November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Philipstown Seniors Set to Lobby for Butterfield Senior Center  Free Access 

It looks like the senior citizens of Philipstown are going to mobilize their forces to pressure the powers that be to finally get their senior center built, following a meeting with PCN&R Publisher Elizabeth Ailes and her husband, Roger Ailes, on More...

Donick to Leave After 17 Years at Library

Carol Donick, the well-regarded Library Director at the Desmond Fish Library, will be leaving her post in Garrison for her new job as Library Director at the Kent Public Library, effective December 2.   More...

Christmas Lights & Money Vex Village Board

Village of Cold Spring

At Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting, Mayor J. Ralph Falloon gave the board an update on where the village stood on the Christmas decorations on Main Street. More...

 

Elections

Election Day History in Putnam: Sweeny, Grossman Both Win

It now appears more and more likely that for the first time in county history, Putnam will have two judges in the New York State Supreme Court’s 9th Judicial District. More...

Attention Continental Village Residents:

Lakeland Bond Vote Set for November 19

On Tuesday, November 19, the Lakeland Central School District community will be asked to consider an approximate $14.5 million Safety, Security and Health Bond proposition that would include the addition of a wide range of safety and security items t More...

Arts and Entertainment

Drop That Bucket! (and Bruce’s Tomatoes Preserved in Oil and a Bonus!)

Gardening GUSTO

Gardeners have all kinds of buckets. Mine range in size from a little kid’s sand pail used for quick and casual weeding, all the way up to one of those huge plastic muck buckets when I mean business. More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday November 15 Beausoleil avec Michael DoucetTowne Crier Café, 379 Main St., BeaconTownecrier.com The Official Blues Brothers Revue Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill paramounthudsonvalley.comSunday November 17 More...

Restaurant Week in Full Swing

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week continues through Nov. 17, with participants across seven counties including Putnam. Tuesday evening at the Hudson House in Cold Spring, a host of interested officials gathered to highlight meals available locally.  More...

Community

Vets Ceremony Honors the Fallen

Close to 100 people turned out at 11 a.m. Monday in Cold Spring to remember those who served in our nation’s military.   More...

Talk of our Town

Keep an eye on Haldane’s athletes this week! Once again, two teams – girls’ soccer and volleyball – are in the State Final Four, and all of the fall squads made stellar showings in their respective post-season play.   More...

Jaymark Jewelers’ Wall of Heroes Honors Vets

Siblings Katie Szirmay and James Matero, owners of Jaymark Jewelers on Route 9 in Cold Spring, are doing their part to honor veterans and their families in a way they know best, by giving a beautiful, elegant 16-inch strand of fresh water pearls to a More...

Attractions

Shakespeare Festival Announces 2014 Season

Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Liar to run in repertory

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) announces the three plays that will run in repertory during the Company’s 28th season: Othello, directed by Associate Artistic Director Christopher V. More...

Molly Pitcher’s Legacy of Service, at Fort Montgomery

Learn about Margaret Corbin’s Legacy of Service on Thursday, November 14th, 7 p.m., at the Fort Montgomery Historic Site. More...

Boscobel Offers Free Admission to Vets

Entire Month of November 2013

To honor all former U.S. military personnel, Boscobel is offering free house & grounds admission to veterans who show their military ID (or even a photo of themselves wearing their uniform!) at the front desk during the month of November. More...

Commentary

OSI, Philipstown, Land Banks & the Future  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

I wrote last week about the tremendous circling of the wagons regarding the Open Space Institute and its quest for a subdivision in Philipstown. More...

Births

Jax Anthony Stelmaszyk

Baby boy JAX ANTHONY STELMASZYK was born at White Plains Hospital on September 25, 2013, to Mike and Holly Stelmaszyk, of Putnam Valley.  Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Holly Mottola, of White Plains and Barry and Nancy Buzzurro, of Putnam More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Douglas J. Duncan

Douglas J. Duncan, of Fishkill, formerly of Cold Spring, entered into rest Saturday, November 9, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 66. Born May 9, 1947, in Peekskill, he was the son of the late Douglas C. and Anna M. More...

Penny Jean Rose

Sunrise June 1956 - Sunset November 2013

Penny Rose entered into the presence of God on Saturday morning at her home in Garrison. Penny was a beloved staff member at the Walter Hoving Home where she served as an intake coordinator who was always a welcoming voice to women in distress. More...

Richard A. Nobile

Richard A. Nobile, age 76, a 62 year resident of Cold Spring, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, following a long bout with cancer. More...

Health

Sound Healing: Nutrition for Your Nervous System

Movement4Life presents Sound Healing, nutrition for your nervous system, on Friday, November 22, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Beacon Yoga, at 464 Main Street, Beacon. More...

Breaking News - 11/17/2013 3:17 PM

Haldane Girls' Soccer Team Falls 2-1 in Championship

The end of a great run!

The Haldane Lady Blue Devils magical run ended Sunday with a 2-1 loss to Ho More...

Breaking News - 11/14/2013 1:12 PM

Haldane Football Coach Jeff Sniffen to Step Down

Haldane football coach Jeff Sniffen is stepping down, saying the future of the football program is bright but that he needs to spend more time right now with his young family. More...

Constitution Island Association to Meet at Boscobel

 The Constitution Island Association’s Annual Meeting will take place at Boscobel House and Gardens, in Garrison, on Sunday, November 17 at 4 p.m.  More...

Montgomery Stages Vulgar Attack  Free Access 

Before last Thursday night’s regular Town Board meeting, Councilwoman Nancy Montgomery had contacted Elizabeth Ailes via email and voicemail earlier that day to question whether she might attend Saturday’s meeting involving the seniors. More...

Two Critically Injured In Philipstown Crash

Residents of Dutchess and Westchester were seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 9 in Philipstown over the weekend. More...

Garrison School Honors Our Veterans

Last year The Garrison School began a tradition on Veteran’s Day to salute our nation’s heroes. All of the students met on the grass in front of the school that occupies a stretch on Route 9D. More...

Sectional & State Fever at Haldane

See the PCN&R Sports, page 12, for full details on Haldane’s amazing post season. Here, Jay Marchese battles for possession against S. S. Seward in Varsity Boys’ soccer win.   More...

Civics and Politics

Joseph Etta Honored at Town Hall

Philipstown Town Board

The November 7 Philipstown Board monthly meeting opened with a ceremony downstairs at Town Hall to honor Cold Spring veteran Joseph Etta, now 95, whose framed Veterans Wall of Fame recognition will soon hang in the Philipstown courtroom. More...

Philipstown Board Fine Tunes Budgets

Shea urges independent assessment of tanker truck

At the November 6 budget hearings the Philipstown Board took final steps to fine tune the budgets of various Town-funded agencies in order to keep the overall Town budget within the state-mandated 1.66-percent tax levy cap for the coming year. More...

Merando Saves Town Money on Supplies

The Town offices are now filled with 50 cartons of premium office supplies delivered to Town Hall and the total cost to taxpayers is just a measly $5.94. Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando is always on the search to save taxpayers money. More...

Schools

Race to The Top Funds Returned

Garrison School

The Garrison Union Free School held its monthly board meeting Wednesday night. More...

‘Garden Month’ for Haldane

This fall, every Haldane student grades K-4 had a chance to experience and explore their school garden handson. More...

Garrison 8th Graders Honor ‘Dead Authors’

For the past eight years, the courtyard at the Garrison School has been transformed into a graveyard to celebrate “Dead Authors’ Day;” the day when 8th grade English students, under the direction of Ian Berger, 8th grade English Lan More...

Religious News

Fourth Unitarian Fellowship Welcomes a New Minister  Free Access 

The Fourth Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in Mohegan Lake, just over the Putnam County line, welcomed a new minister this fall. More...

Reform Temple Hosts Program for Hanukkah

Always fun - Always free. Jewish Education for the whole family.  Saturday, November 16th, at 9:45 a.m., Holiday Workshop for Hanukkah. A creative and fun Jewish learning experience for ages 2-7. More...

Jazz Vespers Saturday at First Presbyterian

Join us at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown on 10 Academy Street in Cold Spring this Sat., Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. for Jazz Vespers, a unique, lay-led service blending jazz and spirituality.   More...

Sports

A Final Four First For Haldane

Girls’ soccer team punches first ever ticket to State championships

With the calmness of a champion, Jess Harrison walked up to the penalty spot knowing her kick could send the Haldane girls’ soccer team to the state final four for the first time in program history. More...

Tough Play Until Final Minutes for Boys

Chargers Try to Take Down Raptors   More...

Soccer Players End Season With Tie, Loss

Eagles Play Tough Versus First-Place Valkyrie   More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos on Reporting of Open Space Issues

To the Editor:  More...

Unintended Consequences

To the Editor:   As we all know, much attention has been directed to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) web site and its technical glitches. I have no doubt the glitches will eventually be resolved. More...

Generous Offer; Tax Dollars Needed, Too

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...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329   More...

For Rent

for rent cold spring 1 Bdrm Apt. Walk to train $1,150/mo. Util. included. Call 845-809-5312  OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE 1,400 sf. $1,500/mo. Lower Main St. Cold Spring. Near River and Metro-North, Great location, Newly renovated. 845-265-4400   More...

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