February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Civics and Politics

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The Old Fairgate Ruler Factory is Demolished  Free Access 

The former Fairgate Ruler Factory on Division Street in Nelsonville came tumbling down on Monday, Jan. 30 and, for most residents of the little village, it was a welcome change for the neighborhood. More...

Ball Speaks to Chamber

COLD SPRING CHAMBER

New York State Sen. Greg Ball joined Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce members at Whistling Willie’s this past Thursday evening, where he hailed the reduction in the MTA tax for small businesses and said that lawmakers and Democratic Gov. More...

Still a Conservative?

Ball says yes, but he gets enthusiastic reception in Cold Spring

In the heart of Philipstown, the single most reliable bastion of Democratic politics in Putnam County, state Sen. Greg Ball received a warm reception Thursday night as he spoke to the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. More...

New Agenda Requirements in Philipstown

In Philipstown Board Workshop business last Wednesday, Town Clerk Tina Merando walked the board members through some new state regulations relevant to the Open Meetings Law.   More...

Katz Wants Photo ID for New York Voters

Assemblyman Steve Katz wants every voter in New York State to carry a photo identification card.  Katz’s request came last Friday at the Putnam County Office Building in Carmel,  More...

Chamber Develops Strategy to Help Business

From the Chamber

“The golden rule for every business is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.”   —Orison Swett Marden, writer and business owner,   1850 - 1924   More...

Sales Tax Revenue Tops Projection by $2 Million

Cash registers are ringing again across Putnam County.  Members of the Putnam Legislature’s Audit and Administration Committee received the good news Monday evening that sales tax receipts totaled $49.5 million for the year gone by—m More...

Putnam Valley Roundup

• The Town of Peekskill is seeking property tax relief from the Town of Putnam Valley. Peekskill says that three parcels of land in owns around the Wiccopee Reservoir are over assessed. More...

The View from Philipstown  Free Access 

The stately white Town Hall that sits at the crest of Main Street is a Philipstown landmark. More...

Sheriff’s Department to Expand in Philipstown

A sub-station in Philipstown is in the offing for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff Don Smith told the PCN&R last week that the second floor of the former Nelsonville Fire Department headquarters on Route 301 was being r More...

Haldane Food Drive In Progress  Free Access 

The Haldane Faculty Association is sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Philipstown Food Pantry. Collection boxes are located by the Middle and Elementary School offices, the District Office and Ms. McCue’s room in the High School. More...

Continental Village Installs New Fire Officers

More than 80 people were in attendance the evening of Jan. 13 to see the swearing in ceremony of The Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department Firematic and Corporate officers. More...

Putnam Split in Half by State Redistricting Plan

For the first time in its history Putnam County will be represented in the New York State Senate by two lawmakers under a plan proposed by the state’s Task Force on Redistricting.  The process of drawing district lines every 10 years as re More...

Smith to Command State Sheriffs’ Group

Putnam Sheriff Don Smith has a new title this week— President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.  More...

Third Time’s the Charm for Nelsonville Board Scheduling

The Nelsonville Board of Trustees finally met Friday, Jan. 20, at 12:30pm at Village Hall. More...

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