October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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19TH CONGRESSIONAL RACE

The race between Dr. Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate for the 19th congressional district, and incumbent Democrat John Hall might come down to a photo finish in the general election. More...

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River

Mark Patinella’s AP Biology students from Haldane High School take a moment to pose for a dramatic photo on the shores of the Hudson River. More...

Fire Company Welcomes the Community

The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company held a very successful open house on October 9, attended by enthusiastic community members of all ages. More...

Bare Knuckle Politics

Ball, Kaplowitz intensify battle for state senate seat

The race for the 40th district senate seat between Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball and Democrat Westchester Legislator Mike Kaplowitz is shaping up to be the most entertaining of the election season. More...

Odell Receives Rifle & Pistol Endorsement

Legislator Mary Ellen Odell, Independence Party candidate for Putnam County Executive, has recently been endorsed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

A new schedule has been established for viewing the Monthly Village of Cold Spring Meetings. Channel 22 in Cold Spring and Channel 78 in Garrison. Friday: 3:00 and 7:00 pm Saturday: 3:00 and 7:00 pm Sunday: 3:00 and 7:00 pm More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

Philipstown’s Knollwood Lane Resurfaced

The Philipstown Highway Department has added another major accomplishment to its job portfolio. After 30 years of deterioration and erosion, Knollwood Lane was in desperate need of resurfacing. More...

DiNapoli: Audit Finds Lax Financial Safeguards at Cold Spring Court

The office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released an audit on Monday showing that inadequate financial controls over taxpayer money at the Village of Cold Spring justice court led to the misplacement of $1,830 in fines. More...

Schools

National Merit Scholarship Program Commends Students

Brian Alm, Haldane High School Principal, announced that Paul Mackey and Nicholas Marino have been named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Westchester Police DWI Simulators Visit Haldane

Sergeant Michael Hagen and Officer Tony Malandrino of the Westchester County Police brought their DWI simulators to Haldane High School so that the Juniors and Seniors could experience them. More...

Trunk or Treat at Camp Combe

Check it out on Sunday, October 31, from 4 to 5pm—A safe, fun version of trick or treating the whole family can enjoy together at Putnam Valley’s Camp Combe! More...

Perspectives

Does Putnam Need Four Coroners?

The $64,000 question being asked around Putnam County this week deals with its coroners: Does a county of slightly more than 100,000 people need four coroner positions? More...

Too Brief a Sunrise: A Look at Philipstown’s First Homicide

(Part 2 of 3)

Oct. 1843: George Denny, by now an 18-year-old drifter, and one of habitual thievery, was standing trial for the murder of 80-year-old Abraham Wanzer; a charge to which he would plead not guilty. More...

Grab Your Hard Hat!

Sometimes you feel like a nut

You’re walking through the woods on a fine, breezy autumn day, when suddenly— bonk! What hit me? As the breeze picks up, you’re bombarded by a veritable blitz of hard, pointy acorns. More...

Children's Activities

A Concert Series Just for Kids Begins this Weekend

Saturday, October 23 at 3pm, the Classics for Kids Concerts series will resume with Narek Hakhnazaryan, cellist and Noreen Polera, pianist in a concert for young children at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon. More...

History Contest for Local Seventh Graders

The Putnam County Historical Society announces the 2010 Jean Saunders History Contest for Garrison and Haldane seventh graders. More...

Where Raptors Soar

On Saturday, October 23, at a special time, 1pm, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Sky Hunters in Flight. More...

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Public Vote to Decide Fate of Haldane ‘Energy Performance Contract’

If voters approve next Tuesday, the Haldane Central School District will enter into a binding Energy Performance Contract to implement energy efficiency throughout its campus. More...

Autumn in the Hudson Valley

The glorious colors of autumn grace hill and vale in Philipstown, with Storm King Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop to a pastoral field near Boscobel. More...

Ballot Boondoggle at BOE

Ballots for next month’s general election arrived at the Putnam Board of Elections in Carmel Monday which gave the county’s two elections commissioner a royal headache. More...

Special Board Listens to Villagers’ Praise, Concerns

Thursday night was the first half of a Public Hearing of the Cold Spring Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan/Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, in its guise as the Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan. More...

Sandy Galef Looks to Defend Her Assembly Seat

90TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

On November 2 Sandy Galef will seek re-election as the New York State Assemblywoman for the 90th district, an office she has held for the last 18 years. More...

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

With the Nov. 2 general election approaching, the PCN&R is asking questions of local candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, and County Executive. should Congress be involved? More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Symphony Orchestra Performs Holiday Classics

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will open its 34th season with a performance on Sunday, November 7, at 3pm at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Foggintown Road. More...

Food and Art, Hand in Hand

Author and Food Historian, Peter G. Rose, will present the lecture, “Art in Food and Food in Art” on Wednesday, October 27, from 12:30-1:30pm, at the Howland Public Library. More...

West Point’s Quintette 7 Celebrates CD Release

The West Point Band Chamber Series continues on Sunday, October 24 at 3:00pm at Egner Hall, 685 Hardee Place at West Point. More...

Community

Old Troop, New Leaders

You may think Girl Scouts is just about cookies, but we’re much more than that … Here’s a look at what our community’s Girl Scouts have been up to. More...

Haldane PTA Kicks Off Reflections Program

The Haldane PTA will officially kick off the 2010-2011 National PTA Reflections Arts Program at the Haldane middle and high school. The theme for this year’s program is “Together We Can...” More...

Lehrman Headlines Annual Meeting

Constitution Island Association (CIA) is pleased to invite members and friends to its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Sunday, November 7, at the West Point Club at the United States Military Academy, to kick off CIA’s celebration of the Sesquicen More...

Letters to the Editor

Construction at Butterfield

To the Editor: The Butterfield Library will begin reconstruction of our walkways this month. We would like to ask the public to pardon any inconvenience that the construction may cause. More...

Let’s Check Letter Writer’s Assertions

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Residents’ Coalition Responds

To the Editor: A very unfortunate mistake was made in the article “Putnam Valley Grange Tour” by Annie Chesnut (October 6) when she reported that “The PV Grange has sponsored Farmers and Crafts Markets.” More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Pearl C. Tompkins

Visitation Thursday, Services on Friday

Pearl C. Tompkins, age 87, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring and Nelsonville , died on October 18, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. More...

David A. Lauchaire

Visitation Sunday, Services Monday

David A. Lauchaire, age 58, of New Paltz, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. Mr. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The Ladies Auxiliary Roast Beef Dinner at the North Highlands Fire Department is on for Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. More...

September Ambulance Stats

The Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to 31 calls for the month of September. They included 27 medical calls, 3 personal injury automobile accidents and 1 standby. More...

Marsh Presentation Highlights Program

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, beginning at 1pm, at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. More...

Sports News

Prins, Shortell and Brief Capture League Tennis Titles

Haldane’s successful return to the tennis court this year continued as the team captured both the singles and doubles championships in last week’s League Tournament. More...

Haldane Modified Football Comes Up Short

The Haldane Modified team played a great game, unfortunately during the onset of a storm, against Pearl River on Thursday. They played tough, but came up short with a 12-6 loss. More...

Hawks’ Perseverance Exhilarates Area

This Sunday at Depew Park, the Philipstown Tiny Mite Hawks dismantled the Peekskill Titans 24-12, electrifying the world with their undefeated season. More...

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