March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Return of the Gold Ball

Lady Blue Devils down Hamilton, take Section 1 title

The Gold Ball is back in Cold Spring. Last year, it was 6’ 7” Diane Fiacco accepting the trophy for North Salem as her Tiger team edged the Blue Devils 37-32. More...

Cold Spring Webelos Place Third in Klondike Event

The announcer blew the horn and a herd of boys went running off! They were not running any ordinary race though— this was the Cub Scout Klondike Derby. More...

Third Annual Thinking Day

It seemed like every Girl Scout, Brownie, or Daisy Troop member in Philpstown was present at the third Annual “Thinking Day” on Sunday afternoon at the Town Rec Center. More...

McSweeney Restores Loretto’s Traditions

Cold Spring’s Catholic parish serves 1,000 families

Editor’s Note: During the Christian season of Lent, which begins March 9, and the upcoming Jewish festival of Passover, the PCN&R will profile Philipstown’s houses of worship each week. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Hubbard Lodge Hosts Park Committee Meeting

Garrett Jobson, Acting Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, announced today that there will be a meeting of the Taconic State Park, Recreation-and Historic Preservation Commission on Friday, March 1 More...

Schools

Board Takes a Budget Break for Technology

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The March 2 program meeting of the Garrison School Board represented a brief hiatus from the ongoing budget debate as the school library took on the look and feel of a technology fair. More...

Overflow Crowd at Budget Meeting

PUTNAM VALLEY BOARD OF EDUCATION

The cafeteria at Putnam Valley High School has rarely seen crowds like this after school hours. Upwards of 120 people packed the room the evening of March 3 to hear Superintendent Dr. More...

The High Achievers

The Faculty and the Administration of the University of Hartford, School of Arts and Sciences, recognizing outstanding scholastic achievement have placed DANIELLE ETTA of Cold Spring on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 Semester. More...

Community

Walter Hoving Home Hosts Cold Spring Lions

At a recent meeting the members of the Cold Spring Lions Club were invited to meet at the Walter Hoving Home. Lion Betty Budney was awarded the Lions Excellence pin for bringing the most members into the Club during the past year! More...

Volunteer Actors Needed for Sheltering Simulation Exercise

No experience necessary. More...

Religious Services

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS Episcopal 1101 Route 9D, Garrison Across from school Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth McKenna  Free Access 

Visitation Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday, in Newburgh

Kenneth McKenna of the Town of Newburgh, a retired maintenance mechanic for the United States Military Academy at West Point, entered into rest Sunday, March 13, 2011 at home. He was 68. More...

Michael E. Donnelly

Michael E. Donnelly of Hathorn Blvd., Saratoga Springs, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his residence. He was 58. More...

David Lyons

David Lyons, age 77, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born February 26, 1934 in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Nathanial and Carrie (Conley) Lyons. More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

The PCN&R Candidates’ Forum on Monday night was a great opportunity to get to know the candidates for Mayor of Cold Spring, Cold Spring Village Board, and Nelsonville Village Board. More...

Local Volunteer Becomes Fire Fighter for the Marines

Andrew Pepe, a volunteer fire fighter with the Continental Village Fire Department since he was 16 years old, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after he graduated from Dutchess Community College in May 2010. More...

Friar to Lead Parade

The Rev. James J. Gardiner, S.A., of Graymoor, will lead the 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade through the streets of Peekskill in Westchester County on Saturday, March 12, at 3pm. More...

Incumbents Win in Cold Spring, Nelsonville  Free Access 

Election Results Cold Spring MAYOR: Gallagher - 547, Phillips - 371 TRUSTEE: Campbell - 649; Falloon - 631; Square - 361 Nelsonville MAYOR: Tom Corless - 109 TRUSTEE: Steven Dubroff - 43; Ande Merante - 82 More...

Remembering American Veterans of WWI  Free Access 

Governor Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

Governor Andrew M. More...

Trustees Listen to Plan Skeptics

“It’s sad that in a community with so many artistic and creative people, that this is the best we can come up with.”

On March 1, the Cold Spring Board of Trustees held the mandatory public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan in the parish hall of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. More...

Can Town Supersede State Gun Law?

As always, the public had to enter the Philipstown Courtroom through a deactivated metal detector and past a large red sign that read, “No Weapons Allowed” to attend the Thursday night Town of Philipstown Board of Trustees monthly meeting More...

Open Space Overlay Under

On Wedesday, March 9, the Philipstown Town Board will meet to discuss the recent critiques of the proposed zoning law provided by interested and concerned town residents. More...

Villanti Proposes Nearly $500K in Cuts

On March 1 the Haldane Board of Education went one step further into the maze of decisions that constitutes school budget season. More...

After the Flood

Philipstown roads were flooded by excessive rain Sunday, forcing the town’s highway department to close six dirt roads. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL NOTE NEW LOCATION: Levine Art Center 521 Kennicut Hill Rd. Mahopac More...

Meet ‘One of the Most Original Protagonists’

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

There’s a new voice on the American detective mystery scene, he hails from the Hudson Valley via Moscow’s Lubyanka, and he now lives in New York City. You can meet him Sunday, March 27, at Garrison’s Desmond-Fish Library at 2pm. More...

Alice Whirls into Wonderland

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE

The Youth Players present Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland March 18-26 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison. More...

Commentary

From the Chamber

The Power of Recognition: The Award

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to the Chamber’s Ninth Annual Awards Dinner scheduled for March 24, 2011, at Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D. Cocktails will be served at 6:00pm. The dinner is at 7:00pm. More...

Perspectives

Senior Citizens at a Crossroads

Seniors often find themselves at a murky crossroads, not knowing which way to turn when they begin to need assistance. All too often they experience both gradual and swift changes under which even the best laid plans may need to be rethought. More...

Letters to the Editor

Total Disconnect

To the Editor: More...

Salary Cap

To the Editor: More...

Bring Them Home

To the Editor: According to Reuters, the cost per soldier per year in Afghanistan varies from $500,000 to $1 million. How about giving the money in cash to our soldiers, and bringing them home to spend the money HERE! Dr. Kathleen O’C. More...

Sports News

Haldane Girls Advance to State Regional Finals

Lady Blue Devils Continue to Dominate the Hardwood

The Haldane Lady Blue Devils used a 41 point first half to cruise past Tri-Valley 64-40 in a Class State Regional Semi-Final played at Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh. More...

LADY BLUE DEVILS ADVANCE TO STATE FINAL FOUR  Free Access 

It may not have been pretty, but the Haldane Lady Blue Devils have advanced to the state final four with a 34-23 win over the Stony Brook Bears.  Liz Milner led Haldane with 20 points. More...

Tuckahoe Outlasts Blue Devils to Win Crown

Foul trouble, Mackey’s injury doom Haldane in 69-59 loss

For the entire 2010-2011 season, Haldane’s boys basketball team has showed that no deficit was too large, no obstacle too big. More...

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