February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Incumbents Have No Challengers

Cold Spring has a significant amount of interest and activity in local boards, but candidates for elected office are now hard to come by as the March 15 village elections approach. More...

Snowshoes and Snowsuits

Hudson Highlands Land Trust’s Interpretive Naturalist Cathy Bakker is leading a series of snow shoeing excursions around the Philipstown Community Center property on Friday afternoons, and the recent winter weather has clearly cooperated. More...

Cold Spring’s Giachinta to Play Football for West Point

After a successful high school career, Mathew Giachinta of Cold Spring has decided to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he will play Division 1 football as a member of the storied Army Black Knights. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Choose the Simplest Tax Form for Your Situation

To file your 2010 individual tax return, you’ll have to decide which form to use…unless you e-file. This year, choosing which form to file will be even more important since the IRS will no longer be mailing paper tax packages. More...

Schools

Putnam Snow Scenes

Haldane Board Discusses Snow Days, Unfunded Mandates

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‘I Hate Hamlet’ Performed at Oakwood Friends

The Oakwood Friends School presents ‘I Hate Hamlet,’ by Paul Rudnick, at the Aaron H. Lane Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, at 7:30pm. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. More...

Welcome Back the Birds of Spring

On Sunday, February 6 at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall to build a nest box for birds from recycled shoes. More...

Perspectives

Wow! Cooperation Works!

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce mixer on January 27 was a success. This month’s mixer was hosted by Hudson House Inn. Our thanks! More...

Shovel a Different Kind of Snowdrift

It’s a hard winter. The snow is deeper and heavier and the temperatures lower and icier. All who plow, shovel and stoke deserve a sweet treat of gratitude for attending to the necessities during this harsh weather. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Steeley

Joseph Steeley, 82, a resident of Poughquag for 17 years and formerly of Patterson, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Oneida, NY, on February 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Capt. More...

Daniel J. Sucur

Daniel J. Sucur, age 81, of Fleishmanns, NY, died on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Zoning

Planning Board Looks at Zoning Law Draft

The Philipstown Planning Board held an hour-long meeting prior to its January 20 public hearing to review board members’ responses to the latest draft of the new Philipstown zoning law. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

February 2 is Groundhog Day, and folks in Punxsutawney, not far from Pittsburgh, will be gathering to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. But Phil is not the only rodent prognosticator. In the U.S. More...

Holistic Moms Look at Area Birthing Choices

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:30pm, Holistic Moms Network of Putnam County will host a forum on Birth Choices in Our Area, in the Desmond-Fish Library Program Room. More...

Celebrating Lincoln’s 1861 Visit to Peekskill

Anthony Czarnecki, President of the Lincoln Society in Peekskill will preview his article, “Mr. Lincoln’s visit to Peekskill,” that will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Westchester Historian. More...

Health

State Recalls Yellow Raisins

New York State Acting Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine has alerted consumers to undeclared sulfites in Dry Yellow Raisins, packaged and distributed by Rugova Trading Corporation, located at 4-05 26th Ave in Astoria, New York. More...

Haldane Dismissing Students Early  Free Access 

Due to a power outage, Haldane students are being sent home on an early dismissal. Power was recently restored at the Haldane campus, therefore, all afternoon activities will resume as usual. More...

End Zone

After 17 months, re-zoning public hearing to be held next week

The beginning of the end of the Philipstown zoning saga might be in sight. On Wednesday, February 9, the town board will host the public hearing for the proposed new zoning law—17 months after the initial draft of the new law was revealed. More...

PHILIPSTOWN RE-ZONING RESOURCE CENTER  Free Access 

Containing News and Opinions Published in the PCN&R

In advance of the February 9, 2011, Philipstown re-zoning public hearing, brush up on the facts, the opinions, and the saga of town board's quest to overhaul the zoning code. More...

Trustees Prepare to Discuss Final Version of Comprehensive Plan

The Village Board met on Thursday night for a workshop to finalize the Comprehensive Plan for Cold Spring. Village Attorney Stephan Gaba was also there to offer legal advice. More...

Putnam Snow Scenes

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

THE TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL a non-profit performing arts center Box Office: 877-840-0457 tarrytownmusichall.orgCITIZEN COPE: Friday, More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY, FEB. 4SIX STORIES TOLD at Teen Night6:30-9:30pm, Fishkill Recreation Center, 793 Rt. 52, FishkillFRIDAY, FEB. 4THE CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS8pm, The Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., PeekskillSATURDAY, FEB. More...

Something for Everyone at Belle Levine in February

Make the February school vacation an exciting experience for children ages 6- 10. It’s a three-day “Tropical Cruise” at the Art Center right in Mahopac. More...

Community

Specially for Seniors

Tax-Aid for the Elderly

Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, will offer AARP Tax-Aid, the free, volunteer-run tax preparation service for middleand-low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older. More...

One-Day Driver Safety Programs at Hospital

Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Office for the Aging are cosponsoring one-day AARP Driver Safety Programs on an ongoing basis from 9am to 4pm, at the hospital, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Hospital to Offer Joint Replacement Classes

For those individuals having total hip or knee replacements, Putnam Hospital Center offers twice monthly classes to guide them through the process before their surgery. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be Informed, Participate

To the Editor: After nearly 17 months of discussion, meetings, and public input we find ourselves on the eve of the long awaited public hearing on the proposed re-zoning law. More...

Not Representing Our Best Interests

To the Editor: Why would Nan Hayworth vote to block standards to reduce toxic pollution? More...

Addressing the ‘Efficiency Study’

To the Editor: More...

Sports News

Loretto 5th Grade Girls’ Winning Streak Continues

This past weekend, Our Lady of Loretto’s fifth grade girls added two more wins to their streak, bringing it to 8 in a row. Saturday, the girls defeated St. Patrick’s of Armonk 17-14. More...

Our Lady of Loretto 5th Grade White Knocks Off Holy Name New Rochelle 28-10

After suffering a tough 6 point loss this past Saturday to St. John and Paul, Our Lady of Loretto fifth grade boys “White” team was back on the road Sunday. More...

Yoga and Meditation for Parent and Child

Make February a month for love, wellness, and togetherness. Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon is offering Yoga and Meditation for Children and Parents on four consecutive Saturdays in February: 2/5, 12, 19 and 26. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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