April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Not a Prayer for St. Jude's Fund-Raiser?

Could a motorcycle club's fundraiser for a children's hospital lead to violence, gang fights and general debauchery? More...

Public Hearing Over Butterfield Scheduled April 29

BUTTERFIELD PROJECT

The important public hearing over the proposed B4A Zoning Amendment tied to the Butterfield project will take place on April 29 at 7:30 PM at the Haldane School Music Room. The public hearing could make or break the Butterfield development. More...

Ready, Set, Spring

Signs of spring are everywhere across town. At Haldane, John Swartzwelder (seen in action earlier this season on the left) was part of the Blue Devils’ 1600m relay team at the New York Relays this past week. More...

Motorcyclist Killed in Putnam Valley Crash

A speeding motorcycle traveling along a narrow country road in Putnam Valley spelled doom for its operator Sunday night. More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

Legislators Balk at Fining Volunteers For Failing to File Disclosure Forms

Putnam County is often referred to by Executive Mary Ellen Odell as a county of volunteers—men and women who give of their time to assist the county in a variety of venues without remuneration. More...

Open Meetings Law Presentation

Robert J. More...

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Wednesday April 23 7:30pm - Philipstown Town Board Workshop with Cold Spring and Nelsonville to discuss building departments at town hall UPDATE: Canceled.  More...

Schools

New Superintendent Takes Over at Garrison; BOCES Budget Approved

GARRISON SCHOOL

The Garrison Union Free School District held a board meeting Tuesday night to approve the tentative administrative budget of BOCES of Putnam/Northern Westchester. More...

Haldane Talent Show This Friday!

HALDANE SCHOOL

Haldane’s talent show Friday, called “All … Join In!” promises singing and dancing galore. There are even some renditions of ‘The Legend of Zelda” video game score. Plus, yo-yo tricks for all to enjoy. More...

Nancy Kelly: Making Learning Fun

When people reflect on gym class, they might think of running around, playing dodge ball, or learning the finer details of any given sport. You might not think of treasure hunts in the woods. Reading the symbols on a map. Solving the mystery. More...

Religious News

Easter Morn Dawns Brightly Across Philipstown

Easter morning dawned bright and beautiful for the Christians of Philipstown and Putnam Valley, who celebrated the Resurrection on the holiest Christian holiday. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info. More...

Sports

Haldane Baseball Wins Pair

Haines Pitches Blue Devils to Both Wins

The Haldane Blue Devils’ baseball team improved to 3-3 on the young season thanks to wins over Tuxedo and Yonkers Montessori Academy. Haldane hammered the Tornadoes 11-1 at Dutchess Stadium before knocking off visiting YMA 5-2 this past Monday. More...

Lacrosse Team Falls to Wappingers

Haldane’s lacrosse team received goals from George Fibble, Peter Hoffman, Tucker Hine and Will Moss, but it wasn’t enough in a 13-4 loss to the Wappingers Warriors this past Monday. More...

Track Excels at New York Relays

This past week, the Haldane track and field team had a strong showing at the New York Relays – an elite meet where athletes needed to qualify in order to compete. More...

Births

Max Jameson Warner

Max Jameson Warner was born on April 9, to Kelly (Pilner) Warner and Milo Warner IV of Staten Island. Maternal grandparents are Wendy and Ed Pilner of Cold Spring. Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Milo Warner III of Apex, NC. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Denis M. Castelli

Castelli, Denis M., of North Salem, NY, formerly of Brewster, NY, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 67 years old. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: NEW homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. More...

For Rent

COLD SPRING BEAUTIFUL mobile home park, close to shopping, doctors, highways. Adult park one resident must be over 55. Starting at just $32,900 to $89,900. All 2 bedrooms, 1 to 2 baths. More...

Tag Sales

ESTATE SALE - Lots of furnishings, chairs, tables, pictures, accessories, pillows-alotnever used. All quality items. No junk, no tools, no toys! Rain or shine. Sat/Sun 4/26-4/27, 9-3 For preview appt. on Fri. call 845-721-2171. 791 Rt 9D, Garrison. More...

Breaking News - 2:50 PM

Meeting Notice  Free Access 

Philipstown Town Board

The Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm Philipstown Town Board workshop with Cold Spring and Nelsonville about building departments has been canceled. More...

Haldane Budget to Result in Staff Cuts

Going down to the wire, the Haldane Board of Education adopted the 2014-2015 district budget of $22,405,488 with a 5-0 vote Tuesday night. It is a budget-to-budget increase of $60,368, or 0.27% in spending. More...

One Trustee Seat Up For Grabs at Haldane

HALDANE SCHOOL

Amidst the ongoing school budget dilemmas and May 20 vote, the deadline for Board of Education candidate petitions was Monday at 5 pm. At Haldane, only two people submitted petitions to run for the open trustee spot. More...

Putnam Valley and Garrison Schools Name Board of Education Candidates

Like Haldane, the deadline for Garrison and Putnam Valley Board of Education candidate petitions was 5 pm on Monday. More...

Hoving Home, Library to Hold Community Drug Forum April 29

Putnam County and Philipstown have been troubled by an epidemic of deadly heroin overdoses, making a forum organized by the Walter Hoving Home all the more timely. More...

Shredder Day: A Ripping Success!

They came with boxes, they came with bags, they came in a steady line of cars and trucks and at the end of the day, 4 tons of paper was shredded and the Lions took in $500 in donations. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Arts and Entertainment

Save Money: Grow Food (and Ham and Hominy Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Yikes! We have all noticed this: The price of food is skyrocketing. According to the April 15th Wall Street Journal, three years of severe drought in California will soon cause yet another leap in the price of fresh produce. More...

Plein Air Landscape Painter Jurney to be Honored at Garrison Art Center

Donald Jurney began his career with a one-man show at a temporary gallery space in The Hudson House at Cold Spring. More...

‘Little Black Dress’ Party Set for Putnam Valley

Community Cares will be hosting a benefit party to raise money for mothers with cancer. The money raised will go toward providing household services for moms undergoing cancer treatments. More...

Community

Putnam Historian Castelli Dies at 67

Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli is being remembered this week as a man who tried his best in making Putnam County a great place to live, work and raise a family. Castelli died Saturday at Putnam Hospital Center at the age of 67. More...

Breaking News - 2:46 PM

McGuire's Pub To Close

It was announced via Facebook that McGuire's Pub will close at the end of May. More...

Drug Forum Set for Wednesday at Haldane

On Wednesday, April 23, the Haldane School PTA will host a “Mother’s and Father’s Worst Nightmare,” a program presented by Susan & Steve Salomone, in the Haldane School Music Room at 7 PM. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Attractions

Wolf on Hand While Boscobel Opens New Trail

Saturday morning, the Frances Stevens Reese Woodland Trail of Discovery at Boscobel was opened to the public. More...

Meteorites, or New Artwork at Boscobel?

Above Left: Grace Knowlton stands by her sculptures as they are being set up on the Boscobel Grounds. Installation of her work was last Thursday, April 17. The sculptures are made of concrete, aluminum, welded copper, and wire framing. More...

Mount Gulian Historic Site Opens For The Season

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opens its 40th season on Sunday, April 27. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. More...

Commentary

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Notably intoxicating had been the placid five-day cruise from Miami to what, from this moment, would become – so I assumed – my military haven for the ensuing 18 months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Blood Donations Save Lives

To the Editor: More...

Admires Odell; Curious on Ball Motives

To the Editor: After reading the paper last week, I found myself very confused. The more I thought about it, the more confused I got. More...

Too Much Savings from Seniors?

To the Editor: I applaud Sam Oliverio’s letter in the Putnam County News & Recorder with regards to the Putnam Valley Nutrition Center being closed. More...

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