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District Takes Another Hit

PUTNAM VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

After last week’s stunning departure of Superintendent of Schools Marc Space and the unexpected June resignation of high school principal Jonathan Bryant, Putnam Valley was due for some smooth sailing. More...

Readjustments Lead to Better Scores

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Test scores dominated the discussion at last week’s Board of Education meeting in Garrison. On September 1, Superintendent Gloria Colucci presented the board with the results of the 2009-2010 New York State testing program results. More...

Another Early Start for Garrison Students

Enthusiastic children carrying backpacks filled with new school supplies were welcomed by Garrison School Principal Stephanie Impellittiere and an arch of colorful balloons created by members of the Garrison School PTA. More...

Greg Ball Battles the Tax-and-Spend Machine

Positioning for Power

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life,” wrote Confucius, circa 500 B.C. More...

Is Information ‘Good’? What Will Be its Impact?

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The August 29 Daily News article written by Arne Duncan entitled “Let’s Unleash All the Data on Teachers: U.S. More...

Plumbush Survives Fire

On a steamy September 1 evening, a fire was reported at the Plumbush Inn & Restaurant at the intersection of Route 9. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 265-3638 boscobel.org Open daily except Tuesday, 9:30am-5pm, last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Ongoing More...

Hoot on the Hudson Sunday at Little Stony Point

On Sunday, September 12, the Little Stony Point Citizens Association will host its annual Hoot on the Hudson, or simply, “the Hoot.” Started 16 years ago, past Hoots have featured acts ranging from traditional solo performers to full ban More...

West Point Cadet Chapel Celebrates its Centennial

On Sunday, September 12 at 3pm, the Cadet Chapel will feature an organ recital by Gerald McGee, former civic organist of Portland, Maine, one of two cities in the United States to hire a civic organist. Mr. More...

Perspectives

The Scamulus and Other D.C. Games of Chance

Congressman Hall goes all in—with your money

Civics quiz: The U.S. Constitution allows the president to spend how much taxpayer money each year? More...

End-of-Summer Musings

What a strange summer this has been! We have had practically no rain, but it was hot and humid without respite for much of July and August. More...

What is the Cocktail Version of Locavore?

The Hudson Valley is gaining ground nationally as a locavore destination. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

School’s open, so please drive carefully!There is lots of activity in the area this weekend. More...

Putnam Remembers its 9-11 Heroes

Hundreds of people are expected to crowd into the Carmel Cornerstone Park on Saturday for what has become a Putnam County tradition. More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH Fair Street, Cold Spring 265-3718 ourladyoflorettocs.com Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor Masses: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 7:30am, 9, & 11:45am., Weekdays: 8:15am, St. More...

BREAKING: Leibell, Ball, Hayworth Win in Primaries

The PCN&R can report the following results from Tuesday's Republican primary election: 19th Congressional District Race Nan Hayworth defeated Neil Di Carlo. In Putnam County, Hayworth garnered 63 percent of the vote to Di Carlo's 36. More...

Debate Night in Mahopac

Candidates candidly face each other as Republican primary looms

The Villa Barone in Mahopac was full of enthusiasm and, at times, heated criticism on Tuesday night, when local Republican candidates took part in a debate in preparation for the September 14 primaries. More...

Pathway Paved for Greenway Compact

Depot Theater to begin using old fire station to build sets

At its September 2 board meeting, the Philipstown town board made the next step in adopting the Greenway Compact/Putnam Pathways rider to the new zoning law. More...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW:

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: The Haldane varsity football team gets ready for the 2010 season. See page 14 for Stephen Schweikhart’s comprehensive fall sports preview. More...

Tug and Barge Weekend Draws Boat Enthusiasts

The historic 1914 Lehigh Valley Railway Barge No.79 docked in Cold Spring for the weekend and attracted quite a crowd to Riverfront Park. More...

Announcements

Village of Cold Spring

Watering Ban in Effect Village of Cold Spring residents and all users of the Village Water system are reminded that an outdoor watering ban is still in effect. Outdoor watering is not allowed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. More...

Weighing the Merits of School Data Transparency

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has urged that as much information as possible about teachers should be easily publicly accessible, including data pertaining to the quality of their teaching. More...

Test Scores Shouldn’t be the Only Criterion

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

I have been asked to comment on an article written by the US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, recently published in the Daily News which suggests that as much data as possible should be released to the general public pertaining to teacher per More...

Public Art Behind Glass

Windows on Main Street, a project that places art instillations in storefronts along Beacon’s Main Street, has been a staple of the city’s art scene for six years, and if you walk too fast you might miss it entirely. More...

Schools

Grandson Donates HVHC Room in Honor of Zugner

In February of 1922, a group of local citizens met in a tiny school house on Barmore Hill to organize Lake Mohegan’s first fire department. More...

Incredible Insects: An After- School Learning Exploration

Beginning on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22 the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will offer an adventurous and fun six-week, after-school program designed specifically for Kindergarten through Second graders. More...

Randolph’s Grandparents Impart Words of Love

While the start of each new school year brings its share of enthusiasm and excitement, it can also be a little scary, especially for first time students. More...

Police Blotter

Busy Blotter Occupies Law Enforcers in Western Putnam

• Carmel Police arrested Dina McDowell, 48, of Putnam Valley, last week on charges of DWI, speeding and leaving the scene of a crash. More...

Sports News

Haldane’s Fall Sports Teams Face Tough Schedule

The Haldane fall sports schedule kicks into full gear this week with the football, boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball and tennis squads all seeing game action. More...

Dutchess Stadium to Host ‘Rumble at the Renegades’

The Hudson Valley Renegades host an amateur boxing card entitled “Rumble at the Renegades” on Friday, September10 at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York. More...

New Coach, Approach for Putnam Valley Football

In each of the last two seasons, the Putnam Valley High football team has finished at 3-5. This season the Tigers have a new coach, a new offensive style and a bulkier frontline. More...

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