December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Clock Ticking on Butterfield  Free Access 

But Many Legislators In No Hurry

Monday night, members of the Putnam Legislature refused to commit to any county facility being located on the site of the former Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring. They left open the prospect of making a commitment early next year. More...

Santa Stops By Continental Village

The Continental Village Fire Department’s Santa Run on Sunday morning drew kids from throughout the neighborhood, with warm greetings and plenty of smiles all around. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Grant Money Pours into Putnam  Free Access 

Seven projects in Putnam County to create new jobs while sustaining a vibrant economy have been included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new round of economic development grants. More...

Canine Team Grant Received

Putnam County will soon be home to a pair of explosives detection canine teams thanks to Uncle Sam. The Sheriff’s Department successfully won a grant in 2013 to cover the cost of the dog, a canine vehicle along with training and equipment. More...

RT 9 Billboard to Come Down; VFW Under Referendum

Philipstown Town Board

A Philipstown Workshop was called for December 10 to discuss the court order to remove a billboard on Rt. 9, just past Lane Gate Road. The billboard was installed in 2002, and changed from its original frame without notice. More...

Schools

Strategic Planning Moving Forward at Haldane

It was a packed agenda at Haldane’s Tuesday night Board of Education meeting that saw the culmination of the school’s strategic plan discovery process presented to the board and the public. More...

Haldane Schools Perform Winter Concerts Full of Holiday Favorites

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Putnam Valley School Earns Technology Award from Apple

This month, Apple officials hailed the Putnam Valley Middle school with a Distinguished Program Award. Apple made the presentation at a recent Putnam Valley School Board session. More...

Religious News

150 Gather to Witness Living Nativity, Sing ‘Silent Night’

Church on the Hill

The Church on the Hill celebrated the meaning of Christmas on Sunday evening with about 150 people joining in to witness its Living Nativity. More...

St. Basil’s Celebrates the Christmas Season

Saint Basil Academy held its annual Christmas play last weekend, and “The Fourth Wise Man” drew a packed house. Delicious Greek food was served buffet style, made for roughly 130 people, and all of it was enjoyed. More...

Winter Concert at Presbyterian Church

There will be a Winter concert and sing along t the Presbyterian church in Cold Spring, 10 Academy Street, December 21 at 3 pm. The Dream Choir and the People’s Choir, directed by Cat Guthrie, will be performing. More...

Sports

Local Schools Sports Calendar

HALDANE Friday December 19Girls Basketball 5:00pm Haldane @ Croton-Harmon Tuesday December 23Girls Basketball 6:00pm Haldane vs. Non-League opponent PUTNAM VALLEY More...

Lady Blue Devils Grab First Victory

Monteleone records 1,000th career point in 69-46 win

In recent weeks, the collective journeys of Haldane seniors Allie Monteleone and Kelly Vahos have followed remarkably similar paths. More...

Boys' Basketball Rallies to Topple Ketcham

Peter Hoffmann poured in 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Haldane boys' basketball team rallied from an 11 point second half deficit to defeat Roy C. Ketcham 54-50. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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For Rent

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Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

Breaking News - 8:26 PM

Pataki and Ball express outrage over killing of cops

UPDATED, new info

Four prominent Putnam residents have expressed outrage over Saturday’s assassinations of two New York City cops who were gunned down while seated in their police cruiser in downtown Brooklyn. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2014 9:11 PM

Pataki for President? Former governor considering run

Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki is considering a run for President in 2016. More...

$6 Million, 3 Stories High

Firefighters Pitch New Building

A big, bold plan for a new $6 million firehouse, conceived by a Poughkeepsie architectural firm, was on the agenda at the village of Cold Spring meeting Monday night. More...

Tree Ordinance Adopted in Last Meet of Year

Tuesday night's Village of Cold Spring meeting saw the village board officially adopting the resolution for the tree ordinance and further discussions of videotaping village meetings. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

The Lure of Homemade for the Holidays: Easy Does It (and Quick and Chunky Cranberry Relish)

Gardening GUSTO

There’s nothing like handmade holiday decorations, homemade goody-gifts and a home-cooked feast. Yeah, right: you, Martha and her staff of twenty just jump on that. More...

A Peaceful Wish: All is Calm

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

It was the usual Friday evening during the holiday season: we rushed to finish work so that we could hurriedly drive south to pick up an elderly relative and quickly get back to Cold Spring to make it on time (whew!) to a Christmas performance. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 17 Roaring ‘20s Christmas Party at The Winery at St. George, Mohegan Lake THURSDAY DECEMBER 18 9:30pm- Karaoke with Cowboy Dan, Max’s on Main, Beacon FRIDAY DECEMBER 19 More...

Community

A Step Unto A Christmas Miracle  Free Access 

Last Wednesday morning, a package arrived for Caryn Cannova of Kismet at Caryn’s. What’s inside proved to be more than just a routine delivery. This is the story of a little Christmas miracle whose blessings go a long way. More...

Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dinner A Success

Some 80 people joined the festivities at the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dinner at the Chalet on the Hudson last week. Christmas music filled the room as everyone mingled and caught up on the year’s events. More...

Father & Son Are Continental Village Firefighters of the Year

The old adage that the “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” has been demonstrated by a father and son firefighting team. More...

Attractions

Sparkle at Boscobel a Hit Despite Weather

December marks the Holiday spirit; singing carols, buying gifts, some (not too much) snow, and the Sparkle Tours at Boscobel. Its first weekend, starting December 5, was dampened by the cold and rainy weather. More...

Pancakes with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus flew in from the North Pole Sunday morning for Breakfast at the Cold Spring Fire House. The annual event was moved up a weekend, avoiding the bustle of the last weekend before Christmas. More...

SANTA CLAUS is coming to town!

Santa Claus Visits Continental Village

The Continental Village Fire Department conducted its Santa Run on Sunday morning, greeting plenty of happy children along the way. At Right: Santa visits a sleepy youngster. COOPER CARDENAS More...

Commentary

The Burgeoning Cost of Government Foot-Dragging

Cunningham’s Corner

The past decade in Cold Spring may well go down as the decade of missed, bypassed and lost opportunity. I will confess, it took me a while to grasp the idea of "opportunity cost" in my younger days. More...

Letters to the Editor

Budgets, Consolidation, and Pontius Pilate

To the Editor: Even the most casual observer to the PCNR would recognize that I have followed the finances of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company for a number of years. Having done so, I can report that this year was more discouraging than most. More...

Local Reps Support Land Conservation

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Don't Mimic 'Eyesores' in Butterfield Review

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