March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 3/11/2016 9:31 PM

Pataki resigning as tourism director

Libby Pataki, Putnam County’s director of tourism, told the PCNR that she is leaving the post, effective immediately. More...

Good Samaritan leads Cold Spring cops to arrest

The old adage: “If you see something, say something” led Cold Spring Police to the arrest of a Bronx man wanted on numerous warrants from Yonkers Police for various crimes al More...

Spring Brook Residents Irate

Move by Village to Charge for Parking Draws Opposition

Not a seat could be found at Village Hall Tuesday evening because Spring Brook residents packed the public hearing on changes to the Village Code related to metered parking. More...

More Injuries in Crash at Taconic and Pudding Street

Two more personal injury crashes have occurred along the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley, further increasing residents’ concern about the dangerous intersection.  The mishaps occurred at the same time 24 hours apar More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Small Garden Crop Rotation (and Backwards Breakfast)

Gardening GUSTO

Successful organic farmers practice large scale crop rotation, and I’m often asked if this is necessary, or even possible, in a home-sized, raised-bed vegetable garden. More...

St. Patrick's Day Celebration Planned at Tompkins Corners

On Saturday, March 12th, at 7:30 pm, the hills of Putnam Valley will ring with the songs and stories of the Irish. Veteran performers from across the Hudson Valley will gather at the historic Tompkins Corners Cultural Center in a unique St. More...

Fiddle Tunes at Desmond- Fish Library

Don't miss this fun afternoon of classic fiddle tunes performed by Harry Bolick on Sunday, March 13, at 2 pm. Harry is the real deal. More...

Community

Seniors Welcome Spring At Rec Center Luncheon

A packed Philipstown Recreation Center welcomed about 100 local seniors for their spring luncheon, their first of many festive gatherings of the new year. More...

Girl Scouts Invade PCNR Office!

Girl Scout Troop 2256 didn’t really invade the office, but that was the headline we gave them on a mock front page. More...

Focus On: Resurrecting Canada Lee  Free Access 

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is known for having a mega-talented staff. More...

Attractions

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings Into Paramount on Sunday  Free Access 

Swing on into the Paramount Hudson Valley on Sunday for an evening of music that is sure to have fingers snappin’, feet tappin’, and everyone dancin’ out of their seats! More...

Audubon Society Inaugurates Spring with Butterflies

Think spring, think Putnam Highlands Audubon Society Dinner! More...

A Lovely Tradition at Mount Gulian Site

Mount Gulian Historic Site welcomes youngsters and adults to its annual Children’s Spring Tea on Wednesday, March 23, from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley Proposed Certificate of Occupancy & Rental Registration Laws Struck Down

Last night in a four to one vote by Town Board members, the proposed Certificate of Occupancy & Rental Registration Laws were struck down.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Norman Olsen  Free Access 

Norman Olsen, 77, of Garrison (Continental Village) died February 14, 2016. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, he attended Goddard College and served two years in the US Navy, including the 1958 intervention in Lebanon. More...

Virginia Ruth Heady  Free Access 

Virginia Ruth Heady, age 76, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, NY, entered into rest on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  Virginia was born June 20, 1939, in Cold Spring, NY, the daughter of the late Alexander and More...

Patricia (Patty) Ewing Richter

Patricia (Patty) Ewing Richter, a life-long resident of Manhattan and Sorrento, Maine, and Garrison, NY, passed away on the morning of March 1, 2016, just a few weeks short of her 90th birthday, at Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, NY. More...

Breaking News - 3/15/2016 11:22 PM

Victory for Voloto and Miller; Election Day to Shift to November  Free Access 

Voters in the Cold Spring race for two village trustee slots gave a decisive victory to candidates Steve Voloto and Lynn Miller on Tuesday, dashing the hopes of fellow candidate Barney Molloy. More...

Breaking News - 3/14/2016 11:49 AM

More mayhem on Taconic at Pudding Street  Free Access 

The intersection of the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley is rapidly becoming one of Putnam’s most dangerous and notorious crossroads.  Three more personal injury crashes were reported over the weekend by state police More...

Odell’s State of the County highlights business development

County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the “War on Drug Addiction,” the fight against cancer, Putnam’s financial status and a number of business proposals. More...

Trustee Hopefuls Spar at Candidate Forum  Free Access 

Cold Spring, Nelsonville Residents to Choose Tuesday

Three candidates, two seats, and one week to decide. More...

One of a Kind Murals Shine Across County  Free Access 

Cold Spring’s own Dana Dalton can transform any ordinary wall, window, or piece of furniture into a burst of color for all to enjoy. Her “One of a Kind Murals” leaves rainbows behind wherever she works. More...

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Is ‘Open for Business’

While Philipstown’s monthly board meeting held the promise of numerous resolutions, much discussion centered on whether the town and its various boards were friendly to business. More...

Temporary Modular Offices for Highway Department

It was a short and sweet workshop for Philipstown’s Town Board with Highway Superintendent Carl Frisenda. More...

Nelsonville Joins In On Records Management Grant

About half a dozen members of the public gathered at the Nelsonville Village Hall as the board conducted business in less than a half hour. More...

Schools

Popular Principal Brian Alm Leaving Haldane

The public learned Tuesday that Haldane Principal Brian Alm has resigned and will serve out the rest of the school year. More...

Biographies Explored By Second Graders

Haldane second graders have been putting on many hats throughout these past four weeks as they’ve completed their biography projects. More...

Budget Talks Underway in Garrison

Garrison School Board

Budget season at the Garrison Union Free School continued as the Board of Education was presented with the latest iteration of the budget for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Religious News

First Presbyterian Church Has Strong Roots In Philipstown

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown’s roots go back to December 10, 1828, when the church first organized. More...

Scouts Celebrated at Loretto Mass

The Hudson Highlands Girl Scouts and the Philipstown Boy Scouts celebrated Scout Sunday this past Sunday at Our Lady of Loretto parish.  The scouts participated in the 8:30am mass. More...

14 Baptized at Church on the Hill

At a special Sunday evening service, fourteen women were baptized in water at The Church on the Hill.  More...

Sports

Haldane State Tourney Bound!

Fittingly, it came down to defense. More...

Haldane Girls Fall to Pine Plains

Bombers Knock Lady Blue Devils Out of State Tournament for Second Consecutive Year

Last year, the Pine Plains Bombers needed a grueling overtime period before finally putting away Haldane 59-58 in the state regional semi-finals. More...

Philipstown Coach Andrea Maasik Honored as Personality of the Month by Soccer Group

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has announced that coach Andrea Maasik is being honored as Personality of the Month for March, which is also Women’s History Month.   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...

Help Wanted

ROUND UP TEXAS BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557   More...

For Sale

ANTIQUE BARN SALE 7’ table made of reclaimed wood, old cupboards, benches, lots of small country items. Every Sunday 11 to 5:00 or by appt at Tompkins Corners, Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley 845-225-6068   More...

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