February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Merandy Jabs at Gaba & ‘Folly’

Philipstown Town Board

The Philipstown Town Board’s monthly meeting had some stiff competition on Thursday night—the potential arrival of bad weather, followed by a predicted blizzard a day later. More...

Hawkins Rallies Supporters on Lower Main Street

Electioneering kicks off in Cold Spring

Newly announced candidate for Cold Spring Board Trustee, Stephanie Hawkins, was surrounded by a crowd of about 35 supposters on lower Main Street Thursday afternoon for a brief rally. More...

Hawkins Seeks Trustee Seat

Special Board member Stephanie Hawkins is a spirited and involved Cold Spring resident who is running for village trustee. A Massachusetts native, she put down roots in the village in 2006. She is employed at Simon and Schuster Publishing in NYC. More...

Wrong-Way Driver Forces Cars Off Taconic

Phone lines lit up like Christmas trees at the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel Monday afternoon when caller after caller reported a wrongway driver on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

7 Appointed to Traffic Safety Board

Residents of both eastern and western Putnam have been appointed to the county’s Traffic Safety Board. More...

Early Intervention Council Set to Meet

The next meeting of the Putnam County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council has been scheduled for Friday, March 15, commencing at 10 a.m. in Classroom #1 at the Putnam County Training & Operations Center, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More...

Cold Spring’s Farrell Named V.P. Government Affairs for GuildNet

Cold Spring resident Judy A. Farrell, MPA, recently joined Jewish Guild Healthcare (the Guild) as vice president, Government Affairs, for GuildNet. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley High Second Quarter Honor Roll

High Honor Roll: Sayaka Abe, Michael Adamski, Jacob J. Adukuzhiyil, Laura Ahmetaj, Elise Alexander, Samuel W. More...

Haldane Looks to Its Outdoor Projects

While finances were the primary focus at last week’s Haldane School Board meeting, there was also significant discussion about two related outdoor projects that are on administrators’ minds—the potential sale of the James Pond prope More...

Students Pitch O’Neill to Garrison Board

The Garrison School Board met Wednesday night with a small audience but an important agenda. More...

Attractions

Mount Professor Explains the Psychology of Love

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air – but not all love is created equal, says Mount Saint Mary College psychology professor Rae Fallon. More...

‘There is a River’ Lecture at Howland

A fascinating lecture on the social and economic contributions of Africans living along the Hudson River from the Dutch period to the American Revolution will be presented by Dr. A.J. More...

Fjord Trail Gains Traction

The Hudson Fjord Hike/Bike Trail is in the spotlight again. The proposed path along Route 9D between Little Stony Point and Breakneck Ridge for bicycle and foot traffic is gaining traction locally and regionally. More...

Perspectives

Lincoln at Cooper Union

Abraham Lincoln loved liberty. He said he had always hated slavery. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pro-Butterfield, An Outstanding Project

To the Editor: More...

To the Village Board

The following letter is addressed to the Cold Spring Village Board. In 1941, Butterfield Hospital, in Cold Spring, NY, is where I was born. Now it’s an eyesore. I was three years old when my parents moved from here. More...

Paved Roads Now a Must

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Timothy John Meehan

Timothy John Meehan of Garrison died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his residence. He was 56. A native of Goshen, NY, Mr. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2013 5:54 PM

Central Hudson Warns Customers of Cyber Attack Involving Customer Records  Free Access 

Residents urged to check accounts

The PCN&R has learned that Central Hudson's information system suffered a "cyber-security attack" over the long Presidents' Day weekend. More...

Fishkill Project Back on Radar

At last Tuesday’s Haldane board meeting as well as the Philipstown monthly meeting on Thursday, it was revealed that a limited liability company called Blue Hill Bay, LLC has been active with regard to the mining property on Route 9 that was co More...

Molloy Backs Falloon for Mayor  Free Access 

Seasoned Operative is Not a Candidate

It is amazing how things can change in a week’s time here in the village. A week ago, Village of Cold Spring Trustee Ralph Falloon was running for the office of Mayor seemingly unopposed, which now stands confirmed. More...

Mayor Says Post Office Situation Dire, Seeks Aid

At Tuesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Seth Gallagher and Special Board member Mike Armstrong made impassioned pleas to ban formula businesses and to save the Cold Spring Post Office. More...

Pope’s Resignation Hits Home

Loretto’s McSweeney Ponders Future

On Monday morning, after Pope Benedict XVI said he would leave the papacy at month’s end – the first resignation of a pope since 1415, when Pope Gregory XII resigned his office to end the Western Schism – local Catholics joined in More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Art Classes, Workshops on Now

Garrison Art Center

The Garrison Art Center has some wonderful classes scheduled for February and one-day workshops starting this weekend. More...

Piano Festival Continues at Howland

In its ever more popular Piano Festival, the Howland Chamber Music Circle presents a performance by the very promising young pianist Kuok-Wai Lio in the third concert in its series. More...

What Farmers Do in Winter: Revisiting Longhaul (and Homemade Sriracha)

Gardening GUSTO

Last March I wrote a series on three local farms and, last week, I revisited the newest venture, Longhaul, to see how the farmers were faring this winter. More...

Community

Hospital Center Is ‘Baby Friendly’

Hudson Valley Hospital Center, already recognized for excellence in breastfeeding support, has added another major plus to its impressive credentials with its designation as a “Baby Friendly” Hospital. More...

New Bus for Vets, Seniors in Putnam

Above: Pat Sheehy gets behind the wheel of the new bus last week while Karl Rohde acts as co-pilot. More...

Heavy Roster of Traffic Busts in Village

Cold Spring police reported several arrests in recent days. More...

Religious News

Biblical Themes at Vassar Art Exhibit

A series of Cynthia Harris- Pagano’s abstract oil paintings that were inspired by the biblical creation story will be featured in the exhibit “Genesis: Creation and Flood”, from Tuesday, February 19, to Tuesday, March 12, in the col More...

Loretto Altar Servers on Ash Wednesday

Local Christians mark the beginning of Lent

Loretto Altar Servers on Ash Wednesday: Left to Right: Kevin Barry - John Farrell - Dominic Maglio - Marco Scanga - Louie Weber More...

Jazz Vespers at First Presbyterian Saturday

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring, The Church of the Open Door, hosts Jazz Vespers this Sat. evening, Feb. 16th, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Putnam Valley & Mahopac Basketball Teams Scrimmage

Monday afternoon marked a scrimmage at the Putnam Valley High School gym between the high-performing Putnam Valley and Mahopac varsity basketball squads. More...

Three Sign Letters of Intent in Putnam Valley

Three outstanding seniors at Putnam Valley High School have signed letters of intent to pursue their studies and participate in sports programs at Division I schools this fall. More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2013 9:38 PM

TURMOIL STRIKES BOYS SECTION 1 TOURNAMENT

Paperwork error shuffles entire Class C Bracket

Children's Village, which had been classified as a Class D team the entire regular season, has been shifted to the Class C bracket for the upcoming Section 1 tournament. 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...

For Sale

2006 acura tl, low miles, Excellent condition. Silver. 39,950 mi. $14,500. 845-265-9240 More...

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