May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cycling Classic Jams Region with Visitors

The Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic doubled in size from last year, to 366 racers, who swarmed Cold Spring on Sunday. With results and photo gallery links. More...

Arson Attempt at Butterfield

Fire prompts criminal investigation

Sunday evening about 7, this reporter was coming down Chestnut Street and saw the flashing red lights from a squad car at the end of the driveway at the Carolyn Lahey Pavilion. More...

Water System Upgrades Set; Better Aqueduct Tap

It’s always something. In Philipstown, the issue of the moment is dirt roads. In Cold Spring, it’s water. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 5/9/2013 9:57 AM

Gun Control Issue Nets Huge Crowd in Carmel

Nelsonville mom pushed issue

Never before had a meeting of the Putnam Legislature ever attracted such a large audience.More than 200 local residents crowded intro the historic Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening to express their feelings over New York’s new gun reform legislatio More...

Detente for Philipstown & Firefighters?

After some months in which the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Philipstown have seen contentious relations, peace seems in the offing. More...

Town Officials Promise Action for Seniors

In a jam-packed meeting Thursday at Chestnut Ridge, Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea and two Town Board members met with some 80 seniors to review possible steps the town could take to improve services for them. More...

Community

Second Annual Putnam Cycling Classic Keepsake

ABOVE: Riders line up for the start of the race. More...

Lions, Church on the Hill Get Big Surprise

The tale of a craftsman, a lumberyard and charity in Cold Spring

At the last Cold Spring Lions Club meeting, Lions President David Lilburne brought to the attention of the Lions that Putnam County Social Services had contacted him and said that there was a woman in Cold Spring who had an inadequate handicapped ram More...

Putnam’s Rao Loses Sunday Space Column to Cutbacks

Longtime Putnam Valley resident and well-known News 12 Westchester weatherman Joe Rao has been a good friend to the PCN&R over the years. More...

Religious News

Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, at Loretto

On Sunday afternoon under glorious blue skies, the Putnam Cycling Classic and the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce’s Pedal Into Spring event attracted throngs of tourists and area residents to the small village, filling the streets with cro More...

Blood Drive Set at Beacon Hebrew Alliance

When Alison Spodek, Vassar professor and wife of Beacon’s Rabbi Brent Spodek, was hospitalized for shortness of breath this March, one of the first things her doctors did was give her a blood transfusion. More...

Presbyterian Church Screens ‘I AM’

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will show the movie, “I AM”, on Friday, May 10th, at 7:30 PM. Rev. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils Pick Up Two Big Wins

Chefalo blanks Putnam Valley, one-hits Pawling

After being hammered by home standing Pawling 10-2 early in the week, Haldane’s Lady Blue Devil softball team continued their tendency to quickly exact revenge, riding the arm of Marley Chefalo to a 10-1 win over the Tigers just two days later. More...

Highlanders Boys’ Lacrosse at Historic Michie Stadium

The Highlanders boys’ 7th and 8th grade lacrosse team was edged out 2-1 by a tough Wolcott, CT team under the lights Friday night at West Point’s famed Michie Stadium. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Updated this week

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office.PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS- Community Center More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George A. Nicholls

George A. Nicholls, age 67, of Cold Spring, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Vassar Brothers’ Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, after battling lung cancer and pneumonia. 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...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 alcoholics anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. More...

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Could Meters Soon Grace Main Street?

Parking situation vexes village

At the Village meeting on Tuesday night, it was Butterfield, water and parking meters on Main Street that were the main issue in front of the Trustees. More...

Afternoon Delight at Desmond Fish, through May 25  Free Access 

Born before 1950? Lived through it all and still care? Join your compatriots and celebrate daylight! Running now through May 25, come see “Comedy in the Afternoon” at the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison. More...

PCN&R Will Provide Community Day Fireworks for the Next Three Years

The Putnam County News & Recorder will once again sponsor the fireworks at Cold Spring’s Community Day this summer, as well as in 2014 and 2015. More...

Nelsonville Club’s Fishing Day a Hit for Young and Old

It was the 25th rendition of the Nelson Fish & Fur Club’s Kids’ Fishing Day, the Tony Savastano Memorial. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

The Secret Garden Tour is Coming!

Buy tickets now at advance prices

On Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., take a one-day vacation with Putnam County’s Secret Garden Tour, voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley. More...

Library Hosts Month-long Exhibit of Diehl Artwork

The East Fishkill Community Library is pleased to host an exhibit of works by Grace Diehl. More...

While We Wait for Rain (and Spring Chicken and Leek Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Where did our April showers go? We have certainly missed our gentle spring rains and our gardens are as dry as the Sahara right now. More...

Schools

Garrison Tri-County Science Fair Winners

Garrison School students recently competed in the Tri- County Science Fair held in White Plains. Garrison, the smallest district in the regional science competition, received more awards than any other school in the Middle School Division. More...

Putnam Valley Gets State Go-Ahead on Field, Security Improvements

Now it's up to the voters, Superintendent says

The Putnam Valley school district has passed another hurdle in its effort to upgrade athletic facilities and improve district-wide security.Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nuzzi issued the following statement earlier this week: More...

Haldane Student Reaches State Level in Competition

Eighteen Haldane Middle and High School students submitted their work to the PTA Reflections Project. More...

Attractions

Taste Offers Fabulous Food, Wine & Beer

Boscobel

Fancy yourself a connoisseur of fine food & drink? Or are you seeking the ultimate caterer, winery or brewery for your upcoming wedding or other celebration? More...

Remembering War, 1775 to the Present

Don’t miss The Putnam History Museum’s exhibition, Remembering War, 1775 to the Present, unveiled Friday evening to a capacity crowd. More...

Rev ’em Up at the Booster Club Car Show

Have you ever pictured yourself behind the wheel of a Corvette with huge tires, pipes down the side, metallic flames painted on the hood and horsepower to spare? More...

Commentary

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CATBIRD SEAT

Provokingly, and no less ominously, 1939 ushered in the 10th year of the United States’ “Great Depression,” while ever increasing tensions concerning the tenuous state of peace in Europe were gnawing at the heart of American life. More...

Letters to the Editor

Jennifer Daly for Haldane BOE

To the Editor: A few weeks back I spent a good deal of time with Jennifer Daly, a candidate for the upcoming Haldane Board of Education election, talking about issues and what’s involved with being a school board member. More...

Wind Power & Zoning

To the Editor: I was pleased to read in recent issues of the PCN&R that Andy Chmar expressed his support of alternative energy while acknowledging that our zoning regulations may need more clarity. More...

Support for Thorpe & Experience

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Gillian Thorpe for an open seat on the Haldane Board of Education. More...

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