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Election Day History in Putnam County

Two area judges to serve at state level

It now appears more and more likely that for the first time in county history, Putnam will have two judges in the New York State Supreme Court’s 9th Judicial District. Justice-elect Victor Grossman of Southeast topped all vote getters on Electio More...

Budget Workshop Wrapup

Philipstown Town Board

Shea and Board Put the Brakes on Paving, More...

Another Rescue at Breakneck

This Time with Air Support

Early Sunday afternoon there was a flurry of emergency responder activity, including helicopters, as the Cold Spring Fire Company, North Highlands Fire District, Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Medic 1 were dispatched to Breakneck Mountain More...

 

Civics and Politics

Putnam lawmakers won't seek investigation of Levy

Despite an impassioned plea from Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio that that the county request a statewide query into the actions of District Attorney Adam Levy in relation to the Alexandru Hossu rape case, the governing body turned a deaf ear Wednesda More...

County Spending Meets 1.66 Percent Tax Cap Increase

The Putnam County budget process ended on a mixed note last week when county legislators approved the $142,953,000 fiscal spending plan after vociferously debating several key components for more than two hours.  More...

Mark Your Municipal Clipboard

The Putnam Valley Town Board will meet on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. More...

Schools

Haldane Says Thank You, Announces Interim Super

It was a night for kudos, appreciation and bragging rights at the Haldane Central Schools Board of Education monthly meeting on Tuesday night at the Mabel Merritt Building on the school campus. More...

District Says ‘No Thanks’ to Federal School Money  Free Access 

Will local school boards follow suit in wake of privacy concerns?

Last week, local news reports surfaced about a bold decision made by the school board of the Pleasantville Union Free School District, in central Westchester County. More...

A Dream Come True for One Putnam Student  Free Access 

PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM

For those students in participating Putnam schools considering an entry into the PTA’s 2013-14 Reflections competition, Camille Leaden Soto of Putnam Valley has a message for you: dreams really do come true! More...

Religious News

Fr. Kiely Formally Installed at Loretto

Left to Right - Fr. Anthony Yorke, Fr. Bob Warren, Deacon Ray Parchen, Fr. Thomas P. Kiely, Msgr. George Thompson. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/10/2013 11:59 AM

UPDATED ROUNDUP: HALDANE GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM REACHES FINAL FOUR

Boys' soccer and football teams fall; earlier volleyball results

For the first time ever, a Haldane soccer team will be taking part in the state's Final Four tournament, after knocking off Long Islan More...

Haldane Boys Stun Top Ranked S.S. Seward 2-1 In Overtime

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5 Section 1 Championships For Blue Devils

Haldane volleyball, soccer and cross country teams have perfect weekend

On five separate occasions, the Haldane Blue Devils took to the field or court or course this past weekend in search of a sectional title, and in all five contests the Blue Devils came home champions.  More...

Perspectives

BOOT CAMP: From Boy to Navy Man

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

My 8-week “boot camp” training period transpired in middle New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, in Sampson, on the western shore of Seneca Lake. 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...

For Rent

FOR RENT COLD SPRING 1 Bdrm Apt. Walk to train $1,150/mo. Util. included. Call 845-809-5312  OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE 1,400 sf. $1,500/mo. Lower Main St. Cold Spring. Near River and Metro-North, Great location, Newly renovated. 845-265-4400   More...

Situations Wanted

SEEKING SHARED housing Certified male educator, (locally known) will help with chores and kids. Considerate and easy going. puffpete@gmail.com (845) 661-1552.   More...

Breaking News - 11/10/2013 5:54 PM

75 Seniors Join Roger Ailes, Elizabeth Ailes to Discuss Stalled Senior Center  Free Access 

Shea, Montgomery Stage Attacks

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Seventy-five seniors came out Saturday morning to speak with Roger and Elizabeth Ailes regarding progress -- or the lack thereof -- toward a new senior center in Philipstown. More...

First Flu Case Reported; Clinic is Set for Shots  Free Access 

Thanksgiving is still three weeks away yet Putnam County has recorded its first case of influenza resulting in the hospitalization of a 75 year old man. More...

Busy Election Night at Village Hall

Village of Cold Spring

At 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, while Philipstowners were biting their fingernails waiting for election results to come in, the Cold Spring Board was hard at work in Village Hall with a full agenda to cover. More...

Dems Do It Again in Philipstown

Democrats swept the Philipstown races on Tuesday. More...

Five Section 1 Titles for Blue Devils

The Haldane boys’ soccer team celebrates at the final whistle. More sports and title action on page 11.   More...

Senior Center

Breaking News - 11/10/2013 5:54 PM

75 Seniors Join Roger Ailes, Elizabeth Ailes to Discuss Stalled Senior Center  Free Access 

Shea, Montgomery Stage Attacks

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Seventy-five seniors came out Saturday morning to speak with Roger and Elizabeth Ailes regarding progress -- or the lack thereof -- toward a new senior center in Philipstown. More...

Needs of the Elderly Discussed at Carmel Forum

What are the needs of Putnam’s growing elderly population, and how can they be met? More...

Arts and Entertainment

The Pro and Her Peppers (Lori Ely’s Organic Pepper Jams and Dip)

Gardening GUSTO

Lori was born and raised on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, the cooking child of a Russian-Ukrainian father and a Dutch-English mother. More...

Celebrating the Holiday Season with Baroque Music

The Chapel Restoration

The final concert of the Chapel’s 2013 music series will showcase five distinguished musicians performing music from the early Italian baroque to its full flowering in Germany a century and a half later.  More...

Daedalus Quartet Returns To Howland Center

The Howland Chamber Music Circle is happy to welcome back the Daedalus String Quartet with guest artist Soyeon Kate Lee, piano, who have become one of the favorites of its audience since their first appearance there in 2003.  More...

Community

Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 Earns 2012 Life Safety Achievement Award

The Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2012 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation in partner More...

Walter Panas Senior is Going For The Gold

Are you ready to do something extraordinary and make a difference in someone’s life? Become a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind like I am, and you can give someone the priceless gift of a guide dog and change their life. More...

Cold Spring Declared ‘Best Weekend Retreat’

In a gathering Friday at the Hudson House, The Village Voice hailed Cold Spring as the “Best Weekend Retreat.” About 35 business people and supporters gathered as Anne Wygal of the Voice presented the award to the Cold Spring Area Chamber More...

Attractions

Halloween Spirits, Plus Beer & Wine, at the Culinary Institute  Free Access 

On Halloween morning, the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, was decked out early for a big event that absolutely nothing to do with witches or goblins. More...

Theater Hosts New York Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

PARAMOUNT HUDSON VALLEY THEATRE

Whether you are new to blues or a die-hard blues fan, you are in for a treat as The New York Blues Hall of Fame will present a Blues Induction Ceremony and Concert honoring great blues, jazz, rock & roll and gospel artists. More...

Historical Society Honors Ricci, Crowder at Awards Dinner

The Putnam Valley Historical Society recently had its Annual Awards Dinner at Char restaurant in Mahopac. More...

Commentary

OSI, the Fish Mansion & the Public  Free Access 

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Supervisor Richard Shea won reelection Tuesday to another term. Congratulations. In our system, it's a democracy not a kingdom. A Democrat, Shea was unopposed, and clearly has wide support. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote With Your Fork

To the Editor:  As a Farmer’s Pledge grass livestock farmer, I was able to spend Sunday amidst the beautiful fall colors at Glynwood Farm, where they hosted Slow Food NYC and NOFANY (Northeast Organic Farming Association-NY chapter) for th More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Henry Earl Van Tassel

Henry Earl Van Tassel, age 73, of Nelsonville, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born in Cold Spring, on July 22, 1940, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Neila (Zeliph) Van Tassel. More...

Edith Viebrock

Edith Viebrock, 96, formerly of Yonkers and Carmel, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013, at The Pines of Poughkeepsie. More...

Angelo J. ‘Farmer’ Constantino

Angelo J. “Farmer” Constantino, age 85, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

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