February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Heroin trafficking takes a major hit in Putnam

The trafficking of deadly heroin has taken a major hit across southern and western Putnam with the arrest of an alleged drug dealer outside a popular Yorktown Heights shopping plaza. More...

Westminster to Welcome Cold Spring’s Finest  Free Access 

Westminster Kennel Club

It has been a journey two and a half years in the making. All the rings, all the ribbons, and all the hard work has come to fruition for two Cold Spring pups. More...

Two Board Members Have Secret Meeting with Boat Club

Village of Cold Spring

At the village meeting Tuesday evening, the coming election and the Cold Spring Boat Club took up most discussion at a brief, 30-minute session. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Plans In the Works for Dahlia House Renovation

Philipstown Town Board

An idea long in the making, the Philipstown Town Board is now having plans drawn up on the Dahlia House renovation to house the Building Department and its many files. More...

Barber & Brew A Good Fit For Main

Cold Spring Planning Board

The Barber & Brew, which will occupy 69 Main St., came before the Cold Spring Planning Board for its public hearing Thursday night. More...

Oliva Praised By Area Republicans

Rally for Maloney Challenger Draws Large Crowd

While Republicans will be needing a scorecard to sort out the candidates interested in challenging Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in June when balloting in a GOP Primary, one of the six in the race received quite a send-off Saturday in M More...

Schools

Comptroller Audits Haldane: Critiques Budget Transfers & IT ‘Safeguards’

Haldane

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has faulted the Haldane School District for more than $1 million in budget transfers that didn’t follow procedures, as well as weak information technology (IT) and computer controls. More...

Haldane Begins Budget Review

The Haldane Board of Education held a presentation on the 2016-17 budget at their Tuesday night meeting. More...

Garrison School Has Preliminary Budget

Garrison School

Budget season is in full effect for the Garrison School, and the Board of Education kicked off its regular meeting with an overview for the 2016-17 budget. More...

Religious News

First Presbyterian Church Launches Fundraising Project

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown has launched a capital campaign to preserve its historical structure so it can continue to serve its congregation and the community. More...

Loretto Also Plans Building Improvements

Cold Spring’s largest church, Our Lady of Loretto Parish on Fair Street, is also undertaking a building improvement campaign. Church leaders and engineers from the Archdiocese of New York briefed parishioners on Sunday evening. More...

Mekeel's Corners Chapel Stands Test of Time

One hundred and fortynine years ago, in 1867, Mekeel’s Corners Chapel was built on land donated by Thomas and Susan Mekeel and James Smith, on the corner of Routes 9 and 301. The tiny church operated as a Methodist Chapel until the mid-1900s. More...

Sports

Hendrick Hudson/Haldane Hockey Drops Heartbreaker to Brewster in Final Minutes

Colin Dineen scored off a feed from brother Kyle with 1:34 left in regulation to lead host Brewster to a 4-3 comeback win over Hendrick Hudson/Haldane at the Brewster Ice Arena last Tuesday. More...

Boys' Basketball Knocks Off Pawling, But Then Falls to Bronxville Sunday

Hoops for Heroes Raises Money for Vets’ Causes

Tucker Beachak scored 21 points, Will Zuvic added 14 and David Rotando chipped in with 12 as the Haldane boys' basketball team rolled to a 57-40 win over visiting Pawling on Senior Night. More...

Three More School Records for Haldane Track Team

The Haldane track team set three more school records on their way to a pair of sixth place finishes at this past weekend's Northern County Championships. More...

Breaking News - 2:54 PM

Putnam County Tourism Spokesman Defends Efforts  Free Access 

The origin of two non-profits tied to Putnam County tourism promotion efforts actually goes back to an effort to raise private monies to augment county spending and increase More...

Breaking News - 7:51 AM

Cuomo Orders Indian Point Investigation  Free Access 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a new investigation into the Indian Point nuclear energy plants after increased levels of tritium were found in three groundwater monitoring wells on the site. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2016 10:41 AM

NYC cop who was shot is from Putnam County  Free Access 

A New York City police officer shot Thursday night in the Bronx when he and his female partner encountered armed suspects in an apartment complex hallway has been identified as a resident of Brewster. More...

48 Firefighters Join The Ranks in Putnam

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 48 young firefighters. More...

E-Z Pass Usage Soars On Bridges

Nearly three quarters of motorists crossing the Bear Mountain Bridge between Putnam and Orange counties and the Hamilton Fish Newburgh- Beacon Bridge that carries I-84 across the Hudson River now use E-Z Pass. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Start Your Own Seeds: (and Easy, Gluten-Free, Seeded, Gourmet Crackers)

Gardening GUSTO

Seed catalogs are pouring in and, even before maple tapping has finished, gardeners are itching to get going on the 2016 season. More...

Inaugural Salon Series: Raise A Glass To Museum

The Putnam History Museum hosted its inaugural Salon Series on Saturday night. More...

‘Love at First Bite’ Offered at BOCES’ Educated Palate

Those wishing to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit a few days early are encouraged to make a reservation today for next Thursday’s Valentine’s Day themed luncheon at the Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES student-run restaurant th More...

Community

Focus On: That Nothing Be Lost  Free Access 

‘That Nothing Be Lost’ Thrift Shop

Every day, old things are discovered inside the longstanding stone building at 16 Franciscan Way in Garrison. More...

MTA Ridership On the Rise

The MTA on Tuesday announced that ridership increased significantly on Metro-North Railroad in 2015. Metro-North reported all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers, an increase of 1.6% over 2014. More...

Girl Scouts Hold Leader and Daughter Dinner

The newest Hudson Highlands Girl Scout leaders were celebrated at the group’s annual leader/daughter dinner. More...

Attractions

Snow Went Away, But Winter Carnival Not Melting

That’s right, folks: Despite the unseasonably warm weather and melting remnants of snow, this Saturday’s Winter Carnival is still a go. More...

Guitarist Sonny Landreth Slides Into Daryl’s House  Free Access 

The warm, rich sounds of “Slydeco” music are coming to Daryl’s House Club in Pawling on February 12. More...

Valentine’s Day Concert Planned in Putnam Valley

On Sunday, February 14, from 2-4 pm, the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present a Valentine's Day Concert. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gipson Made Pudding Street Overpass A Priority

To the Editor: Gene Eilbacher of Putnam Valley, in a January 20 letter to this paper, expressed concern – shared by many in Putnam Valley, Philipstown, and the surrounding areas – about the very dangerous intersection of Pudding Street an More...

Regarding the Entire IDA Board Resigning

To the Editor, According to Roger Gross, “the legislature is sliding toward being basically, an extension of the administration”. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nanette Torri  Free Access 

Nanette Torri, age 90, of Fishkill NY, formerly of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY.Born June 25, 1925 in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Fusco) Gagliardi.Mrs. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com More...

For Rent

COLD SPRING HOUSE Excellent condition. 5 spacious rooms. Finished basement, oak floors, large stone fireplace, D/W, W/D, A/C, wood deck, on 2 acres. 1 mi. to train. No Smokers, Cat ok. $2,250. 845-264-4525 More...

Weekly Poll

Considering the increasing number of rescues on area hiking trails, should there be a fee or fine for stranded/injured hikers to cover the costs rescue agencies face?
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