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Superintendents Reflect on Budget Votes

Budgets pass in Garrison, Haldane, Lakeland, and Putnam Valley school districts
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Village Board Hears State of the Sewer

by Michael Mell

The Cold Spring Village Board started its May 19,2009, meeting with a brief presentation by Water Superintendent Greg Phillips. Mr. Phillips described ongoing maintenance issues, capital improvements, studies, and new state and DEP . . . More...

Haldane Takes Bronze in World Championship

From left to the right, the members of Haldane's Destination Imagination team, which won the bronze medal at the world championships in Tennessee: Allison Chiera, Gavin Koepke, Eric Rizzi, Nick Chiera, Andrew Platt, and Aurora Straus. More...

Buddy, Can You Spare 500 Square Feet?

Foundry Museum Faces Storage Crisis

There's a very good chance that you have experienced this. You walk out of your house one Saturday morning and look at the two cars parked in your driveway. More...

Flag Vandalized at Gazebo; Police Seek Information

On Friday, May 22 2009, at approximately 10:15pm, the Village of Cold Spring Police Department responded to the gazebo on West Street for a report of Criminal Mischief to an American Flag. More...

Greenery Abounds at Plant Sale at The Landing

Come to Garrison's Landing the weekend of June 5, 6, and 7 for Philipstown Garden Club's annual plant sale. An opening night cocktail party will take place on Friday June 5, from 6:30 to 9pm under the tent at the Landing by the gazebo. 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. More...

Local Dancers Put Their Best Foot Forward at Bardavon

On Saturday, May 30, Ballet Arts Studio, together with The Dutchess Ballet Company, proudly presents Mozart Minuets & More at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. More...

Sculpture on Display at GAC and on Boscobel's Grounds

Garrison Art Center's third annual summer sculpture exhibition CURRENT will open on May 29, 2009, and includes both indoor and outdoor installations. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editorial

Cultivating a Civil Discourse

Some readers may have noticed that the PCN&R instituted an editorial page in the May 13th issue. More...

Village Has Many Good Businesses

To the Editor: Several years ago my wife and I began to look for a location to open a children's boutique. Our search took us to many towns, and villages, in the area. More...

Representation for Lakeland

To The Editor: The word "disappointed" doesn't capture it. On the way to a meeting in Cold Spring, I pulled the car up to our mail box (we have a subscription and don't get the PCN&R until Thursday) and tossed it in my bag. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Last weekend turned out beautiful for the parade and the festivities in Cold Spring and the surrounding areas. Coverage of Memorial Day overall is on pages 8 and 9. More...

Correction

In the article, "Zoning Section 165-B Stirs Debate in Putnam Valley," in the May 20 edition, the minimum acreage for farms within an agricultural district was incorrectly described as 70 acres. The correct size is seven acres. 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 Sun. More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

Nelsonville: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, garbage and recyclables will be picked up in the Village of Nelsonville on Saturday, May 30th, 2009. More...

Putnam GOP Endorses Sheriff Smith

Two-term incumbent Sheriff Donald Smith has received the backing of the Putnam County Republican Committee to seek reelection in November. More...

County Unemployment Rate Declines in April

Putnam's rate of unemployment has declined to 6.1 percent, a drop of more than one-half percent from the 6.7 percent recorded in March, which was the highest in more than two decades. More...

Heavenly Music in Historic Settings

The bars and restaurants along Cold Spring's Main Street that are cashing in commercially on a growing regional appetite for live music have an unlikely partner in boosting the area's economic fortunes More...

Stave Off Boredom with Summer Camps

It won't be long. More...

PV School Board Talks About College Prep

The May 21, 2009, Putnam Valley Board of Education business meeting approved numerous resolutions to fulfill the requirements of the recently passed budget. More...

Town Board Meets For Only Two Hours in PV

The Putnam Valley Town Board met on May 20,2009, to face a twenty-five item agenda. Supervisor Tendy and the board worked expeditiously, however and the meeting adjourned in less than two hours. More...

Seasonal Delight on the Corner of Pine & Paulding

Mary Jane Smith's Maxi- Rhodi is in bloom again on the corner of Pine and Paulding to the delight of many residents. When asked if this was the largest and oldest rhododendron in Cold Spring, Mrs. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PVMS Students Teach Younger Kids About Safety

In late April a team of Putnam Valley Middle School seventh grade students and staff brought an important message to elementary school students: Learn how to be safe. More...

John McGuire Inducted Into Tech Honor Society

Cold Spring's John Mc- Guide III was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Putnam Northern Westchester Tech Center on May 20, 2009, at the Yorktown Campus. More...

Middle Schoolers Impress at Haldane Spring Concert

The Haldane Middle School Spring Concert opened with the 7th and 8th Grade Chorus singing the traditional spiritual "Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho)" arranged by Kirby Shaw. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas "Dorsey" Monroe, Sr.

Thomas D. "Dorsey" Monroe, Sr., age 85, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Castle Point, NY. More...

Patrick J. Hurley

Patrick J. Hurley, 85 passed away on May 19, 2009 at his residence, with his family by his side. A resident of Beacon, and former resident of Garrison, he was the former owner of Hurley's BP Gas Station in Glenham. More...

Douglas Marsh

Douglas Marsh died May 8, 2009, in Salado, Texas. He was born to John S. Marsh and Flavia Seith in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 2, 1939. He attended grammar school at Haldane Central and graduated from the sixth grade. More...

Sports News

Haldane Hardballers 'Starting to Peak'

A youthful Haldane High baseball team improved to 12-7 overall, 6-3 in league play last week by going 3-1 with wins over Poughkeepsie (7-4), Pawling (10-9), and Dover (13-2), before losing to state-ranked (No.1) Keio by an 8-6 count to conclude the More...

Skilled Putnam Valley HS Laxmen Face Tall Order

It is rare indeed when the top seed of the Section 1 Class C lacrosse tournament enters the fray in the throes of a four-game losing streak, yet that is the deal for the state-ranked (No.9) Putnam Valley Tigers, who enter the post season with a shr More...

Remembering Those Who Have Passed On

Many times during the previous life of this column, and the life of this columnist, the Memorial Day edition would be a tale of visiting the Stormville flea market over this weekend and of the unique things Mama and I found there. More...

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