March 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Preliminary Budget for Haldane Contains 14.09 Percent Tax-Rate Increase

BOE approves proposal for security cameras

The preliminary budget for 2006-2007 for the Haldane Central School District is $18,278,185, representing a 14.09 percent tax-rate increase from the 2005-2006 budget. More...

Pride in Putnam Valley Recognizes Make A Difference Club Members and Advisors

Revised budget review and analysis presented to PV Board of Education

The March 15, 2006 business meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education began with a salute to the students in the Make A Difference Club. More...

Nelsonville's Route 301 Sidewalk Plan Awaits Estimates

Fish and Fur Club continues search for a home

The March 13, 2006 meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees covered a variety of topics, including the status of the Main Street, or Route 301, sidewalk project. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Howland Film Series Features Moulin Rouge

On Friday, March 31 at 7 pm, The Howland Public Library film series will be showing More...

Deep-Sea Detective Speaks at DiBart Neighborhood Center in Peekskill

An aging American coal carrier goes down in a winter storm off the Virginia coast. Only three of the crew of 34 survive; the rest perish in the ice-cold water Was it the captain%27s fault? Did the mate neglect safety precautions? More...

Hand to Mouth Players Presents Play On

The Hand to Mouth Players will present Play On, written by Rick Abbot, a hilarious comedy directed by Rose Graziano. What transpires behind the scenes (literally) during the production of a community theater play? More...

Births

Max Joseph Ringelstein

Linn and Danny Ringelstein of Cold Spring proudly announce the birth of their son Max Joseph on March 15, 2006. Baby Max was born at Hudson Valley Hospital at 1:27 pm and he weighed 7 lbs 7 oz. More...

Julie Margaret Shields

Megan and Chris Shields proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Julie Margaret, on March 3, 2006. Little Julie will be welcomed home by her big sister Katie. The family lives in Cold Spring. More...

Hannah Marie Cercena

Hannah Marie was born on March 4th to proud parents Erin and David Cercena of Fishkill. Baby Hannah was 5 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, but she%27s home and doing very well. More...

Briefly Noted

Temple Beth-El Continues Film Festival This Sunday

On Sunday, March 26th Temple Beth-El will continue its Mid-Winter Jewish Film Festival with a Double Feature. Starting at 4 pm with More...

Golf Outing to Benefit St. Christopher's Inn

The 14th Annual Graymoor/ St. Christopher%27s Inn Golf Classic will take place June 12th at the Mount Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco. More...

Westchester Man Arrested on Marijuana and Traffic Charges

On March 4th, 2006, 22 year old Peekskill resident Spencer Reed was arrested in the Town of Philipstown on charges of driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. More...

Election Commissioner Argues for Accuracy Over Expediency on HAVA

County residents urged to recycle computer and printer items

Walt Thompson, head of the "Keep Putnam Beautiful" Campaign, gave a presentation before the full Legislature at their March 7, 2006 meeting. More...

State DEC Discusses Coal Tar Remediation on New Street with Cold Spring Board and Residents

The Village of Cold Spring is soon to embark on the cleanup of an odious remnant of the Victorian era: coal tar, a toxic by-product of a former Manufactured Gas Plant on New Street. More...

PV Town Board Meeting Mired in Criticism of Supervisor

Davis accused of being too judgmental and uncommunicative

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Sam Davis came under heavy critical attack at the March 15, 2006 monthly PV Town Board meeting. More...

Garrison School Board Estimates Preliminary Tax Increases Between 4.85 and 3.56 Percent

Front door safety procedures questioned

What appeared to be an otherwise ordinary meeting on March 15, 2006 of the Garrison Board of Education was punctuated by two unusual actions, one of which ensured that the past was not forgotten and another that possibly heralded a future issue. More...

Biodiversity Expert Addresses Philipstown Town Board

Says rethinking of traditional land use attitudes are needed to protect biodiversity

Dr. Michael W. Klemens talks about the impact of development on biodiversity at the Philipstown Town Board monthly meeting More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

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 Wednesday, March 29 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale. More...

Parenting Workshop Series to Be Held in PV

The Putnam Valley Central School District Health Advisory Council will be presenting an "Every Person Influences Children" (EPIC) Parenting Workshop Series. More...

Lecture and Demonstration of Dance from India to be Presented at Mt. St. Mary

Mount Saint Mary College will present a lecture demonstration on Indian dance at 4 pm on Monday, April 10th in the Reception Room in Aquinas Hall. This free presentation is open to the public. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cold Spring Becoming the Little Community with Aggressive Cops

Editor: In the March 15th issue of the PCN&R, Thomas Nastasi eloquently and passionately describes the difficulties he and his son have had with the Cold Spring Police. More...

NRC to Hold Meeting on Indian Point Leak

To the editor: Gloria Mazurek criticizes our new town board members for their interest in addressing issues about Indian Point (letters, March 8), as if the nuclear plant is too far away to matter to the residents of Putnam Valley. More...

Supports Will Stephens

To the Editor I have never personally met Assemblyman Will Stephens. More...

Sports News

Haldane Baseball Gears Up For Season

Last year the Haldane boy%27s baseball team once again finished the season with a dismal 4-12 record and failed to reach the playoffs. More...

Haldane Varsity Basketball Team Wins Sectional Title

The Haldane Varsity Girls Basketball teams wins the Sectional Title against Dobbs Ferry. The picture features the Assistant Basketball Coach Larry Brigatti and the only Senior, Stefanie Whiston. More...

Thom and Lai Won Next Round of Free Throw Championship

Ian Thom and Simon Lai continued their winning ways at the Knights of Columbus Downstate Conference Free Throw Championship held on Saturday, March 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak. More...

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