December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Trustees Said to Want Molloy Muzzled

Too outspoken on Butterfield?

Trustees Matt Francisco and Stephanie Hawkins have sought advice from village attorney Michael Ligouri over ways they can quiet Planning Board Chairman Barney Molloy, sources told the PCN&R.   More...

Santa Runs

Continental Village FD

Santa visits with two young Continental Villagers during the annual CVFD Santa Run on Sunday. More...

Snow Day Sledding

Rowen Kuzminski and Owen Edelson sledding on St. Mary’s lawn Tuesday. Schools were canceled as snow fell all day, following up on the weekend’s substantial storm. More...

The Bizarre Case of the Artwork Stolen from a Dead Man’s House

A Cortlandt resident faces a variety of felony charges for allegedly stealing valuable pieces of art from a Lake Peekskill man who was found dead in his home by the suspect.  State Police reported the arrest Thursday of Hiram Mendez, 35, in conn More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

‘Better for You’ or Not (and Whole Milk and Honey Hot Chocolate)

Gardening GUSTO

Many years ago, my kids were admonished in health class because they drank whole milk. We always had organic whole milk in the fridge and, since they were way too young to drive to the store, this is what they drank. More...

‘How to Be a New Yorker’ Still Going Strong

Garrison’s Copeland part of multi-year success

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of Off- Broadway’s hit comedy How To Be A New Yorker have put a new block of seats on sale through April 26th. More...

Winter Youth Theatre Classes at The Depot

DEPOT THEATRE

The Philipstown Depot Youth Theatre is preparing some amazing classes this winter. Each class ends with performances at the Depot Theatre. Classes are filling up, so call Philipstown Recreation at 845-424-4618 to register! More...

Community

Hundreds of Seniors Gather at RSVP Holiday Party

Senior citizens from across Putnam traveled to Mahopac Falls last Thursday for the county’s Office for the Aging RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) annual holiday luncheon.  More...

Rimm, Cardenas Honored by Continental Village Fire Dept.

On Friday night, the Continental Village Fire Department announced its Firefighter & Junior Firefighter of the Year Award recipients. More...

Shopping on Main Street at the Happiest Time of the Year  Free Access 

Proprietors ready with unusual, hard-to-find items

There are many hard-working “Main Street” merchants right here in Philipstown. From Cold Spring to Nelsonville, Garrison to Route 9, they stand ready with unusual gifts, antiques, handmade items and more More...

Attractions

Mount Beacon Incline Society Holds Gala

Celebrates 2013 Successes, Looks Forward to 2014

On December 19th, members and guests of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society will gather at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon to celebrate the non-profit’s 2013 accomplishments and focus upon the way ahead in 2014. More...

From Cottages to Castles

Husband & wife design-build firm helps to secure the future of Bannerman’s

To those of us who live in and drive through Putnam Valley, the work of Tiny Houses, Inc. is probably familiar. More...

Clearwater Receives Nearly $500k for Sloop Restoration

New York State has awarded $497,303 to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to support a three-year plan for restoration and repairs to the sloop Clearwater. More...

Letters to the Editor

On Election Results

To the Editor:  I read with interest recent comments from Putnam Commissioner of Elections for the Republican Party, Tony Scannapieco. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Samuel Francis Stafford

Visitation Sunday, Memorial Service Monday

Samuel Francis Stafford, known to friends and family as Sam, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Cold Spring.  More...

Concezia ‘Anna’ Berarducci

Concezia “Anna” Berarducci, age 92, of Nelsonville, died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at her residence in Nelsonville. More...

Thomas Joseph Ganswindt

Thomas Joseph Ganswindt, of Garrison passed away on December 14, 2013, at age 61. Born to the late Paul and Helen Ganswindt, Tom was raised in Merrick, Long Island. One of three brothers, he is predeceased by his oldest brother Robert. More...

Breaking News - 12/19/2013 4:16 PM

Bernard L. Shaw, Vice President Of Corporate Security For Hearst Corporation, Dead At 68  Free Access 

Bernard L. Shaw, vice president of corporate security for Hearst Corporation, died December 17 in Garrison, after a long illness. He was 68.Shaw joined Hearst Corporation in 1983 and most recently served as vice president of corporate security. More...

Budney Retires: The End of an Era

Tireless civic leader hailed by Town Board

It seems impossible, but last Thursday Betty Budney participated in the last regular Philipstown Board meeting of her long political career.  More...

Bird and Bottle Experiences a Revival

The beautiful and historic Bird and Bottle Inn has been shuttered since 2011, but now it is open for business – however not as an inn or restaurant in the traditional sense, but as a wedding and banquet facility. More...

County Scores Big in Grant Race  Free Access 

A Broad Village Rezoning Is Now at Hand

In a move that both answers some questions and begs others, the Village of Cold Spring was awarded $75,000 in state funding for its rezoning initiative. The money comes through Gov. More...

Putnam Far Exceeds Weak 2012 Showing

In sharp contrast to 2012, when Putnam received not a single dollar of the state economic development grants, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and business people are thrilled with this year’s showing: $1.3 million for six Putnam related projec More...

Civics and Politics

Congressman Opens Satellite Office in Carmel

Putnam residents in need of assistance from Uncle Sam will no longer have far to travel now that Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has opened a satellite office in Carmel.  Maloney, when available, as well as members of his staff, will welcome co More...

From the Town of Philipstown

Announcement

STAR Exemption Renewals are due no later than December 31, 2013. Resident homeowners who currently receive the basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State tax department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. More...

Meetings This Week

Wed Dec 18 7:00pm – PV Town Board Meeting7:30pm – Garrison School Board Thu Dec 197:00pm – Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals7:30pm – Philipstown Planning Board - Butterfield Library Mon Dec 237:30pm – Philipstown Zonin More...

Schools

Breaking News - 12/19/2013 11:14 AM

Garrison Appoints Brian D. Monahan Interim Superintendent  Free Access 

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Colucci Bids School a Fond Adieu After 9 Years

Superintendent Gloria J. Colucci is looking forward to reconnecting with her family and touring Europe for the first time, as she nears her final day on Dec. 31 at the Garrison Union Free School. Mrs. More...

Villanti Reflects on Years at Haldane

Dr. Mark Villanti has been at the heart of the Haldane Central School District’s progress for the past six and a half years.   And in fewer than two weeks, he will retire.  More...

Religious News

Jazz Nativity Featuring Vocalist Alexis Cole

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will present a Jazz Nativity on, Tuesday, December 24, at 10:30 p.m. featuring vocalist, Alexis Cole and the Jazz Vespers Band.  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

Boys’ Basketball Improves to 4-0

Hoffmann continues torrid start in wins over Children’s Village and Tuxedo

The Haldane boys’ basketball team picked up two more wins this past week, improving to 4-0 on the season in the process. More...

K of C Free Throw Tourney Announced

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 11 (snow date, Saturday, January 18) at 9:45 a.m. More...

Local Artist Celebrates Haldane Athletics

  Vietnam veteran and painter George Stevenson, of Cold Spring, with his painting of the state champion Haldane girls’ volleyball team. He plans to give the painting to Haldane. More...

Perspectives

Conservation Easements: ‘Deduct’ This Needless Loophole  Free Access 

Growing up in the Dakotas, I learned firsthand about the value and many uses of land — from family farms and real estate development to the spectacular protected wilderness of our national parks. More...

A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season May Start with a Good Night’s Sleep and a Walk

With the holiday season in full swing comes an array of activities: Entertaining, visiting friends and family, traveling and extra occasions to eat, cook, clean and shop. 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. Also, Spacious 2 BDR. avail. 845-809-5557   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...

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