March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

As Election Day Nears, Cold Spring Mayoral Candidates Share Their Vision for the Future

On Tuesday, March 10, PCN&R reporter Joe Lindsley Jr. sat down with the Cold Spring mayoral candidates. Each was given five questions prepared by the PCN&R. Respondents had one minute to offer their answers. More...

Restaurant Week to Feature Local Eateries

A non-federal stimulus program

In the ballroom of West Point's distinguished Thayer Hotel, local chefs, restaurateurs, and farmers gathered for a March 6 media event to promote the Hudson Valley's annual restaurant week as "an economic stimulus for the local community." The "wee More...

Irish Eyes Smile in Mahopac

Talk about the luck of the Irish! Magnificent spring-like weather welcomed more than 5,000 marchers and an additional 5,000 bystanders in Mahopac on Sunday, March 8, 2009, when Putnam County hosted its 33rd St. Patrick's Day Parade. More...

CS Village Trustees Kick Off Budget Process

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, to attend to a short agenda, the chief focus of which was preparation of the upcoming budget. More...

Pride in Putnam Valley Award for Jeannie Denike

From time to time the Putnam Valley Board of Education presents the Pride in Putnam Valley Award to deserving groups or individuals from PV who have made significant contributions to the life of the schools and the larger community. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hudson's Quadricentennial Celebrated in Music

In honor of the Hudson River Quadricentennial in 2009, three of New York's finest, and most diverse contemporary composer/ musicians have created new music inspired by the past, present and future of the Hudson River Valley, presented at the Paramo More...

Garrison Art Center's Summer Programs are Open for Registration

Garrison Art Center's education programs are distinguished by a commitment to offering a comprehensive art experience of the highest quality to children and youth. More...

Wide Range of Music at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration's 2009 Series

The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration has announced its ninth music series season beginning on April 19, with the final program on November 8. The Sunday afternoon concerts are at 4 and free to the public. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Unknown Snow Plower

Dear Editor: This has been a difficult winter and last Monday while I was shoveling the snow off my sidewalk, I barely had enough energy to complete the task. More...

GUFS Budget Should Reflect Current Economic Realities

Dear Editor: With all due respect to the good quality of education given by the staff and administrators at the Garrison Union Free School District to our children, I question the feasibility of pay increases as proposed by the Board of Education More...

Garrison Landing Association Can Find a Better Way

Dear Editor: Enough has been said about Guinan's Store to convey the community's sense of loss, but nostalgia won't win this argument. In an age of digital contact, the Store oozed with humanity. More...

Sports News

High School Varsity Sports Perspective

Putnam Valley Lacrosse gears up for '09

Since last season's untimely exit from sectional play, every member of the Putnam Valley Boys' Lacrosse team has had one thing on his mind: 2009 Sectionals. More...

Former Putnam Valley Sharpshooter Has Hit the Big Time

Boston U's Dini is third in nation in three-pointers

I remember the first time I saw Boston University senior Kristi Dini shoot a basketball. We were in the "Old Gym" at the Putnam Valley Elementary School, a place the local paper shufflers took away from PV athletes three years ago. More...

Brittany Shields Named NE- 10 Freshman of the Year

Cold Spring's Brittany Shields has been named as the Northeast-10 Conference Freshman of the Year. Shields now becomes the first Pace University player in school history to ever win the NE-10 Freshman of the Year award. More...

Marcinak Fund Tops $40,000

Firehouse dinner nets five figures

More than $10,000 was raised at the spaghetti dinner hosted recently by the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC) to benefit the John Marcinak Children's Education Fund. More than four hundred people attended the event. More...

Candidate Forum at Butterfield is a Bust

Candidates Spar in Church Instead

Monday night's "Meet the Candidates" forum for Cold Spring and Nelsonville began with what probably looked like a parade, scavenger hunt, or a conga line through the village. More...

Snow Bird in the Village

The recent March snowstorm yielded more than just a fresh coat of white.

The residents of this house on Crown Street sculpted a six foot parrot complete with a keen black eye and a beautifully hooked bill. Neighbors alerted the PCN&R to this remarkable snow creature. More...

Putnam Man Named Grand Marshal of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Putnam County will be well represented on St. Patrick's Day in the Big Apple when Putnam resident Michael Gibbons leads marchers up Fifth Avenue on March 17 as the 2009 parade's grand marshal. Gibbons is currently president of the Ireland-U.S. More...

Recession Takes Toll on Haldane 2009-10 Budget

Cuts to programs, staff likely

The cold, hard reality of the global economic crisis and its impact on the local community is becoming clearer by the week, as was evident at the March 3 meeting of the Haldane Central School District. More...

Philipstown Board Proposes Sharing of Services, Consolidation to Cut Costs

MTA Mobility Tax Opposed

Philipstown residents might often hear the "M" word in the months ahead if the March 5, 2009, meeting of the Philipstown Town Board is any indication. "M" as in merger, that is. More...

PVCSD Board Debates P/T Athletic Director

The cuts have begun

The Putnam Valley School Board held a lengthy discussion during their March 5, 2009, School Board meeting. The board was proposing to hire a person who would serve as athletic director 60 percent of the time and as a teacher 40 percent of the time. More...

PV "Beargrams" ask Gov Not to Make 18 % Library Cut

In an interview with Putnam Valley Library Director Kathleen McLaughlin on February 26, 2009, she explained the purpose of the wall of teddy bears behind the library's reception desk and what will be the fate of these "Beargrams. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Host an International Teen This Year

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. More...

Hall's Office Clarifies Stimulus Figure for Carmel Schools

When Rep. John Hall's spoke at Patterson's George Fischer Middle School February 23, he told the students and teachers that the federal stimulus package would bring $1 million to Carmel Central School District. More...

PV Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

PVHS flutist Stephanie Stoisits achieves All-Eastern honors

Flutist Stephanie Stoisits, a junior at Putnam Valley High School, will be performing with the biennial MENC All-Eastern Honors Concert Band on March 15, 2009. More...

Perspectives

Annual Awards Honors Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals

It is once again time for the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Dinner where we will recognize the achievements of a few of the community's most dedicated members at the Annual Awards Dinner to be held Thursday, March 26, at 6pm More...

Births

Milo Joseph Warner V

Milo Joseph Warner was born on February 23, 2009, to Kelly (Pilner) Warner and Milo Warner IV of Suffolk, VA. Maternal grandparents are Wendy and Ed Pilner of Cold Spring. Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Milo Warner III of Apex, NC. More...

Briefly Noted

Omega-3 Fats Deciphered in Desmond-Fish Discussion

Chip Marks explores "The Hero in Disguise"

The word "fat" is a turn-off for most people. It is usually associated with a flabby accumulation of too much flesh in our bodies. Unfortunately, this same word also refers to one of the main classes of nutrients in the foods we eat. More...

PV Republicans Wear the Green at St. Pat's Dinner

The Putnam Valley Republican Committee held its annual Saint Patrick's Day Dinner on Sunday, March 1, at Hanlon's Steakhouse in Putnam Valley. More...

Putnam Valley's Christian Glorius Promoted to Rank of Sergeant Major

Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, recently announced the promotion of members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. More...

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