January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Fire Department Responds to Loss of Good Friend and One of Their Own

Education fund begun for children

The family of John Marcinak and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company wish to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department for all of its efforts in the ongoing investigation to apprehend the perpetrator; to the mem More...

Metro-North Train Derailed at Cold Spring

Most motorists have had to cope with fixing a flat tire at some point. It is usually no big deal. You simply get out the jack, hoist the car, remove the damaged tire or rim, put on the spare and go about your business some thirty minutes later. More...

Philipstown’s Supervisor Looks back at 2008 – And to the Year Ahead

An Interview with Bill Mazzuca

Three days into the New Year, PCN&R More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Garrison Institute Hosting Community Celebration of Obama Inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On January 19, 2009 at 7pm the Garrison Institute is hosting a free community Celebration of Peace, Hope and Transformation to observe Martin Luther King Day and the Presidential Inauguration. More...

Putnam County Historical Society Kicks Off Quadricentennial Lecture Series

Start the New Year with good conversation and good food

The Putnam County Historical Society provides the conversation with the first installment in a monthly Quadricentennial Lecture Series on Saturday, January 10, at 5pm. More...

Aery Theatre Company's Sons And Fathers Redux at the Depot Theatre

Anticipating the post-holiday blues? You'll nip it in the bud if you catch the Aery Theatre Company's production of Sons and Fathers Redux. More...

Letters to the Editor

HHLT a Stimulus for Improved Development Plan

Dear Editor: On Thursday December 18th, I attended a presentation given by representatives from West Point, concerning the Stony Lonesome I Housing Project. More...

Home and Business Energy Alternatives Still Needed

Dear Editor: The recent drop in energy prices provides welcomed relief at the pump and in our home heating bills. More...

Briefly Noted

Residents Ponder - Is It Time to Lock the Doors?

Area residents are still stunned with the news of the Marcinak killing. Because of the holidays many in the community are just now hearing the news. More...

Metro-North Train Derailed at Cold Spring

Most motorists have had to cope with fixing a flat tire at some point. It is usually no big deal. You simply get out the jack, hoist the car, remove the damaged tire or rim, put on the spare and go about your business some thirty minutes later. More...

County Legislator Oliverio Thinks 2008 a Good Year, but Sees Storm Clouds for 2009

He still relishes the job but is critical of Bondi

Legislator Sam Oliverio Jr. of Putnam Valley has served in the Putnam County Legislature for 13 years. More...

Marcinak Funeral Draws Hundreds of Mourners

Sadness blankets community shocked by tragedy

During the gray and chilly mid-morning hours of January 6, the street outside the Clinton Funeral Home at the corner of Parrott and Pine was choked with cars, fire engines, tow trucks, and law enforcement and emergency volunteers. More...

Community Reacts to Heinous Crime

Residents Ponder - Is It Time to Lock the Doors?

Area residents are still stunned with the news of the Marcinak killing. Because of the holidays many in the community are just now hearing the news. More...

Garrison School District to Provide Grief Counseling to Students in Response to Marcinak Murder

The loss of John Marcinak was felt throughout the Philipstown community. He was an active parent, always participating in school activities at the Garrison School, which his children attended. More...

County Legislator Oliverio Thinks 2008 a Good Year, but Sees Storm Clouds for 2009

He still relishes the job but is critical of Bondi

Legislator Sam Oliverio Jr. of Putnam Valley has served in the Putnam County Legislature for 13 years. During that time he has developed a veteran More...

The Putnam Valley Association of Volunteers Does Not Exist, But Maybe It Should

As the year 2008 drew to a close plans were being made to address the challenges awaiting Putnam Valley in 2009. The Town Board was busy preparing for its annual Organization Meeting scheduled for January 6, 2009. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Middle School Holds Ancient Invention Convention

Almost every year Putnam Valley Middle School sixth graders participate and "star" in a wonderful annual educational event known as the Ancient Invention Convention. More...

Series of College Test Prep Workshops at Mahopac Library

What's the best way to achieve a high score when taking the all-important SAT or ACT test? Practice, practice practice! More...

Putnam Valley High School Library Puzzles Find a New Home

Putnam Valley High School's Library Media Specialist, Stella Mouyios, first began what she calls the Puzzle Journey during the 2004-05 school year. Five years later, the journey continues. Back then, Ms. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Muriel C. O'Donnell

Muriel C. O'Donnell, 82 of Harleysville, PA passed away peacefully December 29, 2008 at The Lutheran Community at Telford, where she had resided since 2007.She was the wife of the late William J. O'Donnell Sr. More...

John E. Marcinak

John E. Marcinak, age 49, lifelong resident of Garrison, died on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in Mount Kisco, NY on October 12, 1959, he was the son of the late John C. More...

Sports News

Cold Spring Resident Bill Thom Notches 300th Win

Longtime Croton hoops coach hits milestone

Croton-Harmon High boy's basketball Coach Bill Thom, a longtime Cold Spring resident, recently recorded the 300th varsity victory (and counting) of his stellar coaching at Croton Harmon. More...

Volkssport Club Leads Group Walk at West Point

Start 2009 by walking off some of those holiday calories. The Volkssport Club of West Point will begin the new year with a group walk at West Point on Sunday, 11 January. Registration will be at 10:15am at the West Point Visitor's Center. More...

Adapted Skiing Programs Scheduled; Opened to Individuals with Disabilities

This winter, Belleayre Mountain in Highmount will be hosting a series of Adaptive Skiing Workshops and an Adaptive Awareness Day. More...

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