February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

More accidents reported as storm continues  Free Access 

Police urge caution

Roads remain slippery throughout the region and police have urged the public not to drive unless extremely necessary. The PCNR is open, but also reachable by phone and email. More...

Merandy & Early Declare in Village Race

Falloon Will Not Seek Reelection

Town Councilman Dave Merandy is planning to run for mayor and Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Marie Early is running for trustee, the two said in a joint press release.  The announcement makes the trustees’ race in particular a crowded affai More...

Meet the Breeds & Cheer for Local Champs at Westminster’s Dog Shows

For 139 years, the renowned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has celebrated the best in dog breeding, and this year, one of Philipstown’s own will have the chance to strut around Madison Square Garden as a champion.  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Valentine’s Day: Make a Plan, Man! (and Sky High Chocolate Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

Here is a tragic, but truthful, scientific observation concerning the chromosomal difference between women and men: Women never overlook Valentine’s Day. Men often do. More...

Wine and Chocolate Festival to Benefit PARC

Enjoy wine and chocolate? More...

Upcoming Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these onehour walkthroughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. More...

Community

Focus on Philipstown: Jack Goldstein  Free Access 

Meet the man who helped save the theaters in Times Square and is now chairman of the Zoning Update Committee in Cold Spring: Jack Goldstein. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2015 6:14 PM

Open and Closings along Main Street  Free Access 

As anyone who lives or works on Main Street in Cold Spring can tell you, business on the boulevard come and goes. The Living Room, located at the old Palen’s Drug Store building, has closed its doors for good. More...

Cold Spring Recreation Receives Docking Requests

The Cold Spring Recreation Commission, effective as of their meeting Saturday morning, has begun to review docking requests for the waterfront. The fee is $2 per foot on weekdays, $3 on the weekend.   More...

Attractions

Winter Carnival in Garrison This Weekend

Philipstown Rec Center’s second annual Winter Carnival is promising even more fun than last year. They’ve teamed up with Cold Spring’s Chamber of Commerce for a First Friday/Winter Carnival extravaganza.   More...

FDR Library Doubles Digital Archives

The Roosevelt Library has doubled its online content in FRANKLIN -- the Library's digital archive -- including the diaries of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury.  More...

Valentine’s Day Dove Nature Program

On Saturday, February 14, at two times, 10 a.m. More...

Commentary

Their Hands Are In YOUR Wallet  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

When the question about "corruption" in our state government comes down to its great depth and breadth, it's a sign we are in deep trouble. More...

Perspectives

Measles Outbreak Hits Close to Home

Failure to immunize your child is a form of child abuse. It also shows irresponsibility as a member of a community. The current fourteen-state outbreak of measles is a serious concern, particularly for tiny babies. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sidewalks in Miserable Shape

To the Editor:  My name is Brian Nice. My family has lived here for about 40 years. In fact, you did an article on me last year. I'm currently in a wheelchair. Can't do much. My friend, in fact, is typing this for me.  More...

Fresh Air from Kucinich

To the Editor,  I am among those that say our community benefits when matters that transcend the town, village or the county's geography are vigorously discussed; many of those very issues have shaped the way we were then, and set the scenario o 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...

Real Estate

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

For Rent

COLDSPRINGRENTALS. COM No Fee Residential & Commercial Property rentals coldspringrentals.com   More...

Federal officials shocked at site of burned-out train car  Free Access 

Schumer, Maloney demand changes

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney were among a number of federal officials who toured a burned-out train car Friday, one that was transporting commuters home earlier this week when disaster struck in Valhalla. More...

Cupid’s Advice: Keep Life Sweet

Got a Valentine’s Day dilemma? You’ve got time to do it right: head to Commodore Chocolatier for an out-of-thisworld chocolate experience that is just across the Hudson in Newburgh. More...

Putnam County towing service instrumental in RR clean-up

Lisi’s Towing Service in Brewster was instrumental Wednesday evening in removing a sports utility vehicle crushed by a Metro North train in Valhalla.The SUV driven by a Westchester mother of three was severely mangled by the collision and was wedged More...

Measles Case Travels Through Putnam County

State Health officials have issued a measles warning for residents of the lower Hudson Valley after a college student infected with the contagious illness traveled through Putnam County on a train.  More...

Winter First Friday Event Schedule  Free Access 

Listed are the starting times of each event for Winter First Friday   10:30-11:30     “Dancing in the Snowflakes!” Baby and Toddler Dance Party! – Suzi Tortora,  26 Main St    More...

Civics and Politics

Molloy and Ferris Run on the VOTE Party  Free Access 

COLD SPRING ELECTIONS

It was just a few weeks ago that Barney Molloy and Bob Ferris and friends were out collecting signatures to add their names to the village election ballot. Now, they have collected over 200 signatures with the help of 10 volunteers. More...

Butterfield Public Hearing Tentatively Set for March 4

It appears that the site plan for the Butterfield development could soon be finished as the Planning Board is making great strides in accomplishing the task of wrapping up the review. More...

A Fire District in the Works for Garrison?

The Town of Philipstown this week will take up whether the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) should become its own district, with the power to hold elections, set a budget and collect taxes. More...

Schools

Learning By Doing with Pizza on the Menu  Free Access 

HALDANE SCHOOLS

Haldane had a flurry of pizzerias open earlier this month, and the hot, fresh pizza was made by the budding chefs of kindergarten wearing chef hats and mustaches. More...

Cuomo Under Fire For Withholding State Aid Estimates for Schools

State Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for refusing to release state aid projections to New York’s 700 school districts unless they agree to educational reforms that include tougher teacher evaluations. More...

Vets Back Haldane Tax Break

Over 15 veterans attended the Haldane Board of Education session to voice strong support for a property tax exemption for eligible vets. The veteran exemption was presented at the Board's last workshop by Business Manager Anne Dinio (see PCNR Jan. More...

Religious News

Graymoor Open House Set for Sunday

The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement are having an open house at Graymoor on Sunday afternoon, February 8, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. There will be a presentation and DVD on our congregation, prayer service in St. More...

Church on the Hill to Hold Chili Cookoff & Concert

The Church on the Hill is offering a special evening of fellowship and worship that is open to the entire community. 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

Lady Blue Devils Outlast North Salem 58-53

Monteleone's 29 points pace Haldane to Senior Night overtime win

Before Haldane's match up last Wednesday with North Salem, the Lady Blue Devils honored the team's lone senior, 1,000-point scorer Allie Monteleone, with a short ceremony. More...

Blue Devils Top Spackenkill 55-41

Second half surge propels Haldane boys at Officials vs. Cancer Tournament

The Haldane boys' basketball team cranked up the defense into a suffocating swarm in the second half to wear down the Spackenkill Spartans 55-41 at the 2015 Officials vs. Cancer Tournament at Dutchess Community College this past Saturday.  More...

More School Track Records Fall at Northern Counties Meet

The Haldane winter track team continues to re-write the school record book, setting seven more school marks at this past weekend's 2015 Rockland / Northern County Championships at the Armory Track & Field Center in the Bronx. More...

Births

Owen Travis Wendol

Owen Travis Wendol was born on January 22, 2015, to parents Tammy and Drew Wendol of Putnam Valley. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth A. Trimble Jr.

Kenneth Anthony Trimble, Jr., a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, following a courageous 15 month battle with cancer. He was 54. More...

Raymond J. Le Fever

Raymond J. Le Fever, age 83, of Poughkeepsie, died on Monday, January 26, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Born in Quebec, Canada, on April 23, 1931, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Clair (La Chance) Le Fever. More...

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