October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Election Updates Coming Soon!  Free Access 

The polls are closing. Be sure to stay tuned to pcnr.com all evening for updates on what’s happening in Putnam County’s key political races. More...

Republicans Debate Themselves  Free Access 

Kaplowitz, Borkowski, Tully are no shows

Greg Ball, Republican candidate for the 40th district senate seat, answered questions by himself at Tuesday's PCN&R/Courier Candidate Forum. More...

Haldane Voters Approve Energy Contract

In a special election for the approval of an Energy Performance Contract between ConEdison Solutions and Haldane Central School District, Haldane school district voters approved of the project estimated to cost $2.2 million over the next 18 years. More...

Putnam Priest Protests Kaplowitz

State senate candidate defends abortion support

Last Wednesday, Father Tom Lutz, along with local Right to Life advocates and Catholics throughout Putnam County, held a press conference outside of Westchester Legislator Mike Kaplowitz’s campaign office in Carmel. More...

The County’s Biggest Battle  Free Access 

Leibell, Odell contend for county executive

Read the PCN&R to make an informed decision at the polls Tuesday. Be sure to check our website for updates and results throughout election night. More...

Haldane Homecoming Bonfire

The bonfire on the Haldane field. More...

Visiting an Old Haunt of Poe

October 7 was the 161st anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. A younger Poe used to frequent a local tavern for drinks during his short career as a cadet at the United States Military Academy. More...

Politics on the Rocks

Bill Gouldman seeks to oust longtime assemblywoman

Conspiracy theorists like to depict nameless men in smoke filled backrooms, secretly controlling world events with glasses of whisky in hand. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will pick up bagged leaves at the curbside on Wednesdays during the month of November. Leaf bags should not be tied. Please refrain from blowing leaves onto sidewalks and roadways. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Village to Lease Police Car

The Cold Spring Village Board has approved the lease of a new police car in order to replace a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria which is permanently out of service. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

CONSTITUTION ISLAND West Point, NY 845-446-8676 constitutionisland.org Public tours through Sep, Wed & Thu, leaving fm South Dock at West Pt. Res. req’d. More...

Poems That Make Us Nervous: Local Poets Read Their Works

Does anyone read poetry anymore? How much time do any of us spend in the same room with other people just talking? Poets Read Poetry has a new take on these eternal pleasures. More...

Lou de Puthod Art Show at the Desmond-Fish Library

Fishkill resident Lou de Puthod will have a retrospective art show of her paintings at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison from Oct. 30 thru Nov. 13. More...

Perspectives

Churchill and Lincoln: Never Give Up

“Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days.” Thus spoke Winston Churchill to the students of Harrow School on October 29, 1841. More...

Letters to the Editor

Skateboard Fan

To the Editor: I’m one of the many kids in Philipstown who enjoy skateboarding. People say we cause mayhem across streets, sidewalks, behind stores, and in playgrounds. More...

Signs of Political Pollution

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Calling for O-,B-,A Blood Types

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Police Blotter

Putnam Calls On State To Get Tougher With Sex Offenders

District Attorney Adam Levy spent the first years of his prosecution career on Long Island trying cases against sex offenders by offering a voice for those victims too young to come forward and understand what happened to them. More...

Garrison Man Nabbed After Dodging Police

A Garrison man is facing a period of incarceration in state prison following his arrest in Cortlandt on felony driving charges. More...

DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Law Intesified

When it comes to repeat DWI offenders, Putnam County will be no more “Mr. Nice guy!” More...

Health

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Celebrates Everyday Heroes

Being among the best places to work in the nation doesn’t come easy. How do you make employees feel valued and provide an atmosphere where everyone—from the environmental staff to the President— feels special? More...

Photo

Just as he has since he was 16 years old, Gary Offenbacher of Cortlandt Manor has donated blood at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

Photo

The Nesheiwat family, which established a fund for critical care services at Putnam Hospital Center this year in memory of Najah Nesheiwat, recently presented a blanket warmer to the Carmel hospital f More...

Hayworth Wins  Free Access 

Our most recent homepage Election Night Update shows that Nan Hayworth is projected to have won the NY-19 Congressional District seat from incumbent John Hall. More...

Leibell Wins / Hayworth Looking Strong  Free Access 

Our most recent homepage Election Night Update show that Vincent Leibell has apparently won the race for County Executive over MaryEllen Odell. More...

Results are Coming In!  Free Access 

Visit the website now for up-to-the-minute reports on the results and the mood at the key candidates' headquarters! More...

Astorino Endorses State Candidates, is Silent on Putnam Executive Race  Free Access 

Daily newspaper endorses MaryEllen Odell

On Thursday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino gave his endorsement for fellow Republicans Dr. Nan Hayworth, Assemblyman Greg Ball, Dr. More...

Pataki Endorses Ball in State Senate Race  Free Access 

Last week, former New York Governor George Pataki, a Garrison resident, endorsed fellow Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball for the 40th district state senate seat.  “I am pleased to endorse Greg Ball for the senate and know he will provide t More...

Haldane Homecoming

Top: The bonfire on the Haldane field. Middle: The crowd of all ages gathered at nightfall on the field on Friday Oct. 22. Bottom: Haldane’s Modified Football squad gathers at Cold Spring Pizza. More...

A Perfect Pumpkin Glow

More than one hundred moms, dads, and kids of all ages gathered on the steps of the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison early Sunday evening. More...

Seeing Boscobel in a Whole New Light

Boscobel’s candlelight tours of yore may have been snuffed, but this year’s new Twilight Tours promise to treat visitors to a fresh, new experience that may very well become an all-time favorite family tradition. More...

Is Federal Race to the Top Grant Worth It?

At its October 20 special meeting, the board of the Garrison Union Free School District (GUFS) considered rejecting a federal “Race to the Top” grant. More...

Special Board Listens to Public Input, Again

A small crowd gathered for the second half of the Public Hearing of the Special Board’s Comprehensive Plan for Cold Spring on Thursday night in the firehouse. More...

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

“ Was NPR right to fire Juan Williams for his comments about Muslim garb? Use this as an opportunity to discuss your view of the state of public discourse and free speech. “ 90TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SANDY GALEF (D, I) More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Registered Republicans Remain Putnam’s Largest Voting Block

But is 2010 the year of the independent, anti-establishment candidate?

The final numbers are in and Republicans remain Putnam County’s largest voting block. But in a year when incumbents and the establishment have fallen out of public favor, the GOP might not reign supreme locally. More...

Republicans Debate Themselves

Opponents fail to show up for pre-election candidate forum

Greg Ball, Republican candidate for the 40th district senate seat, answered questions by himself at Tuesday’s PCN&R/Courier Candidate Forum. More...

Leibell Criticizes Odell in Anonymous Mailer

Commissioners of the Board of Elections (BOE) Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco have written a letter to the editor of the PCN&R, responding to an “attack and blatant falsehood espoused in an anonymous mailer against” their board. More...

Schools

Teenage Supernova Discoverer to Speak to Amateur Astronomers

Carolyn Moore, a 16 yearold high school student from Warwick, NY, will discuss her discovery of Supernova 2008ha in the galaxy UGC 12682, a feat accomplished when she was only 14. More...

Valley Volunteers Revamp Veterans’ Hall

On October 23, a gorgeous fall day, and the National Make a Difference Day, Putnam Valley High School students were busy at work remembering veterans of our Armed Forces. More...

Maggie Davis Receives Award for Excellence

Maggie Davis, Haldane Elementary/Middle School Principal, received an Award for Excellence from the Mid- Hudson Study Council on October 14 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David A. Lauchaire

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

Pearl C. Tompkins

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...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The warm weather has brought lots of foot traffic to Main Street. Be sure to take advantage of the many Halloween weekend activities and join the crowds. More...

Vote And ‘Vax’ On Election Day

Putnam County Health Department officials are encouraging local residents to take a trip to Brewster High School after casting a ballot for the candidates of their choice next Tuesday. More...

Gardening Gusto is Off This Week

Katherine Whiteside’s Gardening Gusto column will not appear this week. The column will return next week. More...

Sports News

Volleyball Team Tunes Up for Sectionals with Three Wins

BOYS’ SOCCER The Haldane boys’ soccer squad wrapped up their league schedule this past week, dropping two of three matches. More...

Haldane Modified Football Gets First Win of Season

The Blue Devils started homecoming weekend early with a strong defensive win over Blind Brook. The first score came from a perfectly executed pass from Tyler Giachinta to Ryan McCollum, who ran it 30 yards for the 6 points. More...

Philipstown Soccer Posts Two Wins, Tie in Soccer Action

The U-14 Knights and U-12 Dragons posted wins for the Philipstown Soccer Club this past Sunday at the St. Basil Academy Field in Garrison. More...

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