November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County Makes MTA Payment 'Under Duress'

While Putnam County continues to fight the MTA's recently enacted mobility tax through the courts, lawmakers have grudgingly approved the county's first payment. More...

Philipstown Board Adopts Rec Master Plan

Perhaps it was post-election fatigue. Last week's meeting of the Philipstown Town Board finished in record time, lasting just under an hour. More...

PV Town Board Tackles Budget Planning and Graffiti

The Putnam Valley Town Board met briefly on November 4 to hold a public hearing on the preliminary budget and a workshop discussion of a proposed graffiti law. Discussion of both items was brief as there were no members of the public present. More...

The Joy of Giving

Kristin Burke has a simple motto in life: "When you give, you always get more in return." Burke, a resident of Garrison who is a partner in a prominent Manhattan law firm, serves as a member of the board of Putnam Family and Community Services. More...

Public Notice

Recyclables in the Village of Nelsonville for Friday, November 13, will be PAPER. The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will be picking up bagged leaves curbside on Thursday., Nov. 12, 2009; Wednesday, Nov. 18th; and Wednesday, Nov. 25th. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D 265-3040 butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. More...

Eclectic Illusions at Flatiron

The Flat Iron Gallery at 105 South Division St., Peekskill, will have a new solo show, Eclectic Illusions, of mixed media paintings and mirrored wall hangings and bowls by Cortlandt artist Doris Renza to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. More...

HeadSoup Releases New CD at the Depot Theatre

"We love playing in The Hudson Valley," says Nik Rael, lead singer and bassist for HeadSoup. More...

Births

Ryan Anthony Cavallaro

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on September 29, 2009, to Alison and Anthony Cavallaro of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Rita Landy of Bronxville, and Doug Landy and Carla Herman, also of Bronxville. More...

Gia Daria Gristina

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on October 28, 2009, to Teresa and Dario Gristina of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandmother is Mary McFadden of the Bronx. Paternal grandparents are Stefano and Arcangela Gristina of Putnam Valley. More...

Gemma Lee Sabin

Born on October 25, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Lisa and Marc Sabin of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Gretje Ferguson of Dedham, MA and Ruben Gorevich of St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. More...

Sports News

Haldane Shows Heart in Last Game of Season

The Haldane High School Blue Devils football team once showed the heart it has played with this season during last week's 21-12 loss to Tuckahoe in the Section 1 Class D championship game Saturday afternoon at Mahopac High School. More...

Megan Lyons Competes in NE-10 Volleyball Tourney

Former Haldane Volleyball star Megan Lyons is set to compete in the Northeast Championship. More...

Dynamos, Arrows Post Soccer Victories

The U-10 Dynamos and U-13 Arrows posted impressive victories this past weekend for the Philipstown Soccer Club in WYSL action. The Dynamos visited Scarsdale and defeated the Rockets 3-0. More...

Zoning Talks Continue

Mazzuca: Zoning draft 'overreached'; changes promised

In a Tuesday night workshop that consisted of nearly two and a half hours filled with an alphabet soup of zoning terminology, the Philipstown town board and its planning consultant listened to residents articulate their concerns, both specific and More...

Will Westchester Tax Revolt Come to Putnam?

During last week's "offyear" elections, most of the nation's media attention went to a small upstate district and to New Jersey and Virginia. More...

Second Swine Flu Clinic Scheduled by Health Dept.

The Putnam County Department of Health (DOH) will hold a second public H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine clinic on Saturday, November 14, at Mahopac Middle School, 425 Baldwin Place Rd in Mahopac, from 10am to 4pm. More...

Winter Parking and Sidewalk Notice for Village of Cold Spring

Beginning November 15, 2009, and continuing through April 15, 2010, seasonal parking restrictions will take effect pursuant to Sections 126-15 and 126-36 of the Village Code. More...

Haldane School Board Ponders Flu, Funding, Transparency

Last week's meeting of the Haldane Board of Education was short on new business, but that didn't detract from the importance of discussions centered on a number recurring themes—the H1N1 virus; the pleasant "problem" of dealing with surplus f More...

Valley: A Menu for All Seasons

Dining Out in Philipstown

Brandon Collins and Vincent (Vinny) Mocaski like to change things up. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Schools Discuss Facility, Field Use

Discussion of school facilities use occupied a large part of the November 5, 2009, Putnam Valley Board of Education meeting. More...

Putnam Valley Test Scores Explained

On November 2, 2009, the Putnam Valley PTA and PTSA presented an informational session entitled Test Scores: Where Do Putnam Valley Schools Rank and What Are we Doing About it? More...

GUFS Taps Parents at Goal Setting Workshop

The Nov. 4, 2009, Garrison School Board meeting was a goal setting workshop during which the board divided itself into threes, with members sitting at separate tables with the parents in attendance to discuss new goals for the district. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Heroic Moment

" Just after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, I talked my mother into signing papers [for me] to join the Navy . . . More...

A Third-World Voting Process

Letter Sent To The Putnam County Board of Elections; reprinted at the request of the author I voted this morning in the Methodist Church in Cold Spring. I admit to astonishment at the mindless lunacy of the regression to paper ballots. More...

Advocating for Philipstown

To the Editor: I would like to congratulate all of the participants of the Candidates Forum, the PCN&R for making it possible, and Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Haldane Schools, for hosting this event. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam Plays Important Role in Construction of USS New York

As long as the new battleship U.S.S. New York travels around the globe protecting the world from terrorism and enemy attack, a piece of Putnam County will be part of that mighty vessel. More...

Talk of our Town

Have you heard how hilarious the Haldane drama production of The Face on the Bar Room Floor is? Catch it this coming Friday or Saturday at 7pm. 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 stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

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