April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Students Donate Time for Habitat For Humanity

Fifteen students from Haldane High School's Class of 2011 spent Saturday giving hours of service for Habitat for Humanity. More...

Bondi’s ‘Reinventing Government Tour’ Hits Philipstown; Cold Spring is Next

Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi’s county-wide listening tour brought him to Philipstown Town Hall last week. Bondi is gathering ideas from local officials and residents, asking them just what they think local government should look like. More...

Haldane Board’s Already Looking to 2011-12

At their April 13 meeting trustees of the Haldane School Board approved sending a proposed budget of $21,462,350 for the 2010-11 school year to the voters in May. More...

Considering Cold Spring’s Historic Architecture

Sometimes the obvious has to be pointed out. Cold Spring has an incredible inventory of older buildings that should be protected if the village’s unique heritage and culture is to be preserved. More...

Public Announcements

The Town of Philipstown will be conducting a town-wide cleanup at the Garrison Firehouse, Route 9, Garrison. This year’s cleanup will be held on April 24 from 8am to 2pm. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Legislators Push for Workforce Funding

A threatened reduction in Workforce Investment fundwas called a foolish move on the part of Washington lawmakers. 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...

The Written Word, as Spoken

WaterWrites Authors to Read at Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library will host a literary gathering of select authors and poets from WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology on Sunday, April 25, at 3pm in the Reading Garden (weather permitting). More...

Poet Thomas Lux Reads From His Work At Sunset Series

Even at a place like Sarah Lawrence College, where the written word is king (or more likely queen), many of us who were freshman at the time cared little for poetry. More...

Commentary

144 Years on Main Street

Recalling our storied past and staying connected to life in Highlands

For the past decades, the Putnam County News and Recorder has operated out of a one-room office at 86 Main Street, but this growing newspaper needs more space, and so we have moved two blocks east to 144 Main Street, the former Old Homestead Club More...

Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Citizens of Philipstown

To the Editor: My appreciation goes out to COP for reaching out to the citizens of Philipstown. More...

Animal Shelter Needs Your Help

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Tax Bills are Paid by the People

To the Editor: As a resident of Philipstown who is unable to attend most public meetings due to my work schedule and familial obligations, I applaud the PCN&R’s coverage, and specifically the fact checking article, in relation to the Zon More...

Children's Activities

Beauty Comes In Many Forms....

Pet Costume Contest and Parade in Cold Spring

Once again, Putnam Humane Society will host a May Day Pet Parade and Costume Contest in Cold Spring. On Saturday, May 8, all should gather in front of St. Mary’s Church, at the top of Main Street. More...

Miss Columbus Pageant at Italian American Club

The Italian American Club of Mahopac will be hosting the fourth annual Putnam County Miss Columbus & Little Miss Columbus Pageant on Friday, May 21, 2010. at 7pm. More...

Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys Farm

Come to Green Chimneys as they celebrate the the environment, children, and remarkable raptors. See more than 100 raptors up close. More...

18 students escape serious injury in Garrison school bus crash

Eighteen students on their way home from school in Garrison escaped serious injury Tuesday when their bus was struck by a vehicle on Route 9 in Philipstown. More...

Village Considers 3.14% Tax Hike

But budget remains open for modification

Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher presented his budget message for 2010-11 at the April 13 monthly meeting of the board of trustees. More...

Opening Day of Little League

The Putnam County News & Recorder strives for impartiality, but we cannot fail to admit that we are rooting for the PCNR-sponsored T-Ball Yankees to hone their skills this season, and have fun while doing so. More...

Lisikatos’ Shutouts Pace Haldane

Haldane’s softball team picked up two more wins to remain unbeaten, and the baseball team split a pair, highlighting the week in Haldane sports. SOFTBALL More...

Leibell Seeks County Executive Post

There were no brass bands; no flags waving; no public announcements on the steps of the historic Putnam County Courthouse with cheering crowds. More...

Citizen’s Eleventh Hour Plea Sways GUFS Board

The Garrison Board of Education was prepared to adopt a budget that excluded funding for summer school, but an impassioned, 11th hour plea by Gordon Stewart, a parent and frequent board meeting attendee, made them think twice. More...

PCN&R Moves Into New, Historic Quarters

Thursday, April 15, 2010, was a memorable day for all American taxpayers, but it was also moving day for the personnel of the PCN&R. Relocating from 86 Main St. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Candidate Platform

Charlotte Snow Rowe

My name is Charlotte Snow Rowe, and I’m running for a seat on the Board of Education of the Garrison Union Free School District. More...

Schools

Haldane’s Got Talent!

Have you seen the night shift custodians dancing in the Haldane hallways the past month? That’s because they’ve had live music to put a swing in their step. More...

Creative SPLASH! Showcases Talents of Local Students

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is pleased to announce the opening reception for the First Annual Creative SPLASH! to be held on Sunday, April 25, at the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison from 2 to 4pm. More...

Discussion Sessions of PV School Budget Slated

The Putnam Valley PTA and Putnam Valley Parent Teacher Student Association would like to invite all interested to attend a discussion on the 2010-11 school budget. More...

Perspectives

GreenPlan: Anything But Impartial

Re-zoning build-out analysis has created the perception of a crisis

“Numbers seem to have conquered fact. They can bamboozle not enlighten, terrorize not guide, and all too easily end up abused and distrusted . . . More...

Down, Yet Never Out Part 3 of 4

The perplexive period of 1911 was for Cold Spring neither a recession or depression. More...

Births

Charles Clay Jennings

Born at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, NY, on March 10, 2010, to Margaret Anne and Brian Clay Jennings of Nyack. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Annette Nagy of Garrison. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Barbara Jennings of McKeesport, PA. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MARION S. TERR

Service at Noon on Friday

Marion Sylvia Terr, 95, of Moorestown, New Jersey, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Care One at Moorestown.   Ms. Terr was born in Brooklyn  and lived in Lake Peekskill for more than 30 years before moving to Moorestown in 2009. More...

John A. Davis, Jr.

Dr. John A. Davis, Jr., organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, West Point, for over thirty years, died at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the age of 86. More...

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. He was born on April 2, 1929, in Danbury, to the late Augustas and Bertha Davis Cahill. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of the Town

This is a busy week, so be sure to check the calendar on this page. Don’t forget County Executive Bondi’s town hall meeting in Cold Spring tonight, April 21, at 7pm. More...

Cold Spring Riverfront Meeting This Saturday

The Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/LWRP is urging all stakeholders in the Cold Spring riverfront to share ideas on its future at a meeting on Saturday, April 2,4 from 2pm to 4pm in the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue. More...

Gardens are Needed for PARC Fundraiser Conference:

Partners with PARC, a non-profit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host its annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 12, 2010, and gardens are needed for this year’s fundraiser. More...

Sports News

Knights, Dynamos Post Soccer Wins

Philipstown’s U-14 Knights and U-10 Dynamos picked up victories in Westchester Youth Soccer League action this past Sunday. The Knights used a Kate Lahey goal and a strong defensive effort to top the Rye Blast 1-0. More...

Philipstown Highlanders 7/8 Grades Lacrosse Team Suffers First Loss

It was a slow start for the 7/8 grade Highlander boys this past Sunday who hosted the Sailors from Cortlandt. More...

Ride Metro-North to the TD Bank 5 Boro Bike Tour

The TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest masscycling event in the USA. Over 30,000 cyclists ride the 42-mile odyssey through New York City’s five boroughs, many of whom travel into New York City on Metro- North Railroad. More...

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