May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School Budgets Pass Easily; Library Tax also Approved  Free Access 

Haldane’s $22,405,488 budget, and 1.13 % tax rate passed Tuesday night. Some 607 people voted yes, 182 voted against it. A total of 800 people voted. More...

Budget Updates- Good News for Haldane  Free Access 

With negotiations underway with the Haldane Teacher Association, the school may be able to avoid the program and staffing cuts previously considered. More...

Butterfield Zoning OK’d, 4-1  Free Access 

By a vote of 4-1, the B4-A Zoning Amendment, which is central to moving the Butterfield project ahead, passed the village Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. The lone "no" vote was cast by Trustee Stephanie Hawkins. More...

Lions Honor Mother of the Year

Three Hailed for Their Dedication

Mother’s Day was on Sunday, but the Cold Spring Lions Club extended that sentiment for one more day, as they announced the winners of their annual Mother of the Year contest on Monday. More...

Farmers’ Market Moves Outdoors

Pint-Sized Fun in the Sun with Sweets, a Donkey & a Goose

The Cold Spring Farmer’s Market is now positioned on the grounds of Boscobel for the summer, with the first day last Saturday. Mother Nature greeted the move with sunshine and breezes. More...

 

Elections

Ball Says He Won’t Run for County Exec

State Senator Greg Ball, who has been mentioned for months as a potential candidate for county executive, will not be seeking Putnam’s top elected post this fall. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Tulips Around Town (and Asparagus and Eggs)

Gardening GUSTO

One of my favorite garden writers was Allen Lacy, a professor whose witty and wise columns once came to the New York Times from his “magpie garden” in New Jersey. Allen knew lots about gardening because he did it and loved it. More...

Art Auction Honors Donald Jurney

The 2014 Riverside Art Auction was held Saturday evening at the Garrison Art Center, and crowds of people came out as the forecast bad weather stayed at bay. More...

Jazz Vespers Features Vocalist Sheila Jordan

Sheila Jordan, vocalist and winner of the 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, will be the featured guest for the Saturday, May 17, Jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Focus on Philipstown with Tim Greco, our online video show, is off and running, and we’re seeing strong traffic to it online. Check out the interviews with area newsmakers at pcnr.com.  More...

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates the New and Improved on Main St.

The sidewalk was crowded with people celebrating the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting last Friday outside Old Souls. More...

Philipstown Senior Luncheon Draws 90

Philipstown's spring Senior Luncheon drew some 90 people. Organized by the town's Amber Stickle, the event is a popular social occasion. More...

Attractions

The Foundry’s Origins Explored

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

Returning lecturer Jessica DuLong speak about the founding of the West Point Foundry Saturday, in her talk “From the Earth to the Moon: The West Point Foundry -- Monument to the American Industrial Revolution.” DuLong has worked on the re More...

Cycling Classic Reset for This Sunday

The on again—off again— on again Putnam Cycling Classic will be held Sunday rain or shine. More...

Philipstown Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday

Find unusual and gorgeous native member plants at the Philipstown Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. this Saturday, rain or shine at North Highlands Fire Dept., Fishkill Road, near Rt. 9 in Cold Spring.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Are These 'Investigations' Done for Every Group?

To the Editor:  Why would a "Full fledged Investigation" be done of a group of guys having a BBQ to raise money for Saint Jude's Children's hospital? Is it done for every group that has a fundraiser for a charity event?  More...

HDRB Rarely Denies An Application

To the Editor:  More...

Is Another Cell Tower Needed?

To the Editor:  A few days ago, I drove from Route 9, turned into Lane's Gate, drove past the recycling center and back to Route 9 without ever having the cell call I was on fail or drop. I use Verizon.  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 Sale

ANTIQUE SALE Every Sunday, 11 to 5. Assort. of furniture, reasonably priced farm tables. Cupboards, washstands, dresser & more. Tompkins Corners, Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley. More...

Situations Wanted

RENTAL NEEDED 4 JUNE Quiet couple and their two sedentary cats seek short term rental while our home gets remodeled. Mid June thru mid July. Furnished or unfurnished. Please call 845-528-0459   More...

Breaking News - 5/19/2014 2:16 PM

Dutchess woman rushing home for graduation killed in PV crash

Updated with latest info

 A young Dutchess County nursing student who police said was “rushing home” to prepare for her college graduation was killed Saturday in a single-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.  More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2014 7:09 PM

Catch of a lifetime nearly costs angler his life

The story of a Continental Village man and his fish

Bill Pappenfuss had been fishing for seventy of his 74 years, yet a catch of a lifetime on the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel Saturday almost cost the Continental Village man his l More...

Theft at Philipstown Little League  Free Access 

The Philipstown Little League concession stand in North Highlands was burglarized and $198 was stolen. See breaking news video here. More...

With or Without Audit, Public Hearing Still Set

As previously reported by PCN&R, a public hearing regarding Garrison Fire Department’s purchasing of a 3,000 gallon tanker was tentatively set for May 21. More...

Rt. 9 Crash Kills Cold Spring Woman

A Cold Spring woman was killed and her husband seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 9 at the PhilipstownDutchess County line in Fishkill Saturday morning, a wreck caused by an alleged intoxicated teenager. More...

Peter Gergely’s Tulips

Many readers of the PCN&R are first or second generation patients of Dr. Peter Gergely. His private pediatric practice counts more than 4,000 patients on both sides and up and down the Hudson. More...

Civics and Politics

Mayor, Highway Super, and Fire Chief Receive U.S. Patriot Award

Cold Spring Mayor J. Ralph Falloon, Cold Spring Highway Superintendent Edward Trimble, and North Highlands Fire Department Chief Joseph Hyatt were honored with the U.S Army Patriot Award at the American Legion Hall Monday night. More...

Odell Livid Over Failure To Act On Transit Ads

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell lashed out at members of the Putnam Legislature last week after the lawmakers tabled a resolution that would have permitted the county to place commercial advertisements on its Putnam Area Rapid Transit vehicles. More...

To Merge, or Not to Merge? That's the Question for Building Inspections

This Wednesday night, May 14, at 7:30 at Town Hall. the Philipstown Town Board will once again meet with the Village of Cold Spring to discuss consolidating Building Departments. More...

Schools

School Vote Next Tuesday

Tuesday, May 20, is the state-wide vote for school budgets and Board of Education Trustees. In addition, voters in Garrison will decide on a $75,000 library referendum. At Haldane, one seat is open on the Board. More...

Spotlight: Garrison Board of Education Trustee Candidates

The following Q&A was conducted by the PCN&R with the Garrison School Board Trustee Candidates. More...

Haldane Elementary School Spring Concert

The Haldane Elementary School Spring Concert was a great success.  More...

Religious News

First Holy Communion Class at Loretto

Twenty-five 2nd graders celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist with their parents, families and friends on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. The Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Thomas P. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 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. Check website for religious school, services, events info.   More...

Sports

Haldane Baseball Looks To Close Strong

Three league wins this week see Blue Devils building momentum

Haldane's baseball team grabbed three wins in four games this past week, and in the process scraped their way past the .500 mark for the first time since early in the season. More...

One Loss & a Hometown Meet for Mother's Day

Eagles Hang Tight Against Poughkeepsie Phoenix   More...

Boys Soccer Teams Face Powerful Opponents

The boys U-15 Daggers met the neighboring Beacon Legacy to round out the first half of the season with a thriller.  More...

Births

Emily Josephine Boscia

A girl, Emily Josephine, was born to Kalah and Christopher Boscia of Garrison, on April 14th at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  She was 7lbs 7ozs, 20- 1/2 inches long. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Joseph Fasulo  Free Access 

Born June 14, 1949 in Cold Spring, NY to the late Anneliese Fasulo (nee Cenker), and John Vincent Fasulo, John Fasulo, loving husband to Cecile Fasulo and beloved father to Maya Fasulo, died May 14, 2014 in Croton, NY. More...

Frederick R. Lyons Jr.

Frederick R. Lyons Jr. “Teddy,” 75, of Cold Spring passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.   Born on February 13, 1939, in Cold Spring to the late Frederick E. Lyons Sr. and Alice Rose Lyons.   More...

Helen (O'Neil) Santos

Helen (O'Neil) Santos, age 65, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital (St. More...

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