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December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Discusses Foodtown, Budget at Year-end Meeting

Mayor Gallagher led a very brief "last meeting of the year" for the Cold Spring Village Board on December 22. With no prepared agenda, the mayor asked trustees if there were any issues they wished to discuss. More...

Once in a Blue Moon

Several recent visitors to the PCN&R office pointed out that on December 31, while everyone is ringing in the new year, the night will be made even more special by the appearance of a "blue moon. More...

Putnam Valley School Board Closes Year with Risk, Special Ed Reports

The December 17 Putnam Valley school board business meeting began with a presentation by David Moran of Accume Partners. Moran described the recently completed risk assessment, which has been an annual requirement since 2005. More...

Putnam Valley Board Revisits Septic Systems, Phosphates, MTA

Prior to its December 9 meeting the Putnam Valley Town Board held a public hearing about a proposed local law to require regular septic system pump-outs. 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...

Twelfth Night Illuminated by Candlelight at Boscobel

Come and enjoy the beauty of Boscobel House by candlelight on Tuesday evening January 5, 2010. Boscobel will offer private evening guided tours of the house illuminated by candles. Two tours are scheduled, one at 5pm and one at 6pm. More...

West Point Concert Band Performs John Philip Sousa

The West Point Concert Band is proud to present its first concert performance of 2010. The Concert Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen S. Galligan

Helen S. Galligan, 97, formerly of Garrison, died peacefully of natural causes on Monday, December 21, 2009, at Westminster Manor in Bradenton, FL. Born December 29, 1911, in Cazenovia, NY, Mrs. More...

Briefly Noted

2009 in Pictures

We bade farewell to old friends in 2009: (L to R) Harold "Pop" Lyons, Jim Guinan, and Edward Paul Grieff. More...

Talk of our Town

The end of 2009 is almost here. When we all sing "Auld Lang Syne" at midnight on December 31, we look forward to the New Year with hopes and dreams and maybe some resolutions written down. More...

Health Department Sets Date for Dual Flu Clinic

In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Putnam County Department of Health is planning a free public flu vaccine clinic for all New York State residents 10 years of age and older. More...

Christmas Eve House Fire

Rudolf Von Domm ele The peace and quiet of Christmas Eve was just starting to settle over Philipstown last Thursday around 7pm. Many families were sitting down for dinner. Dozens of people were exiting church services. More...

Sales Tax Slump

Putnam sales tax revenues for the first 11 months of 2009 are down by $5.2 million. More...

Much More than a Deli

Michael Turton B&L Deli at Philipstown Square is a business—but it's also a community center. Early in the morning, the deli serves the crowd in desperate need of a hot coffee and breakfast sandwich as they head off to work. More...

Cold Spring Gains Access to Dams

Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher began the December 15 Village Board workshop by announcing that a tentative agreement has been reached with residents of Faust Court to gain access to the upper and lower dams. More...

Holiday Recycling Schedule

Due to the holidays, the PHILIPSTOWN Recycling Center (Landfill) will be closed on Saturday, January 2, 2010, and will re-open on Saturday, January 9. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Competes in First Round of The Challenge Academic Competition

The 13th season of The Challenge kicks off with allstar student scholars from Haldane High School and Yonkers High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show. More...

Letters to the Editor

Philipstown's Christmas Carol

T he Nelsonville blaze on Christmas Eve shattered the idyllic scene of the holiday traditions unfolding in many local homes. Throughout Philipstown, citizens saw, heard, or smelled the terrible calamity. More...

You Should Have Come Forward

To the Editor: Old West Point Road East is not the Indy 500. On Wednesday evening, November 11, at about 5pm, You were traveling on the dirt road and hit Joshua (a pedigree Standard Poodle). More...

Voice of the People Makes a Difference

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to applaud each and every resident of Putnam County who signed their name to the County Clerk's open letter and petitions addressed to Governor Paterson posted at various county and local offi More...

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