March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

How Will the Proposed Zoning Law Affect You?

After looking at the maps printed on pages 13 and 20, or viewing them at philipstown.com, readers are invited to fill out the following survey. More...

Garrison Fire Company Does Not Want Autonomy

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC) has no interest in becoming a fire district. That was the bottom line of a discussion at last week’s Town of Philipstown workshop. More...

School Budget Balancing Acts

Garrison Hosts Another Contentious Workshop

In preparation for the May 18 budget vote, the Garrison Union Free School District held its third budget workshop on March 10, and the 16 members of the public present witnessed a series of somewhat testy exchanges. More...

PVCSD Faces Job Cuts

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

At their March 11 work session the Putnam Valley Board of Education faced head-on the prospect of serious cost cutting. More...

‘Operation Thank You’ a Success at Garrison

The Garrison School’s PTA recently received a special package from overseas: a thank-you box filled with 100 small American flags. 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...

Vocals, Bass, Sax at Jazz Vespers This Saturday

Come enjoy great jazz music at Jazz Vespers this Saturday at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. This month’s lineup includes Lisa Sabin, vocals, Andrew Hall on bass, and Rob Scheps on sax. More...

Women Artists of the Hudson River Valley at Desmond-Fish

On Sunday, March 21, at 2pm, Joanna Frang, education coordinator of the Thomas Cole Historic Site, will deliver a talk entitled Legacies of Thomas Cole: Women Artists of the Hudson River Valley at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. More...

Commentary

To the People of the State of New York:

Part of the PCN&R’s Federalist papers series. In recent months, many commentators and politicians have said that the political system in Washington is broken. More...

Federalist No. 62: The Senate (Part I)

To the People of the State of New York: … I enter next on the examination of the Senate. The heads into which this member of the government may be considered are: I. The qualification of senators; II. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed GUFS Tax Increase in 2011 - 5.38%

To the Editor: More...

Audit Plaudit Please

To the Editor: Scandal. Corruption. Dysfunction. Wouldn’t it be nice to read some good news about people who are doing a great job? More...

Union Leaders are Costing Members Their Jobs

To the Editor: Because union leaders are refusing to freeze teachers' pay, insisting on salary increases, neighboring school districts have announced plans for major teacher layouts. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Llaja and Taylor: A Marriage Made in Philipstown

Karim Llaja and James Taylor met six years ago at the Garrison Market. Karim was working as a cashier and James was a frequent customer. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Did you get your 2010 Census form in the mail this week? It’s very easy to fill out, so be sure to do this and mail it in quickly. More...

Haldane Food is a Hit with the Health Department

HBaipprthydPutnam County’s 327 restaurants, delis, education centers, bakeries, supermarkets, schools, and even the county jail operate under the direction of the Putnam Health Department, with amazing results. 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...

Children's Activities

Last Children’s Tea at Mount Gulian Until December

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Fishkill, once again welcomes children and adults to its Children’s Spring Tea on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, from 12 noon to 2pm. More...

Youth, Nature, and Design: That’s Camp at Manitoga

Registration has opened for Manitoga Summer Nature & Design Camp. For five magical weeks, Russel Wright's landscape will teach children how to observe and care for the natural world, and how to use nature to inspire creativity. More...

Building Bridges Sets Dates for Summer River Camps

Building Bridges Building Boats (BBBB) is again holding its Summer River Workshop for students in grade 6 and up. There will be three one-week sessions beginning July 5. More...

New Zoning Draft Released

“The Town of Philipstown is hereby divided into the following land use and overlay districts .  .  . ” (language from the proposed zoning law)

Philipstown’s latest zoning code redraft imposes some new restrictions on businesses and property development while easing others, exempting properties less than 30 acres in size from “open space overlay” inclusion. More...

How Does the New Draft Deal With Parking Lots?

PCN&R Staff Report

One of the major changes in the redraft of the zoning law concerns large parking lots. The August 2009 draft contained specific restrictions for parking lots, some of which were removed from the March 2010 draft. More...

Comparing the Old with the New

The rationale behind zoning laws .  .  . 

NEW DRAFT: More...

BREAKING NEWS: Hustis, Serradas Win Cold Spring Trustee Election

The results of the March 16 election for Cold Spring Village Trustee: Charles Hustis 237 Airinhos Serradas 219 David Heberling 213 Lynn Miller 202 Mike Junjulas 63 (had previously dropped out of the race) More...

Congestion on Academy Street Examined

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

At the Cold Spring Village Board’s monthly March meeting, the ubiquitous discussion of parking and congestion dominated the police department’s report, with the focus on nursery school-generated traffic on Academy Street. More...

Haldane Budget: 2011-12 Will Be Even Tougher

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

At last week’s meeting of the Haldane School Board, trustees continued to weigh the advantages of options to upgrade the elementary and middle school’s aging heating system. More...

Record Breaking Number of Haldane Reflections Entries

Congratulations to all of the students of Haldane who added their creative voices and visions to this year’s PTA Reflections program. More...

Haldane’s Six Teams Receive Recognition

Haldane had an excellent outing at the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament in Yorktown Heights on March 6, The school fielded six teams, and all received ribbons or medals for their performances. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Putnam Valley Teams Advance to State Finals

Two Putnam Valley teams will advance to the Destination Imagination state finals in Endicott, NY, in April after finishing in the top tier of the regional competition held Saturday, March 6, at Yorktown Middle School. More...

Garrison Dads are Our Neighbors to the North

Recently Mrs. Moscati’s third grade class at Garrison School had some special visitors. After studying Canada and the Winter Olympics, two dads who were born in British Columbia, Canada, came to visit. More...

Community Invited To View GUFS Science Fair

The Garrison Union Free School’s Science Fair opens on Monday, March 22, and runs through Thursday, March 25. It highlights the inquiring minds and hard work of the school’s students. More...

Perspectives

We Need a Food Revolution

A Senate bill would help Big Ag at the expense of both public health and small farmers

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder and Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that they are working together on antitrust enforcement against large agribusinesses that dominate many agricultural markets, controlling the seeds that farmers More...

Down, Yet Never Out

Part Two of Four

Things being what they were in the village during that long ago economic quandary, little or no thought was given a variety of events occurring in other parts of the country in 1911: the U. S. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lois Hustis

Lois Hustis, age 75, of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born November 2, 1934, in Cavendish, VT, she was the daughter of the late Ceylon and Mabel (Morgan) Moulton. Mrs. More...

Florence N. Kultzow

Florence Eleanor Nugent Kultzow, age 94, of Winston- Salem, NC, former resident of Putnam County, passed away on March 10, 2010, at her home. More...

Police Blotter

PV Man Charged with Possession of Ecstasy

Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on drug charges. More...

Nelsonville Man Charged With Marijuana Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Nelsonville man who was determined to have been in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. More...

Shoplifting and Drug Arrest Made at Drug World

Officer In Charge (OIC) George Kane of the Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports the shoplifting arrest of Eisha Timal, 39 years of age, of Cold Spring. More...

Sports News

Apex Volleyball 14-Magic Wins Regional Tournament

The Apex Junior Girls Volleyball Club 14-Magic won the top flight in their age division at the GEVA Ranking Tournament held at Dutchess Community College on Saturday, March 13. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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