April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jim Guinan

1925 - 2009

"May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand." See obituary on page 3 More...

Outward Bound Brings Vets to Great Outdoors

The Sierra Club is not frequently associated with the American military. As an environmental group, the club promotes the "responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. More...

Philipstown to Bondi: Don't Privatize Nursing

Opposition to a plan that would privatize home health care in Putnam County appears to be mounting. More...

Passover and Holy Week

Passover begins at sundown tonight. Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ beginning Holy Thursday. See page 3 for worship service listings. More...

Public Notice

There will be NO pickup of recyclables in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, April 10th. The regular pickup schedule will resume on April 17th. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Sat. Apr. 11 - Silent Film: The Kid, 7pm Fri. Apr. More...

New Netherlands Subject of "Dutch Treat" Talks

Boscobel will host a threepart Friends of Boscobel Lecture Series beginning Saturday, April 18. More...

Taconic Opera's Season Ends With a Double Bill

The Taconic Opera season will draw to a close with a double bill, as Giacomo Puccini's Il Tabarro and Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium will be presented at The Yorktown Stage on Saturday April 25 at 8pm and Sunday April 26 at 2pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

GUFS Welcomes Review of Budget Information

To the Editor: Since 1997, the Garrison School Board has encouraged community members and teachers to join us as we formulate the annual budget; this group is the Budget Advisory Committee. More...

Abolish the State Police

To the Editor: Based on recent experiences, it occurs to me that the State Police could be abolished, saving millions of dollars. Elected sheriffs are capable, enhanced by local police and the National Guard. More...

District Must Freeze Staff Salaries

To the Editor: After an intensive, cogent, and sometimes tumultuous 2009-2010 GUFSD budget development process, the revised plan calls for a .12 percent tax increase due to increased state aid. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Did you put your snow shovels away? Spring truly is a little late this year. The big news "in the news" is that the Putnam County News and Recorder and the Putnam County Courier are now under the same ownership. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Thu. Apr. More...

Free Seminar on Wills Hosted by Putnam Valley Lions

Robert A. Cinque of Goldsand & Cinque, Esqs. More...

Our website will be uploaded with the April 15, 2009, issue later this morning.

Full Story

PCN&R Owners Revive Putnam County Courier

Roger Ailes, a prominent Putnam County entrepreneur, completed the purchase of the Taconic Press from the bankrupt Journal Register last Friday. More...

Was There a Witness to John Marcinak's Murder?

There may have been a witness to the New Year's Eve murder of Garrison resident John Marcinak. Around noon on December 31, 2008, Marcinak was shot and killed in front of Garrison Garage, the Route 9 towing business that he owned and operated. More...

Outward Bound Eyes Move From Garrison

The dirt road identified as "Mystery Point," off of Route 9D between Garrison and the Bear Mountain Bridge, is appropriately named. More...

Disturbance on Cold Spring's Main Street

On Thursday, April 2, there was a spectacle on Cold Spring's lower Main Street. More...

In Sports

Ray Gallagher on Putnam Valley lacrosse and Haldane baseball; plus the "Putnam Sportsman," Lynn Greenwood, Comes to Putnam Valley See page 10 More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Science Rules in March at PV Elementary

Make a gummy bear a friend of yours; break a pencil without touching it; make a magnifying glass using water; straw wheels; oil and water; catch a coin; balloon amplifier; and match trick were among the activities offered at the March 13 Putnam Val More...

Garrison School 2009 Fair Spotlights the Inquiring Minds of Young Scientists

The Garrison Union Free School's 2009 Science Fair, held from March 23-27, highlighted the inquiring minds and hard work of the school's students. More...

Joseph Bellusico Receives M.S. Ed From Plattsburgh

Joseph J. Bellusico, of Cold Spring, received an M.S. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction this winter. More than 500 graduates crossed the dais during SUNY Plattsburgh's winter commencement exercises. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James "Jim" Guinan

James Guinan passed away peacefully on April 1, 2009, in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland, to John and Kathleen Guinan. He emigrated to England to find work and it was there he met and married Margaret "Peg" Curnyn. More...

Emma R. Lindros

Emma R. Lindros, age 94, died at her home in Garrison on Saturday, March 28, 2009. She was born in the Bronx on August 14, 1914, to Charles and Rosa Gilles. She and her late husband, Leonard W. Lindros, Sr. More...

Elizabeth E. Lusk

Elizabeth E. Lusk, age 83, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born February 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Rose M. (Julian) Engelbride. More...

Sports News

The Putnam Sportsman

Editor's Note: Carmel resident Lynn E. Gre enwood began writing "The Putnam Sportsman" in 1978 for the Putnam County Courier. With the resurrection of the Courier this week, Greenwood is back. More...

Haldane Track

Haldane's Spring Track Team started off the season with a strong performance at its meet against North Salem.The team is back in action against Dover on April 14. More...

Putnam Valley Lacrosse

Putnam Valley varsity lacrosse co-captain and senior Jim VanderVeerdonk (#9) takes a shot against Suffern during the April 4th away game that resulted in a 12-10 victory for the PV Tigers. More...

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