Hiker Rescued at Old Rock Quarry; Firefighter Struck by Car While Unloading Equipment  Free Access 

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   The assistant chief of the Cold Spring Fire Co. No. Full Story

Metro North Railroad experiencing delays  Free Access 

   Riders on Metro North Railroad trains are experiencing delays Monday due to what a railroad spokeswoman described as “slip-slide” conditions.Tracks on both the Harlem and Hudson Divisions covered with leaves became extremely slippery overnight when r Full Story

Busy day for EMS at Breakneck; 1 fatality from heart attack

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   Emergency responders from western Putnam spent one of their busiest Sundays in months when being summoned for back-to-back calls. One man suffered a heart attack; EMS personnel were unable to save him. Full Story

New Suit Could Stymie Effort to Disclose Pistol Permit Names

U.S. District Court Move Shifts Fight to Constitutional Grounds

   In a striking new turn in the debate about disclosing the identities of the 11,000 people in Putnam who hold pistol permits, a lawsuit filed in U.S. Full Story

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Canine wedding draws raves

   What a party! Full Story

Rain cancels Cold Spring Domestic Violence vigil

   The weatherman has failed to cooperate and as a result Saturday’s Domestic Violence Vigil planned for Cold Spring has been cancelled. Full Story

Do you support the Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance in Philipstown?

Debate Growing Over Gun Storage Law  Free Access 

   At the Philipstown Town Board workshop on Wednesday (tonight), the agenda includes a resolution referring the proposed Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance to the Town Attorney for his review and comments, pushing forward the drafting of a Local Law. Full Story

How does this year's fall foliage compare to that of previous falls?

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Creepy Clown Advice

   Reports nationwide and as close to Putnam as Poughkeepsie and Peekskill regarding “creepy clown” sightings have raised fears of children throughout the region.School officials in each of the county’s six districts Friday notified parents that while n Full Story

What's your opinion on the Garrison Volunteer Fire District's Budget?

All Things Audits For Haldane School Board

    Haldane School Board Meeting - Oct. 4, 2016 from Putnam County News & Recorder on Vimeo. Full Story

Edith M. Budney (née O’Connor)  Free Access 

   Edith M. Budney (née O’Connor), 75, of West Caldwell, NJ passed away on October 2, 2016.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. Full Story

Do you think it was wrong to bus local senior citizens to evening legislature meetings in Carmel so they could weigh in on the topic?

Four-vehicle crash in Garrison closes Route 9

   A multi-car crash on Route 9 in Garrison Thursday night, allegedly caused by a speeding Mahopac motorist, resulted in injury to the 24- year-old driver and in property damage to all vehicles involved. Full Story

Barbara C. Walker  Free Access 

   Barbara C. Walker, age 95, of Garrison, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at her residence.  Born in New York, NY, on March 7, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Gerald S. and Dorothy (Thompson) Curtis. Full Story

Do you think Putnam County should continue to fight the efforts of an out of town newspaper to get the identities of all pistol permit holders?

Brush blazes plague firefighters over weekend

   Extremely dry conditions and apparent carelessness on the part of the public resulted in a number of brush fires across Putnam County last weekend. Full Story

Garrison man jailed for making terrorist threats on Jewish community

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   New details were released Monday by State Police regarding the arrest of a Garrison man on felony charges of making terrorist threats against residents of the Hasidic Jewish community of Kiryas Joel in Orange County. Full Story

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Rt. 9D Accident Ends With Car in Woods

   Rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 9D near Dick’s Castle Road at 8:21 AM Friday. The accident occurred when a car moving south swiped a pole, various signs and the stone wall, then crossed the center line. Full Story

Dissenting lawmakers question legality of transporting senior citizens to meeting  Free Access 

   Two members of the Putnam Legislature want State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate whether or not the county acted properly by transporting a bus load of senior citizens from the Cold Spring area to Carmel in order for them to attend Full Story

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Lisle Gilbert  Free Access 

   Lisle Gilbert, age 74, of Waitsfield, Vermont died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of September 17th. Raised in Garrison, New York, Lisle was one of six boys born to Anne and O. Rundle Gilbert. Full Story

Household income declines in 2015, but Putnam still leads Hudson Valley

   Despite the fact that median household income declined in Putnam last year to $90,538, the county continues to have the highest income in the Hudson Valley. The U.S. Full Story

Meaning of Ruling in Gun Permit Case at Issue, as Court Tells Putnam to Turn Over Names  Free Access 

   A New York appeals court has found that Putnam County is obligated to turn over the names of more than 11,000 people who hold concealed carry permits. Full Story

Do you think the Continental Village tax issue will ever be solved?

Last attempt to derail Senior Center fails at Legislature  Free Access 

Scuccimarra: 'You people are spiteful'

   One final attempt by opponents to derail the Cold Spring senior center project failed Wednesday night, but not before heated exchanges between lawmakers opposed to the project and those in favor permeated a meeting room at the County Office Building Full Story

Linson Over Hilpert in Race for Judge  Free Access 

   Primary Day had registered Democrats, Republicans, Conservative, Independence and Green Party voters all casting ballots in a variety of political races across Putnam.  Full Story

Julia A. Hustis  Free Access 

   Julia A. Hustis, age 75, of Nelsonville, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Riverside, NJ, on March 2, 1941. She was predeceased by her mother Adelaide (Joachim) Walthy. Full Story

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