August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge Judy Comments on Son's Case

Judge Judy Sheindlin, mother of Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy, has joined the fray over allegations that Sheriff Don Smith interfered in a child rape case. More...

Coyote Pack Kills Five Sheep

Dr. Mary Ellen Finger, of Horsemen Trail Farm, off Route 9 in Philipstown, lost five sheep to predators late last week, and has now confirmed that the culprits were a pack of coyotes.  More...

Visitors’ Center on Main for Constitution Island Association?  Free Access 

Warner House still closed, but CIA may buy a building

In a quiet move, the Constitution Island Association (CIA) is set to buy a building at 107-109 Main Street for $600,000, and then spend another $150,000 renovating it, the PCN&R has learned. More...

95 Yr. Old Found Safe In Boscobel Woodlands

An elderly White Plains man is lucky to be alive after becoming lost in the woodlands of the Boscobel Reservation in Garrison.  The 95-year-old was found after six and one half hours in pitch darkness early Sunday morning down a ravine on the pr More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Pickle-rama! (and Petite Gherkins and Simple Garlic Dills)

Gardening GUSTO

It might be that the slant of the sun has changed or that the garden is harvestready: people are pickling, preserving and jamming like crazy. More...

A New Neighborhood for ‘How To Be A New Yorker’

The producers of Off-Broadway’s sellout sensation “How To Be A New Yorker” have announced that the hit comedy is set to move to The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, with performances beginning September 20th. More...

Gallery 66

During the month of September, Gallery 66 NY will feature the paintings of two abstract artists: Dina Herrmann and Sven Mohr.  More...

Community

Glynwood Connects with Community

Glynwood Farm has been described as one of Philipstown’s best-kept secrets. More...

Car ran into house, and now, a clown

  “Who killed my sister?” —The Wicked Witch of the West...This photo appeared on Facebook. More...

DEC Asks Pool Owners to Participate in Citizen Science Survey

If you own a pool and a digital camera, and have the ability to upload and send photos via email, you can help protect local trees and forests from the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB).   More...

Sports

Sun, Sand & Baseball at This Summer League

Cape Cod League lets fans see the stars of the future

For one moment, just imagine it is a breezy August evening. More...

Philipstown Hawks Call for Mighty Mite Players, 7-9 Years Old

The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner Football league is looking for Mighty Mite players, boys and girls age 7-9 years old and 45-90 lbs.   More...

Cycling Classic to Use Different Organizer Next Year

And, may begin in eastern Putnam, not the west side

Putnam County will use a different organizer to put together next year’s Putnam Cycling Classic, moving on from John Eustice after two years, Tourism Director Libby Pataki said this week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Not on the Level on Open Government

To the Editor:  More...

The Sheriff’s Race, Then & Now

To the Editor:  In denigrating the police qualifications of his opponent to keep Putnam County safe, run a jail etc., Sheriff Smith overlooks the fact that when he came on board, he had fewer (no) police credentials at all. More...

Planning Board Should Head Review

To the Editor:  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...

Wanted

Looking for Shop/ workspace. 1000-1500 sqft close to village, Rt 9 or Garrison ok. Turn that empty space into cash.call/txt 914-621-1617 or email stefan.kuzminski@gmail.com   More...

For Rent

Two Flor Apt 2 Bedrooms plus office. Wrap around porch, hardwood floors, close to train. $1400 + Util. Please contact Jonathan of JonCar Realty for all inquires. 845-453-8049 joncarrealty@yahoo.com   More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2013 11:09 AM

Breakneck Rescue Delayed by Locked Gate

Even firefighters did not have key in time of need

A reckless hiker had to be rescued Thursday night by the men and women of the Cold Spring and North Highlands fire companies, but the rescue operation was hindered by a locked gate on an access road near New York City’s water aqueduct. More...

D.A. Levy Cites Defamation, Files $5M Suit Against Sheriff

Charging that Sheriff Donald Smith was “out of control and on a power trip,” District Attorney Adam Levy late Wednesday afternoon outlined the rationale behind a $5 million, 30-page, 97-item defamation lawsuit filed earlier in the day against the she More...

Jaymark Jewelers, A Gem of a Family Affair

Doing Business in Philipstown

Jaymark Jewelers is a Philipstown institution that is family owned and operated. More...

Pols Push for Reprieve on Post Office

But options are limited

With the news of the Cold Spring Post Office possibly leaving the Village, perhaps forever, it seems that the predominant sentiment in Cold Spring is concern. More...

Wind Turbine Project Moves Ahead Despite Some Discord

Contractor accuses ZBA chair of improper conduct

A Garrison wind turbine project proposed for the generation of household electricity was moved ahead Tuesday night by the Philipstown Zoning Board of Appeals. But not without some discord. More...

Tragic Weekend for Motorcyclists

It was a tragic weekend for motorcyclists in Putnam County.  In Putnam Valley, a motorcyclist was critically injured when he struck a pedestrian while crossing Oscawana Lake Road Sunday evening around 7 p.m.  More...

Civics and Politics

Pudding Street Overpass Public Forum

New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess and Putnam), Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio, Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, and representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be present at a communit More...

Philipstown Board Sets Rec Center Boiler Replacement in Motion

Philipstown Town Board

During a 20-minute workshop on Wednesday night the Philipstown Board discussed final bids for the installation of a new boiler at the Claudio Marzollo Recreation Center on Route 9D. More...

Legislators Rescind Coroner Stipend for Now

Putnam’s coordinator of coroners Dr. Michael Nesheiwat won’t be receiving an additional $5,000 in his paycheck after all.  More...

Schools

Seniors Pitch Board on New Orleans Class Trip

Haldane School Board

Two Haldane seniors sought to convince the School Board of the benefits of a 2014 senior class trip to New Orleans where students would volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild housing stock. More...

Field Project Races to Finish

Haldane Sch ool Board

The $2 million field, auditorium and locker room project at Haldane took its first public bows on Tuesday, as it rapidly nears completion. More...

County Bails Out PARC Pre-School Program

PARC’s Pre-School program will continue to provide services for Putnam’s most vulnerable population— children with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities—next month thanks in part to an infusion of county funds.  More...

Religious News

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com 10:00am July and August   More...

Attractions

DAY TRIPPING: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum & Airshows

If you are searching for something fantastic to do, with or without the kids, you will be amazed at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum and Airshows. More...

Outdoor Escapes Require the Right Gear

Beacon: Mountain Tops Outfitters

Katy and Buddy Behney, both 35, are partners in life and in business. More...

Strut Your Pup is Coming

The annual Strut Your Pup for Heeling Autism event is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 29th, from 1 to 3 p.m. Strut Your Put is sponsored by the Cold Spring Lions Club to promote autism awareness.   More...

Perspectives

Transformation, Butterflies, and Parsley in a Philipstown Garden

The power of lessons from the early morning

I awoke before the sun came up, as I always do, and went to the garden to water my plants. More...

Births

BIRTHS

SOPHIA MARIA ALTOBELLI was born May 20, 2013, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She is the daughter of Stephanie and Raymond Altobelli of Putnam Valley. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Connie J. Benecasa

Visitation Friday, Funeral Saturday, both at Clinton

Connie J. More...

Evelio ‘Flip’ Rodino

Evelio “Flip” Rodino, age 93, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Newburgh, NY, surrounded by his family.   Born in Pontegrande, Italy, on July 5, 1920, he was the son of the late Luigi and Teresa (Abbruzzo) Rodino. More...

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