April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County-Owned Properties for Private Use Generates Controversy

Legislature approves buyout provision on retirees health insurance

Putnam County's current policy of sometimes allowing those in need of a place to stay to use county-owned properties without payment and sometimes for an indeterminate length of time may be headed for change. More...

Haldane Continues to Fine-Tune 2008-09 Budget

State funding will be final puzzle piece

Trustees for the Haldane School District continued to review the proposed 2008-2009 budget at their April 1 meeting, making no major changes. Final budget numbers won't be calculated until state grant rates are known. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Southeast Museum Presents Lecture: Tragedy of the Radium Dial Painters: a National Health Story

The Southeast Museum will present a lecture by Eugene J. Boesch. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 2pm on April 27, 2008 at the Southeast Museum. More...

Edges of Light - Photographs by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. at RiverWinds Gallery

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon presents Edges of Light - photographs by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. More...

Angelina / Angelino: Drawings & Paintings by Hedina Christiner at Mt. Beacon Fine Arts

Hedina Christiner presents some of her newest work in the solo show Angelina/Angelino (dedicated to Rebekah Lowden). "It's an adventure in a new time," says the artist. More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane High Schoolers Made The Music Man Shine

To the Editor: The short run of this year's Haldane High School musical ended on Sunday, and those who missed seeing "The Music Man" missed something very special. More...

Please Put the Dar Williams Geothermal Study Benefit Concert on Your Calendar

Dear Editor: As advertised in this paper, my wife, Dar Williams, is going to be playing a benefit concert this Friday, April 11 at the Haldane auditorium with the Veltz Family and the Cold Spring Music Collecive. More...

April is Organ Donor Awareness Month

To the Editor: April is the month dedicated to telling people about the importance of organ donation. Currently there are approximately 95,000 people waiting for transplants. Everyday more names are added and everyday people will die waiting. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alois Kral

Alois Kral, 95, died April 3. Alois was a longtime Putnam Valley resident and member of the Putnam Valley Fire Department. More...

Martha Lou Anders

Martha Lou Anders of Garrison, New York, 80, died on Monday, April 7, 2008 after a long illness. Born and raised in Diana, Texas, she was the fifth daughter and ninth child of John D. and Bina Buie. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Hawks 2008 Registration

The Philipstown Hawks want to remind everyone that football season is not that far away! Practice starts the first week of August. More...

Athletes For a Cure Holds Informational Meeting for Team in Training

The Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be holding a free informational meeting on Thur., May 15 at 6:30pm at the Katonah Library, Mon., May 19 at 6:30pm and on Thur., June 12 at 6pm at the Parker Corporate Bui More...

An Opening Day Sneak Peak: Construction Continues at Metro-North's Station at Yankee Stadium

Under the ramps of the Major Deegan Expressway and Exterior Street, a new Metro- North Railroad station is taking shape at Yankee Stadium. More...

Budget Woes Continue as CS Village Boards Reviews Budget

Dispute with fire company over electrical work expenses centers on generator decision

Budget woes were on display at a relatively brief weekly workshop meeting of the Cold Spring Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. More...

Preliminary PV Superintendent's Budget Presented

District contributes $500,000 from Fund Balance to lower proposed school tax rate

Much of the April 3, 2008 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education focused on the 2008-9 budget, from the Budget Advisory Committee presentation, to a very preliminary presentation of the superintendent's budget and ending with a resolution More...

Two Thousand Enjoy Baseball Opening Day in Putnam Valley

Under rain-threatening skies on Saturday, April 5, 2008, the Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department and the Putnam Valley Baseball Association launched their fourth annual "Opening Day" parade and celebration. More...

Philipstown Begins Improvements at Glenclyffe

Residents unhappy with Entergy's tower location

Human emotion at meetings of locally-elected bodies in this area is generally limited to anger, frustration and tension - usually over such matters as taxes, budgets and property rights. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Builders Association Scholarship Applications Due May 1

The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley Inc. wants to remind area students in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties that applications for the 2008 Scholarship Program are due by May 1, 2008. More...

Librarians Begin "Second Life" at BOCES

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System sponsored an informational workshop recently for area school library media specialists to learn about Second Life, a three-dimensional virtual world on the Internet, privately owned, but "crea More...

And The Winner Is. . . PVES Students Give Dr. Seuss a Landslide Victory

Students rock the vote for reading

On March 27 Putnam Valley Elementary School students got a taste of this year's election excitement by casting votes for their favorite books during their lunch periods. More...

Births

Joseph Michael Del Peschio

Born to Kirsten and Michael Del Peschio of Yonkers on March 27, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Eileen and Edward Royael of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Pattiann Del Peschio of Yorktown Heights. More...

Daniel John Capossela

Born on March 14, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Linda and Daniel Capossela of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandmother is Theresa Trindell of Verplank. Maternal grandfather is Christian Brimon of Lake Peekskill. More...

Dylan Christopher Savva

Born on March 28, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Tammi and Chris Savva of Hopewell Junction. Maternal grandparents are Gordon and Louise Thompson of Garrison. Paternal grandparents are Chris and Pam Savva of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Briefly Noted

HV Gateway Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Workshop Advises 'How to Shamelessly Promote Your Business'

Economists may debate whether the country is in a recession, but businesses in the Hudson Valley know that it's getting harder to make a sale. The solution? Try harder. More...

Intermediate Digital Photography Class at Reed Library

A class on digital photography will be offered on April 27 at 1:30pm. In this intermediate course students will delve deeper into understanding the digital camera. A basic understanding of the digital media is required. More...

U.S. Rep. Hall Announces Congressional Hearing in East Fishkill

Committee to Focus on Water Pollution and Cleanup Efforts in Hudson Valley

U.S. Rep. More...

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