February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

A Time For Budget Cuts

Property tax cap will lead to tough decisions

Last week, while Lower Manhattanites were still busy celebrating Chinese New Year—the Year of the Rabbit—the focus in area schools was almost entirely on beginning the process of budgeting for the 2011-12 school year. More...

Driven to Give: Two-Day Blood Drive in Garrison

Ryan Ferguson, RN, is a licensed phlebotomist with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) who works with a team from Hudson Valley Blood Services out of the southern Westchester community of Elmsford. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Praise Drowns Out Sharp Criticism at Rezoning Public Hearing

At the Haldane School gym on Wednesday night, a crowd of about 75 Philipstown residents gathered for the first installment of the public hearing on the proposed overhaul of the town zoning law. More...

Mark Your Calendar

– Meetings This Week

Wednesday 2/16 Thursday 2/17 Friday 2/18 Monday 2/21Tuesday 2/22Wednesday 2/23 No Meetings Scheduled.No Meetings Scheduled. More...

Tax Department Urges New Yorkers to E-File

Filers Can Get Their Refunds Faster While Avoiding Errors

As the tax season begins, Thomas H. Mattox, the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging New Yorkers to prepare and file their 2010 returns electronically. More...

Community

Our Lady of Loretto Goes to Washington

On Monday, January 24, 33 parishioners from Our Lady of Loretto Church joined more than 400,000 people in the 38th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Fr. Brian T. More...

Religious Services

UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF COLD SPRING & SOUTH HIGHLAND (Garrison) 265-3365 South Highland UMC, More...

Mount Gulian Living History Program Based on Rare Diary

On February 20, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, Mount Gulian Historic Site will mark the end of Black History Month by presenting two “living history” performances based on the story of James F. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

Adam Dominic Hagan was born at Evergreen Medical Hospital Center in Kirkland, Washington on February 6, 2011 to Teresa “TC” and Paul Hagen of Kirkland. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Annette Nagy of Garrison. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anthony J. Nobile

Anthony J. Nobile, age 99, of Cold Spring died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill. Born March 16, 1911 in New York, NY, he was the son of Alexander and Rose (Trolio) Nobile. Mr. More...

Briefly Noted

TALK of our TOWN

Happy Presidents’ Day on Monday. While schools will be on vacation and post offices, banks, and many other offices will be closed, the PCN&R will be open as usual, getting next week’s paper ready. More...

Same Name, Similar Business Leads to Mistaken Identity

There are evidently two different business owners in Cold Spring with the same name—but only one was accused of sexual misconduct this week. More...

Focus on Snow Continues

Due to January’s recordbreaking winter weather, Philipstown was left with mountains of snow piles that, even after nearly two weeks without a storm, are still melting throughout the region. More...

Health

Putnam’s Travel Vaccine Clinic Gets Underway

Planning on overseas travel? The Putnam County Health Department has kicked off its Travel Vaccine Clinic by offering rabies, typhoid, and yellow fever vaccines. More...

Healthy Heart Awareness

When 15-year-old Jordyn Phillips (R) of Peekskill found out that her mom, Maria (L), needed heart surgery in September, her heart almost stopped. More...

Lunch Guidelines Could Promote Healthier Eating

Healthier eating is on the menu for school children as a result of the USDA’s announcement that it will adopt new guidelines for school lunches. More...

Group Backs Incumbents

Former mayor Phillips says he will ‘expose’ Gallagher

In a village that does not officially have political parties, a group of concerned citizens has organized and announced its support for the re-election campaigns of Mayor Seth Gallagher and Trustees Bruce Campbell and Ralph Falloon. More...

Party Boats at the Waterfront?

The Cold Spring Village Board held a public hearing last Tuesday to amend the village code to allow the docking of boats at the riverfront. More...

Countertenor Nicholas Tamagna Competes Saturday at Carnegie Hall

Nicholas Tamagna has a bright future. More...

Lady Blue Devils Capture League Title

Boys’ stirring comeback tops North Salem on senior night

The Haldane’s girls’ basketball team, behind a game-high 26 points from Liz Milner, wrapped up the Section 1 Conference 1 League D championship this past Saturday with a 54-44 win over host North Salem. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Melissa Stylianou to Sing at Presbyterian Jazz Vespers

Melissa Stylianou is the featured jazz vocalist this Saturday, February 19, at 5:30pm, at the Jazz Vespers service at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. More...

A Grammy for West Point Sgt.

The West Point Band’s newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, received a GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album - Classical category. The album is Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works. More...

Live Musec CALENDAR

Thursday, Feb. 17 Drive-By Truckers 8:00pm, Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill Friday, Feb. 18 Rob Morsberger 8:30pm, The Towne Crier, 130 Rt. 22, Pawling Saturday, Feb. 19 Jazz Vespers More...

Schools

Education Foundation Hosts Annual Auction

On Saturday March 5, from 7 to 10pm at Camp Combe- YMCA lodge, 684 Peekskill Hollow Rd Putnam Valley, the Putnam Valley Education Foundation will host its annual auction. More...

‘Chef in the Classroom’ Comes to Local Kindergarten

On Tuesday, February 8, Mrs. Greene’s kindergarten class at the Garrison School was treated to a special visit from the Tavern restaurant’s Executive Chef, Jason Wood. More...

Habits of Mind At Home: Managing Distractions

Does your child sometimes get easily distracted? Does he/she have difficulty sticking to the task at hand? Does your child have trouble with focusing or persistence? Join the Putnam Valley PTA for a presentation by Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Great Job Guys!

To the Editor: I would like to publicly applaud the fine work done by the guys who take care of our Village. Snow removal has not been easy this year but they have tackled each storm so diligently. More...

Obamacare Must Be Repealed

To the Editor: Well, already we see lots of coordinated attacks against Nan Hayworth including the cheap shot that because she is a physician, what can you expect. More...

Budget Analysis

To the Editor: I attended the Garrison School 2011-12 Budget Workshop on 2/09 (next one is 3/09 at 7pm). The total budget-to budget percent increase is 3.48 percent, $9,069,497 to $9,385,338. I recommend: More...

Children's Activities

Discovering Animals at Wildlife Center

Beginning March 8 and March 9, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum begins the popular 8-Week Spring program: Discovering Animals Together at the Museum’s Wildlife Education Center. More...

Sports News

Loretto 5th Grade Girls Finish 10-3

The Loretto fifth grade girls split a pair of games this past weekend to bring the regular season to a close. The Lady Knights traveled to Bedford on Saturday to take on first place St. Patrick’s. Loretto dug themselves a hole as St. More...

A Pair of Games for Loretto 5th Grade Boys

On Friday night the Loretto fifth grade boys Blue team travelled to St. Patrick’s in Yorktown for a Friday night showdown. Loretto came out strong on the defensive side of the ball but sloppy on the offensive end. More...

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