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Breaking News - 2/15/2015 1:31 PM

Coast Guard assisting ships along the Hudson stuck in ice  Free Access 

Coast Guard ice breakers are assisting several commercial craft stuck in thick ice along the Hudson River off the Putnam shoreline.   More...

Campbell Drops Out of Race

In a stunning turn of events in Cold Spring politics, Trustee Bruce Campbell has decided not to run for elected office in Cold Spring. More...

Garrison Fire Dept. & Town Move Toward Fire District

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

Spurred by Garrison resident Joe Regele, the Town of Philipstown has begun discussing the possibility of Garrison Volunteer Fire Department becoming a district. More...

Federal Officials Investigate Railroad Disaster

METRO-NORTH

It could have happened in Putnam County. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Rethinking Groundhog Day (and Seeds of Greatness Granola)

Gardening GUSTO

“Aside from the Garden of Eden, man’s great temptation took place when he first received his seed catalog.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807- 1882)   More...

Buckwheat Zydeco Headlines at the Paramount Hudson Valley

The good times will roll in downtown Peekskill during Mardi Gras Madness Week Tuesday, March 17, through Saturday, March 21.   More...

Mary Fahl at Towne Crier for Valentine’s Day Special  Free Access 

Celebrate love through music this Valentine’s Day at The Towne Crier Cafe. New York native singer/songwriter Mary Fahl’s angelic voice is guaranteed to move listeners at a special Valentine’s-themed concert. More...

Community

Adjournments in Contemplation of Dismissal Granted at Village Court

Nelsonville Building Inspector Paid Restitution

Two teens, involved with the graffiti vandalism this past summer, had their Adjournments in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) granted in court. As they have completed the required community service hours, their records are now cleared with Villag More...

Focus on Philipstown: Community Nursery School and Learning Center

Kind, cheerful, nurturing and humble are just a few words to describe the Community Nursery School and Learning Center Director, Rosemary Rodino. More...

Two Arrests Made By Cold Spring Police

Two felony arrests have been made by Cold Spring Police in recent days.  Officer-in-Charge George Kane said a patrol was dispatched to Drug World on Route 9D for a report of an individual attempting to fill a forged prescription.  More...

Sports

Haldane Basketball Teams Dominate

Boys and Girls Fired Up as Championships Near

Last Friday night's Putnam Valley-Haldane rematch had the unenviable task of trying to live up to the spectacle of the teams' first meeting two weeks ago. More...

Lady Blue Devils Rout Yonkers 56-35

Haldane Girls Grab Top Seed for Upcoming Sectionals

The Haldane Lady Blue Devils basketball team closed out its regular season with an easy 56-35 win over visiting Yonkers High School this past Saturday. More...

Kids Night Out & Valentine’s Special At All Sport

Kids can enjoy a night of fun and games at All Sport Health & Fitness while parents enjoy an early Valentine's night out. Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy a night of swimming, gym games, arts & crafts, healthy snack and more. 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...

Situations Wanted

SENIOR SEEKING WORK. Reliable, trustworthy, dependable. Joseph 914 737 0158   More...

For Rent

COLDSPRINGRENTALS. COM No Fee Residential & Commercial Property rentals coldspringrentals.com   More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2015 10:10 AM

Yannitelli Youth Mourned by Hundreds  Free Access 

Three hundred people mourned Anthony Yannitelli Jr. during a service Friday morning at Our Lady of Loretto, with hundreds more lining up outside Clinton Funeral Home Thursday evening to pay their respects. More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2015 8:39 AM

It’s COLD, with temps below 0 across county  Free Access 

Residents are awakening to the coldest day in Putnam County in more than 30 years as an arctic express has the northeast in its grasp.  More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 3:35 PM

Schumer proposes railroad legislation  Free Access 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be introducing legislation in Washington aimed at reducing highway rail-grade collisions following the horrific Feb. More...

Boat Club to Leave Building in Fall

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

On a chilly winter's night, the Village of Cold Spring Board settled in with a lengthy agenda. Among the few attendees Tuesday night were Trustee candidate Bob Ferris and Mayoral hopeful Dave Merandy. More...

Two Die From Heroin Overdoses

In a sign the heroin epidemic continues unabated, two young men from Putnam County died of heroin overdoses in just two days, including one from Garrison.  More...

37 Nabbed in Route 9 Police Detail

Last Friday was the first day in the week without precipitation – and State Police took advantage of the sunny and cold weather by conducting a traffic enforcement detail along Route 9 in the Continental Village, Garrison, Cortlandt area. More...

Civics and Politics

County Backs Continuing Higher Sales Tax

Putnam County Legislature

Putnam lawmakers have requested that their counterparts in the NYS Legislature authorize the renewal of the county’s expiring one percent county sales tax increase for an additional two-year period. More...

Recreation Center Names New Leader

Philipstown Town Board

Cecily Hall is the Rec Center’s new Recreation Leader. The Philipstown Town Board unanimously approved her position at its recent monthly meeting, at the recommendation of the Recreation Commission. More...

Space Identified for Cold Spring Post Office

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The hunt continues for a suitable permanent building to house the Cold Spring Post Office. More...

Schools

Veterans Tax-Break Exemption Approved

HALDANE SCHOOL BOARD

At a Special Meeting of the Haldane Board of Education on Tuesday, many Veterans once again showed up to demonstrate their strong support for a property tax exemption for eligible vets. More...

Jim Ryan of Cold Spring, Superintendent of Carmel, to Retire After School Year

After 41 years in public education, Carmel Superintendent James Ryan will be retiring at the conclusion of the current school year.  More...

Haldane Students Speak of Garrison Roots

Board Chair Raymond O’Rourke began the recent Garrison School Board meeting with a moment of silence to honor those lost in the Metro-North accident two days before.  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...

Franciscan Sisters Hold Open House

Pope Francis has declared 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life, and in tandem with that, the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement held an open house Sunday afternoon at their site at the foot of Graymoor. The event ran from 2-4pm. More...

Attractions

Winter Carnival a Blizzard of Fun

The second annual Philipstown Winter Carnival saw a strong community turnout Saturday afternoon to play in an abundance of snow. More...

Perspectives

The Root of the Matter

Winston Churchill wrote and spoke millions of words, but he admired those who could quickly get to the essence of an argument. He once said: “Anything worthwhile can be put on one side of a page.”   More...

Letters to the Editor

Hawkins, Mark Twain & Dave Merandy

To the Editor,  To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of my moving have been greatly exaggerated. I live at 15 Academy Street, with my husband Dave Merandy. We love living in the village. Anyone suggesting that I have moved out is wrong. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anthony Yannitelli Jr.

Anthony Yannitelli Jr., age 23, of Garrison, NY, tragically passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015. More...

Joseph A. Pidala

Joseph A. Pidala, Sr., age 87, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

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