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Don’t Fence Me In

6-Foot Borders Defeated In Cold Spring

A long-time resident of the Village of Cold Spring turned a seeming inevitable tide, by winning just enough Board of Trustees support last Tuesday night to stop a proposed law permitting the construction of a 6-foot high fence on any homeowner’ More...

Tots Park Project Complete

On Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm 15 volunteers and 2 supervisors shown here finished installing the new play structure for Tots Park in Cold Spring. The group also installed new swings and put down fresh mulch. More...

St. Mary’s Sunday School Celebrates the Class of 2011

St. Mary’s Sunday School celebrated their 2011 school year with a gala picnic in Beacon’s Memorial Park on Saturday, July 9. More...

Snake Bites Youth at Lake Surprise

A 16-year-old New York City girl will have some story to tell her friends when she returns to school in Septem­ber—how she was bitten by a poisonous snake and lived to tell the tale. More...

Three Deadly Snakes in New York State

New York is home to only three species of poisonous snakes—the timber rattler, copperhead, and pigmy rat­tler, among 17 species in the state according to the State University of New York En­vironmental Center. More...

Civics and Politics

Village of Cold Spring Announcements

Applications Sought More...

Sheriff’s Department Receives Go-ahead to Seek River Gear

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has filed a series of grant applications that will allow for the purchase of new equipment at minimal cost to local taxpayers. More...

Hall Makes it Official: He Will Not Run for Congress

Former Congressman John Hall, a Democrat, has made it official. The two-term repre­sentative who defeated former Congresswoman Sue Kelly in 2006 before losing his second re-election bid to Dr. More...

Schools

Putnam Adventurer Shares Stories

Steven Mattson, 41, is a Brewster resident who works in the financial ser­vices industry in Danbury. More...

Evaluating Professional Performance

A Valuable Tool, or Just Another Unfunded Mandate?

On a steamy July 13, the Gar­rison School Board met in close but comfortable conditions when it changed venues from the school’s library to the air conditioned conference room. More...

What a Difference a Day Makes

Board Vice President Raymond O’Rourke may have taken a few people by surprise when he reported at the July 13 meeting that some Garrison parents had expressed concern to him about the scheduled school starting date of Friday, September 2, which More...

Commentary

Corrections & Clarifications

Last week’s front page story on David Krol, the new Executive Director of Boscobel, had a bit of a problem with the photo caption. Mr. Krol’s first name is David, and he was shown standing behind, not in front of, the Boscobel house. More...

Perspectives

Why I Supported the Tax Cap Legislation

I am writing to share why I supported the Tax Cap legislation that was signed into law by Governor Cuo­mo. Property Taxes in our state, and more specifically in Westchester and Putnam Counties, are among the highest in the United States. More...

Albany DISPATCHES

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) welcomed 100 Putnam and Westchester residents to her annual Se­nior Forum on July 7 at the Cortlandt Town Hall. More...

Sports News

Cunningham’s First Year a Good One

New Haldane Athletic Director Earns the Respect of Students, Coaches and Faculty

Just over a year ago, Ath­letic Director and Dean of Students Susan Reid shocked the Haldane community with the news she was headed to Croton. More...

Cuomo Extends Hours at Swimming Facilities, Parks During Heat Wave  Free Access 

Governor Andrew M. More...

Two Cooling Shelters Open in Putnam County  Free Access 

Locations Today (Friday) in Mahopac and Putnam Valley

Two Cooling Shelters Open In Putnam County   Putnam County has announced the opening of two cooling centers as a result of the excessive heat warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service. More...

Burglar Nabbed in Garrison

Modern-Day Goldilocks Makes Breakfast, Tests Recliner

A Brooklyn man made him­self at home in Garrison last week, but police said the resi­dence where he took a nap and made breakfast was not his. More...

Tim and Beth Greco Honored

The Rev. Tim and Rev. Beth Greco of Garrison were indi­vidually honored by The Lions Club International at a recent meeting of the Lions. More...

Putnam Valley Farmer: Oliverio, ‘Career Politician,’ Should Go

Allen Beals doesn't want to be a career politician. More...

Gardening GUSTO

Farm Market Corn

Home gardeners around here aim to have their corn patch “knee high by Fourth of July.” But Philipstown Market (aka Vera’s) and the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market have already begun selling fresh corn that must have been “as More...

Arts and Entertainment

Youth Players Offer ‘Birdie’ at the Depot

PHILIPSTOWN YOUTH PLAYERS

This week the Philipstown Youth Players, with perform­ers in grades 4 through 8, will be performing their rendition of the well-known stage musi­cal Bye Bye Birdie. The show opens on Thursday, July 21. More...

Comic Series Debuts at Main St. Gallery

Nelsonville cartoonist and editor Chris Duffy has begun a weekly comic strip that will be displayed at Ter­ence Donovan Gallery at 165 Main Street in Cold Spring. The strip, “Wolf X. More...

Cabaret Class

Singers are gathering this August to get some great coaching and perform in a Cold Spring Cabaret. Start­ing Aug. 3 and continuing for six weeks, Lisa Sabin will be leading singers through a challenging and rewarding cabaret class. More...

Community

Garden Day Blooms on Constitution Island

The Constitution Island As­sociation will host Garden Day on July 30 from 10 am until mid-afternoon. Visitors may park for free in the Cold Spring Metro-North parking lot. A shuttle bus will bring visitors to the island all day. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl More...

Health Beat

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Groups Are Available More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

D on’t panic, it’s only a drill: West Point will conduct a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise through More...

Leibell: Four Visitors a Month

When Vincent Leibell re­ceives visitors at his new digs, it will have to be Friday through Sunday – or a federal holiday – between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. More...

Big Miracle for a Small Boy and his Grandma

Last week there was a thank you announcement in the PCN&R from a Garrison family who had experienced an accident and received wonder­ful support from friends as well as people in the community. More...

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