August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lion of the Year: Donna Tiffany

Each year the Cold Spring Lions Club chooses a member whose outstanding contribution deserves a very special recognition. Lion of the Year candidates are nominated by a group of previous Lions of the Year. More...

Justice’s Wife Named Clerk

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

At the Cold Spring Village Board meeting, which started 40 minutes late last Tuesday due to a closed door session, a judge’s wife was appointed as court clerk and residents of one street complained about traffic. More...

Survey: Putnam is Over Taxed

According to a recent survey, the vast majority of likely voters in Putnam County believe that taxes are too high and that government should cut waste. More...

Judge to Rule on Grigoroff Confession

Putnam County Judge James Reitz has promised to issue a ruling Wednesday afternoon whether the confession made to police by the man accused of brutally slaying a popular Garrison businessman will be admissible in his upcoming murder trial. More...

Ball’s Ex-Girlfriend Cries Foul

Lauren Pistone, an ex-girlfriend of Assemblyman Greg Ball, held a press conference last Thursday saying dirty politics were at play in the race for the 40th District senate seat. More...

Great Hudson Paddle Due at Dockside Thursday

The Tenth Annual Great Hudson River Paddle is on the water and set to arrive in Cold Spring on August 4, departing Dockside for Peekskill on August 5 at 9am. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 265-3638 boscobel.org Open daily except Tuesday, 9:30am-5pm, last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free ONGOING: Summer More...

Boscobel Gallery Talks on Currier & Ives

Looking to learn more about the “Printmakers to the American people?” Visit the Boscobel Exhibition Gallery on two different Sundays this August for informal and informative Currier & Ives commentary by Guest Curator, Nicole Simpson. More...

Preparing for the Desmond-Fish Library Book Sale

A volunteer’s perspective on the process and the people involved

For every season there is a celebration embellished by rituals, songs, foods, decorations, and at the Desmond Fish Library the Book Sale celebrates summer. More...

Perspectives

Help for Your August Garden: The Half-hour Mini-Harvest

Who would have thought it in spring? August’s big garden challenge is to keep up with all the delicious food coming from our beloved vegetable patches. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Edward Hobgood

Services at St. Mary's on Wednesday at Noon

James Edward Hobgood, age 87, of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

LORETTA A. TRAVIS

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Sports News

Cannon Up for NCAA Honors

The Centennial Conference announced that Ursinus College senior women’s lacrosse midfielder Garrison native, and James I. More...

Hundreds of Pages of Guidelines Quietly Attached to 110-page Zoning Draft

‘Greenway’ rider would indemnify town from citizen lawsuits

The PCN&R has discovered that June 3 draft of Philipstown’s proposed zoning overhaul introduced a new wrinkle to the saga surrounding the overhaul of the town’s land use policy. More...

Chopper in Cold Spring

Campers at the Cold Spring Fire Company’s Junior Firefighter Academy topped off their week of whirlwind activity with a first-hand look at a rescue helicopter in Mayor’s Park. More...

From Philipstown to Cooperstown

Haldane baseball players David Rotando and Matt Balducci at the Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament. More...

Tracing the Tracks of a Traitor

Along Philipstown’s Hudson River shoreline, just south of the Garrison Metro-North station lies the narrow woodland path that served as the escape route for America’s most notorious traitor, Benedict Arnold. More...

Leibell Goes After Odell

Last Wednesday, in front of the Historic County Courthouse in Carmel, Putnam County Executive candidate Mary Ellen Odell accused State Senator Vincent Leibell of “trying to subvert the democratic process and steal the election.” More...

Midnight Swim Leads to Fines

Seven young residents of Putnam and Westchester will face charges of trespass when they appear later this month in Philipstown Town Court for allegedly swimming at night in the Hudson River. More...

Notice

The Philipstown Highway Department will be closing Philipse Brook Road from Frazier Road to Snake Hill Road to thru traffic from Thursday, August 5, 2010, until further notice. Signs will be posted. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane High School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Principal’s List Grade 12: Hannah Diebboll, Tatiana Gilmartin, Yaroslav Hushtyk, Zachary Kane- Seitz, Claire Koepke, Marisa Nairn, John Nakhla, Grace O’Malley, Hannah Parks, Emily Slinskey, Nicholas Torchia, Brandi Van Tassel More...

Haldane Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

PRINCIPALS LIST: Grade 8: Kieran Austin, Mary Callaghan, Rachel Conklin, Maya Curto, Alison Duncan, Danielle Ferris, Giana Grandetti, John Hughes, Isabel Jimenez-Wisler, Sonya Kuzminski, Gerianne Martin, Michelle McEwen, Brigit O’Malley, S More...

Butterfield’s Crash Course Computer Classes Continue

During July, the Butterfield Library gave patrons a chance to attend summer school with a series of Crash Course Computer Classes. This month, the series continues with more advance courses in email, social networking and Photoshop. More...

Commentary

Cold Spring’s Entrepreneurial Roots

Saturday, July 31 marked the festive opening of Making a Living: Businesses in Philipstown and Beyond, 1850–1970, the Putnam County Historical Society-Foundry School Museum’s extensive historical exhibit of life and work in Cold Sprin More...

Letters to the Editor

Municipal Consolidation of Facilities

To the Editor: As a Civic Association, we are called to raise the citizen’s awareness whenever there are events that may have the potential to cause substantial positive or negative impact within our community. More...

Junior Firefighters is a Wonderful Experience

To the Editor: More...

Get Government Out of The Way

To the Editor: Greg Ball has a real plan to create jobs in New York State. And you know what it is? Amazing really… Cut taxes and get NY state government out of the way. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The Highlands continue to hum with summertime activity. Come to the waterfront on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning to welcome the Great Hudson River Paddlers (see story on this page). More...

Experience Stony Point Battlefield at Night

Learn the story of the Storming of Stony Point as you follow in the footsteps of the American Light Infantry soldiers who captured the British fort. Tour the historic grounds with a guide by lantern light as the battle unfolds around you. 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...

Health

Celebrating National Health Center Week

Hudson River HealthCare is marking National Health Center Week 2010 with a lunch served by elected officials and the Health Center’s Executive Team, to the staff, patients and board members of the Health Center. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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