September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

On the (Peekskill Hollow) Road Again

Discussion of Peekskill Hollow Road (PHR) was not on the Putnam Valley Town Board's September 9, 2009, agenda, but it reared its contentious head anyway, at the end of the meeting as the board considered an agenda for next week's meeting. More...

New Library for PV Schools?

Buried in the Announcements of General Interest section of the agenda for the September 10, 2009, Putnam Valley school board meeting was an item described as Discussion of Middle School/ High School Building Connector. More...

Special Board Presents Plan to Village Board

The main event at the September 15 Board meeting was a formal presentation of the report submitted by the Special Plan Board last week. The meeting was well attended and included members of the Special Plan Board and its working groups. More...

Remembering 9/11

On Friday, September 11, 2009, also known as Patriot Day, flags around Putnam County were flown at half mast. More...

RSVP Observes 9/11 Day of Service

For the more than 500 volunteers who participate in Putnam County's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), every day is a day of community service. 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. More...

Hold the Reins: It's Horse and Carriage Day at Boscobel

Hay in the air, a distinctive clip-clopping sound, plus a few whinnies here and there must mean only one thing: it's Horse & Carriage Day at Boscobel House & Gardens. More...

West Point Band in Free Concert at PV High School

Bring your patriotic hearts to hear marches, the Armed Forces Service Medley, and some of the greatest classical and wind band literature of all time. The oldest premier band in the U.S. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edward Paul Greiff

Edward Paul Greiff, a freelance reporter for the PCN&R who covered events primarily in Putnam Valley, died on September 8, 2009. He was 77 years old. Ed's friend, Andrew J. More...

Walter Richard Waage

Walter Richard Waage, 75, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009. He was a resident of Garrison from 1974 to 1998, and a resident of Cold Spring the last 11 years. Born on Sept. More...

Sports News

Chester Rains on Haldane's Season Opener

But refusing to quit, Blue Devils prevent shutout in the final minutes

The Haldane High football team traveled to Chester last Friday night to play a tough Hambletonians team in its season opener. On a rainy night, the Blue Devils fell 28-14. More...

FROM THE FIELD

PV Football 'Givan' Their First Victory

Since being moved down to Class C, Putnam Valley Football has had high hopes of having a successful season and they are flying under the radar as a sleeper team in Section 1. More...

PV Field Hockey Opens Up with a Tie and Win

The Tigers opened their season against new league foe Pawling last Thursday. They went up against Dover Monday, making that two teams that they have never had to face before. More...

Smith Wins Tight Race

It went down to the wire! Former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski was leading two-term Sheriff Donald Smith in Tuesday’s Republican Primary by 87 votes with two districts to report. More...

Zoning Workshop Draws 100 Citizens

Property rights dominate residents

The community room at the new North Highlands Fire Department fire hall on Fishkill Road had a lively christening last night. More...

'Solar Farms' in Putnam Valley

Dario Gestina, president of Genergy, made his second appearance before the September 9, 2009, workshop meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board to discuss development of solar power in Putnam Valley. More...

A Touch of France on Main Street

Dining Out in Philipstown

As Pascal Graff sits sipping cold café au lait, surrounded by empty, white-draped café tables, red walls, and decorative details here and there that evoke a Parisian bistro, all that's really missing is a black beret, a Gauloise cigarette smold More...

Office for the Aging turns 40

What a party! The pavilion at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park was chock full of "seasoned" citizens last week when the county's Office for the Aging and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) hosted their annual picnic. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Fall Preschool Classes Begin at Common Ground Farm

Common Ground Farm will be offering an 8-week series of "Autumn on the Farm" workshops for preschool age children and their care providers. More...

Galef Accepting Applications for Internship Program

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's office will be once again offering internship opportunities this fall to high school and college students. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Full Story

Keep Senior Center Open

To The Editor: By now all the seniors in the Cold Spring/Philipstown area have received a phone call from me to reassure them that I am doing everything I can to restore the nutrition program that is so vital to our community. More...

Sign the Petition

To the Editor: News that County Executive Robert Bondi is calling for closing the Philipstown Senior Center and the elimination of Friday trolley service in Cold Spring, in next year's budget, is distressing to say the least. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Cold Spring's Historic Review Board meeting last Wednesday began with a brief public hearing on whether the West Point Foundry Preserve should be on the National Register of Historic Places. More...

Mark Your Calendar - Meetings This Week

Thursday 9/17 Friday 7 PM - Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals 7 PM-PV Board of Ed Business Mtg 7:30 PM - Philipstown Planning Board 17 Friday 9/18 Monday Rosh Hashanah Begins SATURDAY 9/19 8:45-11: More...

Jews Throughout the World Celebrate High Holy Days

Jews throughout the world celebrate the High Holy Days this weekend with Rosh Hashanah— the Jewish New Year—on Sept. 19 and 20. The holidays culminate the following Monday, Sept. 28,with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. More...

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