January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Soil Mine Site Gets New Owners, Plan

Proposal for 24-lot residential subdivision off Route 9

Philipstown could have a significant new subdivision in its future.   More...

New Spanu Warehouse Plan Is Reviewed

Among the continuing agenda items for the Philipstown Planning Board has been Olspan Warehouse LLC. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

New Ancient Vegetables (and Fennel and Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

During a recent dinner with friends, one person (born and bred Yankee) confessed that he had never tasted kale until a few years ago. More...

Free Winter Film Series On Main Street

For those looking to liven up the late winter doldrums, the Cold Spring Film Society has announced the lineup of their 2014 Winter Film Series. More...

‘Shaken, Not Stirred’

A Sultry Evening Of James Bond Songs

On Saturday, January 25th, at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, four ladies and one gentleman will be singing an evening of songs from James Bond movies, accompanied by a 4 piece band.  More...

Community

New Digs for the Cold Spring Post Office

UPDATED with new details Monday

UPDATED MONDAY MORNING: Full services are to be in place Tuesday morning at the Cold Spring Post Office, which will open 1 hour late to effect the transfer. More...

Book Details Foundry’s Huge Impact

It was standing room only at the Putnam History Museum on Chestnut Street in Cold Spring late Saturday afternoon for the unveiling of a new book, West Point Foundry, part of the Arcadia Publishing “Images of America” series. More...

Anne Osborn Selected as Clearwater President

Anne Todd Osborn of Garrison has been named the new President of the Clearwater organization, effective immediately.   More...

Attractions

Philipstown Winter Carnival Debuts Feb. 8

Ice Rink Construction Is Underway at Town Park

The Philipstown Recreation Department invites residents and visitors on Sat., Feb. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. for the First Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival. More...

Groundhog Day Prognostications Abound Nearby

Punxsutawney, PA, is a long drive from Putnam County. Fortunately, two area locales are hosting their own Groundhog Day events.  Hudson Highlands Nature Museum   More...

Flower Readings at the Howland Library

Join Sue Adams, co-owner of Mark Adams Greenhouses, as she teaches us the language of flowers at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on Wednesday, February 5th, at 1pm. After a brief lecture on the different meanings of flowers, Ms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support Treatment of Addictions

To the Editor:  There is a public health crisis in the United States that is largely ignored by the media. In New York State, drug overdose deaths rose 169 percent between 1979 and 2010. More...

Give Blood, Honor a Hero

To the Editor:  Friday, February 7, at the Garrison Fire House, we honor the memory of Frank Gain, loyal blood donor who lost his battle to acute myoblastic leukemia on August 13, 2013.  More...

Park Group Pleased

To the Editor:  More...

Police Blotter

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 9:05 AM

Man beaten in Putnam Valley strong armed robbery & attack

State Police are asking the public for its help in apprehending those responsible for a strong armed robbery that took place late Thursday at the Putnam Valley Town Park.Troop K Major Robin Benziger said troopers from the Cortlandt barracks were summ More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 9:07 AM

Putnam Trio Arrested Following Putnam Valley Heroin Probe  Free Access 

PV, Mahopac residents involved

Two residents of Putnam Valley and a woman from Mahopac face a variety of drug charges following their arrests Friday.The Sheriff’s Department reported the apprehensions of Kevin Maffetone, 28 of Arbutis Street, Putnam Valley, Michael Whalen, 22, of More...

Putnam Valley Woman Assaulted with Metal Cane

A Mahopac man is facing felony charges of assault for allegedly attacking a Putnam Valley woman with a metal cane. More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 9:03 AM

Pete Seeger, Singer & Environmental Activist, Dead at 94  Free Access 

Impact stretched across decades

Pete Seeger, the folk singer and environmental and social activist, has died at 94. More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 9:04 AM

Dad accused of assaulting daughter with a cane

A Putnam Valley man is facing felony charges of assault for allegedly attacking his young daughter with a metal cane. More...

Planners Nearing a Decision on Butterfield

The monthly Planning Board meeting last Wednesday was met by a packed house  as the Philipstown  seniors turned out in force to hear the deliberation of what could be the completion of the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) for the Butterf More...

Sales Tax Revenue Below Projections

And Revenue Sharing Nixed by County

In a surprise in December after a long string of increases in sales tax revenue, Putnam’s sales tax receipts failed to surpass the previous year’s tally.  More...

A Year Later, Shed Hearing Continues

The Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday night marked the first year anniversary of the public hearing on the application of Susan Peehl & Andrew Hall of 13 Fair Street, appealing the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for a s More...

Civics and Politics

Bartolotti Hopes to Succeed Dennis Sant as County Clerk

It all began in 1996 when Michael Bartolotti, then a 19-year-old college student, accepted a part-time position at the Putnam County Clerk’s office in Carmel. More...

Conservatives Angered by Cuomo Suggestion They Leave NY

Putnam County conservatives are furious with comments from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that characterized them as extremists and suggested they should leave the state. More...

Town Board Reviews Big Slate of Topics

Dahlia House, Manitou Station Road & Wind Turbine on List

When the Philipstown board gathers for a weekly workshop, it’s often a quick affair, with speedy review/approval of vouchers or other business that needs to be tended to before the next monthly meeting occurs. More...

Schools

Students Say Goodbye to Haldane’s Villanti

Students and staff said goodbye to outgoing Haldane Superintendent Mark Villanti in an emotional gathering Friday.  More...

Governor Finally Admits Change Needed to Common Core, as Forum Spotlights Anger

The Common Core in education has hit the boiling point, and Tuesday even Gov. Andrew Cuomo adopted the pose that changes are needed.  More...

Scholarship Available for Teen Conservation Camp

If your child or grandchild has a love of nature and the out-of-doors and they’re looking for more adventure and knowledge, the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society would like give them a week at a New York State DEC summer camp.  More...

Religious News

Donor Supports Respect Life Committee

Bill Gunning, a resident of North Highlands, and the chairman of the Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church Respect Life Committee for over 20 years, received an anonymous donation of $1,500 on Saturday in an envelope with a message: For the Bus or the More...

Religious Services

Religious services around the region. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils Romp to Two Big Wins

Boys fall to Pawling

Last week, the Haldane girls’ basketball team played their most complete game of the season against Lakeland in a tough three-point defeat. More...

Rec Dept. Update: Hot & Cold

Amber Stickle, the director of Philipstown’s Recreation Department, spoke with the PCN&R on Monday to update us on what’s happening in the department located at the far end of Philipstown. More...

Day of Basketball to Benefit Cancer Society

This Saturday, Haldane will be hosting the 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Games, as four Haldane hoops squads will be taking to court to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

Commentary

Nationalizing the Boat Club, and Other Follies

Cunningham’s Corner

It is said that there are two constituencies in Cold Spring that you can’t cross, and still be successful in politics. One is the Cold Spring Boat Club, and the other is the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1.   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 1 bdrm apt Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/mo everything included. Plenty of parking. Also, Spacious 2 BDR. avail. 845-809-5557 1- bedrom apartment Heat/HW included. Parking. Outdoor yard. Pets allowed. More...

Real Estate

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

Health

Meditation Classes for Women With Cancer

Support Connection, Inc. announces a free educational program: “Meditation for Women with Cancer” will be offered on 4 Mondays: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, from 6-7 pm at Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541. More...

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