February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lent in the Highlands

Local man gives up beer, shares it with others

When Vice President Joe Biden was seen with a black smudge on his forehead last week, a British television reporter was perplexed and worried. He must have hit his head, she averred. More...

School Laptops Raise Privacy Concerns

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOLS

A weekend Associated Press report revealed that the Lower Merion School District in the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore is under investigation by the federal government for allegedly turning on webcams in school-issued laptops without the knowledge o More...

Town Awards Contract for Fishkill Road Traffic Light

The Philipstown Town Board’s meeting last week may have been brief but it touched upon a number of significant issues—from installation of a long-awaited traffic light and moving closer to updated zoning, to the town’s need for mor More...

Oliverio Does a 180 on Home Health Care

Legislator Sam Oliverio, Jr., began his monthly report to the Putnam Valley Town Board last week with a reversal of his position on privatization of home health care. More...

End of an Era

Maria’s Grocery and Deli in Putnam Valley shut its doors for good last week. More...

Clarification: Nonprofits and Lobbying

In “Overview of the Overlays” (February 17) we stated that tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations are not permitted to lobby or work toward policy changes. This is not accurate. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Candidate Platform

Airinhos Serradas

CANDIDATE, COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD More...

Candidate Platform

Lynn Miller

CANDIDATE, COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD More...

Candidate Platform

Michael Junjulas

CANDIDATE, COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD More...

Schools

Thorpe Named to Dean’s List at Towson University

Michael Thorpe, son of Terry and Faye Thorpe of Cold Spring, has been named to the Dean’s List of students for the Fall, 2009, semester at Towson University in Maryland. More...

Three from PV Named to Binghamton’s Dean’s List

Three students from Putnam Valley, John Dinapoli, Jordan Hernandez, and Kyle John Lagrutta, have been named to Binghamton University’s Dean’s List for the Fall, 2009, semester. More...

Zuvic Named to Dean’s List at Dickinson College

Averyann Rose Zuvic, a first year undeclared major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester. More...

Perspectives

Organic Farming and Getting Back to Basics

Spreading the Sustainable Word

Winter is a farmer’s time to take a break. More...

Happy Witch Hazel Time

Scribe Celebrate yellow to counteract mid-winter blues. More...

Owl in a Day’s Work

If you happen to be outside late in the evening, you can sometimes hear our native Barred Owls or Great Horned Owls conversing as they rest from the nightly hunt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James J. Budney, Sr.

James Joseph Budney Sr., formerly of Cold Spring, died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at the age of 76, surrounded by his family. More...

Elisabeth Hill Bates

Elisabeth Hill Bates, a longtime resident of Yonkers, and a Brewster resident since 2004, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Somers Manor Nursing Home. She was 99. More...

Joseph Lilly

Joseph Lilly, 83, of Vero Beach, FL, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Mr. Lilly was born April 19, 1926, in New York, NY, and moved to Vero Beach 24 years ago from Fishkill. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Winter is going to give us another blast but Spring is definitely on the way, since daffodils are peeking up through the snow in some gardens. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott- Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. More...

Experience Lent with a Meditative Labyrinth

The community is invited to attend a Labyrinth Walk this Sunday, February 28, from 5–7pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring. More...

Health

Release Stress at Energy Rejuvenation Workshops

One Touch Light Healing, an international Energy Healing and Mystery School, is offering introductory evening workshops conducted by Penny Lavin in Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties throughout March. More...

Snow Emergency Bulletin

The latest info from the local government as of Saturday, 11:41am

Information about shelter, power outages, and parking. Central Hudson experience single largest service interruption in its history More...

Philipstown Little League Announces Big Changes  Free Access 

Registration closes on Monday, March 1

Philipstown Little League Announces Big Changes More...

The Best of Chimes

Stanley “Mackey” Budney is a Cold Spring original. Born and raised here, Mr. Budney and his wife Betty, who is well known as a stalwart Lions Club member and a longtime Town Board trustee, are definitely fixtures in town. More...

Operation Butterfield

Tactical training at old hospital

The former Butterfield Hospital building in Cold Spring was the scene of a tactical training exercise last Friday when 45 members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department simulated scenarios that prepared emergency responders to active shoote More...

Philipstown Students Honored by Veterans

On Thursday, February 18, 2010, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars James Harvey Hustis Post and the American Legion George A. More...

Taxpayers Give Putnam Valley $456K

The Putnam Valley Town Board met on February 17 to address a miscellany of issues, but the big news was new money. Supervisor Bob Tendy opened by announcing two monetary infusions. More...

Leonardo da Nelsonville?

Is Putnam’s legislature chair, Vinny Tamagna, planning to join the painters’ union? More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

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...

Richard Saunders’s Panoramas

Visitors to the stunning new exhibition at the Putnam County Historical Society’s Foundry School Museum, Seasons and Light: Photographs of the Hudson Highlands by Richard Saunders, will likely first be struck by the broad panoramas Saund More...

Finke and Fitzgerald On View at Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center features two extraordinary artists in its galleries March 5-28, 2010: Leonda F. Finke and Astrid Fitzgerald. More...

Community

Motivation Seminars at United Methodist Church

How many times have you written out your new year resolutions only to find that in two weeks you’ve abandoned them or they’ve abandoned you? More...

United Methodist Churches are Assisting Haiti

The Cold Spring & South Highland United Methodist Churches realize that the people of Haiti still need our assistance, and they are helping to collect health kits. More...

Commentary

To the People of the State of New York:

Federalist No. 14: The Extent of the Republic

Part Four in the PCN&R’s Federalist papers series. In Federalist No. 14, James Madison argues that republics, unlike democracies, can be extended over a large area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Getting an Education About Re-Zoning

To the Editor: More...

Change School Zone Signage

To The Editor: It has recently come to my attention that due to the aberrant behavior of some vehicular drivers who speed past the Garrison School on Route 9D, the residents of Cold Spring and Garrison have demanded rectifying measures to be carr More...

Don’t Ignore Carbon Monoxide Law

To the Editor: More...

Births

Brianna Cecilia Savino

Born on January 6, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Claudia and Adam Savino, of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Victor and Margaret Savino, of Mahopac. Paternal grandparents are Luis and Myriam Gonzalez, of Peekskill. More...

Ella Liepa Travis

Born on January 18, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Egle and Robert Travis, of Beacon. Maternal grandparents are Levas and Laima Mieldozys, of Lithuania. Paternal grandparents are Theresa Travis, of Garrison, and Brian Travis, of Venice, FL. More...

Ethan Clifford Barta

Born on January 6, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Naama and Adam Barta, of Garrison. Maternal grandmother is Dalia Daniel, of Monsey, NY. Paternal grandparents are Cliff and Virginia Barta, of Brewster. More...

Children's Activities

Library’s Children’s Programs Focus on Spring

The Desmond-Fish Library children’s programs will be focusing on the transition from winter to spring. More...

Sports News

Haldane the Victors in Section 1 Class C Quarterfinal Matchup

Last Wednesday the 17th, the Haldane Blue Devils boys varsity basketball team arrived at the “Hawks Nest.” That’s the name above the scoreboard of the home court at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry. More...

A Special Season for PV Basketball

FROM THE FIELD

When November 9th rolled around, most of the Putnam Valley basketball players and fans were sharing the same feeling: another disappointing season coming their way. More...

Haldane Mod Squad’s Season Concludes

The Haldane Modified Boys Basketball Team finished up their season with a record of 6 wins and 5 losses. More...

Weekly Poll

Where should a new senior center be built?
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