November 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fences Make Good Neighbors, But at Butterfield, Not So Much

Village of Cold Spring

In order to prevent vandalism on his property, developer Paul Guillaro wants to construct a 6-foot, temporary chain link fence along the outside of the decaying Butterfield Hospital to keep out intruders until the full demolition can take place. More...

At Last, Pugh Steps Down

Relations Between West Point & Constitution Island Set to Improve

In a move that is almost certain to repair relations between the Constitution Island Association (CIA) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the CIA membership has elected new officers and Chairwoman Betsy Pugh has stepped down. More...

Manitou Station Road Repairs

During Hurricane Sandy, Garrison’s Manitou Station Road was among the hardesthit areas. A plan is now on the table to remedy the problem.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Easy Way to Cook the Best Turkey You Will Ever Taste

Gardening GUSTO

I love the pre-Thanksgiving greeting: “You cooking?” This week’s column is devoted to my tried and true recipe for the juiciest turkey you’ll ever taste. More...

‘Small Works in a Big Way’ at the Bear Mountain Inn

Running from November 16 through January 31, Artists in the Parks (AiP) will present “Small Works in a Big Way” in the first floor gallery located at the newly renovated Bear Mountain Inn.  More...

Holiday Boutique: A Garrison Tradition at Library

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

Unique hand-crafted gifts will be featured at the 21st annual Desmond-Fish Library Holiday Boutique which opens Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. The boutique continues on Sunday Dec. 1 from 1-5 and resumes on Thursday Dec. 5-8 and Dec. More...

Community

Thanksgiving Candlelight Service & Dinner  Free Access 

Service Award to Cathryn Fadde of Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill

The Putnam History Museum will hold its 55th Annual Thanksgiving Candlelight Service & Dinner on Sunday, November 24th, starting at 5 p.m. at the Church on the Hill in Cold Spring. More...

Christmas is Coming!

Ed Trimble and Joe Russo hang Christmas wreaths along Main Street on Monday afternoon. This was taken outside the PCN&R office. More...

Garden Club Guest Speaker on Incline Railway

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. More...

Attractions

A Holiday Gathering of Friends at Manitoga

MANITOGA

On Saturday December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Manitoga members, donors, friends and volunteers are invited to raise a glass in honor of your support for Manitoga and our programs this past year. More...

Boscobel Sparkles with Nights of 10,000 Lights

BOSCOBEL

The lights are on in a big way at Boscobel in December! More...

Boscobel's December Events

Fri Dec 6 - 5:30-9pm - Snow Queen Stilt Walker meets and greets and poses for photos with guests. Watch for the Horseback Winter Rider, too! More...

Perspectives

Tilly Foster Has Been Important Asset to Putnam County

Perspective

The following letter was Submitted to the Putnam County Board of Legislators: My name is Ned Moran and I am a retired New York City Firefighter and Director of Avalon Archives, a musical museum located at Tilly Foster Farm Museum. More...

An Eerie Silence Following JFK’s Death

It’s hard to believe that Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Maxwell Evarts, Jr.

William Maxwell Evarts, Jr., 88, of Manhattan, Garrison, and Vinalhaven, Maine, died on Monday November 11, of complications following a fall. More...

Volker Kaempfert

Volker Kaempfert of Martha’s Vineyard and Scottsdale, Ariz., died peacefully on the morning of November 18, 2013, at his home in West Tisbury, Mass., after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. His wife Kathy was by his side. More...

Breaking News - 11/22/2013 12:48 PM

Cold Spring Issues Grove RFP

The Village of Cold Spring has issued a new RFP (request for proposals) for the sale of the Grove property. The details are below: More...

Giving Thanks  Free Access 

We decided to look within this year and ask our own staff the question: “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” Carol Balducci: I am thankful for my family and friends. I love them all so much! Thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy. More...

Gipson Hears Need for Sewers & Crosswalks in Nelsonville

Village of Nelsonville

Sewers and crosswalks dominated the Village of Nelsonville meeting Monday, as Mayor Tom Corless presided over the monthly session with Trustee Peter Thomann and Village Clerk Pauline Minners present. Village Trustee Duncan did not attend. More...

Time to Make the Donuts

Regardless of a pending ban on formula businesses, a Dunkin’ Donuts with a drivethrough window is on the fast track to becoming a reality in the Village of Cold Spring.   More...

Town Grills Garrison Firefighters on New Truck

Budget negotiations continue, with final figures due Nov. 20

Leaders of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company were on hand again last week at Philipstown Town Hall to complete their 2014 budget review in advance of the Nov. 20 adoption of a new Town budget. More...

Civics and Politics

Oliverio to Run For County Executive

Legislator Sam Oliverio, the senior member and only Democrat on the nine member county governing body, wants to become Putnam’s next county executive. More...

Trustees Review Lights & Weddings

The village has hung wreaths on the utility poles on Main Street for Christmas, but some note they are off to the side of the street and not strung across as in past years. More...

Peekskill Hollow Signage, Weight Limit Set

PUTNAM COUNTY

The elimination of oversized commercial vehicles on Peekskill Hollow Road as it traverses from Putnam Valley to Kent will soon come to fruition, once signs are installed on the dangerous and winding road. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 11/22/2013 3:23 PM

Lakeland Bond Passes Handily

Lakeland Central School District voters this week (November 19) approved the $14.5 million Safety, Security and Health Bond proposition that includes the addition of a wide range of safety and security items throughout the district's schools. More...

Athletic Achievement, an Adorable Character Pledge and Data Dashboards  Free Access 

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

The Haldane School Board was treated to a delightful sight on Tuesday night, six elementary school students, three kindergartners, and a second, third, and fifth grader, proudly reciting their new Character Pledge: More...

Board Ponders Data Security

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

The Putnam Valley School Board met Thursday night with a short agenda and a small audience. 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...

Operation Christmas Angels Helps with Holiday Decorations

The Church on the Hill is looking for any senior citizen or physically challenged person who needs help decorating for Christmas or Hanukkah, but is physically unable to. More...

Sports

Girls Take State Title!

Haldane Volleyball Wins Fourth State Championship

Two Haldane girls’ teams with completely different histories played on the state’s biggest stage this weekend in search of state titles. More...

Sniffen Steps Down As Football Coach

Replacement might not be named until May

Jeff Sniffen, Haldane’s head football coach for the past three seasons, has announced he will be stepping down from the position. More...

Philipstown Girls’ Soccer Wraps Up Season, Heads Held High

Falcons Close Fall Season with Style   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Poetry to Profanity and Nothing in Between’

To the Editor:  More...

Beyond the Test

To the Editor:   More...

Residential Wind Turbines in the Hudson Highlands

To the Editor:  With Philipstown in the process of adopting a six-month moratorium on applications for residential wind turbines, it’s a good time to reflect on renewable energy systems and their potential role.   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. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com  MAGICAL 3 PLUS ACRES Property For Single Family Estate. BOH Approved for 5 BR. More...

For Rent

FOR RENT COLD SPRING 1 Bdrm Apt. Walk to train $1,150/mo. Util. included. Call 845-809-5312  COLD SPRING 1 BDRM APT Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/ mo everything included. Plenty of parking. 845-809-5557   More...

Weekly Poll

Were you in favor of Philipstown's Equal Protection Resolution?
Click below for our Digital Version of the PCN&R
2013-11-20 digital edition