Inferno destroys home in Putnam Valley

   Firefighters responding to a report of a house fire in a remote section of Putnam Valley Thursday morning quickly realized they had a “barn burner” on their hands when smoke was visible over a wide area.  The one-story wood frame residence Full Story

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How was the snow removal around Philipstown?

Schools closed for Wednesday  Free Access 

Updated with late info

   The aftermath of the Blizzard of 2017 will be felt Wednesday since ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS throughout the county will be closed due to winter’s last gasp.   Full Story

Big rig hits TSP overpass at 301  Free Access 

   An out-of-state trucker, apparently unaware that ‘big rigs’ are not permitted to drive along the Taconic State Parkway, caused delays for southbound drivers early Friday when his International Harvester struck an overpass carrying the TSP over Route Full Story


   Friday’s snow has resulted in dozens of closings throughout the area. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PUTNAM WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.  Full Story

Body identified in bridge jumping  Free Access 

Updated with new info

   A 25-year-old man asked the driver of a taxicab to stop at mid-span of the Bear Mountain Bridge early Thursday before he opened the cab’s door, ran a short distance and jumped 150 feet to his death.The circumstances leading to the bizarre end of Dalt Full Story


Anxious moments when submerged vehicle is found in creek  Free Access 

   Continental Village firefighters were up early Saturday when summoned for a vehicle submerged in water up to its roof in the Annsville Creek.  Full Story

Power outages across Putnam  Free Access 

   Strong wind gusts have knocked down trees and utility poles interrupting electric service to thousands of Putnam residents Thursday. New York State Electric and Gas Company reports a large power interruption in the Patterson-Holmes area with oth Full Story


Putnam spared by violent line of storms

   The weatherman gave Putnam residents a break Saturday evening when a strong line of rain and wind storms accompanied by lightning pelted the Hudson Valley.  Areas to the north and west, including Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counti Full Story

Motorcyclist missing in flaming crash  Free Access 

   Police and fire radios reported a serious personal injury crash Saturday afternoon on a section of the Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Continental Village referred to as the Goat Trail.  Reports indicated a motorcycle had crashed and burst int Full Story

TNT found in Philipstown  Free Access 

   Explosives and blasting caps have been recovered from a wooded area in Philipstown.  The Sheriff’s Department reported the incident on Friday evening although the recovery had been made on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19. Full Story

Do you think parking on Main Street in Cold Spring should be metered?

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Samara Tiffany-Miller

   Samara Tiffany-Miller 1992-2017 Samara Tiffany-Miller, 24, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died Feb. 15, 2017 at her family home.Sam was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 22, 1992, the daughter of Tim Miller and Donna Tiffany. Full Story

Are you tracking the village elections in Nelsonville and Cold Spring?

‘YES’ phone scam hits Putnam  Free Access 

Authorities issue consumer alert

   If you receive a voice from an unfamiliar person asking: “Can you hear me?” or any other query provoking a ‘yes’ response, hang up the phone!  That’s the advice of State Police because as Troop K Major Robert Nuzzo explained: “By answering Full Story

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Are you sick of winter yet?

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Sweet Stella, a lost hound, back home safe

Had wandered away in snowstorm

   ‘Sweet Stella’ decided to take a walk during the season’s first major snow storm. The elderly female mixed breed hound lost her way in the blinding snow Thursday from her nearby residence and wound up on the Taconic State Parkway near Pudding St Full Story

Garrison man charged with Shrub Oak attempted burglaries

   A Garrison man is facing felony charges for allegedly attempting to burglarize two residences and a vehicle in Shrub Oak.    Full Story

Mary Stropoli

   Mary Stropoli of Brooklyn passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017, at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.  She was 95. Born on January 5, 1922, in Brooklyn to the late Ant Full Story

Should Cold Spring have a proper dog park?

Molloy charged with $10 theft of newspapers  Free Access 

Allegedly purloined copies of New York Times

   The chairman of the Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, Barney Molloy, is facing larceny charges for allegedly stealing copies of the New York Times from bundles outside the Cupoccino Full Story

President Trump’s refugee Executive Order gets mixed reaction

   President Trump’s executive order related to refugees from Islamic parts of the world is getting mixed reaction around the Hudson Valley. Full Story

Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

Goat Trail Closed Briefly Due to Flooding, 84 WB Due to Accident  Free Access 

School and cancellation roundup

   Motorists heading toward the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge along westbound I-84 are experiencing delays this morning as the result of a rollover tractor trailer crash that has closed the interstate westbound from Exit 11 to Exit 12. Full Story

Reaction mixed to Trump inauguration  Free Access 

   Hours after Donald Trump took his oath of office becoming the 45th President of the United States, reaction in and around Putnam County was mixed regarding the President’s address.Former Gov. Full Story

The Village of Cold Spring is discussing raising the speed limit to 30mph, except in school zones, to match state standards. What do you think of this?


Paul Boscia named as Putnam’s new Undersheriff

   A career member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department -- who retired only three weeks ago -- will soon be back on the job but this time as U Full Story

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How was the snow removal around Philipstown?