May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mulling Over Changes to Rezoning Proposal

The Philipstown Board last week outlined key changes to the March rezoning draft, to ease rules for construction in scenic sectors, condone small warehouses, indefinitely tolerate signs that conform to the current law but don’t conform to the More...

Cold Spring: ‘A Working Village, Not a Museum’?

What is it that makes Cold Spring a highly desirable place to live, and what needs to be done to keep it that way? That “village character” was what 25 residents addressed on Saturday, May 15, at a public workshop at the VFW Hall. More...

Contract Talks Stall, Mediators Step In

On Monday, the eve of the budget vote for 2010-11, the Putnam Valley Central School District issued a press release announcing that the district’s negotiations with the Putnam Valley Federation of Teachers (PVFT) had stalled. More...

Haldane Will Spearhead Dental Screening Program

Haldane Elementary School has the distinction of being chosen to spearhead a dental screening program for schools in New York State. More...

Lisikatos Throws Back-To-Back No-Hitters

Haldane’s sports week featured a number of personal and team achievements, highlighted by three wins by both the baseball and softball squads, and some great efforts at the track sectionals. 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...

See Shakespeare Through The Eyes of an Expert

Wouldn’t it be great to see a Shakespeare play with the insight of an expert? More...

Carl Van Brunt to Receive Arts Award in Beacon

The Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) is sponsoring the Beacon Arts Awards at Dia:Beacon on June 3, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. This is a fund raising event for the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts. The tickets are $45 each. More...

Perspectives

What’s Good About Proposed Zoning?

The proposed changes to the Philipstown Zoning Code are good for everyone living and working here. More...

All Locavores, Take Notice

T he fate of healthy local food is on the line. One of the most dangerous bills in the history of the US is pending before the Senate, S510 (Food Safety Modernization Act). More...

Down, Yet Never Out

(Part 4 of 4)

A southern gentleman was called in, during the middle or late 1970s, to head up a preservation and revitalization program, PROCO, that would fundamentally address promotion of Cold Spring’s Main Street business district. More...

Police Blotter

Dad Arrested for DWI While Child in Car

A Putnam Valley man is facing felony charges for al­legedly being “super drunk” while his six-year-old daugh­ter was riding in the family car. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Soccer Grabs A Win & Tie In Three Matches

The Philipstown Soccer Club had a win, draw, and a loss in Westchester Youth Soccer League action this past Sunday. More...

Tom Costigan Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week

Manhattan College senior Tom Costigan, of Cold Spring, was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season as announced recently at conference headquarters. More...

Garrison Modified Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

The Garrison Modified Lacrosse team continues to play well and is currently undefeated, beating Croton and Hendrick Hudson last week. The boys are really coming together as a team. More...

Voters Approve All Local School Budgets

Voters in all three local school districts passed the budgets Tuesday night. More...

Haldane PTA Hosts Forum for Newspaper Critics

“Outrageous,” “despicable,” “absurd,” and “dumb” were some of the words residents and educators used at a May 17 Haldane Parent Teacher Association forum on the PCN&R’s coverage leading up to More...

A Village Parking Reformation

The Cold Spring Village Board last week debated rules for off-street parking and its own ethical conduct and took aim at “rubber-stamping” of construction plans by phantom architects. More...

Can Main Street Be Revitalized?

Lack of coordinated marketing, inadequate signage, inconsistent store hours, and the need for improved Main Street infrastructure were some of the concerns identified on the evening of May 10 at the latest in a series of public workshops aimed at pr More...

Debating the Planning Board’s Authority

A public hearing was held In Putnam Valley on May 12 on a proposed resolution to modify Chapter 165.10.D of the zoning law to eliminate landscape contracting as a specially permitted use. More...

Memorial Day Observances

The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 31, 2010. The parade will start promptly at 9am at the Municipal Building, Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Community Nursery Kids Enjoy a Visit to Glynwood Farm

The 3-year-old class from Community Nursery School enjoyed a morning at Glynwood Farm with their teachers Mrs. Rodino and Mrs. Junjulas. |align=left|width=250|height=141|link=node] More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Catches Samba Fever

“Ga ga tiga, ga-ga ga tiga!” No, you’re not on some alien planet. More...

Garrison School 2009-10 Third Quarter Honor Roll

PRINCIPAL’S LIST/HIGH HONOR ROLL WITH DISTINCTION: More...

Summer Camp-Out in the Valley

Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation will be holding their annual summer campout in Town Park on July 10. More...

Commentary

Why Hide the Numbers?

Last week, people in our villages and towns were buzzing with talk of the salaries of local teachers, which the PCN&R printed in its May 12 edition. More...

For the Record . . .

The following letter was sent by PCN&R editor-in-chief Joe Lindsley to Haldane PTA president Maria Leiter in response to an invitation she sent.We are printing the letter so the reasons for the PCN&R’s absence from the panel are clear. More...

What’s Behind the Threat of a Contigency Budget?

Under New York state law, if both the first and second proposed budgets are voted down, then the affected school district is required to implement a statemandated contingency budget. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shortsighted Position

To the Editor: More...

Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

To the Editor: I am delighted the PCN&R has introduced the discussion about education, and for the advice, “…it is important to remember that numbers do not tell the whole story.” More...

Questioning the Timing

To the Editor: Leave it to the PCN&R to pull an “October surprise” in May. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Tomorrow is the Haldane High School Spring Concert at 7pm, don’t miss it. And Friday is the Haldane High School Prom. Photos will be taken at Boscobel from 5:30-6:30 and it is going to be a beautiful evening. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. More...

Putnam County Department of Health Holds First Public Health Summit

The Putnam County Health Department sponsored its first Public Health Summit on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

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