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Armistice Achieved

After years of dispute, Garrison teachers, district sign contract

The September 2, 2009, board meeting of the Garrison Union Free School District began with an announcement that the board has reached agreement on a new contract with the Garrison Teachers Association and would vote to approve it immediately. More...

The Bear and the Bees

Karen Shea of Philipstown spotted this bear in her backyard on Tuesday. More...

County Will Help Pay for Cold Spring Trash Removal

Cold Spring will get the financial help needed to pick up its trash. The Putnam Legislature voted 6-3 last week to expend $7,500 that will assist the village government with its increasing costs for garbage pick-up. More...

Polls Open at 6am Tuesday Countywide

Putnam County Elections Commissioners Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco and their staffs didn't have much of a vacation this summer now that 69 candidates have filed petitions to run for 34 positions in town and county government this fall. More...

Tuesday, September 15 Primary

The PCN&R invited candidates participating in the September 15 primary elections to provide personal information and respond to a series of questions. More...

Talk of our Town

Working in the PCN&R office on Labor Day gave us a delightful—and heartwarming—view of the Main Street sidewalks chock full of shoppers and sightseers. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Will I See My Dog in Heaven? Signing at Graymoor

On Sunday, September 27, immediately following the 11am Mass outside Pilgrim Hall, Graymoor, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are welcoming Franciscan friar and popular writer Fr. More...

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. More...

Oldest House in Garrison Opens for Two Weekends

Enjoy a rare guided tour of the Mandeville House, the oldest house in Garrison. More...

Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott- Hamblen, Rector, 265- 2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

The Heroes of Flight 93 Honored in Words, Images

On September 11th, 2001, while we were being attacked by hijackers using commercial airliners as weapons, the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco, CA, took their plane back from the terrorists, but los More...

Cold Spring's Luisa Perkins Speaks at Geneology Fair

On Saturday, September 19, from 10am to 3pm, the Yorktown Family History Library, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will host a Family History Fair, which will feature a lecture by Cold Spring resident Luisa Perkins. More...

DESTEFANO WITHDRAWS FROM SHERIFF'S RACE

Full Story

Senior Center Could Close

County Executive Robert Bondi has proposed closing the Senior Center on Cedar Street in Cold Spring and cutting other "quality of life discretionary programs. More...

Re-Zoning Packs the House

On September 3, 2009, there was quite a crowd at the Philipstown Town Hall for the town board meeting. More...

Haldane Teachers to Get Pay Raise

The Haldane Central School District has reached a new, two-year agreement with the Haldane Faculty Association (HFA) which represents Haldane's teachers and teachers' assistants for grades K-12. More...

Fate Still Unknown in County's Battle with MTA

The Putnam County Legislature plans to fight the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recently enacted mobility tax through the courts. More...

Analyzing the Crime Stats

Putnam Sheriff's Race

As the Sheriff's race has intensified in the weeks leading up to the primary, the four candidates have made crime statistics one of the top issues of the campaign. More...

McGuire's Taps into Old Irish Tradition

Part of a series on local eateries

McGuire's on Main in Cold Spring has just become the world's most recent addition to a global fraternity of pubs that serve up one of Ireland's most beloved exports - Guinness stout. More...

Putnam to Remember 9-11 Friday Evening

Eight Putnam residents who died on September 11, 2001, will be remembered Friday evening at the 9-11 memorial service at Carmel's Cornerstone Park. More...

2009 Primary Elections

Esther McHenry AGE: 68 FAMILY: My son Scott has a bookstore in Peekskill. I live with my terrier in a cottage in Putnam Valley. More...

Democratic Candidate for Putnam Valley Town Board

Wendy Whetsel AGE: 65 FAMILY: Married to Bill, son Jofre, Daughter-in-law Stacy, Grandson, Jofre Jr. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

John Swartzwelder Wins National Essay Competition

Last spring, students at the Garrison School had the opportunity to participate in an essay writing contest sponsored by I Won't Cheat, a national organization dedicated to promoting honesty. More...

Letters to the Editor

Eight Years Later: Have We Forgotten?

Editorial

This Friday- September 11—marks the eighth anniversary since the United States was attacked by terrorists wielding airplanes as their weapons. More...

Zoning Input Welcomed

To the Editor: The readers of your August 26th article headlined "Angst Spurs Action" may not be aware that the proposed new zoning law complete with maps is and has been available on the Town's website for all to see ( http://philipstown. More...

Light Pollution

To the Editor: In the August 26th issue of the PCN&R, there was a front page article on the proposed lighting improvement project for the Cold Spring waterfront. More...

Sports News

Blue Devils Prepare to Face Chester

A young Haldane team looks to build on last year's 5-4 season

With Haldane football beginning its season against Chester this Friday, fall will have officially started in the Hudson Valley. The Blue Devils' season opens with a road game against Chester High School at 7pm on Friday night. More...

Putnam Valley Football Plans to Improve

After a losing season in '08, the Tigers are excited about the upcoming season. They're returning some key players they missed due to injury last year and are entering a new league. More...

Lyons Named to NE-10 Conference Honor Roll

Cold Spring's Megan Lyons, a sophomore at Southern Connecticut State University, was named to the weekly honor roll of the Northeast-10 Conference for her play with the Southern Connecticut Owls, as the Owls opened their season with a 3-0 winning s More...

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