January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison School Board Enters Mediation Stage for Teachers' Contract

100th anniversary plans for original school building move forward

A score of teachers and staff along with a few supportive parents turned out at the new year's first meeting of the Garrison School Board on January 11, 2008 to press their case for resolution of the contract dispute between the employees of the Ga More...

An Interview with Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi

Just before last week's annual reorganization meeting of the County Legislature, the PCN&R spoke with Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi about a number of issues - past, present and future. The following are the highlights of that discussion. More...

Desmond-Fish Library Explores Gandhi, King and New York in Martin Luther King Day Programs

The Desmond Fish Library in Garrison is proud to present its 12th annual Martin Luther King Day observance, Bringing the Dream Home: Civil Rights and the Hudson Valley, with a potluck supper (bringing food to share is welcome) and speakers' program More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Creative Writing Workshops for Children by Short Story Connection

Children in Westchester and Putnam Counties who love to write are invited to join Greenburgh's Kids Short Story Connection (KSSC). More...

Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library Appoints Joe Curto as New Board Member

After ten years of service, Michael Riner has resigned as a trustee to pursue other areas of interest. During his ten years of service, he has contributed greatly to the development of the Library. "Mike will be greatly missed. More...

Euphonium Concert for St. Mary's Steeple Repair Fund

Jason Ham, outstanding player of the euphonium (a miniature tuba) and Dr. Ruthanne Schempf, renowned pianist, will play a concert at the Episcopal Church of St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sneaky Attempt to Dissolve a Committee

To the Editor: The way in which Putnam Valley's new supervisor, Bob Tendy, attempted to dissolve the Comprehensive Plan Committee during the reorganization meeting on January 2nd is suspicious enough to make me think it would be a good idea to kee More...

Food for Thought - With Caution

To the Editor: We who have worked so long on the Cold Spring Resident Survey are very pleased to have released the highlights and tabulations. More...

Time is Running Out

Dear Editor: New York State is rushing into a choice of voting machines on a very tight timeline. This is solely because the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued the State, forcing the issue. More...

Briefly Noted

Public Forum on Climate Change at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center

On Wednesday, January 30, from 7-10pm, NYS DEC's Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center will host, in partnership with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a special public forum on the most urgent environmental challenge of our time, global More...

Winter Fun Possibilities in Dutchess County

Don't let the cold keep you at home this winter. Whether it is fine cuisine, nature, laughs, music, art, or history, Dutchess County, has all of these and more. More...

Holistic Moms Host Two Evenings at Desmond-Fish

Presentations on vaccines and on organic gardening

Ever wonder what's really in all those vaccines we're told are good for our kids? Judy Apicella, documentary film maker and mom, has traveled the U.S. to interview experts about the harmful effects of vaccines. More...

Comprehensive Plan Special Board Releases Survey Results

Good response gives glimpse into what residents like and dislike in Village

Cold Spring Villagers love their small town redoubt on the Hudson and would change little of its characteristics while they worry over threats from economic forces that might ruin the riverfront environment or the charm of locally-owned Main Street More...

PV Volunteer Ambulance Corps & Volunteer Fire Department are Put to the Test Daily as Record Pace Continues

"Extraordinary times and events make legends and heroes out of the common person" is a phrase referring to the regular 'Joe' (or Josephina) who quietly and unpretentiously becomes a hero through their actions. More...

Cold Spring Extends Voting Hours to Accommodate Commuters and Others

Christmas Tree recycling program results in free mulch to residents

Voters in Cold Spring Village elections will have extra time to exercise their franchise on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 after the Board of Trustees extended voting hours by changing the start time from noon to six am with the closing time at nine pm. More...

PVMS Principal Honored for Making it Happen, in Technology

The Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) is proud to announce that Putnam Valley Middle School (PVMS) Principal, Edward Hallisey, has been honored with the prestigious International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happ More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Monster Storms, Climate Change & Energy Conservation: Hands-on Family Science Day at BOCES

Children and their families can "experience" lightning, wind storms, and tornados together at Family Science Day at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Yorktown, on Saturday February 9 from 10 am to 3pm. More...

Summer Career Exploration Program for College-Bound Students With Hearing Loss

The Explore Your Future (EYF) program at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf offers college-bound high school sophomores and juniors with hearing loss a unique opportunity to experience life on a college ca More...

Haldane PTA Announces Successful Reflections Program

Five Haldane Middle and High School students are advancing on to the Regional competition level of the National PTA Reflections Program. More...

Births

Tyler Raymond Gallagher

Born on New Years Eve 2007 at Putnam County Hospital. 7.1 pounds and 19 inches long. Proud parents are Ray & Nicole Gallagher of Mahopac. Paternal grandparents are Ray & Pat Gallagher of Putnam Valley. More...

Brooke Amber Sherwood

Born on December 28, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Michelle and Dennis Sherwood of Mohegan Lake. Maternal grandfather is Richard Rogonia of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Janet and Bobby Fogarty of Mohegan Lake. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lino Oyola, Jr.

Lino Oyola , Jr., age 40, of Cold Spring, died on Saturday January 12, 2008 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in Newburgh, NY on, June 1, 1967, to Lino and Jovita (Tirado) Oyola, Sr. He was husband of Stephenie A. More...

Herbert Leland Stellefson

Herbert Leland Stellefson, age 90, of Nelsonville, died on Monday, January 14, 2008 at NY State Veterans Home in Montrose, NY. Born July 1, 1917 on Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late John and Pauline (Grimm) Stellefson. More...

Sports News

Six Philipstown Kids Named Local Champions in Knights of Columbus Free Throw

Six boys and girls from Philipstown, ages 10 to 13, were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level in February with an eye toward moving on to the regional, d More...

Local Ski Racer Katie Robertson Medals in Massachusetts

On January 6 2008 The Tri- State Alpine Ski Racing Association held its first GS (Giant Slalom) Race of the 2007-2008 season hosted by Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Hancock, MA. More...

Sign-up for Indoor Lacrosse in Philipstown Rec Clinics on Saturday Nights

Beginning Saturday January 26 and running for eight weeks, the Philipstown Rec. Dept. is holding weekly Lacrosse Clinics for young boys and girls in the Recreation Center Gym. More...

Weekly Poll

How will you celebrate labor day?
.








The below video is sponsored by The Church on the Hill.

Come to The Church on the Hill and invite a friend. from from the Public Square on Vimeo.

>