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Crazy Winter Weather Continues  Free Access 

Bitter cold dawns on Tuesday

Tuesday morning was a deep freeze, with temperatures at or just above 0 and a wind chill advisory in effect until 6 pm Tuesday.   More...

Skepticism Surrounds $75k Grant for Village Rezoning

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

With the awarding of $75,000 in taxpayer grant money to pay for rezoning in Cold Spring, the Mayor’s and Trustees’ actions are now under the microscope.   More...

Christmas Grinches Arrested in Cold Spring

A father and son are accused of being the Grinches who stole Christmas and as a result spent the holiday behind bars.  More...

Setting the Stage for a New Year, and a New Town Board

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

On January 1 at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring, the Town of Philipstown will hold its 2014 swearing-in ceremony.   More...

Salaries Set for County Officials

Local laws establishing the salary of the Putnam County Executive, certain appointed officers serving for fixed terms as well as salaries for officers and employees paid from county funds were all approved by the Putnam Legislature at its year-end me More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hygge New Year (and Home-made Hibiscus Bitters)

Gardening GUSTO

It was a wonderful Christmas and we are going to have a very Hygge New Year. More...

Come On, Everyone, Let’s Dance!

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER

Get Down for a night of dancing at the Howland Cultural Center on Saturday, January 18th, at 8 p.m. More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday January 3 Tony Leon and his Groupo Son Latino Beanrunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill www.beanrunnercafe.com Saturday January 4 TriBeCaStan Towne Crier Café, 379 Main St., BeaconTownecrier.com More...

Religious News

Our Lady of Loretto Christmas Pageant 2013

The annual Our Lady of Loretto Christmas Pageant was held in the church on Fair Street last Sunday afternoon. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. More...

Attractions

Boscobel: Reflecting on the Year and Looking Ahead

Major historic improvements slated for coming year

Director Steve Miller shows the prototype for new trompe l’oeil fabric floor covering to be installed in the Boscobel mansion’s Grand Entry Hall in 2014. More...

Winterfest is Coming! Skiing, Fishing, Tubing

Sunday, January 12, is National Winter Trail Day, and you can be part of it at Taconic Outdoor Education Center’s Winterfest, beginning at 11 A.M. and continuing until 3 P.M.  Enjoy a winter day outdoors! More...

Museum to Offer Basic Outdoor Survival Program

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

On Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offers Outdoor Survival Skills! More...

Letters to the Editor

Resolution: No Meat?

To the Editor:  With New Year’s resolutions just around the corner, consider the popular trend toward a healthy, eco-friendly, compassionate meat-free diet.  More...

Weddings/Engagements

Judith Darcy and Andrew Thomas

Culbert Darcy and Andrew Gerald Thomas were married Thursday evening, Dec. 12, in Venice, Fla. Rev. Arthur Nelson officiated. 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...

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...

For Sale

SEASONED FIREWOOD Mixed hardwood, local delivery. $200/cord. Tree service, snow plowing, deer fencing. create-a-scape.us 845-424-2323   More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2014 10:58 AM

Indian Point Unit 3 Shuts Down

No radioactivity release, company says

Indian Point’s unit 3 nuclear power plant automatically shut down Monday about 9:15 p.m. as a result of lowering water level inside one of the plant’s four steam generators, the plant operator said. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2014 12:40 PM

Bulletin: Putnam County Courthouse closed

Burst pipe caused damage

The Putnam County Courthouse is closed Tuesday following a sprinkler head bursting on the 4th floor of the five year old multi- million dollar facility. The water damaged the fourth floor as well as an elevator shaft necessitating the evacuation More...

Flu Reported County-wide

Influenza has been reported throughout Putnam County with 18 cases already confirmed.After conferring with NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, Putnam’s Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Teen charged with burglarizing grandparent’s home in Garrison

An 18-year-old Dutchess County woman faces up to 15 years in state prison for allegedly burglarizing her grandparent’s home and stealing a quantity of precious gems.The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Monday (Dec. More...

2013: A Year of Achievement, Joy & Tragedy

The past year was one of the “newsiest” in recent memory. There were few weeks without something of significant community interest going on in Philipstown, Cold Spring, Nelsonville, Garrison, or Putnam Valley.  More...

Civics and Politics

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Wed Jan 1, 2014 NEW YEAR’S DAY: Federal Holiday 11am - Philipstown Swearing in Ceremony / VFW Hall Thu Jan 2 6:00pm – Town of PV Organizational Meeting Fri Jan 35:30pm – Phil. N. More...

Legislators Name Seven to Two Boards at Year-end Session

Appointments to the Traffic Safety Board and Board of Electrical Examiners were on the minds of county lawmakers last week when at the Putnam Legislature’s year-end meeting residents of Carmel, Kent, Putnam Valley, Philipstown and Patterson wer More...

Schools

Fr. Mackin To Step Down As Mount President

Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, the fifth president of Mount Saint Mary College, will be stepping down after the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, the college announced.  More...

Loretto 4th Grade Girls Stay Perfect

The Loretto 4th grade girls hosted St. Lawrence of Brewster and handed their guest a 12-2 defeat this past Sunday, December 22nd. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Happy New Year 2014!   Today, the Putnam County News & Recorder turns the page on its 147th year and begins number 148.   More...

A User’s Manual for Euro Finances

Carol Powell was one happy Mom this Christmas: Son David J. Powell, a newly minted author, was home for Christmas from London.  More...

Girl Scout Gifts Abound at Christmastime

PHOTO PROVIDED  Pictured are Sydney Cottrell, Katelyn Pidala and Anna Brief of Girl Scout Troop 2063 and their annual Toy Drive donations. Donations were given to the Philipstown Food/Holiday Toy Pantry. More...

Sports

Ten Days To Remember in Blue Devil Sports

Haldane has a lot to be proud of in 2013

The Haldane Blue Devils fashioned countless memories in 2013. There were team championships, individual accomplishments and the christening of new facilities. We saw seniors graduate, coaches depart and players lose their seasons to injuries. More...

Commentary

Government by Meme

Cunningham’s Corner

It may well be an inauspicious year for government in Cold Spring. It certainly isn’t beginning on a high note. More...

Perspectives

Putnam County Year In Review: An Eventful 2013

Putnam’s Sales Tax Revenue continued its climb in 2013. As of Nov. 30, Putnam was more than $2 million ahead of projection, since the county had budgeted $51 million in sales tax collections by year’s end.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Remembering Those Lost in 2013  Free Access 

This was a momentous year in many ways, not least of which was the number of losses to our community. More...

Anthony J. Bosco, Jr.

Anthony J. Bosco, Jr. of Ossining, died on December 20, 2013. He was 76.   Tony worked as a financial analyst for IBM for over thirty years before retiring. More...

Carlyle W. Tompkins

Carlyle W. Tompkins, age 96, a lifelong area resident, died on December 23, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.  Born in Beacon, on February 11, 1917, he was the son of the late Bertram B. and Louise (Timmerman) Tompkins. More...

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