May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Hit by Tsunami of Applicants for 5 Positions

Kellianne Egan must feel a bit like she just won the lottery. Egan was among twelve hundred applicants for a soonto be-vacant teaching position at the Haldane Elementary School. More...

Collaborative Efforts on Vets Memorial Garden Thwarted by Apparent Turf War

The Cold Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars and local American Legion Organizations would like the community to know that unfortunately, this year they will not be a part of the St. More...

St. Mary's Set to Host 'Garden of Remembrance', Alone

"In Flanders fields, the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row..." An enduring Memorial Day tradition inspired by this popular World War I poem will again be rekindled in the heart of Cold Spring. More...

Sheriff's Race is Crowded

Last week Don Smith announced his intentions to seek re-election as Putnam County Sheriff. The election will be Smith's first major political test. More...

EPA Says Battery Site Will Be Clean, Eventually

In a special board meeting held on May 4, 2009, the Cold Spring Village Board listened to a presentation by Pamela Tames, P.E. and Lora Smith, both of the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Arrangements of Tradtional Hymns at Jazz Vespers

Come and participate in an inspiring blend of world-class jazz and contemporary spirituality this Saturday, May 16, at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Fri. More...

Home on the Hudson Exhibit Opens at Boscobel Gallery

Boscobel is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Home on the Hudson: Women and Men Painting Landscapes, 1825-1875. More...

Letters to the Editor

Debt, Decisions, and Destiny

Editorial

Several hundred billions of dollars have been spent by the federal government in just the last few months with much more to come. There is almost no way to understand the amount of money that is in this proposed federal budget. More...

Keeping Taxes Down

To the Editor: The 2009-10 Village of Cold Spring Budget addressed the two competing issues of keeping any tax increase as low as possible, while taking crucial action to pay down a $95,000 deficit inherited from the years before. More...

Civil Debate

To The Editor: This morning I had the pleasure of meeting and having a conversation with Roger Ailes, the husband of PCN&R publisher Elizabeth Ailes. What a breath of fresh air!! More...

Births

Nicolas Matthew LeMon

Baby boy Nicolas Matthew LeMon was born March 30, 2009, at 2:13pm, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to William and Silvia LeMon of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Nick and Julie Scanga, of Cold Spring. More...

Salvatore J. Pidala IV

Salvatore J. Pidala IV was born on March 30, 2009, to Annette and Salvatore J. Pidala III, of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Ralph and Mary Manzoeillo, of Cold Spring. More...

Andre Cool McMahon and Cora Jane McMahon

Matthew and Lydia McMahon and their son Conor welcomed Andre Cool and Cora Jane into their family on Thursday April 30 at Mt Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Both babies weighed in at over 5 pounds and are home healthy and happy in Garrison. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The PCN&R may be one thing folks around Philipstown and Putnam Valley are talking about this week. In this edition we inaugurate new Editorial and Opinion pages, as well as an expanded Letters to the Editor section. More...

Clarification

The April 29, 2009, PCN&R covered the Cold Spring Village Board meeting of April 21, 2009. The article, "Cold Spring Seeks Stimulus Funds from Washington," references "a renovation budget of $500,000" for the Cold Spring Fire Company. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

The Road Most Traveled From PV to Kent

Residents of Peekskill Hollow Road are passionate about their community, and that zeal was evident last week when the Putnam Legislature conducted a special meeting dealing with a proposed $7 million renovation of the winding road that carries traf More...

Paving Possible for Piece of Old Albany Post Road

Shouting match erupts at Philipstown Board meeting over GVFC finances

At the May 7, 2009, meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, Old Albany Post Road was again a topic of discussion. More...

Challenger Ball Ready to Brawl with Hall Next Fall

On the patio of Murphy's restaurant in Yorktown, Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball kicked off his campaign to unseat Congressman John Hall. "I'm running to bring a voice for reform and change," he said to a packed audience. More...

Raising a Village Out of Economic Doldrums

On a mid-May weekday evening in Cold Spring, passersby might think the village has been hit hard by the economic downturn. With several empty storefronts and a number of stores that operate with limited hours, the place seems sleepy and deserted. More...

Mourning Marcinak Family Seeks Answers

As the six month anniversary of John Marcinak's murder approaches, his children More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane School Foundation Celebrates the Entire Staff

What could be better on a pleasant spring afternnon than an after school social? The Haldane School Foundation's annual Staff Social was held last week at the Butterfield Library and attracted an enthusiastic and rather large number of people. More...

PARC Set to Open Restaurant Arts Program

Program to offer hospitality service skills to special education students

With a legacy of 55 years providing exceptional services and extensive programs which offer new and exciting initiatives to participants and family members, PARC is pleased to announce a new vocational and life skills program for teenagers enrolled More...

Ovidiu Florea Inducted into Sigma Beta Delta Society

Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, recently announced that Ovidiu Florea of Putnam Valley was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society at Berkeley College. More...

Perspectives

What Should Be Done With Peekskill Hollow Road?

Make the Road Safer, But Preserve Its Rural Character

Some residents of Putnam Valley have expressed concern about county roadwork scheduled for Peekskill Hollow Road (PHR) from Adams Corners to Oregon Corners. I would like to address some of these concerns. More...

Let's Find Common Ground

It is important for us to recognize that what people really want is a transparent and open government on the issue of Peekskill Hollow Road. Our residents also want representatives that respond to their concerns. More...

Leave Well Enough Alone: It's Historic

The Peekskill Hollow Road (PHR) project began with a request to congress in 1998 for federal funds to "renovate" PHR from Oregon Corners to RT 301. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Flaherty

William M. Flaherty, age 54, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NY. Born January 14, 1955, in Cold Spring, he is the son of William J. and Mary H. More...

Raymond C. Fox

Raymond C. Fox, age 81, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, May 8, 2009, at his residence. Born on September 25, 1927, in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Donahue) Fox. Mr. More...

Robert A. Engstrom

Robert A. Engstrom, 68, died on May 9, 2009. He was born February 15, 1941, in DeKalb, IL, son of the late David and Marian (nee Larson) Engstrom. On August 25, 1962 in Illinois, he married Janet Thompson; Mrs. Engstrom survives at home. More...

Sports News

Haldane, PV Post Solid Week of Action

If you were a Section 1 softball coach and you were sleeping on Putnam Valley High, chances are you've been burned by coach Heather Miench's Tigers, who improved to 13-1 on the year with three more wins last week. More...

Philipstown Pirates are 4-0

Caroline Balducci Picture above are the Philipstown Pirates Junior League Team (ages 13-14). More...

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