August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Garrison Roads, Choked by Repairs, Should be Done in Time for School

Philipstown continues to be inundated with road work, making daily commuting a headache. The PCN&R obtained updates this week on the two most pressing repair projects as the first days of school for both Garrison (Sept., 4) and Haldane (Sept. More...

Peekskill Hollow Road a ‘Death Trap’?

The elimination of oversized commercial vehicles on Peekskill Hollow Road as it traverses from Putnam Valley to Kent brought out a large attendance at Monday’s meeting of the county Legislature’s Physical Services Committee.  More...

Have You Seen These Youth?

These two teens have been leaving trash and refuse on the front porch of the PCN&R at least twice in recent days, once on Saturday and again on Sunday or early Monday morning.Their motive is unclear. More...

 

Elections

D.A. files $5M Suit Against Sheriff; Says Smith Defamed Him

Reverberations are still flowing from last week’s move by District Attorney Adam Levy, who charged that Sheriff Donald Smith was “out of control and on a power trip,” as he filed a $5 million, 30-page, 97-item defamation lawsuit aga More...

Arts and Entertainment

Tomato Time (and Savory Tomato Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s August. It’s tomato time. There are no better tomatoes than those still warm from the vine. Eat them in salads, eat them in mayonnaisey sandwiches, eat them right in the garden: there is nothing to rival a really good tomato. More...

Boscobel Celebrates Historic Robert Weir Art Exhibition

Boscobel’s stunning new art exhibition, “Robert W. Weir and the Poetry of Art,” opened August 11 to a large crowd. More...

Live Music Calendar

Wednesday August 21 Tramps Like Us – Springsteen Tribute The Winery at St. George, 1715 E. Main, Mohegan Lake thewineryatstgeorge.com Thursday August 22 The Big Takeover – Ska bandScenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park. More...

Religious News

Philipstown Synagogue Welcomes in the Year 5774

Philipstown Reform Synagogue

High Holy Day Observances   More...

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

Garrison Art Center Fair Draws Three Thousand and Great Weather

The Garrison Art Center held its 44th Annual Fine Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, and Executive Director Carinda Swann couldn’t be happier. More...

Music Performed by Rebellious Americans During the Revolution

On Saturday, August 31st, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, hear music performed by Americans during the Revolutionary War. More...

Renaissance Faire: Centuries Away, Still Close to Home

This year marks the 36th Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of the Sterling Forest. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Connie J. Benecasa

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Penelope "Penny" Erickson

Penelope “Penny” Erickson of Garrison passed away suddenly on August 15, 2013, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 70.  More...

Breaking News - 8/24/2013 4:43 PM

A Christmas stalemate at lively Village Board meet

Mayor makes appointments, then reneges

Wednesday’s Cold Spring Village meeting was fraught with tension and drama, pitting the Mayor and Trustees against each other regarding two Mayoral appointments to the Planning Board. More...

Breaking News - 8/23/2013 10:16 AM

NYC family rescued from Breakneck

Lost, disoriented as darkness fell

There were some anxious moments in Philipstown Wednesday night when a New York family from Brooklyn became lost in the wilderness along Breakneck Ridge. More...

Impact of Island Association’s Purchase: Driving Out a Taxpaying Business?

Eviction Likely for This Art & Pottery Gallery

With the Constitution Island Association seeking to buy 107-109 Main Street with a state grant intended for economic development, the very existence of a real business that already provides a livelihood is at risk. More...

Breakneck Rescue Delayed by Locked Gate

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

Graymoor Commemorates 9/11  Free Access 

Superintendent of West Point to speak at the Friars’ service

On Sunday, September 8, at 9 a.m. the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company will hold a prayer service at the World Trade Center Memorial Cross in the St. More...

Civics and Politics

Pudding Street Overpass Public Forum

The historically dangerous Pudding Street intersection of the Taconic State Parkway, in Putnam Valley, is finally getting the government attention that many residents say is long overdue. More...

Transportation News

Notice of Comment Period Now through August 28 More...

Peter Tomann Returns to the Nelsonville Board as Trustee

At the Monday night meeting of the Nelsonville Board of Trustees, Mayor Tom Corless announced the appointment of Peter Tomann as Village Trustee in the place of Trustee Ande Merante, who moved out of the village in June.  More...

Schools

Breaking News - 8/25/2013 9:22 AM

Putnam and Mercy College to Partner

Emergency services a focus

When County Executive MaryEllen Odell took her oath of office from former Governor George Pataki two years ago on the steps of the historic Putnam County Courthouse, she forecast that a college or university would be providing programs within the cou More...

The Haldane School Foundation to Honor Villanti

The Haldane School Foundation invites all members of the community to join them in honoring retiring school Superintendent Dr. Mark Villanti at its Fall Ball at Bear Mountain Inn on the night of September 28th, 2013. More...

Community

Desmond-Fish Library Book Sale Has Something For Everyone

Librarians reported Tuesday that they have just restocked the shelves of the book and media sale and that a good selection at low prices is still available.   More...

Talk of our Town

The Putnam County Sheriff’s race continues to heat up in advance of the September 10 primary election. More...

Food Pantry Needs Help  Free Access 

The Philipstown Food Pantry is running a little low on donations. So if you are doing your weekly shopping, don’t forget to pick up a little extra for a family or senior in need. Here are some of the things they need: More...

Sports

Cycling Classic to Use Different Organizer

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. More...

Commentary

CIA’s Bait & Switch Hurts Both Island and Main St.

Cunningham’s Corner

One wonders how much of the economy can be vested in non-profits, akin to those that populate so much of Philipstown already, and still keep a thriving economy. More...

Perspectives

Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea on the Issues

Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea chatted with the PCN&R last week to update us on several current issues. Route 9 Re-paving More...

Letters to the Editor

New Leadership Needed at CIA

To the Editor:  More...

Letters Cutoff for Primary Election

The primary election this year is Sept. 10, and a number of races in Putnam County are contested. The last issue in which letters about the primary can appear is Aug. 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

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...

Tag Sales

HUGE TAG SALE Hundreds of items. Don’t miss out! 1611 Rt 9 Garrison Across from Garrison Fire House Saturday 10 to 5 Sunday 10 to 2  Barn Sale Sat. 8/24 135 E. Mt. Rd. N. Cold Spring NY 10516. 9am-5pm. More...

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