October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring's Backyard Beekeeper

Katelyn Robertson is no ordinary ninth grader. More...

Putnam Valley Father Settles Over Jail Suicide

In a case that has become a focal point of the current debate between the Democratic candidate for Putnam County Sheriff and the Republican incumbent, a Putnam Valley family has reached a settlement with Putnam County in a civil rights lawsuit over More...

Putnam Records First Case of H1N1

Putnam County has recorded its first case of H1N1 influenza. Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler brought the news to members of the Putnam Legislature's Health Committee last week. Dr. More...

Bird & Bottle: Fine Cuisine, History, and Even a Ghost

When people are looking for a fine dining experience, they don't want to just hope, they want to know that the establishment they choose has a long-standing tradition of excellence. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Saint and the Sultan: Book Signing at Graymoor

On Sunday, October 25, at 2pm the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will welcome Paul Moses, who will give a brief presentation and sign copies of his new book, The Saint and the Sultan, at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center. More...

Cultural Events

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

Three Outstanding Musicians In Chapel Season Finale

Three outstanding musicians on the worldwide stage, Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, Rolf Schulte, violin, and Aaron Wunsch, piano, will close The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration's season on Sunday, November 8, at 4pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don't Disparage Those Who Will Sacrifice

To the Editor: I have read quite a few letters to the PCN&R touting the benefits of the proposed new zoning law, and emphasizing that it has been and will be the product of an open process in which all affected parties will be able to voice t More...

Praising Zoning Changes

Letter Originally Sent to Supervisor Mazzuca and Members of the Town Board; reprinted at the request of the author I was an active participant along with many other residents of Philipstown when the Comprehensive Plan was being discussed, More...

This Land is My Land, This Land is Your Land

To the Editor: Finally, in last week's issue of the PCN&R, we saw some well-reasoned thoughts about the seemingly never-ending debate concerning zoning. Of note were letters from Douglas H. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The PCN&R is hosting a Philipstown Candidates Forum on Monday, October 26, at 7pm in the cafeteria at Haldane School. 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 stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Oct. 30 Community Dinner at Presbyterian Church

Tired of cooking? On Friday, October 30 at 6:30pm, the community is invited to a dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. Come and enjoy beef stew and the opportunity to sit and eat with friends and neighbors. More...

Shea Fields Zoning Questions

Deputy Supervisor Richard Shea, who is seeking the town's top post on the November 3 ballot, fielded tough but civil questions Monday night from citizens determined to defend their private property rights in the face of proposed changes to Philipst More...

Villanova Alleges Putnam Valley Stimulus Shenanigans

Patty Villanova, a Town Board candidate in Putnam Valley has alleged that the Putnam Valley Fire Department lied about its condition when it applied for federal stimulus money to build a $9 million firehouse. More...

Parking Fines Could Change

The October 13 Village Board monthly meeting began with a public hearing on a proposal to amend Village Code Chapter 126, Section 126: Penalties for Parking Violations, which sets parking fines in the village. More...

Outsourcing to India Contributes to Demise of Carmel's Watson Plant

Plans to close Watson Pharmaceuticals, one of Putnam County's largest employers, continue as the company has announced a new round of layoffs. More...

Putnam Valley Public Weighs in on Proposed Local Laws

The Putnam Valley Town Board began its October 14, 2009, meeting with two public hearings, both about issues related to the health and well-being of the town's lakes and watershed. More...

Buckley's Party Still a Factor in NY

New York's Conservative Party is an institutionalized rebellion. The party was founded by J. Daniel Mahoney, Charles E. Rice, and Charles Edison out of frustration with the Republican Party, then dominated in New York by the progressive wing. More...

Dancing to Raise Money for Hillside Food Outreach

Legislators Mary Ellen Odell of Carmel and Vincent Tamagna of Nelsonville will be dancing with the stars this Saturday to raise money for the Hillside Food Outreach. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Philipstown Students Advance State Study of the Hudson River

Students from Haldane High School and the Garrison Union Free School waded into the Hudson River's cold currents in the name of science on the brisk but sunny morning of October 8. More...

Perspectives

Beneath Breakneck's Stateliness Lies an Ominous Reputation

(part 1 of 4)

Conservation and preservation issues were, during the early 1830s, beginning to be looked upon much more seriously in the Hudson River Valley Highlands. More...

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Installment Three in which we meet Brom Bones

The pedagogue's mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Damon Perpetua

Damon Perpetua, age 60, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 16, 2009. Born in Cold Spring on October 11, 1949, he is the son of Damon P. More...

Helen Prestianni Bell

Helen Prestianni Bell, originally of Cold Spring, died on September 9, 2009, in Poughkeepsie. Burial services were held at the Prestianni plot at the Cold Spring Cemetery. She was born on April 4, 1934, the daughter of Afila and Frank Prestianni. More...

Sports News

Yellowjackets Trip Up Haldane Gridders

Despite playing well in the second half, the Haldane High School football team fell to a tough Hastings Central High School team 23-7 on Saturday. The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 0-6 on the season. Hastings improved to 5-1. More...

PV Smacked By Croton, Dobbs Is Next

FROM THE FIELD

When a football team such as Putnam Valley gets moved down from Class B to Class C and they are having some success, they begin feeling very confident and even unbeatable. More...

Putnam Valley XC Comes Up Short

The Putnam Valley HS boys and girls cross country teams ran twice this week. Saturday the Tigers competed in the Green Mountain Invitational in Pawling, and Wednesday Put Valley ran in the league meet at Croton Point Park. More...

Weekly Poll

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