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Breaking News - 3/10/2017 7:57 AM

STORM CANCELS SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE REGION  Free Access 

Friday’s snow has resulted in dozens of closings throughout the area. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PUTNAM WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.  More...

Hungarian Ambassador George Pataki?

President Trump is being encouraged by a group of Hungarian Americans to name Putnam resident and former Governor George Pataki as ambassador to their homeland. More...

Call for Protecting All Residents in Town  Free Access 

The Philipstown Town Board meeting ended with a call to action from resident Eric Stark, member of the group “Better Angels.” He, on behalf of many in the group, is requesting an amendment to the town Code, protecting the rights of town r More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Their Farms, Our Tables (and Beef Shanks in Cider CSA)

Gardening GUSTO

True confession: last week I promised that this column would celebrate Hudson Valley “terroir.” You know, terroir, that French word that celebrates how local soil, topography, and climate contributes to delicious local food. More...

Choral Program at Tompkins Corners

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will host renowned choir director and singer Cat Guthrie in an 8-week choral group series starting Thursday, March 23rd. Do you love to sing? In life, Cat maintains that "Harmony is the greatest equalizer. More...

Paul Maloney to be Featured at Coffeehouse

The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will be featuring ­­­­­­Paul Maloney on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Open mic performances will be available to all. More...

Community

Anxious Moments When Submerged Vehicle Found

Continental Village firefighters were up early Saturday when summoned for a vehicle submerged in water up to its roof in the Annsville Creek.  More...

A Car Show, in Miniature

Philipstown's Cub Scouts turned out last weekend to show off dozens of homemade cars – cars painted with lightning bolts and flames, cars in the shape of cheese wedges and hot dogs, cars done up like Star Wars characters and Ghostbusters miniva More...

‘Taking A Break From Cancer’ Project

Editor’s Note: Risa Repetto from Garrison, is a junior at Walter Panas High School and knows firsthand what it’s like when a family is faced with a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer. More...

Sports

Haldane Girls Nab Four Sectional Titles – Then Beat Pine Plains!

NEW PALTZ – The Haldane High School girls’ basketball team had enough of its season ending in the game after winning a Section 1, Class C championship. What, no time to enjoy? More...

Putnam Valley Shines At Cheerleading States

SYRACUSE – The Putnam Valley High School cheerleading team turned in some sterling performances Saturday to finish second in all of New York in the small school/large team division of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association c More...

Knights Free Throw Winners Advance

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council No. 536 sent 7 boys and girls to the District 54 Free Throw Competition, which was held on Feb. 17 at St. Columba’s School Gym in Hopewell Junction -- and three of them came home winners. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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Misc

PRIVATE SPANISH CLASSES Offered by Native Spanish Speaker, 30+ years experience. All ages & levels, for work, study, travel. Call Celia Reissig: (914)473-1614. cvasile@mercy.edu   More...

Help Wanted

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Breaking News - 3/14/2017 7:18 PM

Schools closed for Wednesday  Free Access 

Updated with late info

The aftermath of the Blizzard of 2017 will be felt Wednesday since ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS throughout the county will be closed due to winter’s last gasp.   More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2017 5:53 PM

Body identified in bridge jumping  Free Access 

Updated with new info

A 25-year-old man asked the driver of a taxicab to stop at mid-span of the Bear Mountain Bridge early Thursday before he opened the cab’s door, ran a short distance and jumped 150 feet to his death.The circumstances leading to the bizarre end of Dalt More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2017 4:08 PM

Big rig hits TSP overpass at 301  Free Access 

An out-of-state trucker, apparently unaware that ‘big rigs’ are not permitted to drive along the Taconic State Parkway, caused delays for southbound drivers early Friday when his International Harvester struck an overpass carrying the TSP over Route More...

Freight Train Derails Along Hudson

Updated Thursday with new info

The derailment Tuesday afternoon of a CSX freight train in Newburgh, on the West Shore line next to the Hudson River, has raised anew concerns about railroad safety and infrastructure, as well as the transportation by both rail and ship of dangerous More...

Pink Olive Open to Share Sweet Moments

Doing Business in Philipstown

Grace Kang and the Pink Olive team were working hard on Friday afternoon, preparing for the big grand opening party on Saturday. More...

Civics and Politics

Board Moves on Joint Power Buy

The Cold Spring Village Board on Tuesday evening approved a local law that allows the village to move ahead with a joint power buying effort known as a “community choice aggregation.” Philipstown, Beacon and the Town of Fishkill have appr More...

Barrier to Access, or Historic?

The state Division of Human Rights has written at least one downtown business to demand the step in front be removed forthwith and a ramp installed. Realtor Robert McCaffrey said he received the Feb. 27 letter via certified mail.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Begins 2017 Where 2016 Left Off

Cash registers throughout Putnam are ringing up sales meaning good news for local business in addition to added revenue for county coffers.  More...

Schools

Audubon Society Offers College Scholarship

The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is again offering its merit-based Marty McGuire Audubon Scholarship to current college students or college-bound high school seniors with an interest in nature. More...

Joint Meeting Between Haldane and Garrison

Haldane & Garrison Schools

The Haldane Board of Education hosted their counterparts from Garrison at a joint meeting between the two schools last Tuesday night. The two boards were set up in room 211 of Haldane’s high school building.   More...

Religious News

St. Pat's Dinner at St. Mary's

It’s that time of year when St. Mary’s Episcopal Church invites all members of the community to celebrate and take part in its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Cold Spring. More...

Communal Dinner for Local Synagogue

On Friday, March 3, Philipstown Reform Synagogue hosted a communal Sabbath dinner at St. Mary’s parish house. More...

Civics Seminars Set at St. Philip’s Church

A series of seminars on various aspects of government and civics will be be March 12 and 19 and April 2 and 9, from 2-4pm at St. Philip’s Parish House Garrison. More...

Attractions

Sunday Is The Day For The ‘Wearing Of The Green’ in Putnam

Everyone will be a “little bit Irish” in Putnam County Sunday when the county’s 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. in Mahopac. More...

Commentary

March Madness, on Various Fronts  Free Access 

Cunningham's Corner

I’m glad March Madness is here. There, I’ve said it. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Last Unsullied Village Election?

To the Editor, Political speak is the art of manipulating words, phrases or sentence(s) to convey a perceived populous message. Truth is they are diametrically opposite. More...

Letters Policy on Elections

The 2017 Cold Spring Village Election will be held Tuesday, March 21, with voting from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the Cold Spring Fire House, 154 Main St. Letters to the editor about the election are welcome, as are letters about the Nelsonville election. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Megan Harris and Patrick Corkrum

Patrick Corkrum and Megan Harris were married on Saturday, Feb. 25th,in a ceremony at St. Philip’s Church in Garrison, conducted by Rev. Francis Geer.   More...

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