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Review Board Seeks to Preserve Village's History

The Cold Spring Historic District Review Board held its monthly meeting on July 29, 2009. On the agenda were a public hearing for an addition to a house on High Street and a workshop for a house on Rock Street. More...

Youth Become Firefighters for a Week

Though the cannons of West Point can sometimes be heard echoing through the streets and lanes of Cold Spring, the village is not accustomed to the sounds of drill sergeants barking orders and troops chanting as they march in formation. More...

Citizens Urge Philipstown to Allow Voting at North Highlands Fire House

Hans Moeller (seated) collects signatures on Thursday, July 30, for the petition protesting the decision to move voting from North Highlands Fire Department to the Methodist church in Cold Spring. According to Mr. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Visualization for Healing is Taught at Desmond-Fish

Penny Lavin, Associate Director of One Light Healing Touch (OLHT), is offering a free energy healing workshop at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison from 7-8:30pm, on August 13. 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 ONGOING PROGRAMS Bouncing Babies (infants thru 24 mos. More...

A World of Words is Yours at the Desmond-Fish Sale

Thousands of wonderful books, DVDs, CDs and other media have been donated to the Friends of the Desmond- Fish Library annual Book and Media Sale, which will run from Friday evening, August 14 through Monday, August 24. More...

Letters to the Editor

Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Putnam Legislators Stand Against Retroactive MTA Tax

Earlier this summer, the Putnam County Legislature voted to disobey the law by refusing to pay the Metropolitan Transit Authority's so-called mobility tax, which amounts to . More...

Sober Reporting is Highly Valued

To the Editor: For years, many of us have relied on the PCN&R to depict the people, events, and public meetings that affect and enrich our lives in a sober and accurate manner, and we have considered this sober reporting a highly valued chara More...

Don't Forget About Historical Society

To the Editor: I was so pleased to read Steven Mattson's terrific article re: the West Point Foundry Preserve in the July 29 issue of the PCN&R. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patrick "PJ" Faherty

Faherty, Patrick (PJ), 57, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 2, 2009. More...

Theodore J. Carlson

Theodore J. More...

Ethel Merritt McCaffrey Stolzenberger

Ethel Merritt McCaffrey Stolzenberger, age 98, a longtime resident of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 20, 2009. Mrs. Stolzenberger was a retired hospital administrator, having worked at Julia L. More...

Sports News

Boxing at Brewster Ice Arena Pits a Pair of Veteran Locals

Most guys, when they experience a mid-life crisis, go out and buy a hotrod convertible to appease a seemingly unquenchable thirst for youth; most guys, that is. More...

Putnam Parades, Pictures, Picnics

Last Friday night's Patterson Fire Department parade and carnival was canceled, as wind and heavy rain clobbered Putnam. More...

A Short Hike Long on Kid-friendly Flora & Fauna

If you are ever in Brewster and have about 15 to 30 minutes to spare, consider a visit to the Putnam County Land Trust's Doansburg Preserve. More...

Cheaper by the Bagful

Garbage hauling, mobility tax, and dirt road covered at Philipstown meeting

The Philipstown Town Board workshop held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, was brief but covered a range of issues from garbage pickup and traffic lights to the MTA mobility tax and improvements to Old Albany Post Road. More...

Waterfront Dwellers Complain about Noise

On July 28, 2009, the Cold Spring Village Board held a discussion about quality of life issues, specifically for those residents living on lower Main Street. More...

Preferring Furry Friends to Humans

Most people like animals— at least dogs or cats, if not both. But to simply say that Paula Young likes animals doesn't quite cut it. Young operates an animal rescue facility just outside of Cold Spring. More...

Hearty Menu, Rich History, and a View at Hudson House

Part of a series on local eateries

Sam Bei, owner of Hudson House in Cold Spring, admits he can't fry an egg. But he learned the rules of good food and warm hospitality while growing up, through his parents' involvement in the restaurant business. Mr. More...

Tony Hay Tells Gift Givers 'Keep It'

Putnam's Legislature Chairman Tony Hay values the goodness and generosity of the public who often express their satisfaction with government by providing elected officials with small tokens of appreciation. More...

Talk of our Town

Don't forget the Blood Drive on Friday, August 7, at the North Highlands Fire House from 2:30 to 8pm. Walk-ins are welcome; 120 pints are needed. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

St. Philip's Nursery School is Nearly Fifty Years Old

When school returns in September 2009, St. Philip's Nursery School will embark on a year-long celebration of 50 years serving Philipstown's pre-schoolers. The Nursery School committee is hard at work planning the golden milestone. More...

Garrison School 08/09 4th Quarter MS Honor Roll

HIGH HONOR ROLL: Grade 8: Avery Anderson, Simon Close, Lianna Culp, Allison Galezo, Malinda Labriola, Julie Marcinak, Hannah Penner, Justin Voelp Grade 7: Noah Campbell, Matthew Drotar, George Fibble, David Hamel, Tess Hansler, Sarah Hard, More...

Pink and Purple Caps for Wondrous Years Grads

Karena Weinpahl (l) and April Ransom sport their pink and purple caps at their graduation ceremony from Wondrous Years Daycare. Staff congratulated the young ladies, who will further their education at Haldane and Garrison School. More...

Births

Annalyse Shirley Ortiz

Born on June 24, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Annmarie Rogonia and Manuel Ortiz, Jr., of Buchanan. Maternal grandparents are Lisa Rogonia and Kenneth Rogonia, of Lake Peekskill. More...

Daniel Evan Morrison

Born on July 1, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Joan and Cliff Morrison, of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Chop and Pat Bradford, of New Milford, CT. Paternal grandparents are Anthony and Marie Spieles, of Peekskill. More...

Alyssa Marie Grippo

Born on June 25, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Jeanne Marie and Robert Grippo, of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Eugene and Maria Burrone, of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Donald and Florence Grippo, of Yonkers. More...

Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott- Hamblen, Rector 845-265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Coming Events

ONGOING: Cold Spring Farmers' Market, Saturdays through Thanksgiving, 8:30am-1:30pm, at The Nest, Chestnut St. Putnam Valley Farmers' Markets: Fridays, 3-7pm, Tompkins Cnrs Methodist Church, outdoors, 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd. June 19-Oct. More...

Those Native Wildflowers May Not Be So Native

Have you ever wondered about those lovely roadside wildflowers you see along all of our highways at this time of year? They're so widespread, they must be native. Right? Wrong. More...

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