July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County Historian Warneckie Upbraids Land Acquisition Committee

Backlog of land acquisition resolutions to undergo review

County Historian Alan Warneckie provided a turbulent end to what had been an otherwise quiet July 13, 2006 meeting of the County Legislature's Land Acquisition & Watershed Committee when he criticized the Committee for allowing the County to have gra More...

Cell Tower Fight Begins Again with New Application

Proposed Route 9D tower sparks criticism of Garrison Fire Company

After a long cease fire, cell tower wars appear to be making a comeback in Philipstown, with an opening salvo appearing in the PCN&R last week in the form of a full page ad sponsored by a group opposing the possible siting of a tower atop the former More...

WPEDC Marketing Committee to Hold Meetings for Restaurants and Realtors

The Marketing Committee of the Western Putnam Economic Development Council (WPEDC) will present its work-to-date and discuss plans for the future at two meetings to be held in Cold Spring during the last week of July. More...

Mackay and Cohen Re-Elected President and Vice President of Putnam Valley Board of Education

Policy to be introduced limiting School Board President's tenure in office

The July 13, 2006 Reorganization Meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education was the occasion of the swearing in of former incumbents and trusteeselect Guy Cohen and Tina Mackay. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Belle Levine Art Center Extends Art Program for Kids thru August

If you would like to work on a 12-foot mural, make new friends, create an imaginary animal, paint with sand or make a stone mosaic, then the Belle Levine Art Center in Mahopac is the place to be. More...

West Point Academy Band Will Perform Selections From the British Masters

The United States Military Academy Band continues its popular "Music Under the Stars" concert series on Sunday, July 30th at 7:30 pm. More...

PCDC Introduces New Fall Theater Workshop: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

The Putnam Children's Discovery Center is accepting registration for its fall play, the comedy More...

Letters to the Editor

PV's Cable Channel Keeps Us Informed

Editor, Recent events in Putnam Valley caused residents to rethink the importance of their cable channel. About three years ago, little appeared on channel 20, some Town Board meetings and some local events. More...

Why Wage War Against America?

To the Editor, In reference to Joan Mercado's letters, she is free to express an opinion such as she recently did suggesting protection for sexual offenders. She is free to make up her own facts. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Recreation Commission to Discuss Master Plan

On July 20th at 8 pm in the Philipstown Community Center, the Philipstown Recreation Commission and the Architectural and Engineering Plan Consultants will hold a public discussion regarding green initiatives for the Recreation Department's Master Pl More...

Putnam County 4-H Fair Will Celebrate 35 Youthful Years this Summer

While to some, it may seem like just yesterday that the first 4-H Fair was held in Putnam County it was actually 35 years ago! More...

The Garden Conservancy Hosts Brine Garden and Scherer Garden in Pawling

The Garden Conservancy is hosting a tour of The Brine Garden, located at 21 Bluebird Inn Road in Pawling, on Saturday, August 5th from 2 6 pm, rain or shine, as well as a tour of the nearby Scherer Garden. More...

Putnam Valley CSEA & Teamster Union Members Protest Contractual Process Used by Town Board

The recent decision by the Putnam Valley Town Board to grant town Videographer Marianne Arrien a 40% compensation increase because of contractual differences and increased work load, the Board opened up the flood gates of union protest. More...

Queens Man Drowns in Lake Oscawana

Philipstown emergency services called again to Breakneck Mountain

The Putnam Valley Ambulance Corp and Fire Department were summoned to Lake Oscawana on July 16th when calls to 911 reported an elderly swimmer in trouble. More...

Bill Requiring Run-Off Elections in Tie Votes Passes State House and Assembly

A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator John Flanagan to require villages to have run-off elections in the case of a tie vote passed the Assembly and the Senate recently, and will be delivered to the Governor for signature. More...

Town Board Gives Expressway Auto Parts Green Light

Mazzuca pleads for end to letter writing campaign

Before moving onto agenda items at the July 13, 2006 meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, Supervisor William Mazzuca commented briefly on a recent exchange of Letters to the Editor in the PCN&R that related to Planning Board issues. More...

Junjulas Elected President of Haldane Board of Education

At the opening of the Haldane Central School District Board of Education July 5, 2006 reorganization meeting, Board members voted for new officers. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Bounous Montessori School 2006 Graduates

The Bounous Montessori wishes to thank the families for More...

Grehl and Sturman Graduate from University of Delaware

Elaine J. Grehl and Treenen Dylen Sturman of Putnam Valley have completed their degree requirements for the University of Delaware during the 2005-06 academic year (as of June 22). More...

VanAnden Graduates From Alfred

Nearly 900 fourand twoyear degree candidates received diplomas from Alfred State College this spring. Cold Spring was represented in that distinguished group by Jaron VanAnden. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

Arianna Sophia Busa Arianna Sophia Busa was born at the Hudson Valley Hospital on June 6, 2006 to Danielle and Anthony Busa of Putnam Valley. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joel L. Walker

Joel L. Walker, 74, a resident of Dover Plains since 1998, and formerly of Garrison, died at his home on Wednesday, July 12, 2006. More...

Charlotte Clauss Slingerland

Charlotte Clauss Slingerland of Berlin, MD., went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2006. Charlotte grew up in Cold Spring graduating from Haldane in 1949. She was married to Lt. More...

Julia (D'Agostino) Mattessino

Julia (D'Agostino) Mattessino, age 79, passed away on July 15, 2006 at her residence in Howell, NJ. More...

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