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Property Values and Zoning

Shea holds court with Garrison school board

The Philipstown Board plans an updated “build-out” analysis to survey the ramifications of its controversial rezoning plan. More...

Biofuel Found in North Highlands

There were some anxious moments in the North Highlands section of Philipstown Tuesday afternoon when three 55-gallon drum barrels of an unknown substance were found by a hunter in a wooded area off East Mountain Road. More...

Garrison Fire Chief Reinstated

Garrison fire chief Kyle Irish, who was suspended from his position by the board of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company last week, has been reinstated. More...

Haldane Softball Continues to Roll

Katlyn Mastrantone connects against Pawling. The Haldane softball team racked up two more wins, and the lacrosse squad registered the school’s first ever shutout win, in a week where weather played havoc with the schedule. SOFTBALL More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Haldane Prepares for Budget Vote

Trustee Joe Curto pushes for greater transparency

Last Tuesday’s Haldane Board of Education workshop featured a short agenda as the board prepared for its May 4 public hearing on the proposed 2010-11 budget and the May 18 budget referendum and election of trustees. 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...

Constitution Marsh: Forty Years of Conservation

On Sunday, May 16, Audubon’s Constitution Marsh Sanctuary hosts a festive 40th Anniversary celebration, open to the public. The party will be at the historic Rossiter property overlooking the Hudson River and the marsh in Cold Spring. More...

Pataki, Trillin, and Impellizzeri to be Honored at Desmond-Fish Library Associates Dinner

Each year at its gala fund raiser the Desmond-Fish Library presents awards to Hudson Valley residents whose distinguished accomplishments have enriched the community in exceptional ways. More...

Commentary

Beware the Red Herring

T hose who disagree with the proposed zoning overhaul have often been dismissed as “emotional.” But people naturally tend to get emotional when their private property is on the line, especially in an already difficult economy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Easier to Spend Money That You Didn’t Earn

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A “No” Vote in PV Will Send Clear Message

To the Editor: Not long ago, I wrote about the audacity of teachers in Connecticut, wanting their pensions protected by an amendment to the state’s constitution and the teachers’ union in New York State spending a million dollars to p More...

GUFS No Vote

To the Editor: Reasons to vote NO on the Garrison School proposed budget: A ‘NO’ vote does not necessarily lead to a “Contingency Budget.” The School Board has the options of resubmitting the same Budget, revising the Bu More...

Children's Activities

A Glance at Girl Scouts

Operation Spirit Day More...

Springtime at Glynwood Means Shearing the Sheep

Glynwood invites the community to celebrate Spring at Glynwood's 15th Annual Sheepshearing Day on Saturday, May 15, from noon to 4pm. Enjoy a light lunch and watch the spring ritual of sheep getting shorn. More...

Families Invited to the 2010 Clearwater Festivities

Clearwater has finalized the line-up for the 2010 Great Hudson River Revival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, at Croton Point Park in Crotonon Hudson. More...

Zoning Hearing Thursday: Maneuvering for Passage

‘Budget advisory’ panel in the works

This Thursday, the Philipstown Town Board will hold a public hearing to discuss repeal of a section of the current zoning code. Contrary to some rumors, the hearing is not meant to address the proposed rezoning the town is considering. More...

Examining the School Budgets

On Tuesday, May 18, polls will be open for citizens to vote for or against school budgets, as proposed by the local school boards. In addition, voters will choose candidates for their local school boards. More...

2.96 Percent Tax Hike Passes

Gazebo could bring in money from weddings

The Cold Spring Village Board adopted the 2010- 11 budget at its April 27 workshop. More...

Fire Company Finances Examined

One firefighter calls meeting ‘most embarrassing moment” in community’s history

The anticipated fireworks at last Wednesday’s workshop of the Philipstown Town Board never materialized. More...

Are There Two Main Streets?

COLD SPRING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Ensuring that the main street in a community is appealing and works well for both residents and visitors is a challenge about which locals have talked for decades. More...

Main Street ex nihilio?

Board considers development on Bryant Pond Road

Among the new applications heard by the Putnam Valley Zoning Board of Appeals at its April 29 meeting was one that touches upon larger development issues for the town: How will ongoing commercial development impact the appearance of the town of Putn More...

Bondi’s Listening Tour Rolls into Putnam Valley

On April 26 the Putnam Valley Town Hall served as the fifth stop of County Executive Robert Bondi’s listening tour. Although the meeting was sparsely attended Bondi got an earful from the supervisor, town board, and residents. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Haldane School Board Election Update  Free Access 

Mark Mormar -- Candidate for Haldane School Board Trustee

Editor's Note: The following candidate announcement, for Haldane school board candidate Mark Mormar, should have appeared in the May 5 PCN&R. We regret the omission. More...

Candidate Platform

Michael Junjulas

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD Michael is a resident of the Village of Cold Spring and resides with his wife Patricia and four children, Patrick (14), Stephen (12) Matthew (4), and Christine (6 months). More...

Schools

O’Neill High School 2009/10 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

High Honor Roll 12th grade: Brendan Barer, Andrew Bean, Caroline Cannon, Eugenia Copeland, Marion Copeland, Jennifer Galezo, Camille Mackey, Randi Padilla, Brittany Polhemus; 11th grade: Olivia Levinson; 10th grade: Kurt Weir; 9th grade: Madi More...

Haldane Artists Shine at Garrison Art Center

Haldane artists in grades K–5, with the assistance of some 6th graders, created amazing works of art to celebrate Impressionism for the Garrison Art Center School Invitational Theme Exhibition, Lasting Impressions and Good Vibrations. More...

O’Neill HS Chorus Takes First Place in Competition

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Obituaries  Free Access 

George “Jack” Barnes

George “Jack” Barnes, 83, a life-long Peekskill area resident, died April 27, 2010. George was born in Peekskill on September 6, 1926, son of the late George E. & Helen (nee McAuliffe) Barnes. More...

Ursula C. Bottinelli

Ursula C. Bottinelli, age 83, of Cold Spring, former longtime resident of Yorktown, died on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at her residence. Born December 2, 1926, in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (DeSilva) Perreira. More...

Roger Addison Monroe

Roger Addison Monroe, 81, passed away April 30, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville, CO. Roger was born April 22, 1929, in Nelsonville to Clara Tompkins and Royal Monroe. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of Our Town

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. We have three pages of suggestions for Mom in this issue, pages 8, 9, and 10. Give her a special treat. More...

Volunteer Clean Up of Route 9D on Saturday

Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks (FOFHH) recently adopted a portion of NYS highway Route 9D running from Indian Brook Road to Little Stony Point through the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Religious Serivces

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

Sports News

Philipstown Soccer Club Sweeps Three Matches

The Philipstown Soccer Club’s Knights (U-14), Dragons (U-11), and Dynamos (U-10) all claimed victories in matches this past Sunday at the Saint Basil Academy field. The Knights opened the day with a tough 2-0 victory over the Armonk Angels. More...

Local Girls Win Big At Southern Dutchess Horse and Pony Show

As predicted, it was a rainy day on Sunday, April 25, but this did not dampen the spirits of the girls who were ready to ride at the first English show at the Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association, located in Hopewell Junction. More...

Tee Off and Support Hudson Valley Hospital

After a long stormy winter, golf enthusiasts are out of hibernation and ready to tee off. More...

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