December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Inferno Destroys Garrison Home

Fire early Tuesday destroyed a large turn of the 20th century home at 67 South Mountain Pass in Garrison.  State Police Public Information Officer Melissa McMorris told the PCNR that the dwelling’s owner, Nicholas Angell and his wife, safe More...

Deputies Could Leave Nelsonville

In the sleepy village of Nelsonville, Putnam County and the village are at odds over a lease for the Putnam County Sheriff’s substation, located at the former Nelsonville Firehouse on Main Street. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Let There be Light (and Ham!)

Gardening GUSTO

Today, December 23rd, is one day past the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice marks our longest night; therefore, from now until the Summer Solstice, the days will get longer. Hoo-ray!   More...

May the Nerd Be With You: Surviving Star Wars Episode VII  Free Access 

A long time ago (last Thursday) in a galaxy far, far away (the Palisades Mall) two nerds embarked on a journey to boldly go where -- whoops, wrong movie. More...

Winter Classes at Garrison Art Center

Calling All Artists! Winter Classes have begun at the Garrison Art Center. While the weather has been a bit warm, make no mistake, the winter blues are around the corner. The Art Center is offering plenty of classes to beat them down. More...

Community

Focus On: Serendipity Childcare & Learning Center

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

Serendipity Childcare & Learning Center, just off of Route 9, is a wonderful place that provides a nurturing home away from home for children as they grow, learn, and play. More...

Talk of our Town

OK, the shortest day of the year is past, Christmas is nearly here, and it’s forecast to be 70 degrees Christmas Eve! Wow. More...

Hudson Institute Global Leadership Award Dinner  Free Access 

Rupert Murdoch, PCNR Publisher Elizabeth Ailes and her husband Roger Ailes attended the recent Hudson Institute Global Leadership Award Dinner. More...

Attractions

Open House Set at Farm

The Red Chapel Center at Horsemen Trail Farm is having an open house Saturday evening, December 26, from 6-8:30pm.  Your hosts, Dave and Mary Ellen, invite you to a holiday pot luck event, featuring an update on progress and future plans for the More...

Sports

Haldane Track Team Smashes Records

Henderson, McEwen and Girls 4x800m Relay Team all set marks

The Haldane track team's assault on the school record books has begun anew, as the Blue Devils shattered three marks at last weekend's Armory Hall of Fame Invitational.  More...

Hoffmann Shines for Hamilton

They could not be any more similar; same blue and white team colors, same “H” at center court and same small town atmosphere. The 6’-5 200 lb. 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...

Help Wanted

Round Up Texas BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557 Seeking weekly regular cleaning person/cook for two days in Cold Spring. Days and time flexible. email pascaleberner@gmail.com More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2015 11:39 PM

Favorite son Pataki ends Presidential run  Free Access 

Both supporters and naysayers on the local level agreed: It had a nice ring to it—“Putnam County’s George Pataki, President of the United States.”  But New York State’s former Governor, who announced his candidacy last May, never really cau More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2015 8:28 AM

First winter storm more of a nuisance  Free Access 

Roadways slick

Old man winter finally arrived with 72 hours left in 2015. A combination of wet snow, freezing rain and a cold rain slicked roadways early Tuesday resulting in a number of vehicle crashes, including one at 9D and Indian Brook Road.   More...

Homecoming For Historic Parrott Gun  Free Access 

Putnam History Museum

A journey over 150 years in the making finally came full circle on Monday. It was a long anticipated homecoming for an original Parrott gun, a piece of American history whose story began in Cold Spring. More...

Hidden Booze Unearthed at Parsonage Street Residence

When buying a home in Philipstown, and especially if you start a construction project, one never knows what treasures await. More...

Santa Claus Visits North Highlands

Santa Claus greeted families and children in the North Highlands on Sunday afternoon. Here, a happy bunch meets St. Nick on Hustis Road. See more photos at facebook.com/ thepcnr. More...

Civics and Politics

Grant Approved for Rescuers

Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, who recently led a meeting with emergency responders about difficult rescues at Breakneck Ridge, announced the county has obtained $150,000 in federal money to deal with the growing problem. More...

Three Public Hearings at Zoning Board

The Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals had a long night packed with public hearings both complex and straightforward on Thursday. The busy meeting was their final one for the year. More...

Legislature Questions Banning Of Microbeads

Members of the Putnam Legislature realize that microbeads, or minute plastic beads used in more than 100 personal care products such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo and facial scrubs that are applied to replace naturally occurring exfoliants and scrubbi More...

Schools

Haldane Kindergartners Serve Up Slices

Those walking the halls at Haldane on Thursday did a double take as they looked into the kindergarten classrooms. More...

Garrison Talks Coding, Tenure

At the Garrison Board of Education meeting, Principal John Griffiths briefed board members on technology matters, including the Hour of Code, where students are taught the language of coding. More...

Cold Spring Women Among 45 Nursing Graduates of Mt. St. Mary

Two women from Cold Spring were among 45 graduates honored Friday during a nursing pinning ceremony at Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh.  More...

Religious News

Christmas Eve & Christmas Services

Our Lady of Loretto (Cold Spring) Dec 24-4pm Mass with Children’s Choir Dec 24-6pm Christmas Vigil Mass (St. Joseph’s Chapel in Garrison) Dec 24-8p -Christmas Vigil Mass Dec 25 10am-Christmas Mass Cold Spring United Methodist More...

Celebrating The Holiday Season

Our Lady of Loretto Parish is grateful to everyone who donated gifts to the church’s Advent Giving Tree and to the parish youth group, God Squad, whose members organized all of the presents. More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Celebrates Hanukkah

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) celebrated Hanukkah this month during a communal Sabbath dinner and menorah lighting led by Rabbi Helaine Ettinger. The synagogue was graciously hosted by St. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Francis J. Boston  Free Access 

Francis J. Boston, age 84, of Cold Spring,  died on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. Born in Malden, MA Massachusetts on September 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Francis S. More...

Lee Anthony Castoro

Lee Anthony Castoro died after being struck by a car in Saugus, Mass., on October 25th.  Lee is survived by his brother, Charles Giordano, sister in-law Stephanie and their children Vienna & Jameson. More...

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