July 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Tackles Teacher Evaluations, Fields Project

Haldane Board of Education

The Haldane Board of Education Annual Reorganization Meeting last Tuesday began with the oath of office for newly elected Trustee Jon Champlin and the election of Michael Junjulas as Board President and Gillian Thorpe as the returning Board Vice Pres More...

All-American Valley Celebrates Bicentennial, Community Day

July 4th marked with parade, fireworks

Putnam’s proud history came to life Sunday at a Bicentennial bash on Constitution Island, across from West Point. More...

Civics and Politics

Planning Board Responds to Mayor’s Request to Amend Code  Free Access 

In what is turning out to be a battle royal of municipal boards, the Cold Spring Planning Board mulled over a request from Mayor Seth Gallagher and the Village Board that village zoning be changed to accommodate the Butterfield project. More...

Fields Committee Scores a Goal

Plans are moving steadily ahead for improvements to the Haldane fields, with the latest step being board approval to start fundraising. More...

Meetings This Week

WEDNESDAY JULY 11 6 pm Putnam Valley Town Board 7:30 pm Philipstown Board Weekly Workshop 8 pm Cold Spring Historic Dist Review Board THURSDAY JULY 12 7 pm Putnam Valley School Bd. Reorg. Meeting 7 pm Philipstown North Highlands FD Monthly Meeting More...

Schools

Hayworth Hosts Academy Students

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth congratulates young men from the 19th Congressional District she recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. More...

Community

Mekeel’s Corners Service Honors Birth of a Nation, and Father Mills

It was standing room only at Mekeel's Corners Chapel on the annual 4th of July celebration in honor of the birth of our great nation. Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary humbly led the ceremony as he welcomed the packed church. More...

Equestrian Center Hosts First Horse Expo and Therapeutic Riding Show

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosted a Therapeutic Riding Show on Sunday at their beautiful location on top of a hill off Route 301 in Cold Spring. More...

Community Day 2012

Given that the Fourth of July could easily be one of the hottest and stormiest days of any given summer, it’s always a dicey date for a parade, and this year the forecasts were not encouraging. More...

Sports

From Tiny Mites to Big Devils

Blue Pride Begins with Philipstown Pop Warner Program

This fall, Mayor's Park will once again be transformed into one of the area's most beautiful settings for football. More...

Perspectives

Julia Butterfield and The Role of History  Free Access 

I subscribe to my hometown newspaper, the PCN&R, here in Florida and always look forward to each issue, until recent years. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John A. Turco

John A. Turco, age 90, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence. Born in Mt. Holly, Vermont, on September 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Carl and Rose (Scambatti) Turco. More...

Vernon Edward Basso

Vernon E. Basso, a former carman for the Metro-North Railroad, and a longtime resident of the area, died in the early morning hours of July 1st, 2012, with his family by his side. He was 61. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Jason Gray, Mallory Clark to Wed

Mrs. Carol Gray of Cold Spring is pleased to announce the engagement of her son, Jason Gray, to Mallory Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Clark of Fulton, N.Y. More...

Breaking News - 7/15/2012 6:20 PM

Massive Storm Pelts Putnam  Free Access 

Eastern portion of county hit hardest

Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds and ground-to-sky lightning knocked out electricity to large sections of Kent, Lake Carmel, Patterson and Southeast Sunday afternoon.The storm resulted in “tornado-like conditions” in Lake Carmel, accordin More...

Senior Center Will Remain at American Legion

Senior citizens residing in western Putnam County will continue using the Cold Spring American Legion Post as a Friendship Center following action taken by the Putnam Legislature. More...

O’Rourke, Swinburne, to Lead Board

Garris on School Board

The Garrison Board of Education held a rare Thursday night meeting last week on the heels of the 4th of July holiday. The purpose was reorganization. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Back On Track

After Putnam sales tax revenue failed to exceed the previous year’s tally in April, the ship righted itself when Commissioner of Finance William Carlin reported Monday that May sales tax receipts came in at $5,377,866, an increase of nearly $25 More...

Arts and Entertainment

Depot Youth Stage ‘Oliver’

Philipstown Depot Theatre

The Philipstown Depot Theatre Youth production of “Oliver” opens Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m., with additional performances Friday, July 20, at 4 p.m., and Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. More...

Beef Tasting and Cooking Demo at Glynwood

Glynwood Farm

On Monday, July 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main House at Glynwood Farm, join author Lynne Curry for an eye-opening beef tasting and cooking demonstration using meat and produce from Glynwood. More...

Beat the Heat! Old Fashioned Garden Perfumers (and Homemade ‘Vitamin’ Water)

Gardening GUSTO

This heat is no joke. Even our gardens look weary and grumpy. Water very early in the morning and don’t overwater plants that go limp in the afternoon. They will probably recover by the next morning’s dousing. More...

Attractions

Learn About ‘Flying Jewels’ in Philipstown

Hudson Highlands Nature Musuem

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is bringing environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson! More...

‘I Love My Park Because’ Photo Contest

New Yorkers love their parks, and Parks & Trails New York is giving New Yorkers more ways to show it with the launching of the “I Love My Park Because” photo contest that will run through August 31. More...

Cold Spring Lions Club Holds Installation Dinner

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill hosted the Cold Spring Lions Club annual installation dinner on June 25. The meeting was well attended, with 30 present. More...

Commentary

Hudson Highlands High

From the Chamber

July 8th, the first Sunday of the music series, was a great success. The humidity was low and there was a beautiful breeze as the band Painted Betty played for over 200 people, many of them dancing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Philipstown All Stars Cut

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All Star Selections: Fair, Open Process

To the Editor: Recently there has been some question and comment across the community regarding how the Philipstown Little League decided which age-level teams would be organized for postseason “All Star” play this year and who would play More...

Butterfield and Our Seniors  Free Access 

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Poll

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