September 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley's Comprehensive Master Plan Available for Public Scrutiny Prior to September 20 Public Hearing

On Thursday, September 20, 2007 starting at 6pm there will be a Public Hearing at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center to update the public and obtain feedback on the final draft of Putnam Valley's proposed Comprehensive Master Plan More...

Curriculum Mapping Expands in Scope and Availability to PV School Parents

District goals reflected upon for 2007-8 school year

The September 6, 2007 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education was relatively quiet and the first of the new 2007-8 school year. More...

Rash of Burglaries Hit Cold Spring Area

The Cold Spring Police Department, after repeated requests from the PCN&R, have confirmed that a series of burglaries have taken place in Cold Spring Village since the middle of August. More...

Supervisor Mazzuca Seeks Relection

"Bill Mazzuca is announcing he will seek reelection as your Town Supervisor. As a life-long resident of our town, Bill has been involved in our community in many ways. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

MSG Gary McCourry Presents Jazz Recital at West Point

The United States Military Academy Band is pleased to announce the opening of its Chamber Recital Series. The first recital will take place at 3pm on Sunday, September 23 in the West Point Jewish Chapel. More...

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read at Howland Library

The Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, will celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 29 - October 6, 2007. They will mark the occasion with exhibits and films. More...

Epstein Art Show Opens Desmond-Fish Library

An exhibition of Amanda Epstein's watercolors will be held at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. Opening with a reception on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-9pm, the show will run through October 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

We Can All Learn Something Important from Local Yokels

Dear Editor: I'd like to offer a word or two of encouragement and thanks to a few Philipstowners for their efforts to help improve our environment. More...

In response to last week's letter "An Observation"

Dear Editor: I came home from vacation in South Carolina on Sunday night, Sept. 2. As I went about my week, on Thursday morning I received a phone call from a good friend asking if I had read the local paper, the Letters to the Editor. More...

Shortcomings in Zoning Laws Were Catalysts for New Master Plan Movement

To the Editor: In my opinion Tom Rolston is mistaken in believing that we can rely on the "zoning laws, already on the books" to monitor the character of new development in the village. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Herbert L. Grimm

Herbert L. Grimm, age 82, of Philipstown, died on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. More...

Frederick Allen Schauffler

Frederick Allen Schauffler died peacefully at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on September 3, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was 74. Mr. Schauffler was born on July 13, 1933 in New York City to Frederick H. Schauffler, Jr. More...

Sports News

Our Lady Of Loretto CYO Basketball Prepares to Kick Off 2007-2008 Season

Our Lady of Loretto Parish is currently preparing for what will prove to be another successful year in CYO Basketball. More...

Flag Hawks Fall to Hyde Park in Season Opener

The Philipstown flag football Hawks traveled to Poughkeepsie to face off against Hyde Park on Sunday September 9. This was the season opener for both teams. This year's flag team has a mix of some experienced veterans and some new blood. More...

Date for 20th Annual Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic Road Race & Health Expo Set

The countdown is on for the Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic Road Race & Health Expo which will be held Sunday, September 23rd. More...

Putnam's 2008 Proposed Budget Shows 40 Percent Property Tax Increase

Budget contains new spending initiatives for 2008

On September 6, 2007 Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi's delivered his proposed 2008 proposed, which contains a 40 percent property tax increase, costing the average Putnam taxpayer $3 per $1,000 assessed value. More...

Haldane Principal Andy Irvin Resigns

Haldane's year of transition continues

While there may be some truth to the old adage "The more things change, the more they stay the same," you may have trouble finding anyone at the Haldane Central School District who agrees with the latter part of that statement. More...

Springbrook Water Problems Considered at Weekly Workshop of Cold Spring Village Board

Parking issues again discussed with no resolution

The troubles experienced by residents of the Springbrook Condominiums from both natural causes and ageing infrastructure were first on the agenda of the weekly Cold Spring Village Board workshop meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2007. More...

Second Legislative Defeat Leaves Law Department Position Unfilled

Legislature seeks to strengthen role determining county job descriptions

The September 4, 2007 meeting of the Putnam County full Legislature was distinguished by its shortness and by the second defeat of a resolution designed to upgrade a position in the legal department from a confidential secretary to legal assistant. More...

Indian Point Tests Sirens on Wednesday, September 12

Entergy Nuclear will test the Indian Point emergency notification sirens on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2pm. All sirens will sound simultaneously at full-volume for four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. More...

District Attorney Reminds Victims of Sex Crimes of New HIV Testing Options

Putnam County District Attorney Kevin L. Wright said effective November 1, 2007 any victim of a serious sex crime would be encouraged to take advantage of an important new law to have HIV testing done on the accused defendant. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley HS Launches Freshman Orientation Program

The Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) is proud to announce that Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) is launching a brand new Freshman Orientation Program in September of 2007. More...

Students Arrive at Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES on First Day of School

Hundreds of area students began classes at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights on the first day of school - at such varied settings as The Tech Center's Career Academy classes, the Pines Bridge School for multiply disabled studen More...

Galef Announces School Contest to Vote For State Butterfly

Assemblywoman Galef announces a butterfly contest to involve 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in a statewide vote to determine the New York State Butterfly. Galef has invited school principals to have their schools participate in this unique opportunity. More...

Births

Tyler Anthony Hyatt

Born on August 22, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Danielle and Christopher Hyatt of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Kathi Savastano of Cold Spring. More...

Isaiah David Velazaquez

Born on July 25, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Melissa Ann Waterhouse and David Arnaldo Velaquez of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Tammy Gordineer and Anthony Waterhouse. Paternal grandparents are Awilda and Arnaldo Velazquez of Garrison. More...

Vincenzo Mondelli

Born on July 25, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Allyson and Troy Mondelli of Hopewell Junction. Maternal grandmother is Susan Bulger of Peekskill. Paternal grandmother is Fanny Mondelli of Putnam Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

Night Travelers

"… They've got the urge for going, and they've got the wings so they can go." The Joni Mitchell song beautifully records the emotions and events of autumn - meadow grass turning brown, summer falling down, and winter coming on. More...

Nature Strollers for Adults with Young Children

On Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30am (Raindate: Sept 25) join Naturalist Guide, Laurel Dodge for Nature Strollers, a hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. More...

Howland Center Financial Workshop: Six Mistakes Retirees Often Make with Their Finances

A financial workshop for investors over age 60 who are planning to retire or have already retired and who want to learn ways to help manage retirement assets will be held at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon on September 27 at 6pm More...

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