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Village Firefighter Heads to Iraq

Chris Godsey, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the FDNY since 2005, and a member of the Cold Spring Fire Company, is headed to Iraq. More...

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On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet. ~ George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage More...

Next Step in the Process: Putting Pen to Paper

The Special Board charged with creating a new Comprehensive Plan for Cold Spring is about to shift gears. More...

FBI Probes Putnam County

In its June 3 edition, the PCN&R’s sister paper, The Putnam County Courier, broke the following story. It also appeared at pcnr.com. Secrecy is surrounding a federal investigation involving Putnam County government. More...

Wetlands Protection Drives Permit Denial

CONSERVATION ADVISORY CMTE

Philipstown’s Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) June 8 weighed wetlands-related construction projects and endorsed lake-management and treeclearing plans from local groups. More...

Town Board Slows Down, for Now

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD

The Putnam Valley town board met briefly on June 9 to address stormwater management, revision of local laws, and authorizations for the supervisor. 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...

Wood Sculptures by James Murray at Marina Gallery

Artist James Murray is having a one-man show at the Marina Gallery, located at 153 Main Street, in Cold Spring. The show features over twenty carved sculptures in wood, stone, bronze, and steel. More...

Smokey Robinson Sings in Paramount Center Gala

The Paramount Center for the Arts, in Peekskill is proud to announce that Motown legend, Smokey Robinson will headline its Seventh Annual Red Carpet Night Gala Concert on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 8pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pushing at the Borders

To the Editor: More...

Rezoning Repeats Fishkill’s Flawed Planning

To the Editor: The Highland Valley trailer park planned just north of the Philipstown border has brought focus on what our town officials have previously referred to as the reason for more protective zoning. More...

We Were Not Told

To the Editor: We would like all the residents of Philipstown to know that we were not told our new tenant was a registered sex offender. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph N. Luongo

Joseph N. Luongo, age 81 of Danbury, previously of Mount Vernon, NY, died at Danbury Hospital on Thursday June 17, 2010. He is survived by his long time companion, Lois Williams. More...

Kathryn M. Malone

Kathryn M. Malone, of Cold Spring, died on June 19, 2010, at her residence. Born on February 23, 1924, in Cold Spring, she was the daughter of the late Michael A. and Clara (Hartmann) Malone. More...

Eugene W. DiBenedetto

Eugene W. DiBenedetto, age 80, a 48-year Garrison resident, died on June 10, 2010, at his residence. Born in New York, NY on September 17, 1929, he was the son of the late Adolph and Lillian (Carrubba) DiBenedetto. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of Our Town

Haldane High School graduation takes place on June 19 at 10:30am. Congratulations to all. More...

Bannerman’s Island Tours Open for the Season New

The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., is moving forward with stabilization plans for Bannerman Island and will continue to offer Hard Hat Tours of Bannerman Island. More...

Season New Home for Board of Elections

On June 14, 2010, the Putnam County Board of Elections officially relocated from Geneva Road in Brewster to 25 Old Route 6 in Carmel. The board’s phone number is 845-808-1300 and the fax is 845-808-1920. More...

Sports News

Dynamos Win, Dragons Draw in Soccer Action

The Philipstown Soccer Club picked up a win and a draw in two Westchester Youth Soccer League games this past Sunday. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation. com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

Volkssport Club Hosts Group Walk Through Central Valley

Join the Volkssport Club of West Point in their first group walk of the summer season on Saturday, June 19, in Central Valley. The trail rating for the 5 km and 11 km routes is #3. More...

Philipstown Releases New Zoning Draft

Latest version ‘grandfathers-in’ non-conforming businesses

Philipstown’s newest rezoning draft increases the rights of property-owners in regard to setbacks, tree-cutting, and planting, and allowable activities while adding restrictions in certain other cases such as limits on trailers in yards--and cl More...

Trailer Park Opposition Mounts

The proposed Highland Valley development of 210 prefabricated homes in Fishkill along Route 9 just north of the Philipstown border continued to take center stage at the Cold Spring Village Board meeting on June 8. More...

Vroom Vroom: 5th Annual Big Truck Day Hosted by the Butterfield Library

“Big Truck Day” at the Julia Butterfield Library on Morris Avenue in Cold Spring was the place to be on Sunday afternoon for hundreds of local youngsters and their families. More...

Fishkill Mobile Home Spawns Debate

In a June 10 discussion and action that took only seven minutes, the Fishkill Planning Board unanimously accepted the Fishkill Town Board’s bid to be the sole oversight agency for a prospective 210-unit trailer park, opposed by many in neighbor More...

O’Malley, Gilmartin are Tops at Haldane

Valedictorian: Grace O’Malley Salutatorian: More...

Vinyl Windows Okayed, But with Big Reservations

COLD SPRING HISTORIC DISTRICT REVIEW BOARD

Cold Spring’s Historic District Review Board (HDRB) on June 9 wrestled with the problems posed by vinyl windows on an old house and gave its blessing to church signage. The actions came during the five-member board’s monthly meeting. More...

Fire Station, Soccer Field Moving Forward

PUTNAM VALLEY PLANNING BOARD

Putnam Valley’s Planning Board met on June 7 to consider a short agenda of items that included a public hearing, plan review, review for sketch, and rendering a decision. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Community Nursery’s 2009-10 ‘Fours’ Had a Great Year

Back Row, left to right: teacher Terry Scozzafava, Lola Ritell, Nina McCann, Thomas Rockett, Madeleine Knox, teacher Debbie Pidala; Middle Row: Carmela Cofini, Kate Bolte, Travis Kilpert, Mairead O&rs More...

Community Nursery’s 2009-10 ‘Threes’ Manage Not to Wiggle

Pictured are, left to right, Back Row: teacher Mary Susi, Olivia Scanga, Ellen O’Hara, Kara Kilpert, Grace Bradley, Lily Benson, teacher Debbie Pidala; Middle Row: teacher Tricia Junjulas, Delan More...

Garrison Teachers Donate a Tree to the School

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010, the Garrison Teachers Association donated a Japanese red lace leaf maple tree. More...

Perspectives

Color All Things With Hues of Faith

Feast of Corpus Christi

The glory of late spring in the Hudson Valley can reinvigorate the spirit after a long winter. On a fine June day, it is easy to agree with the poet T.S. Eliot that the “whole world is our hospital.” More...

Doing More With Less

Reflections on open government in Cold Spring

Cold Spring is one of the most unique places that I have ever lived and I am proud that my family and I decided over seventeen years ago to embrace the village as our home. More...

“A COLONEL IN LOVE”

(Part 1 of 3)

George Washington’s visit with the Robinsons, of Garrison, in 1756 could be assumed to have been one which included the colonel’s detailed account of his initial encounter at “Fort Necessity,” very near present day Pittsburgh More...

Weddings/Engagements

Shelley Ann Garrison is Engaged to Joseph Luzzi

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Garrison of Cold Spring would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Ann, to Joseph M. Luzzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Luzzi, of Cold Spring. More...

Children's Activities

Father’s Day Trout Fishing at Boscobel

If Dad is an avid angler, a weekend fisherman, or he just loves nature and the outdoors, bring him to Boscobel this Father’s Day! More...

A Look at Likeable Ladybugs

On Saturday, June 19, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will present a program on ladybugs. More...

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