October 27, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislature Committee Proposes First Changes to County Employee Benefits

Committee calls for Medical License for County Coroner

Two weeks after overturning County Executive Bondi More...

Town Board Recognizes Efforts and Sacrifices of Others

Gold Star Mothers Memorial project to be discussed at next Town Board meeting

On Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio announced a new joint effort by the combined Veterans organizations in Putnam County to erect a "Gold Star Mothers Memorial Statue" in Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel. More...

Putnam County Film Festival Attracts International Producers and Subjects from 9-11 to Marijuana

Maryann Arrien, the Putnam County Film & Video Festival Director remarked how each year the festival attracts better quality films and higher caliber producers and directors. More...

Public Notice

Marion Ave. in Cold Spring will be closed until further notice due to the installation of water and sewer lines. Only local residents will be allowed access. More...

Court Dismisses Libel Claim Against PV Activist

A statement from the law firm Thornton, Bergstein and Ullrich, LLP, reports on a recent "victory for freedom of speech" which was won when a state court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a member of the Putnam Valley Planning Board, who claimed More...

Coming Events



Annual Trick or Treat for Boxtops Will Benefit Haldane Elementary School

The Haldane Elementary School Student Council is collecting Boxtops for Education as part of their fundraising learning project. More...

Putnam Valley Central School District Launches Redesigned Website

The Putnam Valley Central School District is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned and upgraded website at www.putnamvalleyschools.org. The website will be fully accessible on or before October 28, 2004. More...

Garrison Students Work Together to Reach Greater Heights

Last weekend, Garrison eighth graders embarked on a two day adventure to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock located in Mt. Washington, MA. During their two day stay, the students were engaged in a plethora of group, trust and team building activities. More...

Briefly Noted

How to Buy Electricity and Natural Gas from Alternate Sources

NYS is a leader in competitive energy market

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) reminds New Yorkers that an exciting change continues to sweep across the state More...

Family Shabbat Dinner to be Held at Temple Beth-El

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Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee, Local 11, will conduct recruitment from November 2 through August 30 for five carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Linda Angello announced. More...

Commissioner of Health Appointment Receives Legislative Committee Approval

Dr. Sherlita Amler interviewed by Lawmakers

Last week, two County legislative committees approved the County Executive More...

No Tax Increase for Preliminary Philipstown 2005 Budget

Board focuses on Townwide appropriations at first budget workshop

At their first budget workshop on October 20, the Philipstown Town Board whittled the tentative Townwide budget for 2005 down to a minimal tax increase for the Town, which Supervisor William Mazzuca said would likely end up either at 0% or possibly e More...

Seniors Question How They Can Afford to Stay in PV

Halloween parties for kids planned

The arguments and opinions surrounding senior housing raged on at the October 20, 2004 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting and public hearing to "Amend Zoning Code - Senior Citizen Multifamily Residential Uses." More...

Educational Evaluator Hiring Generates Unhappiness Within Haldane Faculty Association

Holiday displays prompt policy review

The October 19 meeting of the Haldane Board of Education covered a number of topics over the course of four hours, with several issues generating pointed interest among spectators and board members alike. More...

Hudson Valley Municipalities Win National Green Power Leadership Awards

On Monday October 4th, NYSERDA President Peter Smith and wind energy marketer Community Energy joined public officials and customers to celebrate the availability of clean, emission-free wind power to all New York State electric customers, and to hon More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Delay, Bully & Attack


As a past participant in the negotiations between Garrison and Highland Falls, I was distressed to read the record of a private meeting between Ned Kopald and Roxanne Donnery, the president and VP of the HF school board, in an article covering the Ga More...

Smashed Pumpkins in Cold Spring a Sad Experience for Newcomers

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Thrilled About Community-Building in Garrison

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday evening, October 19, 2004 approximately 30 parents of fourth grade students met at the Garrison Volunteer Firehouse to discuss ideas for what we can do as parents to make the school experience the best it could be for our children in the G More...

Sports News

Jr. Midget Hawks to Play for Championship

N. Dutchess scored first using 11 plays and the entire 1st quarter but that was all the Hawks would allow. More...

Haldane Cross Country Team Runs to Success

Runners often say they don More...

Weekly Poll

Should Haldane pass a partial property tax exemption for veterans?

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