January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Looking Back at 2007 - and Ahead to 2008: a Conversation with Mark Villanti, Haldane's Superintendent of Schools

At some point, as Mark Villanti prepared to take over as Superintendent of Schools for the Haldane School District in July, 2007, he must have at least wondered if life in a smaller school district would be simpler. More...

PV Supervisor Bob Tendy Says, "My Door is Always Open, Don't Be a Stranger."

Putnam Valley's new Town Supervisor, Bob Tendy, sat down with the PCN&R early in December and talked about his new position and what he'd like to see happen in 2008. PCN&R: You are very lucky. More...

Comprehensive Plan Special Board to Release Survey Results on January 10

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan & LWRP Special Board invites the public to a Jan. 10, 2008 meeting that will include the release of the results of the 2007 village-wide survey. The survey drew a response of more than 20 percent. More...

Six Easy New Year's Resolutions for Keeping Putnam Beautiful

Here are six simple things any of us can do- young, old, moms, dads and kids- that will do big things for all of us. All of our suggestions revolve around personal responsibility: -Report a Litterer. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Drawing Revealed, Curated by Susan English and Jaanika Peerna, is Next Exhibit at Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center is proud to present Drawing Revealed, an exhibition where the simple practice of drawing is explored closely from many points of view. More...

Annual January Photography Exhibition at the Howland Cultural Center

The Howland Cultural Center is pleased to present its annual January photography exhibition with the artwork of eleven photographers in I See…..You See from January 5 through 27, 2008. More...

Putnam Chorale Seeks New Members for the Spring Season

Putnam County's premier choral group, the Putnam Chorale, directed by Douglas Anderson, welcomes new members for the Spring 2007 Season. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kathryn M. Scheel

Kathryn M. Scheel, age 103, formerly of Garrison, died on Sunday December 23, 2007 at West Ledge Extended Care Facility in Peekskill. Born in NY, NY on July 28, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathryn (Burke) Doris. More...

Philipstown Recreation Commission Presents Proposed Master Plan

Town to interview additional planning firms

Feast or famine seems to be the rule when it comes to attendance at meetings of the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Councilman Dan Ricci Bids an Emotional Farewell

At the end of the December 19, 2007 Town Board meeting, Henry Lopez stood up in the audience and said, "I want to make a quick statement. I want to thank Carol Hughes and Dan Ricci for their years of dedication, their guidance and leadership. More...

Cold Spring Police Seek Information on Serious Criminal Mischief

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department is seeking the public's help for information regarding a serious case of criminal mischief that occurred sometime on Thursday evening December 27 between 6pm and 7:50am on Friday morning, December 28. More...

Putnam the Cat Frisky After Surgery

The care and treatment of "Putnam" the cat is an example of Doctor Albert Schweitzer's belief that we should have a "reverence for all of life." Jean Siegel, a Putnam Valley resident and President of Putnam Felines Inc. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Appoints New Executive Officers

The appointees were named for the Executive Officers of the 2008 Board of Directors of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce during a special meeting held last week. More...

Public Notice

Due to the New Year's Holiday refuse and recycling pick-up in the Village of Nelsonville will be on Saturday, January 5, 2008 The regular monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Planning Board will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley School District Gives Back for the Holidays

The Putnam Valley Central School District is proud to report that numerous community programs will benefit this holiday season from the hard work and generosity of their staff and students. More...

BOCES' CADD and Cosmetology Students Collaborate on Project

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center's Cosmetology students recently sat down with the Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design students to work on a collaborative, entrepreneurial project. More...

Yorktown Lions Make Pre- Holiday Visit to Pines Bridge

Students at The Pines Bridge School on the Yorktown campus of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES got to shake hands with the likes of Elmo, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob …and, of course, Santa Claus…before the Christmas break. More...

Briefly Noted

Highland Garden Club Gives Holiday Thanks

The Highland Garden Club would like to thank all the Cold Spring merchants that purchased their Christmas Wreaths as well as the public in general. More...

Putnam FCU Holds Successful 'Toys for Tots' Campaign

Putnam Federal Credit Union wrapped up its annual Toys For Tots toy drive on Wednesday December 19 2007. Employees raised $500 in cash, which was matched with an additional $500 contribution from the Credit Union. More...

New York Housing Market Returns to Pre-boom Levels in November

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York State slowed in November, which is typical for the seasonal market, to a level characteristic of the pre-boom market, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York St More...

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