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Breaking News - 8/28/2011 4:45 PM

Photos from Hurricane Irene  Free Access 

Damage widespread, from Garrison to Cold Spring to Carmel

Photos of storm damage from around Putnam County More...

Fusion Cuisine in The Woods

Dining out in the Hudson Valley

There’s a piece of land right on the border of Putnam Valley and Cortlandt that locals used to refer to as “the Hollowbrook Drive-In” years after it stopped being a drive-in theater and de facto recreation area for local teens. More...

Earthquake Felt in Putnam

A stunned Putnam County felt earthquake tremors for about 10 seconds at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, emanating from a 5.9 earthquake centered in northern Virginia. More...

Butterfield Developer Delayed

While Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge described the development of the former Butterfield Hospital site in Cold Spring as a “unique opportunity” and the chairman of the Putnam Legislature Vincent Tamagna urged his colleagues to comm More...

Sure To Shine

Haldane Practices for Fall Season Show Promise

There was a buzz around Haldane this past week that seemed to awake the school from its summer-long slumber. More...

 

Civics and Politics

EVENING MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 247:30pm – Garrison School Board Meeting THURSDAY AUGUST 257:30pm – Cold Spring Special Board for Comp. More...

From the Chamber

Locally Owned Businesses: The Backbone of Our Community

People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps – Mary Kay Ash More...

Speed Week Has Amazing Results

A traffic enforcement campaign targeting speeding motorists during the second week in August throughout northern Westchester, Putnam and southern Dutchess counties had amazing results. More...

Schools

Haldane Gears Up for a New School Year

Where Did the Summer Go?

The Haldane School Board gathered at 5 o’clock on August 16 for its second summer meeting. More...

Tennis Courts, Anyone?

Haldane Board debates the merits of repair vs. replacement

On Tuesday the 16th of August, a nice-and-early 5 pm start time did little to quell the enthusiasm of several Haldane School Board members for robust discussion. More...

Athletic Fields Need Tackling

Sport fields in Cold Spring, Nelsonville, and Garrison are overused and substandard, according to a Philipstown Athletic Fields Group formed to address the mounting problem. More...

Letters to the Editor

Questionable Ethics

To The Editor: A correction to one of my assertions, the political advertisement to which I had referred in an earlier letter, can be found in the October 29, 2009 edition of the PCNR on page 8. More...

New Monkey Business In Philipstown

To The Editor: I have attended many Philipstown Town Board workshops. These meetings have been run much differently in the last 2 years. Recently, meetings have been called on short notice (24 hours or less) on non-traditional days of the week. More...

Once Lost, Now Found

To The Editor: On Monday, August 8th my car was stolen from my driveway and I never thought I would see it again. Thankfully, I was wrong! More...

General Stories

Hurricane Preparedness  Free Access 

The hurricane/coastal storm season in New York State began on June 1 and runs through November 30. More...

Sports News

Beacon Hoops Blue Team Wins 1st Place in Summer League!

Seven Cold Spring and 2 Beacon kids took 1st place on Thursday in Beacon Hoops Summer League Championship. More...

Cold Spring Walking Tour on Saturday

Join the Volkssport Club of West Point for a group walk in Cold Spring on Saturday, 27 August. Walkers will meet at Cold Spring Depot restaurant, 1 Depot Square, at 9 a.m. for registration. AVA books will be stamped at the completion of the walk. More...

Tour de Putnam Postponed

Hurricane Irene forces rescheduling of Bicycle Event until October 16

Tour de Putnam Postponed Hurricane Irene forces rescheduling of Bicycle Event until O More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2011 1:18 PM

Metro-North to resume limited service this afternoon  Free Access 

But only as far as Croton-Harmon, North White Plains

More storm aftermath: 58,000 now without power More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2011 6:50 AM

Philipstown, Cold Spring recovery begins  Free Access 

Flooding widespread; train service still out

The cleanup from Hurricane Irene in Cold Spring and Philipstown will take days. More...

Before Quake, Half Near Indian Point Said Keep it Open

A Marist Poll released August 16th showed that close to half of residents near the Indian Point nuclear power plant want to keep it open. More...

Trolling for Treasures

Garrison’s Landing was transformed into a rainbowhued arts and crafts bazaar over the weekend as the Garrison Art center hosted its 42nd Annual Fine Crafts Fair. More...

Hudson Valley Pedal Rolls through Philipstown

150 cyclists from 25 states and Canada took to their bikes last week for the Great Hudson Valley Pedal event, organized by Parks & Trails New York. More...

Village, Town Garage Merger?

At its Aug. 18 meeting the Comprehensive Plan Special Board announced a Community Workshop to discuss three major projects: the Village Garage, Marathon and Dockside, set for Saturday, Sept. 19. More...

Stopping Traffic: Brooks Brothers on Main

 Last week a shiny location bus and a few smaller vehicles rolled down Main Street in Cold Spring and into the parking lot behind Carolyn’s Flower Shop. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Family Man Seeks Legislative Seat

Robert P. McGuigan Jr., Bobby, has recovered from serious back surgery and is vying to regain a seat at the political table. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Bannerman Offers Kayak Race, Irish Folk Concert in September

The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. and M & T Bank are sponsoring a kayak race to Bannerman Island. The Great Bannerman Island Kayak Race will leave Kowawese Park in New Windsor, on September 17 at 9 am. More...

‘The Nature of Things’ at Tilly Foster Farm

Two events are coming up this week at the Tilly Foster Farm on Rte 312 in Brewster. More...

Coming Soon: Farmers’ Market Community Dinner

Join your friends and neighbors on Sept. 7, at 7 pm at The Garrison for the 9th Annual Cold Spring Farmers’ Market Community Dinner. Adults: $35 (paid in advance), or $40 at the door. Kids: ages 12-18 are $20; ages 6 & under are free. More...

Community

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl More...

Our Lady of Loretto Parishioners Show Support for Africa Drought Relief

Father Brian T. McSweeney, pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, reported that his parishioners were very generous in their support of Catholic Relief Services’ campaign for Africa Drought Relief. More...

Picnic in the Park for Cold Spring Seniors

The weather was just perfect, sunny and breezy, at Mayor’s Park on Saturday for the Cold Spring Annual Senior Picnic. About 200 senior citizens showed up to enjoy the barbeque and the beautiful views on the shore of the Hudson River. More...

Births

Kayla Joyce Ritell

Kayla Joyce Ritell was born on August 9, 2011, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center to Pamela and Russell Ritell of Cold Spring and big sister Lola Bella Ritell. Congratulations to all! Peace, Love and Kayla. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Concetta A. Timoney

Visitation Thursday evening, funeral Mass Friday Concetta A. Timoney, age 81, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Elms of Cranbury in Cranbury, NJ. More...

Virginio 'Gene' Vanzo

Virginio “Gene” Vanzo, age 91, a 50-year resident of Cold Spring, NY, died on Friday, August 19, 2011 at his residence in Cold Spring. Born August 2, 1920 in Carisolo, Italy, he was the son of the late Victor and Maria (Povinelli) Vanzo. More...

Briefly Noted

Fishkill Signal Almost Done

The long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Fishkill Road and Route 9 is closer to completion, according to Philipstown Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico. More...

Body Found Floating in Hudson Identified

The body of a naked man found floating in the Hudson River in the vicinity of Constitution Island earlier this month has been identified as a resident of Brooklyn. More...

Bag Sale at Gift Shop

During the month of August clothing and back porch items are just $5 / bag. Open Thursdays and Saturdays 10-4. First Presbyterian Church, Route 6N & Secor Rd., Mahopac. More...

Weekly Poll

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