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Quadricentennial Flag Comes to Cold Spring

State's First Lady did not come with it

With mist-shrouded Storm King as the backdrop, the area's civic leaders gathered on March 11, 2009, at the Cold Spring bandstand to receive the official Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial flags from members of the state commission set up to c More...

Haldane Heating Deliberations Have Cooled

The sometimes heated and almost panic-stricken debate over how to replace the rapidly aging steam-based heating system in the Haldane elementary and middle schools has cooled considerably - at least for the time being. More...

High- tech Learning a Priori ty for PV School s

At the February 26, 2009, School Board meeting the Putnam Valley Central School District's teachers and administrators demonstrated how they incorporate technology into education, including an update on the school's laptop initiative program. More...

PVHS Model Congress Club Excels in Cradle of Liberty

Benjamin Franklin, who founded the University of Pennsylvania, would have been proud. More...

Coming Events

Arts and Entertainment

Trumpeter Leads Quartet at West Point Recital

The West Point Band Chamber Recital Series will continue on Sunday, March 29, at 3pm in the Jewish Chapel and will feature Staff Sgt. Derek Lance on trumpet along with Staff Sgts. More...

Elana Belle Carroll Sings From Personal Experience

The Philipstown Depot Theatre Music Tracks series welcomes singer/songwriter Elana Belle Carroll, joined by bassist Nicholas Leopold Hedley and drummer Marlon Battad on Friday March 27 at 8pm. More...

Everyday Lives of Carthusian Monks Examined in Film

In a world of digital effects and surround sound, it's hard to imagine that anyone would give up a time to go see a documentary about a vow of silence. More...

Perspectives

Philipstown Potpourri "Breakneck"

"Daylight Through Granite" (Part 2 of 3)

It appears the first order of business, preparatory to "boring" the vehicular tunnel at Breakneck, was realigning and concreting the original rude dirt road from Cold Spring to Breakneck. More...

Births

Hailey Winter Rowe

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on February 21, 2009, to Jennifer and Matthew Rowe of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Eileen and Patrick McCague of Kirkwood, NY. Paternal grandparents are Donald and Cynthia Rowe of Baltimore, MD. More...

Evan James Meliti

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on February 19, 2009, to Jan and Steve Meliti of Verplanck. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Heidi Parks of Milton, NY, and Jayme and Roger Klauser of Richlands, NC. More...

William Jason Heyen

Born on January 24, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Shari and Jason Heyen of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Howard Wool of Port Jefferson Station, NY. Paternal grandparents are Aileen and Robert Heyen of Mount Sinai, NY. More...

Briefly Noted

WHAT DO LIONS DO?

About 40 years ago, Jim Jones approached the Cold Spring Lions Club requesting seed money for a radio reading service for the blind and physically handicapped of New York. More...

Seedlings for Sale Through County Auspices

Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for their Annual Seedling Sale through March 25. Participants can purchase trees, shrubs, groundcovers, flowers, and birdhouses. More...

Project Childsafe Comes to Putnam

Safety kits to be distributed locally

Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the Putnam County Sheriffs Department will provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project Childsafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. More...

BREAKING NEWS - Gallagher Wins Cold Spring Mayoral Race

Gallagher - 479, Phillips - 420

On March 18, 2009, 53 minutes after the polls closed at the Cold Spring firehall, a village official announced the results of the mayoral election. Challenger Seth Gallagher defeated longtime incumbent Anthony Phillips. More...

County Exec Cites Preemptive 'Hard Decisions' in Speech

While elected officials ranging from the president of the United States to local leaders are warning of dire times, Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi offered an optimistic State of the County address last week to a packed house in an ornate cham More...

Village Board Explores Conversion of Private Road

Lone holdout converts at trustees' meeting

The monthly Cold Spring Board of Trustees meeting on March 10, 2009, began with a discussion of whether East Belvedere should become a public road, a proposal favored by the trustees, who would like to be able to use state funds to pay for the stre More...

Taconic Truck Mishap Ties up Morning Commute

An eight-hour closure of the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley Monday resulted in one of the region's most serious traffic jams in recent memory. More...

Budget Issues Overshadow GUFS Meeting

The Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education met for its fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. All board members were present along with a half dozen audience members. More...

A Glimpse of Spring

Daffodil sales benefit cancer research

Spring has arrived a few days early in Putnam County, thanks to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. More...

Highways Crews Use 15 Million Pounds of Salt in 08-09

Friday can't come fast enough for Putnam County highway crews! More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Schools

Halls of Haldane are Alive with The Sound of Music

The Haldane Music Department is pleased to announce upcoming performances of The Sound of Music, a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. More...

Casement, Haviland, Landtroop Win NY State PTA Reflections Competition

After placing first among all PTA Reflections entries in the Taconic Region, three talented Haldane students - Gregory Casement, Stephanie Haviland, and Zachary Landtroop - went on to win at the New York State level for Visual Arts, Film Producti More...

PVES Cranium Night Helps Families Build Brain Power

The Putnam Valley PTA is all about the involvement and participation of the entire family in a child's education. More...

Letters to the Editor

Article

Several Letters to the Editor were received relating to the March 18 village elections. More...

Celebrating Community Service

To the Editor: I am writing to ask your readers to join in the celebration of the extraordinary community service of several individuals in our town. More...

Mobility Tax is Onerous

To the Editor: I read with disillusionment Mr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

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

Sports News

AJ McConville Earns All State Track Honors

Alex J McConville, a 2007 Haldane graduate, earned All State honors as a member of the Ithaca College 3200 meter relay team. More...

Adult Players Sought for Kickball Tourney

The Hendrick Hudson Lions Club is pleased to announce it is now accepting registrations for its annual adult Kickball Tournament, to be held on Saturday, April 18, from 10am- 4pm at the Town of Cortlandt's Sprout Brook Park. More...

PV Lacrosse Begins Season with Hard Workouts

High School Sports Perspective

If it's March it must be lacrosse season. For those of us who took the winter off for one reason or another (indoor lax leagues and recreational hoops don't count), it's a grueling couple of weeks until we get our legs and lungs back. More...

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