May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Completes 3-Sport Sweep of JFK

Haldane’s baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams all knocked off rival Kennedy Catholic of Somers, highlighting an exciting week of Blue Devils’ sports action. BASEBALL More...

Business Parking Waiver on Tap?

At the the May 4 village board meeting, Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher renewed efforts last week to revamp an unpopular village law that demands that businesses provide off-street parking for customers. More...

PREVIEWING THE SCHOOL BUDGET VOTES

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

As required by law, a final public hearing was held on the Garrison Union Free School district (GUFS) budget on May 5. The amount to be raised by taxes is $7,904,539, representing a 2.28 percent budget-tobudget increase. More...

BOARD HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

If there is concern among residents about the proposed budget for the Haldane School District for 2010-11 it was certainly not evident at last week’s public hearing. More...

Polling Information for Tuesday, May 18, 2010:

Garrison’s budget/trustee vote will be held from 6am to 9pm at the Garrison School Haldane’s budget/trustee vote will be held from 7am to 9pm, Middle School, Room 105 Putnam Valley’s budget/trustee vote will be held from 6am to 9pm, More...

Coming Events

 

Elections

Candidate Platform

MARK MORMAR

I am pleased to announce my candidacy as Trustee for the Haldane Board of Education at the upcoming May 18 election. More...

Schools

Haldane School Raises Funds for Haiti

Haldane Middle and High School students have been working hard to raise money to help the people of Haiti. A total of $630.37 was raised and is to be donated to the CARE organization. More...

Detectives, Rock and Roll, and Shakespeare Mix it Up

What happens when you mix detectives with rock and roll, stir in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and a few more famous characters on the case in Elizabethan England, sprinkle in some sprites and fairies, and add some highly talented student perfo More...

Putnam Valley/St. Columbanus Girl Scouts Clean Up Putnam Valley

It was road clean-up time again in Putnam Valley, and the Girl Scouts were out there making sure the roads were free of litter and grime. More...

Commentary

Look Beyond the School Budget Numbers

Does the high cost of schooling include the fundamentals of education?

Part of a newspaper’s role is to shed light on how tax dollars are spent, especially when officials seek to complicate what should be simple. More...

Perspectives

A Beginner’s Hike at Leonard Wagner Park

Pastimes

Putnam Valley’s Town Park offers a short nature trail that is ideal for the beginning hiker. It is short, well-marked, relatively flat, and never strays too far from civilization. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Matthew Shipman

Matthew Shipman died peacefully on May 8, 2010, following a massive stroke, surrounded by his extended family who adored him and whom he adored. More...

John Doherty

John Doherty, beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle passed away in January, 2010. More...

Glenn Nelson

Glenn C. Nelson, age 96, of Florida, former long time resident of Garrison, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Naples FL. Born May 30, 1913, in Racine WI, he was the son of the late Nels C. and Bertha M. (Howe) Nelson. More...

Children's Activities

Family Thrills at the Hudson Valley Fair

The Hudson Valley Fair is to open at the Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, with fun, entertainment, and thrills for the entire family on the weekends of May 14, 15, and 16 and May 21, 22, and 23. More...

Classics For Kids Concert Features Cellist

The fourth and final Classics For Kids concert of the 2009-2010 season features Raman Ramakrishnan, cellist with the outstanding Daedalus Quartet. The concert takes place on Saturday, May 15, at 3pm. More...

Cream Draft Horses in the Spotlight at Tilly Foster

On Saturday, May 15, Tilly Foster will host a special program highlighting their American Cream Draft Horses. The program will take place at 11am and again at 2pm. More...

The Board Speaks

Top 30 zoning redraft changes expected to be revealed

Moratorium repealed to make way for proposed new law The public can expect “significant” changes in the next rezoning draft, Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea told the Town Board last week. More...

The Merchant of Route 9

A half-acre parcel is the focus of one man’s struggle with local boards

For the past decade, Philipstown landowner Kevin Jones has been fighting for the ability to operate his businesses on a half-acre parcel wedged between Route 9 and the Annsville Creek. More...

Four-legged Friends March Down Main

The Putnam County Humane Society, a not for profit animal shelter that provides the towns of Philipstown, Carmel, Kent, Patterson, and Southeast with services for lost and stray pets, organized a Pet Parade on Saturday afternoon in Cold Spring to cal More...

Meetings Proceed on Village’s Future

The series of public workshops designed to harvest ideas from residents to help formulate Cold Spring’s new Comprehensive Plan continued last Saturday afternoon. More...

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

As part of its May 6 work session the Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) board held its final budget hearing prior to the May 18 election. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

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 Amazing Nineteenth: A Century of Innovation

The 19th century was a defining era for the history of Philipstown; join the Putnam County Historical Society for a lecture with J. Ward Regan to learn more about the industrial and cultural context of this important time. More...

Two Visions Exhibit Opens at Riverwinds Gallery

Riverwinds Gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon presents an exhibition of two Hudson Valley artists: Two Visions - Two Enlightened Eyes. Gayle Clark Fedigan and Robert Trondsen both are well known in the Hudson Valley and beyond. More...

Community

USS New York Memorial Project Underway

Organizers of the Putnam County-USS New York Memorial project are hoping for a large turnout next Thursday at a community barbecue fundraiser in Patterson. More...

Neighborhood Watch Programs Expand Across Putnam County

Neighborhood Watch programs pay dividends by providing local residents working with law enforcement to participate in the detection and prevention of crime. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safe Water vs. Personal Profits

To the Editor: I attended the Town Board’s re-zoning meeting back in April, and came away impressed by and grateful to the Town Board for the way it handled the evening’s events. More...

Stereotyping Zoning Skeptics

To the Editor: I’ve heard the words “misconception” or “disinformation” used quite a bit lately to describe things that have been said about the proposed zoning document that is currently being debated throughout the More...

Taking Away Rights and Freedoms

To the Editor: With everything we all have going on, it frustrates me and others to no end that we have to now protect and try to preserve our existing property rights. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Lots going on this coming weekend. Garrison Art Center is holding the Artists on Location event at Garrison’s Landing Sat., May 15; viewing 3:30pm, auction at 5pm. More...

Nota Bene

The PCN&R candidate announcement deadline was last week. Haldane Board of Education candidate Mark Mormar submitted his material via email in a timely manner, however it wound up classified as spam. More...

Amplifications and Corrections

Regarding the report on the proposed budget for the Garrison Union Free School District (May 5), the enrollment data included only the K-8 students but not the high schoolers whose educational costs are included in the Garrison budget. More...

Sports News

7/8 Philipstown Highlanders Lacrosse Team Cruises to Victory

On May 8 Yorktown boys’ lacrosse paid a visit to Philipstown, only to go home defeated by the Highlanders 10-2. This is the second win against Yorktown this season. More...

Dragons Notch 3rd Straight Soccer Win

The Philipstown Soccer Club’s three squads had a win, draw, and loss in three away games this past Sunday. The Philipstown Dragons (U-11) moved to 3-0 on the season with a hard working 3-1 decision over homestanding Edgemont. More...

Weekly Poll

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