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Breaking News - 1/9/2017 5:40 PM

NYPD van overturns on Taconic

A New York City Corrections Department van overturned on the Taconic State Parkway near Pudding Street in Putnam Valley early Monday, necessitating an emergency response from the Putnam Valley Fire Department and New York State Police.   More...

Elected Officials Take Oaths Of Office

Elected officials on the state and county levels took their oaths of office Friday evening before a standing room only crowd at the historic Putnam County Courthouse in downtown Carmel.  More...

Putnam Veterans Director Likes President-Elect’s Call To Privatize Vets’ Care  Free Access 

Ten percent of Putnam’s population is comprised of veterans – many of whom are caught up in the cumbersome and archaic U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Hygge Happy (and Buttermilk Pound Cake)

Gardening GUSTO

Hygge! Ha! More...

Storyteller to Lecture at History Museum on Jan. 7

The Putnam History Museum is holding a presentation by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk at 3 pm on Jan. 7, when he will share the story of Constitution Island and the Warner Sisters. More...

Celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday

Rex Fowler of renowned folk/rock duo Aztec Two- Step will celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday with his unique show, ALL ABOUT ELVIS at Daryl's House, on Sunday, January 8, at 7:00PM with doors opening at 5:00PM. More...

Religious News

Buddhist Ceremony Calls for World Peace

A peaceful and spiritual New Year’s morning was celebrated at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent.  The Buddhist Association of the U.S. More...

Church Lends Helping Hand with ‘I Glove You’ Mission

An annual tradition for the past six years, the Church on the Hill’s “I Glove You” Ministry has grown to its biggest year yet. 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

How Do Athletes Make The Right College Choice?

As many high school athletes begin to think of what their future holds, the questions start flooding in. Where do they want to go? What do they want to study? What are the opportunities for playing time? Where do they see themselves in four years? More...

The Week Ahead For Putnam Valley & Haldane

WEDNESDAY,   JANUARY 4  BOYS BASKETBALL  Clark Academy at Haldane, 5 p.m.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5  BOYS BASKETBALL  Putnam Valley at Pawling, 6:15 p.m.  GIRLS BASKETBALL  Beacon at Haldane, 4:30 p.m.  More...

Knights of Columbus Announce Youth Free Throw Competition

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Wednesday, January 18.  The snow date is Wednesday, January 25. More...

Letters to the Editor

Big Things Planned at Butterfield Library

Happy New Year to you and yours!  I am looking forward to BIG things for the Butterfield Library in 2017!   More...

Births

Putnam Natives are County’s First Parents of 2017

Congratulations Amanda and Matt Simone, Putnam’s first parents of 2017.   Sophia Rae was brought into the world at 10:49 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2017 7:52 AM

CAUTION: ICY ROADS  Free Access 

Icy road conditions are reported on several area roads this morning with Route 301 in Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown especially dangerous. Several crashes were reported at 6:30 am in the vicinity of the Taconic State Parkway due to the blac More...

Breaking News - 1/10/2017 1:38 PM

Impending storm forces cancellation of after school activities  Free Access 

The winter of 2016-17 is making up for the ‘lack of winter’ of 2015-16!Another storm forecast for late this afternoon and evening has forced most area schools to cancel all after school activities.Only the Brewster District is also dismissing classes More...

Fisticuffs on Taconic in Putnam Valley

The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree when caller after caller reported a “man with a knife attacking another individual” on the Taconic State More...

Linson Becomes Town Justice

Before a small gathering of family and friends, Camille Linson took the oath Friday as Philipstown’s new town justice.  She replaces former Justice Alan Steiner, who resigned last year. More...

Charge! Town to Accept Credit Cards for Property Tax Payments

Town of Philipstown

For the first time, the Town of Philipstown will accept credit cards for tax payments. More...

Man Jumps, But No Body Found Yet Near Bear Mt. Bridge

The search for a man who jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge Friday was suspended on Saturday. More...

Civics and Politics

Village OKs Quick Action on Liquor License Waiver

In an extremely brief public session of 10 minutes, the Cold Spring Village Board OK’d waiving the standard 30-day hold on a liquor license for 129-131 Main St., Hudson Hil’s.  More...

Legislature Organizes for 2017

The Putnam Legislature conducted its annual organizational meeting Tuesday evening before a sparse audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse.  Legislator Ginny Nacerino of Patterson was re-appointed as chair and Legislator Joseph Castellano of More...

Impact of Trump Presidency to Come Under Microscope  Free Access 

Desmond-Fish library

While President-elect Donald Trump outpolled Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in Putnam County on Election Day, many residents are concerned about the new President’s policies, goals and initiatives once he takes office later this month. More...

Community

Cold Spring and Putnam Valley Food Pantries Benefit From Hospital Staff

Putnam County

Food pantries on both the eastern and western sides of the county have benefited from the generosity of the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center.  More...

Rockland Man Busted in Philipstown

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith said a Rockland County man had been arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation, after a traffic stop Dec. 19 in Philipstown.   More...

9/11 Hero Chuck Flickinger Loses Battle With Cancer

September 11, 2001 hero Chuck Flickinger has lost the battle. More...

Attractions

Lecture Launches Think Tank at Boscobel  Free Access 

Boscobel House and Gardens has been selected as the host and case study for a January Think Tank on increasing audience engagement. More...

Celebration of Winter Coming to Fahnestock’s Taconic Outdoor Center  Free Access 

Those looking to combat cabin fever this season are invited to partake in a “Celebration of Winter” at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) on Saturday, January 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 per person. More...

Nature Museum Explores Sky with Starlab

On Saturday, January 14, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents the popular Starlab: Indoor Planetarium at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. More...

Commentary

2017: Five Things to Watch  Free Access 

Cunningham's Corner

How do you top 2016? I suppose we may well find out, but that would be a hell of a tall order. Here are some things that, I think, will define 2017 for Putnam County, from the Hudson River to the Connecticut border. More...

Perspectives

2016: A Bittersweet, Trying Year for Village

The year 2016 ended up being rather bittersweet for Cold Spring as we witnessed the continuation of the mental midgetry that is the hallmark of Mayor Merandy, his board and some of their benighted supporters.  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...

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

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...

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