February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 2/23/2015 10:58 AM

Cold Spring Senior Center shuttered  Free Access 

The oil burner at the Putnam Office of Senior Resources Center in Cold Spring conked out Monday morning necessitating the closing of the center for dozens of seniors normally using the facility.  More...

Stiebeling sues county; Odell cites investigation & flawed judgment  Free Access 

Adam Stiebeling, formerly Putnam’s Commissioner of Emergency Services, is not going quietly into that good night. More...

Water Main Breaks in Village

A water main break that occurred overnight between Monday and Tuesday left some village residents without service. Water remained discolored throughout the day Tuesday, even after the main was repaired.  More...

A Time of Ashes and Reflection

Gardening GUSTO

Today, February 18th, is Ash Wednesday. Ashes are symbolic of mourning and grief. Tonight is also a dark night, no moon, and a time that the almanac says the moon is 0% full. We are mourning, we are grieving and there seems to be only darkness. More...

Coast Guard Assists in Icy Havoc

Coast Guard ice breakers have assisted several commercial craft stuck in thick ice along the Hudson River off the Putnam shoreline.  Coast Guard Lt. Alfred Betts described the ice breaking as “typical” during the frigid cold.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Putnam Valley Jazz Bassist Richie Goods at BeanRunner  Free Access 

The BeanRunner Cafe in Peekskill is set for a night of high energy jazz, courtesy of Putnam Valley’s own Richie Goods and the band Nuclear Fusion. More...

Howland Piano Festival Continues

The Howland Chamber Music Circle's annual winter time series of piano concerts continues with a performance by Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan.  More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20  Wealth of Nations at The Spruce Hill Inn, 1 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley  8:00-10:30 pm Bluegrass with Two Dollar Goat at BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill  8:30pm Leo Kottke at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  SATURDAY More...

Community

Patty Hearst’s Pup Wins Gold at Westminster

Putnam County’s Patty Hearst received an early birthday present Monday night. The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, who turns 61 on Friday, is back in the news – for her dog. More...

Seniors Lunch & Meet New Rec Leader

The winter chill did not stop Philipstown seniors from coming together for an afternoon of fun at the Recreation Center. Over 90 guests gathered for the Winter Luncheon, and enjoyed a warm Italian meal, games, and each other’s company. More...

Focus on Philipstown: Cape Cod Leather

Elliott Glenn and his wife Mary have turned their Main Street space, Cape Cod Leather, into a hand bag lover’s dream. The store, which just opened in October, is experiencing unprecedented success. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Look for More Gold

Haldane Basketball Begins Quest for Section 1 Titles

After a prolonged wait, both the Haldane boys' and girls' basketball teams begin their quest for post-season glory over the next ten days at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.  More...

Putnam Valley’s Ryan Basso Scores 1,000th Career Point as Tigers Advance

PUTNAM VALLEY – It was a milestone, and then some.  Ryan Basso scored 22 points last Thursday night, becoming the first boys' basketball player in Putnam Valley High School history to reach 1,000 career points, and the No. More...

Successful Defense! Putnam Valley Wins Another Sectional Wrestling Title

THORNWOOD – Buoyed by four individual weight class champs, the Putnam Valley High School wrestling team on Saturday defended its Section One, Division 2 team title by edging Pearl River for the overall championship,  The Tigers tallied 233 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Llewellyn (Pete) Robinson Williams  Free Access 

Llewellyn (Pete) Robinson Williams, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Cold Spring on Friday, February 20, 2015.  Pete was born in New Haven, CT. on November 14,1935 to Sylvia Lerner and Gordon Williams.  More...

Mary Zywotchenko

Mary Zywotchenko (nee Hawraniak) passed away February 8th, 2015. She was born March 21, 1945, in Schopfenhof, Germany, just as the allies were marching toward Berlin in the waning days of WW II, to Ukrainian parents working as forced laborers. More...

Kathleen Lusardi

Kathleen Lusardi passed away February 13th, 2015, at her home in Cold Spring, after a long battle with cancer.  She is survived by her loving husband Gene, daughter Jennifer Llano, brothers Walter (Barbara) Bedder, and Edward (Christine) Bedder, More...

Breaking News - 2/24/2015 8:03 AM

Coldest morning yet across county  Free Access 

For the third time in the past eight days More...

Breaking News - 2/23/2015 2:26 PM

Village seeks help from residents in extreme cold  Free Access 

The Village of Cold Spring is asking for awareness and cooperation in dealing with the  extreme cold and burst pipes, which have affected an unusual numbe More...

Breaking News - 2/23/2015 12:15 PM

Schumer lashes out at President Obama  Free Access 

Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Sunday lashed out at his fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, for reducing funding earmarked for areas hit hard by the heroin epidemic. More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2015 11:13 AM

Arctic cold claims life in Lake Carmel

Updated, New Info

A 53 year old Lake Carmel woman was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center early Friday after being found face down in snow outside her Barrett Hill Road home.Kent Police received a call around 11 p.m. More...

Hundreds Mourn Anthony Yannitelli

More than 300 people attended the funeral service of Anthony Yannitelli Jr. on Friday morning at Our Lady of Loretto, with many hundreds more lining up outside Clinton Funeral Home Thursday evening to pay their respects.  More...

Clintons Lunch in Cold Spring

A special Valentine’s Day visit surprised the Cold Spring Depot Restaurant, when former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, made their way downtown for some lunch and a history lesson.  More...

The Lord of the Strings Makes Music  Free Access 

DOING BUSINESS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

John Vergara of Beacon understands the language of music. Since his early teens, he has surrounded himself with different sounds, drawing inspiration from cultures around the world. Now, Vergara is helping others to do the same. More...

Civics and Politics

Cold Spring Firehouse: Take A Little Off the Top

COLD SPRING FIRE CO.

The Cold Spring Fire Company is giving its plans for a new firehouse a haircut along the top, keeping the same footprint but excising a third story. More...

Philipstown Considers ESP Zoning Change

Philipstown Town Board

ESP, a construction supply business on Route 9, is continuing to seek a zoning change on their property, but is haunted by past zoning conflicts with neighbors. More...

Schumer Proposes RR Safety Fixes

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

Schools

Emergency Drill at Haldane Helps Train Responders

Heavily armed members of the Putnam County Emergency Response Team stormed Haldane High School Tuesday in search of a gunman who had taken students hostage – but it was only a drill. More...

Scholarships Offered by Master Gardeners

High school seniors interested in pursuing a career in plant science, horticulture, floriculture, architectural landscape design, forestry or botany are being encouraged this week to apply for one of two $500 scholarships being offered by the Cornell More...

HIGH ACHIEVERS

Dean’s List  Boston University's Sargent College   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...

Attractions

Lives of Hamilton Fish at Kent Library

One of the first programs in the new downstairs program room of the Kent Public Library will be THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH to be performed on Monday, Feb. 23rd, at 6 pm. (This performance was postponed due to snow on February 2nd.)   More...

A Tribute to New Orleans Exhibit at Paramount

Gallery 66 NY will have an exhibit in the upstairs of the Paramount entitled "A Tribute to New Orleans". The exhibit is on view for two months.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Battling the 'Powers That Be'

To the Editor,   I read with pleasure (and displeasure) your terrific article entitled "Their Hands Are In YOUR Wallet" (Cunningham's Corner, Feb. 4). More...

Winter Carnival a Blast

Dear Editor,  More...

Incentives for Land Conservation

Dear Editor,  More...

Weddings/Engagements

Emily Truss & Steve Vali  Free Access 

ENGAGEMENT

Emily C. Truss, native of Cold Spring, is engaged to Steve Vali of Nanuet, NY. Emily is a 2009 graduate of Haldane High School. 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

COLDSPRINGRENTALS. COM No Fee Residential & Commercial Property rentals coldspringrentals.com  CAPECOD YARMOUTH MA. 7 Night/$680 Arrive May and June 2015. 1 BDR. slps 4. 2 BA Mini kitchen, AC, patio, pool, beach, whirlpool, hot tub. More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com   More...

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