December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Valley Board of Ed Eyes Second Largest Portion of Annual Budget

Health benefit rates expected to rise 7-8 percent annually over the next four years

With an eye toward future budgets, the Putnam Valley Board of Education spent its December 6, 2007 meeting hearing from Dr. Thomas Higgins and David Stern from the BOCES-run Putnam/Northern Westchester Health Benefits Consortium. More...

Student Group at Putnam Valley High School Observes Great American Smokeout

Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) Spanish teacher, Graciela Greenberg, is on a mission to help teens make healthy choices. More...

Putnam County Attorney Carl Lodes Retires

Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi announced on December 7, 2007 that he has accepted the resignation of the Putnam County Attorney Carl Lodes. More...

Bill Gouldman Elected Next Putnam Valley GOP Chairman

William Gouldman was unanimously elected as the Putnam Valley GOP Vice Chair, on December 6, 2007 before a gathering of party faithful, at a meeting in Putnam Valley. More...

Newly Elected Councilmen Bob Cinque Talks About His Upcoming Tenure on the Town Board

Bob Cinque was elected to the Town Board of Putnam Valley in the November, 2007 election. To get an idea of what he is thinking, where he wants to go, the PCN&R sat down with Mr. 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...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Kent Kids Prepare Puppets for Performance This Weekend

Area children gathered at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center for an Arts on the Lake puppet making workshop last Saturday, December 1, 2007. More...

Julius Shriel to Exhibit at H/ Art Gallery in Peekskill

On Friday, December 14, 2007, from 4 to 8pm, Steel Imagination's H/ART Gallery will host an artist reception featuring Elegance In Steel, works by Julius Shriel. More...

Rockettes-in-Training at Desmond-Fish Library

Former Rockette and Cold Spring resident Katie Bissinger casts a practiced eye over some of the youngest attendees at her recent presentation My Life as a Rockette recently at the Desmond-Fish Library. Ms. More...

Births

Brody James Corless

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on November 22, 2007 to Andrea and James Corless of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Mariann and Ralph Landolfiof Cold Spring. Paternal grandmother is Marie Corless of Cold Spring. More...

Angela Marie DelPozzo

Born on October 21, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Suzanne and Mark DelPozzo of Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Jean Sherman of Garrison. Paternal grandparents are Ralph and Josephine DelPozzo of Yonkers. More...

Anna Lynn Englert

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on October 25, 2007 to Jeanne and Jeffrey Englert of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandmother is Anne Johnson of Napanoch, NY. Paternal grandparents are John F. More...

Briefly Noted

Get a Head Start on Your Tax Return With These Quick IRS Tips

The Internal Revenue Service wants to alert taxpayers that now is a great time to get a head start on their tax return. More...

Garrison's Bird Lady Returns Young Hawk to Health

Red-Tailed Hawk Found injured at Philipstown Highway Dept. parking lot

Early one morning in August 2007, a young Red-tailed Hawk was discovered lying on its back in the middle of the Philipstown Highway Department parking lot, alive but unable to move. More...

PHC's Diabetes Self- Management Education Program Awarded American Diabetes Association Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management program was recently awarded to Putnam Hospital Center (PHC). More...

Putnam Legislature Acts to Redress Cold War Veterans' Benefits' Oversight

Cold Spring Receives Legislative Support for Two Grants

Although the December 4, 2007 meeting of the County Legislature was one of the shortest of the year, it was more than enough time for the Legislature to rectify a tax exemption that had been denied to "Cold War" veterans, as well as to signify supp More...

Philipstown Town Board Interviews Second Planning and Engineering Firm

Police and Fire Department contracts still debated

The Philipstown Board meeting on December was a combination of getting ready for 2008 while dealing with a number of lingering issues from 2007. More...

Potential New Fire House Considered by CS Village Board

Referendum probable for financing project

The prospect of building a new firehouse on gifted land at the old Butterfield Hospital site and all it might entail was the main focus of the Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees weekly workshop on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. More...

Putnam Community Action Program Needs Help in Toy Drive

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith requests the assistance of the citizens of Putnam County in supporting the Putnam Community Action Program Annual Toy Drive which is currently underway in its 41st consecutive year. More...

County Schedules Free Flu Vaccine Clinic In Western Putnam

The Putnam County Department of Health is planning a second free public flu vaccine clinic. Flu vaccine will be offered free at this clinic since the New York State Department of Health has supplied the vaccine at no charge. More...

Haldane Math-A-Thon Raises $3,343.71

St. Jude Children's research Hospital announced on December 6 the successful completion of Math-A-Thon at Haldane School. More...

Lake Peekskill Community Center Rental Now Requires Paperwork to be Filed

Anyone interested in renting the Lake Peekskill Community Center is advised to contact Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation at 526-3292; they handle all rentals. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Garrison School's First Quarter 2007/08 Perfect Attendance Students are Announced

The following students had perfect attendance for the first quarter: McKenzie Clark, Victoria Ferguson, Henry Heckert, Benjamin Higbee, Ruby Howell, Remy Mancuso, Hayden Mayer, Conor McMahon, Connor O'Reilly, Natalie Sandick, Nazir Sharifi, More...

PVHS and PVMS Collaborate to Provide Tutoring Opportunities

Putnam Valley Middle School (PVMS) and Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) are proud to announce two more projects in a growing series of academic collaborations. More...

Adrian O'Barr Named Commended Student by National Program

Adrian has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. Adrian will receive a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editor, It is said that "he who fails to remember is condemned to repeat". Although I do not expect much publicity reminding Americans of the Day That Will Live in Infamy, whether by reason of public apathy or political correctness, More...

Viable Alternatives to Paving on Old Albany Post Road

To the Editor: Is paving really the only solution to flooding and erosion on Old Albany Post Road? Is it the best solution for Philipstown? More...

Waterfront Development is Not Considered 'Good' by All

To the Editor: Regrettably, the Village of Cold Spring has not been anywhere as fortunate as the "town of Cold Spring" - wherever that town may be. A project in this town was described in a Dec. 5, 2007 letter to the PCN&R editor. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

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

Sports News

Little League 2008 Season Opens for Registration with Steep Discounts for Early Birds

Try outs scheduled for January 27, 2008

Batter up - the Board of Directors of Philipstown Little League has announced that registration is now open for the 2008 season, with a savings of 30 per cent per child if he or she is registered prior to December 31, 2007. More...

Ladies Sports a Hot Topic in PCN&R-Area

Some of you have asked Editor in Chief Brian O'Donnell or myself why I haven't given the varsity boys of the PCN&R-region the type of coverage I gave the girls during the past year or so. Truth be told, there are many reasons. More...

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