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Garrison Fire Initiative Could Hike Taxes

Routine on the surface, Philipstown Town Board meeting holds deeper meaning

There was a monthly town board meeting in Philipstown Wednesday, and it lasted less than an hour, even with a special meeting of the Philipstown Depot Theatre Development Corporation to kick it off. More...

The New Field, By the Numbers, as Homecoming is Celebrated

Haldane’s new athletic field was celebrated this weekend. Here are some details: 3.5 - The width (in feet) of each track lane. 6 - Colors on the field: green, white, royal, yellow, red, and grey. More...

Drug Use Rampant Across County, Panel Says  Free Access 

Heroin overdoses, and deaths, spark huge turnout at forum

Drug use and abuse among today’s young people is rampant across Putnam County.Wednesday evening more than 250 people crowded into the Community Room of the Mahopac Firehouse for a two hour long forum tabbed “Drug Crisis in our Backyard” where prevent More...

Baby On Board! With Moments to Spare ....

There was some delightful news in the Village of Cold Spring this weekend. On October 5, at 10 pm, Officer Walz was on duty when he stopped a motorist for a minor traffic infraction on Fair Street. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Theatre: Depot Development Corp. Reorganizes

Thursday’s Philipstown Board meeting offered monthly updates on a host of things, from highways to the Depot Theatre. More...

PCN&R Forum for Town Candidates Is Oct. 21

With the Philipstown elections steaming toward us, there are four contenders who hope to win over voters and win one of the two Town Board slots.   More...

State, National Political Roundup: Ticks to Paychecks

Ball’s Bill Takes Effect Creating Special Drivers L  More...

Schools

Haldane Celebrates Fire Safety Week

Haldane

Fire Safety Week was celebrated with assemblies for Haldane students in grades kindergarten through middle school. Former Cold Spring Fire Chief Dan Valentine presented the programs to the children. More...

Putnam Valley Dance Studio Welcomed in Mahopac

“It’s great that our local leadership came to support the arts and our local talent. More...

Haldane Launches Its Superintendent Search

If you visit the Haldane School District website (haldaneschool.org) you’ll find a link on the homepage to a survey. More...

Religious News

Reform Temple Hosts ‘Mommy & Me’

On Sunday October 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., join The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley for its upcoming “Mommy & Me.” Always fun, and always free.  More...

Local Methodist Churches Unite; Worship Schedule Set

The Cold Spring and South Highland United Methodist Churches (UMC) are now part of the Hudson Valley Cooperative Parish, along with Van Cortlandtville Community (UMC) in Cortlandt Manor and Grace UMC in Putnam Valley.  The Fall Worship Schedule More...

First Blessing of the Animals for New Pastor

“All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” St. Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226   More...

Sports

Castle to River Races to Finish

Sunday morning clouds and wet weather covered the grounds of the Philipstown Recreation Center, but that did not deter almost 200 racers from coming out to participate in the third annual Castle to River Run. More...

Philipstown Boys’ Soccer Splits Games, 2-2

Daggers Fall to Bull Shark Attack   More...

Mitey, Tiny Mites Weekend Twitter Feed

Saturday @Beacon #superhot #globalwarming #areyouready4somefootball Beacon Bears Mitey Mites are undefeated and have twice as many players as we do #intimidating #uhoh Kickoff @Hawks 7 yds @TashaunBarnes 25 yds @ RyanIrwin #fumble #whoops #turnover # More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marjorie Tudor Travis  Free Access 

Visitation Saturday at Clinton ~ Service Sunday at St. Philip's

Marjorie Tudor Travis, February 25, 1924-October 10, 2013, passed peacefully at home on October 10, 2013 at the age of 89, with her family by her side. More...

Constance ‘Stanzi’ Ann Allan-Pouthier  Free Access 

Stanzi Allan-Pouthier, 39, of Garrison, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 4th after a year of battling cancer. More...

Jeremiah Michael Halpin

Jeremiah Michael Halpin (Jerry) died on Saturday July 20, 2013 in the loving care of Florida Memorial Hospital Hospice.  Jerry was born to the Late Patrick and Catherine (nee Foley) Halpin, on September 30, 1937. More...

Putnam Child Hit While Exiting School Bus  Free Access 

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Fran Wills called it the “unthinkable” Friday when referring to one of her students—a seven-year old boy—who was struck while exiting a school bus 24 hours earlier only to have the driver flee the scene. More...

Flooding at Manitou: Is Help on the Way?

Residents of Manitou are fedup with the flooding problem in their small hamlet, so much so they have contacted county and town officials who met them early Tuesday to devise a plan to address the problem.   More...

Boat Club, an Institution, to Be Torn Down in Cleanup

Village of Cold Spring

The Cold Spring Village board met 10 minutes late and minus Trustee Matt Francisco, who had an emergency at his work. More...

Putnam Mourns Bob McMahon  Free Access 

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS.McMahon, 67, a resident of Lake Carmel, who retired last year after serving residents of Putnam since 1990 first as a deputy fire coordinator and from January 2000 to August 2012 as Com More...

Gun Found in Manhunt Case

UPDATED 4:45 p.m. Divers in Hudson make discovery

The PCN&R has learned exclusively that a weapon believed to be used in the murder of a Garden City, Long Island, man has been found in the waters off Sandy Beach in Cold Spring. More...

Senior Center

Ailes Meets with Sheehy, Scuccimarra on Senior Center  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ailes, who is leading her family’s work toward a new senior center for Philipstown, met Monday with Pat Sheehy, director of Putnam County’s Office for the Aging, and Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Layton Finalist in Empire State Building Photo Contest

Chris Layton is not only the staff photographer for both the PCN&R and its sister paper the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER, but one of Chris’s amazing photos was selected as a finalist in the second annual “My Empire State Building,” pho More...

Oh, Oh October! (and Hen-of-the-Woods with Chicken and Noodles)

Gardening GUSTO

October in the Hudson Valley is world-class magical. The sky, the river, the mountains, the colors all triumphantly declare the autumnal phase of our precious wildness. Take a moment this weekend to go outdoors and marvel a bit. More...

Art Beat

Theo Ganz Studio, at 149 Main St., Beacon, is very pleased to present an exhibition of work by Linda Shere entitled, Stop Talking, I Can Hear More...

Community

Get Your Goose Bumps On in Garrison

Ghosts, hauntings and supernatural tales of strange events go far back into ancient history, so what better place to look for old spirits than a historic house? Get into the spirit of Halloween with an investigative ghost tour at Boscobel... More...

Audubon Society’s Bird Seed Sale, Program is Nov. 2

The Putnam Highland Audubon Society is running their 22nd annual Fall Bird Seed Sale and Program, Saturday, November 2, at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Fahnestock State Park. More...

Library Hosts First ‘Appy’ Hour on October 22

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

If things go according to plan on Tuesday, October 22, the Desmond-Fish Library’s Wi-Fi bandwidth will be full of people downloading apps to their smart phones and swapping stories about what works while eating great food. More...

Attractions

Garrison’s Best Kept Secret

A Piece of Philipstown History Up For Sale

You may have driven by the Little Red Chapel located at 569 Route 9D in Garrison and, like me, asked yourself, what did that used to be? I was surprised to find out that the charming little wooden chapel was actually the first home to St. More...

Evening Series on Mastodons at Cornwall Museum

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Fall Evening Speakers Series: Mastodons and Other Lost Giants of Recent Time. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. More...

Boscobel Named Best Place to Picnic

Just in time to launch new food service by Hudson’s Hil’s Café & Market

Readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, in their annual survey for The Best of the Hudson Valley, voted Boscobel as The Best Place to Have a Picnic.   More...

Commentary

Cunningham's Corner: Motives, and The Motives Under The Motives  Free Access 

It’s always a revelation, I think, when a series of events coincides to reveal heretofore unremarked connections. Here at the PCN&R, and indeed throughout Philipstown, we were blessed by such colliding coincidences this past weekend. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rolston Off-Base

To the Editor:  Tom Rolston, in the Top Ten Answers to the Question “What to do with the Loretto Rest?” #2 (in his apparent order of importance)—Make it the Stephanie Hawkins Pit Bull Training Center—offers a crude and un More...

Vote for the Best Qualified Town Board

To the Editor:  Those of us who live in Philipstown are so fortunate to have such a high quality Town Board. More...

Support for Erickson

To the Editor:  More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Childcare

EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE provider. Formerly employed by a Cold Spring family. References furnished upon request. Please call 914-475- 1829 to set up interview   More...

For Rent

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