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In Tight Race, Village Votes Tuesday  Free Access 

Candidates Forum Highlights Differences

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, as Election Day dawns, it will be up to the voters. This past Monday saw a packed room at the Cold Spring Fire House, as the PCN&R hosted its Candidates Forum that evening for the Village Board Race. More...

Planners Hand Off Butterfield to Trustees; Hustis Leaves Singing

Village of Cold Spring

At the Music room at Haldane, the Village Board of Trustees met with the Planning Board Tuesday night as the planners officially turned over a memo on the signed Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) to the Trustees. More...

Haldane Girls to Final Four!

The Lady Blue Devils will now face 4th ranked Chautauqua Lake in the state semifinals on Saturday at 12:30pm; they beat Friends Academy Saturday and are shown here celebrating the win.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Garrison Eighth Graders Present The ‘Scottish Play’

This past Friday, March 7, the Garrison School eighthgrade class presented William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” “Macbeth” tells the story of the bloody rise and ultimate fall of the eponymous Scottish king.  More...

Mother Nature Laughed (and Iceberg Melting Roasted Shoulder of Pork)

Gardening GUSTO

For years, I have crowed about the old-time garden trick of planting peas on St Patrick’s Day. More...

400 Dine on Pancakes and Maple Syrup at Taconic Outdoor Education Center

Sunday morning at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, some 400 people enjoyed delicious pancakes and waffles smattered in syrup.  More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Election Day is Tuesday! We will watch with great anticipation. More...

North Highlands Pizza and Ice Cream

On Friday March 21, from 4 to 8 pm, North Highlands Volunteer Fire Department will host a pizza and ice cream event. They will be serving homemade pizza, including Sicilian, available to eat in or take out. More...

Be Calm: Chamber to Meet on Stress

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special mixer on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.  The event is titled “Reducing Stress at Work and Play” and features two distinguished speakers on the topic. More...

Attractions

Allison Pataki at Putnam History Museum  Free Access 

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

The Putnam History Museum will host another lecture on Saturday March 22, at 5 pm., this time on one of Philipstown’s Revolutionary stories. More...

Consumer Culture Course Offered in Garrison

DESMOND FISH LIBRARY

The Northwest Earth Institute’s Voluntary Simplicity five-week discussion course will meet in the Desmond- Fish Library’s Community Room on Thursday evenings (March 27th through April 24th) from7:00 – 8:30pm.  More...

Washington’s Headquarters Hosts ‘The General’s Lady’

WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS

In honor of Martha Washington, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, “The General’s Lady,” featuring guest speaker, author-historian Dr.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alexander Matthew Matero  Free Access 

'Sasha'

Alexander Matthew Matero, “Sasha”, died on March 12, 2014, following a long battle with drug addiction. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2014 1:10 PM

PCN&R Response to Trustee Matt Francisco  Free Access 

Village of Cold Spring Trustee Matt Francisco, on his campaign Facebook page, accused the Putnam County News and Recorder of tracking and following his movements and those of his running mate Donald Mac Donald and Trustee Stephanie Hawkins.  Fra More...

Stone Street Shed C/O Revoked  Free Access 

The Zoning Board of Appeals has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy for the Stone Street shed owned by Beth Sigler and Paul Henderson. The PCN@R was the only news organization present to cover the meeting. More...

Nasty Campaign Letter Surfaces  Free Access 

Shift in tone for village

In a shift from the smalltown, often non-partisan tone of past village elections, the PCN&R has learned that Cold Spring residents Dar Williams and her husband Michael Robinson, seeking to elect incumbent Trustee Matt Francisco and trustee candid More...

Attorney Liguori Knows the Law, & Firefighting

Village attorney and volunteer firefighter Michael T. Liguori is the new kid in town in the Village of Cold Spring.  Liguori has been on the job for a few months now, and sat down recently with the PCN&R. More...

Gun Permit Suit Lost, County to Appeal

Putnam County

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

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/17/2014 3:27 PM

Odell’s State of the County Covers Senior Services

New senior center discussed

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the fight against drugs, from the Year of the Senior Citizen to increasing senior services to promoting tourism.The Putnam County Golf Course ballroom More...

Cold Spring Village Trustee Candidate Platforms  Free Access 

Note: The PCN&R asked for photographs and statements from each of the candidates running for office in the Village of Cold Spring. The village election is March 18. Voting opens at the Fire House at 6 a.m. Two trustee spots are available. More...

Guillaro Holds Q&A with Public on Butterfield Project - Full Meeting Video Inside

A capacity crowd filled the Cold Spring Fire House on Saturday morning. Paul Guillaro of Butterfield Realty hosted a gathering for interested citizens who wanted hear the status of the proposed Butterfield redevelopment project and ask questions. More...

Schools

New Superintendent ‘Coming Home’

As first reported in the Putnam County News & Recorder last week, Dr. Diana C. Bowers was officially named Haldane’s permanent Superintendent at the March 4 Board of Education meeting. More...

Garrison Closer on Superintendent Search

The Garrison Union Free School board has announced that it is in discussions with a finalist for the superintendent's job. More...

Patrick D’Abruzzo is Student of the Month

What a difference a year has made in the life of Patrick D’Abruzzo of Garrison.  The little boy, who is enrolled at the Pines Bridge School on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown, has been chosen as Student of the Mont More...

Religious News

Season of Lent Begins Across Philipstown

For Christians around the world, Wednesday marked the beginning of the 40 day season of Lent – a time of increased prayer, fasting and alms giving in preparation for the great feast of Easter which falls on April 20 this year.  More...

Religious Services

Religious services across the region. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball: A Season Transformed

Lady Blue Devils go from 3-6 to State Final Four

Back on January 9th, the Haldane girls basketball team was routed by Walter Panas 47-26. The Lady Blue Devils struggled with every facet of their game that night. More...

Highlanders Open Lacrosse Season at Michie Stadium

The Highlanders Lacrosse 7th and 8th grade boys’ team opened their 2014 season against a strong Danbury, CT squad at West Point’s historic Michie Stadium on March 8. The see-saw battle went to Danbury 9 – 7 at the final whistle. 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

one bedroom apartment on Main St. Second floor, heat and hot water included. Walk to train, electric not included. $975.00 (914)475-9241  for rent cold spring 1 Bdrm Apt. Walk to train $1,150/mo. Util. included. Call 845-809-5312   More...

Real Estate

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

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