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Village to Shore Up Grove Site, Review Temp Signs

The Village Board met Tuesday night and all agreed on shoring up the deteriorating Grove Building and dealing with a glut of unsightly signage on the corner of St. Mary’s Church.   More...

Site of Post Office Trailer Is Set, to the Side of Foodtown

Late Monday afternoon, George Flood a representative for the U.S. Postal Service, said the agency will put a temporary trailer on the side of the existing post office at 51 Chestnut St., where postal employees currently park their vehicles. More...

Standoff at Motel Closes Rt. 9

Dozens of emergency responders converged on the Countryside Motel on Route 9 in Cold Spring late Saturday for a report of a man barricaded inside the lodge armed with a gun. More...

 

Elections

GOP Blocks Appointment of Democratic Elections Chief

The naming of a Democratic Elections commissioner shouldn’t be fast-tracked, Republicans who control the Legislature decided. More...

Republicans, Seeking to Oust Gipson, Strategize on 2014 Prospects for Senate

Campaign season has begun yet again, at least here in the 41st State Senate District, which includes parts of Dutchess and Putnam counties. More...

Fire Vote Passes in Garrison

There was little fanfare but plenty of snowflakes on Tuesday for the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company’s referendum on a proposal to increase payments to its volunteers in a length-of-service pension program. More...

Community

Another ‘Candlelight’ Event Shines Brightly

Cold Spring by Candlelight celebrated its 13th year on Saturday. Over 600 tickets were sold and just over $20,000 (net) raised, according to PARC Director of Development & Outreach Rand Bridget Otten, who is the guiding light behind the event. More...

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Winter Hill  Free Access 

On Thursday, Chris Buck, owner of the Winter Hill property in Garrison, once again hosted the annual Christmas Tree lighting celebration. Although the rain drizzled, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the guests. More...

The Christmas Season is Bright in Philipstown

Santa with one of his young admirers at Cold Spring’s Christmas Tree lighting on Saturday evening, Dec. 7. More...

Attractions

Two New Members Elected to Chapel Restoration Board

The Chapel Restoration is pleased to announce the election of Evelyn Carr- White and Luke P. Hilpert to its Board of Directors. “Evelyn and Luke bring enormous talent and energy to our board. More...

Children’s Holiday Tea at Beacon Historic Site

Mount Gulian Historic Site

Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon will present again its popular Children’s Holiday Tea on Friday, December 27, from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Museum Looks at Mammals in Winter

On Saturday, December 14, at 10 a.m., come to The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center on 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson to learn what mammals do in the depths of winter and how they survive.   More...

Letters to the Editor

A Report on Tilly Foster, from a Longtime Worker

This letter was sent to Putnam County legislators.  Dear Legislators:  More...

Thanks for the Help, First Responders

To the Editor:  Wow! At 4:30 in the morning when you see flames in the bathroom in the middle of the night - you need help - And that is just what we got!   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

col d spring 1 bdrm apt Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/mo everything included. Plenty of parking. Also, Spacious 2 BDR. avail. 845-809-5557   More...

Situations Wanted

se king shared housing Certified male educator, (locally known) will help with chores and kids. Considerate and easy going. puffpete@gmail.com (845) 661-1552.   More...

Health

Moms & Babies’ Group at Library

Desmond-Fish Library

In response to popular demand, there is a new Moms and Babies support group at the Garrison Library (aka the Desmond-Fish Library) beginning Thursday, December 12. We will meet from 11a.m. More...

2200 Children Vaccinated Against Influenza

Putnam County Health Dept.

Putnam Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals is thrilled this week that more than 2200 children received vaccine as part of the county’s school-based flu initiative. More...

Hudson Valley Wins Guardian of Excellence Award

Hudson Valley Hospital Center was presented with the prestigious “Guardian of Excellence Award” by Press Ganey Associates at the organization’s 2013 National Conference on Nov. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2013 7:39 AM

Putnam Valley delayed; region digs out  Free Access 

Ice a concern in some areas

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Breaking News - 12/18/2013 7:39 AM

Frigid temperatures and snow spell trouble on area roads  Free Access 

Police are reporting a rash of accidents Tuesday morning caused by the steady snow and arctic cold.Interstates 84 and 684 are snow covered with traffic moving slowly while Routes 6, 9, 9D, 52, 301, 22 and 311 are also reported to be extremely slipper More...

Cortlandt resident accused of stealing artwork from dead man

Victim had been assistant to Andy Warhol

A Cortlandt resident faces a variety of felony charges for allegedly stealing valuable pieces of art from a Lake Peekskill man who was found dead in his home by the suspect. More...

Planners Making Progress at Butterfield

Cold Spring Planning Board

The long-delayed Butterfield development project seems to be making slow and steady progress. The project is now before the Cold Spring Planning Board, and with the new no-nonsense group, it appears the project could actually get a thorough review. More...

Ice, Snow Squalls & Bitter Temps

The Cold Spring Bandstand on Tuesday afternoon, during a snow squall. Haldane, Garrison and Putnam Valley had canceled classes Tuesday, and Putnam Valley and Garrison had canceled Monday as well due to ice. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/14/2013 10:18 AM

STAR Exemption Renewals Are Due by December 31, 2013

From the Town of Philipstown:Resident homeowners who currently receive the basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State tax department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. More...

Year-Round River Monitoring Now In Place

Real-time environmental monitoring of the Hudson and other rivers in New York State will be possible from 21 (out of a planned total of 40) locations -- many now functioning year-round -- by the end of 2013, according to Beacon Institute’s River and More...

Dockside Meeting Set for January

The public is invited to an informational meeting about plans for Dockside Park on January 16 from 7 to 9 PM, at the Cold Spring Fire House.   More...

Arts and Entertainment

Not Only for Solace, But Also for Strength

Gardening GUSTO

“I don’t know what to do to help.” We all say this at some time or another. More...

A Garden: The Gift That Keeps on Giving  Free Access 

Introduction by Annie Chesnut: I have known Katherine Whiteside since she first began working with us at the PCN&R as the Gardening Gusto editor. More...

Art Center Offers smallWORKS Exibition

Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center is pleased to introduce a new annual exhibition: smallWORKS 2D, 3D 4D. The work was jurored by artists Matt Frieburghaus, Grace Knowlton and Don Nice. The exhibition will run through January 5, 2014, in the Gillette Gallery. More...

Religious News

Church Volunteers in Newburgh, New Orleans

In an effort to fulfill its commitment to help others, volunteers from St. More...

The Living Nativity, A Garrison Tradition

This year, the Reverend Frank Geer will again relate the Christmas saga with surrounding “angels” and real animals at the Saunders’ Farm, Old Albany Post Road and Philipse Brook Road, on Saturday December 14th, starting at 4 p.m.&nb More...

150 Attend Church on the Hill Living Nativity

The Church on the Hill was lit up Sunday night as the church put on its annual live nativity on the front lawn.   More...

Sports

Boys’ Basketball Off To Fast Start

Hoffmann paces two lopsided wins

The Haldane boys’ basketball team kicked off their 2013-2014 campaign with two impressive victories, romping over Clark Academy 85-33 and Greenburgh Academy 73-49. More...

Army-Navy Spirit Activities At West Point

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 114th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field, Pa. More...

Loretto 4th Grade Girls Remain Undefeated

The Loretto 4th grade girls traveled to Bedford on Saturday, December 1st to take on a scrappy St. Patrick’s team. Madison Chiera scored 4 first half points to give Loretto the lead 4 - 2 going into the break. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Concezia ‘Anna’ Berarducci

Funeral Sat. at Loretto; Visitation Fri. at Clinton

Concezia “Anna” Berarducci, age 92, of Nelsonville, died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her residence in Nelsonville. More...

James Gere Lovell

James Gere Lovell, known to friends and family as Jim or Jimmy, died tragically December 1, at age 58, in the Metro-North train accident in New York City. More...

Gordon Lyons

A veteran labor leader, Cold Spring native and Montrose resident, Gordon Lyons passed away Monday December 2, 2013. He was 85.  More...

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