December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New Year, New Look: A Twist of Fate Salon is Heading to Main Street Beacon  Free Access 

Cold Spring Businesses

A fixture on Main Street in Cold Spring for almost four years, A Twist of Fate Salon will soon be moving to Main Street in Beacon. The new bigger and better space is more than double the size of the current salon. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Out of the Garden, Into the Kitchen

Gardening GUSTO

We are at the end of this year’s garden. The water is shut off. The borders are tidied. The spring bulbs are in the ground. It was a great year. More...

Science Plays Hit the Stage at Haldane  Free Access 

Project based learning has stolen the show at Haldane, quite literally. With all the world a stage, Haldane’s 4th graders put on three separate plays for their parents and an encore performance for 3rd and 5th graders alike. More...

A Slambovian Christmas at Towne Crier

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will present a special show, “A Very Slambovian Christmas,” on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon. More...

Community

St. Nick Out and About!

At Right: Santa poses with Bill Mazzuca and his grandson William at the Cold Spring Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa. More...

Building a Community at Masonic Lodge

Years Gone By

Around 956 BC, the majestic Temple of King Solomon was built in Jerusalem. The skilled stonemasons involved in the project were highly respected for their knowledge and crafts. More...

Christmas Tree Shines in Nelsonville

A crowd of neighbors gathered around the tree in Nelsonville Wednesday night, as hot chocolate was served and children played in front of the tree. The Mayor and village board were present as guests counted down and the lights were illuminated. More...

Attractions

All Aboard the Polar Express!

The Polar Express made a stop at the North Highlands Firehouse on Friday evening when the Ladies Auxiliary hosted their first family movie fun night for the community. More...

Snowman Party at Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library is celebrating the holiday season with a Snowman Party on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3-4pm. More...

Holiday Traditions at Boscobel

Daytime Holiday House tours are now available at Boscobel. Purchase tour tickets 10am-3pm, through December 31st, every day except Tuesdays and Christmas. More...

Letters to the Editor

If a Puppy Is the Gift, Consider the Shelter!

Editor’s Note: We don’t typically print letters from people outside the county, but the writer’s point is a great reminder. He volunteers at Putnam’s animal shelter in Carmel.   To the Editor,  More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 12/14/2016 6:15 PM

Dad illegally shoots deer for his son

State Police are continuing their crackdown on intoxicated motorists throughout the region and during the latest DWI enforcement effort last weekend, troopers nabbed 24 motorists, eleven of whom were either residents of Putnam County or arrests were More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2016 7:36 AM

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Single digits across the county Tuesday

Putnam residents awakened to bone-chilling cold temperatures Tuesday.   More...

PCNR, Courier Under New Ownership  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ailes, the owner and publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier, announced that she has sold both historic newspapers of record. More...

A Retirement Dream Comes True for Beloved Mrs. I  Free Access 

This holiday season, a beloved local community member, Stephanie C. Impellittiere, or affectionately known as Mrs. I, is living a dream come true. She has been ringing the bell for The Salvation Army outside of Foodtown in Cold Spring. More...

Civics and Politics

Two Public Hearings at Planning Board

Cold Spring Planning Board

About a dozen members of the public were in attendance for the Cold Spring Planning Board on Thursday night. More...

Putnam Village is Big Winner for State Money

One of Putnam’s smallest municipalities was the big winner in New York State’s annual economic-development competition by being awarded a $2 million grant for downtown revitalization.  The Mid-Hudson regional council of which Putnam More...

Meetings this Week

Wednesday December 14  1:00pm-Cold Spring Justice Court at Village Hall  5:30pm-Nelsonville Justice Court at Village Hall/Courthouse  6:00pm-Putnam Valley Town Board Meeting  7:00pm-Garrison School Board of Education Meeting in Li More...

Schools

Putnam Valley School Considers Later Start

Recent research findings regarding the effect of school start time on adolescent academic achievement and mental health has compelled the Putnam Valley School District to consider pushing back the opening bell at Putnam Valley High School. More...

Helping Hands Pajama Drive a Success!

  Haldane Elementary’s 4th graders, the Helping Hands Club, had a Pajama drive that ended December 1st, and they collected 164 PJs! Great Job, guys! More...

TV Studio Rejuvenated at Putnam Valley High

Eight juniors and seniors enrolled at Putnam Valley High School may have a future in the television and motion picture industry thanks to the school district’s foresight and ingenuity.  More...

Religious News

Living Nativity at Church on the Hill

The Church on the Hill held a Living Nativity on Sunday evening, complete with costumes, animals, and Christmas songs. More...

Festival Of Lights To Be Celebrated Countywide

Chanukah or the Festival of Lights will be celebrated countywide this year thanks to Chabad of Putnam County. Three menorah lightings, one in Cold Spring, are planned for the final week of the month. More...

Jazz Nativity Service at Presbyterian Church

On Saturday, December 17, at 5:30 PM, The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will offer the annual Jazz Nativity service with Pastor Leslie Mott presiding. More...

Sports

Beacon Hands New Tigers’ Coach Her First Loss, Now 2-1

PUTNAM VALLEY – Putnam Valley High School girls’ basketball coach Kristi Dini suffered her first loss back at her alma mater on Tuesday night, as the Tigers fell to Beacon, 34-30, in a non-league game.  More...

Hannah To The Rescue

Monteleone free throw gives Haldane win

COLD SPRING – Hannah Monteleone had one thought and one thought only as she stepped to the free throw line Monday night for the Haldane High School girls’ basketball team.  And that thought was … Haven’t I seen this movi More...

Haldane Boys Edge Edgemont

COLD SPRING – If you want perfect symmetry – or balance, as basketball coaches like to call it – you’ve come to the right place.  More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. Number PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

For Rent

ATTRACTIVE OFFICE FOR RENT Spacious private office in well-maintained professional building in village. On-site private parking. $1,250/mo. Central a/c & heat included. (845) 265- 2683   More...

For Sale

ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL Park. Beautiful outside double mausoleum; must sell-$7,000 OBO. Call 518-674-0901 for details.  ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL Park Outdoor Mausoleum for two. $5,000 631-744-4555   More...

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