October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Midhat Serbagi Trio Inspires at Historic Tompkins Corners Church Concert

Great classical music in a beautiful setting

The 173-year-old Historic Tompkins Corners Church in Putnam Valley was the recent venue for the Midhat Serbagi Classical Trio. This was unplugged music with no electrical amplification, only the phenomenal acoustics of the Church. More...

Final Payment Made to Settle St. Basil Tuition Matter

State overpayment to GUFS to cause future aid reduction

The Board of Education of the Garrison Union Free School District conducted a relatively brief and routine meeting while keeping a collective eyebrow arched for budget troubles on the horizon at their regular twice-monthly meeting on September 24. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Highway Department has postponed the paving of Lake Surprise Road that was scheduled for October 1 until Monday, October 6. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Winter Birds of the Highlands

Putnam Highlands Audubon's Bird Seed Sale sparks better backyard observation opportunities

As the October days of autumn shorten, the colorful reds, yellows and oranges that paint the surrounding hills of Cold Spring remind us that fall has finally arrived. More...

Patterson Library Presents Music Together!

On Saturday, October 11, 2008, 11:30am- 12:15pm, parents and children, ages 6 months to 4 years old, will share songs, instruments, rhythm chants, and movement activities in this fun 45-minute program with instructor Kate McGunnigle. More...

Putnam Artists and Cultural Organizations Encouraged to Apply for NYSCA Arts Partners Challenge

The Arts Partners Challenge Grant Program is a local artsin education funding program. More...

Letters to the Editor

Galef has Forged Her Career as a Reformer

To the Editor: It is time we saw change not only on the national level, but also closer to home in New York State. We should only vote for those candidates for state office who will agree to reform the system that is failing us. More...

A Tax Cap is Not Real Reform

To the Editor: Tax Cap - makes a good sound bite, but not a sound financial plan. Assemblywoman Galef will support a tax cap if that is the desire of her constituents, but she favors real tax reform. More...

Does She or Doesn't She?

To the Editor: I recently read an article, by reporter Jay Gallagher, on a study by the New York Public Interest Group showing that New York State introduces more bills in its legislature than any other state in the country. More...

Sports News

Box Lax in the Park, Anyone?

Some members of the Putnam Valley High School lacrosse program are now involved in an exciting fall activity that is every bit as fastpaced and fun to watch as the spring season interscholastic games: box lacrosse. More...

Tennis Tournament and Golf Outing Raised Funds for Greymoor and St. Christopher's Inn

Last week's Tennis Tournament at Highlands Country Club was a huge success, raising needed funds for Greymoor. Garrison's Patricia O'Rourke was at the helm of this event and a Golf Outing at The Garrison, held simultaneously with the Tennis Event. More...

Philipstown Flag Hawks Down Highland

On Sunday September 28 the Philipstown Flag Hawks traveled to Beacon to take on Highland. The Hawks had a great week of practice and it showed right from the opening possession. More...

Lawmakers Agree to 4.5% Property Tax Rate Hike

Banking on sales tax boost they restore outside agency cuts and increase management salaries

Putnam County Legislators had their go at the 2009 Budget last Tuesday. More...

Cold Spring Harvest Festival Draws Moderate Crowds

Food, crafts and fun enjoyed by all

The annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival caught a break from Mother Nature last Saturday, September 27, 2008. Despite the prediction of almost certain rainfall, a steady stream of visitors enjoyed the celebration of crafts, food and entertainment. More...

Verizon to Take Down All Non-Working Poles in Village

CS Merchants and Chamber planning for Christmas Season

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees conducted a breezy workshop session on Tuesday September 23, 2008 spending about 59 minutes covering a variety of subjects with a mostly upbeat theme. More...

Sprinklers to be Tested During Cold Spring Village Hydrant Flush

As the Cold Spring Water Department prepares for its biannual hydrant flush of the distribution system, to begin Sunday night, October 5, it has been announced that certification and testing of commercial fire sprinkler systems will be coordinated More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PV Board of Ed Audit Committee Members to Meet

Board of Education Members who serve on the Audit Committee will meet in Executive Session to discuss the internal audit and external audit at 6pm Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in the District Office conference room. More...

Haldane Exterior Envelope Referendum Topic of Special Meeting This Thursday

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 7pm in the Merritt Building. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an anticipated upcoming referendum to rehab our exterior envelope. More...

Fundraiser for Pines Bridge Track at BOCES Takes in $23,210

A Dinner/Dance/Auction fundraising event organized by the staff at the Pines Bridge School in Yorktown helped bring their dream of building a new track behind the school much closer to reality. More...

Perspectives

The Building of St. Mary's "2"

Part 1 of 3

NOTE: An interruption of the "Breakneck" Series in the Philipstown Potpourri column in this paper will occur for a short period, allowing running of two articles relative to the 140th anniversary of St. Mary's Church in Cold Spring. More...

Births

Births

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

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

Briefly Noted

Putnam Community Service Network 2008 Awards Presented

Individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of others through their accomplishments in human services and/or community services in Putnam County were honored at the recent Putnam Community Service Network Annual Awards Br More...

Breast Cancer Programs at Patterson Library as Part of Awareness Month

Patterson Library recognizes "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" with an informative & fascinating two-part series. More...

Cancer Care Advocacy Program at East Fishkill Library

On Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7pm there will be a talk by Roger Szafranski on the Patient Advocacy Program. Mr. More...

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