March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Now that they have reached the state competition, Destination ImagiNation participants from the Haldane School raised funds last weekend in front of Foodtown for their trip upstate. More...

Haldane Sports Right A Good Story

For the past few months, Haldane has proudly detailed their accomplishments under the banner What’s Right With Haldane. More...

Gallagher, Serradas Debate Budget Lines

If board adopts budget, property owners can expect 1% tax increase

A meeting of the Board of Trustees last Tuesday, March 22, to review the Cold Spring 2011-12 Tentative Budget, began an hour later than expected (with an executive session scheduled to end at 7:30pm, but lasting until almost 8:30pm). More...

Serving Struggling Putnamites

When times get tough, thousands look to agency for help

Diane Russo and Alison Carroll began their tenure at Putnam Family and Community Services (PFCS) on the same day. More...

PCN&R Changes

Cunningham takes over, as Lindsley moves on

Douglas Cunningham, a longtime veteran of local newspapers in New York state has been named Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Putnam County News & Recorder and The Putnam County Courier announced Elizabeth Ailes, Publisher and owner More...

 

Civics and Politics

Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week

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Monthly Meeting for Nelsonville

The future consolidation of two court systems and current road repair issues were the main topics of discussion at the Village of Nelsonville monthly meeting Monday, March 21. More...

Schools

Haldane’s Crystal Ball Raises More Than $30,000

The Haldane School Foundation is pleased to announce it raised more than $30,000 at its annual winter fundraiser held last Saturday, March 19 at the Dutchess Manor. More...

Villanti Skeptical of Many Unfunded Mandates

HALDANE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Haldane School Board met March 23 to hear continued discussion of the 2011-12 budget, which has to be boardapproved, submitted to the State Education Department, and voted on by taxpayers on May 17. More...

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Local politicians met Sunday, March 27, with members of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce to pledge to work together to achieve better communication and participation between business leaders and More...

Perspectives

Paddlesports Safety Training: A Necessary Priority

Following a few simple rules will make for a safe day of paddling. The most essential piece of gear is a life jacket. Since Paddlers dress in thermal layers and plan for sudden and unexpected immersion, wearing a life jacket is essential. More...

Letters to the Editor

Still No Budget Cuts at GUFS

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Why Is Any Increase On The Table?

To the Editor: As 2011-2012 GUFSD budget decisions are being made, once again it seems open season on district taxpayers. More...

Why Such a High Surplus?

To the Editor: This past Saturday I attended the Garrison School Budget Workshop. It was the third such workshop this spring (my first) and the presentation was well organized, well presented, poorly attended, and a real eye opener. More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

Spring is beginning to bloom in Putnam. Boscobel, Manitoga, Stonecrop, Tilly Foster, Glynwood, and other outdoor-oriented attractions are all gearing up for the season. Check our Coming Events calendar, ads, and stories for upcoming activities. More...

Cold Spring Native on 4th Combat Tour

Captain Ryan A. Bodge, son of Barbara A. White, is deployed on his fourth combat tour. Captain Bodge is presently serving as a Defense Force Commander in Iraq, he also serves as the commander for the Iraqi Air Force Security Forces Training Academy. More...

Putnam Passport Day on Tap

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office is hosting a Passport Event at 34 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, on Saturday, April 9, from 9am until 1pm to provide passport information and to accept passport applications. More...

Historic Overlay Removed

The Philipstown Town Board has decided to take the controversial Historic Preservation Overlay out of the proposed new zoning law, which has been in the works, in some form or another, for nearly a decade and will most likely be approved in the comin More...

Leibell Sentencing Delayed Again

The sentencing of former state senator Vincent Leibell has been postponed once again. Originally scheduled for March 7, and then moved to April 1, the sentencing has now been pushed to 2pm on May 13, at the federal courthouse in White Plains. More...

Haldane’s ‘Grease’ Was the Word

THEATER REVIEW

The Haldane stage was the home to the Pink Ladies, greasers, geeks and even an old Plymouth, as the school put on a rousing production of ‘Grease’ this past weekend. More...

Census: Cold Spring, Nelsonville Grew

It seems Putnam County’s smallest municipalities are also the county’s fastest growing areas. More...

Off and Walking: Relay for Life Kickoff Draws 50

“It was great!” Philipstown councilwoman Betty Budney said about Sunday afternoon’s Philipstown Relay for Life kickoff meeting at The Chalet—courtesy of Steve Schultz—on Route 9D. More...

County Names Its Official Papers

In a decision determined by the Putnam County Legislature, the county government will continue to advertise legal notices in three weekly newspapers this year. More...

Haldane: No More Lacrosse Coaches

A two-year-old decision by the Haldane High School athletic department not to hire an assistant coach for the varsity boys’ lacrosse team has generated discussion at a series of recent school board meetings—discussion that touches not jus More...

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The Village of Cold Spring is seeking volunteers to serve on the Recreation Commission. Village of Cold Spring residency is required. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

OperaOggi Will Perform ‘Suor Angelica’ at Graymoor

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are presenting the celebrated independent opera company from New York City, OppiOggi, who will perform Puccin’s one act opera “Suor Angelica” on April 9, at 8pm, and April 10, at 7pm, in Pilgri More...

‘Food and Water,’ Program Links Two Institutes with Local Caterer

Garrison-based caterer Fresh Company, in conjunction with the Garrison Institute and Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, is presenting “Food and Water,” an evening talk and meal focused on sustainability in our region, April 14, 7 More...

Revolutionary Encampment Weekend at New Windsor

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site hosts a weekend of Revolutionary War military firing demonstrations and period activities on Saturday April 16, 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday April 17, 1 – 4pm presented by the Brigade of the American More...

Community

Continental Village Fire Department Offers Training

CPR Instructors from Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps were invited to hold a CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Class at Continental Village Fire Department. Twenty-five people attended. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 More...

Branding Bootcamp: Refresh or Rebrand, is the topic of the next meeting of the Professional Women of Putnam. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nena A. Kearsey

Nena A. Kearsey of Cold Spring passed away on March 20, 2011 at Wingate at Beacon. She was 90. More...

Walter Wowtschuk

Former Putnam Valley resident Walter Wowtschuk died March 23, 2011, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was born July 7, 1924, in Nikopol, Ukraine to Fedyor and Elizabeta Vovk. More...

Sports News

Loretto 5th Grade Boys Fall in Holy Trinity Championship

The Loretto 5th grade blue boys basketball team wrapped up their season Friday night in the championship game of the Holy Trinity tournament in Poughkeepsie against an AAU team from Pleasant Valley. More...

Loretto Fourth Grade Girls Finish Season with Strong Win

The Loretto Fourth Grade Girls’ Team finished the season with a strong victory in the last game of tournament play. More...

Beacon Pop Warner Registration

Beacon Pop Warner announces 2011 registration for youth football. Please note that all registrations for the 2011 fall football season must be submitted by the end of June. More...

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