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Metro-North derailment: One of the dead is James Lovell, from Philipstown  Free Access 

4 killed in crash; Putnam adds shuttles for commute

Updated: Sunday’s derailment of a Metro North train in the Bronx that claimed four lives and injured 67 passengers—11 critically—has hit home in Putnam County. More...

Post Office Moves on Trailers

A new development in the Cold Spring Post Office siting is the placement of a utility pole in the empty lot directly behind that Post Office, and the installation of two new trailers behind the Garrison Post Office.   More...

Cold Spring Village Roundup

Philipstown and Cold Spring are seeing a host of rapid developments on various fronts. Here is a roundup, topic by topic: Butterfield More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

‘Our Town’ Comes to Our Town  Free Access 

Teacher and Director Martha Mechalakos has been hard at work directing “Our Town,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama in three acts written by Thornton Wilder, produced and published in 1938, which is considered a classic portrayal of small More...

And the Rest is Gravy (and the Easiest and Only Gravy Recipe You Will Ever Need.)  Free Access 

Gardening GUSTO

Last week, “Gardening Gusto” featured the easiest way to cook the best turkey you will ever taste. Although many chefs would have you believe otherwise, it is very simple to cook a delectable turkey. More...

‘Yarr!’ Treasure Island Arrives at the Depot

DEPOT THEATRE

When the Depot Theatre’s Youth production of Treasure Island opens on Dec. 6th, mischievous pirates and honorable men will share the stage in a struggle to win over the heart and imagination of young, naïve Jim Hawkins. More...

Community

In Continental Village, Life at the End of the Road  Free Access 

Bob and Dorothy Dee built their home on Old Albany Post Road, in Continental Village, nearly seven years ago. The construction of the home, which Dorothy designed, was an adventure in itself, they explained. More...

Philipstown Rec Hosts Turkey Dinner for Seniors

Last week the Philipstown Recreation Department held its popular Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors. Eighty three people registered, but the final attendance was closer to a hundred. More...

Lodge at Walter Hoving Home Set To Reopen Sunday

A dramatic make-over at the Lodge dormitory at the Walter Hoving Home, located on Avery Road in Garrison, is set to debut. The Lodge will open just in time to make Christmas even more special to women in need. More...

Attractions

Discover Your Family This Holiday Season, at the Library!

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY

This year, as you gather together for Thanksgiving, the Butterfield Library can help you to have some great conversation starters on hand that will be sure to fascinate your relatives. More...

Sports

Girls’ Soccer: Story of a Season

For the past three months I have had the opportunity to wear three very different hats with the Haldane girls’ soccer team. More...

Loretto 4th Grade Girls Take First Two

The Loretto 4th grade girls’ basketball team opened the season in impressive fashion this past weekend. On Saturday the girls traveled to Brewster and defeated St. Lawrence 18-5. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

In Memoriam

This November at St. Christopher's Inn we celebrate the life of Nick Petruzzi, who served as the Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years.  More...

William M. Evarts

Last week we printed the obituary of William M. Evarts, of Garrison and Manhattan, who passed away on November 11. For those who wish to donate in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be given to St. More...

Health

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Offers Free Lung Cancer Screenings

Survivors tell their stories at Lung Cancer Vigil

Ed Ajello said before he was diagnosed he had never given a thought to dying of lung cancer. Working in construction, Ajello said he faced danger many times as he dangled 50 stories above the ground.   More...

Beals Disputes Claims Over County Obesity

Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals has disputed a claim that Putnam is the “fattest” county in the entire New York Metropolitan region. More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2013 4:06 PM

Lovell Funeral, Visitation Times Announced  Free Access 

Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring tells the PCN&R that the Mass of Christian Burial for James Lovell will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, 24 Fair Street, in Cold Spring. More...

Forty-five Take Advantage of Railroad Shuttle  Free Access 

Forty-five residents of western Putnam took advantage of a county operated shuttle early Monday and were bused to the eastern side of the county where they boarded Harlem Division Metro North trains for their trip into Grand Central Station. More...

Manitou School Must Get Sprinklers

Backers Offer Concession to Planners

The Philipstown Planning Board gathered at the Butterfield Library on Thursday night for a couple of “lasts.” It was the last meeting of 2013, and more importantly, Mike Leonard’s last meeting as chair before he assumes his new role as a Philipstown More...

Thanksgiving & Fellowship Endure at History Museum’s Annual Fete

Putnam History Museum

Sunday was a frigid and crisp autumn evening as the Church on the Hill was filled for the Putnam History Museum’s annual Thanksgiving Candlelight Service. More...

No Wind Turbines for Six Months

The Philipstown Board has unanimously approved “a six (6) month moratorium on the submission and processing of applications for wind energy conversion systems within the Town of Philipstown.”   More...

A Budney Birthday Gathering

Betty Budney and her three daughters, Cathy Greenough, Mary Jo Knapp and Denise Brewer, on Saturday at the Cold Spring Fire House, as they celebrated Mary Jo’s birthday with many family and friends. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/2/2013 11:18 AM

Philipstown Board Meetings Postponed  Free Access 

The Philipstown Town Board Pre-Board and Monthly Meeting scheduled for Dec 4th and 5th have been postponed until next week at the same times; Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local Merchant Advocates for Cold Spring Signage

Here in Cold Spring, Main Street shop-owner Patty Villanova has been an outspoken advocate for improving the conditions under which local businesses operate. More...

Philipstown Budget is Approved; Near-zero Increase

Town of Philipstown

The Town of Philipstown has a new budget. Total budgeted spending amounts to $9,019,149, with budgeted revenues of $1,653,808, an unexpended balance of $200,000, and a net tax levy of $7,165,341, for an increase of $35,062. More...

Schools

At Thanksgiving, A Garrison Student Reflects on Community Service  Free Access 

I’ve always had a desire to help others, so nursing studies came naturally. The choice wasn’t easy; I also considered human services and teaching, but I know that nursing is the correct path. More...

Putnam Valley Schools on Common Core

On November 20, Teachers and administrators of the Putnam Valley Central School District joined forces to provide a primer on Common Core Learning Standards as implemented in their schools.   More...

‘This Old Gingerbread House’ at Garrison School

On Thursday, November 14, Garrison School students, faculty, staff, parents and community members enjoyed watching students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade perform “This Old Gingerbread House,” a musical play written by Teresa Jennings More...

Religious News

Confirmation Class at Loretto

Friday afternoon was a day for celebration and the sun finally came out as 34 young people were confirmed at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Cold Spring. 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...

Jewish Education for Entire Family

Hosted by: The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley 362 Church Road.  Hebrew School ages 3 and up.  Vav & Zayin - A Jewish Youth Group for young people entering the 8th and 9th grade. No homework, just fun. More...

Commentary

A Carrier in the Canal Zone

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

Ascending the seemingly endless gangplank, under the cumbersome weight of a folded white hammock containing all my naval trappings, I realized, forcefully, that at that moment there was absolutely no turning back to what once was. More...

Perspectives

Toasting Winston Churchill’s Birthday

Winston Churchill turned 69 on November 30, 1943 – only eighty years ago. The toasts at the summit conference in Tehran were interminable that night. More...

Garrison Fire Dept. Makes Case to Voters

To: Philipstown Town Board Members, Garrison Taxpayers From: Garrison Fire Department LOSAP committee Date: November 22, 2013 Re: Garrison LOSAP parity with neighboring towns 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...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329   More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com  MAGICAL 3 PLUS ACRES Property For Single Family Estate. BOH Approved for 5 BR. More...

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