December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Catherine Portman-Laux Dies at 89

Catherine Portman-Laux, Garrison raconteur, journalist and one-time Congressional candidate, died Tuesday morning at 89, friends reported. Perhaps true to form, there is to be no wake or funeral, and the family wishes no flowers. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Hospital, the Holidays, and Prime Rib Au Jus! The Hospital Teaching Garden and Kitchen

Gardening GUSTO

Last week’s Gardening Gusto stated that we are now “Out of the Garden and Into the Kitchen.” And this week we kept that theme rolling with a wonderful visit to the teaching garden and kitchen at New York Presbyterian- Hudson Valley More...

Santa Visits North Highlands

Fire departments across western Putnam have held Santa runs in recent weekends to pass out candy canes and swag to children. More...

Garrison Art Center Holiday Hours

There is still time to stop by and take in GAC’s eclectic groupings of smallWORKS and the sophisticated paintings of Tatana Kellner. More...

Community

Light Up Philipstown Contest Illuminates the Christmas Season

Christmas is in full swing in our community! As daylight has now reached its shortest point in length, locals and tourists alike are taking the time to enjoy the dark evening hours. More...

Toys for Tots Drive a Huge Success

On Thursday, volunteer Robert Downey made his way around town working as one of Santa’s elves, as he collected the abundance of toys from the Toys for Tots drive. More...

Drug Bust by Deputies in Putnam Valley

A Putnam Valley man faces drug charges following an arrest by members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department.  An alleged traffic violation on Secor Road in Putnam Valley led to the arrest of Joseph Grieco, 24, last Wednesday.  More...

Attractions

Nature Museum Hosts Mini-Camp

Pull the kids away from the screens and let them reconnect with nature! More...

Commentary

A Lifetime in Media, And Now Publisher  Free Access 

Cunningham's Corner

It is Christmas time, followed inexorably by New Year’s, and this year’s calendar has Hanukkah starting the evening of Dec. 24, too. More...

Perspectives

Highway Situation Grows More Complex

Perspective

As a follow-up to my letter printed on October 12, 2016, I would like to bring the taxpayers of the Village of Cold Spring up to date on the situation as it exists with regard to the appointment of the inexperienced and uncredentialed Highway Crew Ch 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 Rent

ATTRACTIVE OFFICE FOR RENT Spacious private office in well-maintained professional building in village. On-site private parking. $1,250/mo. Central a/c & heat included. (845) 265- 2683   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...

Breaking News - 12/25/2016 8:15 AM

Hectic Christmas-eve for emergency responders across Putnam  Free Access 

A rapid drop in temperature resulting in icy conditions and a house fire in Carmel kept Putnam’s emergency responders busy on Christmas-eve.   More...

Children Welcome the Prince of Peace  Free Access 

In a joyous celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, 28 children of Our Lady of Loretto parish held the annual Christmas Pageant – a decades-old tradition. More...

Cold Spring’s Warren, The Man Who Saved The Union at Gettysburg  Free Access 

Years Gone By

Some of my fondest memories as a little girl include my family’s yearly trips to Gettysburg, PA. Due to its Civil War significance, Gettysburg offers many historic tours and events for guests, but my family never took part in them. More...

Civics and Politics

Interviews Underway for Visitors Bureau Director

Putnam County

The Putnam County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has been busy this week interviewing five finalists for the position of executive director. More...

Nelsonville Discusses Possibility of Five-Member Board

Only two members of the three person Nelsonville board were present for their Monday night meeting. More...

Dahlia House Reviewed, Approved by HDRB

For years now, Philipstown has been looking to convert the small green residential house behind Town Hall, known as the Dahlia House, into a space for the Building Department. More...

Schools

Kindergarten Students Visit Nutcracker Paradise in Village

Haldane Kindergarten students recently read the story of the Nutcracker in honor of the holiday season. On Tuesday, both classes visited Mrs. Linda LeMon’s home in Cold Spring to see her impressive Nutcracker collection. More...

Haldane Talks Tech and Water

Laura Hammond held the reins leading the Haldane Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, standing in for Board President Jen Daly. Trustee Peggy Clements was also absent, but was able to video conference in.   More...

Garrison Discusses Student Support and Drug Awareness

The Garrison Union Free School Board of Education held an extensive presentation at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday night on Student Support Services. More...

Religious News

Christmas Services Around Town  Free Access 

Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Cold Spring 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

Putnam Valley Wrestling Falls in Title Match

PUTNAM VALLEY – To say that the Putnam Valley High School wrestling team performed short-handed in the Section 1 Dual Meet Division 2 (small school) championship match would be an understatement.  In a rematch of last year’s finals, More...

Haldane Girls Take Tourney Over PV Team

CROTON-ON-HUDSON – It won’t be the first time these two neighbors meet on the basketball court. The Haldane and Putnam Valley high school girls’ basketball programs will be back at it again on Jan. 19 and Feb. More...

Hudson Valley Renegades Return Bulk Of Coach Staff

FISHKILL – The Hudson Valley Renegades, short-season Class A farm team of the Tampa Bay Rays, will return the majority of its on-field staff for the 2017 season, the team announced. More...

Births

Abel Stephan Bermeo

Abel Stephan Bermeo was born on December 9, 2016 to parents Stephanie Florentino and Brian Osvaldo Bermeo of Shrub Oak.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Sherry

William Sherry of Garrison, NY died December 15, 2016, in New York City after a seven-month battle with cancer. Bill was born in 1947 in Jersey City, NJ, to Elizabeth (Driscoll) and John Sherry. More...

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