August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On the Roads Again: Schumer Steps up to Help Town Get FEMA Funds  Free Access 

Senator's aide promises Philipstown assistance

Supervisor Richard Shea, Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico, his assistant Maureen Etta, and the Philipstown Board gathered on Wednesday evening to welcome Cody Peluso, Senator Charles Schumer’s regional director for the Hudson Valley. More...

Hustis, Gallagher Face-Off

Hustis calls for combining with town; Gallagher strips him of 3 posts

In the escalating war of words between Mayor Seth Gallagher and Village Board Trustee Charles (Chuck) Hustis III, high noon came last Thursday. More...

Bad Air Day!

Ozone Advisory in effect for lower Hudson region

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Nirav R. More...

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Civics and Politics

Philipstown Learns How to Be ‘Red Cross Ready’

Arielle Ortiz is a young and energetic Rockland Countybased Red Cross volunteer. More...

Openness Is Goal for Citizens of Philipstown Group

Speaker session Aug. 15 to highlight rules

In an effort to spur openness of public records and meetings, the Citizens of Philipstown group is bringing the state’s leading open government advocate here next Wednesday as part of its “keynote speaker series.” More...

Nan Hayworth Talks with Seniors  Free Access 

Meeting comes as lawmakers hit the district in August

Putnam Valley seniors had a chance Wednesday to take their concerns to a host of government officials, including Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.The seniors were first greeted by County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Assemblyman Steve Katz and Putnam Valley S More...

Community

Highland Garden Club Hosts Annual Luncheon

On Monday, July 23rd, at the home of member Susanne Von Tiesenhausen, member Helen Grimm, who is very knowledgeable about flowers, plants, and flower arranging, taught many of us to arrange the lovely variety of flowers in vases for our luncheon on T More...

York Honored for Work on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence continues to plague communities across America. More...

Philipstown Shines for Sammy  Free Access 

The Allen family asked for help, and did they ever get it: On Saturday a steady stream of caring neighbors unloaded hundreds of donated household items to benefit the Lupus Foundation. More...

Commentary

Simon Says ‘Stay the Same’

Cunningham’s Corner

The Cold Spring Planning Board’s latest review of a contemplated Dunkin’ Donuts for Route 9D, at a site that is currently a service station, is instructive on multiple levels. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support for Elmes on Dunkin’ Plan

To the Editor: When did we lose sight of humanity, community, and support for our neighbors and business owners? I am writing in support of Kenny Elmes changing his business from selling gas & auto repair services to selling donuts & coffee. More...

Loved the Fire Academy

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The Clear Cutting Will Continue

To the Editor: On Thursday, August 2nd, Central Hudson sent three personnel to the Town Board meeting held in Continental Village. More...

It’s Unanimous: Historic Board Approves Dunkin’ Design  Free Access 

A PCN&R EXCLUSIVE

The Cold Spring Historic District Review Board Wednesday night unanimously approved the design for a Dunkin’ Donuts to be located at the current Elmesco Citgo station on the west side of Chestnut Street (Route 9D) near Main Street. More...

Butterfield Redux for Village

Special panel begins review of new plan

Seeking to recover from the first and failed effort to hurdle municipal review, the newly appointed ad hoc Butterfield Project Committee convened its first meeting Monday evening, outdoors in the parking lot of the former Butterfield Hospital. More...

If a Tree Falls, Was It Central Hudson?

Cutting for power lines at issue in town

The monthly Philipstown Board meeting, held at the Continental Village Fire House on Spy Pond Road, offered an eclectic mix of topics, one of which was a Q&A session with three representatives of the Central Hudson utility regarding tree trimming More...

UPDATED: Health Department Issues Hudson Warning  Free Access 

Sewage discharge at Sleepy Hollow

The Westchester County Health Department has issued a warning “advising people who use the Hudson River waters for recreational purposes, namely swimmers, boaters, kayakers and windsurfers to avoid direct contact with the water from Croton Point Park More...

Garrison Man Drowns in Hudson

Was trying to save niece

A Garrison man died a hero Friday night while attempting to rescue his 7-year-old niece, who had slipped off a raft while boating in the Hudson River off Charles Point in Peekskill. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Acclaimed ‘Two Tenors’ Return to Chapel

Chapel of Our Lady Restoration

The beautiful tenor voices of Viktor Antipenko and Luigi Boccia will fill Chapel Restoration with a selection of the world’s favorite arias and songs in a free concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. More...

It’s a Jungle in There! (and Cold Pickled Gherkins)

Gardening GUSTO

My tiny organic garden is like a jungle right now. It’s going to be a good tomato year: ‘Purple Cherokee’ is starting to color up and ‘Black Krim’ is making more and more greenies for later enjoyment. More...

Successfully Navigating the World of Young Adult Fiction  Free Access 

Putnam County author Suzanne Weyn has something that most aspiring writers dream about—a bookshelf full of published novels, over 50 books in all. More...

Attractions

Walking the Poetry Trail

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Audubon Constitution Marsh have opened the River of Words Poetry Trail. More...

Christoph Cox Discusses Max Neuhaus Work at Dia

Dia: Beacon

On Saturday, August 11, professor and author Christoph Cox will discuss the sound work, Time Piece Beacon (2005), by the artist Max Neuhaus during a one-hour walk-through at Dia:Beacon. More...

Hospital’s First Farmer’s Market a Healthy Success

Hospital employees and the public flocked to Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s first Farmer’s Market of the season on July 31 to buy organic produce and other specialty items. More...

Sports

PLAY Haldane Makes Strides on Fields Plan

PLAY Haldane, the ad hoc committee assisting with raising money for improvements to school athletic fields, is making headway. More...

Ironman Set for Saturday  Free Access 

Tie-ups expected on west side of Hudson

This Saturday, August 11, the Palisades Interstate Park will host the Ironman U.S. Championship. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher E. Baisley

Christopher E. Baisley, a resident of Garrison, passed away suddenly and heroically, on Friday. He was 52. Christopher was employed by United Rentals, in Queens, as an Operating Engineer. More...

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