August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sharing the Road

Philipstown and Cold Spring to combine some services

The summer doldrums often produce light agendas at municipal council meetings, but that was not the case as the Philipstown Town Board waded through a very full agenda at its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 6, 2009. More...

Legislators Protest MTA Mobility Tax

Will they override executive's veto?

While the Putnam County Legislature plans to fight the MTA's recently enacted mobility tax through the courts, the county lawmakers appear unsure of their exact course of action. More...

Forbes: West Point is No. 1

Sheriff Don Smith, USMA alumnus, praises Academy

Don Smith has known for years that the U.S. More...

New Life at Tilly Foster

Nature's beauty debuted at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast on Sunday when two-week-old Elmo went for a stroll with his mom (below). More...

Coming Events

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 ONGOING PROGRAMS Bouncing Babies (infants thru 24 mos. More...

Patakis to Chair 2009 Historical Society Gala

Governor and Mrs. George Pataki will serve as the chairs of the 2009 Putnam County Historical Society (PCHS) Benefit Gala on September 26. More...

The Hills Are Alive with the Jazz Knights' Sound of Music

On Sunday, August 23, at 7:30pm, the West Point Band's Jazz Knights will present a concert at Trophy Point Amphitheatre featuring music from The Sound of Music. The concert is free and open to the public. Staff Sgt. More...

Births

Connor and Nolan Varricchio

Identical twin boys Connor Joseph and Nolan Daniel Varricchio were born on August 4, 2009, at Vassar Brothers Hospital to Stephanie and Jed Varricchio, of Chelsea, NY. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Evelyn W. Doyle

Evelyn W. Doyle, a resident of Garrison, died on August 3, 2009. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Doyle was born in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Joseph N. Wallace and Elnera S. Hansen. More...

Briefly Noted

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...

Finding God in the Beauty of Constitution Marsh

If you were to make a date with God to celebrate His Work of Creation, you couldn't have chosen a better day than Friday, August 7, or a better place to meet Him than at the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Garrison. More...

Career Coaching Offered at Graymoor Spiritual Center

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is offering the first of a free two-part workshop at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center on August 27 at 7pm. The second session will be held on September 9. More...

Patrolling the Hudson

Marine operations are critically important to the residents of Putnam County. More...

New Cold Spring Firehouse Proposed

While many are taking their summer vacations, the mayor and trustees of Cold Spring met on August 4 to discuss a number of ongoing village issues. More...

GUFS Negotiations Renewed

Parents in attendance at the Garrison Union Free School District's August 5, 2009, board meeting were pleased to learn that the teachers' union and school have scheduled negotiation sessions on August 18 and 26. More...

Talk of our Town

Living close to Bear Mountain, we've all heard, "Are there any bears around here?" Oh no, we say, but Friday about midnight, the Fosters on Avery Rd. at the Indian Brook end awoke to loud crashing in their yard. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Schools

Garrison School Prepares to 'Picture America' in 2009-10

The PCN&R corresponded recently with Garrison Union Free School District Superintendent Gloria Colucci about plans for the coming year. More...

Learning with Luaus at St. Luke's Nursery School

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, on Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley, is a modest white building with a small parking lot that fills to overflowing most Sundays. More...

Christina Swartzwelder Graduates From St. John's

Christina Emily Swartzwelder of Putnam Valley was awarded the Physician Assistant Certificate as conferred by St. More...

Letters to the Editor

By the Time We Got to Woodstock

Perspectives

I was nine that summer and unaware of the events unfolding on a farm in Bethel, New York, a couple of counties away from my home in Carmel. More...

Healthcare Concerns for John Hall

Letter sent to Congressman Hall, reprinted at the request of the author Dear Congressman Hall: Thank you for responding to my telephone call regarding concerns I have about the proposed Health Care Reform Bill in a timely manner. More...

Variety of Topics

To the Editor: My compliments and thanks to you for the outstanding job you're doing with the paper. More...

Sports News

Boshak, Basso Paint Shutout Portrait in PV/C 12-U Summer League Baseball Championship

Consolazio homers, doubles, in 4-0 win over Bedford/PR

Back in early July, when the Putnam Valley/Cortlandt 12-U baseball team had gotten off to a 4-4 start, a WPBA Summer League Baseball Championship seemed like an unlikely goal for Coach Ron Lyman's club. More...

Cameron Young Finishes 10th in Golf World Championship

Garrison's Cameron Young, 12, finished 10th on Saturday in Pinehurst, NC, in the US Kids Golf World Championship. There were 141 participants in the 12-year-old-boy division. More...

Exploring Pawling's Revolutionary Era Oblong Meeting House

Pastimes

A series of large flat-topped stones are arranged into steps to enter the building. To my surprise, there was no greeter or docent, just a simple, friendly sign hanging on the door that said "Open. More...

Poll

Did you take part in a religious observance or gathering for Easter or Passover?
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