September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Library Board of Trustees Seeks New Members

The Putnam Valley Library Board of Trustees is seeking new members to fill current vacancies on the Board. The Putnam Valley Library is an Association library, which was established in 1937. More...

Putnam Valley Farmers Market to be Held Every Wednesday Through End of October

The Putnam Valley Farmers Market will operate every Wednesday, from 3pm until dusk, through October 31. The market is held at the Historic Tompkins Corners Methodist Church at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road. More...

4 Putnam Towns Receive State Assessment Awards

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

Putnam's 2nd Annual Farm & Harvest Tour Planned for October 6

Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District has partnered with the Putnam County agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, Putnam Visitors Bureau, and Hudson Highlands Land Trust for the Putnam County's 2nd Annual Farm & harvest Tour. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Bannerman Island Gallery to Present New works by Jamie Grossman and Walter Mosley

The next exhibit at Bannerman Island Gallery will feature landscapes by Jamie Grossman and Walter Mosley, both known for their outstanding oils. The show will open on Beacon's Second Saturday, October 13. More...

The VanGlen Gallery in Peekskill Features Paintings by Russian Artist Roman Kriheli

Artist John Payne announces the opening of VanGlen Gallery's new exhibition featuring representational and classical paintings by Russian Artist Roman Kriheli in the Peekskill Artists District September 23- October 28, 2007. More...

Thomas Earl to Make Second Appearance at Chthonic Clash Coffeehouse

BMI recording artist and local Cold Spring resident, Thomas Earl will be appearing on Saturday, September 22 at the Chthonic Clash Coffeehouse, 453 Main Street, Beacon. Thomas will play two sets beginning at 8pm. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Diane Hardenfelder

Diane Hardenfelder, 37, of East Northport, New York, passed away last week in Northport after a 10-month battle with lung cancer. A lifelong Long Islander, she was born in Syosset and raised in East Northport. More...

Robert Bengis

Robert Bengis, a longtime Cold Spring resident and former chairman of the Philipstown Zoning Board, died on Saturday, Sept, 15, 2007 at the Veterans Home in Carmel at the age of 74. Retired from the field of sales and marketing, Mr. More...

John W. Zuvic, Sr.

John W. Zuvic, Sr., age 85, of Cold Spring, passed away on Friday September 14, 2007 in Middletown, DE, surrounded by his family. Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 1921, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Helen (Turcic) Zuvic. More...

Sports News

Haldane Varsity Football Home Opener on Thursday

After a frustrating loss to Pawling, 34-18 on week 1, with heat taking its toll on key players, Haldane looked to regroup on Saturday against Lincoln Hall. With less than 3 minutes to play Q.B. More...

O'Neill Girls JV Soccer Split First Two Games

The O'Neill girls JV soccer has opened the 2007 season with a 1-1 record. In their first game, played on September 5, 2007 against Goshen, the Raiders fell 1-0. More...

Philipstown Flag Hawks Fall to Hudson Valley

On Sunday September 16 the Philipstown Flag Hawks hosted a tough Hudson Valley team at Mayor's Park in Cold Spring. Philipstown won the toss and elected to get the ball first. More...

Cold Spring Village Board Pressed on Moratorium Issue

Board informally votes to hold the possibility in abeyance

The prospect of a moratorium on development in the Village of Cold Spring and a recent rash of burglaries in the Village and Philipstown were the main topics of interest at a long and, at times, heated regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Boa More...

Enrollment in Garrison Schools Climbs Nearly 5 Percent

Garrison School Building's 100-year anniversary celebration gets underway with committee formation

Attendance numbers for 2007-8, announced at the September 7, 2007 meeting of the Garrison Board of Education, show a nearly 5 percent increase in enrollment for grades K-8 in the district. More...

Recently Passed Legislation Allows for Tax Credit for Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

Currently the Town of Philipstown has opted into the above exemption program for those fire and ambulance workers with at least five years of service to receive a real property tax exemption for Town, County and School purposes. More...

Cold Spring Police Arrest Beacon Man for Marijuana Possession

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports the arrest of Paul R. More...

Putnam Valley Music Instructor Charged With Sexual Abuse of Student

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that Mr. Stephen L. Andersen, aged 64, of Putnam Valley, has been arrested and charged with alleged sex crimes against a 14-year-old boy. Mr. More...

Tamagna Announces Candidacy for Supervisor

Pledges to put "Philipstown First"

"I thought long and hard about our town's challenges and needs before deciding to enter the race for Supervisor. "Why run for Supervisor? Over the past decade our Town has experienced great change. We have "grown up". More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Welcome Back Assembly at Haldane Introduces New Superintendent and Staff

Mrs. Maggie Davis, Haldane Elementary School Principal, held a Welcome Back assembly for students in grades one through five. She introduced Dr. Mark Villanti, Haldane's new Superintendent to the children. More...

BOCES to Hold First Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair

On Monday, September 24, Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will hold its first annual Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair. The Fair will run from 3:30 to 5:30pm. More...

Haldane School Foundation Hosts A View To The Future at Cat Rock Castle

The Haldane School Foundation will host an autumn fundraiser to benefit the Haldane playground with A View to the Future at Cat Rock Castle on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 5pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Review What Front Page News Is

Dear Editor: Your 8/29 issue of the PCNR leaves me wondering, once again, how you determine the journalistic relevance of front page news. More...

Response to Comments Made Regarding Athletics at Haldane

Reprinted at the Request of the Writer Haldane High School Board of Education Dear Board Members: I just read the Putnam County News and felt I should respond to the comments made by John & Mary Franz and Dave Merandy regarding athletics at Ha More...

Santa Comes to Indian Brook

Dear Neighbors: Santa came to Indian Brook Road early this year, in the personification of Mr. Tom Martin (of Central Hudson Power Co.), along with two white trucks and a great crew of men. More...

Briefly Noted

Philipstown Potpourri "Eulogy for a Redoubt"

(Part 2 of 2)

Leather Buckle, it is imagined, was of no great expanse, since by definition, a "battery is an emplacement of 2 or more pieces of artillery under a single command, while in size is the smallest and basic unit of field artillery." Scarce little is k More...

Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant and Tavern Assocation Schedules Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant & Tavern Association will be held on Tuesday, Spetember 25 at The Huntington Ale House, 198 Rt. 216 in Stormville, NY. More...

Highlands Garden Club to Meet at Butterfield Library

The next meeting of the Highlands Garden Club will take place on Tuesday, September 25 at 1pm in The Butterfield Library. Lynn Arnold will talk about wildflowers gardening with native plants. The hostesses are Joan Crouch and Marilyn Schlosser. More...

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