January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcyclist Killed On Route 9

That motorcyclist killed Monday when his two-wheeler veered into the oncoming lane of traffic on Route 9 and struck an oncoming van less than a mile from the Putnam-Dutchess County line has been identified as 45 year old Louis Sordi of Rombout.  More...

Castricone Challenges Maloney for Congress  Free Access 

Former Orange County legislator Dan Castricone is challenging Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and he says in this week’s Focus on Philipstown show that Maloney has become too comfortable in Washington. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Library Hosts Martin Luther King Day Celebrations, Potluck Supper  Free Access 

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison presents its 20th annual Martin Luther King Day observances with an adult speaker’s program and potluck supper Sunday evening, January 17, starting at 6:30pm and a family program Monday, January 18, beginnin More...

Cloudy with a Chance of … (Meatballs!)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s Saturday and it’s cloudy. The weather report for the coming days reads “cloudy, rainy, partially cloudy, cloudy, partially cloudy, and partially cloudy.” Must be time for meatballs. See the delicious recipe below. More...

Annual Robert Burns Supper Hosted by Pipe Band

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band is proud to announce its tenth Annual Robert Burns Supper will be on January 30, at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls in the Waterfall Room. More...

Community

Garrison Train Wreck in Early Railroad History  Free Access 

Years Gone By

Last week, Michael Bowman, village trustee and photography enthusiast, shared images from the New York Public Library of some early Garrison history on the Facebook group Philipstown Locals. More...

Firefighters and Ice as Winter Arrives at Rec

Philipstown Ready for Carnival

Now that the ice and snow are here, it’s time to get serious about the Philipstown Winter Carnival.   More...

Spectra Energy Puts On A Show

Tabbed as an open house to provide information about its latest natural gas project, Spectra Energy Algonquin Transmission Corp. put on quite a performance Tuesday evening at the Centennial Golf Club in Carmel.   More...

Attractions

North Highlands Fire Pizza Night  Free Access 

The North Highlands Fire Department’s Pizza Night and Ice Cream Social is back! On Friday, January 15th from 4-8pm, come on by to the North Highlands Fire House for some delicious homemade pizza for dinner. More...

After-Hours Continues at Butterfield Library

The Butterfield Library will once again offer “After-Hours at the Library” programs for middle school students. The monthly events are an opportunity for kids to spend time with their friends in a fun and safe environment.   More...

Forlow Reveals Early Historic Documents of West Point Foundry

The Putnam History Museum unveiled some of the secrets of the West Point Foundry on Saturday evening. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Memorial Service for Jane Smith Takes Place Friday

Family and friends will gather at West Point Friday to remember the life of Jane Smith, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, who lost her battle with cancer last month. More...

Helen L. Miltenberger Harra

Helen L. Miltenberger Harra of Cold Spring died Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs NY after a brief illness. Honoring Mrs. Harra’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. 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

COLD SPRING HOUSE Excellent condition. 5 spacious rooms. Finished basement, oak floors, large stone fireplace, D/W, W/D, A/C, wood deck, on 2 acres. 1 mi. to train. No Smokers, Cat ok. $2,250. 845-264-4525   More...

Misc

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN’S E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 845-265-3329   More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2016 6:36 PM

Orange County man nabbed for indecent exposure in Cold Spring  Free Access 

A joint investigation between Cold Spring Police and the Putnam Sheriff’s Department  More...

Breaking News - 1/14/2016 6:59 PM

Putnam’s schools do well in Governor’s budget or do they?  Free Access 

State Aid figures outlined

Information released by the Governor’s office in Albany has indicated that each of Putnam’s six school districts will receive a boost in state aid for the 2016-17 school year if the budget proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is approved. More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2016 6:01 PM

Longtime Cold Spring Realty Office to Move – Across Main Street  Free Access 

The folks who help people move into new homes will soon be moving themselves: Robert A. More...

6 Republicans Interested In Congressional Seat

Republicans will need a scorecard to sort out the candidates interested in challenging Democrat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in June when balloting in a GOP Primary now that the field has grown to six.  More...

Civics and Politics

History Made in Garrison Firehouse

GARRISON FIRE DISTRICT

In a historic shift for firefighting in Garrison, the board for the newly formed Garrison Fire District was sworn in during a quiet ceremony at the main firehouse on Route 9.  More...

Village Board Forges Ahead on Election Change

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The Village of Cold Spring once again tackled changing the election from March to November to be in line with the general elections. Such a shift would require voter approval in a referendum.   More...

Town Reorganizes for New Year

The Philipstown Town Board talked solar panels, copiers and tax collection software at its first meeting of the new year. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley Referendum Challenged

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Putnam Valley resident Dan Vera has filed an appeal with the New York State Education Department challenging last month’s referendum in the Putnam Valley School District that established a capital reserve fund for future buildings and facilitie More...

Putnam Valley Kindergartners Get Creative with MakerSpace

The MakerSpace movement has arrived in the Putnam Valley School District. Maker Spaces provide a venue for tinkering types to develop their ideas. More...

HIGH ACHIEVERS

University of Vermont  More...

Religious News

Lee & Faith Majors to Be Honored by St. Christopher’s Inn  Free Access 

Lee Majors, and his wife Faith will be the honorees at the 12th Annual St. Christopher’s Inn Board of Directors Dinner, set for Wednesday, April 27, at the Historic Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan. More...

Church on the Hill Says ‘I Glove You’  Free Access 

“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – Jesus Christ, Matthew 25:40 More...

Graymoor Prayer Services for Christian Unity Set

Each year, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement organize and help promote the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity around the world. More...

Sports

‘Pink Devils’ For A Day  Free Access 

This past Saturday, Haldane's four basketball teams united for a day of "Hoops + Hope" to continue the school's fight to find cancer's cure. More...

Weddings/Engagements

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT  Free Access 

Kimberly Anne Dodge, daughter of Robert and Virginia Dodge of Garrison, NY, and Reed Ragsdale, son of Cynthia and Col. (Ret.) Daniel Ragsdale of College Station, TX, were married on August 29, 2015. More...

Murray and Barbara Prescott  Free Access 

ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Murray and Barbara Prescott of Garrison will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on January 22nd. The couple has resided in Garrison since 1965. More...

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