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9/11 Remembered in Cold Spring; more than 1,000 gather in Carmel  Free Access 

Across region, we remember and reflect

9/11 events culminate in Carmel at Cornerstone Park. More...

Court Officers Kick Off Putnam 9/11 Remembrances

By ERIC GROSS

Watch for More 9/11 activity updates throughout the weekend. Court officers assigned to the Putnam County Courthouse kicked off Putnam’s 9/11 remembrances Friday with a solemn ceremony outside the courthouse in downtown Carmel. More...

Last Days of Summer

…First Day of School

The last, waning days of summer turned clearly, inexorably into fall last week. Haldane and Garrison schools opened Friday, as students, some eager, others anxious, returned to classes. For the youngest ones, of course, it was their first trip. More...

New School Year Starts in Garrison

On Friday, September 2, the Garrison School threw open its doors to welcome students back after the summer break. More...

Remembering 9/11

In Garrison, in Cold Spring, and across Putnam County this Sunday, residents will reflect on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. More...

Castle Rock Faces Opposition

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

There were fireworks at the Philipstown Board of Trustees Workshop on Wednesday night, but not the kind that light up the sky. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

EVENING MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 77:30 pm – Philipstown Board Public Hearing on Ridgeline + Hillside Protection8 pm - Philipstown Board Workshop - Storm DamageTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 87 pm – Putnam Valley Zoning Board Work Session 7 pm – Philipstown More...

From the Chamber

Shop Local!

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. —Jim Stovall More...

County Covers Up on Audit Records Regarding Official Legal Notices

Putnam County has denied to provide some records regarding its audit of newspapers in Putnam County, an audit commissioned by the Legislature and conducted by county staff on county time. More...

Schools

A Busy Summer Leads to Busier Fall

GARRISON SCHOOL BOARD

The Garrison School Board meeting of August 24 was the last of the summer before the district kicked off its new school year on Friday, September 2 [see story below]. More...

Church Street Residents Create Neighborhood Safety Proposal

Almost a dozen concerned neighbors from Church Street in Cold Spring attended the Board of Trustees meeting on August 23 and, continuing their ongoing appeal, called for decisive action on safety measures needed to protect children living on the bloc More...

Got Free Milk?

The Garrison School has announced that it will once again be participating in the free milk program for its school children. More...

Perspectives

Philipstown Potpourri

Memorial to a Major (Part one of three ) More...

Cunningham’s Corner

Sunday is 9/11. All of us should take time to remember, to reflect, on the loss and on the time since. Attend a 9/11 ceremony, if possible. We have so much to remember, and so much for which to be grateful. More...

Recommendations Forthcoming for Marathon, Dockside and the Village Garage

COLD SPRING SPECIAL BOARD FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/LWRP

The Cold Spring Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/LWRP will present its recommendations for three key properties in the Village at a community workshop to be held at Haldane’s Music Room on September 17, 2011 from 2 to 4:00 PM. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of the Town

Welcome to September! We hope everyone enjoyed the PCN&R-sponsored end of summer fireworks display on Saturday night. If you weren’t able to be there, check the photos in this issue and online at pcnr.com. More...

Rockets’ Red Glare

Thousands enjoyed the fireworks display Saturday evening in Cold Spring at Dockside and the waterfront. Several bands provided musical entertainment. More...

Corrections and Clarifications

In Last week’s issue (August 31) of the PCN&R we inadvertently mislabeled one of the hurricane photos on page 1. The photo of the man in the kayak was taken by Jennifer Mihalik and the man in the kayak is Tom Foote. We regret the error. More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2011 10:36 AM

FULL STORY: FEMA Declares Putnam a Disaster Area; Will Place Assistance Center in Philipstown  Free Access 

By ERIC GROSS

County Executive Paul Eldridge finally received the call he had been waiting for from Washington. FEMA is declaring Putnam a disaster area. More...

9/11 Reflections at Garrison School  Free Access 

Photo by Annie Chesnut. More...

Ground Zero Flag Unfurled in Putnam

A flag that flew over Ground Zero was unfurled outside the Putnam Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon by emergency responders who made final plans for Sunday's 9/11 Memorial ceremony at the Carmel Cornerstone Park. More...

UPDATE: Putnam gets disaster declaration  Free Access 

NEW: Help Center to be placed in town

Putnam declared a disaster area by FEMA, and the Town of Philipstown hosted an informational Town Board workshop on Wednesday night for members of the community who have experienced flood, wind, or other damage to their homes and businesses as a resu More...

The Bird & Bottle Meets Mud & Water

Elaine Margolies at The Bird & Bottle Inn in Garrison has not had a good week. Asked how her business is doing after the storm, she sighed and said, “We’re putting it back together.” More...

Blue/White Scrimmage Offers a Glimpse of Things to Come

Blue Devils get ready to kick of season with intra-squad game

Blue Devils’ fans got their first look at Haldane’s football squad as the team held a blue/white scrimmage this past Saturday. More...

FEMA Assesses Damages

More than a week after Hurricane Irene struck, hammering Philipstown and Putnam Valley with massive rains and brutal flooding, federal emergency officials are still deciding whether Putnam sustained enough damage to merit help from the Federal Emerge More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Bibliophiles Head Into Battle

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY

Battle—of the Books, that is! For the fifth consecutive year, The Butterfield Library is participating in the Battle of the Books program with other members of the Mid- Hudson Library System. More...

Depot Hosts Aery Play Competition

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE

The Fifth Annual Aery Theatre Company 20/20 One Act Play Festival will take place from September 9 through 18 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. More...

Early Oktoberfest at Hudson Beach Glass

Start off Oktoberfest a little early by joining us in Beacon on September 30th. Come to Hudson Beach Glass to celebrate another spectacular beer tasting with Peak Organic Brewing Company from Portland, Maine. More...

Community

Religious Services

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Forensic Identification Unit Unveils the Mystery of Crime

Investigators assigned to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Forensic Identification Unit are the unsung heroes of law enforcement countywide. More...

Seeing the Culinary Institute Gardens

Members of the Highland Garden Club in Cold Spring had a delightful outing at the Culinary Institute of America on August 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Appointing Assessor

To the Editor: Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea has already tipped his hand as to why he wants to appoint an assessor rather than allowing taxpayers to elect one. More...

Government By and For the People

To the Editor: Congresswoman Nan Hayworth went to Washington to represent us, not to further her own political agenda. More...

Blathering On and Out Of Touch

To the Editor: “We have to control spending,” Nan Hayworth says; “There’s no question about it.” Off the backs of the working folks and the most vulnerable members of our society? More...

Weddings/Engagements

Brian Wallin and Melissa Pikulin Are Wed

Brian Wallin and Melissa Pikulin were married a little early; deciding to forgo the planned reception scheduled for August 28th and take their vows before an intimate group of only family and close friends on Saturday August 27th in Morristown, New J More...

Sports News

Rally for the Cause

The Vinny Zaccheo Memorial Fund is hosting “Rally for the Cause,” a Tennis Round Robin to benefit locally sponsored diabetes education programs in the Hudson Valley. More...

Devin Siegel Has Double M.V.P. Baseball Season

Devin Siegel, a 5th grader at Haldane, had a baseball season to remember this summer with the Hit and Run Highlanders 9U baseball team. More...

Take-A-Hike Program Featured in Ramble

As part of the Twelfth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble the Hudson Highlands Land Trust is offering its Breakneck Ridge Challenge on September 24. More...

Weekly Poll

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