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Breaking News - 8/16/2015 6:29 PM

Death on the Taconic in two crashes Saturday  Free Access 

Victims ID'd in both

A Brewster woman was one of those killed Saturday in a pair of horrific crashes along the Taconic State Parkway. State Police PIO Melissa McMorris identified the victim as 38 year old Stacey L. Johnson. More...

Sign Returns Home For Milestone Birthday

The Old Homestead Club in Cold Spring was established in 1889 – and back in the day, the Club was the hub of social activity for men in Cold Spring. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Nasturtiums, Then, Now and Later (and Stuffed Nasturtiums and Nasturtium Capers)

Gardening GUSTO

Then: Nasturtiums, origially from Central and South Am rica, were first introduced to gardens in 1569 by the Span sh botanist Nicolas Monardes. More...

Country-Rock Legends Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen at Towne Crier  Free Access 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and country-rock pioneer Chris Hillman will perform at the Towne Crier Café on Thursday, August 20. More...

Melissa Ferrick at Summer Music Series in Cold Spring

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its popular Summer Sunset Music Series, on Sunday, August 16, featuring Melissa Ferrick. More...

Community

Bee Attacks Keep EMS Providers Busy

A rash of bee sting cases have kept Putnam EMS providers on the go in recent days. Nine cases have been reported with ambulances being summoned to transport victims of bee stings to area hospitals. Rescue squads were pressed into action in More...

Rec Center Fall Programs

“It’s August!,” you’re thinking. There’s still some summertime left, hindered only by the rush to get school supplies. More...

German Entertainers Wanted for Oktoberfest

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council 536 will be holding their second annual Oktoberfest at Mayor’s Park on September 19th and 20th. They are currently in search of some live German-themed entertainment. More...

Attractions

Cold Spring By Candlelight Canceled for This Year

Partners with PARC has announced that its 2015 Cold Spring by Candlelight tour, a fixture of the Christmas season, has been canceled, at least for this year. The organization will review the event in 2016. More...

Come Ride The Trolley from Cold Spring to Beacon

“Come and ride the trolley!” county Transportation Manager Vincent Tamagna enthused at a press conference Thursday morning, the trolley parked behind him at the Cold Spring Visitor’s Center. More...

Wine Connoisseurs Converge in Putnam

Ideal weather conditions over the weekend greeted scores of wine enthusiasts who traveled to the picturesque 34 acre Beaver Creek Farm in Patterson for Putnam County's 5th annual International Wine and Food Fest. More...

Letters to the Editor

Do We Need the Village Board?

To the Editor,  Can we do without a Cold Spring Government?  More...

In Good Faith

To the Editor:  IN GOOD FAITH  More...

Mayor Merandy’s Wife Should Apologize

To the Editor:  Mayor Merandy’s wife can hate the Putnam County News & Recorder, but it was in poor taste when she gave the middle finger at a public village meeting to a woman under half her age for just doing her job taking pictures 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...

Real Estate

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

Help Wanted

landscape helper Experience helpful. Able to operate commercial lawn mower. Must have own transportation. Salary based on experience. 845-424-2323   More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2015 1:33 PM

Warning Issued In Wake of Region’s First Heat Wave

Baby, it’s hot outside! More...

Breaking News - 8/13/2015 7:51 PM

Retrial ordered in Garrison murder  Free Access 

Anthony Grigoroff remains incarcerated in the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in upstate New York but the 25 year old former Lake Peekskill resident now has hope that he will be a free man in the not-to-distant future. More...

Parrott Gun to Return to Cold Spring

Weapon Was the Foundry’s Contribution to Civil War

After 152 years, a piece of history will be returning home. An authentic Parrott Gun from the Civil War will soon come back to Cold Spring, where it was manufactured. More...

Everyone Can Dance at Fred Astaire in Cold Spring  Free Access 

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

“If you can walk, you can dance,” declared Yuriy Herhel, dance instructor and co-studio owner at the newly-opened Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cold Spring. It was a theory that I set out to test. More...

Civics and Politics

Bob Flaherty Seeks Elected Office for First Time on Philipstown Board  Free Access 

Philipstown Town Board

The race to fill two slots on the Philipstown Town Board is heating up. Garrison resident Craig Watters, Deputy Supervisor and Councilwoman Nancy Montgomery and Councilman Bob Flaherty are all seeking seats. Two are available. More...

Another One Bites the Dust With Resignation

Village of Cold Spring

Mayor Dave Merandy and the Village Board were handed their fourth and fifth resignation from village boards and committees as Michael Junjulas stepped down from the Historic District Review Board in person Tuesday evening and Michael Armstrong made h More...

Brutality Charges Dismissed Against Former Sheriff’s Investigator Castaldo

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo has a new lease on life after a State Supreme Court justice overturned a Putnam grand jury indictment.  Castaldo, found himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted in March on charg More...

Schools

Putnam Valley Class of 1960 Reunites

Putnam Valley was truly a one-horse town back in 1960 when 300 children attended the local school system.  The Putnam Valley District consisted of a single school that educated boys and girls from kindergarten through grade 9. More...

Haldane Board Announcement

The Haldane Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, August 18, at 5:30pm in the home and careers classroom of the ES/MS Bldg. More...

High Achievers

Andrew Nachamkin made Principal’s List at Haldane (7th grade, Middle School) for the 4th Quarter. Dean’s List Le Moyne College More...

Religious News

Christian Concert Set for Bandstand  Free Access 

The Church On The Hill in Cold Spring will present a Christian concert this Saturday. More...

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...

Sports

It's Almost Christmas For Haldane's Fall Coaches  Free Access 

This coming Monday, a day arrives that coaches all around the Hudson Valley have been impatiently waiting on. Finally, after months of off season workouts, fundraisers, and certifications and re-certifications, the first day of practice will arrive. More...

Focus On: Haldane Football

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

On September 5, The Blue Devils will open the season with a game against Dobbs Ferry. Summer workouts have been steadily underway preparing the team to face the challenge of some pretty stiff competition this season. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Leroy A. Markey  Free Access 

Leroy A. Markey, age 78, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence in Cold Spring. Born in White Plains,  on February 14, 1937 he was the son of the late Leroy and Nina (Morgan) Markey. He was predeceased by his wife Eva S. More...

William ‘Billy’ Bruce Scherer

COLD SPRING, NY - On the evening of July 18, 2015 William "Billy" Bruce Scherer died at home after a three month battle with cancer. He was surrounded and comforted by family members at the time of his passing. He was 72 years old. More...

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