April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dirt Roads: To Pave or Not to Pave?

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

For some, the harsh winter’s gift of potholes and bad road conditions galore has been more than enough reason to advocate more road paving in Philipstown. The charm of dirt roads, at the least, is being tested. More...

Companion Pet Hospital Makes Animals & Owners Happy

DOING BUSINESS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Ever since childhood, Hope Jankunas envisioned herself as a veterinarian. As a young girl, she would play with stray cats around her neighborhood, caring about them as if they were her own. Not much has changed since then, the now- Dr. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Why the Easter Basket?

GARDENING GUSTO

Back at Christmas, I discovered that candy canes came to America by way of German immigrants (PCNR, Dec 24, 2015.) Now I discover that the same folks brought the Easter bunny, too. More...

All-Female Irish Band to Rock Beacon  Free Access 

Beacon will soon be able to experience Irish music like never before. Girsa, an all-female Irish traditional band from Pearl River, will perform at the Towne Crier Cafe on April 3. More...

Music in the Mansion Recital at Boscobel

Enter the Boscobel mansion on April 18 for a recital of songs, fortepiano, clarinet and violioncello music that promises to transport guests back to the early 1800s, when Boscobel itself was an example of high culture and sophistication.  More...

Community

Cancer Patients Are Inspired by Sheriff’s Wife, Jane Smith

During her long, two-year battle with cancer, Jane Smith has never asked: “Why me?” Instead, the wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, mother of a daughter and son and grandmother of eight, has fought the insidious disease through treatments, More...

Focus on Philipstown: Elizabeth Kucinich on GMOs

Do you care enough about what you eat and how it's grown? More...

Putnam Reimbursed Despite NBC Series Being Canceled

PUTNAM COUNTY

It was “lights, cameras, action” when Universal Television crews filmed several scenes from the NBC series ‘Allegiance’ in Putnam Valley.  The American adaptation of the Israeli spy drama series the ‘Gordin Cell&rsq More...

Attractions

History Lovers Pack House for Col. Jim Johnson

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

The Putnam History Museum held its annual members’ meeting Saturday with a recordbreaking crowd of 65, more than double the usual number for these meetings.   More...

Perspectives

Building Broader Communities in the Fight Against Addiction

A heartbreaking epidemic is going on in Putnam County— heroin overdose deaths have more than doubled in Putnam County during recent years. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Logan Tyler Flood

Logan Tyler Flood, age 22, of Peekskill, died on Saturday, March 27, 2015. Logan fought substance abuse for 8 years of his short life. More...

William Vincent Walsh Mattessino

William Vincent Walsh Mattessino passed peacefully at home on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at age of 27 from a congenital heart defect. He was born and raised in Cold Spring, and a graduate of Haldane High School before settling in Westerly, RI. More...

Charles E. Hustis, Jr.

Charles E. Hustis, Jr , age 57, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at James J. Peter's VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Born in Cold Spring, NY on July 9, 1957, he was the son of the late Charles E Hustis, Sr and Carolyn D. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2015 12:10 PM

Bachan Back to Historic Board?

In a strange twist of events in the Village of Cold Spring, former Historic District Review Board member Carolyn Bachan has had a change of heart and now wants back on the board. More...

Easter Service Schedules  Free Access 

The following is a list of Easter services throughout Philipstown. Happy Easter everyone! OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH24 Fair Street, Cold SpringMore information: 845-265-3718  April 2, Holy Thursday:Mass of the Lord’s Supper. More...

You Were A Good Man, Charlie Hustis

In the Village of Cold Spring, Main Street is a bit sadder, with news of the death of Cold Spring’s very own Charlie Hustis. Charlie passed away last Wednesday, after a relatively short and sudden illness. More...

A Very Busy Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is making multiple appearances in Cold Spring this year. More...

Civics and Politics

2016 Budget Looms Over Philipstown at Workshop

Supervisor Richard Shea reported at Philipstown’s workshop that come 2016, the budget must decrease by 1% consecutively for three years in order for residents to receive their rebate checks. According to Shea, that’s $64,324 each year. More...

Chamber Gathers at Doug’s Pretty Good Pub

It was a night of stories and laughs for faces old and new at Doug’s Pretty Good Pub last Thursday evening. The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce held their mixer at the pub, with around 15 people in attendance.  More...

Chamber to Host 2015 Awards Dinner

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 23, to honor the achievements of local businesses.  The event will be held at Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D, Beacon, starting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Schools

School Aid Climbs for Garrison, Haldane, PV

Putnam County’s six school districts – including Garrison, Haldane and Putnam Valley – will be receiving increases in state aid from Albany now that the 2015-16 state budget has been approved. More...

Kindergarten Family Sing-Along A Hit

Haldane kindergarten students presented a Sing-Along to highlight some of the things they have learned this year. The program started with songs about September including, “Days of the Week” and “Johnny Appleseed”. More...

High Achievers

Dean’s List Chris Layton of the PCNR made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester at Western Connecticut State University. Pratt Institute More...

Religious News

Good Friday & Easter in Philipstown

For Philipstown churches, this week marks the most important holy day on the Christian calendar. More...

St. Philip’s Choir to Perform Duruflé Requiem  Free Access 

On Good Friday evening, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., the choir of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison will perform Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem in the church sanctuary. More...

Passover Celebrated in Philipstown

Passover is one of the most-celebrated Jewish holidays of the year. More...

Sports

Youthful Blue Devils Return to Diamond

2015 Squad Has Only One Senior On Roster, New Faces

The last time we saw the Haldane Blue Devils baseball team, they were giving each other those sad, heartfelt hugs that inevitably accompany each and every season-ending loss.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Foley's Version

To the Editor: The purpose of this letter is to request a retraction of an inaccurate description of an event, as well as the retraction of a quote attributed to me by the Putnam County News & Recorder (PCNR), which I did not say. More...

Justice for Sgorbissa on Burial Plot

I am writing this letter on behalf of my cousins, Pat O'Toole and Candy Whitman. Their late mother, Helen Sgorbissa, was my late mother's first cousin and we have been close for most of our lives. 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...

Help Wanted

Servers - full / part time servers need for busy cold spring restaurant. Weekends and holidays a must. Experience necessary. Call 845-265-9355 for interview. Hudson House River Inn - 2 Main Street - Cold Spring. Ask for Susan or Craig   More...

Lost & Found

UPDATE: Catsby has been found. Lost cat “Catsby” Approx. 15 lbs, green eyes, blue collar with stars & moon design, small bald spot on hip. Very friendly. Last seen on Parsonage St 3/23. Please Call 845-656-2304 More...

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