March 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bondi Proposes a Revised Funding Schedule to Close Budget Gap

Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi sent a revised funding schedule to Chairman of the Legislature Dan Birmingham in yet another effort to address Putnam County%27s projected budget gap. More...

Cortlandt Manor Man Arrested for Child Endangerment in Lake Peekskill

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man has been arrested on a child endangerment charge in connection with events reported recently at a school bus stop in the Lake Peekskill section of the Town of Putnam Valley. Mr. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hudson Highlands Museum Presents CottonTail Tales

On Saturday March 25 and April 1, at 10am, the Museum of the Hudson Highlands celebrates Spring with "CottonTail Tales." The Eastern cottontail rabbit is one of the more common mammals found in the Hudson Highlands. More...

Manitoga Offers Diverse and Exciting Volunteer Opportunities

Perhaps you are looking to fill community service hours. Possibly you are new to the area and would like to meet some interesting people. Maybe you love nature and have some spare time on your hands. More...

USMA Chamber Music Recital Series Continues with Euphonium

The United States Military Academy Band%27s Chamber Recital Series will continue on Sunday, March 19th at 3 pm at West Point%27s Jewish Chapel. Staff Sergeant Jason D. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meet Democratic Congressional Candidates

To the Editor: On Tuesday, March 21, 6:45 pm, voters in Putnam and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to get to know the five Democratic candidates running for U.S. More...

Cold Spring's Elegance Should Be Preserved

Dear Editor: Merriam-Webster defines the word elegance as "dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style." Elegant is not the first word that would have come to my head to describe Cold Spring it%27s not quite the quaint Victorian village one More...

Mazurek Smear Campaign Unfairly Damages Reputation of PV Board

Dear Editor: In her long letter in the March 8, 2006 PCNR, Gloria Mazurek paints herself as a Putnam Valley voter who thought the Town needed a change; she claims that she already feels duped by our new Town Board members, who have been in office fo More...

Sports News

PV Winter Athletic Season Yields Success, Hope for Future

As Putnam Valley High School%27s Athletic Department closes out the Winter Season of 2005/06 there is plenty of positive news. More...

Putnam Valley Wrestling Wraps Up

The Putnam Valley High School varsity wrestling team finished a busy and challenging schedule with 11 wins and 10 losses. More...

Philipstown Adopts Comprehensive Plan, Moves Toward Election Redistricting

First Annual Triathlon being planned for Philipstown in '06

Enthusiastic applause followed the Philipstown Town Board%27s adoption of the Philipstown 2020 Comprehensive Plan last Thursday, March 8, 2006, as they unanimously voted before a packed house to make the document official. More...

Preliminary Budgets Presented to PV School Board

Three scenerios, 8.3%, 5.4% and 4.08% increased spending plans offered

The Putnam Valley Board of Education conducted a marathon session on Saturday, March 11, the result of combining a postponed Board meeting and a specially scheduled meeting to discuss the budget. More...

Haldane BOE Listens to Four Budget Presentations

Big jump in fuel cost nearly doubles proposed budget for transportation

Haldane Central School District%27s Board of Education heard four budget presentations at its March 7, 2006 meeting: transportation; maintenance and operations; debt service; and benefits. More...

Putnam Valley Supervisor Reports After 60 Days in Office

School taxes and development issues are at the top of his list of concerns

After sixty days in office Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Davis offers up his comments on key issues he is striving to reconcile and to move in a positive direction for the betterment of the Town. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Amanda Jamin Graduates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In February, Amanda Jeanifer Jamin, daughter of Joseph and Roberta Jamin of Cold Spring, received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Computer Science and a minor in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. More...

BOCES Co-Sponsors Sustainable Future EXPO at Pace University

"Students for a Sustainable Future EXPO 06" is a new program scheduled for Friday, April 28, at Pace University in Pleasantville. More...

Poughkeepsie Day Holds Info Session

Poughkeepsie Day School announces its Spring Admissions Information Session, to be held at Gilkeson Center on Tuesday, March 21, at 8:40 am, for parents of students from prekindergarten through grade twelve. More...

Births

Ryan Joseph Van Tassel

Ryan Joseph Van Tassel was born on February 25, 2006 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, to the proud parents John and Kristin Van Tassel of Cold Spring. Ryan was 9 lbs, 9 1/2 oz and 21 1/2 inches at birth. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Reports February Activities

Captain Stephanie Spear of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. reports 24 emergency calls for the month of February. The average response time of the ambulance from the time of dispatch was four minutes. More...

James Utter to Receive Putnam Land Trust Award

The Putnam County Land Trust has named Stormville resident and environmentalist/ educator Dr. James (Jim) Utter as the recipient of its annual Blue Heron Award. Dr. More...

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Offered

The Putnam County Department of Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic at the South Putnam Animal Hospital located at 230B Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac on Saturday, March 25 from 3 5pm. Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets! More...

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