December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Traditional Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Celebrated in Putnam Valley as Kids Meet Santa

Oregon Corners came alive with the holiday spirit last Saturday night December 1, 2007 when the Hertzel family celebrated a sixtyyear tradition: the children's Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting sing- along on the first weekend in December. More...

Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Celebrates Induction of New Officers

The members and Auxiliary of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company celebrated the induction of new Officers with its annual holiday dinner and a ceremony held at their Firehouse on Route 9 on Saturday, December 1, 2007. More...

Philipstown's Conservation Advisory Council Will Welcome EPA Representative to December 11 Meeting

Dr. Maria Theising, EPA Regional Ecologist, will join the members of the Philipstown Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30pm at the Philipstown Town Hall in Cold Spring. Dr. More...

PV Town Board Sets Stage for Adopting Master Plan

Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement approved

The Putnam Valley Town Board at a meeting held November 28, 2007 unanimously adopted the Comprehensive Master Plan and Zoning FGEIS (Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement). More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Local Residents Amongst the Cast of The Jeweler's Shop Musical

The musical adaptation of Pope John Paul II's play about love is being performed by an Off Broadway cast at Our Lady of Loretto church on Sunday, December 9 at 2pm. More...

Free Screening of The Wizard of Oz at Paramount Center

The Paramount Center for the Arts is proud to present a free screening of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, on Sunday, December 9, at 3pm, as part of Free Arts Day sponsored by the Westchester Arts Council Wizard of Oz author Frank L. More...

Warm Hands-Warm Hearts Teen Percussion Program at Howland Library

Howland Public Library in Beacon is the appreciative recipient of an Ann and Abe Effron Fund grant received through the Community Foundation of Dutchess County in the amount of $1,000. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety of Residents on Lower Section of Old Albany Post Road

Dear Editor: I, on behalf of several of my neighbors, write this letter in rebuttal to David Thornquist's Letter to the Editor of November 14, 2007. More...

Reminder to Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

To The Editor: We are so fortunate to have volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers in our communities. They give so unselfishly of their time and talents to protect our homes and business and the health of our families. More...

Guillaro has a Vested Interest in Town as a Whole

Dear Editor: As we enter the threshold of new development of the Butterfield Hospital site it calls to mind the previous controversy regarding the now completed Cold Spring Landing project. Mr. More...

Sports News

Governor Announces Mid-Hudson Valley to Host 2009 Empire State Games

Competition to be held primarily at locations in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and New Paltz

Governor Eliot Spitzer has announced that the 32nd Hugh L. Carey Empire State Games will be held in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties from July 22 to July 26, 2009. More...

Haldane Takes 1st Annual PCN&R Hoops Cup

Blue Devils defeat Putnam Valley with strong 4th quarter

Former 14-time defending Section 1 champion Haldane High (yes, it pains me to type it as much as you hate to read it) began its quest to reclaim the Class C crown under first-year Coach Kenny Haskins with a solid 61-45 season-opening victory over v More...

Cold Spring Village Board Considers Police Staffing

Tiny Tots Park and other issues examined at Board workshop

The safety of where children play or where they cross the street, the age old problems of teenage congregation and adequate refuse collection on Main Street and the definition of an awning in an historic district were among the highlights of the we More...

Archaeological Dig in Garrison School's Future

Coming out of the Thanksgiving Recess, the November 28, 2007 meeting of the Garrison Board of Education was notably short. More...

North Highlands Eng. Co. #1 Takes Part in Putnam Lake's Annual Holiday Parade

On Saturday night, December 1, 2007, The North Highlands Eng. Co. #1 participated in Putnam Lake Volunteer Fire Departnent's First Annual Holiday Parade. More...

Nursery School in PV Provides Needed Services to Parents

For the past eight years Dorothy Ross and her Pine Grove Children's Nursery on Peekskill Hollow Road have been providing a much-needed service to the working parents of Putnam Valley. More...

Public Notice

Due to the holidays, the Village of Cold Spring will be picking up garbage on Monday, December 24 and Monday December 31. There will be no change in the Friday recycling pickup schedule. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Elementary School Kindergarteners Celebrate Thanksgiving in Song

Kindergarten students at Putnam Valley Elementary School (PVES) began celebrating Thanksgiving a little bit early this year. On November 20, students from the Morning and Afternoon classes performed two shows entitled A Time for Thanks. More...

Laura Bach and Gregory Casement of Haldane Participate in Area All-State Music Festival

Two Haldane musicians were honored by participation in the New York State School Music Association Area All-State Music Festival at Taconic Hills High School in Craryville, N.Y. Twenty-seven local districts took part in the festival. More...

Diary of Anne Frank is PVHS TheatreWorks Fall Drama

Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) is proud to announce its TheatreWorks Fall Drama production of The Diary of Anne Frank, which will be presented on December 7, 8 and 9, 2007. Shows on December 7 and 8 are at 8 pm and on the 9th at 2 pm. More...

Births

Births

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Natalee Olivia Hope Hytinen

Natalee Olivia Hope Hytinen, 6-month-old daughter of PFC Roger Earl Hytinen and Specialist Melissa Lee Kelly Hytinen came into this world on May 10 2007 in Germany and left this world Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Germany, where her parents were st More...

Briefly Noted

New York Housing Market Rebounds in October

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in October rebounded from the sluggish numbers posted in September, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS ®. More...

Alzheimer's Disease Screening Available at the Putnam County Office for the Aging

Alzheimer's Disease is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with this fatal disease. Every 72 seconds, someone In American develops Alzheimer's. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off the Holiday Season

The weather outside was frightful but the good cheer inside Tavern restaurant at the Hudson Highlands Country Club this past Sunday evening made up for the messiness underfoot. More...

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