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Will Historic Board Block Butterfield?

The new spirit of cooperation that Mayor J. More...

Kenny Back at the Garage He Loves

Kenny Elmes personifies the word survivor. He’s been released from his latest hospital visit and is back in the place he loves best – in his office in the back of Elmesco in Cold Spring. More...

Rash of Suicides Vexes Philipstown  Free Access 

There has been an alarming rise in the number of Philipstown residents taking their own lives. Authorities report that four people in their 20s and 30s have taken their own lives within about a month’s span. More...

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Civics and Politics

Taconic Roadwork Adds to Summer Driving Delays

The NY State DOT has announced that road work scheduled for the southbound Taconic State Parkway at Peekskill Hollow Road, in Putnam Valley, will be taking place between July 8 and early October. More...

County Committee Backs Term Limits For Legislators

Putnam lawmakers are expected to approve the imposition of limiting the number of times they can seek office at their July 2 monthly meeting. More...

Drainage and Elevators Occupy Town Board

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

Schools

Assembly Kills Back- to- School Sales Tax Holiday

So much for Putnam shopp ers getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothi ng and footwear. More...

Putnam Valley Bids Farewell To Graduates

The Class of 2013 graduated this past Friday, June 21, in a flurry of navy blue and white. More...

Fox Meadow High Graduates Twenty- One

“ When I first arrived at Fox Meadow High School, I was not happy – far from it,” said Ajah Timms, the student speaker at Fox Meadow Graduation Thursday evening. More...

Religious News

Free Jazz Concert at First Presbyterian  Free Access 

First Presbyterian’s acclaimed music director and pianist Tom McCoy joins clarinetist Gareth Guest for Jazz Progressions, which will sample nearly a half-century of jazz-inspired compositions from greats like George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. More...

Loretto Says Good-bye to Its Pastor

Thanks for the memory .... How lovely it was. Thanks for the memory .... We thank you so much. Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, 1938 More...

McSweeney Reflects on His Tenure

PCN& R: It was announced that you are leaving Loretto after 12 years and have been re- assigned to be pastor of St. Augustine’s Church in Ossining. What are your thoughts at this time in your life? More...

Sports

Haldane’s Own Field Of Dreams

Field project starts with goal of September opening

Up until this week, the changes had been subtle. First the visitors’ grandstand, long devoured by the encroaching woods below the Haldane parking lot, came down. More...

Little League Wraps Up

Another season of Philipstown Little League has come to a close; the last game was played Saturday morning at the North Highlands Field between the major Mariners and Giants. The Mariners emerged as champions, winning 3- 0. More...

Mariners Shut Out Giants 3-0; Win Championship

The 2013 Philipstown Little League Major Champion- ship game was won by the Mariners 3- 0 over the Giants on Saturday, June 22. More...

Births

Births

Gabriella Elizabeth Turner was born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on May 20, 2013, to parents Kristen Deak-Turner and Michael Turner, of Lake Peekskill, and big brother Michael Turner, Jr. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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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...

For Rent

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Breaking News - 6/29/2013 7:35 PM

Car Careens into Nelsonville Home  Free Access 

About 9:15 this morning (Saturday) a car crashed into a home on 359 Main Street in Nelsonville at the crossroads. The Cold Spring Fire Company responded as did police. More...

Dramatic Rescue On Breakneck

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. More...

Bear Wandering in Garrison

This black bear was on Adrienne Lane in Garrison just after noon on Wednesday. The photograph was taken by Will Flaherty, an employee of Marc's Landscaping of Cold Spring. More...

Water Project in the Home Stretch

Cold Spring’s multi-year, comprehensive water main cleaning and relining process is complete, according to Water and Sewer Superintendent, Greg Phillips. But, about two weeks’ worth of “finishing touches” remain. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Finally Summer! (and Pickled Garlic Scapes)

Gardening GUSTO

Summer finally got here. While we had a few, fleeting hot spring days, it feels like warmth has, at last, come to stay. Put away your sweaters and find your bathing suits. Yay for the glorious Hudson Valley steamer to come! More...

Independence Day Promises Something for Everyone  Free Access 

Variety of musical groups set to perform at July 4 festivities

Cold Spring’s Indepen- dence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, spans an entire day, from morning services at Mekeel’s Corners Chapel to the festive parade, to live music to fireworks (sponsored by the PCN&R). More...

Blood Tango at the Library

Desmond-Fish Library

Patricia King, who writes as Annamaria Alfieri, will discuss her new novel, Blood Tango, on Saturday, June 29, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. More...

Community

Garrison’s Rose Sanca Bakes Up a Yankees Cake

Rose Sanca is a successful businesswoman who has lived in Garrison for close to 20 years. She is best known for her successful bakery business, Home Style Desserts, which she has operated in its current Peekskill location for 25 years. More...

Ed Cleary, Continuing a Philipstown Tradition

Longtime Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary’s heart is filled with patriotic pride. Cleary is a lay minister and has been a longtime member of the historic Cold Spring Baptist Church (now the Church on the Hill), since he was a child. More...

Talk of our Town

I ndependence Day is almost upon us. Next week’s PCN& R will be distributed on Tuesday, July 2, so as to avoid any mailing delays over the July 4th holiday. More...

Attractions

It’s the Premiere for Dockside Shows

Saturday night, the sun went down and the stars came out – movie stars that is. The Cold Spring Film Society kicked off its third season of showing classic movies outdoors at Dockside Park for free. More...

History Museum Says, ‘ Hats Off to Our Hosts’

The Putnam History Mu- seum Board invites the commu nity to the annual Lawn Party at the home of Jennifer and Joseph Mercurio, the historic Benjamin and Tinky Frazier house, 40 Coyote Rise, Garrison. More...

State Park Fireworks Set for This Weekend

Bear Mountain STATE PARK

Come to Bear Mountain State Park on Friday, June 28, for the annual fireworks spectacular! More...

Perspectives

Winston Churchill and the Fourth of July

On July 4, 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill released a memorandum to his country’s public officials: “On what may be the eve of an attempted invasion or battle for our native land, the Prime Minister desires to impress upon More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Citizens of Cold Spring and Garrison:

Since July of 2009, I have been the minister at the South Highland and the Cold Spring United Methodist Churches. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patricia Anne Sharer

Visiting Sunday, Service Monday, in Glenville

Patricia Anne Sharer, 49, of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2013 at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital Surrounded by her loving family and lifelong friend Annie DeNero. More...

Jessica M. Abel

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. ( Cristiano) Abel, who survive her. More...

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