September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed School at Plumbush Moves Closer to Approval

At a public hearing last week, the Philipstown Planning Board and local residents reviewed plans for The Manitou School, a proposed learning site for up to 75 students in grades Pre-K through 6.  More...

Two Years On, Snake Hill Open At Last

Two years after Hurricane Irene caused massive road damage across Philipstown, Snake Hill Road reopened at last to traffic on Friday, its bridge permanently repaired at a cost of $370,000. More...

Sheriff Smith Holds Press Conference in Cold Spring  Free Access 

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Early this afternoon Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith and members of the law enforcement team that is coordinating the search for a 63-year-old Queens man wanted in the shooting death of one person and injury of a second man, held a press conference i More...

Maloney & Gipson Statements Regarding the Manhunt in Putnam  Free Access 

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) released the following statement regarding the ongoing manhunt in Putnam County: More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Straw Bales and Bushels of Tomatoes! (and Improved Corn Confetti)

Gardening GUSTO

This past spring, Timothy and Jieh phoned regarding an innovative organic gardening technique they wanted to try. More...

Depot Docs Season 8 Opens With ‘Murderball’

Depot Docs’ eighth season opens with a bang, not a whisper, on Friday, September 27th, when the multiple award-winning, Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature “Murderball,” crashes onto the Depot Theatre screen.  More...

Cold Spring Arts Hosts Open Studio Tour this Weekend

September 28 & 29th, 12 noon to 6 p.m. each day

Cold Spring and Garrison area artists invite art lovers into their working environment once again this year as Cold Spring Arts’ Open Studios event returns, with more than 20 artists participating.   More...

Community

Vandalism Mars Mount Beacon Fire Tower  Free Access 

The Mt. More...

History Museum Gala Honors Two

Saturday night at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison saw a who’s who of notable Philipstown residents turn out in force for the Putnam History Museum’s annual Gala event. More...

Talk of our Town

It must be the season for galas: Hudson Valley Hospital is hosting their annual gala at Glynwood on Friday night, and the Haldane School Foundation’s Fall Ball is Saturday at the Bear Mountain Inn. More...

Sports

Fresh Field Yields First Wins

Girls’ soccer teams collect the first on new turf

It took longer than everyone had hoped, but Haldane finally got to savor a couple of victories on their new home field. More...

Good Week for Philipstown Boys’ Soccer, with Three Wins Against One Loss

Philipstown Daggers Mushed by the Huskies   More...

Girls’ Soccer: Close Games & Sound Play, Even with 3 Losses

Great Goaltending on Display as Eagles Drop Close   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edward Ruzsbatzky

Edward Ruzsbatzky passed away peacefully in his home on September 22, 2013, at the age of 76. Son of the late Edward Ruzsbatzky and Cecilia Kandar, he was born on June 10, 1937, in New York City.  More...

Doris Jean Wilcox

Doris Jean Wilcox passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., at the age of 94. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Situations Wanted

Local male educator seeks shared housing. Quiet, considerate, easy-going, excellent references, allergic to cats. Willing to help with chores. puffpete@gmail.com (845) 661-1552.   More...

Help Wanted

Part Time Cleaning/ Maintenence services needed at local church. Flexible Hours. 845-265-3220   More...

Body Found in Hudson, Said to Be Manhunt Suspect  Free Access 

Sheriff Confirms Kim's Identity at 4pm

News Flash: Sheriff Don Smith confirmed at 4 p.m. Monday that the body found in the Hudson River Monday morning just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge has been positively identified as that of shooting suspect Sang Ho Kim, 63.Around 8:50 a.m. More...

Conservatives Make Picks in Philipstown

The Philipstown Town Board race is more crowded than first thought. More...

The Grove, for Sale Again

Property in Decrepit Condition as Village Seeks Buyer

The Village workshop Tuesday night saw newly appointed village attorney Michael Ligouri make his first appearance, as the main issue before the board was a Request for Proposals for the Grove property.   More...

Revamped Planning Board Takes on Butterfield, Walks Staked-Out Site

On a picture-perfect day last week, the members of the Cold Spring Planning Board – along with the board’s consultants and Butterfield project manager Matt Moran – walked the Butterfield property to visualize the proposed buildings. More...

Neighboring Schools Eye Cold Spring Police Activity  Free Access 

Command center was on school grounds

The manhunt centered in Cold Spring continues to draw community attention. Neighboring school districts are especially alert since this morning’s closure of the Haldane campus. More...

School at Haldane Open Friday, Monday  Free Access 

Tight security continues, but manhunt has ended

School has returned to normal at Haldane and Garrison, though some heightened security remains in place. More...

Civics and Politics

Town Reaches Truce With Garrison FD, but Pavilion Project Delayed Slightly

The Philipstown Board gathered on Wednesday last for a workshop plus executive session, to review progress on the proposed pavilion at Philipstown Town Park and discuss the Town’s relationship with the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Village Passes on Lead Agency Status for Buyouts of Housing

Tied to hurricane, flood damage

Village trustees have declined to make any environmental declaration regarding a notice from Pro-Source Technologies, which was contracted to conduct a buyout program for flood-damaged properties   by New York State  Housing and Urban More...

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Wed Sep 25 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Public Hearings Thu Sep 26 7:00pm – Putnam Valley Zoning Board Public Hearing 7:00pm – Putnam Valley School Board 7:30pm – PV Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing Tue Oct 1 More...

Schools

Garden Club Renovates Haldane’s Greenhouse

Haldane now has a working greenhouse for Middle School science classes thanks to the Philipstown Garden Club. More...

Garrison Gets Clean Audit Opinion, Reviews Technology

Garrison School Board

The Garrison Union Free School met last week for two presentations and heard public comment that linked back to the presentation on technology. More...

Religious News

Putnam to Celebrate National Day of Prayer

Many of Putnam’s movers and shakers will be up early October 8 to attend the county’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast at Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. More...

Franciscan Friars Host Sharing Hope Celebration

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are celebrating the Platinum-Twentieth Anniversary of their Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner at The Pierre in New York City on Friday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. Mary Higgins Clark is the Master of Ceremonies. More...

Attractions

Boscobel Style: Inspired Interiors for the 21st Century

A New Lectures Series Presented in the Grand Entry Hall

Boscobel House and Gardens is offering a new series of Friday lectures beginning in October. Each event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  October 4   More...

Park Attendance Rises in Taconic Region

The Taconic State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission is not what you could call a late-bloomer: The esteemed body had held 634 meetings prior to its most recent gathering at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, in Cold Spring, o More...

Refurbished Putnam Golf Course to Officially Open Friday

Much hoopla is planned at the refurbished Putnam County Golf Course Friday afternoon when a ribbon is cut and the new facility on Hill Street in Mahopac officially opens.  Renovations of the clubhouse took place last summer in an attempt to attr More...

Perspectives

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Toffenetti’s, an all-time favorite dining experience whenever Dad and I would visit New York City, was sited (if I recall correctly) on the corner of either 42nd St. More...

Letters to the Editor

ZBA Should Be Commended on Wind Turbine

To the Editor:  More...

Lee Erickson Has Earned My Vote

To the Editor:  This November the Town of Philipstown will go to the polls to fill two seats on the Town Board. More...

Old Albany Post Road Paving

To the Editor,  The paving of the lower portion of Old Albany Post Road has been completed. More...

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