December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Derailment Plunges Philipstown into Grief  Free Access 

Community Responds to a Family’s Heartbreak

The sad story of a Philipstown family’s loss continues to occupy local, regional, and even national news. More...

Merando and Crew Make Thanksgiving Special

This is the eleventh year Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando has been organizing the Thanksgiving Day outreach to the community at Our Lady of Loretto church. More...

Warner House Set for Restoration by 2016?

For the first time, the Constitution Island Association has set a goal and timeline for restoration of the Warner House on the Island, aiming to have it open in 2016, in time for the CIA’s 100th anniversay.  More...

 

Elections

Republicans Line up to Challenge Gipson

Four Republicans are considering a challenge to State Senator Terry Gipson next year. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Thankful for Leftovers (and Two Tomatillo Sauces)

Gardening GUSTO

Thanksgiving is past but I have the most delicious leftovers—both the good-memory types and the delicious-refrigerated kinds. More...

Cup & Saucer Hosts Gingerbread Workshop

The Cup and Saucer Tea Romm at 165 Main St, Beacon, is hosting its Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread House Workshop on December 15 from 4pm to 7pm More...

Garland Jeffreys to Appear in Beacon

Seminal rock ‘n’ roll singersongwriter Garland Jeffreys will appear at The Towne Crier on Saturday, December 14, at 8:30 p.m., with his full rock band.  More...

Community

Give the Gift of Wildlife Care

The trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park invite you to give the gift of Wildlife Care this season. More...

Hollywood Comes to Putnam Valley Town Park

Town Park in Putnam Valley is feeling a little touch of Hollywood this week. A film company has established its “Base Camp” headquarters in the tented and heated park pavilion this week. More...

2013 Fire Departments’ Christmas Santa Runs  Free Access 

Cold Spring Fire Sunday, December 8th Breakfast with Santa, 8am-11am Noon Spring Brook Condo Approx. 12:10 Cold Spring Water Front Approx. 12:20 Forge Gate Condo Approx. 12:30 Foodtown parking lotApprox. 12:40 Nelsonville Park: Pearl St. More...

Attractions

Cold Spring by Candlelight is Here  Free Access 

Cold Spring by Candlelight, celebrating its 11th anniversary, is a day and evening event with tours of 13 unique and historic houses and sites in the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Boscobel Hosts Lecture Series

The 2013 Fall Lecture Series, Boscobel Style: Inspired Interiors for the 21st Century, took place at Boscobel in October and November. More...

Perspectives

Whipples, and the Good They Did, Will Be Missed by County

My name is Jeff Hyatt and I have been involved with Tilly Foster Farm since 2008. Tom Mill and I have deep roots in Putnam County, 4 generations each. We operate the Antique Tractor Barn and Small Museum at Tilly Foster Farm.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James G. Lovell

James G. Lovell, age 58, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, December 1, 2013, in the Bronx. Born in Cold Spring, NY, on May 9, 1955, he was the son of the late James R. and Laura M. (Geere) Lovell. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Montgomery. More...

Beatrice Lupano

Beatrice Lupano, 93 of West Milford, NJ, widow of Edward L. (2004), died on November 25, 2013, following a brief illness.  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

COLD SPRING 1 BDRM APT Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/ mo everything included. Plenty of parking. 845-809-5557  OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE 1,400 sf. $1,500/mo. Lower Main St. Cold Spring. More...

Real Estatec

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...

Breaking News - 12/10/2013 8:00 AM

Haldane, Garrison, Putnam Valley all closed Tuesday due to pending storm  Free Access 

Snow to begin in earnest this morning

UPDATED: Haldane, Putnam Valley and Garrison schools are closed on Tuesday due to the predicted snowstorm. More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2013 7:36 PM

SWAT teams converge on Cold Spring motel; incident ends as Dutchess man takes his own life

Dozens of emergency responders converged on the Countryside Motel on Route 9 in Cold Spring late Saturday for a report of a man barricaded inside the lodge armed with a gun. More...

Christmas is Coming: Events Galore  Free Access 

Cold Spring Christmas Tree Lighting This year’s festive Christmas Tree Lighting at the Cold Spring Bandstand is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Don’t miss Santa as he rides down Main Street to greet all the children, young and old. More...

Train Was Speeding Going into Tight Curve

Sunday’s derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx, which claimed four lives and injured more than five dozen other passengers, 11 critically, now appears to have been caused by a dozing engineer whose train went into a 30-mph curve at 82 More...

Confusion Rampant Over Postal Plans

It appears the United States Post Service (USPS) can’t get its story straight as to where a temporary trailer will land in Cold Spring. Option 1: the empty lot on Marion Avenue, behind the Post Office. More...

Civics and Politics

Voice Of Democracy Winners Announced

The Voice of Democracy (VOD) Program is a national Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Program designed for high school students in grades 9-12. More...

Breaking News - 12/5/2013 10:55 AM

Odell Opposes Sharing Sales Tax Money with Towns; Says Fix Mandates

County Executive MaryEllen Odell opposes any sharing of sales tax with local municipalities.  More...

Icing on the Cake for New Judge Grossman

State Supreme Court Justice-elect Victor Grossman, who came in third on Election Day among the 10 candidates seeking five judgeships in the 9th Judicial District and became the first Democrat ever to be elected from Putnam to serve on the high bench, More...

Schools

Putnam Valley Elementary School Holds Annual Gym Show

Under the direction of Putnam Valley Elementary School physical education teachers, Mr. Heitman and Mrs. Aurigemma, more than 120 third and fourth graders participated in this year’s Gym Show. More...

Budget Season Kicks Off at Haldane

Haldane School Board

The Haldane School Board was hard at work on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3 well before the public meeting began at 7:30 p.m., a half hour later than usual. More...

Ten School Musicians Headed to Area All State Fest

On November 22 and 23, ten Putnam Valley H.S. musicians traveled to Taconic Hills High School in Columbia County to represent Putnam Valley at the 2013 NYSSMA Zone 10 Area-All State Music Festival. More...

Religious News

Cardinal Dolan Meets Flock in Putnam

Cardinal Timothy Dolan turned on his Irish charm and scores of Putnam residents fell in love with the gregarious priest.  The Archbishop of New York, who in 2009 replaced Edward Cardinal Egan upon his retirement, visited St. More...

Film Shot at Local Church, Parsonage

At the picturesque Church on the Hill, there has been a flurry of activity lately. More...

Renovated Lodge at Walter Hoving Home is Dedicated on Sunday  Free Access 

The once-dilapidated Lodge of the Walter Hoving Home debuted its new look on Sunday, and the Lodge will immediately be in use as troubled women recover from various addictions. More...

Sports

Haldane Alumni Basketball Game Tips Off

The annual Haldane Alumni basketball game tipped off Saturday evening in the Haldane gymnasium. Boys’ and girls’ varsity teams were introduced, followed by the alumni game. The event is a key fundraiser for both programs.   More...

A Force To Be Reckoned With

Haldane Lady Blue Devils teams building impressive legacies

Just shy of three weeks ago, Haldane’s volleyball team was capping off yet another state championship run, and the school’s girls’ soccer team was playing for its first state title ever. More...

Letters to the Editor

Generosity & the Food Pantry

To the Editor:  Our sincerest gratitude to these individuals and groups for giving so generously with both food and monetary donations to the Philipstown Food Pantry.   More...

Open Letter to the Governor

Following is the text of an email I sent to Governor Cuomo. Dear Gov.,   More...

A Great Loss for Putnam County

To the Editor:  More...

General Stories

Cycling Classic to Pedal from Brewster

When cyclists pedal down the road at the beginning of the 2014 Putnam Cycling Classic, several key things will be different.The race organizer will be Ray Fusco, an event producer from Cold Spring. More...

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