June 26, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Habitat For Humanity To Start Project In Kent Search is on for donations and family in need of a home

Habitat for Humanity will soon take up the hammer and saw in Putnam County. Last week, the Legislature approved the transfer to the organization of a single-family structure in the town of Kent. More...

Lower Hudson Valley Loses A Congressional Seat Sue Kelly’s district is expanded, while Ben Gilman may be forced to retire

A map of the new 19th Congressional District shows the expansion of the district across the Hudson River

Advancing the ripple begun by the 2000 Census, the New York State Legislature is undertaking another redistricting plan, this time at the Congressional level. New York has to give up two congressional seats as a result of the population count. More...

PV Residents Told To Yield To Flashing EMS Lights

When Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps President John Petranchik gave his report at the June 19th Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, he tried to clear up any misunderstandings about the meaning of red, blue, or green flashing lights on private volunteer a More...

Board of Education Accepts Logo Art, Hires Teachers, Honors Edward MacDonald and Congratulates Students

At its final meeting for the school year last Thursday, the Putnam Valley Board of Education hired two teachers for next year and honored the accomplishments of students, teachers and a retiring board member. More...

Coming Events

Schools

O’Neill High School To Hold Graduation This Weekend

The Class of 2002 welcomes the Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery, West Point, and Garrison communities to their commencement exercises at James I. O More...

BOCES Offers Summer Courses To Educators

Lorrie King, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Instructor, will present a course on "Keys to Motivation Education" from July 8-12. More...

The National Society Of Collegiate Scholars Inducts Maria D’Amato

Maria Christine D More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary Anna Smelter

Anna Smelter age 98 of Wappinger Falls, NY formerly a long-time Garrison, NY resident died on Thursday June 20, 2002 in Wappinger Falls. More...

Sports News

Campout Caps Another Great Year For The Cub Scouts

Soggy weather failed to dampen the spirits of the boys of Pack 137 participating in our year-end campout on June 15th. The event was held at scenic Lake Frederick on the grounds of West Point. More...

Beacon Travel Soccer Team Holding Try-Outs

The Beacon boys/girls travel soccer team will be holding its final try out for the Fall 2002/Spring 2003 team to compete in the BU 14 age group. More...

Future Plans For Haldane’s 2002 Graduates

Collegiate sports. The athletics of high school are catapulted to a higher level of competition and importance. Sports at the college level require a large amount of commitment, dedication, and love for the sport, and a select few of this year More...

4th Of July Service To Be Held At Mekeel’s Chapel

On July 4 at 10am, residents of Putnam County and the surrounding area are invited to come to the historic Mekeel More...

Haldane Board of Education Adopts New Attendance Plan Haldane High School graduates 43 Class of 2002 students

After a second public hearing during their meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the Haldane School District More...

Motorcyclist Avoids Serious Injury An Rt. 403 Accident

A New Windsor man escaped serious injury in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Rt. 403 in Philipstown on June 9th, the Putnam County Sheriff More...

County Clerk Fees To Rise To $20 In July

Beginning July 1, 2002, the state record management fee will be increased from $5 to $20 at the Putnam County Clerk More...

First Putnam Valley High School Diplomas Go to WWII Veterans

Alton Bentley Ligon and Daniel A. Pelose shared the spotlight at the Putnam Valley High School ceremonies last week

Putnam Valley High School awarded its first diplomas to two World War II veterans last Friday evening, at a graduation that preceded the 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in the Performing Arts Center of the High School on Peekskill Hollow Road. More...

Town Board Makes Lake Peekskill Water Law Enforceable

After a Public Hearing last Wednesday, June 19th the Putnam Valley Town Board unanimously passed a new local law to make the Lake Peekskill water rules and regulations enforceable. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Letters to the Editor

The Making of A Team Editor:

I had the privilege of helping coach the Philipstown Minor League Dodger More...

Continental Village Toddler Learning Center Needs Protection (Reprinted at the request of the author)

Dear Ms. Rizzi: [Philipstown Recreation Department] More...

Sense Of Community Is Exquisite

Ah, the age-old antipathy of "locals" for newcomers! As though being born and raised in a place gives one exclusive squatters More...

Briefly Noted

State Leaders Agree On Health Insurance Legislation For Smallest Businesses New law makes small business group health insurance available to sole proprietors

Governor George E. Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced last week an agreement on a bill that will make more affordable health insurance available to small businesses run by sole proprietors. More...

County’s Request For Wireless E-911 Funding Source Granted

Bob Pozzi, Chairman o f the Putnam County Legislature, reports that the New York State Senate has passed the County Legislature More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Laboratory has again been awarded a two-year accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. More...

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