January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget-Strapped Board President Asks: ‘Is Powerball an Option?’

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

The Putnam Valley school board gathered on January 12 with a diverse menu of topics before it, but it was finances that dominated nearly all of the evening’s discussion. More...

Haldane Board Rapidly Seeks New Member  Free Access 

Applications welcome to fill seat

 The Haldane School Board will interview interested applicants for the vacant Board seat. The interview process, which Board members are not required by law to do, will take place following the 5 p.m. More...

The King Dream, Brought to Life

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often asked: “What are you doing for others?” Dozens of Putnam residents on both sides of the county followed Dr. More...

Civics and Politics

Appreciation Day in Cold Spring

Volunteers, workers honored

In the firehouse for Cold Spring Fire Company Number 1, blue and white streamers festooned a meeting room, bowls of potato chips graced each table and hearty greetings were exchanged all around Friday evening. More...

Local Librarians Keep in Step with Tech Revolution  Free Access 

A PCN&R FLASH-BACK - First published October 12, 2011

The Cloud, Nooks, Androids, Apps, Platforms, Gigabytes, E-Books -- terms “Greek” to a librarian? Not in Philipstown! More...

Countywide Rx Plan Underway Soon  Free Access 

All residents of Putnam County will soon be eligible to receive discount prescriptions thanks to the Pro-Act Discount Prescription Drug Card Program. More...

Community

Local Librarians Keep in Step with Tech Revolution  Free Access 

A PCN&R FLASH-BACK - First published October 12, 2011

The Cloud, Nooks, Androids, Apps, Platforms, Gigabytes, E-Books -- terms “Greek” to a librarian? Not in Philipstown! More...

Putnam Valley Girl Scouts Support Orphaned Animals  Free Access 

Donations now being accepted

For their Bronze Award project, Girl Scout Troop 2173 in Putnam Valley is collecting for Little Orphan Animals.   They need Purina Dry More...

February Support for Cancer Patients  Free Access 

Support Connection offers programs in Putnam and Dutchess
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Letters to the Editor

Solid Progress, Not ‘Circular Motion’

To the Editor: Editor Douglas Cunningham’s remarks in the January 4 PCN&R, on the Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan, and his characterization of “some in government” as showing a preference for “inertia” and “at b More...

Philipstown Athletic Fields in Need of Upgrade

To the Editor: More...

What Passes for Government

To the Editor: I am no more chagrined at what passes for government in my own community as much as does for Philipstown. It appears that while we are one piper short of a full band, Philipstown has its own problems. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Walter K. Schmager, Jr.

Walter K. Schmager, Jr., age 65, of Port Jervis, NY, formerly of Fishkill, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at his residence in Port Jervis. Born November 26, 1946, in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Walter K. More...

William L. Winter

William L. Winter, of Putnam Valley, passed away on January 3 in Gallatin, Tenn., at the age of 53 with his family by his side. He was a self employed carpenter and had also served in the US Navy. More...

Robert P. Patterson, III

Robert P. Patterson, III, age 53, of Brooklyn, NY died on January 12, 2012, in Quezon City, Philippines, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was born on April 3, 1958 to Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. and the late Bevin D. Patterson. More...

Police Blotter

Cops Nab Cold Spring Man in Chainsaw Theft

A 26-year-old Cold Spring man is facing a 15-year state prison term for allegedly breaking into a Philipstown residence and stealing two chain saws. More...

Bad Guy Issues Bad Check

A Putnam Valley man who authorities said had a previous criminal background was arrested on charges of issuing a bad check. More...

In Middle of Break-In, Accused Burgler Busted

A 19-year-old Putnam Valley man is facing burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a residence in Lake Peekskill. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Boys’ Basketball Starts Season at 1-1

After battling through a tough non-league schedule, the Putnam Valley High boys’ basketball team opened league play by splitting a pair of games. More...

Lacrosse Club Signup in Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley Lacrosse Club will hold signups on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School Gym hallway. More...

MSG Varsity Names Haldane Volleyball Team of the Year

Boys and girls hoops suffer through winless week

The accolades for Haldane’s state champion volleyball squad keep coming, as the Lady Blue Devils were named volleyball “Team of the Year” by MSG Varsity. More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2012 1:32 PM

Ice wreaks havoc twice this week  Free Access 

For the second consecutive morning, motorists experienced slippery traveling due to chilly temperatures and the after-effects of the weekend snowstorm. More...

Organic Changes at Glynwood

Glynwood, the Philipstown organization at the heart of a growing sustainable food movement, is shifting its leadership. President Judith M. LaBelle is to become a “senior fellow” at the group, as soon as a successor is named as president. More...

Years in Making, Minutes to Okay

COLD SPRING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Lately, Village Hall in Cold Spring has been buzzing on Tuesday nights. More...

Putnam Salutes Sybil’s Ride

Heroine, Just 16, Hailed in Cold Spring

In the case of Sybil Ludington, local author and retired high school teacher Vincent Dacquino describes himself as a “man on a mission.” More...

Garrison Taxpayers to Help Support Joint Services Project

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

In a unanimous vote of the School Board last week, Garrison became the second district in western Putnam County to support the Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services’ capital spending proposal. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Depot Docs Screens ‘To Be Heard’

On Friday at 7pm, Depot Docs presents To Be Heard, the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY JANUARY 20BRIAN CONIGLIARO | GUS WIELANDBeanrunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskillbeanrunnercafe.comSATURDAY JANUARY 21SCOTT BERWICKPoughkeepsie Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk GuildUnitarian Fellowship, So. More...

History Lesson: The Hessian Winter Muster

Little known are the attacks on Fort Montgomery and Clinton on October 6, 1777. Even less known is the fact that the assault was a multi-national effort involving German and Scottish troops, and a Polish nobleman. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley Girl Scouts Support Orphaned Animals  Free Access 

Donations now being accepted

For their Bronze Award project, Girl Scout Troop 2173 in Putnam Valley is collecting for Little Orphan Animals.   They need Purina Dry More...

Lakeland Faces More Million-plus Cuts  Free Access 

The Lakeland Central School District began its four-part budget presentation on January 5. Topics in the first meeting included Operational, transportation, and general support budgets. More...

Handsprings on the Grass, in January  Free Access 

Randolph Students Enjoy the Warm Winter Weather

Traditionally, Randolph School students have spent lots of time outdoors, exercising, exploring their natural environment and learning by doing, even in the winter. More...

Perspectives

Celebrate Putnam’s Bicentennial

From the Chamber

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman More...

Cunningham’s Corner

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Is there anyone who’s not stirred by hearing a recording of one of his speeches? More...

What’s in a Name: Health Director or Commissioner?

It appears that Putnam County’s Commissioner of Health position will be short lived. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Engagement

The engagement of Jillian Elizabeth Bono, daughter of John “Buzz” Bono and the late Elizabeth Bono, formerly of Cold Spring, to Thomas Kelly, Jr., son of Thomas Kelly of Cortlandt Manor an More...

Briefly Noted

Countywide Rx Plan Underway Soon  Free Access 

All residents of Putnam County will soon be eligible to receive discount prescriptions thanks to the Pro-Act Discount Prescription Drug Card Program. More...

Dana Gulley Completes Firefighter Training

As of January 12, The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company has a new interior firefighter. Dana S. Gulley, daughter of Nanci Ingram of Garrison, has graduated from Fire Fighter School at Rockland Community College. More...

Talk of Our Town

I f you noticed smoke above the Hudson this weekend it was probably from a multi-alarm the fire at an industrial facility across the river in Cornwall. The blaze began on Sunday and was still being contained Monday morning. More...

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