November 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Board Looks at Dam Engineers

The chief agenda item at the November 17, 2009, Cold Spring Board Workshop was to interview four engineering firms that had responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued by the village to perform a Dam Safety Compliance and Capital Plannin More...

Putnam Valley School Board Considers Budget Strategy

Spotlight on Schools

To every thing there is a season, and the time to think about upcoming school budgets is upon us. More...

A THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION.

" T he year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. More...

Public Notices: Cold Spring

• Village of Cold Spring winter parking regulations are currently in effect. More...

Public Notice: Nelsonville

• Due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, refuse and recycling (paper) pick-up in the Village of Nelsonville will be on Saturday, November 28, 2009. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Early Music Group Celebrates a Renaissance Christmas

The Howland Chamber Music Circle will again present the internationally renowned ensemble Early Music New York at St. Mary's in the Highlands in Cold Spring. More...

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...

Library Journal Names Butterfield a 'Star' Library

Library Journal has identified the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library as one of America's Star Libraries. The rating offers an overall indication of how a library's performance stacks up to peer libraries. More...

Perspectives

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Installment Seven in which Ichabod encounters a Horseman

This story was immediately matched by a thrice marvellous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey. More...

Conservation Concerns Cause Quarrying to Expand Northwards

(Part 2 of 4)

Now that quarrying at Breakneck had concluded, quarrymen, out of necessity, had to seek new Highlands regions in which to inflict their unpopular operations. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Thanksgiving is upon us and a good way to say thank you is to give to someone less fortunate than you. There are lots of organizations who could use your help. Don't forget we are collecting here at the PCN&R, 86 Main Street for Toys for Tots. More...

Lifelong Cold Spring Resident Cecilia Glick Turns 100

Cecilia Glick, born and raised in Cold Spring, turned 100 years old on November 20. In her youth Cecilia (Ceil) was an accomplished swimmer and had even been known to swim across the Hudson River. More...

Metro-North Increases Train Service During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

On Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25, Metro-North will operate extra early getaway trains, beginning at 1pm, so customers can take flight to start holiday preparations. More...

Coal Tar Cleanup

Does toxic substance underneath the Boat Club pose a threat?

Somewhere in the archives of the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry Museum is a faded map depicting Cold Spring in 1852. More...

Putnam Stimulus Data is Flawed

Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's attempt at creating transparency in the $787-billion dollar stimulus program, is a transparent failure in Putnam County. More...

On Goal-Setting, GUFS Board Has More Work to Do

Spotlight on Schools

Be careful what you wish for: This thought may have passed through the mind of board members at the November 18 Garrison School Board special meeting. More...

Loretto Hosts Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving dinner will again be served to 50 people of the community this Thursday at 12:30pm at Our Lady of Loretto Church and delivered to about 60 individuals and families of the area, thanks to the tireless efforts of Tina Merando and her cor More...

Photo

These heritage turkeys at Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast will be spending a peaceful Thanksgiving. See page 7 for more photographs. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Beekeeper and Parent Helmut Hoess Visits Haldane

Helmut Hoess shared his love of beekeeping with his son Walter's first grade class at Haldane. Walter loved being his father's assistant and impressed his classmates in Mrs. Grom's class with his knowledge about bees. More...

Garrison Students Mix It Up and Cross Boundaries

Throughout the week of November 9th, students at the Garrison School participated in various Mix It Up activities. More...

Putnam Valley Teachers Bowl for Scholarships

The Putnam Valley Federation of Teachers held a bowling outing on November 14 at the Jefferson Valley Lanes. Thirty teachers came to support this event, held to raise money for the PVFT Scholarship Fund. More...

Letters to the Editor

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. More...

Thanksgiving to Ye Almighty God'

Recognizing that we are religious animals on America's secular feast day

" M an is by his constitution a religious animal; atheism is against not only our reason, but our instincts," wrote Edmund Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France. More...

What Does 'Local Traffic Only' Mean?

To the Editor: As a property owner in the Hamlet of Manitou, I have paid property taxes for 52 years to the Town of Philipstown for town expenses which include the upkeep, maintenance, improvement, and plowing of our town roads, and I have paid t More...

Sports News

Haldane Modified Football Wraps Up Their Season

Haldane Modified Football team finished with a 2-3 record. The team started the season 2-0 but dropped their last three contests due to several injuries to starting players. More...

Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve

The Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve in Southeast is easy to get to, relatively flat, and doesn't take long at all— a good choice for a beginning hiker, or someone looking for a short hike and not a day-trip. More...

Local Alums Head to NCAA D3 Field Hockey Final Four

Putnam Valley grad Beverly Beladino and Lakeland grad Tara McGovern are key members of the Salisbury (MD) University Field Hockey squad which was headed to Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, this past weekend for the NCAA Final Four. More...

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