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UPDATED: West Point fireworks cap Bicentennial bash  Free Access 

Celebration a hit; logistics immense

Putnam County Bicentennial celebration at Constitution Island on Sunday evening, delayed from the night before, was capped by West Point's stunning fireworks. More...

Entergy Center Nears OK

Slate of Route 9 projects before Planning Board

The Cold Spring VFW Hall held a small audience on a hot and humid Thursday night last week, when the Philipstown Planning Board gathered with a lengthy agenda ahead of it, much of it having to do with properties along Route 9. More...

Visit the Putnam County Bugler!  Free Access 

Visit the Putnam County Bugler for more community news. More...

Haldane Student, Principal Celebrate BOCES Graduation

“Look what I did,” Trevor Kirwan shouted as he waved his diploma in the air. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Supreme Court Ruling Sparks Local Comment

More change predicted

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld most key aspects of President Obama’s health care overhaul clearly isn’t the final word, as doctors, politicians and citizens review what it means. More...

15 Firefighters Join the Ranks

Cold Spring and Putnam Valley with new recruits

Putnam’s proud tradition of volunteerism in emergency services is alive and well. More...

Saland Defends Gay Marriage Vote

Speaks during local fundraiser

Tom Rolston hosted an informal party at his spacious home in Cold Spring Sunday evening to give people the opportunity to meet State Senator Stephen Saland, who will represent the region for the first time as part of his new Senate district. More...

Community

Temporary Summer Train Changes Rolling Out This Week  Free Access 

Revisions to Hudson Line schedule good though late August

  Metro-North Railroad is making minor schedule changes effective Monday, July 2, 2012 on the Hudson and New Haven Lines to accommodate several constructio More...

Visit the Putnam County Bugler!  Free Access 

Visit the Putnam County Bugler for more community news. More...

Talk of our Town

Happy Independence Day! Be sure to enjoy all that Putnam County has to offer during this mid-week summer holiday—especially all of the Cold Spring Community Day activities, which are detailed on this page. More...

Attractions

Balloon Festival and Open House at All Sport

The Mid-Hudson Balloon Festival is coming to All Sport in Fishkill. Big balloons will launch from the Outdoor Park on Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, at 6pm (weather permitting). More...

Gala Opening for Fashion Exhibition  Free Access 

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

The Putnam History Museum hosted the grand opening of its latest exhibit, Summer Afternoon - Fashion and Leisure in the Hudson Highlands, 1850-1950, late Saturday afternoon at its location on Chestnut Street in Cold Spring. More...

Boscobel Hosts Garden Furniture Lecture

Perhaps no person has thought more deeply about extending good design to the outside of the American home—and into its surroundings—than John Danzer, founder of Munder-Skiles a firm specializing in the production of both historicallyinspi More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John A. Turco  Free Access 

Visitation Wednesday, Funeral Thursday

  John A. Turco, age 90, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence.   Born in Mt. Holly, Vermont, on September 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Carl and Rose (Scambatti) Turco. More...

Vernon Edward Basso  Free Access 

Graveside services in Cold Spring Saturday morning

  Vernon E. Basso, a former carman for the Metro-North Railroad, and a longtime resident of the area, died in the early morning hours of July 1st, 2012, with his family by his side. He was 61. More...

Nancy Osborn  Free Access 

Anne deWitt Pell Osborn (“Nancy”) died peacefully on Wednesday, 27th June, 2012, at her retirement home in Lexington, Massachusetts, with family members present. More...

Inspection Connection

Town, County Will Share Building Reviews

The Philipstown Town Board continues to hammer out an agreement with Putnam County regarding the handling of building inspections, with the aim a joint agreement. More...

Philipstown Seniors, in Limbo  Free Access 

Wait for decent space even as debate drags out

The senior citizens of Philipstown continue to wait for a decent, accessible and roomy place to meet, even as the now-stalled Butterfield project has been tossed around and rehashed by the various Village Boards for some months—and has been in More...

FOURTH OF JULY IN COLD SPRING  Free Access 

UPDATED- with photos.

For early photos of the parade and events, click HERE. The Community Day parade stepped off from Chestnut Street at 3 p.m. and headed north toward the intersection with Main Street. More...

Garbage and The Grove

Village Also Tackles Workers Comp

Garbage trucks, workers compensation plans, and waterfront revitalization were front and center at last Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Mayor Seth Gallagher and the Village Trustees met with a short agenda in front of them. More...

Garrison Woman Busted

Accused of burglary after break-in

A 27-year old Garrison woman is facing a 15-year state prison term following her arrest for burglary. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Local Interior Designers and Artists’ Lecture Series  Free Access 

From July 10th through August 28th the Artfull Living Show House will be offering Lecture Series with the Interior Designers of the Show House on various subjects from Creating a Collection, to Applications of Feng Shui, or How to start with a Concep More...

Star-Spangled Gratitude (and Red, White and Blue Shortcake)

Gardening GUSTO

Since this column will appear on July 4th, I ruminated over the topic of patriotism early this morning while puttering in my sweet little garden. Simultaneous weeding and thinking is a gardener’s version of therapeutic doubletasking. More...

Symphony Moves Outdoors

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra offers its free annual Summer Pops Concert on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in Downing Park. Conductor Richard F. More...

Schools

High Achievers: Dean’s Lists

WESLEY BRENDON SUMMERS of Garrison has been named to the Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. More...

Love of Country: Young People on Why it Matters  Free Access 

Scholarship winners and their essays

Editor’s Note: The PCN&R this year provided five senior students with $1,000 scholarships to encourage and assist them in college or vocational training. More...

A Life-Changing Graduation

The Walter Hoving Home is in the business of saving lives both physically and spiritually for over 40 years. The home is located on a beautiful estate in Garrison, framed by rolling hills and waterfalls. More...

Sports

Feeding the Beast

Blue Devils reap benefits of Philipstown Soccer Club’s growth

Back in 2006, a group of people led by Erik Risher, Tish Barcavage and Lynn O’Malley wanted to build on the Philipstown Recreation Department’s successful soccer program and extend soccer’s reach outside the borders of Philipstown P More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CAMP PRESCHOOL THROUGH TEENS. More...

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