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April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gipson: A Fresh Start in State Senate

Pudding Street project, Beacon prison key so far

In what turned out to be a rousing race in November, relative political unknown Terry Gipson narrowly defeated long time State Sen. Stephen Saland. Rookie State Sen. More...

Putnam Men Escape Injury in Boston Marathon

Security ramped up across county in wake of attack

Two residents of Putnam County crossed the finish line Monday in the Boston Marathon minutes before two violent explosions turned the Patriot’s Day classic into chaos resulting in death and widespread carnage. More...

Mazzuca Case Nears Conclusion

Bill Mazzuca, the former town supervisor of Philipstown, appeared in Cold Spring Justice Court last Wednesday relating to alleged unemployment compensation fraud, and a resolution of the case appears imminent. More...

Putnam Valley Dog Dead in Pit Bull Attack; Owner Fined $75

Revisions to town law now possible

The unprovoked attack and death of Rosie, a pet dog belonging to members of the Scott Rosenblitt family, has prompted Putnam Valley officials to begin studying local ordinances relating to dog control. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 4/19/2013 3:24 PM

Patakis Honored by Bar Group

Former Gov. George Pataki and his wife, Putnam Tourism Director Libby Pataki, were honored Thursday night by the Putnam County Bar Association. More...

Cycling Forum Set for April 23

Putnam County Tourism will host a forum for residents, geared to answering questions about the Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic, at the VFW Hall, 34 Kemble Ave., on Tuesday April 23nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. More...

Tamagna Leaves as Party Chair

As first reported in the PCN&R of April 3, Vincent Tamagna has now resigned as chairman of the Philipstown Republicans. More...

Schools

Local Schools Sprouting Gardens

Visitors to our local school gardens know that the healthy push to get our kids outside and thinking about their food is a positive educational trend. More...

Mount Students Brush Up On Public Speaking

Popular professor emerita Irene Nunnari returned to Mount Saint Mary College to host a public speaking leadership workshop. More...

TheatreWorks Offers ‘Phantom’

Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks is pleased to present its thirteenth Spring Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center. More...

Religious News

St. Christopher’s Names Chairs for Annual Directors’ Dinner

The Friars, staff and residents of St. Christopher’s Inn were very pleased to welcome Mr. Stewart Wicht, the new President & CEO of Rolex USA, along with his wife, Susan Wicht, as special guests last Friday. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. More...

Jazz Vespers Set at First Presbyterian

Two performances this weekend

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring, The Church of the Open Door, will hold two Jazz services this weekend: Jazz Vespers on Sat. evening, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. and Jazz Sunday on April 21 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Commentary

Peace, Civility, & Hypocrisy  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

One becomes attuned to nuance as a trained wordsmith, even more so after a couple of decades in the business. Words mean things. How they’re put together means something, too. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meat and Heart Disease

To the Editor: More...

County View on Gun Control

To the Editor: I was dismayed at the remarks that your report attributed to County Legislature Chair Othmer in the April 11 edition. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara M. Dade

Visitation at Clinton on Friday the 26th, followed by service

Barbara M. Dade, 81, of Cold Spring, has died from her battle with mold poisoning. Barbara, the former Children’s Librarian at the Butterfield Memorial Library, died Wednesday April 17, 2013 in the ICU of Hudson Valley Hospital, in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Larry Schultz

Larry Schultz, 82, of Cold Spring passed away on April 6, 2013. Larry was born in the Bronx on May 3, 1930, to Irving and Lena Schultz. More...

Breaking News - 4/22/2013 8:53 PM

UPDATE: Discoloration possible on Tuesday  Free Access 

Latest announcement from village

We have this late update from the village of Cold Spring, as of Monday evening, on the water main project: More...

The Craftsmen of R&G Wrought Iron Railing

Doing Business in Philipstown

The history of iron work goes back to Biblical times. In Genesis, one of the descendants of Adam was named Tubal-Cain and was described as an instructor of workers of brass and iron. More...

Nelsonville Responds to State Audit

New York state has recommended the Village of Nelsonville beef up its financial controls, in an audit released by Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. More...

Village, Farm Market to Split  Free Access 

Move Outside Cold Spring Creates Liability Worry

The Village Board agreed Tuesday that the village needed to part ways with the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, now that the market is no longer within village limits. More...

Peace, Civility, & Hypocrisy  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

One becomes attuned to nuance as a trained wordsmith, even more so after a couple of decades in the business. Words mean things. How they’re put together means something, too. More...

Odell Nixes Indian Point Bill

Evacuation zone at issue; Oliverio furious

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has vetoed a request approved by the Putnam Legislature that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 miles. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Six Sure Signs of Spring: Peas, Flowers, Practical Jokes, Bugs, Lanza Farms (and Moo Moo’s Spring Fever)

Gardening GUSTO

As I write this column on Friday morning, cold rain is hitting the skylight over my desk. The sky is gray, it is cold, but it is not winter. Here are six sure signs that spring is here to stay in Putnam County: More...

4-H Puppeteer Players Coming to Putnam Valley

The Puppeteer Players sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is a group of teens between the ages of 9 & 16 (grades 4 – 11), who are members the 4-H program in Putnam County. More...

‘Long Looks and Parting Glances’ at Peekskill Gallery

Flat Iron Gallery

The Flat Iron Gallery, located at 105 So. More...

Community

Philipstown Scouts Explore Space

Troop 437 of Philipstown traveled this past weekend upstate for an overnight stay at Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal, N.Y. More...

Little Stony Point Spring Cleaning  Free Access 

Little Stony Point Citizens Association is hosting its annual Spring Cleanup this Saturday, April 20th. Volunteers will meet up at the Caretaker’s House 3011 Route 9D, Cold Spring at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for two-hour shifts. More...

Earth Day is April 22 | Arbor Day is April 26  Free Access 

Family-friendly activities abound

Hospital Garden Being Readied for Earth Week More...

Attractions

Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree

Garden Club helps to replenish Philipstown trees

Arbor Day is Friday April 26th and this year the Philipstown Garden Club will be planting two Chestnut trees at The Nest on Chestnut Street at 10am. More...

Hudson Valley History at the Sloop Club

The Beacon Sloop Club Winter Lecture Series continues on Friday, April 19th with “Hudson Valley Revolutionaries,” a program for all ages. More...

World Book Night, Computer Migration at Library

Tuesday, April 23, is both World Book Night and a day when the local libraries’ computer software will be migrating to a new platform. More...

Sports

Play Ball: Little League Opens

Philipstown Little League marked Opening Day on Saturday at the North Highlands field, with a ceremony and then the first games. Scores turned out to wish the youngsters well. More details on p. 2. Dennis Mazzuca More...

Philipstown Girls’ Teams Suffer Losses on Road

Eagles’ Road Trip Results in Tough Loss More...

Haldane Baseball Continues Hot Start

Sweep of Arlington B Improves Blue Devils to 4-0

The Haldane baseball team continued their strong start with a home and home sweep of Arlington B. The Blue Devils captured the opener at Arlington 5-0, before returning home two days later to swamp the Admirals 9-2. 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...

For Rent

Thre bedrom, 1.5 Bath, EIK, Living room in secluded cottage off Route 9 Garrison. Discounted Winter Rent: December to April $1,100. May to November $1,700. First and last month security. Contact 914 388 3419 More...

For Sale

SKYLIGHTS: Four 32 x 47 1/2 inch, Used, $75 each $200 for all Four. Call 914-318-8076 Washing Machine: Roper Full size, Like new used for one month, Asking $250, OBO call 914-318-8076 More...

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