March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane School District Will Postpone Public Vote on Capital Project

Petition requests feasibility study, two propositions on ballot

A public petition is part of a new twist that will result in another look being taken at the Haldane School District's proposed capital improvements project originally scheduled to be voted on as part of a May referendum. More...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef to Host Series of TV Shows on Property Taxes and How Schools are Funded

Experts offering a wide range of perspectives on the current property tax crisis facing Westchester and Putnam County residents will appear on cable TV shows hosted by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef throughout March and April. More...

Putnam County Youth Forum Encourages Active Dialogue

The 14th Annual Putnam County Youth Forum takes place on Monday April 14. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Shakespeare Goes Sock Hop in Beacon High's Production of Much Ado About Nothing

In keeping with its tradition to mix both traditional and contemporary theater, the Beacon High School Drama Council will be presenting Much Ado About Nothing on Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, 8pm in The Theater at Beacon High School More...

Public Invited to Putnam Arts Council's Members' Meeting and Members' Exhibit Reception

The Putnam Arts Council's 45th Annual Members' Meeting and Exhibit: the public is cordially invited to attend PAC's Annual Meeting, scheduled for Saturday , March 8, 2008 from 12:30- 2pm, where they will review 2007 and look at 2008 goals. More...

Guinan's Pub and Country Store Remembered in Art and Photography at Garrison Arts Center

Guinan's Remembered in Art and Photography, which will be exhibited at the Garrison Arts Center from March 16 through 19, 2008, will showcase local artists/photographers including Jim Guinan's grand-daughter, Kelly Guinan. More...

Births

Births

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

Briefly Noted

Donna Falco and Brian Smith to Wed

Donna Lynn Falco, formerly of Cold Spring, and Brian George Smith have the great pleasure of announcing their upcoming marriage. The future bride and groom reside in LaGrangeville, New York. More...

4 For A Cause Wine Dinner Features 4 Prominent Local Chefs Supporting American Red Cross

Iron Chef Peter X. Kelly Serves As MC; Proceeds Help Red Cross Mission

4 For a Cause Wine Dinner, the first wine dinner hosted by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) - West Point, will feature the unique culinary talents of four local prominent chefs whose cuisine are enjoyed by many throughout the H More...

Largest Hospital Expansion Between NYC and Albany is on Schedule

Construction at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is right on schedule, and by mid-April, a temporary main entrance and additions to the Emergency Department will open. More...

Sewer Fee Increases Considered at Cold Spring Village Board Workshop

Money could help to offset long-term term expenses

Cold Spring residents will pay more for their water and sewer services if a plan that already has the tacit support of the Village Board of Trustees comes to fruition. More...

Community Service Receives Serious Consideration as Putnam Valley High School Graduation Requirement

Board hires firm to survey graduates' post-high school lives

The idea of mandating a community service/learning component to high school graduation requirements is receiving increasingly serious consideration by the Putnam Valley Board of Education as demonstrated by the amount of time allotted to discussing More...

Negotiations Save Summer Day Camp as Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Readies for April Opening Day Parade and Sunset Series

Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Supervisor Frank DiMarco said on February 29, 2008 that he and Town Supervisor Bob Tendy have successfully negotiated a two-year contract with The Archdiocese of New York to once again lease the CYO property off Pee More...

Forensic Evidence Links Beacon Man With Philipstown Larcenies

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 35-year-old Beacon man accusing him of breaking into commercial vehicles, owned by a Philipstown business, and stealing equipment and various power tools from within. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Good Grief Ed!

To the Editor: Good Grief Ed! (Putnam Valley supervisor's first 45 Days). You know enough to write a balanced story, so why not try it. I've seen you at the Town Board meetings, and enough of us have lengthy conversations with you. More...

The Term "Sand Rat" is a Racial Slur

To the Editor: I was very disturbed by a letter that appeared in the 2/ 20/08 edition of the PCNR. The writer referred to the 9/11 suspects currently on trial as "sand rats" in need of "extermination. More...

Common Senses Dictates Presently-Serving Trustees Continue Serving

To the Editor: On the coming election for two Cold Spring Village trustees, these words by the English poet, Francis Quarles (1592- 1644), come to mind: "Judge not the play before the play is done:/Her plot hath many changes; every day/ Speaks a More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ada (Mosher) Jett

Elizabeth Ada (Mosher) Jett , 97, died the morning of January 23, 2008 at the St. Francis Rehab and Nursing Center, Laconia, NH, where she had resided since a bad fall four years ago. She was born August 9, 1910, in Cold Spring to Guy W. More...

Sports News

Order Restored; Haldane Crowned Class C Hoop Champs

No.1 Blue Devils knock off No.2 Blind Brook in OT, 41-40, to seal deal

The only thing better than winning a championship; is winning one back after having lost it. Just ask Patriots QB Tom Brady or Spurs forward Tim Duncan. More...

Squirt Bs, with two Cold Spring Boys, Win Ice Hockey Championship

Jacob Cox, a 5th grader at Haldane Elementary School, and Anthony Percacciolo, a 4th grader at Haldane Elementary School, have both played ice hockey with the Bear Mountain Hockey Club since 2004. More...

Ian Thom Shoots 25 for 25 Free Throws to Win Regional Championship

Ian Thom continued his winning ways by connecting on 25 of 25 shots to win the 13-yearold boy's bracket at the Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Championship held on Sunday, March 2 at the Marlboro Elementary School. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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