February 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane’s Outside Audit Report Shows District Has a Tight Budget, Though Employee Benefit Costs Loom

Haldane H.S. Principal asks BOE to consider prom driving plans

Haldane Central School District Board of Education members and administrators heard a summary of highlights from the District More...

Behind the Scene Look at the Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting

At the January 25, 2006 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting those present witnessed spontaneous outbursts levied against decisions being made by Town Supervisor Sam Davis, which prompted the PCN&R to contact Davis and others on More...

Cold Spring Fire Company’s Call Volume Increased By 93% in 2005

2005 was the busiest year on record for the Cold Spring Fire Company. The Fire Company responded to 150 calls for help, a 93% increase from 2004 according to Cold Spring Fire Chief Daniel Valentine. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Revolutionary War Road Trip to be Presented at Howland Library

Join Raymond Houghton for a historic, multi-media travel presentation based on his book More...

Imperial Germany’s Gentleman Pirate Returns to Beacon 76 Years Later

On 3 February 1930 an extraordinary adventurer told his story in the old Beacon High School auditorium (now Bulldog Studios): Count von Luckner, who in 1917 took command of the full rigged ship Seeadler (Sea Eagle) and for almost two years successful More...

Uillean Pipe Player Jerry O’Sullivan Returns to Depot

The uillean pipe player Jerry O More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Virginia C. Piser

Virginia C. Piser, age 92, of Cold Spring, NY entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY. More...

Mary F. Wilbur

Mary F. Wilbur, 86 of Cold Spring , NY died on Saturday January 28, 2006 at her residence. More...

Rita M. Mc Andrew

Rita M. Mc Andrew age 76 of Cold Spring, NY died on Monday, January 30, 2006, at Wingate at St. Francis in Beacon, NY. More...

Briefly Noted

Buhr and Galligan to Wed

Jennifer Buhr and Glenn Galligan are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Washingtonville High School with a subsequent BA from Pace University and a Master of Science in Education, Long Island University. More...

County Executive Names Lisa Denig Chief of Staff

Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi announced that he has named Lisa Denig as his new Chief of Staff. Ms. Denig currently serves as Director of Communications for State Senator Vincent L. Leibell. More...

Governor Pataki Urges New Yorkers to Shop Tax-Free

State waives 4 percent sales tax on clothing and shoes

Governor Pataki reminds New Yorkers they can shop taxfree for clothing and footwear purchases that cost less than $110 per item starting Monday, January 30, 2006 through Sunday, February 5, 2006. More...

County Faces Future of Health Insurance Plan

Consultants lay out costs of impending obligations as County prepares for GASB

The writing is all but on the wall for retired County employees. More...

Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting Polite Repartee Masks Differences

The January 25, 2006 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting was a study for the most part in polite but pointed repartee between Supervisor Davis, the Town Board and the audience. Occasionally it got emotional. It More...

Putnam Valley Building Project Shows $1.6 million Surplus

Monies may be slated for full-day kindergarten recommended by Regents

If the New York State Board of Regents makes mandatory that all school districts have full-day kindergarten and the NYS Legislature follows through by enacting a law requiring it, the Putnam Valley school district may be in a better position than oth More...

The Butterfield Library Appoints Candy Zgolinski as Trustee

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library has appointed Candy Zgolinski as a new library trustee. Mrs. Zgolinski will fill the seat left vacant by former board member Julianne Russell who has relocated to Florida. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Senator Leibell Calls for Entries for the Imagreenation Contest

Senator Leibell recently announced that the New York State Senate will again be accepting entries for the Imagreenation contest. More...

Empire State College’s Graduate Program to Hold Information Sessions

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information sessions about its Master of Arts in Teaching program on Saturday, February 11 at 11 am and Wednesday, February 22 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North More...

Area Students Named to Martin J. Whitman School of Management Dean’s List

The following students enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were named to the Dean More...

Letters to the Editor

Amnesty for Cathy and Pierre Cornu

Reprinted at the request of the author To Supervisor Sam Davis, Council-persons Kerresy, Ricci, Tendy and Whetsel Ladies and Gentlemen: More...

Wants Safety Changes for Route 9

Dear Editor, I commend my neighbors in Garrison who focused on their problems on the Rt. 9D corridor in Garrison and in Cold Spring (south of The Plumbush Inn) and brought so many people together for the Rt. 9D workshop last week. More...

HVH Should Negotiate in Good Faith

Dear Brian, In 1992 Butterfield Hospital was operating at about a 3 percent loss. They had more than a 1.5 million dollars in monies owed to them by insurance companies and medicare; and owed about half million dollars in payables. More...

Sports News

Indoor Lacrosse Begin Saturday February 4

Beginning Saturday February 4, Philipstown Recreation will be sponsored Indoor Lacrosse for youths in grades 28 in the Recreation Department Gym. More...

Philipstown Girls Soccer Team Undefeated

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Haldane Boy’s Basketball Update

So far it has been a year of ups and downs for the Haldane More...

Weekly Poll

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