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Katz to Primary Ball

Acrimonious fight already underway

Assemblyman Steve Katz will challenge state Sen. Greg Ball in a Republican primary, setting up a conservative showdown for Ball’s 40th Senate seat. Katz will formally announce on Monday, said his spokesman, Ed Kowalski. More...

Boards Conduct Site Visit

Project Inches Forward; Tree Takedowns to Come?

The former Butterfield hospital opened in 1925 with funds bequeathed by Julia Butterfield, wife of Civil War General Daniel Butterfield, and it operated until 1993. Over the years, it was the birthplace of many lifelong residents. More...

Putnam Valley Loses Equipment in Devastating Fire

A devastating fire Sunday at the Putnam Valley Town Park’s storage facility resulted in a total loss of equipment used by the town year-round. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/10/2012 10:58 AM

Cold Spring Board Meetings on Hold Until March 27  Free Access 

The PCN&R learned today that The Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees workshop scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm has been cancelled. More...

Philipstown Board: Beyond Butterfield

To those who’ve been following local politics recently, the Philipstown Board’s meeting on March 1 was probably most notable because there was hardly any mention of the Butterfield project. But there was still plenty to talk about. More...

Creating a Business Friendly Putnam County

Chamber forum draws business leaders, politicians together

Elected officials on the federal, state, county and town levels spent part of Sunday afternoon talking with business leaders about how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 3/12/2012 7:14 AM

Haldane Board looks for reductions  Free Access 

Goal is to get closer to 2 percent tax hike

 Haldane Superintendent Villanti and School Business Manager Anne Dinio will be hard at work to bring budget numbers down, following concerns voiced by board members at the March 6th meeting. More...

Fast Tracking Bright Students a Challenge; Tax Hike Nears 2%

Haldane Board hears more on coursework, budget

Haldane Board members put budget discussion on the back burner, for a while, anyway, and made room for educational presentations on advanced courses given by members of their Middle and High School staff at their most recent regular meeting. More...

Haldane Student Spearheads Help for Homeless Animals

On Saturday, February 11th, Jamie Calimano, a fifth grader from Haldane, visited the Mid Hudson Animal Aid in Beacon (a free-range, no kill sanctuary for cats) along with her teacher, Mrs. Battersby. More...

Perspectives

Off the Ranch: A Movie and the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Gardening GUSTO

You all know how much I adore the Hudson Valley, but as I always say, there come times when it is really good to get off the ranch. Last week, I stomped the mud off my boots, got on a plane, and soon had warm sand in my sandals. More...

Births

Mason Nathaniel Warner

Mason Nathaniel Warner was born on February 20, 2012, to Kelly (Pilner) Warner and Milo Warner IV of Suffolk, VA. Maternal grandparents are Wendy and Ed Pilner of Cold Spring. Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Milo Warner III of Apex, NC. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eugene Carl Garfinkle

Eugene Carl Garfinkle, a long-time mainstay of the Garrison Art Center and a distinguished Pratt Art Institute teacher and artist, passed away on February 6 after a short illness. More...

Sports News

Curtain Draws on Lady Blue Devils’ Season

Hamilton cruises to 57-40 win in Sectional Semi-Finals

Forty-two seconds – that’s all it took to get a flavor of what was about to unfold over the course of Haldane’s sectional semi-final match up with Alexander Hamilton. More...

Breaking News - 3/12/2012 7:14 AM

Haldane Board looks for reductions  Free Access 

Goal is to get closer to 2 percent tax hike

 Haldane Superintendent Villanti and School Business Manager Anne Dinio will be hard at work to bring budget numbers down, following concerns voiced by board members at the March 6th meeting. More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2012 1:47 PM

Planning Board Calls Halt to Butterfield Project  Free Access 

Community ‘charrette’ planned to solicit Cold Spring input

Tuesday night at the Village Planning Board meeting, the Planning Board voted to temporarily put the Butterfield project on pause until they could organize a public charrette. More...

County Bicentennial Update

Putnam County will mark its Bicentennial in the Philipstown area with a family day, cocktail party and viewing of the West Point fireworks at Constitution Island on Saturday, July 7, organizers said Tuesday. More...

Fast Tracking Bright Students a Challenge; Tax Hike Nears 2%

Haldane Board hears more on coursework, budget

Haldane Board members put budget discussion on the back burner, for a while, anyway, and made room for educational presentations on advanced courses given by members of their Middle and High School staff at their most recent regular meeting. More...

Fatal Crash in Garrison

Sunday Drive Turns Tragic on Route 9

A Sunday afternoon trip for a Peekskill family in Garrison took a tragic turn when a car in which they were riding was struck by a pick-up truck on Route 9, resulting in the death of one occupant and in serious injuries to two others. More...

Putnam Celebrates St. Patrick’s Parade Sunday in Mahopac

Thousands of marchers cheered on by large crowds along Route 6 will be on hand in Mahopac this Sunday as Putnam County’s 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Katz to Primary Ball

Acrimonious fight already underway

Assemblyman Steve Katz will challenge state Sen. Greg Ball in a Republican primary, setting up a conservative showdown for Ball’s 40th Senate seat. Katz will formally announce on Monday, said his spokesman, Ed Kowalski. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Breakfast with a Touch of Class

Breakfast on Main

Owned and operated by Garrison residents Bob and Hillary Hayes, Hudson Hil’s opened just over a year ago and is quickly becoming a favorite hot spot for a delicious breakfast. More...

Beacon Gallery Presents NY Based Artists

Hudson Beach Gallery is pleased to present 2abstract, an exhibition of work by two New York based artists, Canadian Mike Childs and Colombian-American Patricia Zarate. More...

Visit Dia in Beacon for Free on March 17

Residents of Putnam, County are invited to visit Dia:Beacon free of charge for Community Free Day. Visitors should present a driver’s license, voter registration card, or other government-issued ID for entry to the museum. More...

Community

Cardinal Dolan Honored at Stewart

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, was the featured speaker at Stewart Air National Guard Base’s 7th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Friday. More...

Religious Services

UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF COLD SPRING & SOUTH HIGHLAND (Garrison) 265-3365 South Highland in Garrison - 9:30 a.m. Cold Spring - 11:00 a.m. Bible Workshop: The Gospel of John; Sunday, March 11; 1-4 pm. All Welcome. More...

Lecture on Vatican II at Graymoor

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council with a series of public lectures at Graymoor, in Garrison. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chuck Cares About You

To the Editor: More...

Rolston and Francisco: Serious Candidates for Serious Challenges

To the Editor: Two candidates running for Village Trustee deserve the support of every voter in Cold Spring. More...

Impending Catastrophe

To the Editor: More...

Briefly Noted

Dog Park Abusers Get Warning

Among recreation-related topics at the Philipstown Board meeting were concerns about the status of the Town’s dog park. Apparently, some dog owners need training! More...

Talk of our Town

Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12, for the PCN&R’s Cold Spring Village Candidates Forum at the Cold Spring Firehouse on Main Street. More...

Fill’er-Up Outside, Fill’er-Up Inside

The Appalachian Market at the corner of 9 and 403 is no ordinary gas station. Outside, the gas prices may fluctuate, but inside you will find the food prices to be quite reasonable. More...

Weekly Poll

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