November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

FBI: A Gangster Named Maria, in Garrison

A Garrison woman busted last summer for burglary has now been tied to the “Wolfpack” drug gang that peddled cocaine, pot and oxycodone and used a combination of guns and violence to scare off rival drug dealers in New York City, authoriti More...

Gipson Widens Lead Over Saland

Absentee ballots were counted on Thanksgiving-eve at the Putnam County Board of Elections in Carmel and Democrat Terry Gipson increased his lead over incumbent State Senator Stephen Saland in the hotly contested 41st District race. More...

Troopers Save Putnam Man Trying to Jump from Tap

Seconds away from diving

Three state troopers are being credited with saving the life of a Putnam County man who attempted to jump from the Tappan Zee Bridge early Tuesday.The man, identified only as a 33-year-old resident of Putnam Valley, attempted his dive into the chilly More...

 

Civics and Politics

Town Board Readies for 2013 with New Budget

Under 2 % tax cap

The Philipstown Town Board has adopted its 2013 budget and, for the third year in a row, the town has been able to stay under Gov. Cuomo’s 2% tax cap. More...

Meet Carolyn Bachan, Volunteer on the Historic Review Board

With hot topic issues such as Dunkin’ Donuts and the development of the tired Butterfield Hospital coming to some sort of conclusion, volunteer Historic District Review Board member Carolyn Bachan has at times been a formidable force. More...

Water Main Relining Pauses for Winter

Pump station inundated

Cold Spring’s big water main relining project is going into hibernation. Cold Spring Water Superintendent Greg Phillips reported last week to the Village Board that Mainlining Services Inc. More...

Schools

Character Education at Haldane Schools

What does that person’s facial expression really mean? Why don’t the kids want to play with me? How can I ride the bus home without being made fun of? How do I fit in?These are some of the questions that school children often ask. More...

Garrison Parents Critical of District, Want Action on Goals

The Garrison School District is small and closely-monitored by a highly motivated administration and Board, and by its parents, who filled the school library Tuesday night at the third of three goal-setting workshops, eager to continue an ongoing dis More...

Garrison School Gives Thanks

A November Garrison School PTA initiative, “Giving with Thanks,” was developed to teach students about empathy and being responsive to the needs of others. More...

Attractions

Farm to Host Annual Living Nativity

Saunders Farm

The Rev. Frank Geer has set Sunday, December 16, as the date for his narration of the annual Living Nativity. This will occur at Saunders Farm, Old Albany Post Road, at 4 p.m. Live animals are being donated this year by Dr. More...

New Voice of Mildred Solomon Visits Garrison Pulpit

Referencing the presidential election and anticipating continued gridlock in Washington, Mildred Z. Solomon, President of The Hastings Center, gave the guest sermon at St. Philip’s in the Highlands Episcopal Church in Garrison on Nov. More...

Candlelight Tours in Cold Spring

“Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours on Main Street America” is the premier holiday destination event of the year and it’s set for Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. in Cold Spring. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

Headquarters of the Chinese Communists

Who knew? The headquarters of the Chinese Communist bureaucrats is right here in Cold Spring, at 144 Main. In the very same PCN&R building that was once the Old Homestead Club. Those clever Chinese have turned even me. More...

Perspectives

‘Critical Crossroads’ for Butterfield

On November 27th the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees is holding a public hearing on the proposed amendment for permitted uses for the Butterfield Hospital site. We need to come together as a community and a decision is long overdue. More...

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New Cold Spring Fire House under review

Would remain downtown

At Tuesday night's Village Board meeting, Trustee Ralph Falloon opened the discourse over a proposed fire house in the Village. The Village heard from two local architects' plans. More...

Post Office Receives a Reprieve

By Tim Greco The United States Post Office has received another reprieve to stay at its Foodtown Plaza location for an undetermined amount of time. More...

Leona Dushin’s Labors of Love

Long time Garrison Resident Treasures Kids, Horses

Leona Dushin’s farm sits on the side of a hill in Garrison, with ambling fences and fields that give it a decidedly oldfashioned flavor. More...

Celebrating Restaurant Week

Putnam Director of Tourism Libby Pataki has encouraged residents to get out and patronize their local restaurants. More...

Hurricane Damage Assistance for Businesses Now Available

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) would like to ensure that disaster survivors have ample time to take advantage of the assistance that has been made available for their recovery. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Holiday Fair Season Has Arrived

Saturday offered a charmingly sunny and crisp November morning, perfect for a small tour of events in the Hudson Highlands. The quest? To find out what’s new in the world of fundraisers—specifically holiday fairs. More...

Mt. Gulian Hosts Trivia Night in Beacon

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Mount Gulian Historic Site will hold its first Trivia Night, starting at 6 p.m. The fun evening will include trivia questions about the Hudson Valley, pop culture, American history, and a variety of other interesting topics. More...

Kicking Off the Holiday Season

Why not bring everyone to Boscobel for a marvelous way to kick off the merriest of all seasons? More...

Community

Overflow Crowd Gathers at the River for Candlelight Service & Thanksgiving

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION

Sunday was a beautiful cool and crisp autumn evening as a standing-room-only crowd filled the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration for the Putnam History Museum’s annual Thanksgiving Candlelight Service More...

Scouts Stay Active Despite Storms

Mother Nature sure showed her dark side over the past month. Girl Scouts of the Hudson Highlands benefited from her lighter side, however, when they explored some of our area’s beauty earlier this fall. More...

PCN&R Delivery Driver Retires

Jimmy Nugent, near and dear to the hearts of PCN&R staffers, is retiring as the newspaper’s delivery man. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Fall in State Title Game

Ellicottville proves too much in volleyball final

The Haldane volleyball team’s quest for a second straight state championship fell short as the Blue Devils were dethroned by Section 6 champ Ellicottville 25-23, 26- 24, 25-12. More...

Philipstown Soccer Teams Enjoy Winning Week, Annual Banquet

Daggers Protect the House to Remain Unbeaten at More...

Hawks End Season 4th Best Team in Five States

The Philipstown Jr. Pee Wee Hawks traveled to Union College in Schenectady last Sunday and were defeated by the Ogden Bears 31 to 7. The Hawks ended their season with a record of 7-3 -1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ho Hum Indeed

To the Editor: Ho hum. Another meteorological mega-event has come. And gone. More...

Health Effects of Sandy

To The Editor: More...

It’s a Tax, not an Entitlement

To the Editor: More...

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