November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Considers Alleviating Parking Woes

The Cold Spring Village Board met for its monthly meeting on November 10, 2009, with a full agenda of department reports and related discussion, and a larger audience than usual. More...

County, Towns, to Receive Checks

Negative economic news from Washington, Albany, and Wall Street makes headlines every week. More...

Public Notice

Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday refuse and recycling (paper) pick-up in the Village of Nelsonville will take place on Saturday, November 28, 2009 The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will be picking up bagged leaves curbside on Wednes More...

Arts and Entertainment

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...

Easy Shopping For One-of-a-Kind Gifts at Our Local Arts Venues

Desmond-Fish Library Boutique is Better Than Ever

This year's Holiday Boutique at the Desmond-Fish Library promises to be better than ever, featuring even more Hudson Valley artists and three weekends of holiday shopping. The grand opening of the Boutique is on Saturday, Nov. More...

Clay Pot Luck Holiday Pottery Sale At Garrison Art Center

Twenty-five years of practice at anything very often results in success, and Garrison Art Center's Clay Pot Luck is one such holiday event. More...

Perspectives

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Installment Six Including a description of the haunted region of Sleepy Hollow

Brom Bones, however, was the hero of the scene, having come to the gathering on his favorite steed Daredevil, a creature, like himself, full of mettle and mischief, and which no one but himself could manage. More...

Discovering the Autumnal Secrets of Constitution Marsh

I had been meaning to visit for a long time. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Veronica Cretelli

Veronica "Bonnie" Cretelli, a life long Cold Spring resident, died on Friday, November 13, 2009, at Wingate at Dutchess. She was 91. Born in Cold Spring on July 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine (Trimble) Monroe. More...

Sports News

Haldane Gridders Ready to Move on from Tough Season

The Haldane High School Blue Devils' football season only ended about two weeks ago, but head coach Tony Percacciolo is already moving on and looking forward to next season. More...

Knights Rout Brooklyn 5-0

In WYSL soccer action, the U-14 Philipstown Knights put together their most solid effort of the season, thrashing Brooklyn 5-0 at the St. Basil Academy field this past Sunday. More...

Saying Goodbye to Turkey Season

The Putnam Sports man

This is a great week to raise a cold apple cider toast to this mid-November column, preceding Saturday's opening of the NY Southern Tier gunning season for whitetail deer. More...

Ball Announces Plans to Seek Leibell's Seat

November 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Exclusive to the PCN&R: In a surprise move, Greg Ball is shutting down his campaign to unseat John Hall and endeavoring to take Vincent Leibell’s seat in the New York State Senate, even if it means challenging Leibell in an acrimonious GOP prim More...

Ready for a Tax Hike?

As revenues dwindle, Philipstown leaders make cuts, propose higher taxes

One way of describing the process at the Philipstown Town Board public hearing on the 2010 budget on Monday night might be "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." While board members made minor adjustments to the numbers, the outcome rema More...

'Problem Gambling' is Popular Putnam Pastime

Teenagers across Putnam County are gambling more today than ever before. In fact, gambling is even more prominent among the county's youth than the use of alcohol, marijuana, and/or cigarettes. More...

Legislature Examines Health Department

Putnam County government finds itself in dire financial straits, and, as a means of tightening the county's belt, lawmakers have begun to review appointed as well as elected positions to determine if cost savings can be achieved. More...

Fire-in-the-Oven at Garrison Café

Unique Technique

"I wanted to do something different," explained owner and chef Mike Pizzalongo; and with a name like that, perhaps it was inevitable that pizza would figure prominently in the reinvention of the local eatery formerly known as The Garrison Market. More...

Schools

Jazz Vespers Sound During Thanksgiving Weekend

Come enjoy great jazz music at Jazz Vespers this Saturday, November 21, at 5:30pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

PVHS TheatreWorks Presents 'Cuckoo's Nest'

Putnam Valley High School's TheatreWorks program is preparing for its first production of the 2009-10 school year, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. More...

Haldane 7th Graders Explore Native American Culture

Haldane 7th grade students participated in a presentation by Native American storyteller and author Eileen Charbonneau. Incorporating discussion from both Social Studies and English curricula, Mrs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Philipstown Continues Thanksgiving Tradition

Candlelight service at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration will be followed by feast at the Tavern

L ike all great traditions, the Thanksgiving Candlelight Service and Putnam County Historical Society Thanksgiving Dinner is older than most of its participants. More...

Let Businesses Grow

To the Editor: I just drove home after buying a nice dinner of ribs, chicken, coleslaw, etc., from the new Texas Barbecue place at the corner of Lane Gate Road (my road) and Rte. 9. More...

Republicans: Help Get the Message Out

To the Editor: As Chairman of the Philipstown Republican Committee, I am very proud of the efforts made by the Republican town council candidates, Terry Polhemus and Joselle Cunane. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Please note our deadline for next week will be this Friday, November 20, at noon. We are publishing one day early next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so look for the PCN&R on newsstands Tuesday, Nov. More...

Toys for Tots Drive Begins

'Every child deserves a little Christmas'

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots 2009 drive is well under way in the Putnam/Westchester County area. In Philipstown, the coordinator is former Marine, Anthony Phillips, who is happy to announce the drop-off locations for new unwrapped toys. 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...

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