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Putnam Valley Board Election Ends in Tie  Free Access 

Every Vote Counts!

Every vote counts! Putnam Valley Councilmen Robert Cinque and Eugene Yetter found that out Tuesday night after absentee ballots were counted at the Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel. More...

Putnam County Faces Suit on Legals

The Putnam County Courier, sister paper to the PCN&R, on Tuesday filed suit against Putnam County, alleging the county relied on fraudulent information in deciding which newspapers could publish legal notices. More...

Seasons Changing, But It's Not Sunset Yet for Haldane Volleyball

The Haldane varsity volleyball squad celebrates after closing out Shelter Island. See story on page 11. |align=left|width=250|height=178|link=node] Sunday night featured a spectacular sunset in Philipstown. More...

Veterans Day Salute

Cold Spring veteran leader Phil Schatzle, in blue jacket, watches the Veterans Day observance. |align=left|width=210|height=250|link=node] Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen presides over Veterans Day ceremonies in Cold Spring. More...

 

Civics and Politics

No Written Opinion from Comptroller on Fire Company Independence

Clearing the way for a contract between Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 and the Village of Cold Spring, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has decided not to give a written opinion on the resolution adopted by the Cold Spring Village Board on S More...

Putnam Valley Board Election Ends in Tie  Free Access 

Every Vote Counts!

Every vote counts! Putnam Valley Councilmen Robert Cinque and Eugene Yetter found that out Tuesday night after absentee ballots were counted at the Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel. More...

Announcements

• There will be no pick up of recyclables in the Village of Cold Spring on Friday, November 25th, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The regular schedule will resume on Friday, December 2nd. More...

Schools

Gardening GUSTO

Dr. Gergely’s Preserved Pears

Did you accidentally miss our first PCN&R “Gardening Gusto: How to Begin” free and friendly seminar? We had lots of fun and there are going to be seven new organic vegetable gardens in Philipstown as a result. More...

Garden Planning and Raised Beds at PCN&R Seminar

Budding and experienced gardeners alike heard Katherine Whiteside, the PCN&R’s Gardening Gusto columnist, outline raised beds and garden planning in a seminar earlier this month. More...

Sports

HALDANE VOLLEYBALL TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS!  Free Access 

Blue Devils win final on Sunday

Blue Devil girls triumph at state tourney. More...

Letters to the Editor

Still Concerned

To the Editor: I started writing this letter the day before the election, on November 7. I was, of course, interested in the outcome of the election, but I was deeply concerned about the future of Philipstown. More...

Do Not Call

To the Editor: With elections history, perhaps legislators can attend to more important issues than seeking election. Heading my list is the rash of robot and other sales calls invading my privacy, particularly during dinner hour. More...

The Path to Victory

To the Editor: Richard Shea, Nancy Montgomery and Dave Merandy won their offices Tuesday night based on the kind of campaign they ran: open, honest and based in facts, not hyperbole. More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

Watch for weekend updates on Haldane volleyball as it heads to the NY State Final Four. And congratulations to all of the student athletes, coaches, and parents of Haldane who made this fall season such an exciting one. You are all winners! More...

Veterans Dinner Attracts 1,000

It takes a lot to surprise State Senator Greg Ball but the Putnam-Dutchess- Westchester lawmaker was not only astounded but completely flabbergasted last weekend over the turnout for the region’s first-ever Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner. More...

Anti-fracking Seminar Saturday in Cold Spring

Have you heard about the prospect of hydrofracking in New York but have little idea what it means? More...

Route 9 Closed for Fenderbender  Free Access 

  For those who may have been inconvenienced by the closing of Route 9 just above the Annsville Circle on Thursday night, Cortlandt State Troopers advised a minor personal injury crash on Route 9 at Jack Road forced the closing of the highway t More...

Cold Spring Woman Accused of Using Dog as Decoy in Burglaries  Free Access 

A Cold Spring woman is facing felony charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into three homes in Philipstown while using her dog as a decoy. More...

Board Talks Pay Raises, but Prospect Unlikely

Garrison Firefighters Say Bypass Tax Cap

The Philipstown Board met Thursday for its first postelection workshop, with a tight and orderly review of agencies being strictly held to Gov. Cuomo’s 2-percent property tax cap. More...

Planning Board Denies Waiver

COLD SPRING PLANNING BOARD

On November 8th the Cold Spring Planning Board, after three hours of opinionated discussion, decided in a 4-to-1 vote that the Hudson Valley land-trust, Scenic Hudson, must post a partial performance bond for the creation of the long anticipated West More...

Good-Guy Hacker Rides into Town

Doing Business in Philipstown

Thomas Benjamin is a mildmannered, affable man of 35 whose youthful appearance belies his experience and his ability, not to mention intelligence: on the day we met, he had recently been informed of his membership in Mensa, the acclaimed internationa More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

‘Around Cold Spring’ Author Visits Library

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

Dr. Trudie A. Grace talked about her new book, Around Cold Spring, recently at the Desmond-Fish Library. More...

Currier & Ives Meets ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

“Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours on Main Street America” is the premier holiday destination event of the year and it’s set for Saturday, December 3, from noon to 5 p.m. in Cold Spring. More...

Local Actors Read Original Prose

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

James O’Barr, Thomas Townsend Pitt and the Fidanques (Claudia and Del) will participate in a workshop production of original prose readings on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. at the Desmond-Fish Library. More...

Community

It’s Church Fair Time and the Choices Are Endless

Among the time-honored American traditions is the church fair. More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH Fair Street, Cold Spring 265-3718 ourladyoflorettocs.com Fr. Brian McSweeney, More...

From the Chamber

The Season is the Reason to Give Thanks

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John Fitzgerald Kennedy More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bonnie Ann (Combes) O’Brien

Bonnie Ann (Combes) O’Brien, age 67, of New Rochelle, NY, formerly of Yorktown Heights, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. More...

William J. Carufe

William J. Carufe, 78, of Naples, Fla., passed away on November 8, 2011. He was born on May 18, 1933 in Cold Spring to Joseph and Mary Carufe. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Corrections Officer for N.Y. State. More...

Scott Webster

Scott Webster, age 70, of Dugspur, Va. and formerly of Cold Spring, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, October 28, 2011. More...

Sports News

Volleyball Team Returns to Final Four

Chester ends football team’s season in regional finals

For teams located three hours apart, Shelter Island and Haldane have developed a fervent rivalry on the volleyball court. Last year, Haldane met the Indians in Final Four pool play and won both games, 25-21 and 25-18. More...

Cold Spring’s Westrock Ends Season with Win

Cold Spring’s Westrock boys’ basketball team ended their season with a WIN of 34-23 on Wednesday, November 9th. The boys are all 10 and 11 years old. More...

Adieu, Tiny Mite Hawks, Adieu

The end had to come. Seventeen games, sixteen articles, and two years spent by this wistful reporter and his stunning sidekick photographer on the beat of the Philipstown Tiny Mite Hawks. More...

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