December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

No Surprises at Chamber Election

Members of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Cathryn's Tuscan Grill on Main Street last Thursday evening to participate in the chamber's annual elections. More...

Putnam Valley Welcomes the Christmas Season

Annie Chesnut The second annual Putnam Valley Town Holiday Gathering took place on Friday evening, December 4, from 7 to 9pm, at the pavilion in the Leonard Wagner Memorial Town Park on Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley. More...

Italian Delights on Main Street

Cathryn's Tuscan Grill

Michael Turton To a great many people— whether they are local residents or visitors to Cold Spring—there's no need to add "Tuscan Grill" when referring to one of the area's best, and best known, restaurants; it is simply known as "C More...

Putnam Valley Schools Examine Facilities Use by Outsiders

The December 3 Putnam Valley school board work session began with a presentation by the new district athletic director, Mark Lybolt. Not surprisingly, sports have been hit hard by the poor economy. More...

Clarification

In the December 2 issue of the PCN&R, the article entitled "Budget Adopted, Taxes Going Up," said, "the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps will receive funding of $199,299 and $312,173, respectively More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

St. Philip's Choir Performs Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noel

On December 13 at 4pm, the St. Philip's Choir, soloists, and orchestra will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Opus 12 (Christmas Oratorio). 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...

Create Your Own Ornament at Hudson Beach Glass

Come to the Hudson Beach Glass studio on Beacon's Main Street to blow your own ornament. Anyone age 7 and older will have the experience of a lifetime. More...

Perspectives

'The Gift of the Magi'

O NE dollar and eightyseven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. More...

Births

Christine Bailey Junjulas

Born on October 30, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Patricia and Michael Junjulas, of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Mary Jane Smith of Cold Spring, and the late Roger Smith. More...

Kaleigh Grace Rund

Born on November 5, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Kathleen and William Rund of Putnam Valley. More...

Jonathan Christian Wacaser

Born on October 27, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Tiffany and Brent Wacaser of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Leslie and Duffy Christler of Cody, Wyoming. Paternal grandparents are Cathy and Kent Wacaser of Cody, Wyoming. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stephen L. Andersen

Stephen L. Andersen, of Putnam Valley, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh after a long illness. He was 65. Born in Mount Kisco, the son of the late Clarence E. and Margarethe L. More...

Carl Sandberg

Carl R. Sandberg, of Putnam Valley, passed away November 19, 2009. He was 72. After 30 years in advertising Carl pursued teaching, politics, and community service. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley is Amongst First Participants in MSG Varsity

Putnam Valley High School is among the first schools in Westchester County to partner with MSG Varsity, a first-ofits kind Cablevision initiative that launched this September. More...

Week of 12/7/09 - 12/13/09 Our Lady of Loretto Basketball Opens with Two Wins

On Saturday, December 5, the OLL 3rd Grade boys team opened up their season on the road at St. Patrick's in Bedford. More...

Army-Navy Activities at West Point

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 110th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. More...

Garrison Fire Company Spending Scrutinized

It has become the exception rather than the rule to have no verbal clashes over the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC) at the monthly meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, and there was no exception at last week's meeting. More...

Coal Tar Cleanup Likely to Take Years

"That's why it takes a year and a half to dig a hole in the ground." Gardiner Cross, an official with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), More...

Cold Spring Tackles Business Parking

Cold Spring Village Work Session

St ree tb y If o ne of Cold Spring's many talented local writers ever decided to portray civic life in the Village of Cold Spring through a play or novel, without a doubt the dominant theme would be parking. More...

Is There a Grinch in Putnam Valley?

Putnam Valley has never been short on holiday cheer, but this year at least one family is feeling as though their Christmas has been stolen, and by the town itself. More...

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Chambers of Commerce Might Merge in Putnam

The buzz has been around for nearly two decades: Can and should Putnam's businesses form a unified chamber of commerce? More...

Putnam Enacts Cold War Veterans' Exemption

Veterans who served their country during the Cold War are now eligible for a property tax exemption following a unanimous vote of the Putnam County Legislature. More...

2010 Putnam County Salaries

Putnam County legislators have set the salaries of county officials for 2010. The county executive will earn $148,635 next year—no change from 2009. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Vocalists Sing at Area All-State

Sopranos Shauna Kalantri and Elizabeth Richter and altos Laura Bach and Mary Mechalakos sang at the Area All-State festival at Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. James Bagwell was the Area All-State conductor. More...

Student to Student Math Tutoring in Garrison

This fall, Garrison seventhgrader Samantha Perlman has been helping second-grader Ruby Howell with her math assignments. They play games such as Money Bingo and use chips and blocks to review concepts like addition and subtraction. More...

O'Neill High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

The following Garrison resi-dents have been named to the James O'Neill High School honor roll for this quarter: HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 12: Kyle David Ward, Kendall John Ward, Brittany Polhemus, Randi P. More...

Letters to the Editor

'A Great Miracle Happened There'

The lights of the menorah recall the blessings of freedom and the fruits of faith

N un, Gimmel, Hey, Shin. More...

A Clarification in GVFC Discussion

To the Editor: Please find my clarification of my letter which you published last week. I was not present at the 11/18/09 Town Board budget workshop. More...

Defending GVFC

To the Editor: Last week, Joe Regele submitted a letter to the PCN&R accusing the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company of contracting to spend $500,000 on the purchase of new fire truck without notifying the Town Board. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

We wish our Jewish readers a Happy Chanukah, which starts on Friday, December 11. For shopping, places to dine, and gift buying, check pages 8, 9, and 10 in this week's issue. 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...

Chanukah is Celebrated at Reform Synagogue

Philipstown Reform Synagogue's annual Chanukah Party will take place on Sunday, December 13, 2009, from 3 to 6pm. There will be latkes and jelly donuts, crafts and raffles, music, and dreidel spinning. More...

Weekly Poll

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