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June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Angling for a Winner at the Garrison Fishing Derby

Last Sunday, with skies intermittently threatening rain, 78 children took part in the 10th Annual Charles Polhemus, Sr., Memorial Fishing Derby hosted by the Garrison Fish and Game Club (GFGC). More...

Board Going to Fishkill

A 4-day work week is also proposed

Councilwoman Barbara Scuccimarra wants the Town of Philipstown seriously to consider adopting a four-day work week. More...

Village Considers Raising Fence Height Limits

In a June 1 session notable both for its brevity and civility in comparison with other recent meetings, the Cold Spring Village Board last week reviewed restrictions on fence heights, the fee arrangement for building projects, and the location of th More...

Sheriff’s Department Issues ‘High Risk’ Sex Offender Alert

The Putnam County Sheriff has issued a notice to inform residents that a convicted second-degree rapist has moved to Philipstown. The offender, Donnie Sampson, moved from a Brewster hotel to 3559 Route 9, Cottage 1 of Grandma’s Baby Barns. More...

Board Gets Back to Business

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

During its June 3 work session The Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) board addressed a laundry list of issues and programs. More...

Advisory Board Addresses School Bus Safety

The Putnam County Emergency Services Advisory Board is off and running. 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...

Line-Up Announced for Sunset Series at Bandstand

The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy the Sunday Sunset Concert Series outdoors on late Sunday afternoons at the bandstand by the Hudson. More...

HV Shakespeare Begins Performances Next Week Garrison

This season Hudson Valley Shakespeare will take the audience to the Trojan War where love turns to infidelity in the bedroom and on the battlefield. More...

Letters to the Editor

Our Job is To Find Out

To the Editor: More...

Deny the Fishkill Zoning Change Request

To the Editor: I am writing to you today to respectfully ask that you deny the zoning change request for the Highland Valley project. More...

Growth or Greed

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Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Clean-up for Nelsonville residents only will be held on Friday, June 11; all material must be ready for pick up no later than 6am Friday. Our Graduation Issue will be next week. More...

Putnam County Will Restrict Sale of Fertilizers Containing Phosphorus

Putnam County lawmakers have banned the sale or use of fertilizer containing phosphorus due to its potential health hazard. 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...

A New Zoning Battle

Philipstown prepares to fight Fishkill authorities over proposed trailer park

Residents and officials in Philipstown scrambled late last week to respond to a prospective 210-unit trailer park—planned for a quarry across the county line but within the Haldane Central School District—which foresees spending $800,000 More...

Loretto Honors Parish Priests

The parishioners of Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Cold Spring celebrated the end of the Vatican-designated “Year for Priests” Saturday night with a Mass in honor of their parish priests and a reception afterward in the parish hall. Fr. More...

Sectional Losses End Season On The Diamond

Both the Haldane baseball and softball teams suffered sectional game losses this past week, bringing an end to both teams’ seasons. More...

Fishkill Development Spurs Tax and Space Concerns

It was a night that focused on the “changing of the guard.” At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Haldane Board of Education, trustees paid tribute to three retiring teachers and one fellow trustee along with five staff who were granted More...

Is Proposed Route 9 Project Part of Fishkill’s ‘Big Picture’?

While creating havoc in Philipstown, the Highland Valley project seems to align with some goals of the Fishkill Comprehensive Plan, but to contradict others. More...

Democrats Can’t Find County Executive Candidate

Putnam County Democratic leaders have failed to garner a candidate who will oppose one of the Republican county executive hopefuls this fall—either Vincent Leibell or Mary Ellen Odell. More...

Board Looks at Spanish and Writing Curricula, Cuts Work Time for Two

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

During its June 2 regular meeting, the Garrison Union Free School (GUFS) district reviewed two components of its ongoing curriculum development— foreign language and writing—and formally approved cuts in hours for two employees. More...

PVCSD Contract Update

As reported earlier in the PCN&R, both parties in the current teacher contract negotiations between the Putnam Valley Central School District (PVCSD) and the Putnam Valley Federation of teachers (PVFT) have agreed to mediation. More...

Public Announcements

Nelsonville: Clean-up for Nelsonville residents ONLY will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010. All material must be ready for pickup no later than 6am Friday. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

National Tech Honor Society Inductees from Haldane

The National Technical Honor Society Induction and Scholarship Presentation were held at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES on May 27, 2010. More...

Logan Bagarozy Receives 2010 Rensselaer Medal

Putnam Valley High School junior Logan Bagarozy, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Rensselaer Medal. More...

Be an Army Cadet for a Day

Can you meet the challenge of West Point? The U.S. Military Academy will conduct a Rehearsal Reception Day Friday, June 25, from 10am until 1pm on the academy grounds. You can help by volunteering to be a cadet for a day. More...

Perspectives

Moral Imperatives and the Gaza Flotilla

Two terrible attacks occurred last week—one took place in the Mediterranean and one is taking place on the international arena. More...

Elected Officials, Volunteers, and the Comprehensive Plan

As appointed volunteers of the Comprehensive Plan Special Board, I along with other volunteers performed our job as we were tasked to do under Resolution No. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eugene W. DiBenedetto

A 48-year Garrison resident

Eugene W. DiBenedetto, age 80, a 48-year Garrison resident, died on June 10, 2010, at his residence. Born in New York, NY on September 17, 1929, he was the son of the late Adolph and Lillian (Carruba) DiBenedetto Mr. More...

Landon Evarts

Landon Evarts, of Garrison, died at home on June 2, 2010. Born on August 14, 1930, he was a graduate of Westminster School, Harvard College, and Columbia Business School. He served in the U.S. Army in Washington, DC. in the 1950s. More...

Nancy Scott (Agor) McCabe

Nancy Scott McCabe (formerly known as Agor), 71, died on May 26, 2010, at her home in Granbury, TX. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Sports News

Dynamos Down Yonkers During ‘Day of Soccer’

The Philipstown Dynamos (U-10) opened a day of soccer at the St. Basil Academy Field this past Sunday with a convincing 5-2 win over the Yonkers Phoenix. More...

A Smokin’ Hot At-Bat

The Philipstown “Phillies” (Baseball Recreation Team) played East Fishkill last Saturday afternoon at Shepherds Park off Route 82 in E. Fishkill. More...

Highlanders Show Their Fighting Spirit

Threatening skies and occasionally blustery conditions weren’t enough to deter four stalwart lacrosse squads from competing on Philipstown’s “fields of friendly strife” this weekend as part of P.L.A.Y. Day 2010. More...

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