January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 1/29/2015 1:05 PM

Two More Entrants in Village Race  Free Access 

Town of Philipstown Councilman Dave Merandy and Zoning Board of Appeals chair Marie Early are candidates for Cold Spring Mayor and Trustee, respectively. Their joint announcement came via a news release to the PCNR. More...

Bachan Steps Down from Boards

HISTORIC DISTRICT REVIEW BOARD

In a surprise move, Historic District Review Board member Carolyn Bachan has stepped down from her positions on both that board and the Zoning Update Committee. Bachan joined the HDRB in June of 2010. More...

Celebrating a Hudson Harvest

Editor’s note: The PCNR received the following report on last week’s Cold Spring Farmers’ Market dinner from our itinerant scribe. More...

Scouts Visit  Free Access 

Above: Tiger Scouts from Pack 137 dropped by the PCNR office Friday afternoon to learn about how the newspaper comes together. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Murphy: There’s More to Village Than Main St.  Free Access 

Frances Murphy has announced she will be running for Cold Spring Trustee come March 18, saying she’s done “sitting on the sidelines.” Now, she wants to take action in the village she’s been involved with since 2000. More...

Albano Makes Committee Assignments

Putnam Legislature Chairman Carl Albano has appointed members to a variety of legislative committees for the new year. More...

Sidewalk Clearing Reminder  Free Access 

Clear your sidewalks, village leaders urge. More...

Schools

Haldane Students, Gallery Raise Money for Trip

It was a MardiGras style Fundraiser at Gallery 66 NY on Saturday. Haldane Seniors raised an estimated $6,500 for their Senior trip, a Habitat for Humanity project in New Orleans, the same type of trip held last year. More...

Putnam Valley Teacher Named STEM Master

If you walk into Maria Bradfield’s middle school science classroom, there are quotes from Thomas Edison and scientist Carl Sagan: “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” It is an ideal Bradfield take More...

Haldane National Honor Society 2015 Inductees

The Haldane High School National Honor Society Induction was held at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. Thirty- seven new Haldane scholars were added to the existing thirty-four Haldane National Honor Society members. More...

Attractions

Viewing Station for Eaglefest at Boscobel

Boscobel

Boscobel is honored, once again, to be a part of Teatown Lake Reservation’s annual EagleFest event in 2015. More...

‘Rosewood’ to Show at Howland Public Library

Join us to view the dramatic film "Rosewood" in celebration of African- American History Month on Wednesday, February 11, at 2pm at the Howland Public Library. More...

Sports

Haldane Shines in Coaches Vs. Cancer Matches

HALDANE VS. PUTNAM VALLEY

It was a day that lived up to its worthiness off the court and its potential on it. This year's installment of Haldane's Coaches vs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Raymond J. Le Fever  Free Access 

Raymond J. Le Fever, age 83, of Poughkeepsie, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Born in Quebec, Canada, on April 23, 1931 he was the son of the late Lawrence and Clair (La Chance) Le Fever. More...

Kenneth A. Trimble Jr.  Free Access 

Kenneth Anthony Trimble, Jr., a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 following a courageous 15 month battle with cancer. He was 54. More...

Robert J. Rathjen

Robert J. Rathjen, age 81, a lifelong area resident, died on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. More...

Breaking News - 1:56 PM

Measles alert issued by State Health Department  Free Access 

State Health officials have issued a measles warning for residents of the lower Hudson Valley after a college student infected with the contagious illness traveled through Putnam County on a train. More...

Breaking News - 1/30/2015 10:15 AM

School delays at Garrison, Putnam Valley, Haldane  Free Access 

Nuisance storm inconveniences public

Friday’s blast from Mother Nature is more of an inconvenience than anything else.All area schools are opening on either a two or three hour delay due to slippery secondary roads. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2015 1:03 PM

Settlement with career criminal called a ‘business decision’

A 29-year old career criminal residing in North Carolina, who has ties to Putnam County and was charged last summer with several felonies for his alleged involvement in two residential burglaries in Putnam Lake, the attempted robbery of the A&P i More...

Blizzard Was No Storm King  Free Access 

NY Prepared for Worst; Juno Fizzled

The Blizzard of 2015 never materialized across Putnam County. A State of Emergency was declared in anticipation of two feet of blinding snow, strong winds and arctic temperatures. More...

Fire Co. Set To Answer Questions on New Firehouse

The Cold Spring Fire Company has set a public meeting for Feb. 9 to answer questions about a new firehouse. The company asks that those who have questions send them to coldspringfd@gmail.com, by Feb. 4. Please include name and address, as well. More...

Seeger Remembered One Year Later

Pete Seeger, whose music and politics shaped generations of folk singers and activism in the Hudson Valley, died a year ago Tuesday. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Executive Director Peter Gross, in an email, reflected on Seeger's impact: More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Super Bowl XLIX: ‘Gaming and Drinking’ (and and the Best Reuben Sandwich Ever)

Gardening GUSTO

Everyone knows that the humble sandwich was named for the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu (1718-1792). More...

Quinn’s Presents New York Jazz Guitarist Ben Monder

Monday jazz sessions at Quinn’s is very proud to present one of the most singularly talented guitarists playing today, Ben Monder, in a rare solo performance. Ben Monder will appear at Quinn’s on Monday, February 9, at 8 PM. More...

Artist Talks Series at Garrison Art Center

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison is teaming up with Garrison Art Center to present a series of Artist Talks this January and February. More...

Community

Focus on Philipstown: Dennis Kucinich

On this week’s Focus on Philipstown, Dennis John Kucinich – an eight-term Congressman who also ran for president – stopped by the PCNR with his wife Elizabeth to talk about the national and international situation. More...

Man Found Dead Near Breakneck with Gunshot Wound

An MTA Police detective made a grisly discovery Friday while patrolling Metro- North train tracks north of the Cold Spring station. The body of a man was found dead inside a car near the Breakneck Tunnel off Route 9D. More...

Knights of Columbus Free Throwing Champions Move On to District Match

Eight boys and girls out of 30 participants were named local champions of the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level to be held in February with an eye toward moving on to the regio More...

Religious News

Attaboy Rocks Stage with Positive Messages and Music at Haldane & Church on the Hill  Free Access 

We were given an all-access pass to a sold-out rock concert - twice. Midwestern rockers Attaboy performed at Haldane with a follow up concert at the Church on the Hill on Wednesday, January 25. 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...

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...

Help Wanted

GLYNWOOD SEEKS SITE Manager skilled in carpentry, painting, dry wall, plumbing, snow plowing, etc. Onsite residence in small 1-bedroom cottage required. Some weekend work. MUST be familiar with computerized maintenance systems. More...

Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. Call Pamela at 914-643-3967 Pets are not our whole lives, More...

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