County Responds to 911 Communications Problems

   At the July 14 meeting of the Protective Services Committee of the County Legislature, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling explained to legislators that the problem with emergency service communication in Philipstown, which was Full Story

Which Side of the Fence is the Good Side? Town Board Struggles with Wording on New Fence Law

   Putnam Valley Town Attorney Bill Zutt once explained that the difficulty in writing a new law lies in finding the precise words to convey the exact meaning and intent of the law you are trying to write. Full Story

Bondi Proposes Compensation Committee to Mete Out Management Raises

Legislature agrees new committee would depoliticize process

   In an attempt to depoliticize the process of doling out raises to department managers during this budget season, County Executive Robert Bondi, Jr. Full Story

Putnam Department of Health Calls for Volunteers for Bioterrorism Drill

   In a statement issued by Loretta Moninari, Public Health Director of Putnam County and Robert Bondi, the County Executive, practice drills for a possible bioterrorism event have become necessary in order for Putnam County to be prepared to respond ap Full Story

Public Notice

   The Town of Philipstown Highway Dept. will be closed on Monday, August 2 in lieu of Lincoln Full Story

Hollywood Celebrities are Practicing Demagoguery

Hollywood Celebrities: Their unfortunate power and influence

   Our country has had a history of Hollywood stars involving themselves in our democracy. Full Story

Embarrassed by RTE Irish Reporter

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Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to Speeding Problem on Winston Lane


   After fours years of complaining about the reckless drivers on Winston Lane in Continental Village, I am pleased to see that someone has finally taken measures in an attempt to correct the condition. Full Story

Don’t Shoot the CS ZBA for the Code Changes at August 12 Meeting on Waterfront Property


   If you missed the letters in the July 21, 2004 PCN&R by Marta Gibbons and Sigmund Ferber on the Philipstown Planning Board Full Story

Reader Comments on Media Reporting

   As a 1964 Goldwater supporter, I was finally rewarded for my patience, when FNC-26 became available in this area on cable. WABC A.M. radio on 770 is another source. Full Story

Franciscan Friars to Honor Saint Juan Diego on Aug. 1

   On Sunday, August 1st at 11am, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will commemorate the canonization of Saint Juan Diego with a bilingual mass that will be followed by a festive procession and an afternoon celebration with music, food, and family Full Story


Rep. Kelly Creates New Task Force in Congress to Fight Terrorist Financing

   U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly has created the bipartisan Congressional Anti-Terrorist Financing Task Force, which has begun work in Washington to bolster efforts in the fight against evil financiers of terrorism. Full Story

Southeast Museum to Hold Children’s Boomerang Making Workshop

   On Saturday, August 7th at 10:30am the Southeast Museum will hold a Children Full Story

Children’s Scrapbook Making Workshop to be Hosted at Southeast Museum

   The Southeast Museum will bold a Children Full Story

Westchester County Man Arrested on Warrant

   Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County resident on July 16, 2004 on an outstanding warrant. Full Story

Cold Spring Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

   On July 16, 2004 a Village of Cold Spring resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Full Story

Unlicensed Driver Charged with DWI and Resisting Arrest After Crash

   Peekskill resident Manuel Perez, age 19, was arrested on July 19th for driving while intoxicated ("DWI"), driving without a license, and resisting arrest. Full Story

Governor Announces $12.7 Million to Improve Water Quality

Funding to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plants and Reduce Runoff

   Governor George E. Pataki today announced more than $12.7 million in grants for 43 water quality improvement projects across New York that will help reduce pollution and runoff entering the State Full Story

Deputy Nabs Motorist for Gas Station "Pump and Run"

   On July 13, 2004, the Putnam County Sheriff Full Story


District Attorney Wright Sworn in as President of State Association

   On Saturday evening, July 17, 2004, at Saratoga Springs, District Attorney Kevin Lawrence Wright, of Putnam County, took the oath of office to become the President of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. Full Story

Dutchess Christian Women’s Club to Hold August Luncheon

   The Dutchess County Christian Women Full Story

Things You Should Know About Children’s Grief and What You Can Do to Help

   The death of a loved one is a particularly challenging time for everyone including children and teens. Full Story

Empire State College’s Hudson Valley Center to Hold Information Sessions

   Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information sessions about its undergraduate programs on Wednesday, August 4 at noon and Thursday, August 26 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North Central Avenue, Ha Full Story


Christine Bonacio to Celebrate 104th Birthday

   Special Birthday greetings are being sent to Christine Montrastelle Bonacio, formerly of Stone Street, Cold Spring, who will celebrate her 104th birthday on August 4, 2004. Full Story

PHC to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

   On Thursday, August 5th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, Putnam Hospital Center Full Story

Putnam Community Service Network Seeking Nominations

   The Putnam Community Service Network, an organization of public and private not for profit human service providers, will host their Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, October 4, 2004, 9 am at Guideposts in Carmel. Full Story

Annual Chess Tournament to Take Place at John Jay Homestead

   John Jay Homestead State Historic Site and the Max Pavey Chess Club will hold the thirtieth annual John Jay Homestead Chess Tournament on Labor Day, Monday September 6. Full Story

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