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Old Firehouse for Sale? McConville Park Eyed for New Station

Now with video

Appropriately, the Village Board of Trustees met at the Cold Spring Firehouse Tuesday evening to review a proposal to sell the Firehouse and build a new one at McConville Park on Morris Avenue. More...

Shea Makes His Case for Re-election  Free Access 

After the four candidates for two Philipstown Board Seats finished facing off on Monday night, incumbent Supervisor Richard Shea, who is running unopposed for a new term, took the podium and fielded question from PCN&R reporters Tim Greco and Ann More...

Rites of Autumn on Hudson, as Boat Club Talks Future with Village

Boat Club Hoists Docks from River

At Tuesday’s village meeting, Cold Spring Boat Club members raised concerns about the proposed environmental cleanup beneath the Boat Club building, as the village weighs how to respond to the state Department of Environmental Conservation&rsqu More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

French Sorrel (and French Sorrel and Lentil Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Back in 2007 when The Way We Garden Now (Clarkson Potter) was published, I included a chapter titled “Add Perennial Vegetables.” This included instructions for growing and cooking some of my favorite oldfashioned “returners” - More...

Inn Hosts Halloween Dinner Theatre Show

A Wedding in Transylvania

On Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30), you’ll be asked to witness the marriage of your distant cousin Frankie Alucard to Jane Dough, a mysterious girl from the mortal side of the tracks. More...

Girls Night Out For 6th Through 9th Grade Girls

Looking for something fun to do? More...

Community

Noise Pollution at Boscobel?

Neighbors of Boscobel recently took to Facebook with complaints of high noise levels at the tourist landmark on weekends, a concern driven by evening weddings and similar gatherings. Boscobel is prime real estate in Garrison. More...

Talk of our Town

Halloween season is in full, creepy swing, and there are events galore this weekend. Check the Halloween Activities calendar in this issue for details. More...

Forum on Elderly Set

What are the needs of Putnam’s growing elderly population? How can they be met? More...

Attractions

Benedict Arnold Lecture at Garrison Library

Allison Pataki Tells Story to Packed House

On Friday at the Desmond- Fish Library in Garrison, author and guest lecturer Allison Pataki gave a riveting talk about her historical book, “The Traitor’s Wife: A Novel,” Pataki’s lecture focused on the tumultuous days leadin More...

West Point Foundry Preserve Again Open

Site was visited by Lincoln during Civil War

After more than a year, the West Point Foundry Preserve is once again open to the public, and many residents came out Saturday morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the park’s reopening.   More...

Russel Wright: Designing with Nature

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Fall Evening Speakers Series: Russel Wright: Designing with Nature. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. More...

Perspectives

Garrison Fire Company Needs More Town Oversight

Perspective

The following letter, from Garrison resident Joe Regele, was sent to the Philipstown Town Board on Friday and concerns the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company and its budget. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Garrett Joseph Byrnes

Garrett Joseph Byrnes, age 63, of Buford, Ga., died Saturday, October 12, after a long battle with neuroendocrine carcinoid cancer.   A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. 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...

Pets

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Real Estate

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Breaking News - 10/29/2013 4:19 PM

Cold Spring Lions Annual Election Day Luncheon Set  Free Access 

Reserve space now for community fixture

Councilwoman and Lion Betty Budney is making last minute preparations for the Lions Club Annual Election Day Luncheon. More...

Breaking News - 10/28/2013 10:02 AM

UPDATE: Hearing Held in Levy Defamation Suit

Meanwhile, Levy Role in Rape Case Roils Court

Last summer, District Attorney Adam Levy filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Donald Smith alleging that the county’s chief lawman was “out of control and on a power trip when orchestrating a public smear campaign” against him concer More...

Four Escape Burning Lake Peekskill Residence

Four residents of a home on Argyle Street in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley escaped their burning home Thursday night without injury. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel received several calls reporting the blaze at 8:30 p.m. More...

Town Board Hopefuls Spar Candidates' Forum  Free Access 

With video link

Updated, with video: “I disagree with Richard [Shea], I disagree with Nancy [Montgomery] so much it’s like having a second wife,” incumbent Philipstown councilman John Van Tassel quipped on Monday night, as four candidates for Phili More...

Plumbush Project Takes Additional Heat

Philipstown Planning Board

Now comfortably settled in at the Butterfield Library for its monthly meetings and public hearings, the Philipstown Planning Board got right to work on Thursday to continue its review of a proposed private elementary school at the Plumbush Inn proper More...

Local Cop Busted

A Cold Spring Village Police officer is facing felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly damaging the private vehicles of a fellow police officer.  State Police reported the arrest Sunday of Officer Anthony Pupczyk, 49, in connection wit More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 10/23/2013 9:58 PM

Odell to Ask for Investigation of Robo Calls

Dirty tricks?

County Executive MaryEllen Odell will ask the State Attorney General’s office to investigate a series of robo calls received by dozens of Putnam residents earlier this month criticizing her administration. More...

Nelsonville to Launch New Website

VILLAGE OF NELSONVILLE

Mayor Tom Corless presided over the monthly meeting of the Nelsonville Board of Trustees on Monday and the board discussed flags to memorialize veterans, and reviewed bid proposals, the new Village website, a stop sign on Healy Road, and a presentati More...

Seniors Press Legislature on Philipstown Commitment

A half dozen senior citizens from the western side of Putnam traveled to the eastern side Tuesday night and called on the county Legislature to advocate for the seniors of Philipstown.  The Putnam Legislature conducted its budget hearing at the More...

Schools

Garrison PTA’s Fall Festival is Fun for All

Saturday afternoon was a time for fun and games at the Garrison Union Free School as the community celebrated the PTA Fall Festival. More...

Getting to Know the Manitou School in Garrison

Recently, the Philipstown Planning Board has been busy evaluating a proposal that would place a new private school on the premises currently occupied by the Plumbush Inn, on Route 9D in Cold Spring. More...

Routine Business Meeting Tackles Some Big Ideas  Free Access 

THE GARRISON SCHOOL

The Garrison School Board held a business meeting on Wednesday that was a model of brevity and efficiency, but still full of news. More...

Sports

Boys’ Soccer Captures League Crown

Rout of Walter Panas gives Blue Devils first title since 2003

Jay Marchese and Ramsey Heitmann each scored twice and Jack McCann and Macdera Heanue also had markers has the Haldane Blue Devils boys’ soccer team slammed Walter Panas 6-1 to capture the Section 1 Conference 1 League D championship. More...

Pop Warner Fundraiser at Michie Stadium

On October 12, the Philipstown Pop Warner football league held its annual fundraiser and more than a hundred people attended the Army Black Knights homecoming game against Eastern Michigan. More...

Valor, Clash of the Titans, And a Win for Boys’ Soccer

Daggers Edged Out 4-1   More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote For Unity: Erickson & Van Tassel

To the Editor:  More...

Leonard, OSI & Hamilton Fish

To the Editor:  I was recently horrified to learn that the Town of Philipstown Recreation Center will be losing its large field behind the center, in the shadow of the Hamilton Fish mansion.  More...

Unwarranted Hostility Not Unusual

To the Editor:  More...

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