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Town Will Trim Benefits

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Several topics were discussed in front of an empty board room at the Philipstown workshop on Wednesday, August 25. The town board brought up a concern over for-profit businesses operating out of non-profit establishments. More...

Are Citizens Pleased with Town Boards?

Surveying the County

While a slim majority of Philipstown citizens surveyed say they are generally pleased with the job that their town board is doing, the majority of residents in Putnam Valley have expressed dissatisfaction with their governing board, according to a s More...

Tendy: Taxes Are ‘Unbearably High’

Supervisor also advocates for incentive zoning in annual address

On Wednesday, August 25, Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy gave his 2010 State of the Town Address. He enthusiastically supported the controversial proposed new firehouse and he advocated for incentive zoning to bring a little commerce to town. More...

Tour de Putnam Called Best Yet

What a day for a bike ride! Golden sunshine, low humidity, and pleasant morning temperatures greeted some 988 cyclists Sunday at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park for the beginning of Putnam’s annual Tour de Putnam. More...

Putnam Valley School Superintendent Departs

PUTNAM VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

On Friday evening, August 27, after a 45-minute executive session of the school board, the Putnam Valley Central School District suffered another administrative setback when it lost its most recent superintendent, Dr. Marc Space. More...

Jammin’ at Tiny Tots Park

For the stroller set, the Cold Spring Tiny Tots Park was the place to be on Saturday afternoon (after nap time, of course), for the third annual Tots Park Jamboree. More...

 

Elections

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

W ith 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, and County Executive. More...

Schools

Teacher Brings History to Life

As a history teacher at Haldane Middle School, Joan Brocker is always looking for ways to get—and keep—her students’ attention. More...

Walk with the Monarch Butterflies

Families and adults with or without children, ages 5 and older, are invited to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a Monarch Butterfly Walk on Saturday, September 11, 10am, at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across fro More...

Putnam Valley Teacher Honored With a Disney Trip

Putnam Valley High School teacher Craig Glenn, his wife Samantha, his son Caden and his daughter Makayla enjoy a Disney character breakfast at the Regal Sun Resort in Orlando, Fla. More...

Letters to the Editor

We Must Never Forget

To the Editor: “BEFORE” The blue sky was clear, the train was near The clouds non-existent, the wind was rare The rush of the day was on its way as the early morning glistened. More...

Super Size Me?

To the Editor: With Dominos Pizza being served in a “gas station,” one can’t help but to wonder what is next to come in our beloved Cold Spring. More...

More Than Just a Siren

To the Editor: After attending the village board meeting last Wednesday, I have to say I’m dismayed by the mayor and board of trustee’s decision on the siren. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Congratulations to Marguerite Spada, of Garrison, who won our Full Moon Page photo contest from last week’s issue! She correctly identified the mystery photo subject as the bridge at the Walter Hoving Home. More...

Attention Seniors: EPIC Changes Begin Next Month

New York law has been changed to require Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) prescription plan members in Medicare Part D plans to maximize their Part D plan as their primary drug coverage. More...

The Historic Mid-Hudson Bridge Turns 80

Eighty years ago last week, New York’s first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, cut the ribbon opening the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Today, that same bridge proudly bears the name of her husband, who went on to become the 32nd President of the United States. More...

Candidate Forum TONIGHT

The Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier are hosting a Candidate Forum, tonight, Sept. 7, 2010, at 7pm at the Villa Barone in Mahopac. The forum will feature candidates in the Sept. More...

HURRICANE UPDATE INFO FROM FEMA

As of September 2, Hurricane Watch Has Been Issued for Parts of North Carolina up through Massachusetts; Earl is Currently a Category 4 Hurricane AS HURRICANE EARL APPROACHES, FEMA URGES More...

Sirens to Sound Less Often

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

There was standing room only at the Village Hall Wednesday night as the sixmonth debate over the sound, frequency, location, and duration of the Cold Spring Fire Department siren came to an end. More...

Carrying on an Enterprising Heritage in the Highlands

Amber Polhemus turns her passion for horses into a business

For 13 generations, the Polhemus family has allowed their sons and daughters to prosper by granting them freedom to pursue their interests. More...

The Cannons Roar Along the Hudson

On Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29, Constitution Island held its annual Reenactment Weekend, with 100 people wearing the uniforms of American Revolution and Civil War troops. More...

Highway Department Installs Philipsebrook Culvert

The Philipstown Highway Department has recently completed a large project, replacing an old culvert on Philipsebrook Road. “This culvert was in desperate need of repair due to deterioration and age. More...

Tug & Barge Weekend Steams into Cold Spring September 4-6

A woman tug boat captain has teamed with a juggling showboat captain to bring two antique vessels to Cold Spring Town Dock from September 4 to 6. Tug & Barge Weekend will feature free public tugboat trips and free barge tours. More...

Announcements

The Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan/LWRP will hold the following meeting at Village Hall: • Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:30pm Town of Philipstown The CAC meeting scheduled for the second week of September (9/14/10) has been p More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

West Point Band Presents 1812 Concert on Saturday

The West Point Band presents its annual 1812 concert on Saturday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Trophy Point Amphitheatre. More...

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...

GAC’s ‘Photocentric 2010’ Opens Friday

Garrison Art Center is pleased to announce the second juried photography exhibition PHOTOcentric 2010. The award recipients will be announced at the exhibition opening on September 3, from 6 to 8pm. More...

Perspectives

Will the Highlands Embrace the ‘Locavore’ Challenge?

The Oxford Word of the Year for 2007 was “locavore,” coined by a group of foodies in San Francisco who, in 2005, started eating locally from their bioregion and living on the “100 Mile Diet.” More...

Births

Jackson Edward Pilner

Jackson Edward Pilner was born on August 25, 2010, to Chris and Melinda Pilner of Waterford, VT. Paternal grandparents are Wendy and Ed Pilner of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Tina and Russ Mooney of Lancaster, NH. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation. com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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