January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison District Faces Budget Challenges in '09

State cuts leave Board with difficult choices

At the January 14, 2009, meeting of the Board of the Garrison Union Free School District, the routine budget report developed into a longer discussion of the challenges facing Garrison in developing its 2009-10 budget, as well as the larger picture More...

Cold Spring Board Addresses Water, Sewage Issues

The Cold Spring Village Board held its monthly meeting on January 13, 2009, with a nice sized audience of community members and officials. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Additional Grant Money Available for Arts Groups

The Putnam Arts Council announced "round two" of the Putnam Arts Fund for competitive grant awards to projects in all art disciplines. All proposed programs must take place in Putnam County and be open to the public. More...

Marko Mäetamm Another Day With My Family Exhibit at GO NORTH Gallery

GO NORTH is very pleased to present an exhibition of multimedia work by Marko Mäetamm entitled Another Day With My Family. The exhibit will run from February 14- March 8, with a reception on Saturday, February 14 from 6- 9pm. More...

Brewster Theater Company Announces Auditions for Their Spring 2009 Production of Play On!

A theater group is trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. More...

Perspectives

Breakneck

Aquarius at the Crossing Part 7 of 7

Environmentally, extensive thought and application were exacted in bringing the C.A.S. into respect for the least maninduced intrusion on land through, and over, which it would necessarily traverse. More...

Letters to the Editor

Digital TV Conversion Needs Government's Immediate Attention

Dear Editor: On February 17, the transition to Digital TV is due to be put into effect, In one month millions of TV sets, largely those of the elderly, poor, minorities and those who have applied for the two $40 dollar coupons - that have never ar More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Wanda Bondi

Wanda Milano Bondi, mother of Putnam County Executive Robert J. Bondi and a longtime resident of Mahopac, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 91. More...

Rose Spencer

On Saturday, January 17, 2009, Rose Spencer of Cold Spring, NY passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx . She was the wife of the late Gene Spencer with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. More...

Sports News

Barcavage, Koval, Zalys and Zuvic are the Local '09 Free Throw Champs

Four boys and girls from Philipstown were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level in February with an eye toward moving on to the regional, downstate and st More...

Another Solid Week for PV Girls Basketball

The PV Girls Basketball team is kind of becoming a motif in this section, but what can I say? They're playing great basketball. More...

Inauguration Day 2009, An Observation

Inauguration Day 2009 is as important as everyone says it is. There's no escaping it. It is, as most of those covering it have already observed, an historic day, full of meaning for people all across the world More...

Police Remain Tight-Lipped on Marcinak Murder

Sheriff's Office says all leads are being pursued; community is safe

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

PV Assessor Speaks Out: Tax Exemptions Available to Property Owners

Assessor's office ready to help taxpayers sort out confusion

In an exclusive interview with PCN&R on Friday, January 16, 2009, Putnam Valley Assessor Sheryl Keating said, "Every year there are property owners who tell me they were not aware of the property tax exemptions they could obtain to reduce their More...

County Explores New Health Care Option

Executive session suggests landfill closure problems ahead

A program that assists people without health insurance to take advantage of state-sponsored programs for medical care may begin operating in Putnam County in the foreseeable future. More...

Schools

Dimitra Vourliotis Graduates From SUNY Albany

Dimitra Vourliotis of Garrison graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University at Albany during the Winter Commencement ceremony held on December 7. More...

BOCES' Student-run Restaurant Wins Kudos from Repeat Customers

New England fare drew more than 30 patrons recently to the first of five gala luncheons scheduled at the Educated Palate, the student-run restaurant at Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) here. More...

Traditional Music is Shared in Sing-a-long with Haldane Kindergarteners

Kathy Loewenberg and Mary Coogan performed for Haldane kindergarten students at their Wednesday Sing-a-long. They played and sang traditional music and also shared poetry with the children. They played the banjo, violins and a bodhran drum. Mrs. More...

Births

Births

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

Briefly Noted

Enjoy Live Music, Comedy and Food at Benefit for Putnam Valley Food Pantry at PV High School

Live music, art show, standup comedy, a raffle, and great food—dozens of volunteers are going to make Saturday, February 7 endlessly entertaining, as they raise awareness and money for the growing Putnam Valley Food Pantry. More...

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2009. More...

Howland Library Offers AARP Tax-Aid Free Tax Prep Service

AARP Tax-Aid, the free, volunteer-run tax preparation service for middle-and-lowincome taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older, begins on Thursday, February 2, 2009. It is administered through the AARP Foundation. More...

Poll

Did you take part in a religious observance or gathering for Easter or Passover?


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