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Local Area Playwright Debuts New Play

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE

Barry Malawer is a local area playwright whose third full-length play is being produced by The Philipstown Depot Theatre Mainstage 2012 season. The play will run from March 2 through March 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. More...

Brush Blaze Blackens 20 Acres of Woodlands  Free Access 

Garrison, Cold Spring, Continental Village crews among responders

A careless camper may have caused a large brush blaze that blackened 20 acres of rugged terrain along the Appalachian Trail this week. More...

Ashes to Ashes  Free Access 

Cold Spring Catholics observe Ash Wednesday

The faithful gathered at Our Lady of Loretto Church on Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday, to begin the penitential season of Lent and to receive the sign of the cross in blessed ashes on their foreheads. More...

Mayor, Trustee in Verbal Fisticuffs

COLD SPRING TOWN BOARD

Valentine's Day in Cold Spring ended with a verbal sparring match between Trustee Airinhos Serradas and Mayor Seth Gallagher, when Serradas asked a question about an addition to the health insurance plan and Gallagher threatened to have him ejected f More...

PCN&R to Fund Scholarships for Area Students

The Putnam County News & Recorder and its publisher, Elizabeth Ailes, this week announced 10 scholarships for high school seniors. More...

Maguire to Prison

Raymond Maguire Jr., the former top aide to now disgraced state senator Vincent Leibell, reported Friday to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to serve four months in prison. More...

Civics and Politics

Loretto Serves Up Mardi Gras Pancakes  Free Access 

The Knights of Loretto hosted their Annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper on Tuesday night in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring.   More...

Planners Tackle Key Projects on Busy Night

PHILIPSTOWN PLANNING BOARD

The Philipstown Planning Board reviewed a number of key projects Thursday, although the discussion of a new building on Avery Road consumed much of the meeting time. More...

County Salary Cost Increases, but Number of Employees Falls

The cost of salaries and benefits for Putnam County employees has risen by 14.5 percent from 2008 to this year, even as the number of employees has dropped from 759 to 657 this year. More...

Schools

Haldane Unveils Teacher Evaluation Plan

When Haldane announced a meeting last Wednesday evening to discuss the newly minted APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review) process, it’s quite possible that some community members didn’t come because they weren’t certain what More...

Vets Honored at Haldane School

Senator Greg Ball’s traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame made its way to Cold Spring Thursday afternoon at Haldane High School. More...

Haldane Embraces Screen-Free Week

A group of Haldane and Garrison School parents are organizing a local program for Screen Free Week, April 30 - May 6, 2012. More...

Perspectives

George Washington: A Leader’s Diligence

George Washington was a reluctant leader. He was reluctant in 1775 to assume command of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. More...

Ashes (and Egg Drop Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Even if you don’t observe Ash Wednesday, you will certainly notice that some people around town have black smudges on their foreheads. These are ashes from burnt palm fronds saved from the previous year’s Palm Sunday. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Del Fidanque, who organizes Philipstown’s blood drives, shared with us the final figures from the winter blood drive held at the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company. More...

Frederick W. Stanyer Dead at 83

Was longtime Boscobel Director

Frederick W. Stanyer, a longtime Director of Boscobel Restoration who retired in 1994 and relocated to Sarasota, Florida, died after a short illness on December 4, 2011, in Sarasota. He was 83. More...

Amidst Suburbs, Preserving the Continental Army’s Last Winter Encampment

NEW WINDSOR CANTONMENT

Surrounded now on all sides by housing developments and in certain areas completely built over, the Continental Army’s New Windsor 1782-83 winter encampment was, during its short existence, the second largest city in New York State. More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2012 4:01 PM

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested Again  Free Access 

  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has asked the public for its help in locating potential crime victims associated with a convicted sex offender, Jonathan DeLaura, 37, of Jefferson Valley. More...

Cold Spring and Beacon Galleries Swap Space  Free Access 

Marina Gallery of Cold Spring and bau Gallery of Beacon are swapping spaces for the months of March and April. More...

Neighbors Blast Big ‘House’

Opponents Pack Philipstown Hearing

It was standing room only during the peak hours of the Philipstown Planning Board meeting on Thursday evening at the VFW Hall in Cold Spring. More...

Police Dispatcher and Putnam Valley Teen Save a Life  Free Access 

  Carmel Police Dispatcher Robert Lewandowski doesn’t consider himself a hero. More...

Scouting for News

Cub Scouts from Den 6, Pack 137, of Cold Spring visited the PCN&R offices last Wednesday. More...

Little League Fields to be Tackled First

The back-to-back Haldane board meetings on February 15 covered two current “hot topics:” athletic fields and teacher evaluation. More...

Remembering a Sloop Captain and the Freight He Carried  Free Access 

Gordon Lyons stood next to the replica of a Parrott gun one day last fall and gazed out over the Hudson River. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24TONY MERANDOWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwhistlingwillies.comSATURDAY FEBRUARY 25POPA CHUBBY BAND | MYLES MANCUSOTowne Crier Café, 130 Route 22, PawlingTownecrier.comSATURDAY FEBRUARY 25TRIO K More...

Cultural Events

TILLY FOSTER FARM MUSEUM 100 Route 312, Brewster 845-279-4474 tillyfosterfarm.org Open every day, 10am-4pm See the Putnam County Antique Machinery Association’s display of antique farm equipment and Meadow Creek Farm, which manages a horse boar More...

West Point Band to Perform with New Jersey Ballet

The West Point Concert Band will collaborate with New Jersey Ballet in a performance on Saturday, March 17th at 7 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall at 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ. More...

Community

Ashes to Ashes  Free Access 

Cold Spring Catholics observe Ash Wednesday

The faithful gathered at Our Lady of Loretto Church on Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday, to begin the penitential season of Lent and to receive the sign of the cross in blessed ashes on their foreheads. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com Sunday service, 10:30 am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9-11:30am Tues. More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Celebrates Shabbat Across America

PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE

On Friday evening, March 2, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue will host Shabbat Across America, along with hundreds of other synagogues across the United States and Canada. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theodore W. Bumstead Jr.

Theodore W. Bumstead, Jr., age 93, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Monday, February 13, 2012, at Wingate at Dutchess Nursing Home in Fishkill, NY. Born October 7, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Theodore W. Bumstead, Sr. More...

Edward Schmitt

Mahopac native served Putnam Valley schools

Edward Schmitt, 42, of Poughkeepsie passed away peacefully on February 12, 2012, surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Ed was born on January 13, 1970, son of Bob and Peggy Schmitt. He grew up in Mahopac. More...

Iva Marie Howell

Iva Marie Howell, age 93, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Sports News

JV Basketball Campaigns End with Strong Finish

The Haldane boys and girls junior varsity basketball teams concluded their respective season this past week, with both finishing strong after somewhat dubious starts. More...

Sacred Space Welcomes Renowned Sports Hypnotist

Hudson Valley athletes and weekend warriors alike will now have an opportunity to discover new ways to improve their performance in sports, health, academics and creativity using mind power. More...

Mcguire and Twoguns Advance to Regional Free Throw Competition

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council No. 536 sent 6 boys and girls to the District 54 Free Throw Competition, which was held on February 18 at the Most Precious Blood School in Walden and two of them came home winners. More...

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