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Will the Historic Board decide the hospital’s fate?

Butterfield Hospital was founded in 1925 in a bequest from its namesake, a wealthy local woman whose son had died in childhood after a fall from a horse. More...

Civics and Politics

Butterfield Tour Shows Problems of Saving Building  Free Access 

Village Board, others, tour old hospital

Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro once again opened the doors of what is the last vestige of the once quaint Butterfield Hospital, this time for the Village Board’s inspection.Matt Moran, project manager, had all sign a release form, should anyone More...

Butterfield Discussed at County

Possible Aid for Guillaro Reviewed by Lawmakers

Despite the topsy-turvy economy, at least some aspects of business are on the rebound in Putnam County. More...

Late Announcement: Water Project

The following is an update from the Village of Cold Spring regarding the Water Main Cleaning and Lining Project: At approximately 12:30 this afternoon (Tuesday), a brief period of low pressure occurred in the distribution system. More...

Schools

Garrison Welcomes New Year, New Contract

The Garrison School Board may have set a new record for brevity on Wednesday night when its first September meeting clocked in at just about 35 minutes. More...

School Tax Bills Go Out

Area home and business owners have found special greetings in their mailboxes in recent days: School tax bills. In good measure as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2 percent cap on tax rate hikes, area schools came in at or near that figure. More...

Putnam Valley Receives Grant for Concession Stand

On Friday evening, September 7, Senator Greg Ball presented Putnam Valley Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Nuzzi with a check in the amount of $125,000. This funding is the result of a grant that was submitted by Dr. More...

Attractions

Bicentennial Lecture Series: The Cornish Estate & Northgate Ruins

Back by popular demand: The Putnam History Museum invites you to join Thom Johnson and Rob Yasinsac for a lecture and a hike through the Cornish Estate and Northgate Ruins on September 15. More...

Farm Hosts Machinery Show

Join Tilly Foster Farm for a Unique Show of Historic Engines, Tractors and Antique Cars on September 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tilly Foster Farm, Route 312, Brewster. More...

Chapel Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Restoration

The Chapel Restoration will hold an Open House this weekend, September 15 and 16, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the restoration of the historic Greek revival landmark overlooking the Hudson River in Cold Spring. More...

Commentary

The Eagles & The Donuts ... An Editorial Satire

Note: The Department of Environmental Conservation has become a player in the debate over a Dunkin’ Donuts at what is now Elmesco on 9D/ Chestnut. We interviewed a representative of the agency. More...

Perspectives

A Look Back at the Families Who Funded Butterfield Hospital  Free Access 

Key Players Who Shaped the Site’s Cultural, Political & Social History

In recent months, the redevelopment of the Butterfield Hospital site has been at the forefront of the public’s attention. More...

Shiver Me Timbers, Part II

Cold Spring shed issue resurfaces in new complaint

The now-famous “Stone Street shed” in Cold Spring has been a source of consternation for some time now, and is now the subject of a new court complaint against the village's actions. More...

Request to Nix Mining Overlay

Philipstown Town Board

The mood was light on Wednesday as the Philipstown Board gathered for its first monthly meeting of the fall. But one weighty topic did come up, the idea of banning mining by eliminating the mining overlay. More...

Neighbors weigh in on Butterfield re-do

Village of Cold Spring Planning Board

The hard-working Cold Spring Planning Board held a quiet monthly meeting last week that almost escaped any mention of the hugely controversial Elmesco or Butterfield projects, until two residents of the Paulding Avenue/Pine Street area arrived after More...

Saddled Up for A New Year

Iain Starr riding high in the saddle at the Haldane. On Friday afternoon, Haldane was abuzz with music food and fun, when the PTA held a welcome-to-school picnic. More...

Arts and Entertainment

It’s a Daffie Time of Year (and Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Nectarines)

Gardening GUSTO

Last week, “Gardening Gusto” was all about replanting seeds for fall crops and about wondering: Are gardeners ever satisfied, or are we merely adept at planning ahead? More...

ArtFull Living Designer Show House: An Artist'’s Perspective  Free Access 

Last fall, international glass artist Barbara Galazzo was considering how to create more exposure for Hudson Valley artists. More...

Another Hollerin’ Hoot on the Hudson  Free Access 

As told to Catherine Garnsey

One of our PCN&R reporters received a charming email on Sunday night from Katy Cox of Cold Spring, mother of 5 year old Judine, who wrote: More...

Community

9/11 Anniversary Marked in Garrison, Putnam Valley

Somber remembrances, prayers offered

With a bright blue September sky overhead and the idyllic grounds of the Graymoor spiritual center as a backdrop, a crowd of citizens gathered Sunday morning to remember those who perished in the September 11th terrorist attacks. More...

Talk of Our Town

Mark your calendars for the evening of Oct. 22, for the PCN&R Candidates’ Forum at the Haldane school. All area candidates have been invited for what will no doubt be some lively exchanges. More...

Depot Offers ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves’

“Gypsies Tramps & Thieves,” New York’s long-running hit revue and celebration of the music of the ‘70s, will make a special, one-night-only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, September 29, at 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Back to the Drawing Board

The excitement and potential of the new fall season was temporarily blunted by a trifecta of losses -- one unexpected, one unsettling and one foreseen. More...

Philipstown PeeWee Hawks Drop Opener

Some games are so close that it’s very hard to shake the outcome, clear your mind, and sleep well that night. The Philipstown Junior PeeWee Hawks lost their opening game to Montgomery 6 to 7. Just one heart- breaking point. More...

Philipstown Boys Soccer Kicks Off Season

Daggers Hear Cheers in Win Over the Bronx More...

Letters to the Editor

Missing the Bells

To the Editor: More...

More Review Needed on Dunkin’

To the Editor: The Planning Board of the Village of Cold Spring is holding a public hearing on Sept 18th to hear citizen comment about the proposed Dunkin Donuts which will replace the current repair facility at the Elmesco gas station. More...

Support for History

To the Editor: More...

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