June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing History Unearthed

American History

One thing about living in an area where large parts of American history actually took place, you never know what you are going to find if you dig into the earth. The Haldane History Club recently found that out. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – and Some Nice Shady Characters (And Radish Thinnings Pesto)

Gardening GUSTO

Oh yuck! Just when all the new garden plantings have gone in, there are hundreds of hairy sky-diving caterpillars descending from above and eating up tender leaves and flowers! More...

Haldane Student Fashion Show To Celebrate The Elements

Fashionistas and lovers of the arts are invited to the third annual Haldane student fashion show on Sunday, June 12, 4pm, at St. Mary’s Church. More...

‘Totally Rad 1980s’ Concert at West Point

The West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band will continue the “Music Under the Stars” concert series with “Totally Rad ’80s” on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Trophy Point Amphitheater. More...

Community

Longstanding Tradition at Garrison Art Center

With its peaceful yet accessible location, Garrison’s Landing has provided tourists and locals with beautiful views as well as great businesses. The Garrison Art Center serves the entire Hudson Valley by connecting and educating artists. More...

Focus On: Maple Lawn Farm Market  Free Access 

Sisters Maria and Angela opened Maple Lawn Farm Market in 1984, thirty two years ago. The two cheerful Italian women consider it to be a labor of love. Angela said when they emigrated from Italy, she was just 18 years old. More...

Zika Virus Action Plan Underway

The warm weather has arrived and since Putnam County has already reported its first case of Zika virus, local health officials met with town supervisors across the county last week to coordinate efforts for mosquito education and control.   More...

Attractions

Turtles Take Over Boscobel!  Free Access 

Early Saturday morning, a few dozen people gathered before the beautiful view at Boscobel. More...

Herb Gardening Talk in Beacon

Join Chris Ferrero, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County, for a program titled “12 Easy Herbs to Add to Your Garden or Patio” at the Howland Public Library on Wednesday, June 15th from 2 – 3pm. Ms. More...

Birds of Prey Day Quite The Show

Jim Soto of Philipstown brought his young Eurasian Eagle Owl, “Boogie” to the Birds of Prey Day festival on Sunday at Green Chimneys. The 24th annual event received a great turnout despite intermittent rain squalls. More...

Letters to the Editor

RIP James Cannon

To the Editor:   The following are the remarks I made at the June 1, 2016, meeting of the Board of Education of the Garrison Union Free School District to mark the passing of our friend and fellow trustee James Cannon. More...

Happiest Place in Town

Dear Editor, In March of 2015 my granddaughter’s parents were seeking a change to their daughter’s pre-school experience. More...

Putnam Valley Library Tries Again

The Putnam Valley Library is going to try again to get the referendum passed this year after last year's failed attempt that had to be withdrawn because of substantial errors in their figures. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. Number PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. 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 - 6/8/2016 4:46 PM

Cops on the lookout for Cold Spring burglars

Two burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Cold Spring are under investigation by members of the Cold Spring Police Department and Putnam Sheriff’s Department.  Cold Spring PD Officer-in-Charge George Kane told the PCNR late Wednesday a More...

Planners Near Final Butterfield Approval in 3-hour Session  Free Access 

Updated with new info

After a 3-hour, marathon session Friday evening that left both participants and observers drained, the Cold Spring Planning Board neared final approval of the “change of use” that has three tenants shifting places in the development. More...

Putnam Renews Nelsonville Lease

Without comment Tuesday, the Putnam Legislature unanimously renewed a lease with the Village of Nelsonville to house a Sheriff’s Department substation at the former Nelsonville FD headquarters.  The lease agreement calls for the county to More...

Civics and Politics

‘More Regulations’ Needed on Food Trucks, Mayor Says

The Cold Spring Village Board put a quick stop Tuesday evening to any immediate thought of a food truck in the lower Main Street area for the Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Sunset Music Series. More...

Subdivision Issue at ZBA

Fred Santivenere appeared before the Cold Spring ZBA on a referral from the Planning Board. More...

Putnam Addresses County’s Poor Radio Communication

Putnam County has begun addressing the current inadequate state of its radio communications.  More...

Schools

High School Principal Brian Alm Bids Farewell

Haldane

Since 2007, any given morning could look like this at Haldane’s high school: frazzled parents dropping kids off, who more than likely are either half asleep, slinging backpacks over their shoulder, or rushing off to their lockers. More...

Drug Coalition and Tech Presentations at Haldane

Haldane’s short and sweet Board of Education Meeting Tuesday night heard an update on Philipstown’s Communities that Care Coalition’s work, and another on the Smart Schools Bond Act Funding. More...

Garrison Board Recognizes Students and Volunteers

It was awards night at the Garrison Union Free School Board, as they honored both students and volunteers. More...

Religious News

Walter Hoving Home Graduates Celebrate New Life  Free Access 

At The Walter Hoving Home in Garrison, students from across the country returned to the very place where they found victory from addiction to graduate from the program on Saturday. More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Sports

Looking Ahead For Haldane and Putnam Valley

You would think that there’s a nice break coming up with the end of school, but high school varsity sports are practically year-round now with summer camps and traveling amateur leagues.  And, in fact, it’s just a little more than tw More...

Putnam Valley Girls’ Lacrosse Season Stronger Than Tigers’ 6-12 Record

The Putnam Valley High School girls’ lacrosse team finished the season with a 6-12 record that looks, from the outside, like the Tigers struggled this season.  Sort of.  As a young team, PV lost its first eight games but finished up 6 More...

PV Boys’ Lacrosse Had Big Run

What a run for the Putnam Valley High School boys’ lacrosse program this spring.  The Tigers finished 10-9 overall, going undefeated at 5-0 to win the Conference I, League B championship, and advancing all the way to the Section One semifi More...

Perspectives

Life in the People’s Republic  Free Access 

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any more mendacious, vindictive or mean spirited, the Rulers of The People’s Republic of Cold Spring have stepped up their efforts to undermine the business owners and capitalists who are invested i More...

Births

Benjamin Mason Donaldson

Benjamin Mason Donaldson was born on May 16, 2016, to parents Nicole and Chris Donaldson of Garrison.  Maternal Grandparents: Bill and Sue Coffey of Fort Montgomery, NY.  Paternal Grandparents: Vincent & Donna Donaldson of Highland Fall More...

Emerson Lee Palmer

Emerson Lee Palmer was born on May 23, 2016, to parents Marisa Mackey Palmer and Brandon Palmer of Garrison.  Maternal Grandparents: David & Marcie Mackey of Boise, ID  Paternal Grandparents: Andrew Palmer of Easthham, MA and Nicki Palm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patricia C. Sexton  Free Access 

Patricia C. Sexton, age 69, of Cold Spring, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Betsy Hill

Betsy (Nee: Buckmelter) Hill, 66 of Parkman, Ohio passed away May 31, 2016, Tuesday morning at her home in Parkman, Ohio. She was born on May 27, 1950, in Plainfield, NJ, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (VonMinden) Buckmelter. More...

Pierre ‘Pete’ Laurence

Pierre “Pete” Laurence, 68, of Fall River, passed away on Monday at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving husband of Arlyne Laurence for forty-five years. More...

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