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Standardized Testing Opt Out Hits Home

Haldane school no longer has Reward School status,  the opt out issue  making its mark here in Cold Spring. The debate on opting children out of standardized state testing has become a growing concern in the community, many parents not More...

DNA Thaws Cold Case from 2011

A blood sample taken from the scene of a Philipstown vehicle break-in four years ago has led to the arrest of a Dutchess County man on felony charges of grand larceny and criminal mischief.  The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Mon More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Pleasures of a Pantry: (and Leftover Easter Lamb Curry)

Gardening GUSTO

The distressing drought in California means that all of us need to be prepared for cash register shock at the grocery store. More...

It’s True: ‘American Pie’ Written in Cold Spring

So bye-bye, Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry. And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey in Rye, Singin' "This'll be the day that I die. This'll be the day that I die. – Don McLean More...

Ladies Auxiliary Family Bingo Friday

The North Highlands Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Family Bingo Night Fundraiser this Friday, April 10. The games begin at 6:30pm, and doors open at 6pm. All ages are welcome, though children must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Community

Easter Egg Hunt Draws Enthusiastic Kids

A week later than first scheduled, but with enthusiasm still high, the 12th annual Easter Egg Hunt went off at McConville Park on Saturday morning. More...

Focus on Philipstown: Mark Forlow

Did you know that Cold Spring’s West Point Foundry produced an astounding amount of ordnance for the Civil War? More...

Spring is Here! May 3 is Kids’ Fishing Day

It must finally be spring – the Nelsonville Fish and Fur Club has announced its annual Kids' Fishing Day for May 3rd, from 8 am to 4 pm. As always, it will be at the Cold Spring Reservoir on Fishkill Road. More...

Attractions

Cold Spring Author Rena Corey Sheds Light on Lost History

Rena Corey of Cold Spring believes the treasures of the past are worth saving. At a little flea market in 1993, she stumbled across a piece of 1916. More...

Beacon Flea Market to Open 2015 Season Sunday, April 12

Who isn’t looking for a bargain these days? Good news if you are into buying or selling vintage goods, the Beacon Flea Market has something for everyone.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Cold Spring Seniors Deserve Services

I was amazed but not shocked, regarding the Putnam County Legislature’s refusal to take action on a letter of intent, for the leasing of space for a senior center at Butterfield.  More...

Support for Sprinklers

Dear Editor,  More...

Dirt Road Hypocrisy

To the Editor:  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...

Situations Wanted

SEEKING EXPERIENCED editor to assist with writing. 845-265-2426   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...

Breaking News - 4/13/2015 10:47 AM

Local reaction mixed to Hillary Clinton's announcement  Free Access 

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement Sunday that she is jumping back into presidential politics by announcing her second campaign for the White House was met with mixed reaction in Putnam County.Clinton told her supporters: "Everyday Americans need More...

Breaking News - 4/9/2015 11:23 AM

Sale of small fireworks legalized across Putnam  Free Access 

Putnam lawmakers have legalized the sale of small fireworks across the county despite objections from fire and EMS officials. More...

DiFrancesco Wants Case Dismissed; Adjournments Ahead of Dismissals Granted in Village Court

Ray DiFrancesco is still set to stand trial by jury on May 18, but at Village Court April 11, the defense attorney gave the prosecutor and Judge Thomas Costello a motion for dismissal. More...

Dutchess man charged with burglarizing Philipstown repair shop  Free Access 

A Dutchess County man is facing felony charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into a Philipstown auto repair shop and taking a variety of items.State Police reported the arrest Wednesday of Lynn Dziedzic, 50, of Poughkeepsie in connection with th More...

Civics and Politics

Molloy Replaced as Planning Board Chair; Mac Donald Named

In the first meeting of the new incarnation of the Village Board, Trustees Michael Bowman and Cathryn Fadde were joined by recently elected Trustees Fran Murphy and Marie Early.   New Mayor Dave Merandy helmed the reorganizational meeting. More...

Merandy Resigning From Philipstown Town Board

Councilman Dave Merandy’s resignation, effective April 5th, will be officially accepted at the Philipstown Board meeting this Thursday, April 9. He was elected Cold Spring’s new Mayor earlier in March; the resignation was not unexpected. More...

Cold Spring Tepid On Police Consolidation

County police in Putnam is by no means a fait accompli despite a request by the Carmel Town Board for county officials to form a special task force in order to study the “feasibility or merging law enforcement by creating a countywide police mo More...

Schools

Haldane Budget Numbers Looking Up

HALDANE

It was all good news at the Haldane Board Education budget development meeting Tuesday evening. On March 31, the state released the school aid reports, so now the district knows what money it can expect. More...

So You Want To Be On the School Board?

Tuesday night’s PTA forum with past and present Board of Education members was part how-to guide, part “what to expect when you’ve been elected.” Current board president Joe Curto, Vice President Jen Daly, and former President More...

BOCES Culinary Students Take Silver In National Competition

A team of Culinary Arts students enrolled at the PutnamNorthern Westchester BOCES has taken second place in the management category at the National Restaurant Association’s Pro- Start competition, missing the gold medal by one-one hundredth of More...

Religious News

Philipstown Churches Rejoice in the Resurrection

Throughout Holy Week, Christians across Philipstown reflected upon the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. More...

Benefit Concert for Franciscan Sisters Set

A benefit Concert for the Franciscan Sisters of Atonement will be held at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Sunday, April 19th.  The concert will be held at 3pm, tickets are $25 each. More...

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Presents Charlie Bernhaut

Beacon Hebrew Alliance, the Hudson Valley’s progressive Conservative synagogue, will mark the end of Passover with an informative and entertaining presentation of 20th Century cantorial music by Charlie Bernhaut, host of the weekly Internet pro More...

Sports

Haldane Drops Pair to Open Season

No Wins, But Valuable Experience, For Young Blue Devils

The task was tall for the Blue Devils: A pair of games to open the 2015 campaign against quality opponents in Putnam Valley and Pleasantville. More...

The First Annual All-Putnam Basketball Teams

They are the best of the best in Putnam County.  For the first time ever the Putnam County News & Recorder has selected an All- Putnam team for high school boys' and girls' basketball, both featured in this issue.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen Minners  Free Access 

Helen Minners, age 85, a long time Cold Spring resident, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at her home, surrounded by loved ones, after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. More...

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