October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Town Board to Perform Radical Surgery on Proposed Budget

Reducing the increase to 11% is the goal

At the first Putnam Valley 2008 budget work session, held October 10, 2007, Councilman Bob Tendy started the ball rolling by saying he believes that if they try they can get the budget down to 11%. More...

NYS Assessments Presented of Putnam Valley Students

Disappointing scores in Social Studies and Chemistry prompt Board to request review

Although many of the NYS Assessment scores presented during the October 4, 2007 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education showed that students had made anywhere from incremental to significant academic improvement, scores in both Chemistry an More...

Public Flu Vaccine Clinic at North Highlands Fire Dept. on November 1

The Putnam County Department of Health in conjunction with the Putnam County Office for the Aging will be holding public flu clinics for adult Putnam County residents (19 years of age and older) at on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the North Highlan More...

Nat Prentice Issues Positions for Philipstown Town Council Candidacy

Nat Prentice is a Candidate for Town Council; this is his Position Statement "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…" This opening line from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities might have occurred to you as you read the current camp More...

Putnam Valley Town Council Candidate Gene Yetter Presents His Position Paper

Gene Yetter is a Candidate for Town Council; the following is his position paper "The Foundation for a Stronger Putnam Valley" "I'm Gene Yetter, candidate for Putnam Valley Town Council. More...

Town Council Candidate Nancy Montgomery Presents Her Platform

The following is the platform statement for Nancy Montgomery, the Democrat candidate for Philipstown Town Council "I believe that Philipstown's most important resource is our people. More...

Cathy Lilburne States Her Platform for Town Board

Cathy Lilburne is a candidate for Town Council; this is her statement: "We all know that Philipstown is unusual. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Philipstown Potpourri

"Breakneck" (Part 1 of 2)

Little is known of the earliest history of the Breakneck region, situated forlornly in the northwestern corner of the Town of Philipstown, in western Putnam County, N.Y. More...

Free Senior Curator Lecture and Museum Tour at Putnam County Historical Society

Conducted by Dr. Trudie A. Grace

The Putnam County Historical Society will host a free event for seniors on Thursday, October 25 at 1pm. More...

Amy Lipton of Garrison named Director of Fields Sculpture Park

Omi International Arts Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Lipton as the Director of the Fields Sculpture Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Familiarize Yourself with Bill Mazzuca's Accomplishments

To the Editor: I have lived in Philipstown for almost 40 years and over those years I have been an occasional contributor of letters to the editor on issues important to our community. More...

Bill Mazucca as Child Advocate?

Dear Editor: As a parent of young children, I am in receipt of an invitation to a meet-the-candidates party where Bill Mazzuca is planning to give out "Free Children's Books" while discussing his candidacy's "special emphasis on serving the childr More...

Restore the Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Letter to the Editor: In response to the reactions to my last letter regarding the linkage of the times for Christmas and Easter to the winter solstice and spring equinox, permit me to quote from The New Catholic Encyclopedia: "The date of Christ' More...

Briefly Noted

NY State Dept. of Transportation Urges Drivers to be Aware of Deer and Moose

Fall is peak season for deer/moose-vehicle collisions in New York State

"Vehicle crashes with either deer or moose are frequent and dangerous occurrences in many areas of New York State," says Department of Transportation Commissioner Glynn. More...

PARC to Host Holiday Fundraising Event in Village of Cold Spring

Village homes needed for "House Tours"

It's only October, but plans for PARC's "Cold Spring by Candlelight" holiday house tour event, set for Saturday, November 24, 2007, are already in the works. More...

Programs on Knitting and Beading at East Fishkill Library

Please join in at the East Fishkill Community Library on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm for free knitting classes. Local fiber artist, Theresa Kirby, will be on hand to give instruction or help interpret patterns. Ms. More...

2008 Budget Adopted with 23.34 Percent County Property Tax Increase

Commissioner of Health and Executive Director of Recycling Positions eliminated

The Legislature passed the 2008 Putnam County Budget by one vote on October 9, 2007, narrowly averting what would otherwise have been a 40 percent property tax increase. More...

Cold Spring Village Board Examines Building Code Procedures

Water levels down to 70% in reservoirs, residents urged to conserve

The details of governing rather than any drama over a particular issue were on display at the regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. More...

Garrison Chooses to Support Most of School Board Association Lobbying Efforts

Court Rules on latest St. Basil and Garrison motions

The greater part of the October 10, 2007 meeting of the Garrison Board of Education was devoted to the discussion of and voting on a slate of NYS School Boards Association resolutions that, for the upcoming school year, NYSSBA then lobbies the stat More...

Emerald Ridge Drainage District Formed by Town Board

Public hearing triggers debate on pros & cons of a district designation

It seems like every month builder Val Santucci, owner of VS Construction Corp., and his attorney David Steinmetz are appearing before the Putnam Valley Town Board, the Planning Board or both to argue some point pertaining to the proposed Emerald Ri More...

Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/TV/Cell Phone Cleanup Day this Saturday

The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are cosponsoring a free Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/TV/Cell Phone Cleanup Day scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 9am-1pm (rain More...

Supervisor Bill Mazzucca Offers His Positions on Issues Facing Philipstown

Candidate for re-election to the position of Supervisor of the Town of Philipstown, Bill Mazzucca, has issued his position paper to the PCN&R. He states: "Much has been accomplished during my time as Town Supervisor. More...

Barbara Scuccimarra is Running for Town Council

The following is her platform statement: "Having lived in Philipstown for 35 years, where I have worked as a florist, volunteered for years with Riverkeeper, and raised two children, I am running for Town Council so that I can give back substantia More...

Robert Cinque Runs for Putnam Valley Town Board

The following is his statement: " Robert Cinque has a plan to preserve Putnam Valley's rural character, and its finances as well. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

College Fair Offers Opportunities for Tech Students

The annual College Fair for Career and Technical Education students at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is bringing representatives from 40 area and outof state colleges to BOCES' Yorktown Campus. More...

Kelly Parsons Recognized at Elmira College Academic Convocation

Kelly Parsons, 2011, of Putnam Valley, majoring in Childhood Education, has earned the Trustee scholarship at Elmira College. Kelly is the daughter of Deborah and Robert Parsons. More...

Fifth Annual PVHS Make a Difference Club Stay Awakea Thon: Reaching Beyond Our Borders

The biggest charity event of the Fall is coming to Putnam Valley High School on October 26-27 from 9:30pm to 7am- the Fifth Annual Stay- Awake-A-Thon. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marguerita M. (Peg) von Eiff

Marguerita M. (Peg) von Eiff, 95, died October 9, 2007. She was born February 11, 1912 in Cold Spring to William H. and Helen (Davie) Casey. In Cold Spring she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. More...

Leah J. Allen

Leah J. Allen (nee Mekeel), a resident of Riverview Estates (the Baptist Home of South Jersey), in Riverton, died Tuesday, Octobner 9, 2007 at the age of 88. Mrs. Allen was born on June 13, 1919 in Nelsonville, as the daughter of the late Harry J. More...

Jean A. (Rundell Guilbault) Case

Jean A. (Rundell Guilbault) Case, 70, of Sebastian, FL, died October 6, 2007 in Vero Beach after a prolonged illness. She was born October 2 1937 in Beacon, New York, daughter of B Allan & Eva Rundell. More...

Sports News

Downstate Volleyball Club Hosts Parent Information Meetings

Downstate Juniors will be running a Parent Information Meeting pm Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. They'll go over everything that you might want to know about Downstate's upcoming club volleyball season. More...

Reservoir Dogs Sweep Ardsley

The Reservoir Dogs improved to 9 wins and 4 loses in Westchester Baseball Association league play with a doubleheader sweep over Ardsley 12- 3 and 4-0. More...

Garrison Boys are Junior Black Knights Mighty Mites Football Stars at West Point

Three Garrison boys, Eddie- Joe Barry, and brothers Brian and Jack Kelly, are completing a winning 2007 season playing tackle football for the Junior Black Knights of West Point. The boys are playing under head coach Brian Kelly Sr. More...

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