2019-12-25 E-Edition

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Rt. 9 Mayhem in Garrison


Emergency responders arriving on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 9 at Indian Brook Road in Garrison last Wednesday evening (Dec. 18) around 6:30 pm feared the worst when observing destruction spread across both lanes of the heavily traveled road. Sheriff’s Department personnel immediately summoned assistance and five ambulances were dispatched including two from Philipstown and one each […]

Searight Terminated at Contentious Board Meeting

COLD SPRING – Haldane High School girls’ basketball coach Tyrone Searight was officially terminated in a vote by the school district’s Board of Education in a meeting on Dec. 18, prompting a resounding uproar from the packed room at the high school. Haldane parents, Searight’s own family, and even his former athletes all spoke in support of the 11-year coach, […]

Putnam Valley Fire Victims to Rebuild Dream Home; Will Cause Be Found?

Micah and Michelle Beatty might be down but they are definitely not out. The Mohegan Lake couple’s dream home on Canopus Hollow Road in Putnam Valley was destroyed by a ferocious early morning fire December 13–a blaze that burned with such intensity that a fire engine was damaged due to the extreme heat. While the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team […]

Talk of our Town

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year! My but there’s a lot going on here, for it being mere days away from the shortest day of the year. The PCNR is out a day early this week and next, so that our employees, and those of our printer, can spend the holidays with family. Consequently, please have submissions of […]

After Review, Legislature Approves Langley’s Spending Requests

Following a month long debate between members of the Putnam Legislature and Sheriff Robert Langley regarding the lawman’s requests for fund transfers to pay for department overtime expenses as well as equipment purchases, by a unanimous vote, the nine-member governing body approved the fund transfers at last Wednesday evening’s year-end meeting. The sheriff requested transfers to purchase a locking metal […]

Meetings This Week

Thurs Dec 26  7pm – Cold Spring Planning Board at Village Hall Tues Jan 7  7pm – Haldane BOE in Rm. 211 of HS 7:30pm – Cold Spring Trustees at Village Hall

Last Meeting This Year for Planning Board and Secretary

It was last meeting in 2019 for the Philipstown Planning Board on Dec. 19th, as well as the last meeting for their secretary, Tara Percacciolo, who will officially be Philipstown Town Clerk come 2020. Kelly Macintyre, from the Philipstown Justice Court office, will be taking over as secretary. Applications approved at the meeting: – Schaublin/Fortunato single-family home in Cold Spring […]

‘Gift Of Love’ Christmas Pageant Tradition At Our Lady Of Loretto

On Sunday, December 15, the children of the Religious Education Program at Our Lady of Loretto performed at the annual Christmas Pageant. It is a narration of the traditional Christmas story of Bethlehem, complete with angels, shepherds and wise men, accompanied by traditional carols. A special thank you goes out to all the children, teachers and parents who helped make […]

Call for World Peace at Buddhist Monastery

There is nothing more peaceful and spiritual than spending New Year’s morning at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent. The Buddhist Association of the U.S. has invited area residents to a New Year’s morning Interfaith Prayer for World Peace at the sprawling monastery located at 2020 Route 301 starting at 10 a.m. The theme of the service will center […]