April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Revenue Drops

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

Budget planning is never easy, and this year is no exception. At its April 6 meeting the Cold Spring Village Board received notice that revised property value assessments for the village would reduce revenues by $15,000. More...

Haldane Proposes 1.35% Tax Rate Increase

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

Last week’s meeting of the Haldane Board of Education was a warm up to the main event, the April 13 meeting at which trustees will adopt a proposed budget for 2010- 11. That budget must then go to the voters in May for approval, or rejection. More...

PVCSD Budget-to-Budget and Tax Levy Increases Stand at Less than One Percent

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

Assistant Superintendent Paul Lee revealed a $43,886,843 proposed budget for the 2010-11 school year. The budget represents a .82 percent budget-to-budget increase that, if accepted, will result in a .98 percent tax levy increase. More...

A Glance at Girl Scouts

You may think Girl Scouts is just about cookies, but we’re much more than that…Here’s a look at what our community’s Girl Scouts have been up to. A Camping We Will Go! More...

Historical Society Hosts 103rd Annual Meeting

Most organizations hold annual meetings, but few can say they just held their 103rd annual meeting. More...

 

Civics and Politics

PARC Recognized for 56 Years of Service

PARC has been providing exceptional opportunities for people with disabilities in Putnam County for more than half a century. More...

Taxpayers Fund the Visitors Bureau

Putnam will kick in $73,000 to the county’s Visitors Bureau despite Albany refusing to provide any matching funds through its I Love New York campaign. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the Putnam Legislature last week. More...

Teacher Training Overhaul is Being Encouraged

The chancellor of the State University of New York wants to change how teachers are trained—a suggestion receiving local support. More...

Schools

PV High TheatreWorks Presents Crazy For You

Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks is proud to present the Broadway musical hit, Crazy For You. More...

Peers Influence Peers Video Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

The Peers Influence Peers Partnership began a decade and a half ago at the Putnam Valley Middle School to have students talk to their classmates about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. More...

St. Philip’s Announces White Elephant Sale Winners

The St. Philip’s Nursery School White Elephant Sale held March 20 was a huge success. St. More...

Children's Activities

Earth Day Celebration in Song with ‘Bindlestick Bill’

A very special program for children will take place at the Howland Cultural Center at 1pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010, when Bill Fiore, also known as “Bindlestick Bill,” will present a special Earth Day program of songs, jokes, and stori More...

Native American Artifacts Fundraiser Benefits PV Grange

A children’s education program fundraiser featuring Native American artifacts and traditions will benefit the Putnam Valley Grange. More...

Sports News

Attention Yankees Fans: Take the Train to the Game

MTA Metro-North Railroad will offer convenient and reliable train service to Yankee home games without the hassles of parking, tolls, and traffic. More...

Nachamkin Named Top Beginner at Chess Tourney

Andrew Nachamkin, a Haldane second grader, was awarded a plaque for “Top Beginner K-5” at the Middletown Chess Club’s First Open Swiss Tournament on April 20. More...

Outdoor Trail Adventures for Hikers of All Ages

On Saturday, April 24, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will open its Discovery Quest hiking trails. The Quests are a unique, interactive way for people to spend time outdoors to learn about nature and trail lore. More...

Checking the Facts on Zoning

WHAT’S THE TRUTH?

.During the three hour zoning workshop on Wednesday, April 7, there were a number of questions about the meaning of certain provisions in the proposed zoning law, in addition to disputes over other matters of fact. More...

The Dissidents Speak Out

After last Wednesday’s zoning workshop, town officials including Supervisor Richard Shea have said they were pleased with the turnout and the tenor of the meeting. More...

Responding to Regele

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

At the April 8 Philipstown Town Board meeting it was announced that there will be an April 28 workshop to discuss the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC). More...

GUFS Budget? Not Just Yet

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

In spite of the Agenda item calling for review and approval of the Superintendent’s 2010- 11 budget at the April 7 Garrison School Board meeting, the board elected to defer its adoption. More...

Public Announcements

The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department is requesting your assistance with Wednesday leaf and brush collection. Residents are asked to comply with the following: More...

A Winning Week For Haldane

Haldane’s spring sports squads all brought home wins last week, led by the softball team’s sweep of Carmel, Putnam Valley, and Lourdes. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

Taming of the Shrew 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...

Green Roof Will Be Unveiled at Manitoga

Manitoga, Russel Wright’s National Historic Landmark home, studio, and woodland garden, will celebrate reinstallation of the iconic designer’s green roof on April 17. More...

Future of World’s Water: a Talk at Beacon Institute

Beacon Institute will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a talk by Institute CEO, John Cronin. More...

Letters to the Editor

Evangelize Me

To the Editor: More...

Post Re-Zoning Workshop Questions

To the Editor: We attended the April 7 Philipstown re-zoning workshop at the Haldane School. Based on the questions being asked and the answers, we wonder how much involvement the Board really had in the shaping of this document? More...

Easements Contain the Flow

To the Editor: My husband and I are one of the four homeowners of the properties at the lower end of Old Albany Post Road. We have given the town easements on our property. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Albert F. Cahill

Albert F. Cahill of Fishkill, formerly of Cold Spring and New Fairfield, CT, passed away on April 18, 2010 at Elant at Fishkill. He was 81. More...

Edith Herbst

Edith (Ryan) Herbst, has passed away at the age of 89. She was born December 6, 1920, Highbridge (Bronx) NY, to the late Edith (Walls) and Edward F Ryan. More...

Larsh Mewhinney

Larsh Bindley Mewhinney, age 84, a 25-year Cold Spring resident, died on April 18, 2010, at his residence. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald and Norma (Bindley) Mewhinney. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Have you heard we are moving? Yes, on Thursday, April 15, the Putnam County News and Recorder will relocate to 144 Main Street, Cold Spring. This is our 144th year in business as well, so come in and say hello! More...

Bondi To Meet With Local Constituents for ‘Speak Out’

On Wednesday, April 14, at the Philipstown Town Hall at 7:30pm, County Executive Robert Bondi wants the public to speak out on “tough issues” such as: “Do the people of Putnam County need multiple police departments, fire departmen More...

Our Move to 144 Main Street

From our Main Street offices in Cold Spring, the PCN&R has been a vital part of life in western Putnam County for over a century. More...

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