December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

180 Years in Cold Spring: First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown to Celebrate Anniversary

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will celebrate its 180th Anniversary on Sunday, December 7, 2008. The 10:30am Service of Worship will be led by the Pastor, the Rev. Leslie Mott. Rev. More...

Hudson Highland Land Trust Funds New Haldane Field Studies Program

Anonymous donor contributes $45,000

Sometimes being anonymous can pay dividends. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Chapel of Our Lady Restoration Welcomes the Community on December 6

The Chapel Restoration will open its doors on Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 6pm. All are welcome. Entry is free of charge. The St. More...

Senator Leibell Appropriates $25,000 for Philipstown Depot Theatre

Senator Leibell attended the Philipstown Depot Theatre's Gala performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, November 1 and received a warm welcome from the cast and board of directors for his recent appropriation of $25,000 to the Philipstown De More...

Paramount Theater Screens Garrison-Based Ironbound Films' The Linguists as Part of Free Arts Day

On Sunday, December 7, at 3pm, as part of Free Arts Day, the Paramount Center for the Arts on 1008 Brown Street in Peekskill, will host a free screening of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival hit The Linguists by Garrison-based Ironbound Films. More...

Perspectives

Have an Old-Fashioned Shop Crawl on Main Street in Cold Spring!

Chamber Corner by Maureen McGrath

Enjoy shopping this holiday season by skipping the mall and instead, shopping on Main Street in Cold Spring. Embrace the spirit of the season with unique shops, holiday cheer and Santa and his elves! More...

Births

Annastasia Redner

Joseph and Michelle (Tuttle) Redner of Newport, RI, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annastasia Josephine. Annastasia was welcomed into the world October 18, 2008 at Newport Hospital. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Roxanne F. DeGelormo

Roxanne F. DeGelormo, fifty-six years old, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was born March 27, 1952 in Peekskill and was the daughter of Nina Nastasi Kearsey of Fishkill and the late Francis Valentine. More...

Patricia Perpetua

Patricia Perpetua, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 26, 2008. She was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death. More...

Marie Roman

Marie Edna Roman, of Garrison, formerly of Florida, died on Saturday November 29, 2008 at her residence; she was 85. Born in New York, NY on September 13, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Connolly) Murphy. More...

Sports News

Haldane's Blue Devil Booster Club Recognizes All Varsity Athletes at Letter Night

Todd Mensch, President of the Haldane Blue Devil Booster Club, addresses the Varsity athletes and their families Monday Nov. 24, 2008 at the 1st Haldane Varsity Letter Night, sponsored by the Blue Devil Booster Club. More...

Philipstown Hawks Celebrate Successful '08 Pop Warner Season

The Philipstown Hawks wrapped up their 2008 season with their end-of-year dinner on November 25 at Cortlandt Colonial. Mayor Anthony Phillips was the guest speaker, as Jon Champlin, President of the organization looks on. More...

Former PV Female Standouts Shine at the Next Level

Many of PV's former female stars are continuing to show why female athletes in Putnam Valley have reigned superior. More...

County Legislators Delay Lease Approvals for Social Service Program and Tilly Foster Farm

Fieldwork results in recommendation for traffic light at Fishkill Road

Thanksgiving Eve provided the melodramatic backdrop for Putnam County officials to argue yet again over what to do about space allocations for two critical and completely different programs. More...

October Sales Tax Revenue Raises Legislative Eyebrow

Putnam County sales tax revenue displayed a distinct weakness during the month of October that should at least give pause to those who advocated 2009 budget planning based on an increase in sales tax funds. More...

Local Officials Discuss Energy Alternatives and Cost Saving Measures

Going green costs money, pooling purchases saves money

The day may come soon when the various localities and institutions that comprise Philipstown begin to work together to save tax money and get greener in their energy policy as well. More...

Attorney General Cuomo's Office to Bring Consumer Awareness Initiative to Western Putnam

Separate seminars in Philipstown and Putnam Valley address consumer fraud issues

A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office will be speaking about consumer fraud issues as part of Cuomo's statewide Consumer Awareness Initiative. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Town Board will enter into Executive Session with the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department on December 9 at 7:30pm at the VFW, Kemble Avenue, Cold Spring. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVMS's Gerry Carlin Named a Putnam A-Plus Teacher

Gerry Carlin began his teaching career in 1987 as a permanent substitute at Putnam Valley Middle School. Now a veteran sixth grade science and math teacher at PVMS, he also hopes to finish his career there. Mr. More...

Application Period for Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship Program Opens

The application period for the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program, for which area high school seniors are eligible, opened October 15, 2008. More...

Four Putnam Valley Educators Achieve National Certification

On November 21, 2008, four teachers from the Putnam Valley Central School District received their national certification from The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. More...

Letters to the Editor

Give the Publisher a Break

To the Editor: Twice now in the past few weeks, letter writers to the PCN&R have worried that the perceived political leanings of the paper's new owner have shaded either news coverage or the letters section. More...

'A Group of Cells' is a Living, Growing Human Being

Dear Editor: In response to the Nov. 19 letter "Dismayed by Publication of Ignorant Letter" I would like to address Ms. Rosengarten's reference to "a group of cells fertilized but not yet viable". That phrase, Ms. More...

Silencing and Dismissing Opposing Views is Downright Scary

Dear Editor: Regarding Lillian Rosengarten's question about the standards by which Mr. Knox's letter was published, I can think of two—Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. These standards apply even when someone disagrees with you. More...

Briefly Noted

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at 7th Annual GVFC Auxiliary Event

2008 marks the 7th year that the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company will host their annual Breakfast with Santa. More...

Holiday Fair and Open House Exhibit This Weekend at St. Mary's

December 6 and 7 will be a particularly hectic weekend at Cold Spring's St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Candidates for Board of Directors

As the year comes to a close, it is time once again for the Chamber of Commerce membership to elect representatives to its Board of Directors. There are five open seats. More...

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