August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Swift Retribution for Hustis  Free Access 

Mayor removes Trustee from three liaison positions

Thursday morning Mayor Seth Gallagher fired a return salvo in the escalating war of words with Village Board Trustee Charles (Chuck) Hustis, III. More...

‘Death by Delay’ for Dunkin’?  Free Access 

78 New Points Added for Elmes to Address

The Dunkin’ Donuts tale is heating up. More...

Prayers & Love for Sammy Allen

Lupus Fundraiser Set

Faith and a sense of humor have kept the Allen family strong. Their roots run deep in Nelsonville. The family’s great-grandfather started Allen’s Garage. More...

How to Avoid Mosquito Breeding  Free Access 

Health Dept weighs in on West Nile prevention

The Putnam County Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions against West Nile virus (WNV) infection. Surrounding counties have reported finding mosquito pools testing positive for WNV. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Libby Pataki Meets the Village People

Putnam County Tourism Director Libby Pataki, one of whose goals is to bridge the divide between eastern and western Putnam County and bring in much-needed tourism dollars, was invited by Cold Spring Trustee Chuck Hustis to last Tuesday’s Villag More...

Railroad Parking in Garrison

Two activities starting this week will affect commuter parking in Garrison. More...

Tax Changes for Putnam Valley Residents

Putnam Valley residents residing within the boundaries of the Mahopac School District now have an opportunity to pay their school tax bills in person starting next month. More...

Schools

High Achievers: Graduates and Dean’s Lists 2012

...The following student received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University’s Dean’s list for the Spring 2012 semester: John Dinapoli of Putnam Valley. More...

Attractions

Garden Day on the Island

Constitution Island

The Constitution Island Association will hold “Garden Day” on Saturday, August 11th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Getting Corny at the Corn Fest

The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival will take place rain or shine Sunday, Aug. 12, noon-5 p.m. at the Beacon Waterfront. More...

Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey

On Saturday, August 11, at a special time. 5 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: a Birds of Prey presentation by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. More...

Sports

‘PLAY Haldane’ Becomes a Reality

Haldane school board member and athletic coach Jon Champlin, co-chair Dan Hughes, and their energetic committee of volunteers are headed downfield with the fundraising project they call “PLAY Haldane.” More...

Olympics Provide Fascinating Views of Competition

With the each passing day, the Olympic Games continue to remind us how exciting and pure “amateur” athletics can be. More...

Putnam Valley Little League News  Free Access 

Putnam Valley Little League has been selected as a finalist for a $5,000 grant. The league is battling towns from Long Island and New Jersey and needs your help. This is a grant from SNY/ Citi/New York Mets. More...

Breaking News - 8/5/2012 6:31 AM

Garrison man dead in drowning  Free Access 

Tried to assist niece; was not wearing life jacket

A Garrison man died a hero Friday night while attempting to rescue his seven year old niece, who slipped off a raft while boating in the Hudson River off Charles Point in Peekskill.The 52-year-old victim was identified Saturday afternoon as Christoph More...

Jr. Fire Academy Celebrates 10 Years

On Saturday morning, the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 Junior Fire Academy, under the direction of Dan Valentine, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with its first-ever parade down Main Street to Mayor’s Park. More...

Cold Spring Budget in Good Shape at Year End  Free Access 

The Village of Cold Spring is in comparatively strong financial shape after completing its 2011-12 fiscal year. More...

Guillaro Makes Second Push on Butterfield  Free Access 

Developer says market-rate housing still needed

Developer Paul Guillaro made yet another appearance before Tuesday night’s meeting of the Cold Spring Village Board, and the Village Hall courtroom was packed with citizens eager to know what will happen next with the long-debated Butterfield H More...

Ominous Sky Signaled Coming Storm

A severe thunderstorm and heavy rain lashed Cold Spring Thursday evening, leaving downed trees and power outages behind. Power in some areas was not restored until Friday evening. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Rewriting a History in Garrison

Shakespeare Festival’s Jason O’Connell Brings One-Man Show to The Depot

Fans of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival know Jason O’Connell as the actor who can dissolve an audience (and fellow actors) into gales of laughter (The 39 Steps), break their hearts with his romantic vulnerability (Love's Labour's Lost), More...

Drummond & Huber at ArtFull Living

Artists Imogene Drummond and Thomas Huber will give presentations and a talk about their art on Sunday, August 5, at 1:30 pm at the ArtFull Living Designer Show House at Glassbury Court, 3370 Albany Post Road (Rt 9) in Cold Spring. More...

Onions and Garlic (and Mrs. Roosevelt Redux)

Gardening GUSTO

Right now my teeny tiny garden is bustin’ with the most beautiful organic onions grown from little bulbs called “sets.” You can still buy small bags of these at nurseries and don’t worry if the sets look a bit shriveled. More...

Community

Keep ‘Event Foods’ Safe This Summer

Editor’s Note: Putnam County Health Commissioner Allen Beals has agreed to write a health column for the PCN&R on key health and safety issues. This is his inaugural column. More...

Volunteers Give Playground a Makeover

Last weekend, three student volunteers painted several outdoor games onto the playground surface at Serendipity Child Care and Learning Center on Lady Blue Devil Lane in Cold Spring. More...

Hustises and Dugans to be Honored at Putnam History Museum Gala

The Putnam History Museum has announced its selections for two prestigious annual awards to be presented on Saturday, October 13th, at the Museum’s annual Gala Dinner honoring families and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William H. Staples

On June 13, 2012, at age 72, William H. Staples passed away at his home in Solana Beach, Calif., with his loving wife Carol by his side. The youngest of six children, Bill was born on Feb. 29, 1940, in Cold Spring, to Harold and Josephine Staples. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Leah McMillion and Bryan Lagasse Are Wed

Wedding

Leah Elise McMillion and 1LT Bryan Alan Lagasse were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia. Father Frank McNamee officiated at the two p.m. ceremony. More...

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