June 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sacrilege! Flags stolen from Row of Honor

Police to increase patrols

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell lashed out at those responsible for stealing two flags from the Putnam Row of Honor located along the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel. More...

Parking Panel Seeks More Enforcement

With July 4th festivities just around the corner, Cold Spring’s Parking Committee is concerned about illegal parking, confusing signage, and overall congestion of Main Street in the village. More...

Oil Tank Cleanup Finally OK’d at Village-Owned Loretto Rest

Long-running business consumed the Village Board Tuesday night, including talk of an oil tank at Loretto Rest and the new Tree Committee. More...

Final Outs for Haldane; Seasons End

Top:Haldane catcher Aidan Seigel lays out in an attempt to tag out a Chester baserunner at the plate. Right: Maisy Curto slides in safely with a triple in the seventh inning of Haldane’s 4-1 loss to Chester. More...

 

Elections

Serino Gets GOP Nod for 41st State Senate Seat

A county legislator from Dutchess County has received both Putnam and Dutchess GOP backing to challenge State Senator Terry Gipson this fall. More...

Arts and Entertainment

How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin (and Magical Fried Pumpkin Flowers)

Gardening GUSTO

A couple of weeks ago at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, I noticed many young people carrying small seedlings. More...

A Midsummer Night in Jersey  Free Access 

You don't have to hop on a train to see the latest entertainment that Broadway has to offer. More...

Local Farmer Sandy Saunders Focus of New Dmitri Kasterine Project  Free Access 

New Film to Showcase Saunders Farm of Garrison

It’s agricultural poetry. More...

Community

Butterfield Library Announces Bookmark Contest Winners

With over 180 entrants, visitors to the Butterfield Library’s Big Truck Day had a difficult time choosing their favorite bookmark design. More...

Garrison Man Charged with Selling Drugs

A 28-year-old Garrison man is facing state prison for allegedly selling prescription drugs from his residence on Hickory Ridge Road. The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Monday of John Villetto in connection with the six-month query. More...

Aging in Place Talk Set for Chestnut Ridge

Americans aged 65 or over will grow to 83.7 million in population by 2050, almost double from 2012's 43.1 million. Will Philipstown be ready for the demands of this aging population? More...

Attractions

Reptile Takeover: Boscobel Hosts Turtle Walk

BOSCOBEL

While dozens of locals strolled amidst the tranquil grounds of Boscobel, neighborhood snapping turtles found themselves on a mission. June is the time for female snapping turtles to venture out in search of suitable grounds to lay their eggs. More...

‘Gone Fishing’ to the Garrison Derby

A figurative “Gone Fishing” hung from many doors this Sunday morning as people gathered at the Garrison Fish and Game Club with rods and reels in hand. More...

Boscobel’s Free Pathways Through History Event

As part of the Pathways through History Initiative, Boscobel is offering free admission from 10 to 11am on Saturday June 14. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cows Save the Planet!

To the Editor:  I am responding to last week's letter vilifying the benign cow. The 2009 UNFAO report "Livestock's Long Shadow" stating that livestock accounted for 17% of atmospheric CO2 was soundly refuted hours after publication. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dr. John J. DiNatale  Free Access 

Dr. John J. DiNatale, 64, passed away June 11 in Cortlandt Manor. The former Haldane Superintendent was battling brain cancer. He served as Haldane’s Superintendent from 1997-2007. Respected by the Haldane Administration and staff, Dr. More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 4:48 PM

Wedding Bells for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

A PCN&R Exclusive

There will be extra gridlock in Cold Spring this weekend, because Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his partner Randy Florke are to be married this Saturday in the village.  The ceremony will take place at St. More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 11:13 AM

Searchers seek man who jumped from Bear Mountain Bridge

Police, fire and EMS personnel from four counties are searching the Hudson River today after two witnesses reported seeing a man leap from the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sunday night.  State Police at Cortlandt said a video camera also capture More...

Restricted Parking June 18 an June 19

On June 18 and 19, from 7am to 5pm, there will be no parking on the following streets: Wall St. (Between Furnace and Kemble Ave.), Kemble Ave. (Between Main St. and Rock St.), Rock St., Stone St., Cross St., and Fair St. (between Northern Ave. More...

Resident Objects to Agenda Change; Heated Volley Between Board, Cusick

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Sometimes it’s not what’s on the agenda that causes the most sparks, but what’s taken off. More...

Wind Turbines Back on The Agenda?

After a six-month-moratorium, the Philipstown Town Board will once again discuss the use of wind energy at its workshop Wednesday night.  After a year’s worth of frustrating deliberation, a private property in Garrison was granted permissi More...

Civics and Politics

Osborne Seeks County Clerk Position

Garrison Man Seeks Greater Online Access

A newcomer to the political arena will be challenging Republican Michael Bartolotti for Putnam County Clerk this fall.  More...

Tree Committee Cuts Off Public Comment

While there were no insults hurled at this Monday’s Tree Committee meeting, there was some upset that the committee did not accept public comment on the newest draft of a tree ordinance. More...

Planners Prepare for Butterfield

Cold SPring Planning Board

The Cold Spring Planners met on Wednesday for a pre- Butterfield meeting and to streamline the process in which residents with a project go through the various boards. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 6/11/2014 10:22 PM

Putnam Valley Middle School evacuated  Free Access 

UPDATED, new details

A note threatening violence found in a bathroom at the Putnam Valley Middle School Wednesday, allegedly written by a student at the school, forced the evacuation of the building with students and staff relocating to the adjacent Putnam Valley High Sc More...

Ailes Announces Scholarship Winners  Free Access 

After an extremely competitive review, staff from the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier have selected a dozen students for $1,000 scholarships to further their education. More...

Putnam Valley Super to Stay

The Putnam Valley School Board of Education has appointed Interim Frances Wills as the permanent Superintendent of the school district. The move came at Thursday's meeting.  Wills has been the interim superintendent for a year. More...

Religious News

Methodist Pastor to Leave, Churches Continue to Serve

Sunday, June 8, marked the final service for Rev. Todd Pick, pastor at the Cold Spring United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Rev. Jenn, have served in the community as pastors for a year. More...

Graymoor Breaks Ground

GRAYMOOR

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement broke ground for the new St. Paul’s Friary, Friday, June 6. Shown (Left to Right) are Fr. Bill Drobach, SA; Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA; Fr. John Kiesling, SA; Fr. Charles Sharon, SA; Fr. Brian Terry, SA; Fr. 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

State Playoffs Not Kind To Blue Devils

Baseball, softball teams fail in bid to reach Final Four

The season came to a close for the Haldane baseball and softball teams this past week, as both fell in regional rounds of the state playoffs. More...

Determination, Tenacity for Girls

Eagles Hang Tough with the Patriots   More...

Boys Soccer: Battles & Heart

Daggers Burned by Poughkeepsie Fire, 5-2   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

ROSE HILL MEMORIAL Park Outdoor Mausoleum for two. $7,500 631-744-4555  WE-NO-NAH CANOE in excellent shape. 4 winter tires (new) for BMW X5 or like. Bought from local store and lots of other items. By appt only. Ctc 845 661 1885.   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  COLD SPRING 1 BDRM APT Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. More...

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