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Tony Sutton to head Putnam’s EMS community; announcement during State of County address  Free Access 

Tony Sutton has seen it all during his years in the emergency services community and the licensed paramedic is looking forward to his tenure in Put More...

Freight train derails north of Cold Spring  Free Access 

Updated, New Info

An investigation is underway by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Metro-North Railroad into the derailment of a CSX freight train north of Cold Spring Saturday that is delaying Metro-North passenger service Sunday. More...

County Subpoenas Philipstown in Escalating Building Permit Dispute

Health Dept. Approvals Lacking

Town Fails to Appear at Hearing   More...

Falloon, Campbell, and Hawkins Bid Farewells

On a rainy night, the Village of Cold Spring bid a fond adieu to Mayor J. Ralph Falloon and Trustees Stephanie Hawkins and Bruce Campbell. More...

Lady Blue Devils Lose in Overtime Heartbreaker, But Boys Advance

The Haldane boys' basketball team advanced to the New York State class C quarterfinals with a hard fought 44-34 win over Section 9 champ Chester Tuesday night.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Crispy Winter Day (and Crispy Winter Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

On Friday morning, March 6th, Putnam County was wakened with startling news. Eric Gross, my colleague at the PCNR, had sent an e-alert stating that, for the first time in a week, all schools would open on a normal schedule. More...

Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Putnam

Cold Spring & Garrison Eateries To Offer Special Deals

Got those winter doldrums? Time to get out and enjoy a lovely lunch or a sumptuous dinner at one of Putnam’s many restaurants.  More...

Gallery 66NY Opens March Exhibit

Gallery 66 NY had a successful opening Friday for its March exhibit: “Designer Challenge,” which showcases interior designers. Gallery owner Barbara Galazzo reports the night was busy, and the exhibit is on view until March 29.  More...

Community

Focus On Philipstown: Haldane Drama  Free Access 

Sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, and improbable paradoxes are what you will find in Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling play, The Pirates of Penzance. Haldane drama will perform the show from March 13-15. More...

VFW Official Sale Contract, Lease Termination Delayed

Philipstown has delayed terminating the lease with the Veterans on the VFW Hall, which was sold to Philipstown Planning Board member Kim Conner in December for $285,000.  The resolution authorizing Supervisor Richard Shea to sign to the sales co More...

Putnam Valley Firefighter Lauded By County for Saving a Life

Frank Rush doesn’t consider himself a hero. More...

Attractions

Boscobel Appoints New Curator

Boscobel has welcomed a new curator to their family: Jennifer Carlquist. Appointed just this February, she already has an exhibit lined up the Historic Home and Gardens. More...

Meet Live Snakes with Hudson Highlands Nature

On Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! More...

Children’s Spring Tea at Mount Gulian

Mount Gulian Historic Site welcomes youngsters and adults to its Children’s Spring Tea on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William L. Post, Jr.

William L. Post, Jr., age 76, of Chelsea, NY, a former long time Cold Spring and Beacon area resident, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of W.M.C. More...

Genevieve A. Talarico

Genevieve A. Talarico, age 83, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Carmelo “Ugo” Scanga

Carmelo “Ugo” Scanga, age 67, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his residence. Born in Lago, Italy he was the son of the late Giovanni and Antonietta (Mazzotti) Scanga. More...

Breaking News - 3/17/2015 9:58 AM

New challenger in Nelsonville as village races wrap up  Free Access 

Includes Forum video

The race for Mayor in Nelsonville is now a contested race, as Nelsonville resident Dave Moroney has started a write-in campaign challenging Mayor Tom Corless. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2015 6:29 AM

Slippery driving, walking Wednesday morning  Free Access 

A dusting of snow overnight combined with black ice resulting from Tuesday’s snow melt and rapidly dropping temperatures has caused slippery driving throughout the area. More...

Route 9D reopens following ice fall  Free Access 

Route 9D in Philipstown is open to traffic again, after being closed Saturday evening as the result of falling chunks of ice in the vicinit More...

Odell’s State of the County highlights family

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the “One Army on the War of Drug Addiction,” to the “Donate for Life” initiative More...

Farm-to-Table & High Energy at Hudson Room  Free Access 

I first met Joni Lanza at her Garrison farm in February 2012, early one quiet morning as she milked her sweetly cooperative Nubian goats. More...

Molloy & Ferris, Murphy Shine at Forum  Free Access 

Planning, Sound Management Essential to Village Future

The PCNR Candidates Forum saw handshakes, hugs, and a positive look to the future of Cold Spring and Nelsonville. More...

Civics and Politics

Residents Praise Development at Butterfield Hearing

Cold Spring Planning Board

The Cold Spring Fire House was filled to capacity for the first public hearing on the Butterfield development. More...

Town Talks Narcan Training & Crude Oil

Philipstown Town Board

The Philipstown Monthly meeting for March was resolution driven, with the small audience clapping as Town Supervisor Richard Shea and the board passed a resolution to express concern on the transportation of crude oil. More...

Styrofoam Containers Banned in County Government

Polystyrene foam disposable food service containers will soon be a memory in county governmental circles.  The Putnam Legislature last week unanimously approved a resolution banning the environmental pollutant from use by county governmental age More...

Schools

Snow Forces Make-Up School Days

Those days and days of school cancelations due to inclement weather have resulted in area districts being forced to reconfigure their calendars from now until the end of June. Every one of Putnam’s districts has been affected. More...

Budget Proposals Begin at Haldane

Haldane School Board

Superintendent Dr. Diana Bowers and Business Manager Anne Dinio set forth two budget proposals for the Board of Education at their meeting Tuesday night. No state aid number has been given by the State as of yet; the deadline is April 1st. More...

100th Day Celebrated at Haldane

Primary grade students at Haldane Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school in a variety of creative ways. Some students drew themselves the way they thought they might look at 100 years old. More...

Religious News

Edward Cardinal Egan Remembered For Warmth

Senior reporter Eric Gross, celebrating his 50th anniversary of reporting on news and events throughout Putnam County this year, chats with Edward Cardinal Egan in 2003 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info.   More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/14/2015 3:41 PM

HALDANE ADVANCES TO STATE FINAL FOUR  Free Access 

Blue Devils down Stony Brook 39-32 and head to Glens Falls

The Haldane Blue Devils scored the game's first thirteen points and then held on to advance to the New York state final four with a 39-32 win over Stony Brook. More...

Haldane Boys Advance to Finals

Lady Blue Devils Lose In Overtime Thriller

The theme of the night Tuesday was revenge, and for Haldane, half of it was sweet and half of it quite bitter. More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise for Focus On Philipstown

To the Editor,  Thank you for spotlighting Drug Crisis in Our Backyard and their founders, Susan and Steve Salomone, in your recent Focus on Philipstown.   More...

Time to Reconsider on Road Maintenance & Paving?  Free Access 

Editor's Note: This was written by a Garrison resident who hopes to prompt discussion on the condition of the town roads. Dear Neighbors, 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

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Real Estate

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