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Breaking News - 12/8/2014 9:13 PM

Christmas Miracle: Corrections officer saves lives of two Putnam teens with Narcan

Two teenaged girls who lost consciousness and stopped breathing inside the Putnam Correctional Facility from heroin abuse were revived by jail staff who administered a nasal spray a More...

VFW Sold for $285,000

The VFW Hall at 34, Kemble Avenue was officially sold at Philipstown’s December 4th meeting, to Philipstown Planning Board member Kim Conner. More...

Lynn Duffy Wins ‘On The Menu’  Free Access 

Knock-Out Gnocchi Wows Judges

On Friday night friends gathered at the Duffy home on Mill Road. More...

Firefighters Rescue Trapped Hiker

For some, Thanksgiving weekend did not end with a relaxing day with leftovers; on Sunday, Cold Spring firefighters rescued a hiker trapped in Hudson Highlands State Park.  At 1:10pm the call went out -- Dorothy Carlton’s 16-year-old son Ju More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Thomas Jefferson Grew Sesame (and Fifteen-Minute Sesame Noodles)

Gardening GUSTO

One of Thomas Jefferson’s neighbors complained that our third president was “the worst farmer.” Perhaps this disparaging remark arose from the fact that Jefferson catalogued everything he grew at Monticello, his successes as well as More...

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Rounds Out 2015 Season with Arabian Nights

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has finalized plans for the company’s 29th season with the announcement that Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from The Book of the Thousand Nights an More...

Youth Players to Hit Stage at Depot Theatre

Oyez, oyez, ladies and gentlemen, if it pleases the court! Take the stand with two entertaining courtroom fairy tale comedies presented by the Youth Players at the Depot Theatre this December.   More...

Community

Focus on Philipstown: Sean McNall of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival  Free Access 

A few months ago I chatted with Sean McNall, associate artistic director and director of education of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Our interview was conducted in the PCNR's outside courtyard. More...

Kitchen Open at Doug’s Pub

Doug’s Pretty Good Pub opened its doors on September 26th, and now the kitchen is ready to serve what owner Doug Price calls “hand food.”  In other words, food you can pick up, from burgers to wings, but also chili and soup. More...

Lion Scouts Growing in Philipstown

The newly formed Lion Scouts of Philipstown Pack 137 are off to a great start so far this year. More...

Attractions

Beginning to Look Like Christmas in Cold Spring

Perhaps last week's snow simply provided the icing, but Christmas preparations are accelerating all across western Putnam County. More...

Audubon Society Program on Bird Feeding Sunday

On Sunday, December 7th, at 10 a.m. at Hubbard Lodge on Rt 9 (just north of Rt 301), the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is hosting a program on setting up and maintaining bird feeders for the many species of birds that over-winter in our area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Board Does A Good Job on the Budget

To the Editor,  I am writing to share my observations on the stewardship of the Town’s Budget Officer, Richard Shea, his administrative team led by Susan Kenney, the representatives of the various departments within Town government and the More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Timothy J. Carron

Timothy J. Carron, age 66, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Cold Spring, NY. Born in New York, NY, on January 1, 1948, he was the son of the late John E. and Vera (Reginani) Carron. More...

Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart, age 75, of Garrison, died last Wednesday.  His wife Zanne Early Stewart and their daughter Katy survive.  More...

Sam McDonough

Sam McDonough, age 25, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. Born in Mt. More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2014 7:38 AM

Schools on time, but more nasty weather headed here  Free Access 

 Temperatures throughout the region remained above freezing overnight preventing a repeat of Tuesday when a combination of sleet and rain freezing caused havoc for morning commuters.   Unlike Tuesday, all schools in Putnam County More...

Breaking News - 12/9/2014 5:11 PM

Village of Cold Spring Meeting Canceled  Free Access 

The Village of Cold Spring meeting set for Tuesday evening has been canceled due to weather and possible travel delays.  The village is reviewing alternate dates to conduct the business it was to take up.    More...

Cold Spring Police investigate mailbox thieves

Cold Spring Police have advice for residents of the area: Do not send cash through the mail during the holiday season and refrain from leaving holiday gifts attached to mail boxes a More...

Tree Advisory Board Takes Root

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

A board to manage Cold Spring's trees is headed toward approval after a public hearing Tuesday evening.   The Village Board meeting began promptly at 7:30 pm, but continued until just shy of 10 pm. More...

Marcinak Brothers Give Back

Philipstown continues to spread blessings of kindness during this holiday season. John and Joey Marcinak of Garrison took it upon themselves to provide Thanksgiving meals for locals in need. More...

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/5/2014 8:10 AM

Big crowd at SAFE act forum, pro 2nd-Amendment meeting

Carmel’s Paladin Center was packed when more than 200 gun aficionados met Wednesday evening to discuss New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act and its potential impact on Putnam County. More...

Legislature Postpones Vote on Styrofoam Container Ban

Scuccimarra and Oliverio Object

Despite objections from Legislators Barbara Scuccimarra of Garrison, Sam Oliverio of Putnam Valley and Lou Tartaro of Kent, the Putnam Legislature has tabled a motion by a 5-3 vote to ban polystyrene foam disposable food service containers used by co More...

Peekskill Hollow Road Bonding Approved by County Legislature

Putnam County lawmakers have approved issuing $2.2 million in serial bonds earmarked toward the construction of improvements for Peekskill Hollow Road.  The narrow and winding road connecting western Kent to Putnam Valley is in dire need of repa More...

Schools

New York Education Commissioner Visits Putnam Valley

New York State Education Commissioner John King hit a home run Monday when visiting Putnam Valley.  More...

HONOR ROLL  Free Access 

Haldane Middle School PRINCIPAL’S LIST: More...

Religious News

Local Churches Spread Love on Thanksgiving

Our Lady of Loretto and Church on the Hill Cook for Community

While the snow-kissed streets add to the magic of the season, it’s the selfless spirit of giving that makes Cold Spring special during the holidays. More...

Living Nativities in Philipstown This December

Saunders Farm and Church on the Hill Celebrate the Meaning of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas will be celebrated for all to see later this month. Living Nativities are set for Saunders Farm and The Church on the Hill.  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

Haldane Boys’ Basketball Preview

Blue Devils return veteran squad for 2014-2015 campaign

Back in March, the Haldane Blue Devils boys’ basketball team’s 2013-2014 season came to an end in the state regional final with a 71-49 loss to Long Island’s Friends Academy. More...

Haldane Alumni Return to the Court

The ninth annual Haldane Alumni Basketball game saw some of the school’s greats return to the court again Saturday night. More...

Superbowl Champ Fred Baxter Celebrates End-Of-Season with Philipstown Hawks

Last week, more than 150 Philipstown Hawks players, cheerleaders, and families gathered at Cortlandt Colonial for an end-of-season dinner. Super Bowl champion Fred Baxter was special guest speaker at the event.  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...

Help Wanted

CLERICAL Local Surveying & Engineering firm seeks individual whose duties include light clerical work, answering telephones, filing, local errands so a clean driving record is necessary, etc. Basic computer skills necessary. Full or Part time. More...

For Rent

35 CHESTNUT ST. Cold Spring Commercial rental of approx. 640 SF for office or retail space in the Cold Spring shopping center area. $1775 per month. Sec. and broker fee required. More...

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