March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Boscobel to Open For the Season!  Free Access 

Spring is in the air. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the historic Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison will open its doors Friday to kick off the 2016 season. More...

Putnam’s Population Declines

While population throughout the lower Hudson Valley increased during the past five years, Putnam’s population declined by just under 1 percent. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Have a Spectacular Strawberry Season (And ‘Joyful’ Strawberry Jam)

Gardening GUSTO

I adore strawberries, but have been spoiled by homegrown, red, juicy gems. I don’t like world-traveled, store-bought strawberries the size and taste of golf balls, and once you try local or homegrown, you will be spoiled, too. More...

Shakespeare Fest Holds Our Town Workshops

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will be presenting Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town. Community members are needed to be involved in the play as actors, singers, dancers, etc. More...

‘No Fuss and Feathers’ Brings Harmony to Beacon on Sunday

On Sunday, April 3, at 7:30pm, the legendary Towne Crier Cafe will present NYC and Hudson Valley-based folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers in an evening of original music celebrating the release of their debut CD, Traveling Circus. More...

Religious News

Loretto Sends Smiles to Pediatric Patients

Children at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church made the lives of pediatric hospital patients a little bit brighter by assembling dozens of activity bags, which were delivered last week. More...

Cold Spring Methodists Land Perfect Spot

As the overall population of Cold Spring continued to grow in the mid-1800s, Methodism shared in the prosperous times, and its popularity in the village increased. 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...

Births

Hannah Marie Budney

Hannah Marie Budney was born on March 13, 2016, to parents Tracey and Jonathan Budney of Cold Spring.  Grandparents are Jean and Terrance Spooner of Putnam Valley and Jim and Denise Budney of The Colony, TX.   More...

Prince Jovian Solano

Prince Jovian Solano was born on March 9, 2016, to parents Vianca Janice Solano and Jonathan Solano of Putnam Valley.   Grandparents are Sonia and Hiram Hernandez of the Bronx, and Alondra Veras and Carlos Solano of Central Valley, NY.   More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2016 7:50 PM

Local schools receive boost in state aid

Each of Putnam’s six school districts will receive increases in state aid as a result of the budget deal reached April 1 by the state Legislat More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2016 2:36 PM

No smoking in state parks upheld by court  Free Access 

The New York State Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that bans smoking in all New York State parks by rejecting an argument from a smokers’ rights group that the smoking ban was unconstitutional.  In its unanimous decision Th More...

Putnam Valley man indicted in $17 million stock fraud by federal authorities

A Putnam Valley man who owned and operated a registered stock broker operation in Carmel has been charged by the Federal Securities and Exchan More...

Village Moves Ahead On Dams

Village of Cold Spring

With the village elections over, the Village Board on Tuesday approved the first metered parking in the village and moved ahead on engineering work for the water supply. More...

Another Crash on the Taconic

Another week – and another serious crash on the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley.  Friday’s mishap occurred at 4 a.m. More...

Civics and Politics

Legislators Postpone Discussion of Visitors’ Bureau

Putnam’s acting director of tourism called on county lawmakers to postpone discussion relating to the operations of the agency until next month, to learn more about the state Attorney General’s probe into the county Visitors’ Bureau More...

Spring Cleaning? More Like Spring Building!

Philipstown Planning Board

With spring finally upon us, it was no surprise Philipstown’s Planning Board had a packed agenda for their most recent monthly meeting, filled with revised plans and new plans altogether. It was the first meeting for new member Neal Tomann. More...

More Than 200 Bolts 'Degraded' at Indian Point Reactor Liner

Indian point

Following what Entergy Corp. called “comprehensive inspections completed during a planned outage,” Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant must replace about 220 bolts in the reactor liner before restarting. More...

Schools

Interested in Serving on the Garrison Board of Education?

Two seats on the Garrison Union Free School District’s Board of Education will expire on June 30. More...

Community

Focus On: Kirkwood Health

Garrison resident Dion Kirkwood is a reiki practitioner who seeks to facilitate natural healing. More...

Lions Set Shredder Day

The Cold Spring Lions Club Shredder Day is April 16, from 9am-12pm. It will be in The Nest parking Lot at 44 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring.  You will be able to watch as your files are shredded. Bring as much as you like. More...

Forty Area Residents to Become Naturalized

Putnam County’s 2nd annual Naturalization ceremony will welcome 40 of America’s newest citizens.  The event takes place Wednesday, April 6, at the Historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Get Back To The Diamond

This week finally ushers in spring, as the Haldane Blue Devils, despite the school's extended spring break, return to the field for a full slate of contests. More...

The PCNR’s SUPER SIX for Boys’ Basketball

Once again the PCNR is selecting its postseason All- Star team of high school boys’ basketball players, dubbing this year’s group the Super Six. These young men had outstanding seasons in leading their respective teams to success. More...

And the SUPER SIX for Girls’ Basketball

Meet the Super Six, the PCNR’s post-season All- Star team of high school girls’ basketball players. This group, like the boys, not only had terrific individual seasons but helped carry their teams well into the post-season. 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

PLANNING A REUNION for October 8, 2016 for the Haldane class of ’74, ’75, ’76 and 77. Looking for contact info. More...

Help Wanted

ROUND UP TEXAS BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557 More...

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