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Violent home invasion shocks Putnam Valley  Free Access 

A 69 year old Putnam Valley man has suffered injuries to his face, head, chest and neck during a violent home invasion. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Thursday of William Gilligan, 31, of Newburgh in connection with the alleged incident. More...

Hot Dogs & Politics On Tap Next Week

The PCNR and our sister paper the Courier are having a picnic-style candidate forum next week. More...

NYC Hiker Found on Breakneck; Huge Search

A New York City woman out for a hike to capture the sunset over the Hudson River caused quite a stir when she went missing on Breakneck Mountain in Philipstown for five hours before being found safe shortly before midnight Thursday. More...

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Civics and Politics

Large Shopping Centers Doomed in Putnam?

Putnam County Legislature

Large box store shopping centers such as Patterson Crossing appear to be doomed in Putnam County. More...

Recreation Center First Up at Town Budget Workshop

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

And so begins the Philipstown budget meetings: the Philipstown Town Board went over the 2015 budget for the Philipstown Recreation Center last week. More...

Chamber Mixer Set for Glynwood

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce October mixer is to be held Thursday, October 23, from 6:30-9p.m. at Glynwood, 362 Glynwood Road (off Route 301), Cold Spring. More...

Schools

Fall Ball Raises Over $30,000

HALDANE SCHOOL FOUNDATION

The Haldane School Foundation announced that over $30,000 was raised for the local school district at its annual Fall Ball Fundraiser on Oct 4th. More...

Fire Safety Week Celebrated at Local Schools

Cold Spring & Garrison Youngsters Learn Valuable Lessons

Fire Safety Week was celebrated with assemblies for Haldane students in grades kindergarten through middle school. Former Cold Spring Fire Chief Dan Valentine presented the programs to the children. More...

Later Start Time for High School?

Come November 18, Haldane’s Board of Education will be discussing the possibility of Haldane’s High School students starting the school day at 8:30am, an hour later than the current start time. According to Superintendent Dr. More...

Religious News

Jazz Vespers at Presbyterian Church

Grammy Winning Percussionist Jeff Haynes

On Saturday, October 18, the Jazz Vespers will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, at 10 Academy Street in Cold Spring. The performance is 5:30pm to 7pm, and is free for all ages. More...

Putnam to Celebrate Day of Prayer

Many of Putnam's movers and shakers will be up early next Tuesday to attend the county's annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast. 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

Haldane Girls’ Soccer Rolls to Four Wins

Lady Blue Devils down Lakeland, Beacon, Lourdes and Hendrick Hudson in five-day span

Last week, Haldane's girls' soccer team faced one of the most onerous schedule gauntlets any Blue Devil team has faced in recent memory. The Lady Blue Devils played four games in five days – facing a mix of big schools and heated rivals. More...

Tennis Wins Hudson River Fall Classic

This year, Section 1 decided to not play a league team tournament, so Haldane coach Simon Dudar and the other coaches in the Blue Devils' league put together a tournament of their own. More...

Football Team Routs Valhalla 35-8

Matt Balducci had a 94-yard touchdown run and quarterback Tyler Giachinta threw a pair of scoring strikes to lead Haldane to a 35-8 win over home-standing Valhalla. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Andrew W. Pless

Andrew W. Pless, formerly of Cold Spring, NY, and a new resident of Darien, CT, peacefully passed away on the evening of Sunday, October 12, 2014, surrounded by family. He was 99 years old. More...

Orlo R. Clark IV

Orlo R. Clark IV, 52, passed away at his home in Holmes on Tuesday, October 07, 2014. A resident of Holmes since 2002, he had previously resided in Pleasantville. More...

Breaking News - 1:43 PM

Maloney, Hayworth Urge Travel Ban as Ebola Precaution

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Breaking News - 1:15 PM

Hayworth & Maloney Race Tightens More  Free Access 

A recent Siena Research Institute poll shows Dr. Nan Hayworth pulling ahead in the polls for the 18th District seat over incumbent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. Hayworth, who won in 2010, lost the seat in 2012 to Maloney. More...

Lawyers Cry Foul, Say Hawkins Misled Public  Free Access 

Plus cemetery shuffle, & a new fire house?

At Tuesday evening's 2-1/2 hour village meeting, the law firm of Wormser, Kiely, Galef and Jacobs LLP – which was hired by the Village Board to work with the Planning Board on the Butterfield project – shot back at allegations that they m More...

The Big Time: Philipstown Hawks Play at Michie Stadium for Army Day  Free Access 

The threat of rain couldn’t lessen the chance of great memories being made at Michie Stadium on Saturday. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Don’t Let Jack Frost be ‘Frozen’ Out (and Frosted Pumpkin Muffins)

Gardening GUSTO

The movie “Frozen” is a mega-success and the hype is ubiquitous. That’s fine. But savvy parents know that glued-to-the-screen time needs to be balanced with free, imaginative, outdoor play. More...

The Garrison Drummer Who Made A Fortune & Then Lost It  Free Access 

But The Beat Goes On for Paddy Boom

Scissor Sisters is an American pop group formed in 2001. The band came to prominence following the release of their Grammy nominated and chart-topping disco version of "Comfortably Numb" and subsequent debut album Scissor Sisters (2004). More...

Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest A Success at Mayor’s Park

Saturday was a chilly day in Cold Spring, but if you came down to Mayor’s Park, you would have warmed up with some good food, good music, good beer, and good company. More...

Community

Chamber’s Town-Wide Tag Sale Is Saturday  Free Access 

The second annual Town- Wide Tag Sale, organized by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held this coming Saturday, October 18 (rain date Oct 19.) The $20 registration fee includes a tag sale sign and option of having the Purple Heart Ve More...

Guess the Weight of Zac’s Pumpkin

On June 11, our Food & Garden columnist, Katherine Whiteside, wrote about growing a super-big pumpkin from seed. She recounted advice from Ed McGowan, who grew them in Canada but now lives in Putnam County. More...

Talk of our Town

I t's fall and election time! The PCNR and our sister paper the Courier are having a picnic style candidates' forum, with free hot dogs, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 pm at the VFW Hall on Gleneida Ave. in Carmel. Join us! More...

Attractions

Cold Spring Lions Host Third Annual ‘Strut Your Pup’ for Heeling Autism  Free Access 

COLD SPRING LIONS CLUB

On Saturday, October 18th, from 1 to 3 PM, the Cold Spring Lions Club will be repeating their annual “STRUT” of dogs and puppies down Main Street, Cold Spring, to show awareness of service dogs trained by Guiding Eyes for the Blind. More...

Audubon Bird Seed Sale

The beautiful autumnal display in our Hudson Valley is a signal for bird lovers to start cleaning out and putting up bird feeders for our over-wintering birds! It is also the time for Putnam Highland Audubon Society’s Bird Seed Sale. More...

Annual West Point Fall Tag Sale

WEST POINT

The West Point community will hold its annual fall yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. until 4p.m. Shoppers from neighboring communities are welcome to visit the yard sale throughout the designated housing areas on post. More...

Letters to the Editor

Terrence Murphy is Right for Putnam

Dear Editor, Regardless who wins in November Putnam County will not be represented by a local resident for the first time in our history. More...

Support for Michael Bartolotti

Dear Editor, More...

Dennis Sant’s Farewell

To the Editor, Over the past 37 years, I have been truly honored and humbled to first serve as Deputy County Clerk, and; for the past 13 years, to serve as your County Clerk. 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...

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Main St. 1 blk from RR . Studio, 2 BDR, Duplex, M-F 9-5 914-761-8880 x11 VILLAGE PARK CONDO Fishkill. Spacious 1 BDRM, Very, very clean. $1,100 + util. No pets, No smoke. Walk to village everything is there! 265-3030 More...

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