February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Where Washington Walked

Despite the current celebration of Presidents' Day as a single date on the third Monday of February, there are many seasoned Americans who still remember when two presidents’ birthdays were deemed special enough to celebrate individually— More...

Just Across the Border

MAYA CAFÉ

Last Saturday evening, the parking lot at the Maya Café on Route 9 just south of I-84, and just a little north of the Putnam-Dutchess border, looked like a shopping mall at Christmas. There was not a parking space to be found. More...

New Uses for Butterfield Hospital Site Under Discussion

Calling the Butterfield Hospital site the “heartbeat of Cold Spring,” Putnam Legislature Chair Vincent Tamagna plans to meet Thursday with the owner of the former medical facility to begin discussions that may result in the county taking More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Gospel Singer Featured at This Month’s Jazz Vespers

Come enjoy great jazz music at Jazz Vespers this Saturday at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Hypnotist/Illusionist Performs at Butterfield

The Butterfield Library presents hypnotist and illusionist Robert McEntee in his fascinating performance “Miracle of the Mind” on Wednesday, February 24, at 7pm. 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...

Perspectives

Federalist No. 10 (part two)

The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

[Democracies vs. Republics] More...

Births

Aurora Faye Preusser

Edward N. Preusser and Kelly Anne Preusser are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aurora Faye Preusser, born on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at the Hudson Valley Hospital. She was 6 lbs. 14 oz., and 20 inches long. More...

Briefly Noted

Town Mulls Giving Panel More Authority

Conservation is sometimes defined simply as the “wise use of natural resources.” The tricky part often is deciding what is and isn’t “wise”—and determining who gets to decide. More...

Monoxide Detectors Mandated

The Cold Spring Village Board last week mulled the possibility of requiring sprinkler systems in new residences and alerted the public to a state law that mandates use of carbon-monoxide detectors in all homes as of February 22. More...

Talk of our Town

Keep those snow shovels well oiled for a while longer: winter is still here. As we go to press, the snow is falling hard and sticking. The Senior Winter Brunch hosted by Philipstown Recreation will be held on February 24 at 10:30am. More...

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The Putnam County Courier, based in Carmel and founded in 1841, covers the eastern portion of Putnam, including Carmel, Mahopac, Brewster, Kent, Putnam Valley, and surrounding towns. It is available in print each Thursday. More...

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We hope you enjoy our new website. We are still adding some new features and content, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please send any comments to editor[at]pcnr.com. More...

PV Moves Toward New Firehouse

The Putnam Valley Planning Board has declared itself Lead Agency for purposes of State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) for the proposed new firehouse on Oscawana Lake Road. More...

Putnam Fire Calls Break All-time Record

The number is astonishing! In 2009, Putnam’s 12 fire departments and four independent volunteer ambulance corps responded to 8,383 emergency calls—the most ever in the county’s history. More...

Philipstown Zoning Board Grants Variances, Sets Hearing Dates

The Philipstown Zoning Board of Appeals granted two variances from zoning requirements and set public hearings on March 8 for two other variance requests. It also forwarded a project to the town Planning Board. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Are You Smarter Than a Middle School Student?

Find out the answer to that question next week when The Brain Show returns to the Haldane Middle School. More...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for PV Education Foundation

The Putnam Valley Education Foundation is once again hosting a Wine Tasting and Auction Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 7 to 10pm, at Camp Combe- YMCA Lodge, located at 684 Peekskill Hollow Road. More...

Oakwood School Presents the Celebrated Musical Nine

Oakwood’s Theater Department will present the musical, Nine, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit. More...

Letters to the Editor

Federalism Explained

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Stop the Tax and Spend Cycle

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The Real Heroes

Letter sent to Town Supervisor Richard Shea and reprinted at the request of the author More...

Sports News

Loretto 4th Grade ‘Blue’ Wins Regular Season Finale

On Saturday, February 13, the 4th grade Loretto “Blue” boys team traveled to St. John & St. Mary’s of Chappaqua for their final regular season game. More...

HV Hospital Auctions Trip to Masters Golf Tourney

If you’ve ever dreamed of heading south to see the best golfers in the world tee-off at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters Tournament, here’s your chance! More...

7th Grade Loretto Boys Wind Up Season

The 7th grade boys from Our Lady of Loretto finshed a challenging 12 game WPCYO basketball season this past weekend. Traveling all over northern Westchester and Putnam Counties the nine boys competed against some solid competition. More...

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