February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Stakeholders Gather for Discussion, Analysis

On Thursday, February 12, 2009, a group of Cold Spring residents, officials, and other interested stakeholders met at the Fire House on Main Street for a discussion of the Village's character, strengths, and challenges. More...

Governor Paterson Proposes Abolishing Greenway

Future of Former Route 9 Used Car Lot Still Uncertain

A dispute continues to simmer over the future use of a property, Garrison Contracting, located on Route 9 in Philipstown. More...

Garrison School Board Gets Back to Business

After the previous meeting's presentation by Haldane Superintendent Mark Villanti, the February 11, 2009, meeting of the Garrison School board saw a return to more typical business. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Conservation Group to View Stone Chamber Film

The Stone Chambers of Putnam County, a 15-minute video highlighting several of the area's best known stone structures, will be shown at the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee meeting on Wed., Feb. 18 in the Kent Town Hall at 7pm. More...

West Point Band Chamber Recital Series Features Staff Sgt. Diana Powers on Flute

Staff Sergeant Diana Powers will present a recital of music for flute and other instruments. Several members of the West Point Band will join her throughout the recital. Diana will perform the music of P.D.Q. More...

Basic Floral Arrangements Topic of Next Highland Garden Club Meeting

The Highland Garden Club will hold its next meeting at 1pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at The Butterfield Library, Morris Avenue, Cold Spring. More...

Perspectives

BREAKNECK

"Daylight Through Granite" (Part 1 of 3)

It had been a typical rural dirt road that had journeyed 2 miles from Cold Spring north to Breakneck Mountain. Undefined is any local documentation of when the dirt highway was laid, or from where it had emanated. More...

Births

Allison Catherine John

Baby Girl Allison Catherine John was born February 5, 2009, at Putnam Hospital Center's Birthing Center, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kristin Marie Underkoffler

Kristin Marie Underkoffler, 34, of Delmar, MD, died Friday, November 21, 2008, peacefully at Dorchester General Hospital, MD. More...

John D. "Jack" Meyer

John D."Jack" Meyer, 83, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on February 14, 2009 surrounded by his family at home. He was born on September 29, 1925 to Rudolph and Isabel (Cathcart) Meyer at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Little League Tryout Dates are Set

There is still time to register for this spring's Little League season. Just pick up a form at the Philipstown Recreation Center. More...

Mackey, Zalys and Zuvic Move on to K of C Free Throw Regionals

The K of C Loretto Council #536 sent 4 boys and girls to the District 52 Free Throw Competition, which was held on February 16 at the Saint Denis/Saint Columba School in Hopewell Junction and 3 of them came home winners. More...

PV Bowling Rolls to a Stellar Season

The last time I went bowling, I believe I had a combined two-game score of 220, including one game in which I bowled my career high of 130, an amazing personal feat. More...

Lawmakers Outraged over Mobility Tax Proposal

Putnam lawmakers have expressed outrage over a plan announced by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to create a new "mobility tax" that imposes a one-third of one percent tax levy on wages earned throughout the Hudson Valley. More...

Remembering Our Presidents

As a boy in grade school, way back in the ancient times of the 1960s, I looked forward to February. After the excitement of Christmas and New Years, January was a big letdown. More...

"We Have Always Shared," says Putnam Valley Supervisor

During the past week there have been three independent meetings all involving the subject of shared resources as a means of meeting the existing and impending economic situations. More...

Architect's Plan is to "Build Charm and Character" into PV's Oregon Corners

After Jackson Wandres returned from his tour of the intersection of Peekskill Hollow and Oscawana Lake Roads, he enthusiastically proclaimed that his design would "Build charm and character into Oregon Corners." The Putnam Valley Town Board listen More...

Four Veteran Haldane Teachers Set to Retire

Project Careers is putting students to work

At the February 10, 2009 meeting of the Haldane Central School District, school board trustees accepted resignations from four teachers who will retire at the end of June. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

BOCES/CUNY Workshop Offers Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing RTI

School administrators, support staff, and teachers can learn about the planning, tools, and cost-effective strategies necessary to implement Response to Intervention during a five-day workshop August 17-21. More...

BOCES Fill-the-Bus Drive Helps CAP Food Pantry

Through a campus-wide program called "Fill the Bus," teachers, students, and staff at P/NW Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) donated more than $1,100 and a busload of food, toiletries, and diapers to the Putnam Community Action Proj More...

BOCES Offers Workshop on Family Structure and School Environment

To address the challenges of the changing family structures of today's students, BOCES and The Hudson River Teacher Center are offering a two-day workshop for regular and special education teachers, social workers, school psychologists, and guidanc More...

Letters to the Editor

Let's Renew Emphasis on Volunteerism at School

Dear Editor: While visiting Saratoga Springs, I read with interest an editorial in last Sunday's Albany Post-Union Newspaper discussing efforts in that region on the part of the local school boards to reduce education costs given the current state More...

What Makes a Good Sheriff?

To the Editor: A good sheriff needs to recognize change indicators that affect the safety of the community and initiate measures to prevent crime as well as enforce laws, using modern technology to assist in prosecution. More...

An Appeal to Lower Taxes or Keep Them Flat

To the Editor: I have read in this newspaper that the Garrison Union Free School is now holding meetings with their budget committee to study next year's school costs. More...

Briefly Noted

Could Exercise be Your First Line of Defense Against Colds and the Flu?

Can exercise a day keep the doctor away? Hudson Valley Hospital Center physician says 'Yes'! Now is the time to make moderate physical activity part of your daily life. More...

CYO Members Share Their Hearts with Patients at Putnam Hospital Center

Members of the St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in Brewster recently made Valentine's Day cards for all the patients in Putnam Hospital Center's Long Term Home Health Care Program. More...

Save the Date for Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Hike-A-Thon

If you're a hiker or outdoor enthusiast be sure to circle Saturday, April 25 on your calendar and make plans to attend the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Third Annual Hike- A-Thon. More...

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