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Planning Board is Lead Agency – Molloy to be Chair

Butterfield

Although the Cold Spring Trustees had a short agenda at last week’s meeting, the major news had to do with hiring an engineering and planning firm to assist the village through the statemandated environmental review of the Butterfield project. More...

Villanti to Leave Haldane at Year-end

The biggest news of all at Haldane's recent meeting occurred during a brief Correspondence agenda item near the end of the meeting: Haldane Superintendent Mark Villanti is retiring on December 31 of this year. More...

Haldane High School Custodian Charged With Burglary

Haldane High School custodian James Pavelock resigned from his position Thursday hours after he was arrested for breaking into the principal’s office at the school and removing $5,000 in cash. More...

Independence Day Celebrated in Cold Spring

Thousands of people thronged Cold Spring and Philipstown on July 4 to commemorate the birth of our nation. A crowd estimated at several thousand watched the fireworks, which capped off a day of festivities, remembrances and patriotic readings. More...

Foreclosures Still Rising in Putnam

Putnam’s alarming rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a rapid pace. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Legislature Proclaims 4-H Fair Week in Putnam

Preparation for Putnam’s 42nd annual 4-H Fair is in full swing and last week at its regular monthly meeting, the county Legislature proclaimed the week of July 22-28 as Putnam County 4-H Fair Week. More...

Legislature Approves Term Limits

Putnam County legislators will be able to serve only four terms in office following action taken at its July 2 monthly meeting. More...

Back to The Drawing Board for Bike Path Signage

Despite the extreme heat and oppressive humidity, bikers, joggers and walkers were out in force last weekend along the Putnam Bike Trail. More...

Schools

Haldane High School Honor Roll 4th Quarter 2013

Grade 12 Principal’s List More...

2013 Garrison School Graduates

Front row (l-r): Natalie Lansbury, Harper Levy, Chloe Davis, Emma Scali, Isabelle Davis, Anna Northup, Sarah Kelly. More...

Putnam Valley is a Grand- Prize ‘Charity Champion’

In June Optimum Power to Learn and MSG Varsity recognized student members of the Make A Difference Club at Putnam Valley High School as the Hudson Valley grandprize winners in this year’s Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn More...

Religious News

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Celebrate Jubilees

Four Friars are celebrating Jubilees in 2013, marking their arrivals into the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor and the start of their religious lives. Confreres, friends, and family attended the June 22 Mass at Graymoor. V. Rev. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com 10:00am July and August More...

Independence Day Marked by Patriotic Hymns, Prayers

The Independence Day celebration in Philipstown and Putnam County began in the small Mekeel’s Corners Chapel at Routes 301 and 9. More...

Sports

It’s Never Too Early To Look Ahead  Free Access 

Counting the days to the fall season

It’s only July, but oh how I already long for the beginning of the fall season. As of today, there are five weeks and five days to go before fall practices start in earnest. More...

Perspectives

Raising Awareness: Deadly Gas Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless— yet the gas produced by engines of vehicles kill scores of people each year across the U.S. Stefani Diana-Dicembrino of Mahopac knows the heartache of such a loss. 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...

Situations Wanted

Colege student is seeking local employment for the summer. Will do yard work, water your plants, pet walking/ sitting, kids baseball lessons. Can provide limited electronic/ computer help too! Email: summerhelpcs@optimum.net More...

For Rent

Cold Spring - 1BR apt L/R w/fplc, Kit, Dining Area, BR, tiled bath, Private Entrance, parking, 3 miles to train. $1,100/mo. Heat, Hot Water & Electr. Included. Owner/Broker (914) 953-3720 for rent cold spring 1 Bdrm Apt. More...

Breaking News - 7/12/2013 4:15 PM

It's a two-man race for sheriff

Smith, McConville to face off

The race for Putnam sheriff will be a two-man affair in November now that petitions have been filed with the Board of Elections. More...

All But Forgotten: The Effort to Restore Philanthropist Julia Butterfield’s Tomb

Julia Butterfield’s grave is in disrepair. More...

And Colucci Makes Three  Free Access 

Garrison’s superintendent to retire at end of year

Western Putnam County has three school districts — Garrison, Haldane, and Putnam Valley -- and each of the districts is currently in the market for a new superintendent, following news that the Garrison superintendent is also leaving. More...

Mary Lost Some Little Lambs  Free Access 

Three missing lambs look like goats

Dr. Mary Ellen Finger, of Horsemen Trail Farm, just off Route 9 in Philisptown, is missing three young lambs.“They squeezed through the gate on Sunday afternoon,” Finger told the PCN&R on Monday. More...

Early Retirement Incentive for County Employees

Putnam County is offering its employees an early retirement incentive program where municipal workers with at least 10 years of full-time employment will be able to retire this year with incentive benefits. More...

New Roadblocks for Drivers

It seems that the road closure situation in our area is becoming more tangled by the day. Scheduled work on Routes 9 and 9D has slowed traffic— on 9D work near St. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Philipstown Depot Presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

How did you sleep last night? Good? Well Princess Winifred didn’t! Why? Because Queen Aggravain and a Wizard put a pea under Winifred’s mattress to keep her awake all night… More...

‘Shades of Summer’ at Hudson Valley Hospital

Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Enjoy the sights of summer indoors as Hudson Valley Hospital Center invites the public to view its latest exhibition, “Shades of Summer.” The exhibit, which showcases the works of seven local artists, is on display from now until August 2 More...

Yucky Wormy Kale (and Yummy Cold Beet Soup)

Gardening Gusto

Great Scott! It’s hot! But, I bet you have already noticed that. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

What a tremendous Independence Day celebration last week: A parade to mark the day with appropriate spirit and wide participation, commemoration of our veterans, a bike-decorating contest for the kids, music and entertainment, all capped off with fir More...

Senior Luau at the Boat Club

The Cold Spring Friendship Senior Center recently held a luau at the Cold Spring Boat Club. Although the temperatures were close to 90 degrees, the seniors did not complain as tents were there to shield them from the scorching heat. More...

Garden Club Welcomes Lisa Weiss, Again

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring held its Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 5, at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant. Twenty six members and guests had a lovely lunch and an enjoyable afternoon. More...

Attractions

Reaching New Heights at Riding Center

It may be one of Putnam’s best kept secrets. High on top of a hill surrounded by farm fields, gardens and woodlands sits the Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Putnam County. More...

Nature Museum to Feature Hummingbirds

On Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. the Nature Museum will be hosting: Hummingbirds. More...

Boscobel Thanks Garden Club With Donation

The Philipstown Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, has been lovingly tending to Boscobel’s Herb Garden since the 1960s. More...

Commentary

What They Are Saying on Villanti's Departure

Full texts of all comments

Last week the PCN&R contacted members of the Haldane and wider communities to get their reaction to Superintendent Dr. Mark Villanti’s retirement announcement. The response was immediate, and overwhelmingly positive. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Toshi Seeger

Clearwater matriarch died at home in Beacon

Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Clearwater matriarch and wife and partner to Clearwater founder Pete Seeger for almost seventy years, passed away Wednesday morning at home in Beacon, NY. More...

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