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Breaking News - 1/7/2016 8:53 PM

Grigoroff hearing postponed  Free Access 

Anthony Grigoroff, the man convicted of murdering John Marcinak outside his Garrison garage following a botched robbery on New Year’s Eve Day 2008, and who remains incarcer More...

Sparks Fly Between Fire Co. and Cold Spring Village Board

The relationship between the Cold Spring Fire Company and the Village of Cold Spring is deteriorating rapidly, with both sides now making new demands.   More...

Another Breakneck Rescue  Free Access 

It’s getting to be a pattern that emergency responders dread, and a New Year’s Eve rescue from mountainous terrain in Philipstown highlighted the issue again and kept firefighters, police and EMS personnel busy for hours. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Yankee Doodle: a Dandy? (and Sumptuous Baked Macaroni and Cheese)

Gardening GUSTO

Garden Alert: Don’t waste one second on a post-holiday let-down: the John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seed catalog has arrived! Go to kitchengardenseeds.com and order your own copy of this printed Prozac. Pea planting on St. More...

Bobby Previte and The Visitors at Quinn’s

Quinn's in Beacon is proud to present the return of one of the major figures in creative music across many decades as a drummer, composer and bandleader, Bobby Previte, leading his quartet The Visitors, on Friday, January 22 at 9 PM.   More...

Live Music Calendar

Thursday January 7 7:30pm- Casey Erdmann, Jason Gisser, with percussionist Jeff Haynes at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon Friday January 8 6:00PM - Wiseguy, Idioento, The Parthenon, Whiskey Neat, and Soap Jungle at the Ill Showcase, Arts on the Lake, 640 Ro More...

Community

John Marcinak Remembered

Seven years to the day of his murder, the family and friends of the late John Marcinak stood on a chilly winter morning at his grave in the Cold Spring Cemetery to celebrate his life and legacy. More...

Dunkin’ Donuts Site for Sale?

Employees say listing was hoax

An online listing has fanned talk that the Dunkin Donuts’ site is for sale. More...

Focus On: Garrison Natural Wellness and Massage Therapy

Garrison resident Brad Teasdale operates his business, Garrison Natural Wellness and Massage Therapy, out of his spacious home in Garrison, nestled in the woods and surrounded by natural beauty and the soothing sounds of a babbling waterfall. More...

Attractions

Landscaping for Bees Program Saturday

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society invites you to an eye opening program on “Landscaping for Bees” on Saturday, January 9th, at noon at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. More...

Upcoming Local Hikes

The MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club has announced outings for January and February, including a number of local hikes.  See also www.midhusonADK.org for additional info or schedule changes.  Sat, Jan 9 - Fort Montgomery/Anthony’s N More...

Commentary

150 Years of Making Connections

Cunningham’s Corner

As 2016 begins, we mark a milestone here at the PCNR: For 150 years, this newspaper has been providing news and advertising to Cold Spring and Philipstown. More...

Letters to the Editor

Congress Passes Bill Making Tax Incentive for Land Conservation Permanent

To the Editor:  More...

Appeal Filed in Putnam Valley School Vote

To the Editor,  I have this week filed an Appeal with the NY State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia, to challenge the $10 million dollar referendum that was held last December 8th by the Putnam Valley Central School District to establis More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frank C. Bowers, Jr

Frank C. Bowers, Jr of Marlton, N.J. passed away peacefully on January 1, 2016. Frank, son of Frank Collis Bowers and Anne Edna Pennefather, was born on November 11, 1925, in New York City and grew up in Bronxville, N.Y. More...

Henry Butcher Roberts Jr.

Henry B. Roberts Jr., known as Hal, died on December 11, 2015, in hospice care in Englewood, Florida surrounded by loved ones.   More...

Breaking News - 1/12/2016 3:32 PM

Schools cancel after class activities  Free Access 

With snow and freezing rain in the forecast for later today and this evening, a number of area school systems have canceled after school activities.  More...

Breaking News - 1/12/2016 8:17 AM

Cyclist killed near Putnam-Dutchess line on Rt. 9  Free Access 

A motorcyclist was killed Monday when his two-wheeler veered into the oncoming lane of traffic on Route 9 and struck an oncoming van.  The tragic mishap occurred less than a mile from the Putnam-Dutchess County line around 1 p.m.  More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2016 2:12 PM

Lake Peekskill woman charged with prison contraband

A 19 year old Lake Peekskill woman is facing charges of promoting prison contraband as well as endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly attempting to smuggle a quantity of narcotics to an inmate at the Dutchess County Jail by using her eight More...

Meters OK’d for Village Lot; Is Main Up Next?

Village of Cold Spring

Those who park in the municipal lot on Fair Street will shortly be paying to do so, because the village approved parking meters there. More...

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Closes The Book On 2015

The Philipstown Town Board held its final, year-end meeting of 2015 last week, closing the books and wrapping up 2015. The following resolutions were unanimously passed by the board members; all but Councilwoman Nancy Montgomery were present. More...

County Closer on Leasing Substation

Sheriff Donald B. Smith said he believes that the Nelsonville substation for the Sheriff’s Office will remain in the village, despite recent disagreement between the county and village over rent for the space. More...

Town Officials Take Oaths

As the New Year opened, a small contingent of family members gathered in the clerk’s office at Town Hall for the swearing in ceremony. Presiding over the proceedings was David Merandy, the Mayor of Cold Spring and a former Town Councilman. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 1/8/2016 10:45 AM

JFK High School open despite threat Fistfight outside

Carmel High School sends student to the hospital

John F.  More...

Haldane Nominated For Blue Ribbon Designation

Haldane School Board

Good news for Haldane: it was announced at the January 5th Board of Education meeting that Haldane was one of 19 schools in the State nominated for the Blue Ribbon School designation. More...

School Officials Demand Realignment at Dangerous Intersection of Pudding Street and Taconic Parkway

The intersection of Pudding Street along the Taconic State Parkway at the Kent-Putnam Valley town line is one of Putnam’s most dangerous crossroads. Last year, 54,000 student trips crossed the treacherous intersection. More...

Religious News

New Year, New Life at Church on the Hill

The new year began with a promise of a new life at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, where twelve women were baptized in water at a special evening service.  The baptism service began with the church’s worship team leading the congregation More...

Franciscan Friar to Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

PAPA, the Peekskill Area Pastors’ Association (PAPA), an interfaith group of recognized religious leaders from 90 houses of worship (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Unitarian, Jewish and Muslim) and the Mount Olivet Baptist Church invite the pu More...

Buddhist Ceremony Calls for World Peace

A peaceful and spiritual New Year’s morning was celebrated at the Chuang Yen Monastery.  The Buddhist Association of the U.S. More...

Sports

Haldane Basketball Rolls to Two Wins

Blue Devils ring in 2016 with wins over Chester and North Salem

Haldane boys' basketball team got 2016 off to a rousing start with a pair of wins, routing North Salem in the Putnam Challenge before edging Chester in yet another close battle between the two schools.  More...

Haldane’s Etta Completes Scholarship Trifecta

Haldane High School volleyball star Nicole Etta joined her two sisters in receiving a Division I scholarship as she recently signed with the University of Hartford.  Etta was one of five new players for coach Mitch Kallick’s program.  More...

Haldane’s Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraiser Set for Saturday

Haldane’s third annual “Get Your Pink On” Coaches vs. Cancer is set for Saturday, January 9th. The event acts as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 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...

Misc

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN’S E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 845-265-3329  THANK YOU ST JUDE for answering our prayers. JMK   More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

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