March 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Proposed Budget Shows 14.28% Spending Increase

Unfunded mandates to comprise 10.2 percent of proposed budget

The March 15 meeting of the Haldane Board of Education showed that the usual concerns over increasing the school budget appear, this year, to have been amplified by a sense of lack of control on many budget items. More...

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrests Two in Philipstown for Cocaine Possession

The Putnam County Sheriff More...

Sunday School Kids Give Easter Baskets for Food Pantry Families

Sunday School Children from the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown made Easter Baskets to be given to the Philipstown Food Pantry families. More...

Public Notice

There will be no recycling pick up in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, March 25th due to the observance of Good Friday. The regular cycle for recycling pick up will resume on Friday, April 1st. More...

Coming Events

 

Schools

Haldane Graduate Shares China Experience with Students

Jillian Mattessino, a 1998 graduate of Haldane, spoke to Mr. Dennis Cairl More...

Haldane Students Learn About Acupuncture

Mr. Ron Hershey, a licensed acupuncturist, spoke to Dennis Cairl More...

Haldane Students Get "Insiders" View of Washington

Mr. Dan Crimmins spoke to Mr. Cairl More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William H. Whitehill

William H. Whitehill, a former resident of Putnam Valley and Cold Spring, died on Sunday, March 20, 2005 in Leesburg, FL. He was 86. More...

Briefly Noted

Gardening Program Re-Scheduled at Stony Kill Farm

Got Spring fever? Interested in learning about outdoor container gardens? The Verplanck Garden Club, Inc. is hosting this program at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm. More...

Our Lady of Loretto Plans Good Friday Procession

This year the Parish of Our Lady of Loretto will celebrate the ancient custom of the Good Friday Procession. Good Friday, the anniversary of Jesus Christ More...

Dutchess Community College and Department of Labor to Host Job Fair April 20

The Dutchess Community College Office of Counseling and Career Services and the New York State Department of Labor host the annual Hudson Valley Job Fair on Wednesday, April 20 from 11 am to 3 pm in Falcon Hall at the DCC Main Campus in Poughkeepsie. More...

Village Election Tie Goes to Supreme Court Judge for Final Decision

Mancari and Teagle both get 304 votes; winner will be picked by random lot

Elections are generally a pretty straightforward process: voters enter the voting booth, pull a lever for the candidate of their choice and the one that ends up with the most votes wins. More...

Garrison Board of Ed Approves Payment of Some Tuition Claims Due Highland Falls

Student achievement summary given at monthly meeting

At the behest of Trustee Leann Malone and approved by all of the board with the exception of President Stan Freilich, at its March 16 meeting the Garrison Board of Education voted to go into executive session about an hour after the regular meeting h More...

PV School Superintendent Tutty Presents Baseline 2005 -2006 Budget

New format removes "wish lists" from budget proposals

The March 17 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education was dominated by a series of presentations relating to the proposed 2005-06 school budget as well as an update on the "one-on-one" laptop introduction. More...

Education Commissioner Rules Garrison Has "Obligation" to Accept St. Basil Students on Tuition Basis

Appeal is partially sustained; tuition agreement must be in place before Garrison accepts any students

Commissioner of Education Richard Mills has ruled on the August 2004 appeal filed by St. Basil Academy which would have, in part, enabled the St. More...

Graymoor Receieves Defibrillator from Hudson Valley Hospital

John Filangeri, EMS Coordinator, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, presents Fr. James Gardiner, director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center with a lifesaving defibrillator March 15 as part of the Hospital More...

Cold Spring Mayor Phillips Re-Elected

Heffernan takes board seat with Mancari and Teagle tied for the second seat

It took an unusually long time to come up with the answer, but the 20 or so Village residents present were patient as election workers huddled over the voting machine rolls at the Cold Spring Firehouse on Tuesday night before finally announcing the p More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Santucci/Mountain Trace Proposal is not "Reasonable Use"

Full Story

Voters Should Now Come Together for the Common Good

Dear Editor,

Infirm and small, hunched but irrepressible, they came. They came on walkers. They came on swollen feet. They stopped to learn about write-ins. Many came only to arrive and leave because the line was too long. More...

Top Ten Suggestions for Breaking the Tie Vote

Editor,

1. Hire Katherine Harris to do a recount. More...

Births

Alexandra Scialdone

Alexandra Scialdone was born on February 13, 2005 to Putnam Valley parents Kimberly and John Scialdone. More...

Edward Frank Bauer III

Edward Frank Bauer III was born March 10, 2005 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Diane L. and Edward F. Bauer, Jr. of Nelsonville. More...

William Edward Bradley

William Edward Bradley was born March 9, 2005 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Melissa and Johnathan Bradley of Nelsonville. More...

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