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Candidates Trade Views, Barbs in PCN&R Forum  Free Access 

Packed House Rapt by Dirt Roads, Fire Study, Zoning and Much More
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PLUS: Full video of the debate, a standing-room only, no-holds-barred, pre-election event, the PCN&R Candidates Forum, with all the color and entertainment value of a Broadway show, minus the orchestra. More...

Hawks Shut down New Paltz

The Mitey Mite Hawks came together on Sunday in Mayor’s Park to dominate and shut down New Paltz’s powerful offense. More...

Philipstown Home Invasion Results in Arrest

A Philipstown home invasion and alleged assault of a former acquaintance has resulted in a Peekskill man remanded to the Putnam Correctional Facility. More...

Legislators Endorse Butterfield Site for Government Complex

Philipstown developer Paul Guillaro left last week’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee with a smile after the threemember panel agreed in principle to create a satellite office complex on the former site of t More...

 

Civics and Politics

Desmond-Fish Gets a Reluctant Thumbs Down

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Philipstown Board met in its typical, back-to-theaudience conference room setting last Wednesday night for a workshop to hear budget requests from Carol Donick of the Desmond-Fish Library, Amber Stickle of Philipstown Recreation, and the Town&rsq More...

Sales Tax Revenue Soars

Putnam’s sales tax revenue is flying high. More...

Bridge Authority Bridges Well Maintained, Safe

With recent attention on the need to improving bridge conditions throughout the country, travelers across the Bridge Authority’s five Mid- Hudson region bridges can rest assured that these bridges are well maintained and safe. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Musical Genius Revealed

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

On Saturday, October 29th at 5 pm author Michael Musgrave will discuss his new book, The Life of Schumann, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. . More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27Rob SCHEPS, DAVID BUDWAYThe Silver Spoon, 124 Main Street, Cold Springsilverspooncoldspring.comSATURDAY OCTOBER 29THE STATINSWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwhistlingwill More...

Poets at the Beanrunner

On Monday, November 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Poets Read Poetry, a group of talented local poets, will present Poets on Artists: A Secret Love at the BeanRunner Café BRC Gallery, 201 S. Division Street & Esther Street, Peekskill More...

Community

Boat Club Season Ends, Docks Removed for Winter Storage

The Cold Spring Boat Club’s 2011season brought more than 2,600 visitors to village shops and restaurants, customers with money to spend and no vehicle to park. More...

Religious Services

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

South Highland Mission Projects

South Highland United Methodist Church will be conducting two fall mission projects. Gently used and cleaned coats, sweaters and sweatshirts will be accepted for donation for those in need this winter. More...

Letters to the Editor

Scuccimarra Listens

To the Editor: Of all the sitting and wanttobe electeds, the only one that always shows up to learn, to listen, and to research the facts is Barbara Scuccimarra. More...

Tough but No Tact?

To the Editor: Over the last six years we have observed Dave Merandy’s work as President of the Haldane School Board and are impressed by his effective management, his willingness to take on tough issues, his dedication to the school system, an More...

Take a Look at DeMarco

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School News

Putnam Valley Schools Closed Again on Wednesday:Lakeland Schools: One-Hour Delay for Wed.  Free Access 

Normal bus routes where possible

The PCN&R has learned that Putnam Valley Schools will be closed again on Wednesday. The Lakeland Central School District will be operating on a one-hour delay on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Briefly Noted

Waterfront Revitalization Strategy Nears an End

The Cold Spring Special Board has scheduled a series of meetings to wind up its work on a Local Waterfront Revitalization Strategy. More...

Talk of our Town

Happy Halloween! Have a great time at all of the Halloween events in Putnam this weekend. We have a listing of festive, fun, and spooky events to choose from in this issue. More...

‘Wedding’ Night at Hudson House to Mark Halloween

A Halloween themed dinner theatre event is coming up at the Hudson House Inn. Once a century on All Hallow’s Eve, the Willobee Witches Coven gathers to conjure a groom for Lily Le Fey, a young deserving maiden. More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2011 5:17 PM

HALDANE ROLLS PAST PALISADES PREP, 63-0, IN PLAYOFF  Free Access 

Next game set for Saturday, in Mahopac

The Blue Devils' victory was their first sectional win in four years, that time over Eldred. The Devils scored 34 points in the first quarter. More...

Putnam Valley Schools Closed Again on Wednesday:Lakeland Schools: One-Hour Delay for Wed.  Free Access 

Normal bus routes where possible

The PCN&R has learned that Putnam Valley Schools will be closed again on Wednesday. The Lakeland Central School District will be operating on a one-hour delay on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Pumpkin and Pizza Time at Putnam Valley Elementary

On Friday, October 21, the Putnam Valley PTA sponsored one of their best attended and most enjoyable grade level events: The annual Kindergarten pizza and Pumpkin Party, at Putnam Valley Elementary School.   More...

Putnam’s 12 Heroes Remembered by Vietnam Memorial

The names of 12 Putnam residents are listed among the 58,267 brave members of the military who perished in the Vietnam War. More...

Garrison’s Pumpkin Glow is Fun Galore

The 2nd annual Pumpkin Glow event , sponsored by the Friends of the Desmond- Fish library, was Sunday, October 23, from 6 to 7 pm on the steps of the library in Garrison. More...

Desmond-Fish Gets a Reluctant Thumbs Down

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Philipstown Board met in its typical, back-to-theaudience conference room setting last Wednesday night for a workshop to hear budget requests from Carol Donick of the Desmond-Fish Library, Amber Stickle of Philipstown Recreation, and the Town&rsq More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

MaryEllen Odell, Republican

As MaryEllen Odell traverses Putnam County, the contrast between last year’s campaign for County Executive and this year’s is striking. Night and day might better encapsulate it. More...

Alan Schneider, Democrat

Alan Schneider, 62, is the kind of candidate who shows up at an interview with his own tape recorder, just to make sure he’s not misquoted. More...

Common Sense Now PAC Backs Putnam Valley Candidates

Putnam Valley Candidates, including Dr. Allen Beals, were proud to accept the endorsement of the local Common Sense Now PAC. More...

Schools

Haldane Collecting Baseline Data for Sports Concussions

HALDANE SCHOOL

Last week, on the heels of a very successful Homecoming Weekend (minus the bonfire, which was rained out but has been rescheduled for this Friday) the Haldane School board met for its monthly meeting. More...

Autumn in the Hudson Highlands

Halloween Fun This Weekend in Cold Spring

As the gorgeous fall leaves decorate our forests and parklands, apple orchards and pumpkin patches also dot the landscape with splashes of red and orange. More...

Putnam High School Hosts Fall Blood Drive

Putnam Valley High School held a community blood drive in the high school library from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. The National Honor Society sponsored the drive in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Blood Bank. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 10/29/2011 5:17 PM

HALDANE ROLLS PAST PALISADES PREP, 63-0, IN PLAYOFF  Free Access 

Next game set for Saturday, in Mahopac

The Blue Devils' victory was their first sectional win in four years, that time over Eldred. The Devils scored 34 points in the first quarter. More...

Perspectives

Gardening GUSTO

Garden Risotto: Golden Goodness (P.S. It’s Gluten-Free)

We are having a subtle autumn. Some years we have stunning autumns, when frosty weather suddenly snaps and splashes the landscape like a psychedelic drip painting. More...

Memorial to a Major

(Part 3 of 3)

The Taconic State Parkway Commission chose routing its new “Taconic State Parkway” (north-south) through the northeast portion of Fahnestock Park, running through the Township of Putnam Valley. More...

Philipstown Potpourri

scattered throughout the treasured tract, attracting boating and fishing enthusiasts. For those seeking knowledge of the “natural environmental” aspects of the park’s territory, an environmental center extends a helping hand. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert J. Dobbins, Jr.

Robert J. Dobbins, Jr. died peacefully at home in Cold Spring, NY on October 17, 2011. A native of Buffalo, he was born on August 16, 1940, son of the late Robert and Margaret (Hoban) Dobbins. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 11/1/2011 5:15 PM

Power restoration continues, but many still without in Philipstown  Free Access 

Water distribution at Garrison firehouse from 4 to 7 p.m. again Tuesday

Water distribution at North Highlands, Garrison today ..... More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Rolls to Easy Win Over Edgemont, 43-7

A week ago injuries wreaked havoc on the Putnam Valley High football team, but with a healthy defense and some key players returning to the offense, the Tigers (4-3, 3-3) had no trouble bouncing back against Edgemont High. More...

Soccer Teams Grab Wins to Celebrate Seniors

Boys down Poughkeepsie, girls rout Peekskill on Senior Day

Football game has been moved to 11 a.m. on Saturday, due to anticipated bad weather later. More...

Twas the Week Before Halloween

(Starring the Tiny Mites)

‘Twas a week in October, when in Philipstown,The mighty Tiny Mite Hawks served up a beatdown.The New Paltz Hurricanes swept in like Irene, Then scurried away scared like it was Halloween. More...

Weekly Poll

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