October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

All Creatures Great and Small

Above, Fr. Brian T. McSweeney, center, pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Parish, presided over the annual Blessings of the Animals ceremony Sunday in Cold Spring. More...

Will Simone Earns Eagle Scout Award

On September 10, 2011, the Garrison Fish and Game Club was the site of an Eagle Scout Court of Honor hosted by Philipstown Troop # 437 to present William Simone of Garrison with Scouting’s highest honor. More...

Fields of Dreams, Rain

Public gets chance to shape vision for recreation fields

This past week saw optimism and reality cruelly conflict: First, a meeting early in the week, designed to initiate public input on the sorry state of local athletic fields, raised hope for improvements. More...

Glynwood Embezzler in Jail

A resident of Dutchess County formerly employed as an accountant at the Glynwood Center, the non-profit farm center in Philipstown, is calling the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility home these days. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 10/8/2011 7:21 PM

Cold Spring Street Residents To Pay For Water & Road Repairs

Private road or public road causes issue for residents. More...

Split Legislature Joins Watershed Coalition

By a vote of 6-3, the Putnam Legislature has agreed to join 19 other municipalities throughout the New York City watershed by forming the East of Hudson Watershed Corporation, resulting in the transfer of $20 million of Big Apple funds allowing membe More...

MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 56:00pm – Putnam Valley 2012 Budget Work Session 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Workshop 7:30pm – Garrison School Board Special Meeting THURSDAY OCTOBER 67:30pm – Cold Spring Special Board/LWRP 8:00pm &nda More...

Schools

Fields of Dreams, Rain

Public gets chance to shape vision for recreation fields

This past week saw optimism and reality cruelly conflict: First, a meeting early in the week, designed to initiate public input on the sorry state of local athletic fields, raised hope for improvements. More...

Clifford ‘Pawses’ to Visit Haldane Kindergartners

Clifford the Big Red Dog visited Haldane kindergarten classes to help get the students school year off to a great start. Clifford, a/k/a. Mark Villanti, Haldane Superintendent of Schools, enthusiastically welcomed the new students to Haldane. More...

Artful Autumn Leaves at the Nature Museum

On Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about trees and create works of art with colorful autumn leaves. More...

Commentary

Looking To The Holiday Season

From the Chamber

“If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.” —Winston Churchill More...

Perspectives

Roadside Stars and Stellar Mac and Cheese

Gardening GUSTO

Back when I lived and gardened in England, I could hardly wait until my first September to see the Michaelmas Daisies. More...

Bondi Hasn’t Looked Back

Former Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi has no regrets. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marcia Ann Marden

Marcia Ann Marden, age 74, of Cold Spring, formerly of Peekskill, died on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at her Cold Spring residence. Born February 22, 1937 in Day, NY, she was the daughter of the Late Murtha William and Margaret (Lawrence) Corbett. More...

Sports News

Haldane Destroys Blind Brook 44-13

Impressive win moves team to 3-1

During last year's one-win campaign, the Blue Devils' football team managed to score a total of 45 points in eight games. More...

Philipstown Soccer Roundup

On Sunday at home, the Dragons (G U-13) fell to Larchmont 2-1. Once again, the Dragons dominated the majority of the game, only to be denied by adept work in the goal and an inability to convert. More...

Mitey Mite Hawks Run Past Beacon

This past Sunday the Mitey Mite Hawks braved the wet field at Mayor’s Park and hosted the Beacon Bears. The Bears came out strong and wouldn’t let the normally explosive Hawks offense off the ground early. More...

Breaking News - 10/8/2011 7:21 PM

Cold Spring Street Residents To Pay For Water & Road Repairs

Private road or public road causes issue for residents. More...

Retirees Dodge A Bullet

Hundreds of Putnam County government retirees have dodged a bullet: The Putnam Legislature Tuesday decided to keep the status quo, refusing to go along with County Executive Paul Eldridge’s suggestion to increase contribution rates for retiree More...

Legislature Adopts Budget By 6-3 Vote

Hundreds of hours of budget deliberations ended late Tuesday evening when the Putnam Legislature adopted its $141 million fiscal spending plan by a vote of 6 to 3. More...

Photographer Seeks Art in Images

Doing Business in Philipstown

Photographer Al Birnstill for several years has meshed two of his interests – music and photography – in his vocation as a photographer, shooting concerts and musical events. More...

Garden Club Intern is Michael Leonard

Pictured is Michael Leonard, the Philipstown Garden Club summer intern at the Glynwood Center. Michael spent his summer working at Glynwood under direction of the staff and learning about agriculture methods and gardening. More...

Getting Hot on the Highway

PUTNAM VALLEY

It may be a small town, but Putnam Valley is a geographically big place, with a lot of roads under its belt. Lately, the politics there are big, too. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Sam Oliverio Jr.

Candidate Statement

Candidate (incumbent) for Putnam County Legislator (District 2) H aving lived in Putnam Valley all of my life and having such a great group of friends and neighbors in this Town, I have always felt it was important to give back to the community I lov More...

Local Issues Discussed as Election Nears

Some 70 people listened Monday evening as several candidates for Philipstown Town Board spoke in a forum organized by Gordon Stewart. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Celebrating the Sukkah Hop Festival in Peekskill

Come along with First Hebrew families as we visit different sukkahs in celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths. More...

Live Music CALENDAR

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6CHRIS PASIN / TrumpetBOB ALBANESE / PianoThe Silver Spoon, 124 Main Street, Cold Springsilverspooncoldspring.comFRIDAY OCTOBER 7PREMIK TUBBS / JOE GILL/ NEIL ALEXANDERBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Taconic Opera Presents a Rare Verdi Warhorse

Taconic Opera will present an opera that only monolithic opera houses will usually dare to touch. More...

Community

Religious Services

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

Hospital Gala Honors Community Leaders

One of the area’s most respected physicians, hospital leaders with over 50 years of combined dedicated service, and a community leader carrying on family tradition will be honored on October 22nd at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 51st An More...

Graveyard Party at St. Philip’s Church

The Putnam County Historical Society Young Associates invite you to their Graveyard Party at St. Philip’s Church, across from the Garrison School, Route 9D, Garrison, on Saturday, October 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Impressed and Inspired

To the Editor: More...

Criticism of Shea is Bogus

To the Editor: More...

Democratic Discussion

To the Editor: While Lee Erickson’s special interest group finds inspiration in Walter Cronkite’s quote “In democracy agreement is not essential but participation is”, it seems that Mr. Erickson doesn’t agree. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Tracy Margaret Spooner and Jonathan Merriken Budney

On August 13, 2011, Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring was the site of the wedding celebration of Tracy Margaret Spooner of Cold Spring and Jonathan Merriken Budney of Dallas, Tex. Rev. Emil Tomaskovic, S.A. officiated at the ceremony. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

On Saturday from 11am to 2pm at Butterfield Library, learn CPR for certification. Recommended for all scout leaders, coaches, parents, teachers and babysitters. $35 Payable by check to CPR & First Aid Training of New York. More...

Missing Teen Found

The search for a teen reported missing from his Putnam Valley home last Friday ended on a happy note when the youth returned to his home 10 hours after he ran away. More...

War Memorial Funds Needed

Karl Rohde remembers the last time a model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial visited Putnam County. “The year was 1995 and people viewed the replica around-the-clock containing the names of nearly 60,000 Americans lost during the war. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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