October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Catamaran Brings Visitors

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

On Sunday, some 82 people arrived by catamaran in Cold Spring sharing this idea: What could be better than a relaxing sail up the Hudson River on a clear crisp day during fall foliage season? More...

GLEEful! Opens This Weekend at the Philipstown Depot Theatre

DEPOT THEATRE

What is joyful, adorkable, loseical, nerdilicious and a great evening of theatre? It’s GLEEful!, a musical romp set in a local school, inspired by the hit TV show Glee. More...

Haldane Homecoming

Friday, a little after 2 p.m., Main Street in Cold Spring was filled with the sounds of honking horns and jubilant voices as Haldane students Scooped the Loop in a massive show of school spirit. More...

Cold Spring’s Hudson Highland Pipe Band at the Paramount  Free Access 

Local Band on the Big Stage in Peekskill

The Tartan Terrors bring their own brand of Celtic Mayhem to the Paramount Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 22nd at 8 pm. More...

Wrestling with Tax Cap: The 2 % Solution

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Supervisor Richard Shea and Philipstown councilmembers met on Thursday evening for another round of budget discussions, and the ground rules began and ended with 2 percent or less. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Angry Over Assessments

CONTINENTAL VILLAGE

As eager citizens lined up to sign in at the Continental Village Clubhouse last week, the conversation centered on the frustration they are feeling over the amount of taxes they pay, specifically to the Lakeland School District. More...

Wrestling with Tax Cap: The 2 % Solution

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Supervisor Richard Shea and Philipstown councilmembers met on Thursday evening for another round of budget discussions, and the ground rules began and ended with 2 percent or less. More...

MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 198:30am – Cold Spring Board of Trustees Special Meeting 7pm – Putnam Valley Town Board Regular Meeting 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop 7:30pm – Garrison School Board Regular MeetingTHURSDAY OCTOBER More...

Arts and Entertainment

GLEEful! Opens This Weekend at the Philipstown Depot Theatre

DEPOT THEATRE

What is joyful, adorkable, loseical, nerdilicious and a great evening of theatre? It’s GLEEful!, a musical romp set in a local school, inspired by the hit TV show Glee. More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20Rob SCHEPS, Jon BURR, Sylvia CUENCAThe Silver Spoon, 124 Main Street, Cold Springsilverspooncoldspring.comSATURDAY OCTOBER 22THE TRAPPSWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwhi More...

Chapel Hosts Composer Mikko Taylor & Friends

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY

Composer Mikko Taylor has assembled his colleagues – cellist Nicholas Dinnerstein, pianist Illya Filshtinskiy, and violinist Katha Zinn – for a concert at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, on Friday, October 28. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

I dropped my daughter off at the Cold Spring train station a few days back. Her college schedule is flexible enough that she can return to Queens on Monday morning. More...

Involvement and Shopping Locally

The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace. —Michael Bergdahl More...

Letters to the Editor

Where’s Lee on Rec?

To the Editor: One of the big news stories on Republican candidate Lee Erickson’s website is his endorsement by the Conservative party, and one of the Conservative’s favorite targets has been our Recreation Department. More...

Does Erickson Have a Fiscal Plan?

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Praise to Citizens of Philipstown

To the Editor: I have been reading negative references to the “new zoning,” which was recently enacted. More...

Briefly Noted

The Light’s on at Fishkill Road

Last Thursday morning the long-awaited Fishkill Road stoplight became operational. More...

Talk of our Town

Don’t forget to stop by the PCN&R office at 144 Main Street to guess the weight of the Incredibly Big Pumpkin in our storefront window. Closest guess wins a 2-year subscription to the PCN&R and second closest wins one year. More...

Harvest Celebration is Sunday

GLYNWOOD

There’s still time to register for the Harvest Celebration at Glynwood on October 23, from noon to 4p.m. Activities for kids include apple bobbing, hayrides, and other seasonal activities [see schedule]. More...

Angry Over Assessments

CONTINENTAL VILLAGE

As eager citizens lined up to sign in at the Continental Village Clubhouse last week, the conversation centered on the frustration they are feeling over the amount of taxes they pay, specifically to the Lakeland School District. More...

Castle Backers Show Off Property

Doing Business in Philipstown

Backers of the Castle Rock project put their soaring structure on display Thursday evening, showcasing a glimpse of what might be if the site is fully restored. More...

The Light’s on at Fishkill Road

Last Thursday morning the long-awaited Fishkill Road stoplight became operational. More...

Hudson Valley Photographer Focuses on the River and Seasons

Beacon Institute is proud to open a new exhibit by renowned Hudson Valley photographer Ted Spiegel. More...

Two First Wins and Two Hat Tricks

• On Sunday at Harrison, the Dragons (G U-13) triumphed 1-0 over the Powerline. This season, the Dragons have dominated the majority of their games only to be defeated by chance goals. More...

Dramatic Rescue Drill in Garrison  Free Access 

On September 15, all four Philipstown fire companies and both Philipstown ambulance corps participated in a Town-wide Extrication Drill at the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company's Station Two on Route 9.  More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Richard Shea

Philipstown Town Supervisor (Incumbent, Democrat)

Allow me to share some of my achievements along with my vision for our shared future. More...

Barbara Scuccimarra

Philipstown Town Council (Incumbent, Republican, Conservative, Independence)

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Four years ago you put your faith and trust in me to represent you as Philipstown Councilwoman. I have spent those years in dedicated service to you. More...

Lee Erickson

Challenger (Republican, Conservative, Independence)

My name is Lee Erickson. I am running for Philipstown Supervisor. I am not a career politician, but a community minded business man who believes that as residents, we are entitled to a government that works for us. More...

Schools

Garrison Students Learn Safety from the Experts

Every year, firefighters from Garrison, Cold Spring, North Highlands and Continental Village give fire prevention talks at local schools. More...

Community

Religious Services

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

First Presbyterian Church Youth Walk in the Steps of Third World Poor

Some 16 Cold Spring children and their parents had a life-changing experience recently when they spent a weekend experiencing daily life of those in a Third World country. More...

‘Light, Water, Texture, Stone’

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center announces a new exhibit: “Light, Water, Texture, Stone: Images from Nature,” featuring the work of skilled photographers, including matted prints, greeting cards, and bookmarks. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert J. Dobbins, Jr.  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday in Cold Spring

Robert J. Dobbins, Jr. died peacefully at home in Cold Spring, NY on October 17, 2011. More...

BARBARA H. ‘BAR’ KEPPEL

Barbara H. Keppel, formerly of Montrose NY, passed away on September 24, 2011, in Merritt Island, FL. She was 95 years old. She was born on May 7, 1916, to Constance and Tracy Hoppin. More...

Coming Events Calendar

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS  Free Access 

Spooky Things to do in Philipstown and Beyond

-- Fri Oct 21 - Third Annual Pumpkin Hunt on Beacon’s Historic Main St. The hunt starts at 3:30 at 134 Main Street. You pick up map and start the hunt looking for the Pumpkins hidden in plain sight along Main Street. More...

Sports News

Haldane Storms To Homecoming Win

Blue Devils Pound Palisades Prep 51-0 for third win in a row

The Blue Devils’ game against Palisades Prep was all of 17 seconds old, and you didn’t know for whom to feel more sorry - the Phoenix players, who entered the game with an 0-5 record, or the Haldane starters, who knew their time on the fi More...

Coaches Take Day Off, Tiny Mites Work It

Overgrown head banger and Junior Pee Wee Coach Anthony Pezzullo sat in the parking lot of Wappingers Falls JHS, applying sparkly glam eye makeup in his rearview. “Where is he?!” Pezzullo muttered irritably. More...

Mighty Mite Hawks Win Another One, 12-6

The Philipstown Hawks improved their record to 6 – 0 on Saturday by traveling to Kingston to beat the Ulster County Jets 12 – 6. The team set four goals when their season started back on August 1st. More...

Weekly Poll

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