September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator Greg Ball Scores Touchdown for Haldane

Last Wednesday afternoon it was warm and muggy in Cold Spring at 3:15 p.m., but that didn’t stop the intrepid Haldane Blue Devils football squad from taking the field for practice, especially on the heels of a big successful season opener. More...

Continental Village and the ‘Big Bowl’ Effect

For some things, like wine and cheese and fractious toddlers, aging is a blessing. For roads and bridges—not so much. More...

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Civics and Politics

MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 216:00pm – PV Public Hearing + PV Town Board 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop 7:30pm – Garrison School Board Regular MeetingTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 227:00pm – Putnam Valley Board of Ed7:30pm – PV Z More...

Papers Appeal Audit Coverup

The Putnam County Courier and the Putnam County News & Recorder have appealed Putnam County’s coverup of audit records that led to designating official newspapers for legal notices last month. More...

Club Putnam Loses Another: Maguire Pleads Guilty

Leibell’s aide asked contractor to obstruct probe ‘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...

Schools

Fun and Learning at Glynwood

Glynwood Farm is home to all kinds of animals— cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, horses, and a donkey—as well as hayfields, a small orchard, and vegetable and flower gardens. More...

Nature Museum Plans Storm King Hike

On Saturday, October 1, at 9 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites adults and older children to hike the Storm King portion of the Stillman Trail with Nature Museum member Sally Wortmann. More...

Open House at Garrison School

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL

On Thursday, September 15, the Garrison Union Free School held its annual Elementary Open House. Parents were invited to visit the school and learn about the curriculum their students’ teachers have planned for the upcoming school year. More...

Perspectives

Philipstown Potpourri

MEMORIAL TO A MAJOR (Part 2 of 3) More...

End of an Era: Oregon Hardware Is Closing

When I was a little girl, my dad used to take us to the hardware store on Saturdays. More...

The Horns of a Dilemma (And an Ice Salad Martini)

Gardening GUSTO

This week someone asked me to identify a very large, ugly caterpillar that was devouring his tomato plants. I instantly recognized the voracious chomper because of its long, curved horn: the hideous green beast was a tomato hornworm. More...

Briefly Noted

Dutchess Man Charged in Cold Spring Car Thefts

A month long investigation into the theft of two parked cars in Cold Spring 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 Falls. More...

Public Briefed on Special Board Projects

It was a crisp, cool, and beautiful afternoon for the Comprehensive Plan Special Board’s Public Forum on Saturday at the Haldane School. About 2:15 p.m. the forum got underway. More...

Talk of Our Town

Welcome to Autumn! Carol Donick of the Desmond- Fish Library told the PCN&R that storm cleanup has been proceeding in the library’s community room. More...

Pressing the Philipstown Cause in County Seat

Two books in his Carmel office outline the changes Vincent Tamagna has seen in the Putnam County Legislature since joining it in 1994. More...

New 8th Grade Officers at Garrison

On Thursday, September 15, the Garrison School’s Middle School students elected officers for the 2011-2012 school year. More...

Cold Spring Sewer System Needs Repair

The $1,535,000 Water Bond resolution passed in July by the Cold Spring Board of Trustees, unfortunately, will not help repair the damage wrought by tropical storm Irene on the Village’s Wastewater system. More...

Stalemate at Planning Board on Foodtown

The Cold Spring Planning Board’s insistence that Foodtown Plaza owner, Gus Serroukas, or his architect appear before them this month with a revised site plan for the expansion of the Foodtown store and the local Post Office appears unlikely to More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Odell Feted at Victory Party

One of Putnam’s most scenic treasures was the backdrop Saturday for MaryEllen Odell’s victory celebration. Odell defeated Democrat Alan Schneider by a wide margin on Primary Day to keep the Conservative line in her political war chest. More...

Arts and Entertainment

‘Let a Friend Take You to the Movies’ at Butterfield

The Butterfield Library is excited to announce the return of its movie series. This month, you can enjoy films through their Silent Film Series and their Movies at the Library Series. More...

Munich Meets New York at Bear Mountain’s Oktoberfest

Come to Bear Mountains Oktoberfest on fall weekends and Columbus Day beginning now through October 30th. The festival will feature authentic German food and beer, live entertainment and craft vendors. More...

Cultural Events

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring 265-5537 chapelrestoration.orgSep 25 - More...

Community

Religious Services

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

Garden Club to Host Incline Railway Program

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 1p.m. at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. More...

Putnam County Annual Recovery Walk

On Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Arms Acres, 75 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, join us for the Putnam County Annual Recovery Walk. More...

Letters to the Editor

Glad They’re Here

To the Editor: More...

Regaining Positives

To the Editor: Our Rep Nan Hayworth must have gotten a poll that showed her approval ratings sinking like onions in a flooded Black Dirt farm because now she’s desperately trying to regain whatever ‘positives’ she can get. More...

History Not Lost by Paving

To the Editor: There are 99.83 miles of public roads in Philipstown: 30.48 State; 8.04 County, and 61.31 Town. More...

Health

Flu Clinic Season Has Arrived

It’s time to protect you and your loved ones from the discomfort of influenza. The Putnam County Health Department has announced its first three flu vaccine clinics that get underway next week in Carmel and continue next month in Garrison. More...

Weekly Poll

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