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October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Super Race Heats Up

Shea, Erickson trade barbs

As the days tick toward the Nov. 8 election, the race between Supervisor Richard Shea and challenger Lee Erickson is red-hot. More...

Highways and Budgeting in Philipstown

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

With the videographer in place, close to 25 people in the audience, the town council members dressed in their professional best, and a number of other Philipstown notables in the audience, the monthly Philipstown Town Board meeting on Thursday looked More...

Castle to River Run

On Sunday under pictureperfect sunny skies, the Friends of Philipstown Recreation had its first fundraiser, The Castle to River Run, and some 200 participants enjoyed a perfect day for running. More...

Catch the Spirit: Haldane Homecoming Is This Weekend

HALDANE

Despite the mild temperatures, fall is in the air and the community is once again buzzing with unmistakable Blue Devil fever. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Town Super Race Heats Up

Shea, Erickson trade barbs

As the days tick toward the Nov. 8 election, the race between Supervisor Richard Shea and challenger Lee Erickson is red-hot. More...

The Question: To Appoint or Elect?

The debate over appointed vs. elected assessors is shaking up the Philipstown races. More...

New Committee Will Explore How to Attract More Visitors to Philipstown

From the Chamber

It was wonderful to have a sunny and warm Columbus Day weekend after a soggy August and September. The leaves are changing before our eyes, and we hope for more dry weekends ahead. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Jazz Vespers & Jazz Sunday at First Presbyterian Church

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

For the first time ever, First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring, The Church of the Open Door, will hold a Jazz Sunday service, this Sunday, Oct. 16th at 10:30 am. The monthly Jazz Vespers service will be the prior Sat. evening, Oct. More...

Cultural Events

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring 265-5537 chapelrestoration.org Oct 23 - at 4pm di.vi.sion piano trio. Kurt Briggs, violin, Renée Cometa Briggs, piano, Matt Goeke, cello. More...

The History of Cold Spring Told Through Pictures

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series is Around Cold Spring from local author Trudie A. Grace. The book boasts more than 200 vintage photographs and memories of days gone by. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

I t’s Homecoming Weekend at Haldane. On Friday evening, don’t miss the 6:15 parade, the bonfire, and all the other festivities. See our story on Page 1 for all the details. Need a flu shot? More...

Religious Services

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

It’s Time for Some Horsin’ Around with 4-H

If you have a child who has shown an interest in horses, come be part of an introductory program to learn and be exposed to horses. More...

Briefly Noted

Halloween Happenings

Sat Oct 15 – Graveyard Party at St Philip’s Church, Garrison, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., tour about 5:15. Hosted by the Young Associates of the Putnam County Historical Society. Fees apply. RSVP to PCHS at 845-265-4010. No costumes please. More...

Roads Still Haunted by Irene

Snake Hill Road, along with Routes 301 and 403, is key artery between the upper and lower parts of Garrison and Philipstown. For those of us who commute from Putnam Valley and vicinity, it’s the connector of choice between Routes 9 and 9D. More...

Nature Museum Cries ‘Wolf!’

On Saturday, November 5, at two special times: 4:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Meet Atka – A Live Gray Wolf! at the Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2011 12:30 PM

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Cold Spring  Free Access 

Hours on Friday and Saturday

A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open for two days in Cold Spring on Friday, October 14, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene, state and federal officials said today. More...

Castle Rock Backers Show off Property

Stunning evening above Route 9D in Garrison

Castle showcased for key officials and community members Thursday afternoon and evening. More...

The Question: To Appoint or Elect?

The debate over appointed vs. elected assessors is shaking up the Philipstown races. More...

A Farm-to-Table Field Trip, Close to Home

Garrison teacher Debbie Earle took her 5th grade class to visit the Tavern and Valley restaurant gardens at The Garrison Golf Club on October 3 to kick off the Garrison School’s Chef in the Classroom program. More...

Two Moons on Main

Doing Business in Philipstown

Although his family heritage is Chinese, Jim Lin, 26, of Ming Moon on Main Street, is proud to say “we’re very local!” In fact, the Lin family lives right upstairs from the restaurant. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

2011 Elections: Questions for Candidates

Do you think any of Philipstown’s dirt roads should be paved over? Explain.

Editor’s Note: The PCN&R is asking Philipstown candidates questions about some of the key issues in the town. More...

Allen Beals

Candidate for Putnam County Legislator (District 2)

I’ve been farming in Putnam Valley for 25 years. My roots in our town literally run deep. Nothing is better than working on the farm alongside my three sons. Something has not been right with our county government. More...

Jay Michaelson

Candidate for Putnam Valley Town Board

I love where I live. Like many people, I came here to escape the intensity of New York City and to live in a place where I see trees rather than concrete, hear the river rushing instead of cars and buses. But today, Putnam Valley is hurting. More...

Schools

Why Are the Wheels so Big?

On Thursday an active group of Haldane kindergarten students visited the Cold Spring Fire Company to learn all about firefighting, and firetrucks in particular. More...

Parent Asks ‘Is Garrison Good Enough?’

GARRISON SCHOOL

The Garrison School Board gathered on the evening of October 4 for a meeting whose printed agenda appeared brief and unremarkable. More...

BOCES Culinary Students Consider College Options

Yorktown Heights – What’s cooking for the future? That’s the question more than 130 Hospitality Career Academy students at the Tech Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES put to the test last week. More...

Perspectives

The Coming Frost and Frosting (with Cake Underneath)

Gardening GUSTO

I have just returned from meetings in Vermont. On the last morning I opened the hotel drapes and saw the most exciting thing: the first frost of autumn! The sun was shining on crispy, frosted grass making it look like crinkled aluminum. More...

Letters to the Editor

DeMarco’s Platform?

To the Editor: If you want a clear explanation for why Katie DeMarco is running for Town Board, and a detailed break-down on where she stands on critical issues facing our town, then look no further than her campaign website. More...

The Sad Truth

To The Editor: I am responding to a letter I received from Richard Shea regarding debates among the town candidates. My first reaction upon reading this letter was “Is this Philipstown or a scene from West Side Story”? More...

Shea on Shea

To The Editor: More...

Police Blotter

Lake Peekskill Man Charged With Grand Larceny

A 19-year old Lake Peekskill man is facing a felony grand larceny charge following his arrest by Yorktown Police. Cops arrested Angel Gonzalez last Thursday after Lt. More...

Two From Putnam Valley Arrested In Yorktown

Two men from Putnam Valley allegedly operating vehicles with suspended licenses now face additional charges in Yorktown. More...

Cold Spring Man Charged With Golf Club Assault

A 25-year-old Cold Spring man is facing 15 years in state prison for allegedly attacking a woman with a golf club. More...

Sports News

New Candidate for Town Board: Hawks

To the Editor: More...

Philipstown Ull Girls Visit Army Women’s Soccer

Michael Haines, Coach of the Eagles Girls U11 team (Philipstown Soccer Club) arranged for the Girls to participate at the Friday, October 7 Army Womens’ Soccer Game at West Point. More...

Vikings No Match for Haldane

Vahos’ 3 TDs lead Blue Devils to 46-0 win over Valhalla

Senior Bobby Vahos found the end zone three times and the Haldane defense put in another strong performance to lead the Blue Devils to a surprisingly easy 46-0 rout of home standing Valhalla. More...

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