December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Was Open Meetings Law Violated?

The question of whether the Cold Spring Historic District Review Board has followed the state Open Meetings law is now part of the debate over Butterfield. More...

NEWS FLASH: Gallagher Will Not Seek Re-election

Updated Friday Morning

Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher will not seek re-election.The PCN&R spoke with the mayor on Main Street Wednesday, and he told us: “Officially, I am not planning on running.” More...

Paulding Owners Win

The Butterfield Project

Preserving single-family housing along Paulding Avenue is shaping up as a central issue to zoning for the Butterfield project. More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

Leibell to Finish Out Prison Sentence at Home

Vincent Leibell is now in “home confinement” in Patterson as his 21-month sentence for public corruption heads to conclusion next month. More...

Tamagna Bows Out

The senior member of the Putnam Legislature had mixed emotions when bidding his colleagues farewell. More...

New Leadership for Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce saw many local business owners at its Holiday Party last week at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill. More...

Schools

Finding Money, A Primary Subject

James Pond, State Aid Discussed by Haldane School Board

The Haldane School Board met earlier than usual last week due to a time conflict with Financial Aid Night for high school juniors and seniors. And much like Financial Aid Night, money was a primary subject for a good part of the board’s Dec. More...

PUTNAM VALLEY: District Faces at Least $780K in Cuts

Union negotiations are key

Leaders at the Putnam Valley schools have their hands full.Not only are they continuing to oversee the education of 1600-plus students in three buildings in a culture of heavy accountability to both the state and federal governments, but they are als More...

Songs & Students Raise Funds for Hard-Hit East Rockaway Schools

HALDANE

The Haldane School auditorium rocked Sunday as crowds of people came out to support “From 10516 with Love: Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert,” a Haldane High School Leos Club effort that raised over $2,500 for East Rockaway schools and broug More...

Religious News

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Contest Gives to Charity

OUR LADY OF LORETTO

The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Loretto Council #536, is honored to announce the winners of this year’s Keep Christ in Christmas contest. The theme of this effort is clear—It is in giving that we receive. More...

Start of Chanukah Celebrated

Members and friends of the Philipstown Reform Synagogue celebrated the first night of Chanukah Saturday evening, December 8, with a festive Chanukah party they called the Latke Shabbatke. More...

Locals Attend Cardinal’s Lunch

The Waldorf Hotel was the perfect setting for last week’s 67th Annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon. More...

Sports

Return to the Hardwood

Basketball season opens with a series of routs

Basketball season officially opened this past week, with the Haldane boys winning two of three contests and the girls manhandling Poughkeepsie. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pataki Engaged, Hard-Working

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to one last week from Patty Villanova, which had called into question the activities of Putnam County’s Legislature, its tourism promotion, and the Cold Spring Chamber. To the Editor: More...

Odell Not Speaking for Legislature

To the Editor: Just a quick cautionary note regarding the article concerning the Butterfield Zoning issue which was presented in your 11/28/12 issue of the PCN&R. More...

Board Members Not Treehuggers

To the Editor: I thank the Mayor for his considered response to my letter regarding the restoration of Butterfield. 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...

Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

Newtown Massacre Has Ties to Local Region

The pain and sadness of Friday’s unthinkable massacre in Newtown is being felt throughout the U.S. More...

Entrepreneur Backs Butterfield

Rose Sanca is a successful businesswoman who has lived in Garrison for close to 20 years. More...

Deck the Halls!

Above, three sisters from Nelsonville, Ally, Evelyn and Ella Ashburn, bring home a Christmas tree they bought at the Philipstown Ambulance Corps on Cedar Street. More...

Connecticut Horror Too Close To Home

Just 19 miles from Putnam

Friday’s mass carnage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., was too close to home—19 miles from the Putnam County border.The death of innocent children and dedicated educators reverberated throughout the region when television and radi More...

It’s Official: Gipson Defeats Steve Saland

A new state senator will representing Philipstown, Putnam Valley and Kent on January 1 now that Senator-elect Terry Gipson has defeated long-time State Senator State Senator Stephen Saland. More...

Seniors Take a Stand

Long delays and a slowmoving Historic Board are a concern to Cold Spring’s seniors. Seniors said they are really the population being affected by the idea that the ramshackle building is somehow “historic.” More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Arts and Entertainment

Merry Cranberry (with Cranberry D-Lish Relish and Cranberry D-Lite Cocktail)

Gardening GUSTO

At this past Thanksgiving feast, our lovely hostess made delicious cranberry relish with berries that she grew right here in Garrison. What a pleasant surprise. I thought cranberries required a big old bog, boats and special cranberry rakes. Nope. More...

Cultural Events

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY Route 9D & 403 Garrison | 424-3020 DesmondFishLibrary.org Hours: M/W/F 10am -5 pm, Tue and Thu 2-9pm, Sat 10 am to 4 pm, Sun 1 to 5 pm. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 SEASONAL HOLIDAY CONCERTHyde Park United Methodist Ch., Rt. 9 and Church Street, Hyde Parkhudsonvalleyfolkguild.org SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 SLOAN WAINWRIGHT - Holiday EveningBedford Presbyterian Church, Bedfordsloanwainwright.com More...

Community

Foodtown Hosts 10-Year Blueberry Study Celebration

“I guess I’m just a gooddeed doer,” said Manager Paul Satkowski of the Foodtown Supermarket in Cold Spring. “It was something I could do to help my customers.” More...

The Friendship Center Christmas Party

Philipstown-area seniors were packed into the Friendship Center at the American Legion Hall on Tuesday. More...

Hospital Lets the Wrapping Begin

Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center will spend the afternoon on December 19 wrapping mountains of presents to make wishes come true for local children and their families. More...

Attractions

Philipstown Theatre Holding Auditions

DEPOT THEATRE

On December 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. the Philipstown Depot Theatre will host open auditions for “Prisoners” by Richard Edwin Knipe, Jr. A nun visits a man on death row and discovers more than what she thought. More...

Cold Spring & North Highlands Santa Runs

Philipstown North Highlands Engine Co. #1 More...

Something Sizzling Hot in a Cool Place

Tom Rolston’s new venture, Poughkeepsie Ice House, is a hit

Cold Spring fixture Tom Rolston has done it again: His new restaurant venture, The Poughkeepsie Ice House, is one of the coolest and hottest spots around. More...

Perspectives

Preserving a Real Legacy

‘Civilization is the encouragement of differences.’ - Mahatma Gandhi During the years that Mr. Paul Guillaro has owned the Butterfield property; many have advocated for a better use for the existing property. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Ann Simon  Free Access 

Barbara Ann Simon, age 78, a 25-year resident of Cold Spring, died on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Walter Eugene Schubert  Free Access 

Mr. Walter Eugene Schubert, age 87 of Hernando, Florida, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in Hernando. He was born December 12, 1924, in the Bronx, son of the late Eugene and Mary (Deitrick) Schubert. More...

Richard P. Irish  Free Access 

Richard P. Irish, age 72, a longtime resident of Garrison, died on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. Born September 26, 1940, in Malone, N.Y., he was the son of the late James H. More...

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