August 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor Pataki Signs Measure to Provide Easier Access to Drug Prices

Department of Health authorized to post prescription drug prices on the Internet

Governor George E. Pataki announced on August 12th that he has signed legislation that authorizes the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to post prescription drug retail prices on its web site. More...

Space in Nelsonville Sesquicentennial Journal Still Available

The Village of Nelsonville, which will be celebrating its 150th anniversary later this year, will mark the Sesquicentennial with a commemorative historical journal. More...



Robert Thorpe Graduates From University of Delaware

On May 28, 2005, Robert Louis Thorpe graduated from the University of Delaware receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. More...

Garrison School Will Participate in Free Milk Program

The Garrison School has announced that it will once again be participating in the free milk program for its school children. Families must meet federal eligibility requirements and complete an application for free milk served at the school. More...

Empire State College’s Graduate Program to Hold Information Session

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold a public information session about its Master of Arts in Teaching program on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale. More...

Sports News

Haldane Volleyball Team Spends Week at Camp

Last week (August 8th-12th), two weeks before preseason officially begins, Haldane More...

Seventh Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to be Held September 26th

Mark your calendars now for Monday, September 26, 2005, when the Seventh Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will be held at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem, NY. More...

County Courthouse Construction Contract Signed

After long delays, project to begin this fall

After years of delays and a false start, Putnam County is finally ready to begin construction on its long anticipated County Courthouse. More...

Monthly Meeting in Cold Spring Re-Addresses Waterfront Contamination Issue, Water Discoloration

Budget adjusted, new recycling program discussed

At the August meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Cold Spring, new budget adjustments were announced for the Village. Most notably the Worker More...

911 Dispatch "Explosion at Putnam Valley Ambulance Building" Triggers Mass Casualty Rescue Drill

Ambulance Corps from Garrison, Mahopac also included in large drill

On a day when the heat index was 107 degrees and most ambulance units were responding to victims of heat exhaustion, Putnam Valley Ambulance 1st Lieutenant Tom Gulley was preparing to test his Ambulance Corps with another type of emergency, a "M More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Voters Deserve Chance to see All Voting Machines

I am writing in appreciation of the PCN&R coverage of the upcoming voting machine choice. When is the next demonstration of the alternate machine? More...


Sofia Catherine Dyroff

Danielle and Chris Dyroff are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sofia Catherine Dyroff. Sofia was born on June 5, 2005. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joan Barton

Joan Barton of Hy Vue Terrace in Cold Spring died August 12, 2005 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center as the result of a stroke. She was 92. Formerly a resident of Ossining, N.Y. More...

Briefly Noted

Dutchess County Mental Health Association to Hold "Swing Away Stress" Fundraiser

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Putnam Children’s Discovery Center Holds Last Hurrah for Kids

Are your kids looking for something to do? An exciting enrichment week Aug 22- 26 (Mon-Fri) will be offered at the new Putnam Children More...

Putnam CAP Urgently Needs School Supply Donations

Putnam Community Action Program urgently requests individuals and organizations to donate school supplies to meet a growing local need. These materials will be provided to needy Putnam families for their school-age children. More...

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