October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

State Looks at Property Tax Exemptions  Free Access 

In An October Research Brief entitled “Property Tax Exemptions in New York State,” the office of Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported that more than a quarter of all property value in New York state is free from county, city and state taxes.  &n More...

Halloween Crowd Takes Over Cold Spring

With Photo Gallery

Some 300 strange and spooky folk occupied Cold Spring late Saturday afternoon, but fortunately, it was the annual Halloween Parade through downtown. More...

Cops Bust Pot ‘Grow House’

A marijuana growing operation in a residential area of Lake Peekskill has resulted in the arrest of a Yonkers man and the smashing of what Chief Sheriff’s Investigator Gerald Schramek described as a “grow house.” More...

Highway, Fire Costs Reviewed at Town

Philipstown Town Board

As the 2014 budget season begins to kick in, the Philipstown Board held two weekly budget workshops last week, one on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and the other on Thursday, Oct. 24. More...

Veterans Day Observance Set

11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

There will be a brief ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the lawn of St. More...

 

Elections

Breaking News - 11/2/2013 9:54 AM

Odell Sets the Record Straight

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell set the record straight Friday about her endorsement of a candidate seeking election for the State Supreme Court in Tuesday’s balloting.During a hastily called news conference, Odell apologized to Putnam Senior Judge More...

Philipstown Town Board Hopefuls Outline Views on Seniors, Wind Turbines, More

CANDIDATE QUESTIONS

In what is shaping up to be a spirited race, four Philipstown residents are vying for two Council seats on the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Election Day Less Than A Week Away  Free Access 

Election Day in Putnam County, and across the State, is Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Schools

Area Veterans Invited to Garrison School Event

Last year. the Garrison School began a tradition on Veterans Day to salute our heroes. All of the students met on the grass in front of our school which occupies a stretch on Route 9D. More...

Character Education Matters in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

Strong financial report for school district

Board president Jeanine Rufo was back in the saddle at the Putnam Valley School Board meeting on Thursday. More...

Community

Finnegans Honored for Franciscan Spirit

On October 11th, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement held their Platinum 20th Anniversary Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, and Michael and Candace Finnegan, of Garrison, received The Graymoor Community Service More...

Veterans Day Ceremonies at Montrose, Castle Point

On Thursday, November 7, at 10 a.m., at the VA’s Montrose Campus, Bldg 15, Room 16, Route 9A, Montrose, the speaker will be Juan E. More...

Family Volunteer Landscape Day is Saturday

MANITOGA

On Saturday November 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come to Manitoga’s annual Family Volunteer Landscape Day.  Help clear leaves from the stone steps and trail leading from Mary’s Meadow. More...

Perspectives

Garrison Firefighter’s Personal Letter: ‘We Put Our Life on the Line’

Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me. We will always respond to you day or night and do our best to save you, save your property or rescue you. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Other Steve Burke

To the Editor:  I am writing in response to last week’s Letter to the Editor “Leonard, OSI and Hamilton Fish” written by Steve Burke of Garrison.  More...

More Endangered Than Senior

To the Editor:  I just got my PCN&R out of the mailbox. Love to read the Letters to the Editor section. More...

Alternative Firehouse Locations

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...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. 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  FOR RENT COLD SPRING 1 Bdrm Apt. More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2013 11:48 PM

Dems Sweep in Philipstown

Democrats swept the races in Philipstown in Tuesday’s election.  More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2013 9:32 PM

County spending meets 1.66 percent tax cap increase

Approved only after vigorous debate

The Putnam County budget process ended on a mixed note Wednesday night when county legislators approved the $142,953,000 fiscal spending plan after vociferously debating several key components for more than two hours.  More...

Breaking News - 11/1/2013 1:18 PM

Powassan Virus confirmed in Putnam: 1 in 3 cases statewide is here  Free Access 

Putnam County has the dubious distinction of leading New York State in relation to confirmed cases of Powassan Virus (POW).  More...

Planners Review Glenclyffe Development  Free Access 

Philipstown Planning Board

The Philipstown Planning Board’s new digs at the Butterfield Library are cozy in comparison with the old meeting venue at the Cold Spring VFW hall, but overall, the change of location is an improvement. More...

Decades Later, Glenclyffe & Hamilton Fish in Spotlight Again

The subdivision of the Glenclyffe property in Garrison, owned by the Open Space Institute, has recently entered the Town Board race. More...

Village to Mark Utility Lines

Village of Cold Sp ring

At a sparsely attended Cold Spring Village Board meeting that saw Trustees Stephanie Hawkins and Chuck Hustis absent, Mayor J. Ralph Falloon started at 7:30 p.m. More...

Old Road Supporters Still Strong after 25+ Years

President Terence Zaleski called to order a meeting of the Old Road Society of Philipstown on Sunday at 2 p.m. sharp. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 11/3/2013 11:27 AM

Ball Calls for Levy to Step Down or Support Outside Probe

Club Putnam resurfaces?

Political support among Republicans for District Attorney Adam Levy is rapidly dissipating, with State Sen. More...

Cold Spring Lions Annual Election Day Luncheon

Councilwoman and Lion Betty Budney is making last minute preparations for the Lions Club Annual Election Day Luncheon. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Chalet on the Hudson on Route 9D. More...

Odell Wants Robo Calls Probed

County Executive MaryEllen Odell will ask the State Attorney General’s office to investigate a series of robo calls received by dozens of Putnam residents earlier this month criticizing her administration.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cabbage Magic (and Sara Searle’s Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

Somehow cabbage went from being regally served to Charles VI of France in the 14th century to suffering a rather lowly position on the modern dinner table. Aside from the delightful St.  More...

A Nice Return, as Photographer Comes Home!

Friends and family, and cute as a button dog Jojo, gathered at the beginning of Don and Sandra Nice’s driveway on Indian Brook Road to welcome renowned photographer Brian Nice his mother, Sandra, and their support crew back home after a 29-day More...

‘Sondheim Unplugged’ Returns to the Depot

DEPOT THEATRE

We first met Phil Geoffrey Bond just over two years ago, as he was preparing to produce and direct the first Philipstown Depot Theatre production of “Sondheim Unplugged,” the show he originated. More...

Religious News

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/3/2013 8:12 PM

Haldane wins FIVE sectional titles!

Latest updates

The Haldane Blue Devils, in a tremendous showing, won five sectional titles over the weekend. Here are the results. Additional coverage will follow in Wednesday's PCN&R: More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Blue Devils Blast Blind Brook 37-7

Tuckahoe up next in Class D title game

Less than four minutes into Haldane’s game against Blind Brook, Will Moss took a hand-off from Nick Allen, darted through a huge hole, cut to his left, got to the edge and sprinted 18 yards to the corner of the end zone to give the Blue Devils More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 10/31/2013 9:07 PM

Henry Earl Van Tassel

Graveside Services 1 p.m. Friday in Cold Spring Cemetery

Henry Earl Van Tassel, age 73, of Nelsonville, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at theHudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Frances Theresa Spafford

Frances Theresa Spafford, 82, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed on Monday, October 21, 2013. She was born in New York, New York and moved to Florida in 1993 from Flushing.  More...

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