May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Library Tax Passes in Garrison

The $75,000 tax referendum for the Desmond-Fish Library on the Garrison school ballot passed Tuesday, after what seemed to be particularly high interest in the school vote.  The tax, in what will be an annual appropriation, passed by a safe marg More...

West Point Graduation Tickets Available

General public tickets for the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014 will be available at the Army Ticket Office located near Gate 3 of Michie Stadium on a first-come, first-served basis May 23, 26 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Prom Attendees Shine Despite Rain

HALDANE SCHOOL

Haldane's Prom was held Friday night, and attendees were undaunted by the rainstorm. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Quince: Since Whence? (and Quince Butter)

Gardening GUSTO

People who don’t garden often say, “It’s too much work.” People who love gardening often say to each other, “What do people who don’t garden do?” It doesn’t matter to me if you garden or not as long as More...

Country Music at Butterfield Library

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY

The sounds of traditional country music resonated within the walls of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library last Saturday, as Tenbrooks Molly played a free concert for an intimate gathering of listeners of all ages. More...

Great Day Out at Taste of Boscobel Event

A couple of hundred people packed the tents at Boscobel for the Taste of Boscobel event on Sunday. Visitors were greeted by the sounds of jazz music, good food, and wine and beer. It was the 3rd Taste of Boscobel that they have hosted. More...

Community

Local Troop 1605 Plants for Food Pantry

Brownies Troop 1605, all second graders from Haldane, weeded and planted the Philipstown Food Pantry’s garden on Monday afternoon.  More...

Little League Money Is Stolen

Susan Tice, Treasurer of the Philipstown Little League, reports that there was a breakin at the concession stand, which is located behind the North Highlands Fire House. She believes the robbery took place after 7:00 pm on Wednesday.   More...

The Fish That Got Away: Catch of a Lifetime Nearly Costs Angler His Life

Bill Pappenfuss had been fishing for seventy of his 74 years yet a catch of a lifetime on the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel Saturday almost cost the Continental Village man his life.  It was shortly after 4 p.m. More...

Attractions

Garden Club Celebrates Centennial with Flower Show at Putnam History Museum

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

On Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, the Philipstown Garden Club will present “As Time Goes By,” a Garden Club of America Flower Show located at the Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut Street in Cold Spring.  More...

Highland Garden Club Plant Exchange

The Highland Garden Cub of Cold Spring will meet on Tuesday May 27, at 1 pm, in the Butterfield Library.  For the Plant Exchange, members will bring a favorite plant to be traded with another member. More...

Nature Museum Features Cottontail Rabbits

HUDSON HIGLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is bringing its environmental expertise and live animals to the east side of the Hudson! On Sunday, June 8 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  As a former legislator and the first woman to serve on the Putnam County Legislature, I was really surprised at the recent actions of another woman legislator, Dini Lo Bue, representing the town of Mahopac.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Joseph Fasulo

Born June 14, 1949, in Cold Spring, NY, to the late Anneliese Fasulo (nee Cenker), and John Vincent Fasulo, John Fasulo, loving husband to Cecile Fasulo and beloved father to Maya Fasulo, died May 14, 2014, in Croton, NY.   More...

Stanley (Stan) E. White, Jr.

Stan White passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was born on May 23, 1934, to Stanley E. White, Sr. and his wife Helen in Cold Spring, New York. Stan grew up in Cold Spring and attended Hope College in Michigan, where he met Susan Horbatt. More...

Veterans Remembered, Honored on Memorial Day Across Philipstown  Free Access 

Hundreds of people thronged the streets of Cold Spring and Nelsonville for the annual Memorial Day Parade, which stepped off from Village Hall and proceeded to key monuments, ending at the Cold Spring Cemetery for remarks and a reading of deceased ve More...

Has Philipstown Violated Open Meetings Law?

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The Town of Philipstown and villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville met jointly last Wednesday to talk about combining their building inspection departments. More...

Voters Pass School Budgets, Keep Incumbents in Garrison, Haldane

Voters approved school budgets for Haldane, Garrison and Putnam Valley on Tuesday by large margins and, in districts with a contest, incumbents carried the day for School Board.  More...

Downey Reappointed to the HDRB

Former Historic District Review Board (HDRB) member Peter Downey was reappointed by Mayor J. More...

Memorial Day Observances Set Across Town  Free Access 

The Memorial Day Committee of Philipstown has announced the schedule for the traditional Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 26. The parade will start promptly at 9 am at the Municipal Building, Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 5/26/2014 3:48 PM

Garrison Fire Department’s Tanker Still Under Fire; Recycling Center Gets New Door

A public hearing on Garrison Fire Department’s request for a 3,000 gallon, $309,500 tanker spurred significant debate before the Town Board last week over spending and oversight.  More...

Senator Greg Ball to Leave Politics

State Senator Greg Ball leaned back in his office chair Friday morning – shortly after announcing his intention of leaving the political arena at the end of his current term – and remarked: “I did it my way—It was a great ride More...

Rolison Withdraws From Senate Race

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison, who had hoped to change his title on January 1, 2015, to State Senator, representing constituents in Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown as well as sections of Dutchess County, has withdrawn from t More...

Schools

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

The crowd went wild Friday afternoon in Haldane’s auditorium; Haldane’s elementary students challenged Principal Brent Harrington to a game of "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?"  More...

Mount St. Mary Graduates 23 From Putnam

Mount Saint Mary College graduated more than 600 students (498 bachelor’s and 120 master’s candidates) during its annual commencement ceremony on May 17. More...

Goodbye to Familiar Faces at Haldane

Haldane grads know that whenever you needed an ice pack, because you and your best friend had the brilliant idea to chase each other on the black top, it was Mrs. Z who was on hand. More...

Religious News

Good Soil at Church on the Hill

Ricky Ventura of RNV Green Processing Supply, based in Cold Spring, followed in the footsteps of the Biblical sower this week, spreading seeds of goodwill throughout the community. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 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. Check website for religious school, services, events info.   More...

Sports

Pop Warner All-American Scholars

Five teammates of the Philipstown Pop Warner football team, the Hawks, met on the Haldane field on a recent Friday afternoon with books in one hand and footballs in the other. More...

Unlucky Seven for Blue Devils

Arlington scores 6 in 7th inning to stun Haldane

For six innings, Haldane's Senior Day match up with Arlington Maroon had gone exactly to script. Jay Marchese had pitched a masterpiece, with the Admirals barely managing a threat. More...

Strong Week for Boys Soccer

Daggers 3-0 over Peekskill Santos Rounding the corner into the second half of their season, the PSC boys U15 Daggers met the Peekskill Santos under a banner of blue. 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...

Real Estate

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

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