February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Romeo & Juliet: Pampering, Beauty on Main

Doing Business in Philipstown

Whenever many of us think of Italy, we think of sun and earth, great smells, natural hues, and above all, warmth. More...

Branching Out

Pataki sons in service; local youth tapped for West Point

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has announced her federal service academy nominations. Among the local nominees are Matthew Giachinta of Cold Spring, and Nahm Doug Kim of Putnam Valley, who plan to attend the U.S. More...

What To Do With The Old Town Hall?

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The stately white Town Hall that sits at the crest of Main Street is a Philipstown landmark. And it's a mixed blessing— charming to look at, but not so charming to navigate. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 2/12/2012 5:47 PM

Village Hires Planning Consultant for Butterfield  Free Access 

Construction later this year?

In a joint meeting on Tuesday night, the Village Board and Planning Board reviewed hiring the GreenPlan consulting firm to study the Butterfield project and its impact on the village. More...

Hurricane Damage Still Vexes Residents

Hurricanes like Irene are often gifts that keep on giving. Even though these fastmoving storms head rapidly out to sea, the damage they leave behind is still being dealt with today across Philipstown. More...

Odell Presses to Tighten County Government

Moves to consolidate office space; sell excess

During his 20 years as Putnam County Executive, Robert Bondi believed in expanding governmental services by purchasing properties rather than renting them. More...

Perspectives

Cunningham’s Corner

From 1976 to now, and a local artist's impact

An interested reader, William Gunning, brought by a copy of the PCN&R from June 30, 1976, the other day—the Bicentennial edition. More...

Lanza Farms: The Full Monty for Valentine’s Day

Gardening GUSTO

Second in Our Local Farms Series Who wants to be a farmer anyway? Those raised on a farm know that farm life is often beautiful, sometimes back-breaking, and occasionally heart-breaking. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary A. Crane

Mary Agnes Crane of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away (due to heart failure) Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. She was 70 years old. She was born November 11, 1941 in Bradford, Pa., to Milton and Mary (Onuffer) Dawley. More...

Restaurants

Sweetheart Retaurants  Free Access 

The Hudson Valley cooks up great places to take your favorite person

Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, in Cold Spring More...

Briefly Noted

Putnam 4-H Program Offerings  Free Access 

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Sweetheart Retaurants  Free Access 

The Hudson Valley cooks up great places to take your favorite person

Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, in Cold Spring More...

Secrets of Valentine Veterans  Free Access 

“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” —Victor Hugo Valentine’s Day is the tried and true opportunity to express your feelings toward someone you love. More...

Health

Protect the Infants in Your Life—Get Vaccinated against Whooping Cough  Free Access 

Before babies receive their three doses of Tdap by six months of age, they are at risk of catching the serious childhood illness whooping cough (pertussis), which is on the rise again. More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2012 10:13 AM

Libby Pataki in Line to Direct Putnam Tourism Efforts  Free Access 

Would replace Valerie Hickman in tourism promotion

Putnam's Director of Tourism Valerie Hickman is stepping down and likely to be replaced by former First Lady Libby Pataki of Garrison. More...

Secrets of Valentine Veterans  Free Access 

“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” —Victor Hugo Valentine’s Day is the tried and true opportunity to express your feelings toward someone you love. More...

Llama, Looming Large at Library

Saturday was, by all accounts, a first for the Butterfield Library. Not just a first, but a big first, as a large, live animal—a llama, to be exact—held forth in the main reading room. More...

Fairgate Factory Demolished

Ruler Maker Site is Set for Residential Use

The former Fairgate Ruler Factory on Division Street in Nelsonville came tumbling down on Monday, Jan. 30, and, for most residents of the village, it was a welcome change. More...

Grateful Husband Thanks First Responders

At last Thursday’s Philipstown Board meeting, the President of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, Jamie Copeland, gave his monthly report. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Got Pipes? Come Sing with Taconic Opera  Free Access 

Angel, by Rossini. More...

Towne Crier in Pawling Will Temporarily Stay Open  Free Access 

Shows will continue while new location is sought

  Music lovers were given a reprieve when the Towne Crier Cafe reached an arrangement with its landlord to stay put until a new venue is located, owner Phil Ciganer announced today. Shows are currently being booked for March and April. More...

Have Stagecoach, Will Celebrate

Cold Spring Historian Don H. MacDonald knows as much about Philipstown as anybody alive today. More...

Letters to the Editor

NIMBY Redux

To The Editor: With interest and great concern my wife and I have read about our "neighbors’" proposal to build a 20,000-squarefoot "residence" at 245 Avery Rd., Garrison. More...

Get Involved in Suicide Prevention

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George Will Be Missed

To The Editor: As reported in your paper on Wednesday, January 25th, another icon will be lost, not by a big chain store, but by a local establishment of 50 years due to his own stubbornness and big-time politics. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Secrets of Valentine Veterans  Free Access 

“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” —Victor Hugo Valentine’s Day is the tried and true opportunity to express your feelings toward someone you love. More...

Police Blotter

Cold Spring Police Blotter  Free Access 

On February 4, Cold Spring Police Charged Riley Rocco, 35, of Yonkers with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd and other minor traffic infraction after he was stopped in the Village on Route 9D and a DMV check revealed his license More...

Sports News

Villanti Urges Community Turnout for Next Fields Meeting  Free Access 

Says civic participation vital to developing solutions
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Haldane Coach Sniffen Enjoys Giants’ Win

Jeff Sniffen, fresh off a sectional championship in his first year as Haldane's head football coach, took a few minutes to give us his thoughts on the Giants’ 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI win over the New England Patriots. More...

Haldane Rallies Past Putnam Valley, 52-50

Hoffmann’s layup in final seconds gives Blue Devils huge win

There’s a line in a rather obscure song (Ali in the Jungle) by a rather obscure band (The Hours) that states “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” The lyric resonated with the folks at Nike to the point where th More...

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