January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors Ring in the New Year

On December 30, the Cold Spring Friendship Center held its own version of a Times Square New Year’s Eve. Annie Riesdorph reported “we had our own countdown to coincide with lunch time. 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...

Waiting for a Traffic Light

On December 29, the Philipstown town board held its year- end meeting. More...

Bob Bondi Delivers Farewell Address

Last Thursday, former County Exe cut ive Robe r t Bondi remembered the days when he first arrived as Putnam’s chief official. “ When I started 31 years ago, my attire was a Brooks Brothers suit. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Legislators Vote for Term Limits

Beginning in 2011, a Putnam County Executive will be able to serve only two consecutive full four- year terms, while a member of the Putnam Legislature will serve no more than four consecutive three- year terms. More...

Schools

Haldane vs. Spring Valley in First Round of ‘The Challenge’

HALDANE HIGH SCHOOL

MSG Varsity’s award- winning high school quiz show, The Challenge, kicks off its 14th season wi th al l - s tar student scholars from Haldane High School competing against Spring Valley High School. More...

Snakes Alive! at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

On Saturday, January 15, at three special times: 10am, 11: 30am, and 1: 30pm, the Hudson Highlands Natur e Museum presents Snakes Al ive! More...

What Does It Mean to be a Blue Ribbon School?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Whe n the Garrison School was notified that it had achieved 2010 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Status this fal l , there was a week of celebrations that culminated in a festive assembly in the school’s auditorium. More...

Perspectives

Recycling and Hippy New Year

For many of us, the combination of a big snow and a big holiday meant we got outside less and ate even more than usual during the annual end-of-year festivities. More...

Letters to the Editor

HHLT is a Local Business

To the Editor: After reading the article “One More Overlay” in the December 22nd edition of the PCN&R, I am compelled to clarify a point raised in the article. More...

‘Just The Facts, Ma’am’

To the Editor: With reference to your December 22 issue, I wanted to point out what strikes me as a continuing trend in the PCN&R — recasting opinion or belief as fact . A prime example is your reporting of the Lady of Loretto Christmas pageant. More...

What Would We Find?

To the Editor: There’s been a lot of news lately about politicians who are acting in their own interests, rather than in the interests of their constituents. This has been reported on the national, state, and county levels. More...

Sports News

Haldane Boys Down Tuxedo 53- 43

If there has been one source of concern for coach Joe Virgadamo and the Haldane boys’ basketball team this season it has been the team’s heavy reliance on Jackson Zuvic on both ends of the floor. More...

Loretto Blue Boys Down St. Augustine’s of Ossining

The Loretto 5th grade boys Blue team travelled to Ossining Sunday evening to take on the Eagles of St. Augustine. The boys jumped out to an early 8- 2 lead and extended it to 18- 8 by the second quarter. More...

Volkssport Walkers Step Out on Saturday

Work off some of those holiday calories with the Volkssport Club of West Point’s first walk of the new year. More...

THE FLU HAS ARRIVED  Free Access 

An influenza outbreak in Putnam has prompted health officials to urge all county residents to get a flu shot as soon as possible. Health Commissioner Dr. More...

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Village Board Begins Review of Comp Plan

The Cold Spring Village board held its first workshop meeting of 2011 on January 4 with an engaged, packed house—as many as 30 spectators at the height of the activity. More...

Double Duty for Barbara Fuchs

PUTNAM VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dr. Barbara Fuchs is doing double duty these days, and it suits her fine, at least for now. Although Fuchs has worked for the Putnam Valley Central School District as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction since August More...

Eldridge Named County Executive

Paul Eldridge, Putnam’s long time Personnel Director, has moved his office to the third floor of the Putnam Office Building with a new name plate on his desk. More...

Officials Take Oaths of Office

A New York state senator, two state assembly members, a county judge, county clerk, and three members of the Putnam Legislature took their oaths of office on New Year’s Day in Carmel. More...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town of Philipstown Recycling Center will re- open on January 8, 2011. The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will pick up Christmas trees at the curbside on Wednesdays. Please remove any plastic coverings. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

THE TARRYTOWNMUSIC HALLa non- profit performingarts centerBox Office: 877- 840- 0457tarrytownmusichall.orgSUZANNE VEGA / MARCCOH More...

Live Music Calendar

SATURDAY JAN. 8CHRIS BARRON (of the Spin Doctors) &THE TIME BANDITSw/ special guest THE HIGH IRONS8:30pm, The Towne Crier Cafe, 130 Route 22, PawlingSATURDAY JAN. More...

Get the Buzz on Beekeeping Basics at Nature Museum

On Sunday, January 16 from 10 am to 2:30 pm, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be presenting an Introductory Course on Bee Keeping. More...

Community

What Can Philipstown Learn From the History of Poughkeepsie?

PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

What can Philipstown learn from the history of Poughkeepsie? On Saturday, January 8, at 5pm, join the Putnam County Hi s tor ical Societ y for a lecture with Dr. Harvey Flad, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Vas sar Col - lege. More...

Ossining Student Group will Host Galef Inauguration

The Ossining Chapter of the Junior State of America will be hosting the inauguration of Assemblywoman Sandy Galef on Thursday January 6, 2011, at 3 pm in the Ossining High School Barnes Library. More...

Putnam ARC Receives $ 10,000 Donation

Putnam ARC, the leading provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Putnam County, is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $10,000 donation f rom The Home Team of Valhalla, N.Y. 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...

Anita J. Dietrich

Anita J . Dietrich, age 84, of 424 Westridge Court, Wilmington, NC, 28411, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 30, 2010. More...

Sophie M. Donato

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

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Robert Lomino, the new president of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce on the first Monday of the new year at the PCN& R off ices on Main St reet . More...

Fathering Workshops Will Continue in 2011

Each year approximately 1,000 babies are born in Putnam County and increasingly their fathers are playing a larger role in caring for these newborns. More...

Hospital Works to Expand Services to Caregivers

Pedro, 78, has been depressed since his wife died. He refuses to take hi s diab etes medication or fol- low hi s diet . Hi s daughter i s af raid that her father ’ s condition will worsen, but she doesn’t know how to get him help. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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