October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Light, Green Light

Who will pay for Route 9 traffic signal?

Apparently, new traffic lights do not come easily, even when there is unanimous agreement that public safety demands one. More...

PV School Board Questions New Library

At its October 1, 2009, meeting, the Putnam Valley School Board was not swayed by administrators' arguments in favor of what is now being termed a "Middle School/High School Learning Commons." This latest incarnation of what has previously been re More...

Fellowship of Mariners:

Fellowship of Mariners: On Sunday morning the Putnam County Sheriff Marine Unit hosted a gathering of the Marine units of the Hudson Highlands area law enforcement agencies. The Cold Spring Boat Club supplied the facilities and refreshments. More...

Public Notice

Village of Cold Spring

The hydrant flush originally scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, has been postponed. A revised schedule will follow. 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...

A 'Thousand Hudson River Views' at the Historic Society

Traveling the Hudson in the Wake of Robert Fulton: 1,000 Postcards of America's First Working River, the exhibition mounted by the Putnam County Historical Society (PCHS), contains printed images of the river and its environs from New York More...

First Novel from Cold Spring's Erika Wood to be Celebrated at Butterfield Library

Erika Wood's first novel, The Colorman, will be celebrated at a festive book party on Sunday, October 18, from 4 to 6pm at Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. More...

Births

Giovanni Michael Abate

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on August 24, 2009 to J'Jean Girolamo Abate and John Abate of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Girolamo, of Mahopac. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Abate, of Mahopac. More...

Erik Dunstan

Born on August 25, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Heather and Jesse Dunstan of Fishkill. Maternal grandfather is Gary Keith of Yucaipa, CA. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Judy Dunstan of Garrison. More...

Mia Rieleigh Mazzullo

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on August 26, 2009, to Taniya Kochar and Joseph Mazzullo of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Pritpal and Oneza Kochar of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Cecile M. (Boeykens) Vercruse Belsky

A mother bestows life, love and nurturing. Her child receives unwavering shelter, comfort, and protection. The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her. More...

Marion P. Burger

Marion Pless Burger, 67 years old, a twelve-year resident of Fishkill and formerly of Manhattan and Pomona, died suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Charles T. Daly

Charles T. Daly, age 90, of Airmont, NY formally of Bronx, NY, died on October 4, 2009, in Poughkeepsie. Born in County Cork Ireland on September 19, 1919, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Stinner) Daly. Mr. More...

Sports News

Haldane Football Goes 0-4 after Loss

The Haldane High School football team suffered another tough loss to perennial power Tuckahoe Sunday night 18-0. The loss dropped the Blue Devils' record to 0-4 on the season. Tuckahoe improved to 3-1. More...

Putnam Valley Struggles in Loss

The Putnam Valley high football team lost a nonleague game at home to Albertus Magnus Friday night by a score of 23-8. More...

Sloppy Performance Hands PV Second Straight Loss

FROM THE FIELD

Coming off of their first loss of the season the Putnam Valley Tigers were looking to get back on track and secure a spot in the sectionals but they would first have to get past Albertus Magnus, and that would surely be no walk in the park. More...

Putnam Property Taxes are Sky High

So you want to live in Putnam County? Be prepared to dig deeply when it comes to property tax! For the second consecutive year, Putnam has ranked in the top 10 highest taxed counties in the nation. More...

Sheriff's Deputy Faces 15 Years in Prison

On Monday District Attorney Adam Levy called the 28-count indictment of veteran Sheriff's Deputy Barbara Dunn, a "sad day" for law enforcement. More...

Bond Rating Improves for PV Schools

The October 1, 2009, meeting of the Putnam Valley school board began at 6pm with the board immediately adjourning into executive session to discuss collective negotiation strategies relating to the Taylor Law. More...

Fresh, Creative Cuisine at Consaga's Foundry Café

Part of a series on local eateries

Owner and chef Jeff Consaga is pretty clear about why customers rave about the food at his Zagat-rated Foundry Café at 55 Main Street in Cold Spring. "Everything is made right here. It's fresh. It's top quality. More...

Changes at Cold Spring Chamber

Maureen Meltzer-McGrath has resigned from her position as Executive Director of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. She held the position for several years. More...

Mixing Scottish and Hudson Highlands

Philipstown Garden Club hosts Highland Fling

Gardening this year was tough for everyone, whether you were trying to grow tomatoes, pumpkins, or flowers. There was just too much rain for the plants and the gardeners to cope with. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Nature Teaches the Lesson at Garrison School

In prior years, Garrison Middle Schoolers have completed special team-building workshops at off-site locations miles from the school. This year, their lessons were learned in their own backyard: the 200-acre School Forest. More...

Local Students Named to Marist Dean's List

The following students were named to the Marist College Dean's List for the spring 2009 semester: Ashley A. Aquilino of Putnam Valley is a member of the Class of 2012 and is majoring in Fashion Merchandising. Kira L. More...

Rotarians Donate Alphabet Cards to PV Kindergartners

At a recent meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education, Ms. Rita Sharples, president of the Putnam Valley Rotary Club, along with Rotary members Mr. Bob Walker and Mr. Carl Sandberg, presented a donation of alphabet cards to the district. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to the GVFC

To the Editor: Not being bashful about offering criticism, I believe it only fair to offer a compliment when one is due. More...

Standing Up to the Land Barons

To the Editor: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen," the old adage goes. I confess to being a kitchen personality from my Massachusetts roots through my life in Washington, DC, and New Jersey before relocating to Philipstown. More...

Philipstown Needs New Leadership

To the Editor: Having attended many Philipstown Town Board meetings over the years, I was never as appalled and upset as I was after last Thursday's meeting. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

This week we introduce a new feature to the PCN&R. Washington Irving's classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," will be serialized in the paper for 14 weeks, including the PCN&R's original illustrations. 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...

Bonus Ball Comes to Our Lady of Loretto Bingo

Our Lady of Loretto Parish has been holding weekly bingo since mid-April and things are about to get very interesting with the addition of Bonus Ball. Bonus Ball games will be added to the already exciting prize package offered on a weekly basis. More...

Weekly Poll

What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?
Click below for our Digital Version of the PCN&R
2009-10-07 digital edition
.




The below video is sponsored by The Church on the Hill.

Reasons why people don't go to Church from from the Public Square on Vimeo.