January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Resistance to Rezoning Mounts; Will Village Take $75,000 Grant?

Mayor opposes ‘sweeping changes’

The procuring of a $75,000 grant to pay for rezoning the Village of Cold Spring and to update the village Historic code is becoming a major issue, as some on various village boards are becoming uneasy with the significant changes called for in the fu More...

Population Dips in Putnam

The decline was small but for the first time in decades, Putnam’s population appears to be on a downward slope.  Information released last week by the U.S. More...

 

Elections

Odell Seeks Second Term

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell will be seeking reelection to a full four-year term in November. More...

Ball Hints At Run For County Exec

State Senator Greg Ball is still playing a potential run for county executive in 2014 close to his vest but in a brief interview on New Year’s Eve following the county’s official swearing-in ceremony, his intentions became a bit more clea More...

Schools

Haldane Board Celebrates Student, Staff Achievement

Recognition – of both students and administrators – was the order of the evening at the Haldane School Board on Tuesday night (Jan. 7).  More...

Haldane Seniors Hold Fundraiser  Free Access 

“Way down yonder in New Orleans” – that’s where many of Haldane High School’s seniors are headed in March for a five-day trip that includes service work with Habitat for Humanity. More...

Student Art Opening Draws a Crowd Despite Weather

Last Friday, Gallery 66 NY, on Main Street in Cold Spring, hosted an art opening for local high school artists. This group shot is some of the young women artists. More...

Attractions

West Point Museum: A Living History

Nestled on the shores of the mighty Hudson River, the West Point Museum sits as our nation’s oldest federal museum; its genesis can be traced to the American Revolution. More...

Burns Night Set to Light Up Garrison

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band is proud to announce its eighth Annual Robert Burns Supper on January 25th at the Highlands Country Club on Route 9D in Garrison. More...

Explore African American History Along the Hudson

DESMOND FISH LIBRARY

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison will present its 18th annual Martin Luther King Day observances, “Bringing the Dream Home: Civil Rights and the Hudson Valley,” with an adult speaker’s program and potluck supper Sunday evening, More...

Commentary

Appearances Matter, for the District Attorney, Too  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

Some years ago, in 1999, in a county not that far away – Orange, just across the Hudson River – one Paul Harnisch was an assistant district attorney. He was bipolar, according to court documents. More...

Behavior Change & Making It Stick

Every January, millions of Americans resolve to change their behavior in one way or another. Among the most popular goals are losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more exercise and spending more time with family. 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...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com   More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2014 9:37 AM

Black ice delaying opening at Putnam Valley  Free Access 

Slick conditions reported in Philipstown

Pockets of black ice this morning are causing the delayed opening in several area schools. The Putnam Valley and Lakeland School Districts are beginning classes two hours late this morning along with the St. Luke’s Pre-School in Putnam Valley. More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2014 12:01 AM

Ruling in Levy Lawsuit Prompts Differing Spins

Last summer, District Attorney Adam Levy filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Donald Smith alleging that the county’s chief lawman was “out of control and on a power trip when orchestrating a public smear campaign” against him concer More...

Fire & Ice, as Blaze Totals Home

In frigid temperatures, 75 firefighters from around the area knocked down a fire in a Cold Spring trailer home Tuesday evening on Wall Street. No injuries were reported and the two occupants escaped safely. More...

Civics and Politics

A New Year in Philipstown

2014 in Philipstown began with the swearing in ceremony of the supervisor and newly elected members of the Philipstown town council. At 11 am on January 1, a crowd of about fifty people gathered in the Cold Spring VFW Hall to witness the ceremony. More...

Four Votes Needed to Name Legislature Chairman

It took four votes of the Putnam Legislature Tuesday before Carl Albano was elected as chairman and that by a tally of 5-4. More...

Philipstown Board Wraps Up Final Details on the Year Past

The annual Year-End meeting was held Monday, December 30, to wrap up 2013. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Garden Lessons from 2013 (and Crunchy Winter Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

I’ve been growing food for forty years (Holy compost! Can this be true??) and I still continue to learn new things every season. Here are some 2013 garden lessons: More...

Celebrating 50 Years with Ivan Chermayeff

Garrison Art Center will launch its 50th anniversary with an exhibition in The Riverside Galleries, Ivan Chermayeff 50 Collages. More...

Philipstown Artist to Exhibit in Beacon

Bau Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Tony Moore’s solo exhibition, “Tony Moore: Coomaraswamy’s Bridge” on Saturday, January 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Beacon Room, Bau Gallery, 506 Main St., Beacon. More...

Community

Rising from the Ashes to Triumph  Free Access 

Nice and Neat Dry Cleaning Reopens On Route 9

It was a devastating fire that took away Sokhara Kim’s Nice and Neat Dry Cleaning business a few years ago. But now, Nice and Neat has moved from its temporary spot on Route 9 to its original spot just across the street. More...

Talk of our Town

There can be few better examples of community service than the firefighters and rescue personnel who responded to the blaze on Wall Street in the Village on Tuesday evening in frigid temps. More...

Putnam County Chambers to Host 2013 Trailblazer Awards Gala

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (PCCC), the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, announced this week it will host the 4th annual Trailblazer Awards at Mahopac’ More...

Sports

Anything but Routine for Blue Devils

Holidays, weather wreak havoc on Haldane schedules

While the calendar reads January 8th for both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Haldane, their respective seasons could not be more different. More...

Winter Offerings at All Sport in Fishkill

Adult Dodgeball - Games are held on Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Season runs Feb. 7 – Mar. 14.   More...

Winterfest Without Snow? You Bet!

In last week’s PCN&R we reported on the Sunday. January 12, plans for Winterfest at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m., celebrating National Winter Trail Day. More...

Perspectives

Counterpoint: Why Conservation Easements Make Sense

Perspective

I’d like to respond to the Perspectives piece by Jason Stverak recently reprinted from The Daily Caller in the PCN&R. Mr.  More...

Health

Flu Cases Reported

Influenza has been reported throughout Putnam County with 18 cases already confirmed. After conferring with NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, Putnam’s Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Hospital Workers Weather Storm in Makeshift Dorms

Not everyone gets the day off from work during a snowstorm -- as Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees can testify. More...

Weekly Poll

Were you in favor of Philipstown's Equal Protection Resolution?
Click below for our Digital Version of the PCN&R
2014-01-08 digital edition