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Budget Hearing Brings Out Haldane Faculty

Haldane School

The Haldane Board of Education Public Hearing for the 2014-15 Budget was moved to the Music Room late Tuesday afternoon, and the reason for the larger venue soon became clear: Opposition to staffing cuts.   More...

Seniors Remember Cecilia Glick

Seniors gathered for lunch Tuesday at the American Legion Hall on Cedar Street, waiting for strawberry shortcake, some live music, and a Mother’s Day raffle. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Mother’s Day? Done! (and Ballymaloe Butter Cookies)

Gardening GUSTO

It was a freezing, rainy, gloomy day at the end of February: actually and factually, it was April 30, 2014, to be exact. Putnam County was in the middle of cold, flooding rain storms and the hillsides seemed dreary and gray and bare. More...

Modern Architecture Hailed in New Exhibit at Museum

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

The Putnam History Museum packed the house Saturday night for its exhibit on “Modern Residential Architecture in the Hudson Highlands.”   More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY MAY 7  The Differents at The Winery at St. George. Doors open 6:30.   FRIDAY MAY 9   Bean Runner Cafe: 8:00-10:30 pm: Ray Blue Quartet.  SATURDAY MAY 10  More...

Community

Trout Galore & Kids, Too

The annual Kids’ Fishing derby had a great turnout Sunday, May 4, where from fom 8 am to 4 pm, kids under 15 and their families and friends enjoyed coffee, sodas, donuts, and hot dogs – all for free. More...

Cub Scouts Learn Newspapering

Cub Scouts from Putnam Valley and Garrison have toured the PCN&R in recent weeks and learned about the history of the newspaper, career choices and the particulars of offset printing. More...

Barbara Scuccimarra Appears in ‘Focus on Philipstown’ Show  Free Access 

County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra appeared on "Focus on Philipstown" to discuss a variety of issues, including her push to ban Styrofoam. More...

Attractions

Bannerman Island Readies for New Season

It was a glorious day Friday as staff photographer Chris Layton and I set off on the tour of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island, as the Bannerman Castle Trust kicked off the season with a press tour of this historic island, in the Hudson River just More...

Donald Jurney: A Breath of Plein Air  Free Access 

Garrison Art Center

The May 10 Riverside Art Auction will feature a plein air landscape painting by artist Donald Jurney, who got his start in Putnam County. More...

‘Haircut Day’ at the Glynwood Farm

GLYNWOOD

Imagine getting your hair cut once a year. For the sheep of Glynwood’s Farm, that day was Saturday. More than two hundred people stopped by the farm on a beautiful spring day for the annual Sheep Shearing Celebration.   More...

Perspectives

What Would Levy Do In A Case Where No One Is Watching?

I am writing this after a few weeks of letting things die down about the now infamous “Hossu rape case," and, hopefully, that will allow me to put the following questions and concerns into a proper perspective. More...

Letters to the Editor

Live In Garrison, Pay Two Library Taxes

To the Editor:  More...

A Vote for Henderson, from Past Board Prez

To the Editor:  More...

Vote for Henderson, Keep Haldane Special

To the Editor:   Isn’t wonderful that in a community as small as ours that we are able to have multiple candidates offering their time and expertise in the hope of continuing to make Haldane a special place.  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 Sale

antique sale Every Sunday, 11 to 5. Assort. of furniture, reasonably priced farm tables. Cupboards, washstands, dresser & more. Tompkins Corners, Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley. 845- 225- 6068 or by appointment   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  cold spring 1 bdrm apt Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2014 4:24 PM

Greg Ball not a candidate for county executive

Run against Odell had been rumored

State Senator Greg Ball, who has been mentioned for months as a potential candidate for county executive, will not be seeking Putnam’s top elected post this fall. More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2014 7:45 PM

Cold Spring woman killed on Route 9 identified

New details from police

A Cold Spring woman was killed and her husband seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 9 at the Philipstown-Dutchess County line in Fishkill Saturday morning caused by an alleged intoxicated teenager. More...

‘Oil Trains’ Could Devastate Hudson

Five decades of progress in cleaning up the Hudson River is gravely endangered by a big expansion of "oil trains" along the west shore of the Hudson, directly across from Cold Spring and Garrison, environmental experts told a packed public meeting Mo More...

Civics and Politics

Garrison Fire Department’s Planned Tanker Sparks Debate Before Town

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

While the monthly Philipstown Board meeting was a relatively routine affair, Garrison’s request for a public hearing for a new tanker didn’t sit well with members of the audience. More...

Ball Set to Announce, But for What?

State Senator Greg Ball, often mentioned as a nearcertain GOP challenger to incumbent Republican County Executive Mary Ellen Odell this fall, will be announcing plans for his political future at a news conference in Mount Pleasant next Friday, May 16 More...

Trustees Review Butterfield and Building Inspections

The B4A Zoning Amendment for Butterfield continued toward approval Tuesday night, as the Village Board discussed the building heights and the possibility of a luncheonette on the Butterfield site.   More...

Schools

Carroll Named 2014 Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday announced the selection of Claire Carroll of Cold Spring, who attends Phillips Academy in Andover, as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar. More...

Garrison School Board Race Gains a Candidate

When the deadline for the petitions hit, James Cannon and Diana Swinburne were running unopposed for the two Trustee spots on Garrison school’s Board of Education. More...

Open House for Manitou School

Left, a sign notes the bilingual nature of the school. Right, construction continues ahead of opening this fall. More...

Religious News

First Presbyterian Church Hosts Habitat Fundraiser Saturday

The 9th annual Presby- Build Talent Show in support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh will be held on Saturday, May 10, at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Greco Named Successor of Walter Hoving Home  Free Access 

The Walter Hoving Home held its 47th Anniversary Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square Manhattan. The evening saw 300 people at the grand ballroom and in the end over $200,000 was raised for the ministry. More...

Holocaust Survivor Henry Stern Speaks

On Sunday, Philipstown Reform Synagogue board member and Holocaust survivor Henry Stern spoke to a packed audience at the Marina Gallery in Cold Spring about his experience growing up in Germany just prior to the outbreak of World War II. More...

Sports

Softball Team Continues Roll

Four Routs Give Lady Blue Devils Perfect Week

Haldane's softball team exploded for 50 runs this week in four wins over a pair of over-matched opponents in Poughkeepsie and Peekskill. More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2014 2:55 PM

Putnam Cycling Classic to take place next Sunday, May 18

UPDATED

The on again—off again—on again Putnam Cycling Classic will be held next Sunday, May 18. This weekend’s event that was expected to draw upwards of 1,000 cyclists to Brewster was canceled due to anticipated inclement weather. More...

Raptors Go Toe to Toe with Carmel Cyclones

The girls Philipstown Raptors visited the Carmel Cyclones for a thrilling matchup ending with a 2-3 loss for the Raptors, but our U10 girls fought tough from opening to ending.  More...

Births

WILL PATRICK VARRICCHIO

A son, Will Patrick Varricchio, was born on April 18 at Vassar Brother’s Hospital to Jed and Stephanie Varricchio of Beacon, NY.  Will entered our life at 2:57 AM, weighing 7 lbs. More...

CHRISTIAN THOMAS BARTOLACCI

Christian Thomas Bartolacci was born on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8 lbs. and 4 ozs., measuring 21 inches long.   He was born at St. Luke’s hospital in Allentown, PA, to Kasey and Tyler Bartolacci. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frederick R. Lyons Jr.  Free Access 

Frederick R. Lyons Jr. “Teddy,” 75, of Cold Spring passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center More...

Stuart Nugent

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. More...

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