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Village Board Sessions to Be Taped

Building Job Still Merging?

The new incarnation of the Village Board met to an almost capacity room Tuesday night with little drama. It was the first meeting new Trustees Michael Bowman and Cathryn Fadde weighed in on village matters. More...

 

Elections

Odell Endorsed by Putnam GO P for Reelection as Executive

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has been endorsed to seek reelection in November by the Putnam GOP. More...

Hayworth Fights to Regain Seat - Video Interview

Former congresswoman and doctor Nan Hayworth is hitting the campaign trail hard this spring. She recently stopped by the PCN&R office to appear on our new interview show, “Focus on Philipstown,” with Tim Greco, available at pcnr.com. More...

Schools

Haldane Faces Difficult Budget Cuts; Adoption Moved to April 22

HALDANE SCHOOL

With a deficit of $176,543 left to cover, Haldane’s Board of Education may have to consider cutting three teacher assistant positions and one teacher position. More...

Garrison Talks State Aid at School Board

Brevity was the name of the game at the Garrison Union Free School Board meeting Wednesday night. More...

Manitoga Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is open for Manitoga’s popular Summer Nature & Design Camp. More...

Community

Board Considers Solar Energy and Restoration of Its Tired Town Hall

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Philipstown could see solar panels installed on the Recreation Center roof. More...

Philipstown Residents Push Back on Cell Tower; Drug Abuse Crisis Reviewed at Town Meeting

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Philipstown Town Board got some push back from residents about a proposed Lane Gate Road cell tower and heard an alarming report about the local heroin drug crisis at its monthly meeting in the Town Hall. More...

Cleanup at Little Stony Point Needs Your Help

The Little Stony Point Citizens Association invites those willing and able to join them for their Annual Spring Cleanup, Saturday April 19th.   More...

Attractions

Art Center Open House Draws 100

The Garrison Art Center held its annual open house Saturday during morning and afternoon sessions. The freeforall-ages event saw around 100 people attend. More...

Beacon Community Arbor Day Celebration

The public is invited to join project partners Hudson River Clearwater, Sargent-Downing Gardens and Nursery, and the City of Beacon for a community Arbor Day event that will take place on Friday, April 25, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM ,at the Beacon Dog More...

Art & Science at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, honors Earth Day and launches its 2014 event season with a lively discussion between ecological artists Lillian Ball, Betsy Damon and ‘ecoartspace’ curator Am More...

Commentary

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Hawkins: Unfiltered in the Extreme

One beneficial effect of the decisive village election is that Trustee Stephanie Hawkins and her rigid views will be less disguised. Consequently, village voters will be more informed when she next faces them on Election Day.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alline M. Crowley  Free Access 

Alline M. Crowley, 69, of Garrison, died on April 9, at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne. More...

Juan Carlos Rodriguez  Free Access 

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 46, died at his home in Garrison, New York, March 24, after a 2½-year battle with glioblastoma. More...

Katherine Lucille Komasa

Katherine Lucille Komasa, age 97, of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, April 2, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Cold Spring on April 22, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Katherine (Trimble) Monroe. More...

Alert Neighbor Leads to Arrests of Burglary Suspects in Garrison

It pays to have alert neighbors!  A resident called 9-1-1 this week after observing a suspicious car parked in the driveway of a neighbor’s residence on Twin Bridges Road in Garrison.  Putnam Sheriff’s Department personnel respo More...

Silver Spoon Set to Reopen Friday

The Silver Spoon is set to reopen this Friday. It has been refurbished and refreshed. The work began just last Wednesday and proceeded at a frenetic pace since then. More...

Hossu Not Guilty in Rape

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, was found not guilty last week of raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago and now may soon be released from jail.  Hossu was transferred from the Putnam Cor More...

Civics and Politics

Truce Between CIA & West Point

Relations are again friendly between West Point and the Constitution Island Association.  Colonel Dane D. Rideout, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison at West Point, and Frederick H. More...

Village Considers Tree Board as Some Fear Toxins

Trees are on the minds of many in Cold Spring these days.  Could the Village of Cold Spring Tree Nursery, at the Marathon Battery site, spread toxic contaminants elsewhere in the village when the trees are replanted? More...

Nelsonville Works on Tight Budget

Preparing a yearly budget is never easy, and Nelsonville is right in the middle of work on its next spending plan.  According to Nelsonville Village Clerk Pauline Minners, “We need to deal with a 2% NYS cap, which means that there is a $5, More...

Arts and Entertainment

The Craze for Coconut (and Coconut Milk Lamb Stew)

Gardening GUSTO

It is the first Friday in April and the Teeny Tiny Garden is still in a damp, dreary state of disrepair. On the bright side, spring peepers are singing, temperatures are slowly rising, and sunlight is lasting well past the end of the work day. More...

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces New Artistic Director

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Davis McCallum as its new Artistic Director. Mr. More...

Celebrate with Beacon’s Poet Laureate at Howland

Listen to the insightful and lyrical poetry of Beacon Poet Laureate, Laurence Sansone, on Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Howland Public Library.  Mr. More...

Religious News

St. Philip’s Indoor Yard Sale Success

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Garrison held its annual White Elephant indoor yard sale to great success Saturday. People were lined up waiting for the doors to open at 9am (early birds could pop in at 8:30 for $5). More...

$1.5M Raised for Jewish Council

Elizabeth and Roger Ailes of Garrison helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York last week. More...

Lisa Sabin & Christine Bokhour at Jazz Vespers  Free Access 

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown's Jazz Vespers Series continues straight ahead Sat., April 12th, at 5:30 PM with vocalists Lisa Sabin and Christine Bokhour. More...

Sports

Blue Devils on the Fast Track

Track Team Becoming Popular Option for Haldane Athletes

This spring, 46 Haldane students from grades 7 through 12 came out for the track team. That's well over 10% of the entire student body of the six grades. At the team's first meet last week, it was easy to see why. More...

Philipstown Boys Soccer Wins One, Drops One

U-15 Philipstown Daggers Defeat Peekskill Santos, 6-3   More...

Philipstown Girls Lose, But Are Optimistic

U-13 Philipstown Eagles Meet Wappingers Seminoles   More...

Letters to the Editor

Oliverio Responds on Transit, Kitchen Issues

Editor's Note: The writer, a Democrat, is running against incumbent County Executive Mary Ellen Odell for the job.  To the Editor:  Just a quick response to Ms. More...

ZBA's Cavalier Attitude Toward Public On Full Display

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Museum at Tilly Foster A Treasure

Editor's Note: This letter was originally written to County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, and then provided to the PCN&R because Tilly Foster has been in the news recently.  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...

Help Wanted

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Real Estate

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

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