December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tamagna Tapped for $75K Post

Outgoing Legislator Vincent Tamagna has been tapped by County Executive MaryEllen Odell to revamp Putnam County’s expensive transportation system, an appointment that’s caused discontent among at least some of Tamagna’s legislative More...

County Gets Coal from Cuomo

Odell Lashes Out at Retiring EDC President

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell said the soon to be retiring president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corp. is responsible for the county’s failure to garner substantial regional economic development funding. More...

Wise Men Came. Shepherds Saw. Angels Sang.

Western Putnam indeed saw a white Christmas, as Mother Nature sprinkled the area with a light snow. More snow is expected Wednesday night and Thursday. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/30/2012 12:17 PM

Changing of the Guard at Emergency Services

Putnam’s long time Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert McMahon has decided to call it a career and at Thursday’s year-end meeting of the county legislature, by a unanimous vote, lawmakers confirmed the appointment of Adam Stiebeling as the new More...

Seniors See Light with the Butterfield Demolition

With the Historic District Review Board approving demolition of the old Butterfield Hospital, the mood of the seniors has changed at the Friendship Center in Cold Spring. More...

Putnam's Unemployment Second Lowest in the State  Free Access 

Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley and the second lowest in all of New York State.The State Labor Department Thursday reported Putnam's rate of unemployment for November at 6.2 percent, down fr More...

Schools

Haldane School Board Discusses Newtown, Budgets

Haldane

The Haldane School Board met for the last time for the year last week, and the tragedy that took place in Newtown the week before had an obvious impact. More...

Putnam Valley Hosts Annual Holiday Read

The Putnam Valley PTA hosts its annual Holiday Read every year just before Christmas. The event links holiday fun with reading--a key focus of both the district and its parents. More...

Religious News

Las Posadas Celebration in Cold Spring

Our Lady of Loretto

The annual Our Lady of Loretto Christmas Pageant was held in the church on Fair Street on Sunday afternoon, but this year a new tradition was added. More...

Religious Services

CHURCH ON THE HILL A Non-denominational Christian community Rev. Timothy M. Greco, Pastor P.O. Box 299 Cold Spring, NY 10516 265-2022 Cm2ChurchonHill @aol.com 10:30am Sunday Worship More...

Sports

Shortage of Holiday Magic for Blue Devil Hoopsters, Hockey

Winless week provides little cheer for Haldane

The Blue Devils went into the holiday break on a sour note, as the girls' basketball, boys' basketball and HKPV hockey teams went winless for the week. More...

Lots to Celebrate in Sports  Free Access 

2012 provided us with countless memories

Mayan prophecies aside, 2012 was a year of celebration for Haldane sports. Whether it was on the playing field, or in the voting booth, Blue Devil supporters had plenty of reasons to cheer. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Remembering Those Who Passed in 2012

The following individuals were memorialized in the pages of the PCN&R in issues dated 2012: More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Lost & Found

if you lost something at the Cold Spring Cemetery, contact The Putnam County News. Exact discription will be required. 845-265-2468 More...

Help Wanted

Bartender Part time bartender needed - weekends/ holidays a must. Hudson House River Inn - Call Regina 914-475-6300 More...

Western Putnam Digs Out from Second Storm in 4 Days  Free Access 

About 6 inches fall Saturday

The Hudson Valley was blanketed with about 6 inches of snow Saturday. Locals woke up to glistening hills and an icy looking river. More...

Butterfield: It’s a Go!

In a coda to months of debate and review, the Historic District Review Board has approved developer Paul Guillaro’s request to be allowed to demolish the former Butterfield Hospital – a huge step to clearing the decks for Guillaro to move More...

Departing Conklin Causes Chaos

In one last blast at western Putnam County, outgoing Legislator Mary Conklin of Patterson wrote to the Village Board about the Butterfield project, injecting herself into the Butterfield discussions and sowing tension between Trustee Matt Francisco a More...

Citizens Go to the Video Tape

Citizens of Philipstown has reported huge traffic to its civic videos in recent days as eager citizens watch the sparks fly. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Extend Your Christmas Spirit (and Comfort-and-Joy Pot Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

Don’t let the spirit of Christmas leave your house when the ripped wrapping paper and bedraggled ribbons go out with the trash. One way to avoid post-holiday malaise is for the entire family to play with all their new toys. More...

West Point Band Goes on the March in January

On Sunday, January 13th at 3 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the West Point Concert Band will present a concert devoted to American march music. More...

Winter Art Classes for All Ages

Putnam Arts Council invites you to brighten your winter with a 6-week art class. Offered are a variety of classes geared for to all ages and abilities beginning Jan. 22, 2013. Registration is open now. More...

Community

Putnam Valley Man Charged Over Parking Dispute

A Putnam Valley man apparently enraged by a motorist who parked in a fire lane at the Shrub Oak Shopping Center is now facing felony charges for allegedly damaging the vehicle by ramming it with a shopping cart.Yorktown Police reported the arrest Thu More...

Putnam’s Bells Ring in 2013

Money Raised for Wounded Warriors

Bells will toll throughout Putnam County on New Year’s Eve to not only ring out the old and ring in the new but to assist wounded veterans returning home from battle overseas. More...

Needy Families Get Their Wish

Cold Spring Lions Are the Heart of Cold Spring

Members of the Cold Spring Lions Club and friends were very busy last week gathering food, clothes, and toys for local families in need. More...

Attractions

Audubon Offers Something to Crow About

Come join the Putnam Highland Audubon Society at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. for its Annual Bird Event. More...

Lights on in Putnam Valley

In what has become a seasonal tradition, scores of families gathered at Leonard Wagner Town Park in Putnam Valley Friday evening for a festive holiday celebration. With a lighted tree and an inflatable menorah, there was something for everyone. More...

Perspectives

YEAR IN REVIEW 2012

Approvals Push Butterfield, Dunkin’ Ahead; Sandy’s Wrath

Weather More...

Putnam Sheriff: Focus on School Safety

The horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has brought a renewed attention to and emphasis upon school safety. More...

Haldane Gridirons from the Good Ol’ Days

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Entering Cold Spring’s Haldane High School materialized in September 1939, my having graduated from Garrison’s Union Free Grammar School some two and a half months earlier. More...

Weekly Poll

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