February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Same Name, Similar Business Leads to Mistaken Identity  Free Access 

There are two Robert Viggianos doing business in Cold Spring. One has been charged with attempted rape. The other hasn't be accused of anything. More...

Lawyer Says Town Jumped the Gun

At the March 3 meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, council members will discuss a newly proposed gun control law with the public. More...

Snow Removal Bad for the Environment?

Some Cold Spring villagers have questioned why the accumulated snow cannot be dumped into the nearby Hudson River to avoid large piles that obstruct roadways and parking lots. More...

Talking To Witt About the Weather

Voices of the Valley

Cold Spring’s Jim Witt is a familiar voice to folks who have listened to local radio stations WLNA-AM or WHUD-FM over the years. More...

At Home on the Ranch

In seventh grade, when Alicia Benben began working in the stalls of a local horse ranch, it was in exchange for her riding lessons. It was hard work, cleaning, washing, and grooming, all leading up to a session of glorious riding. More...

Civics and Politics

Town Talks About Snow Regulations, Historic Preservation Overlay

Snow accumulation was again a hot topic at the Town of Philipstown monthly board meeting Thursday night. More...

Unfinished Business

Nicolai dismisses DeStefano motion, DeStefano plans to appeal

New York State Supreme Court Justice Francis Nicolai has thrown out all motions and cross motions in the perplexing legal battle between retired NYPD captain Andrew DeStefano, former Southeast judge Jim Borkowski, and attorney Patrick Bonanno. More...

‘It’s a Bleak Picture’

District faces $1.5 million in budget cuts

When newly appointed Putnam Valley Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fuchs told the PCN&R last Thursday that “It’s a bleak picture,” she wasn’t just talking about the seemingly endless winter weather. More...

Schools

A Conversation on Alternatives to Property Taxes for School Funding

Cahill discusses bill to finance schools through income taxes

Constituents and taxpayer groups in the 90th State Assembly District have approached Assemblywoman Sandy Galef on multiple occasions, asking her to consider alternatives to using local property taxes as the main source of revenue to fund schools. More...

National Honor Society Inductions Welcome 36

On January 13, 36 Haldane High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. More...

‘Funding the Future’ For Haldane at the Crystal Ball Fundraiser

The Haldane School Foundation today announced that its winter fundraiser, the Crystal Ball, will be held March 19, 2011, from 7:30 to 11:30pm at the Dutchess Manor. More...

Commentary

Zoning Dialogue Good for Philipstown

The Philipstown rezoning debate is nearing its end. On Wednesday, February 9, the town will hold the public hearing—the last step in the long process before the board can vote to adopt the new code. More...

Perspectives

Stop Hoarding Week

We need lots of holidays in winter to mark Time’s onward march towards March. This week we are midway between the How-Could- You-Miss-It Super Bowl and the You-Better-NOT-Miss-It St. Valentine’s Day. These midwinter festivities bookend More...

Letters to the Editor

Zonemobile Journey

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No Answer Yet From Garrison School Board

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To the Editor:

Last week’s edition of the PCN&R featured a front page article entitled “End Zone” by Mr. Joe Lindsley, in which he quoted yet another “anonymous” complaint about the draft zoning. More...

Briefly Noted

VIDEO: Hudson Hil's Opens on Main Street, with a Flourish  Free Access 

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Hudson Hil’s Market & Cafe welcomed more than 150 people to its gala opening celebration last week More...

Talk of our Town

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! We hope you enjoy the many festive opportunities that our advertisers have presented for your mid-February shopping and entertainment needs. More...

Valentine Sale a Success

Putnam Valley artist and businesswoman Patty Villanova was one of the vendors at the Hudson Crafts Collective Valentine Craft Boutique at the Bean Runner Cafe on Sunday. More...

Health

Last Chance for Free Flu Vaccination

The Putnam County Department of Health will be offering a free public seasonal flu vaccine on Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 11. More...

Cancer Programs Available in February

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free breast and ovarian cancer support groups. More...

Hospital Ahead of the Curve on Breastfeeding Support

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is the only Hospital and Birthing Center in Westchester and Putnam counties to be recognized for breastfeeding support by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. More...

Zoning: Public Hearing Part I  Free Access 

At the Haldane School gym on Wednesday night, a crowd of about 75 Philipstown residents gathered for the first installment of the public hearing on the proposed overhaul of the town zoning law. More...

75 Attend Rezoning Public Hearing  Free Access 

Board listens to praise, criticism

At the Haldane School gym Wednesday night, a crowd of about 75 Philipstown residents attended the first installment of the public hearing on the proposed rezoning. More...

Public Hearing Begins

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the zoning document that preoccupied a town for more than a year will formally be examined during a public hearing, a legal requirement before the five-member Philipstown board can vote to enact the new law. More...

Dockside Destiny

What will happen to the waterfront?

At the January 25 meeting of the Village Board, trustees and members of the Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan discussed “Critical Environmental Areas,” or CEAs, a controversial aspect of the lengthy proposed new Comprehensive Plan fo More...

Garrison Girl Scouts Study Indian Culture

Robin Patel McNea spent Saturday with Garrison Girl Scouts teaching them about her native culture. The girls tried on saris and Indian jewelry. More...

Ice Skating in the Park

Katelyn Pidala and her friend Greta Garschagen enjoy the Philipstown Recreation Friday Night Free Skate at Bear Mountain on January 28. More...

Elections

Howland Election Set for April: Candidates Wanted

The Howland Public Library is chartered to serve the Beacon City School District. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

GARRISON ART CENTER Garrison’s Landing 424-3960 garrisonartcenter.org info@garrisonartcenter.or More...

Live Music Calendar

SATURDAY, FEB. 12JOSH JOFFEN, STUART KABAK, AND CARLA ULBRICH7:30pm, The Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., MahopacSUNDAY, FEB. 13MICHELLE LEBLANC7:30-10:30pm, The Hudson House River Inn, 2 Main St., Cold SpringMONDAY, FEB. More...

Jazz Knights Perform ‘Legacy of Miles Davis’

Get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with an evening of timeless music as The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the annual African-American History Month concert on Saturday, February 12 at 7:30pm in Eisenhower Hall at the United Sta More...

Community

Naturally Inclined

Local Programs Focus on the World Around Us

Garden Club Hosts Constitution Marsh Event at Library More...

Meet the Awesome Opossum

On Saturday, February 19 at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson to learn about the Awesome Opossum. More...

Give a Hoot at Stony Kill

The Stony Kill Foundation presents Give a Hoot: The Wonderful World of Owls on Saturday, February 26 (snow date: February 27), from 1:30 to 3:00pm. More...

Births

Birth Announcements

Makaylin Elizabeth Russell was born on October 14, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital to Shanna Augustowski and Patrick Russell of Garrison, Maternal grandparents are Judy Brown and Anthony Augustowski of Garrison. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Niall Maguire

Niall Maguire, 65, from County Mayo Ireland passed away on January 26, 2011, from lung cancer. Niall was a resident of Putnam Valley for 35 years and moved to Cold Spring two years ago. More...

Violet G. Lewis

Violet G. Lewis, age 96, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady, NY. More...

Zoning

Chapter and Verse

Snapshots from the PCN&R’s coverage of the 2009-2011 rezoning debate

August 26, 2009 ANGST SPURS ACTION More...

Planning Board Shares Zoning Suggestions

The Philipstown Planning Board, chaired by Anthony Merante, has written a letter to the town board, providing comments and suggestions for the controversial and sometimes divisive proposed zoning law. More...

Police Blotter

Five Area Teens Charged With Trespass and Possession

Five Putnam Valley teens face hearings in Yorktown Town Court February 11 following their arrests for trespass and marijuana possession. More...

Sports News

Lady Blue Devils Remain Atop League

Knock Off Rivals North Salem and JFK by Double Digits

Haldane’s Lady Blue Devils basketball squad extended their winning streak to eight games with home wins over league rivals North Salem and JFK. More...

Matthew Giachinta Signs Letter of Intent

As reported in last week’s PCN&R, Cold Spring resident Matthew Giachinta is headed to West Point. More...

Loretto 5th Grade Girls Win 9 In A Row

The Loretto fifth grade girls basketball team continued their winning streak as they defeated Resurrection 17-14 this past Sunday at the Garrison school gym. More...

Poll

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