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Boat Club Members Pack Meeting

Lease talks at grave point as delays loom and more uses considered after building demolition

UPDATED W/ VIDEO! Days ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline, the Village Board committed to condemning the Cold Spring Boat Club’s building, but other aspects of relations with the club remain unsettled, as 80 people packed the village meeting. More...

Pete Seeger Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the August 7, 2013, issue of the PCN&R. It was one of the last comprehensive interviews given by Seeger. As a convenience to readers and a tribute to his life, we are reprinting it now. More...

Property Tax Payments Lagging

Whether it's the sputtering economy, waiting until the last minute or something else, property tax payments are running about $1 million behind last year at this time, Philipstown Clerk Tina Merando said Tuesday. More...

Please, Mister Postman

Walter Klietz, clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, is ready to serve in the Cold Spring Post Office’s new locale next to Foodtown in Cold Spring. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Breaking News - 2/4/2014 2:00 PM

Art Center Postpones Senior Workshops  Free Access 

Bad weather ahead

With impending bad weather tomorrow, and next Wednesday a luncheon that many seniors may be attending, the Garrison Art Center is rescheduling the start date for the Writing and Bookbinding Workshop at the Friendship Center to Wednesday Feb. More...

Super Bowl (and Venison Chili with Fresh Guacamole)

Gardening GUSTO

What’s a gardener to do? The Teeny Tiny garden is frozen solid and there is little time to begin ordering seeds while coping here in the Arctic Circle Extension. Thankfully, fun is on the way.   More...

Art For Your Valentine to Feast On at Cathryn’s

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill

“I should warn you, that I think in color, not in words.” This was Cristine Kossow’s fair warning to her future husband in the first five minutes of their first date.  More...

Community

Huge Crowd Kicks Off ‘Year of Senior’

So much for snow birds!More than 350 “seasoned” citizens crowded into the Putnam County Golf Club in Mahopac Falls Wednesday for the county’s official kick-off of the “Year of the Senior.” More...

Grab Your Skates! Volunteers Prep for Winter Carnival

Volunteer firefighters from all four Philipstown Fire Departments pitched in with their tankers to help fill the new skating rink at the Claudio Marzollo Recreation Center in preparation for the Winter Carnival to be held on Saturday, Feb 8. More...

Haldane School Trivia Night Is Biggest Yet

The fifth annual Haldane School Foundation Trivia Night was held Friday night at the Parish Hall of the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands. More...

Attractions

Boscobel: Where the Eagles Fly  Free Access 

BOSCOBEL

Did you know that over 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? More...

Lecture in Cornwall on Walkway Over the Hudson

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Winter Evening Speakers Series: Walkway Over the Hudson.   More...

An Afternoon of Bluebirds

PUTNAM HIGHLANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY

Join us on Sunday, February 9, at 2 p.m., at Hubbard Lodge (Rte 9) in Cold Spring for a preview of spring with an afternoon of bluebirds!   More...

Letters to the Editor

Yippee! An Invitation From the Governor

To the Editor:  My kids LOVE invitations. They can smell one in the mailbox a mile away. They dance and hop around until they find out what it is for, and who it is from.   More...

Where Does He Want Us to Go?

To the Editor:  Governor Andrew Cuomo's statement that pro-lifers should leave New York, begs the question: Just where does he want us to go? Re-education concentration camps on closed military bases would be my best guess.  George A. More...

Where's the Surgeon General?

To the Editor:  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...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com   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...

Breaking News - 2/5/2014 10:34 AM

Storm cancels schools as region is pounded  Free Access 

UPDATED: I-84 closed by governor

As much as 10 inches of snow has fallen across Putnam County this morning resulting in treacherous driving conditions.State Police have closed I-84 from the Putnam-Danbury line all the way to the New York-Pennsylvania border due to numerous crashes. More...

Breaking News - 2/4/2014 2:15 PM

County offices closed Wednesday  Free Access 

Storm bearing down on region

In anticipation of Wednesday’s storm, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell this afternoon ordered all essential county facilities to be closed tomorrow, Wednesday.  More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2014 5:04 PM

Francisco and MacDonald Ticket Announced in Village Race

Competitive village election at hand

Incumbent Trustee Matt Francisco and Zoning Board of Appeals chairman Donald MacDonald have thrown their hats into the ring for the two open seats for Village Trustee.  A new joint Facebook site just hit the web announcing their run.  More...

Pete Seeger, Folk Singer, Activist, Dead at 94

The Hudson Valley and most of the wide world beyond were rocked this week by the news that Pete Seeger – the iconic folk singer, activist, and environmentalist – had died Monday in New York City at the age of 94. More...

M&T’s Christina McCoy: She Works Hard for the Money

Christina McCoy has been branch manager at M&T Bank in Cold Spring for five years, where she is friendly, helpful and always quick to take time to get to know her customers.   More...

Sad Scene at Tilly Foster Farm

Putnam County

A chilly wind blew across the barren fields and empty barns at Tilly Foster Farm Saturday as Meredith Whipple directed a moving company crew to move personal possessions into a large van.   More...

Civics and Politics

Political Notebook: Odell with New Video

County Executive MaryEllen Odell's campaign will next week unveil a new video touting her work across the county. More...

No Decision Reached on Sales Tax Sharing

Putnam lawmakers debated the pros and cons of sales tax sharing for almost an hour last week at a meeting of the legislature’s Audit Committee, but reached no consensus. More...

Eight Years Out, Philipstown Evaluates Comprehensive Plan

Just shy of eight years ago, the town board adopted Philipstown’s Comprehensive Plan. Now, the town is revisiting it.  More...

Schools

Monahan Takes Helm at Garrison, for Now

Dr. Brian Monahan is what’s known in the business as a seasoned educator. The tall, silver-haired man seems comfortable in the school milieu, whether at a school board meeting or sitting across his desk from an inquiring reporter. More...

First Meeting for New Garrison Super

Last Wednesday night’s Garrison Union Free School board meeting saw the swearing in of interim Superintendent Dr. Brian Monahan.   Dr. More...

Putnam Valley Students Make A Difference  Free Access 

For 13 years, the Make A Difference Club at Putnam Valley High School has been providing opportunities for students to serve their school and their community. More...

Religious News

Upcoming Events at Putnam Valley Temple

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley will be celebrating a special Scout Shabbat on Friday evening, Febuary 7, at 8 p.m. All Scouts are welcome to attend. More...

Religious Services

Services around the region. More...

Sports

Four for Four in Cancer Fundraiser for Haldane

Blue Devils perfect on inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The stands were decked with bright pink shirts, the halls adorned with donation cards. There were hot dogs, meatball sandwiches and long-armed sellers of raffle tickets. Music blared between games. More...

Perspectives

The New Good Old Boys

Perspectives

It is a line we have heard (or imagine we have heard) in a movie or many movies – and many times. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arrangements set for David Bruen funeral  Free Access 

Had been Putnam's first executive

Members of the Bruen family met with Richard Hazzard, proprietor of the Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, Saturday evening as well as County Executive MaryEllen Odell and made funeral arrangements for Putnam’s first executive. More...

Janet B. Samuelson

Janet B. Samuelson, age 84 of Gloversville, N.Y., died Friday January 24, 2014, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.   She was born on February 7, 1929, in Peekskill, the daughter of the late Edgar and Bernice Hull Wood. More...

Concetta Pecorelli

Concetta Pecorelli, age 95, of Garrison, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Nyack Hospital in Nyack.  Born July 1, 1918, in New York City , she was the daughter of the late Cataldo and Maria (Tulumello) Salerno.  More...

Police Blotter

Putnam Valley Crime Wave?

Recent local crime reports have focused heavily on Putnam Valley. Is it coincidence, or something else? More...

Decorated Cop Charged with Porn Possession

A decorated police officer from Mahopac Falls is facing charges of possessing child pornography. Mt. More...

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