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Breaking News - 9/4/2014 8:16 PM

Butterfield Project Before Planning Board  Free Access 

Updated with new details

After years of consideration before various village boards, the Butterfield project is now before the Planning Board. More...

Prayers to be Recited at Legislature Meetings

Legislator Kevin Wright’s desire to allow for prayers at Putnam Legislature public meetings, after the U.S. More...

Peter Sanders’ Film Set for Theatrical Release

In this week’s “Focus on Philipstown,” Tim Greco sits down with filmmaker Peter Sanders to discuss his latest project.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

What is Napa Cabbage? (and How to Make Your Own Kimchi)

Gardening GUSTO

Long ago, Europe staked ancient claims to the origins of cabbage. In Greek mythology, Dionysus, the god of wine, discovered the evil King Lycargus ripping up his grapevines. More...

West Point’s Music Under Stars

Cannons & Fireworks in Glorious End to Season

Earlier this summer two of my serious musician friends (one teaches music and plays in the symphony, the other sings opera) invited me to go to an outdoor concert at West Point. More...

Claire Lynch at Towne Crier Cafe Friday

Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre. More...

Community

‘Keep Putnam Farming’: Three Case Studies from the Land

Awareness – that was the word of the evening at Glynwood’s "Keep Putnam Farming" open forum earlier this summer. More...

VetCorps Letter Writing Project for 9/11

Putnam County residents will be stepping up to the plate next Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on mankind by participating in the VetCorps Project.  More...

Talk of our Town

Downtown was certainly bustling over the Labor Day weekend. Depending on your viewpoint, fall is either upon us at last, or is here far too soon.  Foodtown is having its grand opening Friday at 10 am! More...

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on Tilly Foster

To the Editor:  More...

Stop or Delay Zone Price Increase

As a resident and candidate for the Putnam County Legislature, I am appalled that our government is not listening to the people. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Peter J. Ware  Free Access 

Peter J. Ware, 91, a resident of Poughquag, NY since 1994 and formerly of Garrison, died on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. More...

Caroline Wagner Krebs

Caroline Wagner Krebs, 83, passed away on August 27, 2014, in Louisville.  More...

John R. Hannon

John R. Hannon, age 82, of Cold Spring, died peacefully on Monday, September 1, 2014, at his residence in Cold Spring, after a long illness. Born in Yonkers, NY, on February 24, 1932, he was the son of the late J. Raymond and Loretta (Nevin) Hannon. More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2014 6:47 AM

Cuomo over Teachout in Weak Victory  Free Access 

Updated with more totals

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday won the Democratic primary over Zephyr Teachout, but with a far narrower victory than most expected. More...

Breaking News - 9/4/2014 12:23 PM

Mahopac schools locked down as cops conduct manhunt  Free Access 

Students safe; Suspect Apprehended

Chaos unfolded in Mahopac Falls Thursday as police conducted a manhunt for an individual wanted in New Jersey for grand larceny resulting in a lockdown of the Mahopac School District campus. More...

Down by the River, Seniors Shine

Shielded from the hot sun beneath a Cold Spring Boat Club tent, about three dozen local seniors gathered one afternoon last week for an outdoor luncheon, sponsored by the Office for Senior Resources. More...

Haldane Board Wants Public Engagement

It was Haldane’s last Board of Education meeting Tuesday night before the students come back from summer break, and the highlight was a new software program designed to organize and store Board of Education documents that will also encourage mo More...

Civics and Politics

Sheriff, Running for Lt. Governor, Says Cuomo Has ‘Record of Failure’

Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss hopes to change his title to Lt. Governor Chris Moss on January 1. More...

Putnam Could Run Village Elections

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

At Tuesday evening's Village Board meeting, trustees met with Putnam County Election Commissioners Catherine Croft and Anthony Scannapieco to discuss the possibility of the county Board of Elections running future village elections. More...

Light Turnout Overall Expected in Primaries

Registered members of the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Green parties will be going to the polls next Tuesday to ballot for candidates who will represent their respective parties in November. More...

Schools

Garrison School Welcomes New Teachers

With school starting today, Wednesday, in Garrison, the school welcomes back the students, and faces old and new, including new teachers. More...

Haldane Welcomes Class of 2027

The Haldane School Foundation welcomed the Haldane Class of 2027 to Haldane this past Thursday. Kindergarten orientation concluded with frozen treats supplied by a local merchant. More...

Religious News

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...

Attractions

Fall Programs at Philipstown Recreation

The Philipstown Recreation Department has announced its fall programs.   For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office.  Programs listed below:  Pre-School Programs   More...

Sports

Haldane Sports Finally Set to Return

Six Sports & Six Key Questions Looking Ahead

Finally. The Haldane sports season kicks off this week with a full slate of contests, awakening from a seemingly endless three-month slumber. The Blue Devils don't exactly ease into their respective schedules.  More...

Haldane JV Girls’ Soccer Bake Sale

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Amanda Erickson and Evy Ashburn stood at the entrance of Foodtown. Their large colorful sign directed people to their baked goods table, which was staffed by members of the team. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Kimberly Dodge and Reed Ragsdale

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dodge, of Garrison, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Anne to Reed Ragsdale, son of COL. (R) and Mrs. Daniel Ragsdale, of Arlington, VA.  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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Main St. 1 blk from RR . Studio, 2 BDR, Duplex, M-F 9-5 914-761-8880 x11  COLD SPRING 1 BDRM APT Efficiency kit/living area, separate bedroom. Full bath. $950/mo everything included. Plenty of parking. Also, Spacious 2 BDR. More...

Real Estate

COLD SPRING ADORABLE Senior Mobile Home (55 & over) Fully Renovated & Furnished! 10’ x 48’ 1 Bdr, 1 Ba. EIK with all new appliances. W/D Min. from Village. Priced to sell for QUICK sale $20,000. Perfect for Mom and Dad! More...

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