March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Forced into Perjury?

Former sheriff candidate DeStefano alleges outside interference in his withdrawal from 2009 race

A former Putnam County sheriff candidate who has admitted to election fraud has written a letter seeming to claim he was forced to perjure himself last fall. More...

GUFS Budget in the Home Stretch

‘Why Can’t There Be Larger Class Sizes?’

The 24 attendees at the fourth and last Garrison school budget workshop held on March 24 focused on balancing budget reductions against the reduction or elimination of school programs. More...

Friends of Crofts Inn Hope to Restore PV Landmark

Putnam Valley historian and Mahopac teacher Dan Ricci is passionate when it comes to the Crofts Inn. More...

Healthy and Tasty Aren’t Opposites at Garrison

Last Thursday, the GUFS Wellness Committee held a special healthy snack recipe day for elementary students. Parent Melinda Higbee had eight blenders humming in the school cafeteria as fourth graders took turns making fruit and yogurt smoothies. More...

Haldane Spring Sports Preview

Now that the calendar has turned to April, Haldane’s spring sports squads are in final preparations for their season openers. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

St. Philip’s Choir Performs Mozart’s Requiem

On February 14, 1791, Anna, the young wife of Franz von Walsegg, died. Walsegg was an eccentric nobleman living near Vienna. 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...

PARC To Host Concert For People Living With Autism

PARC, the leading provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Putnam County, will host “Songs For Autism 4 - A concert for People Living with Autism” on Friday, April 16, 2010. More...

Commentary

When in Debt, New York . . . Digs a Deeper Hole

For 100 years, those who live in Cold Spring’s waterfront area near the boat club have lived on top of what we are now told is contaminated soil. More...

To the People of the State of New York:

Federalist No. 51: Checks and Balances (Part I)

Part of the PCN&R’s Federalist papers series. More...

Births

Adelina Mercedes Schlubach

Born on January 5, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Max and Sara Schlubach of Montrose, NY. Maternal grandparents are Joseph Etta of Cold Spring, and LeeAnn Dirito of Mahopac, NY. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marjorie Hart

Age 91, of West Palm Beach, passed away on March 22, 2010. Mrs. Hart was born in Port Chester, New York, on May 30, 1918. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Robert M. More...

James Joseph Truss, II

of Oxford, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Mr. Truss was born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. He moved to Oxford in 1984 from Cold Spring. He was the retired owner of Trash Busters Refuse in Oxford. More...

Mercedes Alden

Mercedes Alden, age 90, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at her residence. Born on April 30, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Whitty) Ahern. She was the widow of the late Thomas D. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Mozart’s Requiem will be presented on Friday, April 2, at St. Philip’s Church with the St Philip’s Choir and Orchestra at 7:30pm Admission is free. More...

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Its Centennial Awards Dinner

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Centennial Awards Dinner at the Chalet on the Hudson on March 25, 2010, with a well-attended gathering of over 80 active members and guests. More...

Return the F.A.V.O.R Provides Veterans with Putnam Discounts

New York State Senator Vincent L. Leibell and County Clerk Dennis Sant are pleased to sponsor a program that honors our Putnam County veterans as well as benefits our local merchants. More...

Hefty Price Tag for Coal Tar Cleanup

$1.6 million for partial remediation

When the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation excavates the hazards left by a 19th-century gas factory near the Hudson, Cold Spring will lose 3,300 cubic yards of contaminated dirt and acquire a new burden of responsibility for th More...

Hay Proposes Sales Tax Revenue Sharing

COUNTY LEGISLATURE

Putnam is currently one of only a handful of 57 counties outside of New York City which does not share sales tax with its towns and villages. More...

Local Governments Discuss Consolidated Recycling to Save Money

Members of the Cold Spring Village Board and Philipstown Town Board agreed March 30 to try consolidating their glass-and-plastics recycling operations, with the goal of saving money and boosting efficiency. “Basically, the thought is if we all More...

Planning Board Agenda: From Fields to Firehouse

PUTNAM VALLEY PLANNING BOARD

On March 22 the Putnam Valley Planning Board fielded a brief agenda that included the Emerald Ridge sub-division, a proposed new soccer field, and the new firehouse. More...

Public Annnouncements

The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will collect leaves and lawn debris on the following Wednesdays: March 31, April 7, and April 14. All lawn debris and leaves must be bagged in either plastic or paper bags and placed at the curbside. More...

Conveying the Beauty of The Highlands in Surprising Ways

Philipstown Palette

As this new arts column begins, I think full disclosure is warranted. I think it only fair that readers know a bit about my artistic background. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Cottontail Tales Highlight Rabbits and Their Habitats

On Saturday, April 3, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Cottontail Tales! More...

Mackey Included in the ‘Best and the Brightest’

Eighteen of Putnam’s best and brightest high school ZONING& students who volunteer for a variety of charitable and non-for-profit organizations will be recognized next month at the county’s annual Youth Awards Dinner. More...

Teaching Literature Through Drama at Garrison School

A Peruvian folktale tells the story of a mole who works hard to make his dreams come true. In performing the story, GUFS second graders saw their own hard work pay off with improved reading skills. More...

Perspectives

Beyond This World

Reflecting on Holy Week and sacred traditions

This week two sacred festivals are celebrated: Passover, for the Jewish people, and Holy Week for Christians. Passover, which began Monday at sundown, was instituted to keep alive the story of how God delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. More...

Letters to the Editor

Need and Appreciate AWS

To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the owners of AW Scrap Processors for operating an environmentally friendly business. More...

The GUFS Budget Turnaround

To the Editor: Your reporter missed the big turnaround at the last GUFS Budget Workshop, as he left before the meeting came to an end. History may have been made! More...

Trying Hard To Do More With Less

To the Editor: Here is some information that, in all fairness, should be added to the total mix of information relating to the Garrison School budget issues raised by recent correspondence to the PCN&R: More...

Sports News

Ryan Koval Wins K of C Downstate Championship

Ryan Koval continued his winning ways at the Knights of Columbus Downstate Free Throw Championship held on Saturday, March 27, at St. Gregory’s the Great in Harrison. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424- 4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. F.I.S.H.- Volunteers are needed to bring seniors to doctors appointments. More...

Health & Wellness Fair at All Sport Fishkill

All Sport Fishkill and St. Luke’s Cornwall Center for Physical Therapy are teaming up to sponsor a free Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 10, from 9am to 1pm at the All Sport Fishkill complex, 17 Old Main Street, Fishkill. More...

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