June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Teachers Reject New Contract

Haldane School

In an unexpected development, teachers at Haldane have rejected the proposed contract agreement.  The news came Tuesday evening before the Haldane Board of Education. More...

Accident Friday on 9D

At 11:44 AM Friday, Garrison volunteer firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident on 9D. It has been reported that the driver was not seriously injured and is okay. The scene was cleared quickly.  More...

Graymoor’s 9/11 Memorial Moved into Storage

The beautiful and iconic 9/11 memorial at Graymoor has been moved into storage for the duration of a construction project near St. Jude’s Pond.  More...

Leslie Heanue Leaves Equestrian Center

Leslie Heanue has recently stepped down as director of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center. She founded the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in 2006, in Cold Spring.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Season Ahead (and Spring Thinnings Miso Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Although Memorial Day was over a week ago, the traditional gardening to-do list has been bumped forward a bit. More...

Pianist Michael Arnowitt at The Chapel Restoration

At the Chapel Restoration June 8, Arnowitt will perform Debussy's evocative "Pagodas" and "The girl with the flaxen hair" and music from the later years of Bach, Brahms and Beethoven, including the opening movement of Beethoven's Sonata in E major, a More...

Scheps & Versace Duo at Coffee Pantry

On Saturday June 7, Rob Scheps and Doug Weiss will be performing at the Cold Spring Coffee Pantry, Route 9, in Cold Spring, from 8-10pm. The event is for all ages and there is no cover charge, but there will be food, beer, and tacos. More...

Community

Breaking News - 6/5/2014 9:41 PM

Philipstown Families Invited to Cub Scout Pack 137 Annual BBQ and Open House  Free Access 

Cub Scout Pack 137 of Philipstown invites families with sons entering Kindergarten through 4th grade in the fall to the Annual BBQ and Open House to b   More...

PARC Celebrates 60 years at The Chalet

One of the Putnam County’s biggest organizations to aid the disabled, PARC celebrated its 60th anniversary last Friday in Cold Spring. More...

Fun Filled Sunday at Big Truck Day

This year’s annual Firehouse Breakfast was a success as families filled the Cold Spring Firehouse to enjoy a hearty breakfast, one fit for a firefighter. More...

Attractions

Philipstown Garden Club Flower Show In Full Bloom at Putnam History Museum

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

Bursting with color and the pleasant scents of spring, the Putnam History Museum hosted “As Time Goes By,” a Flower Show presented by the Philipstown Garden Club, on Friday and Saturday.   More...

Constitution Island Seafood Gala Set for June 28

The Constitution Island Association will hold its signature fund-raising event, the “Seafood Gala,” back on Constitution Island this summer on Saturday June 28, from 4:00 – 8:30pm. More...

PARC Secret Garden Tour Saturday

Partners with PARC is looking forward to this year’s Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 7.  The day-long event, with gardens open from 10 a.m. 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

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

For Rent

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT on Main St. Second floor, heat and hot water included. Walk to train, electric not included. $975.00 (914)475-9241   More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2014 9:50 AM

Car strikes bear on 9D near Boscobel  Free Access 

Updated with new details

No injuries were reported as the result of a bear-car crash on Route 9D at Beverly Warren Drive near Boscobel Friday morning. State Police at Cortlandt told the PCN&R the bear “bounced” off the vehicle and ran into the woods. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2014 2:23 PM

Youth accused of killing Cold Spring woman appears in court

Involved in Route 9 crash

A 19-year-old Mohegan Lake youth accused of driving drunk and causing a horrific crash in Fishkill that claimed the life of a Cold Spring woman while critically injuring her husband has appeared in court.  More...

Regents Approve Charter for Old Roads

The New York State Board of Regents has approved the new charter for the Old Road Society of Philipstown. More...

Boat Club Gets A Reprieve

At a sparsely attended village workshop meeting Tuesday night, Mayor J. More...

Philipstown’s ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to Be Repaired

Affectionately called the “bridge to nowhere” because the Mill Road Bridge in Philipstown serves only one residence, Putnam lawmakers have approved spending $1.2 million in federal and state funds to replace the span damaged by Hurricane More...

Civics and Politics

Debate Continues Over New Tree Advisory Committee; Is It An Overreach?

Almost all agree that four new trees planted along Main Street on May 28 are a nice addition to Main Street. But who gave the orders for the Village of Cold Spring Highway Department to dig up the sidewalk and install tree pits? More...

Sparks at Tree Advisory Committee

Cold Spring Tree Committee Member Dick Weissbrod verbally accosted a PCN&R staff reporter Monday evening before the group met, comparing him to Adolf Hitler and then Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. With Video More...

Odell Receives Backing of Putnam Conservatives

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will be seeking reelection in November running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party lines.  Odell was the unanimous choice of the Putnam Conservative Committee Sunday night during the organizat More...

Schools

Concession Stand Underway at Haldane Field

Haldane School

The foundation for Haldane’s new concession stand has been laid, but work has slowed to a stop. More...

Lady Bugs Galore at Haldane’s Garden

Haldane welcomed its new educational garden shed on Friday afternoon by releases hundreds of lady bugs into the garden. Four-year-old James Llewellyn served as the Garden’s mascot, dressed as a lady bug himself. More...

Haldane Fifth Graders Immersed in the Arts

The typical school routine was cast aside by Haldane’s 5th grade class last Friday as they enjoyed “Arts Alive,” a new and successful event at Haldane.  From 9:30 to 12:30, the 5th grade class rotated throughout the building to More...

Religious News

Film Screening & Meet at Graymoor

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, invites the community to a screening of the documentary Finding St. Anthony: A Story of Loss and Light on Tuesday, June 24, at 7pm. 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

Breaking News - 6/6/2014 1:48 PM

HALDANE GIRLS FALL TO CHESTER 4-1

The season came to end for the Haldane softball team Thursday afternoon, as the Lady Blue Devils fell to Section 9 champ More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2014 10:54 PM

HALDANE EDGES CHESTER 3-2 TO ADVANCE IN STATE PLAYOFFS

The Haldane baseball team kept their season alive with an exciting 3-2 win over Section 9 champ Chester. More...

Baseball, Softball Teams Both Sectional Champs

If the 2013-2014 sports year is any indication, Section 1 can get a head start and begin engraving the Haldane name on next year's trophies. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alan B. Christian

Alan B. Christian, 58, of New Platz, passed away on Friday, May 9, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.  Born in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late John and the late Elizabeth Barger Christian. More...

Bernard Joseph Smelter Jr.

Bernard Joseph Smelter, Jr., age 83, of Garrison, died on Tuesday, May 27, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Born in Peekskill, NY, on December 14, 1930, he was the son of the late Bernard J. and Anna (Morgan) Smelter, Sr. More...

April L. Shafer

April L. Shafer, 57, of Pocono Lake, died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Harry Shafer.   Born in Cold Spring, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Vertith Dawn (Anderson) Van Voorhis. More...

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