December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jeffrey Anderson is Putnam’s first baby of New Year

A first baby of the year hadn’t been born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center for the past decade. More...

A Sea of Blue, A Vale of Tears

Putnam Weeps for Lost NYC Cops PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam is a county with many first responders—police, fire and EMS—and when two New York City cops were assassinated a week ago while on patrol in Brooklyn, local residents mourned their loss.  More...

Fate of Boat Club At Stake in 2015

Coal Tar & Public Access Shape Choices

The Cold Spring Boat Club has been a beloved institution in the village, but it is at a critical juncture as 2015 dawns.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hello New Year and Goodbye Old Friends (and Sloppy Joes)

Gardening GUSTO

A new year is a good thing. It is fresh, clean and wrinklefree. And frankly, it seemed that 2014 just couldn’t wait to end. More...

The Revamped Roundhouse  Free Access 

Beacon’s historic Roundhouse restaurant and hotel has undergone some major changes of late, both inside and out, and you don’t want to miss it. The improved Roundhouse is old and new, intimate yet elegant. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31  New Year’s Eve Celebration on Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  New Year’s Eve Gala at Bean Runner Cafe, Beacon  New Year’s Eve Gala at The Winery at St. More...

Religious News

Two New Classes at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance

Starting on Thursday, January 8, Exodus in Four Faith Traditions will be presented.  More...

Religious Services  Free Access 

Services around the region. More...

Perspectives

'Try Not to Fall' Is Not a Strategy  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

Years ago, growing up on the farm, I climbed a lot of silos. More precisely, I climbed three silos many times. More...

Letters to the Editor

Big Misjudgment on Fracking

To the Editor,  Words cannot express the misperceptions regarding New York State's prevention of fracking.  Fracking in other states is the basic cause of the large recent drops in the price of gas! It does no harm to the water table! More...

Births

Jonathan Vincent Muller

Jonathan Vincent Muller was born on December 1, 2014, to parents Jennifer and Michael Muller of Cold Spring.   More...

Aubrey Jane Lagoa

Aubrey Jane Lagoa was born on December 5, 2014, to parents Lettina Lagoa and Herbert Lagoa Jr. of Putnam Valley.   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

COLDSPRINGRENTALS. COM No Fee Residential & Commercial Property rentals coldspringrentals.com   More...

Real Estate

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

Breaking News - 1/6/2015 2:23 PM

Cold Spring Office for the Aging center closed  Free Access 

Boiler malfunctions

The Cold Spring Friendship Center in Cold Spring has closed due to a heating problem.  Officials at the Putnam Office for the Aging decided to shut down the center Tuesday when a boiler malfunctioned as temperatures hovered in the mid-teens More...

New Year’s Eve swearing-in ceremony attracts large crowd

Putnam officials take oaths

There was standing room only at the historic Putnam County Courthouse on New Year’s Eve when officials on the state and county level took their oaths of office for 2015. More...

Metro-North service now restored on Harlem line  Free Access 

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Christmas Eve Car Wreck Prompts Emergency Rescue in Garrison

Many Garrison first responders greeted Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day by responding to a serious auto crash.  More...

A Toast to Auld Lang Syne

A new year is a good thing. It is fresh, clean and wrinklefree. And frankly, it seemed that 2014 just couldn’t wait to end. More...

Live WWII Grenade Found in Putnam

A live hand grenade dating back to World War II was found inside a building on Route 52 in eastern Putnam on Monday.   More...

Civics and Politics

Town Signs Fire Contracts

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Philipstown Town Board wrapped up its last meeting of the year Monday night, tying everything up with a bow for 2015. All but Councilman John Van Tassel were present. More...

Explosive Detection Dog Team Approved

Putnam County will soon be home to a pair of explosives detection canine teams thanks to Uncle Sam. More...

Meetings This Week

Tuesday December 30  No Cold Spring Trustee Meeting  Wednesday December 31  No Recreation Commission Meeting  Monday January 5  6:00pm- Putnam Valley Organizational Meeting  Tuesday January 6   More...

Schools

HIGH ACHIEVERS

Tufts University recently announced the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester. Among these students is Tess Torregrosa of Putnam Valley.   More...

Community

Breaking News - 1/3/2015 11:24 AM

It’s an epidemic, as cases of flu in NY double  Free Access 

Cases of the flu in New York State have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive.    More...

THIS WEEK: John Funck, Bow Wow Haus

Most know Garrison resident John Funck as the St. Francis of Assisi of Philipstown, a man on a mission of love, who lives to reunite lost pets with their misplaced owners. More...

Remembering Friends & Neighbors Lost in 2014

Janet B. Samuelson, Gloversville (formerly of Cold Spring)  Concetta Pecorelli, Garrison  Alfred M. “Al” Hosmer, Cold Spring  Pauline Thomsen, of Torrington, Ct. More...

Sports

Haldane Boys’ Rally Comes Up Short In Loss to Nanuet

Blue Devils fall in Hastings Tournament final 49-45

Everything was set up for one of those storybook finishes that comes ever so rarely. A fifteen point deficit in the second half, that had been whittled away to nothing. More...

Track Team Competes in Holiday Festival

The Haldane track team was down in Suffern this past weekend, competing in the Pearl River Holiday Festival at Rockland County Community College. The Blue Devils, and Lady Blue Devils, had a number of quality performances during the meet. More...

The First Annual All-Putnam High School Girls’ Soccer Team

We’re calling them the Elite Eleven.  For the first time ever the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER and Putnam County News & Recorder have selected an All- Putnam team for several fall high school sports – football, boys’ soccer, girls More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MaryLisa McKay Mangan  Free Access 

1962-2014   MaryLisa McKay Mangan, 52, beloved mother of Willow and Leif Mangan, passed away on December 17, 2014; in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving family.    More...

James R. Roane

It is with deepest sorrow that we write of the passing of James R. Roane, age 55, of Cold Spring, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 26, 2014, at his home. More...

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