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Haldane Girls’ Soccer Wins State Championship!

The Haldane girls’ soccer team rejoices after their hard-fought championship win over Lansing in the final, 1-0. It was a weekend of stellar performances by the Lady Blue Devils that led to the championship. More...

Building Inspector Accused of Cutting Phone Lines at Sheriff’s Sub-Station

Nelsonville Building Inspector George Duncan faces felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly cutting the utility lines that bring phone and internet service to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department substation on Route 301 in the former More...

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Civics and Politics

Butterfield Returns to Historic Board

Historic District Review Board

The last time Butterfield Realty LLC came before the Historic District Review Board, project backers received the advice to take design cues from surrounding structures and make the commercial and residential units look distinct. More...

Last Budget Workshop for Town Opens with Unexpected Tension

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

At the final budget workshop for Philipstown last Thursday, the Board sat down with both Garrison and Philipstown Ambulance Corps, and Code Enforcement Officer Kevin Donahue, and the session had its share of drama. More...

VILLAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning November 15, and continuing through April 15, 2015, seasonal parking restrictions will take effect pursuant to Sections 126-15 and 126-36 of the Village Code. More...

Schools

Nelsonville Youth Charged with Haldane School Arson

A 17-year-old Nelsonville youth is facing a year’s incarceration in the county jail for allegedly setting a garbage can on fire inside a locker room at Haldane High School. More...

District Discusses Later Start Time

Haldane School Board

Could the school bell be ringing later for some Haldane students? More...

Spaghetti Dinner at School a Success

Haldane’s first Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for cafeteria programs was Thursday, November 13, and served a total of 220 meals. With the exception of the pasta noodles, everything was locally grown and made. More...

Religious News

Thanksgiving Meals Set by Local Churches  Free Access 

Breakfast at Church on the Hill

The holidays are the season of giving, and the Church on the Hill is set to open its doors to the community for a special Thanksgiving breakfast, where all are invited. More...

Our Lady of Loretto Holds 13th Thanksgiving Dinner  Free Access 

For 13 years, Our Lady of Loretto has been sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with home deliveries. This year is no different: On Thursday November 27th, from 12:30pm to 3pm, Our Lady of Loretto will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. More...

Sainthood for Father Paul Wattson of Graymoor?

On November 11, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed the cause for canonization of Father Paul Wattson, SA, Servant of God, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, at their fall meeting in Baltimore. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils are State Champs!

Girls' soccer captures first title in program history

Allie Monteleone may be going to Pace University next fall to play basketball, but last Sunday she was a soccer player. A soccer player who scored the goal that gave the Haldane Lady Blue Devils their first state title in program history. More...

Alumni Blue Devils Heat Up Court & Field

The 9th Annual Haldane Alumni Basketball Game tips off the Haldane basketball season on Nov. 29 at 5 pm, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. More...

Philipstown Girls Dominate in Finale

Raptors Dominate Jaguars in Season Final More...

Perspectives

Looking Forward to the Next Four Years

The vote of confidence that I was fortunate enough to receive from the voters of Putnam County on Election Night was humbling. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eva S. Markey

Eva S. Markey age 73 of Cold Spring (Philipstown), NY, died on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born on Sept. 15, 1941, in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Fred and Eva (Suess) Hopp. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Real Estate

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For Rent

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Breaking News - 9:24 AM

Sam Oliverio to run for Putnam Valley Supervisor

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has made it official.The 18 year veteran on the county Legislature who lost a bid to unseat County Executive Mary Ellen Odell earlier this month is running for Putnam Valley Supervisor next year.On Election Day, Oliveri More...

Bait and Switch by Hawkins Results in Hefty Bill from Greenplan Firm

Name-calling at Impromptu Private Meeting

Tuesday night in Cold Spring, the outdoor temperature was a frigid 22 degrees when the Village Board of Trustees met with a short agenda before them. More...

Girls’ Volleyball Takes Second in State Tourney!

Volleyball Team In Heartbreaker as Portville Wrestles Away Title

For five consecutive years, the Lady Blue Devils team has been a fixture in the New York state class D championship volleyball game. Haldane came up short in 2010 and 2012, and emerged victorious in 2011 and 2013. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Are Turkeys from Turkey? (and Easy, Juicy Roasted Turkey)

Gardening GUSTO

At one time, the turkey was called the peru (as in Peru) and, during another period, “hen of India.” It’s true: our quintessential Thanksgiving bird has a long and fascinating history that absolutely defies its questionable characte More...

Cider Tasting at Glynwood: Everything Old, But New Again

It was the perfect way to greet the first cold weekend of the coming winter. More...

Meghann Wright at Birdsall House  Free Access 

The Birdsall House in Peekskill will welcome a rising star, singer/songwriter Meghann Wright, on Saturday, November 29. More...

Community

Speeding in Garrison School Zone Leads to Arrest

A Westchester man is facing charges of aggravated unlicensed operation for allegedly speeding in a school zone on Route 9D in Garrison when classes were in session. More...

Talk of our Town

Don't miss “All is Calm,” presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, to be performed at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring on Dec. 12 and 13. For show times and tickets, go to hvshakespeare.org. More...

State American Legion Commander Visits Putnam

New York State American Legion Commander Frank Peters heard about the Putnam Veterans Memorial and during a visit to the county Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last week, he and his entourage first realized the majesty of the unique monument. More...

Attractions

Turkey Trot on Main Street

By all accounts, the 1st annual "Gobble" to raise awareness for the Cold Spring Food Pantry was a great success. Despite frigid temperatures and the early hour, 20 turkeys and generous contributions were received as a result. More...

Corinne Giunta to Receive 2014 Elizabeth Todd Healy Service Award

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

After seven years of volunteer work at the Putnam History Museum, Corinne Giunta is being honored with the 2014 Elizabeth Todd Service Award. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Talks Black Bears

Sunday afternoon the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum put on a presentation on black bears at the Hubbard Lodge. More...

Commentary

Tipping the Scale on Garden Street

Cunningham's Corner

I covered the Village Board meeting last week in Cold Spring and my goodness, the angst and discontent. More...

Letters to the Editor

Maloney's Staff Needs Improvement

To The Editor: Brendan Corrigan's letter in the November 12th edition of the PCNR heaps praise on Rep. Sean Maloney's Congressional staff. My experience with them last summer convinced me that they deserve little if any praise. More...

Outdoor Heritage at Risk Unless 'Lame Duck' Congress Acts

To the Editor, Tens of thousands of acres of New York State farms, forests, working lands and scenic open spaces will be forever lost unless Congress makes permanent a bipartisan tax incentive for conservation before the end of the year. More...

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