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Developers Put Hold on Trailer Park

Town of Fishkill promises a full review of controversial plan that would affect Haldane School District

Developers of the 210-unit trailer park planned for a quarry across the county line but in the Haldane Central School District put efforts on temporary hold late last week as they conferred with Philipstown and Haldane officials over the project&rsq More...

Planning Board Outlines Deficiencies in Serroukas Plan

Presuming a new lease with the post office and the village’s approval for rezoning, the planning board identified a number of critical design issues that must be addressed before the project can move ahead. More...

Seafood and Song at the Constitution Island Benefit Barbecue

Constitution Island Association, its friends and members, celebrated the sixth annual Seafood Barbecue on Saturday evening, June 19 on the grassy grounds surrounding the historic Warner House, overlooking the Hudson River and facing West Point. More...

Television News Comes to Garrison School

Early one morning three years ago, Patty Klubnick, a fifth grade teacher at Garrison Union Free School, had one of those “aha” moments that every good teacher experiences. More...

Haldane High School Class of 2010 Graduation

Haldane High School continued its oldest and most cherished tradition last Saturday as students, family, faculty, staff, and friends gathered outdoors for the school’s 115th commencement. More...

Potentially Controversial Issues Do Not Stir Much Controversy

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD

Most of the June 16 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting was devoted to Legislator Sam Oliverio’s report covering three potentially contentious issues: Oregon Corners, the upcoming budget, and the proposed new firehouse. More...

Coming Events

 

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...

Independence Day Spectacular at West Point

The West Point Band will celebrate the nation’s birth with a concert featuring the Hellcats, Jazz Knights, and Concert Band. More...

Downing Screens Film Shot In and Around Cornwall

Downing Film Center will host multiple screenings of the film Handsome Harry, which was shot in this region. They call him “Handsome” Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan). At 52, the Vietnam veteran has kept his rugged good looks. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arlene E. Smith Yager

Arlene E. Smith Yager, 93, passed away peacefully in Salt Point, NY. She was born in Somers. Arlene was a graduate of Mahopac High School, the New York State College for Teachers at Albany, and SUNY New Paltz. 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...

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...

Children's Activities

‘Mr. Twisty’ Makes a Splash at the Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library splashes into Summer Reading with a fun-filled performance by “Mr. Twisty” on Sunday, June 27, at 12 noon. Mr. Twisty combines magic, humor, and balloon animal entertainment for preschool age children and up. More...

Flow Circus Brings Unique One-Man Show to Butterfield

Prepare to laugh yourself silly during this performance of Flow Circus, to be held at Butterfield Library on Friday, July 2, at 7pm. More...

FBI DIGGING IN PATTERSON

Patterson subpoena comes just weeks after FBI probe of county government

The following story was first reported by the PCN&R's sister newspaper, the Putnam County Courier, in its Thursday, June 24 edition. The Courier, based in Carmel, covers the eastern half of Putnam County. More...

State to Consider Boat Club Demolition

Officials, residents discuss how to deal with century-old contamination

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong  A representative of the Department of Environmental Conservation said June 22 that at Cold Spring’s request, New York State would consider demolition of the Cold Spring Boat Club building to expand the plann More...

Is Bigger Better for Business?

Cold Spring business owners skeptical of new countywide mega-chamber of commerce

The local business community has long been represented by one of the oldest chambers of commerce in the Hudson River Valley—the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Foodtown Plaza Discussion Leaves Board Cold

COLD SPRING PLANNING BOARD

Cold Spring’s planning board met with George Serroukas and architect Michael McCormack on June 17 to discuss their latest plan for redevelopment of the Foodtown Plaza. Driving the project is an agreement between Mr. More...

Board Examines Trailer Park, Butterfield, Aging Water Lines

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

Cold Spring’s Village Board last week formally resolved to back Haldane as the school district confronts the prospect of a 210-unit Fishkill trailer park that could channel 140 or more students into its classrooms. More...

Haldane’s Modified Baseball Team Finishes the Year 10-3

When you average over 11 runs per game, odds are you are going to have a pretty good season. Haldane’s modified baseball team did just that, completing one of the team’s most successful seasons in recent memory with a 10-3 record. More...

Putnam Valley High School Class of 2010

Georgia Sommer - Valedictorian Georgia Sommer is the Putnam Valley High School Class of 2010 Valedictorian. More...

District Hires Lawyer to Challenge Housing Project

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

As trustees and administrators readied themselves for Saturday’s 2010 graduation ceremonies, the potential financial implications of the proposed Highland Valley prefabricated housing project was very much on their minds at last week’s m More...

Outside Events Cast Shadow on District

How will Highland Falls school district’s contingency budget affect Garrison?

Although there was an end-of-the-school-year atmosphere at the Garrison School board’s June 16 meeting, with cake to celebrate students and outgoing trustee Eric Jacoby, events beyond board control will cast a shadow on the district in the com More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

College Graduates

Michael DiMeo Michael DiMeo, of Cold Spring, earned a BS degree in biology from SUNY College at Oneonta. Mark Dubiel More...

9 Noms, 3 Awards for PVHS for School Musical

On Monday, June 7, the cast and crew of Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks’s spring musical Crazy For You attended the Metro Awards ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Peekskill . More...

Dean’s List

Nancy Cerqueira Nancy Cerqueira, of Putnam Valley, a member of the class of 2013, has been named to Stonehill College’s Spring Dean’s List for the Spring, 2010 semester. More...

Commentary

To the People of the State of New York:

Federalist No. 78: The Judiciary department

An excerpt; part of the PCN&R’s Federalist papers series. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stop Whining

To the Editor: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation found that both Indian Point 2 and 3 nuclear plants are violating the Clean Water Act by taking in huge quantities of water from the Hudson River to cool the reactors and More...

Of Even Greater Concern in Fishkill

To the Editor: It was good to hear this week that Supervisor Pagones of the Town of Fishkill and the developer of the proposed Highland Valley project had productive meetings with the Philipstown Supervisor and the Haldane Central School District More...

“GEIS”

To the Editor: To what degree is the citizenry aware today that there are even more un-developed properties in Fishkill within the Haldane school district boundaries? More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The Tom Rush Concert is coming up 7pm on Monday, June 28 at Boscobel. Grounds open at 5pm for picnicking. Tickets are still available. Garrison Union Free School’s 8th grade graduation is on Thursday, June 24, at 6pm. More...

Community Day Celebration Returns to Cold Spring on Fourth of July

Following upon the success of Quadricentennial/Community Day Celebration of 2009, the Cold Spring Mayor and Board of Trustees are hosting the 2nd Annual Community Day/July 4th Celebration at Waterfront and Dockside Park. More...

Glynwood Hosts Poultry, Herb Workshops for ‘Locavores’

Glynwood Farm, located on Route 301 in Cold Spring, will host two workshops for locavores, on Saturday, June 26. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Soccer Club Closes Season with 2 Wins and a Draw

The Spring 2010 Westchester Youth Soccer League season drew to a close for the Philipstown Soccer Club, with the team capturing two wins and a draw in home matches this past Sunday. More...

Giants Win Major Championship Game 11-5

Team Picture with Coach Owens(right), and Coach Chiera. More...

Minor Giants Reign As Little League Champions

The best offense truly is a great defense. The Philipstown Minor Giants and Phillies faced off in the league championship under the blazing sun on Sunday, June 20, 2010, in what was a classic pitchers’ duel. More...

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