December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Paul Eldridge named as Putnam County Executive  Free Access 

Paul Eldridge, Putnam's long time Personnel Director, was unanimously selected as Putnam County Executive on New Year's Day by the Putnam Legislature. More...

Blizzard Pounds Putnam

Rarely do snowstorms live up to the hype, but this year’s Christmastime blizzard was everything the weatherman promised and more. More...

Launching a New Business at the Waterfront

The meat of the Cold Spring Village Board meeting of December 21 was a presentation by Captain Mary Pat Driscoll. More...

What Does it Mean to be a Blue Ribbon School?

EDITOR’S NOTE: When the Garrison School was notified that it had achieved 2010 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Status this fall, there was a week of celebrations that culminated in a festive assembly in the school&rsquo More...

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Town of Philipstown Recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, January 1, 2011. The Recycling Center will re-open on January 8, 2011. Tina M. Merando, Town Clerk Town of Philipstown More...

 

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...

Identify Winter Birds at Your Outdoor Feeder

On Sunday, January 9, at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall to learn how to identify the winter birds that come to your outdoor feeder. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DEC. 29 OPEN MIC NIGHT Whistling Willie’s, 184 Main St., Cold Spring FRIDAY DEC. 31 LIVE JAZZ w/ MICHELLE LEBLANC Hudson House River Inn, 2 Main St., Cold Spring SATURDAY JAN. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village Residents Should Read Comp Plan

To the Editor: I am making the following appeal to all residents in the village of Cold Spring to come to the January 4, 2011, village workshop which will be the first workshop that the village board will be addressing the draft Comprehensive Pla More...

High Praise for PV’s Interim Superintendent

To the Editor: As a former school Board member of the Putnam Valley School District I am pleased at the accomplishments of our present interim Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fuchs. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Please enjoy this final issue of 2010. Join us as we look back on some of the top stories of the year, in both text and pictures. Please drive safely as you enjoy your New Year’s Eve celebrations, and have a peaceful and prosperous 2011. More...

O-Negative Blood Needed to Close Holiday Gaps

The New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people, urges its communities to donate blood over the holidays, in light of the very tight inventories of blood, and projections for increased demand through the first week of January. More...

Lions Grant Christmas Wishes

Members of the Cold Spring Lions Club were very busy last week gathering food, clothes, and toys for local families in need. More...

County Okays Cash for Trash

At last week’s year-end meeting of the Putnam County legislature in Carmel, the board voted 5 to 3 to contribute $7,500 to the village of Cold Spring in order to help with the cost of the weekly garbage cleanup. More...

P.O. Robbed in Lake Peekskill  Free Access 

Gunman escapes with cash, workers unhurt

A daring daytime robbery of the Lake Peekskill Post Office has left a lone gunman with an undisclosed amount of cash. More...

Beagle Found in Philipstown  Free Access 

Wandered into a Rt. 301 home, hungry and tired

Local animal advocate John Funck told the PCN&R that a beagle who apparently wandered away from home on an advenutre has been found at 701 Route 301, about 1.8 miles east of Route 9. More...

Fixing for a Field of Dreams

Haldane’s overcrowded and overused athletic fields came front and center at a standing room only Board of Education workshop held at the school on December 21. School Superintendent Dr. More...

A Cold Spring Carol: Trustees Debate Process

The Cold Spring Village Board meeting of December 21 started at 8pm in order to allow both audience and board members to attend the 7pm Haldane meeting regarding community athletic fields. More...

Chamber Selects a New President

On December 20, the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce voted in Robert Lomino as chamber president. Other Cold Spring villagers elected to chamber offices include Marshall Mermell as vice-president, Cathryn Fadde as treasurer, and Catharine J. More...

Building Community or Aiding Corruption?

Government officials with ties to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations beware. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Tiger Skips Into School Board Meeting

The December 16 meeting of the Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education featured an array of Pride in Putnam Valley Awards and presentations on two topics that have the potential to generate both excitement and controversy: the distr More...

Commentary

On New Year’s, Remembering There Are Higher Things Than Government

On New Year’s Day throughout New York, state and local politicians who won election in November will gamely summon the strength to arise after a night of revelry to take their oaths of office. More...

Perspectives

New Year’s Traditions: The Rest is Gravy

Whether on January 1 or another day, every culture celebrates its New Year with a mixture of silliness and seriousness. More...

Submersive Activities

We have all admired the quiet beauty of a pond or lake in winter. It looks so serene, with its thick layer of clear or white ice, perhaps some snow, maybe a few winter birds flying overhead or walking around on it. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joanne K. Bosco Forni

Joanne K. Bosco Forni, 49, passed away December 28, 2010 from complications of diabetes. Born in Cold Spring on May 3, 1961, Joanne moved to Georgia in 1996, most recently residing in Gainesville.  More...

Sophie M. Donato

Visitation Monday, Services Tuesday

Sophie M. Donato, 72, of Nelsonville, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2010, surrounded with the love of her family.  More...

Curtis Langford Anders

Curtis Langford Anders of Garrison, passed away in his sleep on Saturday the 18th of December 2010 at the age of 83. More...

Police Blotter

Peekskill Youth Arrested for Cold Spring Burglary

Quick work on the part of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Peekskill youth in connection with a residential burglary in Cold Spring. More...

Sports News

Blue Devils Top Hendrick Hudson In Overtime 51-46

Zuvic Scores 30 in Win

Jackson Zuvic poured in 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Haldane rallied for 51-46 non-league victory over Hendrick Hudson. Haldane fell behind by six early as the offense struggled with Zuvic facing a blanketing double team. More...

Haldane Athletics 2010 in Review

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a moment to look back at some of the key dates in the year that was Haldane athletics. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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