December 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Images of America: West Point Foundry  Free Access 

Putnam History Museum’s curator Trudie A. Grace and Cold Spring resident Mark Forlow have collaborated on a fascinating book entitled, Images of America: West Point Foundry. On Saturday, January 18th, at 5 p.m. More...

Putnam Foreclosure Actions Soar to 512

It’s been one of the top stories of the year.  The economy might be on an uptick but in Putnam County the rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a disturbing pace.  More...

GRINCHES! Father & son busted in village

Accused of stealing tips

A father and son are accused of being the Grinch who stole Christmas and as a result are spending the holiday behind bars. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

‘That’s Entertainment!’ at Mount Saint Mary

What the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and Woomyung Choe did for love of our wonderful audience is bring you That’s Entertainment! Bring the whole family to Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College at 3 p.m. More...

Christmas Cheer (and Chocolate Chess Pie)

Gardening GUSTO

For many years I did not send Christmas cards. I continued to receive cards and always thanked the sender by email, but I just wasn’t in the mood to gather mailing addresses and write notes. More...

Singer-Songwriter Series Begins With Philipstown’s Motherlode

The Beacon venue Dogwood will present a singersongwriter series every last Sunday of the month beginning in January. The series will spotlight the remarkable number of talented artists in the Hudson Valley and beyond. More...

Community

Remembering Those Lost in 2013  Free Access 

This was a momentous year in many ways, not least of which was the number of losses to our community.  More...

Garrison’s Landing Gets Loving Care  Free Access 

Toland Construction

Jeff Toland, of Toland Construction Inc. is an easygoing, regular guy with some extraordinary talents. More...

Marist Poll: ‘Whatever’ Annoys for Fifth Year

For the fifth straight year, Americans consider “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase in conversation today. More...

Attractions

Band Presents ‘On the March’ Concert

The West Point Band will present its annual “On the March Concert” on Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m. in West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The performance will feature West Point-centric marches guaranteed to delight the crowd. More...

Kevin Fortuna Joins Chapel Restoration

The Chapel Restoration board announces the appointment of Kevin Fortuna to its Advisory Board. More...

Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival: Yummy!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this wine and chocolate event. Come sip wine and sample chocolate from all across our region and buy some goodies to treat your Valentine. February 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Commentary

Remaking Cold Spring, à la Hawkins & Francisco  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

Sometimes, especially in the morass of bureaucracy where so many governing boards live, the biggest stories are sleepers, ones where the import is not immediately clear. And then, later, dawn breaks, and bam, a piece of the world has been remade. 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...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com   More...

Health

American Red Cross Blood Drives Set for January

Holiday times are some of the most demanding on the nation’s blood supply – particularly during the winter when cold and icy weather can discourage donors from coming out. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Staff & Volunteers Wrap 700+ Gifts

Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center wrapped mountains of gifts on December 18 to make holiday wishes come true for local children and their families. More...

‘Wine and Dine’ Raises $30K for Ashikari Center

Nearly 300 people attended Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Wine and Dine Around the World event in late November to raise money for breast cancer education. More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2013 1:48 PM

Dutchess man jailed in Cold Spring sex case

A 37-year-old Wappingers Falls man will be spending the next eight years in a state penitentiary for sexually assaulting a young woman in her car outside a Cold Spring motel in August 2012.  More...

Ailes Helps Raise $1.6M For Charity; Hailed As ‘Angel’by Dolan  Free Access 

UPDATED w/ video link: A host of Putnam County people attended the 68th Annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, where Elizabeth Ailes of Garrison received the “Christmas Angel” award. More...

County to Help Village Pay for Trash Tab

County funds totaling $7,500 are headed to Cold Spring that will offset the cost to local residents paying for trash removal.  By a vote of 8-1 with Legislator Dini LoBue casting the lone dissenting vote, the Putnam Legislature decided at its ye More...

Cold Spring man charged with DWI after striking pedestrian

A 47-year-old Cold Spring resident is facing charges of DWI after his vehicle ran down a pedestrian in the Bronx. More...

Four Seriously Injured In Crash

Two residents of Lake Peekskill were among the four people seriously injured in a three vehicle crash on Route 9 in Philipstown Thursday morning.  State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Melissa McMorris identified the Putnam residents a More...

Civics and Politics

Waste Has Value and Could Provide Energy, Jobs, Ball Says

About twenty representatives of municipal and county government, private industry, and various other community members from Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Westchester counties gathered at Putnam Valley Town Hall on Thursday evening for a forum hosted b More...

Planning Board Presses On

Cold Spring Planning Board

The Cold Spring Planning Board met last Wednesday evening to start to review the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) for the Butterfield project. More...

Katz Invests in Pot-Related Business

State Assemblyman Steve Katz, who opposed a medical marijuana bill last year, has a change of heart and now wants to legalize the medicinal use of the drug. More...

Schools

‘Roots and Pathways’ Features 20 Emerging Highschool Artists

GALLERY 66

“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.” (Theodore Roosevelt) More...

Westchester Music School Offers College Advisory

The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host its annual College Advisory on Saturday, January 11, 2013, at 3 pm at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. This program is open free of charge to the public. More...

Leadership for Girls at Haldane

For more than 10 years the Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) has awakened thousands of girls to a life of authentic leadership. More...

Religious News

I Glove You – A Mission of Mercy

In a perfect world no one would ever go without the basic necessities in life, especially in America. More...

‘The Little Freedom Church’ Shows in Beacon

FOVEA EXHIBITIONS

Fovea Exhibitions’ screening of “The Little Freedom Church” is now rescheduled to February 8th at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Seating is first come first served. More...

Precious Pageantry

Children parade down the church aisle at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown during this year’s festive Christmas Pageant. More...

Sports

2013 Haldane Honor Roll

Awards abound for Blue Devil athletes

Haldane’s 2013 calendar year featured countless league, sectional and regional championships. One team, the girls’ volleyball team, even reached the top of the mountain, capturing the state title. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 12/26/2013 1:51 PM

Carlyle W. Tompkins

Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday, both at Clinton

Carlyle W. Tompkins, age 96, a lifelong area resident, died on December 23, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.Born in Beacon, on February 11, 1917, he was the son of the late Bertram B. and Louise (Timmerman) Tompkins. More...

Bernard L. Shaw

Bernard L. Shaw, vice president of corporate security for Hearst Corporation, died December 17 in Garrison, after a long illness. More...

Brother Pius MacIsaac, SA,

Franciscan Friar of the Atonement

Services were held Dec. 16 and 17 at Graymoor for Brother Pius MacIsaac, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, who died on December 11, 2013, at Holy Name Community, Ringwood, N.J. He was 84 years old.  More...

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