December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Smith Visits Inmates Behind Bars on Christmas Day

Sheriff Donald Smith spent a portion of his Christmas behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday.  The annual visit has become a tradition for the sheriff since his taking office some 15 ye More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Fearless (and Garden Style Shellfish Chowder)

Gardening GUSTO

The solstice was last week and the days are starting to get longer. Did you notice? Naw, me neither. Winter is here. And 2017 is fast approaching. Some see this coming year as the darkest possible. More...

High School Art at Gallery 66 in January

Gallery 66 is ushering in the New Year by celebrating our youth and their hopes, talents and promise with an exhibit of their best artworks. More...

Roosevelt Dime to Bring Blues to Beacon  Free Access 

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Towne Crier Café in Beacon will welcome Roosevelt Dime, the Brooklyn-based bluesy Americana band. More...

Religious News

Call For World Peace At Buddhist Monastery

There is nothing more peaceful and spiritual than spending New Year’s morning at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent. The Buddhist Association of the U.S. 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...

Festival of Lights Celebrated Countywide

Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights is being celebrated countywide this week. A menorah lighting is set for Cold Spring on Wednesday at 6 pm (tonight). The menorah will be located at the foot of Main Street near the Cold Spring Depot. More...

Sports

Meet The All-Putnam Football Sweet 16 For the 2016 Season

It’s reward time for a terrific season in local high school football. More...

Haldane Boys Overwhelm Children’s Village

COLD SPRING – Aiden Siegel and Blaine Fitzgerald carried the Haldane High School boys’ basketball team to another victory last week, as the Blue Devils beat Children’s Village, 59-48.  Siegel had 18 points; Fitzgerald added 14. More...

Heather Winne Sets School Track Mark

NEW YORK – Haldane High School’s Heather Winne recently set another school record for indoor track, as she won the 600-meter dash at the Section 1 Kickoff Meet earlier this month at The Armory in New York City. 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...

Breaking News - 1/2/2017 10:26 PM

First 48 hours of 2017 hectic for emergency responders across county  Free Access 

It was a busy New Year’s weekend for Putnam’s emergency responders with police, fire and EMS personnel answering dozens of calls from Carmel to Cold Spring.   More...

Breaking News - 12/31/2016 3:37 PM

Search suspended for man who jumped from Bear Mountain Bridge

Updated with new info

The search for a man who jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge Friday has been suspended. More...

Guillaro Starts Legal Action Against Village  Free Access 

Says Move Follows ‘Arbitrary & Capricious’ Delays, & Interference

Butterfield Realty, LLC, led by developer Paul Guillaro, has initiated legal action against the village, seeking $2.5 million in damages if no agreement is reached. More...

Local Officials to Take Their Oaths of Office On Friday

The elections of 2016 are bringing a number of new officials to office. In Philipstown, Camille Linson is being sworn in as Town Justice this Friday, Dec. 30, at 10am at Town Hall. More...

Civics and Politics

Village Reviews Energy

The Cold Spring Village Board heard a request Tuesday evening that it keep moving ahead on backing a cooperative power project to expand renewable energy. More...

Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program is a Winner in Putnam County

Veterans in Putnam County, especially those with severe needs, will never be forgotten. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Ahead of 2015 by $4m Plus

With one reporting period remaining in 2016, Putnam’s sales tax coffers are already $4.2 million ahead of 2015 collections for the first 11 months of the year.  More...

Schools

Haldane Ranked as One of Top Districts

Did you know that Niche.com has ranked the Haldane Central School District as one of the top 100 School Districts in New York for 2017? More...

Community

The PCNR: 150 Years & Counting

My earliest memories of the PCNR stem back to the days before I could sufficiently read. I would spread the enormous weekly, whose broadsheet width was almost greater than my arm span, out across the kitchen table.  More...

Reflecting on Our Favorite 2016 Moments

Veterans at the Memorial Day events which took place around Cold Spring and Philipstown. More...

Putnam Shoppers to Pay 8.38 Percent in Sales Tax

Buying goods in Putnam is unlikely to become any cheaper from the vantage point of sales taxes.  Putnam lawmakers have requested that their counterparts in the NYS Legislature authorize the renewal of the county’s expiring 1 percent county More...

Attractions

Nature Museum Offers Winter Nature Play Clubs

Registration is now open for Nature Play Lunch and Afterschool Clubs at Grasshopper Grove, the Hudson Valley’s very first Nature Play Space, at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 More...

Commentary

Reflections on a Year Past, and a Wild 2017  Free Access 

Cunningham's Corner

It struck me the other night as I walked through the foyer, in a way that, for some reason, it hadn’t before. The row of hooks was full, every single one with a winter coat or hat, some with two. The kids were home for Christmas. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James V. Doherty

James V. "Jim" Doherty, 74, of Watervliet, NY, and formerly of Nelsonville, NY, husband of Josephine Doherty, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  More...

Alan Cesnavicius

Alan Cesnavicius, born March 22, 1985, in Sleepy Hollow, NY, passed away suddenly on November 10, 2016, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  He was a creative, intuitive, warm, and technically astute young man and graduated from Dowling College with a BBA More...

Catherine Portman-Laux

Catherine Portman-Laux, Garrison raconteur, journalist and one time congressional candidate, died Tuesday December 20, 2016 at home. She was 89 years old; Catherine was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.  More...

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