March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town & County Settle in Building Permit Case

PHILIPSTOWN

An unusual turf battle between the Town of Philipstown and Putnam County has been resolved with the town agreeing to provide more building permit records to the county for approval.  More...

Campaigning to the End  Free Access 

Wednesday morning, village candidates were in the last-minute stretch to reach out to every voter, with several candidates and their representatives spotted at the Cold Spring train platform to get out the vote as commuters waited for trains to Grand More...

Dangerous Ice Closes Rt. 9D at Breakneck

Motorists traveling along Route 9D in northern Philipstown found themselves dodging chunks of ice over the weekend due to the late winter thaw.  Police were forced to close a section of the highway Saturday evening, near the banks of the Hudson More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Fantasy Forest (and Crown Maple Bourbon Beef Short Ribs)  Free Access 

Gardening GUSTO

When Gardening Gusto recently raved about creating a small indoor garden (PCNR, free access: http://www.pcnr.com/news/2015-03-04/Arts_and_Entertainment/Get_Your_Gard...), I neglected to mention the fun of creating a tabletop fantasy forest. More...

Macbeth This Weekend at the Paramount  Free Access 

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

“What, can the devil speak true?” Are you kidding me?! It says here on Facebook that Macbeth is coming to the big stage at Peekskill’s Paramount Theater this Saturday, March 21. More...

St. Patrick’s Dinner Draws Crowd to Our Lady of Loretto

It was a sea of green Saturday night at the church hall underneath Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. The Knights of Columbus hosted their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, with around 75 attending.  More...

Community

Focus on Philipstown: Little Red Chapel

Dave Vickery and Maryellen Finger are locally famous for moving the Little Red Chapel on Route 9D in Garrison to their Horsemen Trail Farm. More...

Metro-North Train Derailment Probed

An investigation is underway by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Metro-North Railroad into the derailment of a CSX freight train north of Cold Spring on Saturday that delayed Metro-North passenger service throughout the weekend.  More...

Cold Spring Post Office Delay Stirs Debate

Officials on the federal, county and local levels are up in arms this week over Uncle Sam’s lack of progress in finding a location for a new Cold Spring Post Office.  More...

Attractions

Knights of Columbus Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council No. 536, will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28 (rain date April 4), at McConville Park at 11 am. Boys and girls ages 8 and under are eligible to participate.   More...

Little Stony Point Syrup Day Sunday

Little Stony Point's annual Maple Syrup Day will be held at the Caretaker's House from 10 am to 1 pm. Festivities include live music, pancakes, maple aple syrup, coffee and cider, BYOB (blueberries). Event is free, donations are gratefully accepted. More...

Letters to the Editor

Yes, It's Time to Pave Old Albany Post Road

To the Editor,  The current conditions of Old Albany Post Road are absolutely horrible. Even the "normal" conditions of the road are awful. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frances M. Bedford

Frances M. Bedford, age 84, of Cold Spring, NY, died on, Friday, March 13, 2015, at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Francis C. Seabolt

Francis C. Seabolt passed away on March 15, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 73.  More...

Michael Eric Timm

Michael Eric Timm of Poughkeepsie and Cold Spring, New York, passed away on March 15, 2015. Michael was preceded in death by his father Eric and mother Margaret. More...

Breaking News - 3/20/2015 11:38 AM

Re-Vote in Nelsonville on March 31  Free Access 

In the small backroom of Nelsonville’s Village Hall, Clerk Pauline Minners and volunteers Judy Meyer, Marlene Bowman, and Greta Graham counted the 184 votes (with 2 absentee votes) once. Then again. And a third time. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2015 10:48 PM

Merandy, Murphy and Early win big  Free Access 

Updated with Nelsonville totals

The people have spoken and Cold Spring has a new Mayor in Dave Merandy, who will shortly be at the helm of the villag More...

Pit bull attacks teen waiting for school bus

A 14 year old Carmel girl waiting for her school bus received the fright of her life when mauled by her neighbor’s pit bull terrier.  More...

New Chief Tapped for Emergency Services

PUTNAM COUNTY

Tony Sutton has seen it all during his years in the emergency services community and the licensed paramedic is looking forward to his tenure in Putnam as the county’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services.  Sutton was named to the post du More...

Crown Maple: From Bark to Bottle  Free Access 

DOING BUSINESS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Weather-wise, March is our in-between month in the Hudson Valley and the perfect time for a relaxing car trip to watch the snow melt. More...

Civics and Politics

Butterfield Library Asking for $73,150 in Referendum

When you vote for the Haldane school budget on May 19, there will be a separate referendum from the Butterfield library asking for $73,150 in tax dollars, or about $27 per household in the Haldane School district. More...

Last Meeting for Trustee Peter Tomann

Just two days before the village election, Nelsonville’s Village Board met for their monthly meeting. After approving vouchers and minutes, Mayor Thomas Corless led the board in responding to correspondence dealing with several issues.   More...

Shea, Chirico to Talk More on Road Issues

Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico was more than a bit put out by complaints from Supervisor Richard Shea, made at the March monthly meeting, that Chirico was overstepping by having meetings with an engineering firm and parties to the Manitou Stati More...

Schools

Haldane Reviews Next Budget

On a windy evening with only school administrators and one faculty member in attendance, President Joseph Curto started off the Haldane Board of Education workshop Tuesday night with a happy St. More...

Haldane Seniors Head to New Orleans  Free Access 

Haldane seniors arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday for their senior class trip to do volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity. They will return on Saturday. Here they stand on top of the Louisiana Levee along the Mississippi River. More...

Haldane Drama Wows Crowds

Haldane students thrilled audiences in four performances of The Pirates of Penzance this past weekend. More...

Religious News

Sheila Jordan Shares Lifetime of Jazz Music with Vespers on Saturday

The Jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring perform monthly, featuring musical guests from near and far, all who have a story behind their songs. 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 Basketball Advances to Final Four

Win Over Stony Brook Punches Ticket to Glens Falls

After enduring slow starts in their last two wins over Tuckahoe and Chester, the Haldane Blue Devils came out on fire in their state regional final contest against Stony Brook this past Friday night at Suffolk Community College in Selden.  More...

Little League Set For New Season

Haldane's Blue Devils to Lend a Helping Hand

Believe it or not, there are only three weeks left until the new Little League season's opening day on April 11. 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

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. excersize equipment 845-264-4525   More...

Help Wanted

carpenter /carpenter Helper/Tradesman. Pay based on experience. Call Jeff at Toland Construction. 845-265-2253   More...

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