September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

PV Lake Districts Push for Town Board Action to Help Clean Up Waterfronts

Stipulation Order issued in Pine Brook Farm matter

An interesting range of topics confronted the Putnam Valley Town Board at their special meeting and work session held Wednesday, September 10, 2008. More...

September 11, 2008 A Day of Quiet Reflection and Remembrance of 9/ 11 Victims

Local commemoration of tragic day

September 11, 2001 is commemorated differently than Veterans' Day or Memorial Day. September 11 is not a national holiday; there are no parades, there are no large crowds memorializing the day other than ceremonies at the points of attack. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Workshops and Classes Announced at Carmel's Reed Memorial Library

The following programs are scheduled for September and October at Reed Library: -Personal Organization Workshop, Sunday Sept. 21, 2pm. Learn how to get organized this special Sunday. - Daddy and Me Fridays beginning September 19, 10:30- 11:30am. More...

Teen Programs Have Begun at Howland Library

Programs for teens have started up this September at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon. The Youth Advisory group meets every 2nd Friday of the month from 3:30- 4:30pm. Students age 12 and up may join any time during the school year. More...

Watercolors by Mary E. Whitehill at Class of 1929 Gallery

The West Point Class of 1929 Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition by local watercolor artist Mary E. Whitehill. The show runs through November 9. Come meet the artist at the opening reception, Sunday, September 21, from 2 to 4pm. More...

Perspectives

Potpourri "Breakneck"

"Aquarius at the Crossing" (Part 4 of 7)

Having finally hit bedrock after four frustrating years, concentration on constructing the actual tunnel was now looked upon with eager anticipation. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arthur J. Sutton

Arthur J. Sutton of Cold Spring, died on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Kathryn C. (Beard) Brownell and the late Arthur M. Sutton. More...

Arnold Victor (Vic) Schwarz

Arnold Victor (Vic) Schwarz of Cold Spring, passed away on Wednesday, September 3 at Hudson Valley Hospital following a 14-year battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Vic was born on April 21, 1932 in Kingston, New York, to Arnold F. More...

Births

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

Sports News

Mid Hudson Adirondack Club Autumn Outings Include Regional Hikes and Paddles

Bimonthly Mid Week Hikes: on the first and third Thursday of the month, they will lead 3- 6 hour hikes to different areas of the Mid Hudson Valley. Hikes are followed by a stop for refreshment or dinner. More...

DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Rules for 2008-2010 Seasons

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the finalization of changes to freshwater fishing regulations for the 2008-2010 seasons. More...

Global Sports Alliance-NY Endorses Greenway Triathlon

The New York team of the Global Sports Alliance (GSA) has announced its support of the Hudson Highlands Greenway Triathlon to take place in Philipstown on September 28, 2008. More...

Bondi Proposes 4.5% County Tax Rate Increase

Workers slated for layoffs make voices heard

Putnam County property taxpayers would see a 4.5% increase in their tax rate in 2009 under the $136 Million budget proposed by the County Executive on September 8. More...

Commercial Possibilities for Cold Spring Waterfront Development Discussed

Benefits and consequences weighed

No one would deny the proximity of the small village of Cold Spring to the Hudson River defines its identity for both residents and visitors alike. More...

Putnam Charter Amendment Giving Legislature Power to Remove County Attorney to go to Voters this Fall

Ryder Farm to receive EOH funds for easement application

Putnam County lawmakers approved a measure that could wrest some power away from the Executive branch by allowing the Legislature to initiate the removal of the County Attorney with a vote of "no-confidence" by two-thirds of the board. More...

Garrison School 100th Anniversary Celebration set for September 26-28

Enrollment steady with a hint of future increase

The members of the Garrison Union Free School District School Board opened their first public meeting of the new school year last Wednesday, September 10, 2008, in an atmosphere of optimism and anticipation as they prepare to celebrate the 100th an More...

Sandy Galef Announces Her Candidacy for Re-election as 90th District Assemblywoman

The following is Assemblywoman Galef's announcement: "It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve Philipstown, Putnam Valley and Kent in the Assembly. 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, September 23 at 4:30pm in the East Conference Room of the School Services Building. The public is invited. More...

Haldane Arts Programs Celebrated at Glynwood

The Haldane School Foundation has announced that tickets are now on sale for a "Celebration of the Arts at Haldane". This exciting event is being held at the spectacular Glynwood Center in Cold Spring from 5- 8pm on Saturday, Oct. More...

Haldane Transportation Committee Seeks Community Members

A few community members are needed to round out a committee that will be taking a thorough look at existing practices and exploring alternatives. More...

Letters to the Editor

Where's our Legislator?

To the Editor: I read with great interest the article regarding the Legislators' meeting relative to the new proposed Kent Senior Center and also the possibility of Carmel getting a second center because the one they presently have is not up to pa More...

Parrott St. Tree Committee Clarifies

To the Editor: We have read your article, "Cold Spring Tree Replacement Debated." The Parrott Street (South) Tree Preservation Committee is co-chaired by Barbara Bleakley and Margaret Whelan. More...

Sandra Galef Doesn't Get It

Dear Editor: We cannot make ends meet. Our Assemblywoman, Sandra Galef, has done nothing to make our lives easier. She has blocked real property tax relief and raised local taxes with unfunded mandates. What has she done? More...

Briefly Noted

Christine Jamin and Lisa Osanitsch are Wed

Joseph and Roberta Jamin of Cold Spring are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Christine Joann Jamin, to Lisa Ann Osanitsch, the daughter of John Osanitsch of Oakley, California and Debbie Osanitsch of College Point, New York. More...

Help Plan The Lower-Hudson Region's Transportation Future

Upcoming public workshops for the 2010 - 2035 Regional Transportation Plan

Billions of Federal dollars will be spent to improve the region's transportation system over the next 25 years, and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is seeking the public's input into how that money should be spent. More...

Save The Date - 31st Annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival

A full day celebration of the fall and harvest season set for Saturday, September 27, 2008

In celebration of the fall season and Hudson Valley harvest, the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 31st Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2008. More...

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