September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The Earth Moves at Butterfield  Free Access 

Butterfield

The Butterfield site in Cold Spring is seeing a flurry of activity, as large earth moving machines are taking soil from in front of the Lahey Pavilion and moving it to a parcel of land along Paulding Avenue. More...

The Return of the Fence: 4 Feet? Or 6?

Zoning Board Of Appeals

Flashback to November 2014, and the Zoning Board of Appeals has just denied Gary D’Urso of 15 Parrott Street the needed variance to keep his already installed six-foot fence. More...

 

Elections

It’s Primary Day in Putnam County

District Attorney’s Race To Be Decided Thursday

Thursday is Primary Day and registered Republicans are headed to the polls to select a candidate for District Attorney. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Rear Window (and How to Eat Fresh Figs)  Free Access 

Gardening GUSTO

The location was Hoboken, New Jersey, around 1984. Back then, Hoboken was truly, deeply an old Italian village that happened to be in New Jersey. More...

A Decade Of Art Graces Garrison Farm

A novel outdoor sculpture show opened September 5 and runs until Halloween. It’s the 10th year of Collaborative Concepts, the Farm Project at Saunders Farm in Garrison.  More...

Boscobel Concert & Picnic Sunday

Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic and enjoy an old-style evening of music and dancing as the sun sets over the Hudson Highlands at Boscobel. The 15th Annual Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 13, from 6-8pm. More...

Community

Christopher Junjulas Enters Final Year at West Point

Christopher Junjulas dreamed of attending the United States Military Academy since childhood, well before he understood what the commitment would entail. More...

Focus On: Lee Majors  Free Access 

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

Actor Lee Majors’ career spans 5 decades. It was quite an honor to have him stop by the PCNR office to be on the Focus on Philipstown Show on Monday. More...

Retired Pilot to Speak on 9/11 White House Experience

The Sept. 11 anniversary is Friday. It was, until then, a beautiful day with bluebird skies. Now, Lt. Col. More...

Attractions

Comic Books Galore at 3 Page Spread

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

If you’re crazy for comics, looking for a special piece of art, or just want to talk superheroes, the brand new 3 Page Spread in the Cold Spring Emporium has something to make you smile! More...

Putnam History Museum Gala Is Set for Sept. 20

The Putnam History Museum Board’s annual Gala and Auction will be held on Sunday, September 20, beginning at 5:00pm at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison.  More...

Glynwood Fosters Farming in the Hudson Valley

The true effect of Glynwood Farm may not be seen for years, even decades to come – only when the farmers it has trained and taught are put to the test and flourish or fail, then its legacy will become clear. More...

Perspectives

Election Year Decisions or Posturing?  Free Access 

Recently the Philipstown Town Board tried to generate support by pitching a “gathering ordinance” complete with permits, fees and of course final approval by the Town Board. This was pitched as a “proactive measure”. More...

A Call For Transparency  Free Access 

The Putnam Valley Library Board has suddenly withdrawn their plan to put a referendum on the ballot to become funded under Chapter 414. Under their withdrawn plan, our Library taxes would have drastically increased from $278,000 to $450,000. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christine K. Smelter

Christine K. Smelter of Garrison, passed away on September 4, 2015, after a brief illness, she was 38. Born in Mt. Kisco on, July 5, 1977, she was the daughter of Katherine (Vafakas) Smelter and the late Bernard J. Smelter, Jr.  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 BARN SALE 7’ table made of reclaimed wood, plus old cupboards, benches, lots of small country items. Every Sunday 11 to 5:00 or by appointment at Tompkins Corners, Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley 845-225-6068   More...

Help Wanted

carpenter Helper/ Tradesman. Pay based on experience. Call Jeff at Toland Construction. 845-265-2253  roun d up texas bbq P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557   More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2015 5:55 PM

No injuries reported in Metro-North train mishap  Free Access 

Locomotive hits boulder south of Cold Spring

It was a frightening ride for 130 passengers aboard a Metro-North Hudson Line train Sunday when the engine slammed into a huge boulder on northbound tracks south of the Cold Spring Railroad station.   More...

Breaking News - 9/12/2015 9:25 AM

Hundreds pause to remember Sept. 11, and those who died 14 years ago  Free Access 

The tradition continued in Putnam on September 11 when 500 men, women and children paused and reflected on the tragedy 14 years ago during terrorist attacks on the nation. More...

Love & Prayers for Local Business Owner  Free Access 

Many in the community know and love John and Jessica Arguello, owners of Cupoccino on Main Street. John, a Navy man and former volunteer fireman, has been battling stage 2 colorectal cancer for over 6 months. More...

Scenic Hudson Seeks to Subdivide Campbell Property

Cold Spring Planning Board

Scenic Hudson has owned the Campbell property located on The Boulevard since 2009, and now the group is seeking to subdivide the 12.7-acre property into two lots. More...

Civics and Politics

Voluntary Water Restriction In Place

Village of Cold Spring

The Village Board of Trustees met on a muggy night Tuesday, an evening long on reports but short on agenda items. More...

Ditch the Screen, Get Outside, and Plan Your Way to Better Health

You can’t turn on the news or open a paper today without seeing stories about the obesity epidemic, sugar addiction, the salt and soda overload in our diets, or our sedentary lifestyles. More...

Town Agenda Packed with Resolutions

Town of Philipstown

Philipstown’s monthly September meeting saw a brief agenda of resolutions, passed unanimously. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by a local Boy Scout. The resolutions were as follows: More...

Schools

Students Return & Garrison Board Meets

Garrison School Board

It was the first day of school for the students at Garrison Union Free School when the School Board met that evening, with Superintendent Laura Mitchell descripting it as a smooth and productive day. More...

It’s Back to School!

Students in all three of western Putnam’s school districts returned to classes last week, followed by Monday off for Labor Day.  No significant issues were reported at Haldane, the Garrison Union Free School or Putnam Valley. More...

Religious News

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Presents ‘Six Million and One’

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue will continue its film presentations with the screening of Six Million and One, a documentary film by the Israeli filmmaker David Fisher, at the Desmond-Fish Library on Saturday, September 26, at 1:00 pm.  More...

Church Steeple Restoration

Steeple restoration work began at the Church on the Hill. George Apap Painting Company has been contracted to make the necessary repairs, which are overdue. The color scheme will carry up from the building which was painted last year. More...

Religious Services

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS Episcopal 1101 Route 9D, Garrison Across from the Garrison School Rev. Francis H. More...

Sports

Haldane Drops Opener To Dobbs Ferry

Going into last Saturday's opener, the Haldane football team knew they were in for a tough test against Dobbs Ferry. More...

Cross-Country Opens Up at Washingtonville

The Haldane cross-country team opened their season this past weekend, sending abbreviated squads to compete at an invitational at Washingtonville High School in Orange County. More...

Boys’ Soccer Falters Against Brewster

The Haldane boys’ soccer team played host Brewster even for over 39 minutes of the first half. More...

Births

Ada-Jean Mary Barrow

Ada-Jean Mary Barrow was born on August 20, 2015, to parents Brandon Noble Barrow and Donovan Vincent Michael Barrow of Putnam Valley.   Maternal grandparents are Susan and Pat Shipley of Baltimore, MA. More...

Emmanuel Maximiliario Arreguin

Emmanuel Maximiliario Arreguin was born on August 19, 2015, to parents Aimee and Ernesto Arreguin of Cold Spring.  Maternal Grandparents are Angie and Holger Breckling of Walden, NY, and Richard and Alicia White of Carrolton, VA.  Paternal More...

Cormac John Cotter

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cotter of Cold Spring joyfully announce the birth of their son Cormac John Cotter, born July 27, 2015, at 10:31am 7pounds 5ounces, 21 inches long, at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie.   More...

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