December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rescuers: State Help & Money Needed to Protect Breakneck Hikers

The safest place in Putnam County on Dec. 2 was almost certainly the Cold Spring Firehouse, where County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra led a meeting with emergency responders and Putnam County officials on hiker rescues. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Your Christmas Cooking Plan (and Shrimp and Grits with Pescatarian, Vegetarian and Vegan options.)

Gardening GUSTO

During last week’s Thanksgiving Left-overs Management Moment, I got the last of my delicious turkey either eaten in sandwiches, made into puff pastry pot pie (PCNR, December 2, 2015) or simmered into stock now frozen for future soups.  More...

Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival Set for February 6th

Philipstown Rec Center

Philipstown Winter Carnival planners are extending the festivities to allow attendees more time to enjoy both carnival sites, Winter Hill (20 Nazareth Way) and Philipstown Recreation Center (107 Glenclyffe Drive), both in Garrison.  More...

Irish Caroling On Tuesday In Village

The Hudson Valley Irish Traditional Group headed by Ann Dillon of Cold Spring will sponsor an evening of Christmas carols Tuesday, Dec. 15, at The Depot, Depot Square, Cold Spring.  More...

Community

Free Community Lecture on Menopause

Menopause: A Phase in Life, Not a Disease Free community lecture at SkyBaby Yoga Studio Date: December 15, 2016 Time: 7:45-8:45 p.m. Location: 75 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 No reservation necessary    More...

Garrison's Paddy Boom Releases Solo Album

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

In an exclusive interview with the Focus on Philipstown show this week, world famous drummer and Garrison resident Paddy Boom, formerly of the group Scissor Sisters, explained his past involvement with the famous band and his current project: his fir More...

Giving to Those in Need, Knowing What It Is to Need

Colleen Kavana, owner of Colleen Kavana Studio Gallery in Cold Spring (formerly Zen and Zen Rock Gallery) is making helping others part of her business this month.  “There is a great need in Philipstown,” she told the PCNR. More...

Attractions

Santa Claus is Coming to the North Highlands!  Free Access 

The North Highlands Engine Co. # 1 announces that Santa Claus will be on his big red sleigh visiting the community on Sunday, December 20, bringing lots of holiday spirit, and treats for the children. More...

Continental Village Santa Run on Sunday

The Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department will escort Santa Claus in the Continental Village, Westchester Lakes and Dogwood Rd. areas on Sunday December 13. If the weather’s bad, Santa will ride on Sunday 12/20. More...

Open House at Washington’s Headquarters

Take a moment away from holiday preparations to “Warm Up at the Washingtons’,” during Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s annual holiday open house, Sunday, December 13th, 12 noon until 4 PM.  More...

Commentary

It’s Christmas, But Not All Bells & Gaiety  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

It seems a bittersweet holiday season. Sunday, word came that Jane Smith, the wife of Sheriff Don Smith, had died after a long battle with cancer. More...

Births

Liana Lajqi

Liana Lajqi was born on November 27, 2015, to parents Lendita and Elbasan Lajqi of Putnam Valley. Her maternal grandparents are Brahim and Grishe Mustafaj of Kosova, and her paternal grandparents are Sali and Gjerjran Lajqi of New York.   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

GARRISON: 3br, 2 full bath farmhouse. Hardwood floors, sitting porch, garage, barn and pasture suitable for horses, sheep, chickens etc . $3000/month. Available December 1st 914 217-2774   More...

Real Estate

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

Breaking News - 12/14/2015 2:23 PM

Crash closes Goat Trail AGAIN  Free Access 

It seems almost a weekly occurrence – the “infamous” Goat Trail, the winding section of the Bear Mountain Bridge Road at the southern end of the Philipstown border with Westchester – was again closed on Monday morning due to a crash. More...

Two More Challengers Vie to Take Maloney’s Seat in 2016

Two residents of Orange County have announced they will challenge Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney next fall on the GOP line.   More...

’Tis the Season, All Throughout the Town!

  Santa Claus has been busy in town! On the left, he visited the Garrison firehouse for their Breakfast with Santa on Saturday. He ventured on over to Cold Spring on Sunday evening for the annual tree lighting ceremony. More photos, page 12. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/11/2015 2:45 PM

Judicial shake-up in Putnam State Supreme Court

Putnam County will be home to a pair of new State Supreme Court justices on the first of the new year. Judges Robert Dibella and Paul Marx will be seated in State Supreme Court—Carmel replacing Justices Victor Grossman and Lewis Lubell.  More...

Village Board Supports Referendum to Move Election Day

The hot topic at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting was changing the Election date from March to November. But that was just one item of a lengthy agenda. More...

Sheriff, In Wake of California Attack, Supports 2nd Amendment

Putnam Sheriff Don Smith has taken a cautious approach to individuals carrying weapons in the wake of last week’s horrific chain of events in California. More...

Schools

Haldane Board Interviews Candidates

The Haldane School Board interviewed candidates for the board vacancy left by Peter Henderson’s departure. The interviews Tuesday were in public, at the Middle and High School Library. More...

Garrison Talks EpiPens and Scheduling

The Garrison Board of Education started their meeting last week with an executive session, the result of which was to later approve an agreement between the district and the Garrison Teacher’s Association. More...

Putnam Valley Residents OK Special Referendum

Residents in the Putnam Valley School District approved a special referendum Tuesday by a 44-vote margin. The tally was 257-213 which now allows the district to establish a Buildings and Facilities Improvement Reserve Fund. More...

Religious News

Nativity with Jazz Twist at First Presbyterian Church

Get into the Christmas spirit with some swingin’ jazz this year! At the First Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring, the Jazz Vespers will perform on Saturday, December 19th, with a Christmas twist.   More...

Hanukkah Fest Is Set

All are invited to the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley’s Hanukkah Fest, on Friday, December 11th. 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

Haldane Boys' Basketball Opens With Two Wins

Blue Devils pick up wins over Solomon Schechter and Hawthorne- Cedar Knolls

There may be a lot of new faces on the Haldane boys' basketball team for the 2015/2016 season, but they brought the intensity and effort of seasons past in opening the new campaign with a pair of double digit wins over Solomon Schechter and Hawthorne More...

Haldane Hockey Fundraiser Giving Back to Community

The HenHud/Haldane Varsity Hockey team this year will support the 1 Million Good Nights Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and new books to less fortunate children ages newborn to 18 years old. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jane Powell Smith

Jane Powell Smith, of Kent Lakes, NY, the wife of Sheriff Donald B. Smith, died peacefully on December 6, 2015, at Regional Hospice and Home Care, Danbury, CT. She was 64 years old.   More...

Barbara Jean (Weil) Bielenberg

On November 27, 2015, Barbara Jean (Weil) Bielenberg died peacefully at her apartment at Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck, NY.   More...

Charles H. Schroeder

Charles H. Schroeder, age 75, of Hopewell Junction, formerly of Lake Valhalla, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in the Bronx, NY on November 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Henry P. More...

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