December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Village Board Considers Energy Consortium

Mayor Phillips seeks community input on costs for establishing underground utility lines on Main Street

The Cold Spring Village Board spent most of its December 9, 2008 meeting looking at a different way of obtaining energy for the Village. More...

Putnam District Attorney Asks to Use Grant Money to Raise Assistant's Pay

Request puts spotlight on new court for domestic violence

An argument over how a small grant can be properly expended shed light last week on the complexities and challenges of the state justice system and the conflicting pressures that can weigh on county government officials. More...

Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department Averages Over One Call a Day, Every Day

There are 365 days in a year including weekends and holidays. The average person takes them for granted. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown Planning Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:30pm at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring. There will be no December meeting. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

PHILIPSTOWN POTPOURRI

"BREAKNECK" "AQUARIUS AT THE CROSSING"

(Part 6 of 7) Of the entire 92-mile stretch of the Catskill Aqueduct System, most treacherous and defiable, beyond question or imagination, was the "crossing" between Storm King and Breakneck. More...

Wide Range of Classes This Winter at Garrison Arts Center

Class Schedule available in December 30, PCN&R

New classes, new workshops, new themes, and renewed facilities make Garrison Art Center's upcoming Winter Class Term one of the most exciting in years. More...

Chamber Music Circle Presents Piano Festival 2009

The Howland Chamber Music Circle is proud to present its eleventh annual Piano Festival to again brighten the spirits of music lovers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Make Your Apartment Building and Multi-Family House Smoke- Free in '09

To the Editor: My name is Anthony Massarelli. I am the Putnam County Coalition Coordinator at POW'R (Putnam, Orange Westchester, and Rockland) Against Tobacco. More...

Update on Fair Street:

Dear Editor: Our Letter to the Editor printed here last month regarding the status of our house on Fair Street was essentially about our new website, and the information in it, as listed below. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Audrey Chibbaro

Audrey Chibbaro, age 45, passed away on December 11, 2008. She was a beloved sister and daughter, and was adored by her many friends. Audrey was born in New York City on May 24, 1963 at Doctors Hospital. More...

Timothy James Downey

Timothy James Downey, age 57, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Hospital in New York surrounded by his family. More...

Sports News

Enjoy Free Winter Events at Scenic Hudson Parks

Scenic Hudson parks are great destinations for outdoor fun and provide the perfect antidote for cabin fever. More...

Haldane Varsity Winter Track Team Gets Off the Blocks

Coaches Keating and Ortiz and the Freshman and Sophomore members of the Haldane Varsity Winter Track team started the season at the Section 1 Frosh/Soph Winter Kick Off Meet at Rockland Community College on Friday Dec. 12, 2008 More...

Olivia Nastasi Earns Another Freedom Player of the Week Nod

Two days after recording the highest single-game point total by a Valiant in over 22 years, senior co-captain Olivia Nastasi of Cold Spring of the Manhattanville women's basketball team was named the Freedom Conference Player of the Week for the se More...

County Land Disputes Highlight Conflicting Interests and Shifting Priorities

The disposition of two very different parcels of land owned by Putnam County were the focus of scrutiny and debate at a meeting of the legislature's Physical Services Committee on December 9, 2008 in Carmel. More...

District Settles with Garrison School-Related Personnel

Overflow crowd expresses hope for a Teachers' Union settlement, too

The Garrison Union Free School District (GUFS) Board met on December 10, 2008 before an overflow crowd of about 40 teachers, parents, and community members. More...

Lake Peekskill Youth Committee Hosts Meet Santa Party and Sets a New Standard for Holiday Festivities

Approximately 80 kids and over 100 adults participated in the annual Lake Peekskill Youth Advisory Committee's "Come Meet Santa" party held on December 13, 2008 at the Lake Peekskill Community Center. More...

Cold Spring Fire Department Elects 2009 Officers

Lyons and Perpetua honored for fifty years of service to the Department

The Cold Spring Fire Department elected its officers for 2009 on the evening of Friday, December 12, 2008 at the fire hall on Main Street. More...

N. Highlands Fire Dept. Elects New Officers

Fire hall construction ahead of schedule

The North Highlands Fire Department elected its officers for 2009 on Friday, December 12. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Native American Artifacts Presentation at Haldane

Author and storyteller Eileen Charbonneau visited Joan Brocker's seventh grade social studies classes at Haldane Middle School, bringing with her a variety of artifacts collected from her extensive travels across the United States and Canada. Ms. More...

Dedication of West Point Foundry Mural at Haldane

Visitors to the Haldane High School building immediately view an amazing mural that makes Cold Spring's rich history come alive. More...

BOCES Tech Center Carpentry Students Learn While Helping Their Community

Two students in Steve Simpson's Carpentry class at The Tech Center at Yorktown are learning new skills while helping others. More...

Births

Births

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

Briefly Noted

West Point Housing Project Briefing Rescheduled This Week

Last Thursday's planned briefing by the US Army Garrison (West Point) on the proposed an expansion of the Stony Lonesome I Housing Area, which was cancelled due to the early weather closure of the library, has been rescheduled for this Thursday, De More...

Ring In The New Year With a New Experience - The Fresh Air Fund

Make a New Year's resolution that could benefit the entire family for years to come: volunteer with The Fresh Air Fund! More...

Stony Kill Farm Announces New After-School Nature Program

"Winter Discovery" encourages kids to get outside

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced a new weekly afterschool program for children 5- 12 years old and their families. More...

Weekly Poll

Will you be getting a flu shot this year?
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