October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning Firm for Zoning Update Sparks Testy Village Meeting

The Village Board of Trustees met for 3 1/2 hours Tuesday, with much of the session dedicated to hiring a planning firm for the zoning update committee. Trustees also discussed a personnel matter at the Cold Spring Police. More...

Mountain Lions in Putnam? Not Impossible  Free Access 

Last week, Garrison resident Grace Kennedy witnessed a large, intimidating feline – 2 feet tall and 3 feet long – roaming about her property. More...

 

Elections

Hayworth Hammers Maloney as Race Tightens

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is engaged in a close race to regain her seat in Congress representing the 18th district against Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. It appears at the moment that the race is in a dead heat. More...

Meet the Democrats in Putnam Valley

The Putnam Valley Democratic Committee has announced a Putnam Valley Meet the Democratic Candidates Night, being held at the GermanAmerican Social Club in Putnam Valley on Saturday, October 18th, 5 pm – 7 pm. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Autumn’s Full Hunter (and Easy Mini Moon Pies)

Although we don’t have a lot of man-made entertainment around here, Nature is pretty darn exciting in the Hudson Valley. More...

Kansas ‘Carries On’ at The Paramount

Kansas has been part of the soundtrack of the lives of generations of music lovers. More...

The Celtic Tenors are Back!

Direct from Ireland, they will be performing all of your favorite Irish and popular tunes on October 9 at 7 pm at Paramount Hudson Valley. The Celtic Tenors are a three-man vocal group that includes Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson. More...

Community

Breaking News - 10/9/2014 8:14 AM

Graffiti Vandals appear in Court; More Case Delays – Again

Restitution being made in graffiti case

 Thomas Costello presided over village Court Wednesday, October 8, and several key cases were adjourned once again. More...

A History Lesson on Constitution Island

New York’s former First Lady and current director of the Putnam Tourism Bureau Libby Pataki provided members of the county Legislature with a history lesson last week about one of America’s most treasured resources—Constitution Isla More...

Talk of our Town

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is celebrating its 25th in grand fashion. The non-profit is hosting a 25th Anniversary Gala at Boscobel House and Gardens on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 pm. More...

Attractions

Polhemus Makes an Impression  Free Access 

Charlie’s steamroller creates art in Garrison

A steamroller could be spotted at the Garrison Landing on Sunday afternoon, but it was there to make art, not a roadway. More...

Civil Rights Exhibit Spotlights 1963

The Desmond-Fish Library opens an exhibit of photographs by Leonard Freed, titled This is the Day: The March on Washington – August 28, 1963, on Thursday October 9th. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hayworth: Strongest For Veterans

Dear Editor, It is with mounting umbrage that I write this letter. In a recent article your paper reported that State Senator Ball is crossing party lines to endorse Congressman Maloney rather than former Congresswoman Hayworth. More...

A Note on Butterfield

To the Editor   For emergency off-hours care at Butterfield,  It does not matter where we play when well.  It matters where we stay when with sudden illness must dwell,  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Marie Facchiano

Anna Marie Facchiano, 90, a former resident of Leeds, NY passed away at The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose in Montrose  More...

Weddings/Engagements

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Michael Bowman and Donna Fiacco

Donna Fiacco and Michael Bowman were married on September 20th in front of family and friends on the front porch of the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Rev. Tim Greco of the Church on the Hill performed the ceremony. More...

Breaking News - 10/14/2014 1:32 PM

NYC Hiker Found on Breakneck Mountain

A New York City woman out for a hike to capture the sunset over the Hudson River caused quite a stir when she went missing on Breakneck Mountain in Philipstown for five hours before being found safe shortly before midnight Thursday.  More...

A Lesson in Fire Safety for Kindergartners

Haldane Elementary School kicked off their annual Fire Prevention Week early this year. The kindergarten classes took a walk down to the Cold Spring Fire Department on Friday’s sunny morning for a hands-on tour of a bright and shiny fire truck. More...

Electric Rates: A Battle Over Power

Putnam legislators have joined County Executive Mary Ellen Odell in criticizing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for effectively raising Hudson Valley electricity prices by focusing on the “wrong factors.”  Last month, More...

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Board: East Mountain Road South Will Be Paved

The Philipstown Town Board has agreed with the majority of residents along East Mountain Road South that it should be paved. Both Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico and the Town Engineer Ron Gainer advocated the paving. More...

Odell’s $145 Million Budget Faces Legislative Review

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s 2015 budget, unveiled last Wednesday evening in Mahopac, is being scrutinized line-by-line by members of the Putnam Legislature in committee.  The lawmakers met every night this week and will continue th More...

Garrison Fire Buys Tanker Truck

Then seeks resolution from town after purchase

The Garrison Volunteer Fire Department purchased a 2014 tanker truck, at a cost of $308,627 -- but that was before Philipstown’s Town Board adopted a resolution for them to do so. More...

Schools

Offer Made on James Pond Property

The James Pond property on Haldane’s campus, appraised for $425,000, received an offer for $365,000. Haldane’s Board of Education went into executive session at the end of their Tuesday night meeting to discuss it. More...

Haldane Elementary Pledges A Force For Good

Haldane Elementary students gathered last week to recite their character pledge and raise a flag dedicated to goodness. More...

Common Core Reviewed at Garrison

It was an evening of presentations at the Garrison school board meeting last week, with much of the evening focused on the Common Core.   More...

Religious News

Blessing the Animals and Their Owners

This weekend, pet owners and their churches celebrated the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. Because Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals, it is a tradition to hold a "blessing of the animals" service in honor of the feast day. More...

Knights of Columbus to Hold First Oktoberfest in Cold Spring  Free Access 

The Knights of Columbus of the Loretto Council 536 are hoping to start a new tradition in Cold Spring. More...

Reform Synagogue Presents Documentary

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue and Beacon Hebrew Alliance are pleased to present MY SO-CALLED ENEMY, a documentary film by the Emmy award winning Lisa Gossels, at the Philipstown Depot Theatre at 4 pm on Sunday, October 19. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Pull Out Last-Minute Win

Giachinta's touchdown run gives Haldane 28-22 win

Following a key defensive stop with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Tyler Giachinta ran 35 yards for the decisive touchdown in Haldane's 28-22 win over home-standing Blind Brook last Thursday. More...

Cross-Country Visits Croton Point and Schenectady

The Haldane cross-country team competed in meets at Croton Point and Schenectady this past week, producing excellent results in each.  More...

Girls' Soccer Steamrolls Lakeland 6-0

Bouncing back from their worst defeat of the season, a loss at Arlington B, the Haldane girls' soccer team regained their winning form with a 6-0 rout of visiting Lakeland. More...

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