Do you think Philipstown can keep its remaining dirt roads?

Assembly kills Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

   So much for Putnam shoppers getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear. Full Story

Connecticut cop critically injured in Taconic crash

   A Connecticut motorcycle cop was critically injured Wednesday in a freak mishap that closed the southbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway in the area of Bryant Pond Road near the Putnam Valley-Town of Carmel line for several hours. Full Story

Putnam to implement Animal Cruelty Registry Law

Committee unanimously approves measure

   Calling animal cruelty a “serious problem, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year across the United States,” the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Full Story

Do blue LED lights in Cold Spring concern you?

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   Patricia C. Sexton, age 69, of Cold Spring, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. Full Story

Should a food truck be allowed at Cold Spring's Summer Sunset Music Series?

Cops on the lookout for Cold Spring burglars

   Two burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Cold Spring are under investigation by members of the Cold Spring Police Department and Putnam Sheriff’s Department. Cold Spring PD Officer-in-Charge George Kane told the PCNR late Wednesday afterno Full Story

Should Philipstown & Cold Spring officials make a concerted effort to save Julia Butterfield's tomb?

Nena (Merando) Stellefson  Free Access 

   Nena (Merando) Stellefson, age 90, of Nelsonville NY, died on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at NY- Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Full Story

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A 150th Memorial Day Celebration in Cold Spring

   Some 150 years after what’s been deemed the first Memorial Day was celebrated in Waterloo, NY, in 1866, hundreds of people gathered in Cold Spring to honor veterans’ sacrifices during a parade and ceremonies along the parade route. Full Story

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Watch Fires burn brightly in Putnam County

   Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Friday evening to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. Full Story

Memorial Day Weekend, and Still No Decision on Butterfield from Planning Board  Free Access 

   As Memorial Day weekend approached, and pressure increased on Mayor Dave Merandy and his appointed Planning Board Chairman Matt Francisco to resolve the change of use request at Butterfield, the Planning Board met for close to two hours Thursday nigh Full Story

What do you consider to be the kickoff to summer?

Questions to be answered following massive blackout


   A massive communication snafu between officials of the New York State Electric and Gas Company and emergency services providers in Putnam is under review following Thursday night’s major blackout that interrupted electric service to tens of thousands Full Story

Sheriff’s Newest K-9 Tracks Lost Hiker In Putnam Woods  Free Access 

Woman encountered bears on evening walk

   Joan, a 59 year old Lake Carmel woman, decided to take a hike in the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area in Patterson with her beloved 95 pound yellow Labrador Retriever as she Full Story

Woman jumps to her death from Bear Mountain Bridge

   A 63 year old Hastings woman jumped to her death from the Bear Mountain Bridge; efforts to revive her when rescuers found her body were unsuccessful. Full Story

IRS scammers hit Putnam

   DO NOT CALL 206-823-3351! That’s the message from law enforcement officials in the wake of an apparent IRS scam being perpetuated on Putnam residents.Undersheriff Peter Convery said at least six queries were received by his office from local res Full Story

Scuccimarra critical of Cold Spring Planning Board  Free Access 

   Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra went on the attack Thursday night, blasting the Cold Spring Planning Board for what she charged was “hurting the senior citizens of our county.” Full Story

Would you be upset if Cold Spring lost the post office and senior center due to the Planning Board's continued review?

Clean sweep in Putnam school budget votes; propositions pass in Garrison & Haldane  Free Access 

   It was a clean sweep in school budget elections Tuesday across Putnam County as residents in each of the county’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans for the new school year. Full Story

Forest rangers rescue two from Putnam

   A man from Brewster and a woman from Cold Spring were rescued last weekend in separate incidents by forest rangers and members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police.  Full Story

Should the residents of Continental Village seek to join a different school district besides Lakeland to try to reduce property tax inequities?

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Packed House for Planning Board Meeting on Senior Center, but No Decision  Free Access 

   For almost two hours, the cramped Village Hall was filled with opinions almost as hot as the temperature in the room Thursday evenin Full Story

Four family members injured in ATV crash  Free Access 

   Four members of a North Highlands family were injured in an ATV crash Sunday night near their Fishkill Road home.  Full Story

Now that the county has approved a 15 year lease for a new senior center, do you think the Village Planning Board should drag the matter out any more?

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