December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Truck Weights Restricted on Village of Nelsonville Streets

Pooper Scooper law now in effect

There are those who would argue vehemently that the term "long-winded politician" could never qualify as an oxymoron. Then again, those who would make that argument have probably never attended a Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees meeting. More...

STAR Rebate Check Application Deadline Nears

Homeowners have until December 31 to apply for their STAR tax relief benefit

Acting New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Barbara G. Billet has reminded New York homeowners that they have until midnight on Monday, December 31, to apply for their 2007 Middle Class STAR Rebate Program check. More...

Gift Drive Benefits Children of Saint Basil Academy

A gift drive to benefit the children of Saint Basil Academy was headed this year by McGuires On Main. Tana, Mandy and Shaun McGuire requested a "wish list" of gifts from the students at the Academy for their patrons to sponsor. More...

Public Notice

Due to the Christmas and New Year's Holidays refuse and recycling pick-up in the Village of Nelsonville will be on Saturday, December 29, 2007 and Saturday, January 5, 2008 The regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Planning Board will be on W More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Children's Discovery Center Now Casting for Musical Comedy

If you have a child who loves to act then the Putnam Children's Discovery Center is the place they want to be this winter.

The Center is in the process of casting Wooing Wed Widing Hood, a musical comedy written by Charlie Lovett. "Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood had two other sisters - Big Green Riding Hood and Medium Purple Riding Hood? More...

Merce Cunningham Dance Company to Perform at Dia

Dia Art Foundation is pleased to announce the second performance in a series titled Beacon Events by Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) on January 12 and 13, 2008, at 2pm. More...

Online Registration Available for Garrison Art Center's Winter Art Classes

Garrison Art Center has embraced the 21st century with a flurry of online options designed to make access to your art center more transplendent. More...

Letters to the Editor

Attend Town Board Meeting and Make Your Voice Heard

To The Editor: I urge all community members who are interested in the future of Philipstown's planning and development to take advantage of an opportunity to share their concerns with the Town Board this week. More...

Convert Ash Dump into Solar or Wind Power Station

Reprinted at the request of the sender; Originally emailed to Linda Puglisi, Supervisor, Town of Cortlandt I live in Continental Village, Garrison, Philipstown, Putnam County and though I've never voted for you, I've respected the work you've don More...

Wishes Comprehensive Plan/LWRP Special Board Much Success

Dear Editor: As Carol Casparian and I can attest, Comprehensive Planning is an extraordinary undertaking. For the chair of any planning committee, it is also a labor of love. Reading Ms. More...

Sports News

Knights of Columbus Announces Free Throw Competition

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 12 (snow date, January 19) at 1:30pm at the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries Gym, Route 9D, Garrison. More...

2008 West Point Gymnastics Open Slotted for Jan. 18-20

The 17th annual West Point Open Gymnastics Competition will be held at the United States Military Academy on January 18-20, 2008. More...

Food Pantry Feeds More Than Hunger in Philipstown

Hunger doesn't take a holiday. And neither does the searing anxiety over making sure you and your children have enough to eat. More...

Red Cross Invites Donors to Continue the Tradition and Give Blood this Holiday Season

Concerned that recent weather conditions will discourage blood donations

As the popular holiday song states "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" However, for many patients and their loved ones, the upcoming holidays may be very different. More...

Emotional Farewells at Year End Town Board Meeting Highlight PV's Unique Town Spirit

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Sam Davis opened the December 19, 2007 Town Board meeting with an emotional and tearful farewell as he thanked his colleagues, the townspeople, and the many committee volunteers who made it possible for him to complete More...

Haldane School District Ponders Capital Project Needs

Election and Budget vote scheduled for May 20, 2008

There's no school like an old school - unless of course you are faced with paying the bill for upkeep and repairs to that old school. More...

PV Councilwoman Wendy Whetsel Advises, "Crunch the Numbers before Approving Residential or Commercial Development"

In an another of a series of interviews with Putnam Valley Town Officials, the PCN&R sat down with Town Board Councilwoman Wendy Whetsel. More...

Central Hudson Initiates Annual Essential Services Program

Mid-Hudson Valley residents facing financial challenges and whose utility accounts are past due will not have their electric service disconnected this winter under the annual "Essential Services Program" of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Board of Education Schedules Work Session and Business Meeting

The Putnam Valley Board of Education will conduct a Work Session on Thursday, January 10, 2008 and a Business Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2008. These meetings will be held in the Putnam Valley High School cafeteria and will begin at 7pm. More...

Tech Center at BOCES Names 'Students of Distinction'

Pictured, from left: David Singleton (Ossining), Culinary; Ryan Asaro (Bedford), Masonry; Lila Campiz (Mahopac), Computer Graphics; Michelle Lindenberg (Brewster), Introduction to Teaching; Brianna Fregosi (Carmel), Cosmetology; Tyler Johnston (Kat More...

BOCES Offers Survival Spanish Class for Teachers

BOCES' Northern Westchester Putnam Teacher Center is co-sponsoring Survival Spanish I for Teachers, along with the Hudson River Teacher Center. More...

Briefly Noted

Santa's Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Santa had plenty of help this year, thanks to hundreds of employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Babysitter Workshop at Reed Library is Cancelled

The Babysitter Workshop at the Reed Memorial Library was supposed to be held Friday, February 1. This event has been cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled. More...

Cold Spring Cub Scouts Wolf Den 2 Have Been Busy Boys This Year

The Cub Scouts from Cold Spring, Den 2 have been working very hard this year. Members of the Wolf Den include Michael Chefalo, Mario Cofini, Nicholas DiPalo, Liam Irwin, Luke Junjulas, Anthony Lombardo, AJ Vitiello and Jared Wigdor. More...

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