April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

PV Town Board Tries to Find Ways to "Do the Right Thing" with New Code Changes

New Firehouse proposal presented to Board

Wanting to do the right thing and being able to do so can at times be a challenging experience for a legislative body. Such was the case the Putnam Valley Town Board faced at the public hearing and work session held Wednesday, April 9, 2008. More...

Baby Boomers, Are You Ready? County Office for the Aging Offers Seminar on Long Term Care, Medicare, Other Over-65 Concerns

With retirement in their future, the Putnam County Office for the Aging is working to help Baby Boomers plan for the next phase of their lives. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 17 has been changed to Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30pm at the VFW Hall. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Andrea Sadler and Jonathan Kruk Participate in 2nd Annual World Peace Earth Day

Local Cold Spring residents, filmmaker, Andrea Sadler and storyteller, Jonathan Kruk invite you to join them in the 2nd Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebrations. More...

The Cakeman Chronicles Premieres at Arts On The Lake

In the early 1970's, Chris Cassone, the grandson of bakery founder J. J. More...

Arsenic and Old Lace Opens at the Philipstown Depot Theatre

Be careful of what you drink when you come to see Arsenic and Lace, the classic comedy playing at the Philipstown Depot Theatre May 2-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Makes You Wonder, Doesn't It?

Dear Editor: Recently, I purchased a jacket with the brand name St. John's Bay. Although it conjured up images of our neighbor to the north, I figure it was made in China or India, perhaps the Philippines. More...

Price of Admission to The Music Man the Best $8 Ever Spent

To The Editor: On April 6 I spent the best $8 I've ever spent; I went to Haldane's production of The Music Man. There are not enough superlatives in my vocabulary to adequately describe this show. More...

Commends the Friars for Starting Development Process on the Right Foot

Dear Editor: Recently, the Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor invited their property adjoiners to a meeting in order to present the plan they have for redevelopment. More...

Sports News

Haldane Girls' Varsity Basketball Team to be Celebrated at Dinner Honoring Their State Championship

Evening also notes their designation as Scholar Athletes

There will be a celebration to honor the Haldane Girls' Varsity Basketball Team for winning the State Championship games in Class C and for being designated as Scholar Athletes. More...

Hudson Valley Orienteering Event Offers Instruction and Competition for All Levels

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on April 26, 2008, at Welch Lake in Harriman State Park. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club is offering beginner instruction starting at 10:45am. More...

Anthony Lombardo Takes First Place in Manitoga District Pinewood Derby

Fellow Den 2 Troop Member Luke Junjulas also qualified for District race

Anthony Lombardo of Den 2 in Cold Spring, took home first Place at the Manitoga District Pinewood Derby held March 30 at the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps. More...

Public Protests Possibility of County Bus System Cuts

Legislators vow to preserve service

Confronted by close to 100 angry and concerned Putnam County citizens who had turned out for a discussion on the County's Putnam Area Rapid Transit bus system ("PART,") Legislators at the April 8, 2008 meeting of the Legislature's Physical Services More...

Cold Spring Village Board Adjusts Current Budget Balances in Anticipation of Next Budget Constraints

Special Board resolutions on firehouse and other Village facilities not considered

The bumps in the present budget that threaten the balance of the upcoming budget for the new fiscal year continued to preoccupy Cold Spring Village Trustees as they heard reports from their various government departments at their regular monthly me More...

Garrison School Board Estimates Tax Rate Increase of 3.97%

The greater part of the April 9, 2008 meeting of the Garrison Board of Education was devoted to the presentation, explanation and later the adoption of the proposed 2008-9 district budget, with its estimated 3.97 percent tax rate increase. More...

Two Haldane Teams Win Destination Imagination State Competition and Advance to World Championship

Two Haldane Destination Imagination (DI) Teams won the New York State Championship on Saturday, April 5 in Endicott, New York. The Middle School team, calling themselves "Seven DIers in Search of a Challenge", won first place. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Restores Funds to Athletics for 2008-9

Action comes amid protests to cutting athletics budget below current level

During the April 9, 2008 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education, among all of the recommendations that the Budget Committee submitted to the School Board, none generated more protest and concern than the possible reduction of the Athletic More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Celebrates Three County Youth Award Winners

The Putnam Valley Central School District is proud to congratulate Putnam Valley Middle School eighth grade students Diane Rush and Rachel Fitzgerald, and Putnam Valley High School senior Kerri LoPuzzo, on being selected as winners of the 2008 Putn More...

BOCES Culinary Students Serve 'April in Paris'

Spring-like pastel colors accented the décor; artichoke crustade, steak Diane, and apple tarte tatin satisfied diners during the multi-course meal; and smiles were in abundance at this month's student-run Educated Palate "dejeuner" (lunch, tha More...

Haldane's PARP Program Concludes with Party at Jumpin' Jakes on April 18

Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) concludes its successful 2008 program with an exciting event in Fishkill on Friday, April 18, from 5- 8pm. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gloria Smith

Gloria Smith, 73, formerly of Red Hook, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Putnam Nursing Home in Holmes, NY. From 1968 until her retirement in 1982, Mrs. Smith was a legal secretary for Weiner & Rider Law Offices in Red Hook. More...

Briefly Noted

CORRECTION

In the article on the Putnam County Court House in the April 9, 2008 edition of the PCN&R, we incorrectly identified the ribbon-cutting participants. More...

Improve Balance, Endurance and Flexibility with Senior Exercise Classes at the Cold Spring Senior Center

The benefits of exercise include improved balance, increased endurance, boosting your strength, enhancing your range of motion and improving flexibility. More...

Military Academy at West Point Recognized for Making Wishes Come True

The Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of the Hudson Valley marks its 22nd anniversary with a gala celebrating 'Heroes Among Us' on Friday, May 9 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. More...

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