March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Indian Point exercises to include sound of gunfire  Free Access 

Simulated gunfire part of security exercises; law enforcement already notified

 Buchanan – Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening this week using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. More...

Two second place winners in Mega Millions sold in Putnam  Free Access 

It's not first, but it's not bad

It's not $640 million—but $250,000 isn't bad either. More...

Giachintas, Pidalas Honored

Chamber hails two families who built Philipstown

The story of the Giachintas and the Pidalas in Cold Spring actually goes back to the 1920s, when Giuseppe Giachinta came here. More...

Traffic Nightmare on Taconic

Bridge repair to hinder traffic for months

Commuters using the Taconic State Parkway had been warned to expect delays starting Monday due to the rehabilitation of the AMVET Bridge over the Croton Reservoir in Yorktown. More...

The D.P. Mart – Fast, Fresh Food

Breakfast in Philipstown

The D.P. Mart on the opposite end of Drug world Plaza has been in business in Cold Spring for over twelve years and is a regular stop for many Cold Spring residents. The D.P. Mart is owned and operated by Hopewell Junction resident Kathleen Memon. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Putnam Dems Sponsor Congressional Forum  Free Access 

The Putnam County Democratic Committee will sponsor a Forum for Democratic Congressional candidates on Thursday March 29, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mahopac Public Library, third floor Meeting Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

Hefty Portfolio for the Special Board

Board wrestles with issues, talks mission

The Cold Spring Special Board has clearly bitten off a lot on which to chew. More...

MEETINGS This Week

THURSDAY MARCH 297:30pm – Cold Spring ZBA Pub Hrg 7:30pm – Putnam Valley ZBA Pub HrgTUESDAY APRIL 37:30pm – Cold Spring Planning Board Meeting 7:30pm – Cold Spring Board Weekly WorkshopWEDNESDAY APRIL 47:30pm – Phil More...

Schools

Budget Mostly Nailed Down, Board Talks Academics, iPads

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

Facing an economic climate that calls for minimal expenditures, the Haldane Board is still making the case for excellence for all its students, both educationally and in extracurricular activities. More...

Philipstown Veterans Honor Haldane Students

Philipstown Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion honored a special group of Haldane High School students. More...

Attractions

Depot Offers Last-Minute Shakespeare  Free Access 

Tuesday only

The Philipstown Depot Theatre in association with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, proudly presents Romeo and Juliet, one night only, More...

Go Fish: It’s Trout Weekend at Wildlife Center in Cornwall; ‘Brookie’ Feedings

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, from 12p.m. to 4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting Trout Weekend at the Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on- Hudson. More...

‘Adventures Around Putnam’ at the Desmond-Fish Library

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

Author and PCN&R columnist Steven Mattson will talk about his new book, Adventures Around Putnam, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Sunday, April 1st at 2 p.m. More...

Births

Blessing

Nora-Jean Cotter, a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring New York was blessed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on St. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JAMES R. ENDLER

James R. Endler, 82, of Garrison and Manhattan, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital on March 24, 2012, after a long illness. More...

General Stories

Convicted Sex Offender Faces Felony Charges  Free Access 

A convicted sex offender who recently relocated from Jefferson Valley to Mahopac is now facing a 15-40 year federal prison term for allegedly distributing child pornography over the internet. More...

Lake Peekskill Residents Charged in Underage Drinking Enforcement  Free Access 

Two residents of Lake Peekskill face charges of unlawfully selling alcohol to a minor as the result of an underage drinking initiative enforcement detail in the Cortlandt-Continental Village-Mohegan area. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2012 1:31 PM

Time to Make the Donuts?  Free Access 

Could a Dunkin’ Donuts be coming to Cold Spring? Kenny Elmes, owner of the Elmesco Citgo station/garage located just north of the Foodtown Plaza, at 33 Chestnut Street/Route 9D, says yes. More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2012 8:38 AM

Betty Budney honored as 'Woman of Distinction'  Free Access 

Ball, Sue Kelly, Odell make remarks

Philipstown Councilwoman and longtime community volunteer Betty Budney was honored Friday night by Senator Greg Ball as a member of his district-wide Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame. More...

Village Opens the Gate to Changing the Fence Law  Free Access 

Will 6-foot fences be allowed?

Mayor Seth Gallagher and the Board of Trustees again took on the issue of revising the existing fence law to allow Cold Spring residents to build six-foot fences on a portion of their yards. More...

Friday night crash in Garrison injures four  Free Access 

One critical after collision

Four people were injured, one critically, in a two vehicle crash on Route 9 in Garrison. More...

Garrison Taxpayers Face 2.62% Hike

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

Despite what everyone has been referring to as a “2-percent cap” on tax levies, the proposed—but not yet boardapproved—Garrison school budget shows a 2.62 percent increase in the tax levy for the 2012-13 academic year. More...

Books vs. E-Books: The Great Debate

Panel addresses packed house on books in transition

Eager to discuss the fate of books in a culture wet with digital technology, a crowd of more than 50 gathered at the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison on Sunday afternoon. More...

A Railroad Buff and The Old Put

Speaks at Historical Society before enthusiastic audience

Joe Schiavone of Mahopac is a man who loves railroads and who clearly loves to talk about them – including the storied history of The Old Put, and the days when Putnam had three train lines to bring produce and livestock to New York City. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Depot Offers Last-Minute Shakespeare  Free Access 

Tuesday only

The Philipstown Depot Theatre in association with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, proudly presents Romeo and Juliet, one night only, More...

Church Choir to Perform Fauré Requiem

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH

On Good Friday evening April 6 at 7:30 p.m. the choir of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison will perform the beloved Gabriel Fauré masterwork Requiem in D Minor in the church sanctuary. More...

Audubon Society Dinner to Honor Principal Impellittiere

On Saturday, March 31st, the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society, at their 11th Annual Dinner, will be honoring Stephanie Impellittiere, Principal of the Garrison Union Free School, for her enthusiastic work bringing the environmental issues to her stud More...

Community

Learn All About Bluebirds  Free Access 

The Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club, to celebrate 50 years of monitoring bluebird nest boxes, presents John Ruska, President of the New York State Bluebird Society. More...

Commuter News: Quiet Cars Rock  Free Access 

“CALMmute,”a quiet car pilot program on select Hudson and Harlem line trains that began last fall, were declared a success this month by MTA Metro-North Railroad. More...

Troublesome Brushfire Chars Land in North Highlands

A brush blaze described as being “troublesome” blackened a 300 foot by 100 foot parcel of land in a section of Philipstown Saturday. More...

Sports

Hoping to Grab a Tiger by the Tail

Blue Devils look to wrestle a title from Tuckahoe

The last memory coach Tom Virgadamo’s Haldane baseball squad has of the 2011 season is watching Tuckahoe celebrate the Section 1 Class C Championship at Dutchess Stadium, the product of the Blue Devils heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Tigers. More...

Commentary

Disappointed by Farmers’ Market Move

To the Editor: More...

Honored by Selection as Woman of Distinction

To the Editor: I would like to thank Senator Ball for traveling to the towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his first district wide Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. More...

Foodtown and Post Office Folly

To the Editor: More...

Health

Center for Sleep Medicine Opens at Hudson Valley Hospital Center  Free Access 

Center can diagnose more than 80 types of sleep disorders

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to good health. But for people with sleep disorders like sleep apnea, getting the rest they need is often a challenge. More...

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