December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Toys for Tots Drive Comes to a Close

The PCN&R participated in the annual tradition of receiving Toys for Tots donations. More...

One More Overlay

New zoning law would allow Garrison castle to become a spa

Just as the proposed new Philipstown zoning law was sent to the county planning department for final review, a 17th overlay district was added last month without fanfare. More...

Putnam’s Leadership Dilemma

Will it be Odell, Eldridge, or Bondi as county executive?

On December 27, the Putnam County Legislature will meet in executive session to discuss who they will appoint as interim county executive on New Year’s Day. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Putnam Has Valley’s Highest Income

Have you been noticing more and more Mercedes, Lexus, BMW and Cadillac motorcars on Putnam roads recently? There’s a good reason. The U.S. More...

Village Receives Plan

GreenPlan might speak at January 4 meeting

At its December 14 meeting, the Cold Spring Village Board received the Comprehensive Plan, which had been referred the previous week to the village by a divided Special Board, 5-4. More...

Leibell’s Nonprofits Fall Under Scrutiny

Some residents of a senior housing development in downtown Brewster are concerned over the future of their residency, owned by the Putnam Community Foundation. More...

Schools

Haldane Kindergartners Care

As described in last week’s PCN&R, Haldane kindergarten students collected snacks and toiletries to send to Corporal Joseph Nordone Jr.’s platoon in Afghanistan. More...

Lucy Austin is Saunders History Contest Winner

Thirty-seven Philipstown seventh graders created 24 projects for the 2010 annual Jean Saunders History Contest run by the Putnam County Historical Society. More...

Bond Refinancing to Save District Money

The Garrison Union Free School District has announced today it was able to refund two outstanding bonds from 2002 to save the district $342,201.50 over the next 10 years. This represents an overall savings of 7.21%. More...

Commentary

“Let There Be Lights”

Christmas Essay

Much to my father’s disappointment— and although it happened some years ago— I no longer believe in Santa Claus. More...

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

’ T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Teresa J. Cook

Teresa J. Cook, age 83,of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born in Yonkers on July 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Mary (Quicci) Bosco, Sr. Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Two Nabbed on Felony Drug Charges In Lake Peekskill

Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit were at the right place at the right time and as a result two residents of northern Westchester face felony charges of drug sales and possession. More...

Sports News

Milner Scores 1,000th Point as Blue Devils Win Croton Tourney  Free Access 

The Lady Blue Devils entered the championship game at the Robert E. Mayclim tournament in Croton this past weekend with the weight of both team and personal goals on their shoulders. More...

Loretto Fifth Grade Girls Continue Winning Ways

The Loretto fifth grade girls won their fourth consecutive game this past Sunday, 12/19, as they defeated St. Patrick’s of Yorktown 12 - 4. Allison Chiera got things going in the first quarter with a basket in the lane. More...

Loretto Fourth Grade Boys Split a Pair of Games

On Saturday December 18 the Loretto boys travelled to Bedford to take on St. Patricks. More...

The Man Behind the Christmas Classics  Free Access 

It is a lonely aspect of life, but sometimes everyone feels like they belong on the Island of Misfit Toys. More...

Sing Choirs of Angels

On Sunday afternoon, 36 students performed to a packed house of adoring family and friends in the Annual Our Lady of Loretto Parish Christmas Pageant, directed by Catechist Teresa Carlson. The choirs of the Walter Hoving Home and St. More...

Living Nativity at Saunders Farm is a Philipstown Christmas Tradition

The Living Nativity at Risi Saunders’s place on Old Albany Post Road is a Philipstown tradition. This year’s version, held at dusk on December 18, was charming, moving, and just about perfect in every way. More...

Is Comprehensive Plan Being Rushed Through?

On December 9, Cold Spring’s Special Board decided in a 5-4 vote to send their completed draft of the Comprehensive Plan to the Village Board of Trustees. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

‘Garrison Landing’ Show Opens Next Month

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the opening of ‘Garrison Landing,’ the second solo show in the United States by Czech Artist Daniel Pitin, on view in the mezzanine gallery from January 9 - Apr More...

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...

‘Restrepo’ to Screen at Depot Docs in January

Depot Docs will feature Restrepo on Friday, January 14, at 7:30pm, at the Depot Theatre, in Garrison. The film is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. More...

Community

Mother’s Group Gets a Visit from Santa

Most of them are still too young to open their presents, but they all seemed to know who Santa was on Wednesday, Dec. 15 when St. Nick paid a visit to Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group. More...

Putnam Humane Society Publishes Its Holiday Wish List

During this season of gift giving, we hope you will include our animals on your list. We always need your old towels and, as winter approaches, we need your old comforters and blankets as well. More...

Perspectives

Nutmeg: Beware of Your (Egg) Noggin

Last week’s “Gardening Gusto” column revealed the ginger-haired queen who invented the gingerbread man. More...

Letters to the Editor

Comprehension Plan Is Not an LWRP

To the Editor: This is our statement, in part, as read at the October 14, 2010, Special Board public hearing with regard to the Comprehensive Plan of the Special Board chaired by Michael Armstrong: More...

Another Successful Candlelight Tour

To the Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Cold Spring community for their kind support of the annual Cold Spring by Candlelight Holiday Festival and House Tours. More...

Keep Up the Fear Mongering

To the Editor: More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Merry Christmas to all! More...

District Honored on 75th Anniversary

It was 1933 when Putnam Valley resident Israel Ben Schreiber organized the Putnam Valley community to consider forming a centralized school district unifying the five one-room schoolhouses scattered throughout the town. More...

Philipstown Businessman Recognized

The Association of Energy Engineers was founded to promote innovation in the design and implementation of new energy saving technologies. More...

Health

Visiting Nurses Agency Assumes Control of Home Health Care

Putnam residents in need of home health care are now being served by professionals from the Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester—a 108-year old not-for-profit organization. The official takeover went into effect on Thursday. More...

Hospital Staff Donates 1,000 Gifts to Local Needy

Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center spent an afternoon last week wrapping mountains of presents to make wishes come true for local children and their families. More...

Cancer Support Available in 2011

Support Connection, Inc.offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. More...

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