April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

History’s New Name

'Putnam History Museum' picked as replacement

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...

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...

Additional state money planned for disaster recovery  Free Access 

Ball hails Cuomo on funding

Additional money to Hudson Valley counties to help them recover from Hurricane Irene will be provided by the state, Sen. Greg Ball said Wednesday. More...

Dutchess County man sentenced in child-sex case  Free Access 

Owns business in Cold Spring, but is unrelated to local man by same name

 A Dutchess County man who owns a business in Cold Spring was sentenced in Westchester County Court on Wednesday to three and one-half years in state prison to charges of attempted rape. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center on Latest Episode of ‘Dear Sandy’  Free Access 

  Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary, located in Philipstown, on her latest episode of her cable television show, “Dear Sandy.” She is joined by Eric Lind, the Center’s Dire More...

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...

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...

Cold Spring Lions Offer $2,000 Scholarship

The Cold Spring Lions Club will be offering a $2,000 scholarship to a 2012 graduate of an accredited educational institution. The candidate must have been a resident of Philipstown since July 1, 2011. More...

Attractions

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...

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...

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...

Restaurants

Grand Opening at the Garrison Café

Garrison resident Pascal Graff, owner of Le Bouchon Brasserie in Cold Spring, has done it again. The new Garrison Café opened two weeks ago, and, according to all reports, it’s a hit with the public. More...

Putnam Valley School Board Adopts 2012-13 Budget  Free Access 

Tax levy comes in at under 2 percent

  Thursday marked a milestone of sorts. 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...

Philip A. Merando  Free Access 

Philip A. Merando, age 73, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. More...

Board Finalizes Budget

Tax levy hike for Haldane is 2.44 percent

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...

Crime Spree in Cold Spring Stopped

Police surveillance catches two

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...

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...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Celebrate Earth Day Eve (and Homemade Russian Dressing)

Gardening GUSTO

Here at the PCN&R, we are observing Earth Day Eve by inviting our readers to join us for a free and friendly Gardening Gusto “How to Begin” organic gardening seminar. More...

Light of the World Ballet at the Hoving Home  Free Access 

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...

Garrison’s Groovy ‘Twelfth Night’

The Garrison Union School 8th grade students recently put on a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night or What You Will. More...

Community

Saying Thanks, the Girl Scout Way

Five Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 2502 and Junior Troop 1406 from our community helped out at the annual Maple Sunday Pancake Breakfast at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. More...

The Clock is Ticking on Lyme Disease

All signs point to an increase this spring in the threat of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in our area, according to reports from a Millbrook scientific institute. More...

National NestWatch Program Needs Eyes to Follow the Birds  Free Access 

Across the continent, birds are nest-building. More...

Sports

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...

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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...

Philip A. Merando  Free Access 

Philip A. Merando, age 73, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. More...

Memorial Service Set for Gene Garfinkle

Eugene Carl Garfinkle (“Gene”) will be remembered at a memorial service at the Garrison Art Center on Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. More...

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