December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Hall Named for Corporal James Harvey Hustis

Philipstown will be saying goodbye to the Corporal James Harvey Hustis VFW on Kemble Avenue very soon.   More...

Jail Miracle: 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 antidote for opioid overdoses.  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

An Embarrassing Confession about Lady Apples (and Budget-Wise Chicken with Lady Apples)

Gardening GUSTO

How bad is this? After a lifetime of enjoying and writing about specific varieties of antique apples, I only recently tasted a Lady apple for the very first time! Lady apples are the small, red and yellow babies that show up at Christmas time. More...

Jammers Coming Back to Cold Spring

For music fans in Putnam, it doesn't get better than this - the Jammers at the Silver Spoon in Cold Spring.  The Jammers, Bob Cinque and Bob Pinnola, are two longtime friends who have played together on all kinds of stages since college, perform More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10  ‘Irish Christmas in America’ at Town Crier Cafe, Beacon  THURSDAY DECEMBER 11  9:30pm Karaoke with Cowboy Dan, Max’s on Main, Beacon  FRIDAY DECEMBER 12  9:30m-T. More...

Community

Candlelight, Tree Lighting Shine Through Rain

Despite the looming forecast of rain Saturday afternoon, the annual Cold Spring by Candlelight house tours attracted crowds to the village. A net total of $17,500 was raised on Saturday for PARC. More...

Cold Spring Cops Seek 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 and trash cans earmarked for letter carriers or municipal workers. More...

Criminals Target Unlocked Vehicles in Putnam Valley

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department and State Police are investigating a series of larcenies from parked vehicles that have taken place in the Putnam Valley area. More...

Attractions

Cape Cod Leather Offers Luxury at a Bargain

Down in a little shop at 49 Main Street, shoppers are experiencing star fashion at friendly prices. Cape Cod Leather opened its first retail outlet in Cold Spring, and has given locals a chance to shop like a celebrity. More...

Harlem Hellraisers Talk at Desmond-Fish

Hamilton Fish, Desmond-Fish Library board president, and author Jeffrey Sammons spoke at the library Sunday afternoon. The pair led a presentation on the history of the 369th National Guard Regiment, the Harlem Hellraisers, and Capt. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Rout Children’s Village in Opener

Hoffmann's 25 Points Pace Win

Peter Hoffmann scored 25 points and Garret Quigley added 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the Haldane boys basketball team to a 75-46 season opening rout of visiting Children's Village. More...

Presenting The First Annual All-Putnam High School Football Team  Free Access 

They are the best of the best in Putnam County. More...

Rec Center Ice Rink Getting Ready for Winter Season

With the winter weather here, the Recreation Center is starting work on its ice rink, the only rink in Philipstown.  The framework is all laid out, reports Director of Recreation and Parks Amber Stickle. More...

Breaking News - 12/12/2014 9:18 AM

Influenza reported in Putnam  Free Access 

Two admitted for hospital treatment

Five cases of confirmed influenza have been reported across Putnam County with two of the victims admitted to Putnam Hospital Center for treatment.   More...

Breaking News - 12/12/2014 12:07 AM

Cops: ‘Bicycle Bandit’ nabbed; accused in 15 store robberies

Multi-County Crime Spree

A Dutchess County man is facing felony charges in connection with 15 armed robberies throughout the lower Hudson Valley including the December 2 More...

VFW Building Sold for $285,000 to Town Planner & Democratic Operative

PHILIPSTOWN BOARD

The VFW Hall at 34 Kemble Avenue in the village was officially sold at Philipstown’s December 4th meeting, to Philipstown Planning Board member Kim Conner, for $285,000. It was the lowest bid the Town was willing to accept. More...

Senior Center Plans To Be Updated Saturday  Free Access 

A session to provide updates on plans for a new senior center will begin at 10 am this Saturday in the meeting room at Chestnut Ridge Apartments. More...

Civics and Politics

‘A Great Ride’ for Oliverio

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has described his 18-year tenure on the county legislature as a “great ride.” More...

‘Mass & Scale’ Still a Problem on Garden St.

Historic District Review Board

Christopher and Jennifer Daly’s cottage at 19 Garden Street had another workshop with the Historic District Review Board, and while changes had been made to the plans, the Board as a whole still takes issue with the project. More...

Model Homes Comes Before Zoning Board

Zoning Board of Appeals

The project at 37 Fair Street, previously the former and decrepit Ford dealership, came to the Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday night for a workshop. It is in an industrial I-1 zone.  More...

Schools

Garrison School Board Talks Video Conferencing

Garrison School Board

The Garrison School Board opened its recent meeting with a Public Hearing on the Veteran’s Tax Exemption issue that has been a topic of conversation at earlier sessions. More...

Our Lady of Loretto & Knights of Columbus Announce ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Winners

Our Lady of Loretto, Knights of Columbus Council #536, is proud to announce the winners of their third annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” GIVING awards.   More...

Haldane’s CSEA Union Gives Back to Charity

The CSEA Union at Haldane recently gathered for lunch to donate to two charities: the Ronald MacDonald House, and the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. More...

Religious News

St. Philip's Singers Perfrom at Mount

Mount Saint Mary College presented a service of lessons and carols at the annual Christmas Vespers program this past Sunday, December 7.  The Mount Saint Mary College choir was joined by members of the St. More...

Christmas Performance By St. Philip’s Choir

Sunday afternoon December 14 at 4 p.m. the Choir of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Garrison, will present a concert in the sanctuary honoring the Christmas season.   More...

Jazz Up Christmas at Presbyterian Church

Attention Jazz Lovers: Come and join the First Presbyterian Church for an early Christmas treat on Saturday, December 20, at 5:30 PM. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Adventurous Work' in Cold Spring

To the Editor:  Why has our Cold Spring Village continued to be one of the few intact 19th century villages despite its vulnerable status as a working village, subject to outside and inside forces demanding that we develop "fast?"  More...

Body Cameras Prevent Mistreatment

To the Editor,  The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.  More...

Births

Johanna Celia Paduani

Johanna Celia Paduani was born November 18, 2014, to parents Felicia Corsi and Nicholas Paduani of Cold Spring.   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

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. Limited Editions Realty 845 265-3111   More...

Childcare

LOCAL SITTER AVAIL. Need help with the holidays? (or any day) Sitter available. Call Diane 914-475-1829 Refs. avail.   More...

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