October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Woman Nabbed in Huge Internet Scam

Money orders, deposits central to scheme

A Lake Carmel woman is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly defrauding dozens of people around the globe in a sophisticated internet scheme. More...

Burglaries Continue to Plague Philipstown

A series of break-ins continues to trouble Philipstown. More...

Historic West Point Foundry Preserve Reopens  Free Access 

On Saturday, October 19, at 11 a.m., Scenic Hudson will have a ribbon cutting and a grand reopening of the beautiful 87-acre West Point Foundry Preserve. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

When Will Jack Frost Appear? (and Jieh and Timothy’s Fried Green Tomatoes)

The first frost in our area has been predicted to hit anywhere from this weekend onwards. More...

Violin and Piano Duo at Howland Center

The Howland Chamber Music Circle will present violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gilles Vonsattel in a program of sonatas from the classical repertoire.   More...

Fall Colors, Composers at the Chapel

The Chapel Restoration

On Saturday, October 19, at 7:30 pm, at the Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring, an exciting concert of mixed chamber and vocal-chamber music, with works by Chopin, Janacek, Shostakovich and Cold Spring shopkeeper, Mikko Taylor will be presented. More...

Community

Breaking News - 10/20/2013 7:23 PM

I-84 Bridge Work Finished

Motorists planned for closure; pathway to CT now open again

Forecasts that traffic throughout eastern Putnam County would become a nightmare when a section of Interstate 84 carrying 75,000 vehicles a day was closed for bridge replacement work in Southeast have not materialized. More...

Breaking News - 10/20/2013 7:21 PM

Cold Spring Hydrant Flushing All Week

9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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3,000 Mourn Passing of Putnam’s Bob McMahon

Was instrumental in bringing 911 communications to one site

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS, well-known on both sides of Putnam County.  More...

Attractions

Halloween Activities 2013  Free Access 

Now Thru Mon Nov 11 – times vary - The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. www.hudsonvalley.org/ events/blaze or 914-631-8200. More...

Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley  Free Access 

We residents of the Hudson Valley often express how lucky we are to live where we do. More...

Dia:Beacon, 10 Years On  Free Access 

If you have put off going to Dia:Beacon for whatever reason, then you are really missing out on a wonderful experience—this gem of the Hudson Valley awaits both the young and old. More...

Letters to the Editor

End the Witch Hunt

To the Editor:  More...

Weight of Responsibility

To the Editor:  I began reading the PCN&R when my husband and I, like many new members of the community, packed up an apartment in the city and moved up the river to Cold Spring.  More...

One-Dimensional Thinking

To the Editor:  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marjorie Tudor Travis

Marjorie Tudor Travis, February 25, 1924 - October 10, 2013, passed peacefully at home on October 10, 2013, at the age of 89, with her family by her side.   More...

Rosemary Callahan Melville

Rosemary Callahan Melville, 91, peacefully passed away in her home on Chestnut Street in Cold Spring on October 8, 2013. She was born on August 8, 1922, in Flushing, Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Bea Callahan. More...

Constance ‘Stanzi’ Ann Allan-Pouthier

Stanzi Allan-Pouthier, 39, of Garrison, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 4th, after a year of battling cancer.   More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2013 1:48 PM

Candidates in Philipstown exchange ideas, a few barbs  Free Access 

Coming soon: Full report on our candidates' forum

On Monday night, four candidates for Philipstown Town Council and the incumbent Supervisor (running unopposed) squared off in a lively debate before an estimated 60 community members. More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2013 12:49 PM

Hossu rape case becomes even more bizarre; Levy’s involvement questioned

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, has a new lawyer, and it’s Levy’s brother-in-law—Daniel Mentzer.  More...

Breaking News - 10/20/2013 4:38 PM

Cold Spring cop charged with criminal mischief

Said to damage another officer's vehicles

A Cold Spring Village Police officer is facing felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly damaging the private vehicles of a fellow police officer. More...

Child Injured in Hit and Run

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Fran Wills called it the “unthinkable” Friday when referring to one of her students—a 7-year-old boy who was struck while exiting a school bus 24 hours earlier, only to have the driver flee th More...

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center Hails Steinem, Others  Free Access 

Honoring an Icon in the Valley

Gloria Steinem is perhaps the best known living proponent of American feminism; a fierce, smart, and energetic advocate for gender equality who first emerged on the political scene in the 1960s and has been active ever since. More...

Gun Found in Manhunt Case

The PCN&R reported exclusively last week that a weapon believed to be used in the murder of a Garden City, Long Island, man was found in the waters off Sandy Beach in Cold Spring. More...

Civics and Politics

Odell Blasts ‘Unfair’ MTA Tax Defeat

Describing the MTA payroll tax as a “very unfair piece of legislation that increases the burden on small business, schools and village, town and county governments,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell has criticized the New York State Court More...

Philipstown OKs Start to Improvements at Park

Pavilion & Rest Rooms Included

The Philipstown Town Board met briefly to discus a number of issues last Wednesday night.   More...

Cold Spring Chamber Hosts October Mixer

Come to the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m. at 3377 Route 9, Cold Spring, (opposite entrance to Glassbury Court Complex). More...

Schools

Routine Business Meeting Tackles Some Big Ideas

Garrison School Board

The Garrison School Board held a business meeting on Wednesday that was a model of brevity and efficiency. More...

Student Scholars, Chinese Education, High Stakes Testing, and an Excellent Audit Report

Haldane School Board

The board room in the Mabel Merritt Bulling at Haldane is always a cozy fit, but Tuesday night it was standing room only as the school board recognized its most recent crop of AP Scholars, National Merit Semifinalists, and National Merit Commended Sc More...

Alarmed by Overdoses, Drug Awareness Program Is Set

Putnam Valley Schools

In response to disturbing new reports of heroin overdoses—and deaths—in Putnam County, the Putnam Valley School District is making plans to host an informational event next week. More...

Religious News

Religious Services

ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 65 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley stlukesputnamvalley.org 845-528-8858 mail@stlukesputnamvalley.org Regular Sunday Worship communion service begins at 9am, with a Coffee Hour at 10am.   More...

Alexis Cole to sing at Jazz Vespers and Jazz Sunday

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown Jazz Vespers Series continues straight ahead this Saturday, October 19th at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, the 20th at 10:30 a.m., with Alexis Cole.   More...

Sports

Blue Devils Run to Second Straight Win

461 rushing yards propel Haldane to 59-6 rout of Palisades Prep

Will Moss rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns as Haldane ran all over an out-manned Palisades Prep squad this past Saturday 59-6. In all, the Blue Devils racked up 461 yards and scored eight times via a potent ground attack.  More...

Tiny and Mitey Mites Win, Moms Go Wild

OK, I’ll be honest. There are a couple things I need to get used to about the new field at Haldane.  The first is the millions of black rubber pellets on the turf. More...

Flaherty Continues Her Winning Ways

St. Michael’s College of Colchester, Vt., reports that Haldane standout Kelsey Flaherty is continuing her winning ways on the volleyball court. More...

Births

Timothy Joseph Edwards

Timothy Joseph Edwards was born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on September 6 to Stephanie and Bruce Edwards, of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Fred and Darlene Vanca, of Peekskill and Bruce and Denise Edwards, of Ossining.   More...

Margaret Emily Mycka

Margaret Emily Mycka was born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on September 10 to Elizabeth and Paul Mycka, of Putnam Valley. 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

COLD SPRING - 1BR APT L/R w/fplc, Kit, Dining Area, BR, tiled bath, Private Entrance, parking, 3 miles to train. $1,100/mo. Heat, Hot Water & Electr. Included. Owner/Broker (914) 953-3720  2 BDR GARDEN APT 900 sq.ft. H & H/W included. More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com  MOBILE HOME SENIOR Park. 55+, Totally renovated. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new kitchen/ baths. Call 201-893-8708   More...

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