March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 3/18/2012 9:31 AM

Libby Pataki Hopes to Join East & West Across Putnam County  Free Access 

New York State’s former First Lady hasn’t been this excited about public service since her first days in Albany as wife to Governor George Pataki. The Garrison resident was confirmed by the Putnam Legislature as the county’s new Pr More...

Three Solid Contenders for Tuesday's Election

PCN&R Hosts Lively Forum for Trustee Hopefuls at Firehouse

Three candidates; two seats; and seven days to decide. More...

Sparks Fly on Garbage

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

At last week’s Cold Spring Village Board meeting, it took less than a minute for the continuing sniping between Trustee Airinhos Serradas and Mayor Seth Gallagher to resume. More...

Board Looks to Pare Tax Hike, to 2%

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

Haldane Superintendent Villanti and School Business Manager Anne Dinio will be hard at work to bring budget numbers down, following concerns voiced by board members at last week’s meeting to trim the budget and tax hike further. More...

Cold Spring Pipe Band Goes Green in NY City

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band, formerly the Cold Spring Fire Company Pipes and Drums, has a full dance card this month. They marched and played in the Mahopac and Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day parades last weekend. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/20/2012 10:48 PM

Hustis and Francisco win trustee spots  Free Access 

Cold Spring vote sends one incumbent and one newcomer to the board

From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on a beautiful spring day, Cold Spring voters trooped to the Firehouse on Tuesday to choose two trustees from three candidates. More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2012 6:39 AM

Odell calls for 'reset' in county government  Free Access 

Outlines plans for consolidation; introduces new tourism director

 County Executive MaryEllen Odell called for a ‘reset’ of county government in her first State of the County address, given before a packed house in Carmel on Thursday evening. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2012 8:47 AM

Tamagna attacked at Legislature meeting -- by a bee  Free Access 

All ends well, but not before a scare

The scene was scary: Veteran Putnam Legislator Vincent Tamagna grabbed his neck, grimaced in pain and turned bright red. More...

Schools

Celebrating Irish Culture Through Music, Language, Food and Friendship

NORTH HIGHLANDS FIREHOUSE

Comhaltas (pronounced, roughly, COL-tus) Ceoltóirí Éireann is an international organization founded in 1951 in a town called Mullingar—in County Westmeath, Ireland “where I came from,” Ann Dillon said proudly. More...

Philipstown Moms Perform ‘The Bluebird’

Four local Philipstown moms have gotten together to write and perform a 30-minute theater piece for the Toddler and Pre-K set at the Living Room in Cold Spring on Saturday March 24 at 4 p.m. and Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Philipstown Moms Urge Face Time, Not Screen Time

A new initiative set for both Haldane and Garrison Schools from April 30 through May 6 aims to cut screen time, and increase face time. More...

Commentary

Give Peas a Chance

(A Seminar and Quick, Tender Peas)

Loyal readers here know that St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17th) means two traditional celebrations on my part. The first tradition, “The Ordering of the Dinner,” probably goes back twenty years. More...

Briefly Noted

Cold Spring Police Arrest Beacon Man  Free Access 

Assault, child endangerment are charges

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports the arrest of Michael A. Jones, 29 years old, of Beacon. Jones has been charged with Assault in the third degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both misdemeanors. More...

Talk of our Town

Have a Happy St, Patrick’s Day, and be sure to celebrate on Main Street if you can. More...

Charlotte Eaton Memorial Service Planned

A memorial service will be held for Charlotte Eaton Sunday March 25th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s-in-the- Highlands in Cold Spring to acknowledge our loss of her and to celebrate her life. More...

Breaking News - 3/20/2012 2:19 PM

Boscobel, Farmer's Market to Share Saturday Space  Free Access 

We have this announcement from the Cold Spring Farmers' Market: The Cold Spring Farmers’ Market and Boscobel House and Gardens are jointly announcing that the market will be moving to the grounds of the Boscobel when it moves outdoors on May 12 More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2012 5:03 PM

Joining Hands Across America to Remember 9/11  Free Access 

'Sacred steel' travels to California

Firefighters from Carmel (pronounced car-MEL) California arrived in Carmel (pronounced CAR-mel), New York Monday afternoon to begin a 3,000 mile long journey that will bring a chunk of World Trade Center steel taken from Ground Zero to the San Franci More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2012 6:44 AM

Fire in Putnam Valley destroys garage, cars  Free Access 

Blaze almost takes house, too

Putnam Valley FD Chief Shawn Keeler credited a rapid response by his firefighters with averting a calamity for a local family. More...

Future of Putnam Valley’s ‘Downtown’ Uncertain

George’s Super Service, the embattled filling station and car repair service that has for decades occupied one corner of the Putnam Valley intersection known as Oregon Corners, is no more. More...

Butterfield Project Halted

Community ‘charrette’ planned to solicit Cold Spring input

Tuesday night at the Village Planning Board meeting, the Planning Board voted to temporarily halt the Butterfield project until they could organize a public charrette. More...

Celebrating Irish Culture Through Music, Language, Food and Friendship

NORTH HIGHLANDS FIREHOUSE

Comhaltas (pronounced, roughly, COL-tus) Ceoltóirí Éireann is an international organization founded in 1951 in a town called Mullingar—in County Westmeath, Ireland “where I came from,” Ann Dillon said proudly. More...

The Sweet Smell of Success at Niese’s Maple Farm  Free Access 

Glenn Niese’s hands are as tough as baseball gloves, and they should be. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Philipstown Moms Perform ‘The Bluebird’

Four local Philipstown moms have gotten together to write and perform a 30-minute theater piece for the Toddler and Pre-K set at the Living Room in Cold Spring on Saturday March 24 at 4 p.m. and Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m. More...

A Passover Musical Comes To Depot Theatre

DEPOT THEATRE

Another Passover? Another Seder? The Lerner kids, Benjamin and Ariel, think it’s the most boring holiday ever! More...

Jazz Vespers Blend Music and Spirituality

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The Church of the Open Door—the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring—will hold a Jazz Vespers service this Sat. evening, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Community

Philipstown Moms Perform ‘The Bluebird’

Four local Philipstown moms have gotten together to write and perform a 30-minute theater piece for the Toddler and Pre-K set at the Living Room in Cold Spring on Saturday March 24 at 4 p.m. and Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Joseph Bird, Senior Warden, 265-1075 stmaryscoldspring. More...

Youth Ministry Active in Community

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH

On a recent Sunday morning at St. More...

Police Blotter

Cold Spring Police Arrest Beacon Man  Free Access 

Assault, child endangerment are charges

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports the arrest of Michael A. Jones, 29 years old, of Beacon. Jones has been charged with Assault in the third degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both misdemeanors. More...

Children's Activities

The Sweet Smell of Success at Niese’s Maple Farm  Free Access 

Glenn Niese’s hands are as tough as baseball gloves, and they should be. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

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. More...

Let’s Take This Outside

Spring weather ushers in return to fields

One of the beauties of high school sports is that it forces players, coaches and fans to have a very short memory. More...

Local Girls Take First in Volleyball Tourney

Downstate RED 14s take 1st place of 24 teams in Albany’s Great Nor’Easter tournament. More...

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