February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Philipstown Board Asks Congress to Reconsider Bills for Indian Point Assessment

Firefighters & Regale show mutual mistrust at monthly TB meeting

Reports of an investigation by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission into a small radioactive leak and ongoing issues with the siren system at the Indian Point nuclear power plant prompted the Philipstown Town Board to pass a non-binding resolution at t More...

PV School Superintendent Search Focuses on District Issues and Qualities Desired in Next Superintendent

District receives Ford Foundation Award for participation in BOCES

During the February 1, 2007 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Superintendent Jim Langlois and Assistant Superintendent Tom Higgins presented their findings from the focus groups with whom they had met More...

Phil Heffernan to Run For Mayor of Cold Spring

Phillip Heffernan, a Village Trustee and longtime Cold Spring resident, has formally announced his candidacy for Mayor in the upcoming March 20th election, with the following release to the PCN&R: "In making this decision, Mr. More...

Cold Spring VFW Post 2362 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Gary Kurpius, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award citation to VFW Post 2362 in Cold Spring. The Post celebrated its 75th anniversary on February 2. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Winter Break Workshops at Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center offers two days of workshops for school- age children during the month of February. The full day workshops are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 19 & 20 from 10am-3pm. More...

USMA Band's Chamber Music Recital Series Continues With Clarinet Recital

The United States Military Academy Band's Chamber Recital Series will continue on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00pm at West Point's Jewish Chapel. More...

Auditions to be Held for Pirates of Penzance

Performance at the Paramount to Benefit Graymoor

Auditions for a benefit performance of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic Pirates of Penzance, directed by Joel Goss, with Tom McCoy as Musical Director, will be held from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday, February 13, at Graymoor on Rt 9 in Garrison. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Eco-Kids' Are a Dynamic and Inspiring Group

Dear Editor, As a local environmental educator, it's my joy and privilege to work closely with the students and faculty of both Garrison and Haldane schools. More...

We Don't Need a Wider Road

Dear Editor: Road widening is the sine qua non of development. Period. Once you permit it, the developers will storm your town. Anyone from Long Island knows that. More...

Zutt Alors!

Dear Editor: At last week's ZBA meeting, it appeared as if a well-mannered duplicate had taken over DeVido lawyer Bill Zutt's body. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam Children's Discovery Center Offers Programs for Winter Break and Beyond

No more "Mommy, I'm bored!" Bring your child to The Putnam Children's Discovery Center during the school break, with special "Come & Explore" hours 10:30-2:30, M-F February 19-23. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce to Hold Networking Breakfast

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Thursday, February 15, at 8am at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. More...

Thruway Authority Urges Motorists to Exercise Caution Near Snowplows During Winter Season

The New York State Thruway Authority reminds motorists to be aware of their surroundings while traveling near snowplows on the Thruway System during the winter season. More...

Stewart Airport to Become Fourth Major Metro Airport

Significant potential economic impacts could come to Putnam

Following last month's decision by the Port Authority of New York to purchase the operating lease of Stewart Airport from Britain's National Express Corp., and to have that airport function as the region's fourth major airport, in addition to Kenned More...

Butterfield Hospital Facility Found to Have Many Code Violations

Cleanup investigation of New Street coal tar contamination to be submitted to DEC

A recent evaluation of the Butterfield Hospital site by the Cold Spring Fire Inspector, J. Ralph Falloon, has revealed 80 code violations, including the open storage of confidential past patient and personnel files, left unlocked in the building. More...

K-9s Afoot at Butterfield Hospital

Bomb Detective Officer training held in Cold Spring

Cold Spring was host to seven playful guests on a serious mission last week. More...

Moody's Downgrades County's Debt Rating

Rating Falls from Aa2 to Aa3

Last month Moody's Investor Service assigned a rating of Aa3 to $16.2 million in Public Improvement Bonds, 2007 issued by Putnam County, at the same time downgrading the County's general obligation rating to Aa3 from Aa2, affecting $43.5 million in More...

Officer Burris and his K9 Partner Place 2nd in USPCA Regional Trials

Team to be flown to MN this spring for national competition

The Village of Cold Spring Police K-9 Officer Darrell Burris and his K9 partner Duncan, placed 2nd in the United States Police Canine Association's "USPCA" regional trials. More...

Public Notice

The Town of Putnam Valley is seeking applicants for the position of Board of Assessment Review member. Interested parties can contact the Town Supervisor's office at 845-526-2121 between the hours of 8am through 4pm, Monday through Friday. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Tim Merante Named to Deans List

Tim Merante, of Cold Spring, has been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsberg University of Pennsylvania for the fall semester. To be included in this list, students must maintain an average of 3.50 or higher. More...

St. Philip's Nursery School Trains Young Paleontologists

"I think it's a meat-eater," stated Liam Marrinan, surveying the large papier mache dinosaur, built and painted by St. Philip's preschoolers. More...

BOCES Nursing Students to be Capped

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students from the September June class at Putnam/ Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be capped on March 9 at 6:30pm in the Tech South amphitheater. More...

Births

Austin Tyler Jaeschke

Born on January 18, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Jayme and Robert Jaeschke of Putnam Valley. More...

Jillian Clare August

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on January 19, 2007. Mom and Dad are Kimberly and Todd August of Garrison. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Tracy

Thomas George Newbury Tracy, 52, of Cold Spring and Waterford, died Friday, January 26 at the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in NYC of esophageal cancer. More...

Angela Cutaia

Angela Cutaia, age 90, of Cold Spring, died on Monday February 5, 2007 at her residence in Cold Spring. Born in the Bronx, NY on November 25, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Ludivico and Maria (Scarola) Galiardo. Mrs. More...

Sports News

Tournament Bells Ring for Haldane, Put Valley Girl's Cagers

Lady Blue Devils clinch League IV North Title

It is once again that time of year when the Haldane School District shines brightest; that time of year when the 14-time defending Section 1 champion Lady Blue Devils have the basketball spotlight thrust directly upon them. More...

Marist to Host Basketball Clinic for Kids

The Marist College Red Foxes and Office of Special Services will sponsor the 16th Annual "Kids' Day Out!" on Sunday, February 18, at the James J. McCann Recreation Center. More...

Harlem Wizards to Take on Philipstown Bravehearts in Benefit Game at Garrison School

The legendary Harlem Wizards, a professional entertainment basketball team, will compete against the hard-charging Philipstown Bravehearts in a high-stakes, benefit game set for Thursday February 15th in the Garrison School gym. More...

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