January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Shakeup at County Emergency Services

PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling is out of a job.   Stiebeling was appointed commissioner in September 2012 following the retirement of Commissioner Robert McMahon, who lost a battle with cancer the following year. More...

Bill for Grant Work Vexes Village

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The stars aligned on a frigid Tuesday evening as the village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees meeting clocked in at 30 minutes from start to finish. Trustees got right down to business. Mayor J. More...

Dunk Time: Blue Devils Dominate

Senior Peter Hoffmann's first quarter slam dunk set the pace for the Blue Devils, who overwhelmed North Salem, 72-45. Full sports coverage on page 11. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Relax (and Rita’s Sweet Potato, Chard and Peanut Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

This was the most relaxing holiday season in a long time. Perhaps it was the luck of the calendar. This winter, two Thursdays’ worth of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day stretched into about eleven days of sloweddown time. More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Set for January 18

Local attorney and Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Robert Tendy will be giving a free lecture on Sunday, January 18, at the Mahopac Public Library in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the national holiday that bears his name. More...

Gallery 66 NY Exhibit Features Local Students

GALLERY 66 NY

On January 17th, the 2015 Senior class will be hosting a fundraiser, silent auction and party at Gallery 66. More...

Community

Focus on Philipstown: Warning Signs Of Drug Use And Where To Get Help

In this week's Focus on Philipstown, we address the scourge of drug abuse in our community and identify warning signs that your child may be using illegal drugs. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2015 10:56 AM

Tips For Staying Warm From Hudson Valley Hospital Center  Free Access 

Avoid Hypothermia in Deep Freeze

 Physicians at Hudson Valley Hospital Center are recommending that the public take extra precautions against the cold as temperatures will drop into the teens and below over the next few days.  More...

Beacon Beat: Clay Wood & Cotton

Here’s a question for you: What do Julia Roberts, Vanna White, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, Hilary Swank and Julianna Margulies have in common? Answer: Knitting or crocheting is one of their favorite hobbies. More...

Sports

Haldane Mauls North Salem 72-45

Hoffmann, Fitzgerald pace win in league opener

In the game's early stages, it appeared the latest installment of the North Salem-Haldane boys' basketball rivalry would follow a familiar script. Close game, good defense, down to the wire. More...

Knights of Columbus Announce Annual Youth Free Throw Competition

Loretto Council, No. More...

Letters to the Editor

On the Case of the School Shed

To the Editor:  More...

Truck Traffic On Our Back Roads

To the Editor:  I am writing you in regards to tractor-trailer traffic on our town’s small back roads. In particular, I am most familiar with problems on Canopus Hill Road, which is in both Philipstown and Putnam Valley.  More...

Questions for Serino

To the Editor,  More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2015 7:44 AM

Schools return to normal after storm break  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 1/12/2015 12:54 PM

COMMUTER ALERT: Tire Slashings Reported at Cold Spring Metro-North Lot  Free Access 

The PCNR has received several reports of tires being slashed at the Cold Spring Metro-North lot, on both Friday and Saturday night. Commuters returned home to discover their vehicles could not be driven.  More...

Baby It’s Cold outside

Putnam residents awakened to temperatures hovering around zero Thursday with wind chills as cold as -15 degrees. Forecasters say the mercury will not rise out of the teens throughout the day with overnight temperatures plummeting to near zero ag More...

Town Tax Collections Going Up 3.8%, County Levy Up 3.4%

Sure, the Arctic cold has descended on the region. But here’s something to steam your insides: Town, county and special district tax bills have landed in most taxpayers’ mailboxes -- and almost all have gone up again.  More...

Seniors Feel Chill; Boiler Problem Closes Center

The Friendship Center in Cold Spring, where local seniors gather for the county nutrition program, has been closed due to a heating issue.  Officials at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources decided to shut down the center Tuesday when a boiler More...

It’s an Epidemic: Influenza Running Rampant

PUTNAM COUNTY

Cases of the flu in New York State have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive.   More...

Civics and Politics

Swearing-in Ceremony Attracts Large Crowd

There was standing room only at the historic Putnam County Courthouse on New Year’s Eve when officials on the state and county level took their oaths of office for 2015.  More...

Legislature Picks Leaders

The Putnam County Legislature conducted its organizational meeting Tuesday evening before a small gathering at the historic Putnam Courthouse.  Except for three members of the media and several county employees and officials, not a single member More...

Wind Energy Hearing to Be Scheduled This Thursday

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Wind energy is back on the table in Philipstown, with the board slated to set a date for a public hearing during the meeting Thursday, January 8, at Town Hall. More...

Schools

Over 90 Percent Graduation Rate for Haldane

HALDANE BOARD OF EDUCATON

At the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting, Haldane trustees reviewed a fantastic report card in terms of graduation rates. The graduation rates have been in the high 90s since 2009. More...

County Launches 2015 Student Internship Program

Winter may be in full swing but county officials have already begun thinking about next summer.  County Executive MaryEllen Odell this week encouraged high school, college and graduate students to apply for paid and unpaid summer internship oppo More...

HIGH ACHIEVERS

Dean’s List   More than 1300 students at Hudson Valley Community College were recently named to the college's Dean's List for the Fall 2014 term. More...

Attractions

‘Snowless’ Winterfest Set for Taconic Center

The annual Winterfest will be returning to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, located within Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. More...

Big Cats Program at Nature Museum

HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

On Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Big Cats.   More...

Rattlesnake Program by Audubon Society

The public is invited to join The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society in another of its natural history programs on Saturday, January 10, at noon, at Highland Lodge at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vivian June Conklin  Free Access 

Vivian June Conklin, age 74, of Croton on Hudson, died on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor.  Born on July 14, 1940 she w More...

MaryLisa McKay Mangan

MaryLisa McKay Mangan, 52, beloved mother of Willow and Leif Mangan, passed away on December 17, 2014, in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving family.  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...

For Rent

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