April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor, Trustees Sworn In at Cold Spring

No speeches, but lots of laughter

Monday night, Judge Thomas Costello administered the oath of office to Mayor John Ralph Falloon and Trustees Bruce Campbell and Stephanie Hawkins. Costello was previously sworn into office by Village Clerk Mary Saari. More...

Water Work Resumes in Village

Residents and Businesses on Main Street received a letter this week from Mainlining Service Inc. More...

Barbaro Steps Down at Planning

After 14 years of serving on the village Planning Board, four of them as the Chairman, Joseph Barbaro has resigned from the board. The Village Trustees received Barbaro’s resignation effective March 31. More...

Civics and Politics

New Economic Chief Hails Potential

Meghan Taylor has hit the ground running. More...

Tamagna Said to Leave Party & Chamber Positions, But He Says Only Under Consideration

Main focus is transportation for county

Deputy County Planner Vincent Tamagna will resign his posts as president of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and head of the Philipstown Republicans, the PCN&R has learned from independent sources. More...

Rally Opposes County Position on Gun Control

Protesters say state's new rules are needed

One hundred Putnam residents rallied outside the Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening protesting local legislators actions who voted last month to oppose New York’s new gun reform l More...

Schools

Haldane Hosts Kindergarten Sing-Along

Haldane kindergarten students recently presented a Sing-Along to highlight some of the things they have learned this year. More...

Garrison Student’s Grant Proposal Leads to Art Show

The Garrison School recently held an art exhibition created by Kindergarten through 3rd grade students the same night as “Move It 2,” a music and movement concert performed by students from those grades. More...

Haldane Fundraiser: Taste of the Valley

HALDANE SCHOOL FOUNDATION

The Haldane School Foundation invites all members of the community to feast on cuisine from local restaurants and caterers and to sample the region’s finest craft beer and wine at its 2013 Spring Fundraiser— ”A Taste of the Valley.& More...

Religious News

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. More...

Father Gabriel Reports from Ghana

Editor’s Note: Father Gabriel Awuafor previously served at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Cold Spring for six years; parishioners there said good-bye to him in September 2012 and he returned to Ghana. Here is his report. More...

Easter Celebrated in Cold Spring

Churches across Philipstown and Putnam Valley celebrated Easter this weekend, with many solemn services leading up to the final, more joyful, observance on Sunday. As is typical, most churches reported a packed sanctuary for the holiday. More...

Sports

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Updated for April 3, 2013

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

Grazie Italia!

Group of local soccer players makes trip to Italy

This past week, thirteen area girls experienced the trip of a lifetime when they traveled to Italy for eight days of equal parts soccer and sight-seeing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Amazing Performance

To the Editor: Thank you Haldane Drama Department for granting me the opportunity to see an outstanding “Broadway” play (“Crazy For You”) right here in Cold Spring for only $5. 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...

For Rent

Thre bedrom , 1.5 Bath, EIK, Living room in secluded cottage off Route 9 Garrison. Discounted Winter Rent: December to April $1,100. May to November $1,700. First and last month security. Contact 914 388 3419 More...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 horseback riding? Open house, Manitou Farm, April 7. Meet and greet our Morgans and Minis, play mounted games. More...

Breaking News - 4/8/2013 10:38 PM

Legislators want Indian Point evacuation zone extended

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Mayor Falloon Shakes up The Village Board

Gaba expected not to be reappointed

Wednesday night’s Village reorganizational meeting at Village Hall saw newly elected Mayor J. More...

Audio Tour Brings Boscobel’s History to Life

Landmark opens for the season

On Monday, Boscobel House and Gardens launched the newest addition to its educational tool kit, one that visitors are sure to love. More...

Putnam Schools Receive Infusion of Aid from Albany

It’s been an agonizing spring for school district administrators throughout Putnam County with reductions in state aid and the 2-percent tax levy cap forcing cuts to staff and programs countywide for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Burned Bridges: The Battle for Constitution Island

Association looking to open a visitor center, museum on lower Main Street

On both sides of the Hudson River, stark developments have recently transpired into something of a war for control of Constitution Island and its future. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Tea and Crumpets, M’lady? Downton Abbey Birthday Tea

Tell Mrs. Patmore that company is coming! Cup and Saucer Tea Room has invited you to the event ‘Downton Abbey Royal Birthday Tea’ on April 21 from 3:30pm to 6:30 p.m at the Cup and Saucer Tea Room. More...

It’s Never Too Late to Begin (and Cool Radish Pickles)

Gardening GUSTO

It is never too late to begin a garden. Many decades ago when I started my first real garden, I lived in Devon, England. I bought a small row house in Exeter and I wanted to grow flowers and food like everyone else did. More...

‘Draw On’ in Cold Spring, Open House at Art Center

On Saturday, April 6, Garrison Art Center is partnering again this year with the Aldrich Museum in a community-wide collaborative drawing event— Draw On! More...

Community

Save the Tower of Victory

The Palisades Parks Conservancy launched the capital campaign to Save the Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in September and has made great progress. More...

Experts Talk Lyme Disease, Loss of Plants & Birds Due to Deer  Free Access 

If you have had Lyme or other tick diseases or wondered why you’ve seen fewer birds or no longer see your favorite wildflower, find the answers at The Deer Conference 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, April 6, at the Desmond Fish Library. More...

Putnam Peace Corps Worker Promotes Spelling Bee in Africa

Peace Corps volunteer Serena Cheung of Putnam Valley is working with communities across the African nation of Benin to bring together 54 students from 27 different secondary schools to take part in the fifth annual National English Spelling Bee. More...

Attractions

Think Nature’s Paradise, then Join Audubon to Learn More

Putnam Highlands Audubon

On Saturday, April 6, the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will be celebrating spring with their 12th Annual Dinner at the Highland Lodge at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center located on Dennytown Road in Cold Spring. More...

Beginning Birdwatching Saturday

Fahnestock Park

Join Audubon naturalist Pete Salmansohn for the first of two sessions of learning what’s involved in becoming a birdwatcher, or a better observer of birds. More...

Free Forum on Invasive Species at Highlands Club

On Saturday, April 13, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust will host Protecting the Highlands from Alien Invaders, a community forum on invasive species, at the Highlands Country Club, 955 Route 9D in Garrison. More...

Perspectives

Opposition to Butterfield Development Has a Cost

Citizens of Philipstown Offers View

It is unfortunate, but lines have been drawn in the sand against development of any kind in the Village of Cold Spring, and the village government played a big part in this strife. More...

The Truth About How the ‘Malaise’ Speech Came to Be

Editor’s Note: Patrick Caddell was directly involved in the writing of one of President Carter’s most famous speeches, the so-called malaise speech, when he served as senior adviser, strategist and pollster to Carter. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Daniel P. Mooney

Daniel P. Mooney, age 94, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence. Born in Garrison on April 27, 1918, he was the son of the late the late Daniel J. and Mary (O'Reilly) Mooney. More...

Sharon M. Hart

Sharon M. Hart, age 68, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Born in Beacon, on January 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late B. Allan and Eva (Bump) Rundell. More...

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