May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Project in Jeopardy

Butterfield development in danger following Planning Board vote

The long-awaited Butterfield project, years in the making to consolidate government justice courts, provide a new home for Philipstown government, and bring county offices to western Putnam, stands in danger of collapsing following last week’s More...

1,000 mourners at funeral for family in Carmel fire  Free Access 

Seeking comfort amid grief

Carmel is in mourning this week following a raging fire that claimed the lives of four members of a local family. Some 1,000 mourners turned out Saturday for a funeral Mass. More...

Gallagher Gets a Raise, Again

Falloon Votes No, Citing Sacrifice of Village Employees

Talk about an elephant in the room. More...

HELP WANTED: New Haldane Committee Needs Citizen Involvement  Free Access 

Dan Hughes and I have been approved to co-chair a 60-day working committee with the task of reporting back to the Haldane Board of Education on how the community might be able to help make the rehabilitation of the Game Field and track a reality. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Nelsonville Talks Finances

A brief budget hearing preceded the April meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees. More...

Chamber to Launch New Website

Members of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday morning at the Foundry Café on Main Street for a lively breakfast mixer with special guest Russell Polo, of All That Internet.net, a local website design and management company. More...

Board of Education Candidates Announce

Positions from Garrison, Haldane hopefuls

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Schools

Teaching Staff Kept Intact for 2012-2013

Haldane

While the news is grim in many school districts on the budget for next year, with cutbacks in program and teaching staff, Haldane will be able to keep its teaching staff intact. More...

Garrison 6th Graders and Seniors Bond Over Breakfast

Garrison School 6th graders hosted a special breakfast for Philipstown Senior Citizens last week in the school library. More...

Putnam Valley Scholars Recognized

At a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 25, a group of 42 students were inducted as the newest members of Putnam Valley High School’s National Honor Society. More...

Attractions

Library Fundraiser to Hail Lansbury

Desmond-Fish Library

The eighteenth annual DesmondFish Library Associates Awards Dinner will be held on Monday, May 28th, at the newly renovated Bear Mountain Inn. It will be accompanied by a “Book and Bottle” silent auction with a theatrical theme. More...

The Sunset Reading Series Returns to the Chapel

The Sunset Reading Series is back for its fourth full season at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. More...

Constitution Marsh Paddle Challenge Set for June

The Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary will be hosting an amazing fundraising event on Saturday June 2, 2012, starting at 6 a.m. The event is The Marsh Paddle Challenge. More...

Perspectives

Regarding Pay Raises for Elected Officials

I believe that when an individual runs for local elected office, that their reasons for doing so should be altruistic in nature. More...

Letters to the Editor

No to Formula Village

To the Editor: Dunkin’ Donuts would not be the first franchise in Cold Spring. That is true. It is also beside the point. More...

Holes in the No- Dunkin’ Argument

To the Editor: More...

Dunkin’ Is Huge Chain

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School News

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Register now for Summer Camp: preschool through teens

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2012 1:25 PM

Mayor Injured in Bike Fall  Free Access 

  The PCN&R has learned that Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher was injured in a fall from his bike this morning near the Haldane School, and taken to the hospital with a bump to the head. More...

Rabies Alert Issued For Mahopac Falls  Free Access 

Putnam Health Department officials have urged anyone coming into contact with a stray cat in Mahopac Falls from April 30 through May 4 to contact the health department immediately. More...

Day of Prayer Holds Special Meaning  Free Access 

50 gather in Carmel

Putnam County was one of 35,000 communities across the U.S. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. More...

Make Turf, Not War

Requests for proposals being readied for new fields

What a difference a week makes. More...

Ball Unveils Jobs Bill for Service Disabled Veterans  Free Access 

Enlists support of service disabled war heroes

Service Disabled Veterans addressed the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military More...

Katz Backs Off Ball Primary

Will seek reelection to Assembly

Assemblyman Steve Katz has decided to seek reelection and has withdrawn from challenging State Senator Greg Ball for his seat in the New York State Legislature. More...

Pete’s Down-Home Cooking

Breakfast on Main

Pete’s Hometown Grocery, in Nelsonville, has offered affordable, home-cooked food for the past 25 years, as well as an eclectic assortment of worms for the fisherman. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Fun with Fungi: Market Mushrooms (and Sumptuous Sauce)

Gardening GUSTO

Years ago I wrote a book, Joie de Vivre (Simon & Schuster, 2003) with an adorable, happy French chef named Robert Arbor. More...

Tony Moore Co-Curates Alter Exhibition in Beacon

Renowned Philipstown sculptor and painter Tony Moore is curating an important exhibition from May 12 through July 5 at the Hudson Beach Gallery, at Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main Street in Beacon. More...

Ballet Dances at Hoving Home

Last Tuesday evening, the Light of the World Ballet Company danced for a packed house at the Walter Hoving Home. More...

Community

Rebuilding New Orleans, 14 Times and Counting

It has been nearly seven years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, drowning 80 percent of the houses there. More...

Lions, Leos Host Senior Dinner

On Saturday night, the Cold Spring Lions Club, with the help of Haldane High School’s Leo Club, hosted a dinner party for some 70 senior citizens of Philipstown. More...

New Vestry Members Elected

Dain and Sandlund Step Down From Leadership

The Vestry of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands and its congregation have elected three new members at their recent annual meeting. More...

Sports

Tigers Take Two of Three

After opening the week with Tuesday’s 15-6 loss at Arlington, the Putnam Valley boys lacrosse team rebounded with a 9-3 win against Wappingers on Thursday and capped off the week with a 7-6 overtime win against Fox Lane. More...

Cooperstown Win Moves Haldane to 11-0

Blue Devils drop O’Neill, 7-3, at Baseball Hall of Fame

Haldane’s baseball team has won home games, away games, a game at Dutchess Stadium, and now a game at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. More...

The Winning Ways of Girls’ Soccer

Knights Make It a Tough Ride Home for More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Hazel M. Merando

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday

Hazel M. Merando, age 92, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. More...

Health

Rabies Awareness for Spring  Free Access 

Health Department urges caution around wild animals

In springtime, people are more likely to come in contact with wild animals and that means potential exposure to rabies, a deadly virus that attacks the nervous system. More...

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