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Town of Philipstown

The Town of Philipstown is seeking to get more bids for fuel oil at the Rec Center from as far away as Poughkeepsie. More...

Neighbors Want Shed Occupancy Repealed

The Zoning Board of Appeals members met on Monday evening to review the evidence over the Stone Street shed with no resolution at the end of the night.   More...

Snow pounds Putnam overnight Thursday; schools close again Friday  Free Access 

Monster storm has things at standstill

Mother Nature continued to slam Putnam County and the entire lower Hudson Valley overnight with heavy wet snow bringing snow totals to a foot and a half in some areas. More...

 

Elections

Hayworth Launches Comeback

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has made it official by announcing her candidacy to seek the seat in the House of Representatives now filled by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Valentine’s Day Chocolate: Hot or Not? (and Honey Hot Chocolate)

Gardening GUSTO

Is giving chocolate for Valentine’s Day hot or not? Let’s have a look back at history to discover an answer.  More...

Murder by Chocolate: Acclaimed Musical, Comedy-Mystery Performed During Dinner

HUDSON’S RIBS AND FISH

Dan Crunkle, owner of Dan- Dee-Can-Dee, is merging with Hershel Crackleberry, his biggest competitor. More...

Pataki Debuts Novel, ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Allison Pataki kicked off her promotional effort for her historical novel about Benedict Arnold's wife Tuesday evening in New York City. The exclusive event at the Four Seasons restaurant saw a number of literary notables stop by. More...

Attractions

A Wonderful Winter Carnival

From Skates to Sleds to Bonfires to Skis

Philipstown’s first Winter Carnival, a combined event of Philipstown Recreation and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, drew hundreds on Saturday. Participants thronged the two sites, the Recreation Center and Winter Hill, both in Garrison. More...

Full House at Putnam History Museum Presentation

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

Steven Miller, Boscobel’s executive director, made a presentation and lectured this past weekend on “Currier and Ives” at the Putnam History Museum. More...

Perspectives

Churchill and Lincoln: Men of Principle; Men of Ideas

Perspectives

In February 1943, now 68 years of age, Winston Churchill flew to Algiers after meetings in Turkey and Egypt. He slept in a rigged up bunk in the hold of his very cold airplane (there were none of the comforts of Air Force One). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marion C. Pipitone  Free Access 

Marion C. Pipitone, age 92, of Somers, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Somers Manor Nursing Home in Somers, NY.  Born in Beacon, NY 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 Sale

2006 DODGE CARAVAN SE. 7,115 miles. 7 pssngr, 2.4L 4cyl, 4spd auto trans, P/S P/B P/W P/Lks, A/C, AM/FM/CD, all season tires. A-1 cond. $5,000. 845-424-6104 9am-7pm  COMMUNION DRESS-white tulle skrt w/bead wst SZ 8. More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2014 9:31 PM

Putnam man falls to his death while cleaning snow from roof  Free Access 

Second Fatality reported this month

A 48-year-old Putnam County man was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center Sunday evening after falling from the roof of his home while attempting to remove snow.  More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2014 10:00 PM

101 mph in snow leads to arrest of Cold Spring man

A Cold Spring man must have been in quite a hurry last weekend when his vehicle was clocked at 101 mph in a 55 mph zone. What makes the incident even more alarming was that police in Shaftsbury, Vermont said the driver, Jay Philipi, 32, of Kembl More...

Village Board and Armstrong Lock Horns

At the Village Board meeting Tuesday night, toward the end of the agenda, a power struggle emerged between the Village Board and Michael Armstrong of the Special Board as they discussed the Cold Spring Boat Club at some length.  More...

Crowd Grills Postal Service

Village of Cold Spring

A capacity crowd of Philipstown residents, including most of the Town Board, jammed the Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees' meeting Tuesday in the Haldane music room. They were on hand mainly to grill the U.S. More...

Civics and Politics

Voters OK New Tanker for North Highlands

Voters in the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District have approved – unanimously – a new tanker truck, at a cost of up to $355,000. More...

Angry Residents Want Action from Town on Post Office

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

At the Town of Philipstown monthly board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Town Hall, angry residents who live near the Garrison Post Office demanded action.  More...

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

NOTE: Due to the predicted snowstorm Wednesday overnight into Thursday, check whether your meeting is still scheduled. More...

Schools

Board Reviews Budget Draft; Kindergarten Enrollment Up

Haldane

The Haldane Board of Education met on February 11 for a combined business and workshop meeting due to the cancellation of the January 21 meeting. President Gillian Thorpe opened the meeting by introducing Interim Superintendent Dr. More...

Community

Lions Gala, 75th, to Honor Betty  Free Access 

Cold Spring Lions Club

The Cold Spring Lions Club has been serving Philipstown community for 75 years in various ways. A gala dinner and dance has been planned to celebrate this landmark year, on Friday, March 28, 7-10pm at the Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D Beacon. More...

Talk of our Town

Philipstown’s Winter Carnival showcased winter sports in fine fashion Saturday in Philipstown: A great ice rink, a variety of sledding, skiing and skating, a bonfire and more. See page 12 for photos. More...

My Valentine, 45 Years & Counting

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, High School sweethearts Rob and Catherine Garnsey say that the first time they laid eyes on each other, it was, in fact, love at first sight and more.   More...

Sports

Haldane Hoops Teams Close Out Strong Regular Season

Both finish 12-6 and await sectional seedings

A season that has meandered along for nine weeks was in a full sprint to the finish line this past week, as Haldane’s boys and girls basketball teams squeezed in three games each to close out their regular season. More...

Cali Schweikhart Signs with Boston University

Fellow players and students celebrated Friday as Cali Schweikhart committed to attend Boston University as a soccer player. More...

Commentary

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER: The Disconnects of Philipstown

In the deeply ironic Village of Cold Spring, it's come to this: The postal workers at the Post Office trailer, at the edge of the Foodtown Plaza, don't have bathrooms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don't You Have Mothers & Fathers?

To the Editor:  More...

Health Commissioner Hails CVS

To the Editor:  I was delighted by the decision of CVS Caremark Corporation that they will stop selling tobacco products in all of their pharmacies. More...

Supporting Francisco and MacDonald

To the Editor:  I write in support of Matt Francisco and Donald Mac- Donald for Village Trustees.  More...

Weekly Poll

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