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New Tourism Push in Putnam Valley

County Executive reiterates commitment to western Putnam

The promotion of tourism is on the march in Putnam County. The mid-May Putnam Valley Town Board meeting offered a presentation on tourism by County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Director of Tourism Libby Pataki. More...

Putnam Welcomes 'Ships of the Desert'  Free Access 

Green Chimneys asks: 'One hump, or two?'

A pair of 1,500-pound two-year-old Bactrian camels native to India and Asia were blessed and turned over to the Green Chimneys School Monday to assist emotionally challenged and behaviorally problem children. More...

Making a Mountain Out of Light Pole at Mayor’s Park

Lighting for Pop Warner approved only after lengthy debate

Four lights on one telephone pole is all Pop Warner football wanted to do, to extend their night playing time by an hour and a half for 8 nights a year. That was the issue that caused much consternation at the May 22 Village Board meeting. More...

Coming Events


Civics and Politics

Cold Spring’s Putnam County Bicentennial Celebration

Full Schedule

Sunday, June 10, 12 noon to 9 p.m. - Main St. in Cold Spring Submitted by Donald H. MacDonald, Chair, Putnam County Bicentennial Committee of Philipstown; Philipstown Historian Schedule More...

Village of Nelsonville May Meeting

Deputy Mayor Ande Merante (Mayor Tom Corless was not present) presided over a short agenda at the recent monthly meeting of the Nelsonville Board. More...

Conklin Gets the Boot

Legislature boss won't run again

In a striking development, Putnam Legislator Mary Conklin’s six-year tenure will end on Dec. 31. The Patterson Republican Town Committee endorsed Councilwoman Ginny Nacerino for the District No. More...


'Curse of the Cobra’s Kiss' at Haldane

School play this weekend

Haldane High School has done it again, with a spoof on Agatha Christie murder mysteries—“Curse of the Cobra's Kiss.” More...

Garrison OKs Video Distribution

Move will allow online viewing

In a decision that prompted some discussion, the Garrison School Board has agreed by consensus to allow unedited, full-length videos of its meetings to be posted online at the Citizens of Philipstown website. More...

Our Lady of Loretto Confirmation Class of 2012

Forty-five 8th graders of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring were confirmed in the faith of the Holy Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 23, a day that saw drastic weather changes—from wild thunderstorms to stifling hot and humid condition More...


Military Families Get Free Admission to Boscobel

Active duty military and their families can enjoy free admission at Boscobel House & Gardens, and 1,500+ other museums nationwide from Memorial Day until Labor Day 2012 through the Blue Star Museums program. More...

Beloved Summer Tradition Returns

The tent poles went up last week at Boscobel, heralding a new season for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The festive tent complex will host comedy and drama throughout the summer season. / Chris Layton   More...

America the Beautiful: Women and the Flag

Lecture with Putnam History Museum Curator, Dr. Trudie A. Grace

From our nation’s earliest days, the figure of a woman with a flag – sometimes called Columbia, sometimes Liberty or the “Spirit of Liberty”—has personified America. On Saturday, June 2, at 5 p.m. join Dr. Trudie A. More...


An Editorial on Butterfield: Death By Delay

Why Leadership Matters

It appears that the Cold Spring Village Planning Board is inflicting a terrible financial injury upon the community and the greater county. Worse, this is without explanation, for no apparent reason, and to no discernible benefit. More...

Letters to the Editor

When Does Small Become Too Small?

To the Editor: I am well aware that the priority of the Garrison School District is to keep our classes small. More...

Grateful Boater

To Mayor Seth Gallagher and Trustees: On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the propeller of my 20-foot boat, out of Haverstraw Marina, met a submerged rock in deep water near the Cold Spring marina. Then my luck changed, because Commodore Mark Patinella, T.J. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Salvatore ‘Tootie’ Frisenda

Salvatore R. “Tootie” Frisenda , age 80, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at his residence. Born in Cold Spring on June 19, 1931 he was the son of the late Rosario and Giuseppina (Dipone) Frisenda. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2012 5:40 PM

Sick dog leads to crash  Free Access 

Tuesday morning accident ties up road in Garrison

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating a head-on crash near Indian Brook Road at 8:35 a.m.  More...

Breaking News - 6/2/2012 6:51 AM

We're Number One: Again!  Free Access 


Haldane's softball team rolled to the Section 1 Class C title with a 16-1 rout of top-seeded Solomon Schecter. Alex Monteleone paced the win, going 4 for 4 with a home run, triple and five RBIs. More...

Haldane Baseball Playoff Postponed  Free Access 

Today's state regional baseball game between Haldane and Section 9 champion Tri-Valley has been postponed.  The game will be played on Tuesday, June 5, at 4pm at Pace University. More...

Remembering Heroes on Memorial Day  Free Access 

Fallen honored across region

Memorial Day in Cold Spring dawned bright and sunny, with just enough humidity to make the shade a coveted commodity. More...

Suspect escapes from jail  Free Access 

Two manhunts in one day for Putnam authorities

Two have been captured following a daring daytime break-in at a residence on Shawnee Drive in Putnam Valley, and one then escaped from jail, only to be captured again. More...

Six-Month Checkup for Fire Chief

Volunteers in Philipstown

Matt Steltz is not even 30, but he’s reaching the six-month mark in his tenure as Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1’s Fire Chief, and loving every minute of it. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Best Runner Beans Ever (and Bespoke BBQ)

Gardening GUSTO

For all you Hurry-Up Harrys and Rush-Along Rachels, the golden garden moment has FINALLY arrived! It is officially time to plant tomatoes, cukes, squash, peppers, basil and other heat-lovers. More...

Sailing, Whiskey, and Chantey Singing in Cold Spring

The public is invited to join Clearwater on Saturday, June 9, 5 to 8 p.m., for a unique sunset sail aboard the schooner Mystic Whaler and featuring Tuthilltown Spirits’ “Hudson Whiskey” samples. More...

Chapel Hosts Jazz Vocalist, Bassist

Chapel of Our Lady Restoration

Winner of the 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, vocalist Sheila Jordan will dazzle the audience when she joins her highly acclaimed performance partner, Cameron Brown, on bass, in a Sunday afternoon concert on June 17th, 4 pm, a More...


Memorial Day Parade in Cold Spring

Above: Local veterans march proudly; Below: The Cold Spring Fire Company. Left and Right, Veterans prepare a 3-volley salute. More...

Get out on a Trail: Celebrate National Trail Day June 2  Free Access 

Activities planned across the state
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Poppies for Memorial Day

John Gilsenan (right) & Earl Gundersen sell poppies outside of Foodtown. More...


SECTION ONE CHAMPS: Haldane Beats Tuckahoe!  Free Access 

Baseball team wins, 7-4, at Dutchess Stadium

UPDATE: Haldane advances; to play again Monday after beating Tuckahoe. More...

O’Neill Crew Makes a Splash at States

The O’Neill High School varsity crew team competed in the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships earlier this month on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs. More...

Tigers Boys’ Lacrosse Bounced By Bronxville

Heading into the second half against top-seeded Bronxville, the No. 8 Putnam Valley boys’ lacrosse team thought it had the momentum and a chance to turn a 5-3 deficit around. More...


Cunningham’s Corner

Out of Alignment in Cold Spring

I think that the planets that make up the Cold Spring galaxy are spinning out of control. More...

Perspective: Mayor’s Raise Was Too Much

I have read with amusement Mayor Gallagher’s attempt to dismiss the online petition that was created to address a 22-percent pay raise, culminating in a whopping 47-percent pay increase in less than 12 months as simply an effort by people who w More...

Weekly Poll

Should Haldane pass a partial property tax exemption for veterans?
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