February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Carnival This Weekend  Free Access 

Amidst the snow, the storms and the fast-changing weather, the Philipstown Recreation Department is pressing ahead with its Winter Carnival plans. More...

Heroin Deaths Escalate, Regionally and Nationally

An epidemic of heroin overdoses claiming the lives of young adults throughout the region continues at an alarming rate. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Shakespeare Fest Seeks Revelers

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE

What do you think of when you hear the name “Shakespeare?” If you’re an English history maven like me, you might think about Elizabethan clothing -- doublets, breeches, ruffs, and the like; or food -- swans and eels and meat pies; More...

Smile (and Seeger Bars for Winter Hikers)

Gardening GUSTO

It has been wonderful to read all the heart-warming reminiscences regarding Pete Seeger. More...

Slavery Documentary Screens at Howland

Celebrate African American History Month by watching the documentary film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” being shown on February 12th at 1 p.m. at the Howland Public Library, in Beacon.   More...

Community

Talk of our Town

One week, three storms: Monday, Wednesday and one more coming this weekend. Had enough winter yet? And snow days?  Perhaps not if you’re into sledding, skating, skiing and similar sports. More...

Seeger Memorials Continue

PETE SEEGER

The loss of Pete Seeger on January 27 continues to motivate those who loved him to celebrate his life. More...

Spring 2014 Rec Begins Registration

PHILIPSTOWN RECREATION DEPT.

The Philipstown Recreation Department is distributing its program catalog for the spring – a season at least some residents hope comes quickly, given the winter so far. More...

Attractions

Clearwater 2014 Spring Sail Schedule Now Posted

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America’s flagship environmental organization, has posted its schedule for the spring sailing season and will set sail on the Hudson River this April.  More...

Seeger/Clearwater Fundraiser is Saturday

Jeannine Wender of Prudential Serls Prime Properties (soon to be Berkshire Hathaway Hudson Valley) -- at 179 Main Street, in Beacon, is sponsoring an auction in memory of Pete Seeger from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 8. More...

Birthday Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters

At Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, it takes three days to celebrate General George Washington’s birthday! More...

Letters to the Editor

Trustees Asking Wrong Question on Boat Club

To the Editor:  More...

Mr. Shed and Mr. Risk for Trustees?

To the Editor:  I was recently approached at the Cold Spring Farmers’Market and asked to sign a petition to have Matt Francisco and Don Mac Donald running for trustees in the March Election. More...

Reviews, Revisiting, But Little Progress

To the Editor,  I attended the meeting tonight (Jan. 28) in the hope that a much clearer insight would be given as to the present status of the Boat Club and the NY DEC clean-up. Unfortunately, that did NOT occur.  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...

Tag Sales

MOVING SALE 273A MAIN St. - Corner of Division St. Saturday, Feb. 8 - 1pm to 6pm Sunday, Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/7/2014 2:08 PM

Cold Spring burglar is sentenced

A Fishkill man convicted of burglarizing a home in Cold Spring last summer will be calling the New York State Department of Correctional Services home for the next seven years.  Putnam County Judge James Reitz handed down the sentence to Ja More...

Francisco, Mac Donald Jump into Trustee Race

Village of Cold Spring

Following Cathryn Fadde and Michael Bowman's joint entry into the race for two trustee slots, incumbent Trustee Matt Francisco has now joined forces with Zoning Board of Appeals chair Donald Mac Donald in the contest for the Village Board positions. More...

Postal Officials Want Community Input on Cold Spring Location

Garrison Residents Miffed at Parking

U.S. Postal Service officials want community input on the relocation plans for the Cold Spring Post Office. Postal representatives will be discussing the relocation at the February 11 Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees meeting. More...

Thrilling Win for Blue Devils

Peter Hoffmann scored 43 points in the win over Hendrick Hudson. The game, which went into overtime, was one of the most spirited contests ever in the Haldane gym, amid a decreasing number of school rivalries. More...

Civics and Politics

Quick Meeting as Village Approves Boat Club Resolution on Cleanup

The Cold Spring Village Board called a last-minute, end-of-the-month meeting on Friday in order to put to bed an issue hanging over from their Tuesday night meeting -- the passage of a resolution authorizing Mayor J. More...

Sandy Galef to Seek Reelection

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be seeking reelection in November. More...

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Odell Unveils New Video County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s campaign on Tuesday unveiled a new video touting her work across the county. More...

Schools

Haldane Interim ‘Honored’ to be Here

Haldane sch ool

John Chambers looks comfortable seated behind the desk in the superintendent’s office at the Haldane administration building. The room, empty since former superintendent Dr. More...

Snow Day Shuffle for Area Schools

This winter has been heavy so far, and now -- with one snowstorm on Monday, another one that hit Tuesday night into Wednesday, and a likely late-weekend blast as well -- area school districts will begin having to decide what happens when the allotted More...

Band Finds New Use for Old Church Bell

On March 12th, 1836, a magnificent bell was placed in the church steeple of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Putnam Valley. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Win Overtime Thriller

Hoffmann’s 43 points propel Blue Devils to huge win

Each year, Section 1 does its best to destroy what little is left of traditional rivalry games in local high school sports. More...

All Sport Offerings for February and Beyond

All Sport Health & Fitness is offering children ages 5-12 a fun, safe place to be while parents are working and there is no school. Camp activities include arts & crafts, sports & games, racquetball, movies and so much more. More...

Perspectives

The Mediterranean Style: For Life, For Health!

Last month Putnam County employees heard from a local cardiologist about the benefits of a Mediterranean style of eating. It was such a positive, well-attended event for our employees that its lesson is worth repeating for a broader audience.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

REST IN PEACE: DAVID BRUEN  Free Access 

A chapter in Putnam history has closed with the passing of the county’s first county executive—David Bruen— who died last Saturday at the age of 84. Bruen, born on Aug. 14, 1929, was a graduate of Fordham University. More...

Alfred M. ‘Al’ Hosmer

Alfred M. “Al” Hosmer, age 85, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in the Bronx, on October 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Alfred K. More...

Pauline Thomsen

Pauline Thomsen, of Torrington, Ct., formerly of Fishkill, and a long-time resident of Putnam Valley, passed away peacefully after a short illness. Pauline was the devoted loving wife to her late husband, John R. “Skip” Thomsen. More...

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