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Holiday Ends on Mellow Note with Sunset Music

As Wendy Martin eased into those soothing, familiar and laid-back lyrics, "Summertime More...

Village Addresses Water Discoloration Problems

The Village Water Department is currently investigating the cause(s) of discoloration in various parts of the distrubution system. More...

Rec Commission Seeks More Reaching Out

Prior to beginning its July 2, 2009, agenda, the Cold Spring Recreation Commission heard from Mayor Seth Gallagher, who spoke about several ongoing issues, all of them falling under one heading. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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 Wed. July 8 - Mad Science, 10:45am, reg. req'd Wed. More...

42nd Infantry Band to Perform at Boscobel

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come to the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens on Saturday, July 18, for an on-the-lawn concert performed by the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Band (Rainbow Division), a group of 40 musically talent More...

Mysteries of Bannerman's Explored in PCHS Lecture

Ever wonder about the castle in the middle of the Hudson, located between Cornwall and Beacon? Come and enjoy refreshments and a lecture that explores the interesting history of Bannerman's Island. More...

Letters to the Editor

EDITORIAL: Capturing the Spirit of the Nation at Mekeel's Corners

A fiddle, a bugle, hymns, and patriotic readings transport us to America's early days

On Independence Day in America, most citizens spend some time reflecting on our nation's founding documents. But unless we also seek to understand the culture that inspired those ideas, we will find it difficult to carry on their legacy. More...

Let's Focus on Our Local Heroes Rather Than Global Narcissists

One of the great human sports is to tell others how they should be doing their job. The implication, of course, is that the teller could do the job better. With that in mind, I would like to tell the press how to do their job better. More...

Truth Will Prevail

To the Editor: I am greatly troubled by the lack of fair balance and journalistic integrity demonstrated in the two articles regarding the Philipstown Food Pantry. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The waters near Cupcake Island were busy with boat accidents over the weekend. One fiberglass vessel carrying passengers hit rocks as the tide went out Saturday afternoon. Luckily no one was hurt. 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...

Documentaries on Faith to Screen at Graymoor

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are presenting eight documentaries focusing on issues of faith Tuesday evenings during July and August at 7:30pm. Following each viewing, informal discussion will follow. More...

Vets Enjoy Community Day

Community Day created a faithful and patriotic feeling in the warm river breeze. More...

River Festival Draws 3,000 to Mayor's Park

The first of what organizers hope will become an annual River Festival came to Cold Spring on July 5, 2009. More...

'People Gave Us a Chance,' Says Riverview's Jim Ely

Dining Out in Philipstown: Part of a series on local eateries

Local businessman and restaurateur James "Jimmy" Ely is a Queens native who, as a boy, migrated with his family to Cold Spring and graduated from Haldane High School. More...

As Haldane Reorganizes Merandy is Re-elected

In our personal lives reorganization takes the form of that annual ritual in which we clean out and tidy up all the closets in order to have a household that functions smoothly in the months ahead. More...

Witt Offers Wisdom on the Weird Weather

The PCN&R's Annie Chesnut recently spoke with local weather expert Jim Witt. PCN&R: Is it just our imagination, or have June (and now July) been unusually rainy months? Jim Witt: Yes, June and July have been extremely rainy months. More...

Schools

Garrison School Board Says Thank You and Farewell to Three Valued Individuals

The Garrison Board of Education opened its June 17, 2009, meeting by bidding a fond farewell to long-serving School Board members Frances DiSarro and Marilyn Palefsky, and to teacher Sherry Martin, who is retiring after 33 years with the Garrison S More...

A Day in the Forest for the Garrison Schoolchildren

The halls and classrooms of the Garrison School were empty on June 23 as students and their teachers left the school building and traditional classroom lessons behind to hike into the Garrison School Forest for a day of learning in this classroom w More...

Life Experiences That Shape the Individual

What do love, baseball, and amusement parks have in common? They all have the potential to bring joy, fear, sadness, and exhilaration into one's life. Some may say they remind us of growing up. That first kiss. Moving up to the majors. More...

Births

Olivia Anne Pepper

Baby girl Olivia Anne Pepper was born June 26, 2009, weighing 5 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Jane Fonda

Mary Jane Fonda, age 74, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at her home. Born August 10, 1934 in Oceanside, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Mary Jane (Collins) Troy. Mrs. More...

Melinda Merante Micucci

Melinda (Molly) Merante Micucci, formerly of Fishkill and Cold Spring, died on June 10, 2009, in Civitaquana, Pescara, Italy, after a long illness. More...

Sports News

PV/C Teams Faring Well in WPBA Baseball Action

The Westchester/Putnam Baseball Association is off and running this summer. With 11 baseball divisions (ages 9 to college ranks) and 177 teams stretching across Westchester, Putnam, and parts of western Connecticut, More...

Philipstown 11 & 12 All-Stars defeat Fishkill in Game #1 of District 17 Tournament

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon for baseball the Philipstown 11-12 All-Stars defeated Fishkill 6 to 4 to win their first game of the 2009 District 17 Tournament. More...

Boys 3-4 Lacrosse Highlanders Beat Mahopac

The Highlander Boys 3-4 Lacrosse team didn't start the season strong, but certainly took their battle-hardened team to a great finish. The opening lesson of the season came at the hands of Mahopac, ending in a disappointing 13-0 defeat. More...

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