December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring by Candlelight Brings Holiday Cheer

Record attendance raises $21,000 for PARC

Cold Spring was decked out in its holiday finery on Saturday, December 6, 2008, for the sixth annual Cold Spring by Candlelight celebration, with all proceeds benefiting Partners of PARC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts fundraising ev More...

Santa's First Visit of the Season Brings Joy to Cold Spring Village

CSFD once again helps out Santa

Cold Spring Villagers gathered by the river last Friday night amidst the chilled early winter darkness and celebrated the annual lighting of the Village Christmas tree in the gazebo. The village's Antique Dealer's Association provided the tree. More...

Cold Spring VFW and American Legion Updating List for Servicemen and Women Stationed Overseas

Holiday gift packages to be sent

For the past five years the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion have been sending gift packages to the active servicemen and women of Philipstown stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, the United States and other parts of the world. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Wondrous Star Wars at the Depot Theatre

At first glance, a staged rendition of the Star Wars epic, adapted and performed by a swarm of 3rd, 4th, 5,th and 6th graders (doing business as the Depot Theatre Youth Players), offered as a Christmas show, would seem to be contra-indicated. More...

Online Ticketing Now Available for Boscobel's Traditional Candlelight Tours

Since it opened its gates in 1961, Boscobel House & Gardens has sold thousands of event tickets in-person, over the phone and through the mail. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Hosts Holiday "Open Days" at the Wildlife Education Center

During the holiday week, bring the entire family to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a special celebration of the Museum's live animals! More...

Births

MacKenna Elizabeth Vogel

Born on November 5, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Rebecca and Eric Vogel of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are John and Karen Quinn of Bangall. Paternal grandparents are Horst and Winnie Vogel of Stanfordville. More...

Miriam Louise Garrett-Metz

Boron on November 4, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Erin Garrett-Metz and Andrew Metz of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are David and Christie Garrett of Charlotte, VT. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Connie Metz of Shelburne, VT. More...

Zsolt T. Glasscock

Born on November 4, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Zsuzsa and Toy Glasscock of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Zsuzsa and Gabor Kiss. Paternal grandparents are Marsha and Robert Glasscock of Enfield Center. More...

Sports News

Haldane Lady Blue Devils Take PCN&R Cup

PV Makes run during second half of game

This past Wednesday, the Haldane varsity girls' basketball team triumphed over Putnam Valley, 51-42, to win the PCN&R Cup, an annual trophy presented by this publication to the winner of the annual PV-Haldane matchup. More...

County Legislature Amends Child Safety Zone Law and Calls for Immediate Enforcement

Legal challenge seen as likely

The Putnam County Legislature voted last week to approve a revised Child Safety Zone law despite the reservations of the legal community that the law is likely to be challenged successfully by those affected. More...

Cold Spring Board Topples Cell Tower Proposal

Heavy community turnout in opposition to proposed 12-story Verizon structure

The Cold Spring Village Board's workshop on December 2, 2008 was a lively affair with more than 20 audience members, a full slate of Trustees, and two representatives of Verizon Wireless, who presented Verizon's proposal for the erection of a cell More...

Haldane Earns Passing Grades on Internal Audit Report

It seems Superintendent Mark Villanti is not satisfied with "adequate" or "satisfactory" grades, even if those are the highest marks that can be achieved. More...

Putnam Valley's Patrons of Husbandry Grange Organization Attracts Local Dignitaries to Regional Legislative Meeting

The Putnam Valley Patrons of Husbandry Grange is enjoying renewed interest. More...

Philipstown Residents Warned of Scams During Tough Economic Times

DOT approves traffic light for Route 9 at Fishkill Rd

"Buyer beware" is always sound advice but it may be even more appropriate in these current tough economic times and especially in light of the holiday season now upon us. In the weeks and months ahead consumers need to be wary of the "scam du jour. More...

Public Meeting at Western Putnam High Schools to Address Stormwater Management Concerns

Find out more about stormwater management in the Putnam Valley and Haldane School Districts and how it affects everyone in the districts at public meetings to be held during the next scheduled Board of Education meetings for the two respective schoo More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane School Foundation Celebrates Ten Successful Years

For the past ten years, the Haldane School's Foundation's volunteer board members have dedicated themselves to raising funds to sponsor enrichment programs and applied learning experiences that enhance the education of every student at Haldane Cent More...

BOCES Board Meeting Slated

The meeting of the Board of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 4:30pm in the East Conference Room of the School Services Building. The public is invited. More...

Garrison Union Free School Announces Their 2008/09 First Quarter Honor Rolls

Garrison School is pleased to announce that the following students have achieved top academic honors this quarter: High Honor Roll 8th grade - Avery Anderson, Lianna Culp, Ali Galezo, Lindy Labriola, Julie Marcinak, Kady Neill, Hannah Penner, More...

Letters to the Editor

West Point Housing Project Briefing

Dear Editor: The US Army Garrison (West Point) proposes an expansion of the Stony Lonesome I Housing Area over the next couple of years. More...

Please Remember How Much We Have to Inspire Gratitude

Dear Editor: To Messrs. Junjulas, Gunning, Sheftman, Ms. Rosengarten, et al: please stop. All of you. Please remember what we all have together, here in Cold Spring and Garrison, and how much we have to inspire gratitude. More...

Up In Smoke

To the Editor: On Saturday afternoon, residents of Philipstown would have been forgiven if they suddenly thought they were transported back to the London of Charles Dickens. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Briefly Noted

Carols and Creatures at the Saunders Farm Living Nativity

The annual spectacular Living Nativity will be held this year on December 14. Starting at the Saunders' driveway at 4pm, the caroling and strolling event will be narrated and directed by the Reverend Frank Geer, pastor of St. More...

Speeding Arrest in Village of Cold Spring

Jhonny Joachim, 23 years old, of Spring Valley, New York, was arrested in the Village of Cold Spring and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, a Misdemeanor, and Speeding, a Violation. More...

Westchester & Putnam Tree of Life Fundraiser Begins with Tree Lighting

On Friday, November 14, 2008 a spirited crowd gathered at the Jefferson Valley Mall for Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam's 20th Annual Tree of Life tree lighting ceremony. More...

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