January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Musical Chairs! McCaffrey Realty & Shakespeare Fest Swap Offices

Village of Cold Spring

One of the longest runs on Main Street came to an end on Friday, when Robert A. McCaffrey Realty vacated its office – space it’s occupied since the 1970s. The good news is that they are not closing, just moving across the street. More...

Pataki Again Supervising Tourism

Libby Pataki, director of the Putnam County Office of Tourism, is back at work now that her husband George’s presidential campaign has ended, and she’s already reporting a matching funds grant of $61,506 for the office, as well as the new More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Desist with De-tox! (with Delicious Soup, a Delightful Side Dish and a Divine Dessert)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s January, the month when many switch from feast to famine with various “detox” regimes that have no basis in nutritional science. More...

Imaginative Exhibits to Open Jan. 30 at Garrison Art Center

Exhibitions by emerging artists Melissa Schlobohm and Kenny Harris will open in The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center on Saturday, January 30. Both shows are installations of works on paper.   More...

Classical Guitarist Performs at Howland

The Howland Chamber Music Circle will present classical guitarist Jason Vieaux in a return engagement playing an eclectic mix of the guitar repertoire.  More...

Community

Freedom & Friendship Celebrated on MLK Day  Free Access 

Desmond-Fish LIbrary

Cheerful melodies and bouncy rhythms provided a good time and an important lesson for kids on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Foundry Remains Standing Tall

The West Point Foundry was not only an integral part of the Civil War – manufacturing about 3,000 cannons and 3 million shells – but it also was an economic institution in Cold Spring. More...

Focus On: Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

’Tis the season to sit by a toasty fire and take the chill off – and it’s also the season to get your chimney cleaned, according to Bob Pelaccio, owner of Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep. More...

Attractions

Raise a Glass to Prohibition at Museum

Putnam History Museum

Join the Putnam History Museum for the inaugural Salon Series from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, for an evening with Ralph Erenzo, co-founder of Hudson Whiskey and Tuthilltown Spirits. More...

How to Identify Birds This Winter

During the winter, when birds of all sizes, shapes, and colors crowd local bird feeders in their haste to nab a sunflower seed or a morsel of suet, the issue of identification can be a challenging one. More...

Letters to the Editor

Action Needed for Dangerous Intersection

To the Editor,  Recently, the PCNR and your writer Eric Gross published a story about the Pudding Street crossing of the Taconic State Parkway.  My wife and I had a very serious accident there back in 2009. More...

Cuomo's Proposed Increase is Good for the Hudson Highlands

Governor Andrew Cuomo's historic proposal to increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to record levels of funding – $300 million annually —puts New York in a position of national leadership.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donald H. MacDonald

Donald H. MacDonald, age 90, of Cold Spring, NY died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. Born in Peekskill on February 13, 1925, he was the son of the late Donald F. More...

Richard Joseph Smith

The long and amazing life of Richard Joseph Smith of Merritt Island came to its close on December 16, 2015. Mr. More...

Morton D. Williams -- Service Rescheduled

Morton D. Williams, 83, of Garrison, New York, died on Saturday, January 16, 2016, following a valiant battle with cancer. UPDATE: Service rescheduled due to weather, to Sunday at 1 pm. More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2016 9:00 AM

Vehicle ban lifted for Putnam  Free Access 

Governor Cuomo’s mandated vehicle ban throughout the Hudson Valley was lifted at 7 a.m. this morning although it was not enforced locally by area police. More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2016 5:08 PM

Putnam area experiences job losses in 2015

Another indicator that the economy in Putnam County is far from rosy was reported this week when the New York State Department of Labor released its annual private sector employment report for 2015. More...

Don MacDonald, Long-time Historian of Town & Village, Dies  Free Access 

Don H. MacDonald, the longtime PCNR columnist who served for many years as historian for the Village of Cold Spring and Town of Philipstown, died Tuesday morning just shy of age 91. Services are set for Thursday at St. More...

D.P. Mart to Close in March

The Daily Product, fondly called the D.P. Mart, will close its business on March 1.  More...

Civics and Politics

Take a Little Off the Top, and Pour Me a Cold One

The new occupants of 69 Main Street, Dragonfly Endeavors, LLC, met in a workshop with the Cold Spring Planning Board to review their novel business. More...

Philipstown & Nelsonville Looking to Building Dept. Consolidation

Further headway was made between Philipstown and Nelsonville last Wednesday, when the Philipstown Town Board and the Nelsonville Village Board discussed combining the Building Departments. More...

Putnam IDA Resigns En Masse  Free Access 

Putnam County

Putnam County’s all-volunteer Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has resigned en masse, a significant blow to the county’s economic development efforts. More...

Schools

Reporting Mistake Costs Haldane $125,000

At the beginning of her budget presentation Tuesday evening, Dr. Diana Bowers, Haldane superintendent of schools, provided some bad news affecting this year’s budget to the tune of $125,000. More...

Putnam’s Schools Do Well in Governor’s Aid

Information released by the Governor’s office in Albany has indicated that each of Putnam’s six school districts will receive a boost in state aid for the 2016-17 school year if the budget proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is approved.   More...

Area BOCES Students Complete CPR Training

Thirteen students from across the county enrolled at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown are now prepared for any emergency following their completion of rigorous CPR training including the use of the automated external defibrillator.  More...

Religious News

Eight Named ‘Local Champions’ in Free Throw Contest

Eight boys and girls out of 26 participants were named local champions of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level, which will be held on February 12 at St. 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

Blue Devils Fall To Putnam Valley

Tigers’ 51-44 win avenges last year’s losses to Haldane

Though the game didn't have quite the same juice as the two games the teams played last year, Friday night's first installment of the Putnam Valley-Haldane basketball rivalry did provide its own brand of excitement and intensity. More...

Girls' Basketball Team Picks Up Two Big Wins

The Haldane girls' basketball team notched wins over Pawling and Putnam Valley this past weekend as the Lady Blue Devils opened the league portion of their schedule. More...

Three More School Records For Haldane Track Team

Haldane's track team took part in the 34th annual Yale Classic in New Haven this past weekend, and in the process, secured three more school records. More...

Births

Hope Elizabeth Numme

Hope Elizabeth Numme was born on December 31, 2015, to parents Sara Numme and Kaare Numme III of Shrub Oak. Grandparents are Janet (Pitz) Cuff of Fairhope, Alabama and Vivian and Kaare Numme Jr. of Cold Spring.   More...

Juliet Rose Varricchio

Juliet Rose Varricchio was born on September 17, 2015, at 6:43 pm, weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces & 20" in length, at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital, NYC, to Audrey & Garett Varricchio, of Manhattan, N.Y.   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   More...

For Rent

COLD SPRING HOUSE Excellent condition. 5 spacious rooms. Finished basement, oak floors, large stone fireplace, D/W, W/D, A/C, wood deck, on 2 acres. 1 mi. to train. No Smokers, Cat ok. $2,250. 845-264-4525   More...

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