May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Go-Go Pops Are Tops

Lynn and Greg Miller, the proprietors of recentlyopened Go-Go Pops at 64 Main Street in Cold Spring, are no strangers to the food business; in fact, each of them is a former professional chef. More...

Dragons Win 2, Dynamos Rout Edgemont

The U-11 Philipstown Dragons continued to roll, posting two wins this past weekend in Westchester Youth Soccer League Action. More...

Community Connects the Dots at Comprehensive Plan Workshop

COLD SPRING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

It had been promoted as an important culmination of more than three years and 5,500 hours of volunteer effort aimed at producing a new Comprehensive Plan for Cold Spring—and it lived up to its billing. More...

Fewer Tests on Tap?

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

Last week, in the final hours running up to what would ultimately be a “yes” vote that approved its proposed 2010-11 spending plan, Haldane Central School District trustees convened their regularly scheduled workshop in the music room in More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Senior Center Construction Okayed

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell announced that their piece of legislation, A9224A/ S6108B, has been signed into law by Governor Paterson on May 18, 2010 (Chapter 86). More...

With Budgeting Done, Board Returns to Goal Setting

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

The 2010-11 Garrison Union Free School (GUFS) District budget has held the school board’s and the community’s attention since last February, but with the passage of the budget on May 18, Superintendent Gloria Colucci was able to return t More...

Schools

GUFS Earth Day Events Celebrate Science and Nature

Kara Raynaud was one of more than 10 parents who volunteered at the Garrison School’s recent Earth Day celebration. More...

A Glance at Girl Scouts

Helping Hands Every year, our Girl Scout community organizes a month-long food drive to help stock the Philipstown Food Pantry. More...

Perspectives

Remembering Sacrifices, Protecting Veterans

On Memorial Day we pause to remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. More...

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:

75 years of sobriety—one day at a time

Printed anonymously at the author’s request More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Catherine Mahoney

Catherine Mahoney, age 90, of Cold Spring, NY formerly of Manitou, NY, died on May 27, 2010 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Children's Activities

The Big Trucks Roar Into The Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library will host the 5th Annual Big Truck Day on Sunday, June 6, at 11am until 2pm. This fun, family event is affordable for everyone—admission is a donation that fits your budget. More...

Community Nursery Students Prepare for ‘Plate Night’

Students of Community School and Learning Center have been busy preparing for the school’s annual ‘Plate Night,’ a longtime tradition at the center. More...

Sports News

Haldane Softball Avenges Only Loss, Baseball Drops 3

The Haldane girls’ softball team notched two mor-e wins, including a 4-0 shutout of North Salem—the only team to knock off the Blue Devils this season. More...

Relay for Life Benefits Cancer Society

A world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays. All Sport Fishkill has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to host Relay for Life, a community celebration of hope to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. More...

Powerhouse 7th/8th Highlanders End Season with a 5-1 Record

The 7th/8th Philipstown Highlanders Lacrosse squad finished their season in triumph with two commanding victories in their final outings. More...

Haldane Trumpeter to Play Taps from PCN&R Balcony 3pm Today  Free Access 

A Memorial Day Tribute

WHAT: A Memorial Day Rendition of Taps and Moment of Reflection; WHERE: Gather outside around the Putnam County News balcony, 144 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY; WHEN: The brief ceremony will begin at 3pm TODAY, Monday, May 31; More...

Board Considers Zoning Modifications

Selected ridge areas, roads removed from proposed special protection

Councilmembers respond to citizen concerns The Philipstown Board last week removed 13 roads or road sections and four ridge areas from the Scenic Protection Overlay (SPO) in the proposed new zoning law. More...

Haldane and Boscobel Make a Lovely Prom Couple

Prom Night is always very special, and for Haldane High School juniors and seniors it is particularly memorable because they were all invited to Boscobel for a photo opportunity before heading off to the Cortlandt Colonial for their prom. More...

Longtime County Executive Bows Out

Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi has ended months of speculation by announcing his intention to retire at the end of his current term. More...

Dunn Convicted of Perjury in Animal Abuse Case

Putnam Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher York called it a “sad day for law enforcement” after a 12-member jury found Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dunn guilty of seven felony counts of perjury. More...

Marcinak Suspect Moves to Suppress Statements

A 19-year-old Lake Peekskill youth accused in the shooting death of a popular Garrison businessman on New Year’s Eve Day 2008 who also faces charges for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility is due back in court Th More...

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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...

Garrison Art Center Galleries Feature Two Painters

Painters CJ Collins and Lauren Schiller are featured in adjacent galleries at Garrison Art Center May 28 through June 20, 2010. On Friday evening, May 28, from 6 to 8pm, there will be an opening reception to honor the artists. More...

Online Silent Auction Raises Funds for Taconic Opera

Taconic Opera will open an online silent auction on May 31 at taconicopera.org. Contributions of art, theater tickets, fine jewelry, etc., are gratefully accepted. All donations are tax-deductible. More...

Commentary

The Ideal of Freedom, Paid for in Blood

On Memorial Day, we remember both our fallen warriors and the ideas that they championed

Identity, whether personal, cultural, or national, cannot be maintained without memory: By forgetting what came before, we lose sight of who we are. More...

In Flanders Fields

Canadian poet John McCrae wrote the famed poem “In Flanders Fields,” after his experience as a field surgeon at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. More...

Letters to the Editor

Can Someone Chew Gum And Be Opposed To Re- Zoning At The Same Time?

To the Editor: Some interesting points were raised in Joan Turner’s Perspectives (PCN&R 5/19) about the benefits of the proposed re-zoning initiative. More...

They Doth Protest Too Much

To the Editor: More...

Lakeland Taxpayer Says ‘Enough!’

Letter sent to Congressman John J. Hall; reprinted at the request of the author Re: 2010-2011 Lakeland School Budget/Uniform Percentage of Value More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 31, the unofficial start of summer. More...

General Huntoon Will Take the Lead at West Point

U.S. Secretary of De-fense Robert M. Gates announced last week that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as the 58th Superintendent of the U.S. 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...

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