December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Students ‘Visit’ with Inspirational 12-Year-old

In a school “first” Garrison virtually welcomed Olivia Bouler, an inspiring 12-year-old, to an interactive assembly. More...

Scouting Out the Newspaper

The Webelos Dragon Den from Cold Spring Cub Scout Pack 137 stopped by the PCN&R newsroom on Wednesday, December 7. More...

Village to Take Lead on Butterfield Development

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees has agreed to become "lead agency" in the Butterfield property development process at the urging of property owner, Paul Guillaro, firing up the major construction project planned to begin in May. More...

Only A Drill at Indian Point

It was only a drill, but for eight hours last Wednesday, more than 150 volunteers and employees of Putnam County participated in a disaster exercise for an emergency response at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Maguire sentenced to 4 months in prison  Free Access 

Markedly less than prosecutors had sought

Club Putnam saga continues with Maguire sentencing on Friday. Prison time slated to begin in February. More...

Residents Push Back on Foodtown Expansion  Free Access 

Neighborhood association is forming

Alerted by a PCN&R article on moves the Cold Spring Planning Board is making on the Foodtown expansion project on Rt. More...

Fire Company Agreement With Village Still Unresolved

The question of the independence of the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 remains murky after the latest round of talks with the State Comptroller. More...

Schools

Walter Panas High School Honor Rolls - First Quarter 2011-12  Free Access 

Lakeland Central School District

HIGH HONOR ROLL (12TH GRADE) More...

Garrison Digs Deep into Character Education

The Garrison School Board heard a presentation Wednesday night on Character Education— a current educational buzzword that basically refers to what used to be known as “citizenship,” and even earlier, “deportment.” More...

School District Facing Tough Choices on Foreign Language

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOLS

Foreign language offerings are front and center in Putnam Valley. Superintendent Dr. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

We are, most of us, so very fortunate. This is true even in the midst of the economic distress that hangs over the nation, a pall that is genuine, the holidays notwithstanding. Here are some examples: More...

Perspectives

From the Chamber

What makes eBay successful… the real value and the real power at eBay is the community. It’s the buyers and sellers coming together and forming a marketplace. Pierre Omidya eBay Founder More...

What’s That Big Ol’ Pinecone in Produce? (and how to cut it up)

Gardening GUSTO

There are many symbols of the season. Candles resonate with Christians and Jews while holly is actually pagan. But how did the pineapple work its way into holiday symbolism? More...

Sports News

A Lost Week for Haldane Hoops

Boys drop pair of heartbreakers, girls fall to Putnam Valley and North Salem

The preseason fears of both boys’ coach Joe Virgadamo and girls’ coach Tyrone Searight came to the fore this week, as for the first time in recent memory neither team could post a win in a full slate of action. More...

Lakeland Board of Education Honors Lakeland High Field Hockey State Champions  Free Access 

The Lakeland H.S. field hockey team is shown here with the cake presented to them at a Board of Education celebration in honor of their winning season. More...

Loretto Sixth Grade Girls Split Weekend Games

The Loretto 6th grade girls defeated Good Counsel 29 to 13 this past Saturday to win their second game in a row. More...

Maguire sentenced to 4 months in prison  Free Access 

Markedly less than prosecutors had sought

Club Putnam saga continues with Maguire sentencing on Friday. Prison time slated to begin in February. More...

Residents Push Back on Foodtown Expansion  Free Access 

Neighborhood association is forming

Alerted by a PCN&R article on moves the Cold Spring Planning Board is making on the Foodtown expansion project on Rt. More...

Visit with Santa

Katie and Amanda Parker, ages 6 and 3 pose with 'Santa,' Billy Anzovino. The children of Continental Village were treated to a visit from Old Saint Nick on Sunday morning, courtesy of the Continental Village Fire Department. More...

Continental Village Handles Rollover Near Bear Mountain

This rollover closed the Bear Moutain Bridge Road for several hours on Friday. More...

Garrison Women Lead Donation Challenge

Kristin Burke and Suzanne Willis have challenged residents of Putnam County to get involved. More...

Criminal Accused Of Drug Trafficking In Putnam Valley

A Cortlandt Manor man described by police as a career criminal with 23 prior arrests is facing charges of criminal sale and criminal possession of controlled substances for allegedly selling cocaine and heroin in Putnam Valley. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Christmas Vespers, a Mount St. Mary Tradition  Free Access 

St. Philip's Garrison joins in the singing

The Mount Saint Mary College Choir and the St. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16GREG PHILLIPS & THE BAR SPIESWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwhistlingwillies.comRICHIE GOODS & NUCLEAR FUSIONBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

DIA Announces New Web-Based Artwork

Dia Art Foundation presents its 34th Artist Project for the Web by artist Sue Tompkins, entitled My Kind Book (2011). More...

Community

County VFW Announces Voice of Democracy Winners

Putnam County has announced the winners of the annual Voice of Democracy competition for the 2011- 2012 years. The theme this year was “Is There Pride in Serving in America’s Military?” More...

Christmas Vespers, a Mount St. Mary Tradition  Free Access 

St. Philip's Garrison joins in the singing

The Mount Saint Mary College Choir and the St. More...

New Missal, Deeper Meaning?

Putnam Catholics Experience New Translation

As the Fourth Sunday of Advent approaches, Catholics have had several Sundays to get used to the New Roman Missal, an updated English translation of the prayers of the Mass. More...

Letters to the Editor

Garden Club Wreath Sale a Big Success

To the Editor: The Highland Garden Club’s annual Wreath Sale was an overwhelming success, due to the large support received from local business owners, friends, and members. More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam Projects Picked for State Help

Putnam County is slated to receive more than $8 million from New York state to fund projects designed to stimulate the county's economy. More...

Desmond-Fish to Receive Donation for Hurricane-Related Flood Damage

The Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library will receive a donation of $1,000 to be presented by the New York Library Association on Wednesday, December 14th. More...

Man Charged in Damage to Garrison Golf Course

A Rockland County man is facing felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly causing $5,000 in damages by driving his car across several greens at the Garrison Golf Course. More...

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