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Breaking News - 9/19/2014 3:14 PM

Body found at Countryside Motel identified as Verplanck woman

Updated with new details

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. More...

Breaking News - 9/19/2014 10:40 AM

Shouting Match at Legislature Over Butterfield Meeting  Free Access 

Updated with new details

Tuesday's meeting of the Legislature's Physical Services Committee, called expressly to discuss the Butterfield project, will now be at 7 pm at the VFW on Kemble Avenue, according to Chairman Carl Albano. More...

Putnam’s Best Chefs and Fine Wines for United Way

Here in Putnam, we are lucky to live in a big, beautiful and bountiful county. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Consolidation and Coyotes Discussed in Nelsonville

Village of Nelsonville

Nelsonville officials discussed possible court consolidation efforts and roving coyote packs during the village's monthly meeting Monday night. More...

Recycling Center to get New Generator

 On Wednesday, the Philipstown Town Board held a special meeting to approve a resolution on a new generator for the recycling center on Lane Gate road, Cold Spring. More...

Hawkins & Francisco Target Fadde & Molloy

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The PCNR learned from sources in recent days that former village Trustee Matt Francisco has demanded records from Village Clerk Mary Saari pertaining to 91 Main Street, which is the address of Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill Restaurant, owned by Trustee More...

Schools

Haldane Workshop Hails Staff & Volunteers

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

The Haldane Board of Education met Tuesday for its first workshop of the school year. More...

Modifications at Haldane Field

The year-old Haldane football field and nearby drainage area are undergoing modifications to address runoff, reports Supt. Dr. Diana Bowers. More...

Religious News

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...

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley Spiritual & Musical Ensemble

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley’s new spiritual leaders, Rabbis Steve Altarescu and Laurie Levy, will be joined by Cantor Howard Kilik, Accompanist Cary Brown and the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley Choir as they lead a spiritual journey thro More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue High Holy Day Observances

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) will once again invite the community to join with it to observe the Jewish High Holy Days and mark the beginning of the Hebrew calendar year 5775. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Run Past Yonkers 38-10

Balducci rushes for 201 yards, returns kick for TD in win

Coming off a season opening shutout loss to Rye Neck, coach Ryan McConville's Blue Devil squad was looking to get their offense untracked in their week two match up with Yonkers Montessori. More...

Boys’ Soccer Wins Two in Dramatic Fashion

Still stinging from a 1-0 loss to Arlington B on a penalty kick, the Haldane boys’ soccer team produced a pair of emotional wins to salvage their week. More...

A Nail-Biter in Boys' Soccer

Daggers Run But Can’t Hyde In the opening match of their 2014 fall season, the Philipstown Boys' U16 Daggers took on the Hyde Park Blazers. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: NEW homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. More...

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...

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...

Breaking News - 11:08 AM

Wild afternoon for county’s EMS responders

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling described Friday’s back-to-back-to back major incidents as “one of the busiest two-hour periods” in county emergency services history.The first call was received at the Putnam 9-1-1 Center at More...

Breaking News - 9/19/2014 4:09 PM

Butterfield to Go to HDRB, Despite Concerns on Scale

The Butterfield Project will be going before the Historic District Review Board, a decision made after the Village Planning Board held a two-hour meeting on Wednesday that nearly stalled on the question of the “scale and mass” of the project.  W More...

Breaking News - 9/18/2014 2:33 PM

Putnam Legislature Conservative Primary ends in tie

Members of the Putnam County Conservative Committee must decide which of two candidates will represent their party in the November general election for the District No.8 seat held by Legislator Dini LoBue. More...

Work Starts on New Dunkin’

It appears that Dunkin’ Donuts is fast becoming a reality. Work on the building on Chestnut Street has commenced in a flurry of activity on the property. More...

Real Estate Developer Jim Klein to Be Honored  Free Access 

The Putnam History Museum will present several awards to locals who have made a lasting impact through their work at the Annual Gala on Sunday, September 28. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Signs of Autumn: Blue Jays and Yellow Almanacs (and Chicken Pot Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

Have you noticed that September always starts with boisterous blue jay jamming? More...

Truth, Justice & The American Way in Comics  Free Access 

This week we interview the PCNR's own Jimmy Olsen: Dennis Mazzuca. Jimmy, of course, was a supporting character in Superman, but also then had his own comic book. More...

Music Events At The Beanrunner Café

A number of shows are set for the Beanrunner Cafe in coming weeks. Here’s a rundown: Jeff Allen Quintet with Luke Franco (guitar), Chris Talio (bass), Neil Alexander (keyboard), and special guest on sax. More...

Community

The Doctor Says: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Flu season is right around the corner and the Putnam Health Department has encouraged the public to receive their annual flu shots. Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Senior Sweep at North Highlands Bingo

The North Highlands Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosted their customary Bingo Night on Friday, September 12, with tasty snacks and hot dogs for all to enjoy. More...

Garrison Resident Remembered on 9/11

David Fodor Was Among Eight from County Who Died

The tradition continued in Carmel on September 11 when 500 men, women and children paused and reflected on the tragedy that befell mankind 13 years ago during terrorist attacks on the U.S. More...

Attractions

Constitution Island Family Day

Constitution Island

Bring the bunch to Family Day on Constitution Island on Saturday, September 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm! More...

Costume Horse Show is Set for Fall Fest

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is excited to announce its upcoming TEC Annual Fall Festival: Horse Show & Fundraiser scheduled for October 18. More...

Talk on Freemasons & U.S. Presidents at the Howland Public Library

Join author and lecturer, Saul Silas Fathi, as he presents the fascinating lecture, “Freemasons & U.S. Presidents” at the Howland Public Library on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 3 – 4:30pm. Mr. More...

Perspectives

Rethinking Public Health

Eat Smart Restaurant Week kicked off for a two-week stretch earlier this month and continues this week. Thirtyfive Putnam eateries joined the effort to demonstrate first hand that delicious and healthy can go hand in hand. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thelma (Ford) Alderman

Thelma (Ford) Alderman, 86, died suddenly on September 10, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Annabel Osborn Prentice and Simon James Terrence Botterill

Annabel Osborn Prentice and Simon James Terrence Botterill were married on August 30 at St. Philip's Church in the Highlands in Garrison. The Rev. Francis Geer performed the ceremony. A reception was held at the bride's Garrison home, Wing and Wing. More...

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