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Shed Decision: Occupancy Is Unlikely to Be Revoked

Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals

After almost a year’s worth of deliberation, the Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals is leaning toward not revoking the Certificate of Occupancy for the shed on 14 Stone Street, the address of Paul Henderson and Beth Sigler. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

‘Anything Goes’ at Haldane - It’s Delightful  Free Access 

“The world has gone mad today and good’s bad today, and black’s white today, and day’s night today, when most guys today, that women prize today, are just silly gigolos, and though I’m not a great romancer I know that I& More...

Surprise! Celery! (and Vegetable Dips that Kids Love)

Gardening GUSTO

Two of my traditional March garden tasks have been foiled by this winter’s tall, dangerously-frozen snow drifts.   More...

Garrison Eighth Graders to Present the 'Scottish Play'  Free Access 

The eighth grade class at the Garrison School will present William Shakespeare’s More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Basketball anyone? All eyes at Haldane these days have been on the continuing high-quality play from its two basketball teams. Both the boys and girls teams are well advanced into tournament play.  More...

Ambulance Corps Considers ‘Fly Car’

The Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps has made preliminary queries on fundraising to acquire a Ford Explorer for use as a certified Basic Life Support (BLS) First Response Vehicle, also known as a “Fly Car.”  More...

Putnam County AARP to Meet on Saturday

Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 will hold its monthly meeting at the William Koehler Center, Rte 6. Mahopac, on March 8 at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. for early members.   More...

Attractions

1776: The Musical at the Depot Theatre  Free Access 

John Adams desperately wants the Second Continental Congress to vote yes for independence. More...

Spring: Audubon Annual Dinner And Talk Of Rabbits

Chocolate bunny rabbits, tulips and daffodils signal the advent of spring. Snowy days are starting to pass, and the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is having its annual spring event, set for Saturday, March 29.  More...

Historic Upgrade at Boscobel

BOSCOBEL

In less than a month, Boscobel House and Gardens will open its historic doors to welcome visitors for another season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reality Check- Let’s Talk

To the Editor, Let your voice be heard! Saturday, March 8th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cold Spring Fire House I invite you to come and ask your questions about the Butterfield Project. It is in the best interest of Cold Spring residents. More...

Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?

To the Editor,  When a man as intelligent and cultivated as John Plummer throws his former friends under the bus, without so much as knocking on their front door, looking them in the eye and finding out their side of the story, it is a sign to m More...

Drug Rehab Services Are, in Fact, Offered Nearby

To the Editor,  I take great umbrage at the suggestion that rehabilitation services be offered in Philipstown (February 26, 2014, page 3, PCN&R). 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...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2014 4:55 PM

HALDANE GIRLS' BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO FINAL FOUR

Boys fall a win short in bid to join them

The Haldane girls' basketball team rallied from a small halftime deficit to knock off 8th ranked More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2014 12:25 PM

County Loses Gun Permit Suit, Will Appeal to Keep Records Private

Putnam County has lost a lower-court battle to keep secret the pistol permit records of county permit holders, but leaders vowed Wednesday to appeal.  More...

Village and Town to Join Inspections

Building Departments to Merge

In a joint meeting last week, the Philipstown Town Board and the Village of Cold Spring Board reviewed and ultimately agreed to consolidate their Building Departments. More...

Butterfield Meeting Changes Venues

Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro will hold a public meeting on Saturday, March 8. The venue for the gathering, originally slated to be the Haldane music room, has been changed to the Cold Spring Fire House. More...

Civics and Politics

Cold Spring Village Election, Sample Ballot

Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, for the village election. The race is one of the hottest in recent memory, with four candidates each seeking one of two available seats. Incumbent Trustee Matt Francisco is seeking reelection.  More...

Maloney and Ball Team Up

Politics was placed on the back burner Saturday when Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring and Republican State Senator Greg Ball of Putnam Lake hosted a roundtable at Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac to promote legislation creating a More...

Rolison Backed by Putnam GOP

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison hopes to change his title on January 1, 2015, to State Senator Robert Rolison representing constituents in the 41st District that encompasses Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown as well as sections More...

Schools

Haldane Supt. Search Ends as Replacement Named

Haldane school

The Haldane Board of Education on Tuesday night named the district's new superintendent, set to start this June. Dr. Diana C. More...

BOCES Brochure Designed by Two Putnam Students

Two BOCES students enrolled in an Advertising and Digital Design course of study at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown have helped to create the school’s Adult Education brochure.  Sarah Green from Mahopac and Max Bea More...

PCN&R Offers $10,000 in Scholarships to Students in Philipstown, Putnam Valley

The Putnam County News & Recorder and its publisher, Elizabeth Ailes, have again announced 10 scholarships for high school seniors who plan to attend college or other post-secondary training, such as technical or trade school.  More...

Religious News

Fat Tuesday, And Now Ash Wednesday

Christians Prepare for Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, begins the 40 days of Lent, a time for fasting, prayer and alms giving in solemn preparation for the great feast of Easter on April 20. More...

Religious News

Services around the region. More...

Lecture at Vassar College

The Department of Religion and the Program in Jewish Studies of Vassar College present the Frederick C. Wood lecture, “Arab Labor: An Evening with Sayed Kashua,” on Monday, March 31, at 5:30 pm. More...

Sports

Haldane Boys & Girls on Winning Streak

Basketball History in the Making for Blue Devils

Haldane's boys and girls basketball teams both advanced to the state regional finals with wins over Section 9 opponents. The boys outlasted S. S. Seward 61-54, while the girls put away Tri- Valley late 53-27. More...

Kings And Queens Of Section 1

Haldane Boys and Girls Both Bring Home Coveted Gold Ball

One celebration was raucous and emotional, the other subdued and somewhat rudderless. One led to a massive dog pile, the other to some warm hugs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Santa M. Frisenda Ferrara

Santa M. Frisenda Ferrara, age 91, of Cold Spring, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt. More...

Geraldine Maddox

Geraldine Maddox, age 73, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Wednesday, February 19, at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a ninemonth battle with lung cancer. More...

Paul F. Mancari

Loving father, doting grandfather, avid fisherman, golfer, horse shoe thrower, dart player, and grill master extraordinaire Paul F. More...

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