October 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County's 2007 Budget Contains 18.65% Tax Increase

Legislature "Putting the financial house in order"

On October 3, 2006 the Putnam County Legislature passed a 2007 County Budget that will increase property taxes 18.65 percent next year, narrowly avoiding what had been a 20 percent increase 48 hours before. More...

Putnam Valley Town Board Wrestles With 21% Town Tax Increase and 0% Management Salary Increase

The reaction to the proposed 2007 Town Budget submitted by Supervisor Sam Davis was immediate and clear - the Town's administrative management personnel were outraged. More...

Putnam Valley School District Begins Investigation Into Disappointing ELA Scores

External auditor pleased with District's finances

Near the close of its lengthy October 5, 2006 meeting, the Putnam Valley Board of Education scheduled the preliminary report on the State ELA Test Scores. More...

Putnam Valley Roads Deteriorating Faster Than Maintenance Schedule Permits

In his report to the Putnam Valley Town Board on September 15, 2006 Albert J. More...

Cold Spring Water Department to Flush Hydrants Next Week

The Cold Spring Water Department will conduct a hydrant flush of the distribution system during the week of October 15th. The hours of the flush are 9pm to 5am each morning thereafter, beginning Sunday and ending by Friday morning, October 20th. More...

Public Notice

The Haldane School District will hold a test of their Early Dismissal Plan on Friday, October 13th. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hand-To-Mouth Players present Nunsense

What happens when convent cook Sister Julia (Child of God) accidentally poisons several of the Little Sisters of Hoboken? The remaining sisters put on a show to raise money to bury the departed. More...

Retrospective and New Paintings by Elke Susannah Freed at Chthonic Clash

Chthonic Clash in Beacon, 453 Main Street, announces the first American exhibition " More...

Art and AeroDynamics at Bulldog Studios

Bulldog Studios (The Old Beacon High School) will be hosting two special events on Second Saturday, October 14, 2006. From 2-5pm, the artists of Bulldog will open their studios to the public. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why Doesn't Republican Sue Kelly Just Step Down?

Dear Editor: In 1995 and again in 1997 Sue Kelly voted to limit members of the U.S. House of Representatives to no more than six terms. This year she isn't saying much about term limits - and for good reason. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret C. Playford

Margaret C. Playford ('Nanny P'), the beloved mother of Marianne (Frank) Lombardo, Ruthann (Louis) Lombardo, Robert (Doreen) Ferris and Cindy Playford passed away on October 3, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

Kristen Mary Faust

Kristen Mary Faust, 27, born in Poughkeepsie, NY at Vassar Brothers Hospital December 5, 1978 to the late Frederick William Faust and Kathleen Rita Faust of Philipstown, died suddenly in Binghamton, NY on October 9, 2006. More...

Sports News

Dr Gil Rojas Memorial Tournament Held to Benefit Putnam Hospital Center

With a team score of 60, Bob Schilling, Frank Nagle, John DiSandra and Dominic Belmonte were first place winners at the recent 8th Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Tournament at to benefit the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation. Dr. More...

Putnam Hospital Reservoir Class Road Race and Expo Attracts Hundreds

Hundreds of area residents attended and/or participated in the recent 19th Annual Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic Road Race & Health Expo, sponsored by the Carmel-Kent Lions Club. More...

Flag Hawks Lose to Hyde Park 46-30

On Sunday October 8th, the Philipstown Flag Hawks traveled to Highland to take on a tough Hyde Park team. More...

Junjulas Resigns as Haldane BOE President, Merandy Elected as Replacement

ELA test results show decline from last year

Michael Junjulas has submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Haldane Central School District Board of Education president. More...

Legislature Authorizes County Executive to Apply for Grant for Construction of Animal Shelter

Purchase of UJA Property in Question

At the October 3, 2006 meeting of the full County Legislature, a resolution involving the submission of an application for a grant grew into a debate over whether the New York City Department of Environmental Protection ("NYCDEP") will allow Putnam C More...

Philipstown Town Board Begins Talk of Building Moratorium

Foundry Pond Road developer angers neighbors by bypassing Planning Board

Developing and adopting a comprehensive plan focused on conservation is one matter for a small town. Outpacing development as the town struggles to re-write zoning law to reflect the wishes of the community is another. More...

Philipstown Ambulance to Benefit from Drug World Community Day Event

Emergency service groups have slow week

This weekend Philipstown residents will have the opportunity to give a little back to one branch of their emergency services simply by shopping at their local pharmacy. More...

Garrison's Eighth Grade Class Trip Participation Proposed to be Based Upon Rubric of Expectations

Garrison unappropriated fund balance reported at $475,000 at close of 2005-6

Participation in the annual eighth grade class trip may become dependent upon the fulfillment of all of the conditions of a "rubric" of requirements that will be developed, according to Garrison School Board Education Committee Chair Marilyn Palefsky More...

PVHS Club to Receive First- Ever Library Community Spirit Award

At the Putnam Valley Library's annual Awards Brunch on Sunday, October 15th, The Library's Board of Trustees will present their first annual Community Spirit Award to the Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) Make a Difference Club. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVHS Choral Director to Conduct at Rockland All- County Event

Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) chorus teacher, Mr. Gerard Micera, has been selected to serve as conductor for the 2007 Rockland County Junior All-County Chorus Festival being held at Nanuet High School, Saturday January 6. More...

Today Show Comes to Putnam Valley

In mid-September administrators at Putnam Valley Middle School (PVMS) were approached by Putnam Valley parent Michelle Leone, who is a producer for NBC's Today Show, about participating in a televised segment involving the tracking of germs, specific More...

Putnam Valley High School Inducts new Members to Spanish Honor Society

On October 5, 2006, Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) inducted 14 new members to the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz chapter of the Spanish Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispnica (SHH). More...

Briefly Noted

How to Control Garden Invasives

Your garden is being taken over by aliens! Many of our most annoying garden weeds are actually invasive plants that either came here accidentally, or were brought here from Europe or Asia intentionally as ornamentals. More...

Four Municipalities in Putnam Receive Assessment Awards from the State

The following Putnam County localities have qualified for the New York State Office of Real Property Services' (NYSORPS) Excellence in. Equity Awards: Town of Kent, Town of Patterson, Town of Putnam Valley,Town of Southeast. More...

Guides to Growing and Using Herbs, Fruit Available at Cooperative Extension

Two very valuable guides for home gardeners are available now from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. More...

Weekly Poll

At this point, are you concerned by the "mass and scale" of the Butterfield Project?
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