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Town Board rejects $1,000 raises for council

But Fresh Off Election, Town Clerk Faces Staffing Issue

UPDATE: The Town Board has rejected $1,000 raises for Town Board members. The board did decide, however, to alter staffing in the Town Clerk's office. More details in the new PCNR, out Tuesday this week for the holiday. More...

Stepped Up Patrols Following Attacks In Paris

Commuters to New York are encountering increased security this week following the acts of terrorism in Paris.  MTA police are patrolling more frequently, many with canine teams and carrying heavier weapons  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Get Ready for Thanksgiving! (with Make Ahead Dressing and Get Ready for Gravy)

Gardening GUSTO

In order to pamper everyone at your Thanksgiving table, last week Gardening Gusto published a wonderful vegetarian Mushroom Risotto made with Parmesan stock. More...

Partners With PARC Hosts 3rd Wine and Chocolate Festival  Free Access 

Partners with PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host the 3rd Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival on Sunday, November 22, just in time for Thanksgiving and holiday shopping. More...

Rhiannon Giddens in Beacon

Rhiannon Giddens performing at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon last Friday to a standing-room only crowd. More...

Community

Museum To Honor Longtime Volunteer  Free Access 

When the Putnam History Museum honors Jody Sayler on Sunday evening, it surely will be the first time that the group is hailing the work of someone whose title was “streetwalker.” More...

Turkey Trot Benefit Set for Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year to be thankful for what we have, and to bless others with our giving. A popular Cold Spring tradition, the 6th annual Cold Spring 5K Turkey Trot, is set for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26.   More...

Follow the White Rabbit to the Annual Reception at the Butterfield Library

How do you get to Wonderland? There is no need to go down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass: Just follow the path to the Butterfield Library!   More...

Attractions

Hudson Rogue: Unearthing Rare Books, Maps & History

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

When it comes to finding rare books and historic documents and the like, most Philipstown residents know that the Hudson Rogue Company located on Main Street in Nelsonville is a cut above the rest. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/20/2015 1:57 PM

Haldane Volleyball On Their Way to States  Free Access 

On a gorgeous Friday morning, sunlight shined upon all things blue and white. More...

Lady Blue Devils Off to States!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Haldane volleyball team is off to the state final four tournament at the Glens Falls Civic Center. More...

Haldane Alumni Game is Nov. 28

The 10th annual Haldane basketball alumni game is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, at 5 pm in the Haldane gym. More...

Births

Emma Grace Weiglein

Emma Grace Weiglein was born on November 4, 2015, to parents Elizabeth Koch and John Weiglein of Verplank.  Grandparents are Elizabeth and William Koch of Peekskill, and Sandra Weiglein of Lake Peekskill.   More...

Weddings/Engagements

Marissa Gannon and Thomas Szevin

Ms. Marsha Friedwald is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Marissa Gannon to Thomas Szevin, son of Patricia and Charles Szevin of Garrison. More...

Breaking News - 11/23/2015 11:11 AM

Gang assault under investigation in Putnam Valley; schools involved named  Free Access 

Updated with new info

A gang assault in Putnam Valley Saturday night resulted in critical injuries to a young victim. State Police said the incident took place at 10:15 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 11/22/2015 8:20 PM

Industrial accident claims life in North Highlands  Free Access 

An industrial accident Sunday at the Mid-Hudson Concrete Co. on Route 9 in the North Highlands section of Philipstown resulted in the death of a Philipstown man.   More...

Single engine plane crashes near Putnam border

A search effort is underway today for a single engine plane believed to have crashed last evening in the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem about a mile from the Putnam border.Police found a seat and the wheels of a small plane Friday morning along the More...

Another Week , Another Breakneck Rescue

Another dramatic rescue unfolded Sunday on Breakneck Mountain in Philipstown. More...

Civics and Politics

Village, Awash in Resignations, Names New Planning Board Members

What do residents Peter Downey, Barney Molloy, Karen Dunn, James Pergamo, Jack Goldstein, Ruth Elwell, Michael Armstrong, Terry Lahey, Donald Mac Donald and Michael Junjulas all have in common? More...

Historic Board Discusses Lighting On Main; Downey Resigns From Panel

Member Peter Downey announced at the beginning of the latest meeting of the Historic District Review Board that he is resigning from his position on the board, and that this would most likely be his final meeting. More...

Code Update Panel On Waterfront Recreation

The Code Update Committee discussed the possibility of changing the days the panel meets during its meeting Thursday. The group plans to switch with the Cold Spring Planning Board, meeting on Wednesdays now. More...

Schools

Haldane Talks With Rec Center on Before & After School Care

Haldane School Board

The Haldane Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, November 17, was Trustee Peter Henderson’s last meeting, and the Board had nothing but kind words and well wishes. More...

Haldane Kindergartners Tour Cold Spring Pizza

Haldane kindergartners took a trip down Main Street to Cold Spring Pizza on Monday morning as part of their latest Project Based Learning assignment. More...

Putnam Valley High School Honor Roll

High Honor Roll   More...

Religious News

Thanksgiving Meals Set at Churches

The season of giving thanks is upon us! Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and local churches have already made plans to celebrate by giving back.   More...

Sam McDonough Tribute: A Family’s Reflection

On 24 November 2014, our son Sam McDonough died at Columbia Presbyterian hospital in New York City. He was twenty five years old. More...

Swinging Rhythms at Jazz Vespers Saturday  Free Access 

A night of great swinging jazz music will be upon Cold Spring once again this Saturday, as the Jazz Vespers are set to perform at the First Presbyterian Church. More...

Commentary

Beware the Encroaching Village Government

Cunningham’s Corner

Lest we think that the new Village Board’s main interests these days are simply gaining control of its volunteer boards, harassing Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro now and again, and shoving out Trustee Michael Bowman, I suggest the aims of More...

Letters to the Editor

Main Street at Night: How Would You Describe It?

To the Editor,  More...

Senate Considers Land Conservation

Dear Editor,  Back in February, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Gives More Act, by a super-majority of 67%, which included a key incentive for land conservation. More...

Departing Haldane

To the Editor:  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen E. Macdonald  Free Access 

Old Forge, NY   Helen E. Macdonald, 93, of Old Forge, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Masonic Care Community in Utica.    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

GARRISON: 3br, 2 full bath farmhouse. Hardwood floors, sitting porch, garage, barn and pasture suitable for horses, sheep, chickens etc . $3000/month. Available December 1st 914 217-2774 Garrison studio For single professional. More...

Help Wanted

Round Up Texas BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557 More...

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