December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Special Board Approves Plan

Cold Spring’s Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan met at the Village Hall December 9 for what would turn out to be its final review of the Comprehensive Plan before it was recommended to the Village Board for review and approval by a 5-4 More...

A ‘Mom and Pop’ Yogurt Shop, with a Metropolitan Flair

FROZENBERRY 116 MAIN STREET

Benny and Grace Zaken are the owner-operators of Frozenberry, a new frozen yogurt store on Cold Spring’s Main Street. Since 1997 Grace has been a professor at Hunter College, in New York City, preparing graduate students to teach the blind. More...

Philipstown Republicans Battle

In-house fighting is becoming a staple in Putnam’s Republican Party. Randy Chiera, former Philipstown Republican chairman is filing a lawsuit against the current local chairwoman, who ousted him in October, Terry Polhemus. More...

Republican Caucus Plans to Oust Tamagna as Legislature Chairman

The PCN&R has learned that the Republican caucus of the county legislature plans to oust Vincent Tamagna as chairman when the new term begins Jan. 1. More...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PHILIPSTOWN: Town of Philipstown Recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, December 25, 2010 and Saturday, January 1, 2011. The Recycling Center will re-open on January 8, 2011. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

2011 Salaries Set for County Officials

By unanimous votes, the Putnam Legislature has set the salaries for the county’s incoming executive as well as other officers serving for fixed terms. The action came at last week’s regular meeting of the governing body. More...

Six Appointed To Putnam Traffic Safety Board

Residents of Carmel, Kent, Patterson, and Philipstown have been appointed to the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board. More...

Incarcerating DWI Offenders Considered a Money Issue

More than 600 DWI arrests have been made this year in Putnam County. More...

Schools

REMINDER: Community Athletic Meeting Tonight at Haldane  Free Access 

7pm in the Haldane Music Room

On December 21 at 7pm there will be a meeting in the Haldane Music Room for a town-wide discussion about athletic fields. More...

Garrison Student Writers Meet Goals During National Novel Writing Month

Garrison Middle School teacher Ian Berger knows a thing or two about writing. In addition to teaching Language Arts to his students, he has also written many stories on his own. This past November, Mr. More...

Adventure Writer Peter Lourie Visits Haldane

Peter Lourie, a renowned adventure writer, visited Haldane fourth grade students to present his journey down the Hudson River in a canoe. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s Stop Pretending

To the Editor: More...

Leibell Out—Anyone Surprised?

To the Editor: More...

Leibell’s Downfall

To the Editor: The news of the downfall of former State Senator Vinnie Leibell is both sad and, unfortunately, not surprising. More...

Police Blotter

Troopers Nab DWI Drivers Throughout County

Four residents of Putnam County face court hearings later this month following their arrests for DWI. State Police from Somers and Cortlandt made the apprehensions in recent days. More...

Altercation at Arms Acres Leads to Arrest of Putnam Valley Man

An early morning altercation at the Arms Acres residential treatment center in Carmel had led to the arrests of a Putnam Valley man and a Carmel woman on numerous charges. More...

Health

Free Brewster Clinic Draws a Crowd

On Thursday, December 9, from 3:30 to 6:30pm, the Putnam County Department of Health held a free vaccination clinic in its offices at 1 Geneva Road, in Brewster. More...

Free Sinus Treatment Session

On Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 to 11:30am sinus sufferers can learn more about balloon sinuplasty and other surgical and non-surgical treatments for chronic sinusitis at a free patient seminar Hudson Valley Hospital Center conducted by Dr. More...

Tuition on the Agenda as Budget Season Approaches  Free Access 

Large-scale community meeting on athletic fields set for Dec.21

In the Haldane School District’s Merritt Building, the Haldane School Board conducted its December 7 meeting before a small audience. More...

Coming Soon: Darker Skies

After a string of public meetings and a tug of war between approval and disapproval, it came as no surprise that the “Dark Sky Technology” proposal consumed over two hours of the three and a half hour meeting of the Cold Spring Village B More...

Tots Give Gifts to Marines

Sometime before Christmas a group of Marines in Afghanistan will be opening five cartons of gifts from a group of five-year-olds in Cold Spring. More...

Putnam Valley Highway Superintendent Arrested

Town highway chiefs, and Putnam politicians in general, are having a hard time staying out of trouble. More...

Village Concedes to FOIL Request

The Village Board voted Tuesday, December 7, to approve Cold Spring resident Jan Thacher’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request for documents related to the appointed Special Board’s discussion on the Comprehensive Plan. More...

Celebrating Creativity

Executive Director Carinda Swann, of the Garrison Art Center, is an accomplished artist and teacher in her own right, but these days she spends most of her time promoting other people’s creative projects. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 265-3638 boscobel.org Open daily except Tue, 9:30am-5pm, last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Weds & Suns More...

Last Chance to See ‘Making a Living’ in Cold Spring

The Putnam County Historical Society will be closing for the winter beginning on Monday, December 20, but this weekend there is still a chance to see our current exhibition, Making a Living: Businesses in Philipstown and Beyond, 1850-1970. More...

Historic Hudson Valley Candlelight Tours

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in Tarrytown, and Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson are offering candlelight tours on select Dec. evenings. All Sunnyside and Van Cortlandt Manor tours during Dec. More...

Perspectives

Why I Voted No on the Comprehensive Plan

As a member of Cold Spring Village’s Comprehensive Plan Special Board for the past four years, I have studied (as time permitted) the current Draft and I am respectfully voting “No” on the current Draft for the reasons stated below More...

Ginger: A Scent of the Season

As a small child, I liked how gingerbread men looked hanging on our Christmas tree, but I didn’t ever eat them. Yes, the freshly- baked ornaments smelled delicious, the icing was alluring, but I was oddly squeamish. More...

“A Kid in Philipstown”

The antiquated dirt road (some stretches shamefully macadamized) passes close by the somber, dejected old tennis court. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Maus

Mary Maus, 73, of Putnam Valley, died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at her home. She was born March 15, 1937, in New Rochelle to George and Gertrude Butler Baker. She graduated from Ursuline High School in 1954 and New Rochelle College in 1958. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The first day of winter is next Tuesday! There was a nice turnout at the Cold Spring Fire Company Mutual Aid Christmas Party on Friday. Among the many guests were Seth Gallagher, Ralph Falloon, Roger Chirico, Barbara Scuccimarra, and Andrew Pidala. More...

North Highlands Fire Department Santa to Visit Community on December 19

The North Highlands Engine Co.# 1 Santa Claus will be on his big red sled and will visit the community on Sunday, December 19, with gifts for the children and holiday good wishes for all. 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...

Sports News

Haldane Volleyball Squad Racks Up Postseason Honors

The Haldane volleyball team’s run to the state finals did not go unnoticed by the various post-season awards committees, as four Blue Devils were named to various all-star teams. More...

Haldane Boys Open Season With 50-32 Win Over Putnam Valley

The Haldane boys’ basketball team opened the season with an impressive 50-32 over home standing Putnam Valley. Senior Jackson Zuvic led the way for the Blue Devils, pouring in 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. More...

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...

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