December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BREAKING NEWS: Vincent Leibell will not become Putnam's new executive  Free Access 

A shocking chain of events has Putnam County government in turmoil. More...

Reflections on the History, Meaning of Chanukah

The Festival of Lights Begins

With Chanukah beginning at sundown on December 1, the PCN&R asked Rabbi Michael Rothbaum of the Philipstown Reform Synagogue to offer some reflections on the Jewish holiday. More...

Stimulus for the Slaughterhouse

Glynwood receives taxpayer grant in its effort to promote independent farmers

Glynwood Farm of Cold Spring will be the recipient of a $99,800 stimulus grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for meat processing activities. More...

Officials: Comprehensive Plan Would Raise Taxes

Thanking Special Board, residents offer suggestions for improvement

Residents of Cold Spring are taking a strong interest in the future of their village. More...

Leibell Resigns from Senate

County executive-elect says he is focusing on his new position

Drop the title of State Senator when addressing Putnam’s incoming County Executive Vincent Leibell. Leibell traveled to Albany Monday for the final time as a member of the New York State Senate after Gov. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE Depot Square, Garrison’s Landing philipstowndepottheatre. org 424-3900 Youth Players present: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Dec 3 at 7pm Dec 4 at 4pm More...

Garrison Filmmaker’s Divine Sparks Screens at Jacob Burns

Garrison filmmaker and artist Imogene Drummond’s Divine Sparks 30 minute multi-media film, a “21stcentury myth of creativity for the child in us all,” will be screened at the Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab in Pleasantvill More...

Ring in The Season at Holiday Open House this Sunday

On Sunday, December 5, from 2 to 4pm, come to Manitoga/ The Russel Wright Design Center and celebrate with our volunteers, family, and friends. More...

Community

Two New Dates for Fathering Program

Two more Conscious Fathering ™ workshops have been added to the event schedule at Putnam Hospital Center. The workshops, part of the largest program for expectant fathers in the U.S, are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Jan. More...

CHADD to Meet in December

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD. CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec 7. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rose Marie Nobile

Rose Marie Nobile, age 72, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Holmes, NY. Born May 15, 1938, in Peekskill, she was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Mary (Ciccarelli) Dillon. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Lisa Russell and Alfio Toscano are Engaged

Announcement is made of the engagement of Alfio Toscano and Lisa Russell, Fishkill. He is the son of Zafiria Toscano, Beacon, and Gaetano Toscano, Beacon. She is the daughter of Dianne Green, Beacon and Richard Russell, Jr., Newburgh. Mr. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

December has arrived! Happy Chanukah and a blessed Advent to all. More...

Religious Services

TEMPLE BETH-EL 118 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie 845-454-0570 templebethelpokny.org Rabbi Neal Loevinger. Services Fri eves 8pm (except for the first Fri of each month- Shabbat B’Yachad at 6pm) and on Sat at 10am. More...

Santa’s Stopping for Photos at Tilly Foster’s Craft Fair

Join the crowd at Tilly Foster Farm on December 4 from 9am to 3pm for a benefit Holiday Craft Fair with local vendors featuring unique original items and giftware including: handpainted ornaments; notecards; handmade wooden furniture; stained and de More...

Leibell Won’t Be County Exec

'The Last Hurrah’ expected to end in federal indictment

  State Senator Vincent Leibell , who soundly won the election for Putnam County Executive on November 2, told the PCN&R that he would not be filling the position for undisclosed reasons. Leibell said he could not comment further. More...

Drunk Driver Causes Village Power Outage  Free Access 

The PCN&R has learned that the early Sunday morning power outage in Cold Spring was caused by a reportedly drunk driver crashing into a utility pole along Northern Avenue. More...

Sheriff Smith Comments on Senator Leibell Turmoil  Free Access 

Statement of Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith regarding Published Reports about State Senator Vincent Leibell More...

Former Mayor Phillips Campaigns for Tots

Former Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips is keeping the holiday spirit and Marine Corps tradition alive in Philipstown. Since 1993, Phillips has organized the local chapter of Toys for Tots, a charity run by the Marine Corps Reserve. More...

Yes! Philipstown’s Got Talent

On November 20, the weekend before Thanksgiving, a lot of lucky Philipstowners were grateful for having purchased a ticket to an amazing production, “Philipstown’s Got Talent.” The Cold Spring Lions Club and Haldane Leo Club, who ho More...

Weighing Pros, Cons of Fire District Merger

The Cold Spring Village Board on Tuesday, November 23, addressed the potentially divisive issue of consolidating the various emergency fire responders in Philipstown into one town-wide fire company. More...

Board Passes Budget, 3-2

The 2011 Putnam Valley budget has been adopted by the town board in a split vote of 3-2. The budget shows a 2.6 percent increase from last year and totals $9,237,029— of which $6,669,094 will be raised by taxes. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

VFW Essay Contest Awards Three Haldane Youths

In this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy essay contest the first place winner was Tess Dul, a senior at Haldane. More...

So Much to Say … So Little Time

The Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education, riding high during a week-long celebration of Garrison’s national Blue Ribbon School status for 2010, met for its November 17 monthly business meeting (the other semi-monthly meeting More...

Barnes & Noble Book Fair a Success

A book fair was held at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie for the benefit of Haldane Elementary School. More...

Perspectives

On the Shores of the Hudson at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration

For 65 years it sat as a ruin atop a small bluff on the shores of the Hudson River. But since the late 1970s the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration has been a beautiful spot to learn about local history and take in the river scenery. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reflections on Zoning

To the Editor, More...

Benefits of PC Pathways Are Clear

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter printed in the November 17th edition of the PCN&R regarding the Philipstown Planning Board and its recommendation to the Town Board regarding the” Putnam County More...

Town Board is a Model of Effective Government

To the Editor: I would like to applaud the bi-partisan town board for the way they have conducted the zoning review, and encourage them to move ahead with the adoption of the law as soon as it is practical to do so. More...

Police Blotter

Peekskill Woman Killed in North Highlands Crash

The holiday weekend ended on a tragic note when an elderly Peekskill woman was killed in a head-on crash along Route 9 in the North Highlands section of Philipstown. More...

Cold Spring Man Charged With Assault

A Cold Spring man faces charges of assault for allegedly attacking a young woman from Yorktown Heights. More...

Third DWI Arrest for Garrison Man

If awards were issued for repeat DWI arrests a Garrison man would have the dubious distinction of winning the grand prize! More...

Sports News

Haldane Teams Celebrate Successful Fall Campaign

With the Haldane girls’ basketball season kicking off this week, and the boys’ basketball and indoor track slates starting shortly thereafter, the schedule makers have given everyone a week to catch their breaths and look back on the fal More...

Loretto 4th Grade Boys Fall to Valhalla

On Saturday. November 27, the Loretto fourth grade boys opened their season against Holy Name of Valhalla. The game started slow with Devin Siegel providing all four points for Loretto in the first quarter, which ended in a 4-4 tie. More...

Loretto 5th Grade Blue Boys Fall to Holy Name of Croton

The Loretto fifth grade Blue boys team opened their 2010- 11 season this past weekend at Holy Name of Croton. More...

Weekly Poll

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