August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Water Work  Free Access 

Massive Cold Spring project now in progress

Drivers headed west towards Nelsonville this morning encountered some mild traffic tie-ups as the early stages of the Cold Spring water main relining project finally came to life. More...

The Dunkin' Donuts Dilemma  Free Access 

Planners set September hearing date

The Cold Spring Planning Board met Tuesday night to review the final points of a memo prepared by consulting engineer Robert Cameron of Putnam Engineering regarding the proposed Dunkin’ Donuts at the Elmesco garage and filling station. More...

Mayor Targets ‘Formula’ Businesses

Mayor Seth Gallagher asked the Village Board to consider a law that will prevent any new “formula businesses” in the Village, a move that’s drawn support from some local residents and quick opposition from business interests. More...

Neglected, Abandoned, and Malnourished Dog Found In Garrison  Free Access 

A case of animal abuse is being investigated by the Putnam County SPCA.Putnam County Sheriff's Department personnel were summoned to Bird Lane near Old Albany Post Road in Garrison Thursday evening where a female poodle-cocker spaniel mixed dog was f More...

Civics and Politics

15 Graduate from Rigorous Fire School

Fifteen young men and women from Carmel to Cold Spring are the latest to join Putnam’s firefighting force. More...

Shea Says Red Tape Slows Work in Philipstown

Last week we reported on the meeting of a representative from Senator Charles Schumer’s office, Cody Peluso, with the Philipstown Board to help facilitate the movement of FEMA funding for hurricane-related road repairs. More...

Town Turns Out for Open Government Event

An eager audience of 60 people heard Robert Freeman, executive director of the state’s Committee on Open Government, spur them on last week to monitor, engage and sometimes challenge local government. More...

Schools

Haldane Talks Fields and Staff

The key topic for the Haldane Board of Education during their recent meeting was again the athletic fields improvement project, which likely will go out for public referendum this fall. More...

Community

Sunday School Picnic at St. Mary’s

St. Mary-in-the- Highlands

On Saturday, August 11th, the Sunday School class of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands enjoyed an outing in Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. More...

Ride to Remember Jeff Coursen

The Ride to Remember Jeff Coursen will be held on Sunday, September 16. Timing is: 11 am Motorcycle Ride / 1 pm Pig Roast at the Pawling Fire Dept., South Street, Pawling. More...

Kids Enjoy Vacation Bible School

The Church on the Hill reported their recent “Sky” themed Vacation Bible School saw a record number of children and adults came out for five action packed nights of song, crafts, food, fu More...

Sports

It’s a Whole New Ball Game for Haldane

Loss of 15 Seniors Gives Blue Devils a Completely Different Look

Last season, Jeff Sniffen’s Blue Devil football team lived a dream. Coming off a disastrous 2010 campaign, Haldane stormed through the regular season before hammering Tuckahoe 25-14 to win the sectional crown. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Philipstown Recreation Department NewsPhone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Daniel Baker  Free Access 

Daniel Baker, 82, of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Carmel, entered into eternal rest August 14 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. He was born November 5, 1929, to Eva (Barrett) Baker and Daniel Baker, Sr. More...

Richard Thomas Mayo  Free Access 

Richard Thomas Mayo, age 85, a longtime resident of Garrison, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Born on April 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank and Katherine (Keevan) Mayo. More...

A New Look for the Chalet on the Hudson

Doing Business in Philipstown

Special to the PCN&R Chalet on the Hudson provides one of the most breathtaking settings in our area. More...

The Butterfield Shuffle  Free Access 

Historic Board Balks at Hulk’s Demolition

Cold Spring Planners held Tuesday and Thursday meetings last week as they addressed their two biggest projects of the season—developer Paul Guillaro’s proposed Butterfield development and the Elmesco / Dunkin’ Donuts proposal. More...

Chimes at Issue in Nelsonville, Again  Free Access 

Pastor says right to worship being attacked

UPDATED: At Monday night’s Nelsonville Village Board meeting, trustees once again heard from Cold Spring resident Anita Desai, who resides on Parsonage Street, as she assailed the board about the Church on the Hill. More...

Haldane Hires New Facilities Director

The Haldane School District will open this school year with a new person in charge of its buildings and transportation. More...

Perspective: Our Hospital’s History, Future  Free Access 

Mayor on Butterfield

Editor’s Note: This is a special Perspectives opinion piece. We are placing it here because of the critical nature of the project to Cold Spring’s future. More...

Elections

All Shook Up in 41st Senate District

For years in New York state, incumbents in the state Legislature faced little opposition, and most won even if they did have a solid opponent. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Chamber Music Circle Announces Anniversary Season

The Howland Chamber Music Circle is beginning its 20th season of bringing superlative classical concerts to the area. The acoustically perfect and intimate space of the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon seems to be built just for that purpose. More...

September Guitars at Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon in Cold Spring continues its tradition of adventurous music programming with “September Guitars @ the Silver Spoon”, a series featuring two concerts by contemporary guitar trios. More...

Sight Lines: Group Exhibition in Photography  Free Access 

Runs through September 16

Sight Lines is a group photographic exhibit that explores the intersection of lens, lines, and landscape. The exhibition will open with an artist’s reception at the BRC Gallery of the BeanRunner Café on Saturday, August 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Attractions

Putnam Valley Town Day Has a T-Shirt

Nicole D’Addona and Gianna San Lucas have a very special reason to attend Town Day in Putnam Valley this year. More...

Large Crowds Enjoy Native American Pow-Wow

Large crowds were on hand at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park last weekend for what has become a late summer’s county tradition—The Daniel Nimham Pow-Wow. More...

Reenactment to be Held Saturday

Constitution Island

West Point’s Constitution Island, in partnership with the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College, the 5th New York Regiment, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Constitution Island Association, will host its annual More...

Perspectives

Irene: One Year Later  Free Access 

At this time last year, we were enjoying the waning days of summer, unaware of what was about to befall our region. Yes, we’d had reports that bad weather was coming. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ramp Restriction Hinders Access At Landing

A version of this letter was written to Margaret O’Sullivan of Garrison’s Landing Association Inc., and provided to the PCN&R. Good morning Ms. O’Sullivan, More...

Says Hayworth Responded on Irene

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The Persistent Telemarketing Call

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