December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Trio of Angels Spotted on Main Street

Clerks keep Philipstown running

“Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and More...

Village Moves on Zoning in Contentious Session

UPDATED with video link: Tuesday night’s Village of Cold Spring meeting became heated as former supporters of Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher challenged him. UPDATED with new details of police report issue. More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

Gallagher Won’t Seek Re-Election

The announcement by Mayor Seth Gallagher that he’s not planning to seek reelection, first reported last week at PCNR.com, has sent Cold Spring politics into overdrive. More...

Nelsonville Demands Crosswalks

Nelsonville Mayor Tom Corless definitely dropped a bomb or two at the Village Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night. More...

It's Official: Terry Gipson Defeats Steve Sland

A new state senator will represent Philipstown, Putnam Valley and Kent on January 1 now that Senator-elect Terry Gipson has defeated long-time State Senator Stephen Saland. 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 do I fit in? These are some of the questions that school children often ask. More...

Garrison Strikes up the Band, and the Chorus

(l-r)Garrison School’s 5th Grade Band’s percussion section lets loose; The Elementary School Chorus sings. Photos Provided More...

Writer Peter Lourie Visits Haldane

Peter Lourie, a renowned adventure writer, visited Haldane fourth grade students to present his journey down the Hudson River in a canoe. More...

Attractions

Nature Museum Hosts Seasonal Open Days

Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for special Holiday Open Hours! The Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson, will be open Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Christmas Ornament Making at the Library

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to drop by the Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon on Saturday, Dec. 22nd, between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon to decorate a salt dough ornament. Children ages 3-5 must be accompanied by an adult. More...

A Beary Merry Christmas at the Bear Mountain Zoo

On Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (rain date Dec. 23) have a Beary Merry Holiday with the bears of Bear Mountain. Bring the family to Trailside Museums and Zoo to make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. More...

Letters to the Editor

Save the Children

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Lost Youth

Last week the Devil visited the elementary school in Connecticut where numerous children were slaughtered. Many people will focus on the weapons that were used by the young man who killed the innocents. More...

Re: Butterfield and Dunkin’ Donuts

To the Editor: Finally. Some action, and some forward movement! Now... Whatever did happen to Loretto Rest? John P. EatonCold Spring More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

Help Wanted

Artist wanted The Constitution Island Association is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student in the fine arts who is a capable artist to create a series of images of Constitution Island and it’s history. More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2012 5:08 PM

Christmas Behind Bars

Sheriff visits inmates, staff

Sheriff Donald Smith spent Christmas morning behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday. More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2012 12:12 PM

Putnam Valley bookkeeper charged with embezzling

Thousands of dollars at issue

A Putnam Valley woman has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer.New York State Police arrested Kimberly Knight, 37, Friday in connection with the alleged theft from The Inn at Buttermilk Falls in Milton, Ulster County More...

Big Ticket Items on the Horizon for the Village

At Tuesday night’s Cold Spring Village Board meeting, Greg Phillips, Superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department, reported to the Board that they could expect there will be some ‘big ticket items,” in the future with respect to the Sewer Fund. More...

Butterfield Demolition Approved

Surprise 4-1 Vote

UPDATE: The Cold Spring Historic District Review Board has approved developer Paul Guillaro’s request to be allowed to demolish the former Butterfield Hospital.The 4-1 vote came Wednesday night, after many months of review. More...

School Safety Reviewed

In the wake of the shocking deaths of 27 children and adults in nearby Newtown, Ct., three dozen school, village, county and state officials met Tuesday at the Putnam Sheriff’s Office in Carmel to discuss security issues at schools and other pu More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Arts and Entertainment

West Point Band Featured on Fox News

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Significant Art on Main Street

GALLERY 66

You don’t have to ride Metro-North to Manhattan so see meaningful pieces of art. More...

The High Art of Garden Furniture

John Danzer believes even garden furniture -- perhaps especially garden furniture -- benefits from history and its perspective: Jefferson’s garden benches. Washington’s fruit tree boxes. More...

Community

Clean Your Chimneys

A rash of chimney fires in recent days has prompted Putnam’s Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling to remind local residents to have chimneys and other heating devices properly cleaned. More...

Deadline Extended for Sandy Loans

Putnam residents and agencies, who may be eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Loans from the Small Business Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, now have until January 28 to file applications. More...

Man Nabbed Within Hours of Alleged Heist

Quick work on the part of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department led to the apprehension of an alleged thief wanted in connection with a larceny from a residence in Putnam Valley. More...

Religious News

The Night of the Living Nativities

Saunders FarmBy Catherine Garnsey More...

Christmas Eve Church Services

Church on the Hill 245 Main St. Nelsonville 7pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown 10 Academy St., More...

Longest Night Service at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church

A Christmas Service for Reflection and Healing More...

Sports

Knights of Columbus Announce Free Throw Competition

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 12, (snow date, Saturday, January 19) at 9:45 a.m. More...

Haldane Boys Rout Chester 64-43

Tough Loss to Children’s Village Fuels Rebound Win

It was a tale of two very different games for the Haldane boys’ basketball team this week, and Coach Joe Virgadamo knew exactly why one game resulted in a loss and the other a resounding win. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Pointer

Barbara Rose (Houston) Pointer, 77, of Midlothian, Va., passed away Nov. 2, 2012, at 8:36 a.m. She was born in Cornwall, N.Y., July 25, 1935. Barbara is survived by her husband of 57 years, John P. More...

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