April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Nelsonville Tax Rate Rises Modestly

The Village of Nelsonville adopted its 2009 budget after a public hearing held on April 20, 2009. Spending by the village will total $349,464, an increase of 1.3 percent from 2008. For residents that translates into a tax rate increase of 1. More...

The Lasting Legacy of 'Pop' Lyons

During the Easter weekend, Philipstown lost a lion. Harold Lyons, or "Pop," as he was known to his children and to many people throughout the area, passed away at the age of 80 after a sickness that lasted several months. More...

Putnam Stages Indian Point Disaster Scenario

Emergency responders throughout Putnam County were pressed into action on Saturday, April 25, 2009, when the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services orchestrated a countywide emergency preparedness exercise at three locations in Carmel. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Egypt is the Focus of Next Great Decisions Dialogue

The fifth session of Great Decisions, the Foreign Policy Association form, will focus on "Egypt: Key Ally in the Middle East." Anne Impellizzeri of Cold Spring will be the facilitator of the program. More...

Local Poet Reads His Work

On May 10th, the Sunset Reading Series at The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration will kick off its first full season with a reading by local poet Jeffrey McDaniel. More...

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. May 2 - Make a Craft for Mom, 1pm, ages 5 & up. Sat. More...

Briefly Noted

2009 School Board Candidate Platforms

Note: The PCN&R prints the School Board candidates platforms in their entirety exactly as they were received More...

Joe Curto

(Haldane Board of Education Trustee Candidate) I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the May 19th Haldane Board of Education election. More...

Evan Schwartz

(Haldane Board of Education Trustee Candidate) I am pleased to announce that I have chosen to run for re-election for my seat as a proud member of the Haldane School Board. More...

Putnam Revenue Plummets

Lawmakers are perplexed that Putnam County coffers have taken the largest hit ever when it comes to sales tax revenue. More...

Putnam Officials Monitor Swine Flu

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler is calling on the public not to panic in the wake of the swine flu virus outbreak spreading throughout the United States. More...

Veterans Rally at Loyalty Day Celebration

Attendees outraged at Homeland Security for depicting vets as terrorists

Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam County Veteran' s Memorial Park in Kent on Sunday, April 26, 2009, to celebrate Loyal ty Day More...

Haldane Students Use Problem Solving Skills

Haldane Elementary's Tie D-I Devils earned First Place in Instant Challenge and Second Place overall in the Destination Imagination State Tournament this past Saturday in Binghamton, New York. More...

Cold Spring Seeks Stimulus Funds from Washington

Of the handful of agenda items at the April 21, 2009, Cold Spring village workshop, use of federal stimulus monies and zoning dominated the evening. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVHS Mock Trial Team Goes to Dutchess for Regionals

But comes up short

The members of the Putnam Valley High School Mock Trial Team, coached by social studies teacher Sean Gilroy, were all smiles when they won Putnam County's mock trial championship several weeks ago at the Putnam County Courthouse. More...

Abilities First Group Serenaded by Students

A very special concert was held at Haldane for students in the Abilities First Inc. Day Hab group directed by Kelly O'Connor. The audience was made up of 21-year-old and older students with various developmental issues. More...

Poker Night a Winning Hand for Haldane Foundation

The But ter f ield Librar y was transformed into a casino on Saturday, April 18, when the Haldane School Foundation hosted its annual Ladies' Poker Night. More...

Sports News

The Putnam Sportsman

May brings a busy month for both hunters seeking a tom turkey, or hopefully two, during the month long spring season, and anglers eagerly awaiting the first Saturday in May (May 2nd) , as the walleye, pickerel, pike and tiger musky seasons reopen. More...

Van de Veerdonk, Tigers Pound Rye on Lax Green

Putnam Valley takes out reigning four-time champs

There's a new sheriff on the Section 1 Class C lac landscape; just call him Jimmy V, as in Putnam Valley senior midfielder Jimmy van de Veerdonk. More...

Putnam Valley Baseball Playing Better, But Not to Full Potential

The first five games of the Tigers' baseball season were rough, and they were not playing to their potential. The team's confidence was low and they were not making the necessary plays. More...

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