May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Entergy Alters Siren Tower Location - and Adds One More

Readers will be forgiven if they request a score card to keep track of Entergy's recent moves as the utility works to complete a network of tower-mounted sirens designed to warn local residents of emergencies at its Indian Point nuclear generating More...

Cold Spring Adopts Next Budget

11.34% tax increase, new oversight and procedures featured in fiscal plan

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday, April 29, 2008 to raise property taxes by 11.34% as they approved a $1.64 million budget for the new fiscal year beginning June 1. More...

Putnam County Lake and Water Quality Symposium at Mahopac Library

Focus is on lake ecology life cycles, landscaping and septic design

The 2008 Putnam County Lake and Water Quality Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 1-5pm at the Mahopac Public Library, in the large public room, 3rd floor. More...

Public Notice

The Town of Philipstown is seeking a individual to serve on the Philipstown Planning Board. Any interested parties should send their resume to William Mazzuca, Supervisor, Town Hall, 238 Main Street, P.O. Box 155, Cold Spring, New York 10516. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Solo Exhibit of Watercolors and Oil Pastels by John Plunkett at Flat Iron Gallery

The Flat Iron Gallery of Peekskill, will have a solo exhibit of watercolor and oil pastel paintings by Mt. Kisco artist and Westchester Arts Workshop professor, John Plunkett for the month of June. More...

Pizza and a Movie Night to be held at All Sport in Fishkill to Benefit American Cancer Society

All Sport in Fishkill is hosting a Pizza and a Movie, a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society at Relay for Life. "Alvin and the Chipmunks" with be shown or children ages 5 and older on Friday May 9, 6-9pm. More...

NY Comedy Team Liquid Gold Brings Hilarity to Arts on the Lake

The Blue Horse Repertory Company in partnership with Arts on the Lake is proud to present a night of laughter by the New York City comedy team, Liquid Gold, Friday, May 16 at 8pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Government Closest to Home Not Always the Best

Dear Editor: As they view the pettiness, travail and threatened tax increases in the Village of Cold Spring, Garrison residents can congratulate themselves on the defeat of the proposed Village of Garrison several years ago. More...

Working for Necessary Changes

To the Editor: With our work on the state budget for 2008-09 complete, I am aware that our sluggish economy still challenges state and local governments to be able to continue offering the same level of services we have come to expect. More...

Property Exemption for New Agricultural Buildings Will Stimulate Economic Development

To the Editor: Assemblywoman Sandra Galef's support of a recently introduced bill that would grant a ten-year real property tax exemption on new farm buildings demonstrates her support for farmers in the Hudson Valley. More...

Briefly Noted

Continued Funding Available for Non-Profits from Putnam County Youth Bureau

The Putnam County Youth Bureau and Youth Board anticipate the continued availability of New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Youth Bureau funding for calendar year 2009. More...

William Koehler Putnam County RSVP Singers and Dancers Entertain at Local Nursing Homes

Did you know that a volunteer group of senior gals entertains at local nursing homes every week from September through June? More...

Self-Guided Tour of Two Private Gardens in Westchester Highlight Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program features a self-guided tour at two of Westchester County's best private gardens on Saturday, May 10, 2008. No reservations are required; the gardens will be open rain or shine. More...

County's March Sales Tax Revenue Surpasses Expectations

Legislature Audit Committee begins budget reviews

The April 28, 2008 meeting of the Audit Committee of the Legislature was marked by inordinately lengthy discussions and tabled propositions, but among the few things that managed to survive the evening was the announcement that March sales tax reve More...

DEC Gives Putnam Valley 30 Days to Bring Fuel Storage Tanks Into Compliance

Town could face penalties of $37,500 per day, per violation

The Putnam Valley Town Board held a special meeting on Monday, April 28, 2008 to plan their strategy for complying with a Department of Environmental Conservation "Consent Order" to correct seventeen cited violations and bring the Town's DEC enviro More...

Wildlife Learning Garden Proposed for Garrison Middle School Courtyard

Garrison teacher's SMART board lesson chosen for company's website

The Garrison School's Eco-Kids group may leave its imprint on the district in a permanent way if the presentation made by Anne Symmes at the School Board's April 29, 2008 meeting is approved by the Board. More...

Tapping Into Putnam Valley's Natural Energy Supply

Putnam Valley Sustainable Energy Task Force begins work on finding local renewable energy

On Monday, April 9, 2008 a group of seven concerned citizens of Putnam Valley emerged from their meeting with a mission statement and a plan for their newly-created "Putnam Valley Sustainable Energy Task Force" Their vision is to "preserve traditi More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES Board Meeting Scheduled

The meeting of the Board of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Tuesday, May 20th at 4:30pm in the East Conference Room of the School Services Building. The public is invited. More...

BOCES Hospitality Seniors Head to CIA, Johnson & Wales, and More

Once again this year a record number of the 47 graduating seniors from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES' Hospitality Career Academy have been accepted at the best prominent Culinary Arts colleges: 11 are headed to the Culinary Institute of America More...

PVHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

On April 28, 2008, Putnam Valley High School (PVHS) proudly inducted 36 new members to the National Honor Society. More...

Births

Michael David Anderson

Paul and Donna Anderson announce the birth of their fifth grandson, Michael David. The baby's parents are Paul and Rebecca Anderson of Summit, MS. The baby was welcomed home by brothers Brian and James. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ruth Catherine Seeber

Singer, actress, director and mother Ruth Catherine Seeber (nee Schuster) passed away three days short of her 84th birthday during emergency surgery April 19, 2008. More...

Francis Joseph Fadden

Francis Joseph Fadden, age 82, of Manchester, NJ died Friday, May 2, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was employed for 33 years as a Manpower Analyst for the Navy Department in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY before retiring in 1973. More...

Barbara Crowley

Barbara Crowley, a long time Cortlandt Manor resident, died unexpectedly but peacefully Wednesday at age 78. Mrs. Crowley was a retired Secretary at National Shoe Fair in New York City. More...

Sports News

Hudson Valley Orienteering at Taconic Center During Spring Festival

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on May 18, 2008, at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, in Clarence Fahnestock State Park. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club is offering beginner instruction starting at 10:45am. More...

Haldane Baseball Gets a Win but Falls in Beacon Tourney

After the Blue Devils had a big win over Class AA Arlington at Dutchess Stadium, the Blue Devils looked to make it two wins in a row against Class AA Poughkeepsie High School. More...

Philipstown Knights Celebrate First Victory

After three tough losses and against division leaders Rye Brook, Manhattan and Harrison, Philipstown's under- 12 girls soccer team came through with an inspiring 4-2 victory over a physical Rye Power squad. More...

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