October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Every Vote Counts This Election Day  Free Access 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Just under 63,000 residents of Putnam are eligible to vote on Election Day next Tuesday, according to figures released by the county Board of Elections. More...

Divided Putnam Legislature approves 2016 budget

Members of the divided Putnam Legislature have approved a $151 million county budget for 2016 that will raise property taxes by 1 percent on January 1. Before a SRO crowd gathered at the Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening, the lawmakers voted 5 More...

Mayor Appoints Francisco As Chair of Planning Board  Free Access 

In a surprising turn of events, Planning Board Chair Donald Mac Donald has resigned his position and Mayor Dave Merandy appointed former Trustee Matt Francisco in his place. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Avoid This Halloween Horror (and Heavenly Hummus)

Gardening GUSTO

Here’s something to scare the liver out of you: Halloween marks the last day you can order your fresh, organic, pasture-raised Thanksgiving turkey from our local, marvelous Marbled Meats. (845) 265- 2830. More...

Historic Garrison Creators Highlighted at Art Center  Free Access 

From now through November 8, the Garrison Art Center will be featuring some neverbeforeseen artwork from three historic Garrison figures. More...

The Who’s Simon Townshend Performing Thursday  Free Access 

Simon Townshend, the secret weapon of the iconic rock band The Who, and a star in his own right, will be performing at Daryl’s House on Thursday, October 29, as part of his #OneManAndHisGuitar tour. More...

Community

Cyclist Loses Leg in Garrison Crash

A 26-year-old motorcyclist from Montrose lost his leg last week in a grim crash with a tractor-trailer rig on Route 9 in Garrison.  The Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Peter Bongers of Montrose.  More...

Focus On: Momminia

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

Momminia has been in business for 17 years on Main Street in Cold Spring. Jewelers, artists and owners of the shop, Marlene and Steve Goodrich, know a thing or two about gems. More...

‘Drug Crisis In Our Backyard’ Brings Support to Philipstown

Susan and Steve Salomone of Drug Crisis in our Backyard have agreed to partner with the Philipstown Communities That Care Coalition and Walter Hoving Home to bring their Spotlight on Recovery/Family Support and Education Group to Philipstown.   More...

Attractions

Foundry Cupola Tour November 7

Two weeks ago, workers completed a six-month construction project to reinstall the 5,000-pound, 21-foot-tall cupola atop the historic Office Building at Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve.  More...

Pumpkin Hunt in Beacon

Miss Vickie's Pumpkin Hunt is back! It begins on Friday, October 30th, at the Towne Crier Cafe 379 Main Street in Beacon, and ending at Waddle N Swaddle 484 Main Street in Beacon. More...

Commentary

Back to the Future?  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

I think Mayor Dave Merandy may have finally found his secret weapon to stymie all forward motion in Cold Spring: Matt Francisco, former trustee. More...

Perspectives

Events Intersect With Tax Revenue In Village

Timing – it is all about the timing. Benjamin Franklin said that there are two guarantees and in life, Death and Taxes. In our village, we are now at a cross roads. More...

Births

Rodney Robert Lim

Rodney Robert Lim was born on October 13, 2015, to parents Katherine Seton and Peter Lim of Cold Spring. Maternal grandparent is Irene Bruno of Virginia. Paternal grandparents are Lenny and Cathy Lim of Cold Spring.   More...

Seth Scott Wollenweber

Seth Scott Wollenweber was born on September 26, 2015, to parents Jasmin Lorenz and Seth Wollenweber of Putnam Valley.   More...

John Joseph Eagan

Born on July 3, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center to Matthew and Patrizia Eagan of Hopewell Junction, NY. John Joseph was 8lbs 7oz and 21 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are Gian-Piero and Giovanna Lupi of Hopewell Junction. 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...

Help Wanted

Round Up Texas BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557 High school student wanted after school and some weekend hours for miscellaneous yard work, leaf pick up, etc. Call 845-430-7796 More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 1:14 AM

Scuccimarra Reelected to Legislature; Flaherty & Montgomery to Town Board  Free Access 

It was a mixed bag at the polls for Philipstown candidates by the time votes had been counted Election Night.   More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 12:52 AM

Bob Tendy elected as Putnam District Attorney  Free Access 

Putnam County will have a new district attorney on January 1st. Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy defeated two term incumbent Adam Levy on Election Day by 56.8 percent to 42.9 percent of the vote, with Tendy receiving 7,621 votes to Levy’s 5 More...

Breaking News - 11/3/2015 4:09 PM

Village Halts All Butterfield Reviews; Work Could Grind to Halt  Free Access 

In a late development, the PCNR has learned that the Village of Cold Spring has halted all reviews on the Butterfield project, including site inspections and the issuing of any new permits or certificates.  More...

PCNR Not Welcome at Senior Luncheon with Dems  Free Access 

The PCNR news staff was barred Friday from covering a luncheon the Philipstown Democratic candidates had with local More...

Halloween Parade Draws Hundreds

Cold Spring’s favorite autumnal event, the 22nd Annual Halloween Parade, presented by the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce, proved to be a blast for all involved once again. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 10/29/2015 9:03 AM

Inmate revived at Putnam jail after attempting suicide  Free Access 

A female inmat  More...

Levy: Tendy Should ‘Learn The Truth’

District Attorney Adam Levy, who is being challenged by Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy in next Tuesday’s election, invited his opponent to a debate Monday during a news conference in Carmel. More...

Anger Over Retiree Health Insurance Contributions

There was standing room only on Monday evening at the historic Putnam Courthouse when more than 150 men and women packed the chamber as the county Legislature conducted a public hearing on the 2016 Putnam budget. More...

Schools

Haldane High & Middle School Consider Later Start Times

At the recent Board of Education workshop, Haldane administrators presented three possible changes to the start times in the high school and middle school. More...

Garrison Discusses 0% Tax Cap at Board of Ed Meeting

The regular meeting of the Garrison Board of Education last Wednesday night included a presentation by Business Manager Susan Hueter and Superintendent Laura Mitchell discussing the possibility of a 0% tax cap, an issue mentioned earlier in the year. More...

Classroom of the Future Focus of Haldane Ball

Attendees of the 2015 Haldane School Foundation Fall Ball will be helping fund an ambitious program to transform Haldane classrooms into 21st century classrooms where students learn by doing.  More...

Religious News

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Sports

Sullivan West Downs Haldane in Season Finale

Blue Devils face Tuckahoe in sectional final Saturday

The Haldane Blue Devils closed out their regular season this past Saturday, dropping a 42-18 decision to visiting Sullivan West. More...

Philipstown Boys’ Soccer Sweeps Games

U12 Warriors Extinguish the Blaze   More...

Strong Efforts by Philipstown Girls’ Soccer

Short-Handed U12 Raptors Hang Tough with No. 1 Mahopac   Missing two key players, the Philipstown Girls’ U12 Raptors’ defense rose to give the No. 1 Mahopac Force its toughest game to date. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dini LoBue and Her Take on Tourism Dollars

Dear Editor,  As a former long-time Cold Spring business owner, the architect of the renowned Cold Spring Antiques Show, and former member of Putnam Visitors Bureau advisory board, I think I can speak with some level of intelligence and experien More...

Board Prospects Sought for Haldane

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Praise for Paving

To the Editor,  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jay Lindsay

Melvin Jay Lindsay, master ceramicist, sculptor, painter and adventurer, died on Sept. 27, 2015, in Carmel, New York, of heart failure at age 72. He was a longtime resident of East Fishkill, NY. More...

Robert M. Hart, III

Robert M. Hart, III, age 75, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Born in Port Chester, NY, on March 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Marjorie (Purdy) Hart, Jr. More...

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