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Jaycox Land Transfer Won’t Take Land from Tax Rolls

The addition of a 50-acre parcel of scenic land between Route 9 and Jaycox Road in Philipstown to Fahnestock State Park might at first cause concern that property taxes would be borne by even fewer landowners than is now the case, but a review by the More...

Guillaro’s Frustration Mounts

Cites Village Inaction

“It’s time to move this project along or come to a conclusion, one way or another,” said Developer Paul Guillaro, as he once again appeared before the Cold Spring Village Board and expressed his desire for trustees to rapidly hire c More...

Coming Events

Civics and Politics

Vets to Receive Broadened Transportation Services

Putnam County is home to some 10,000 veterans—many of whom have difficulty with their transportation needs. More...

County Exec Odell Signs Precious Metals Law

County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed an amendment to Putnam’s Precious Metals and Gems law last Thursday, less than 24 hours after two hearings attracted little comment from the public. More...

Deadline Approaching for Community Service Nominations

The Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN) will once again be recognizing individuals and groups who go that extra mile to make Putnam County a special place in which to live, work and raise a family. More...

Schools

On Time, On Budget for Field, Auditorium Work

The Haldane field project, locker room renovations and updates to the auditorium are all on schedule, Supt. Mark Villanti reported Tuesday. “Things have been moving well,” he said. More...

Wondrous Years Graduates Seven

TOP Seven young 2013 graduates on the Wondrous Years Day Care program wave good-by to preschool and say hello to kindergarten. More...

Religious News

Pastor McSweeney Bids Loretto Parish Farewell

On Sunday morning, the faithful gathered as usual for the 9 am Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, but this time, they also came to say good-by to their beloved shepherd and pastor, Fr. Brian T. McSweeney. 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...

Fr. Bob Warren Honored by Franciscan Federation

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and Fr. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils Reload Yet Again

Volleyball team set to take court with a younger look

With every one’s attention keenly focused on the progress of Haldane’s new athletic field, the Lady Blue Devil volleyball team finds itself in an uncustomary position, as they fly under the radar in relative anonymity. More...

‘Haiti Works’ to Host Golf Outing Fundraiser

In January of this year, a team took a fire truck named “HOPE” from the United States to Haiti. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMSCommunity Center More...

Perspectives

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Aptly named, Indian Point in Buchanan, N. Y., is believed to have been first inhabited by the Kitchawank tribe of the vastly settled Wappinger Confederation, at least from the early 1500s A. D. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Susanne L. Von Tiesenhausen

Visitation Monday at Clinton, 5 to 8 p.m. / Service Tuesday in Spring Valley

Susanne L. Von Tiesenhausen, age 68, of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY.Born September 24, 1944 in Ulm, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Josef Anton and Maria Susanne (Etzel) Caspar. More...

George William ‘Weezer’ Van Tassel, Sr.

George William “Weezer” Van Tassel, Sr., age 81, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, July 28th, 2013, at the NY State Veterans Home at Montrose. Born May 2, 1932, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Frederick and Anna E. More...

Shirley Ann Engelbride

Shirley Ann Engelbride, 78, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor with her family by her side. Born May 13, 1935, Shirley was the daughter of the late Philip A. and Helen R. More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2013 9:17 AM

Two boaters busted for boating while drunk

The tragedy on the Hudson River a week ago served as a wake up call for all boating enthusiasts. More...

Breaking News - 8/4/2013 9:33 AM

Convicted sex offender due in court

A convicted sex offender who relocated from Jefferson Valley to Mahopac and is now facing a lengthy prison term for allegedly distributing child pornography over the internet is scheduled to appear Wednesday, Aug.7, in Putnam County Court. More...

Temporary Parking Vital for New Bank on Main

Village of Cold Spring

Rhinebeck Bank presented a plan to refurbish the Powers & Haar building on Main Street and establish a branch there at the Village workshop on July 25. More...

Changes by Boscobel Board Not Welcomed by ‘Friends’ Group

On July 30 Boscobel House and Gardens issued a press release detailing changes in the nonprofit’s membership and development efforts. More...

We Would Like To Help Her  Free Access 

This unidentified woman leaves garbage and strange messages in our mailbox early in the morning. We don’t know for sure whether she needs some kind of help (although judging by what she left behind it looks like it). More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R

Elections

Sheriff’s Race Ratchets Up, 6 Weeks Out

On the fight card that is Putnam County politics, the marquee attraction is without question the race for Putnam County Sheriff. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Wave Goodbye, Heat Wave (and Fast and Fresh Shallot Summer Pasta)

Gardening GUSTO

Great Scott, it was HOT!! People and plants wilted in that glaring sun and blasted heat wave. But the end of it was glorious, blessed cloudy days with temperatures dropping into the 60s at night. More...

Artists' Reception Friday for Exhibits at Gallery 66 NY  Free Access 

Leonard Freed photos included

An Artists’ Reception is set for 6-9 pm Friday for two new exhibits at Gallery 66 NY, including “Man & Beast” photos by the late Leonard Freed.Here are additional details about both new exhibits: More...

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill Announces New Photography Exhibition  Free Access 

Inspired by a legally blind photographer, who was a friend of the artist’s grandfather, David Grossman etched an indelible memory into his unconscious of this man’s amazing images created from the inner soul and mind’s eye. More...

Community

Big Crowds Attend 42nd 4-H Fair

Putnam’s 42nd annual 4-H Fair has been tabbed the “best yet!” Large crowds attended the three day event last weekend at the upper Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

Library Has iPads

Shown here are Butterfield Library’s iPads, just waiting for users. “We already had two iPads for public use and one for staff,” said library director Gillian Thorpe. More...

Hudson Highlands Girl Scout Court of Awards

The Hudson Highlands Girl scout community ended their year last month with their annual Court of Awards Ceremony at Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant with over 160 in attendance. More...

Attractions

Way Back History: The Ice Age

Lecture at Museum Covers Hudson Valley

Last Saturday afternoon, The Putnam History Museum treated the crowd to real old-time history: the Ice Age. More...

The Play’s the Thing at the Shakespeare Fest  Free Access 

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is in high gear right now, producing exciting, accessible summer theatre for its 27th year. More...

Two Row Wampum Paddle Comes to Cold Spring

Native Americans have always been a part of local history along the Hudson River. A large number of natives and non-native people will paddle in canoes down the Hudson River starting in Albany on July 28 and will make stops along the way. More...

Commentary

Preventing Suicide Starts with Everyone

Take all warning signs seriously

Suicide is a tragedy. It shatters families and devastates communities, and Putnam County is far from immune. In just the past year, too many individuals in our county have ended their lives deliberately. 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

Maintenance Associate needed for the Garrison Institute -responsible for general repairs, plumbing, painting, some carpentry. Candidates must have some commercial facility work experience. More...

For Rent

Two Flor Apt 2 Bedrooms plus office. Wrap around porch, hardwood floors, close to train. $1400 + Util. Please contact Jonathan of JonCar Realty for all inquires. 845-453-8049 joncarrealty@yahoo.com More...

Poll

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