January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Roads: Just Dirt, or a Way of Life?

Big issue for 2013 in Philipstown

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong…” The late John Denver was singing about West Virginia at the time, but he could have been describing a significant piece of Philipstown—its 32.6 miles of dirt roads. More...

County Looks to Legal Fight in Gun Permit Records  Free Access 

Refuses to hand over data to Gannett

UPDATED: Cuomo to seek new gun restrictions. Meanwhile, Putnam County’s moment in the sun, or perhaps in the bull’s eye, began Thursday afternoon and could take months if not years to wind through the courts. More...

Town Adopts No-Weapons Policy

Ahead of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, the Town of Philipstown adopted a workplace violence policy that includes a prohibition on firearms and knives longer than 4”. More...

Counterfeit money reported in Cold Spring

Funny money is making the rounds in Cold Spring.Cold Spring PD Commanding Officer George Kane reported the incidence of counterfeit $10 bills this week, telling the PCN&R that two cases were reported to his department. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Richard Othmer to Lead Legislature in 2013

“Lean, mean in 2013,” is how Richard Othmer predicted Putnam County government will operate in the new year. More...

Stormwater, Security in Philipstown

Town of Philipstown

Despite the absence of Supervisor Richard Shea, who was ill, the Philipstown Board kicked off 2013 on Thursday with its required reorganizational meeting, followed by the regular monthly meeting. More...

County to Redesign Public Transport System

One of Putnam’s top priorities for county government in 2013 is to provide reliable and affordable public transportation. On Monday members of the Putnam County Transportation Advisory Board met for the initial time to begin the process. More...

Schools

National Honor Society Toy Drive

Putnam Valley High School

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Putnam Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society reached out to the Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. The students hosted a toy drive for the children at the hospital. More...

Mount Saint Mary College Names Elizabeth Ailes a Trustee  Free Access 

NEWBURGH – The Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College has elected Elizabeth Ailes as a Trustee for an initial three-year term beginning January 2013. More...

Garrison School Board Talks Safety, Goals

Garrison Union Free School

In a rather sedate Board of Education meeting Wednesday, the Garrison Union Free School Board met with a short agenda in a 1-hour meeting, tinged by both the New Year and also the tragedy in Newtown, CT. More...

Religious News

Church on the Hill Offers New Program

The Church on the Hill is offering a new six-week study group, “Unglued,” with Beth Greco. The group will meet Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Church. Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. More...

Religious Services

CHURCH ON THE HILL Tim Greco- Pastor A Non-Denominational Ministry P.O. Box 299 Cold Spring, NY 10516 265-2022 Cm2ChurchonHill @aol.com 10:30am Sunday Worship More...

Sports

Tough Weekend for Boys’ Hoops; Girls Win Laugher

It began at 7 p.m. on Friday night and mercifully ended at noon the following day. It was 17 hours the Haldane boys’ basketball would like to, and will have to, forget. More...

Perspectives

Balancing the Right to Know, Safety & Privacy

Recently, there has been substantial attention focused on the issue of whether the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Putnam County must be released to a newspaper, which has indicated its intention to publish such information. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth Louise Staples Hoke

Elizabeth L. Staples Hoke (EL), 75, recently of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on December 28th, 2012, while vacationing with her family in Phoenix, AZ. Elizabeth was a former President of the Public Employees Federation (PEF), of New York. More...

Eugene E. Ostrow, Jr.

Eugene E. Ostrow, Jr., age 68, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Hudson Valley Hospital center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in Port Jefferson, NY on November 24, 1944, he was the son of the late Eugene E. and Mary C. More...

William Dominic Spinelli

William Dominic Spinelli, 84, distinguished educator and former supervisor of Putnam Valley, passed away January 7th at the Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, where he has resided for the past several years. More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2013 12:27 PM

Calamity Averted in North Highlands

North Highlands firefighters didn’t have far to travel late Saturday night when a fire broke out in wood frame home on Old Postal Road across the street from fire department headquarters.Chief Joe Hyatt told the PCNR a blaze erupted in the area of a More...

District Praises a Hero, Looks to Future

Putnam Valley School Board

The Putnam Valley School Board met for the first time in 2013 on January 10.Superintendent Dr. More...

Pataki Pitches Cycling Classic, Again

For the second time in just months, Putnam County Director of Tourism Libby Pataki used a meeting at her stately home in Garrison to build support for the Putnam Cycling Classic. More...

West Point to Pugh: New Leadership Needed

Call follows National Park try by Constitution Island Association

The garrison commander at West Point is calling for a change in leadership at the Constitution Island Association. More...

Candidates Have an Extra Day to File in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Clerk Mary Saari told the PCN&R this week that she had received a revised and corrected version of the Calendar of Dates for the Village Election from the New York Conference of Mayors. More...

Tendy on Putnam Valley Teamster Impasse

“I can’t blame them for wanting to do better but…we don’t have the financial abilities to give them what they want [or even] what I’d like to give them.They’re very hard workers.” – Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Copeland on ‘How to Be a New Yorker’

Garrison’s Own Writes, Stars in Sketch-Comedy

Were you planning on staying upriver this winter because there’s nothing that interesting happening in New York City? Well, fuhgeddaboudit! More...

Painter Liliane Tomasko at The Art Center

Garrison Art Center

Swiss-born painter Liliane Tomasko is known for her inviting paintings of vaguely familiar objects and spaces. More...

Love Your Leftovers: Save Your Amaryllis (and Mashed Tater Frittata)

Gardening GUSTO

Number one among holiday houseplants is the big, bold, bawdy amaryllis. What many folks don’t realize is that this Lady Gaga of a flower can easily be saved to bloom again next winter. More...

Community

Skybaby Studio Takes Flight  Free Access 

Melia Marzollo had a dream seven years ago that she was in a beautiful white room filled with light, and somehow she knew the space was hers. On Saturday that dream came true. More...

Blossfeldt Brings Natural Food to Main St.

Chef, coach, and author are just a few of the titles that Marika Blossfeldt has earned in her accomplished professional life. More...

Firefighter of the Year is Salvatore Baisley

At their January 8th membership meeting, the Cold Spring Fire Company presented Salvatore Baisely with the Firefighter of the Year Award. More...

Attractions

Library Offers Winter Activities for Kids

Desmond-Fish Library

Winter is here in all its icy glory and upcoming children’s programs at the Desmond-Fish library offer a warm respite from outdoor activities. More...

Clearwater Gets an Overhaul

The Sloop Clearwater is high and dry this winter, resting on a barge at the Kingston Home Port and Education Center for its largest restoration in decades, the Clearwater organization reports. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Facts Straight

To the Editor: While reflecting on the commitments to moving municipal offices to Butterfield it’s important to keep the facts straight: More...

Praise for Pugh

To the Editor: As a former Board member of Constitution Association, I take issue with Roddy MacLeod’s characterization of Betsy Pugh’s leadership of the Association, as reported by Tim Greco. More...

Responding to Pugh

Editor’s Note: Col. Dane D. Rideout, commander of the U.S. Army Garrison at West Point, prepared a rebuttal to Betsy Pugh’s letter of last week; excerpts follow: More...

Weddings/Engagements

Mellisa Gilliam-Pidala and Robert Ruger to Wed

Janet Pidala-Croney and Josephine R. Pidala, mother and grandmother, are pleased to announce the engagement of Mellisa Gilliam-Pidala, to Robert Ruger, son of Annette and John Laskowsky of Modena, N.Y. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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For Rent

1 bdrm apt. LR, DR, Kit, Full Bath, Parking, $1200/mo H & HW incl. 845-590-1057 beautiful 2br home on Parsonage St. in Cold Spring. MUST love church chimes! $1,800/mo +1mo rent+1mo sec. 203-278-6225 lv msg. More...

Lost in Beacon

Marley: Female Golden Retriever appr. 100 lbs, long blonde hair. Last seen 12/20 in Glenham, If spotted pls. approach gently and call Janel @ 914-489-1849 More...

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