September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ball Brings $150K to Haldane

This group of Haldane athletes and Philipstown community members gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the Haldane football field to welcome State Senator Greg Ball of Pawling, who was there to officially present a check for $150,000 to Haldane. More...

The Many Shades of Grey

Business in Philipstown

Grey Zeien was probably born to do something creative with his life. More...

Haldane PTA Picnic

The Haldane PTA Welcome Back Picnic Friday evening included music, chalk drawing, lots of running around and playground time, and some good eating. More...

Village Board Passes Fire Company Resolution Supporting Independence

In an attempt to resolve months of conflict surrounding the relationship between the Cold Spring Fire Company (CSFC) and the Village of Cold Spring, a resolution passed in a 3-2 vote last Tuesday night at the Board of Trustee meeting outlines terms. More...

Reflections at Garrison School

On the morning of Friday, September 9, the Garrison School held a remembrance for victims of the 9/11 attacks. More...

 

Civics and Politics

EVENING MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 146:00pm – Putnam Valley Town Board - Public Hearing 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop 8:00pm – Cold Spring Historic Dist Review Board THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 156:00pm – Special Putnam Valley Board Meetin More...

Eldridge Unveils $141 Million Budget

County Executive Paul Eldridge unveiled his $141 million 2012 fiscal spending plan last week that carries a 1.75 percent increase over the county’s current $138.5 million budget. More...

Entering the Last Leg of Comprehensive Plan’s Run

After months and years of study and review, Cold Spring is closer to deciding on a Comprehensive Plan to guide the village’s future. More...

Schools

Teen Programs Start up at Library

Programs for teens will start up this September and October at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon. More...

Pioneer Living Series for Children

COMMON GROUND FARM

Starting this month Common Ground Farm will again be offering their popular children’s workshop series on Pioneer Living. More...

More than 100 Backpacks in 100 Days

Shown here are Eva Shorto, Kelly Sepa and Amelia Spittal, all of Putnam Valley High School, originators of the 100 Backpacks in 100 Days project. More...

Perspectives

Doctor, Lawyer, Farmer, Legislator?

Dr. Allen Beals announced recently that he was running on the Republican and Independence ticket for the Putnam County Legislature seat (#2) currently occupied by political veteran and Putnam Valley High School Assistant Principal, Sam Oliverio, Jr. More...

Gardening GUSTO

Please Pass the Mangel-Worzels

Beets bring on strong emotions. As with liver, beethaters seem highly offended at the mere mention of beets. They seem to feel as if this vegetable were an illicit, dangerous substance foisted off on innocent consumers at their great personal risk. More...

Foundry’s Famous Cannon Will Soon Be On Display

The Parrott Gun designed and manufactured at the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring helped turn the tide of the Civil War -- and it will soon be on public display thanks to the Historic District Review Board’s approval of an outdoor shelter crea More...

Weddings/Engagements

Nicholas Budney & Shannon Sheehan

Doug and Margaret Budney are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Nicholas, to Shannon Sheehan, daughter of Neil and Kimberley Sheehan. Nicholas is a New York City Police Officer. Shannon is a nurse in Westchester County. More...

Sports News

The Blue Devils Are Back

No-huddle offense, swarming defense, key football team's 21-0 romp

It had been a long time - a really long time - since the Haldane football team had tasted victory on their home field. On October 4, 2008, the Blue Devils pounded Pawling 48-22 to improve to 4-1 on the season. More...

Philipstown Hawks Storm Michie Stadium

On Saturday September 10th the Philipstown Hawks cheerleaders and football players took in a great day of football at the United States Military Academy at West Point. More...

Hawks Get Their Medicine Against Steelers

In losing 18 - 0 in their first game against the Newburgh Steelers in Cortlandt on September 11, the Philipstown Tiny Mite Hawks tasted bitter medicine. If the Hawks follow the correct course of treatment though, prognosis is sweet victory. More...

Breaking News - 9/19/2011 2:57 PM

Philipstown FEMA Mobile Disaster Relief Center to Open Tuesday  Free Access 

Open Tue-Wed-Thu at North Highland FD | Weekend Hours in Mahopac

FEMA, in cooperation with the New York State Office of Emergency Management, has announced that a Mobile Disaster Relief Center (MDRC) has been confirmed for the following locations: More...

Breaking News - 9/16/2011 7:30 PM

Dutchess Man Charged With Cold Spring Auto Thefts  Free Access 

A month-long investigation into the theft of two parked cars in Cold Spring was culminated last Friday with the arrest of a 22-year-old Dutchess County man.   The Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Jaroslaw Rzasa of Wappingers Fa More...

Breaking News - 9/15/2011 3:46 PM

UPDATE: Club Putnam Loses Another Member: Maguire Pleads Guilty in Federal Court; Was Top Aide to Leibell  Free Access 

Wanted contractor to take cover-up 'to the grave'

Raymond Maguire pleaded guilty just after noon Thursday to trying to obstruct the federal investigation into former state senator Vincent Leibell, his million-dollar house and millions more in construction work for the Putnam Community Foundation. More...

Philipstown Remembers

As church bells tolled in the distance, the citizens of Philipstown gathered at McConville Park in Cold Spring on Sunday morning to remember 9/11. Color Guards from the VFW Post 2362 and the Cold Spring Fire Company No. More...

Haldane Wins Opener

The Blue Devil offensive line opens a hole for quarterback Elias Lopez in Saturday’s game, an emotional 21-0 victory over Albertus-Magnus. More...

At Last: FEMA Sees Damage, Relief on Tap

The federal government on Thursday finally acknowledged what Putnam County residents – especially in Philipstown – already knew. The county is a disaster area. County Executive Paul Eldridge said word came via phone at p.m. Thursday from More...

Commemoration at Graymoor

On Sunday at 7 p.m., more than 200 people attended a candlelight prayer service at the World Trade Center Memorial Cross in the St. Jude Pond and Prayer Garden located on the grounds of Graymoor. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Prize-winning Pianist Jon Klibonoff to Perform at Chapel Restoration

Prize-winning pianist Jon Klibonoff, orchestra soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist, will perform in The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration on Sunday, September 25, at 4. The concert of classical and contemporary music is free. More...

Phil Geoffrey Bond Brings Sondheim to Garrison

Anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to the American musical theater scene for the past 60 years or so has been exposed to the genius of Stephen Sondheim. More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15ROB SCHEPS & TOM MC COYThe Silver Spoon, 124 Main Street, Cold Springsilverspooncoldspring.comFRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16FRED SMITH JAZZ ENSEMBLEBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Community

Best Chefs Event on Monday in Garrison for United Way Benefit

In a region praised for its culinary expertise, the best of the best will come together for United Way of Putnam’s third annual Putnam Best Chefs and Fine Wines. Held at The Garrison from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Talk of our Town

The 2012 Hudson Valley Long Range Weather Calendars are in! At just $8 they make great holiday gifts. Proceeds go entirely to Jim Witt’s Hope for Youth Foundation. Come to the PCN&R office at 144 Main St. any time during business hours. More...

Religious Services

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

Briefly Noted

Tragedy on the Taconic

A prominent Hudson Valley physician was killed last Thursday in a tragic crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. State Police identified the victim as Dr. More...

Garrison Man Charged with Grand Larceny at JV Mall

A Garrison man is facing felony grand larceny charges when he appears in Yorktown Town Court next month following his arrest by Yorktown Police. More...

Supply Depot Weekend on Tap

America’s Last Great Revolutionary War Site

The 2nd Annual Revolutionary War Weekend will be held at the Van Wyck Homestead on Route 9, Fishkill, on Sept. 17 and 18. More...

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