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Blue Devils’ Homecoming This Weekend

Friday Night Lights Game at 7 pm

If you saw Haldane students in superhero costumes or, for some unknown reason, color coded à la their outfits, don’t worry, it’s just homecoming week! And this year Haldane is bringing the Friday Night Lights to the field. More...

Anne Perkins Cabot to Accept History Award

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

Anne Perkins Cabot will accept the Historic Family of Philipstown Award for her family on Sunday, September 28, at the Putnam History Museum's annual gala. The event this year is at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 9/27/2014 9:45 AM

Pataki Speaks at Economic Awards Breakfast

Hails role of small business

"Government must recognize small business" was the message delivered Friday in Mahopac Falls by former Governor and Garrison resident George Pataki when the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation held its annual awards breakfast.  More...

Odell to Unveil County Budget Next Week

County Executive MaryEllen Odell will unveil her 2015 budget before a special meeting of the Putnam Legislature next week. More...

Former Gov. Pataki to Address EDC Breakfast

Former Governor George Pataki will address the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation’s annual Recognition Breakfast on Friday. The affair at the Putnam County Golf Course on Hill Street in Mahopac Falls gets underway at 8:30 a.m. More...

Community

New Director for Equestrian Center

Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Sanya Gudim has been named the new director of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, taking the place of the former Director Leslie Heanue. Gudim was named interim Director back in May. More...

Central Hudson Delivery Rates to Increase

Central Hudson has announced a rate increase for delivery fees next July, with the added charge being used to strengthen reliability of the transmission system in stormy weather. Several hurricanes have hit the area in recent years. More...

Talk of Our Town

Friday night is the Homecoming football game at Haldane, and it's under the lights! Football coach Ryan McConville solicited the needed funds from community members and Haldane backers, so the lights come at no cost to the district. More...

Attractions

This Week: 3-D Printing at Desmond-Fish Library

On this week’s Focus on Philipstown show, we took a quick jaunt over to the Desmond-Fish Library to visit with "Cyberian" Pam McCluskey. More...

Commentary

The Charade Exposed

Cunningham’s Corner

In future years, voters in Cold Spring, in fact throughout western Putnam County, will mark 2014 as the year the Rubicon was crossed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Opposed to Mandates; Vote for Astorino

To the Editor, In Putnam's most recent budget statement, County Executive Odell laid out how $73.10 out of every hundred county dollars goes to government mandated programs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Jo Budney Knapp  Free Access 

Mary Jo Budney Knapp, daughter of Betty and Stanley (Mackey) Budney, was born on November 24, 1951 and died on September 27, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer.She grew up in Cold Spring and after marrying Peter Knapp moved to Fishkill. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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For Rent

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Main St. 1 blk from RR . Studio, 2 BDR, Duplex, M-F 9-5 914-761-8880 x11 COLD SPRING 1 BDRM APT Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/mo everything included. Plenty of parking. Also, Spacious 2 BDR. avail. More...

Help Wanted

ROUND UP TEXAS BBQ Seeking P/T server and light kitchen help Call 845-809-5557 More...

Breaking News - 9/29/2014 12:33 PM

Senior Sweep at Haldane Pep Rally

This year marks the first Friday Night Lights homecoming game for Haldane, and spirit week kicked off with contagious school pride. The pep rally Friday afternoon was no exception. More...

Historic Visit of Legislators to Cold Spring: Broad Support for Butterfield Senior Center  Free Access 

BUTTERFIELD PROJECT

The county Legislature’s Physical Services Committee came to Philipstown Tuesday night at the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue, a visit so rare some called it historic, to discuss the need for a new senior center and the planned Butterfield project. More...

Amber Alert Helps Find Cold Spring Girl

Since 2002, 57 Amber Alert messages broadcast throughout New York State have resulted in successful conclusions. More...

Westchester Woman Dies at Cold Spring Motel

The body of a woman found in a room at the Countryside Motel on Route 9 in Cold Spring Thursday has been identified as a resident of Verplanck in northern Westchester. Funeral arrangments also were set. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

‘I, Putin’ Author at Butterfield Library  Free Access 

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY

On Sunday afternoon, the Butterfield Library hosted the first of this fall’s Writers Reading series, a program through the Putnam Arts Council. More...

Happy Birthday Star Spangled Banner (and All-American Apple Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

“The Star Spangled Banner” is 200 years old this month. Many Americans are surprised to learn that this anthem, originally a poem entitled "Defence of Fort M'Henry", was not written until 1814. More...

Local Resident Finalist in Triscuit Competition

The Triscuit Summer Snackoff competition brought in 900 entries and picked only 25 finalists. Cold Spring’s own Suzy Sparozic has been in second place, but the standing is always changing because voting is daily. More...

Religious News

‘Something Great and Wonderful’ Fills Church with Music for Fundraiser

The First Presbyterian Church welcomed awardwinning musicians for its annual benefit concert on Saturday night. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info. More...

Sports

Boys’ Soccer Tops Putnam Valley, 2-1, Loses to North Salem & Arlington B

The Blue Devils' soccer team got second-half goals from Peter Hoffmann and Ramsey Heitmann to hold off Putnam Valley 2-1 this past Saturday. More...

Girls’ Soccer Falls to Arlington B & North Salem

The girls' soccer team dropped a pair of league contests this week, falling to Arlington B 3-1 and North Salem 1-0. More...

Woodlands Too Much for Haldane

McCollum, Giachinta touchdowns not enough in 41-12 loss

Fresh off a win over Yonkers Montessori that featured a number of big offensive plays, the Haldane Blue Devils had the tables turned in Saturday's 41-12 loss to home-standing Woodlands. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Erin Rodino and Mark Braselmann

Erin Rodino and Mark Braselmann were married on July 25, 2014, at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. Erin Rodino is the daughter of Larry and Rosemary Rodino. Mark Braselmann is the son of Dr. Peter and Jackie Braselmann. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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