September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

First Day of School

For pure exuberance and anticipation, few things in life match the first day of kindergarten. And, what better elixir to ease the emotional sting of the farewell to carefree summer and unfettered childhood, but ice cream? More...

Accounting, Busing, and Coughing

Putnam Valley school board reviews its ABCs

Putnam Valley Central School District superintendent Dr. Marc Space said that schools will not necessarily close if a case of swine flu is suspected or detected. Speaking at the August 20, 2009, school board meeting, Dr. More...

Angelina's: Healthy, Happy, and Homemade

Part of a series on local eateries PCN&

From the outside, Angelina's restaurant, nestled in the Foodtown shopping plaza in Cold Spring, looks pretty much like any other pizzeria. There is a narrow, informal dining room and a service area at the back. More...

County Officials Discuss Cold Spring Trash Removal

Cold Spring officials have asked Putnam County for its financial assistance to help pay for trash removal resulting from thousands of visitors who frequent the tourist attraction on most weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall. More...

Talk of our Town

This is the "most wonderful time of the year"—Back to School! Watch out for the little ones getting on and off the school buses and crossing the street. More...

Coming Events

Arts and Entertainment

Paramount Center Benefit Celebrates Robeson's Legacy

The Paul Robeson 60th Anniversary Celebration Committee will present "An Evening with Friends: A Celebration of the Legacy of Paul Robeson," at the Paramount Center for the Arts on September 4 at 8pm. 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. Sept. More...

New Ensemble Graces the Rose Garden at Boscobel

On Thursday, September 17, Boscobel House & Gardens offers a semi-formal, summer send-off in its circular rose garden, overlooking the Hudson River and Highlands. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editorial Note:

We have decided to postpone this week's editorial because we have received many letters to the editor. More...

Zoning Changes Shouldn't Be Surprise

To the Editor: The proposed new zoning law is finally receiving the attention in the news that it deserves. More...

Stand Up and Fight

To the Editor: In response to your article "Angst spurs action:" The end of your article said the flyer obtained quoted "changes are going to be adopted shortly by the town board without your knowledge. More...

Sports News

Tour de Putnam Attracts More Than 800 Cyclists

Cyclists participated solo, in pairs, and even in tandem. More...

Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament Benefits Putnam Hospital Center

The Eleventh Annual Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will be held on Monday, October 5, at the Mahopac Golf Club in Mahopac. The tournament is being held in memory of Dr. More...

PV Planning Fall Baseball

The Putnam Valley Baseball Association is thinking about what else but baseball, and they are pleased to announce that they will once again be running a fall baseball league for kids ages 8 to 12 (age determined as of 4/30/09—same as spring a More...

Dialogue Interrupted

Robertson packs up and leaves after exchange with Gallagher

The tension between Mayor Seth Gallagher and Trustee Gordon Robertson heated up again at the August 25 Cold Spring Village Board workshop. The spark was not a particular issue, but as is usually the case, a conflict over board procedure. More...

Garrison School Tax Rate Surprise

Tax rates in the Garrison Union Free School District for the 2009-2010 school year will be below last year's rates and down from the 0.12% increase that the District forecast in May. More...

Consultant Seeks 'Sustainable' Communities

Joel Russell describes vision behind Philipstown's comprehensive plan

During the past two weeks, the Philipstown Town Hall has been inundated with requests for copies of Philipstown's comprehensive plan and proposed zoning maps. More...

The Cannons Roar, the Muskets Fire, Gunsmoke Hangs in the Air

Living History on Constitution Island Reminding people of what freedom costs

Reenactors from 14 military units across New England came together last weekend at Constitution Island. They presented a salute to America's military from our earliest days to the 20th century. More...

Public Notice

Nelsonville

The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, has been cancelled. More...

PCN&R Calls for Candidate Announcements

All candidates for local elections will be allowed to run one submission of no more than 700 words free of charge. This submission may serve as a candidacy announcement, biography, and platform statement, accompanied by a photo. More...

Corrections and Clarifications

• Regarding "Keeping an Eye on Nonprofits" (August 26): Charity Navigator's web address is charitynavigator.org. The Charity Navigator service is provided free of charge; anyone may access the data available on the website. More...

Town Board Presentation on Reassessments

On Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30pm, at the Town Hall, the Philipstown Town Board will host a presentation from the head of the New York State agency that oversees property tax administration. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Schools

Garrison Welcomes New Middle School Students

Excited voices filled the Garrison Middle School halls last week as incoming sixth graders got an early preview of the new educational experience that awaits them September 2, the official first day of school. More...

'Miss Carol' to Drivers: 'Slow Down for My Kids!'

School opens today and Carol Henning, a Haldane School crossing guard, is back at her post on the corner of Main St. and Locust Ridge in Cold Spring, making sure that "her" children safely cross the busy, and, she claims, dangerous intersection. More...

Writing Clubs for Kids and Teens at Butterfield Library

National educator, author, and teacher Susan Ruckdeschel will, once again, bring her Peer Coaching Workshop technique to the Butterfield Library for two weekly workshops for children in grades 3 through 5 and teens in grades 6 through 12. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Allen Mankes

David Allen Mankes, 42 years old, a life-long local resident, died suddenly at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh on August 27, 2009. He was born August 20, 1967, in Cold Spring and was the son of Sheldon and Barbara Sullivan Mankes of Fishkill. More...

Berneida Wyant

Berneida Wyant, age 82, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31st, 2009, at her home. Born April 11, 1927, in Cold Spring, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Berneida (Warren) Travis. More...

Genevieve Anita D'Andrea Ricevuto

Genevieve Anita D'Andrea Ricevuto, age 91, of Nelsonville, died on Monday, August 31, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born May 8, 1918 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Filippo and Angela D'Andrea. More...

Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut St. Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott Hamblen, Rector, 265- 253Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Service of Remembrance for September 11 Victims

On the evening of September 11, 2009, at 8pm, the Friars at Graymoor and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company will conduct a candlelight service at Graymoor's 911 Memorial Garden to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on New More...

Buffalo Soldiers Honored at West Point Ceremony

West Point will host the 48th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Field on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 12:15pm. The ceremony will honor the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers. More...

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