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Victory at Last for Philipstown Seniors  Free Access 

Pivotal Session with Key Players Maps Next Steps

The last battle at the Butterfield development was determined in less than an hour when the Planning Board on Thursday night passed the final piece of the parking puzzle, clearing the way for a new Philipstown Senior Center at the Lahey Pavilion. More...

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Civics and Politics

Village Board Agrees It Wants to Share Building Inspection

In a sparsely attended session of the Village Board, members voted 4-0 to formalize their desire to join Philipstown for building inspection services. More...

It’s Oliva Versus Maloney in November

Putnam’s Republican endorsed candidate for the 18th Congressional District race, Phil Oliva of Somers, was victorious Tuesday, defeating Kenneth Del Vecchio of Warwick in a GOP Primary. More...

Town Selects New Building Inspector

After numerous interviews earlier this month, Philipstown has decided on its new Building Inspector: Gregory Wunner. He was officially offered the position, and he accepted, although some details are still being ironed out. More...

Schools

The Winning Essays From The Putnam County News and Recorder Scholarship Contest

The following ten essays were the winners of The Putnam County News and Recorder's annual scholarship contest. More...

Garrison Students Move Up To High School

Students of the Garrison Union Free School celebrated graduation on Wednesday, June 22. The intimate ceremony marks the end of their school lives in Garrison, as the now-high schoolers will attend either Haldane or James I. More...

Putnam Valley High School Graduates 165

The athletic field at Putnam Valley High School Friday evening resembled a Currier and Ives post card with golden sunshine highlighting the caps and gowns of 165 graduates assembled on the grassy playing field. More...

Attractions

Celebrate Independence Day the Small-Town Way  Free Access 

Independence Day

Independence Day is upon us and Cold Spring has a full weekend of festivities set to mark this patriotic holiday. First, Cold Spring’s 4th of July Parade is Sunday, July 3rd. More...

Independence Day With Fireworks at West Point

The West Point Band will present its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held on July 3. More...

New Education Center Underway at Constitution Island

One hundred ten people joined the Constitution Island Association's Centennial Seafood Soiree on Saturday evening, on the island and directly across from West Point. Before the Soiree was a celebration of the progress toward a new Education Center. More...

Perspectives

Jefferson’s Declaration  Free Access 

Thomas Jefferson was a student of the classics, science, and history. The Virginia planter and lawyer was a scholar, a thinker, a writer – but he was no speaker. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeanne Gordon

Jeanne Gordon of Putnam Valley, died on Sunday, June 12, 2016. There will be an informal gathering of family and friends to remember Jeanne on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Heritage Funeral Home, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. More...

Parking & Safety Concerns Linger at Breakneck

Design Choices: Rustic, Scandinavian, or a Bit of Industrial?

Seventy five people headed to the Chalet on Route 9D Monday evening to take in the latest updates on the Fjord trail, the planned $32 million effort to link Cold Spring and Beacon along the Hudson River. More...

Kelly Osbourne Stops at Church on the Hill

Famed fashionista and reality TV star Kelly Osbourne enjoyed a visit to Cold Spring on Monday afternoon. As she made her way up Main Street, the sign in front of Church on the Hill, along with the historic building itself, caught her attention. More...

A History Mystery Solved in Cold Spring

Up until just a few weeks ago, the architects behind the Cornish Estate remained a mystery in our local history. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Hot, Hot, Hot! (and ‘So Long to Spring’ Pasta)

Gardening GUSTO

Great Scott, it’s HOT!! And it’s far, far, far too dry for this time of year. As I write this on Friday, the next ten days look like more heat and only a passing chance of any rain on two upcoming days. More...

Don Nice Exhibits in New York City

The vibrant watercolor creations of Garrison artist Don Nice will be featured in two New York City exhibits this summer. Pace Prints is pleased to present Don Nice: Prints & Watercolors, on view now through July 22. More...

Simard Scores Another Hit

"What the word needs now is love sweet love, no not just for some but for everyone." More...

Community

Haldane Girls To Embark On African Adventure  Free Access 

Now that school is officially out for summer, students can enjoy the luxuries of relaxation and vacation. But for soon-to-be Haldane juniors Olivia Sterling and Alii Sharpley, time off provides the opportunity for adventure and helping others. More...

Odell Highlights Year of Business Development

County Executive MaryEllen Odell delivered the keynote address Thursday before the Annual Breakfast of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Case Against Couple Arrested For Weapons Possession Continues

The case against a young couple from Cold Spring facing weapons and possession of stolen property charges following their arrests in Mahopac Falls last month is continuing in the Carmel Justice Court. More...

Religious News

Independence Day Steeped in Tradition at Mekeel’s Corners

The Independence Day celebration at Mekeel’s Corners Chapel, set this year for July 4, is a time-honored Philipstown tradition that is kept alive by Nelsonville’s own Ed Cleary. 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

Boys’ Lacrosse 2016 All-Putnam Team

Once again we were lucky enough to witness some tremendous play in high school boys’ lacrosse in Putnam County this past spring. More...

Renegades Drop Tough One To Brooklyn, Prepare For Holiday Home Games

NEW YORK – Six outs away from a convincing road victory at Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley Renegades allowed a run in the eighth inning, three in the ninth and one in the 10th on Monday and lost to the Cyclones, 6-5, in a New York-Penn League minor More...

Local Residents Prominent on Fordham Prep Rugby

Garrison residents Eddie- Joe Barry and Henry Driscoll played prominent roles on the New York State champion Fordham Preparatory JV Rugby team. 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...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

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