September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Spring Area Was Under Tornado Watch  Free Access 

Rain, high winds Saturday afternoon

The Putnam County area was under both a tornado watch and a severe thunderstorm warning Saturday afternoon into evening. More...

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Sewage plant tour a prelude to sparring back at Village Hall

Last Tuesday the Village Board met at the Cold Spring wastewater treatment plant for an onsite walkthrough with Bart Clark of Oakwood Environmental Associates, who informed the Board of major upgrades needed to the current infrastructure. More...

On the Road Again with Roger Chirico

A few days after the first anniversary of Hurricane Irene’s visit to Philipstown, Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico visited with the PCN&R to review the Town’s progress in repairing the damage Irene left behind. More...

Time-Capsule Ideas Needed as Putnam’s 200th Closes

Time-capsule suggestions are being sought from the public for the capsule that will be buried on Veterans Day this year. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Primary Day is Sept. 13 in Putnam County

Next Thursday, Sept. 13, is Putnam’s third Primary Day of 2012. More...

Katz Demands Silver’s Resignation

Assemblyman Steven Katz Tuesday called on Gov. More...

Garrison Offers Revised Board Meeting Schedule  Free Access 

Garrison Union Free School District 2012-2013 School YearBoard Of Education Meetings – Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.September 19, 2012 / Regular MeetingOctober 9, 2012 / Special MeetingOctober 24, 2012 / Regular MeetingNovember 7, 2012 / Special Meet More...

Schools

Excitement ‘Percolates’ for Opening

Garrison Union Free School

At the Garrison Union Free School, the children returned Wednesday morning, ready for a new academic year after a staff training/Superintendent’s Conference Day on Tuesday. More...

New Leaders at Haldane Foundation

Haldane

Jennifer Marrinan and Craig Roffman are a couple of high-energy Haldane parents who have teamed up to lead the Haldane School Foundation this year—Jennifer as President and Craig as Vice President. More...

O’Neill High School Orientation  Free Access 

James I. O’Neill High School sits across the river from Garrison, just a stone’s throw from the United States Military Academy at West Point. More...

Sports

Is the Philipstown Fields Project Sidelined?  Free Access 

After an extended springtime rush, a multi-group effort to repair or upgrade a playing field at the Philipstown Recreation Center has apparently ground to a halt. More...

Memories, Generations Meet on Brigati Field

For a man I’ve called “Poppy” for the past twenty-three years, it was back to business on August 24th, stepping into a familiar role where so many others have come to know him so well: Coach. More...

Two Teams With Big Shoes to Fill

Blue Devils’ volleyball and soccer teams look to replace some key losses

When you watched one of Haldane’s boys soccer games last year, you could always count on seeing Sean Daly controlling the middle of the field, Patrick Daponte cleaning up everything along the back line and keeper Gavin Brower making the big sav More...

Perspectives

Hurricane Damage: Before & After

Mill Road bridge, Philipstown More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Walter E. Johnson

Walter E. Johnson, age 73, of Garrison, died on Friday, August 31st at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor. Born April 7, 1939 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Emil and Gudrun (Tomassen) Johnson. More...

Memorial Service for Anne deWitt Pell ‘Nancy’ Osborn

The Osborn family will hold a Memorial Service for Anne deWitt Pell (“Nancy”) Osborn, who died 27th June, 2012, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, at Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Route 9D, Garrison. More...

Prayers for Grandson Dorian  Free Access 

Grandparents to Hold Fund-Raiser

Philipstown residents have always rallied the troops when someone was in need, especially a child. More...

Firehouse Upgrade in Works

Would reconfigure Main Street building

The Cold Spring Village Board on Tuesday night heard a proposal for the new firehouse construction on Main Street. More...

Support Builds for Elmeses

After months of review, support is building for Kenny and Fran Elmes’ plans to put a Dunkin’ Donuts with a drive-through window along Route 9D—in what might be called a “Back Kenny” movement. More...

Schools Open Up Across the Region

Schools opened Wednesday across the region. More...

Foreclosure Actions Continue to Increase

Here’s a statistic Putnam isn’t proud of: New York State’s second smallest county in geography—larger only than Rockland County —is ranked among the top statewide when it comes to foreclosure actions. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

‘Demented Cheese’ And, Time to Re-seed for More Bounty

Gardening GUSTO

As I was picking a bowl full of vegetables this morning, I had to wonder: Does it seem to some people that gardeners are never satisfied? More...

Garrison’s Own Painter & Pediatrician Unveils Two Books  Free Access 

Addy is a charming and colorful, but ditzy, little girl with a tousle of curly hair and energy to burn. She lives with a loving family that is often challenged, but never defeated, by Addy’s slightly skewed approach to life. More...

Hootin’ on the Hudson

On Sunday, September 9th, the Little Stony Point Citizens Association will host its annual Hoot on the Hudson, or simply, “the Hoot.” More...

Community

Philipstown Garden Club Intern Tames Dragon Rock

Noel Johnson, a senior at James I. More...

Cold Spring United Methodist Church’s Prison Ministry

On September 16th, at 10:30, the Cold Spring United Methodist Church, at 216 Main Street, will have a special service to celebrate a unique ministry that they have been engaged in during the summer. More...

Intro to Buddhism Course at Graymoor

Those moved to live a more conscious and balanced life may join the Introduction to Buddhism Course offered by the Dharma Teacher Order at Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison. More...

Attractions

Desmond-Fish Offers Reading, Interactive Event

Desmond-Fish Library

Is there something missing? Have you held back who you really are? Are you ready to fully engage yourself? Want some practical insights? More...

Stonecrop: Philipstown’s Secret Gardens

If you have never been before, Stonecrop is a must-see. More...

Nature Education: The Monarch Butterfly

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust is bringing its environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson. On Sunday, September 16, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Commentary

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Philipstown Potpourri

A word regarding this series’ title: Nationally renowned play-by-play baseball announcer, Walter “Red” Barber, had coined the expression, “catbird seat.” Broadcasting for the Brooklyn Dodgers and N. Y. More...

Letters to the Editor

Eagles, Coffee & Other Hazards

To the Editor: More...

Let the Chimes Ring

To the Editor: I am writing to address the issue of the complaints of Ms. Anita Desai regarding the chimes at the “Church on the Hill.” More...

Support Saland

To the Editor: More...

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