December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors Enjoy a Dickens of a Christmas Party at Chalet  Free Access 

The Philipstown Seniors Club gathered at the Chalet on the Hudson Thursday for a Christmas luncheon provided by Elizabeth and Roger Ailes. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

We’ve Got Your Back —and Your Sides (Christmas Salad, Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes, and Roasted Brussies and Dates)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s only nine days until the Christmas feast! And, to make your holiday jolly and bright, your plan-ahead Christmas Cooking Plan is rolling out as promised, all right here in the PCNR.  More...

‘The Skin Of Our Teeth’ A Hit By Haldane Drama

Haldane students performed “The Skin of Our Teeth” on Friday and Saturday to enthusiastic audiences. The play, a comedy/drama by Thornton Wilder, opened in 1942 and broke a number of theatrical conventions. More...

Hitting the Stage Before The Year’s End at Towne Crier

It’s been another great year at one of the hottest music venues in the neighborhood. The following artists will be performing at the Towne Crier Cafe, located at 379 Main Street in Beacon, before the year ends. More...

Community

Philipstown Food Pantry Benefits from Donation

Food pantries on both the eastern and western sides of the county have benefitted from the generosity of the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center.  More...

Drug Crisis Support Group Changes Location

The Philipstown Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Family Support & Education Group has a new winter home at the Butterfield Library starting Thursday, December 17, from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Christmas Safety Precautions Urged

Fire authorities, first responders and the National Safety Council say some simple precautions can keep you and your family safe this holiday.  More...

Attractions

Local Restaurateur Expands Across Hudson

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

After many months of work and anticipation, local restaurateur Cathryn Fadde recently announced she opened another fabulous restaurant called “Perch.” More...

Sparkle’s Last Weekend of Season!

If you drive on 9D at night over the weekend, you’ll notice Boscobel is looking pretty festive this holiday season. If you haven’t guessed, it’s Sparkle 2015! More...

Putnam Valley Author Shares Personal Story at Library

Author and Putnam Valley resident Joe Bagnato will visit the Putnam Valley Library at 30 Oscawana Lake Road on Saturday, December 19th, from 2-4pm to discuss his book “F.I.G.H.T. - Family Inspires Great Hope Together: How We Fight.”  More...

Commentary

Santa’s Boots, in Albany and Putnam  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son were convicted of public corruption Friday. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rita M. Geraty

Rita M. Geraty, age 89, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at her residence, following an 18-month struggle with abdominal cancer. More...

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, age 78 of Beacon, NY, left this world for another, where pain is no more, on Friday, December 11, 2015, in Poughkeepsie. He was the son of the late Julia (Bleakley) and Edward Johnson. More...

Lucille Justine Roth Meltzer

Lucille Justine Roth Melt- zer, age 89, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015.   Born on March 20, 1926, in Flushing, New York, she was the daughter of the late Walter F. and Jeannette (Canney) Roth.   More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2015 6:59 PM

Inferno destroys large Garrison home  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Fire overnight has destroyed a large home at 67 South Mountain Pass in Garrison. More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2015 9:26 AM

Jane Smith remembered at celebration of her life  Free Access 

Mourners congregated at the Mission Church in Holmes on Saturday to remember the life of Jane Smith, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, who los More...

Health Dept. in Turmoil As Beals Ousted by Odell

Commissioner & County Exec Exchange Charges of Impropriety

The man who has led the Putnam Health Department for the past four years has been placed on administrative leave due to charges of alleged insubordination. Dr. More...

Saving The Farm That Saves Lives  Free Access 

Renewal Farm on the grounds of Graymoor has helped change countless lives, but now the farm needs community support. More...

Civics and Politics

Fjord Trail Gets $400K in State Money for ‘Design’ of 1.4 Miles

The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail has picked up $400,000 in state economic development money to be used for designing the section from Little Stony Point to Breakneck Ridge. More...

Two New Members Named to the Historic District Review Board

Village of Cold Spring

In the final meeting of 2015, the Cold Spring Village Board approved two new members for the Historic District Review Board. The meeting’s short agenda wrapped up after 38 minutes. More...

Sr. Center at Lahey Could Trigger New Review

Cold Spring Planning Board

Toward the end of the village Planning Board meeting Thursday night, the members and the board’s attorney engaged in a discussion concerning the possibility of Butterfield returning before them. More...

Schools

New Haldane Trustee Sworn In

Laura Hammond was sworn in as the new Haldane Board of Education member Tuesday night. She will be taking former Trustee Peter Henderson’s seat until May 2016. More...

Project Based Learning Gives Back to Charities

Haldane’s Elementary 5th and 4th graders are using project-based learning to give back this holiday season. The 4th grade special Education class was selling magnets last week. More...

Haldane Announces Honor Roll

Haldane High School   Grade 12 Principal’s List  More...

Religious News

Our Lady of Loretto Children Present a ‘Gift of Love’

First to sixth graders of Our Lady of Loretto Parish presented the Annual Christmas Pageant at the church on Sunday, December 13th. More...

Holy Night Celebrated at Church on the Hill

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. More...

Advent At Our Lady Of Loretto

Advent traditions are being upheld at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Cold Spring. The Jesse Tree was named after the Father of King David, and helps tell the story of the Bible up to the Christmas story. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils Rally For Win Over Hendrick Hudson

Lisikatos, Chiera lead Haldane to third win

It definitely wasn't pretty, but after surrendering the first seven points of the game against Hendrick Hudson, the Haldane girls' basketball team settled down to secure a 56-48 win over the visiting Sailors.  More...

The PCNR Highlights the Best Girls’ Soccer Stars

As usual, high school girls’ soccer in Putnam County was dominated by the play of Haldane.  The Blue Devils won their fifth straight Section One, Class C tournament, a remarkable streak given the level of play of soccer in the Hudson Valle More...

Matt Giachinta at Army vs. Navy

The Army vs Navy matchup was an intense game full of even more emotion in 2015, especially for Philipstown. Saturday marked the last time Cold Spring’s own Matt Giachinta would participate in this historic game. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Tiffany Timmons and Matthew Munson

Sandy and Dick Timmons of Garrison are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Timmons to Matthew Munson, son of Candice and Stanely Munson of Springfield, Maine.  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...

Events

Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec 26th 6-8pm Red Chapel Center at Horsemen Trail Farm. Everyone welcome: farmers & gardeners, history buffs & health conscious, volunteers. This means you! Info/RSVP: horsementrail@gmail.com   More...

Real Estate

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

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