April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

A Hudson Valley Life Well Lived – Marie Louise 'Risi' Saunders  Free Access 

The Hudson River Valley and town of Philipstown have lost a cherished presence with the passing of Marie Louise “Risi” Saunders. Born November 10, 1915, in New York City, Risi died in her sleep on April 7, 2012, at the age of 96. More...

Crime Spree Stopped

Village of Cold Spring

It began last week on Tuesday evening, with reports of car break-ins across the Village. Cold Spring Police stepped up patrols on Wednesday, but still the reports of car breakins came in steadily overnight and Thursday morning. More...

History’s New Name  Free Access 

The museum and historical society Saturday unveiled a new name and logo: the Putnam History Museum. That’s what museum backers hope will be the short, or nickname form. More...

Regele Scores on Field Suggestion

Last Wednesday evening a group of 14 people gathered around the conference table in Philipstown Town Hall to review plans for renovating the north field at Town Park. More...

Clarifications

An article in the April 4 issue of the PCN&R inaccurately printed the phone number of Ginny Kops, MSW LCSW, a local psychotherapist and licensed social worker. The number is 914-474-8547. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Nelsonville Proposes 1.3% Tax Increase

Nelsonville taxpayers will face a property tax increase of approximately 1.3 percent for the coming year, according to Pauline Minners, Village Clerk. More...

North Highlands Fire Dept. Issues Call to Action

As part of the “RecruitNY” effort to encourage volunteer firefighter membership, the North Highlands Engine Co. No. 1 will open its firehouse to local residents to promote volunteer firefighting in Philipstown. More...

Sometimes Simple is Best

From the Chamber

“A company can become incredibly successful if it can find a way to own a word in the mind of the prospect. Not a complicated word. Not an invented one. More...

Schools

A Funny Thing Happened, This Weekend

Putnam Valley High School

The Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center will take on the look of ancient Rome this weekend when the high school’s Theatre Works program presents its 12th annual spring musical—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. More...

Haldane Senior Earns Hospital Scholarship

Following a 46-year tradition, Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Auxiliary has awarded college scholarships to local high school students pursuing careers in healthcare, and a Haldane student is among the winners. John C. More...

Attractions

Try the Clearwater for Sailing Adventure

Clearwater invites the public to experience the beauty of the Hudson River and its shores from a new perspective aboard the sloop Clearwater, or the schooner Mystic Whaler. More...

Loretto Hosts 100th Anniversary of the Titanic

“In April 1912, the Titanic was the largest, moveable man-made object on the face of the earth. More...

New Tourism Website to Showcase Putnam

Putnam County aims to promote a lot of tourism clicks and ultimately visits with its new tourism website. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Happy Solution for Post Office

To the Editor: What would make every group happy with regard to the problem of the Post Office is not being suggested. More...

Neighbors, Doing A Good Job

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Tax Rate Increase Is Reasonable

To the Editor: For the fifth straight year, Haldane has managed to keep its tax rate increase below 2%. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vincent D. DiCastro

Visitation Thursday, Services Friday

Vincent D. DiCastro, age 70, of Cold Spring, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY.   Born in Beacon, he was the son of the late Dominick and Marie (McIlravy) DiCastro. Mr. More...

A Hudson Valley Life Well Lived – Marie Louise 'Risi' Saunders  Free Access 

The Hudson River Valley and town of Philipstown have lost a cherished presence with the passing of Marie Louise “Risi” Saunders. Born November 10, 1915, in New York City, Risi died in her sleep on April 7, 2012, at the age of 96. More...

Ruth Hutcheson Runge

Ruth Hutcheson Runge, 80, died at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester on April 14, 2012. More...

Breaking News - 4/16/2012 7:49 AM

New Name for Museum, Historical Society  Free Access 

'Putnam History Museum' is new, simpler moniker

 The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum Saturday unveiled a new name and logo: the Putnam History Museum. More...

UPDATE: Police Smash Theft Ring in Cold Spring  Free Access 

Little League uniforms stolen from truck; two dozen cars hit

Police have smashed a theft duo in Cold Spring that, among other things, stole uniforms and equipment for one of the teams of the Philipstown Little League, with Opening Day set for this Saturday. More...

New Putnam Tourism site unveiled  Free Access 

Aims to boost info and benefit to visitors

Putnam's new Director of Tourism Libby Pataki believes that "Putnam County deserves the best." More...

For the Love of Butterfield

Citizens Bring Ideas to Charrette

As one Main Street merchant pointed out not long ago, news tends to travel slowly in the Village of Cold Spring. But once it’s out, there is never a shortage of ideas or opinions. More...

Caryn Reinvents Her Shop, Again

Doing Business in Philipstown

Caryn Cannova last year saw the signs of trouble for her gift shop on Main Street in Cold Spring. She was garnering 70 percent of her business from Vera Bradley, the maker of colorful women’s bags and accessories. More...

Board Finalizes Budget

After a thorough discussion of the recent arrest of a Haldane teacher and the district’s quick response, the Haldane School Board was happy to move on and officially adopt the school budget for 2012-2013. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY APRIL 20 greg phillips & the bar spiesWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwww.whistlingwillies.comFriday APRIL 20 teNbrooks mollyHenry’s at the Inn on the Hudson, PeekskillSATURDay APRIL 21 JAZZ VESPERSFirst Presbyt More...

Cultural Events

Garison Art Center Garrison’s Landing 424-3960 garrisonartcenter.org info@garrisonartcenter.org Gallery Hours Tue/Sun: 10-5pm Thru May 6 - Deborah Buck/ Marthe Keller April 29, 2pm Artist talk by Deborah Buck More...

Light of the World Ballet at the Hoving Home

On Tuesday, April 24, the Light of the World Ballet will perform at the Chapel of the Walter Hoving Home, on the second floor of the administration building, located off of Snake Hill Road, in Garrison. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Did we skip spring and move straight on to summer? With the warm temperatures and the lack of rain, it’s been great for outdoor activity, but the threat of wildfires continues. More...

Religious Services

OU R LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH Fair Street, Cold Spring 265-3718 ourladyoflorettocs.com Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor Masses: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 7:30am, 9, & 11:45am., Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Joseph’s - Garrison, Sun, 10:15am. More...

A Hudson Valley Life Well Lived – Marie Louise ‘Risi’ Saunders

(based on background provided by Sandy Saunders and Betsy Calhoun) The Hudson River Valley and town of Philipstown have lost a cherished presence with the passing of Marie Louise “Risi” Saunders. More...

Sports

Play Ball: Little League Season Kicks Off

The Philipstown Little League inaugurated its season Saturday morning with opening ceremonies. Called out for special recognition was John Merante, who gave three decades of service to the organization as a coach. He also threw out the first pitch. More...

Philipstown Girls’ Soccer Roundup

Knights Battle To a Scoreless Tie More...

Baseball Team Improves to 8–0

Second walk-off win of season caps another perfect week

You can add North Salem, Tuxedo and Arlington B to the growing list of teams that have fallen at the hands of Haldane’s now 8-0 baseball team. More...

Weekly Poll

Will you be getting a flu shot this year?
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