November 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

County Legislator Elected as Kent Town Supervisor

Democrats increase their footprint in Western Putnam

Although the only three County Legislator seats on the ballot last Tuesday were uncontested and went to the incumbents, there will be a change on the Legislature in January. More...

Embattled PV BAR Members Take Aggressive Position on Demand for Resignations

Attorney for all four men sends scathing letter to Town Board

On November 2, 2005 attorney Jonathan Lovett issued a letter on behalf of his clients (BAR members Frank Tansey, Richard Tully, Thomas Gazzola, and Philip Ammann) to Supervisor Carmelo Santos and the Putnam Valley Town Board answering the demands set More...

Senator Leibell and Assemblywoman Galef Announce New Name for Route 9D

Sandy Galef and Vinnie Leibell with members of Rolling Thunder

Senator Vincent Leibell and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef are pleased to announce that the stretch of Route 9D which falls within Dutchess and Putnam Counties has been officially designated as the More...

Charles Henry Nobile

Charles Henry was born at Vassar Hospital on October 27, 2005 to Hyde Park parents Don and Amy Nobile. He weighed 6lbs, 15 ozs. Brother Samuel Joseph also welcomed his little brother home. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Howland Library Hosts Baby Signs Story Time

Howland Public Library in Beacon will be sponsoring a Baby Signs Story Time for children ages birth to three on Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:30 am. Adults will have as much fun as their children enjoying a combination of stories and sign language. More...

Highland Garden Club to Meet

The Highland Garden Club meets at the Julia Butterfield Library at 1pm on Tuesday, November 22nd. The program will include a workshop on the uses of dried flowers with Charlotte Eaton. Hostesses are Johanna Mulardelia and Virginia Tarleton. More...

Library Seeks Tutors

Howland Public Library located at 313 Main Street in Beacon is seeking volunteer tutors to donate one or two hours per week after school at the library. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Putnam County Militia?

Full Story

Philipstown Should Hire Its Own Planner

Dear Editor, During a recent Scofield Ridge hike to overlook the 1,200-acre tract owned by developer Peter Morris around Lake Valhalla, the topic turned to the future of this wild and spectacular land. Personally, I think too much of Morris More...

Relief for the Masses Lands in Cold Spring

Editor: The dedication of the Cold Spring Latrine marks a new era for Village visitors. More...

Sports News

Hudson Valley Orienteering Holds Competition

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on December 3, 2005, at Bullowa Boy Scout Camp at Stoney Point, NY. This will be the annual JROTC Championship meet but all are welcome to compete. More...

Haldane Volleyball Headed for States

After defeating Tuckahoe in the Section 1 Class D semi-final only two more games lied between the Lady Blue Devils and their long time goal of making it back to the state tournament, a goal that had eluded them over the past several years. More...

Haldane Football Loses Heartbreaker in Section Championship

Believing is everything. Believing in yourselves when no one believes in you is everything. As for Haldane, they had everything when they walked out underneath the lights on Saturday Night (November 5th). Nobody outside of Haldane More...

Open Space Bond Fails Despite Voters in Western Putnam

Efforts to stave overdevelopment continue

Last week, Putnam County voters rejected a proposition aimed at preserving open space. More...

Town Board Presents 2006 Budget to Empty Room

12.29% Town Tax increase proposed

Well, of course. In Philipstown, that budget will cost taxpayers 12.29% more in town taxes, or $.46 per thousand dollars of assessed value. More...

Haldane Superintendent Tries to Allay Taxpayers’ Concerns about Rumored High School Building Expansion

School District Officials plan better communication with sixth grade parents

District residents voiced their concern at a recent Haldane Board of Education meeting over whether New York State officials would require the Board to ask voters in the next few years to fund the construction of a gymnasium and cafeteria in the newl More...

Another Problem Pops Up on County Courthouse Project

Contractor under Federal investigation

After nine years of fits and starts, the new County Courthouse is finally underway, with a foundation being poured this week. So far the new construction is ahead of schedule. But, can residents breathe a sigh of relief? More...

Putnam CAP Urgently Needs Food For Thanksgiving Baskets

Putnam Community Action Program urgently needs food donations. The organization is once again preparing to assist low-income Putnam families with Thanksgiving Food Baskets. More...

Public Notice

There will be no pick up of recyclables in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, November 25, the Friday following Thanksgiving. The regular schedule of recycling pickup will resume on Friday, December 2, 2005. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley HS Launches After School Coffee House

On Thursday, November 10, 2005, Putnam Valley High School celebrated the official Grand Opening of its first-ever after-school coffee house for students. More...

PVMS Wellness Fair Is Still Healthy After All These Years

Putnam Valley Middle School and the Putnam Valley Health Advisory Council, along with a cast of dozens of energetic community members and students, launched another successful Wellness Fair on the night of November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. More...

Six Local Authors to Appear at Book Fair

Six local authors and illustrators will take part in the annual Poughkeepsie Day School Parent Organization Book Fair on Thursday and Friday, November 17 and 18 in the school More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John James Speciali

John James Speciali of Cold Spring/Nelsonville, New York died in his home Wednesday evening, November 9, 2005. More...

Angela Ida Bechelli

Angela Ida Bechelli, age 34, a life long resident of Cold Spring, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. More...

Loretta M. Vitanza

Loretta M. Vitanza, a long time Cold Spring resident, died at home on Sunday, November 13, 2005. More...

Briefly Noted

Participate in First Presbyterian Christmas Pageant

Dream of being an angel, a shepherd, a Wise Man or maybe even Mary and Joseph? Then be in the Christmas Pageant at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. All children are welcome to participate (you don More...

Philipstown Man Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Philipstown resident was injured in a motorcycle crash in on November 5, 2005. More...

Reptile Expo Return to White Plains

The NY Metro Reptile Expo will reutrn to the Westchester Center in White Plains on Sunday, November 27 from 10am to 4pm. More...

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