February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Libby Pataki Set to Push Tourism in Bicentennial Year

Would replace Valerie Hickman in tourism promotion

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

Gallagher, Serradas Spar on Agendas

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

On Tuesday evening February 7, after the Cold Spring planners moved on to their own meeting room, the Village Board also continued meeting to review some routine business, punctuated by occasional sparks. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Citizens Group to Post High-quality Video of Town Meetings  Free Access 

Town Board and Planning Board to be included

 The Citizens of Philipstown is making high-definition video of all town board and planning meetings available at its website. More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2012 1:59 PM

Katz Likely to Primary Ball  Free Access 

Decision to come soon; Ball dismisses challenge

 Assemblyman Steve Katz of Yorktown is considering staging a Republican primary against Sen. Greg Ball for Ball’s Senate seat. More...

Francisco Jumps Into Trustee Race

On Monday, Matt Francisco, 48, a comparatively new Cold Spring resident, submitted his petitions to become an official candidate for the Cold Spring Village Board election in March. More...

Community

80th Anniversary of the Modern Purple Heart  Free Access 

Celebration on February 22

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Purple Heart medal on Wednesday, February 22, at 2 p.m. More...

Religious Services

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS Episcopal 1101 Route 9D, Garrison Across from the Garrison School Rev. Francis H. Geer, Rec. More...

Hallelujah! Jazz Vespers Features Spirituals

Celebrated Soprano Christine Clemmons McCune returns to Jazz Vespers to sing a rich panoply of African American Spirituals this Saturday, Feb. 18th, at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. More...

Perspectives

Perspectives

They were big men. George Washington was 6’3”. Abraham Lincoln was almost 6’4”. Their ambitions were equally big—first for themselves, and then for the nation they would lead. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edward Schmitt  Free Access 

Beloved Putnam Valley H.S. teacher dies at 42

Edward Schmitt Edward Schmitt, 42, of Poughkeepsie passed away peacefully on February 12, 2012, surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Ed was born on January 13, 1970, son of Bob and Peggy Schmitt. He grew up in Mahopac. More...

Johanna T. Nargi

Johanna T. Nargi, age, 82, of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2012, with her family by her side. Born on June 24, 1929 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Florence (Cononico) Nargi. More...

Roberta ‘Bobbette’ Smith

Roberta “Bobbette” Smith went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 6, 2012. Bobbette was born on May 1, 1935, in Cold Spring, New York to Claude and Roberta Smith. More...

Sports News

Senior Night Split for Haldane Hoops

Girls rout Lincoln, but boys fall to Lincoln Hall

Both the boys and girls basketball teams held their Senior night festivities this past week, with one team choosing to honor their departing upperclassmen before the game, and the other deciding to wait until their contest was completed. More...

Loretto Boys Blue Go 11-1, Clinch Playoff Berth for Another Year

The Our Lady of Loretto 6th Grade Boys Blue CYO basketball team captured its second consecutive berth in the Westchester/Putnam CYO playoffs after completing a fun and exciting 11-1 regular season. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Community Center More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2012 1:22 PM

Big House -- a Really Big House -- on Avery Road Draws Protests  Free Access 

Many neighbors at Planning Board object to proposed structure, a good part of which would be storage

It was standing room only during the peak hours of the Philipstown  More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2012 1:37 PM

Verbal Sparring Match for Valentine's Day at Cold Spring Meet  Free Access 

Gallagher goes after Serradas, threatens to have him ejected

Valentine's Day in Cold Spring ended with a verbal sparring match between Trustee Airinhos Serradas and Mayor Seth Gallagher, when Serradas asked a question about an addition to the health insurance plan and Gallagher became clearly angry and threate More...

Valentines for Vets

Garrison and Haldane elementary kids help out

  This is the fourth year that students have enjoyed making Valentines for Veterans on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at Castle Point. Beautiful drawings by the younger students and poems by older students were greatly appreciated by all More...

Tamagna to Head Planning for County?

Would be part of a continuing shift in county leadership

Still more changes are likely to come in Putnam County government’s top ranks. More...

Plan for Avery Road House Faces Fight

Controversial Size Sparks Neighborhood Feud

There could be a showdown at the Philipstown Planning meeting this Thursday, as some Garrison residents object to a proposed plan to build a 20,000-square-foot, four-bedroom residence at 245 Avery Road. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Great Hudson River Revival Announces Initial Performer Line-up  Free Access 

Full Story

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17CJ CHENIER & RED HOT LOUISIANA BANDTowne Crier Café, 130 Route 22, PawlingTownecrier.comSATURDAY FEBRUARY 18MARDI GRAS with THE TIN PAN BANDBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Shakespeare Fest Adds ‘The 39 Steps’

Terry O’Brien, Founding Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced that The 39 Steps will be the third play rounding out the Company’s 2012 season. More...

Schools

The Choice: Haldane or O’Neill for Garrison Students?

Garrison Union Free School 8th grade students have a choice upon graduation to what high school they will attend in the fall, it is also a decision my family has had to make this year. More...

Garrison Greets O’Neill, Budget Realities

The Garrison School Board gathered Wednesday night for another presentation from a local high school that will be hosting at least some of this year’s graduating eighth graders. More...

Haldane Board Begins Budget Preparation

The Haldane School Board has begun to clarify the confusing tax formulas the board will use in preparing the 2012- 2013 Budget, with the aim to stay under New York’s new Property Tax Levy Cap, created in 2011. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

I’m a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell, going back to his book, “The Tipping Point.” He crystallized the point when something becomes a trend and gave the background to some otherwise novel ideas (example: why do drug dealers live with More...

Letters to the Editor

Serious About Fraud

To the Editor: More...

A Thousand Thanks

To the Editor: I was so lucky to land in this beautiful town. And I am so fortunate to have been featured in your wonderful paper. Thank you for the lovely story. I will take it with me to show my family in Italy. Grazie mille. Tina Barile More...

Be Careful What You Wish For

The 2/8/12 PCN&R reported that during his monthly activity report on the GVFC, Fire Co. President Jamie Copeland stated: “I wish that Joe Regele was here to hear this.” More...

Briefly Noted

80th Anniversary of the Modern Purple Heart  Free Access 

Celebration on February 22

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Purple Heart medal on Wednesday, February 22, at 2 p.m. More...

Valentines for Vets

Garrison, Haldane students take part

Once again, elementary students from Garrison and Haldane have participated in the annual Valentines for Veterans project sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Cold Spring. More...

Talk of our Town

Happy Presidents’ Day on Monday, and a joyous Mardi Gras on Tuesday. It’s difficult to believe that the next issue of the PCN&R will come out on Ash Wednesday. More...

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