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Breaking News - 5/15/2015 11:35 AM

Kayak was tampered with, prosecutors say in hearing  Free Access 

Angelika Graswald, accused of murder in the death of her partner while they were More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2015 10:56 AM

Weissbrod Found Guilty of Harassment in the 2nd Degree

The verdict is in: The Honorable Judge Thomas Costello found Richard Weissbrod guilty of one count of harassment in the 2nd degree on May 13. In order to be found guilty of such a charge, two things must be proven, Costello said. More...

The House That Shea Built Miffs Neighbors, Blocks View

COLD SPRING PLANNING BOARD

Here’s the question: Can a neighbor build a home that obstructs your previously clear view of the natural scenic beauty? More...

Mystery, History & Weaponry Anchor Bannerman

The Bannerman Castle Trust is pitching mystery and history this summer season at the famous Pollepel Island.   More...

Fire at Indian Point Spurs Debate Over Power Plant

A transformer fire at the Indian Point Energy Center's Unit 3 Saturday night has prompted widespread concern about the nuclear center and its two reactors, with Gov. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Sweet Peas (and Sweet Potatoes, Sausages, etc.)

Gardening GUSTO

Sometimes it’s not all that easy to garden around here. In April, we went from “Snow?” to “Go!” in about ten days. More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY MAY 14  Rhythm Future Quartet at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  FRIDAY MAY 15  Hoodoo Hound Dogs at The Spruce Hill Inn, 1 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley  SATURDAY MAY 16  More...

Community

Lions Name Four Mothers of the Year

After reviewing over 60 entries competing for the title of Mother of the Year, the Cold Spring Lions have awarded four exceptional women with the honor. More...

Relay for Life to Kick Off With Team to Honor Betty Budney

FOCUS ON PHILIPSTOWN

On Friday, May 29, the Relay for Life fundraiser will be in Fishkill at Dutchess Stadium. This year there will be a team to honor Betty Budney, who passed away earlier this year. More...

Gene Lang Is New York Patriot of the Year

Gene Lang promotes patriotism by ensuring that solders’ legacies live on. More...

Sports

Lessons on Life & Leadership as Haldane Lacrosse Players Mentor Inner-City Students  Free Access 

On Saturday, before, during and after one of the biggest games in the history of the Haldane lacrosse program, the Blue Devil players and coaches hosted coach Spencer Riehl and an enthusiastic group of young lacrosse players from Harlem. More...

Haldane Softball Team Picks Up Three Wins

Lady Blue Devils improve to .500 on season

The Haldane softball team picked up big wins over Lincoln, Walter Panas and Arlington B this past week to reach the .500 mark for the first time this season. More...

Philipstown Girls Fall in Soccer Matches

Eagles Fall to Green Eagles Sunday   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

KITCHEN ASSISTANT Round Up Texas BBQ. P/T incl. weekends Ask for Linda 845-809-5557  TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED now! Home Wkly, Dedicated Acct. $5k Sign-On Bonus, $65k avg/yr + Benefits!! Drive for Werner! Call today! 800-507-5701   More...

For Rent

COLD SPRING MAIN ST. Lg. 2,000 sf. 2 BDR. 2 BA. duplex. 12’ & 14’ ceilings. Wide pine floors. LR, DR, Den, office. $1,800/mo 914- 761-8880 ext. 11. M-F 9-5   More...

Breaking News - 5/19/2015 11:39 PM

Clean sweep on Election Day  Free Access 

It was a clean sweep on School Election Day in Putnam County Tuesday as residents in each of Putnam’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans. More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2015 1:33 PM

Butterfield Passes Last Hurdle  Free Access 

The Butterfield application has come down to one last major meeting of the village Historic District Review Board.  In vote of 3-2, the Butterfield development passed the last major hurdle clearing the way for the development. More...

Breaking News - 5/14/2015 1:47 PM

Family Crisis Call Locks Down Haldane and Garrison Schools  Free Access 

Haldane's elementary, middle and high school were locked down before  More...

DiFrancesco Still Facing Trial

Well over a year ago, February 12, 2014, Ray DiFrancesco was charged with false written statement. More...

Amtrak Crash Renews Safety Concerns

The derailment Tuesday evening of Amtrak 188 in Philadelphia has renewed safety concerns prompted by a spate of deadly accidents, including two on Metro-North lines that pass through Putnam County. More...

Copeland’s 'Amazing Grace' Is Broadway Bound This June

In the historic Nederlander Theatre in Manhattan, Garrison’s own Carolyn Rossi Copeland sat in the last row Friday, watching a flurry of activity slowly but steadily transform the stage at the old Broadway playhouse into something quite amazing More...

Civics and Politics

Village Board to Dismiss Reliable Camerawoman?

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

At the Village Board meeting Tuesday evening, Anthony Phillips was appointed as the chair of the Parking Committee and Ruth Elwell was appointed to the Code Update Committee. More...

Flaherty Joins Philipstown Board; First Ever State of the Town Address

Philipstown Town Board

Bob Flaherty was officially sworn in as the new Philipstown Councilman last Thursday, replacing Dave Merandy for the rest of his unexpired term. More...

Legislature Appoints Sutton as Acting Emergency Services Commissioner

PUTNAM COUNTY

Tony Sutton is Putnam County’s Acting Commissioner of Emergency Services.  The decision to confirm the appointment made by County Executive MaryEllen Odell in March came following a three hour meeting of the Putnam Legislature Tuesday even More...

Schools

Garrison School Board Candidates on Opting Out and Merging with Haldane  Free Access 

In Garrison, three people are running for the two open seats on the Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education. Garrison School Board President Ray O’Rourke is running for re-election this year. More...

Putnam Valley Board of Education Candidates on Opt Out & Future Challenges  Free Access 

Two incumbents, Guy Cohen and David Spittal, are running for re-election on the Putnam Valley School Board of Education. Dan Vera is also running. The trustee and budget vote is May 19th, from 6am to 9pm, at the Elementary School. More...

Garrison Talks Testing, Reviews

Garrison School Board

The Wednesday meeting of the Garrison School Board of Education focused on discussing the implementation of the 2015 APPR Plan, as well as served as the public hearing on the 2015-16 budget. More...

Religious News

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Attractions

Putnam History Opens New Exhibit, Makes Room for Parrott Gun

The Putnam History Museum unveiled a brand new exhibition this weekend to highlight Cold Spring’s West Point Foundry, which manufactured Civil war weaponry such as the Parrott rifled cannon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bathrooms on Main

To the Editor:  I write with a modest proposal regarding the public restrooms at the foot of Main Street. More...

Off-Hours Medical Services

To the Editor:  There has been much talk with regard to who should be confirmed as the Putnam County Commissioner of Emergency Services and what street names should be used to honor locals at the Butterfield site.  More...

BOCES Services Cover Many Topics

To the Editor:  I read with interest your interviews of candidates for the Haldane School Board that appeared in the May 6 Putnam County News & Recorder. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Beatrice A. Paniconi

Beatrice A. Paniconi, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY, passed away on Friday May 8, 2015, at the age of 84. She was born in New Milford, CT, on November 2, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Cummings Loretz.  More...

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