2022-02-09 E-Edition

Kevin Byrne Wants to Be the Next County Exec

State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne has promised a new era of transparency in county government when kicking off his campaign for Putnam County Executive. With supporters in attendance last Saturday (Feb. 5) at the Carmel Veterans Hall, Byrne, who is being challenged by Putnam Legislator Carl Albano for the GOP nomination, called it an “incredible honor” to have served three terms […]

Cold Spring Set to Outsource Garbage Collection

The Village Board in Cold Spring is set to vote tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 9) to outsource garbage and recycling collection to Royal Carting for at least one year and possibly three years. The contract is for $190,119 in year 1 for basic garbage and recycling pickup throughout the village, $11,653.20 for Sunday morning pickup along Main Street, $7,484.40 for brush […]

Talk of Town

Thanks to Chris D’Antoni for capturing the photo atop page 1 this week. He took it after the storm, and noted the “sun, snow and ice”. The shot was taken near the Philipstown Dog Park, Route 9, in the North Highlands area. If you have a photo you’d like to share, especially a strong horizontal, send to editor@pcnr.com. And what […]

Redistricting: Maloney Loses Carmel and Putnam Valley in Putnam, Gains Peeskill and Cortlandt in Westchester

Putnam County will be represented by two members of the House of Representatives starting next year following redistricting approved by Albany lawmakers. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring, who has represented the 18th Congressional District since he unseated Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in 2012, is losing the towns of Carmel and Putnam Valley while gaining Peekskill and Cortlandt in Westchester, […]

More Than $2 Million Ready in Coffers for Putnam Congressional Race

Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s reelection campaign raised in excess of $440,000 during the final quarter of 2021 bringing his cash on hand for reelection this November to more than $1.7 million. Maloney, a resident of Cold Spring, whose district encompasses all of Putnam and Orange counties in addition to sections of Northern Westchester and Dutchess Counties, said he […]

New Year Celebrated at Putnam Monastery

The Chinese Year of the Tiger was celebrated virtually last week at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. In past years, attendees from across the United States numbering into the thousands attended the peaceful and colorful ceremonies. However because of the virus and a need for social distancing, officials at the monastery decided for the second consecutive year to […]

Robert Emerick

April 14, 1934 – January 31, 2022 Robert Emerick was born on April 14, 1934, in Ardsley, NY. On January 31, 2022, he passed away with his family by his side in Cold Spring, NY. He was 87 years old. If you asked anyone who “Mr. E” was, you would get many replies – Little League coach, building inspector, craftsman, […]

In Loving Memory of Rich Tomlins

Feb. 12, 1975 – Feb. 15, 2018 We cannot believe 4 years have gone by since we have seen your Big Blue Eyes, your Silly Smile, and heard you say “I hope it snows two feet tonight,” and how you always answered us with “I love you more.” You are always with us. We laugh and cry thinking of you […]

Silent Film Series Is Set at Butterfield Library

Join us Live via Zoom on Friday, February 18, at 7 P.M. This month’s selection is the thriller/mystery, The Flying Ace (1926), with live musical accompaniment by Cary Brown. This is a Live Zoom Event and registration is required, register on the Butterfield library’s online calendar www.butterfieldlibrary.org. In the film, a young pilot returns stateside after flying and fighting for […]