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Village Board Squabbles Over Metered Parking

The July 7, 2009, Cold Spring Village Board meeting ended on a tense note, as the issue of metered parking on Main Street was raised again. More...

Will It Be Dawn in Putnam Valley?

This past May, longtime Putnam Valley resident Dawn Powell announced her intention to challenge incumbent Town Supervisor Bob Tendy in next November's election. More...

Wood Boilers and Phosphates Occupy Putnam Valley Board

The Putnam Valley Town Board's July 8 workshop began with a public hearing on a local law to regulate the installation and operation of wood boilers. This was the second hearing held, and it reflected the modifications made at the previous hearing. More...

Watch the Trains Go By As You Dine at the Cold Spring Depot Dining Out in Philip stow n

Part of a series on local eateries

Twenty-five years ago, Tom Rolston sat in the Cold Spring Depot having a drink. The bartender leaned over to him, and said "You're in the restaurant business. Why don't you buy this dump?" Rolston laughs, "I swear to you, she said that. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Doansburg Chamber Performs Two Concerts

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will present their trio of piano, flute, and cello on Saturday, August 1, at 8pm at St. 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 Thu. July 16 - Mad Science, 10:45am, reg. req'd Mon. More...

Historical Society Will Host Lawn Party on July 18

Everyone can be a happy camper- at least for an afternoon- at the Putnam County Historical Society's (PCHS) 2009 lawn party on Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 7pm. More...

Births

Jessica Ruth Caragine

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on May 30, 2009, to Ruth and Joe Caragine, of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Rocco Calandra of Cortlandt Manor. Paternal grandparents are Karel and Joe Caragine of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Sierra Grace Maroulis

Born on June 9, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Jennifer and Thomas Maroulis, of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Iolanda Scharvella of Yorktown Heights. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Rose Maroulis of Soldotna, Alaska. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Ruffin Warfield

Thomas Ruffin Warfield,, age 77, of New York, NY and Garrison, died on July 12, 2009, at his residence in Manhattan. Son of the late Calvin N. And Helen Craig (Ruffin) Warfield, he was born on August 16, 1931, in Richmond, VA. More...

Sports News

Philipstown 11-12 All-Stars Run Comes to an End

With their first win under their belts against Fishkill on July 5th, the 2009 Philipstown 11- and12-year-old stars continued on their quest to reach the finals for District 17 Little League. More...

Putnam Valley's Sarsen Filling the Void

Don't be fooled by the skirts they wear in the fall. Section 1 field hockey players are getting after one another pretty good this summer; in record numbers, in fact. More...

10-11 All-Stars Participate in Castellano-Smith Tournament

The Philipstown 10-11 All Stars played in the 15th Annual Castellano-Smith Memorial Tournament from July 11-14 in Wappingers Falls. They finished the first two days of games 1-2, with a loss to Wappingers American in their first game Saturday. More...

Testy Talks in Town

Tamagna Slams MTA Tax as Outrageous

Putnam County Legislator Vinny Tamagna has a favorite word to describe the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), and he couldn't utter the word "outrageous" often enough in strongly condemning rece More...

MTA Tax Q&A with County Legislator Tony Hay

When retroactive payroll tax hikes were passed in Albany to support the MTA, state senator Vincent Leibell, Assemblyman Greg Ball, and other politicians vowed to push for a forensic audit of the agency. More...

Cold Spring Raises Sewer Rates

The Cold Spring Village Board met on July 7, 2009, to hear public comment on a sewer rate increase. Water & Sewer Superintendent Greg Phillips summarized the issues driving the need for an increase in fees. More...

Senate Approves Putnam Sales Tax Extender

Putnam County residents are breathing a sigh of relief this week after learning the New York State Senate renewed a one percent sales tax extender for the next two years. More...

Let's Go to the 4-H Fair!

Putnam's mid- summer classic is one week away! The county's 38th annual 4-H Fair will open next Friday (July 24) and will continue throughout the weekend. More...

Cold Spring Water Review Continues

As reported in last week's PCN&R, and in e-mailings via coldspringny.gov, the water department reported bouts of discoloration in the distribution system in recent weeks. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Summer Study in France for PVHS French Teacher

Alexis Thornton, one of Putnam Valley High School's Languages Other Than English (LOTE) teachers, is one of a select number of teachers in the US to be chosen by the cultural services of the French embassy to study for three weeks in France this su More...

McConville Named to Deans' List at Gettysburg College

Caitlin McConville of Cold Spring, a rising sophomore at Gettysburg College, has been placed the Deans' Honor List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring of 2009. More...

Putnam Valley School Board Reorganizes

The Putnam Valley Central School District held its annual reorganizational meeting on July 9. Former trustees Tina Mackay and Guy Cohen were sworn in and just as quickly nominated and elected as President and Vice President. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editorial

Has Old Man Winter Stumbled into Summer?

The unusual summer of 2009 continues this week with record breaking chilly temperatures. The mercury was recorded at 47 degrees in Carmel Tuesday morning shattering the record for July 14 of 50 degrees set back in 1989. More...

Dutch and Puritans in the Hudson Valley

To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to your editorial, "Capturing the Spirit of the Nation at Mekeel's Corners." While the description of the service was moving, the rest of the piece missed a great opportunity to explore the unique herita More...

West Point Fireworks

To the Editor: The fireworks associated with Cold Spring Community Day on July 4th made an excellent backdrop for the USMA concert on Trophy Point on July 4th. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Mayor Seth Gallagher dropped by the PCN&R office on deadline day and brought with him a copy of an old book entitled "Historical Reminiscenses of Cold Spring, Nelsonville, and Vicinity" by Olive Adams. 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...

Curb Appeal Equals Positive Community Results

Keep Putnam Beautiful is awarding Beautification Award plaques to commercial properties which have especially attractive road frontages. More...

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