October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New Fire Commissioners in Garrison Want $170,000 More

The Garrison Volunteer Fire District has presented its preliminary budget for 2017, and the proposed total is a stunning $777,000. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Beans in the Bath Tub (and Silky Winter Squash Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Wow! Autumn came fast, but that’s how it often goes weather-wise in our fabulously unpredictable Hudson Valley. More...

Live Music Calendar

Thursday Octo ber 6  7:30pm-Holly Near at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  Friday Octo ber 7  7:30pm Mountainside Dance Night at the First Presbyterian Church, Beacon. More...

Community

Rolling the Ball for Liberty Bonds  Free Access 

Years Gone By

As the Allied forces engaged in horrific battles overseas during The Great War, Americans back home united to do their part. More...

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller to Be Awarded West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award

This year, the West Point Association of Graduates is awarding the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award to former Director of the FBI Robert Mueller. More...

Flat Tire Frenzy in Cold Spring

Village of Cold Spring

In about a half a dozen separate situations over the past few weeks, local motorists have discovered odd metal substances in their tires, which caused flats. More...

Attractions

Watch Over-Wintering Birds From Your Home!

Enjoy the endless spectacle of over-wintering birds of all shapes and sizes by putting up a bird feeder and spend hours watching them in the comfort of your own home! More...

Vassar College Hosts Special Hemingway Lecture

Vassar College is hosting a rather unique opportunity for fans of Ernest Hemingway: A talk on the celebrated author’s life and work, from a never before seen perspective. More...

Boscobel’s Bonfire is Sunday

Get cozy & toasty the Sunday before Columbus Day:  October 9   6-9pm  Rain Date: Oct 16  Boscobel’s Family Bonfire Night features:   -Live Country Music with Tenbrooks Molly  -Stargazing with Boscobel's Museum More...

Sports

Football Boys Still Fighting Hard

The first Saturday of October, the Haldane varsity boys’ football team took on Rye Neck, in hopes of changing some of the boys’ previous luck.  More...

All Out, All Game, All Season

The Haldane girls’ varsity soccer team was back at it this past week playing some of the best soccer of their season and winning some tough, nail-biting games.  The Lady Blue Devils took down North Salem with a 2-0 score, battling it out r More...

Diving Saves, Acrobatic Leaps & Big Lessons in Philipstown Soccer

Boys’ Soccer Recaps Chargers Battle Beacon for Tight Win More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara C. Walker

Barbara C. Walker, age 95, of Garrison, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at her residence. Born in New York, NY, on March 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Gerald S. and Dorothy (Thompson) Curtis. More...

Edith M. Budney

Edith M. Budney (née O’Connor), 75, of West Caldwell, NJ passed away on October 2, 2016.   A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, October 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. More...

Creepy Clown Advice

Reports nationwide and as close to Putnam as Poughkeepsie and Peekskill regarding “creepy clown” sightings have raised fears of children throughout the region. School officials in each of the county’s six districts Friday notified parents that w More...

Kindergartners Celebrate the Fruits of Fall

Nothing quite says “welcome to school” and “welcome to fall” like some picture-perfect apples. Haldane kindergartners may be new to the school, but they are already experiencing some of its finest traditions. More...

Main Street Mourns the End of Beloved Carolyn’s Flower Shoppe

Another Business Closes in Philipstown

Prepare to bid farewell to a hallmark of downtown Cold Spring. Carolyn’s Flower Shoppe is finally closing its doors after forty years of business. More...

Civics and Politics

Senior Center Opposition Continues  Free Access 

The $64,000 question being asked around Putnam these days is: “Will the Cold Spring Senior Center opposition ever cease?” More...

Maloney Announces Bill to Stop Hudson Anchorages

A bright sun, blue sky, and calm waters on the Hudson River made for a picturesque backdrop to the latest effort to stymie the Coast Guard’s plan for more anchorage berths for ships and barges in the Hudson River. More...

Village OKs Parking Shift

In a 4-0 vote, the Village Board approved Tuesday evening dedicating spaces on the west side of Church Street, adjacent to the Firehouse, to firefighter parking. More...

Schools

All Things Audits For Haldane School Board

Haldane School Board Meeting - Oct. 4, 2016 from Putnam County News & Recorder on Vimeo.  More...

Haldane Named National Blue Ribbon School

It’s official – Haldane High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon school by U.S Secretary of Education John B. King, making it one of a select number of such schools in the state. More...

Haldane Fall Ball To Raise Funds For Library Transformation

Haldane School Foundation

The Haldane School Foundation’s 2016 Fall Ball will feature a Live Pledge Drive to benefit the transformation of the school library and a silent auction in which attendees can bid for the chance to “Ghost- Host” Halloween on Parrott More...

Religious News

Life Chain in Cold Spring Spreads Love

On the first Sunday of October, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages all to celebrate Respect Life Sunday. The day kicks off the church’s year-long pro-life program. More...

‘St. Francis and The Wolf’ Exhibit Now at Graymoor

You might know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, but there is another story about a wolf out there, with quite a different ending. “St. Francis and the Wolf” isn’t about a wolf pretending to be your Grandmother. More...

Lisa Harrison & Jay Plotkin Wed  Free Access 

Their journey began in late 2011 when attending a concert in New York City. And on September 17, 2016, Lisa Harrison and Jay Plotkin said ‘yes’ to each other on a beautiful late summer weekend. More...

Perspectives

Disappointed But Not Surprised By Huge Increase in Garrison Fire Budget

On Wednesday Sept. 28, the Commissioners of the Garrison Fire District presented their budget for 2017. This is the first budget for the new District, and it is not subject to the Tax Cap, or public vote. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thorpe tor Town Justice

To the Editor:   Faye Thorpe in her membership in local organizations never knew how to stop giving of her encouragement, guidance, knowledge and positive example. More...

Linson: ‘Astute & Wise’

To the Editor:  Camille Linson is a brilliant, focused, sensible, astute and wise lawyer with whom I've worked and whom I greatly admire. She will make a terrific Town Judge and I urge everyone to vote for her on November 8. More...

Thorpe: ‘Wise & Balanced’

To the Editor: 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...

For Sale

ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL Park. Beautiful outside double mausoleum; must sell-$7,000 OBO. Call 518-674-0901 for details.  ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL Park Outdoor Mausoleum for two. $5,000 631-744-4555   More...

Help Wanted

ROUND UP TEXAS BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557  P/T HANDYMAN TO HELP around house and outside to help older couple with home chores. Cold Spring/Garrison area for a few hours per week. More...

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