August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jr. Fire Academy Celebrates Graduation

Fifty-six youngsters, after a week of push-ups, drill formations, and learning about firefighting, graduated from Cold Spring Fire Company’s Junior Fire Academy last Saturday. The graduation ceremony was held at Dutchess Manor. More...

Maloney Answers Critics On Wedding Costs

For the first time since Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney tied the knot to his long-time partner Randy Florke in June at a wedding ceremony in Cold Spring, that cost Putnam taxpayers $7,500 for security, the first-term Democrat has spoken out. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Foraging in the Hudson Valley: Wineberries and Chanterelles (with Wineberry Syrup and Chanterelle Chevre Omelets)

Gardening GUSTO

Foraging for Beginners  More...

Focus On Philipstown  Free Access 

THIS WEEK: Carinda Swann of the Garrison Art Center

On this week's Focus on Philipstown, I interviewed Carinda Swann, Executive Director of the Garrison Art Center located at Garrison Landing. More...

Guitarist Terry Champlin Returns to Chapel Restoration

Classical guitarist Terry Champlin, whose past performances in The Chapel Restoration have drawn standing room only crowds, returns with violinist Sabina Torosjan on Sunday, August 17, at 4 p.m.  More...

Religious News

Religious Services

Religious schedules, services, and news from your local religious destinations. More...

Attractions

A Historic Journey Down the Hudson

The Hudson River Portfolio: A Beginning for the Hudson River School opened on Sunday at Boscobel, and has already proven to be a success. More...

Military Reenactment Day Is Set at Boscobel

Squeeze in a bit of quality education this summer by visiting Boscobel for an outdoor experience that promises muskets, memories and more!   More...

Auto Show Raises Funds for Handicapped

Hundreds of automobile enthusiasts were out in force Sunday to raise funds for the Putnam Recreation Program for the Handicapped (PRPH).   The group’s 13th annual antique car show was held at the Patterson Town Park.  More...

Perspectives

My Views on Consolidation & NYSERDA

I want to clearly outline my stance on two specific issues: the proposed consolidation of our Building Inspector with the Town of Philipstown and the ongoing NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) negotiations. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Emily Oldden McGill Robinson

Emily Oldden McGill Robinson, age 96, died on July 10 in Wayne, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the middle child of Edward Knight McGill, Jr., and Helen Oldden McGill. More...

Edward Joseph Cox

Edward (Ed) Joseph Cox, age 80, formerly of Cold Spring, died peacefully with family by his side on August 1, 2014, in Nampa, Idaho.  More...

Terry Lee Ridpath

Terry Lee Ridpath, 67, of Garrison, passed away in Naperville, IL on Saturday, August 2, 2014, while doing what he loved best – spending time with his grandkids. More...

Breaking News - 8/10/2014 4:49 PM

Bee attacks keep EMS providers busy  Free Access 

North Highlands, Putnam Valley, Garrison affected

A rash of bee sting cases have kept Putnam EMS providers on the go in recent days.  Nine cases were reported Sunday with ambulances being summoned to transport victims of bee stings to area hospitals.  More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2014 12:34 PM

Ebola in America extremely unlikely, says Putnam Hospital Center  Free Access 

Unless you plan to travel this summer to Nigeria, Sierra Leone in West Africa or Liberia don’t expect to be infected with the Ebola outbreak. And by the way, Dr. More...

47 Firefighters Graduate & Join The Ranks

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 47 young firefighters.  More...

Astorino Blasts Corruption

Cuomo Still Has Big Lead Despite Poll Dip

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino blasted Gov. Cuomo’s shutdown of an anti-corruption panel and outlined his plans to control taxes and create jobs, in a one-on-one interview with the PCNR.  More...

Schumer Joins Putnam’s Heroin War

The battle lines have been drawn to fight the scourge of drugs in our backyards. More...

Civics and Politics

Attorney General Asleep on Corruption in Albany, Cahill Says  Free Access 

John P. Cahill, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, said the incumbent's response to news of interference with the Moreland Commission has been gravely deficient.    More...

Recreation Commission Discusses Fjord Trail

The Cold Spring Recreation Commission met last Wednesday night to discuss the Fjord Trail project and their last remaining vacant seat. More...

Wagner Calls For Amendment to Block Unfunded Mandates

State Senate hopeful Justin Wagner wants to make the Putnam-southern Dutchessnorthern Westchester area more affordable for homeowners.  More...

Schools

Manitou School Open House Draws 100

Doors open at the Manitou School for the first day of school on Sept. 8, but this past weekend the playground was open for business. More...

Haldane Named Top Class C School In New York

Championships make Blue Devils winner of Sportswriters’ 2014 Kerr Cup

Haldane's 2013-2014 athletic year was wrapped up in a big and tidy bow when the school was named the winner of the 2014 Kerr Cup amongst Class C schools in New York state. More...

Community

Project Renewal Growing New Lives  Free Access 

PUTNAM FARMING

The “Keep Putnam Farming” Movement continues to foster local growth, this time in more than just crops. Tucked away in Garrison is a little farm with a mission that’s spreading out beyond its seas of green. More...

First Practice for Pop Warner Football

It’s a rite of fall that is loved by many. The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner football teams had their first practice of the season Monday night at Mayor’s Park. More...

Blood Drive at North Highlands Surpasses Donation Goal

The New York Blood Center’s blood drive on Friday at the North Highlands Firehouse exceeded its donation goal. Sixty-three volunteers dropped by the Firehouse for about an hour out of their day in order to help save lives.   More...

Sports

Lots Of Shoes To Fill in Haldane

Haldane girls' soccer team looks to replace its 12 departed Seniors

When coach Gary Van Asselt begins summer practices in less than two weeks, he will be met with two very distinct realities. More...

Haldane Was Well Represented at Coaches Association Tourney

Local Haldane High School senior basketball player Peter Hoffmann represented the Hudson Valley team at the annual BCANY (Basketball Coaches Association of New York) tourney at Binghamton this past weekend and the team stayed undefeated and brought h More...

Letters to the Editor

A Positive Plan for Tilly Foster Farm

To the Editor:  Some people see a glass half full, while others see a glass half empty.  More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Help Wanted

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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...

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