October 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

NHFD Holds Public Hearings on Building Referendum

Referendum vote date delayed until December 7

A rendering of one version of the proposed North Highlands Fire Department building More...

Accidents Keep Emergency Service Personnel Busy in September

Haunted House and Fire Prevention Week coming soon

Driving in Putnam County seemed to get more hazardous in the last two weeks of September. Local volunteers responded to nine different vehicular accidents. Most of those included injuries. More...

Public Notices

The Village of Cold Spring is seeking Cold Spring residents to serve on a Special Board which will oversee and manage the comprehensive planning process. Names and interests should be submitted to the Village Office, 85 Main St. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cornell Extension Garden and Landscaping Courses on Tap at Adult Ed Programs

Fall is a perfect time for renovating your garden, using its beauty to decorate your home, settling it down for the winter and de-coding plant myths. More...

Pumpkin Festival at Beacon Waterfront Includes Free Sails on The Woody

Once again it's time for the Beacon Sloop Club's Annual Pumpkin Festival in Beacon. This celebration will take place at the Beacon waterfront (across from the Metro North Beacon Station) rain/or shine on Sunday Oct 15th from 12-6pm. More...

Peekskill History to be Celebrated with Peekskill Heroes Month

October has been being declared Peekskill Heroes Month with a historic series of Saturday events focusing on John Paulding and Henry Ward Beecher, two local residents with profound national influence. More...

Letters to the Editor

Background and Update re Saunders' Farm Resolution

To The Editor: In response to Jessica Mandy's letter to the editor, I would like to provide a background and update. More...

Area Man Struggles to get Joke

To the Editor: Poker-faced Sam Sobrino is in his third week of pondering a joke told to him by his friend Larry Stitch. " I just don't get it. " said Sobrino as he scratched the side of his face. More...

Kudos to the Chamber

Dear Editor: Main Street was certainly festive and crowded with shoppers on Saturday thanks to the Chamber's successful Harvest Festival. More...

Sports News

Haldane Football wins Homecoming with a 16-6 Victory

The week of Homecoming 2006 came to a joyous end on Saturday afternoon for the Haldane Varsity football team. Using scouting reports as motivation, the team prepared all week hoping to upset the Bronxville Broncos. The hard work payed off. More...

Put Valley Can't Stick with Rye

Defending state champs suffer first loss of season

The road to a Section 1 Class B field hockey title had run through Rye for many, many years until the fall of 2005 when Putnam Valley High turned the section and the state upside down en route to the first NYS Class B championship in school history. More...

Haldane Soccer Falls to Beacon, Looks to Improve Record this Week

It hasn't been the best of starts for the Haldane High soccer team, but the 1-5 Class D Blue Devils weren't about to run and hide when Class A Beacon paid the a visit last Saturday. More...

Legislative Changes Proposed at Public Hearing Herald 20 Percent Property Tax Rise

Public voices their issues on taxes and the 2007 budget, bus route in Western Putnam eliminated

The Legislature listened attentively as members of the public voiced concerns at the September 26, 2006 Public Hearing on the 2007 County Budget, but began the evening with Legislature President Dan Birmingham explaining the changes the Legislature h More...

Cold Spring Community Prepares for New Master Plan

Resolution to push plan forward sits with Village Board of Trustees

Volunteers from the Cold Spring Master Plan Coordinating Group hosted a Public Forum with the Village Board of Trustees on September 25, 2006 to inform, take questions, and garner more interest from Cold Spring residents in serving on various sub-set More...

Adequacy of County's Surplus Questioned

2006 sales tax shortfall expected to be between $2.5 and $2.8 Million

Most of the September 25, 2006 meeting of the Putnam County Legislature's Audit & Administration Committee was focused on ascertaining whether the approximately $4 million County surplus that remains after almost $3 million is used toward the 2007 bu More...

Couple Assaulted in Cold Spring Village

The Cold Spring Police Department reports that two Cold Spring residents were assaulted and robbed by 3 unidentified persons in the early morning hours of last Sunday, October 1, 2006. More...

Second Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Putnam County Health Department received notification from the New York State Department of Health that a crow located in the Town of Putnam Valley has tested positive for West Nile virus. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Tech Center Automotive Students Enjoy Spa Treatment from Cosmetology Students

As they've been doing annually for years, BOCES Tech Center students in the Automotive Program took time off from auto body work to enjoy a little "spa treatment" provided by Cosmetology students. More...

BOCES Acquires Collection of Native American Artifacts

A collection of Native American artifacts, some estimated to be as old as 3,000 years, has been acquired by the Center for Environmental Education (CEE) of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). More...

Marist Awarded $5 Million State Grant for new Economic Development Center

State Senator Stephen M. More...

Births

Marina Grace Cilento

Baby Girl Marina Grace Cilento was born to parents Laura and Ralph Cilento of Carmel on September 6, 2006, at Putnam Hospital's Birthing Center. Marina weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glen G. Erickson

Glen G. Erickson, age 65, of Garrison died on Sunday, October 1, 2006 at his residence. More...

Briefly Noted

Brewster Congregation Escorts Torahs to New Spiritual Home

The congregation of Temple Beth Elohim, under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Solomon Acrish, will celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah this year in a most special way. More...

Hudson River Foundation Accepting Applications for River Improvement Projects

The Hudson River Improvement Fund of the Hudson River Foundation will accept applications for its fall 2006 funding cycle. The deadline for application is Monday, October 23, 2006. More...

Temple Beth-EL to Host Festive Sukkot dinner

On Sunday evening, October 8th, there will be a Sukkot dinner at Temple Beth-EI beginning at 5pm. More...

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