November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County Mortgage Tax Report Doesn't Bode Well For Localities

Tamagna calls Quadricentennial celebration a chance to promote Putnam businesses

The budget work for the new fiscal year beginning in January already complete, the Putnam County Legislature breezed through their sparselyattended regular meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. More...

Putnam Valley School Board Takes Proactive Approach as Governor Paterson Threatens School Aid Cuts

First reports of budget spending show some shortfalls but overall "on target"

Assistant Superintendent Paul Lee said at the Putnam Valley School Board work session held on November 6, 2008, "I prepared a conservative budget, planned for the worst, and hoped for the best." Mr. More...

Garrison School Begins Challenging 2009-10 Budget Process

Silent teacher protest underscores one of many budget issues facing district

As the Garrison Union Free School District School Board began to conduct its Regular Meeting on November 5, 2008, a group of about 20 Garrison Teachers' Association representatives in matching bright red T-shirts solemnly filed into the meeting roo More...

Cold Spring PBA's Halloween Safety Giveaway was a Glowing Success

The Village of Cold Spring Police Benevolent Association's President Tom Ciero reported that all 350 "glow in the dark" bracelets his organization supplied to help keep children safe this Halloween were gone within 2 hours of his setting up a table More...

Arts and Entertainment

Historical Society to Honor Robert McCaffrey with Volunteer Service Award at Thanksgiving Event

November 22 candlelight service and dinner celebrates a 50-year tradition

Sometimes tradition gives birth to tradition, and that's exactly what has happened over the last 50 years here in Philipstown. More...

Service and Inspirational Awards Highlight Constitution Island Association's Recent Annual Meeting and Dinner

Sunday evening, November 9, 2008, the members and friends of Constitution Island Association gathered for their Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Hotel Thayer in Highland Falls. More...

Butterfield Library Wants to Know: Are You Afraid of Monsters?

The Butterfield Library has a monster lurking among the bookshelves. They are looking for some brave children to join in a Monster Hunt to find and chase him out! More...

Letters to the Editor

Voting Machine Technology Initiative Ensures Accuracy

To the Editor: I am so appreciative of the voters of the 90th Assembly district for renewing your support and electing me to serve you for another two years in Albany. More...

Couldn't a Simple Vote Be the Parking Meter

To the Editor: Couldn't the Village resolve the matter of whether or not parking meters are a good idea by simply having the residents of Cold Spring and Nelsonville vote on the issue? Anne T. Saunders Nelsonville More...

What We Deserve

Dear Editor: It is a documented fact that since 1973, there have been over 50 million abortions (murders) committed by Americans on the defenseless. Hitler, Stalin and Mao combined were responsible for less murders than we Americans. More...

Briefly Noted

Hudson River Estuary's "Trees for Tribs" Program Provides Spring Brook Condo Residents with a Potential Solution to Chronic Run-off Flooding

The constantly overflowing brook running through the Spring Brook Condominium complex, 63 units located down the hill from the 9D ball fields, has been a major problem for the residents and the Village of Cold Spring alike. More...

Governor Paterson Announces New Website to Open Budget Process

"www.ReduceNYSpending.gov" will foster public discussion about New York's budget priorities as the State addresses record budget deficits

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the release of a new website, "www.ReduceNYSpending.gov," that will lead the public in a discussion about how to control unsustainable growth in the size of New York's budget. More...

Cold Spring Man Charged with Drug Possession During Traffic Stop

Sheriff Donald B.. Smith reports the arrest of a Village of Cold Spring man after he was determined to have been in possession of controlled substances during a traffic stop. More...

Five Year Effort Ends With Acceptance of Glenclyffe Property Deed by Town of Philipstown

Recreation Center on property designated Red Cross shelter

Local elected officials spend most of their time at weekly workshops and monthly board meetings problem solving, setting and monitoring budgets, dealing with residents' often-vocal concerns and setting wheels in motion for projects that frequently More...

Haldane School Board Prepares for Capital Project Referendum

Contract negotiations to begin soon

Last week's meeting of the Haldane Central School District was held on the same night as the U.S. presidential election, November 4, 2008. While the election was clearly on everyone's mind, there was also a parallel between the two events. More...

Toys For Tots Campaign Underway Throughout Philipstown

Donations of new toys for local families needed more than ever in current economic climate

The 2008 Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots campaign is underway in Philipstown. The drop off locations for NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS are as follows: -Deb's Hair Salon, Main Street, Nelsonville -Putnam County News and Recorder, Main Street, More...

Old Enough to Vote….Just

Garrison resident Bryce Tortora Biederman turned 18 on November 4th and voted for the first time on that same day. More...

Schools

Hudson River Essay Contest Solicits Essays from NY State College and HS Students

Mount Saint Mary College invites New York State college and high school students to enter its Hudson River Essay Contest, sponsored by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. More...

Putnam Valley VFW Helps to Sponsor PVHS Student's Normandy Visit

At the November 6, 2008, meeting of the Putnam Valley Post 391 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the group welcomed Putnam Valley High School senior Dillon Chesnut, who gave a presentation on his summer, 2008 trip to Europe as part of the People to More...

Garrison Youth Center Announces Its New Officers

Pictured are the Garrison Youth Center's new officers. These students will be helping to plan activities, organize events and help to make this year's Youth Center a great experience for everyone. The Adult advisor is Alison Jacoby. More...

Births

Births

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William D. "Bill" Green

William D. "Bill" Green of Wappingers Falls, died peacefully on Friday October 31, 2008 at the Pines Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie. He was 77. The son of the late Rev. L. Vance and Esther Green, Bill was born on April 24, 193l in Altoona, PA. More...

Jackson (Jack) Rose

Jackson (Jack) Rose, 87, of Manasquan died on November 9, 2008, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center of Neptune. Born at home in Garrison, he remained a resident of Garrison, before moving to Manasquan in 1995. Mr. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Field Hockey Season Wrap-Up

The Putnam Valley High School Varsity Girls Field Hockey team had their dream season come to an end last Saturday in a heartbreaking NY state regional final loss to nationally ranked Garden City. More...

Great Expectations are Met as Haldane Varsity Girls Volleyball Wins Regionals

Going into this season, the Haldane Varsity Volleyball Team was not sure what to expect. After winning a State Championship expectations are high, and the challenge even bigger after graduating eight seniors, half of them starters. More...

Knights Post 4th Straight Shutout, Arrows Fall in Soccer Action

This past Sunday the U13 Philipstown Knights closed out their season with an impressive 2-0 victory over visiting Larchmont. The victory was the club's fourth consecutive shutout, and 6th overall this season. More...

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