September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Victory for Seniors

Legislators oppose Bondi's proposals; petitions circulate

Tears turned to cheers in Carmel when more than 150 senior citizens who had crowded into the historic Putnam Courthouse for a meeting of the county Legislature's Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee were promised that senior prog More...

With Contract Dispute Over, GUFS Moves On

Resolution of the teacher contract along with the start of a new school year has given the Garrison Union Free School (GUFS) District board the opportunity for a fresh start. More...

Tragic Death in Garrison Home

Black bunting is on display at Garrison Fire Department headquarters this week in memory of a long-time member whose body was found in his Garrison residence. More...

Librarians Protest Budget Cuts

There was standing room only at a meeting of the Putnam Legislature Monday evening when representatives of libraries from Garrison to Patterson protested proposed reductions in library aid contained in County Executive Robert Bondi's 2010 budget. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Oktoberfest Brings Food, Games, Music to Loretto

Our Lady of Loretto Parish will be holding its annual Oktoberfest "Feast of the Holy Angels" Celebration on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, from 5 to 10pm, with activities galore for the whole family. 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. More...

Experience Cold Spring's Living History By Walking

Join the Putnam County Historical Society (PCHS) this fall for walking tours of the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane Board Was Not 'Played' by Union

To the Editor: It was confusing and disappointing to read Joe "The Worm" Barbaro's letter in last weeks PCN&R. Joe has always been a supporter of ours and attends many of the Haldane School Board meetings, even bringing cookies on Christmas. More...

Haldane Teachers Mindful of Economy

To the Editor: On behalf of the Haldane Faculty Association I feel compelled to respond to Joseph Barbaro's letter of September 16th to the PCN&R. More...

Surprise­! Grants Come From Taxpayers

To the Editor: In the presentation of his candidate platform, Richard Shea, aspiring supervisor, twice refers to financing local projects by grants, in one case stating, "This was done without the spending one dime of taxpayer money. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The Adirondack Mountain Club is sponsoring a hike up Mt. Taurus from Fishkill Road on Sat., Sep 26. Call the hike leader, Ed Aloe, for meeting place and time, 203-618-0260 or email ealoe@verizon.net. This weekend is the Haldane Homecoming. More...

Bandits at the Bandstand

A resident of Cold Spring alerted the PCN&R to a disturbing incident at the bandstand over the weekend. Apparently, eight teenagers were enjoying the waterfront when a red car approached the group around 10:20pm Friday. 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...

Borkowski Concedes

Sheriff Don Smith wins absentee count; will face McConville in Nov.

It’s now official—Donald Smith has won the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Putnam County. Absentee ballots were counted on Tuesday night at the Board of Elections Office in Southeast and when the ballots were tabulated the twoterm in More...

Ahoy! Schepen Landen in Cold Spring

Vintage Dutch Vessels Grace Waterfront

On Wednesday, September 16, a small fleet of Dutch ships landed at Cold Spring. See story and photos on page 11. Visitors who happened by the Cold Spring waterfront last Wednesday must have felt they were in a time warp. More...

Foodtown Plans Expansion

The possibility of additional parking in Cold Spring is generally viewed as a very good thing these days. But there are exceptions to every rule. More...

Taste of Texas

Part of a series on local eateries

Philipstown residents are enjoying a unique restaurant experience these days. Not only are they seeing—and tasting—a new eatery as it develops right before their eyes; they have even had an effect on the menu. More...

The Road Most Talked About

Putnam Valley town board considers future of Peekskill Hollow Road

The September 16, 2009, meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board was a study in civility. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

PV Students Fare Well on State Assessments

A large portion of the September 17, 2009, Putnam Valley School Board meeting was taken up by administrator reports. More...

'The Poetry Guy' Visits Garrison School

The children of the Garrison School kicked off their 'writing year' with a week of smiles and fine poetry as they worked with Vermontbased children's poet Ted Scheu. More...

Garrison School Makes Paper Cuts, Goes Digital

The Garrison School's "Thursday Packet" of flyers and announcements is now available to students, parents, and the general public through its website. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donald Michael Lefari, Esquire

Donald Michael Lefari died accidently on September 14, 2009, at his home in Garrison where he has lived since 2001. More...

Bruyn Ernest Polhemus

Bruyn passed away on September 6, 2009. He was born on Sept. 2, 1954, at Butterfield Memorial Hospital, Cold Spring, to Frederick & Eleanor (Coleman) Polhemus of Garrison. More...

Linda M. (O'dell) Macdonald

Linda M. (O'dell) Macdonald, 66, of Old Forge passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, with her loving family at her side. More...

Sports News

Haldane Gridders Edged by PV Nallan's

The Haldane High School football team fell to 0-2 on the season after a tough 18- 13 loss in their home opener against Putnam Valley last Thursday afternoon. More...

Haldane Notes

One of the positives that the Blue Devils had in this game was the return of running back Derek O'Dell, who missed the first game of the season against Chester with an ankle injury. More...

PV Nallan's Performance Leads Tigers to Victory

FROM THE FIELD

After last week's victory over Lincoln Hall, Putnam Valley went into Haldane feeling pretty good about this game as well. More...

Weekly Poll

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