March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mazzuca Charged; Town Is Shocked as Timing Questioned

A popular former Philipstown official is facing felony charges of grand larceny and insurance fraud for allegedly stealing more than $16,000 from spurious unemployment claims while he was in office and collecting a six-figure state pension. More...

Dockside, Our Not-So-Tidy Secret

There is a problem at Dockside. It beginswithadand ends with an o and it’s dogrelated waste. More...

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Civics and Politics

Katz Charged in Pot Possession

Forecasts Matter will be Put to Rest

State Assemblyman Steve Katz, charged Thursday with speeding and marijuana possession during a traffic stop on the NYS Thruway outside of Albany, forecast Friday that “once the facts of the case are presented, the matter will be quickly put to More...

Sponsors of Cycling Classic Set as Event Approaches

Cold Spring is gearing up for the May 5 arrival of The Putnam Cycling Classic, a world-class bicycle race that will begin and end in Cold Spring as the big two-day Pedal Into Spring merchants’ street festival winds down. More...

Festival-like Setting Highlights State of the County

County Executive MaryEllen Odell pulled out all the stops for her 2nd annual State of the County address. More...

Schools

Young Minds on the Loose: A Shadow Salute to Dr. Seuss!

Putnam Valley Schools

On Friday, March 1st, the Putnam Valley Elementary School was transformed into a Dr. Seuss wonderland where students and parents enjoyed teacher Scott Sperling’s 26th annual shadow play, performed by his fourth grade class. More...

Junjulas Bids Farewell to Haldane Board

Michael Junjulas, President of the Haldane Board of Education, will be stepping down when the academic year ends in June. More...

School Participates in GAC ShapeScapes Show

Haldane

Haldane artists in grades kindergarten through six participated in the Garrison Art Center School Invitational Theme Show ShapeScapes. The students created individual works as well as the collaborative art works that were displayed at the show. More...

Religious News

Join in a Meditative Labyrinth Walk for Holy Week

The community is invited to join in a Lenten Labyrinth Walk on Palm Sunday, March 24, at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring. More...

Knights Host Dinner to Benefit Dorian

Our Lady of Loretto’s parish hall was covered in green this past Saturday night for the Knights of Columbus first annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. More...

Disciples Gather, in Chaos and Joy  Free Access 

In the Biblical account of Pentecost, the disciple Luke describes the chaos and joy of the Holy Spirit coming upon the followers of Christ, allowing them to understand each other despite their different languages. More...

Sports

Philipstown Little League Tryouts Set This Month

Registration details for the 2013 little league season, including multi-player family discounts, can be found on the Philipstown Little League Website; www.philipstownlittleleague.com. Tryout dates are: • Saturday, March 23 from 2-7 p.m. More...

Blue Devils LAX Looks a Little Green

Young team looks to stem heavy graduation losses

The Haldane Blue Devil lacrosse team has graduated 10 Seniors in each of the last two seasons. This year, a young, untested team will pay a heavy price for the loss of such an abundance of game experience. More...

Joe Namath to Lead Football Camp Nearby

Joe Namath, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, will conduct his football camp this summer at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard ‘Bud’ Fleming

Howard “Bud” Fleming passed away March 15th, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. Born in Beacon on November 27, 1927, to the late William and Edith Fleming, Bud lived in Cold Spring for most of his life. More...

Richard Middleton Turner

Richard Middleton Turner, age 65, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. He was born December 10, 1947, in Brooklyn, son of the late Richard C. and Charlotte (Middleton) Turner. More...

Lucy Santivenere

Lucy Santivenere, 89, a resident of Cold Spring, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Breaking News - 3/26/2013 10:25 PM

Odell Calls on Sheriff to Step Aside in Rape Case

Updates in fast-moving political, criminal drama
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Biker Gang Violence on Route 9; Five Injured

The normally quiet Town of Philipstown was rocked by violence Friday night when 30 members of a motorcycle club conducting a peaceful meeting at a building along Route 9 near Route 301 were attacked by intruders believed to be members of a rival moto More...

Campbell by a Mile; Hawkins by a Nose for Trustee

Falloon, virtually unopposed, gets mayor's job

From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on a day that saw moderate snow throughout the afternoon, Cold Spring voters arrived to the Firehouse on Tuesday to choose two trustees from three candidates and a new Mayor. More...

Only One Candidate, But Sheriff’s Race Churning Fast

Pollling done over weekend

The Putnam Sheriff’s race on the Republican side has only one declared candidate so far – incumbent sheriff and Republican Donald Smith – but already polling is being done of Republican voters. And it wasn’t by Smith. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Choir to Present Choral Settings of ‘Lux Aeterna’

St. Philip’s Church

Good Friday evening, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. the Choir of St. More...

Eeks! Plant Leeks! (and Riverview Potato Leek Soup: for Home Cooks)

Gardening GUSTO

Last week we celebrated St Patrick’s Day with our annual planting of the peas. This week it is time to celebrate another St Patrick’s tradition: planting leeks. More...

Author Jeanine Cummins to Speak at Beacon Library

Author Jeanine Cummins will talk about her freshly released “The Crooked Branch” at the Howland Public Library on Saturday, April 13th, from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Community

Sign of Spring: Putnam Plant Sale

It’s a sure sign of spring when the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District prepares for its annual plant, seedling and bird house sale. More...

Philipstown Area Scouts Headed to Jamboree

This summer, eight boy scouts and their scoutmaster Mr. Platt from Troop 437 will set off on an exciting adventure to the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. More...

Dirt Road Cleanup Set

The annual Philipstown Dirt Road Clean-Up Day will take place on April 6 (rain date April 7) starting at 10 a.m. We will meet at the Old Albany Post Road stone monument at the junction of Old Albany and Travis Corners Road. More...

Attractions

Highland Garden Club to Meet

Member Helen Grimm will speak on the varieties daffodils and other spring flowers on Tuesday, March 26th, at 1 p.m., when the Highland Garden Club hosts its monthly meeting at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. More...

Little Stony Point Gets Sweet and Sticky

The not-for-profit Little Stony Point Citizen’s Association will host its 24th Annual Maple Syrup Day this Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caretaker’s House, 3011 Route 9D, Cold Spring. More...

Summer Workshop for Building Bridges Building Boats

Building Bridges Building Boats is again holding its Summer River Workshop, now in its 12th year, for students from grade six and up. There will be three weekly sessions beginning July 8. More...

Perspectives

The truth about Jimmy Carter's 1979 ‘Crisis of Confidence’ speech  Free Access 

Setting historical record straight

When a big historical event occurs, it’s only natural that people want to be able to say, “I was part of it,” or even, “I made it happen.” Yet such claims must be truthful, because otherwise, the opportunity to truly learn from history is lost. More...

Beloved Cold Spring resident and long time Zoning Board of Appeals member passes away this week  Free Access 

Reflections from PCN&R staff and earlier coverage

Dick Turner was one of those people that you automatically like and would not easily forget. With his sweet and jovial nature, he personified the saying, “A true original.”  To all who knew him Dick was always a pleasure to be around. More...

The Winter of 1941: Cold, Bitter, Harsh

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

The walk was a good 2¼ miles from where I lived to my job at the snowshoe factory in southeastern Vermont. Always having been an early bird it was nothing to start my hike to work every morning around 5:30 during the winter of 1941. More...

Letters to the Editor

New Pope Takes Name of Patron Saint of the Animals

To the Editor: I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope chose for himself the name of St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals. More...

Broadway in Cold Spring?

To the Editor: There needs to be an investigation! There must something in the water of that cold spring that flows underneath Philipstown. More...

An Incredible Performance

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Weddings/Engagements

Casey Kohut Weds James Duchesne

Casey Elizabeth Kohut and James Nicholas Duchesne were married March 9, 2013, at Casey’s parents’ home in Cold Spring. Justice Stephen Tomann officiated. Casey is the daughter of Cheryl and Frederick Kohut, and the sister of Quinn Kohut. 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...

Tag Sales

estate /moving sale - Fri/Sat/Sun. March 22, 23, 24. 9am-6pm, 238 South Mtn Pass, Garrison. Russel Wright, Eva Zeisel, Mid- Century Modern Collectibles, 1997 Audi, household items, books, free sofas, follow signs More...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 horseback riding? Open house, Manitou Farm, April 7. Meet and greet our Morgans and Minis, play mounted games. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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