August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Girls Shine at Horse Show

On July 26th, some local girls attended a horse show at the Southern Dutchess Horse and Pony Club in Hopewell Junction. More...

Corn, con gusto!

No matter how much we eagerly anticipate summer (especially during our crazy winter blizzards) there comes a time (around about now) when highsummer’s heat and humidity make everyone grumpy and worn out. More...

Strong Lead for Leibell

Many voters are still undecided in county executive race

State Senator Vincent Leibell holds a significant lead over County Legislator Mary Ellen Odell in the race for Putnam County Executive, but large numbers of registered Republicans surveyed in a recent poll were still undecided. More...

The Race is On

The challenge to the signatures on Mary Ellen Odell’s petition to ballot in the Republican primary for Putnam County executive has been dropped. Odell and State Sen. Vincent Leibell will now face each other in the Sept. 14 primary. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Putnam Joins MTA Tax Lawsuit

Putnam County is standing up with a loud voice! More...

County Continues to Fund Stormwater Retrofit Program

Putnam County continues to move forward with its Septic Maintenance Repair Program. More...

Birmingham: Reform Appointment Process

Putnam Legislator Dan Birmingham wants to remove the “political mischief” out of the appointment for a vacancy in the office of County Executive. More...

Schools

Voelp Graduates from University of Rochester

John R. Voelp, a resident of Garrison, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 16 at the 160th commencement with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Voelp is the son of John M. Voelp and Lana R. Voelp, and a graduate of James I. More...

Kyle Downey is Garden Club Intern at Manitoga

Philipstown Garden Club

Kyle Downey, Garrison resident and Junior at the Oakwood Friends School, is spending part of his summer working at Manitoga Design Center on Rt. 9D in Garrison. More...

Internships Available in Assemblywoman’s Office

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th District) announced today that internship positions are available in her district office this fall. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jack Harrington

John L. “Jack” Harrington, age 71, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born March 4, 1939, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Henry B. More...

Sally Crane

Sarah Ann Molloy “Sally” Crane, 75, passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home in Santa Fe, NM, on August 1. Sally was born in Rockville Center, NY, and raised in an extended family in Haverstraw. More...

James Edward Hobgood

James Edward Hobgood, age 87, of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born October 15, 1922 in Thomasville, NC, he was the son of the late Dr. James E. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Lots going on this weekend! The Cold Spring Fire Co., Clambake is at Mayor’s Park on Saturday from 10 to 6. More...

An Eagle’s Eye View

One of the PCN&R’s local photographers, Maggie Benmour, has been busy looking for amazing things to photograph this summer. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl Cantor Ellen Gersh 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm Sat mornin More...

Board Discusses Proposed Greenway Compact

Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea has accused the PCN&R of “putting the cart before the horse” in its coverage of the Greenway Compact document, which has been inserted into Philipstown’s proposed zoning overhaul. More...

Judge: Grigoroff’s Confession to Stand

Putnam County Judge James Reitz has ruled that a confession made to police by the man accused of brutally slaying a popular Garrison businessman will be admissible in his upcoming murder trial. More...

Sound the Alarm

But not too loud, say some

The only topic of discussion at last Tuesday’s Cold Spring Weekly Workshop was the Cold Spring Fire Company siren. About 15 residents were at the meeting voicing their concerns, but Kathleen Foley was the most outspoken. More...

The Cycle of Recovery and Renewal at St. Christopher’s

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven… a time to plant, and a time to reap”. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 More...

Robert E. Lee: Warrior or Scoundrel?

PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

On August 7 at the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum Colonel Ty Seidule spoke about how West Point memorializes Robert E. More...

More Businesses for Main Street?

On Wednesday, August 4, Ben and Grace Zaken were the first of two couples who appeared before the Cold Spring Planning Board to inquire about opening food services in the village. More...

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Town of Philipstown Recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, August 14, and will re-open on Saturday, August 21. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

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 More...

Knit Together at Howland Library

Why knit on your own when you can knit together with fellow knitters? The Howland Public Library has a weekly knitting club that meets each Tuesday morning from 10am to 11:30am. Feel free to drop in and work on any knitting projects you choose. More...

Art Inspired by Tibetan Homes, Myanmar Prayer Houses

Garrison Art Center is happy to announce the return of artist Hong-Ling Wee, whose ceramic sculpture will be on display from August 13 to August 29. More...

Perspectives

Damsels and Dragons

They’re flies. This is a perfect time of year to head down to a nearby body of water and take a look at some strange and beautiful creatures: damselflies and dragonflies. More...

Letters to the Editor

Clarifying What Planners Do

To the Editor: More...

Republican Committee in Chaos?

To the Editor: It’s small wonder that the Philipstown Republican Committee is in chaos. More...

Leibell Supports Family Farms

To the Editor: Sen. Vincent Leibell last week cast a vote in favor of our local family farmers. The Senator voted to defeat the Omnibus Farmworker Labor bill that threatened to devastate agriculture as we know it here in Upstate New York. More...

Children's Activities

The Most Fascinating Fossils at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall

On Saturday, August 21 at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Fascinating Fossils! More...

Creations by Kids Who Love to Build at Butterfield

Calling all Lego® builders to the Butterfield Library’s first Annual Lego Exhibition! Children of all ages are invited to bring their creations to the Library for display beginning Saturday, August 21st. More...

Sports News

Marcinak Places in Pony Club Nationals

Julie Marcinak was a competitor at The United States Pony Club 2010 Championships, which were held in Lexington, Virginia from July 29 to August 1. She is a Senior D rated Pony Club member. More...

Weekly Poll

Who are you rooting for in the World Series?
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