning Firm Chosen for Philipstown

Funding resolution approved for new GVFD pumper

The public hearing at the Philipstown Town Hall on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 was scheduled to last just thirty minutes prior to the regular weekly Town Board meeting. More...

Haldane Capital Project Could Top 8 Million Dollars

Public informational meeting depicts aging buildings in need of major overhaul

After many months of preparation, discussion, meetings, tours and debate, a proposed capital project for repairs and upgrades to the Haldane elementary and middle schools was outlined at a public information meeting held on January 29, 2008 by the More...

Fees and Fines Again Dominate CS Village Board Workshop

Waterfront could be the setting for GAC art exhibition this summer

The Cold Spring Village waterfront will become a destination on an outdoor sculpture tour this summer if a plan proposed by the Garrison Arts Center comes to fruition. More...

ARC in Greater NY Receives Grant for Computers at New Putnam Office

Grant provided by Assemblyman Ball also provides emergency prep programs

New York State Assembly Member Greg Ball recently presented the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) with a $10,000 grant to help the organization install new computers at its Putnam County office (The Lawlor Building, Route 311 and 164 More...

The Butterfield Library Invites Children to a Royal Tea Party

In honor of Valentine's Day, The Julia L. Butterfield Library will host a Royal Tea Party on Saturday, February 9 at 1:30pm for ages 4 and up. More...

Schools

No Name Calling Week at Putnam Valley Middle School

Putnam Valley Middle School students celebrated "No Name Calling Week" from January 22 through January 25. This annual event is an ongoing effort by the Middle School leadership to promote positive relationships among students. More...

Paper Arts at Putnam Valley Elementary School: Animal Masks

At Putnam Valley High School, the final project in Paper Arts, a half-year Art elective, was to research the art of Papier Mâché. More...

Jessica Finger Named to Honor Roll at Canterbury School

Jessica Finger, of Putnam Valley, was named to the Canterbury School Honor Roll for the second marking period. More...

Births

Ella Marie Miozzi

Ella Marie Miozzi was born at Hudson Valley Hospital on January 27, 2008 to Meredith and Joseph Miozzi of Milford, PA. Maternal grandparents are Mary and Willie Conklin of Beacon. Paternal grandparents are Cynthia and Joe Miozzi of Cold Spring. More...

Ashley Sage Rimm

Ashley Sage Rimm was born on January 25, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Melissa and William Rimm of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Donald and Nannette Vezina of Peekskill. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Susan Rimm of Garrison. More...

Taylor Joan Silva

Taylor Joan Silva was born at Hudson Valley Hospital on January 24, 2008 to Shannon and Jason Silva of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Sarah Seaboldt of Cortlandt Manor and Putnam Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

New Income Eligibility Guidelines for Energy Star Programs

Rising energy prices are putting a strain on household budgets across New York State. This pressure is especially difficult for those least able to afford it - households on fixed or moderate incomes. More...

Make a Difference in the Life of a Fresh Air Child - Before Summer

You don't have to wait until the summer to make a difference in a Fresh Air child's life. Volunteer now with The Fresh Air Fund's Putnam County area committee and ensure that summer 2008 is special for New York City children. More...

Eclipse Party at Wagner Park on February 20

The Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Department Sunset Series have announced that - weather permitting - they plan to hold a free "Eclipse Party" on Wednesday evening, February 20. More...

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