October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lil’ Red Chapel Reborn with Love

1864 Church Saved from Demolition; Timbers Stand Tall Again

You can see the wood frame church just rising on the horizon on Dave Vickery and Dr. Maryellen Finger’s bucolic Horseman Trail Farm just off Route 9. More...

No Fuss as Nelsonville Reviews Joint Services

Nelsonville’s Public Hearing on consolidating the Building Department and Justice Court with Philipstown was conducted in under five minutes on Monday, October 20. The Board gave no comment, nor did the nearly absent public audience. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Impellittiere Dealership to Become Model Homes Office

It was announced at last Wednesday night's Planning Board meeting that the old Impellittiere garage and filling station at 37 Fair St., in Cold Spring, could become the site of a modular home and sales office for the national building company Blu Hom More...

Legislature Wraps Budget

$64,000 Set Aside for Butterfield Project

Eleven days of budget deliberations ended Monday evening when the Putnam Legislature wrapped up its deliberations of County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s 2015 budget. More...

Focus on Philipstown: Sue Serino, Candidate for State Senate, District 41  Free Access 

State Senate candidate Sue Serino stopped by the Focus on Philipstown studio to make her case as to why she should be elected to New York's 41st State Senate seat, a position now held by Senator Terry Gipson, whom she hopes to defeat in November&rsqu More...

Community

State’s First Bridge Honoring Disabled Vets Dedicated in Putnam

Putnam Valley

New York State’s first bridge honoring America’s disabled veterans has been dedicated in Putnam County. More...

Arming Families to Fight Addiction

In efforts to combat Putnam’s opiate epidemic, The Walter Hoving Home will host a special forum on Saturday, October 25, on addiction and families. More...

Town-Wide Tag Sale a Thrill For Shoppers

A town-wide tag sale, sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, was a big hit this past Saturday, as many homes throughout the town attracted buyers to their sidewalks. More...

Attractions

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas on Main Street

COLD SPRING LIGHTING COMMITTEE

Cold Spring VillageTrustee Cathryn Faddee and the Holiday Lighting Committee have been hard at work securing funding to transform Main Street in Cold Spring into a Currier and Ives postcard for the holidays. More...

Fjord Trail Meeting Thursday

All interested in learning more about the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail project are encouraged to attend the public meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 23, from 7:00-8:30pm at the Chalet on the Hudson (3250 Route 9D, Cold Spring). More...

Benefit Dinner for Warrior Events Project

The German-American Social Club is hosting a benefit dinner whereby all proceeds will go to the Warrior Events Project, a subsidiary of the Wounded Warrior program. More...

Perspectives

A Rational View on Butterfield

When I lived in the Village of Cold Spring, I was a board member on the Comprehensive Plan Special Board, ran for Village Board, and was a member of the Fire Company. More...

Letters to the Editor

Othmer Supports Odell

To the Editor, I am the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Kent. More...

Odell Works in Partnership

To the Editor, MaryEllen Odell is a leader who has worked hard to develop real partnerships with local government throughout Putnam County. More...

Oliverio Best for Executive

Dear Editor, I am a Putnam Valley resident and a member of the Putnam Valley Senior Center since the day it opened 10 years ago. I have eaten many lunches at the center and they were always excellent. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: NEW homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

For Rent

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Main St. 1 blk from RR . Studio, 2 BDR, Duplex, M-F 9-5 914-761-8880 x11 VILLAGE PARK CONDO Fishkill. Spacious 1 BDRM, Very, very clean. $1,100 + util. No pets, No smoke. Walk to village everything is there! 265-3030 More...

Breaking News - 11:35 PM

As Election Day Draws Near, Differences Clear in Packed Forum  Free Access 

There was standing-room only in the Carmel VFW Hall Wednesday evening when the Putnam Courier and its sister paper, the Putnam County News and Recorder, sponsored its annual candidates forum. More...

Mayor’s Action on Cemetery Leads to Protest

In Marathon Village Meet, Leaked Letter Sparks Debate

Early Tuesday morning someone placed four signs along the Nelsonville Cemetery on Cedar Street that read, “Don’t Tread On Us – Restore the Nelsonville Cemetery.” The signs were attached to wood 2x4s, and showed a picture of a More...

A Dog Day of Autumn: ‘Strut Your Pup’

Cold Spring Lions Support Heeling Autism Program

Cold Spring took advantage of comfortable temperatures and made the most of the outdoors on Saturday. The town was packed, and the streets went to the dogs. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

You Can’t Beet This (and Heart-warming Borscht)

Gardening GUSTO

The aptly-named food historian Waverly Root described beets, in Latin humbly named Beta vulgaris, as “unspectacular but widespread.” Charlemagne would have disagreed on both counts and Napoleon on the former. More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 The Spanish Donkey at Quinn’s, Beacon FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 8:30pm Chip Taylor at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 More...

Schools

Haldane Receives Good Audit Review

Haldane received a clean bill of health on their 2014 audit from Scott Preusser, the school’s External Auditor, at its Tuesday night Board of Education workshop. More...

Garrison School Board Talks Resolutions

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL

Superintendent Laura Mitchell started the Garrison school board meeting last week by announcing the launch of the school’s new Facebook page. More...

Religious News

Jazz Vespers Open Season Making Joyful Music

The Jazz Vespers opened the 2014-2015 season on Saturday evening. The First Presbyterian Church became filled with sweet melodies and an atmosphere for unbridled worship. More...

St. Philip’s Church Choir to Perform at Mount St. Mary College

The Choir of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Garrison, will perform a concert Saturday October 25, at 4 pm at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info. More...

Sports

Haldane Volleyball Rolls to Three Wins

Kelly Vahos reaches 1,000 career kill milestone

After navigating a league schedule that barely made the Lady Blue Devils break a sweat, Haldane's volleyball team faced a grueling nonleague stretch that saw them play four matches in a seven day span, all against big, powerful programs. More...

Girls’ Soccer Closes Regular Season with Two Wins

The Lady Blue Devils’ soccer team is on a roll. After their impressive run of four wins last week, Haldane closed out their regular season with a 4-2 win over Walter Panas and a 7-0 drubbing of Yonkers Montessori Academy. More...

Boys’ Soccer Rolls to Three Victories

Haldane boys’ soccer team finished up their regular season schedule with three wins this past week. More...

Births

Riley Michelle Heitman-Jordan

Riley Michelle was born September 27, 2014, to Diane Norton and Dylan Heitman- Jordan. She is happy and home in Cold Spring. More...

Francis Warren Rush V

Francis Warren was born October 6, 2014, to Putnam Valley residents Danielle R. Rush and Francis W. Rush IV. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael Goldfarb

Michael Goldfarb died peacefully at home in Garrison, October 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Born May 18, 1941, in Manhattan to Dr. More...

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