June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hudson Valley Hospital Unveils New Wing

Anyone who has frequented Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) over the past three years knows that the hospital has been under near constant construction, with many changes in both the exterior and interior aspects of the facility. More...

Trees Come Down at Boscobel

In a Tuesday conversation with the PCN&R Carolin Serino from Boscobel explained that six “invasive trees” (Norway maples) were being taken down under the supervision of the Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) of Philipstown, which ha More...

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Civics and Politics

From the Cold Spring Water Department

June 29, 2010. The Water Department has begun the process of reading meters today, for the 2nd quarter billing period. Due to the higher temperatures recently, personnel will begin their rounds at 6:00 a.m. More...

Town and the Garrison VFC Are Still Talking

Talks continued on June 16 between the Philipstown town board and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC). The workshop was the latest in a round of meetings aimed at rethinking how the fire company reports its financial operations to the town. More...

Parking Waivers, Composting Toilets on July Agenda

In public hearings July 13, local residents will get a chance to air their views about composting toilets and allowing businesses to pay a fee instead of providing offstreet parking in the Village of Cold Spring The hearing on parking is slated to More...

Schools

ColleGe Graduates

Amanda Chesnut Amanda Margaret (Maggie) Chesnut graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, on May 16, 2010. Maggie is the daughter of Richard and Ann Moritz Chesnut, of Lake Peekskill . More...

Highland Garden Club Scholarship to Emily Slinskey

This year, the Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring presented Emily Slinskey, a 2010 Haldane graduate, with a $300 scholarship. Emily will be studying environmental engineering at the University of Vermont this upcoming academic year. More...

Sessions for Prospective Students at Dutchess CC

A series of tours and personalized information sessions for prospective Dutchess Community College students and their parents have been scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fishkill Site Important to Nation’s History

To the Editor: I wish to thank The Putnam County News and Recorder for its excellent coverage of the controversial development proposal: the Highland Valley Project—a Hudson Highlands project area poised at the gateway between Dutchess a More...

‘Citizens of Philipstown’ Wrong on All Fronts

To the Editor: In all the super-heated rhetoric about the new proposed zoning law, one of the loudest voices is the group calling themselves “Citizens of Philipstown.” For an organization taking such a public stand on an important iss More...

Remediation Plan for Clean-up of Gas Plant Site

Letter sent to Mayor Gallagher and Trustees of the Village of Cold Spring, and reprinted at the request of the sender. More...

Police Blotter

Sheriff’s Department Nabs Rockland Man for Reckless Boating

A Rockland County man faces charges of reckless boating for allegedly operating a watercraft in a reckless manner in the Hudson River between Garrison and Cold Spring. More...

Sports News

It’s a Split in River Valley Challenge

In their third annual end-ofseason match-up, Philipstown and Putnam Valley continued their friendly rivalry, with celebrations for all as one team from each side claimed victory. More...

FBI Investigating Putnam

Questions raised about residence of longtime state senator, county executive candidate

It has been revealed that documents requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the Town of Patterson last week were in relation to the home of State Senator Vincent Leibell located on Cushman Road in Patterson. More...

HS Principal Resigns Unexpectedly

The Putnam Valley Central School District accepted the unexpected resignation of High School Principal Jonathan Bryant at a special meeting held on Wednesday, June 23. More...

Currier & Ives On The Hudson Exhibit Opens at Boscobel

This season’s major art exhibition at Boscobel House & Gardens, Currier & Ives on The Hudson, opens July 4. More...

Riding Academy Round-up for Special Kids

The Hollowbrook Riding Academy on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley is known as the place “Where Kids Ride High in the Saddle,” and that was certainly apparent on Saturday afternoon as a group of special education students participa More...

Boat Club Cleanup Plans Still Adrift

While the final decision has not been made just yet, there is no shortage of opinions regarding how much toxic coal tar should be removed from the area around the Cold Spring Boat Club. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Doansburg Ensemble to Feature Piano Violin Duo

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble opens its 2010 summer music festival presenting a duo of piano and violin on Saturday, July 17, at 8pm, at St. More...

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. More...

Dock House is Setting for Society’s Lawn Party

Walk in the footsteps, drink and snack in hand, of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, Grant, Lee, and Lincoln on Saturday, July 10, from 5 to 7pm at the Putnam County Historical Society’s 2010 lawn party at Garris More...

Commentary

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 78 — “THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMEnT” — COnTInUED

To the People of the State of New York: More...

Perspectives

Editing the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson was a writer, not a speechmaker. Even his most memorable public address—his first presidential inaugural in 1801—was delivered in barely audible tones. More...

Closing the Insurance Gap for People with Autism

and do the best for their children. Parents of special needs children share this same basic commitment. But, due to financial and other hurdles, their struggle can become much tougher. More...

Regulation of Member Items is Long Overdue

Member items, also known as legislative pork, have been the subject of much discussion in the New York State Legislature this year, and I have heard from my constituents about them as well. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth A. Mitchell

Elizabeth A. Mitchell of Cold Spring, beloved Sister, Aunt, Friend and Teacher, was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on June 20, 1934, and died on Monday June 28, 2010. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of Our Town

Saturday July 3 (that’s Saturday, not Sunday) an Independence Day Celebration will take place at Mekeel’s Corners Chapel at 10am. More...

Second Annual July 4 Community Day Celebration

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 the waterfront and Dockside Park. More...

Free Rowing Trips on July 3 as Part of Community Celebration

On Saturday, July 3, Building Bridges Building Boats will offer community members a chance to row on the Hudson River free of charge. More...

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