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A Case of Mistaken Identity

Sheriff's department searches for teen, finds him in county jail

It was an unbelievable ending to a day-long search for a missing teenager,when the 16-year-old Guatemalan native was found inside the Putnam Correctional Facility under a false identity. More...

Foreclosures Reach All- Time High

County officials are calling it a sign of the times: Putnam's foreclosure actions and judgments have reached all time highs. More...

Scenic Hudson Buys 13 Acres next to Foundry

Taking another step in its campaign to Save the Land That Matters Most, Scenic Hudson has purchased 13 acres next to the organization's West Point Foundry Preserve. More...

Putnam Unemployment Rate Highest in 20 Years

Putnam's rate of unemployment is the highest in 20 years. The Putnam Legislature's Economic Development Committee received the disturbing news at its meeting last Thursday night—7 percent of the county's population is out of work. More...

Shea Gets the Nod

The Independence Party has endorsed Richard Shea for Philipstown Supervisor, and John Van Tassel and Betty Budney for Philipstown Town Council for the 2009 General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3. More...

Talk of our Town

As we enjoy what's left of the summer, please don't forget that a gift subscription to the PCN&R is the perfect way to keep your college student up to date on happenings at home. There was another bear sighting last week. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D 845-265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Sat. Aug. 29 - Ice cream party for summer readers, 11am Sat. Sept. More...

Military Reenactments Take Place at Constitution Island

This Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30, 2009, is Reenactment Weekend at Constitution Island. During Reenactment Weekend soldiers camp on the island and do various demonstrations of military activities. More...

Summer Concludes with Big Band Sounds at Boscobel

On Saturday, September 12 Boscobel House & Gardens will celebrate summer's end in its usual big way: with the annual Big Band Concert and Sunset Picnic. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth V. Bitil Marion

Elizabeth V. Bitil, age 90, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 20, 2009. Born in Cold Spring on September 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Frances (Cervone) Landolfi. More...

Bitil Marion Corcoran

Marion Corcoran, age 87, of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at her home. More...

Marie Markis

Marie Markis, 79, of Putnam Valley, passed away with her family at her side on August 21, 2009. More...

Sports News

Fire Department, Surprise Lake Camp Help Youth

After seven successful weeks of summer camp, the Philipstown Recreation Department had a challenge on their hands. The roof of the Claudio Marzollo Community Center was due to be replaced, and the last week of camp needed a new location. More...

Manitoga Summer Camp: Kids, Unplugged

Choruses of "fairies, fairies, wave your magic wands" and the sound of soft bells echoed throughout the forest. Titania and Oberon joined hands as Puck, the little changeling boy and the entire cast looked on in content approval. More...

Hike, Kayak, Bike with the Mountain Club

In September 1609, Henry Hudson and the crew of the Half Moon explored the magnificent Hudson River. More...

PCN&R Classifieds

NEW LOCATION

PCN&R Classifieds are available at: blog.pcnr.com/classifieds/ More...

Angst Spurs Action

Worried property owners besiege town hall over zoning

The Philipstown Town Hall has been unusually busy in the past week. According to Town Clerk Tina Merando, in her 17 years of service, she has never seen so many people requesting copies of official documents from the town. More...

Waterfront Lights to Change

While at first sight the Cold Spring waterfront may not seem to be in need of fixing, plans are underway to take down all the existing tall pole lighting lampposts pictured above and install new shorter hip height lamps called panorama bollards lig More...

Keeping an Eye on the Nation's Nonprofits

Americans give more to charity than any other nation, and typically they expect their money to go where they intend. More...

Sales Tax Revenue in Free Fall

Putnam County sales tax revenue is in a free-fall with no relief in sight. More...

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Philipstown

Notice is hereby given, that the Town Board of Philipstown will conduct a Public Hearing on September 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Corrections

The website listed at the end of our 8/12/09 article on St. Luke's Nursery School was an old one. The correct website for St. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

HALDANE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE 2009-10

HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES

Effective - September 2009 HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES Route #1 - High School/Middle School (Yellow) Leave 6:20 AM East onto Rte. 301, North onto Rte. 9. Right onto East Mountain Road South; Left onto East Mountain Road North. More...

GARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Times are approximate. Please be at your stop 5 minutes earlier.

SCHOOL: O'NEILL & HALDANE ROUTE: PURPLE Leave from School: 6:21 AM - Arrive at Garrison School: 6:45 AM R - Route 9D north to Plumbush, turn around. Route 9D south, L - Manitou Rd., L - South Mtn. More...

Local School Board Meeting Calendars for 2009-10

(see individual school websites for more detail) GUFSD Board of Ed 2009-10 Haldane CSD Board of Ed 2009-10 Lakeland CSD Board of Ed 2009-10 PVCSD Board of Ed 2009-10 More...

Letters to the Editor

Budget Cuts, Contract Disputes, and the Core Curriculum

The Back to School Experience

For some of us, it means tearfully dropping our young ones off for the very first time, whether it be to kindergarten or nursery school. More...

Is Supervisor a Bully?

To the Editor: At the August 19th Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, the subject of Peekskill Hollow Road came up, as it often does. More...

Why Protecting PHR is So Important

To the Editor: Today Peekskill Hollow road is flanked by historic cemeteries, ancient Indian burial grounds, eight houses built in the 1700 and 1800s, an Historic Church, stone chambers, stone walls, horse farms, open fields, and beautiful ridge More...

Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut St. Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott Hamblen, Rector, 265- 253Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Create a Blanket of Hope for the Montrose Veterans

Last year, Alexis and Colleen Bancroft collected over 120 red, white, and blue lap size blankets for injured soldiers at the Walter Reed Hospital. More...

Sister Professes Her Vows

Ceremonies at Graymoor

St. John's Church, Graymoor, in Garrison, was the scene for the profession of perpetual vows by Sister Ana Maria Causa, as a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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