June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Debating Due Process

Did overeager citizens usurp the role of the mayor and the village trustees?

The Cold Spring Village Board last week agreed on the merits of discussing new uses for the old Butterfield Hospital. More...

GOP Picks Leibell Over Odell

But Odell promises to challenge state senator in a primary

Sheriff, assemblyman back legislator in county executive race More...

East Meets West at Boscobel

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber welcomes 500th member; countywide chamber on tap

On the morning of May 28, 2010, the Greater Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce hosted a festive press event on the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, in Garrison. More...

Changes Coming to Putnam Valley

“Downtown” Putnam Valley, at the intersection of Oscawana Lake and Peekskill Hollow Roads, took on a busier-than-usual look last week as digging got underway at George’s Super Service, and the lights were back on at the site of the More...

Firehouse Debate Heats Up

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD

Discussion of the proposed new firehouse may not have been on the agenda, but it was certainly on the minds of many at the May 19 meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board. More...

Taps on the PCN&R Balcony

Trumpeter Max Mueller, a senior at Haldane High School who is headed for Bard College in the fall, played Taps on the balcony of the PCN&R building. More...

 

Elections

Democracy Derby

STATE SENATE 40TH DISTRICT Incumbent: Vincent Liebell – R Current Candidates: Mary Beth Murphy – R Greg Ball – R Michael Kaplowitz – D Former Candidates: James Borkowski - R (switched to 9 More...

Schools

Athletic Director, Art Teacher to Retire From Garrison

After a combined 47 years spent teaching more than 1,000 students each, Garrison’s athletic director Peter Disch and art teacher Cynthia Forrest have announced plans to retire at the end of this school year. More...

Haldane Foundation Gives $6,000 to Sustainable Garden

Te Haldane School Foundation has awarded a $6,000 grant towards the creation of Haldane’s Sustainable Teaching Garden. More...

From The Beatles to Vivaldi at Haldane

Haldane musicians showcased their talents at the Haldane Senior High School Spring Concert on May 20, 2010. The Jazz Band played “Uptown Blues” by Doug Beach, featuring a guitar solo by James Rubino. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fact or Fluff

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Philipstown—Capital of NIMBY?

To The Editor: I read with great expectation Joan Turner’s impressive Perspective, “What’s Good About the Proposed Rezoning?,” hoping to gain learned insight to the rationale for 3-acre lot zoning and restrictive 15 acre p More...

Legislator Tamagna: Please Explain

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Sports News

Knights Win Scarsdale Memorial Day Soccer Tourney

The U-14 Philipstown Knights traveled to Westchester this past Sunday to participate in the Scarsdale Memorial Day Soccer Tournament at the Quaker Ridge School. More...

Baseball and Softball Squads Gear Up For Sectionals

The Lady Blue Devils softball team finished the regular season with a pair of wins, and in the process, clinched the league championship. On Monday, Haldane played host to Dover and knocked off the Dragons 8-1. More...

Modified Lacrosse Suffers Its Only Loss Of The Season

Last week the Garrison Modified Lacrosse team played their last two games, against Ossining and Hendrick Hudson. They had an easy win over Ossining on Monday. More...

Fishkill Trailer Park Project Causes Alarm Throughout Philipstown

Look for a full report in next week's PCN&R

Plans to create a 210-unit trailer park located north of the Philipstown line but within the Haldane Central School District raised alarm this week as Philipstown residents learned of the project. More...

FBI Probes Putnam

Grand jury formed to pursue unspecified investigation

Breaking news from the Thursday, June 3, edition of our sister newspaper, the Putnam County Courier. Copies of the Courier are on sale in our Cold Spring office, 144 Main Street, and on newsstands throughout eastern Putnam. More...

It’s Hayworth by a Landslide

Nan Hayworth has taken the GOP nomination for the 19th Congressional District by storm. The Mt. Kisco resident crushed her opponents last week at the Republican nominating convention in Mahopac by a five to one margin. More...

Will the Chimes Go Silent?

Cold Spring Baptist Church might be closing its doors for good

“ Not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken.” Don McLean, “American Pie,” 1971 More...

Gouldman Vies for Galef’s Seat

Putnam Valley resident and businessman Bill Gouldman has thrown his hat into the ring to seek the 90th District Assembly seat now held by Sandy Galef. More...

Public Announcements

Nelsonville: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, refuse and recycling pick-up in the Village of Nelsonville will tkae place on Saturday, June 5, 2010. More...

Notre Dame Football Coach Speaks at West Point

Local alumni club honors Col. Bruno, outgoing garrison commander

New Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly addressed the Notre Dame Alumni Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley at West Point’s Thayer Hotel on May 24. More...

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. 12-3pm RR = Registration required ONGOING PROGRAMS Tuesdays and Thursdays, More...

Tenor and Pianist in Return Engagement at the Chapel

Italian tenor Luigi Boccia and pianist Arthur McManus, huge hits with the audience last season, return on Sunday, June 20, to The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. Their program, a selection of arias and songs, is at 4pm and free to the public. More...

In Person Q&A at Downing with Documentary Director

Immediately following screenings and appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, a special screening of the film For The Love Of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism will be held on Su More...

Commentary

‘We Celebrate With Humble Reverence’

The following is the speech made at the Cold Spring Memorial Day ceremony on May 31, 2010, by Phil Schatzle, commander of VFW Post 2362. Good morning, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to you today. More...

The Power of Words Through Time: A Soldier’s Letter to His Loved Ones

This letter was sent by Vincent “Jimmy” D’Argenio to his father during WWII. It was submitted to the PCN&R by his niece, Arlene Murphy. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Catherine Mahoney

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

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Did you see the pretty flowers at the bottom of Main Street in front of the RR tracks in Cold Spring? They were donated and planted by the Highland Garden Club for our appreciation. More...

Chamber Gets a New View of Cold Spring

Following a press event at Boscobel welcoming Boscobel as their 500th member, members and officials of the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) gathered on the newly-built portico of the PCN&R office, overlooking Main Street. 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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