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Up on Blocks on Main Street

The building at 178 Main St., formerly the home of A.D. Preusser Realty and soon to be the studio for River Architects, has been lifted off its foundation and moved to the rear of the lot. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Keep Perfumes Going, But End Poison Ivy (and Then and Now Garden Gnocchi)

Gardening GUSTO

It was a bodacious peony year in Putnam County! Those big, gorgeous prom queens of the June garden delighted everyone with their huge blooms and lusty perfumes. More...

Michael McDonald at Paramount

The Paramount Theater in Peekskill marks its 86th anniversary of existence and it’s also the Paramount Hudson Valley’s 3rd anniversary in that venue – and on June 25 at 8 pm, the theater will mark its anniversary with a gala event f More...

Fashion in the Elements

Sunday’s student fashion show, “Fashion in the Elements,” featured over a dozen unique designs created by Haldane elementary and high school fashionistas. More...

Community

Bannerman’s Battle Charges On

One of the Hudson Valley’s most mysterious, magnificent treasures, Bannerman’s Castle and Island, is a beloved local landmark with a rich history. More...

Focus On: Cold Spring Candy Co.  Free Access 

Store proprietor Bobby Ginsberg might be called the candy man of Cold Spring. He grew up in Coney Island and his store, the Cold Spring Candy Co. More...

Beautiful Day at Garrison Derby

Bright and early on a Sunday morning, the waters at the Garrison Fish and Game Club were crawling with kids of all ages casting their lines and waiting for a bite. More...

Attractions

Celebrating the Parrott Gun

Members of the Putnam History Museum gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the Phase 2 opening of the West Point Foundry Gallery, which includes the newly renovated 10-pounder Parrott cannon. More...

Mandeville House Tours This Weekend

Dating to 1737, the oldest house in Garrison was built by Jacob Mandeville, a young man of Dutch origin. The house was a strategic point during the American Revolution and was headquarters for commanders of the American revolution, including Gen. More...

Saunders Barn Dance Saturday

Slip on your dancing shoes and head over to the Saunders Farm Barn Dance (near the intersection of Old Albany Post Road and South Highland Road in Garrison) on Saturday, June 18. Pot luck dinner starts at 7 pm. More...

Perspectives

Putting Library Budget in Hands of Voters Is Positive Step

I’d like to correct a small, misinformed voice we’re hearing in Putnam Valley. More...

Letters to the Editor

Betterment of Village Should Be Key Issue

To the Editor,  Patty Villanova's Perspective on "Life in the People's Republic," (PCNR, June 8) set me to thinking about my experiences with village government in Wappingers Falls.  More...

Serino in Front on Ethics Issues

To the Editor,  More...

‘Our Town’ and Our Town

To the Editor,  More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Needed

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For Rent

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Breaking News - 6/21/2016 7:22 AM

Putnam to implement Animal Cruelty Registry Law

Committee unanimously approves measure

Calling animal cruelty a “serious problem, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year across the United States,” the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and More...

Doggie-Cam Helps Nab Cat Burglar

A home camera system that helps an Avery Road family keep track of its two dogs recorded a burglar in the act of robbing their house last week. More...

Thornquist, Westerhuis Top of the Class

Haldane High School has named Wylie Thornquist as the Class of 2016 Valedictorian, and Adele Westerhuis as the Salutatorian.  More...

PCNR & Writer Gross Honored

The Putnam County News & Recorder was recognized Monday for 150 years of service to western Putnam and senior reporter Eric Gross was given a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Putnam County Day celebration of the county’s 204th birthday More...

Civics and Politics

Foley Issues Dire Light Warning

Cold Spring Village Board

It was a pretty routine Village Board meeting Tuesday night until the public comment section when HDRB member Kathleen Foley issued a very serious and sober warning over LED lighting near her house on Locust Ridge. More...

Pat Sexton Remembered At Town; E-Waste Collection Halted

Philipstown Town Board

Philiptown’s monthly meeting this June had a small audience of just two from the public, prompting Supervisor Richard Shea to say perhaps they need to bring more drama to their meetings. More...

Fence and Addition Analyzed at Historic District Review Board

A wooden fence is set to go up at 21 Main St, and the Historic District Review Board reviewed the application at the Wednesday night meeting. More...

Schools

Scholarships Awarded to Seniors

High school seniors and their proud parents gathered at the PCNR offices Friday evening to celebrate the awarding of 10, $1,000 scholarships by the PCNR and our sister paper The Putnam County Courier.  More...

Community Nursery Celebrates Graduation

Community Nursery School and Learning Center held graduation on Thursday, June 9. More...

Haldane Class of 2016

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Religious News

Father Anthony of Our Lady of Loretto Awarded Master’s

Our Lady of Loretto’s Assistant Pastor Father Anthony Yorke—Father Anthony, as he prefers to be called—was just awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie. 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 Shine at State Meet

CICERO – Haldane’s Theo Henderson and Abbey Stowell both shined at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships on Saturday. The event was held at Cicero North High School near Syracuse. More...

Mets Win Little League Championship!

This Sunday, the Philipstown Little League Championships took place on the North Highland Fire House Fields, where the Minor League second place Cubs faced off against the first place Mets. More...

A Tie & Two Losses for Boys’ Soccer

Daggers Roll with Thunder, 2-2 in Team Final More...

Births

Ophelia Kurowski

Ophelia Kurowski was born on June 1, 2016, to parents Katie and Alec Kurowski of Garrison.  Maternal Grandparents: Tom & Anita Weiss of Bellows Falls, VT.  Paternal Grandparents: David & Kathy Kurowski of North Kingston, RI.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bernard J. ‘Barney’ Russell

Bernard J. "Barney" Russell, age 63, beloved husband, father, step-dad and grandfather, flew to Heaven on the wings of eagles on Monday, May 16, 2016. He was born in Cold Spring, NY on January 6, 1953, to Thomas F. and Margaret Waters Russell. More...

Patricia C. Sexton

Patricia C. Sexton, age 69, of Cold Spring, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. More...

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