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Haldane Celebrates Its 118th Commencement

Under breezy sunny skies, high upon the Haldane School Bell Knoll that overlooks the majestic Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands, the Haldane Central School District celebrated its 118th Commencement on Saturday morning. More...

Former Trainer to DA Indicted by Grand Jury

District Attorney Adam Levy’s former personal trainer, Alexandru Hossu, who has been charged with raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago, has been indicted by a Putnam County grand jury. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 6/20/2013 1:26 PM

Drainage and Elevators Occupy Town Board

Post Road damage repair may actually happen

The Philipstown Board met Wednesday night and may have given the final green light to the Old Albany Post Road drainage project that has been in stop-and-start-again mode for years since the first serious storm damage took place there in the spring o More...

Journal News Again Wants Private Gun Info

An out-of-town newspaper that drew widespread condemnation for publishing the addresses of gun permit holders is again seeking such records from Putnam County. More...

Boiler Replacement, Safety Issues at Board Meeting

Philipstown Town Board

Supervisor Richard Shea presided over the Town Board of Philipstown’s weekly workshop Thursday night. Council Members Nancy Montgomery, David Merandy, and John Van Tassel were present along with Town Clerk Tina Merando. More...

Schools

Two Beloved Teachers Retiring from Garrison

The Garrison School will be losing two elementary-level teachers this month— Patty Klubnick and Virginia Dodge. More...

Goodbyes In Order at Garrison

It was a night of recognition and goodbyes at the Garrison Union Free School Board meeting Wednesday night. More...

Haldane Celebrates Retirees, Tenures, Adopts Green Measures

The June 18 and 11 Haldane School Board meetings were evidence that the district is in full year-end mode. On June 18 the group, including Trustee-elect Jennifer Daly, took less than an hour to complete the agenda. More...

Religious News

Church Offers Bible Class

This Wednesday, the Church on the Hill will start a new 5-week class called BIBLE 101. The class begins June 19 and will end July 17. Garrison resident and teacher Erica Carter will be the instructor. More...

Elizabeth Ailes Joins Board for Youth  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ailes of Garrison was elected to serve on the Board of the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers (CBSBB) of New York Tuesday night. Mrs. Ailes is publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder. More...

Organist or Keyboard Player Sought for Church

United Methodist Church

The Methodist Churches of South Highland, Garrison and Cold Spring are seeking an organist to play for their services on Sunday Mornings. More...

Commentary

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Editor’s Note: Donald Mac- Donald first wrote about the 1939 World’s Fair last month in the PCN&R. Today he recounts more details of his visit there. More...

Letters to the Editor

Miracles Do Happen!

To the Editor: I wanted to share wonderful news; two days ago, our grandson Dorian had his last chemo treatment! Please know my heart is so full of happiness and love for all the people who helped us along the way. More...

Adaptation is Essential

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Is Health Act Safer for Women?

To The Editor: The 10th point of Governor Cuomo’s proposed Woman’s Equality Act (WEA) contains the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Is the passage of the RHA component safer for women? Some items in RHA to consider: More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Help Wanted

Drivers: Home Daily & Weekly Openings on this No-Touch Dedicated Account! Great Pay, Miles! Werner Enterprises: 1-800-397-2645 More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com LOOKING TO PURCHASE Home or building with store front in the village of Cold Spring. More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2013 3:45 PM

Dramatic rescue from atop Breakneck Mountain

Firefighters and EMS personnel made a dramatic rescue from atop Breakneck Mountain late Saturday night when a hiker became stranded on a ledge and was unable to descend the mountaintop.Cold Spring and North Highlands FD personnel were summoned around More...

Route 9D Road Work Starts Monday

Route 9 already congested

Large illuminated signs in both directions on Route 9D near Snake Hill Road and Route 403 are alerting drivers to the impending reduction of the road to one lane while repair work progresses in the roadway near St. More...

Elmes Sells Land and Business

Whether a new Dunkin’ Donuts will be a welcome change of pace or the beginning of a grim slide into franchise look-alikes, the donut shop is closer than ever to fruition. More...

Love Thy Neighbor: Town turns out for charity

Philipstown shows up for two fundraisers

Philipstown residents showed up in force at two charity events this past weekend, with some 100 members of the community coming out to support both causes. More...

Big Turnout for Boat Club’s Father’s Day Breakfast

Top, 165 adults and 18 children enjoyed the annual Boat Club Father’s Day feast, which also featured Bill Villetto, proprietor/chef of The Roundup Texas BBQ, making delicious omelets to order. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Photo

A vintage Barbie doll in the PCN&R window this week. More...

Giant Sharks, Family Shorts at Film Series

Summer Film Series

There will be giant shark sightings on the Hudson River this summer -- a celluloid shark, that is. More...

The Days of Whine and Roses (and Magic Meatloaf)

Gardening GUSTO

We must keep in mind that this June’s abundance of cool rain is filling up our water tables and possibly staving off drought conditions later this summer. Sigh… OK. What’s good for gardens isn’t always good for grilling. More...

Community

Gregorio Holistic Healing Expands Offerings

Tara Gregorio Holistic Healing is now offering Total Barre and Pilates Barre Fusion -- the only Barre classes offered in our area. More...

Hundreds Pay Respects to Mackey Budney

Friday into Saturday in Cold Spring, hundreds paid their respects to Mackey Budney, who died Tuesday and was a fixture of Cold Spring, Haldane, and Fire Co. No. 1. More...

Talk of our Town

Saturday was a day for marking life’s passages. At Our Lady of Loretto Church that morning, family, friends, and the Fire Service remembered Mackey Budney and his long contributions to Cold Spring and Philipstown, and to Haldane School. More...

Attractions

Be A Cadet For A Day at West Point

Can you meet the challenge of West Point? The U.S. Military Academy will conduct a Rehearsal Reception Day Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the academy grounds. You can help by volunteering to be a cadet for a day. More...

Family Sing-A-Long Set for Des-Fish Library

Desmond-Fish Library

A family sing-a-long with Stacy Labriola will kick off the DIG INTO READING summer reading program at the Desmond-Fish Library on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Giants Edge Yankees 3-2 In Little League Semi-Final; Championship Set For June 22

The Philipstown Little League Major Giants squeaked by the Yankees 3-2 in a classic, extra-innings pitchers’ duel Wednesday, June 12. More...

Boys’ Soccer Season Ends with Win, Tie

Daggers End Season With Hard-Fought Tie More...

Haldane Seniors Say Goodbye

Graduating Blue Devils leave behind memories, accomplishments

This past Saturday, Haldane’s Class of 2013 said their goodbyes to a school they’ve called home for a good part of their lives, reveling in the joy of the moment, reflecting on the memories of a lifetime. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 6/24/2013 6:42 AM

Jessica M. Abel

Services Monday Morning

Jessica M. Abel, age 26, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in  Fishkill. She was born in Louisville, KY on April 4, 1987 to Donald and Laura R. More...

Sol Kroll, Former Putnam County Attorney, Dead At 94

Sol Kroll lived a long and fulfilling life.Kroll, Putnam County Attorney from 1960-1964, who relocated to California, passed away last Thursday, June 13, at the age of 94. More...

Lillian M. Feeney

Former Putnam Valley Town Clerk

Lillian Mary Feeney of Putnam Valley died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Hudson Valley Hospital. She was 89. Mrs. More...

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