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Ball, Katz Call For Term Limits

Assemblyman Greg Ball, running for the 40th district state senate seat, and Dr. Steve Katz, running for the 99th district Assembly seat Ball is vacating, signed a pledge last week limiting themselves to three terms. More...

Superintendents Size up the New School Year

There are multiple schools and districts within the PCN&R’s readership area. The three major districts are Haldane, Garrison, and Putnam Valley. More...

Supporting Warriors Who Return—and the Families of Those Who Don’t

The mid-Hudson River Valley has lost 21 warriors since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001. More...

Odell is a Wild Card in Putnam Politics

Mary Ellen Odell is an outsider deep in Putnam’s politics. Though she was recently named deputy chair of the County Legislature, Odell is still considered a newer player on the political scene. She is now a candidate for County Executive. More...

Putnam Valley High School Names New Interim Principal

Garrison Resident Vincent Burruano to be Interim Principal for a year

Last week, Putnam Valley’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. More...

Positioning for Power

Editor’s Note: The following profiles of Mary Ellen Odell and Vincent Leibell ran in the February 4, 2010, and April 22, 2010 issues of the Putnam County Courier, the PCN&R’s sister newspaper. More...

Announcements

Village of Cold Spring

The Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan/LWRP will hold the following meetings at Village Hall: • Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 7:30pm • Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:30pm • The Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees has cancel More...

 

Elections

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

With the Sept. 14 primary and the ensuing general election approaching, the PCN&R will be asking a question each week of local candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, More...

Schools

HALDANE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE 2010-11

HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES

Effective – September 2010 More...

GARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Times are approximate. Please be at your stop 10 minutes earlier.

GARRISON SCHOOL K-8 Bus Routes ROUTE: RED 7:44 - 7 Travis Corners Rd. 7:45 - 54 Travis Corners Rd 7:46 - 79 Travis Corners Rd 7:48 - 87 Travis Corners Rd 7:48 - 97 Travis Corners Rd. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shame on Borkowski

To the Editor: I received a mailer from Jim Borkowski who is running for the 99th NY Assembly seat and was quite disturbed to see that he used Judge in his literature. More...

North Highlands Re-Vote?

To the Editor: In your recent article on the New Fire Truck in North Highlands I believe there are misleading statements made by Kristin Van Tassel. As claimed, 82 votes did not approve the purchase of a new fire truck. More...

Supporting Gouldman

To the Editor: No mudslinging from me, just an observation based on many years experience. More...

Children's Activities

Backyard Bugs! at Nature Center

On Saturday, August 28, at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall for Backyard Bugs! More...

Health

Back to School Health Tips

.Make sure all your child’s immunizations are up to date . Consider getting Flu vaccine… comes in injectable… and nasal spray…for children . More...

Comprehensive Plan Debuts Next Month

COLD SPRING SPECIAL BOARD

The Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan announced last week that it will post the completed version of the plan on the Village of Cold Spring website on September 29. More...

Going Silent in the War of Words

2010 ELECTION SEASON

Elections Commissioner and county Republican chairman Anthony Scannapieco has written a letter to local media outlets, declaring that he won’t be responding to “any of the infantile rantings of State Senator Vincent Leibell.” More...

‘Tug & Barge’ Weekend Set for September 4-6

A woman tug captain has teamed with a juggling showboat captain to bring two antique vessels to Cold Spring Town Dock from September 4 to 6. More...

Tomatoes: A Long History of Getting Fresh

The tomato is a vagrant vegetable. (This sentence is actually a trick to see if you, dear Reader, finish this entire story. More...

Putnam Likes Schools, Dislikes Taxes

According to a recent survey by the PCN&R, 70.7 percent of Putnam County citizens are unwilling to pay higher school taxes. At the same time, 72 percent of those polled had a positive view of Putnam schools. More...

Senator Leibell Has Staying Power

After decades of commuting to Albany, Senator Vincent Leibell has announced his intention to become Putnam’s next County Executive. More...

Awkward Silence Leaves Unanswered Questions

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

The August 19 meeting of the Putnam Valley Board of Education opened on time at 7pm to a small audience likely expecting to get through a relatively routine business meeting with a minimum of fanfare. More...

Haldane Grad seriously Injured in Spain

Social network provides support and hope

Today a former Cold Spring family is overseas dealing with a frightening situation that could have become a nightmare. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 265-3638 boscobel.org Open daily except Tuesday, 9:30am-5pm, last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Ongoing More...

Bargains from the Desmond- Fish Library Book Sale

The crowds are gone from the opening of the Desmond Fish Library Book and Media Sale, but thousands of books, videos, DVDs, audio tapes, CDs and special collectibles are waiting for smart shoppers. More...

Barge Weekend Features Floating Contra Dancing

The date is Sunday September 5th, at 7:30pm. The location is Cold Spring, at the town dock. More...

Births

Gabriel Claudio Marzollo

Gabriel Claudio Marzollo was born August 12th, 2010, at 5:01am to Melia and David Marzollo of Cold Spring at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The paternal grandparents are Claudio and Jean Marzollo, of Cold Spring. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edith Mary Adamson

Edith Mary Adamson was embraced by her Lord on August 16th, 2010, in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by loved ones. Edie was born March 27, 1924 in Toronto, Ont., Canada, to Edith and Arthur Jordan. More...

Harry R. Williams Jr.

Harry R. Williams Jr. age 84, of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Garrison, died at the JFK Medical Center Tuesday, August 17, 2010. More...

Jerome H. Allen

Jerome H. Allen, age 72, a lifelong Cold Spring area resident, died on August 21, 2010 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Born January 21, 1938 in Cold Spring, he was the son of Helen Atkinson Dye of Cold Spring and the late Jerome H. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Hard to believe that school will be open soon and the days are already growing shorter. Why not hang on to what’s left of the summer by enjoying some local shopping, dining, and entertainment? More...

Putnam to Pursue Purchase of Butterfield Hospital Property

Putnam County lawmakers hope to make it happen! More...

Putnam’s Unemployment Numbers Increase

Despite an increase in people out of work from June to July, Putnam’s rate of unemployment continues to be the lowest in the entire region. More...

Weekly Poll

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