July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Schools

Superintendent Fuchs Says ‘My Bad’ After Graduation Speech Faux Pas

On June 28, in a surprising and refreshing development, Putnam Valley’s Superinten­dent of Schools, Dr. Barbara Fuchs, issued what amounted to an apology to her school community. More...

Walkabout Graduates Make Their Mark

Alissa Schut, of Putnam Valley, found a passion for psychology. Jamal Eissa went from dreading school to loving it. And Landon Becker-Parton is now hear­ing songs on the radio that he worked on during his internship at SRC Records in New York City. More...

In the Swim with Backyard Birds

On Saturday, July 16 at 10 am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn how to construct simple outdoor birdbaths. More...

Summertime, and Food Safety is Key

With residents having pic­nics and barbecuing outdoors, the Putnam County Depart­ment of Health encourages some simple food safety steps to reduce the chance of getting a foodborne illness. More...

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Putnam County has pro­claimed this week Lightning Safety Awareness Week by encouraging the public “when thunder roars, get indoors!” Commissioner of Emergen­cy Services Robert McMahon explained the week was pro­claimed in order to alert t More...

Lost Amusement Parks of the Hudson Valley

Almost everyone in the New York City metropolitan area is familiar with Coney Island and Palisades Amuse­ment Park. However, few are aware that numerous amuse­ment parks dotted the Hudson Valley in a bygone era. More...

Youth Programs Will Continue Through December

Putnam lawmakers realize the value of programs pro­vided through the auspices of the county’s Youth Bureau, and last week decided to fund the initiatives through the end of the year. More...

The High Achievers

… DANIELLE ETTA of Cold Spring was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Hartford for the Spring semester 2011. More...

Butterfield Receives Summer Reading Grant

The Julia L. Butterfield Library’s “Summer Fun at the Library” program has been a popular summer destination for the area’s families for the past two years. More...

Perfect Attendance at Haldane Elementary

At the end of June Hal­dane Elementary School announced the names of students who had Perfect Attendance for the 2010-11 school year: Ruben Barba, Quentin Conrey, Abigail Duncan, Taylor Farrell, Adam Hotaling, Matthew Junjulas, Kyle Kisslinger, Casey More...

Gardening GUSTO

Grow Your Own Mashed Potatoes (And Make your Own BruceBurgers)

Last week’s PCN&R col­umn mentioned that I would like to help novice garden­ers with a free and friendly “Gardening Gusto: How-To- Begin” seminar. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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