August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidate Question of the Week

With the Sept. 14 primary and the ensuing general election approaching, the PCN&R will be asking a question each week of local candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, and County Executive. More...

Backyard Baby Birds Pose for Photo

PCN&R reader David L. Archer, of Hopewell Junction (formerly of Garrison), sent this photo and story to the office on Friday: More...

Herbs: Carpe diem!

Hooray! We finally got some rain and fresh produce is piled high in the markets and pouring out of our vegetable patches. In August we have plenty of health-giving food and enjoy the beautiful bounty of the Hudson Valley. More...

Sheriff’s Office Gets High Marks from Citizens

A majority of Putnam County residents are satisfied with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, according to a recent survey. More...

Village Switches to Catskill Aqueduct for Water Supply

The Cold Spring Water Department has announced that it will be utilizing its emergency connection to the New York City Aqueduct water supply, effective immediately. More...

Somers Supervisor Murphy Seeks Leibell’s Senate Seat

County Positioning for Power

After 12 years as the Somers Town Supervisor, Mary Beth Murphy believes that the fruit of endeavor is ripe for her picking. More...

Haldane Considers Comprehensive Energy Reform

At a public presentation at the Haldane Board of Education meeting, Tuesday, August 10, a team from Con Edison Solutions presented the results of their Comprehensive Energy Audit and proposed numerous projects to decrease both energy use and costs a More...

From the Chamber

Congratulations to two of our members—The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and The Depot Theatre— for their collective efforts to keep us entertained during the generally slow, dog days of summer. 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 More...

Garrison Art Center’s 41st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair is Here

Come by train, car, or kayak, but do not miss the upcoming Garrison Art Center 41st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, August 21 & 22, 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. More...

Book Signing by Local Children’s Playwright Raises the Curtain on New School Year

National Teaching Standards require elementary school teachers to incorporate theater into their curriculums, yet learning how to put on a play is not a course in most teacher education programs. More...

Births

Joshua Harold Phillips

Joshua Harold Phillips was born June 30, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Nicole and James Phillips of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparents are Ernest and Deirdre Lyons of Cold Spring. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Harry R. Williams Jr.

Visitation on Sunday, Service on Monday

Harry R. Williams Jr. age 84, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Garrison, died at the JFK Medical Center Tuesday, August 17, 2010.  Harry and his twin Elsie were born in Mount Kisco, to Harry R. Williams Sr. More...

Edith Mary Adamson

Services on August 28

  Edith Mary Adamson was embraced by her Lord on August 16th, 2010, in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by loved ones. More...

Jerome H. Allen

Services on Tuesday morning at Loretto

Jerome H. Allen, age 72, a lifelong area resident, died on August 21, 2010 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Born in Cold Spring on January 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Jerome H. Allen, Sr. and Helen Atkinson Dye. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Did you know that this is an extraordinary August? It has five Sundays, five Mondays, and five Tuesdays, a scenario that will not recur for another 823 years. Enjoy! More...

Philipstown Residents Turn Out In Force to Donate Blood

The Philipstown Community Blood Drive held at the North Highlands Fire House on August 5 and 6 collected 110 pints of whole blood from Philipstown residents. More...

Garrison Ambulance R’s Corps July Report

The Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to 22 calls for the month of July. Eighteen of these calls were for medical emergencies and four were for personal injury automobile accidents (PIAAs). More...

Sports News

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...

Join Pop Warner at Michie Stadium

Come Enjoy a Day at West Point and Watch the Black Knights Take on the University of Hawaii! 9/11/10. Time: 12pm. Tickets $35/each- Kids under 2 are free-Ticket includes tailgating area. More...

Starway to Heaven Star Party

The Westchester amateur Astronomers will meet on Saturday, September 4, starting at 8pm in the Meadow Parking Lot of Ward Pound Reservation, in Cross River, NY. Bring your own scope or look through fellow members’ instruments. More...

Leibell: Time to be Courageous

Tuesday afternoon, in front of the historic County Courthouse steps in Carmel, and a crowd of about 30 supporters, State Senator Vincent Leibell criticized the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, the site of September 11 terrorist attacks in Manhattan More...

Plan for Village’s Future to be Ready in Near Future

Michael Armstrong, Chairman of the Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan initially planned on having the “Comprehensive Plan” for the Village of Cold Spring completed by September 30. More...

Historic Fireboat Docks at Cold Spring

Following up on a spectacular visit last summer during the Hudson River Quadricentennial celebration, the New York City fireboat John J. Harvey returned to Cold Spring on Saturday and Sunday for free cruises and public tours. More...

Constitution Island’s Reenactment Weekend

West Point’s Constitution Island and the Constitution Island Association will host the annual Reenactment Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 10am to 4pm each day. More...

State Warns of Town’s ‘Fiscal Stress’

An audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. More...

Village Goes to the Videotape

Individuals who have more than six outstanding parking tickets in Cold Spring might have trouble finding or driving their cars in the future. More...

A New Fire Truck in North Highlands

Of the 1,649 registered voters within the North Highlands fire district, 82 voted to approve of the purchase of a new pumper rescue truck on August 10. More...

‘A Sad Day For Law Enforcement’

Sheriff’s Deputy Barbara Dunn receives four-month sentence for perjury in animal abuse case

Former Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dunn will be calling the Putnam Correctional Facility home for the next four months following sentencing Monday in Putnam County Court. More...

Announcements

Village of Cold Spring

The Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan/LWRP will hold the following meetings at Village Hall: • Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 7:30pm • Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 7:30pm • Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:30pm • The Village More...

Commentary

Last Chance to Write About the September Primaries!

Please note that next week’s issue— August 25—is the last opportunity to submit letters regarding candidates for the upcoming political primaries. The deadline is Monday, Sep. 23, at noon. More...

Perspectives

“A COLONEL IN LOVE”

(Part 3 of 3)

The sensitive Virginian, presently reduced to a state of humiliation while gazing dazedly out to the desolate grayness of daybreak, would recall sharply another not so distant romance, that despite its adolescent origin would endure for about six ye More...

Letters to the Editor

Ignoring Leibell

To the Editor: More...

Why I Support Borkowski

To the Editor: As an elected official I feel that it is ingenuous for a politician to support a candidate and not speak out in support of that candidate. Therefore I want to lend my voice to my vote for Jim Borkowski. More...

Correcting Ms. Monroe’s Innacuracies

To the Editor: I read with ever-increasing amusement Ms. Monroe’s “chaotic” letter regarding her perception of the state of the Philipstown Republican Committee. More...

Police Blotter

Putnam Valley Man Accused of Attacking State Trooper

A routine traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Chappaqua turned ugly Saturday when the occupants of the car pulled over for tailgating became enraged and reportedly attacked a state trooper. More...

Route 9 Crash Sends Several People to the Hospital

A three-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Continental Village sent several people to Hudson Valley Hospital Center. State Police investigated last Thursday’s mishap, which occurred at mid-afternoon. More...

Poll

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