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Pete Seeger: Iconic, 94, & Still Strong  Free Access 

Pete Seeger is about as iconic a personality as you can find on the streets around Beacon and Cold Spring. More...

Town Has Good News for Seniors

Philipstown Town Board

There was good news for seniors at the recent Philipstown Town Board meeting on several different fronts, including exercise classes, a new ramp for accessibility, and efforts to make use of a possible donation from Garrison resident Roger Ailes to h More...

Mayor is Away, & Village Trustees Unexpectedly Consider More Topics

Secret meeting? No formal minutes, no listing of public agenda

UPDATED with video of PCNR statement. It was a rather small Village Board meeting Tuesday evening. The board stuck to its agenda, unlike last week’s stealth meeting. Tuesday, just two members of the public were in attendance. More...

 

Elections

Challenger Seeks 3 Debates With Sheriff

Ahead of the Sept. 10 Republican primary, challenger Kevin McConville has demanded a series of three debates in the race for Putnam County sheriff. More...

Arts and Entertainment

A Record Crowd for Outdoor Movies in Cold Spring

Durable ‘French Connection’ is next show in the series

The Cold Spring Film Society entertained an animated and happy crowd of 838 neighbors and visitors in Dockside Park on Saturday night, Aug. 3, with a free screening of the Eighties blockbuster “Back to the Future” (Robert Zemeckis, 1985). More...

Partners on Stage and Off Visit the Chapel

Julia Bruskin, Cello, and Aaron Wunsch, Piano, Return to Chapel

The beauty and sensitivity of Julia Bruskin on cello and Aaron Wunsch on piano, who are partners on stage and off, will be once again in evidence at The Chapel Restoration, August 18, at 4 in the afternoon. More...

Jello Shots for Your Pots (and Good for You Garden Nachos)

Gardening GUSTO

Here, in what I call Zones Five-y Six-ish, summer has been one wild ride. We had very cold spells in late May and early June, then two awful July heat waves that compromised still-struggling plants. More...

Religious News

New Pastor Begins at Loretto

Fr. Thomas Kiely celebrated his first 9 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring on Sunday and was warmly welcomed by his new parishioners. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com 10:00am July and August   More...

Attractions

Paddlers Stop in Cold Spring, En Route to New York City

Cold Spring’s Dockside Park played host to the Two Row Wampum Campaign on Sunday afternoon. Almost two hundred people arrived from Beacon in the afternoon via canoes on a journey from Albany to New York City. More...

Ice Age Warms Museum

The Putnam History Museum treated the crowd to real old-time history one recent Saturday: the Ice Age.  More...

Library Book, Media Sale Set for Mid-August

DESMOND FISH LIBRARY

The annual Book and Media Sale to Support the Desmond- Fish Library opens August 16 and ends August 26.  Opening Night is Friday August 16, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters Cutoff for Primary Election

The primary election this year is Sept. 10, and a number of races in Putnam County are contested. The last issue in which letters about the primary can appear is Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 2:16 PM

Deadly Weekend for 1 Motorcyclist in Putnam; 2 More Injured

It was a tragic weekend for motorcyclists in Putnam County. One man was killed and a second critically injured in a pair of cycle crashes in Kent. A third was injured in Putnam Valley, as well as a pedestrian. More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2013 8:14 PM

Well-known Carmel businessman accused of raping 18-year-old employee

McConville cites case in Sheriff's race; Smith calls non-issue

UPDATED with Sheriff comment... A Carmel businessman is facing felony charges of rape for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his employees. More...

Scuccimarra: Cold Spring Post Office Closing Can’t Happen

 Putnam Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra has enlisted the efforts of local, state and federal leaders to keep the Cold Spring Post Office in business.On Friday, she contacted Congressman Sean Maloney’s office as well as the office of County Execut More...

Cold Spring Post Office to Close

Garrison is Likely New Site; A Trailer Here?

On Friday a representative from Foodtown confirmed that August 31 is the firm deadline for the Post Office to vacate its space at Foodtown Plaza in Cold Spring. U.S. More...

Two Boaters Busted for Boating While Drunk

The recent tragedy on the Hudson River served as a wake-up call for all boating enthusiasts.  Two people were killed and four others injured when a motorboat plowed into a barge in pitch-black visibility near the Tappan Zee Bridge. More...

Civics and Politics

Putnam Expands Transportation Task Force

Planning for the future of Putnam’s archaic public transportation system is now in the hands of an expanded transportation advisory task force.  The legislature’s Rules Committee debated the issue for 30 minutes last week before forw More...

Sheriff’s Department Hopes to Add Second Canine Unit

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department hopes to add its second canine unit and through the efforts of grants writer Sgt. William Meyer, has applied for a $60,000 state grant to offset the costs. More...

Town Planning Board Outlook Uncertain

The Philipstown Planning Board is a busy and powerful appointed entity that regularly makes decisions affecting the future of Philipstown—overseeing, among other things, how individual homes and buildings will fit into the community, or whether More...

Schools

Brian Cafarella Receives Doctorate

Brian Cafarella received his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton this June. His dissertation was on “Exploring Best Practices in Developmental Mathematics.” Brian is a 1995 graduate of Haldane. More...

Modern Schooling, Historic Schoolhouses, as Town Reviews Plumbush Proposal

The Manitou School being proposed for the Plumbush Inn property on Route 9D, in Cold Spring, is not unusual in that it will occupy a historic house and grounds. What is unusual is that it will be doing this in the 21st century. More...

Community

100-Year Anniversary of the Death of Mrs. Julia Butterfield

The name perhaps most synonymous with Philipstown is that of Mrs. Julia Lorillard Safford Butterfield, and Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Philipstown’s leading lady. I perused Mrs. More...

Gun Issue Stressed at Potluck BBQ

Supporters of gun control gathered along the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring last week for an old fashioned barbecue.  The July 30 event was sponsored by the Hudson Valley Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—an More...

Wonderful Tomatoes!

  We were blessed at the PCN&R this week when Julie Scanga, center, shared some of her tomato harvest with us. At left is Business Manager Carol Balducci, and Publisher Elizabeth Ailes is at right. More...

Sports

Baseline Test for Tennis Team

Heavy graduation losses make Dudar’s task a tough one

When the Haldane girls’ tennis team takes to the court in less than two weeks, one will be hard pressed to find a familiar face. More...

Commentary

Passing the Torch, One Generation to Another: Cunningham's Corner

Sad, isn’t it, that so many of the stalwarts of our firefighting and veterans communities are dying without ever being able to use a new senior center? More...

Perspectives

Brian Nice: A View From The Road  Free Access 

Local photographer cheats death and takes a road trip

Garrison native Brian Nice is the epitome of a survivor. Tragically, he was at the top of his game when a series of traumatic brain injuries befell him. 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...

Childcare

EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE provider will be available starting September. Formerly employed by a Cold Spring family, references are available upon request. Please call 914- 475-1829 to set up an interview.   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   More...

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