April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Boat for River Rescues

Town Board OKs if Fire Co. Raises Funds

Garrison Volunteer Fire Company is planning to purchase a fire boat for Hudson River emergencies. The specially equipped water rescue apparatus will be docked at Garrison Landing. More...

Putnam May Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

Within the next year, the use of polystyrene foam disposable food service containers may be a thing of the past in Putnam County. More...

Town ZBA Looks to Speed Approvals

PHILIPSTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Could Philipstown residents soon see speedier approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals? More...

Sewers, Shade, & Budget

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The Village Board met Tuesday night with a varied agenda that included two public hearings on a sewage rate increase and another one to discuss the budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The board also heard a presentation from the tree committee. More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

New Flu Vaccine Needed to Counter Outbreak

PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE

Putnam’s flu outbreak, which has affected scores of people in recent weeks, is still plaguing the county – but at the request of Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Lawmakers Mixed on Cigarette Sales Ban

The Putnam Legislature next month will again attempt to approve a resolution banning cigarette sales in pharmacies countywide. Last year such a move failed by a 7-2 vote. More...

Infamous Shed Still Occupies Zoning Board; Variances Possible

Zoning Board of APPEALS

The Zoning Board of Appeals had a public hearing at Butterfield Library last week, and even though the Stone Street shed wasn't on the agenda, it still occupied much discussion. The shed's certificate of occupancy was revoked in March. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley School Board Adopts Budget, Sets Hearing for May 8

Putnam Valley School District’s Board of Education adopted the budget for next year last Thursday, April 10. By law, all schools must have a public vote May 20. More...

Frank Ortega, Private Tutor; Back in Town

Longtime Philipstown resident Frank Ortega has come back to the Cold Spring and Garrison area, after spending a year and a half in Key West. He may be best known locally for his freelance, private tutoring services for people all ages. More...

Haldane Baking Student Honored By Board

Haldane student Giana Grandetti was honored as a Student of Distinction at the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center, and also as a member of Haldane’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team. More...

Religious News

Passover Begins, Easter Approaches

Across the region, Christians and Jews are observing important holidays this week. More...

Living Stations of the Cross in Garrison

Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries began the Holy Week before Easter with their annual Living Stations of the Cross on Palm Sunday. 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 Lacrosse Sticking With It

Shorthanded Blue Devils LAX team tops Rye Neck

Entering the game with visiting Rye Neck last Thursday, the Haldane lacrosse team found themselves without five starters from their opening day lineup – Will Moss, Tucker Hine, Jazz Rajendran, Tyler Giachinta and Aidan Draper. More...

Baseball Team Grabs First Win

So far, it has been an uneven start to the Blue Devils' baseball season. Rain outs, poor field conditions at Mayor's Park, and class trips have made it difficult for Haldane to get into a rhythm. More...

Philipstown Girls Fall to Brewster, But Tie Minisink

Philipstown Eagles Try to Weather Brewster Storm The Girls U-13 Philipstown Eagles took the field Sunday opposite the Brewster Storm and fought a tough battle on the road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Brother Stephen Hanley

Brother Stephen Hanley, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, died on April 11. He was 85 years old. Brother Stephen was born in Jersey City. He attended St. Ann’s High School, now Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens. More...

Alline M. Crowley

Alline M. Crowley, 69, of Garrison, died on April 9 at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne. More...

Breaking News - 8:45 PM

Cold Spring man charged with sexually assaulting child

A 56-year-old Cold Spring man is facing felony charges of Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child for allegedly subjecting a young girl to sexual contact over an extended period of time. More...

Route 9 Carwash In the Works

PHILIPSTOWN PLANNING BOARD

The reading room of the Julia Butterfield Memorial Library was standing room only at the Philipstown Planning Board meeting, and the session held some surprises when a new proposal to build a carwash on busy Route 9 near Graymoor came to light. More...

Easter Egg Hunt Draws 150

Under sunny blue skies, the Knights of Columbus Loretto Council #536 hosted their 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McConville Park (affectionately known as the Tots Park) in Cold Spring on Saturday morning. More...

Haldane Student Coding Village Tree App

The Code Springers, a Philipstown tech group, is working with the Cold Spring Tree Advisory Committee to develop an app that would keep track of Village-owned trees. More...

Anti-Terror Patrols on High Alert

Passover, Easter Bring Extra Railroad Scrutiny

Police on the state, county, town and village levels have stepped up their presence throughout the county this week in conjunction with New York’s Counter-Terrorism Zone 3 Task Force. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Why is Ham Traditional at Easter? (and the Two Hour Ham)

Gardening GUSTO

In our family, we observe Easter and celebrate with Easter Feaster. This traditional meal always features something harvested from last year’s garden (over-wintered carrots, shallots, leeks, etc.) and someone usually bakes a bunny cake. More...

African Photo Exhibit at Cathryn’s

Cathryn’s tuscan grill

“Out Of Africa”, a photo series by Clemson Smith Muniz, is now on view at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, Main Street, in Cold Spring. The series will reside at Cathryn’s until June 15. More...

Clearwater Festival is Set for June

Founded by Pete and Toshi Seeger, this year's Clearwater Festival will honor them. Both Pete and Toshi Seeger passed away recently. This year, the festival is June 21 and 22, at the Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. More...

Community

Father & Daughter Run for St. Jude’s

With the weather finally embracing the warmth of spring, you may have noticed people taking to the sidewalks for a jog, but outdoor running is nothing new for Ted and Nicole Rathjen of Garrison. More...

Garrison’s Doniella McKoy, 24, Pledges Service to AmeriCorps

Doniella McKoy, a 24-year-old life-long Garrison resident, has pledged 10 months service to AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). She began her pledge this February. Specifically, Ms. More...

Talk of our Town

I s it spring out there, or winter, or a rainy day in March? Sunday was beautiful, but on Tuesday, much of the region was under a flood advisory due to the heavy rain. More...

Attractions

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary Spring Benefit Is May 4

CONSTITUTION MARSH

Constitution Marsh sits in the middle of an important resting and breeding place for migratory birds. More...

McHenry, Miller Show Off Upgraded Grand Entry Hall

BOSCOBEL

The Putnam County News and Recorder was given an exclusive look at Boscobel’s Grand Entry Hall, which now flaunts new wallpaper and a canvas floor covering. More...

Earth Day Event Set

For Earth Day this year, the Garrison Institute is hosting A Modern Earth Day Meal on April 24, at 7pm. More...

Commentary

Is Cold Spring Divided? Or Just Tired of Stasis?

Cunningham's Corner

After last month's village election, much was made of "healing" the divisions in Cold Spring, ones the hardfought race had brought to the fore. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wind Turbine Barely Visible, Owner Says

To the Editor, Now that our wind turbine is up and running after a year of acrid and ill-informed argumentation, I would like to thank the officials of Philipstown for following the law and resisting suggestions that they set themselves up as petty More...

Station Owner Doing the Best He Can

Editor's Note: The origin of water in diesel fuel at the Gulf station on Chestnut and the response of the station's owner once it came to light have been in dispute; last week's report on the station was based on a discussion of the matter at a commi More...

Please Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Editor's note: This letter was written as part of a class project at Garrison Union Free School and submitted to the PCN&R. To the Editor: I would like you to put an ad in your paper asking people to spay and neuter their pets. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

For Rent

one bedroom apartment on Main St. Second floor, heat and hot water included. Walk to train, electric not included. $975.00 (914)475-9241 cold spring 1 bdrm apt Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/mo everything included. More...

Poll

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