April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Never Again

Christians and Jews joined together and reflected on one of history’s saddest moments—the Holocaust—during a remembrance Thursday at the historic Putnam County Courthouse.For the first time, Holocaust Observance Day was held in each of the five count More...

Butterfield Clears County Panel, Setting Stage for Senior Center  Free Access 

In a room jam-packed with Philipstown seniors, the Putnam County Physical Services Committee agreed to send a letter of intent to Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro that the county will indeed lease space at the development in order to establish a n More...

Roger Ailes Named One of 35 Most Powerful in Media  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, of Garrison, has again been named to The Hollywood Reporter's list of the 35 Most Powerful People in NY Media. Ailes is the chairman and CEO of Fox News. Those on the list were hailed during a reception at the Four Seasons last week. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Budget, Boat Club & Butterfield for Trustees

Cold Spring Village Board

The village board met Tuesday night, starting with a public hearing on the tentative budgets for the 2015/2016 fiscal year. Trustee Michael Bowman was absent. More...

Paving Discussion Likely in Philipstown

Road paving was again a central topic before the Philipstown Town Board during its April monthly meeting, especially with the drainage work on South Mountain Pass. The board also approved a number of resolutions, unanimously. More...

Adjournments Ahead of Dismissals Granted in Cold Spring Village Court

Ray DiFrancesco is still set to stand trial by jury on May 18, but at Village Court April 11, the defense attorney gave the prosecutor and Judge Thomas Costello a motion for dismissal. More...

Community

Heroin Through The Eyes of An Addict  Free Access 

Putnam County is plagued by a heroin epidemic. In the past two years, more than 3 dozen lives were lost due to overdose. The epidemic is present in Philipstown, too, with a half-dozen or more deaths here. More...

Hair Haven Day Spa Keeps Up with Trends

Nestled in the old Mattawan train station building at the foot of Mount Beacon (East End), you’ll find The Hair Haven Day Spa, located just steps away from some of Beacon's finest shops, galleries and eateries. More...

A Celebration of Birds at Taconic

The Taconic Outdoor Education Center was practically chirping with excitement as the annual Putnam Highlands Audubon Society fundraising dinner was held Saturday evening. More than 65 people flocked to the event, which began with a silent auction. More...

Attractions

Boat Club Prepares for 2015 Season

At last on a sunny 70 degree Sunday, the Cold Spring Boat Club members were able to begin installing docks, preparing for the 2015 boating season. Docks come out every fall due to ice in the river. More...

Talk on Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point and West Point Foundry Is Saturday

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s tragic death, historian Anthony Czarnecki will present a program entitled President Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point , on Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at The Little Red Scho More...

Commentary

The April Death of Two Presidents

At Hyde Park, New York, on April 15, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was laid to rest at his beloved family home. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters Note:

No letters this week. Letters to the editor are always welcome. Please limit them to 500 words or fewer, and send to editor@pcnr.com by Monday noon. Letters on local topics from local people are preferred. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen Minners

Helen Minners, age 85, a long time Cold Spring resident, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at her home, surrounded by loved ones, after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Breaking News - 10:04 AM

Butterfield Redevelopment Model at Village Hall  Free Access 

An Announcement from Village of Cold Spring

A scaled mass model of the proposed Butterfield redevelopment site is available for public viewing at Cold Spring Village Hall, 85 Main Street begin More...

Breaking News - 4/17/2015 3:01 PM

Philipstown man lucky to be alive  Free Access 

A Philipstown man is lucky to be alive after his car went out of control on the Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Continental Village Friday and careened down a step embankment, overturning several times.State Police identified the driver as 66 year old J More...

Patterson GOP backs Tendy over Levy

The Patterson Republican Town Committee has endorsed Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy over incumbent District Attorney Adam Levy.The vote came behind closed doors at the town’s GOP caucus Wednesday evening when Republicans endorsed candidates fo More...

Street Names to Honor Key Locals

BUTTERFIELD PROJECT

Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro sought the public’s help in naming several roads and a small park at the Butterfield site, and suggestions are rolling in to the PCNR. More...

Confirmation of New EMS Commissioner Stalled

PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam County legislators agreed Monday that Tony Sutton had seen it all during his years in the emergency services community, and the licensed paramedic was the man for the job as Putnam’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Canned Fish? (and Dangerous Caesar Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

It was July 4, 1924, in a very busy restaurant in Tijuana. The place was packed with Americans celebrating Independence Day because, just across the border, Prohibition was in full swing. More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY APRIL 16 7:30pm-Over the Rhine at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon FRIDAY APRIL 17 7:00pm-Michelle LeBlanc at Division St. Grill, Peekskill 8:30pm- Neil Alexander at Quinn’s, Beacon SATURDAY APRIL 18 More...

Schools

Opposition to Standardized Testing Grows; Parents Revolt at Haldane  Free Access 

Haldane school no longer has Reward School status as the opt-out issue is making its mark here in Cold Spring. More...

Garrison School Board Adopts Budget for May Vote

The Garrison Board of Education adopted the budget for the 2015-16 school year last week, which will be voted on by the public on May 19. The total budget of $10,201,153 has gone largely unchanged throughout the budget process. More...

Putnam County Youth Awards

The Putnam County Youth Awards dinner was held on Friday to acknowledge the community service work of local students throughout the county. Nineteen were honored at the Putnam County Golf Club in Mahopac. More...

Religious News

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Jazz Vespers to Feature Superb Guest Artists

This Saturday, April 18, at 5:30 PM, the Jazz Vespers Series of the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will feature two outstanding guest artists. More...

Chapel Restoration Music Series Opens Sunday

Black Marble, the violin duo of Karen Marie Marmer and Jörg-Michael Schwarz, opens The Chapel Restoration’s 2015 Sunday Music Series on April 19 at 4 p.m. This is the series’ fifteenth year. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Grab First Wins of Season

Victories Over Poughkeepsie, Peekskill Get Haldane Into Win Column

In season opening losses to Putnam Valley and Pleasantville, the Haldane bats had a difficult time generating any kind of offense. More...

Philipstown Boys’ Soccer Starts Off Strong

Philipstown Daggers Outplay Kingston United The Philipstown Boys U16 Daggers challenged Kinston United in their season opener, kicking off the 2015 spring season with a decisive 5-2 win. More...

Philipstown Girls Draw with New Paltz

The Philipstown Girls U14 Eagles enjoyed a sunny and warm spring morning for their season opener against the New Paltz Strikers and finished with a 1-1 tie. More...

Weekly Poll

Now that the county has approved plans for a new senior center at Butterfield, do you think there should be any further delay in the project?
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